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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Alfred Zimmern (1879-1957)

Reference: MSS. Zimmern 1-183; Zimmern Adds. 1
Title: Papers of Sir Alfred Zimmern (1879-1957)
Dates of Creation: 1883-1962
Extent: 184 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and French



Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern (1879-1957), Knight, was a political scientist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence of Zimmern, mainly relating to his work for international peace, including papers concerning the League of Nations, UNESCO, Zimmern's Geneva School of International Studies, the Hartford (Connecticut) Study Center, and the Greater Hartford Council for UNESCO, with lectures, articles and broadcasts by Zimmern, and printed pamphlets and periodicals containing articles by him.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Zimmern's step-daughter Edith Stonequist and her husband E.V. Stonequist, 1969-79. The additional papers were found in New College, Oxford, and transferred to the Library in 1998.

Access Conditions

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Finding Aids

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Access Points

Political Scientists

Zimmern | Alfred Eckhard | 1879-1957 | Sir | Knight, Political Scientist

Geneva School of International Studies

Greater Hartford Council for UNESCO | Connecticut (USA)

Hartford Study Centre for World Affairs | Connecticut (USA)

League of Nations

UNESCO | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


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