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

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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 VI. Topical files, 1806-2005, bulk 1967-2005 193.53 Linear Feet (406 boxes, 6 flatfiles, 1 telescope roll box)
Series VI documents Szeemann's research interests in wide range subject areas including fine and graphic arts; art collectors and publishing houses; dance and choreography; film, video, and broadcast media; literature and philosophy; music; theater; countries, regions, and cities in Europe and around the globe; people; politics, environment and society; and assorted topics he collected under the rubric Temi (themes). The topical files also include research materials supporting specific projects (see Unfiled: Assorted research materials, box 3500); clippings, and papers concerning professional associations with which Szeemann was involved. Materials include clippings from newspapers, magazines, and press bureaus; catalogs; correspondence in the form of letters and postcards; pamphlets; publications including books, journals, and newsletters; photographic materials; postcards; drawings; choreographic sketches; ephemera in the form of announcements, brochures, fliers, and invitations; posters; theater and film programs; calendars; city guidebooks; handwritten notes, including on index cards (see the Arts and Letters subseries, Assorted research materials, box 3159); maps; and photocopies of books and other material. Also included are items such as wine labels (see the Themes subseries, box 3483), a set of matchbooks (see Themes, box 3402), and a Batman hand puppet (see Themes, box 3485). Any photographic material housed with the papers of this series have been retained in place although the majority of photographic materials were separated out by Szeemann and are located in Series IV. Photographs.
Especially well represented in this series are materials concerning fine arts and art history; film, including film festivals; Switzerland and the Ticino region; anarchism and socialism; and themes including advertising. The topical files also include a postcard collection consisting of approximately 6000 items (see Arts and Letters: Postcards) and a wealth of historical documentation in the form of journals, books, and photocopied police files from the early 20th century (see especially the Places subseries, Switzerland: Ticino and the Politics, Environment, and Society subseries); these include late-19th- and early 20th-century ledgers and sentencing books (see boxes 3405-3409); artifacts such as a box of handwritten sayings and maxims from 1908 (see box 3380); and Nazi-era theater and film programs (see boxes 3308-3311).
Arrangement
The series is arranged in seven subseries:
Series VI.A. Arts and letters, 1905-2005, bulk 1956-2005, undated;
Series VI.B. Clippings and assorted research materials, approximately 1969-2005, undated;
Series VI.C. People and organizations, 1967-2005, undated;
Series VI.D. Places, 1851-2004, undated;
Series VI.E. Politics, environment, and society, 1905-2004, undated;
Series VI.F. Professional associations, 1968-2005, undated;
Series VI.G. Themes, 1912-2004, undated;
Series VI.H. Unfiled materials, 1806, 1924-1929, 1948-1958, 1967-2004, undated.
The arrangement of each subseries reflects Szeemann's original organization of topical material, much of which he and his assistants separated into categories, labeled, and filed in manila folders in alphabetical order. These categories include Sammlungen (art collections); Tanz (dance); Cinema; Letteratura (literature); Musik; Theater; Luoghi (places); Personaggi (people); Associazioni umanitarie e ambientaliste (humanitarian and environmental organizations); Schweiz (Switzerland); Ticino; and Temi (themes). In addition, Szeemann organized other material into boxes or folders, some of which was also labeled; examples are resources concerning topics such as Expressionismus (Expressionism), Konkrete Poesie (Concrete Poetry) and Design/Schmuck (design/jewelry).
Where manila folders created by Szeemann were present, the archivist transcribed their titles, providing translations in brackets. In cases in which files were found arranged together but unlabeled, category titles were devised by the archivist upon review of their contents.
The arrangement of the series as a whole is an alphabetical ordering of all of the subseries. Within subseries, manila folders arranged and titled by Szeemann in alphabetical order are found in the "A to Z" sections at the start of each subseries and section. Box titles indicate the titles of the first and last folders in each box; otherwise, individual folder titles are not listed. Though most folder titles are in German, some are in Italian or French. To maintain original order, folder titles have been listed under the form used by Szeemann; where names are not cognates, English translations have been added in brackets. Because Szeemann and his assistants were all filing materials, occasionally materials are filed under more than one form of a title, such as Ticino and Tessin; these have not been merged.
Along with material organized by Szeemann, the Topical files contain a great deal of material found either loose among and obviously related to items in a subseries; unfiled; or unsorted. "Unfiled" is material found in stacks in the Fabbrica, and "unsorted" is that found completely unordered. These materials have been designated as part of the series by the archivist, and have been integrated to the extent possible within Szeemann's arrangement. Where such integration is not possible, unfiled materials have been arranged at the end of each subseries. The materials that do not clearly belong to a subseries make up Series VI.H. Unfiled materials.
Series VI.A. Arts and letters, 1905-2005, bulk 1956-2005 86.7 Linear Feet (188 boxes, 3 flatfiles, 1 telescope roll box)
Series VI.A. Arts and letters, comprises topical files documenting Szeemann's interests in arts and humanities disciplines.
Art history, art movements, and genres is based on a run of alphabetically arrange manila folders, as well as materials found in boxes labeled Kubismus, Dada, Environments/Räume [spaces], Fluxus & Happening, Jugendstil, Kinetik [kinetic art], Pop Nouveau Realisme, Surrealismus, Comics, Design/Schmuck [design/jewelry], and Plakat/Graphik [poster/graphics]. The Unfiled section at the end includes actionism; architecture; Art Brut; avant-garde art; materials on conceptual art, Cubism, Dada, and Fluxus that were found together; pataphysics; sculpture; and arts in various countries.
Collectors and publishers includes files on art collectors and collecting organized by Szeemann and materials on publishers and booksellers, some of which were organized by Szeemann and some of which were loose or unfiled. Materials include clippings, catalogs, correspondence, photographs, fliers, brochures, and announcements. Box 3165 includes materials concerning collector Jean Brown.
Dance and choreography document dancers and dance in Switzerland and around the world, with a particular focus on early-20th century figures including Rudolf von Laban (see box 3178), Suzanne Perrotet (see box 3179), and Mary Wigman (see box 3180). Includes clippings, announcements, articles, fliers, books, booklets, photographs, leaflets, brochures, choreographic sketches, and photocopied manuscript materials.
Film, video, and broadcast media contains clippings, programs, fliers, handwritten notes, pamphlets, brochures, broadsides, posters, announcements, periodicals, and other materials concerning directors, actors, cities, countries, film genres, and organizations supporting film and video. The section Film festivals includes materials on the Locarno, Venice, and other film festivals.
Literature and philosophy contains mostly clippings as well as fliers and programs, newsletters, periodicals, and catalogs concerning writers and writing in many different fields, including literature, history, philosophy, psychology, and religion. Also contains booklets, books, programs, catalogs periodicals, and ephemera concerning Konkrete Poesie (concrete poetry) originally housed seperately and integrated into this section.
Music contains clippings, programs, fliers, announcements, brochures, manuscript materials, and handwritten notes concerning music and musicians in Switzerland and worldwide.
Theater contains clippings, fliers, programs, announcements, books, and ephemera concerning theater, primarily in Switzerland and in Europe.
Postcards contains approximately 6000 picture, including photographic, postcards, with topics ranging from art to tourism to humor. Postcards were originally located in wooden drawers and in unlabeled boxes. Most of the postcards are blank, though some contain handwritten messages.
The unfiled material at the end contains theater, film, and concert programs, primarily from Berlin during the Nazi era.
Arrangement
The archivist has combined subcategories into broader categories and arranged them alphabetically in eight sections. Arts and letters contains materials in the subcategories of art history and art movements, graphic arts and design, dance, film, literature and philosophy, music, postcards, and theater. Each section of the subseries retains Szeemann's organization of material into manila folders and labeled boxes, and loose and unfiled material has been integrated into Szeemann's categories where possible. Unfiled materials that could not be integrated into the various sections are at the end of this subseries.
Art history, movements, and genres, 1914, 1921, 1925, 1941-2005, bulk 1966-1995, undated
A to Z, 1949, 1955-2000, undated
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3133, 3737 Arte Povera - Environments/Räume [spaces], 1956-1972, 1982-1989, 1999-2000
Includes clippings, broadsides, catalogs, books, and booklets on Arte Povera; Bauhaus; der Blaue Reiter; COBRA; Cubism; Dada; DUMP - Novisad; entarte Kunst [Nazi term meaning "degenerate art"]; and Environments/Räume. Box 3133, folder 9 contains a drawing mentioning Dada by an unidentified artist, dated 1966. Environments includes material from the exhibition 12 Environments/50 years Kunsthalle Bern.
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3134 Expressionismus [Expressionism] - Happening, 1962-1996, undated
Includes announcements, ephemera, broadsides, manifestos, catalogs, correspondence, and clippings on the topics Expressionismus [Expressionism]; Fluxus; Futurismus [Futurism]; and Happening (some folders contain information on Fluxus and Happening together, and some singly). Also contains parts 1 and 2 of a collection of poetry, filed with Fluxus and Happening.
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3135 Jugendstil, 1958-1976
Contains announcements, catalogs, booklets, books, and clippings.
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3136-3137 Kinetik [Kinetic Art], 1962-1997
Contains announcements, periodicals, booklets and books, catalogs, and ephemera. Those in box 3136, folders 2-6, were found together in a box labeled Kinetik; also on box was the handwritten text: "Eat, Air." Materials in box 3136, folders 7-8 and in box 3137 were found together in an unlabeled box.
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3138 Konstruktivismus [Constructivism]- Surrealismus [Surrealism], 1949, 1955-1974, 1981-1988, undated
Includes announcements, catalogs, books, booklets, clippings, articles, periodicals, and ephemera on the topics of Konstruktivismus [Constructivism]; Konzeptkunst [Conceptual Art]; Pop and Nouveau Realism (originally found in a box labeled Pop Nouveau Realisme); Postmoderne; Präraffaeliten [pre-Raphaelites]; Renaissance; de Stijl; and Surrealismus.
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3139 Surrealismus [Surrealism] - Zero, 1961-1970, 1979-1987
Includes books, catalogs, articles, ephemera, periodicals, and announcements on the topics Surrealismus [Surrealism]; Symbolismus [Symbolism]; Volkskunst [Folk Art]; Wilde Malerei/Neue Malerei [Wild Painting/New Painting]; and Zero.
Graphic arts, design, and fashion, 1941, 1963-2001, undated
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3140 Comics, undated
Contains two rolled-up cartoon panels.
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3141 Comics - Design/Schmuck [Jewelry], 1941, 1966-1995, undated
Topics include Comics, Walt Disney, Dylan Dog, Siné, and Albert Uderzo. Box includes a handwritten chart detailing names of characters, Indians (Indianer), cities, history, and noteworthy features of Calamity Jane and Rodeo [film title?].
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3142 Design/Schmuck [Jewelry], 1963-2001, undated
Contains ephemera, clippings, publicity materials, catalogs, books, and postcards on the topics Design/Schmuck and Furniture.
