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

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Series III. Card indexes, 1877, 1938, 1957-1989, undated 5.47 linear feet (10 boxes)
Geissler maintained card indexes of drawings in museums and in private collections, and a card index of artists. These meticulously organized indexes are cross-referenced and refer to thousands of drawings, many more that are documented in the two previous research files.
The original filing order is preserved but most indexes are arranged alphabetically.
Series III.A. Museum collections, 1877, 1955-1989, undated 3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
Geissler's catalog of drawings in museum collections consists of notes handwritten on paper approximately 5 x 10 cm. in size. Most collections are in Germany, but also in other European countries, mainly Austria, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Russia; a few are in the United States and Canada, as well as in Israel (Jerusalem). Occasionally included is correspondence, mainly letters received by Geissler.
The indexes are divided into three groups: by city, by country, and in Bavaria. Filed at the end of the group arranged by country are bibliographical references, and a list of photographs in the collection of Bildarchiv Foto Marburg.
The group on drawings in Bavaria consists of notes on artworks and inventories held mainly at Bayerische Staatsgemälde Sammlungen in Munich, and in various collections in Augsburg. A separate group originally filed here are photographs and research papers on Christoph Schwarz from Ingolstadt.
The first two groups are filed alphabetically and the original German filing order is retained. The Bavaria group is subdivided into two sequences, GI and GII, and includes a separate research file on Christoph Schwarz from Ingolstadt.
By city, 1877, 1955-1989, undated
Box Folder
48 1 Aachen, undated
48 2-4 Amsterdam, undated
48 5 Antwerp, undated
48 6 Aschaffenburg, 1974, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Stadt Aschaffenburg.
48 7 Augsburg, 1979, undated
Includes a letter from Kunstsammlungen Augsburg (Rolf).
48 8 Bamberg, undated
48 9-10 Basel, undated
48 11 Bautzen, undated
Berlin-West, 1977, undated
Box Folder
48 12 Kunstbibliothek, undated
48 13-15 Kupferstichkabinett, 1977, undated
Includes a letter to Geissler.
48 16 Berlin-East, undated
48 17 Bern, undated
48 18 Besançon, undated
48 19 Boston, undated
48 20 Bozen, undated
Box Folder
49 1-3 Braunschweig, 1975-1979, undated
Letters from Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum.
49 9-10 Bremen, 1982-1985, undated
Breslau, 1877, 1969, undated
Box Folder
49 11 Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu, 1877, 1969, undated
Letter from Muzeum Śląskie we Wrocławiu, photocopy of printed matter, notes.
49 12 Ossolineum, undated
49 13 Brno, 1975, undated
Includes letter and list of works from Moravská Galerie v Brnĕ.
49 14 Brussels, undated
49 15-16 Budapest, 1972-1988, undated
Includes letters from Therese Gerszi at Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest, Klaus Merten at Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart, and Wolfgang Wegner at Staatliche Graphische Sammlungen in Munich.
Cambridge, Mass., undated
Box Folder
49 17 Fogg Museum of Art
49 18 Busch-Reisinger Museum
49 19 Chantilly, undated
49 20 Chatsworth, England, Duke of Devonshire, undated
49 21 Cleveland, undated
49 22 Coburg (Veste Coburg), 1977, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to H. Maedebach.
49 23 Danzig, 1978, undated
Includes an inventory.
49 24 Darmstadt, undated
Includes small photographs.
Box Folder
50 1 Dessau, 1976-1977, undated
Includes Geissler's correspondence with Ingrid Ehlert at Staatliche Galerie Dessau, and a handritten letter to Geissler from Frau Dr. Herksen [?].
50 2 Dijon, undated
50 3 Donaueschingen, undated
50 4-7 Dresden, 1962-1986, undated
Includes letters from Christian Dittrich, Werner Schmidt and others at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, and a letter and a postcard from Glaubrecht Friedrich; also several lists of works are included (folder 4).
50 8-9 Düsseldorf, undated
50 10 Edinburgh, undated
50 11 Ellwangen, undated
50 12 Erlangen, 1973, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg.
50 13 Florence, 1975, undated
Include Geissler's correspondence with Anna Forlani Tempesti at Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi.
Frankfurt am Main, 1971, undated
Box Folder
50 14 Städelsches Kunstinstitut, 1971, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to T. Falck at Kunstmuseum Basel.
