Joseph Joachim (1822-1882) und Helene Raff (1865-1942) Nachlass: Briefe und Karten von Anna Blum-Erhard an Helene Raff - BSB Raffiana VI. Blum-Erhard, Anna

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The daughter of Otto Erhard (1829-1888), a member of the Reichstag and advocate, born in Nuremberg in 1867, had lived in Munich since her marriage to the painter Hans Blum (1858-1942) in 1890. The mother of three children did not become active in literature until 1903. She wrote articles on a wide variety of topics and appeared as a publicist and author of girls' literature. Her novel "Ohne Heimat" (Homeless) was published in 1905 and her novella "Sommertage" (Summer Days) in 1908. Her most successful works include "Lieselottes Abenteuer mit dem Nähvölkchen, erzählt für Mädels, die nähen wollen" (Lieselotte's Adventure with Sewers, for Girls who Want to Sew – 1923) and "Die drei Spinnerinnen. Märchenspiel für Mädchen" (The Three Weavers. A Fairy-tale Play for Girls – 1930). The painter and poet Helene Raff (1865-1942), who was born in Wiesbaden, had been involved in the bourgeois women's movement since the 1890s; she joined the Verein für Fraueninteressen founded in Munich (1894) in 1899 and the female writers' association in 1913. From the very beginning, her works have focused on the transformation of the role of women in the present. The first of the three letters is a request from Blum-Erhard to her "GEDOK comrade" Helene Raff to meet with her and "Ms von Rummel" in a working committee to organise a poetry evening. GEDOK was founded in 1926 as the "Gemeinschaft Deutscher und Oesterreichischer Künstlerinnenvereine aller Kunstgattungen" (Association of German and Austrian Women Artists' Associations for all Art Genres) and is to this day the oldest and largest network for women artists in Europe. Datum: 2019


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