Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951

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Meyer was a founder of Barnard College and served on the Board of Trustees from 1889 through 1951. The idea for the establishment of New York City's first four-year woman's college was first promoted in "A Memorial Resolution to the Columbia Board of Trustees" written in 1887 by Meyer with the help of Melvil Dewey and Mary Mapes Dodge. This was followed by an article in "The Nation" (Jan. 26, 1888). It was Meyer's idea to name the new school after the late Columbia president, Frederick A. P. Barnard. She was instrumental in maintaining a Jewish presence at Barnard and in recruiting African-American students, e.g. Zora Neale Hurston. Meyer was an anti-suffragist, in contrast to her sister Maude Nathan who was prominent in the movement. As a writer, she produced three novels, a number of non-fiction works, articles, short stories and twenty-six plays.

From the description of Annie Nathan Meyer papers, [ca. 1890-1950]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 298686794

Social activist and author, of New York, N.Y.; b. Annie Nathan; married Dr. Alfred Meyer, Feb. 15, 1887.

From the description of Annie Nathan Meyer papers, 1858-1950 (bulk 1885-1948). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70925072

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referencedIn Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. Papers of Louise Imogen Guiney, 1884-1916. Library of Congress
referencedIn Winter, William, 1836-1917,. Autograph letters signed from William Winter to various recipients [manuscript], 1864-1917. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1936. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Louise Imogen Guiney Papers, 1884-1920 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Kirchwey, Freda. Papers, 1871-1972 (inclusive), 1937-1971 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Nathan, Maud, b. 1862. Papers, 1890-1956 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. Annie Nathan Meyer papers, [ca. 1890-1950]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
referencedIn C. J. Bulliet Papers, 1899-1952. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938. Benjamin N. Cardozo papers, 1885-1940. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1935-1958 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. Annie Nathan Meyer papers, 1858-1950 (bulk 1885-1948). American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1871-1972 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952. C. J.Bulliet papers, 1899-1952. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Askowith, Dora, 1884-1958. person
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correspondedWith Beard, Mary Ritter, 1876-1958 person
correspondedWith Brooks, Arthur, 1845-1895 person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Bulliet, C. J. (Clarence Joseph), 1883-1952. person
associatedWith Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. person
correspondedWith Cardozo, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Nathan), 1870-1938 person
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associatedWith Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague, 1864-1953. person
associatedWith Corrant, James B. person
associatedWith Daughters of the American Revolution. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
correspondedWith Erskine, Helen Worden, 1896-1984 person
associatedWith Erskine, John, 1879-1951. person
associatedWith Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999. person
associatedWith Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968. person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith FREDA KIRCHWEY, 1893-1976 person
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correspondedWith Gildersleeve, Virginia Crocheron, 1877-1965 person
associatedWith Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. person
associatedWith Hoffman, Isidor B., 1898- person
associatedWith Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964. person
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associatedWith Houghton Library. person
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associatedWith Huberman, Bronislaw. person
associatedWith Hull, Henry, 1890-1977. person
associatedWith Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968. person
associatedWith Hurston, Zora Neale. person
associatedWith Isaacs, Nathan, 1886-1941. person
correspondedWith Jay, Pierre person
associatedWith Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. person
associatedWith Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934. person
associatedWith Kaltenborn, H. v. (Hans), 1878-1965. person
associatedWith Kirchwey, Freda. person
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947. person
associatedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963. person
associatedWith Liebman, Joshua Loth, 1907-1948. person
associatedWith Lord, Isabel Ely, b. 1871. person
associatedWith Mary (Ritter) Beard, 1876-1958 person
correspondedWith McIntosh, Millicent C. person
associatedWith Meyer, Alfred, 1854-1950. person
associatedWith Meyer family. family
associatedWith Meyers family. family
associatedWith Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946. person
associatedWith Nathan family. family
associatedWith Nathan, Maud, b. 1862. person
correspondedWith Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. person
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associatedWith New York Public Library. Home Economics Advisory Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Orwell, Ethan. person
correspondedWith Putnam, Emily James, 1865-1944 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
correspondedWith Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920 person
associatedWith Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968. person
associatedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. person
correspondedWith Weed, Ella, 1853-1894 person
associatedWith Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944. person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917, person
associatedWith Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949. person
associatedWith Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Women editors
Authors, American--20th century
American literature--Women authors
Women dramatists
American literature--Jewish authors
Women's colleges
Social action
Jewish authors--New York (State)--New York
Women authors, American--New York (State)--New York


Birth 1867-02-19

Death 1951-09-24



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