Alexander Dorner Collection of Otti Berger Papers, 1937-1955
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Copying: Papers may be copied in accordance with the Harvard Art Museums Archives' usual procedures.
Extent1 collection (1 folder)
The collection contains a 6-page typescript of Berger’s Weaving and the Shaping of Space (Weberei und Raumgestaltung), which outlined her aesthetic theories relating to textile art. There is also correspondence to Alexander Dorner from Berger and Walter Gropius, as well as letters written about her after her death by Edith A. Standen and Ludwig Hilberseimer. Additional materials include handwritten notes by Alexander and Lydia Dorner.
The records were originally housed in several binders and folders in no specific order. They were rehoused in an archival folder and box in 2013.
Series and Subseries in the Collection
- Series I: Prewar documents, 1937-1938
- Series II: Postwar documents, 1955
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Berger, Otti, 1898-1944.
- Busch-Reisinger Museum.
- Dorner, Alexander, 1893-1957.
- Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969.
- Kuhn, Charles L. (Charles Louis), 1901-.
- Hilberseimer, Ludwig.
- Standen, Edith Appleton.
- Textile artists.
- Textile crafts.
- Alexander Dorner Collection of Otti Berger Papers (BRM 6), 1937-1955: A Guide
- Harvard Art Museums Archives
- 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The Harvard Art Museums Archives is the official repository for institutional records and historical documents in all formats relating to the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 1895 to the present.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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