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Series I. Correspondence, 1903-1982

Physical Description: 5.4 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence related to Pevsner's professional activities and affiliations.

Arrangement

Arranged in six sub-series: A) General correspondence, B) The Architectural Review , C) Publisher's correspondence, D) Affiliations, E) Exhibitions, and F) Additional correspondence. (See also correspondence in Series II, IV, and VI.)
 

Series I.A. General correspondence, 1919-1979

Physical Description: 1.9 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with scholars, architects, artists, and publishers. See also correspondence in Series II, IV, and VI.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically according to correspondent, as per Pevsner's original arrangement. It should be noted that Pevsner filed Dutch surnames with the preposition "van" under "V".
box 1

A-D, 1919-1979

Scope and Content Note

Ackerman, J.; Akos, Kiss; Albini, Alfred (approximately 60 photographic prints; images of drawings); Alexander, John H.; Amer-Lewis, Francis; Ames, Winslow; Antal, [?]; Argent, Charles; Arup, Sir Ove; Ashbee, C. R.; Ashbee, Janet; Ausell, W. H.; Auzas, Pierre-Marie; Baer, Bernhard; Bahn, Hans; Baker, David; Bauknecht; Bayley, Stephen; Berger, Max; Berger, Sanford; Bergman, Eckart; Bergman, W. Dieter; Bird, Donald; Birnstengel, Richard; Boase, Tom; Boldizar, Ivan; Bondy, Lewis; Bossaglia, Rossana; Bournville Village Trust; Brangwyn, Sir Frank; Brockhaus, F. A.; Broomhead, Bert; Burival, Zdzislav; Carline, Richard; Carter, Edward; Cassel, Pol; Chen, Charles; Cherry, Bridget; Clayton, Barry; Clifton-Taylor, Alec; Cobb, Gerald; Cockerell, Sydney; Coe, Ralph T.; Colvin, Howard; Coulson, C. L. H.; Creswell, H. Bulkeley; Curman, Sigurd; Dalton, John; Dean, David E.; Dehio, Georg Gottfried; Denholm-Young, Hilda; Dent, Allcroft and Company Limited; Deumeyer, [?]; Dezso, Dr. Ladislao; Dimacopoulos, J.; Dittmayer, Hans; Dragon, Peter.
box 2

E-H, 1930-1979

Scope and Content Note

Ebhardt, Professor Bodo; Ellis, Clifford; Elven, John W.; Emberton, Kathleen; Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura; Ettlinger, Ellen; Fairweather, Leslie; Fehl, Philipp P.; Feist, Peter H.; Ferraris, T.; Finnie, Ann M.; Finsterlin, Hermann; Fiocco, Giusseppe; Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Branca, Vittore); Fong, William; Fowlds, G. M.; Fowler, Angus; French, Douglas; Freudenheim, Leslie; Friedlaender, Walter; Fry, E. Maxwell; Gayle, Margot; Giado, Eric; Gillum, Colonel W. N.; Gisske (folder reads "Gisske – see Kuhn, Grete"); Gloag, John; Gombrich, Ernst; Gomme, Andor; Goodison, Jack W.; Gropius, Walter; Gros, Gabrrella; Grossman, Dieter; Gugg, Hugo; Gurlitt, Cornelius; Gutbier, L. W. (Galerie Ernst Arnold); Harvey, John; Haslam, Richard; Hausmann, Raoul; Herrmann, Frederick H.; Herrmann, Wolfgang; Hertner, W.; Hipple, Walter J. Jr.; Hitchcock, Henry-Russell; Hoeltje, Georg; Hollamby, E.; Huber, Rudolf; Huch, Ricarda; Hussey, Christopher.
box 3

I-N, 1921-1979

Scope and Content Note

Ikenberg, Ludwig; Irvine, Louise; Isenbart, M.; Isermeyer, Christian Adolf; Jaffe, A.; Joliffe, Harold; Jope, E. M.; Juynbool, Dr. W. R.; Kanokogi, Takehiko; Kaufman, S.; Kaye, Barrington; Kelly, Dennis; Kennet, Lord; Keyserling, Herman; Kingscote-Billinge, L.; Knowles, P. Douglas; Kokkelink, Gunther; Kolleck, Teddy; Kowalski, Helene; Kretzschmar, Bernhard; Krönig, Wolfgang; Kuhn, Grete (Schinkel's Bauakademie in East Berlin); Kuhn, Ivan; Kumer, Friedrich; Leedy, Walter C. Jr.; Liebermann, M.; Liess, Dr. Reinhard; Linsey, Martin; Lipman, V. D.; Lloyd, J. Sampson; Mackmurdo, Arthur H.; Marasovic, Tomislav; Mariani, Valerio; Marshall, Margaret Wiley; Martienssen, Heather; Martin, Carolyn; Mason, Francis; Mayes, Judy; Mellinghoff, Gotz-Tilman; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Highcliffe Castle, The Cloisters); Michel, Edouard; Millar, Oliver; Miller, Alec; Moore, Henry; Müller, Michael; Münter, G.; Murray, Keith; Muthesius, Stefan; Neurath, Thomas; Newman, John; Nohl, Herman; University of Nottingham.
box 4

O-W, 1920-1979

Scope and Content Note

O'Neal, William; Oehme, Georg; Oprescu, G.; Paatz, Walter; Pächt, Otto; Parsons, G. D.; Peterich, Magnus; Phillips, John A. S.; Pick, Frank; Pinder, Wilhelm; Pittoni, Laura Coggiola; Plantengia, J. H.; Pollack, Heinz & Gabriela; Posener, Julius; Pritchard, Jack; Puppi, Giampietro (Venezia Isola Degli Studi); Quirk, Roger; Railing, Hugo; Read, Herbert; Reese, Johann-Anton; Reiff, Daniel D.; RIBA (RE: Gold Medal); Richards, Jim; Ritchie, Walter; Robbins, Michael; Robertson, Joan; Rockel, Robin; Rosenau, Helen; Rowan, Alistair; Rudolph, Wilhelm; Ruhemann, F. A.; Schaack, Margaret von; Schaefer, Herwin; Scheidig, Dr. (Direktion der Staatlichen Kunstammlungen in Weimar); Schlaffenberg, Bruno; Schultze-Görlitz, Hans; Schwagenscheiot, Walter; Sekler, Eduard F.; Shaw, G. Bernard; Simpson, Duncan; Simpson, W. Douglas; Sosa Gallardo, Santiago A.; Spence, Basil; Spengler, Dr. Oswald; Stanton, Phoebe; Starkowski, Mieczyslaw T.; Sumner, Heywood; Suter, Karl Friedrich; Tabner, Judith; Thomas, Trevor; Tyser, Greenwood and Company (Chartered Auctioneers and Estate Agents); Ullrich, Dr. Ruth-Maria; Valenciennes, Museum of; Van de Velde, Henry; Van de Waal, H.; Van der Grinten, E. F.; Van Geest, J. ; Vitto Battagilia, Silvia de; Wagner-Rieger, Renate; Walker, David; Walker, Lynne; Watkin, David J. ; Watson, W. C.; Whiffen, Marcus; Whitehead, Pat; Wiegert; Wigglesworth, G. H.; Willis, Peter; Wingler, Hans M.; Witt, Robert; Womersley, J. L.; Wontner, Sir Hugh; Wood, H. J. Limited.
box 5

Z, 1942-1945

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Richard Ziegler and two postcards from anonymous senders criticizing Pevsner in relation to broadcast lectures in London. Also contains bound copies of manuscripts, writings, and drawings by Richard Ziegler.
 

