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LOURIE, Dora Leba (b 1888)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1753 PTA 4 LOU
Held at: University of Westminster
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Full title: LOURIE, Dora Leba (b 1888)
Date(s): 1914
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Klein | Dora Leba | b 1888 | née Lourie
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born into a Jewish family in Siauliai, Lithuania, 1888; with her seven brothers and sisters and her parents emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, as a young child; active in the fight against tuberculosis in Boston and president of the Jewish Anti-Tuberculosis Association in Boston, 1912-1913; visited Europe, 1914; married Morris Klein, an emigrant from Krakow, 1921.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typed transcript of a diary, Jul-Aug 1914, written by Dora Leba Lourie, recording a trip via Liverpool to London, Paris, Switzerland, and the return via Boulogne and Folkestone, recording hotels, sights, acquaintances and impressions, and including references to the outbreak and early stages of World War One. The trip to the continent was a tour arranged by the Polytechnic Touring Association of Regent Street Polytechnic. Also including addresses, accounts, and miscellaneous other personal notes.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signing the Regulations for Access form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Requests to copy or publish material will be referred to the donor.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Given to the University of Westminster Archives by the author's grand-daughter in 1999.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The University of Westminster Archives also holds records relating to Polytechnic tours (Ref: UWA PTA).

Extracts from the diary have been published online at:

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project, additional information added by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer. Source: information from the donor.

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:
Jan 2002 and May 2008.

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