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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.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.
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
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.
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.
3135 Jugendstil, 1958-1976
Contains announcements, catalogs, booklets, books, and clippings.
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.
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.
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
3140 Comics, undated
Contains two rolled-up cartoon panels.
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?].
3142 Design/Schmuck [Jewelry], 1963-2001, undated
Contains ephemera, clippings, publicity materials, catalogs, books, and postcards on the topics Design/Schmuck and Furniture.
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.
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
443** Posters and broadsides, 1982, 1990, undated
Contains six items, with material concering Art Brut, Design, Fluxus, Cubism, and Conceptual Art.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
box folder
3943 1 Pre-Columbian art, 1975-1990, undated
Arts: Various Countries, 1954, 1962-2005
3151 Austria - Germany, 1971-2007, undated
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.
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."
3157 Switzerland, 1954, 1988-2006
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.
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.
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
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.
3164 Allgemeine diverse Sammlungen [Assorted general collections] - Belgien [Belgium], 1965-1998, undated
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.
3166 Gambrinus - Klinker, 1973-1998, undated
3167 Koetser - Murken, 1966-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Sammlung Ludwig, folders 17 through 20.
3168 Napa Contemporary Arts Foundation - Schürmann, 1969-1999, undated
3169 Schweiz [Switzerland]: General - Würth, 1967-1999, undated
Predominant topics include the Thyssen-Presse (folders 17 and 18).
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.
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
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.
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).
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).
3175 M-V, 1965-1970, 1994-2004, undated
Predominant topics include Hansjörg Mayer (folder 2) and Stroemfeld/Roter Stern (folder 15).
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.
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
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.
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].
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.
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
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.
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
3183 Austria - Italy, 1999-2005
3184 Switzerland - United States, 1999-2004
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
3185 Cinema, allgemeines [general] - Baier, Jo, 1956-1999, undated
3186 Bakaba, Sijiri - Bern: Filminstitut, 1953-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Berlin and the Berlinale (film festival) and Bern (boxes 3186-3187).
3187 Bern: Kellerkino - Bornedal, Ole, 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Bern (boxes 3186-3187).
3188 Borowczyk, Walerian - Carrière, Mathieu, 1968-1999, undated
Predominant topics include the Cannes Film Festival from 1979-1998.
3189 Carrillo, Elpidia - Danubefilm festival, 1967-1999, undated
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).
3191 Douglas, Kirk - Farrow, Mia, 1967-1998, undated
Predominant topics include the film group Exprmntl (folders 28-31).
3192 Fassbinder, Rainer Werner - France: 25 Anni Cinema, 1957, 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Federico Fellini.
3193 Frauenfilm [women's film] - Greyson, John, 1967-1998, undated
3194 Grier, Pam - Hofer, Franz, 1969-1999, undated
3195 Hogan, P.J. - Hüttel, Richard, 1967, 1979-1998, undated
Predominant topics include 100 Jahre Kino (folders 14-16).
3196 Imamura, Shohei - Klinger, Paul, 1956, 1969, 1972-1998, undated
3197 Klopfenstein, Clemens - Kwan, Stanley, 1969-1999, undated
Predominant topics include Kunst und Cinema [art and cinema] (folders 26-27).
3198 Laloux, René - Lugano, 1969-2000, undated
3199 Lugosi, Bela - Menuhin, Yehudi, 1961, 1968-2000, undated
3200 Mercouri, Melina - Nyon Festival, 1967-2004, undated
Predominant topics include the Fondation Montecinemaverita and its festivals (folder 16-18).
3201 Oberhausen - Penn, Arthur, 1970-1998, undated
Predominant topics include film in the city of Paris, France.
3202 Penn, Sean - Richter, Paul, 1967-1998, undated
3203 Riefensthal, Leni - Schumacher, Iwan, 1967-1998, undated
3204 Schumacher, Joel - Skladanowsky, Max, 1961-1999, undated
Predominant topics include film in Switzerland, filed under Schweiz.
3205 Soderbaum, Kristina - Stelzer and Flütsch, 1971-1999, undated
Predominant topics include the Solothurn Film Festival from 1971-1999 (folder 7-21).
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).
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).
3208 Trenker, Luis - Werthmüller, Lina, 1952, 1969-1998, undated
3209 Wessely, Paula - Zürich: Filmcooperative [film cooperatives], 1968-1999, undated
Predominant topics include film in Wien [Vienna] and Zürich.