Series I.B. The Architectural Review, 1945-1977

Physical Description: .4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and material related to the architecture magazine. Includes editorial correspondence, information regarding war damage in Germany and Austria, and general correspondence with: Beatty, C. J. P.; Fern, Alan; Fisher, Alice; Fisker, Kay;Gomme, Andor H.; Gropius, Walter; Guedes, A. d'Alpoim; Hammer, Karl; Killick, John; Long, E. T.; Mare, Eric de; Marsh, John; Mendehlson, Erich; Mendehlson, Louise; Parker of Waddington, Lady Pehnt, Wolfgang; Plischke, E. A.; Posener, Julius; Rosner, R.; Schapire, Rosa; Taylor, Nicholas; Von Moos, Stanislaus; Wilson, Henry.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
box 6

Letters

box 6

Printed material

 

Series I.C. Publishers correspondence, 1963-1976

Physical Description: .4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters with publishers regarding various Pevsner articles and manuscripts. See also correspondence related to specific publications.

Arrangement

Arranged by publisher and therewithin chronologically.
box 7

Prestel Verlag, 1963-1976

box 7

The Johns Hopkins Press, 1967-1972

box 7

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, 1964-1974

 

Series I.D. Affiliations, 1959-1979

Physical Description: 1.7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence related to official commissions, committees, professional organizations, associations, historical societies, and preservation boards with which Pevsner was affiliated.

Arrangement

Arranged roughly alphabetically by title of organization.
box 8

Advisory Board for Redundant Churches, 1973-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes bound volumes of Advisory Board for Redundant Churches reports (1968-1976), Church Commissioners for England reports and accounts (1974-1975), and a bound volume titled Pastoral Measure No.1 (1968).
box 9

Architectural Association, The, 1964-1973

box 9

Art Workers Guild Trustees, 1973-1975

box 9

British Academy, 1975-1977

box 9

Historic Buildings Council of England, 1975-1977

box 9

International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), 1967-1974

box 9

National Committee for the United Kingdom, 1967-1974

box 9

The Professional and Academic Regional Visits Organization (PARVO), 1975-1977

box 9

Royal Fine Art Commission, 1966-1973

box 9

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, 1967-1973

box 9

Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, 1959-1966

box 9

The Victorian Society, 1973-1979

box 9

The William Morris Society, 1975-1978

 

Jerusalem Committee, 1970-1977

box 10

Correspondence and notes

box 11

Research and reports

Scope and Content Note

Contains reports, committee members biographical information, presentation material for the urban design of "Jerusalem – The Old City – Jewish Quarter", aerial photographs, newspaper clippings, and copies of large scale site maps (in Hebrew) relating to the Jerusalem Committee.
box 12

Shepheard and Epstein, 1972-1973

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, documents, and photographs regarding the preservation of Russell Square.
box 13

Milton Keynes Development Corporation, 1967-1971

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and Pevsner's "Preservanda and Contervanda in Milton Keynes" report regarding the preservation of the village of Milton Keynes.
 

Series I.E. Exhibitions, 1960-1975

Physical Description: .4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes and documentation regarding Pevsner's contributions to art and architectural exhibitions.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by exhibition date.
box 14

The Sources of Twentieth Century Exhibition, Council of Europe, 1960

box 14

Art Nouveau Exhibition, The Arts Council of Great Britain, 1965

box 14

Gothic Art in Europe, Council of Europe, 1968

box 14

Bauhaus Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, 1968

box 14

Mackintosh Exhibition, Vienna, 1969

box 14

Victorian Church Art Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1970-1971

box 14

Age of neo-classicism, Council of Europe, 1972

box 14

The Croydon Exhibition, 1975

 

Series I.F. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1903-1982

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and printed material (transfered from the library). Most of the letters received contain complimentary reviews of Pevsner's work.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each box, with loose black-and-white photographs having been removed and rehoused.
box 14A

Correspondence, 1909-1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with journals, professors and professionals, including a complimentary letter from Walter Gropius.
box 14B

Notes and clippings, 1903-1982

Scope and Content Note

Contains handwritten notes regarding lectures and radio broadcasts, and professional correspondence. Also includes newspaper clippings (1938-1968), copies of articles regarding Frank Lloyd Wright, a copy of the periodical Das Andere from October, 1903, and a handmade bound volume containing typescript (in German) and black-and-white photographs regarding Venice, Italy.
box 144, folder 10

Black-and-white photographic prints , 1945, undated

 

Series II. Publication notes and manuscripts, 1919-1979

Physical Description: 17.1 Linear Feet (42 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series includes manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, reviews, and other material related to Pevsner's books and articles.

Arrangement

Arranged in general chronological order by publication date.
box 15

"Vincent Van Gogh," 1919

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript.
box 15

"Die Gemalde des Giovanni Battista Crespi gennant Cerano," 1925

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
box 15

"Gegeninformation und Manierismus," 1925

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes.
box 15

"Spatbarock und Rokoko: Handbuch, III teil," undated

Scope and Content Note

Typescript.
box 15

"Ausstellung der Akademie Dresden," 1927

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
box 15

"Beitrage zur Stilgeschichte des Fruh-und Hochbarok," 1928

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
box 15

"Die Lehrjahre des Caravaggio," 1928-1929

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence, ephemera.
box 15

"Giulio Cesare Procaccion," 1929

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence.
box 15

"Die Antwerpener Jahrhundert Ausstellung," 1930

Scope and Content Note

Illustrations.
box 15

"Gemeinschaftsideals unter den Bildenden Künstlern des 19 Jahrhunderts," 1931

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
box 15

"Die wandlung um 1650 in der Italienishes Malerei, Werner Jahrbuch fur Kunstgegichte," 1932

