Thekla Merwin papers, circa 1900s-1940s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Merwin, Thekla, 1877-1944?
Title
Thekla Merwin papers
Dates
circa 1900s-1940s (inclusive)
Quantity
.67 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number
4222 (Accession No. 4222-001)
Summary
Notes and writings of a poet and journalist who lived in Vienna, Austria, 1892-1942
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections

Languages
German, Polish


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Poet and journalist who lived in Vienna, Austria, 1892-1942.

Thekla Merwin was born in 1877 in Riga, Latvia. Her family migrated to German until she was 16 years old, then to Vienna. She came to Vienna to earn her living, writing often on the side. Then to "Neues Wienner Tageblatt" as a reporter, and later as general(?) editor. Merwin also wrote on the side for "Arbeiter Zeitung" under a pseudonum,"Vietor." She published some of her prose but did not publish her poetry. Her husband, Emil, died in 1934. Merwin continued to write under Nazi occupation from 1938-1942. (Dr. Dengler lived with her and her daughter until 1942 when Nazis forced them from their home to Thereizenstadt concentration camp. After the war, Dr. Dengler arrempted to find some record of them but, could not find one). From notes given Richard Berner by Dr. Dengler, April 24, 1968.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Notes and writings of Thekla and husband, Emil.

Includes manuscripts of novels, poetry and essays, of Merwin, an Austrian author, poet and journalist, and of her husband Emil Merwin. Material is in German, with some items in Polish.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Merwin, Emil (creator)
    • Merwin, Thekla, 1877-1944?--Archives (creator)