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3143 Fashion, 1986-1987, undated
Contains photographs, a price list, clippings, press releases, brochures, and advertisements; materials in folders 1-9 were originally found in a binder labeled Rhet. Mode.
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3144 Plakat/Graphik [Poster/Graphics], 1976-2001, undated
Materials in folders 1-5 include samples, catalogs, books, and clippings; also includes a book on silhouettes and cutouts that contains numerous sticky notes.
Oversize, 1966, 1982, 1990-1995, undated
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443** Posters and broadsides, 1982, 1990, undated
Contains six items, with material concering Art Brut, Design, Fluxus, Cubism, and Conceptual Art.
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3506, 3507, 3508 Various, 1966, 1994-1995, undated
Box 3506, folders 1-2 contain posters, gallery information, and a calendar. Box 3507, folder 1 contains photocopies of newspaper arts pages from 1916-1917, and folder 2 contains newspaper pages from 1973. Box 3508, folder 1 contains a catalogue featuring Dada, Suites 10, published by Galerie Kruger & Cie; folder 2 contains Calendrier Pataphysique and an exhibition poster.
Unfiled materials, 1914, 1921, 1925, 1948, 1962-2005, undated
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3145 Aktionismus - Art Brut, 1914, 1921, 1948, 1967-2005, undated
Includes booklets, ephemera, articles, clippings, catalogs, and periodicals concerning Actionism, Architecture, Landscape Design, and Art Brut; also includes a notebook found with other items on Art Brut (see folder 12). Materials in folders 10-14 and folders 1-3, box 3146 concerning Art Brut were found together.
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3146 Art Brut, 1921, 1948, 1967-2000, undated
Contains ephemera, booklets, articles, correspondence, fliers, postcards, and catalogs; materials in folders 1-3 were found together with the materials in folders 10-14, box 3145.
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3147, 3772 Art Brut - avant-garde, 1964-2000, undated
Includes booklets, clippings, articles, handwritten notes, correspondence, announcements, postcards, and ephemera. Box 3772 includes materials on Art Brut, art criticism, art festivals, Asian art, and tribal art.
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3148-3149 Conceptual art, Cubism, Dada, and Fluxus, 1962-2004, undated
Includes broadsides, ephemera, articles, and clippings found together on Szeemann's bookshelves. Also found with these materials was a notebook describing several projects; this item has been filed in the Projects series, under General.
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3150-3150B Pataphysics - Sculpture, 1975-2003, undated
Includes clippings, photographs, and correspondence; topics include Pataphysics, Photography, and Sculpture. Folder 4 contains correspondence from Enrico Baj.
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3943 1 Pre-Columbian art, 1975-1990, undated
Arts: Various Countries, 1954, 1962-2005
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3151 Austria - Germany, 1971-2007, undated
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3152-3154 Germany, 1995-2000
Boxes contain brochures and correspondence concerning the women's arts project, Goldrausch, a series of exhibitions organized by the Goldrausch Frauennetzwerk Berlin; materials were found on Szeemann's bookshelves.
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3155, 3737 Germany - Italy, 1967-2006, undated
Italy - Switzerland, 1962-2005, undated
Box 3156A and flatfile 444** include material about Japan, originally housed together in a box labelled "Japan."
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3157 Switzerland, 1954, 1988-2006
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3158 Switzerland - unidentified countries, 1969-1970, 1983-2006, undated
Various print materials, 1925, approximately 1950-1995
Topics include art, art history, and artists. Box 3162 contains a copy of Szeemann's Individuelle Mythologien (Merve Verlag) with a sticky note inserted.
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3159 Assorted research materials, approximately 1950-1995
Includes periodicals, notes, clippings, articles, ephemera, a book, and a set of approximately 400 index cards with typed and handwritten notes; the index cards were removed from Szeemann's bookshelves.
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3160-3163, 3943, 3950 Books and periodicals, 1925, approximately 1968-1995
Includes articles, books, periodicals, and catalogs regarding art, artists, and art history. Box 3162 includes a copy of Szeemann's Individuelle Mythologien (Merve Verlag) marked with a Post-it note.
Collectors and publishers, 1934, 1957-2005, undated
Art collectors and collections: A to Z, 1957-2004, undated
Arrangement
Files are arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the collector; when Sammlung [collection] is the first word in the business's name, it is dropped, and the last name used.
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3164 Allgemeine diverse Sammlungen [Assorted general collections] - Belgien [Belgium], 1965-1998, undated
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3165 Bentinck-Thyssen - Galka-Scheyer, 1957-1998, undated
Folder 11 contains correspondence between Jean Brown and Szeemann as well as announcements, brochures and postcards from Hancock Shaker Village, clippings and a photograph.
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3166 Gambrinus - Klinker, 1973-1998, undated
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3167 Koetser - Murken, 1966-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Sammlung Ludwig, folders 17 through 20.
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3168 Napa Contemporary Arts Foundation - Schürmann, 1969-1999, undated
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3169 Schweiz [Switzerland]: General - Würth, 1967-1999, undated
Predominant topics include the Thyssen-Presse (folders 17 and 18).
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3170 Various print materials, 1969-1970, 1982-2001, undated
Includes clippings, catalogs, pamphlets, and price lists from galleries producing multiples removed from the Curator's files, and clippings, correspondence, catalogs, and invitations found loose among the art collections files.
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3171-3172 Unfiled, 1970, 1976, 1991-2004, undated
Materials in box 3171 and in box 3172, folders 1 and 2 were found together and their original order retained; resources include fliers, brochures, postcards, catalogs, publicity materials, announcements, correspondence, press clippings, articles, ephemera, and an inventory list from the Sammlung Friedrichshof (box 3172, folder 2).
Publishers and booksellers, 1934, 1965-2005
Arrangement
Some of the materials included in this section were originally found inside manila folders which have been retained and filed alphabetically. Other materials concerning publishers and booksellers were unfiled and, where possible, have been interfiled with these; most of these were unordered and have been arranged alphabetically by first letter of last name only.
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3173 A-F, 1934, 1966-1970, 1996-2004, undated
Predominant topics include Ascona Bau-Buch (folders 1 and 2); Verlag M. Dumont Schauberg (folder 10); Erasmushaus (folders 13 and 14); and Günter Fuchs (folder 16).
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3174 F-L, 1969-1970, 1987-2005, undated
Predominant topics include Frölich und Kaufmann (folders 1 and 2) and Buchhandlung [bookseller] Walther König (folders 11 and 12).
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3175 M-V, 1965-1970, 1994-2004, undated
Predominant topics include Hansjörg Mayer (folder 2) and Stroemfeld/Roter Stern (folder 15).
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3176, 3773 Various print materials, 1973, 1989-1990, 1998-2006, undated
Materials were unfiled; those in box 3176, folders 1 through 5 were found together and their order retained.
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905B** Poster, 1973
Contains poster for a show featuring the Sammlung Ludwig [Ludwig collection], held at Kunsthaus Luzern.
Dance and choreography, 1905, 1923, 1928, 1947, 1956-2005, undated
A to Z, 1905, 1923, 1928, 1947, 1956, 1961-2005, undated
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3177 Tanz: allgemeines [Dance: general] - Deutschland, 1905, 1928, 1964-2005, undated
Predominant topics include the city of Bern, including the Berner Tanztage from 1989 to 1998.
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3178 Diaghilev - Meyrin-Forum, 1947, 1956, 1967-1975, 1981-2000, undated
Predominant topics include Rudolf von Laban, the Laban Tanzfest [dance festival], and the Schule für Bewegungskunst [School for the Art of Movement].
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3179 Milano: La Scala - Siegert, 1977-2001, undated
Especially well-represented are articles, correspondence, and photocopied photographs and manuscript materials from Ascona, dated approximately 1916 to 1917 and concerning Suzanne Perrotet and the Schule für Eurythmie; the box also includes a photocopied book regarding Rolle, Switzerland, filed with Perrotet's materials.
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3180 Suédois Ballets - Zürich: Tanzblättchen [leaflets and brochures], 1923, 1961-2001, undated
Predominant names and topics include Mary Wigman; box also contains a copy of F. W. Winther's book, Der heilige Tanz (1923).
Unfiled materials, 1969-1979, 1988, 1997-2005
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3181 Choreographic sketches, notes, and photographs (photocopies), 1969 - approximately 1979, undated
Includes photocopied articles, correspondence, and photographs from 1909 to 1993; unidentified choreographic sketches; and notes concerning various aspects of dance on approximately 300 index cards.
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3182 Monte Verità: Correspondence, 1988, 1997, undated
Contains photocopies of unattributed correspondence dated 1912-1919; names mentioned in the material include Rudolf von Laban, Suzanne Perrotet, Monte Verità, and Zürich. Folder 1 contains a fax from Szeemann referencing the material and folder 5 contains ephemera.
Various print materials, 1999-2005
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3183 Austria - Italy, 1999-2005
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3184 Switzerland - United States, 1999-2004
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3745-3747 Fairs, approximately 1967-1998
Materials were all together in a wine box labeled "Messen." The box included some labeled manila envelopes of materials, but most were loose in the box. Primarily represented is the International Art Fair also known as Art Basel. Other fairs represented include ARCO, Art Cologne, Foire internationale d'art contemporain (FIAC), Art Frankfurt, Feriarte, Arte Fiera, and Barcelona International Art Fair (BIAF). This is not a complete list. Materials include press kits and releases, invitations, booth descriptions, catalogs, and newspaper clippings. A few catalogs and other items are annotated.
Film, video, and broadcast media, 1942, 1946-2004, undated
A to Z, 1952, 1956-2000, undated
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3185 Cinema, allgemeines [general] - Baier, Jo, 1956-1999, undated
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3186 Bakaba, Sijiri - Bern: Filminstitut, 1953-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Berlin and the Berlinale (film festival) and Bern (boxes 3186-3187).
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3187 Bern: Kellerkino - Bornedal, Ole, 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Bern (boxes 3186-3187).
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3188 Borowczyk, Walerian - Carrière, Mathieu, 1968-1999, undated
Predominant topics include the Cannes Film Festival from 1979-1998.
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3189 Carrillo, Elpidia - Danubefilm festival, 1967-1999, undated
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3190 Darabont, Frank - Dörrie, Doris, 1967-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Dokumentarfilm [documentary film] (folder 5) and German film, including Märchenfilm [fairy tale film] and New German Cinema (folders 26 and 27).
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3191 Douglas, Kirk - Farrow, Mia, 1967-1998, undated
Predominant topics include the film group Exprmntl (folders 28-31).
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3192 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner - France: 25 Anni Cinema, 1957, 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Federico Fellini.
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3193 Frauenfilm [women's film] - Greyson, John, 1967-1998, undated
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3194 Grier, Pam - Hofer, Franz, 1969-1999, undated
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3195 Hogan, P.J. - Hüttel, Richard, 1967, 1979-1998, undated
Predominant topics include 100 Jahre Kino (folders 14-16).
