Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding aid for the Franz Roh papers, 1911-1965
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (111.59 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Table of contents What's This?

Container List


Series I. Correspondence, 1911-1965

Physical Description: 33.0 folder(s)

Scope and Content Note

Letters received and sent by Roh, primarily from and to artists, art historians, writers, dealers and publishers. Arranged in 3 subseries: letters received, letters sent, and unidentified letters and fragments.

Series I.A. Letters received by Roh, 1911-1965

Physical Description: 28.0 folder(s)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents primarily are artists, art historians, writers, poets, art dealers and publishing houses. Included within the correspondence are exhibition opening announcements, prints and other works on paper sent as gifts or seasonal greeting cards by artist friends, and occasional personal photographs included with letters. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 1-7

Letters received A - F

Box 1, Folder 1

Achalme through Athenäum Verlag

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from Jean Arp.
Box 1, Folder 2

Baerwind through Bertelsmann Verlag

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Herbert von Bayer.
Box 1, Folder 3

Biaseh through Busch

Box 1, Folder 4

Camaro through Czapski-Holzmann

Scope and Content Note

Includes collection of letters from Heinrich Campendonk.
Box 1, Folder 5

Däbritz through Dussler

Box 1, Folder 6

Eaton through Flemming

Box 1, Folder 7

Wilhelm Flitner

Box 2, Folder 1-4

Letters received F - H

Box 2, Folder 1

Flora through Fuchs

Scope and Content Note

With letters from Paul Frankl.
Box 2, Folder 2

Fuhr through Götz

Box 2, Folder 3

Grabul through Hansen

Box 2, Folder 4

Hansen-Löve through Henningsen

Box 3, Folder 1-6

Letters received H - M

Box 3, Folder 1

Henschel through Imkamp

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Hans Hofmann.
Box 3, Folder 2

Jackson through Kanoldt

Box 3, Folder 3

Kästner through Klinkhardt & Biermann Verlag

Box 3, Folder 4

Knappe through Kurth

Box 3, Folder 5

Lang through Luft

Box 3, Folder 6

Mabermehl through Meyer-Mengede

Scope and Content Note

With letters from Carlo Mense.
Box 4, Folder 1-4

Letters received M - R

Box 4, Folder 1

Mikl through le Noci

Scope and Content Note

With correspondence from Laszlo, Lucia and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, and Gabriele Munter-Kandinsky.
Box 4, Folder 2

Nohl through Peters

Box 4, Folder 3

Pfehler through Redslob

Box 4, Folder 4

Reich through Rusche

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Hans Richter.
Box 5, Folder 1-6

Letters received S - W

Box 5, Folder 1

Saar Verlag through Schirmer

Box 5, Folder 2

Schischkoff through Scholz

Box 5, Folder 3

Schöndube through Schwedeles

Box 5, Folder 4

Secker through Thwaites

Box 5, Folder 5

Tietze through Vordemberge-Gildewart

Box 5, Folder 6

Voss through Wessel

Scope and Content Note

With letters from Wilhelm Waetzhold.
Box 6, Folder 1

Letters received W - Z

Box 6, Folder 1

Westheim through Zimmerman

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from Heinrich Wölfflin.

Series I.B. Letters From Roh, 1910-1965, n.d.

Physical Description: 4.0 folder(s)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically, followed by copies of letters to Wilhelm Flitner.
Box 6, Folder 2

Letters from Roh, 1913-1958, undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Letters from Roh to Wilhelm Flitner (photocopies), 1910-1918

Box 6, Folder 4

Letters from Roh to Wilhelm Flitner (photocopies), 1919-1926

Box 6, Folder 5

Letters from Roh to Wilhelm Flitner (photocopies), 1927-1965, undated


Series I.C. Unidentified and incomplete letters to Roh, between 1911-1965

Physical Description: 1.0 folder(s)

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified correspondents, letter fragments, sent to Roh. Includes a few manuscript and ephemera items.
Box 7

Letters, manuscripts and ephemera

Box 7, Folder 1

Letters to Roh from unidentified correspondents and fragmentary letters


Series II. Raoul Hausmann letters and writings, 1918-1961, undated

Physical Description: 3.0 folder(s)

Scope and Content Note

Letters and manuscripts by Raoul Hausmann, including a 74 page typed draft for part of Hausmann's Hyle, an assortment of essays on art and philosophy and other personal papers, as well as a collection of letters written by him to Roh dating from 1946-1965.
Box 7, Folder 2

Letters from Hausmann to Roh, 1921, 1953-1961, undated

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically. Includes one reply postcard from Roh to Hausmann, undated. Letters in which Hausmann attempts to re-establish contact with Roh after a period of twenty years, and recount his whereabouts and activities in art and writing (especially for Hyle) during that time.
Box 7, Folder 3

Hausmann writings: Hyle, undated

Scope and Content Note

Seventy-four page typescript for parts of Hyle I and/or Hyle II.
Box 7, Folder 4

Hausmann writings, 1918, 1921, 1947

Scope and Content Note

Assorted writings and poems by Hausmann, including a Curriculum Vitae dated 1957; a typescript labeled Hyle II, dated 1947; an essay titled "Notizheft" dated 1921, in which he describes the evolution of modern art as being one toward a "decentralized" form of expression; an essay ("Wir sind nicht die Photographen") in which he argues that eyesight is not merely "mechanical" in nature; an essay from 1918 describing the various artistic movements of the beginning of the century.

Series III. J. A. Baader letters and writings, 1946

Physical Description: 8.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Series contains writings on art by Baader, letters from him to Roh, and a handwritten, manuscript draft copy of Baader's Der Stern Erde.
Box 7, Folder 5

Letter to Roh and manuscripts, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of chapter "Der Geist als Organisator" from Der Sterne Erde; six-page handwritten copy of Der Sterne Erde dated 1946 mailed to Hans Jantzen, with accompanying letter in which Baader explains the circumstances of his work during the war; fragment of a note with the heading "Ober-Dadaismus und Über-Realismus," dated 1946.

Series IV. War Diary and ephemera, 1915, undated

Physical Description: 2.0 folder(s)

Scope and Content Note

Series includes a typed, partial transcript of Roh's diary written while he was a field soldier during World War I, and a collection of ephemeral items from Roh's personal papers.
Box 7, Folder 6

Typewritten extract from Roh's World War I diary, 1915

Box 7, Folder 7

Ephemera, undated