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INVENTORY OF ASSORTED PAPERS RELATING TO BAUHAUS DESIGNERS, 1919-1984
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Box 1, Folder 1

Letters from Peter Schwarze-Heisterkamp (Blinky Palermo), 1963

Scope and Content Note

Twelve letters to Ingrid Denneborg, whom he married in 1965, and 1 letter to her daughter, Iris. Letters are undated but from the postmarks appear to be from 1963. Most are love letters and include pen or pencil drawings.
Box 1, Folder 2

Bauhaus Konvolut, 78 photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Most of the photographs are unidentified and include portraits, objects, posters and art works. Four are in postcard format.
Box 1, Folder 3

Bauhaus Konvolut, design for a kitchen table

Scope and Content Note

Three pencil drawings, two with color indicating materials for construction of the table.
Box 1, Folder 4

Bauhaus Konvolut, offprint by Sigfried Giedion

Scope and Content Note

Offprint "The Need for a New Monumentality," reprinted from New Architecture and City Planning, published by Philosophical Library, New York.
Box 1, Folder 5

Bauhaus Konvolut, printed article in tribute to Eduardo Westerdahl, 1984

Scope and Content Note

Article written by Franz Roh in Munich for the inauguration of courses at La Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, May 1984. The article was published by Wedekind & Co., Stuttgart and appeared in the Gaceta de Arte which Westerdahl edited.
Box 1, Folder 6

Bauhaus Konvolut, four sheets of pencil sketches

Scope and Content Note

In black and red pencil, sketches appear to be designs for paper construction projects.
Box 1, Folder 7

Bauhaus Konvolut, designs by Gustav Hassenpflug, Walter Tralau and Arieh Sharon

Scope and Content Note

Two clippings from a publication of five cut-out designs for paper constructions.
Box 1, Folder 8

Bauhaus Konvolut, typescript course of study and a reading list

Scope and Content Note

Five pages from a curriculum with the objectives that will be met in each course; four page reading list for Bauhaus material written in Czech.
Box 1, Folder 9

Bauhaus Konvolut, inventory of Bauhaus items

Scope and Content Note

Four typescript pages, in duplicate, including books, journals, letters, newspaper clippings, photographs and other printed material.
Box 1, Folder 10

Bauhaus Konvolut, design for a coffee service, 1938

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of a project for an examination.
Box 1, Folder 11

Bauhaus Konvolut, five typescripts by Hans Eckstein, 1950's-1960's

 

Bauhaus Weimar-Dessau-Berlin, 1919-1933

Scope and Content Note

Thirteen typescript pages with annotations relates history of the Bauhaus movement.
 

Die Maler am Bauhaus

Scope and Content Note

Seven typescript pages (includes duplicates of first six pages) with annotations relating history of the Bauhaus disciplines in conjunction with an exhibition at the Kunsthalle, Munich.
 

Sinn und Bedeutung der Werkstatt-Erziehung des Bauhauses, 1968

Scope and Content Note

Seven typescript pages with annotations for the catalog of a Bauhaus exhibition, (Stuttgart?).
 

Bauhaus, ms., 1968

Scope and Content Note

Eight typescript pages with annotations that are reflections on the Bauhaus, for the Stuttgart Kunstgebäude exhibition, 1968.
 

Das Bauhaus

Scope and Content Note

Fourteen typescript pages with annotations relates to history of the Bauhaus and addresses the appropriateness of building a museum for Bauhaus art.
Box 1, Folder 12

Bauhaus Konvolut, typescript by Hellmuth Krüger

Scope and Content Note

Nine typescript pages "Aufbau und Ziele der Meisterschule in Leipzig" about its establishment and curriculum.
Box 1, Folder 13

Bauhaus Konvolut, correspondence

 

Letter from Ernst Neufert to Dr. Mayer, 1926

Scope and Content Note

Neufert asks if Dr. Mayer would accept a teaching position at the new Bauhochschule in Weimar.
 

Postcard to Vreni and Theo [Ballmer?], 1933

Scope and Content Note

Postcard sent from Moscow also has greeting from Walter [Gropius?].
 

