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From Old World to New: Omi's Stories; an oral history of Regina Lederer

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00415

Scope and Contents

The oral history transcript of Regina Lederer were privately printed, along with biographical notes, obituary, eulogies, and photocopies of photographs of Lederer and her family, entitled Old World to New: Omi's Stories; an oral history of Regina Lederer (1984). The oral histroy interview was conducted by her grandson, Robert Lederer, in 1984, three years before her death.

Dates of Materials

  • 1984

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Regina Berger Lederer was born June 29, 1895 in Vienna, Austria. She was a soprano soloist with the Vienna Opera. In 1939, after the Nazi invasion, she and her husband, Theodore Lederer, and their son left for Italy, then the United States. She resumed her singing career in New York City and later she worked for a knitting firm until she retired in 1972.

Extent

0.229 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Oral history transcript of Regina Berger Lederer, a soprano soloist with the Vienna Opera who fled Vienna in 1939, after the Nazi invasion. She resumed her singing career in New York City and later worked for a knitting firm. Includes biographical notes, obituary, eulogies, and photocopies of photographs.

Related Material

A copy of this oral history transcript is also available in the Special Collections and Archives, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Title
From Old World to New: Omi's Stories; an oral history of Regina Lederer (1984)
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:16-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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