Papers and manuscripts of the
German-born art and architecture historian (1902-1983). Papers date primarily from the years
following Pevsner's immigration to England in 1933, and include written and visual materials
used for lectures or as research for his many books and articles. Files related to Pevsner's
radio lectures and affiliations document his career as a public figure, and correspondence
tracks his relationships with many key figures in 20th-century art and
The art and architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner was born in Germany in 1902. He
worked with the Dresden Gallery (1924-1928) and taught at Göttingen University (1929-1933)
before immigrating to England in 1933. In England Pevsner taught at Birkbeck College
(University of London) and the Courtauld Institute, and lectured as the Slade Professor of
Art at Cambridge (1949-1955) and Oxford (1969) Universities.
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