Telegram from R. Seldt to Theo Ballmer, 1936

Scope and Content Note

From the Gesellschaft für kulturelle Verbindung der Sowjetunion mit dem Auslande about a French transcription.
Box 1, Folder 14

Bauhaus Konvolut, graphics and poster designs by Heinz Borchers (1), Karl H. Haupt (1), Erich Mrozek (9), Robert Michel (1) and Walter Dexel (1) and 1 unidentified, 1931, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Images include poster for a Künstlerfest 1931; advertisements for products and businesses; letterhead; design for a machine; decorative designs.
Box 1, Folder 15

Bauhaus Konvolut, miscellany (10 items)

Scope and Content Note

Five handwritten sheets with instructions for constructing objects, and notations from a photograph album; typescript page from "Die Meisterschule für Deutschlands Buchdrucker in München," ca. 1926 about the founding of a new school; printed card for an exhibition at the Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst in Munich; three handwritten pages of notes. [For a chair design from Bauhaus Konvolut folder see flat file folder 1**].
Box 1, Folder 16

Carl Schlemmer, three typescripts, 1924

Scope and Content Note

Letter from Schlemmer (brother of Oskar Schlemmer), dated May 21, 1924 about changing the director of the Bauhaus in Weimar; two page typescript, dated May 8, 1924 about the accuracy of expenditures at the Bauhaus under Walter Gropius and the inexcusability of this situation; letter to the Meisterrat and Schülerausschuss des Staatlichen Bauhauses, dated May 21, 1924 as an explanation in response to accusations that he is not a friend of the Bauhaus.
Box 1, Folder 17

Lucia Moholy, correspondence 1952-1977, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Letters are addressed to Eduard Heiberg, Herbert Hübner, Dr. Rotzler, Volkshochschule Köln (with brochure), Franz Kalivoda and from Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Oskar Schlemmer, Tut Schlemmer, Herta Wescher, Helmut von Erffa, Jan and Edith Tschicold, Camille Graeser, Heiner Hesse (27 items).
Box 1, Folder 18

Lucia Moholy, miscellany, 1921-1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 photos by Moholy-Nagy; program for a festival of artists held at the Filmpalast Kalte Ente on Nov 5, 1929; 9 page typescript essay on photography by Hans-Gerhard Evers; 11 page typescript "Bedingungen des Sehens," author and date not noted; 2 page typescript by Raoul Hausmann, "Allerlei neue Photomöglichkeiten;" typescript page of 13 questions about the future of Bauhaus; 11 items of notes in Moholy's handwriting (18 items).
Box 1, Folder 19

Lucia Moholy, 52 photographic prints

Scope and Content Note

Identified photos include Heinrich Jacoby, Julia Feininger, Theo and Nelly van Doesburg, Clara Zetkin, Fanny Mayer, Florence Henri, Georg Muche, Tilla Winz, Walter Gropius, Franz Singer, Ulla Blau (Frisch), Theodor Neubauer, and several self-portraits.
Box 1, Folder 20

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 12 items, 1925-1947

Scope and Content Note

Includes postcard to K. Hermann Haupt, ca. 1925; permission to take a semester abroad, Mar 30, 1931; printed flyer about population expansion, 1930; exhibition catalog at Cyril's Studio Gallery, Detroit, Dec 1947; 5 page offprint by Moholy-Nagy "Scharf order Unscharf?," Apr 1929 about Prof. Schaja (Hans Windisch); 8 page prospectus for publication, Telehor by architect Franz Kalivoda, featuring Moholy-Nagy in no.2, 1936; brochure from the Institute of Design, Chicago (where Moholy-Nagy was director) with curriculum and courses of study, 1946; offprint "New Education organic approach" by Moholy-Nagy, reprinted from Art and Industry, Mar 1946; exhibition catalog from the Katharine Kuh Gallery, Chicago, Jan 4-Feb 4, 1939?; letterhead for Bauhaus Dessau; 2 brochures for books about Bauhaus published by Albert Langen, 1926 and 1927.
Box 2, Folder 1

Bauhaus Textiles, six essays/articles, 1935-1968

Scope and Content Note

Six page typescript "On Designing," by Margaret Leischner, in duplicate and 4 offprints published in "Textiles of Ireland" April, 1966; 4 page typescript by Leischner, "The Bauhaus a Legend?," Oct 11, 1968; 2 page typescript review of Anni Albers book "On Weaving," Feb 22, 1966 and 17 page typescript of Content with chapter descriptions; 2 anonymous typescripts on training textile designers (one 6 pages, one 5 pages); 2 sided page of typescript, Bildwerkerei der Gegenwart, May 18, 1935 about textiles and Jugendstil.
Box 2, Folder 2

