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Manuscript Collection No. 173
Born June 18, 1868 in Westwood, Ohio, Setty Swarts graduated from Hughes High School in Cincinnati in 1886, and in 1893, married Simon Kuhn, a Cincinnati banker. They had four children, three girls and a boy. Throughout her long life, Mrs. Kuhn was a community leader with many civic and philanthropic involvements including the Foreign Policy Association, the Better Housing League, the University School, and the Cincinnati Chamber Music Society. She was also a strong advocate for disarmament and world peace. She died on April 21, 1952.
Correspondence, diaries, testimonials, photographs, and newsclippings relating to Mrs. Kuhn's family and her active involvement in civic affairs in the Cincinnati area. Important correspondents include Albert Einstein, Jane Addams, Nelson Glueck, Harold Laski, and Rudolf Serkin.
Terms of Access and Use
The Setty Swarts Kuhn Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Various donors, by the act of donating the Setty Swarts Kuhn Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Setty Swarts Kuhn and her heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Setty Swarts Kuhn Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-173. Setty Swarts Kuhn Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Setty Swarts Kuhn Papers were received from various donors.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Addams, Jane -- 1860-1935
Einstein, Albert -- 1879-1955
Glueck, Nelson -- 1900-1971
Kuhn, Setty Swarts -- 1868-1952
Kuhn, Simon -- d.1920
Laski, Harold J. -- 1893-1950
Serkin, Rudolf -- 1903-1991
Better Housing League (Cincinnato, Ohio)
Cincinnati Chamber Music Society (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Foreign Policy Association (Cincinnati, Ohio)