INVENTORY OF THE ERICH AND LUISE MENDELSOHN PAPERS, 1894-1992

Finding aid prepared by Scott Wolf


Descriptive Summary

Title: Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers
Date (inclusive): 1894-1992
Number: 880406
Creator/Collector: Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953
Creator/Collector: Mendelsohn, Luise, 1894-1980
Physical Description: 22.0 linear feet (43 boxes, 2 flat file folders)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: The archive, from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn, comprises the personal correspondence and documents of the Mendelsohn family. Includes transcripts or originals of correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn (1910-1953) reflecting Erich Mendelsohn's architectural, aesthetic, and political development. Other papers concern Erich's architectural legacy and include manuscripts of Luise's unpublished autobiography and biographical notes on her husband, photographs of family life and architectural projects, microfilm copies of typescripts and drawings, audiotapes of lectures, and five drawings by Erich's students.
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Language: Collection material is in German and English.

Biographical/Historical Note

1887: Erich Mendelsohn is born on March 21st in the East Prussian town of Allenstein (now Olsztyn, Poland).
1907-1909: Begins his studies in national economics at the University of Munich; in 1909 transfers to the Technical University in Berlin to begin his study of architecture, which he continues in Munich.
1910: Meets his future wife, Luise (Luise) Maas (born 1894), a young cellist.
1911-1914: Passes his final examination in architecture; designs costumes, stage sets, and window displays; begins his relationship with the Expressionist artists Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Paul Klee, and Hugo Ball, and the astrophysicist Erwin Freundlich. Marries Luise (Maas) Mendelsohn.
1915-1918: Volunteers for the Engineering Corps, serves at the Russian Front. Executes his first sketches for the Einstein Tower. Birth of only child, Esther, on May 4, 1916.
1918-1922: Transferred to the Western Front in 1918. Returns to Berlin and opens his architectural firm; mounts his first public exhibition "Architecture in Steel and Concrete," Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, and executes his "Dune Architecture" series and the Einstein Tower, Potsdam.
1923-1925: Lectures in Amsterdam, makes first trip to Palestine, the United States and Russia, and co-founds the Modern architecture group, the "Ring."
1926-1929: Executes a series of major department stores, designs for competitions, and the Metal Workers' Union Administration Building, Berlin.
1930-1932: Travels to Greece, Spain, England, and France. Executes the Columbus House, Berlin and becomes a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts.
1933-1935: Leaves Germany for Holland, establishes "European Mediterranean Academy," forms a partnership with Serge Chermayeff in England, and executes the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, England, and Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
1936-1940: Executes several projects in Jerusalem, becomes a British citizen and volunteers for the British army.
1941-1945: Immigrates to the United States, lectures extensively, eventually settles in San Francisco and begins work on his book, "Architecture in a Changing World, or a Philosophy of Architecture," and exhibits his work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1946-1948: Becomes a US citizen, executes several commissions, and is appointed lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
1949-1953: Executes architectural commissions in the US and dies in San Francisco on September 15, 1953.
1952: Publication of Il contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna, by Mario Federico Roggero (Milan, 1952).
1954: Retrospective exhibition, "The Palestine Period in Erich Mendelsohn's Work," Milan Triennale.
1956: Publication of Eric Mendelsohn, by Arnold Whittick (2nd ed., London, 1956; 1st ed. published 1940).
1960: International traveling exhibition, "100 Sketches," Venice Biennale, and publication of Eric Mendelsohn, by Wolf von Eckardt (New York, 1960).
1967: Publication of Eric Mendelsohn: letters of an architect, Oskar Beyer, ed., with introduction by Nikolaus Pevsner (London, 1967).
1968: International traveling exhibition organized by the Verein Deutsches Bauzentrum, and Akademie der Künste.
1969: Exhibition, "The Drawing of Eric Mendelsohn," University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.
1970: Publication of Erich Mendelsohn: opera completa, by Bruno Zevi (Milan, 1970) with biographical notes by Luise Mendelsohn.
1975: Sale of the Erich Mendelsohn collection of drawings and manuscripts to the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin.
1980: Death of Luise Mendelsohn, San Francisco, CA.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers, 1894-1992, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 880406.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in several acquisitions in 1988 from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn.

Processing History

The Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers (880406) comprise materials from the Luise Mendelsohn papers (880398) and the Erich Mendelsohn papers (880406), together with five smaller acquisitions. The archive was processed and described by Scott Wolf in December, 1996. In September 2009 item counts were added to the container list for boxes 3-6. In 2010-2011 selected correspondence was cataloged by Isabella Zuralski and Alexis Adkins as part of a collaborative digitization project with the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The digital Erich Mendelsohn Archive is available on the Kunstbibliothek website: http://ema.smb.museum/en/home .

Existence and Location of Copies

Selected correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn has been digitized and contributed to the digital Erich Mendelsohn Archive, organized and hosted by the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: http://ema.smb.museum .

Related Archival Materials note

The bulk of the Erich Mendelsohn papers is held by the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Erich and Luise Mendelsohn Papers include personal family correspondence, photographs, and documents from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn, spanning the period from her early correspondence with Erich Mendelsohn in 1910 until her death in 1980. Materials include letters and manuscripts by Luise Mendelsohn, her personal diaries, autobiography and correspondence with scholars concerning exhibitions and publications on her late husband. Her personal correspondence with Erich Mendelsohn provides rare insights into his architectural projects and his views on modern art. The papers of Luise Mendelsohn demonstrate how she managed her late husband's architectural estate and maintained a broad correspondence with leading architectural historians. This material also documents her contribution to architecture, in particular her support for a national museum dedicated to modern architecture - a notion she credited to her husband.
Individuals represented in the Mendelsohn Papers include: Felix Ben Ari, Oskar Beyer, Ralph Beyer, William Bruck, Wolf von Eckardt, Walter Gropius, Marianne Hahn, Hugo Häring, Armin Hermann, Richard Hunter, Erich (Eric) Mendelsohn, Luise Mendelsohn, Maria Luise Esther Mendelsohn, Lewis Mumford, Dione Neutra, Victoria Ocampo, Ariel Parkinson, Thomas S. Politis, Giovanni Ponti, Julius Posener, Nikolaus Posener, Mario Federico Roggero, Hans Scharoun, Hans Schiller, Joost Schmidt, Salmann Schocken, Henry van de Velde, Arthur Voyce, H. Th. Wijdeveld, Arnold Wittick, Bruno Zevi.
Selected correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn has been digitized and contributed to the digital Erich Mendelsohn Archive, organized and hosted by the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: http://ema.smb.museum .

