Margarete Schurgast papers,

Title
Margarete Schurgast papers, 1918-1945.
Author
Schurgast, Margarete, 1871-
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Description
0.4 linear foot (1 box).
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
Note
  • Forms part of the Schwimmer-Lloyd Collection.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Margarete Schurgast, born in Berlin, Germany in 1871, was a boardinghouse owner and Jewish feminist and pacifist who fled Nazi rule in 1941, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Language (note)
  • In German and English.
Call Number
MssCol 6307
Author
Schurgast, Margarete, 1871-
Title
Margarete Schurgast papers, 1918-1945.
Summary
The Margarete Schurgast papers contain correspondence; writings, including a European travel diary in German (1924, 1941); legal and identification documents; printed matter concerning the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Carrie Chapman Catt, and Karin Michaëlis, and clippings about Schurgast; photographs of both Schurgast and her friend Ellen Key; and one file of materials concerning Alexander Deutsch, a German émigré and friend. Schurgast's correspondence, mainly in German, reflects her status and concerns as a refugee, and documents her attempts to obtain the release of Eugenie Friedlander, held in Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Margarete Schurgast, born in Berlin, Germany in 1871, was a boardinghouse owner and Jewish feminist and pacifist who fled Nazi rule in 1941, settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. In Germany Schurgast co-founded the Aid Society for Educated Women, and was an active member of the WILPF and the League for Human Rights. She was a friend and correspondent of Carrie Chapman Catt, Karin Michaëlis, and Rosika Schwimmer.
Language
In German and English.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947.
Deutsch, Alexander.
Key, Ellen, 1849-1926.
Michaëlis, Karin, 1872-1950.
Schwimmer, Rosika, 1877-1948.
Research Call Number
MssCol 6307
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