William F. Hayden papers

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2004.277.1
1 Jan 1937 - 31 Dec 1939
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium




Biographical History

From 1938 to 1939, William (Bill) F. Hayden studied German at the university in Frankfurt, Germany, and earned a Master's degree. Following the completion of his academic program, he toured the country. While in Munich, Germany, he met Marie Gräfin von Geldern-Egmond, and they married in May 1939. They returned to the United States in 1939. Bill and Marie had a daughter, Margaret.

Archival History

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margaret Hayden In memory of William F. Hayden

The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collections Division in 2004 by Margaret Hayden, daughter of William Hayden. An accretion of additional materials was added to the collection in 2017 by Margaret Hayden.

Scope and Content

The papers consist of one document issued to Karl Graf von Geldern-Egmontd [donor's grandfather] documenting his non-Jewish heritage, a United States passport issued to and used by William Hayden [donor's father] during his studies and travel in Germany from 1938 to 1939, a card issued to William Hayden for participation in lecture and language courses at the Marburger Ferienkurse in 1937, a card issued to William Hayden for German-Nordic week at Akademische Auslandsstelle Marburg, and a postcard sent to William Hayden in 1938 regarding his studies. Accretion: Collection of photographic prints documenting Munich, preparations for a Nazi parade, Irene and Marie-Antoinette von Geldern-Egmond (donor's grandmother and mother), Irene's daughter-in-law Mauni, and a telegram envelope sent to William Hayden at Ohmstrasse 15, which is where the von-Geldern-Egmond pension was located.




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