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
box 15

"Die Deutsche Kunst und die Hoheren Schulen," 1933

Scope and Content Note

1 letter.
box 15

"Kunst der Gegenward und Kunst der Zukunft," 1934

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and correspondence.
box 15

"Pottery," 1936

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
box 15

"The Designer in Industry," 1936

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
 

Pioneers of the Modern Movement from William Morris to Walter Gropius , 1935-1974

box 16

English editions, 1935-1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, including: Faber-Faber (1936-1941, 1946-1961) and letters by Charles R. Ashbee, Walter Gropius, Josef Hoffmann, Arthur Mackmurdo, Gordon Russell, Henry van de Velde and Charles A. Voysey (1935-1936); press cuttings; typescript forward and correspondence for the Museum of Modern Art edition (1947-1963); forward, additions, illustrations and correspondence for Penguin books editions, the latter arranged according to correspondents (1957-1974); black-and-white photographic prints and negatives, including 6 4 x 6 in. badly deteriorated acetate negatives (channeling), and one 35mm color slide.
box 17A

Foreign editions, 1937-1965

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding foreign editions (1953-1965); black-and-white photographic prints (see also illustrations in: Ch. R. Mackintosh, 1950 and "Minor Masters of the XIX Century: Christopher Dresser, Industrial Designer," 1937); printed material, including the German Art Nouveau publication Jugend, 1905, Number 41.
box 17A

"An Inquiry into Industrial Art in England," 1937

Scope and Content Note

Letters by Gordon Russell, Frank Pick and Frank Murphy (36 items); black-and-white photographic prints of various fabric patterns, dinnerware, furniture, space heaters, automobiles, and automobile manufacturing; royalties statements from Cambridge University Press; reviews.
box 17B

"Minor Masters of the XIX Century: Christopher Dresser, Industrial Designer," 1936, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Ada Nettleton Dresser and the Victoria & Albert Museum; black-and-white photographic prints.
box 17B

"English and German Art and their Inter-relations in German Life and Letters," 1937-1938

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with L. A. Willenghly, and a handwritten chronology of architect Charles Francis Annesley Voysey's work.
box 17A

"The First Plywood Furniture," 1938-1939

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, correspondence, notes and printed material.
box 17B

"George Walton, His Life and Work," 1939

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from Frank Pick and Daisy A. Walton, and one photographic print.
box 18

"The Elements of Contemporary Architecture in Britain - Historicism and Traditionalism," 1939

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and manuscript, correspondence with J. H. Richards, notes, printed material, and photographic prints.
box 18

"Ch. R. Mackintosh, A Glasgow Pioneer of Modern Architecture," 1939

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, printed material.
box 17B

"Charles F. Annesley Voysey," 1939-1947

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript, correspondence including letters by Charles A. Voysey and C. Cowles Voysey, notes, printed material, research material, postcards, and black-and-white photographic prints. Original edition published in 1940.
 

Academies of Art, Past and Present, 1921-1976

Scope and Content Note

Original edition published in 1940.
box 19

Correspondence, 1931-1949, 1968-1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters by Walter Gropius; notes; and printed material including catalogues for the Bauhaus and academies in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Nurnberg, Dresden, Leipzig and Stuttgart.
box 20

Schools and academies (Germany), 1921-1952

Scope and Content Note

Printed material regarding schools and academies in Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg, Munich, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Stuttgart), and a photographic print of a portrait of Bauhaus (students including Water Gropuis, Ladislaus Maholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Gunta Stolzl and others). Also includes an annotated bound copy of a first proof of Academies of Art, Past and Present, 1939.
box 21

Schools and academies, 1921-1952

Scope and Content Note

Printed material regarding schools and academies in the United States including Chicago, North Carolina, and Los Angeles (Art Center School, 1939), and Europe; Holland (Elckerlyc, and a copy of De Academie van's-Gravenhage 1682-1937), Great Britain, Sweden (Stockholm), Italy, Czechoslovakia (The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, 1926-1928), Italy (Torino) and Belgium (Brussels).
box 22

"Omega," 1941

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding the Omega workshops including letters by Margaret Armitage, J. M. Keynes, Frederik Etchelle, E. M. Forster, Vanessa Bell, Margery Fry, notes, photographs and printed material.
box 22

"Schuttsschiffer von Ramaduri," 1941

Scope and Content Note

Typescript.
box 22

"Architecture in Germany under the Nazis by Peter F. R. Donner, 1941," 1936-1940

Scope and Content Note

Notes and German newspaper clippings.
box 22

"The Evolution of the Easy Chair," 1942

Scope and Content Note

Notes, printed material, photographic prints, and pencil and pen-and-ink sketches of a variety of chair designs.
box 22

"Patient Progress: the Life Work of Frank Pick," 1941-1942

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes and research material regarding industrial design.
 

An Outline of European Architecture, 1947-1976

Scope and Content Note

Original edition published in 1942.
box 23

New editions, 1957-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Penguin Books Limited and others; newspaper clippings and reviews; additions, and illustrations for new editions.
box 24

Correspondence regarding foreign editions, 1947-1975

Scope and Content Note

Additions, illustrations and reviews.
box 25

"Terms of Architectural Planning in the Middle Ages," 1942

Scope and Content Note

Proof, notes, and extracts.
box 25

The Leaves of Southwell, 1945-1953

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by F. L. Attenborough, correspondence, and reviews.
box 25

"Visual Planning and the City of London," 1945

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, notes, illustrations.
box 25

"Architecture of Mannerism," for Geoffrey Grigson's Mint, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Addition.
box 25

"Frank Lloyd Wright," 1946

Scope and Content Note

Proof.
box 25

"Neue Baukunst und Bautradition," 1947

Scope and Content Note

Proof.
box 26

"The Picturesque in Architecture," 1947

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
box 26

"Price on Picturesque," 1949

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
box 26

"Richard Payne Knight," 1949

Scope and Content Note

Proof, notes.
box 26

"Reassessment 4: Three Oxford Colleges," 1949

Scope and Content Note

See "Visual Planning...," Box 25.
box 26

Matthew Digby Wyatt: The First Cambridge Slade Professor of Fine Art , 1949-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
box 26

"Goethe and Architecture," 1950

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
box 26

Ch. R. Mackintosh, 1948-1961

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, printed material, and illustrations. Also includes correspondence, clippings, and notes regarding the Ingram Street tea room article (1953), and "No Grace for Mackintosh," (1955).
box 27

"A Century of Industrial Design and Designers, 1851-1951," 1951

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes. Published in Designers in Britain.
box 27

High Victorian Design: A Study of the Exhibit of 1851 , 1949-1978

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
box 158

The Buildings of England, 1951, 1974-1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescripts, correspondence, and letters of appeal and support. Also includes correspondence regarding the second edition of Nottinghamshire.
box 27

"CoID: Progress Report. Industrial Design: 1951, An examination of the exhibits chosen by the CoID for the South Bank exhibition," 1951

Scope and Content Note

Photographs.
box 27

"Thoughts on Coventry Cathedral," 1952

Scope and Content Note

Notes; printed material; photographs.
box 27

"Art Furniture in the Eighteen-Seventies," 1952

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence (1949), notes, photographs.
box 28

