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Heinrich Geissler papers, 1857-1996, bulk 1960-1990

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Finding aid for the Heinrich Geissler Papers, 1857-1996, bulk 1960-1990
Series IV. Correspondence, 1938-1990, undated 1.67 linear feet (circa 4 boxes)
Series IV.A. General correspondence, 1954-1990, undated 1.04 linear feet (2 and a half boxes)
Geisser's professional correspondence dates from 1954 to 1990. It includes exchanges with art historians, private collectors, and curators at art museums and other institutions holding collections of prints and drawings. Among art historians are several well known experts on medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art such as as Günter Bandmann, Kurt Bauch, Jan Białostocki, Bruno Bushart, Luitpold Dussler, Julius S. Held, Werner Haftmann, Egbert Haverkamp Begemann, Justus Müller Hofstede, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Dieter Koepplin, Klaus Lankheit, Konrad Oberhuber, Konrad Renger, Marcel Roethlisberger, Werner Schade, Hana Seifertová, and Horst Vey. The most extensive correspondence is with Werner Schade. Also present is Geissler's correspondence with well known collectors and art experts Jacques Fryszman, Fritz Lugt, and I.Q. van Regteren Altena; and with editors at the publishing house Macmillan Publishers Ltd. The correspondence is of a purely professional nature, dealing with matters of connoisseurship, exchange of information concerning artists and the current whereabouts of their work, and, to a lesser extent, iconography.
Of particular interest is the photocopy of a 1967 letter to Geissler from the widow of the twentieth-century German painter and photographer Wols (pseudonym of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze) in which she describes Wols's life, including internment in France under Nazi occupation during World War II, and relates details concerning several of Wols's artworks.
Letters from correspondents whose names could not be identified are filed at the end. The first folder contains a typed list of names found with the letters and photocopies of labels of original housing. Most letters are letters received. If not indicated the file contains letters sent as well as letters received. Letters sent by Geissler are carbon copies.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box Folder
66 1 Copies of labels, list of names, undated
66 2 Andrews, Keith, 1973, 1985-1987, undated
66 3 Appuhn-Radtke, Sibylle, 1987
Letter received.
66 4 Azétat-Pellicer, Françoise, 1982, undated
66 5 Bandmann, Günter, 1973
Letter received.
66 6 Bardua, Heinz, 1982
Letter received.
66 7 Bauch, Kurt, 1973
Letter received.
66 8 Becker, Karin, 1982
Letter received.
66 9 Białostocki, Jan (Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie), 1978
Letter received.
66 10 Biedermann, Rolf, 1982-1988
66 11 Boeck, Wilhelm, 1974-1976
Letters received.
66 12 Brehler, Friedrich Karl (Friedens Kunst Bewegung), 1974, 1981-1984
Letters received, also Brehler's letters to Peter Beye, printed matter.
66 13 Briels, Jan, 1983
Letter received, notes by Geissler.
66 14 Brockmüller, Edelband, undated
Letter received.
66 15 Bucher, Werner, 1982
66 16 Bunzl, Yvonne Tan, 1970
Letter received.
66 17 Bursche, Stefan (Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz), 1983
Letter received.
66 18 Bushart, Bruno, 1986-1988
Letters received.
66 19 C. G. Boerner, 1985
66 20 Ciechanowiecki, Andrzej Stanisław, 1990
Letter received.
66 21 Clausse, Gisela, 1989
Letter sent.
66 22 Dencker-Winkler, Eva, 1985
Box Folder
23 23 Denison, Cara D., 1987
Letter received.
Box Folder
66 24 Diemer, Dorothea, 1980, 1986
66 25 Diemer, Peter, 1985-1987
66 26 Döbele, Hedwig (Galerie Döbele), 1987-1988
66 27 Domizlaff, Helmuth, 1957
66 28 Dreier, Franz-Adrian (Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin), 1983
Letter sent.
66 29 Dussler, Luitpold, 1957
Letter received.
66 30 Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat München, 1983
Letter received.
66 31 Evangelische Akademie Nordelbien, 1982
66 32 Falk, Tilman, 1985
Letter received.
66 33 Feiler, Beate (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Seminar für Volkskunde), 1985
Letter received.
66 34 Fiess, Peggy, 1989
Letter received.
66 35 Friedrich, Glaubrecht (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), 1985
Letter received.
66 36 Fryszman, Jacques, 1989
66 37 Galavics, Géza (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia), 1987
Letter received.
66 37.1 Gasser, Helmi (Kunstdenkmäler Kanton Uri), 1984
66 38 Geiger, Hans, 1982
66 39 Gerszi, Therese (Szépművészeti Múzeum Budapest), 1972, 1988
Letters received.
