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MS 386 Papers of Inge Kallman

Inge Kallman

Ingeberg Pauline Kallman was born in June 1924 in Dusseldorf, Germany, the daughter of Margaretha, née Aronhein (1879-1994) and Ernst Kellman (1896-c.1950). Inge’s father served in the German army, 1915-1919.

Inge came to the UK with her parents as refugees in 1939, settling in Manchester where family connections had a factory. Inge worked in a clothing factory and then trained first in general nursing at City of Salford Hope Hospital, Eccles, 1945-8, followed by midwifery at St James’s Hospital, Balham and the South London Hospital for Women and Children. She later took a nursing administration course at the Royal College of Nursing. She held posts in Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Leeds before moving to regional level, first with the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board and then the Mersey RHA in 1970. She retired in June 1984.

In her retirement, Inge Kallman travelled and studied. She received a BA in history and applied social science from Edge Hill College of Higher Education in 1992: her thesis focused on ‘Jewish Poor Relief in Liverpool, 1811-1882'.  

Inge died, aged 85, in January 2009.

Arrangement of collection 

This collection could be split into two main sections: Inge’s early life in Germany and her initial years in the UK as a student nurse and her retirement. There are very limited records of the intervening years when Inge worked as a nurse, namely some certificates and her dissertation.

About the collection

The collection includes personal records for Inge and her parents including their German travel passes and other records concerning their emigration to the UK; a small amount of family correspondence, including two postcards from Inge to her parents while she was an evacuee and letters to them while she was a nursing student in London; some early twentieth-century photographs of Inge and her family in Germany and from their first years as British citizens. 

Inge had an active retirement and there are papers concerning her study at the Edge Hill College of Higher Education including research notes, essays and examination papers; two diaries from holidays to Geneva and Canada and large quantity of photographs and slides of holidays, days out and family and friends.

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