LANE, MARY.
Mary Lane collection, 1954-1980

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zjk6


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lane, Mary.
Title: Mary Lane collection, 1954-1980
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No.607
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia teacher Mary Lane relating to her relationship with Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank, including correspondence and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1982.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Mary Lane collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Barbara Mann, Associate Processing Archivist, February 8, 1989.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Mary Lane, English teacher from Waycross, Georgia, began corresponding with Anne Frank's father, Otto, after reading The Diary of a Young Girl in 1954. Otto was the only member of the Frank family to survive the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen with his second wife, Fritzi Frank. Mary Lane met Otto Frank twice during visits to Europe.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Mary Lane from 1954-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Otto and Fritzi Frank to Lane in which they discuss the "secret annex" where the Franks hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam, Netherlands; the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany; Miep Gies, the women who aided the Franks; Anne Frank's diary and reputation; the play based on her diary; Lane's visits to Europe and subsequent meetings with the Franks; and post-World War II politics. The collection also includes photos of the Frank and Gies families; clippings, and printed material relating to Anne Frank's diary and its dramatization; and copies of the diary and collected stories by Anne Frank.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Clippings and printed material, 1955-1956, 1962, 1971-1972, 1980
1 2 Correspondence, 1954-1958, 1960, 1962-1963,
1 3 Correspondence, 1966, 1968, 1970-1973, 1975, 1980
1 4 Personal notes, 1975
1 5 Photographs, Frank family, [1940's?], 1955, 1969, 1971
OP1 1 Printed material, “The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine,” November 28, 1971
1 6 Publication: Mary Lane: "On Anne Frank". The English Journal, 1956 May [2 copies]
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