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3196 Imamura, Shohei - Klinger, Paul, 1956, 1969, 1972-1998, undated
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3197 Klopfenstein, Clemens - Kwan, Stanley, 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Kunst und Cinema [art and cinema] (folders 26-27).
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3198 Laloux, René - Lugano, 1969-2000, undated
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3199 Lugosi, Bela - Menuhin, Yehudi, 1961, 1968-2000, undated
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3200 Mercouri, Melina - Nyon Festival, 1967-2004, undated
Predominant topics include the Fondation Montecinemaverita and its festivals (folder 16-18).
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3201 Oberhausen - Penn, Arthur, 1970-1998, undated
Predominant topics include film in the city of Paris, France.
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3202 Penn, Sean - Richter, Paul, 1967-1998, undated
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3203 Riefensthal, Leni - Schumacher, Iwan, 1967-1998, undated
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3204 Schumacher, Joel - Skladanowsky, Max, 1961-1999, undated
Predominant topics include film in Switzerland, filed under Schweiz.
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3205 Soderbaum, Kristina - Stelzer and Flütsch, 1971-1999, undated
Predominant topics include the Solothurn Film Festival from 1971-1999 (folder 7-21).
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3206 Sternberg - Stuttgart, 1974, 1984-1998, undated
Predominant topics include Erich von Stroheim; materials include photographs; photocopied images, manuscript and script materials, periodicals and costume lists (folder 10-16).
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3207 Suárez, Gonzalo - Travolta, John, 1979-1998, undated
Predominant topics include film in Ticino; materials include issues of the newspaper Ticino Cinema (folder 26-27).
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3208 Trenker, Luis - Werthmüller, Lina, 1952, 1969-1998, undated
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3209 Wessely, Paula - Zürich: Filmcooperative [film cooperatives], 1968-1999, undated
Predominant topics include film in Wien [Vienna] and Zürich.
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3210 Zürich: Filmpodium (periodical), 1981-1999
Contains filed, loose, and unfiled copies of this periodical.
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3211 Zürich: Filmpodium - Zürich: Verein Portrait Filme [Club Portrait Films], 1979-1999
Film festivals, 1946-2004
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3212-3216 Circolo del Cinema di Locarno, 1946-1999
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3218-3221 Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica, 2001
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3217, 3222-3223 Unfiled, approximately 1993-2004
Boxes include unordered programs, broadsides, correspondence, catalogs, and other materials on festivals including Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica (Venice), Exprmntl 5: Fifth International Experimental Film Competition (Brussels), Solothurn; Oberhausen; Arte Cinéman; Cités Cinés; and others.
Oversize, 1942, 1966-2004
Posters, 1966-1998
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444** #1, 1966-1997, undated
Contains seven film posters and three posters concerning video art.
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905B** #2, 1975, 1982, 1995-1998
Contains five posters, four for film and one for video art; included are one for the Szeemann exhibition 100 Years of Cinema: Illusion - Emotion - Reality / The 7th art in search of the 6 others ; Terminus Paradis; Breaking Point (Les Suédoises); Ruses des Femmes; and Hi Tec.
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3505*-3506*, 3508, 3511 Various, 1942, 1968, 1973-1977, 1990-2004, undated
Box 3505* and 3506* contain posters. Box 3508 includes a photograph of Paul Henried, a drawing of Charlie Chaplin, and an issue of Guggenheim magazine. Box 3511 includes a poster for the Studenten Filmclub Cine Alhambra (1973); a photocopy of Une encyclopedie des cinema de Belgique (1940); a calendar featuring movie posters (1997); a collection of photocopied undated film magazine covers; and a 2002 copy of Photonews Magazine.
Unfiled materials, 1919, 1967-1969, 1975-2004, undated
Includes assorted research materials; catalogs; clippings; ephemera; photographs and slides; serials; and materials concerning video art, radio, and television. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order by category.
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3224-3227, 3773 Assorted research materials, 1919, 1967-1969, 1975-2004, undated
Includes mostly unordered articles, notes, programs, broadsides, catalogs, fliers, periodicals, clippings, ephemera, and correspondence. Box 3224, folders 10-15 contain materials concerning Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, found in a box labeled Syberberg. Materials in box 3226 and in box 3227, folders 1-4, were found together, and their original order has been retained. Box 3227, folder 6 contains materials concerning Carl Mayer's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, including correspondence, a conference program, and a script referencing Mayer's film. The materials in Box 3227, folders 7-8 were originally found in a binder labeled Cinema and include broadsides, fliers, handwritten notes, catalogs, clippings, and posters.
box
3228 Catalogs, 2000-2004
box
3229-3230 Clippings, 1971, 1981, 1990-2002, undated
Along with clippings, box 3228 also includes invitations and promotional materials for films.
Film and video ephemera, approximately 1998-2004
Materials are arranged by country of publication.
box
3231 Austria - Belgium, 1997-2006
box
3232 Canada - Germany,
Includes catalogs and programs from Canada, France, and Germany.
box
3233 Italy - Switzerland, 1984-2005, undated
Includes clippings, ephemera and programs from Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
box
3234 Switzerland - United States, 1988-2004
Includes programs, clippings, and ephemera from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
box
3235-3237 Switzerland: Film programs, 1984-2005
Consists mostly of issues of Cinémathèque Suisse; issues in boxes 3235 and 3236 were found together and their arrangement kept; issues in box 3237 were found unfiled.
box
3238, 3773 Invitations and promotional materials, 1975, 1986, 1990-2005
Photographs and slides, undated
box
3239 Color slides: Scenes from Karl May film adaptations, undated
Packaging opened by the archivist.
box
3240 Video stills: unidentified Clint Eastwood films, undated
box
3241* Wall hangings from Fellini stills, undated
Includes a portolio containing fifteen 17 x 13.5 inch wall hangings with color photographic stills from Federico Fellini's Casanova; sticky note attached to cover contains text, "'Casanova' Aushängetafeln - geht zurück an Monopol - Pathé ZH" and stamp from the Kunsthaus Zürich library. Also includes two wall hangings from color photographs, one with "Satyricon" written on the back.
box
3242 Photographs, undated
Includes black-and-white and color prints, as well as photocopied images.
Film serials, 1979-2004
box
3243 Magazines and newsletters, 1980, 1992-2004
box
3244-3245 Scholarly journals, 1996-2004
Journals include Cinema, Filmgeschichte, Frauen und Film, Kintop, Millennium Film Journal, and Subréel.
box
3246 Ciné-Bulletin, 1979-1988, 2002
box
3247-3249 Film-Bulletin, 1983-1995
Box 3249 contains unsorted, unfiled issues.
box
3250, 3773 Video art, radio, and television, 1973-1975, approximately 1995-2005
Includes clippings, programs, pamphlets, fliers, reports, catalogs, articles, and correspondence. Materials in box 3250, folders 1-3 were found together and their original order retained.
Literature and philosophy, 1912-1913, 1946, 1961-2005
A to Z, 1912, 1946, 1965-2002
box
3251 Letteratura, allgemein [Literature: general] - Bondy, 1969-1998, undated
box
3252 Borchert - Curtius, 1912, 1968-1999, undated
box
3253 Dalain - Freeman, 1969-1999, undated
box
3254 Freud - Hemingway, 1969-2001, undated
box
3255 Henkel - Kolbenhoff, 1946, 1969-1998, undated
box
3256 Konkrete Poesie [Concrete Poetry], 1965-1973
Materials were originally found in box labeled Konkrete Poesie.
box
3257 Konkrete Poesie [Concrete Poetry] - Marquez, 1965-1997, undated
box
3258 Marti - Nietzsche, 1969-1998, undated
box
3259 Nizon - Roussel, 1965-2002, undated
box
3260 Rushdie - Stein, 1968-2000, undated
box
3261 Steiner - Wallraff, 1970-1997, undated
box
3262 Walser - Zschokke, 1969-1997, undated
box
3263-3264 Clippings, 1969-1994, bulk 1986-1988
Materials found in set of five binders; box 3263, folder 4 also contains correspondence and notes.
Oversize, 1967, undated
box folder
3505* 1 Poster, undated
flatfile
445** Posters, 1967, undated
Contains two posters from publishers.
box
3265-3268 Unfiled, 1913, 1961-2005
Box 3265 contains publications, articles, clippings, and ephemera; folder 3 contains a copy of Franz Werfel's book, [?], with numerous sticky notes attached. Box 3266 contains clippings concerning philosophy and psychoanalysis that were found together. Box 3267 contains catalogs, publications, and notes, photocopied articles, and announcements. Box 3268 contains a 1913 book, Semi-Kürschner oder Literarisches Lexicon, originally found inside of one of Szeemann's books; multiple sticky notes are affixed to it.
Music, 1910, 1935, 1958, 1967-2005, undated
A to Z, 1910, 1935, 1958, 1967-2005, undated
Includes clippings and ephemera on people, festivals, genres and styles, and music in various cities and countries. Especially well represented are resources concerning Bern (box 3269, f. 34-36) and Zürich (box 3275, f. 13-16); materials concerning Ticino are filed under the names Tessin as well as Ticino in box 3274.
box
3269 Musik: allgemeines [general] - Branduardi, 1969-1999, undated
box
3270 Bregenz - Helfgott, 1935, 1967-2000, undated
box
3271 Hendricks - Marinuzzi, 1971-2000, undated
box
3272 McRae - Rzewski, 1967-2001, undated
box
3273 Saarländischer Rundfunk [radio] - Sting, 1910, 1981-1999, undated
box
3274 Stockhausen - Wagner, 1958, 1971-2004, undated
box
3275 Walcheturm - Zürich, 1977-2000, undated
box
3276 Various print materials, 1971-2005, undated
Includes loose clippings; newsletters; and catalogs, one from Erasmushaus Musik and one from Musikantiquariat Dr. Bernhard A. Kohl.
box folder
3505* 2 Poster, 1987
box
3277-3278 Unfiled: Clippings and ephemera, approximately 1995-2005
Includes clippings and ephemera mainly from France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
Theater, 1928, 1943-2005, undated
A to Z, 1928, 1943-2005, undated
box
3279 Abbott - Berlin: Hebbel-Theater, 1968-2000, undated
Predominant topics include theater in Berlin in general and at the Akademie der Künste, Hebbel-Theater, and theatercombinat. Also noteworthy filed under Antonin Artaud is a German translation of Susan Sontag's Under the Sign of Saturn, with numerous sticky notes attached.
box
3280 Bern: Allgemeines [General] - De Filippo, 1955-1998, undated
box
3281 Deutschland [Germany] - Italien [Italy], 1970-2005, undated
box
3282-3282B Italien [Italy] - München, 1953-2000, undated
Boxes 3282A-3282B include documents originally housed together in a box labelled "Marionetten, Puppen, Schattenspiel, Bühne, Theater," which Szeemann likely started to collect as research material for his 1962 exhibition Puppets - Marionettes - Shadow Play: Asiatica and Experiments.
box
3283 Nancy - Paris, 1928, 1953-2000, undated
Predominant topics include theater in New York City; materials include fliers, broadsides, poetry, and correspondence sent to Szeemann by Charlotte Moorman concerning the Annual Avant-garde Festival of New York from 1970 to 1975, and materials regarding the Living Theatre. Also noteworthy are programs from theaters in Paris, from 1953 to 1960.
box
3284 Paris - Stirnemann, 1954-1956, 1969-2000, undated
box
3285 Strehler - Zytglogge Zytig, 1943-2004, undated
Predominant topics include theater in Zürich, including the Gessnerallee Theaterhaus, Neumarkttheater, Schauspielhaus, Sogar Theater, Tantra Ritual Theater, and Theater Zarafina (folders 21-32). Folder 34 contains an unfiled, undated handwritten document providing instructions for archiving materials concerning theater; the document is by an unidentified author in Italian.
box
3286 Assorted print materials [loose], 1969-1970, 1981-2004
Includes clippings, periodicals, and announcements.
