Mierendorff, Marta

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Marta Mierendorff was born in Charlottenburg (Berlin), Germany in 1911. She received her doctorate in 1949 from Humboldt University in Berlin. In the 1950s, she turned to study of the sociology of art and co-founded the Institut fuer Kunstsoziologie in Berlin with Heinrich Tost in 1954. In the late 1950s, Marta Mierendorff developed an interest in the study of German-speaking exiles from the National Socialist regime. She traveled to Los Angeles in 1964 and there began working on the history of the Jewish Club of 1933, whose members were German Jewish exiles. Marta Mierendorff moved to Los Angeles in 1966. In 1971, she became a professor in the Department of German at the University of Southern California. Professor Mierendorff continued her research on German-speaking refugees, who were active in theater, film, cabaret, and other cultural endeavors, and who came to the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. She also collected materials on their life and work. Considered a pioneer in the study of exiles, Marta Mierendorff was made Emeritus Research Professor in 1984 at USC.

From the description of Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985. (San Leandro Community Library). WorldCat record id: 709903745

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Marta Mierendorff was born in Charlottenburg (Berlin), Germany in 1911. She received her doctorate in 1949 from Humboldt University in Berlin. In the 1950s, she turned to study of the sociology of art and co-founded the Institut fuer Kunstsoziologie in Berlin with Heinrich Tost in 1954.

In the late 1950s, Marta Mierendorff developed an interest in the study of German-speaking exiles from the National Socialist regime. She traveled to Los Angeles in 1964 and there began working on the history of the Jewish Club of 1933, whose members were German Jewish exiles. Marta Mierendorff moved to Los Angeles in 1966. In 1971, she became a professor in the Department of German at the University of Southern California. Professor Mierendorff continued her research on German-speaking refugees, who were active in theater, film, cabaret, and other cultural endeavors, and who came to the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. She also collected materials on their life and work. Considered a pioneer in the study of exiles, Marta Mierendorff was made Emeritus Research Professor in 1984 at USC.

From the guide to the Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985, (USC Libraries Special Collections)

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referencedIn Marta Feuchtwanger papers, 1940-1987 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Feuchtwanger, Marta. Marta Feuchtwanger papers. 1940-1987. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Mierendorff, Marta. Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
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associatedWith Berstl, Julius, 1883-1975 person
associatedWith Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 person
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associatedWith Bruno, Frank person
associatedWith Bruno, Frank person
associatedWith Dieterle, William, 1893-1972 person
associatedWith Döblin, Alfred, 1878-1957 person
associatedWith Eisler, Georg, 1928- person
associatedWith Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962 person
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correspondedWith Feuchtwanger, Marta person
correspondedWith Feuchtwanger, Marta. person
associatedWith Frank, Liesl person
associatedWith Frank, Liesl person
correspondedWith Franklin, Carl M., (Carl Mason), 1911- person
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associatedWith Granach, Alexander, 1890-1945 person
associatedWith Henreid, Paul person
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associatedWith Müller, Heiner, 1910- person
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associatedWith Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970 person
correspondedWith Waldo, Hilde person
associatedWith Wenders, Wim person
associatedWith Wenders, Wim person
associatedWith Wicclair, Walter person
associatedWith Wolf, Friedrich person
associatedWith Wolf, Markus person
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California, Southern
California--Los Angeles
Germany
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Germany
California, Southern
United States
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Jews, German--California, Southern--Archival resources
Exiles--20th century--Archival resources
Artists--Archival resources
Jewish refugees--California, Southern--Archival resources
Actresses--History--20th century--Archival resources
Exiles' writings, German--Archival resources
Theater--Austria--20th century--Archival resources
Authors, German--California, Southern--20th century--Archival resources
Jews--California, Southern--History--20th century--Archival resources
Authors, German--20th century--Archival resources
Exiles--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
World War, 1939-1945--Archival resources
Actors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
Artists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
Jews, German--Archival resources
Exiles--Austria--20th century--Archival resources
Jewish refugees--Archival resources
Exiles' writings, German--California--Archival resources
Theater--20th century--Archival resources
Jews--History--20th century--Archival resources
Actresses--United States--History--20th century--Archival resources
Exiles--United States--20th century--Archival resources
Theater--Germany--20th century--Archival resources
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