Guide to the Lene Schneider-Kainer Collection, 1921-1968 

AR 3180

Processed by Sarah Glover

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Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Sarah Glover on 2013-02-20. Finding aid written in English.
July 07, 2014  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Schneider-Kainer, Lene
Title:Lene Schneider-Kainer Collection
Dates:1921-1968
Abstract:The collection contains biographical notes on Lene Schneider-Kainer; photographs of her and signed photographs of the German author Bernhard Kellermann; and an album with newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs. The album covers the years 1929-1951, and includes clippings pertaining to Schneider-Kainer, her work, and exhibits of her work; magazine articles concerning her trip through Asia with Kellermann, some written by him, illustrated with photographs of her related paintings; and photographs of Kellermann, Schneider-Kainer, and her paintings.
Languages:This collection is in German, English, Italian, Spanish, Danish and Thai.
Quantity:2 folders
Identification:AR 3180
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Lene Schneider was born May 16, 1885, in Vienna, Austria. She studied painting in Vienna and in Munich. From 1926 to 1928, she participated in an expedition to Asia, which brought her and the author Bernhard Kellermann to Iran, Ladakh (Klein-Tibet), India, Thailand, and China. She then moved to Berlin, where she was sustained by the Prussian Academy of Fine Arts and the Villa Masimo in Rome. After a sojourn in Spain in the 1930s, she settled in New York, and in 1954 she moved on to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she was known under the name Elena Eleska. She died in 1971.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains biographical notes on Lene Schneider-Kainer; photographs of her and signed photographs of the German author Bernhard Kellermann; and an album with newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photographs. The album covers the years 1929-1951, and includes clippings pertaining to Schneider-Kainer, her work, and exhibits of her work; magazine articles concerning her trip through Asia with Kellermann, some written by him, illustrated with photographs of her related paintings; and photographs of Kellermann, Schneider-Kainer, and her paintings.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Separated Material

Reisetagebuch 1926-1938, ME 1035 has been removed to the LBI Memoir Collection

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Lene Schneider-Kainer Collection; AR 3180; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the folder

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Biographical notes and photographs1921-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS121Album1929-1951
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