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Finding aid for the Assorted papers relating to Bauhaus designers, 1919-1984
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Separated Material
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Assorted papers relating to Bauhaus designers
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1984
    Number: 920020
    Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute. Research Library
    Physical Description: 4.0 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The collection consists of assembled material from the Bauhaus years of 1919-1933, as well as material influenced by Bauhaus designers up to 1984. Includes photographic prints, typescripts, offprints and publications, original graphics, clippings, sketches and drawings, weavings, curricula, and correspondence.
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    Language: Collection material is in German and English.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Assorted Papers relating to Bauhaus Designers, ca.1919-1984, Accession no. 920020, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired February 1992 from a dealer who assembled the collection.

    Processing History

    Rose Lachman processed the collection and wrote the finding aid.

    Separated Material

    One book transferred to the Getty Research Library's core collection.
    Sammlungen Bauhaus Dessau, Dessau: Bauhaus Dessau, 1988.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This assembled collection contains printed materials, drawings, manuscripts,photographs and correspondence from the years 1919-1933, the span of 14 years when the Bauhaus existed. The collection also includes later items, from scattered years to 1984, that show the on-going influence of the Bauhaus. This influence may be traced in the letters from the more contemporary artist Peter Schwarze-Heisterkamp (Blinky Palermo). The compilation includes photographic prints, essays and offprints, graphics, clippings, sketches, weavings, curricula and correspondence. Items had been gathered into bundles (Konvolut) by topic, by the previous owner(s).
    Represented from the Bauhaus period are such artists, architects and historians as Sigfried Giedion, Gustav Hassenpflug, Walter Tralau, Arieh Sharon, Hans Eckstein, Helmut Krüger, Heinz Borchers, Karl H. Haupt, Erich Mrozek, Robert Michel, Ella Bergmann-Michel, Walter Dexel, Carl Schlemmer, Oskar Schlemmer, Lucia Moholy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Franz Kalivoda, Margaret Leischner, Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Gunta Stadler-Stölzl, Grete Reichardt, Rosa Berger, M. Kurshuk, Léna Meyer-Bergner, Hannes Meyer, Otto Rittweger, Joost Schmidt, Martin Elsaesser, Arthur Schmidt, Hugo Häring, Mart Stam and Heinz Loew. One box is devoted to material from Heinz Loew (student of Joost Schmidt) and contains essays, drawings, photographs, clippings, papers from the Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung and correspondence.
    This broad assemblage of papers by and about Bauhaus designers contains numerous examples of their works and enhances the other Bauhaus collections in the Research Library of the Getty Research Institute.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is arranged in one series, organized by artist and topic.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung

    Subjects - Topics

    Curriculum planning--Germany--History--20th century
    Furniture design--Germany--20th century
    Graphic arts
    Textile fabrics--History--20th century

    Subjects - Titles

    Rayon & design

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Drawings (visual works)
    Photographic prints
    Photographs, Original


    Albers, Anni
    Albers, Josef
    Berger, Rosa
    Bergmann-Michel, Ella, 1896-1972
    Borchers, Heinz
    Dexel, Walter, 1890-1973
    Eckstein, Hans, 1898-
    Elsaesser, Martin
    Gideon, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968
    Hassenpflug, Gustav, 1907-1977
    Haupt, Karl Hermann
    Häring, Hugo, 1882-1958
    Kalivoda, Franz
    Krüger, Helmut
    Kurshuk, M.
    Leischner, Margaret
    Loew, Heinz
    Meyer, Hannes, 1889-1954
    Meyer-Bergner, Lena
    Michel, Robert, 1876-1957
    Moholy, Lucia
    Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946
    Mrozek, Erich
    Palermo, 1943-1977
    Reichardt, Grete, 1907-1984
    Rittweger, Otto
    Schlemmer, Carl
    Schlemmer, Oskar, 1888-1943
    Schmidt, Arthur
    Schmidt, Joost, 1893-1948
    Sharon, Aryeh, 1900-1984
    Stam, Mart, 1899-1986
    Stölzl , Gunta, 1897-1983
    Tralau, Walter