"A Note on the Art of the Exeter Carvers," 1953

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
box 28

"Old Somerset House," 1953

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, photograph.
box 28

"Colonel Gillum and the Pre-Raphaelites," 1953

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, notes, correspondence, photographs.
box 28

Christopher Wren, 1632-1723, 1954

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, notes, correspondence, photograph.
box 28

"Hill Hall," 1953-1955

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
box 28

The Englishness of English Art, 1955-1975

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, additions, notes, and printed material. See also the Reith Lectures, BBC Talks, Box 52.
box 28

"The Egyptian Revival," 1951-1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, and photographs. Article with Susi Lang.
box 28

"An Italian Miscellany: Pedrocchino...," 1957

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, correspondence, notes, photographs.
box 28

"Universities: I. Yesterday," 1957

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript; notes.
box 28

"A Note on the East End of Winchester Cathedral," 1958-1960

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
box 29

"Libraries, I.: Nutrimentum Spiritus," 1961

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence, and a newspaper clipping.
box 29

The Planning of the Elizabethean Country House, 1960

Scope and Content Note

An inaugural lecture delivered at Birkbeck College in May 1960. Includes correspondence, an undated typescript of "A Tudor Checklist," and notes.
box 29

"Gropius and Van de Velde," 1962

Scope and Content Note

Notes. See also Gropius correspondence in Series I.A General correspondence, E-H, Box 2.
 

"Gordon Russell," 1925-1962, undated

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript, notes, photographs, correspondence with Gordon Russell, and research material including catalogues and prospectuses, with Pevsner's Roots and Branches: the Story of Gordon Russell, 1961, and photocopies of material from the Gordon Russell Limited archives.
box 30, Folder 1

Manuscript, 1962

box 30, Folder 2

Notes, 1962

box 30, Folder 3-6

Correspondence, 1958-1962

box 30, Folder 7-9

Catalogues and prospectus, 1925-1940, 1957-1959, undated

box 30, Folder 10

Printed materials, 1962

box 30, Folder 11-13

Black-and-white photographs, 1962

box 30, Folder 14

Research materials, 1962

box 30, Folder 15

The Choir of Lincoln Cathedral, 1963

Scope and Content Note

Typescript.
box 30, Folder 16

"Kunzle," 1964

Scope and Content Note

Notes.
box 30, Folder 17-21

"Randall Wells," 1964

Scope and Content Note

With Enid Ratcliffe. Correspondence; notes; photographs.
box 30, Folder 22

Introduction for Ludwig Münz and Gustave Künstler's Adolf Loos: Pioneer of Modern Architecture , 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
 

The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture, 1966-1977

box 31

Notes and revisions

Scope and Content Note

Notes, revisions, and photographic prints of architecture.
box 32

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with John Fleming, Hugh Honour, Penguin Books Ltd and Prestel Verlag (1966-1970), and mixed correspondence arranged alphabetically, including files for: Burchard, John E.; Burke, J.; Coia, J. A.; Desterlen, Dieter; Gowans, Alan; Gutbrod, Rolf; Hentrich, H.; Hermres, Bernard; Joedicke, Jurgen; Kahn, Louis; Kraemer, F. W.; Krahn, Johannes; Krup, Ove; Martienssen, Heather; Matthew, Robert; McCormick, Thomas J.; Otto, F.; Prinsloo, Ivor Rainer, R.; Rup, Sep; Schneider, Paul; Schwippert, Hans; Taylor, Nicholas; Walker, David; Weber, Gerhard; Womersley, Peter.
box 144, folder 9

Color photographic print of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Complex

Scope and Content Note

An aerial image of the complex, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Print removed from the folder labeled "3rd Ed. South Africa, Canada, Australia: photos," Box 31.
box 33

Introduction for Oscar Beyer's edition of Eric Mendelsohn: Letters of an Architect , 1966-1969

Scope and Content Note

1967 edition; translation by Geoffrey Strachan. Typescript, notes, printed material, correspondence including letters by Louise Mendelsohn and Ralph Beyer (1966-1969).
box 33

"The Architectural Setting of Jane Austen's Novels," 1968

Scope and Content Note

Proof, notes, correspondence, and photographs.
box 33

The Sources of Modern Architecture and Design, 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
box 33

Foreword for Andor Gomme and David W. Walker's Architecture in Glasgow , 1968

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and proof.
box 33

Foreword for Alison Smithson and Peter Smithson's The Euston Arch and the Growth of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway , 1968

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
box 33

Foreword for William B. O'Neal's American Association of Architectural Bibliographers Papers, 1970 , 1969-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
 

Some Architectural Writers of the XIXth Century, 1969-1973

box 33

Annotated typescripts

box 34

Related material

Scope and Content Note

Addenda, notes, correspondence, photographic prints (illustrations), and reviews. See also Series III.A. University lectures, Oxford Slade Lectures, Box 59.
 

Photographic material

box 144, folder 1

Black-and-white negatives

Physical Description: 43 items; 35 mm., 4 x 6 cm., 4 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Various images of illustrations from other publications.
box 144, folder 2

Color negatives

Physical Description: 4 items; 35 mm.

Scope and Content Note

Images of buildings and ornamental architectural elements.
box 145

Glass plate negatives

Physical Description: 4 items; 6.5 x 8.5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Images of plates from other publications or image libraries. Includes two images of various examples of architectural details (one labeled "14th Siecle"), a plate of the "Vault of Henry the Seventh's Chapel at Westminster," and a plate of a "Doorway in the Cathedral of Nevers."
box 34

Introduction for Seven Victorian Architects, 1976-1979

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and notes for the foreward, or introduction to, Jane Fawcett's 1978 publication Seven Victorian Architects.
box 34

Menzel, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated six-page typescript titled "Menzel," and a biography of Adolph von Menzel.
box 34

German Architecture, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated nine-page typescript titled "German Architecture."
box 34

"A Westminster Cathedral Episode" with Norbert Wibiral, 1975-1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes manuscript, notes, correspondence, and photographs. Originally published in 1976.
 

A History of Building Types, 1955-1977

box 35

Annotated typescript (first draft), 1976

box 36

Addenda and notes, 1971-1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes newspaper clippings, printed material, and 6 negatives (black-and-white; 35 mm.) depicting drawings of buildings.
 