66 40 Gollwitzer, Gerhard, 1967
Letter received.
66 41 Gordon, George (Sotheby's), 1988
Letter received.
66 42 Graf, Dieter, 1970-1971
Letters received.
66 43 Graphische Sammlung Albertina, 1985, 1989
Letters received.
66 44 Gräuble, Jakob, 1977, 1982
Letters received.
66 45 Gröbel, Inge Vera, 1982, 1986
66 46 Gröbel, Siegfried, 1982
66 47 Grohmann (Firm), undated
Receipt sent.
66 48 Grünwald, Michael O. (Galerie Grünwald), 1982
Letter received.
66 49 Gutwillinger, Walther, 1986
Letter received.
66 50 Haftmann, Werner, 1987
Letter received.
66 51 Hagenmann, Marion, 1987
Letters received.
66 52 Hanke, Karl August, 1981
Letter received.
66 53 Haverkamp Begemann, Egbert, 1986, 1988
Letters received.
66 54 Heininger (Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum), 1974
Letter received.
66 55 Held, Julius S., 1972, 1986-1988
Letters received.
66 56 Herrbach, Brigitte, 1984
Letter received.
66 57 Heuser, August (Akademie der Diözese Rottenburg-Stuttgart), 1989
66 58 Heusinger, Christian von, 1987
Letter received.
66 59 Heuss, Franziska, 1985
66 60 Himmelheber, Georg, 1986
Letter received.
66 61 Hindelang, Eduard (Museum Langenargen), undated
Note by Geissler (originally filed with correspondence).
66 62 Hoffmann, Claus-W. (Biberach an der Riss), 1982
66 63 Hosch, Hubert, 1981
Letter received.
66 64 Hugelshofer, Walter, 1970
Letter received.
66 65 Irmscher, Günter, 1986, 1988
Letters received.
66 66 Joseph, Rudolph S., 1972
Letter received.
66 67 Kalusche, Manfred, 1983
66 68 Karl & Faber, 1985
66 69 Karzon, Helena, 1982
Letter received.
66 70 Kaufmann, Helmut, 1989
Letter received.
66 71 Kaufmann, Thomas DaCosta, 1989
Letter received.
66 72 Kingzett, Richard (Thos. Agnew & Sons), 1982
Letter received.
66 73 Klapproth, Rüdiger, 1976, undated
Letter to Klapproth (unsent) and extensive notes by Geissler.
66 74 Kliemann, Carl-Heinz, undated
Letter received.
Box Folder
67 1 Klinge, Ekkart (Hetjens-Museum), 1985
Letter received.
67 2 Knab, Eckhart, 1973
Letters received.
67 3 Koenig-Fachsenfeld, Reinhard, 1980, 1984
Letters received.
67 4 Koepplin, Dieter (Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel), 1970, 1983
Letters received.
67 5 Kramer, Ernst, 1982
Letter received.
67 5.1 Krämer, Gode (Kunstsammlungen Augsburg), 1982
67 6 Kruse, Joachim, 1988
67 7 Kurras, Lotte (Germanisches Nationalmuseum), 1985
Letter received.
67 8 Kuznetsov, Juri, undated
New Year's greetings received.
67 9 Landolt, Hanspeter, 1973
Letter received.
67 10 Landolt-Hatz, Robert, 1982
67 11 Lankheit, Klaus, 1988
Letter received.
67 12 Lehrman, Sara, 1982
Letter sent.
67 13 Leister, Dieter-Jürgen, 1985, undated
Letters received.
67 14 Löcher, Kurt (Germanisches Nationalmuseum), 1982
Letter received.
67 15 Loewig, H., 1987
Letter received.
67 16 Longo, Lucia, 1982
Letter received.
67 17 Lugt, Frits, 1957, 1963
67 18 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. (The Dictionary of Art), 1985-1988
67 19 Martin, Kurt, 1972-1973
Letters received.
67 20 Meissner, Kurt, 1983-1987
Letters received.
67 21 Meyer, Ludwig, 1989
Letter received.
67 22 Michel, 1970
Letter received.
67 23 Hans Mielke (Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz), 1978-1983
67 24 Müller, Mrs., 1982
Letter received.
67 25 Müller, Theodor, 1986
Letter received.
67 26 Müller Hofstede, Justus, 1983, 1986
67 27 Musée Fabre, 1987, undated
Letter sent and handwritten draft.
67 28 Musper, H. Th., 1973
Postcard received.
67 29 Nesch, Rolf, 1964
Letter received.
