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Mayer, Grete (b 1901): personal papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 976
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Mayer, Grete (b 1901): personal papers
Date(s): 1916-1970
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Mayer | Grete | b 1901 | social worker


Administrative/Biographical history:

Grete Mayer was born on 24 October 1901 in Frankfurt am Main, the daughter of the Jewish businessman Willy Mayer. She graduated from the Schiller-Schule, Frankfurt, then the Handelsschule, Frankfurt with a certificate. After jobs in an old people's home and as a book-keeper in a bank she began a career in social work as a volunteer in the Jewsh community and in 1928 graduated as a social worker with a special interest in children. She married Seefried Mayer in March 1929 and sometime between then and 1939 they came to Great Britain where she worked as a nurse and a voluntary social worker throughout the war years. Up to at least 1956 she worked in the field of psychiatric social work. Little more is known of her life beyond the fact that her husband died in 1969.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Grete Mayer, 1916-1970, comprise personal papers of Grete Mayer including Familienstammbuch, school certificates, testimonials and Lebenslauf, 1916-1956; correspondence from sibling and children in Israel, 1948; correspondence to Grete, mostly letters of condolence on the death of her husband, 1968-1970.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and English

System of arrangement:

The papers are arranged into 3 bundles: personal papers including certificates, testimonials etc(976/1); correspondence from relations in Israel (976/2) and correspondence regarding the death of her husband Seefried (976/3).

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

A detailed description exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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:
March 2008

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