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Title
Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer papers Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer papers, 1853-1972 (bulk 1906-1970).
Type
Mixed Material
Subject
Alinsky, Saul David, 1909-1972--Correspondence.
Ashmore, Harry S.--Correspondence.
Block, Herbert, 1909-2001--Correspondence.
Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980--Correspondence.
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941.
Brown, J. Carter (John Carter), 1934-2002--Correspondence.
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938.
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964--Correspondence.
Childs, Marquis W. (Marquis William), 1903-1990--Correspondence.
Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955.
Claudel, Paul, 1868-1955--Correspondeance.
Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978--Correspondence.
Dewey, John, 1859-1952--Correspondence.
Finletter, Thomas K. (Thomas Knight), 1893-1980--Correspondence.
Freer, Charles Lang, 1854-1919.
Freer, Charles Lang, 1854-1919--Correspondence.
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995--Correspondence.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935.
Kennan, George, 1845-1924--Correspondence.
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980.
Longworth, Nicholas, 1869-1931.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955--Correspondence.
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959--Correspondence.
O'Brian, John Lord, 1874-1973.
Patterson, Eleanor Medill, 1881-1948.
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917--Correspondence.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972--Correspondence.
Sheil, Bernard J. (Bernard James), 1888-1969--Correspondence.
Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick, 1880-1944.
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973--Correspondence.
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946--Correspondence.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972--Correspondence.
Ernst family.
Ernst family--Correspondence.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
United States. President's Commission on Higher Education.
United States. Supreme Court.
Barnard College.
Freer Gallery of Art.
National Committee for the Support of Public Schools (U.S.)
Université de Paris.
Westchester County Recreation Commission.
Washington post.
African Americans--Segregation.
American newspapers--Washington (D.C.)
Art, Asian.
Art, Chinese.
Art, Japanese.
Art museums--Washington (D.C.)
Arts--New York (State)--Westchester County.
Authors.
Cabinet officers.
Church and state--United States.
Church schools--United States.
Criticism.
Defense industries--United States.
Diplomats.
Dwellings--New York (State)--Mount Kisco.
Education--United States.
Education, Higher--United States.
Educational law and legislation--United States.
Federal aid to education--United States.
Judges--United States.
International relations.
Labor and laboring classes--United States.
Linguistics.
Musicians.
National security--United States.
Philosophy.
Presidents--United States.
Prisoner-of-war camps--United States.
Prisoners of war--Germany.
Prisoners of war--United States.
Public health--United States.
Public schools--United States.
Recreation--New York (State)--Westchester County.
Religion.
Universities and colleges--France--Paris.
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--New York.
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American.
World War, 1939-1945--Manpower--United States.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
Zionism.
Europe--Description and travel.
United States--Armed Forces--African Americans.
United States--Foreign relations--20th century.
United States--History--20th century.
United States--Politics and government--20th century.
United States--Social conditions--20th century.
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs.
Meyer family.
Meyer family--Correspondence.
Seven Spring Farm (Mount Kisco, N.Y. : Estate)
Authors.
Social activists.
Language
English
Collection material in English
Identified By
Lccn: mm89049593
Summary
Correspondence, diaries, speeches, unpublished memoir and other writings, subject files, research material, family papers, and other papers relating to Meyer's career as an author; authority on Asian, especially Chinese art; literary critic; linguist; and social activist as well as to her personal and family life. Early papers trace Meyer's family history and background; studies at the Université de Paris (Sorbonne), Paris, France; and travels in Europe.
Diaries document social and political conditions in the United States and national and international affairs including Zionism; reflect Meyer's life as a prominent member of society in Washington, D.C.; and include her impressions of presidents, cabinet officers, Supreme Court justices, foreign diplomats, literary figures, and musicians. In her unpublished memoir, Meyer describes her friendship with Louis Dembitz Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Other individuals represented include John Lord O'Brian, Nicholas Longworth, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Eleanor Medill "Cissy" Patterson, and Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms.
Meyer's papers also pertain to her World War II activities including tours of the American and British home fronts and German prisoner-of-war camps in the United States. Subjects include the use of human resources and labor conditions in the war industries and segregation of African American soldiers. Documents her post-World War II work relating to education, health, and national security issues. Includes material concerning her support of public schools and opposition to federal aid for parochial schools; efforts in the passage of the U.S. Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965; and denunciation of Joseph McCarthy. Other files relate to the Washington Post; the Seven Springs Farm, the Meyer family estate in Mount Kisco, N.Y.; Barnard College; the U.S. President's Commission on Higher Education; National Committee for the Support of Public Schools (U.S.); and Meyer's service as chairwoman of the Westchester County Recreation Commission, Westchester County, N.Y.
Correspondence with Charles Lang Freer pertains to their friendship, philosophy, and interest in Chinese and Japanese art, and to the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Also includes correspondence with Paul Claudel and Thomas Mann reflecting their friendships and influence in philosophy and religion.
Other correspondents include Saul David Alinsky, Harry S. Ashmore, Herbert Block, Julian P. Boyd, J. Carter Brown, Rachel Carson, Marquis W. Childs, James Bryant Conant, John Dewey, Thomas K. Finletter, J. William Fulbright, George Kennan, Auguste Rodin, Harlow Shapley, Bernard J. Sheil, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry S. Truman, and Meyer's husband, Eugene Meyer, and other members of the Ernst and Meyer families.
Authorized Access Point
Meyer, Agnes E., 1887-1970. Agnes Elizabeth Ernst Meyer papers, 1853-1972 (bulk 1906-1970)