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INVENTORY OF THE RAOUL HAUSMANN CORRESPONDENCE, 1909-1971, bulk 1960-1970
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Series I. Correspondence, 1901-1971

Physical Description: .5 lin. ft. 1 box

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The single box of correspondence that constitutes the Hausmann correspondence is organized alphabetically by correspondent. Letters and the occasional manuscript in each correspondent group are organized chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Letters to Herr Buchner, 1909

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2 handwritten, concerning Raoul Hausmann's disagreement with Johannes Baader.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letters to Henri Chopin, 1963-1964,

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39 typewritten, concerning optophonic and phonetic poetry, criticisms of Neodada, Raoul Hausmann's radio, television and LP recordings.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letters to Henri Chopin, 1964-1966

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32 typewritten, concerning the sale and exhibition of Raoul Hausmann's artwork, for which he requested Chopin's assistance.
Box 1, Folder 4

Letters to Henri Chopin, 1966-1967

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34 typewritten, concerning Raoul Hausmann's broadcast recordings, artwork, views on Dada and other cultural topics, and the history of phonetic poetry.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters to Henri Chopin, 1968-1971

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37 typewritten, 1 handwritten, concerning the 1968 French student uprising, Chopin's plan for a new journal in response to it, and the life and work of Jefim Golyscheff.
Box 1, Folder 5

Manuscripts, 1970 and n.d.

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2 typewritten: Raoul Hausmann's essays "La Sensorialité excentrinque," and "On the Optophone."
Box 1, Folder 6

Letter to Citroen, 1957

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1 typewritten, criticizing Citroen's research on Dada and offering assistance.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letters to Pierre Garnier, 1963-1967

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27 typewritten, concerning Garnier's journal Les Lettres and articles Raoul Hausmann submitted to it, Hausmann's invention of "cinétique poésie semántique" and its derivation from his study of folk speech in Béarn and Gomero, and phonetic poetry.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letters to Elfriede Hausmann, 1922, 1934-1937

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4 handwritten, from Spain and Czechoslovakia, concerning the exile existence, photographs for Studio Jahrbuch, and writing and research projects; 1 postcard, 1922.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letters to Vera Hausmann, 1960-1961

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4 typewritten, discussing the sale of Raoul Hausmann's artworks to the Austrian Ministry of Education, financial difficulties, and publications.
Box 1, Folder 10

Letters to Dom Sylvester Houédard, 1964-1966

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11 typewritten, about contemporary poetry, including his own.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letters to Georges Hugnet, 1947-1969

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2 typewritten, in which Raoul Hausmann explains his perspective on photomontage in relation to Hugnet's essay "L'esprit dada à Berlin," (1932).
Box 1, Folder 11

Manuscript, "The History of Photomontage"

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4 typewritten pp., excerpt from Courier Dada.
Box 1, Folder 12

Letters to Bernard Karpel, 1964

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3 typewritten, criticizing the bibliography Karpel wrote for Huelsenbeck book.
Box 1, Folder 13

Letters to George Maciunas, 1962-1963

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6 typewritten, concerning Fluxus publications, Raoul Hausmann's publications, and Neodada.
Box 1, Folder 14

Letters to Fritz Picard, 1961-1970

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7 typewritten and 3 handwritten, concerning Raoul Hausmann's Berlin citizenship and the publication of his books.
Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence with Reichardt and Themerson, 1959-1968

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34 letters from Raoul Hausmann, 10 from Reichardt, concerning the publication of Reichardt's book PIN: Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters (London, 1962), about which Hausmann offers advice and criticism. Reichardt discusses the possibility of a retrospective of Hausmann's work at the Grabowski Gallery, London.
Box 1, Folder 15

Personal items

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Raoul Hausmann's obituary, 6 New Year's cards, 4 photographs, 1 exhibition announcement.
Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence with Kurt Schwitters, 1946-1947

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10 typewritten letters from Schwitters, 5 from Raoul Hausmann (copies Hausmann transcribed and perhaps altered), recounting their respective wartime experiences, the state of the arts after the war, and their idea for a journal (PIN). Includes several short poems within letters.
Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence with Kurt Schwitters, 1946-1947

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12 typewritten letters from Schwitters (originals?), 4 from Raoul Hausmann, concerning Hausmann's publication of "Courier Dada" in the journal Arts-Lettres, the possibility of inviting Hans Arp and Mesens to co-edit a journal, Schwitter's illness, and recollections of early Dada performances and pieces.
Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence with Renée Sulzbach, 1966-1967

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21 typewritten letters from Raoul Hausmann, 7 from Sulzbach, concerning exhibitions of Hausmann's work at museums in Suttgart and Stockholm, a Dada retrospective in Paris, and the English publication of Hausmann's correspondence with Schwitters.
Box 1, Folder 18

1 clipping of an article on Raoul Hausmann by Erich Burger

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence with Renée Sulzbach, 1967-1968

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22 typewritten letters (some carbon copies) from Raoul Hausmann, 14 from Sulzbach.
Box 1, Folder 19

Manuscripts

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2 chapters from Raoul Hausmann's book on Hans Arp; 1 press release for Hausmann retrospective in Stockholm; 1 printed copy of Hausmann's article "Aussichten oder Ende des Neodadismus;" 1 p. biography of Raoul Hausmann.
Box 1, Folder 19

1 clipping, "En Dadist I Berlin," by Stig Johansson, 1967.

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence with Renée Sulzbach, 1968-1970

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38 typewritten letters from Raoul Hausmann, 25 from Sulzbach, concerning recent cultural and political events, exhibitions, journals, and the publication of Hausmann's Im Anfang was Dada.
Box 1, Folder 20

Manuscript, 1 typewritten outline of Raoul Hausmann's book Sensorialité excentrique, 1969

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence with Renée Sulzbach, 1970-1971

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8 typewritten letters from Raoul Hausmann, 5 from Sulzbach, concerning publishers, Indian and Chinese philosophy, recent publications about Dada, and popular science.
Box 1, Folder 21

Manuscript

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1 typewritten carbon copy of Raoul Hausmann's review of Werner Schalenbach's book on Schwitters.
Box 1, Folder 22

Letter to anonymous, 1920

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1 typewritten, concerning the purchase of an artwork through Professor Oskar Moll and informing the buyer of the Dada Exhibition in Berlin planned for Jun 20, 1920.
Box 1, Folder 23

Ephemera separated from Sulzbach correspondence, 1967-1971

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10 items, including note, exhibition and book announcements, reviews, publishers' brochures, poster.