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Janstein, Elizabeth von

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 1080
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Janstein, Elizabeth von
Date(s): 1937-1939
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Janstein | Elizabeth | von | 1893-1944 | historian
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Elizabeth von Janstein, author, poet and journalist, born in the Austrian town of Iglau in 1893; worked as a receptionist in Vienna, where, after 1918, she became involved with the reform groupings around Eugenie Schwarzwald. Within this grouping she first began to write, supported by such names as Emil Lucka, Felix Braun and Emil Alphons Rheinhardt. Between 1918 and 1921, she published poetry in expressionist journals Die Aktion and Der Friede. In the 1920s, Janstein worked as a court reporter for the Abend and shortly afterwards became correspondent for the Neue Freie Press in Paris and Brussels from where she contributed articles on politics, culture and society until 1939. She was also Vice-President of the Federation Internationale des Journalistes between 1935 and 1936. At the outbreak of World War II, Janstein fled to England and was interned by the British government, falling ill shortly after her release and dying in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire in December 1944.


Scope and content/abstract:

Comprising 120 photographs illustrating French costume during the revolutionary period and relating to the history of cravattes at this time, compiled by Janstein in her research on the subject (n.d.); Typescript draft of an article on Rose Bertin by Janstein (11pp) (in German) (n.d.); Two copies of the periodical, Ciba-Rundschau containing articles on French revolutionary costume (Issues 26 and 35) (June 1938 and March 1939); Copy of the periodical, Ciba Zeirschrift containing articles on French revolutionary costume (Issue 52) (December 1937).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests. Photographs can also be copied, although not photocopied. Please contact Paleaography Room staff for more details

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found on 9th floor of Senate House Library. No further information known.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Catalogued by Stefan Dickers on behalf of the RSLP supported AIM25 Project.

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:
November 2004.

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