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1.25 linear feet (3 file boxes)
After leaving the hospital, Pinzer met and married her first husband. In the spring of 1911, they decided to live separately and in July Pinzer moved to New York City to live with the man whom she married in 1917 after her divorce.
Pinzer returned to Philadelphia in November 1911, living at the home of her brother, and studying stenography. In May 1912 she took a job as a stenographer with a meat-processing firm in White Plains, New York. Here she became deeply involved in the lives of the elderly couple with whom she lived.
Pinzer moved to a branch office of the firm in Wilmington, Delaware, and again in 1913 to a branch office in Montreal, Canada. In 1914, Pinzer and three friends established the Business Aid Bureau, a firm which duplicated and wrote letters for Montreal businesses. Always plagued with landlord and personnel problems, the BAB suffered from the general decline in the economy after the outbreak of World War I and by the spring of 1915 had ceased to function.
During 1915 Pinzer began the Montreal Mission for Friendless Girls, a half-way house for young prostitutes. The correspondence between 1915 and 1918 describes Pinzer's efforts to establish the Home and keep it going as well as the individual girls, how they came to her, their problems, feelings, and how they fit into the life of the Home.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Maimie Pinzer were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in December 1970 by Helen Howe.
- Box 1: 1-14
- Box 2: 15-33
- Box 3: Redacted transcripts of folders 1-33 (T-1 - T-8)
- Box 4: Original transcripts of folders 1-21
- Box 5: Original transcripts of folders 22-33
- Pinzer, Maimie, 1885-1940. Papers of Maimie Pinzer, 1910-1922: A Finding Aid
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