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Loebl (Herbert) Archive

Subject strengths: Engineering, Politics, Business, Local History

Herbert Loebl moved to the North East of England as a refugee from Nazi Germany and remained in the area for the rest of his life, becoming an important industrialist in the region and a major employer.  Loebl specialised in the production of high-tech scientific equipment focussed mainly on the newly emerging medical laboratory analysis market.

This collection consists of business records for the various engineering and knowledge transfer enterprises with which Herbert Loebl was involved in his lifetime, and also a collection of personal records which cover a large range of topics including local events in Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria and events within the local Jewish community.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Loebl (Herbert) Archive

Archive Ref Code: GB186/HL 

Date Range of Material

1939 - 2012

Type of Material

Business record archive

Size of Collection

8 Linear Metres of shelving

How To Order Items From This Collection

Please use the finding aid below to search through a list of the individual items we have within this collection.

If you find an item you would like to consult in the Special Collections reading room, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in (for example GB186/HL/1/1/2/5 Mecolab Methodology Documents).

You can then place your order by linking to our Request Form

Finding Aid 

Archival catalogue available via the Archives Hub.

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If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service.



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