Arrangement note

The Erich and Luise Mendelsohn Papers are organized in 11 series. Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts, Erich and Luise Mendelsohn, 1910-1953 Series II. Family correspondence and documents, 1903-1992 Series III. Manuscripts, lectures, and publications by Erich Mendelsohn, 1919-1955 Series IV. Collected documentation, articles, and publications about Erich Mendelsohn, 1924-1992 Series V. Correspondence and printed material related to exhibitions on Erich Mendelsohn, 1942-1980 Series VI. Luise Mendelsohn correspondence, 1924-1980, bulk 1953 Series VII. Luise Mendelsohn travel diaries, biography of Erich Mendelsohn and autobiography, 1934-1980 Series VIII. Disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1966-1987 Series IX. Family and architectural photographs, 1894-1988 Series X. Audio and video recordings, microfilm and slides, 1952-1980 Series XI. Architectural drawings and exhibition poster, 1950, 1978

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965
Lissitzky, El, 1890-1941
Mendelsohn, Erich, 1887-1953
Mendelsohn, Luise, 1894-1980
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970
Oud, J. J. P. (Jacobus Johannes Pieter), 1890-1963
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Poelzig, Hans, 1869-1936
Velde, Henry van de, 1863-1957
Wagner, Otto, 1841-1918
Worringer, Wilhelm, 1881-1965
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959

Subjects - Topics

Architectural criticism
Architecture, Modern--20th century
Architecture, Modern--Exhibitions
Expressionism (Art)
Futurism (Art)
Neo-impressionism (Art)

Subjects - Places

Asia--Description and travel
Europe--Description and travel
Presidio of San Francisco (Calif.)
Soviet Union--Description and travel
United States--Description and travel

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Audiocassettes
Diaries
Photographic prints
Photographs, Original
Sketchbooks
Videocassettes
Watercolors

Contributors

Beyer, Oskar, b. 1882
Eckardt, Wolf von, 1918-1995
Hahn, Marianne
Hunter, Richard M.
Maas, Rosa, 1858-1941
Meier, Günter
Mendelsohn, Esther
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1902-1983
Ponti, Gio, 1891-1979
Posener, Julius
Roggero, Mario Federico
Velde, Henry van de, 1863-1957
Whittick, Arnold, 1898-1986
Wijdeveld, H. Th., 1885-1987
Zevi, Bruno, 1918-2000


Container List

 

Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts, Erich and Luise Mendelsohn, 1910-1953

Selected Erich and Luise Mendelsohn correspondence, 1910-1953 (digital version)

Physical Description: 6.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series I contains personal correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn, covering the years 1910-1953, with assorted manuscripts and notes by Erich Mendelsohn, letters to Esther Mendelsohn and Erich's students and colleagues, and letters from Marianne Hahn, H. Th. Wijdeveld, Lewis Mumford, and Victoria Ocampo. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Letters from Erich Mendelsohn are all typed copies, many of which have been published in Briefe eines Architekten (Munich: Prestel, 1961). The letters from Luise are handwritten. They write about their personal life, impressions of political events, family concerns, travel experiences, and topics in art and architecture. Erich Mendelsohn discusses the work of other modern artists and architects, most notably Feininger, Gropius, Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, El Lissitzky, Neutra, Oud, Picasso, Poelzig, Mies van der Rohe, Van de Velde, Otto Wagner, Worringer, and Wright. He also reflects on the historical development of modern architecture and weighs the importance of such movements as Neo-Impressionism, Expressionism, and Futurism. Mendelsohn's letters also give detailed descriptions of his architectural commissions from conception to realization, as well as descriptions and evaluations of buildings and cities he encountered during his travels through Europe, the Soviet Union, the Middle East, and America. Among the letters are enclosures such as programs, pressed flowers and photographs, as well as assorted documents.
Box 1

Letters, Erich Mendelsohn to Luise Mendelsohn, 1910-1930

Box 1, Folder 1

Typed transcriptions, 1910

Box 1, Folder 2

Typed transcriptions, 1911

Box 1, Folder 3

Typed transcriptions, 1912-1913

Box 1, Folder 4

Typed transcriptions, 1914-1915

Box 1, Folder 5

Typed transcriptions, 1916-1917

Box 1, Folder 6

Typed transcriptions, 1917

Box 1, Folder 7

Typed transcriptions, with 1 autograph letter, 1918

Box 1, Folder 8

Typed transcriptions, 1918-1919

Box 1, Folder 9

Typed transcriptions, 1920-1923

Box 1, Folder 10

Typed transcriptions, 1924-1925

Box 1, Folder 11

Typed transcriptions, with 1 autograph letter, 1926-1928

Box 1, Folder 12

Typed transcriptions, 1929-1930

Box 2

Letters, Erich Mendelsohn to Luise Mendelsohn, 1931-1953

Box 2, Folder 1

Typed transcriptions, 1931-1933

Box 2, Folder 2

Typed transcriptions, 1934-1936

Box 2, Folder 3

Typed transcriptions, 1937-1938

Box 2, Folder 4

Typed transcriptions, 1939-1945

Box 2, Folder 5

Typed transcriptions, 1946-1950

Box 2, Folder 6

Typed transcriptions, 1951-1953

Box 2, Folder 7

Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1910-1915

Box 2, Folder 8

Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1916-1922

Box 2, Folder 9

Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1913-1936

Box 2, Folder 10

Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1920-1936

Box 2, Folder 11

Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1938-1950

Box 2, Folder 12

Autograph research notes, Luise Mendelsohn, undated

Box 3

Assorted correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 1917-1953

Physical Description: 54 letters, handwritten notes
Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence (photocopied), Erich Mendelsohn, 1907-1925

Physical Description: 22 letters
Box 3, Folder 2

Letters (autograph), Erich Mendelsohn to Maria Luise Esther Mendelsohn, 1931-1941

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 3, Folder 3

Letters from Marianne Hahn, H. Th. Wijdeveld, and Lewis Mumford, 1933-1949

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 3, Folder 4

Letters (typescript and autograph), Erich Mendelsohn to Salmann Schocken, Thomas S. Politis and Clara (?), 1936-1953

Physical Description: 11 letters
Box 3, Folder 5

Letter (autograph) Erich Mendelsohn, to his assistants William Bruck, Stalick, and Schiller, 1941

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Concerning his retrospective exhibit at Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA), his university lectures, life in the U.S., the war, concentration camps, and professional opportunities in architecture.
Box 3, Folder 6

Letters (autograph and typescript) Erich Mendelsohn to his assistant William Bruck, 1944-1947

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 3, Folder 7

Letter (transcribed typescript) from Victoria Ocampo to Erich Mendelsohn (Berlin) with editorial corrections by Mendelsohn, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 3, Folder 8

Autograph notes, Erich Mendelsohn for a retrospective exhibition (1914-1940), undated

Box 4

Letters, Luise Mendelsohn to Erich Mendelsohn, 1910-1917

Physical Description: 567 letters, 2 envelopes, 17 enclosures
Box 4, Folder 1

Autograph letters, 1910

Physical Description: 8 letters
Box 4, Folder 2

Autograph letters, 1911

Physical Description: 40 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 4, Folder 3

