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

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Series 3: Writings , 1904-1960
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 4-5

Writings include thirteen diaries spanning her childhood and later travels in the 1920s-1950s, essays and talks, poetry and translations of Spanish poetry by Meière, two novel length unpublished prose manuscripts, and travelogues. Early diaries include many enclosures, including photographs, drawings, calling cards, letters, and other keepsakes. A file of typescript memos and reports document Meière's involvement with the National Society of Mural Painters' Coordinating Committee during a turbulent period preceding the 1939 World's Fair. Essays and talks concern Meière's work on the 1939 New York World's Fair, with the NYC WPA Art Project, and reflections on women in art careers, mural painting, and ecclesiastical art. Meière's own poetry, as well as her translations of Spanish poets Gustavo Adolfo Becquer and others, are found in manuscript and typescript form. Enclosures found in an early handwritten volume of poetry called "Poems (so-called)" include a letter recounting the dissolution of her marriage in 1930. Two prose manuscripts include Battery Brown, written after the first World War, and a work Meière called her "Spanish Civil War Novella," which is largely non-fiction documenting her experience with the Spanish war relief effort and her political stance on the conflict.
Travelogues, handwritten and typewritten, are found for her trips to Constantinople and the Balkans, her trip to Russia in 1936, and her "Grand Tour" of 1952-1953, which began in Europe and Great Britain during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, and moved through India, Indonesia, Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and ended in Taormina, Sicily. The Grand Tour is documented in a lengthy typescript travelogue. Also found is a short essay on the politics of the Arab Israeli conflict written after her trip to the Middle East in 1954.
Arrangement is alphabetical by type of material. Additional material on Spanish Civil War is found in Series 4, Civilian War Service Records, and additional material related to Meiere's travels is found in Series 2, Correspondence and Series 5, Travel Records.
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Coordinating Committee Report, National Society of Mural Painters, 1938
4
39
Diaries
Diaries, 1904, 1903, 1906
3 volumes
4
40
Diary, 1906-1907
4
41
Diary, 1907-1911
4
42
Items Removed from Diary, 1907-1911
4
43
Diary, 1912-1915
4
45
Items Removed from Diary, 1912-1915
4
46
Europe, 1922
4
47
Europe and Russia, 1936
4
48
Spain, 1938
4
49
Yucatan, Mexico, 1946
4
50
South America, 1947
4
51-53
Grand Tour, 1952-1953
4
54-55
Items Removed from Diary, Grand Tour, 1953
4
56
Europe and Middle East, 1954-1955
4
57
Essays and Talks
11th Annual Friendship Dinner Press Release, 1937 November 16
4
58
Associated Alumnae of the Sacred Heart, circa 1957
4
59
At the Launching of the U.S.S. Buchanan, 1941
4
60
"The Emancipation of Women", circa 1937
4
61
"The Lord is God", 1911
4
62
New York City WPA Art Project, circa 1941
4
63
On the New York World's Fair from the Artist's Angle, circa 1939
4
64
On the New York World's Fair, circa 1939
4
65
On the Temple of Religion, to the Carroll Club, circa 1940
4
66
Opportunities for Young Women in the Field of Art, 1934
4
67
Pen and Brush Club, circa 1930-1960
4
68
Proceedings of the Conference of Women's Work and their Stake in Public Affairs, 1935
4
69
Rose Bay Association, Australia, 1952
4
70
Working for a World's Fair, circa 1939
4
71
Letter Book, "The Letters to Elizabeth", circa 1910
5
1
Poetry
Poetry, circa 1905
5
2
"My Poems", 1907
5
3
"Poems (So-called)", 1904-1911
5
4
Items Removed from "Poetry (So-called)", circa 1928-1930
Contains handwritten and typescript poems and letters, including a 1930 letter detailing the dissolution of her marriage.
5
5
Poetry, circa 1913-1940
5
6-7
Poetry Translations, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, circa 1925
2 copies
5
8-11
Translations of Various Spanish Poets, circa 1925
5
12
Prose
"Battery Brown", circa 1920
5
13
Spanish Civil War Novella, circa 1938
2 copies
5
14-18
School Paper on Architecture, circa 1911
5
19-20
Travelogues
Constantinople and the Balkans, 1933
Includes handwritten manuscript and typescript
5
21-24
Russia, 1936
5
25
Grand Tour, circa 1953
5
26-28
Middle East, 1954
5
29
Louise Meière UNICEF Work Notes, 1954
5
30

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