Notes, 1965-1977

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten notes organized according to chapter. Each chapter has been demarcated by a brown paper folder made and labeled by Pevsner. The labels (chapter titles) are listed below for each file.
box 37

General; Royalty; National Monuments; Houses of Parliament; Government Buildings; Law Courts; Town Halls

box 38

University Buildings; Libraries; Museums

box 39

Hospitals; Prisons; Hotels

box 40

Exchanges; Banks; Stations; Theater Halls; Exhibition Building; Public Baths; Shops and Stores and Arcades

box 41

Factories; Office Buildings; Warehouses; Skyscrapers; Houses; Churches; Town Planning; Types Not Done; Addenda

box 42

Index cards, undated

Scope and Content Note

A box of index cards containing biographical and bibliography data, under the following headings: Monument; Parliament/Public Buildings; Theatres, Hospitals/Prisons; Hotels; Exchanges/Market Halls; Banks/Warehouses/Offices; Shops/Factories; Berlin; London; Paris. A note written on the inside lid of the box reads "R = read, U = use, S = say in book".
box 43

Correspondence: general, 1969-1976

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence arranged alphabetically according to correspondents or subject. Includes correspondence with Thames & Hudson, and with Princeton University Press.
box 44-45

Correspondence: chapters, 1970-1974

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence arranged according to chapter, and therein according to correspondents or subjects. Box 44 includes national monuments, parliaments, government buildings, law courts, town halls, theatres, libraries, museums, hospitals, prisons; Box 45 includes hotels, banks and exchanges, stations, exhibition buildings, market halls, shops and stores.
 

Correspondence: illustrations, 1970-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding illustrations, arranged alphabetically according to correspondent. Also includes documentation of purchase and copyright information.
box 46

A-O

box 47

P-Z

box 48

Copyright and invoices

box 49

Printed material, 1955-1974

Scope and Content Note

Arranged according to chapter.
 

Photographic materials, undated

box 50

Black-and-white prints

Scope and Content Note

Photographic prints of sites and architecture, arranged according to chapters.
 

Black-and-white negatives

box 144, folder 3

Addenda

Physical Description: 6 items; 35 mm.

Scope and Content Note

Images of two unidentified buildings. Negatives were removed from the folder labeled "Addenda: notes," Box 36.
box 144, folder 4

Libraries: Clark University

Scope and Content Note

Negatives accompanied by contact prints and an annotated paper envelope. Negatives were removed from the folder labeled "Photos: Libraries - Clark University," Box 50.
box 144, folder 5

Color prints

Physical Description: 5 items; 3.5 x 5 in.

Scope and Content Note

Exterior views of buildings; numbered and labeled on verso. Prints were removed from the folder labeled "Factories: Baccarat," Box 50.
 

Color slides

box 144, folder 6

Factories

Physical Description: 4 items; 35 mm.

Scope and Content Note

Labeled on mounts.
box 144, folder 7

Factories: Le Grand Hornu

Physical Description: 8 items; 35 mm.

Scope and Content Note

Images of various buildings and a monument; accompanied by a library card from the "Archives de L'Architecture Morderne Bruxelles". Slides were removed from the folder labeled "Photos: Factories - le Grand Hornu," Box 50.
box 144, folder 8

Mercantile buildings, department stores

Physical Description: 2 items; 35 mm.

Scope and Content Note

Images of the exterior of a building labeled as being "221-223 Essex St., Salem, Mass. Mercantile building. No foundry mark."; accompanied by a note from Margot Gayle. Slides were removed from the folder labeled "Mercantile buildings, department stores," Box 50.
box 51

Book reviews by Pevsner, 1928-1977

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and notes related to book reviews written by Pevsner. Includes material regarding reviews for: Bock, Henning (Der Decorated Style, 1962), including a signed and annotated copy of the book; Briggs, Martin Shaw (significant files related to Architect in History, 1930-1932); Dobai, Johannes (Die Kunstliteratur des Klassizismus und der Romantik in England, 1974); Frankl, Paul (The Gothic: Literary Sources and Interpretations Through Eight Centuries, 1960); Ganz, Paul (The Drawings of Henry Fuseli, 1949); Geretsegger, Heinz (Otto Wagner 1841-1918, 1979); Hartt, Frederick (Giulio Romano, 1958); Henderson, George (Gothic, 1967); Huxtable, Ada Louise (Kicked a Building Lately?), 1976; Krönig, Wolfgang (Altenberg und die Baukunst der Zisterzienser, 1973); Langewiesche, Karl Robert (Fachwerkkirchen in Hessen, 1978); Reitlinger, Gerald (The Economics of Taste); Revesz-Alexander, Magda (Die alten Lagerhäuser Amsterdams: Eine Kunstgeschichtliche Studie, 1962); Rice, Howard C. (Thomas Jefferson's Paris, 1976); Rump, Gerhard Charles (George Romney, 1734–1802, 1974); Schreyl, Karl Heinz (Joseph Maria Olbrich Die Zeichnungen in der Kunstbibliothek Berlin Kritischer Katalog, 1972); and Stonorov, O. and Boesiger, W. (Le Corbusier and Jeanneret).
box 52

BBC talks, 1946-1977

Scope and Content Note

Material related to the "Art for Everyone" radio talks. Includes typescripts, correspondence, letters to newspapers, clippings from The Listener , and printed material. Includes the Reith Lectures (1955).
 

Series III. Lectures, 1934-1978, undated

Physical Description: 13 Linear Feet (25 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series contains notes, correspondence, agendae, visual aids, and other material related to Pevsner's lectures and lecture tours.

Arrangement

Arranged in three sub-series: A) University lectures, B) Special Lectures and lecture tours, C) Lecture notes.
 

Series III.A. University lectures, 1934-1978

Physical Description: 2.8 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Material includes correspondence, study schemes, student lists and lecture preparations (see also Lecture Notes).

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by geographic location, and in roughly chronological order.
box 53

Courtauld Institute of Art, 1934-1976

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, examination material, candidates, and study schemes.
box 54

Birkbeck, University of London, 1942-1968

Scope and Content Note

Lecture notes, bibliography, schedules, and lists of students. See also Series II. Publication notes and manuscripts, Planning of the Elizabethan Country House, Box 29.
box 55-57

Lecture preparations, circa 1944-1945

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten notes and newspaper clippings.
box 58

University of Cambridge, 1948-1978

Scope and Content Note

Lecture notes. See also Series II. Publication notes and manuscripts, Matthew Digby Wyatt,, Box 26.
box 59

Oxford Slade Lectures, 1967-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, lecture preparations. See also Some Architectural Writers of the XIXth Century , 1972, Boxes 31-32.
 