Autograph letters, 1912

Physical Description: 40 letters, 3 enclosures
Box 4, Folder 4

Autograph letters, 1913

Physical Description: 47 letters, 1 enclusure
Box 4, Folder 5

Autograph letters, 1914

Physical Description: 45 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 4, Folder 6

Autograph letters, 1914

Physical Description: 58 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 4, Folder 7

Autograph letters, 1915

Physical Description: 86 letters, 3 enclosures
Box 4, Folder 8

Autograph letters, 1916

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 4, Folder 9

Autograph letters, with 2 letters from Luise's secretary Maria Anruf, 1917

Physical Description: 115 letters, 4 enclosures
Box 4, Folder 10

Autograph letters, with 1 letter from Luise's mother, Frau Maas, 1917

Physical Description: 83 letters, 3 enclosures
Box 4, Folder 11

Autograph letters, 1917

Physical Description: 35 letters
Box 5

Letters, Luise and Esther Mendelsohn to Erich Mendelsohn, 1918-1929

Physical Description: 445 letters, 1 envelope, 13 enclosures
Box 5, Folder 1

Autograph letters, 1918

Physical Description: 110 letters, 3 enclosures
Box 5, Folder 2

Autograph letters, 1918

Physical Description: 86 letters, 1 envelope, 4 enclosures
Box 5, Folder 3

Autograph letters, 1919

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 5, Folder 4

Autograph letters, 1920

Physical Description: 43 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 5, Folder 5

Autograph letters, 1921

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 5, Folder 6

Autograph letters, 1922

Physical Description: 54 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 5, Folder 7

Autograph letters, 1923

Physical Description: 13 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 5, Folder 8

Autograph letters, 1924

Physical Description: 31 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 5, Folder 9

Autograph letters, 1925

Physical Description: 39 letters, 2 enclosures
Box 5, Folder 10

Autograph letters, with 1 autograph note from Erich Mendelsohn, 1926

Physical Description: 16 letters
Box 5, Folder 11

Autograph letters, 1927

Physical Description: 20 letters
Box 5, Folder 12

Autograph letters, 1928

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 5, Folder 13

Autograph letters, 1929

Physical Description: 13 letters
Box 6

Letters, Lousie and Esther Mendelsohn to Erich Mendelsohn, 1930-1953

Physical Description: 260 letters, 1 envelope, 9 enclosures
Box 6, Folder 1

Autograph letters, 1930-1932

Physical Description: 25 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 6, Folder 2

Autograph letters, with 1 typescript letter from Aline to Luise Mendelsohn, 1933

Physical Description: 32 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 6, Folder 3

Autograph letters, 1934-1935

Physical Description: 26 letters
Box 6, Folder 4

Autograph letters, 1936-1937

Physical Description: 25 letters, 1 envelope, 1 enclosure
Box 6, Folder 5

Autograph letters, 1938-1939

Physical Description: 29 letters, 1 enclosure
Box 6, Folder 6

Autograph and typescript letters, with 1 letter from Luise to Gurry, 1941-1945

Physical Description: 38 letters
Box 6, Folder 7

Autograph letters, 1946-1948

Physical Description: 27 letters
Box 6, Folder 8

Autograph letters, 1949-1950

Physical Description: 25 letters, 4 enclosures
Box 6, Folder 9

Autograph letters, 1951-1953

Physical Description: 33 letters, 1 enclosure
 

Series II. Family correspondence and documents, 1903-1992

Physical Description: 2.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series II contains personal correspondence, principally between Luise and various family members in Germany, Israel, and the United States, arranged chronologically. The most prominent correspondents include Rosa Maas and Esther Mendelsohn. This series also includes family documents such as the honors and certificates of David Mendelsohn, family passports and immigration papers, Luise Mendelsohn's water color sketch books, accounting records, and the wills and testaments of various relatives.
Box 7

Assorted family correspondence and documents, 1903-1953

Box 7, Folder 1

Personal family documents and honors, David Mendelsohn, 1903-1931

Box 7, Folder 2

Personal family correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn and Rosa Maas, 1923-1934

Box 7, Folder 3

Personal family papers and documents, 1932-1953

Box 7, Folder 4

Family letters, Erich and Lousie to Esther Mendelsohn, 1933

Box 7, Folder 5

Personal family documents, British passports and visas, 1935-1937

Box 7, Folder 6

Personal family correspondence, Esther Mendelsohn and Rosa Maas, 1935-1955

Box 7, Folder 7

Personal family documents, U.S. immigration and naturalization papers, 1946

Box 7, Folder 8

Personal family documents, Luise Mendelsohn, 1950-1951

Box 8

Assorted family correspondence and documents, 1953-1992

Box 8, Folder 1

Obituaries for Erich Mendelsohn and related printed materials, 1953

Box 8, Folder 2

Letters of condolence for death of Erich Mendelsohn, 1953

Box 8, Folder 3

Personal family correspondence, Esther Mendelsohn, 1958-1959

Box 8, Folder 4

Correspondence and water colors, Esther Mendelsohn, 1961-1962

Box 8, Folder 5

Correspondence and water colors, Esther Mendelsohn, 1961-1962

Box 8, Folder 6

Correspondence and documents, inheritance from Marianne Hahn estate, 1961-1971

Box 8, Folder 7

Personal family correspondence, Lilly Mendelsohn;, 1968-1969

Box 8, Folder 8

Correspondence, receipts, and bills to Luise Mendelsohn from the Cosmopolitan Club, New York, 1969

Box 8, Folder 9

Correspondence, documents, and will and testament Eva Mendelsohn estate, 1974-1980

Box 8, Folder 10

Correspondence, documents, and will and testament, Hede Vasen Estate, 1977-1980

Box 8, Folder 11

Correspondence and loan documents, Luise Mendelsohn, California Savings and Loan Company, 1978-1979

Box 8, Folder 12

Esther Mendelsohn lecture on Erich Mendelsohn, 1987

Box 8, Folder 13

Typescript correspondence, Hanna Bruck and Esther Mendelsohn, 1992

 

Series III. Manuscripts, lectures, and publications by Erich Mendelsohn, 1919-1955

Physical Description: 1.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series III contains typed versions or photocopies of published articles and monographs, including, Amerika (Berlin: R. Mosse, 1926), Palestine and the world of tomorrow (Jerusalem, 1940), and Three lectures on architecture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1944). Other items include copies of Erich Mendelsohn's lectures "The Problem of a New Architecture" (1919), "My Own Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Architecture" (1948), "The Three Dimensions of Architecture - Their Symbolic Significance" (n.d.) and his eulogy to Hugo Vasen of 1932. Series also includes copies of correspondence and manuscripts by Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun and Hugo Häring (1946-1953).
Box 9

