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Edgecliff College Schweitzer-Preminger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: XUA-052

Scope and Content

This collection highlights the work of Dr. Albert Schweitzer and the participation of Marion Mill Preminger in his work. The collection includes the correspondence of Albert Mayer to Dr. Dorothy Weil of Edgecliff College concerning his wife Marion Mill Preminger. Also included are photographs of both Dr. Schweitzer and Preminger, publications by and about both Schweitzer and Preminger, and some personal mementos of Preminger (including publications inscribed to her by Dr. Schweitzer).

Marion Mill Preminger was a distinguished alumna of Our Lady of Cincinnati College, later named Edgecliff College.

Scope and Contents Marion Mill Preminger was a distinguished alumna of Our Lady of Cincinnati College, later named Edgecliff College.

Dates

  • 1949-1976

History of Schweitzer-Preminger Collection

The Schweitzer-Preminger Collection originated at Edgecliff College, Cincinnati, Ohio to honor both Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the famous humanitarian and physician, and Marion Mill Preminger. Preminger was a noted socialite and author. She was also an associate of Dr. Albert Schweitzer in his medical missionary work in Africa.

When Edgecliff College closed in the 1980s Xavier University Library acquired the collection, including many books. In order to foster greater use of the collection, Xavier University Library transferred much of the collection to the Albert Schweitzer Center in Great Barrington, MA.The items represented in the present collection are believed to be originally part of an exhibit sponsored by Edgecliff College. The components of the collection were given in large part to Edgecliff College by Albert Mayer, the husband of Marion Mill Preminger. Some publications and other printed materials found in the collection were given to Edgecliff College by Albert Mayer. Other materials were assembled by librarians at Edgecliff College.

Biographical / Historical

When Edgecliff College closed in the 1980s Xavier University Library acquired the collection, including many books. In order to foster greater use of the collection, Xavier University Library transferred much of the collection to the Albert Schweitzer Center in Great Barrington, MA.The items represented in the present collection are believed to be originally part of an exhibit sponsored by Edgecliff College. The components of the collection were given in large part to Edgecliff College by Albert Mayer, the husband of Marion Mill Preminger. Some publications and other printed materials found in the collection were given to Edgecliff College by Albert Mayer. Other materials were assembled by librarians at Edgecliff College.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This is a small collection of photographs, correspondence and published materials about both Dr. Albert Schweitzer and Marion Mill Preminger. The collection covers in part the association of Schweitzer and Preminger in Dr. Schweitzer's medical missionary work in Africa. The materials originally were part of an exhibit done by Edgecliff College.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is divided into the following series and subseries: Series I.: Albert Mayer Correspondence concerning Marion Mill Preminger Series II.: Photographs Subseries 1.: Preminger and Schweitzer photographs in Gunsbach, Alsance and at Lambarne Hospital in Gabon Subseries 2.: Preminger photographs, principally in New York Subseries 3.:Photographs of the Schweitzer Symposium at Edgecliff College Series III.: Publications by Dr. Schweitzer and inscribed to Marion Mill Preminger Series IV.: Publications by and about Dr. Albert Schweitzer and Marion Mill Preminger Subseries 1.: Publications by Dr. Albert Schweitzer (articles,booklets, and reprints) Subseries 2.: Publications about Dr. Albert Schweitzer (articles, booklets, reprints, and news clippings) Subseries 3.: Publications and unpublished works by Marion Mill Preminger Subseries 4.: Articles about Marion Mill Preminger Series V.: Items relating to the Edgecliff College Schweitzer-Preminger Collection and Symposium at Edgecliff College Series VI. Mementos

Acquisition Information

Materials in this collection were acquired by Xavier University Library as part of the purchase agreement with Edgecliff College.
Title
Edgecliff College Schweitzer-Preminger Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Tim McCabe
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library Repository

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