50 15 Museum für Kunsthandwerk, undated
50 16 Freiburg im Breisgau, undated
50 17 Göttingen, 1979, undated
Includes letter from Hans Georg Gmelin.
50 18 Göteborg, undated
50 19 Gotha, undated
50 20 Graz, undated
50 21 Haarlem, 1978, undated
Includes a card to Geissler from Teylers Stichting.
50 22 Hamburg, undated
Hannover, 1977-1979, undated
Box Folder
50 23 Technische Universität, Sammlung Haupt, 1977, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (carbon copy) at Sammlung Haupt.
50 24 Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum, 1979, undated
Includes letter from Hans Georg Gmelin.
Box Folder
51 1 Harburg, 1979, undated
Includes letter from Fürstlich-Oettingen-Wallerstein'sche Bibliothek und Kunstsammlung Schloss Harburg.
51 2 Hartford, undated
51 3-5 Innsbruck, 1975, undated
Includes a postcard to Geissler.
51 6 Jerusalem, undated
51 7 Karlsruhe, undated
51 8 Kassel, undated
51 9 Kiel, undated
51 10 Köln (Cologne), 1978, undated
Includes a letter from Rheinisches Archiv.
51 11 Konstanz, undated
51 12-13 Kopenhagen (Copenhagen), 1971, 1978, undated
Includes a letter from Erik Fischer at Statens Museum for Kunst, and invoices.
51 14 Krakau (Krakow), undated
51 15 Leiden, 1977, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to Jan Bolten at Kunsthistorische Institut der Rijksuniversiteit Prentenkabinet.
51 16 Leipzig, undated
51 17 Lemberg (Lviv), 1986, undated
Includes a letter from Dmitrij Schelest at Lvov Art Gallery.
51 18 Leningrad (St. Petersburg), 1970-1984, undated
Includes a letter from Lisa Oehler to Thöne, Geissler's letters to Jury Kuznetsow at the Eremitage, and Geissler's correspondence with Ludmila Markina at the Tretiakov-Galerie.
51 19 Lille, undated
Linz, 1971, 1989, undated
Box Folder
51 20 Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, 1971, undated
Includes letter from Alfred Marks at Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum.
51 21 Nordico Stadtmuseum, 1989, undated
Includes letter from Herfried Thaler at Stadtmuseum Linz.
London, undated
Box Folder
52 1 British Museum
52 2 Courtauld Institute, University College
52 3 Victoria and Albert Museum
52 4 Lübeck, undated
52 5 Mailand (Milan), undated
52 6 Mainz, undated
52 7 Mönchengladbach, undated
52 8 Montpellier, 1987, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (photocopy) to Musée Fabre.
52 9 Moskau (Moscow), undated
München (Munich), undated
Box Folder
52 9 Bayerische Nationalbibliothek
52 10-12 Staatliche Graphische Sammlung (Halm-Maffei-Sammlung)
52 13-16 Halm-Maffei-Sammlung (separate)
52 17 Various other insitutions
52 18 Münster, undated
New York, undated
Box Folder
52 19 Pierpont Morgan Library
52 20 Cooper-Hewitt-Museum
52 20 Frick Collection
52 21 Metropolitan Museum of Art
52 22 New York Public Library
52 23-24 Nürnberg (Nuremberg), undated
Box Folder
53 1 Oslo, undated
Oxford, undated
Box Folder
53 2 Christ-Church
53 3 Ashmolean-Museum
Paris, 1973-1974, undated
Box Folder
53 4-5 Musée du Louvre, Cabinet des dessins, 1973-1974, undated
Includes undated drafts of letters from Geisler, Geissler's letter to Madame Sérullaz at Musée nationale du Louvre, Cabinet des dessins and letter to Geissler from Service de documentation photographique.
53 6 École des beaux-arts, undated
53 7 Institut néerlandais (Lugt Collection), undated
53 8 Philadelphia, 1972, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to Mr. McNulty at Philadelphia Museum of Art.
53 9 Pittsburgh, undated
53 10 Posen (Poznań), undated
Box Folder
63 11 Prag (Prague), undated
Box Folder
53 12 Providence, Rhode Island, undated
53 13 Ravensburg, undated
Regensburg, undated
Box Folder
53 14 Städtische Kunstsammlung
53 15 Fürstliche Schatzkammer Thurn und Taxis
53 16 Reims, 1982, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from François Pomarède at the Musée Saint-Denis.
