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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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

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

1 boxes (.25 linear feet)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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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