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Inventory of the Prinzessin Stephanie Juliana zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst papers
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  • Title: Prinzessin Stephanie Juliana zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst papers
    Collection Number: 77020
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (3.6 linear feet)
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1973
    Date (bulk): 1938-1972
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, memoranda, telegrams, news clippings, manuscripts, and printed matter relating to Anglo-German relations in the 1930s, political developments in Hungary, and detailing the personal and literary activities of Princess Stephanie from 1914 to 1972.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Materials: In English, German, and French
    Creator: Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, Stephanie Juliana, Prinzessin zu, 1896-1972.


    Collection is open for research.
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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Prinzessin Stephanie Juliana zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1977.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biography/Organization History

    Biographical Note

    1891 Born in Vienna, Austria
    1914 Married Prince Friedrich Franz von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst
    1917-1918 Served as a volunteer nurse in World War I
    1920 Divorced Prince Friedrich
    1927 Met Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, and became his emissary and confidant
    1933 Acted as an liasion between Adolf Hitler and Lord Rothermere. European Press accuse Princess Stephanie of espionage
    1937 Hitler distanced himself from the Princess
    1938 Emigrated to London and sued Lord Rothermere for breach of contract
    1940-1941 Moved to the United States and arrested by Immigration and Naturalization Services
    1959-1972 Returned to Europe and became a literary consultant for various magazine publications
    1972 Died in Geneva, Switzerland

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Prinzessin Stephanie Juliana zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst papers document her participation in foreign relations, her legal proceedings against Lord Rothermere, and literary endeavors. Princess Stephanie was recognized as an emissary and rumored to be a spy between Lord Rothermere and Adolf Hitler prior to World War II; in which the collection details through correspondence, telegrams, newspaper articles, and legal documents. The collection contains a considerable amount of materials relating Princess Stephanie’s literary years after World War II where she attempted to write and publish her autobiography as well as act as a consultant and agent with various magazine publishers and journalists, which are detailed in correspondence, articles, invoices, and manuscripts.
    The Biographical File is comprised of a notebook, address book, and personal identification cards.
    The Correspondence in the papers reflects the wide array of Princess Stephanie's professional relationships. Included are an exchange of letters, telegrams, and memorandums between Lord Rothermere and Adolf Hitler as well as correspondence in regards to Princess Stephanie’s litigation against Lord Rothermere, her internment in the United States, and literary career. Due in part to Hohenlohe’s close collaboration with Lord Rothermere, various journalists and publishing organizations, the collection includes articles and correspondence by others Princess Stephanie had collected. The file concludes with collected condolences received upon Princess Stephanie’s death.
    The Writings contains an essay on Hungary in 1956, in regards to the Hungarian Revolution, and drafts of Princess Stephanie's unpublished memoirs.
    The Subject Files predominantly focuses on Princess Stephanie’s literary career. To keep with original order, there is diversity in the forms of materials within each folders; for example, news clippings, additional correspondence, articles and invoices detailing her work and that of her associates: Drew Pearson, Jack Anderson, Ryan McHugh, and Axel Springer.
    The remainder of the collection is Printed Material and Oversized Materials which consist primarily of magazine and newspaper clippings related to the case between Lord Rothermere and Princess Stephanie, public reactions to accusations of her acts of espionage, and news relating to colleagues.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
    Pearson, Drew, Andrew Russell Pearson , 1897-1969
    Rothermere, Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st viscount, 1868-1940.
    Springer, Axel, 1912-1985
    Germany--Foreign relations--Great Britain.
    Great Britain--Foreign relations--Germany.
    Hungary--Politics and government--1918-1945.
    Hungary--Politics and government--1945-1989.