53 17 Reutlingen, 1989, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Dr. Ostberg at Stadt Reutlingen.
53 18 Rotterdam, undated
53 19 Sacramento, California, undated
Salzburg, undated
Box Folder
53 20 Städtische Kunstsammlung Carolino-Augusteum
53 21 Erzabtei Sankt Peter
53 22 Universitätsbibliothek
53 23 Schaffhausen, undated
53 24 Schwerin, undated
53 25 Sigmaringen, undated
53 26 Stams, undated
53 27 Stettin (Szczecin), 1978, undated
Includes a letter to Geissler from Muzeum Narodowe.
53 28 Stockholm, 1988, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to Börje Magnusson at Nationalmuseum Stockholm.
Box Folder
54 1 Strassbourg, undated
Stuttgart, undated
Box Folder
54 2 Staatsgalerie
54 3 Landesbibliothek, Württembergisches Landesmuseum
54 4 Tübingen, undated
54 5 Turin, undated
54 6 Ulm, undated
54 7 Utrecht, undated
54 8 Venedig (Venice), undated
Warschau (Warszawa), 1978, undated
Box Folder
54 9 Biblioteka Narodowa, undated
54 10 Muzeum Narodowe, undated
54 11 Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Warszawie, 1978, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Teresa Sulerzyska at Biblioteka Universytecka w Warszawie.
Washington DC, undated
Box Folder
54 12 National Gallery
54 13 Library of Congress
Weimar, 1955, 1978-1979, undated
Box Folder
54 14 Schlossmuseum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, 1955, 1978-1979, undated
Includes letters to Geissler from A. Janda at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Weimar and Kurt [?] at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
54 15 Nationale Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten, undated
54 16 Zentralbibliothek, undated
Wien (Vienna), 1976, undated
Box Folder
54 17 Albertina, undated
Includes photocopy of an undated letter from Geissler to Fritz Koreny at Albertina.
54 18 Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien, 1976, undated
Includes a letter to Geissler from Wanda Lhotsky at Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien, and Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to the Akademie.
54 19 Museum für angewandte Kunst, undated
54 20 Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, undated
54 21 Williamstown, Mass., undated
54 22 Windsor Castle, 1978, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Else Benson at Royal Library Windsor Castle.
Box Folder
55 1-2 Wolfegg (Waldburg-Wolfegg), undated
55 3 Wolfenbüttel, undated
55 4 Worms, undated
Würzburg, 1970, undated
Box Folder
55 5 Martin von Wagner Museum, undated
55 6-7 Universitätsbibliothek, 1970, undated
Includes a letter to Geissler from T. Fuchs at Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg.
55 9 Zug (Switzerland), undated
55 9 Zürich (Zurich), undated
By country, 1974-1983, undated
Filed at the end are notes with bibliographical references and a list of photographs in the collection of the Bildarchiv Foto Marburg.
Box Folder
63 1-2 Belgium, 1982, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from W. Le Loup at Stad Brugge Directie van de Stedelijke Musea, Geissler's correspondence with Jean Fraikin at Musée de la vie wallonne in Liège, and letter to Geissler from Françoise Léonard Etienne at Ville de Liège Cabinet des estampes et des dessins.
63 3 Czechoslovakia, undated
63 4 DDR (East Germany), 1978, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Museen, Gedenkstätten und Sammlungen der Stadt Madgeburg.
63 5 France, undated
63 6 Great Britain and Ireland, undated
63 7 Holland (Netherlands), undated
63 8 Italy, 1977-1981, undated
Includes Geissler's letters (carbon copies) to Museo Civico di Bolzano, letter to Geissler from Maria Catelli Isola at Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica in Rome, and letter to Geissler from Gunther Erhart at Museo di Merano/Meraner Museum.
63 9 Jugoslawien (Yugoslavia), 1979
Letter to Geissler from Grozdana Kozak at Narodni Muzej Ljubljana.
63 10 Kanada (Canada), undated
63 11 Norway, 1976, undated
Letter to Geissler from Ingeborg Astrup at Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo.
