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Irene Douglas Collection (MC 286) - Columbus State University

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Irene Douglas Collection (MC 286)

Biographical Note

Irene Mary Levy was born in Mainz, Germany on September 25, 1946 and died November 21, 2010 in Columbus, Georgia. She came to the United States in 1962, graduated from Kent State University in 1969, and completed graduate school at the University of California-Davis in 1971. She was a professor of German at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California before becoming a professor of German at the University of Maryland-European Division and at Central Texas University. In 1974 she married Robert D. (Deuce) Douglass.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two scrapbooks dated from 1890s to mid-1940s. Scrapbooks mostly deal with subjects of a musical nature, focusing on Wagner and Liszt and other German composers and performances. Also included in the collection are a Nazi Germany hunting license, a German passport, and various letters written in German. 1890s-1940s 1 box (1 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Irene Douglass Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: Irene Douglass Collection (MC 286) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


Donated to Columbus State University by Robert Douglass in memory of his wife, Irene.

Box and Item List

Box 1

  • 2 scrapbooks with clippings pertaining to composers, operatic performances, and singers, 1890s-1940s.
  • German hunting license, 1944-1946
  • German passport, 1933
  • Two letters written in German, 1937, 1944
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