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Martha Freund-Hoppe Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Germany-Freund-Hoppe, Martha

Scope and Contents

Freund-Hoppe had collected and arranged numerous photographs, newspapers, magazine pictures (half-tone images), items of propaganda, and other material, almost entirely from Germany, that provide a picture of the first world war in that country (selected images from this collection are available for viewing in a Web exhibit). A few problems exist with the collection: it is not always clear how the material in the various categories fit Freund-Hoppe's subject designations; her captions are nearly illegible; and it is obvious that much of the material was not produced as a protest of war though Freund-Hoppe seems to have collected it for that purpose. However, this collection is still a rich trove of images and documentation about Germany in the midst of war.


  • Majority of material found within 1914-1918


Language of Materials

Materials are in German.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection


Limitations on Accessing the Collection


Copyright and Rights Information


Biographical note

Martha Freund-Hoppe, from Dresden, Germany died in 1951. Nothing further is known about her. Somehow, her collection of material concerning World War I ended up in the hands of Frederick Barber, Director of Historical Foundations Inc. in New York City. In March 1938, Emily Green Balch requested that Mr. Barber send the collection to Swarthmore College, and he agreed that it be held there until he could find a buyer for it. However, it seems that as Mr. Barber made no further claims upon the collection, it eventually became the property of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection.


0.83 Linear Feet (10 linear in.)


This collection is a rich trove of images and documentation (photographs, newspapers, magazine pictures, items of propaganda, and other material) about Germany in the midst of World War I gathered by Martha Freund-Hoppe during the war.

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Custodial History

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Frederick Barber, 1938.

Separated Materials

Photographs were removed to the Photograph Collection (see also exhibit of images from the Freund-Hoppe Collection); postcards were removed to the Subject File (Art in War and Peace: Postcard Collection).

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Processing Information

Processed by SCPC staff; checklist created by Anne M. Yoder, Aarchivist, June 1998.

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