Hannelore Hahn Papers, PC.1957


Hannelore Hahn Papers, PC.1957


Hannelore Hahn, a survivor of the Holocaust, is a poet and writer. A former student of Black Mountain College, she is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Comparative Literature. She founded the International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG) in 1976 and is the guild's executive director. The papers include issues of the IWWG's journals, other printed matter, writings, a memoir and musings; class notes, primarily psychology from BMC, 1946-1948; a journal based on Ms. Hahn's experience serving as a companion to a young psychiatric patient at Highland Hospital; an interview; a small quantity of correpondence with other BMC students, and other materials.

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Hannelore Hahn Papers
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Hahn, Hannelore
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

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    Papers include journals of the International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG), NETWORK, circa 1991-2007; program materials for the 19th conference of IWWG, 1996; 25th conference, 2002; printed matter including Hannelore Hahn's memoir, On the Way to Feed the Swans; video cassette: interview with Hannelore Hahn, 1996: "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation," "Remember the Magic I", "Remember the Magic II" (video cassettes); copy of Martha Hult's memoir, Circling Home: A Memoir to Martha Hult; audio tape from the radio series, "Spoken Arts", made during the course of interview with Radio Station WBFO, Buffalo, on July 26, 2001; copy of Martin Duberman's 1967 interview with Ms. Hahn; copies (3) of letters, 1953-1954, exchanged between Ms. Hahn and Dr. Robert M. Hutchins on the plight of Black Mountain College; also, approximately 1/2 of a cubic foot of writings, memoir and musings; class notes, primarily from psychology classes at Black Mountain College, 1946 to 1948; journal based on experience serving as a companion to a young psychiatric patient at Highland Hospital, cira 1946; draft of article and copy of published article: "In My Own Words.. And Speaking of Education;" a small quantity of correspondence from former BMC students, Sylvia Ann Girsh Ashby; Martha Elaine Hult Leiken; and files of miscellaneous materials such as exhibition catalogs relating to former Black Mountain College student, Irwin Kreman, and other materials.

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