Series III.B. Special lectures and lecture tours, 1950-1978

Physical Description: 3.3 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Agendas, notes, manuscripts and typescripts of lectures, and correspondence, including correspondence and clippings relating to subsequent publications such as Palladio and Europe (Venize, 1955), L'Inghilterra e il Manierismo and Palladio e il Manierismo (Vicenza, 1967), Borromini e l'Inghilterra (Rome, 1968), Ruskin and Violet-le-Duc (W. Neurath Memorial Lecture, 1969), Die deutsche Stadt im 19. Jahrhundert (Munich 1971). Correspondents include Alford Albini, Marcia Allentuck, Alf Boe, Henry R. Hitchcock, Hans Kaufmann, Brian Knox, P. Douglas Knowles, Susi Lang, Stephen Tschudi Madsen, Michael McCarthy, William B. O'Neal, and Anna Zador.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, and therewithin primarily by geographic location.
box 60

Maitland Historical Society, 1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding lecture on Anglo-Saxon art.
box 60

Society of Antiquaries: "The Warwick Giltern," 1952-1953

Scope and Content Note

Includes Correspondence, notes, printed material, and photographs.
box 61

Australia and New Zealand, 1958

box 62

Canada, 1959

box 62

Hamburg, 1959

box 62

South America, 1960

box 62

Austria, 1962

box 62

Denmark, 1962

box 63

Munich, 1963

box 63

Miami (AIA convention), 1963

box 63

Yale, 1963

box 63

Rome (Italia Nostra), 1964

box 63

Switzerland, 1965

box 63

Aachen (Council of Europe), 1965

box 63

North Germany, 1965

box 63

Baltimore, 1965

box 63

Hungary and Yugoslavia, 1965

box 64

Hamburg, 1966

box 64

Munster, 1966

box 64

Turkey, 1966

box 64

Prague, 1966

box 64

Dusseldorf, 1967

box 64

Vicenza (Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio), 1966-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes L'Inghilterra e il Manierismo and Palladio e il Manierismo manuscript, typescript, and notes.
box 64

Rome (Convegno di Studi Borrominiani Accademia, Nazionale di San Luca), 1967

box 64

Smith College ( Robert Willis lecture), 1968

box 64

Munich, 1968

box 64

Czechoslovakia, 1968

box 64

Germany, 1968

box 64

Walter Neurath Memorial Lectures ( Ruskin and Viollet-le-Duc lecture), 1969

box 64

Coburg, 1969

box 64

Zagreb (University of Zagreb's 300th anniversary), 1969

box 65

Mellon Lectures, 1970

Scope and Content Note

See also Series II. Publication notes and manuscripts, A History of Building Types , Box 35-36.
box 65

Southwestern State University in Great Britain, 1971

box 65

Berkley, 1971

box 65

Munich (Die Stadt in 19 Jahrhundert Symposium), 1971

box 65

Israel, 1971

box 65

Cambridge (Cuno Amiet; opening speech for Giacometti exhibition), 1971

box 66

Dumbarton Oaks: The Picturesque Garden and its influence outside the British Isles, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Anna Zador, Michael McCarthy, Marcia Allentuck, Brian Knox and Susi Lang.
box 66

Columbia University (Mathews Lectures), 1972

box 67

America (Victorian Society lectures), 1972

box 67

America, 1973

box 67

Groningen, 1975

box 67

Leningrad, 1975

box 67

East Germany, 1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Buildings of England" typescript, 1977.
box 67

Leicester, 1978

box 67

Convocation lecture: Social Aspects of Architecture, 1978

 

Series III.C. Lecture notes, undated

Physical Description: 6.9 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, bibliographical material and clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged and indexed by Pevsner according to periods and countries.
box 68

General and miscellanea

box 69

Funeral monuments

box 70

Antiquity and Middle Ages (general)

box 71

1750-1914

box 72

Modern architecture and design

box 73

Germany

box 74

Britain I

box 75

Britain II

box 76

Britain III: Architectural theory (Pugin and after)

box 77

Italy and Spain

 

Series IV. Research material: abstracts, 1906-1977, undated

Physical Description: 17.8 Linear Feet (28 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Labeled as: Vorlesung S-S or W-S (lecture notes) or (excerpts). Includes reading notes, biographical and bibliographical data, correspondence and clippings organized by Pevsner according to subject.

Arrangement

Arranged in four sub-series: A) History, philosophy, and literature, B) Art history: origins to XVIIIth century, C) Art history, XIX-XXth century, and D) Miscellaneous.
 

Series IV.A. History, philosophy and literature, 1912-1951

Physical Description: 2.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, notes, and other materials on various non-art or architecture-related topics.
box 78

Philosophy and religion, 1912-1942

box 79

History, 1912-1942

box 79

History of science, agriculture, botany, 1912-1951

box 79

Trade and industry, 1922-1951

box 79

Navy, 1937-1944

box 79

Music, 1922-1947

box 80

Literature, history of literature and intellectual history, 1919-1944

 

Series IV.B Art history: origins to XVIIIth century, 1919-1977, undated

Physical Description: 9.8 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, photographs, printed material, notes, and correspondence related to the history of art and architecture from antiquity to the 18th century.

Arrangement

Arranged by Pevsner into subject files.
box 81

Art history, 1921-1962

Scope and Content Note

Antiquity, ancient Orient, Roman, early Christian and Byzantine.
box 82

Medieval, Mannerism, applied art, furniture, iconography, 1921-1965

box 83

Architecture, 1944-1955

Scope and Content Note

General, whole countries including United States, Spain and Portugal.
box 84

Italy, 1938-1970

Scope and Content Note

Architecture (early Christian to Baroque); Sculpture (Romanesque).
box 85

Painting and sculpture, 1921-1977

Scope and Content Note

Renaissance and Baroque.
box 86

Germany, 1919-1968

Scope and Content Note

Medieval sculpture, painting and architecture.
box 87

XVth-XVIIth century sculpture and painting, undated

box 88

France, 1927-1975

Scope and Content Note

Painting, sculpture and architecture (Medieval to XVIIIth century).
box 89

Dutch and Flemish painting (XIVth-XVIIth century), 1921-1930

box 90

Britain: Prehistoric, Anglo-Saxon, Norman; Medieval architecture, 1944-1951

box 91

Britain: Medieval architecture; Medieval painting and sculpture, 1950-1958

Scope and Content Note

English vaults/St. Stephen's controversy, secular architecture.
box 92

Britain: 1600-1820 (General); XVIth-XIXth century painting, 1941-1973

box 93

Britain: Architecture (1600-1830) and minor art, 1950-1951, undated

 

Series IV.C Art history: XIX-XXth century, 1906-1977, undated

Physical Description: 2.3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings, photographs, printed material, notes, and correspondence related to the history of art and architecture in the 19th and 20th century (Index in Box 94).

