Papers of Sir Alfred Zimmern (1879-1957)

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Zimmern 1-183; Zimmern Adds. 1
  • Dates of Creation
      1883-1962
  • Language of Material
      English, and French.
  • Physical Description
      184 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence of Zimmern, mainly relating to his work for international peace, including papers concerning the League of Nations, UNESCO, Zimmern's Geneva School of International Studies, the Hartford (Connecticut) Study Center, and the Greater Hartford Council for UNESCO, with lectures, articles and broadcasts by Zimmern, and printed pamphlets and periodicals containing articles by him.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern (1879-1957), Knight, was a political scientist. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library by Zimmern's step-daughter Edith Stonequist and her husband E.V. Stonequist, 1969-79. The additional papers were found in New College, Oxford, and transferred to the Library in 1998.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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