Bauhaus Textiles, one essay and 5 sheets of anonymous notes, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Nine page typescript by Gunta Stadler-Stölzl, "Mehr Wagnis als Planung: Die Textilwerkstatt des Bauhauses 1919 bis 1931," Dec 1, 1967; 5 handwritten pages of notes including one sheet with a color coded legend.
Box 2, Folder 3

Bauhaus Textiles, Erich Mrozek, course outline on textiles ca. 1929-1930

Scope and Content Note

Thirteen page handwritten outline for course taught at the Bauhaus with 6 loose sketches in ink for fabric designs.
Box 2, Folder 4

Bauhaus Textiles, clippings, fabric designs, photographic prints, ca. 1928-1947

Scope and Content Note

Three clippings about fabrics, one from the "Yorkshire Post," Jun 10, 1947; fabric sample by Grete Reichardt from ca. 1928; 5 designs (1 clipping, 1 photograph, 3 printed sheets) for fabrics and wallpapers by Rosa Berger ( 1928), M. Kurshuk ( 1936) and Léna Meyer-Bergner; 10 photographs which include works by Paul Klee, Josef Albers, Oskar Schlemmer, 3 of a house featured in "The Ideal Home Magazine," 4 textile constructions and 1 of the house of Margaret Leischner(?). [For newspaper clippings from the Bauhaus Textile file see Box 5*,f.4.]
Box 2, Folder 5

FOG (Frankfurter Oktober Gruppe)

 

Correspondence, 19 letters, 1929-1968 (bulk 1929-1930)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Robert Michel includes business letters dealing with the Deutschen Werkbund (frequently signed by staff members) and arrangements for lectures, films and expansion of FOG. One letter addressed to Robert and Ella Bergmann-Michel from Ilse Molzahn. Three letters in duplicate.
 

FOG membership list

Scope and Content Note

4 typescript pages.
 

Charter and bylaws for Bund das neues Frankfurt

Scope and Content Note

5 typescript pages.
 

Poetry by Hans Arp

Scope and Content Note

4 typescript pages with 7 poems.
 

Wo wohnen alte Leute by Ella Bergmann-Michel

Scope and Content Note

Announcement for the film by Bergmann-Michel on Jan 10, 1932 and 4 typescript reviews of the film.
 

Miscellany, ca. 1927-1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript page of guidelines for the DWB (Deutschen Werkbund); typescript page with 3 reviews for an exhibition of Michel and Bergmann-Michel works; 3 typescript pages from the Sturm exhibition of Bergmann-Michel, Feb 1927 listing works by name and price; typescript page of a bibliography 1921-1966 from Michel; 2 page typescript from Glaswerke Stolberg, Aachen, listing participants in the Paris convention of Mar 13-15, 1929; 2 typescript announcements for a meeting of FOG and a film; form for announcing future dates of films; 2 newspaper clippings with information about upcoming talks and exhibitions in Frankfurt during 1929-1930; pencil drawing of an unidentified building. [For a blueprint from the FOG file see Box 5*, f.6.]
Box 2, Folder 6

Hannes Meyer, leaflet and correspondence, 1928-1932

Scope and Content Note

Leaflet "Schweizer Staedtebauer bei den Sowjets" published in Basel 1932 with three articles, one by Meyer, "Der Architekt im Klassenkampf;" postcard from Meyer to Mr. and Mrs. [Walter] Dexel ( 1928); telegram from Polockyj to Max Mayer about the latter's article "Das Tresthaus in Charkow;" typescript letter from Meyer to Mart Stam about Stam's participation in the bauhaus ( Mar 31, 1928); typescript letter from Meyer to Hugo Häring about Meyer's resignation from "der ring" due to his involvement in various organizations in Russia ( Jan 1, 1931).
Box 2, Folder 7

Hannes Meyer, architectural plans and photographic prints, ca. 1927-1935

Scope and Content Note

50 items: Photographs include architectural plans and completed building construction for a Völkerbundgebäude for Geneva (ca. 1927) and the Gewerkschaftssiedlung in Bernau (ca. 1928) and the Palais de Nation; photograph of a map of old Moscow with its main streets ( 1935); photographs of Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer.
Box 2, Folder 8

Otto Rittweger, seven designs of his work, ca. 1925

Scope and Content Note

Three pencil drawings for lamps or lighting fixtures; 1 standing ashtray; watercolor of a candlestick; 2 watercolors of containers with lids.
Box 2, Folder 9

