This collection documents the work of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc. and its owner, Bernard
M. Rosenthal. Included in the collection are business correspondence, publications produced by Rosenthal, Inc.
and business records as well as Rosenthal's personal correspondence and teaching materials.
Bernard Rosenthal, founder of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc., was born in Munich, Germany in 1920, into a family of
rare and antiquarian booksellers. Escaping Adolph Hitler in the 1930s, Rosenthal's family immigrated to the
United States. Ultimately, Rosenthal attended the University of California, Berkeley, as an international
student. He served in the U.S. military from 1942-1946, and returned to Berkeley when his service was over. He
worked as a chemist and an interpreter before deciding to enter the rare book business. He married his wife,
Ruth, in 1950.
Number of containers: 6 cartons; 1 box
Linear feet: 8
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in
writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000.
Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright
owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Collection is open for research.