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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)
There are three subseries: Geissler's professional correspondence; correspondence concerning the exhibition Zeichnung in Deutschland deutsche Zeichner 1540-1640; and correspondence concerning the archive of Friedrich Thöne. Included with the second subseries are offprints and a manuscript by Eliška Fučiková. The third subseries includes Friedrich Thöne's unpublished manuscript "Die deutsche Meisterzeichnung."
Arrangement
The letters in each of the three subseries are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
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
Series IV.B. Concerning exhibition Zeichnung in Deutschland deutsche Zeichner 1540-1640, 1956-1988, undated 0.21 linear feet (35 folders)
The exhibition Zeichnung in Deutschland deutsche Zeichner 1540-1640 was held between 1 December 1979 and 17 February 1980 at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Geissler curated the exhibition and wrote the catalog.
Geissler kept correspondence concerning the exhibition separate from his other professional correspondence. Included are letters sent and received prior to the exhibition's opening as well as letters of appreciation received after the opening. If not indicated, the file contains letters received only. Letters sent by Geissler are carbon copies. Also included are several offprints and a typescript (19 leaves) with editorial corrections of Eliška Fučiková's paper "Zur Zeichnung an Prager Hof unter Kaiser Rudolf II."
Arrangement
Arranged in two groups: letters and papers. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Letters, 1977-1981, undated
Box Folder
68 23 Andrews, Keith, 1980
68 24 Beye, Peter, 1978-1979
Beye's letters to Peter Cannon-Brooks at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and to Hermann Auer at Deutsches Museum in Munich (original, photocopy, and carbon copy).
68 25 Białostocki, Jan, 1980-1981
68 26 Busch, Günter (Kunsthalle Bremen), 1980-1981
68 27 Eggert, Fritz (Antiquariat Fritz Eggert), 1980
68 28 Friedrich, Glaubrecht, 1980-1981
68 29 Gerszi, Therese, 1980
68 30 Held, Julius S., 1981
68 31 Hugelshofer, Walter, 1977
Letter from Geissler.
68 32 Kirchhoff, Heinz, 1980
68 33 Knab, Eckhart (Graphische Sammlung Albertina), 1980-1981
68 34 Koenig-Fachsenfeld, Reinhard, 1980
68 35 Koepplin, Dieter (Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel), 1978, 1980
Letter from Geissler.
68 36 Krauss, Paul, 1980-1981
68 37 Kultusministerium Baden-Württemberg, 1978
Letter from Geissler.
68 38 Löcher, Kurt, 1980
68 39 Meissner, Kurt, 1981
68 40 Müller Hofstede, Justus, 1981
68 41 Niemeijer, J. W. (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), 1980
68 42 O'Dell-Franke, Ilse, 1978
Letter from Geissler.
68 43 Osten, Gert von der 1980-1981
68 44 Riester, Rudolf, 1981
68 45 Schmid, Anton, 1980
68 46 Schmidt, Werner (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), 1981
68 47 Soldan, Wilhelm, 1980
68 48 Storz, Gerhard, 1980
Letter to Peter Beye at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
68 49 Stubbe, Wolf, 1980
68 50 Vey, Horst, undated
68 51 Wilhelm, Rainer, 1980
68 51 Woisetschläger, Kurt (Alte Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum), 1979
68 52 Zimmer, Jürgen, 1981
Papers, 1956-1988, undated
Box Folder
68 53 Manuscript, undated
Typescript (19 leaves) with editorial corrections of "Zur Zeichnung an Prager Hof unter Kaiser Rudolf II" by Eliška Fučiková.
68 54-56 Offprints, 1956-1988
Series IV.C. Concerning Friedrich Thöne's archive, 1938, 1952, 1974-1977, undated 0.42 linear feet (1 box)
The material in this subseries includes Geissler's correspondence concerning the photographic archive of Friedrich Thöne and two copies of Thöne's unpublished manuscript of "Die deutsche Meisterzeichnung." Filed at the beginning of the letters are Geissler's notes about the archive.
