This collection contains the papers of Irmgard Lenel, who was born in Germany in 1901 and who immigrated to the United States
in 1937. She was a politically active socialist involved with groups like Women for Legislative Action and the Friends Committee
on Legislation. Her papers include correspondence, photographs, legal papers, and some periodical publications.
Irmgard Lenel was born in Manheim, Germany, on July 1, 1901, to the manufacturer Richard Lenel and his wife, Emilie (nee Maas).
Lenel was raised in Manheim, where she attended the Manheim School for Social Work, and after completing her training there
she worked as a private secretary for Professor S.P. Altmann. After that, she spent a year attending The London School of
Economics to improve her command of the English language. Upon her return to Germany in the mid-1920s, she spent three years
as a magazine editor and then six working as a secretary for the publishing firm Ullstein Verlag.
12.17 Linear feet
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when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
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