Oversize, 1965, 1987, 2000
box folder
3505* 3 Posters, 1965, 2000
Contains four posters, three for the Living Theatre and one for an Italian theater company.
box folder
3510 1 Booklet: Perspektive Theaterhof, 1987
box
3287-3290, 3773 Unfiled: Ephemera and clippings, 1953, 1970-2005, undated
Contains ephemera primarily from theaters in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland; also includes material from countries and regions including Armenia, Brazil, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and unidentified; assorted clippings and a theater magazine; and a book, Una storia della Biennale teatro, 1934-1995.
Postcards, 1908-2000, undated
Categorized, 1920-2000, undated
Contains postcard collections that were originally arranged in a particular order, either by topic or alphabetically; the order in which they were found was retained.
box
3294 A-Z, 1955, 1960, 1974-1987, 1995-1997, undated
Items in this group were originally found in wooden drawer and arranged according to dividers labeled with letters A through Z; most feature artwork.
Abendmahl [Last Supper] - Loewe [lion], 1951-1977, undated
Postcards in boxes 3291, 3292 and 3293 were originally found together in wooden drawers, along with several pamphlets or booklets found interfiled among them; material was found arranged by topic specified by typewritten labels. Includes both picture and photographic postcards on sujects sch as tourism (views) and art.
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3291 Abendmahl [Last Supper]- Fussballer [soccer player], 1955-1973, undated
box
3292 Gauguin - Kirchen [churches], 1955-1977, undated
The category Kirchen [churches] contains several pamphlets and brochures, located in boxes 3292 and 3293.
box
3293 Kirchen [churches] - Loewe [lion], 1951-1973, undated
box
3295 Gebäude [buildings] - Süd-Amerika [South America]; loose, 1968-1989, 1999-2000, undated
Contains postcards found together in a box; approximately one half of these were found arranged according to categories, with the rest found loose. Categories include: Gebäude [buildings]; Tiere [animals]; Eingeborene/Indianer [indigenous people/Indians]; diverse Städte [various cities]; Schweiz [Switzerland]; Orient; Facteur Cheval; Romeo und Julia; Franz von Assisi; Firenze; Italien; Urbino; and Süd-Amerika. The box also contained a sealed novelty condom.
box
3296 Nordamerika, Zeitgenössische Kunst [contemporary art], Christo, and Kitsch, 1969, 1971-1986, 1992, undated
Items were found together in a box.
box
3297 Schwitters - Turnier, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1955-1956, 1960, 1971-1972, undated
box
3298 Uccello - Zahl [number]; assorted, 1954-1955, 1965, 1972, undated
Along with postcards originally arranged alphabetically, this group includes assorted postcards, guidebooks, and index cards found loose, and postcards labeled Vogel [bird] and Wallfahrtsorte [pilgrimage sites] found at the back of the original container. Also includes postcards found together under dividers; though these exist for the letters A through Z, postcards are only found under the letters D, E, G, M, N, PQ, V, and W. These postcards feature leading figures in the arts, sciences, and history as well as photographs, pictures, or quotations.
Uncategorized, 1908-1998, undated, bulk 1967-1995
box
3299-3302 Postcards, 1921-1926, 1945, 1956, 1964, 1972-1998, undated
Items in box 3299 were found together in a box; many of the postcards are addressed to Ingeborg Lüscher. Materials include a subset of postcards featuring images from various projects by the Atelier Kramer at the Bildhauerei Kassel; these were originally bound together with a rubber band and are now separated from the rest of the materials using dividers. Items in box 3300 include numerous copies of several postcards with artwork by Ingeborg Lüscher and other artists, as well as postcards from hospitality and other companies; picture postcards from the 48th Venice Biennale and the 1997 Lyon Biennale; and an unidentified photograph. Box 3300 also includes a set of lenticular postcards with religious themes; these show significant damage through warping. Box 3302 includes two postcard sets, Macau Antigo - Old Macau, that were packaged and opened by the archivist.
box
3303-3307 Postcards, ephemera, and various, 1908-1997, undated, bulk 1967-1995
Materials in box 3303 were found together in an unlabeled box; this box also originally included slides from films based on works by Karl May, which were removed to box 3239. Boxes 3304 to 3305 include picture postcards found within three boxes labeled "D" but otherwise unidentified; box 3305 also contains travel-related booklets and ephemera. Postcards in box 3306 were found together in a box. Box 3306, folder 1 contains multiple copies of a postcard from the Museum of Obsessions and one copy of a Museum of Obsessions postcard with an image of a Museum of Obsessions fax cover sheet. Box 3306, folder 3 contains multiple copies of a greeting card featuring an image by Mario Merz; a photograph of a drawing originally enclosed in an envelope stamped, "Carl Vester - Ascona"; and other postcards. Box 3307 contains oversize postcards and unfiled postcards removed from the library collection.
box
3308-3311 Unfiled: Theater, film, and music: Historical documents, 1936-1947, 1956-1962, undated
Boxes contain mostly Nazi-era theater programs from institutions including Deutsches Theater und Kammerspiele; Renaissance Theater; Metropol-Theater; Die Komödie; Komische Oper; Hebbel-Theater; Scala; Schiller-Theater; Admiralspalast; Deutsches Opernhaus; Schlosspark-Theater; Berliner Theater; Theater am Kurfürstendamm; Komödienhaus; Theater am Schiffbauerdamm; Deutsche Staatsoper; Berlin Städtische Oper; Berliner Theater; Deutsche Oper; Deutsche Volksoper; Berlin Wintergarten; Theater am Nollendorfplatz; and Theater des Westens. Also included are programs and ephemera from movie theaters including Urania, UFA Pavillon and Marmorhaus, and Zoo Palast; ephemera concerning concerts; and some programs from before and after the Nazi period.
Arrangement
The materials in boxes 3308 and 3309 were found together and their arrangement has been retained.
Series VI.B. Clippings and assorted research materials, approximately 1969-2005 7.1 Linear Feet (17 boxes)
Series VI.B. Clippings and assorted research materials contains mostly press clippings on a wide range of topics, as well as assorted articles, ephemera, reports, and other materials. Some of the materials, including envelopes originally containing the clippings, have brief annotations.
Arrangement
Arranged into three sections: clippings received from Argus media service, articles clipped by Szeemann, and unfiled clippings.
The files were found arranged together but unlabeled, and category titles were devised by the archivist upon review of their contents.
box
3312-3314 Argus media service, 2003-2005
box
3315-3317 Various topics, 1985-1988
Box 3315 contains clippings on fine arts and architecture; box 3316 on languages, books, publishing, and libraries; and box 3317 on visual art and cultural history.
box
3318-3329, 3774 Unfiled, approximately 1969-2007
Clippings in box 3318 were found in untitled binders with topics covering music, art, literature, theater, linguistics, mythology, politics, philosophy, film, history, architecture, and science fiction. In addition to clippings, box 3320 has a wooden toy found together with clippings (see folders 7-8) and an eagle pin and piece of a plastic toy in folder 9. Materials in box 3321 were found together unsorted. Szeemann's driver's license application was found among the materials in folder 5 and was removed to box 3503. Materials in boxes 3325-3326 were originally found in a box labeled: Harry - Kritiken [reviews], Zeitungsausschnitte [newspaper clippings] - Nachruf [obituary] Papa! - [Mark?]ansammlung [stamp collection] - Photos. Photocopies of these labels are included in box 3325, folder 1. However, the box contained only newspaper clippings, and these include neither reviews of Szeemann's work nor obituaries.
Series VI.C. People and organizations, 1967-2004, undated 3.3 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Series VI.C. People and organizations includes clippings, articles, periodicals and, less often, books concerning noted figures from the arts and humanities, sciences, politics, sports, activism, religion, fashion, and other fields; figures include George W. Bush, Heinrich Himmler, Baader-Meinhof, Jacques Chirac, Eva Braun, Dwight Eisenhower, Moammar Gaddafi, Antonion Gramsci, John Glenn, Karl Marx, and John McEnroe, among many others.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
Personaggi, allgemein [People: general] - Casanova, 1967-2004, undated
box
3331 Castro - Diba, 1967-2004, undated
box
3332 Di Maggio - Gramsci, 1967-2004, undated
box
3333 Gucci - Kenyatta, 1968-2004, undated
box
3334 Kennedy - McEnroe, 1969-1999, undated
box
3335 Meinhof - Rykiel, 1967-2003, undated
box
3336 Sacharow - Wiesenack, 1969-2004, undated
box
3337 Winsors - Zita, 1981-2004, undated
Also contains loose clippings.
box folder
3774 2 Unfiled, 1974, 1992, undated
Contains material on Sigmund Freud.
Series VI.D. Places, 1851-2004, undated 52 Linear Feet (101 boxes, 1 flatfile)
Series VI.D. Places contains materials collected on geographic areas and includes clippings; periodicals; books; advertisements; realia such as coins and cards; photographs; ledgers; scrapbooks; diaries; drawings; telephone directories; and photocopied materials, including police files.
The section on Switzerland is organized into general and Ticino, the canton that was home to Szeemann as well as to Monte Verità. General contains materials concerning various aspects of life and culture in Switzerland. Specific topics include Swiss cities, especially Zürich; politics and political parties including die Grüne [Green Party] (see box 3349); and the 700. Settecentesimo Confederazione [700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation]. Ticino includes photocopied police files (Polizeiakten) on numerous figures from the early 20th century, including Ernst Toller (see box 3398) and Franziska Reventlov (see boxes 3392, 3502). Much of the material concerns people and places associated with early 20th century political and social movements in Ticino. Topics of particular focus include Ascona, Locarno and environs, and Monte Verità; prominently featured are Charlotte Bara and the Bara Schule [school]; Dimitri; Gusto Gräser; Ida Hoffmann; Fitz Jordi; Georg Kaiser; Josua Klein; Rudolf von Laban; Henri Oedenkoven and Isa Oedenkoven; Alfredo Pioda; and Carlo Vester.