Thöne's prewar correspondence is filed with Series I.A. under Ingolstadt with research material concerning Caspar Freisinger (box 23). Thöne's postwar correspondence is filed with Series I.B. with research material concerning the Bocksberger family (box 36). Contact sheets of Thöne's photographic archive, along with notes by Geissler, are filed in Series II. (box 46).
Arrangement
Arranged in two groups: letters concerning the archive and Thöne's unpublished manuscript.
Letters, 1938, 1952, 1974-1977, undated
Geissler's correspondence concerning the archive of Friedrich Thöne includes letters sent and received between 1974 and 1977. Included is an exchange of letters between Geissler and Thöne, dating from 1974 and 1975. The 1938 letter to Friedrich Thöne from Direktion der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen and the 1953 postcard to Thöne from Ernst Gall were originally filed by Geissler with this group.
If not indicated, the file contains letters sent and letters received. Letters sent by Geissler are carbon copies. The most extensive exchanges are with Pietro Maietta, co-author of Thöne's Diessenhofen, St. Katharinenthal, Paradies, published in Diessenhofen, Switzerland in 1965; Willibald Sauerländer at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte; Rolf Hagen at Stadt-und Kreis-Heimatmuseum Wolfenbüttel and at Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum; and Lucas Wüthrich at Schweizerisches Landesmuseum in Zurich.
Box Folder
69 1 Notes by Geissler, undated
69 2 Biedermann, Rolf, 1976
Letter sent.
69 3 Busshart, Barbara (and Brigitte Fetzer), 1976
Letter received.
69 4 Direktion der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen, 1938
Letter to Friedrich Thöhne.
69 5 Frenoge, Max (Allerheiligen-Museum Schaffhausen), 1976
Letter sent.
69 6 Gall, Ernst, 1952
Postcard to Thöne.
69 7 Gmelin, Hans Georg, 1977
69 8 Hagen, Rolf (Stadt- und Kreis-Heimatmuseum Wolfenbüttel), 1975-1977
69 9 Hagen, Rolf (Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum), 1976
69 10 Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, 1976
Letter received.
69 11 Hofmann, Siegfried (Städtisches Museum Ingolstadt), 1977
Letter sent.
69 12 Hoffmann und Campe, 1976
Letter sent.
69 13 Lieb, Hans (Staatsarchiv Schaffhausen), 1976-1977
69 14 Lüthy, Hans Armin (Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft), 1976
Letter sent.
69 15 Maietta, Pietro, 1975-1976
69 16 Mauer, Hans (Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte), 1976
Letter sent.
69 17 Naschold, Frieder (Universität Konstanz), 1976
69 18 Peyer, Bernhard and Hans Konrad Peyer, 1976
Photocopy of a letter to Marietta.
69 19 Preimesberger, Rudolf (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte), 1976
Letter sent.
69 20 Raabe, Paul (Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel), 1976
Letter sent and letter to Geissler from Martin Bircher.
69 21 Roesch, Elisabeth, 1976
69 22 Sauerländer, Willibald (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte), 1976
69 23 Tavel, Hans Christoph von, 1976
Letter received.
69 24 Thöne, Friedrich, 1974-1975
69 25 Verlag Dokumentation Saur, 1976
69 26 Wüthrich, Lucas (Schweizerisches Landesmuseum), 1976-1977
69 27 Zimmer, Jürgen (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte), 1976
Letter received.
69 28 Zimmermann, Jürg (Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen), 1976
Letter sent, Zimmermann's letter to Pietro Maietta, note by Geissler.
Manuscript of Die deutsche Meisterzeichnung , undated
Present are two typed drafts of Thöne's unpublished work and handwritten bibliographic references (Anmerkungen).
Box Folder
69 29-30 Typescripts
69 31 Bibliographic references


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