63 12 Österreich (Austria), 1974-1982, undated
Includes letters to Geissler from Elmar Vonbank at Vorarlberger Landesmuseum in Bregenz, Geissler's correspondence with Gregor Martin Lechner at Stiftsarchiv und Graphisches Kabinett Stift Göttweig, Geissler's correspondence with Stift Heiligenkreuz, letter to Geissler from Angela Völker at Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to Benediktinerstift in Kremmsmünster, and letters to Geissler from Gottfried Biedermann at Alte Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz and Detlef Zinke at Städtische Museen Freiburg i. Br.
63 13 Romania, undated
63 14 Schweden (Sweden), undated
63 15 Schweiz (Switzerland), undated
63 16 Spain, undated
63 17 UDSSR (Soviet Union), 1976-1977, undated
Includes Geissler's correspondence with Kalininskaja Oblastnaja Kartinnaja Galeria.
63 18 United States, 1983, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Peter Morse in Honolulu.
63 20 Bibliographical notes, undated
63 21 Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, undated
65 Bavaria, 1957-1958, undated
This file contains Geissler's notes on artworks and inventories in various collections in Bavaria, predominantly at Bayerische Staatsgemälde Sammlungen in Munich, also in Augsburg. Some notes concern artworks known only from reference sources. The cards are numbered by Geissler in two sequences: GI (numbers 1-27) and GII (numbers 127-137, 152, 157-158, 162-166, 169-170,172). Part of the GI sequence are notes on artworks and inventories in collections outside of Bavaria: Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna (folder 10), Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts (folder 11), and Hampton Court Palace in London, England (folder 12).
A separate group Geissler originally filed here are notes, letters received, and transcripts of sixteenth-century documents related to his research on the court painter Christoph Schwarz from Ingolstadt.
65 1-13 GI, 1-27, undated
65 14-16 GII, 127-137, 152, 157-158, 162-166, 169-170,172, undated
Christoph Schwarz (Ingolstadt), 1957-1966, undated
The Christoph Schwarz file consists of Geissler's notes; letters he received from Schloss Ingolstadt, Städtische Kunstsammlungen Augsburg, Dr. Schmid in Geisenfeld, Jarmila Vacková in Prague, and R. Till at Magistrat der Stadt Wien; and transcripts of sixteenth-century documents from the collection of Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv in Munich, which mention Schwarz. Among the transcripts are financial records of the Duchy of Bavaria, excerpts from an orderly book, correspondence of William V, Duke of Bavaria, and excerpts from his decrees. Also present are a few photocopies of some of the documents. Filed together with the above materials are fourteen photographs, including one in color; notes; a letter to Geissler from K.H. Rochels in Leverkusen, and a letter to Geissler from Dr. Kaczmarzyk at Propyläen-Kunsthandlung in Berlin (folders 24-25). These items were originally filed by Geissler in a binder with correspondence.
Box Folder
65 17-19 Notes and letters, 1957-1958, undated
65 20-23 Transcripts, undated
Photographs, 1966, undated
Box Folder
65 24-25 Black-and-white photographs and papers, 1966, undated
Box Folder
62 53 Color photograph, undated
Series III.B. Private collections, 1938, 1962-1989, undated 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Geissler's index of drawings in private collections consists of his handwritten notes on paper sheets approximately 5 x 10 cm. in size. There is a group of notes which are not interfiled and a group of notes on drawings sold at auctions. Among the private collectors are Jacques Fryszman, Julius Held, Max Himmelheber, Reinhard Koenig-Fachsenfeld, Kurt Meissner, and I.Q. van Regteren Altena. Most files include correspondence, mainly letters received by Geissler.
Arrangement note
The original arrangement is preserved. With exception of the first two, the files are arranged alphabetically by name of collector.
Box Folder
60 1-5 Not interfiled, 1962-1989, undated
Includes a handwritten list and letters to Geissler from Jacques Fryszman, Jürgen Emma [?], Rudolf Beck at Fürstlich Waldburg-Zeil'sches Archiv, Georg Fürst von Waldburg-Zeil, F.G. Miller, and Trude Fischer at Galerie Fischer Luzern, Klaus Stopp in Mainz, a postcard from Geiger, Enzenberg, Wolfgang Ratjen in Munich, Geissler's letter to Paula Behr in Heimertingen, letters to Geissler from Peter Kröcker in Murnau, Otto Schäfer in Schweinfurt, Rudolph S. Joseph in Munich.
