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Briefe aus Amerika

Identifier: AR 25462

Scope and Content Note

The Briefe aus Amerika Collection is arranged in two series and includes letters, transcripts of the letters and some visual material. The collection provides insights into the everyday life of Irene Adler as well as into the lives of her family and the Hagenmeyer family members. The letters and the letters' transcripts are contained in Series I. Series II holds photographs Irene Adler sent to her correspondents, as well as some material regarding a book in which her letters were published.


  • Creation: 1948-1980


Language of Materials

The collection is in German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Biographical Note

Irene Adler was born on September 9th, 1898, in Buttenhausen, Germany, the daughter of Louis and Mathilde (née Löwenberg) Adler. She was the sister of the musician Karl Adler (1890-1973). Irene Adler visited the trade school 'Zepf'sche Institut' in Stuttgart. Here, she met Maria Hagenmeyer. After graduating from the trade school, Irene worked as a secretary in Stuttgart. In 1936, Irene, her sister Fanny and her parents immigrated to the United States, settling in New York City, where she worked as an accountant. Irene Adler died in 1980 in New York.


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This collection holds the letters, postcards and holiday greetings of Irene Adler and Maria Hagenmeyer. Prominent topics are Irene Adler's everyday life and matters of the Adler and Hagenmeyer families.

Related Material

The LBI Archives holds the papers of Irene Adler's brother, i.e. the Karl Adler Collection (AR 7276).

Separated Material

The book Irene Adler. Briefe aus Amerika by Anna Hagenmeyer has been removed to the LBI Library.

Guide to the Briefe aus Amerika Collection 1948-2009 AR 25462
Processed by Joern Esch
© 2012
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Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from Briefe_aus_Amerika.xml

Revision Statements

  • July 09, 2014 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States