Thekla Merwin papers, circa 1900s-1940s

Overview of the Collection

Merwin, Thekla, 1877-1944?
Thekla Merwin papers
circa 1900s-1940s (inclusive)
.67 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number
4222 (Accession No. 4222-001)
Notes and writings of a poet and journalist who lived in Vienna, Austria, 1892-1942
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Margaret Dengler, 4/24/1968.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Other Creators

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