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Harald Szeemann papers, 1800-2011, bulk 1949-2005

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical / Historical Note
Scope and Content of Collection
Restrictions
Indexing Terms
Related Material
Administrative Information
Container List
Series I. Project files, 1836-2007, bulk 1949-2005
Series II. Artist files 1888-2009, bulk 1969-2005
Series III. Curator and museum professional files, 1903, 1942, 1955-2007
Series III.A. Curator files, 1903, 1942, 1955-2007
Series III.B. Correspondence binders, 1973-1998
Series III.C. Unfiled materials, 1958-2007
Series IV. Photographs, 1800, 1836-2011, bulk 1957-2005
Series IV.A. Projects, 1895-2007
Series IV.B. Artists, 1892-2007, bulk 1960-1999
Series IV.C. Margarethe Fellerer photographs of Monte Verità, 1904-1979, undated
Series IV.D. Topical, 1900-2004
Series IV.E. Slide carousels, 1997, undated
Series IV.F. Personal, approximately 1880-2004
Series V. Audiovisual files, 1926-2005, undated, bulk 1983-2005
Series V.A. Project files, 1969-2005, undated, bulk 1983-2005
Series V.B. Artist files, 1926, 1950-1956, 1965-2005, undated
Series V.C. Curator and museum professional files, 1989-2005, undated
Series V.D. Topical files, 1956, 1960, 1965-1972, 1984-2004, undated
Series V.E. Gallery and museum ephemera, 1995-2005, undated
Series V.F. Personal files, 1996-2005
Series V.G. Unidentified, undated
Series VI. Topical files, 1806-2005, bulk 1967-2005
Series VI.A. Arts and letters, 1905-2005, bulk 1956-2005
Series VI.B. Clippings and assorted research materials, approximately 1969-2005
Series VI.C. People and organizations, 1967-2004, undated
Series VI.D. Places, 1851-2004, undated
Series VI.E. Politics, environment, and society, 1905-2004, undated
Series VI.F. Professional associations, 1961-2005, undated
Series VI.G. Themes, 1912-2004, undated
Series VI.H. Unfiled materials, 1806, 1924-1929, 1948-1958, 1967-2004, undated
Series VII. Gallery and museum ephemera, 1915, 1937, 1953-2007, undated
Series VII.A. Galleries, 1953-2007, undated
Series VII.B. Museums, 1915, 1937, 1954, 1960-2007, undated
Series VII.C. General, 2004-2005
Series VIII. Personal files, 1800, 1933-2007, undated
Series VIII.A. Individuals, 1800, 1933-2007, undated
Series VIII.B. Objects, 1997, 2000, undated
Series IX. Business files, 1923-2011, bulk 1974-2004
Series IX.A. Receipts and bank documents, 1968-2006
Series IX.B. Taxes and balances, 1969-2004
Series IX.C. Miscellaneous business, 1923-2004, 2011, bulk 1974-2004
Series X. Digital files, approximately 2001-approximately 2006
Szeemann (Harald) Papers
Series IX. Business files, 1923-2011, bulk 1974-2004 63.88 Linear Feet (117 boxes, 3 bins, 1 flatfile)
Series IX.C. Miscellaneous business, 1923-2004, 2011, bulk 1974-2004 23.08 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 3 bins)
Series IX.C is made up of other business-related materials created by his office and have been arranged alphabetically. A majority of the records in this subseries have been drawn from Unfiled materials or labeled Loose to reflect their original placement outside of the formally organized binders in subseries IX.A. All Unfiled materials have been drawn from boxes of unfiled materials while Loose materials include records that appear to be intentionally placed with the business files (such as those in loose folders or groupings of documents) but not within a receipt or bank statement binder.
Arrangement note
The material in this subseries has been arranged alphabetically by the archivist.
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2196, 2208, 3736 Address lists, approximately 1970, 1990, 1997-2004, undated
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3736, 3770 Address and stamp books, 2002, undated
Archive housing, 1993, undated
Examples of the original housing used by Szeemann at the Fabbrica.
box
3126-3130 File containers, 1993, undated
Sample plastic file containers with hanging folders from project files and artist files.
box
3741**-3743** Wine boxes, undated
Wine boxes used by Szeemann to organize manila folders of artist files and gallery and museum ephemera. These are housed offsite. Please contact the curator for access.
Armand Von Ernst & Cie
box folder
2196 4-6 General, 1975-1977
Includes correspondence with Toni Gerber.
box
2196-2197 The Bachelor Machines, 1973-1977
box folder
2197 2 The Bachelor Machines and Monte Verità, 1975-1977
2197 3-7 Automobile, 1974-2003, undated
2197 8 Book ordering, 2003-2004
Business cards
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2202, 3736 Szeemann, Harald, undated
box
2197-2198, 3736 Others, undated
box folder
2202 8 Calendars, 1965, 1969-1971
box
2198-2199 Charity, 1988, 2001-2005
box folder
2199 4 Contracts, 1975-2002
box
2199-2200 Divorce binder, 1974-1977
box folder
2200 1b Efficiency club Zürich, 1999
2200 1c Email addresses 2005
box
2200, 275** Fabbrica, Office room, papers on the wall undated
box folder
2200 1e Fabbrica, works in progress room, papers on the walls 1990, 2000-2004, undated
2200 2 Fax cover sheets (blank), undated
2200 3a House donation contract, 1977-1978, 1994
box
2200, 275** Houses, undated
box folder
3736 9 Inbox [Posteingang] binder, 2003-2004
box folder
2200 4-6 Maggia and Tegna, 1987-1993, 2000, 2011
Maggia
box folder
2200 7 General, 1987-1989
2200 8 Francesco Rougier, 1999-2000
2200 9 Reindl Alternativtechnik AG, 1999-2000
box
2200-2201 Rezzonico, 1987-1993, 2000
box folder
2201 3 Storage Building, 1998-2000
box folder
3736 10 Mail [Posta] binder, 2000?-2002?
box
2202 Personal business, 1989-2003
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2201-2202 Prolitteris, 1986-2004
box folder
2202 4b Publishing, 1975-1976
2202 5 Rental contract, 1972,2004
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2207-2209 Rolodex, undated
box
2213 Stamp holders, undated
box
2211-2212A Stamps, undated
box folder
2202 6 Stationery, fax forms, and envelopes (blank), undated
Szeemann-Kambly, Julie 1923-2005
box folder
2203 1 Credit Suisse morgage, 1997-2003
2203 2 House bills, 1999, 2002-2003
2203 3 Houses, 2004-2005
2203 4-5 Houses binder, 1923-1926, 1960-2003
2203 6 Spitalacker STR 64, 1995, 2000-2001, 2004
box
2203-2204 Miscellaneous, 1996-2005
box
2210 Tape rolls, undated
Includes Agentur für geistige Gastarbeit branded tape rolls.
box folder
2204 4 Tegna lot binder, 1986-1988
2204 5-6 Telephone messages, 1999-2002
Travel
box folder
2205 1-7 General, 1968, 1970, 1993-2004, undated
2205 7b Calendar, 1998
Flights
box folder
2205 8 General, 2004
box folder
2206 4 Lufthansa, 2000-2004
2206 1-3 Hotels, 1998-2004, undated
2206 5 Volksbank, senior savings account, 1991-1996
Includes materials related to Julie Szeemann-Kambly.
2206 6 Work schedule calendar, 2003
2206 7 Zürich life insurance, 1971-1976, 1986-1997


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