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Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960

Meiere, M. Hildreth (Marie Hildreth), 1892-1961

Muralist, Painter, Designer, Mosaicist

Collection Information

Size: 27.3 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Hildreth Meière measure 23.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 2011, with the bulk of material dating from 1911 to 1960. The collection documents Meière's life and travels, and her long and prolific career as a muralist and mosaic artist through biographical material, correspondence, writings, thirteen diaries, files regarding her war relief work during the Spanish Civil War and World War II, printed materials, extensive photographs and slides, eight sketchbooks, and two videocassettes and nearly 100 motion picture films documenting her travels, artwork, and home movies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) was born in Flushing, New York, and had a prolific career as an architectural muralist, painter, mosaicist, and designer from the 1920s to the 1950s. Meière was an architectural muralist in the Art Deco style; she was also a painter and designer from the 1920s-1950s.


A majority of the collection placed on deposit 2001 by Louise Meière Dunn, daughter of Hildreth Meière. The collection was donated incrementally by Dunn through 2012. Donations occurred 2001-2007, and again in 2010-2012.


Funding for the digitization of 84 reels of motion picture film in the collection was provided by the International Hildreth Meière Association.