Martha Freund-Hoppe Collected Papers
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Martha Freund-Hoppe, from Dresden, Germany died in 1951. Nothing further is known about her. Somehow, her collection of material concerning World War I ended up in the hands of Frederick Barber, Director of Historical Foundations Inc. in New York City. In March 1938, Emily Green Balch requested that Mr. Barber send the collection to Swarthmore College, and he agreed that it be held there until he could find a buyer for it. However, it seems that as Mr. Barber made no further claims upon the collection, it eventually became the property of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.
Freund-Hoppe had collected and arranged numerous photographs, newspapers, magazine pictures (half-tone images), items of propaganda, and other material, almost entirely from Germany, that provide a picture of the first world war in that country (selected images from this collection are available for viewing in a Web exhibit). A few problems exist with the collection: it is not always clear how the material in the various categories fit Freund-Hoppe's subject designations; her captions are nearly illegible; and it is obvious that much of the material was not produced as a protest of war though Freund-Hoppe seems to have collected it for that purpose. However, this collection is still a rich trove of images and documentation about Germany in the midst of war.
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The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers.
Received from Frederick Barber, 1938.
For the catalog record for this collection, and to find materials on similar topics, search the library's online catalog.
Processed by SCPC staff; checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Aarchivist, June 1998.
Photographs were removed to the Photograph Collection (see also exhibit of images from the Freund-Hoppe Collection); postcards were removed to the Subject File (Art in War and Peace: Postcard Collection).
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