Manuscripts, lectures, and publications, 1919-1955

Box 9, Folder 1

Typed transcript, Erich Mendelsohn, lecture, "The Problem of a New Architecture," 1919

Box 9, Folder 2

Collected articles and exhibition announcements, 1920-1968

Box 9, Folder 3

Typescript (copy), Erich Mendelsohn, Amerika ca. 1926

Box 9, Folder 4

Exhibition catalogues and publishers' brochures, 1925-1968

Box 9, Folder 5

Typescript (copy), Erich Mendelsohn's eulogy for Hugo Vasen, 1932

Box 9, Folder 6

Brochures and typescripts, Deutsche Siedlungsausstellung, 1934

Box 9, Folder 7

Typescript (copy), Erich Mendelsohn, Palestine and the World of Tomorrow, 1940

Box 9, Folder 8

Monograph, Erich Mendelsohn, Three lectures on architecture 1945

Scope and Content Note

Signed and dedicated to Joe and Germaine Thompson;, 1945
Box 9, Folder 9

Transcript letter, Walter Gropius to Joost Schmidt, 1946

Box 9, Folder 10

Typescript lecture (copy), "My Own Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Architecture," Erich Mendelsohn, 1948

Box 9, Folder 11

Typescript (copy), Hans Scharoun, "Volksschule Darmstadt" 1951

Box 9, Folder 12

Typescript (copy), Hugo Häring, "Vom Geheimnis der Gestalt" 1953

Box 9, Folder 13

Typescript lecture, Erich Mendelsohn, "The Three Dimensions of Architecture --Their Symbolic Significance," U.C. Berkeley, undated

Box 43*, Folder 1

Monograph, Eric Mendelsohn, 1887-1953, ed. Luise Mendelsohn, No. 481, 1955

 

Series IV. Collected documentation, articles, and publications about Erich Mendelsohn, 1924-1992

Physical Description: 7.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series IV contains correspondence between the Mendelsohns and scholars engaged in researching Erich Mendelsohn's work. These include Arnold Whittick, Mario Federico Roggero, Oskar Beyer, Wolf von Eckardt, and Bruno Zevi. Material include reviews, translations, preliminary manuscripts, and offprints of monograph publications.
Box 10

Publications and clippings, 1924-1992

Box 10, Folder 1

Newspaper and magazine articles, 1924-1992

Box 10, Folder 2

Photocopied articles on Erich Mendelsohn exhibitions, 1932-1992

Box 10, Folder 3

Exhibition brochures, correspondence and related press reports, Erich Mendelsohn exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1941-1942

Box 10, Folder 4

Photocopied articles on Erich Mendelsohn exhibitions, 1960-1992

Box 10, Folder 5

Offprints, advertisements, and exhibition invitations related to Erich Mendelsohn, 1960-1969

Box 10, Folder 6

Exhibition poster, catalogues, and offprints related to Erich Mendelsohn, 1960-1988

Box 10, Folder 7

Offprints, catalogues, and invitations related to Erich Mendelsohn, 1964-1986

Box 11

Printed matter, manuscripts, and correspondence with Arnold Whittick, 1935-1980

Box 11, Folder 1

Correspondence with Arnold Whittick, 1935-1954

Box 11, Folder 2

Printed reviews and clippings, Arnold Whittick, 1940-1960

Box 11, Folder 3

Correspondence with Arnold Whittick, 1955-1958

Box 11, Folder 4-6

Typescript manuscript by Arnold Whittick, Eric Mendelsohn, ca. 1956

Scope and Content Note

Parts I and II.
Box 11, Folder 7

Correspondence, Arnold Whittick, 1959-1967

Box 11, Folder 8

Correspondence, Arnold Whittick, 1968-1980

Box 12

Correspondence with Mario Federico Roggero, and his manuscripts, 1948-1962

Box 12, Folder 1

Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1948

Box 12, Folder 2

Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1949-1950

Box 12, Folder 3

Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1951

Box 12, Folder 4

Manuscripts, translations and correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn for Mario Federico Roggero's book, Il contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna, 1951-1953

Box 12, Folder 5

Manuscripts (autograph), Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953

Box 12, Folder 6

Manuscripts (typescripts), Mario Federico Roggero; 1951-1953

Box 12, Folder 7

Translations (autograph), Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953

Box 12, Folder 8

Translations (autograph), Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953

Box 12, Folder 9

Manuscripts, Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953

Box 12, Folder 10

Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1952

Box 12, Folder 11

Correspondence and; criticism, Erich Mendelsohn, Mario Federico Roggero, et al., 1953

Box 12, Folder 12

Correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1953-1954

Box 12, Folder 13

Correspondence regarding copyright, 1955-1962

Box 12, Folder 14

Cover designs for Mario Federico Roggero, Il contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna, undated

Box 13

Correspondence and printed material regarding Mendelsohn's architecture, 1948-1990

Box 13, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings and printed documentation, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1948-1976

Box 13, Folder 2

Correspondence, Lousie Mendelsohn, demolition of the Kabarett der Komiker, 1962-1963

Box 13, Folder 3

Correspondence and lecture, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1962-1976

Box 13, Folder 4

Publicatoion, Park Synagogue, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966-1967

Box 13, Folder 5

Correspondence, Park Synagogue, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966-1967

Box 13, Folder 6

Newspaper clippings and printed documentation, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1967-1979

Box 13, Folder 7

Correspondence and (5) b&w photographs, Bexhill Pavilion, 1971-1979

Box 13, Folder 8

Correspondence and printed materials, Open University Press and BBC, Einstein Tower, and Bexhill Pavilion, 1974-1975

Box 13, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings and printed documentation, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1975-1976

Box 13, Folder 10

Correspondence and clippings, Universum Theater renovation, Berlin, 1975-1980

Box 13, Folder 11

Correspondence, photographs and printed materials, Haus der Metallarbeiter (IG Metalbund), 1979-1980

Box 13, Folder 12

Correspondence and collected material, Erich Mendelsohn, furniture design, 1986-1990

Box 14

Correspondence, Letters of an architect, 1953-1975

Box 14, Folder 1

Correspondence, Oskar Beyer, 1953-1955

Box 14, Folder 2

Publisher's correspondence, Letters of an architect, 1954-1966

Box 14, Folder 3

Correspondence, Oskar Beyer, 1956-1959

Box 14, Folder 4

Correspondence, Oskar Beyer, 1960-1969

Box 14, Folder 5

Manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Eric Mendelsohn Mensch und Form, 1961

Box 14, Folder 6

Reviews and articles, Letters of an architect, 1961-1969

Box 14, Folder 7

Typescript manuscript, Letters of an architect, 1961

Box 14, Folder 8

Publisher's advertisements, reviews and clippings, Letters of an architect, 1961-1963

