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Carrie May Zintl papers

Identifier: MS-0340

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Dr. Carrie May Zintl date from 1968-1992 and are mostly related to the latter part of her life and career. Included are syllabi from courses taught by Dr. Zintl in mythology and Greek art, items describing membership in affiliated Hopkins groups (1989-1990), a record of charitable donations (1987-1992), medals and awards received by Dr. Zintl during her distinguished career (1978-1991), and a small quantity of personal correspondence with Milton S. Eisenhower Library staff (1990-1991). Use of part of the collection that includes student recommendations and student letters, 1986-1988, is restricted.

Of interest in the collection are the syllabi for two courses taught by Dr. Zintl: Classical Mythology and Greek Art. Dr. Zintl first began teaching these courses at Mt. St. Agnes College, Baltimore, in 1959 and later taught the same at Loyola and at Hopkins. The teaching outlines include references, assignments, illustrations, and Dr. Zintl's notes. The correspondence relates mostly to Dr. Zintl's many memberships and charitable contributions. A few items describe Dr. Zintl's participation in the Woman's Club and the Senior Alumni at the University. In Box 2 are awards and medals received from Loyola, Johns Hopkins, and the German Society of Maryland. Final items are photographs of Dr. Zintl at University ceremonies, 1991.

Added to the collection in May 1993 were holographic notebooks of Dr. Zintl's paternal grandparents, Eberhard Kurrelmeyer and Bernhardine Veditz [Kurrelmeyer]. The notebooks contain verses from the Bible. Of the two, the notebook of Eberhard Kurrelmeyer is dated 1856-1871.

Also added, May 1993, were items from Dr. Zintl's school years including diplomas, a class picture, ceremonial caps, 1 academic gown and a Hopkins plaque.


  • Creation: 1856-1871, 1968-1992


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use except for some files that contain student records and are subject to FERPA restrictions. These files are marked as Restricted at the appropriate level.

Access is restricted to education records of living students or former students, as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, unless the student or former student grants access in writing. If it is not possible to verify date of death, the student will be assumed to be deceased 80 years after date of graduation, or date of last attendance.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

Carrie May Zintl was born in 1904, the daughter of Professor William Kurrelmeyer, an expert in German culture and a Bible scholar at The Johns Hopkins University. Her mother was Carrie Herrman Kurrelmeyer, the first female supervisor of music in Baltimore public schools. Dr. Zintl was educated in public schools in Baltimore and received the bachelor of arts degree in 1924 from Goucher College. After extensive study in Rome, Vienna, Leipzig and Munich, she received her doctorate in classics from Hopkins in 1929.

Dr. Zintl married and lived briefly in Czechoslovakia until the death of her husband in 1932. Returning to Baltimore, she taught German at Mount Saint Agnes College and Loyola. Dr. Zintl was appointed to a teaching position at Hopkins in 1971 where she gave seminars in Greek and Roman mythology and taught in the German department until her retirement in 1988. In 1991, Hopkins conferred its President's Medal on Dr. Zintl for her teaching accomplishments and in recognition of the long and generous tradition between the University and the Kurrelmeyer family. The family endowed the William Kurrelmeyer Chair in German Studies and the William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Special Collections at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Dr. Zintl was an active member of German-American groups in the Baltimore area. For many years she was director of the German Society of Maryland and served as president of the Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland. Dr. Zintl died in Baltimore, February 28, 1992.


3.76 Cubic Feet (3 record center cartons, 1 over-sized folder)

Language of Materials



Dr. Carrie May Zintl was a Classicist, who after extensive study in Rome, Vienna, Leipzig and Munich, received her doctorate from Hopkins in 1929. She was daughter of Professor William Kurrelmeyer, an expert in German culture and a Bible scholar at Johns Hopkins University. The bulk of the collection dates from 1968-1992 and is mostly related to the latter part of her life and teaching career, but also includes notebooks of Dr. Zintl's paternal grandparents, one of which is dated 1856-1871.


The collection was a bequest to the University from Carrie May Zintl. It was received Febuary, April 1992. The Accession Number is 91-92.31. The diplomas and academic items were also received in 1992. The Accession Number is 92-93.6

Related Materials

A collection of Professor William Kurrlemeyer's books was given to the University by Dr. Zintl and her brother, Professor Bernhard Kurrelmeyer. The collection is administered by Special Collections.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in October 1992.

Carrie May Zintl papers
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Repository Details

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Baltimore MD 21218 USA