Papers of Sir Alfred Zimmern (1879-1957)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Zimmern 1-183; Zimmern Adds. 1
  • Dates of Creation
  • 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.

Access Information

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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.


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

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