3210 Zürich: Filmpodium (periodical), 1981-1999
Contains filed, loose, and unfiled copies of this periodical.
3211 Zürich: Filmpodium - Zürich: Verein Portrait Filme [Club Portrait Films], 1979-1999
Film festivals, 1946-2004
3212-3216 Circolo del Cinema di Locarno, 1946-1999
3218-3221 Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica, 2001
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
444** #1, 1966-1997, undated
Contains seven film posters and three posters concerning video art.
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.
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.
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.
3228 Catalogs, 2000-2004
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.
3231 Austria - Belgium, 1997-2006
3232 Canada - Germany,
Includes catalogs and programs from Canada, France, and Germany.
3233 Italy - Switzerland, 1984-2005, undated
Includes clippings, ephemera and programs from Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
3234 Switzerland - United States, 1988-2004
Includes programs, clippings, and ephemera from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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.
3238, 3773 Invitations and promotional materials, 1975, 1986, 1990-2005
Photographs and slides, undated
3239 Color slides: Scenes from Karl May film adaptations, undated
Packaging opened by the archivist.
3240 Video stills: unidentified Clint Eastwood films, undated
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.
3242 Photographs, undated
Includes black-and-white and color prints, as well as photocopied images.
Film serials, 1979-2004
3243 Magazines and newsletters, 1980, 1992-2004
3244-3245 Scholarly journals, 1996-2004
Journals include Cinema, Filmgeschichte, Frauen und Film, Kintop, Millennium Film Journal, and Subréel.
3246 Ciné-Bulletin, 1979-1988, 2002
3247-3249 Film-Bulletin, 1983-1995
Box 3249 contains unsorted, unfiled issues.
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
3251 Letteratura, allgemein [Literature: general] - Bondy, 1969-1998, undated
3252 Borchert - Curtius, 1912, 1968-1999, undated
3253 Dalain - Freeman, 1969-1999, undated
3254 Freud - Hemingway, 1969-2001, undated
3255 Henkel - Kolbenhoff, 1946, 1969-1998, undated
3256 Konkrete Poesie [Concrete Poetry], 1965-1973
Materials were originally found in box labeled Konkrete Poesie.
3257 Konkrete Poesie [Concrete Poetry] - Marquez, 1965-1997, undated
3258 Marti - Nietzsche, 1969-1998, undated
3259 Nizon - Roussel, 1965-2002, undated
3260 Rushdie - Stein, 1968-2000, undated
3261 Steiner - Wallraff, 1970-1997, undated
3262 Walser - Zschokke, 1969-1997, undated
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
445** Posters, 1967, undated
Contains two posters from publishers.
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.
3269 Musik: allgemeines [general] - Branduardi, 1969-1999, undated
3270 Bregenz - Helfgott, 1935, 1967-2000, undated
3271 Hendricks - Marinuzzi, 1971-2000, undated
3272 McRae - Rzewski, 1967-2001, undated
3273 Saarländischer Rundfunk [radio] - Sting, 1910, 1981-1999, undated
3274 Stockhausen - Wagner, 1958, 1971-2004, undated
3275 Walcheturm - Zürich, 1977-2000, undated
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
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
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.
3280 Bern: Allgemeines [General] - De Filippo, 1955-1998, undated
3281 Deutschland [Germany] - Italien [Italy], 1970-2005, undated
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.
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.
3284 Paris - Stirnemann, 1954-1956, 1969-2000, undated
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.
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
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.
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.
3291 Abendmahl [Last Supper]- Fussballer [soccer player], 1955-1973, undated
3292 Gauguin - Kirchen [churches], 1955-1977, undated
The category Kirchen [churches] contains several pamphlets and brochures, located in boxes 3292 and 3293.
3293 Kirchen [churches] - Loewe [lion], 1951-1973, undated
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.
3296 Nordamerika, Zeitgenössische Kunst [contemporary art], Christo, and Kitsch, 1969, 1971-1986, 1992, undated
Items were found together in a box.
3297 Schwitters - Turnier, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1955-1956, 1960, 1971-1972, undated
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
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.
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.
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.
The materials in boxes 3308 and 3309 were found together and their arrangement has been retained.

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