Tourist information includes maps and guidebooks.
Arrangement
Arranged into three sections: Global, Switzerland, and Tourist information.
Global, 1926, 1962-2004
box
3338 Afghanistan - Bolivia, 1964-2003, undated
Predominant topics include the city of Berlin, Germany is especially well represented; materials include a publication concerning the city as Kulturstadt Europas 1988 and a book of comic strips, Berlin gag 64 (1964).
box
3339a, 3737 Bonn - Franche-Comté, 1967-2004, undated
Predominant topics include China; Deutschland [Germany] and Deutsche Demokratische Republik [German Democratic Republic]; and England. Materials include an unidentified, undated Chinese book with hand-sewn binding.
box
3339b Frankreich - Israel, 1926, 1966-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Frankreich [France]; Griechenland [Greece]; and Israel.
box
3340, 3943 Israel - Ladakh, 1967-2003, undated
Predominant topics include Israel, Italien [Italy], and Kuba [Cuba].
box
3341, 3943 Lampedusa - Rom [Rome], 1962-1998, undated
box
3342 Rom [Rome] - UDSSR [Soviet Union], 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Spanien [Spain], Russland [Russia], and the UDSSR [Soviet Union].
box
3343 UDSSR [Soviet Union]- Zimbabwe, 1967-1999, undated
Predominant topics include the UDSSR [Soviet Union] and the United States. Also contains unfiled materials in folders 27 and 28.
Unfiled, 1953-2006, undated
box
3344-3345 Austria, 1971, 1979-2004, undated
Contains clippings, advertisements, publications including books and telephone directories, cards, coins, and early-20th-century photographs originally found in a box labeled "Autriche"; their original order has been retained.
box folder
3774 3 Netherlands, 1970
box
3423-3424 Clippings, slides, and ephemera, 1953-2006, undated
Includes clippings regarding Austria, France,Germany, Italy, and Spain, and unordered clippings from various countries. Also includes unidentified color and black and white illustrations and typewritten correspondence from Germany, and slides, clippings, and publications regarding King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
box folder
3507 3-4 Calendar and spiral-bound books, 1995, 2004
Folder 4 contains two books from the series L'Arc del món.
Switzerland, 1851-2004, undated
Arrangement
The materials concerning Switzerland were arranged by Szeemann into two main categories: Switzerland: A to Z and Ticino: A to Z. Files in the Ticino group were arranged in boxes labeled "Ticino"; however, much material was also filed under "Tessin," the German variant of the name. Files under these names have not been merged.
General: A to Z, 1928, 1947, 1964-2005, undated
Contains clippings, periodicals, and ephemera concerning various aspects of life and culture in Switzerland. Areas of particular focus include Swiss cities, especially Zürich; politics and political parties including die Grüne [Green Party] (see box 3349); and the 700. Settecentesimo Confederazione [700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation].
box
3346, 3944 Abfall [garbage] - Basel: Fasnacht, 1969-1998, undated
box
3347 Bauer [farmer] - Bern, 1968-1999, 2005, undated
Predominant topics include the city of Bern and cultural politics in Bern, including various directors at cultural institutions in the city.
box
3348 Bialla - F/A 18 [fighter jet], 1964-1998, undated
box
3349 Ferrari - Jaccoud, 1970-1998, undated
Predominant topics include die Grüne [Green Party].
box
3350 Jardin des Folies - Lebenserwartung [life expectancy], 1969-1999, undated
box
3351 Lenzlinger - Recht: diritto civile [civil law], 1968-1995, undated
box
3352 Regierung [government] - 700. Settecentesimo Confederazione [700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation], 1971-1996, undated
Predominant topics include the 700. Settecentesimo Confederazione [700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation] in 1991.
box
3353 700. Settecentesimo Confederazione [700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation] - Sowjetunion, 1989-1994
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3354 Sozialismus - Umwelt [environment], 1928, 1947, 1970-1995, undated
Folder 1 contains late- and early-twentieth century socialist periodicals, including one issue of Infrarot (1979); two issues of Neue Wege from 1987 and 1988 and three issues of Der Freiheitliche Sozialist from 1947; it also includes a Jubiläums-Festschrift marking the 50th anniversary of the Sozialistengesetz [anti-socialist law of 1978] and a broadside.
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3355 UNO [United Nations] - Wirz [corporation], 1971-1997, undated
box
3943 Wolksbewegungen [social movements], 1981
box
3356 Wüst - Zürich, 1968-1997, undated
Predominant topics include the city of Zürich, with an emphasis on the youth movement (Bewegung AJZ) and on drugs (Drogen).
box
3357 Zürich - Zwingli, 1973-2003, undated
Predominant topics include the city of Zürich; topics include the youth movement (Bewegung AJZ), Kunsthaus Zürich, insurance (Versicherung), and other subjects.
box
3358-3360 Periodicals, reports, and assorted ephemera, 1971-2004, undated
Materials were found in a box labeled "Suisse"; the order in which they were found has been maintained. Folder 3 contains reports and planning documents for the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation.
Ticino (Tessin), 1851-1855, 1863, 1874-1876, 1886-2005, undated
A to Z, 1855, 1900-2005, undated
Includes clippings, correspondence, ephemera, periodicals, manuscript materials, and photocopied journals, books, newspaper articles, and photocopied police files.
box
3361 Acqua [water] - Arzo, 1913-1919, 1938, 1956, 1975-1998, undated
box
3362 Ascona: Allgemeines [general] - Ascona: Fondazione Epper, 1926-1944, 1952-1998, undated
Folder 3, filed under Ascona: Anarchie, contains photocopied police files dating from 1904 to 1918. Folder 13 contains materials from a folder entitled Ascona: Szeemann.
box
3363 Ascona: ETAL - Ascona: San Michele, 1930, 1944-1997, undated
box
3364 Ascona: Casa Serodine and Edizioni - Bara, 1958-1996, 2004, undated
Predominant topics include Ascona; materials in folders 1-16 include clippings, booklets, photocopied police files, and a dissertation regarding Ascona. Folder 25 contains photocopied handwritten memoirs of Charlotte Bara.
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3365 Bara - Ball, 1921-2001, undated
Predominant topics include Charlotte Bara including a poem written by Else Lasker-Schüler about Bara.
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3366 de Beauclair - Borngraeber, 1914, 1939, 1964-1998, undated
Predominant topics include the city of Bellinzona.
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3367 Borgnone - Casagrande, 1947-1967, 1977-1999, undated
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3368 Casanova - Cotti, 1948-1951, 1980-2005, undated
box
3369 Cotti - Dimitri, approximately 1910, 1965-2000, undated
Predominant topics include Dimitri.
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3370 Dimitri - Eranos, 1946-2004, undated
Predominant topics include Dimitri; Elisarion; and Eranos.
box
3371 Erdberg - Galfetti, 1939-1949, 1956, 1963-2003, undated
Predominant topics include Fidus and Jakob Flach.
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3372 Galli - Gräser, 1906, 1937, 1961-1998, undated
Predominant topics include Gusto Gräser; materials include a report by the Gräser Archiv Freudenstein describing Gräser's friendship with Hermann Hesse.
box
3373 Gräser, 1913, 1918, 1977, 1985-1986, undated
Contains an original 1918 letter from Gräser, photocopied archival materials, writings, and lectures; a photocopied diary of Grossika Gusto; and photocopied correspondence from the Nazi period. Also contains undated original and photocopied papers inscribed with sayings and at times with artwork; handwritten notes; and family history.
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3374 Gräser - Hesse, approximately 1900-1909, 1927, 1954-1994, undated
Includes original and photocopied materials by or about Gusto Gräser as well as Karl Gräser and Jenny Gräser-Hofmann. Folder 1 contains a small booklet of handwritten sayings by Gusto Gräser, and folder 7 contains hand- and typewritten manuscript materials filed under Karl Gräser. Folders 32-34 contain photocopied correspondence from G. Gamper to Hermann Hesse and from Hesse to Hildegard Neugeborn-Jung (1916-1926, 1956-1960), as well as a booklet from 1994 regarding preservation of Hesse's homes.
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3375 Hesse - Industrien im Tessin [industries in Ticino], 1902-1906, 1920, 1935-1936, 1977-1995, undated
Predominant topics include Ida Hofmann; materials include an original copy of Vegetabilismus! Vegetarismus!, published by Ida Hofmann-Oedenkoven, Monte Verità bei Ascona, 1905.
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3376 Intragna - Jordi, 1919, 1931, 1958-1970, 1985-1998, undated
Predominant topics include the journal edited by Fitz Jordi and Heinrich Vogeler, Fontana Martina; Folder 14 contains a facsimile of a portion of the first issues, dated 1931.
box
3377 Jordi: Fontana Martina, undated
Contains two photocopies of 1931-1932 issues of the bi-monthly journal Fontana Martina, edited by Fitz Jordi and Heinrich Vogeler.
box
3378 Journalismus - Keller, 1982-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Georg Kaiser.
box
3379 Keller - Klein, 1903-1908, 1919-1946, 1961-1991, undated
Predominant topics include Josua Klein; materials include photocopied as well as original hand- and typewritten manuscript materials, dated from 1919 through 1938 (and undated) and labeled filed as "Texte" [texts] by Szeemann. Folder 19 contains official documents from 1920 to 1946 regarding Klein's medical history, certificate of incapacitation, and death, as well as a photograph of Klein with the word "Heil!" written on the back.