Arrangement

Arranged by Pevsner into subject files.
box 94

[I] XIXth century painting and sculpture, 1943-1968, undated

box 94

[II] Art theory and aesthetics, 1947-1976, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and notes about John Broad's Clio, 1961-1962.
box 94

[III] Architectural theory, 1955-1976, undated

box 95

[V] Victorian: General, 1963-1973, undated

box 95

[VI] Victorian: XIXth century architecture, 1956-1976, undated

box 95

[VII] Victorian: William Morris, 1941-1947, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Fred. J. Mayers and J. Scarrett Rigby; the Arts and Crafts Movement.
box 96

[VII] Victorian: William Morris, 1939-1969, undated

Scope and Content Note

Printed material and photographs.
box 97

[VIII] Victorian: British Museum, 1906-1964, undated

Scope and Content Note

Early iron (used for Pioneers, New York edition, including notes and correspondence with Erika Hellich (1948-1949), model housing; non conformist churches.
box 97

[X] Victorian: town planning (England - continent), 1941-1964, undated

Scope and Content Note

Victorian architects (biographical material arranged alphabetically according to architect).
box 97

[XI] Early XXth century, 1934-1974, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes reading on Pioneers arranged alphabetically.
box 98

[XII] Classical revival, undated

box 98

[XIII] Gothic revival, neo-Oriental, neo-Egyptian, neo-Jacobean, neo-Moorish, 1953-1977

box 98

[XIV] Victorian history and culture, Victorian taste, design, typography, 1948-1974, undated

box 98

Early modern; modern architecture and painting, circa 1920s-1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes material regarding Walter Gropius and town planning.
box 99

Fabrics, advertising, undated

box 99

The architect in history, 1912-1949, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Julius Schlosser and Burkhard Meier.
box 99

Social aspects of art, undated

Scope and Content Note

Statistics.
box 99

Thomas Mann, 1921-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and printed material.
 

Series IV.D Miscellaneous, 1926-1976, undated

Physical Description: 3.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, index cards, magazines, lists, and various other materials Pevsner used for research and reference.

Arrangement

Arranged into subject files.
box 100-101

Biographical data on index cards, undated

Scope and Content Note

Cards are arranged in alphabetical order; Box 100 contains A-I, Box 101 contains K-Y.
box 102

Register of artists, undated

box 102

Architectural magazines, 1938, undated

box 102

Country Life, 1926, undated

Scope and Content Note

General extracts. Also includes index of memorabilia.
box 103-104

Notes, 1929-1976

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically according to country or subject: Box 103 contains A-K, Box 104 contains N-Y.
box 105

Travel notes, 1930-1951

Scope and Content Note

Notes on museums.
box 105

Bibliographical material, 1927-1956

 

Series V. Research material: illustrations - printed material, 1915-1977, undated

Physical Description: 21.8 Linear Feet (37 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series includes photographs, clippings, pamphlets, books, postcards, and other printed material Pevsner used for research and as illustrations for his writings and lectures.

Arrangement

Arranged by format of printed material.
 

Photograph and clipping files, 1921-1975, undated

box 106

Austria; France, 1932-1965, undated

box 107

Germany, 1921-1966, undated

box 108

Great Britain, 1931-1975, undated

box 109

Great Britain (XIX-XX), 1931-1972, undated

box 110

Hungary; Turkey, 1931-1970, undated

box 111

USA; Yugoslavia; and miscellaneous, circa 1915-1965

 

Postcard albums, circa 1920s-1950s, undated

Scope and Content Note

Eight albums of postcards organized by Pevsner geographically, with some albums containing black-and-white photographic prints made by Pevsner while visiting these locations. Most postcards feature historic locations and significant architecture. The titles listed below were transcribed directly from labels on the album covers.
box 159

"Pre-war" Switzerland and Germany

box 160-162

Germany and England

box 163

Germany, Italy, and England

box 164

Italy and France

box 165

France, Greece, and Berlin

box 166

South America

box 112-131

Postcard collection, circa 1923-1977

box 132

Pamphlets and offprints, 1921-1976

box 133-134

Annotated books, 1954-1958, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes Colvin's Biographical Dictionary of English Architects, 1660-1840 (1958) and Hart's Giulio Romano (1958).
box 134

Unpublished material submitted to Pevsner, circa 1967-1970

 

Series VI. Personal papers, 1916-1979, undated

Physical Description: 6.26 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series contains correspondence, awards, commendations, diaries, poems, short stories, notes, and other personal materials.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and format, with the personal diaries being arranged chronologically.
box 150-157

Correspondence, 1919-1979

Scope and Content Note

Personal letters received and written by Pevsner, accompanied by several letters written by members of his immediate family. Includes Pevsner's letters to his wife "Lola," a number of letters from his mother in Leipzig, 1937-1942, and a letter from Thomas Mann, 1919 relating to his "Betrachtungen eines Unpoliteschen" (see also Series II. Beitrage zur Stilgeschichte des Fruh - und Hochbarok, 1928).
box 135

Personal notes, autographs, and memorabilia, circa 1970s, undated

box 135

Manuscripts, 1918-1919, undated

Scope and Content Note

Short stories and poems, one dedicated to Thomas Mann.
box 135

Awards and honorary degrees, 1974-1979

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, agendas, and speech notes.
box 135

Photographs, undated

 

Diaries, 1916-1977

 

1916-1923

Scope and Content Note

112 handwritten diaries produced by Nikolaus Pevsner between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one. The diaries are bound in blue paper and all measure a uniform 6.6 x 4 inches. Some contain additional artifacts, including notes, letters, cards, and photographs, often inserted in small pockets formed by pages being glued together. The diaries are in German, and some are written in shorthand, possibly Gabelsberger shorthand or an adapted version.
The titles and numbering in this file have been transcribed directly from the label on each volume. Pevsner's labeling varies from year to year - some volumes are simply labeled with a "P." (presumably for Pevsner) and a date, while others are labeled "Tagebuch," or specifically "Erlebnisse eines Sechzehnjährigen" and "Studienjahr." Beginning with the volume labeled "Tagebuch I. (48), 1919 June-July" the volumes are numbered sequentially from 48 to 113, in addition to their primary titles and numbering.
Please note that these diaries require special handling.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Nikolaus Pevsner personal diaries, 1916-1923: Gift of the Family of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.
 

P., 1916

box 146, folder 1

I., 1916 February 19

box 146, folder 2

II., 1916 February 23

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted page from a calendar dated 1913, with a drawing of a musical score on verso.
box 146, folder 3

III., 1916 April 10

box 146, folder 4

IV., 1916 May 4

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted notes and a black-and-white photograph of young boy dated 1918.
box 146, folder 5

V., 1916 October 30

 

P., 1917 January-May

box 146, folder 6

I., 1917 January 8

box 146, folder 7

II., 1917 January 27

box 146, folder 8

III., 1917 February 24

Scope and Content Note

Includes an inserted letter, a note, and four black-and-white photographs.
box 146, folder 9

IV., 1917 March 14

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted newspaper clipping (1918) and a visiting card from Lola Kurlbaum.
box 146, folder 10

V., 1917 March 30

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter and a visiting card from Max Frommann.
box 146, folder 11

VI., 1917 April 13

box 146, folder 12

VII., 1917 May 10

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
 

P., 1917 May-September

box 146, folder 13

I. Nach dem ereignis vom 20-22 mai 1917, 1917 May 23

box 146, folder 14

II. Nach dem ereignis vom 20-22 mai 1917, 1917 June 15

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted note.
box 146, folder 15

III., 1917 July 23

box 146, folder 16

IV., 1917 August 8

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted newspaper clipping (1917), a black-and-white photograph, and a visiting card from Liselotte Marx.
box 146, folder 17

