Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students
Date (inclusive): approximately 1960-1985
9.5 Linear Feet
The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
The collection comprises audio
interviews by Judith Pearlman, accompanied by some transcrips, translations, notes and
printed matter. Also included are two videotapes of Bauhaus films; and the original
unenhanced cassette tapes and reel-to-reel master copies.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Judith Pearlman is the writer, producer and director of the 1995 documentary
Bauhaus in America.
Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of unreformatted audiovisual
materials, which are unavailable until reformatted.
Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students, approximately 1969-1985, The
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 920069.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was acquired from Judith Pearlman in 1992.
Papers and notes were rehoused by the Registrar upon receipt. Original media and use copies
were assigned numbers by Getty Research Institute staff to facilitate circulation and
reformatting. Kit Messick wrote the finding aid in 2017.
Existence and Location of Copies
Selected audio recordings have been digitized and are available to on-site readers and
Getty staff: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/920069av
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection comprises 90 audio reels, primarily interviews by Judith Pearlman,
accompanied by some transcriptions, translations, notes and printed matter. Also included
are two videotapes of Bauhaus films; enhanced audiocassette tapes of the interviews, and
audiocassette use copies.
The audio reels record interviews with masters, students, and others associated with of the
Bauhaus in Germany. Interviewees include Anni Albers, Gertrude Arndt, Herbert Bayer, Max
Bill, Roman Clemens, T. Lux Feininger, Max Gebhardt, Ise Gropius, Larry Haas, Felix and
Livia Klee, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Tut and Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Eva
and Andor Weininger. These interviews were assembled by Pearlman and her production company,
Cliofilm, as both research and content for her documentary
as well as for an article written for the
Ten reels record roughly 10 hours from the
50 Years Bauhaus
conference and exhibition (1969) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
Twenty files hold interview transcriptions and English translations, notes and research
material about Anni Albers, Walter Allner, Gertrude Arndt, Max Bill, Roman Clemens, Howard
Dearstyne, T. Lux Feininger, Ise Gropius, Werner Graeff, Peter Keler, Felix Klee, Jean
Leppien, Hannes Meyer, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Walter Puff, Konrad Püschel, Tut and
Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Andor and Eva Weininger.
Organized in two series: Series I. Interviews, approximately 1960-1985; Series II.
Transcripts and notes, approximately 1969-1985, undated.
Subjects - Names
Allner, W. H. (Walter H.), 1909-2006
Feininger, T. Lux
Muche, Georg, 1895-1987
Püschel, Konrad, 1907-
Subjects - Corporate Bodies
Subjects - Topics
Architecture -- Study and teaching
Art -- Study and teaching
Architects -- Interviews
Artists -- Interviews
Genres and Forms of Material
Oral histories (document genres)