Charlotte Dunwiddie papers, 1907-1995
The Charlotte Dunwiddie papers consist of biographical materials documenting Dunwiddie, her husbands, her parents, and her grandparents; correspondence among Dunwiddie and her family and friends during and after World War II; printed materials documenting Charlotte and Stanley Dunwiddie’s lives in Peru; restitution and property files, including architectural drawings and maps, relating to Dunwiddie’s efforts to receive compensation for inherited property in Germany that had been held in trust for her stepfather during the war so that it would not be seized as Jewish property; and four family
Biographical materials include birth, baptismal, marriage, divorce, registration, and death certificates and identification and immigration papers documenting Charlotte Dunwiddie’s life in Germany, France, Spain, Peru, and America; her stepfather’s imprisonment in Sachsenhausen; her relationships with her husbands; and her father’s and grandparents’ Catholicism. This series also includes inventories of the sculptures Dunwiddie created.
Correspondence files include two postcards to Else Hanau from Adolf Hanau while he was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen; letters from Charlotte’s family in Berlin describing their lives in Berlin and efforts to emigrate; correspondence between Charlotte and her second husband describing the circumstances of their brief marriage; correspondence between Charlotte and her friends describing postwar life in Berlin, Lima, and elsewhere; and correspondence enclosing a student paper about Dunwiddie by Marion Morton.
Printed materials include clippings and a scrapbook containing articles relating to the lives of Charlotte and Stanley Dunwiddie in Peru and his death in Ohio.
The collection includes four family photographs that appear to depict Charlotte and Stanley Dunwiddie.
Restitution and property files include architectural drawings and maps related to Dunwiddie’s inherited property in Berlin, Köln, and Düsseldorf; correspondence with Louis Helkenberg and Lestor Nelson who helped Dunwiddie with her property and financial claims; and land records, leases, legal documents, and sales agreements related to the property.
1 oversize box
11 oversize folders
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