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

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Series 5: Travel Records , 1933-1958
12.8 Linear feet
Boxes 6-10, 15, OV 18, FC 31-111

Travel Records include notes, printed material, slides, and motion picture film related to Meiere's many trips abroad between 1936 and 1958, throughout Europe, South and Central America, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.
Travel records are arranged in three subseries. Additional records related to Meiere's travel are found throughout the collection.
  • 5.1: Travel Notes and Printed Material, 1936-1955
  • 5.2: Slides, 1946-1958
  • 5.3: Motion Picture Film, 1933-1958
5.1: Travel Notes and Printed Material, 1936-1955
Travel notes and printed material include notes about travel destinations, which may have been made to carry out talks illustrated by the slides and films in this series. Printed materials include brochures, clippings, itineraries, and maps from Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, India, Indonesia, the Soviet Union, and Thailand.
Description Container
Notes, circa 1950-1955
6
9
Africa
Brochures, circa 1953
6
10-11
Clippings, 1954
Oversized Clippings in Box 15
6
12
Itinerary and Notes, 1953
6
13
Maps, circa 1953
Oversized maps in OV 18
6
14-15
Australia and New Zealand
Brochures, circa 1952
6
16
Clipping, circa 1952
6
17
Itineraries and Maps, circa 1952
6
18
Finland, Brochure, 1936
6
19
India
Brochures, circa 1952
6
20-21
Clippings, 1953--1954
Oversized clippings in Box 15
6
22
Itinerary, 1952
6
23
Maps, circa 1952
Oversized maps in OV 18
6
24
Indonesia, Maps and Clipping, circa 1952
Oversized maps in OV 18
6
25
Soviet Union
Brochures, circa 1936
6
26-27
Maps, circa 1936
6
28
Thailand
Brochures and Maps, circa 1952
Oversized map in OV 18
6
29
Clippings, 1954
6
30
Oversized Clippings from Box 6, Folders 12 and 22
15
Oversized Maps from Box 6, Folders 14, 24, and 29
OV 18
5.2: Slides, 1946-1958
Slides in this series were taken during travels by Hildreth Meière and her daughter Louise Meière Dunn from the 1940s through the 1950s. Architecture, murals, and mosaics are highly represented in the images, and some landscape, local scenes, and personal photos are also found. Approximately one-half of the slides are from a lengthy trip Meière refers to in her writings as the "Grand Tour," which began in Australia and New Zealand, and continued to Bali, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand; India; Sub-Saharan Africa; Italy; Great Britain; and France. While in England, they witnessed the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Other trips represented in travel slides include Mexico and Guatemala in 1946, South America in 1947, Italy in 1949-1950, Scandinavia in 1951, Middle Eastern countries referred to as the "Holy Land" trip in 1954, and Belgium in 1958, specifically to see the Belgian Fair of that year. Also found are a large set of slides of Italian Mosaics filed with slides from Italy. These and other identified sets appear to have been assembled for slide talks given by Louise and Hildreth Meière.
There are no identifications on the slides themselves. Some sets of slides correspond to slide lists of subjects depicted but there are no comprehensive lists of subjects. Handwritten notes with general information about locations and artworks depicted are also found with some sets of slides, and may have been used in travel talks given by Hildreth and/or Louise Meière Dunn.
Description Container
General Notes, circa 1950-1955
6
31
Africa
Locations depicted include Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland, South Africa, Rhodesia, Belgian Congo, and Uganda.
Slide List for Set 1, 1952-1953
6
32
Set 1, 1952-1953
3 slide boxes
6
33-35
Set 2, 1952-1953
Contains slide list
6
36
Set 3, 1952-1953
6
37
Belgium, 1958
6
38
England
England, circa 1953
7
1
Oxford, circa 1953
7
2
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, 1953
7
3
Europe, Unidentified, circa 1950
Note in file indicates subjects include England, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Austria.
7
4
France and Italy, Unidentified, circa 1950
7
5
Guatemala, circa 1946
7
6
Holy Land
Locations depicted include Greece, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon, and Syria
Notes for Set 1, circa 1954
7
7-8
Set 1
5 slide boxes
7
9-13
Set 2
Greece, circa 1954
7
14-15
Greece, Mosaics, circa 1954
7
16
Istanbul, Turkey, circa 1954
7
17
Istanbul, Turkey, Mosaics, circa 1954
7
18
Cyprus, circa 1954
7
19
Beirut Cedars, Lebanon, circa 1954
7
20
Baalbek, Lebanon, circa 1954
7
21
Damascus, Syria, circa 1954
7
22
Egypt, circa 1954
7
23
Israel, circa 1954
7
24
Jerusalem, Israel, circa 1954
7
25
Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel, circa 1954
7
26
Unidentified, circa 1954
7
27
India
Slide Lists and Notes, circa 1952
7
28
Set 1, circa 1952
3 slide boxes
7
29-31
India, Set 2, circa 1952
8
1
Indonesia, Bali
Slide Lists and Notes, circa 1952
8
2
Set 1, circa 1952
2 slide boxes
8
3-4
Set 2, circa 1952
8
5
Italy
Set 1, 1949-1950
3 slide boxes
8
6-8
Set 2, Sicily, Taormina, 1953
8
9
Set 3, 1957-1960
8
10-11
Italian Mosaics
Slide List for Set 1, circa 1949-1950
8
12
Set 1, circa 1949-1950
2 slide boxes
8
13-14
Set 2, circa 1949-1960
8
15
Mexico
Set 1, 1946
3 slide boxes
Subjects depicted include UNAM Mosaics, Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guadalajara, and the Diego Rivera and Rufino Tomayo murals.
9
1-3
Set 2, 1946
9
4
New Zealand and Australia
