Collection of Bauhaus Records, 1928-1965
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Extent1 linear feet (2 file boxes)
These materials document the activities of the Bauhaus in Germany (1928-1933), as well as the careers of individual Bauhaus artists in the United States and elsewhere after 1933, with a specific focus on the period between 1950 and 1960. The collection comprises the class notes of former Bauhaus students Howard Dearstyne and Hannes Beckmann, as well as papers of Bauhaus masters Hannes Meyer and Josef Albers.
Formats include original typescripts, handwritten class notes, newspaper clippings, magazines, and exhibition pamphlets.
The records were originally housed in binders in no particular arrangement. They were rehoused in archival folders and boxes in 2013 and arranged into series by subject (Series I) and artist (Series II and Series III). Series I and II are further ordered chronologically, while Series III is further arranged by subject and then date, with distinction given to records created before and after the Second World War. The materials are in relatively good condition. Acidic newspaper clippings have in some cases been isolated in Mylar sleeves.
For more information of the history of the Bauhaus, see bauhaus-online.de, a website curated by the three main German institutions that preserve the Bauhaus legacy: the Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung Berlin, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, and the Foundation of Weimar Classics.
Series and Subseries in the Collection
- Series I: Bauhaus: Teaching
- Series II: Hannes Meyer
- Series III: Josef Albers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Box and Folder Locations
- Box 1: Folders 1-26
- Box 2: Folders 27-45
- Albers, Josef
- Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985
- Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977
- Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981
- Dearstyne, Howard
- Dürckheim, Karlfried, Graf, 1896-1988
- Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969
- Kuhn, Charles L. (Charles Louis), 1901-
- Architectural criticism
- Architecture –- Study and teaching
- Architecture -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
- Architecture, Modern -– 20th Century
- Interior Design
- Class notes
- Exhibition catalogs
- Collection of Bauhaus Records (BRM 3), 1928-1965: A Guide
- Busch-Reisinger Museum
- EAD ID
Part of the Harvard Art Museums Archives Repository
The Harvard Art Museums Archives is the official repository for institutional records and historical documents in all formats relating to the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 1895 to the present. Its collections include signiﬁcant papers of individuals and groups associated with the museums' history, as well as correspondence with collectors, gallery owners, museum professionals, and notables throughout the twentieth century. Its holdings also document the formation of the museums' collections and its mission as a teaching institution.
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