67 30 Oberhuber, Konrad, 1970
Letters received.
67 31 Oppel, Hans D. (Stadt Bocholt), 1989
67 32 Pechstein, Klaus (Germanisches Nationalmuseum), 1984
Letter received.
67 33 Peltzer, Alfred, 1954
Postcard received.
67 34 Peter-Raupp, Hanna, 1982, 1988
Letters received.
67 35 Pfeiffer, Wolfgang (Stadt Regensburg), 1985
Letter received.
67 36 Pichler, Walter, 1981
Letter received.
67 37 Poensgen, Jens, 1971, 1973
Letters received.
67 38 Preiss, Pavel, 1989
Letter received.
67 39 Rapp, Jürgen, 1990
Letter received.
67 40 Regteren Altena, I. Q. van, 1972-1979
Letters received.
67 41 Renger, Konrad (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen), 1982-1983
67 42 Riester, Rudolf, 1976, 1982
Letters received.
67 43 Roethlisberger, Marcel, 1969
Letter received.
67 44 Rössler, Dr. (Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg), 1982
Letter received.
67 45 Rothschild, Kate de, 1985
67 46 Röttger, Dr. (Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege), 1955
Letter received.
67 47 Salzburger Landessammlungen (Roswitha Juffinger), 1986
67 48 Saran, Bernhard, 1973
Letter received.
67 49 Schade, Werner, 1982-1989
67 50 Schapiro, Efim, 1972
Letter received.
67 51 Schelest, Dmitrij (Lvov Art Gallery), 1987
Letter received.
67 52 Schilling, Edmund, 1972
Letter received.
67 53 Schmid, Anton, 1970, 1982
67 54 Schmid, Manfred, 1981
Letter received.
67 55 Schmidt, Werner (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), 1970
Letters received.
67 56 Schoenherr, Douglas, 1986
Letter received.
67 57 Schultz, Jürgen, 1978
Letter received.
67 58 Schulz, Wolfgang (Stiftung Deutschlandhaus), 1985
67 59 Schwarting, Gustav, 1956
Letter received.
67 60 Schwegler, Fritz, 1970
Postcard received. Original screen print by the artist.
67 61 Seifertová, Hana (Národní Galerie v Praze), 1982
Letter received.
67 62 Söding, Ulrich, 1982
Letter received.
67 63 Soldan, Wilhelm, 1957-1981, undated
67 64 Steinborn, Bożena (Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie), 1982, 1988
Postcard and letter received.
67 65 Steiner, Peter (Diözesan Museum Freising), 1983
67 66 Stock, Julien (Sotheby's London), 1989
Letter received.
Box Folder
68 1 Strack, H. Dieter (Evangelisches Bildungszentrum München), 1983
Letter received.
68 2 Stubbe, Wolf, 1981-1982
Letters received.
68 3 Szépművészeti Muzeum Budapest, 1982
Customs document.
68 4 Thiem, Gunther, 1970?
Letter received.
68 5 Troutman, Philip (Courtauld Institute of Art), 1971
Letter received.
68 6 Ullmann, Klaus (Verein Haus Schlesien), 1988
68 7 Vey, Horst, 1972, 1982-1984
Letters and postcard received.
68 8 Victor, W., 1982
Letter sent.
68 9 Vignau-Wilberg, Thea (Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen), 1987, undated
Letter and postcard received.
68 10 Villa Gemmingen, undated
Letter addressed to Hauptkonservator and signed HWS who writes on behalf of Landesdenkmalamt regarding a drawing by an artist from Flein, with a mention of Bruno Bushart.
68 11 Volk, Brigitte, 1974
Letter received.
68 12 Von, Hermann, 1958
Postcard received.
68 13 Wagner, Franz (Salzburger Barockmuseum), 1985
68 14 Wegner, Wolfgang, 1972
Letter received.
68 15 Winkler (Ehem. Staatliche Museen Berlin Kupferstichkabinett), 1955
Letter received.
68 16 Wolf, Emile E., 1987
Letter received.
68 17 Wols, Grety (Wols's widow), 1967
Letter received (8 leaves). Photocopy of a letter to Geissler from Wols's widow in which she describes Wols's life in France under Nazi occupation during World War II and relates details concerning several of Wols's artworks.
68 18 Wüthrich, Lukas, 1985
Letter received.
68 19 Yankauskes, Virginia, 1982
68 20 Zimmer, Jürgen, 1982
Letter received.
68 21 Zimmermann, Doris, 1986
Letter received.
68 22 Zinke, Detlef (Städtische Museen Freiburg), 1989
Letter received.
68 23 Unidentified, 1954-1985


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