File 1 - Lina (Nini) Neumeyer Raatz: letters, photographs, cards.

GA393-1-19571027 GA393-1-19561230 GA393-1-19570303 GA393-1-19691210

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Lina (Nini) Neumeyer Raatz: letters, photographs, cards.

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  • Variations in title: The dates listed in the title proper are incorrect. The records in this file were likely created between 1918 and 1969.

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  • [1930?]-December 1969, predominant 1956-1969 (Authorship)
    Sommer family
  • [1918?]-[1957?] (Photography)
    Sommer family

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29 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm or smaller

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Correspondence primarily between Ulrich Sommer and Lina Neumeyer Raatz. Lina Neumeyer Raatz was Ulrich Sommer’s aunt and she lived in Germany. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Lina’s death on January 21, 1969. Records include letters, postcards, poems, amateur drawings, and photographs of family members and friends.

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Donated in 2017.


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  • English
  • German

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A small selection of correspondence in this file was translated by Lori Heffner Straus in 2018.
A selection of correspondence in this file was transcribed and translated in 2021/2022 by the following students from the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies: Margreet de Rooij, Nina Profazi, and Annemarie Hezel.

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Described by NM in 2018.
Revised by NM in 2021.
Updated by NR in 2022.

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  • English

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