Box 14, Folder 9

Correspondence Ralph Beyer, 1962-1965

Box 14, Folder 10

Correspondence, contracts and related materials, Letters of an architect, 1961-1965

Box 14, Folder 11

Clippings, photographs, and offprints, Ralph Beyer, 1962-1975

Box 14, Folder 12

Typescript biographical notes and published articles on Erich Mendelsohn by Oskar Beyer, 1963-1969

Box 14, Folder 13

Correspondence, Annemarie Beyer, 1964-1975

Box 14, Folder 14

Manuscripts, Letters of an architect 1967

Box 15

Correspondence with Bruno Zevi and Wolf von Eckardt, 1956-1980

Box 15, Folder 1

Correspondence and manuscripts, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn, 1956-1959

Box 15, Folder 2

Lists of illustrations, Bruno Zevi, 1959-1964

Box 15, Folder 3

Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn, 1961-1962

Box 15, Folder 4

Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn, 1962-1967

Box 15, Folder 5

Correspondence, Bruno Zevi and Etas-Kompass Publishers, 1965-1972

Box 15, Folder 6

Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, 1968-1972

Box 15, Folder 7

Typescripts, translation, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn: opera completa, 1970-1972

Box 15, Folder 8

Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, 1973-1980

Box 15, Folder 9

Collected articles, lecture manuscripts, and clippings, Bruno Zevi, 1957-1979

Box 15, Folder 10

Correspondence, Wolf von Eckardt; Eric Mendelsohn, 1959-1969

Box 15, Folder 11

Autograph manuscripts, lists of illustrations and reviews, Wolf von Eckardt, ca. 1960

Box 15, Folder 12

Typescript manuscripts, Wolf von Eckardt, 1960

Box 16

Correspondence, documents, printed materials, Letters of an architect, 1966-1979

Box 16, Folder 1

Monograph and offprint, Oskar Beyer, "Was ist Kunst-Dienst?" and "Oskar Beyer zum Gedanken," , 1943 1966

Box 16, Folder 2

Correspondence and contracts, Letters of an architect, 1966-1988

Box 16, Folder 3

Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1966-1968

Box 16, Folder 4

Offprint, Letters of an architect, 1967

Box 16, Folder 5

Photocopy, typescript manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Part I, 1969

Box 16, Folder 6

Photocopy, typescript manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Part II, 1969

Box 16, Folder 7

Photocopy, typescript manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Part III, 1969

Box 16, Folder 8

Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1969-1970

Box 16, Folder 9

Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1971-1972

Box 16, Folder 10

Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1973-1975

Box 16, Folder 11

Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1976-1980

Box 16, Folder 12

Correspondence and manuscripts, Ralph Beyer, 1979

Box 16, Folder 13

Autograph manuscripts and notes, Letters of an architect, undated

 

Series V. Correspondence and printed material related to exhibitions on Erich Mendelsohn, 1942-1980

Physical Description: 4.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series V includes correspondence between the Mendelsohns and a series of scholars engaged in the exhibitions of Erich Mendelsohn's work, for example Julius Posener, Nikolaus Pevsner, and Günter Meier, as well as several museum curators in the U.S., Germany, and Israel.
Box 17

Assorted correspondence regarding exhibitions and publications, 1942-1980

Box 17, Folder 1

Correspondence, Julius Posener, 1942-1973

Box 17, Folder 2

Correspondence, Daniel N. Fischel (Dodge Books), 1956-1962

Box 17, Folder 3

Correspondence Nikolaus Pevsner; 1966-1973

Box 17, Folder 4

Correspondence, William Alex (Replikon Editions), 1964-1966

Box 17, Folder 5

Correspondence, Günter Meier, 1966-1973

Box 17, Folder 6

Typescript biographical notes, manuscripts, and offprint for Julius Posener, exhibition catalogue, Erich Mendelsohn (Berlin), 1968

Box 17, Folder 7

Newspaper and magazine clippings, Julius Posener, 1968-1978

Box 17, Folder 8

Correspondence, Julius Posener; 1974-1980

Box 17, Folder 9

Typescript manuscript, Julius Posener, undated

Box 17, Folder 10

Typescript translation, Erich Mendelsohn, America, 1976-1977

Box 17, Folder 11

Photocopy, Erich Mendelsohn; Amerika, undated

Box 17, Folder 12

Correspondence, Ita Heize, 1979-1980

Box 18

Correspondence, architectural exhibitions, 1953-1980

Box 18, Folder 1

Obituaries and correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn, 1953-1960

Box 18, Folder 2

Exhibition correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1959-1960

Box 18, Folder 3

Exhibition documentation and ephemera, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1959-1965

Box 18, Folder 4

Exhibition correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1961

Box 18, Folder 5

Exhibition correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1962-1965

Box 18, Folder 6

Catalogues and announcements, Israel exhibition, 1954-1979

Box 18, Folder 7

Newspaper clippings, Israel exhibition, 1954-1979

Box 18, Folder 8

Exhibition correspondence, the Museum of Modern Art, 1957-1980

Box 18, Folder 9

8 b&w photographs, Israel exhibition, 1963

Box 19

Correspondence, architectural exhibitions, 1958-1978

Box 19, Folder 1

Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition Akademie der Künste, 1958-1961

Box 19, Folder 2

Exhibition photographs and slides, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1960

Box 19, Folder 3

Exhibition correspondence, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen and Henry-van-de-Velde-Gesellschaft, 1961

Box 19, Folder 4

Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1962-1965

Box 19, Folder 5

Exhibition correspondence, Erwin Gottschalk, Darmstadt (Bau-Muster-Haus), 1964-1968

Box 19, Folder 6

Exhibition ephemera and related materials, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1964-1969

Box 19, Folder 7

Lecture transcripts, offprints, and inventories, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1965-1966

Box 19, Folder 8

Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1966-1967

Box 19, Folder 9

Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1967-1969

Box 19, Folder 10

Exhibition correspondence, Erwin Gottschalk, Darmstadt (Bau-Muster-Haus), 1969-1970

Box 19, Folder 11

Exhibition correspondence, Erwin Gottschalk, Darmstadt (Bau-Muster-Haus), 1971-1978

Box 20

Correspondence, architectural exhibitions, 1958-1978

Box 20, Folder 1

Correspondence, Jewish Museum, New York, 1963

Box 20, Folder 2

Typescript article and interview, Susan King, Berkeley Museum of Art, 1968

Box 20, Folder 3

Correspondence and photographs, Berkeley exhibition, 1968-1969

Box 20, Folder 4

Newspaper reviews & ephemera, Berkeley exhibition, 1969

Box 20, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings, photographs, & ephemera, AIA exhibition, Washington, D.C., 1973