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3380 Klein, 1855, 1908
Includes a 4 x 5 1/2 inch box with approximately 300 pieces of paper containing handwritten, sayings, maxims, and drawings and a book, Die Cabbala des Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, dated 1855; the book contains some annotations.
box
3381 Klein - Kunsthandwerk [crafts], 1914-1915, 1939-1980, 1989-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Josua Klein; materials include photocopied as well as original hand- and typewritten manuscript materials and postcards, dated 1939 through 1943 (and undated), some of which were filed as "Texte" [texts] by Szeemann.
box
3382 Laban - Lega dei Ticinesi, 1921-1996, undated
Predominant topics include Rudolf von Laban and and Robert Landmann; includes two photocopies of Landmann's book, Monte Verità-Ascona: Die Geschichte eines Berges (1930).
box
3383 Legenden - Locarno, 1921, 1963-2000, undated
Predominant topics the city of Locarno and its environs.
box
3384 Locarno, 1974-1999, undated
Includes photocopied issues of the Offizielles Fremdenblatt from 1901 through 1903 and photocopied police files from 1917.
box
3385 Locarno - Locarno und Umgebung [Locarno and environs], 1920, 1981-2001, undated
Contains clippings, periodicals, and ephemera. Folders 5-8 concern the Società Storica Locarnese; folder 10 contains a city planning document from approximately 1920; and folder 18 contains a photocopy of the Offizielles Fremdenblatt from 1900.
box
3386 Locarno und Umgebung [Locarno and environs] - Madonna del Sasso, 1937, 1948, 1953, 1985-2003, undated
Predominant topics include the city of Locarno and its environs; Emil Ludwig and the city of Lugano.
box
3387 Madonna di Scarparé - Monte Verità, 1904, 1955, 1964-1965, 1974-1976, 1988-2004, undated
box
3388 Mondada - Oedenkoven, 1904-1905, 1916, 1964-1976, 1985-1998, undated
Includes photographs of Henri Oedenkoven dated 1904 and 1905 and stamped: Carlo Vester, Ascona; the caption of one of the photographs reads:"Kostümfest auf Monte Verità 1904-1905.
box
3389 Oedenkoven - Pioda, approximately 1910, 1931-1932, 1945, 1979-1999, undated
Includes photocopied correspondence and other materials filed under Henri Oedenkoven; folder 2 is titled Prospekte [prospectuses] Monte Verità, 1908-1922.
box
3390 Pioda - Porza, 1930-1931, 1985-1995, undated
Predominant topics include Alfredo Pioda.
box
3391 Pozzenburg - Reuss: OTO [Order of the Oriental Templars], 1938, 1960-1963, 1978-1998, undated
box
3392, 3502 Reuss - Rosenbaum, 1910, 1932, 1944, 1957-1998, undated
Predominant topics include Theodor Reuss.
box
3393 Rosenberg - Schläpfer and Rauber, 1948-2000, undated
Includes two photocopies of a novel by Emil Rüdebusch, Die Eigenen (approximately 1904).
box
3394 Schmidhauser - Schulenberg, approximately 1970, 1995, undated
Includes photocopies of 1905 and 1906 issues of the journal published by Carl von Schmidtz, Der freie Christ.
box
3395 Schürch - Solari, approximately 1910-1998
box
3396 Soldini - Terragni, 1949, 1957, 1972-1999, undated
box
3397 Terra Ticinese - Tognola, 1877, 1919, 1926, 1935, 1953-1965, 1979-1998, undated
box
3398 Toller, Ernst - Unwetter [severe weather], 1976-1999, undated
box
3399 Vacchini - Vester, 1919, 1946-1968, 1975-1998, undated
Predominant topics include Carlo Vester; folder 25 contains his typewritten journals (Tagebuecher Carl Vester, 16 Juni 1902 - 31 Dezember 1919) .
box
3400 Vester - Werefkin, 1922-1923, 1932, 1945, 1965-1972, 1988-1996, undated
Folder 1 contains a typewritten personal journal labeled: Ascona - Carl Vester, 1. Januar 1920 bis 31. Dezember 1922.
box
3401 Werk - Zylla Mord [Zylla murder], 1905, 1914-1919, 1960-1993, undated
Predominant topics include Baron F. von Wrangel; materials include issues of the newspaper Die Menschheit from 1915 through 1919; several books and booklets written by von Wrangel; and photocopies of his police files from 1915 to 1920.
box folder
3510 4 Broadsides: Charlotte Bara, 1921, 1936, 1945
Contains five broadsides for performances by Charlotte Bara.
Various print materials, 1889, 1907, 1914-1919, 1924-1929, 1937-1938, 1955, undated
With one exception, items were found loose among alphabetized materials concerning Ticino or were housed separately from materials in folders because of their fragility.
box
3403 Periodicals, book, and manuscript pages, 1907, 1914, 1918-1919, 1925, 1929
Includes two issues of the Offizieles Fremdenblatt [Official Visitor's List), Locarno (folder 1); eight issues of the Tessiner Blätter from 1918 (numbers 9 and 12) and 1919 (numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) (folder 2); and one issue of Die Schweiz. Illustrierte Halbmonatsschrift, 1914 (folder 3), published in Zürich and housed in this box because of its fragility. Also includes one book, La correzione del Fiume Maggia (report, 1907), stamped by Carlo Vester, Ascona (folder 4) and a group of loose manuscript pages (folder 5).
box
3404 Scrapbook, book, booklets, and diary, 1889, 1924, 1937-1938, 1955
Contains a diary [Tagebuch] of Dr. Emden, V, 1955 October 1-1956 November 6; a booklet by Dr. Gustav Vogt, Zur Tessiner Frage (1889); a booklet by Friedrich Kähr, Vor der Entscheidung: Vernichtung durch nationalpolitischen Rüstungs-Wahn oder allgemeine Selbsthilfe der Bevölkerung Europas durch den Locarno-Plan (1937); and two copies of Monte Verità: Wahrheit ohne Dichtung (1906), one of which has "Vester - Ascona" handwritten on its cover. Also includes a scrapbook concerning Monte Verità, dated 1933-1938, removed from the Library Collection, and an unfiled copy of Hans Morgenthaler's Woly: Sommer im Süden (1924).
Unfiled, 1851-1853, 1863, 1874-1876, 1886-1912, 1921-1941, 1958, 1981-2005, undated
Historical documents, 1851-1853, 1863, 1874-1876, 1882-1886, 1890-1913, 1921-1941, undated
Materials concern the 19th- and early-20th century Ticino and Locarno criminal justice systems.
box
3405-3408* Ledgers and sentencing books, 1851-1853, 1863, 1874-1876, 1882-1886, 1891-1894, 1913, 1921-1941, undated
box
3409 Papers: Locarno District Court, approximately 1890-1912, undated
box
3410 Scrapbooks and binders, undated
Includes photocopied pages from Ingeborg Lüscher, Erlebtes und Erdäumeltes einander zugeordnet (with handwritten dedication) and two scrapbooks, found loose.
box
3411-3417, 3774 Various print materials and ephemera, 1955, 1981-2005, undated
Box 3411 includes clippings; box 3412 periodicals; and box 3414 clippings, newsletters, and ephemera. Boxes 3415 and 3416 contain fliers, brochures, invitations, and other ephemera, and box 3417 contains ephemera regarding arts organizations; materials in box 3417, folders 2-4 were found together and labeled "Musei/Gallerie."
Oversize,
box
3510 Poster, undated
Folder 2 contains a poster advertising car paint (Colorifico Beretta Locarno).
Oversize,
flatfile
446** Bern: Calendar, 1991
box
3506*, 3509, 3510 Various,
Box 3506, folder 4 contains material concerning Corrado Anticoli, and folder 5 contains a map of the Kurhotel at Monte Verità. Box 3509, folder 1 contains pages from a magazine feature on Monte Verità and Ascona; folder 2 contains pages from the Spanish newspaper El Pais (Madrid, 1994) and an undated bumper sticker from the United States. Box 3510, folder 3 contains two empty mailers from the Swiss Railroad Advertising Service.
Unfiled, 1914, 1961, 1973-2004, undated
box
3418-3419 Various, 1973-1979, 1985-2004, undated
A sticky note with the text "Suiza existe - Zug / Swissair / Gotthard / ABB / Ebner / Borer" was found with materials in box 3418; it is located in folder 1, box 3418. Box 3419 includes pamphlets, newsletters, catalogs, reports, and clippings. The order in which materials were found has been retained.
box
3420-3421, 3774 Pamphlets, books, booklets, clippings, and ephemera, 1957?, 1973-2004, undated
box
3422 Calendars, 1914, 1961, 1974-1979, 1986
Tourist information, approximately 1956-2004
Materials concerning Austria and Germany were found in unlabeled boxes. Materials concerning France, Italy, and Switzerland were found in boxes labeled Frankreich, Italien, and Schweiz respectively.
box
3425, 3944 Austria, 1980-1986, undated
box
3426-3427 France, 1983, 1986, 2000, undated
Includes materials concerning France (in general); North France, Paris, and South France.
box
3428-3429 Germany, 1970, 1980-1988, undated
Includes materials filed under Deutschland [Germany], Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Köln [Cologne], München [Munich], Bundesrepublik Deutschland [Federal Republic of Germany], Berlin, and other cities.
box
3430-3431 Italy, 1971-1980, 1991, undated
Includes materials filed under Italien [Italy], Norditalien [Northern Italy], and Süditalien [Southern Italy].
box
3432 Switzerland, 1969-1988, undated
box
3433-3435, 3774 Various, 1938, 1967-2003, undated
Materials in boxes 3433 and 3434 were found in manila folders or in boxes labeled with the place names; countries represented include England, the Netherlands (folder is labeled "Holland" and includes note: "siehe Frank Leonhard"), Hungary, Japan, Romania, Scandinavia, Spain, and Yugoslavia; boxes also contained individual items regarding various other countries. A manila folder for Belgium and Luxembourg was found empty. Unfiled and loose material has been integrated as appropriate. Box 3774 includes unfiled material about Swiss Air.
Series VI.E. Politics, environment, and society, 1905-2004, undated 21.7 Linear Feet (52 boxes)
Series VI.E. Politics, environment, and society includes clippings, publications, ephemera, notes, and documents photocopied from archives regarding humanitarian and environmental organizations and the topics of anarchism and socialism.
The section Humanitarian and environmental organizations focuses on local, regional, and international organizations. Well-represented areas include DA! (Demokratische Alternative, Bern); Friedenspolitik [peace politics]; Longo Mai; Menschenrechte [human rights]; Pro Veritate; Tierschutz [animal protection]; Fondation Fritz Weber; and work in countries including Kuba and Chile. The section also includes many issues of the periodicals Paraplegia, Terre des Hommes Suisse, Journal Franz Weber, and Virus - antimilitarisches Monatsmagazin [antimilitarian monthly].
The section Anarchism, socialism, and communism focuses on materials from the early 20th century and with thinkers associated with Monte Verità. It contains clippings, handwritten notes, and a great deal of photocopied material, much of it from archives. People and topics include Margarethe Faas-Hardegger (later Faas); Gustav Landauer; Mikhail Bakunin; Fritz Brupbacher; Ernst Frick; Langhard, Erich Mühsam, and Else Lasker-Schüler, as well as anarchism in Switzerland, particularly Ascona. Also noteworthy are photocopied police files on many individuals from the first two decades of the 20th century. The section Periodicals contains issues of the Kommunistische Internationale, Polis, and Der Sozialist.
Arrangement
The archivist has combined subcategories created by Szeemann into broader categories: Humanitarian and environmental organizations; and Anarchism, socialism, and communism; with oversize and unfiled materials at the end.
Humanitarian and environmental organizations: A-Z, 1967, 1973-1999, 2004
box
3436 Allgemeines [General] - Asilanti, 1967-1998, undated
Predominant topics include general information about humanitarian and environmental organizations and Asilanti.
box
3437 Asylkoordination Schweiz - Caritas: Ticino, 1986-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Caritas-Svizzera and Caritas-Ticino.
