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MEYER, Anne Marie (1919-2004)


Reference code(s): GB 1370 WIA, Anne Marie Meyer

Held at: Warburg Institute

Title: MEYER, Anne Marie (1919-2004)

Date(s): c 1940-1990

Level of description: collection

Extent: 2 boxes

Name of creator(s): Meyer | Anne Marie | 1919-2004 | university administrator and scholar


Administrative/Biographical history:

Anne Marie Meyer was born in Berlin into a Jewish family, 1919. She came to Britain with her father and younger brothers in 1933 and attended Bunce Court School in Kent. Unable to fund a university education, she trained as a secretary and started work at the Warburg Institute in London in 1937. From 1939 until her retirement in 1984 she was the Institute's Secretary and Registrar. Although employed as an administrator, Meyer acquired a wide scholarly knowledge in her own right, particularly in relation to classical music and to the history of the Warburg Institute, and her scholarship, knowledge of four languages and editorial skills proved invaluable in the production of the Institute's journal and monographs. She was awarded the MBE in 1983 and became an Honorary Fellow of the Institute in 1984. She died in 2004.


Scope and content/abstract:

Working papers of the university administrator and scholar Anne Marie Meyer, c 1940-1990, on topics including: Dance; Costume; Opera; Ballet and Aby Warburg, art historian.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Conditions governing access:

Archive material is accessible for the purpose of private study and personal research and within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Archive reading room. Access is with permission from the Institute Director and by prior appointment only. Potential users are advised to browse the Institute website and contact the Archivist, Dr des Claudia Wedepohl, before planning a visit. Access to individual items in the Warburg Institute Archives may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, at the discretion of the archivist, may be provided for research use only (working papers: up to 10% of any archive pressmark; correspondence by authors for whom the department doesn't hold copyright: up to 10% of the institutes holdings). Traditional photography is allowed at the discretion of the archivist, no digital cameras. Scans and digital photographs can be ordered at the discretion of the archivist. Requests to publish original material have to be submitted to the Archivist.

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Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line at the University of London Research Services website


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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received by the Institute from Meyer's literary executor, 2004.


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Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Apr 2008

Ballet | Dance
Fashion | Customs and traditions | Cultural heritage
Opera | Theatre | Performing arts

Personal names
Meyer | Anne Marie | 1919-2004 | university administrator and scholar
Warburg | Aby Moritz | 1866-1929 | art and cultural historian

Corporate names