Box 20, Folder 6

Correspondence and ephemera, Spaced Gallery of Architecture, New York, 1977-1980

Box 20, Folder 7

Exhibition correspondence miscellaneous, 1961-1970

Box 20, Folder 8

Exhibition correspondence miscellaneous, 1971-1976

Box 20, Folder 9

Exhibition correspondence miscellaneous, 1977-1980

Box 20, Folder 10

Exhibition correspondence, miscellaneous autograph notes and ephemera, undated

Box 20, Folder 11

Newspaper clippings, Erich Mendelsohn exhibitions, miscellaneous, 1958-1968

 

Series VI. Luise Mendelsohn correspondence, , 1924-1980 bulk 1953

Physical Description: 6.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series VI is arranged in two groupings: one general and one arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Both sections are further arranged chronologically. While these letters date from 1924 to 1980, the bulk of the correspondence dates to after 1953 and documents Luise Mendelsohn's efforts to foster support for modern art and philanthropic institutions. Correspondents include Felix Ben Ari, Jan Despo (The Cultural Center, Athens), Marianne Hahn, Dr. Armin Hermann (Stuttgart), Richard Hunter (architect), Ernest L. Levinger, Lewis Mumford, Dione Neutra, Ariel Parkinson, Gio Ponti, Hans Scharoun, the Trocmé family, Arthur Voyce, Henry van de Velde, the Weizmann Institute, H. Th. Wijdeveld, National Museum of Building Arts, (Washington), and the Museo Internazionale di Architettura Moderna.
Box 21

Luise Mendelsohn correspondence (arranged chronologically) 1924-1971

Box 21, Folder 1

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1924-1964

Box 21, Folder 2

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1965

Box 21, Folder 3

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1965-1966

Box 21, Folder 4

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1967

Box 21, Folder 5

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1968

Box 21, Folder 6

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1968

Box 21, Folder 7

Typescript & autograph correspondence, 1969

Box 21, Folder 8

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1969

Box 21, Folder 9

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1970

Box 21, Folder 10

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1970

Folder 11

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1971

Box 22

Personal correspondence Luise Mendelsohn (arranged chronologically) 1972-1980

Box 22, Folder 1

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1972

Box 22, Folder 2

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1973

Box 22, Folder 3

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1974

Box 22, Folder 4

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1975

Box 22, Folder 5

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1976

Box 22, Folder 6

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1977

Box 22, Folder 7

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1978

Box 22, Folder 8

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1978

Box 22, Folder 9

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1979

Box 22, Folder 10

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1979

Box 22, Folder 11

Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1980

Box 22, Folder 12

Typescript and autograph correspondence, undated

Box 43*, Folder 2

1 b&w photograph, birthday greeting to Luise Mendelsohn, 1978 May 19

Box 23

Personal correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn (arranged by correspondent, A-S) 1951-1979

Box 23, Folder 1

Felix Ben Ari, correspondence, 1972-1973

Box 23, Folder 2

Marianne Hahn, photographs, correspondence, bank records and newspaper clippings, 1951-1953

Box 23, Folder 3

Dr. Armin Hermann, Stuttgart, correspondence and printed ephemera, 1972-1973

Box 23, Folder 4

Richard Hunter (architect) correspondence and architectural drawings, 1972-1974

Box 23, Folder 5

Richard Hunter (architect) correspondence, 1975-1976

Box 23, Folder 6

Richard and Frances Hunter, correspondence, undated

Box 23, Folder 7

Ernest L. Levinger, correspondence and printed articles, 1974-1975

Box 23, Folder 8

Lewis Mumford, correspondence 1953-1980

Box 23, Folder 9

Dione Neutra, correspondence and printed articles, 1957-1978

Box 23, Folder 10

Ariel Parkinson, correspondence and related materials, 1963-1980

Box 23, Folder 11

Ariel Parkinson, printed Ephemera, 1963-1980

Box 23, Folder 12

Ariel Parkinson, personal photographs and color sketches, 1963-1980

Box 23, Folder 13

Giovanni Ponti, correspondence, 1961-1969

Box 23, Folder 14

Giovanni Ponti, correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 23, Folder 15

Giovanni Ponti, correspondence, 1972-1979

Box 23, Folder 16

Hans Scharoun, correspondence, 1965

Box 23, Folder 17

Hans Schiller, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related materials, 1954-1979

Box 23, Folder 18

Axel Springer Verlag, correspondence, contracts and autograph notes, 1978

Box 24

Personal correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn (arranged by correspondent, T-Z) 1924-1980

Box 24, Folder 1

Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, 1954-1976

Box 24, Folder 2

Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, 1977-1978

Box 24, Folder 3

Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, 1979-1980

Box 24, Folder 4

Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, undated

Box 24, Folder 5

Hede Vasen, correspondence, 1933-1946

Box 24, Folder 6

Henry van de Velde, copied correspondence, 1923-1957

Box 24, Folder 7

Henry van de Velde, transcribed correspondence and manuscripts, 1924-1946

Box 24, Folder 8

Henry van de Velde, transcribed correspondence, 1946-1953

Box 24, Folder 9

Henry van de Velde, correspondence, 1953-1962

Box 24, Folder 10

Correspondence with and concerning Henry van de Velde, 1962-1972

Box 24, Folder 11

Announcements, serial and printed material related to Henry van de Velde, 1961-1962

Box 24, Folder 12

Watercolors and sketches by Nele van de Velde, undated

Box 24, Folder 13

Nele van de Velde, autograph correspondence, 1956-1957

Box 24, Folder 14

Weizmann Institute of Science, printed materials and correspondence, 1976-1980

Box 24, Folder 15

Printed materials, invitations and newspaper clippings concerning H. Th. Wijdeveld, 1965-1979

Box 24, Folder 16

H. Th. Wijdeveld, correspondence and related printed material, 1968-1980

Box 24, Folder 17

Arthur Voyce, correspondence and related printed material, 1970-1971

Box 25

National Museum of the Building Arts, [national museum of architecture] 1949-1980

Box 25, Folder 1

Collected catalogues and brochures, international museums of modern art, 1949-1972

Box 25, Folder 2

Correspondence, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1955-1958

Box 25, Folder 3

Clippings and printed ephemera, international museums of modern art, 1955-1973

Box 25, Folder 4

Organizational papers and clippings, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1957-1959

Box 25, Folder 5

Correspondence, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1959-1973

Box 25, Folder 6

Correspondence with Jan Despo et al, The Cultural Center, Athens, 1961-1963

Box 25, Folder 7

Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1975-1977

Box 25, Folder 8

Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1977

Box 25, Folder 9

Printed material, the Committee for a National Museum of the Building Arts;, 1975-1979

Box 25, Folder 10

Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1978

Box 25, Folder 11

Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1978-1979

Box 25, Folder 12

Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1980

Box 25, Folder 13

Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1980

Box 25, Folder 14

Lecture manuscript, Luise Mendelsohn, n.d.