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3438 Caritas: Ticino - Christen [Christians], 1986-1998, undated
Topics include Caritas-Ticino; Causes Communes Suisse; Comité Européen pour la defénse des réfugiés et immigrés; Centrale Sanitaria Svizzera; Centroamerica; Cerebral; and Chiapas.
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3439 Ciechi - Cuba, 1980, 1984-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Croce Rossa [Red Cross] and Christian Solidarity International.
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3440 Da! (Demokratische Alternative) - Greenpeace, 1976-1998, undated
Predominant topics include DA! [Demokratische Alternative]; Friedenspolitik [politics of peace]; folder 8 contains issues of a newsletter entitled Friedenspolitik); and Greenpeace.
box
3441 Helvetas - Longo Maï, 1973-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Helvetas and Longo Maï.
box
3442 Longo Maï - Ostermarsch, 1974-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Longo Maï and Morija.
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3443 PACE (Movimento Svizzero della Pace / Swiss Peace Movement) - Protezioni Svizzera degli Animali, 1978-1998, undated
Predominant topics include Paraplegia (periodical) and Protezione svizzera degli Animali [Swiss Animal Protection].
box
3444 Pro Veritate - Sahara-Info, 1975-1997, undated
Predominant topics include Pro Veritate and and Sahara Info (newsletter).
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3445 Schweizerischer Friedensrat [Swiss Peace Council] - Schweiz ohne Armee [Switzerland without the Army], 1978-1999, undated
Topics include Schweizerischer Friedensrat [Swiss Peace Council] and Schweiz ohne Armee [Switzerland without the Army].
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3446 Schweiz ohne Armee [Switzerland without the Army] - Sordomuti, 1982-1999, 2004, undated
Predominant topics include Schweiz ohne Armee [Switzerland without the Army]; Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk [Swiss Workers' Assistance]; and Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv [Swiss Social Archive].
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3447 Studienbibliothek Info - Terre des hommes Suisse, 1985-1999, undated
Topics include Studienbibliothek Info; Swissaid; and Terre des Hommes Suisse (newsletter).
box
3448 Terre des hommes Suisse - Vita, 1978-1998, undated
Include issues of Virus - antimilitarisches Monatsmagazin, dated from 1978 to 1981.
box
3449 Journal Franz Weber - Zivildienst, 1982, 1987-1998, undated
Predominant topics include the Fondation Franz Weber and its newspaper Journal Franz Weber.
Anarchism, socialism, and communism, 1905-2004, undated
A to Z, 1905-1921, 1926-1927, 1938, 1951-1957, 1965-1989, 2004, undated
box
3450 ABC [newspaper] - Bertoni, approximately 1965-1983, undated
Predominant topics include Friedrich and Viktor Adler; Mikhail Bakunin; and Luigi Bertoni.
box
3451 Bertoni - Buek, 1907-1908, 1926, 1974, 1988, undated
Predominant topics include Luigi Bertoni and Fritz Brupbacher. Folder 2 contains photocopies of Bertoni's police files from 1902, 1904, and 1908.
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3452, 3737 Cafiero - Friedensbewegung (Faas-Hardegger), 1909-1911, 1955, 1975-1985, 1990, undated
Predominant topics include Margarethe Faas-Hardegger; materials include periodicals, a dissertation, photocopied police reports, and contains numerous booklets and pamphlets about the peace movement.
box
3453 Faas-Hardegger: L'Exploité and Die Vorkämpferin, 1906-1909
Contains issues of L'Exploité from 1907 to 1908 and two sets of the journal Die Vorkämpferin, one set of loose issues enclosed in cloth covers (from 1906 May 1 through 1907 December 1) and one set of loose issues (1908 January 1 through 1909 April 1). Both journals were edited by Margarethe Faas-Hardegger.
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3454 Friedensbewegung [peace movement] (Faas-Hardegger) - Friedeberg, 1905-1919, 1938, 1951-1957, undated
Predominant topics include the Friedensbewegung [peace movement] and Margarethe Faas-Hardegger; Margarethe Hardegger: World Harmony Movement; Ernst Frick; and Raphael Friedeberg.
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3455 Friedeberg - Landauer, 1908, 1919-1921, 1977, 1989, 2004
Predominant topics include Raphael Friedeberg; James Guillaume; Petr Kropotkin; and Gustav Landauer.
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3456 Landauer - Langhard, undated
Topics include Gustav Landauer and Johann Langhard.
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3457 Langhard - Mühsam, 1920, 1974-1977, undated
Predominant topics include Bernhard Mayer; Erich Mühsam; Ulrich Linse; and Enrico Malatesta. Contains the original container for Johann Langhard's Die anarchistische Bewegung in der Schweiz, a photocopy of which is in box 3456.
box
3458-3458A Mühsam, 1974-1975, undated
Contains photocopies of a dissertation about Mühsam; Mühsam's Unpolitische Erinnerungen and assorted articles; and police and legal documents (the latter from 1906-1910); also includes articles and an issue of Stern magazine featuring an article about Mühsam (1975). Box 3458A contains Mühsam's book Handzeichnungen und Gedichte.
box
3459 Mühsam - Russland, 1927, 1972-1976, 2000, undated
Predominant topics include Erich Mühsam; and Johannes Nohl. Folder 13 contains photocopied police files from 1913.
box
3460 Sowjetunion - Tolstoy, Leo, undated
Topics include the Soviet Union, Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv, Henry David Thoreau, and Leo Tolstoy.
Periodicals, 1909-1913, 1919-1920
box
3461A Kain: Zeitschrift für Menschlichkeit, 1919?
box
3461B Die Kommunistische Internationale, 1919-1920
box
3462 Polis, undated
Contains photocopies of issues from 1906-1908.
box
3463 Der Sozialist (Landauer), 1909-1913
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3464 Political broadsides and posters, 1918-1919, approximately 1930-1960
Many of the broadsides were produced in Munich, Germany; some support National Socialism and others socialism and other causes. Folder 12 contains undated posters supporting the German Christlich-Demokratische Union (CDU) and the Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD), and folder 13 an undated poster with text, "Helden von der Front! Die Heimat grüsst euch!" [Heroes from the front! The homeland greets you!].
Unfiled, 1918-1919, 1960, 1967-1970, 1977, 2001-2004, undated
box
3464 Assorted political broadsides, 1918-1919, approximately 1960, undated
box
3465 Assorted print materials, 2000-2003, undated
Items were found loose on Szeemann's bookshelves, in a bag that has been retained in folder 3; most of these materials concern humanitarian and environmental organizations.
box
3466, 3944 World politics, 1967-1970, 1977, 2001-2004
Materials in folder 1 were found in a box labeled Mondo + Politica [World and Politics]. The rest of the folders in this box were unfiled.
Series VI.F. Professional associations, 1961-2005, undated 1.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Series VI.F. contains material collected from organizations of which Szeemann was associated.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
The files were found arranged together but unlabeled, and category titles were devised by the archivist upon review of their contents.
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3467 AICA [International Association of Art Critics], 1970-2003, undated
box
3468 ASHA - IKT [International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art], 1970-1998, undated
box
3469 IKT, 1968-1993, 1999-2005
box
3469A Unesco, 1961, 1968-1970, 1984-1990, 1996, undated
Material originally housed in a binder labelled "Unesco Museum."
Series VI.G. Themes, 1912-2004, undated 18.7 Linear Feet (33 boxes, 2 flatfiles)
Series VI.G. Themes contains clippings, periodicals, booklets, souvenirs and ephemera, promotional materials, calendars, postcards, and brochures on a variety of topics.
A to Z themes include AIDS, Cadmium, Flugzeuge [airplanes], Fremdenhass [xenophobia], Liebe [love], and many more. Well represented are materials concerning Werbung [advertising], with material organized into subtopics including Werbung - Alkohol; Werbung - Auto; Werbung - Kunst [art]; Werbung - mit Sex [with sex]; and more.
Assorted contains files organized by Szeemann into categories including Architecture, Karikatur, and Erotik und Sex. This section also contains collections of greeting cards and covers and articles from the German magazine, Der Spiegel. Of interest is a Batman hand puppet.
Arrangement
Arranged into two sections: A to Z, containing a run of folders created by Szeemann arranged alphabetically; and Assorted, containing materials found in labeled boxes not part of the A to Z run. In Assorted, the labeled envelopes of Design, Drogen [drugs], Fahrrad [bicycle], Glas [glass], Karikatur [cartoons or caricatures], Keramik [ceramic], Kitsch, and Kuriosa [curiosities] were found together in an unlabeled box; the envelopes for Haus [house] were found together in a box marked "Haus"; and the labeled envelopes of Mund und Fuss [mouth and foot], Plakat [poster], Reklame [advertisement], Schiff, Speisekarten [menus], Spielzeug [toy], Textil, and Weltausstellungen [world expositions] were found together. Oversize and unfiled materials are at the end.
A to Z, 1914-1918, 1924, 1933-2004, undated
box
3470 Aborto - Bikini, 1924, 1969-1999, undated
Includes clippings and advertisements concerning automobiles, and may be related to Szeemann's unrealized exhibition on Automobility. Folder 33 contains color photographs featuring Szeemann and others at an event, L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo.
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3471 Biotop - Computer, 1969-1997, undated
Predominant topics include Computer.
box
3472 Crédit National-France - Erdöl [petroleum], 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Crédit National-France and Drogen [drugs].
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3473 Erfindungen [inventions] - Fussgängerzone [pedestrian zones], 1969-2002, undated
Predominant topics include Europa [Europe]; Flugzeug [airplane] and related subjects; and Frauen [women] and related subjects.
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3474 Gangster - Sechziger Jahre [1960s], 1967-2003, undated
Predominant topics include Genetica [genetic engineering]; Haus [house] and related subjects; and Heilertum [healers and healing] and related subjects.
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3475 Siebziger Jahre [1970s] - Erster Weltkrieg 1914-1918, 1968-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Siebziger Jahre [the 1970s] and Krieg [war], including World War I.
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3476 Zweiter Weltkrieg [World War II] - Leim [glue], 1969-1998, undated
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3477 Lesen [reading] - Miss Universo, 1968-2001, undated
Predominant topics include Medizin [medicine].
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3478 Mode [fashion] - Natur, 1968-2000, undated
box
3479 Naturgeschichte [natural history] - Pychosomatische Klinik, 1937-2000, undated
Predominant topics include Philatelia; and a collection of original postage stamps and stamp books dating from approximately 1920 to 2000.
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3480 Puppen [dolls] - Sekten [sects], 1933, 1969-1998, undated
Predominant topics include Rauchen [smoking]; Raumfahrt [space travel]; and Religion and Sekten (sects). Of particular interest on the topic of smoking is a 1933 issue of Der Raucher: Österreichischer Raucherzeitung [The Smoker: Austrian Smokers' Newspaper].
