Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Box 52 is closed until 2036.
Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, clippings, photocopies, writings by others, and ephemera, ca. 1920s to 1980s. Box 52, containing personal correspondence between Eisig Silberschlag and Dalia Daniel and a small number of photographs, ca. 1973-1986, is closed to public access until 2036.
Purchased, 2005. Accession 2005-202.
Eisig Silberschlag was born in 1903 in the city of Stryy, located in what is now Ukraine. In 1925 he received a doctorate from the University of Vienna, and, over the course of his long career, was considered an authority in the field of Hebrew literary criticism. Silberschlag was an accomplished poet who translated Aristophanes and Menander from Greek into Hebrew. In 1944 he joined the faculty of Hebrew College of Boston and was named dean in 1947. In the late 1960s, his title was changed to president. In 1951, Silberschlag won the Tschernichowsky Prize of the Municipality of Tel Aviv for his translations of the comedies of Aristophanes. He also received the Florence Kovner Memorial Award in 1971 for a book of poems, LETTERS TO OTHER GENERATIONS. After his retirement from Hebrew College in 1970, he moved to Austin, Texas, where he was appointed professor of Judaic studies at the University of Texas. He died in Austin in 1988.