Box 26

Correspondence and related papers regarding a modern museum of architecture, 1954-1979

Box 26, Folder 1-3

Correspondence and related papers, Museum of Modern Architecture, 1954-1964

Box 26, Folder 4-7

Correspondence, Museo Internazionale di Architettura Moderna, 1956-1965

Box 26, Folder 4

1956-1976

Box 26, Folder 5

1956-1976

Box 26, Folder 6

1962-1965

Box 26, Folder 7

1962-1965

Box 26, Folder 8-9

Correspondence and related papers, Museum of Modern Architecture, 1964-1969

Box 26, Folder 8

1968-1967

Box 26, Folder 9

1968-1969

Box 26, Folder 10-12

Printed documentation, The Floating Museum, 1975-1979

Box 43*, Folder 3

Architectural plans for a Museum of Modern Architecture and Museo Internazionale di Architettura Moderna, undated

 

Series VII. Luise Mendelsohn travel diaries, biography of Erich Mendelsohn, and autobiography, 1934-1980

Physical Description: 9.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Luise Mendelsohn travel diaries and papers relating to her autobiography are arranged chronologically. Luise Mendelsohn's personal accounts and correspondence concern her various trips through Europe and Asia (1934-1968). Her collected notes, manuscripts, and correspondence with publishers relate to her biography Eric Mendelsohn and her unpublished autobiography "My Life in A Changing World" (ca. 1974-1980).
Box 27

Lousie Mendelsohn personal travel diaries, 1934-1968

Box 27, Folder 1

Egypt, 1934

Box 27, Folder 2

Diary notations, 1935

Box 27, Folder 3

Europe, 1961

Box 27, Folder 4

Europe, 1961

Box 27, Folder 5

Travel diary, correspondence, and ephemera, Japan, 1962-1963

Box 27, Folder 6

Travel diary and correspondence, Greece, 1962-1963

Box 27, Folder 7

Travel diary and correspondence, Israel and Greece, 1963

Box 27, Folder 8

Diary and correspondence, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Iran, 1963

Box 27, Folder 9

Diary and correspondence, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Iran, 1964

Box 27, Folder 10

Diary and correspondence and sketches, Israel and Greece, 1964

Box 27, Folder 11

Diary and correspondence, Cavaliève, Basel, and London, 1964

Box 27, Folder 12

Diary and correspondence, Europe, 1968

Box 27, Folder 13

Typescript travel account, "Von Malaga nach Granada," undated

Box 28

Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, assorted papers, 1934-1980

Box 28, Folder 1

Newspaper and magazine clippings, Mendelsohn family, 1934-1967

Box 28, Folder 2

Autograph notes, personal family photographs, 1935-1967

Box 28, Folder 3

Newspaper clippings, assorted topics, 1957-1975

Box 28, Folder 4

Collected brochures and posters, 1959

Box 28, Folder 5

Family correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1961-1963

Box 28, Folder 6

Correspondence concerning copyright, Luise Mendelsohn, 1968-1979

Box 28, Folder 7

Correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1969-1980

Box 28, Folder 8

Correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, Evelyn Gendel, Simon and Schuster, 1969-1980

Box 28, Folder 9

Administrative correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1971-1976

Box 28, Folder 10

Outline, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1974

Box 28, Folder 11

Correspondence, Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada, 1979-1980

Box 28, Folder 12

Magazine clippings, undated

Box 28, Folder 13

Address lists, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, undated

Box 28, Folder 14

Autograph manuscripts, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, undated

Box 29

Collected articles on modern architecture, 1957-1980

Box 29, Folder 1

Photographs and postcards, 1957-1979

Box 29, Folder 2

Printed brochures and serials, 1958-1979

Box 29, Folder 3

Collected articles and newspaper clippings, Constantinos Doxiadis, 1960-1968

Box 29, Folder 4-7

Magazine clippings, 1960-1979

Box 29, Folder 8

Correspondence, articles, photographs, Watts Towers, Los Angeles, 1963-1972

Box 29, Folder 9

Brochures, pamphlets, and printed material, 1966-1979

Box 29, Folder 10

Clippings and photocopied articles, Henry Kissinger, 1971-1976

Box 29, Folder 11

Newspaper and magazine clippings, Paolo Soleri and Arconsanti, 1971-1980

Box 29, Folder 12

Photographs, Aeroport de Paris, undated

Box 30

Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1974-1976

Folder 1

Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," undated

Box 30, Folder 2

Typescript (photocopied), "My Life in a Changing World," undated

Box 30, Folder 3

Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," (I), undated

Box 30, Folder 4

Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," (II), undated

Box 30, Folder 5

Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," (III), undated

Box 31

Luise Mendelsohn autobiography (with biographical notes on Erich Mendelsohn) ca. 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 1

Typescripts, "Biographical notes: Eric Mendelsohn," (I), 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 2

Typescripts, "Biographical notes: Eric Mendelsohn," (II), 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 3

Typescripts, "Biographical notes: Eric Mendelsohn," (III), 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 4

Illustrations and captions for autobiography, 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 5-8

Typescripts, autobiography, 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 9

Autograph biographical notes, correspondence and clippings, 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 10

Autograph biographical notes, resume and typescript conclusion for autobiography, 1974-1976

Box 31, Folder 11

Autograph biographical notes, 1974-1976

Box 32

Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1974-1976

Box 32, Folder 1

Typescript, autobiography (I), 1974-1976

Box 32, Folder 2

Typescript, autobiography (II), 1974-1976

Box 32, Folder 3

Typescript, autobiography, ed. Sheila Lalwani (I), 1974-1976

Box 32, Folder 4

Typescript, autobiography, ed. Sheila Lalwani (II), 1974-1976

Box 32, Folder 5

Typescript, autobiography, ed. Sheila Lalwani (III), 1974-1976

Box 32, Folder 6

Correspondence, Sheila Lalwani, 1976-1978

Box 33

Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 1-2

Typescript, autobiography (1894-1933), 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 3-4

Typescript, autobiography (1933-1941), 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 5-6

Typescript, autobiography (1941-1963), 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 7-8

Typescript, autobiography (1963-), 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 9

Typescript, autobiography (pp.497-960), 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 10

Typescript, autobiography (pp.549-753), 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 11

Typescript, autobiography (pp.754-960), 1974-1976

Box 33, Folder 12

Illustrations, autobiography (1894-1933), 1974-1976

Box 34

Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1979

Box 34, Folder 1

Typescript, résumé, autobiography (I)

Box 34, Folder 2

Typescript, autobiography (II)

Box 34, Folder 3

Typescript, autobiography (III)

Box 34, Folder 4

Typescript, autobiography (IV)

Box 34, Folder 5

Typescript, autobiography (V)

Box 35

Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1979

Box 35, Folder 1-3

Typescript (1894-1933)

Box 35, Folder 4-5

Typescript (1933-1941)

Box 35, Folder 6

Typescript (1941-1953)

Box 35, Folder 7-10

Typescript (1953-1980)

