Biography and History

Caroline Newton worked for the American Service Committee in Europe after World War I. She met Thomas Mann in Berlin in 1929. When Hitler came to power, she offered Mann and his family the use of her house in Jamestown, R.I., and later helped them find a home in Princeton, N.J. After Mann's death, she established a series of commemorations in his honor, and helped to create a Mann collection at Princeton.

Source: From the finding aid for C0517