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Josef Josephu Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 27 Sep 1993

Biographical History

Josef Josephu (1889-1970) was born February 12, 1889, in Vienna, Austria. Both he and his older brother Florian studied at the Department of Sculpture of the Municipal Trade school in Graz and at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Josef served in World War I and was wounded but went on to complete his studies in 1919. In 1939 Josef and his family immigrated to the United States, while Florian went first to Yugoslavia and then returned to Vienna in 1950, where he remained until his death. Josef's body of American work includes statues, memorials, coins and figurines.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Josef Josephu Collection includes a scrapbook of photographs of his work and three pieces of original work.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the papers of a number of important sculptors. Please see the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


German Americans.
Sculptors, United States.
Sculpture, Modern, 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Sculpture (visual works)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Josef Josephu Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Josef Josephu, 1964.

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