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Collection Overview

Creator:
Rogers, Miriam (Of Brookline, Mass.)
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Miriam Rogers collection of Albert Schweitzer
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ff365527g
Dates:
1945-1973 (mostly 1950-1963)
Size:
10 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-10
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists primarily of papers collected by Miriam Rogers concerning Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) as medical missionary and physician at his hospital (founded in 1913) in Lambarene, French Equatorial Africa, after World War II. Rogers shared Albert Schweitzer's interest in music (as a pianist) and medicine, leading her to become chairman (1950-1971) of the""Friends of Albert Schweitzer" in Boston. She made several trips to Africa, France, and Germany to visit Schweitzer.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists primarily of papers collected by Rogers concerning Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) as medical missionary and physician at his hospital (founded in 1913) in Lambarene, French Equatorial Africa, after World War II. Included in the collection are 57 letters (1950-1963) by Schweitzer to Rogers; correspondence of Rogers with several of Schweitzer's long-time nurses and associates, such as Emma Haussknecht, Mathilda Kottmann, Emmy Martin, Ali Silver, and Amiya Chakravarty; and selected letters from Winston S. Churchill, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Albert Einstein, Hermann Hagedorn, Eva LeGallienne, Adlai Stevenson, and others concerning the Albert Schweitzer Festival in 1950 and other Schweitzer events. Also present are scrapbooks (1945-1962) containing clippings, tearsheets, photographs, copies of "Cahiers de l'Association Française des Amis d'Albert Schweitzer," articles on his Nobel Prize award in 1954, and his 80th and 85th birthday celebrations, as well as a large amount of audio and visual materials, including approximately 600 color slides of scenes in Lambarene, Alsace, and Germany, tapes of the Boston University radio show "Presenting Albert Schweitzer," interviews with Schweitzer, tapes of natives singing and speaking at Lambarene, a film of "Albert Schweitzer," and phonograph records of Schweitzer playing Bach.

Miriam Rogers was also an artist who created mosaics from natural stones, shells, and semi-precious gems. Her works, numbering over 2000 in 1972 have been shown in several exhibitions. Included in the collection are postcards and brochures illustrating her work.

Collection Creator Biography:

Miriam Rogers shared Albert Schweitzer's interest in music (as a pianist) and medicine, leading her to become chairman (1950-1971) of the "Friends of Albert Schweitzer" in Boston. She made several trips to Africa, France, and Germany to visit Schweitzer. Miriam Rogers was also an artist who created mosaics from natural stones, shells, and semi-precious gems.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Bequest of Miriam Rogers via Betty Rogers Rubenstein.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed in 2002. Finding aid written in 2002.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Miriam Rogers collection of Albert Schweitzer; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/ff365527g
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184