Joost Schmidt, designs, 14 items, ca. 1925-1932

Scope and Content Note

Six pages of pencil designs on red graph paper for series "Der Muskelmensch" ca. 1932; 8 pages of designs in pencil and colored pencils ca. 1925-1932, 2 from the series "Mensch und Raum" and 2 studies of block letters.
Box 2, Folder 10

Martin Elsaesser, photographic prints, letter, brochure, 1926-1929

Scope and Content Note

Twelve photographs of the architect's (building director for the city of Frankfurt) home in Ginheim 1926 with accompanying letter; brochure from "Jahrbuch der Baukunst 1928-1929 with a photograph of the living room in Elsaesser's house. For portfolio which contained this file see Box 4.
Box 3, Folder 1

Heinz Loew, 2 typescript essays, notebook about Joost Schmidt and miscellany

Scope and Content Note

Fourteen page partial typescript "Plastische Werkstatt Dessau 1927-1932" about the development of sculptural forms based on the work of Joost Schmidt [Loew's teacher at the Bauhaus, See final essay in Lehre und Arbeit am Bauhaus 1919-1932, Joost Schmidt ( 1984) p.44]; 2 page typescript (includes a duplicate) "Weimar" about the Bauhaus move from Weimar to Dessau; 5 page diploma for Loew at his graduation from Bauhaus, Dessau Mar 30, 1931 and a resident registration card from 1923; 32 page handwritten notebook about Joost Schmidt [See Lehre und Arbeit am Bauhaus 1919-1932, Joost Schmidt( 1974) p.7.
Box 3, Folder 2

Heinz Loew, three sets of drawings, 1929, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Ten pages of pencil drawings which accompanied the essay "Plastische Werkstatt"; 15 pages of pencil drawings for "Joost Schmidt und das Bauhaus 1919-1933"; 1 page pencil drawing of page layout for Berlin 1929 exhibit, Gas und Wasser for Junkers & Co., Dessau; 8 pages of pencil drawings of parts of the moving body primarily for the series Muskelmenschen.
Box 3, Folder 3

Heinz Loew, 25 photographic prints from his collection, ca. 1940-1959

Scope and Content Note

Most of the photographs are from exhibits mounted by Loew in the 1940s and 1950s and are not otherwise identified.
Box 3, Folder 4

Heinz Loew, 25 photographic prints from his collection, ca. 1940-1959

Scope and Content Note

Most of the photographs are from exhibits mounted by Loew in the 1940s and 1950s in England.
Box 3, Folder 5

Heinz Loew, 20 photographic prints and 1 negative from his collection, ca. 1940-1959

Scope and Content Note

Most of the photographs are from exhibits mounted by Loew in the 1940s and 1950s in England; includes some portrait prints.
Box 3, Folder 6

Heinz Loew, 8 drawings of utilitarian apparatuses

Scope and Content Note

Pencil drawings consist of dispensers, containers with lids, basket and scale; 2 printed sheets of a plumbing handle and a design.
Box 3, Folder 7

Heinz Loew, printed matter designs, ca. 1950-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes brochure on Bauhaus Dessau 1926-1976; invitation design for an Oskar Schlemmer exhibition opening Aug 10, 1977; brochure (2) for Estee, men's collars; 3 sets of brochures (8) for Johannsen & Ziegner metalworks and sign making; brochure for Cox phonedomes; 3 clippings of advertisements for Spicers Limited, a paper making company; periodical Rayon & Design vol.1, no.2, March 1950 which includes a clipping of a weaving designed by Margaret Leischner.
Box 3, Folder 8

Heinz Loew, 150 newspaper and magazine clippings mostly from ca. 1960-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Some clippings are portraits and exhibition shots. For additional clippings from the Heinz Loew file see Box 5*, f.5.
Box 3, Folder 9

Heinz Loew, material relating to Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung and other Bauhaus exhibitions (16 items), ca. 1963-1981

Scope and Content Note

Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung material includes membership lists, agendas for meetings; brochures about the Archive; letter asking for written messages on the anniversary of Joost Schmidt's death sent to his widow Helene Schmidt-Nonne; 8 printed sheets with information about the Bauhaus and its history for an exhibition held in 1979; exhibition brochure for the 1979 show; printed bibliography; invitation to an exhibition in Bauhaus-Archiv Darmstadt in 1963; exhibition flyer for show Stühle aus Stahl in Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin in 1981; flyer for exhibition of Herbert Bayer's lithographs in Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin in 1979. Other printed material consists of an exhibition flyer for the works of Xanti Schawinsky at the Galerie Suzanne Bollag, Zürich 1973; invitation to "50 Jahre Bauhaus" in Stuttgart 1968; 2 invitations for Bauhaus events in Düsseldorf for an evening of film Feb 10, 1971 and an exhibition "bauhaus-2.generation" Oct 23, 1980; advertisement for a book 50 Jahre Deutscher Werkbund, published by Alfred Metzner in Frankfurt and Berlin 1957?; card in memory of Oskar Schlemmer on the date that would have been his 80th birthday, Sep 4, 1968.
Box 3, Folder 10