V., 1917 August 31

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 146, folder 18

VI., 1917 September 14

 

Erlebnisse eines Sechzehnjährigen, 1917-1918

box 146, folder 19

I., 1917 September 25

box 146, folder 20

II., 1917 October 10

box 146, folder 21

III., 1917 October 17

box 146, folder 22

IV., 1917 October 29

box 146, folder 23

V., 1917 November 11

box 146, folder 24

VI., 1917 November 17

box 146, folder 25

VII., 1917 November 30

box 146, folder 26

VIII., 1917 December 24

box 146, folder 27

IX., 1918 January 21

box 146, folder 28

X., 1918 February 7

box 147, folder 1

XI., 1918 February 18

box 147, folder 2

XII., 1918 March 7

box 147, folder 3

XIII., 1918 March 17

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted postcard and letter.
box 147, folder 4

XIV., 1918 March 31

box 147, folder 5

XV., 1918 April 12

box 147, folder 6

XVI., 1918 May 4

 

P., 1918-1919

box 147, folder 7

I., 1918 May

box 147, folder 8

II., 1918 May-June

box 147, folder 9

III., 1918 June-July

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted note.
box 147, folder 10

IV., 1918 July-August

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted postcard and two letters.
box 147, folder 11

V., 1918 August

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted postcard, visiting card, black-and-white photograph, and a lock of human hair.
box 147, folder 12

VI., 1918 August-September

box 147, folder 13

VII., 1918 September-October

box 147, folder 14

VIII., 1918 October-November

box 147, folder 15

IX., 1918 November-December

box 147, folder 16

X., 1918-1919

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted notes.
box 147, folder 17

XI., 1919 January-April

box 147, folder 18

XII., 1919 April-June

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted visiting card.
 

Tagebuch. 1., 1919-1920

box 147, folder 19

I. (48), 1919 June-July

box 147, folder 20

II. (49), 1919 July-September

box 147, folder 21

III. (50), 1919 September

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted visiting card.
box 147, folder 22

IV. (51), 1919 September-October

box 147, folder 23

V. (52), 1919 October

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 147, folder 24

VI. (53), 1919 October

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 147, folder 25

VII. (54), 1919 October

box 147, folder 26

VIII. (55), 1919 October

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted visiting card.
box 147, folder 27

IX. (56), 1919 October-November

box 147, folder 28

X. (57), 1919 November

box 148, folder 1

XI. (58), 1919 November

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 148, folder 2

XII. (59), 1919 November-December

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted visiting card.
box 148, folder 3

XIII. (60), 1919 December

box 148, folder 4

XIV. (61), 1919 December

box 148, folder 5

XV. (62), 1919-1920

box 148, folder 6

XVI. (63), 1920 January

box 148, folder 7

XVII. (64), 1920 January

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted card.
box 148, folder 8

XVIII. (65), 1920 January-February

box 148, folder 9

XIX. (66), 1920 February

box 148, folder 10

XX. (67), 1920 February

box 148, folder 11

XXI. (68), 1920 February-March

box 148, folder 12

XXII. (69), 1920 March

box 148, folder 13

XXIII. (70), 1920 March

 

Tagebuch. 2. Reihe, 1920-1921

box 148, folder 14

I. (71), 1920 March

box 148, folder 15

II. (72), 1920 March-April

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 148, folder 16

III. (73), 1920 April

box 148, carton 17

IV. (74), 1920 April-May

box 148, folder 18

V. (75), 1920 May

box 148, folder 19

VI. (76), 1920 May

box 148, folder 20

VII. (77), 1920 May

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted postcard and letter.
 

Tagebuch. 3. Reihe, 1920-1921

box 148, folder 21

I. (78), 1920 May-June

box 148, folder 22

II. (79), 1920 June

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted ticket from the Neues Theater, June 7, 1920.
box 148, folder 23

III. (80), 1920 June

box 148, folder 24

IV. (81), 1920 June-July

box 148, folder 25

V. (82), 1920 July

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 148, folder 26

VI. (83), 1920 July-August

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letters.
box 148, folder 27

VII. (84), 1920 August-September

box 148, folder 28

VIII. (85), 1920 September

box 149, folder 1

IX. (86), 1920 September

box 149, folder 2

X. (87), 1920 September-October

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted postcards from Lola Kurlbaum.
box 149, folder 3

XI. (88), 1920 October

 

XII. (89), 1920 October

box 149, folder 4

Volume

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted cards from Lola Kurlbaum. A leather bracelet with a metal clasp was removed and rehoused for conservation purposes - see below.
box 167

Leather bracelet

box 149, folder 5

XIII. (90), 1920 October-November

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted card from Lola Kurlbaum.
box 149, folder 6

XIV. (91), 1920 November

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted card from Lola Kurlbaum.
box 149, folder 7

XV. (92), 1920 November-December

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted card from Lola Kurlbaum.
box 149, folder 8

XVI. (93), 1920-1921

box 149, folder 9

XVII. (94), 1920-1921

box 149, folder 10

XVIII. (95), 1921 February

box 149, folder 11

XIX. (96), 1921 February-March

box 149, folder 12

XX. (97), 1921 March

box 149, folder 13

XXI. (98), 1921 March

box 149, folder 14

XXII. (99), 1921 March-April

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 149, folder 15

XXIII. (100), 1921 April

 

Studienjahr, 1921-1922

box 149, folder 16

I. (101), 1921 April-May

box 149, folder 17

II. (102), 1921 May-June

box 149, folder 18

III. (103), 1921 July-August

box 149, folder 19

IV. (104), 1921 August-September

box 149, folder 20

V. (105), 1921 September-October

box 149, folder 21

VI. (106), 1921 October

box 149, folder 22

VII. (107), 1921-1922

box 149, folder 23

VIII. (108), 1922 January-February

box 149, folder 24

IX. (109), 1922 February-April

 

Studienjahr, 1922-1923

box 149, folder 25

I. (110), 1922 April-May

box 149, folder 26

II. (111), 1922 June-November

Scope and Content Note

Includes inserted letter.
box 149, folder 27

III. (112), 1922-1923

box 149, folder 28

IV. (113), 1923 March-May

box 136

1951-1977

Scope and Content Note

Small pocket-sized notebooks.
 

Series VII. Clippings and offprints, 1923-1978

Physical Description: 2.9 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Includes clippings, mainly from German periodicals, many are mounted in books; and articles regarding various aspects of art and architecture, some in German and others in English. Boxes 140-143 contain two identical sets of photocopies of Pevsner's newspaper cuttings and offprints.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, with photocopies at the end of the series.
box 137

Collection of clippings and offprints of Pevsner's articles, 1923-1935

box 137

Clippings and offprints, 1923-1942

box 138

Clippings and offprints, 1936-1949

box 139

Clippings and offprints, 1950-1978

box 140-143

Photocopies, 1923-1978