60 6-8 Auctions, undated
60 9 West Germany (various), 1977-1985, undated
Includes letters to Geissler from Heimatpfleger in Memmingen Uli Braun, Elisabeth Grünenwald at Fürstlich Öttingen-Spielbergisches Archiv, Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to W. Weber at Pfalzgalerie des Bezirksverbandes in Kaiserslautern, letters to Geissler from Hans Rochelmeyer in Mainz, H. Eichhorn at Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum in Emden, Elfriede Heinemeyer at Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Helga Walter-Dressler at Kunstsammlungen Karlsruhe, Ulrich [?] at Museum Wiesbaden, and Hinderhofer at Bodensee-Museum in Friedrichshafen.
60 10 Ehlers, Göttingen, 1938, undated
Includes photocopy of the 1938 C.G. Boerner auction catalog of the collection of Philipp Otto Runge.
60 11 Jacques Fryszman, Paris, undated
60 12 Bernhard Funk, Munich, undated
60 13 Gamerdinger, Stuttgart, undated
60 14 Graff, Herford, Heilbronn, 1983, undated
Includes photocopy of a letter from Julien Stock at Sotheby's London to Dr. Graff.
60 15-16 Gröbel, Oberhausen-Holten, undated
60 17 Ralph Grosse, Frankfurt a. M., undated
60 18 Heinz Grunert, Cologne, 1975, undated
Includes two letters from Grunert to Geissler.
60 19 Gutwillinger, Stuttgart-Wangen, undated
60 20 Julius Held, Bennington, undated
60 21 Max Himmelheber, Inzlingen (former Phil Hermann, Karlsruhe), 1977, undated
Includes photocopy of Geissler's letter to Max Himmelheber.
60 22 Bernhard Himmelhebr, Karlsruhe, 1976, undated
Includes a letter to Geissler from Himmelheber at Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.
Box Folder
61 1 Holtkott, Tübingen, undated
61 2 Richard Jung, Freiburg i. Br., undated
61 3 Heinz Kirchhoff, Göttingen, 1977, undated
Includes Geissler's correspondence with Kirchhoff.
61 4 Wolfram Köberl, Innsbruck, 1976, undated
Includes Köberl's letter to Geissler.
61 5 Reinhard Koenig-Fachsenfeld, 1975, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from Reinhard Koenig-Fachsenfeld.
61 6 Paul Krauss, Göppingen, 1967, 1974, 1985, undated
Includes letters to Geissler.
61 7 Krezdorn, Sindelfingen-Maichingen, undated
61 8 Kröker, Essen, Murnau, undated
61 9 Krümper, Munich, undated
61 10 Robert Landolt, Chur, 1981, undated
Includes letter to Geissler.
61 11 Kurt Meissner, Zurich, undated
61 12 Dr. Maul, Kempten, Allgäu 1970-1972, undated
Includes a postcard from Maul to Geissler, and a letter to Geissler from Dr. Felber at Kultur- und Schulreferat in Kempten.
61 13 Wolf Ratjen, Munich, 1977, undated
Includes Geissler's letter (carbon copy) to Ratjen.
61 14 I.Q. van Regteren Altena, Amsterdam, undated
61 15 Edmund Schilling, Edgware, undated
61 16 Anton Schmid, Vienna, Munich, 1989, undated
Includes letter to Geissler from An Zwollo at Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie.
61 17 Gustav Schwarting, Delmenhorst, Bremen, 1939, undated
Includes a postcard from Schwarting to Friedrich Thöne.
61 18 Werner Soldan, Berlin, undated
61 19 Richard Tüngel, Ahrensburg, Müllheim, undated
61 20 Rosemarie Usener, Stuttgart, undated
61 21 Herbert Zimmermann, Burgholzhausen, 1977
Letter to Geissler.
Series III.C. Artists, undated 2.09 linear feet (5 boxes)
Each index card is inscribed with a list of names of museums and private collections holding the artist's works, frequently with inclusion of repository numbers, dates of the artworks and titles. Included is an index of artists known only by a monogram.
Divided into two groups: by artist and by place of origin; and filed alphabetically within each group by the name of artist or city.
By name
56 Hans von Aachen - Fedor Ivanov
57 van der Kabel - Ulrich Sturm
58 Franz Werner von Tamm - Mathias Zwirn
59 Monogrammists
64 By place of origin

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