Heinz Loew, partial reprint of "Bauhaus und Bauhaüsler" (8 pages)

Scope and Content Note

Edited by Eckhard Neumann, printed pages include the cover, table of contents and pp.62-66, an article by Ferdinand Kramer, "Bauhaus und neues Bauen."
Box 3, Folder 11

Heinz Loew, correspondence 1959-1978 (6 items)

Scope and Content Note

Three envelopes addressed to Loew; printed invitation to a birthday party for Mrs. Tut Schlemmer on Nov 12, 1970; postcard written by Loew with greetings to Prof. and Mrs. Gerhard Marcks Dec 22, 1958; postcard from Eva & Ruth Feb 2, 1978.
Box 3, Folder 12

Heinz Loew, 2 handwritten sheets with bibliography

Box 4

Two portfolio covers

Scope and Content Note

Green portfolio cover for Ella Bergmann-Michel 11 designs for a round room, see Box 5* f.1; brown, black and tan portfolio cover for Martin Elsaesser photographic prints, letter, brochure (14 items), see Box 2, f.10.
Box 5*, Folder 1

Ella Bergmann-Michel, 11 architectural designs for a round room, ca. 1925-1935

Scope and Content Note

Typescript page with description for room intended for the practice of Dr. Fingler, Frankfurt am Main. Walls are movable and could be placed anywhere in the house. The 11 architectural drawings are done in graphite and red pencil, 8 signed by Bergmann-Michel.
Box 5*, Folder 2

Ella Bergmann-Michel, 4 views of a room in house on Kronprinzenstrasse 8, Frankfurt am Main

Scope and Content Note

Poster paint over pencil with (address) inscription upper left; street renamed Münchnerstrasse; house was the studio of architect, Robert Michel from 1927-1934.
Box 5*, Folder 3

Lena Meyer-Bergner, 8 designs for fabrics, ca. 1928, 1950-1953

Scope and Content Note

Three fabric samples (a weaving study, table cloth study and curtain study) made at Bauhaus Dessau ca. 1928; 5 watercolor sheets of fabric designs from ca. 1950-1953.
Box 5*, Folder 4

Bauhaus Textiles, 2 sheets of newsprint from the Sunday London Times May 7, 1967

Scope and Content Note

Article "Guide to the Modern Movement in the Arts, Architecture: the 20th century revolution" with some portrait clippings and synopses of 44 architects'/firms' examples of their works. For additional material from the Bauhaus Textile file see Box 2, f.1-4.
Box 5*, Folder 5

Heinz Loew, newspaper and magazine clippings (18 items), 1939-1979

Scope and Content Note

Clippings include article from the Saturday Evening Post ( 1968), "The Curse of Conformity" by Walter Gropius; 8 pages from House and Garden ( Jan 1949) which features Walter & Ise Gropius's house. For additional clippings from the Heinz Loew file see Box 3, f.8.
Box 5*, Folder 6

FOG, blueprint for Berlin airport, Apr 1913

Scope and Content Note

For additional material from the FOG file see Box 2, f.5.
Box 5*, Folder 7

Arthur Schmidt, 2 exercises of student coursework from the class Gebrauchsgrafik am Bauhaus, ca. 1930

Scope and Content Note

Sheets for wallpaper (?) designs, from the class taught by Joost Schmidt.
Box 5*, Folder 8

Oskar Schlemmer, morphological study of the body

Scope and Content Note

Lithograph with 3 views of male body and 2 faces (1 facing forward and 1 in profile). Inscription on sheet: Vordruck/ unterricht schlemmer/ bauhaus dessau, blatt 1/ din a 2.
Flat file folder 1**

Bauhaus Konvolut, design for a seat which accommodates a man 170 cm. tall

Scope and Content Note

Pencil drawing which shows with a numbered graph how each part of the body would fit into a chair. For additional material from the Bauhaus Konvolut file see Box 1, f.2-15.