Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
MS Ger 146.1 was formerly restricted until Mrs. Feininger's death in 1970.
24 linear feet (43 boxes and 5 volumes)
Letters, 1939-1955, to Laurence Feininger from his parents contain many pen and ink drawings and woodcuts by Lyonel; Other correspondents represented in the collection include artists and architects, such as Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Rudolf Probst, Gerhard Marcks, and Walter Gropius; Alfred Hamilton Barr and others at the Museum of Modern Art; and German friends and family. Subjects range from wartime experiences in Germany, to exhibitions of the Blue Four.
Additionally, there are autograph manuscript musical compositions and an autobiographical sketch by Feininger as well as clippings pertaining to him, among other items. There are also transcripts (5 v., typewritten) of portions of the correspondence, prepared by Julia Feininger.
Biographical / Historical
- I. MS Ger 146: Correspondence and related materials
- ___A. Correspondence and related materials
- ___B. Additional correspondence and related materials
- II. MS Ger 146.1: Additional correspondence
- III. MS Ger 146.2: Letters to Laurence Feininger
- IV. MS Ger 146.3: Musical compositions
- V. MS Ger 146: Additions
Series V. Additions, is located in P-5, awaiting end-processing.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
62M-266A. Deposited by the Busch-Reisinger Museum Cambridge 38, Massachusetts ; received: 1963 June 30.
These papers were restricted during the lifetime of Mrs. Feininger.
78M-11. Gift of Mr. T. Lux Feininger, 22 Arlington Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140; received: 1979 January. 91M-63. Gift of T. Lux Feininger; received: 1992.
94M-92. Gift of T. Lux Feininger to Busch-Reisinger Museum; Busch-Reisinger Museum deposit; received: 1995.
95M-62. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. T. Lux Feininger; received: 1996.
2013M-34. Gift of T. Lux Feininger via Conrad Feininger; received: 2013 October 24.
2013M-106. Bequest of T. Lux Feininger; received: 2014 June 2.
- Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956. Lyonel Feininger papers, 1883-1960: Guide.
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