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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Separated Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Assorted papers relating to Bauhaus designers
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1984
    Collection number: 920020
    Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    Abstract: The collection consists of assembled material from the Bauhaus years of 1919-1933, as well as material influenced by Bauhaus designers up to 1984. Includes photographic prints, typescripts, offprints and publications, original graphics, clippings, sketches and drawings, weavings, curricula, and correspondence.
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    Language: Collection material in German, and English

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Assorted Papers relating to Bauhaus Designers, ca.1919-1984, Accession no. 920020, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired February 1992 from a dealer who assembled the collection.

    Processing History

    Rose Lachman processed the collection and wrote the finding aid.

    Separated Material

    One book transferred to the Getty Research Library's core collection.
    Sammlungen Bauhaus Dessau, Dessau: Bauhaus Dessau, 1988.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This assembled collection contains printed materials, drawings, manuscripts,photographs and correspondence from the years 1919-1933, the span of 14 years when the Bauhaus existed. The collection also includes later items, from scattered years to 1984, that show the on-going influence of the Bauhaus. This influence may be traced in the letters from the more contemporary artist Peter Schwarze-Heisterkamp (Blinky Palermo). The compilation includes photographic prints, essays and offprints, graphics, clippings, sketches, weavings, curricula and correspondence. Items had been gathered into bundles (Konvolut) by topic, by the previous owner(s).
    Represented from the Bauhaus period are such artists, architects and historians as Sigfried Giedion, Gustav Hassenpflug, Walter Tralau, Arieh Sharon, Hans Eckstein, Helmut Krüger, Heinz Borchers, Karl H. Haupt, Erich Mrozek, Robert Michel, Ella Bergmann-Michel, Walter Dexel, Carl Schlemmer, Oskar Schlemmer, Lucia Moholy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Franz Kalivoda, Margaret Leischner, Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Gunta Stadler-Stölzl, Grete Reichardt, Rosa Berger, M. Kurshuk, Léna Meyer-Bergner, Hannes Meyer, Otto Rittweger, Joost Schmidt, Martin Elsaesser, Arthur Schmidt, Hugo Häring, Mart Stam and Heinz Loew. One box is devoted to material from Heinz Loew (student of Joost Schmidt) and contains essays, drawings, photographs, clippings, papers from the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung and correspondence.
    This broad assemblage of papers by and about Bauhaus designers contains numerous examples of their works and enhances the other Bauhaus collections in the Research Library of the Getty Research Institute.


    The collection is arranged in one series, organized by artist and topic.

    Indexing Terms


    Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung
    Curriculum planning—Germany—History—20th century
    Furniture design—Germany—20th century
    Graphic arts
    Textile fabrics—History—20th century

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographs, Original
    Photographic prints


    Albers, Anni
    Albers, Josef
    Berger, Rosa
    Bergmann-Michel, Ella, 1896-1972
    Borchers, Heinz
    Dexel, Walter, 1890-1973
    Eckstein, Hans, 1898-
    Elsaesser, Martin, 1884-
    Gideon, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968
    Häring, Hugo, 1882-1958
    Hassenpflug, Gustav, 1907-1977
    Haupt, Karl Hermann
    Kalivoda, Franz
    Krüger, Helmut
    Kurshuk, M.
    Leischner, Margaret
    Loew, Heinz
    Meyer, Hannes, 1889-1954
    Meyer-Bergner, Lena
    Michel, Robert, 1876-1957
    Moholy, Lucia
    Moholy-Nagy, László
    Mrozek, Erich
    Palermo, 1943-1977
    Reichardt, Grete, 1907-
    Rittweger, Otto
    Schlemmer, Carl
    Schlemmer, Oskar, 1888-1943
    Schmidt, Arthur
    Schmidt, Joost, 1893-1948
    Sharon, Aryeh, 1900-
    Stam, Mart, 1899-
    Stölzl, Gunta, 1897-1983
    Tralau, Walter


    Rayon & design