 

Series VIII. Disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1966-1987

Physical Description: 1.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series VIII includes correspondence, inventories, personal accounting records, and agreements concerning the sale of Erich Mendelsohn's architectural collection to the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, and the contribution of his sketchbooks to the University of California, Berkeley.
Box 36

Correspondence, 1966-1987

Box 36, Folder 1

Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive and personal investments, Luise Mendelsohn, 1966-1969

Box 36, Folder 2

Bernard Rosenthal research notes, correspondence, and bills concerning the sale of the Erich Mendelsohn collection to the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, 1967-1976

Box 36, Folder 3-4

Typescript bibliographies, archive inventories, notes, 1968-1969

Box 36, Folder 5

Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive and personal investments, Luise Mendelsohn, 1968-1971

Box 36, Folder 6

Typescript bibliographies and archive listings, 1969

Box 36, Folder 7

Lists and partial inventories, Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1969-1977

Box 36, Folder 8

Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1969-1972

Box 36, Folder 9

Photocopies and clippings from Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1969-1979

Box 36, Folder 10

Typescript copy of Lotte Schiller, Catalog of sketches, 1970

Box 36, Folder 11

Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1970-1980

Box 36, Folder 12

Documentation and correspondence, Goya and Mullican donations to the University of California Museum, Berkeley, 1970-1980

Box 36, Folder 13

Donation to the Bach Society library, Carmel, CA, 1971-1972

Box 36, Folder 14

Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1971-1975

Box 36, Folder 15

Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1973-1977

Box 36, Folder 16

Financial documentation, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1975

Folder 17

Newspaper clippings, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1975-1977

Box 36, Folder 18

Collected periodicals, Erich Mendelsohn, 1975-1978

Box 36, Folder 19

Correspondence, Felix Rosenthal and Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, 1975-1980

Box 36, Folder 20

Dealer's correspondence and administrative papers concerning the acquisition of seven Mendelsohn architectural models, 1987

Box 36, Folder 21

Graham Foundation, accounting records, undated

Box 36, Folder 22

Autograph notes, Erich Mendelsohn archive, undated

 

Series IX. Family and architectural photographs, 1894-1988

Physical Description: 5.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Series IX contains approximately 688 b&w photographs, assorted color prints and slides, and four family photo albums all documenting Mendelsohn family members and various architectural projects by Erich Mendelsohn in Germany, Israel, and England. Each grouping is arranged chronologically.
Box 37

Family photographs, 1894-1953

Scope and Content Note

243 b&w photographs, 1 b&w negative, and 1 color photograph.
Box 38

Family photographs, 1917-1919

Scope and Content Note

152 b&w photographs.
Box 39

Family photographs, 1920-1980

Scope and Content Note

71 b&w and color photographs, 2 color slides.
Box 40

Family photographs, 1930-1941

Box 40, Folder 1

Mendelsohn family photo album, 1927-1930

Box 40, Folder 2

Mendelsohn family photo album, 1928-1929

Box 40, Folder 3

Mendelsohn family photo album, 1930-1931

Box 40, Folder 4

3 b&w photographs of Erich, Luise and Esther Mendelsohn, ca. 1941

Box 40, Folder 5

Mendelsohn family photo album, 1947

Box 41

Erich Mendelsohn architectural projects, 1926-1988

Scope and Content Note

222 b&w photographs, 39 b&w negatives, and 15 color photographs.
 

Series X. Audio and video recordings, microfilm and slides, 1952-1980

Physical Description: 1.0 box(es)

Scope and Content Note

Audio and video tape recordings document Erich Mendelsohn lectures "Two Alternatives for the Future of Architecture," his address to young architects at the University of Oklahoma (1953), the 50th anniversary celebration of the I.G. Metal, Workers Union House, Berlin, and one video tape recording of the Erich Mendelsohn exhibition "Memories and Visions" (1977). This series also includes slide and microfilm copies of Erich Mendelsohn lectures, sketches and models in the Kunstbibliothek (Berlin) and University Museum, Berkeley.
Items are arranged chronologically within each medium: 14 slides, 6 sound cassettes and 1 sound tape reel, 1 VHS videocassette, 7 reels 35mm microfilm. Audiovisual items have been numbered by the repository, C1-C6, R1, V1, M1-7. Online access to digitized audio and video recordings  is available to on-site readers and Getty staff.
Box 42

Slides, 1988

 

14 color photographic slides of Erich Mendelsohn models in the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin collection, 1988

Box 42

Sound recordings

 

C1: Erich Mendelsohn lecture, "Frank Lloyd Wright," lectures 1 and 2, University of Oklahoma, 1952 May 2

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette : analog. Original.
 

C2-C3: Erich Mendelsohn lecture, "Two Alternatives for the Future of Architecture," University of California, Berkeley (recorded by Hans Schiller), 1953 Apr 2

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes : analog. Original.
 

C4-C5: Erich Mendelsohn lecture to young architects, University of Oklahoma, 1953 Mar 4-5

Scope and Content Note

2 sound cassettes : analog. Original.
 

Lecture about Mendelsohn's design, "50 Year Celebration of the I.G. Metal, Workers Union House, Berlin," 1980 Aug 17

Scope and Content Note

R1: 1 sound tape reel (BASF): analog. Original.
C6: 1 sound cassette : analog copy (distorted).
Box 42

Video recording

 

V1: Erich Mendelsohn exhibition "Memories and Visions," 1977 Mar 22

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS). Original.
Box 42

Microfilms

 

M1: Erich Mendelsohn, typescript, "Three lectures on architecture," (Berkeley), 1944

 

M2: Erich Mendelsohn sketches in the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, 1957 Jun 2

 

M3: Sketches selected for the Biennale, prepared in London for the exhibition catalogue of the R.I.B.A., 1961

 

M4: Catalogue of Erich Mendelsohn sketches, Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, undated

 

M5: Typescript correspondence concerning the Museum of Architecture project, undated

 

M6: Erich Mendelsohn sketches of buildings for Palestine (I), prepared by the Library, University of California, Berkeley, undated

 

M7: Erich Mendelsohn sketches of buildings for Palestine (II), prepared by the Library, University of California, Berkeley, undated

 

Series XI. Architectural drawings and exhibition poster, , 1950 1978

Physical Description: 6.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Series XI contains five drawings by Erich Mendelsohn's students for the Presidio Redevelopment Project, San Francisco (1950) and one poster for the exhibition "Gezeichnete Architektur," Hamburger Kunsthalle (1978).
Oversize 1**

5 student drawings and photographs, W. M. Wendersohn, F. Rosenthal and D. Schlesinger, detailed plans, sections and perspectives for the Helidrome, Presidio Redevelopment Project, San Francisco, 1950

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Exhibition poster for the exhibition, "Gezeichnete Architektur," Hamburger Kunsthalle;, 1978