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3481 Selbstmord [suicide] - Theater, 1961-1998, undated
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3482 Tic(k)s - Vampire, 1966-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Tiere [animals] and related subjects; Uhren [clocks] Umweltschutz [environmental protection] and Unweltverschmutzung [environmental pollution]; and Unfälle and Unglücke [accidents].
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3483 Vater [father] - Werbung und Kunst [advertising and art], 1969-2001, undated
Predominant topics include Wein [wine]; and Werbung [advertising] and related subjects. Folder 23 contains wine labels.
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3484 Werbung: Leuchtkörper [advertising: illuminants] - Zwillinge [twins], 1967-2004, undated
Assorted, 1939, 1947-1999, 2002-2005, undated
Architektur - Haus, 1947-1989, undated
box
3485 Papers, 1947-1989, undated
Topics include Architektur; Badges; Buch [book] - Papier; Computer; Design; Drogen [drugs]; Fahrrad [bicycle]; Glas; and Haus. Materials include periodicals, clippings, brochures, booklets, and a Batman hand puppet (filed under Badges, folder 3).
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3508 4 Oversize, 1959, undated
Contains a promotional item for a special issue of Lotus magazine devoted to "La Casa," and an issue of American Home (1959).
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3486 Karikatur - Weltausstellungen [world expositions], 1939, 1963-1989, undated
Topics include Karikatur; Keramik; Kitsch; "Kuriosa"; Mund und Fuss [mouth and foot; regards artists painting using their mouths or feet]; Plakat [poster]; Reklame [advertisement]; Schiff [ship]; Speisekarten [menus]; Spielzeug [toy]; Textil; and Weltausstellungen [world expositions]. The Italian Line published the booklet under the "Schiff" topic for the 1939 New York World exposition, as well as two menus from that year in the "Speisekarten" topic.
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3487 Greeting cards and messages, 1998, 2002, 2004-2005
Items in folders 1-2 were filed in a hanging folder labeled "Auguri"; items in Folders 3-5 were found loose with material labeled "cartoline di auguri 2004." Folders 3 and 4 contain items with handwriting on them, and folder 5 contains items with no handwriting. Folder 6 contains two unfiled greeting cards.
box
3488, 3737, 3775 Der Spiegel: covers and articles, 1967-1999
Contains mostly issues and cover stories from Der Spiegel magazine, some photocopied and some marked with sticky notes; materials were found together. Topics include astronomy, mafia, end of the world and of the millennium, Year 2000, cults and suicide, the Holocaust, mythology and myths, environmental pollution, epidemics, genetic engineering, nuclear disaster, and traffic. Unfiled photocopies are in box 3775.
Erotik und Sex, 1958, 1960-1998, 2004, undated
Includes materials concerning sexuality, gender, pornography, eroticism, women, genetic engineering, and other topics, possibly related to Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany and other exhibitions. Materials were originally found together in a box labeled Erotik und Sex. Files were not in alphabetical order; the order in which they were found has been retained. Several items in box 3491 (folders 3 and 44) and 3492 (folders 4, 7, 9, and 10) contain handwritten annotations referencing "La Mamma"; one item in box 3492, folder 15 references Monte Verità. Materials from box 3493, some of which contain handwritten notes regarding planning (see folders 29, 31, 35, and 37), were found together in packets among the materials in boxes 3489-3492; their order and groupings have been maintained.
box
3489 Genetische Technologie - Viagra, 1960-1998, undated
box
3490 Geburt [birth] - Frau im Sport [women in sports], 1958, 1969-1994, undated
box
3491 Frau: Sprache für die Liebe [woman: language for love] - Frau: Erziehung [education], 1968-1994, undated
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3492 Frau: Familie, Paar [family, couple] - Witze [jokes], 1970-2004, undated
Also includes loose clippings, a greeting card, and unfiled material on topics related to materials in boxes 3489-3492; and a photocopied book, Die Wurliblume by Jo Imog.
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3493 Körperkult [body cult] - Sexuality: magazine articles and photographs, 1963-1998, undated
Topics include sexuality, eroticism, the body, gender, violence, AIDS, the female and male gaze, male fantasies; magazine articles and photographs; and more. Materials also include pages of notes. Items were found batched together in folders or by rubber bands; materials have been re-foldered and the order and grouping maintained.
box
3494 Various, 1980-2003, undated
Items were found with the materials in boxes 3489-3493. Includes articles, magazine and newspaper clippings and complete issues of magazines, a paperback book, postcards, pages from catalogs, correspondence, and handwritten notes.
Oversize, approximately 1930-1998
flatfile
447**-448** Posters and other materials, 1969, 1980-1991, undated
Contains posters, broadsides, and diagrams concerning sexuality and gender, automobiles, military and votive images, machines, toys, and other assorted materials, including a user's manual.
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3506*-3507, 3509-3510, 3512 Various, approximately 1930-1998
Box 3506, folders 6 and 7 contain four posters concerning cuisine, drugs, gender, and sex. Box 3507, folder 5 contains a photocopy of the book, Patterns of desire, by Joyce Kozloff (approximately 1990). Box 3509, folder 3 contains an undated diagram of a machine. Box 3510, folder 5 contains educational wall posters on various topics; folder 6 contains facsimiles from Der illuminierte Codex Urgellensis, published by Verlag Biblioteca Rara, Münster, Germany (1998); and folder 7 contains an unidentified drawing. Box 3512, folder 1 contains unfiled, undated reproductions of German illustrated manuscripts, and folder 2 contains a menu and restaurant souvenir originally filed in Themes: A to Z under Restaurant Mövenpick, 1955.
Unfiled, 1912-1922, 1929, 1949, 1964-2004, undated
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3495, 3505*, 3774-3775, 3777 Assorted, 1929, 1949, 1964-2004, undated
Themes include anarchy (Nestor Makhmo); apocalypse; architecture; automobiles (printed toilet paper); bicycles; business and corporations; cartomancy/Mademoiselle Lenormand; coins; education (Christian-von-Bomhard Schule, Uffenheim, Germany); famine; hairdressing; humor; labels (for pewter figures); medicine (1929 monograph); pyramidology; Homer Simpson; and war (1949 book by Ernst Jünger.) Includes materials with unidentified topics. Box 3777 contains a scrapbook with the label "Krieg u. Diverse" mainly with magazine images regarding World War II.
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3402 Matchbooks, undated
box
3496 Periodical: Jung-Wandervogel: Zeitschrift des Bundes für Jugendwandern "Jung-Wandervogel", 1912-1922
Includes issues from Volume 2, Number 12, 1912 December - Volume 12, Number 3, 1922 July-September.
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3497 September 11, 2001: Clippings, 1997-2004
Folders 1 through 4 contain clippings and were found together. Folder 5 contains an issue of Geo Epoche magazine devoted to the September 11, 2001 events; many of its pages have Post-it notes attached.
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3737 6 Votives, 1969-1972
Series VI.H. Unfiled materials, 1806, 1924-1929, 1948-1958, 1967-2004, undated 3.33 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Series VI.H. Unfiled materials contains materials found unfiled that do not clearly belong to another subseries.
Arrangement
Unfiled is arranged into two sections: assorted research materials; and manuscripts, scrapbooks, and books.
Assorted research materials, 1806, 1924-1929, 1948-1958, 1967-2004, undated
Includes clippings, ephemera, periodicals, postcards, handwritten notes, catalogs, hand- and typewritten manuscripts and manuscript pages, and a photocopied book. Some of these materials appear to have been actively used in research for projects.
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3498 #1, 1962-1999, undated
Includes clippings, ephemera, and periodicals originally found in a box labeled Beuys; however, none of the materials references Joseph Beuys specifically. Some of the clippings contain handwritten annotations.
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3499 #2, 1924-1929, 1948-1955, 1995, undated
Contains materials referencing various projects; the bulk of the material is possibly associated with Monte Verità, including mediumistic drawings, photographs, handwritten and typewritten manuscript materials, some of which mention Monte Verità, and printed matter concerning Paul Evertz, Karl Buschhüter, Federico Kähr, Emil Ludwig, and Rudolf Laban. Also includes items concerning the Venice Biennale; 100 Jahre Kino; the Max Beckmann Prize; an exhibition, Phénomène Swatch; Automobility; Etienne-Martin; possibly Gesamtkunstwerk; and materials found in a box labeled "Vis CH" [Visionary Switzerland].
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3500 #3, 1968-1969, 1976, 1981-2004, undated
Folders 1-4 contain items found together including clippings, many concerning literature and other arts; articles; postcards; handwritten notes, including Post-it notes; a photocopied book (Ellic Howe: Astrology and Psychological Warfare during World War II, 1972); and ephemera. Folders 5-6 contain clippings, articles, handwritten notes, photographs, stickers, and ephemera found together.
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3501 #4, 1806, 1956-1958, 1974-1992, 2000-2004, undated
Materials in folders 1-4 were found loose among books on Szeemann's bookshelves. Items in folder 1 were found in a section concerning artist Hermann Nitsch; typewritten manuscript materials reference Ritter Edler, Adolf Wölfli, Theodor Spoerri, and exhibitions about schizophrenia and psychiatry. Materials in Folders 2-4, including postcards, booklets, cigar bands, clippings, catalogs of posters, and a brief manuscript by Anna Lauwaert, were found together, and their original order has been retained. Folders in Folder [?], though empty, have handwritten text on them, some of it personal or project names including: "Attitudes," "Kunsthalle," "Siegfried," "Zero," "Marti," "Olbrich," "C. Megert," and "Katalog." Some items include handwritten notes.
Manuscripts, scrapbooks, and books, 1924, 1954-1956, undated
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3503 Manuscripts, undated
Contains loose, typewritten manuscripts, including Der Kurarzt and Alphonse de Lamartine, Dichter und Edelman by Olga Taxis-Bordogna; also contains labels found with items.
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3504 Manuscript materials, scrapbooks, and book, 1924, approximately 1954-1956
Includes a typewritten manuscript from Minusio (Ticino) dated 1924 and unidentifed typewritten manuscript pages from approximately 1955 found within an envelope labeled Paul; these items were found with materials concerning Monte Verità in Box 267. Also includes book by H. Zikel, Die Gefühlskälte der Frauen: Aerztliche Ratschläge und Beobachtungen aud dem Leben, originally found with materials concerning the project Einleuchten: Will, Vorstel und Simul in HH. Also includes two scrapbooks of Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands (when she was princess), one with her photograph and a cut-out of the text "Beatrix" affixed to its cover; and the other featuring the same photograph, a Woody van Amen stamp, and the text, "[?] Prinsessen schrift van Hanneke Hoogeweij 1956" handwritten on front cover.
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3505A Unidentified manuscript and scrapbooks, undated
Typewritten 269-page manuscript originally found in hanging folder with label on front: "Meine liebe Familie I.II"; first page of manuscript missing. Manuscript contains handwritten annotations; those in blue are probably Szeemann's notes. Also includes three pages with crossed-out, handwritten notes found with the manuscript.
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3776 Game and joke toy?, undated


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