Slide Lists and Notes, circa 1952
9
5
Set 1, New Zealand, circa 1952
2 slide boxes
9
6-7
Set 2, New Zealand and Australia, circa 1952
Subjects depicted include Oxford and the Franz Josef Glacier, Ball Glacier, and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
9
8-9
Scandinavia
Set 1, circa 1951
Subject depicted is Sweden.
9
10
Set 2, circa 1951
Subjects depicted include Denmark, Holland, Sweden, and may also include Italy among unidentified slides.
9
11-17
South America
Notes, circa 1947
10
1
Slides, circa 1947
2 slide boxes
Locations depicted in Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru.
10
2-3
Spain, circa 1950
10
4
Thailand
Lists and Notes, 1952
10
5
Set 1, 1952
2 slide boxes
10
6-7
Set 2, 1952
10
8
5.3: Motion Picture Film, 1933-1958
Series contains 81 motion picture films shot by Hildreth Meiere while traveling between 1933 and 1958. Many of the same trips are represented in the footage as are shown in the slides in the collection, including the 1946 trip to Mexico and Guatemala, the 1947 trip to South America (Columbia, Ecuador, Peru), the 1949-1950 trip to Europe (France, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Belgium, and Italy), the 1951 trip to Scandinavia (Finland, Norway, Sweden), the 1952-1953 "Grand Tour" (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Ceylon, India, Rhodesia, Congo, South Africa, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, and France), the 1954 "Holy Land" trip (Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey), and the 1958 trip to Belgium.
Unique to this series is documentation of earlier trips to Turkey (1933), Germany (1934), Europe (1936, Germany, Poland, Russia), and two shipboard films made on the S.S. America (1940) and on an Odyssey cruise (1938), which retraced the steps of Homer's
Odyssey
.
Description Container
Notes, circa 1939-1955
10
9
Africa: South Africa, Rhodesia, Congo, 1953
4 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 31-34.
10
10
Australia and New Zealand, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 35-37.
10
11
Belgium, 1958
1 Film reel
16mm
Footage of Expo 58 in Brussels. Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 38; See also "Europe; Holland, Belgium, France."
10
12
Ceylon, 1952
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 39-40
10
13
Europe; Germany, Poland, Russia, 1936
1 Film reel
16mm
Includes footage of the 1936 Berlin Olympics; Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 41
10
14
Europe; France, Switzerland, Austria, 1949-1950
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 42-43
10
15
1
Europe; Holland, Belgium, France, 1949-1950
1 Film reel
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 44
10
15
2
France, 1953
1 Film reel
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 45
10
16
Germany, 1934
2 Film reels
Can label for reel 2 reads "1934 - poor - Bavaria - Oberammergau - frescoes"
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 46-47
10
17
Great Britain, circa 1938
1 Film reel
16mm
Content is unidentified, but appears to be Ireland; film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 48
10
18
1
Great Britain: England, Ireland, Scotland, 1953
7 Film reels
16mm
First two reels contain footage of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation ; film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 49-55
10
18
2
Holy Land
10
19
Israel, Lebanon, Syria, 1954
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 56-58
10
19
1
Egypt, 1954
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 59-60
10
19
2
Greece, 1954
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 61
10
19
3
Turkey, 1954
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 62
10
19
4
India, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 63-65
10
20
India to Africa, 1952
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 66
10
21
Indonesia, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 67-69
10
22
Italy
10
23
Rome and Venice, 1949-1950
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 70-71
10
23
1
Florence, Pisa, the Vatican, 1949-1950
4 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 72-75
10
23
2
Taormina, Sicily and Rome, 1953
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 76-77
10
24
Guatemala and Chichen Itza, Mexico, 1946
5 Film reels
original
16mm
5 Film reels
duplicate film reels
16mm
Original film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 78-82; duplicate film reels in film cans numbered FC 83-87
10
25
1
Mexico, 1946
7 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 88-94
10
25
2
Scandinavia, 1932
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 95
10
26
1
Scandinavia: Finland, Norway, Sweden
6 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 96-101
10
26
2
South America: Colombia, Ecuacdor, Peru, 1947
4 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 102-105
10
27
Thailand, 1952
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 106-107
10
28
Turkey, 1933
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 108; see also "Holy Land" group for later footage of Turkey
10
29
Shipboard Films
See also "India to Africa"
10
30
S.S. America
, 1940
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 109-110
10
30
1
Odyssey
Cruise, 1938
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 111
10
30
2
FIlm reels from Box 10, folders 10-30
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FC 111

Make a Request

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