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Nikolaus Pevsner papers, 1903-1982

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Pevsner (Nikolaus) Papers
Series VI. Personal papers, 1916-1979, undated 6.26 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Series contains correspondence, awards, commendations, diaries, poems, short stories, notes, and other personal materials.
Arrangement
Arranged by subject and format, with the personal diaries being arranged chronologically.
box
150-157 Correspondence, 1919-1979
Personal letters received and written by Pevsner, accompanied by several letters written by members of his immediate family. Includes Pevsner's letters to his wife "Lola," a number of letters from his mother in Leipzig, 1937-1942, and a letter from Thomas Mann, 1919 relating to his "Betrachtungen eines Unpoliteschen" (see also Series II. Beitrage zur Stilgeschichte des Fruh - und Hochbarok, 1928).
box
135 Personal notes, autographs, and memorabilia, circa 1970s, undated
135 Manuscripts, 1918-1919, undated
Short stories and poems, one dedicated to Thomas Mann.
135 Awards and honorary degrees, 1974-1979
Correspondence, agendas, and speech notes.
135 Photographs, undated
Diaries, 1916-1977
1916-1923
112 handwritten diaries produced by Nikolaus Pevsner between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one. The diaries are bound in blue paper and all measure a uniform 6.6 x 4 inches. Some contain additional artifacts, including notes, letters, cards, and photographs, often inserted in small pockets formed by pages being glued together. The diaries are in German, and some are written in shorthand, possibly Gabelsberger shorthand or an adapted version.
The titles and numbering in this file have been transcribed directly from the label on each volume. Pevsner's labeling varies from year to year - some volumes are simply labeled with a "P." (presumably for Pevsner) and a date, while others are labeled "Tagebuch," or specifically "Erlebnisse eines Sechzehnjährigen" and "Studienjahr." Beginning with the volume labeled "Tagebuch I. (48), 1919 June-July" the volumes are numbered sequentially from 48 to 113, in addition to their primary titles and numbering.
Please note that these diaries require special handling.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Nikolaus Pevsner personal diaries, 1916-1923: Gift of the Family of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.
P., 1916
box folder
146 1 I., 1916 February 19
146 2 II., 1916 February 23
Includes inserted page from a calendar dated 1913, with a drawing of a musical score on verso.
146 3 III., 1916 April 10
146 4 IV., 1916 May 4
Includes inserted notes and a black-and-white photograph of young boy dated 1918.
146 5 V., 1916 October 30
P., 1917 January-May
box folder
146 6 I., 1917 January 8
146 7 II., 1917 January 27
146 8 III., 1917 February 24
Includes an inserted letter, a note, and four black-and-white photographs.
146 9 IV., 1917 March 14
Includes inserted newspaper clipping (1918) and a visiting card from Lola Kurlbaum.
146 10 V., 1917 March 30
Includes inserted letter and a visiting card from Max Frommann.
146 11 VI., 1917 April 13
146 12 VII., 1917 May 10
Includes inserted letter.
P., 1917 May-September
box folder
146 13 I. Nach dem ereignis vom 20-22 mai 1917, 1917 May 23
146 14 II. Nach dem ereignis vom 20-22 mai 1917, 1917 June 15
Includes inserted note.
146 15 III., 1917 July 23
146 16 IV., 1917 August 8
Includes inserted newspaper clipping (1917), a black-and-white photograph, and a visiting card from Liselotte Marx.
146 17 V., 1917 August 31
Includes inserted letter.
146 18 VI., 1917 September 14
Erlebnisse eines Sechzehnjährigen, 1917-1918
box folder
146 19 I., 1917 September 25
146 20 II., 1917 October 10
146 21 III., 1917 October 17
146 22 IV., 1917 October 29
146 23 V., 1917 November 11
146 24 VI., 1917 November 17
146 25 VII., 1917 November 30
146 26 VIII., 1917 December 24
146 27 IX., 1918 January 21
146 28 X., 1918 February 7
box folder
147 1 XI., 1918 February 18
147 2 XII., 1918 March 7
147 3 XIII., 1918 March 17
Includes inserted postcard and letter.
147 4 XIV., 1918 March 31
147 5 XV., 1918 April 12
147 6 XVI., 1918 May 4
P., 1918-1919
box folder
147 7 I., 1918 May
147 8 II., 1918 May-June
147 9 III., 1918 June-July
Includes inserted note.
147 10 IV., 1918 July-August
Includes inserted postcard and two letters.
147 11 V., 1918 August
Includes inserted postcard, visiting card, black-and-white photograph, and a lock of human hair.
147 12 VI., 1918 August-September
147 13 VII., 1918 September-October
147 14 VIII., 1918 October-November
147 15 IX., 1918 November-December
147 16 X., 1918-1919
Includes inserted notes.
147 17 XI., 1919 January-April
147 18 XII., 1919 April-June
Includes inserted visiting card.
Tagebuch. 1., 1919-1920
box folder
147 19 I. (48), 1919 June-July
147 20 II. (49), 1919 July-September
147 21 III. (50), 1919 September
Includes inserted visiting card.
147 22 IV. (51), 1919 September-October
147 23 V. (52), 1919 October
Includes inserted letter.
147 24 VI. (53), 1919 October
Includes inserted letter.
147 25 VII. (54), 1919 October
147 26 VIII. (55), 1919 October
Includes inserted visiting card.
147 27 IX. (56), 1919 October-November
147 28 X. (57), 1919 November
box folder
148 1 XI. (58), 1919 November
Includes inserted letter.
148 2 XII. (59), 1919 November-December
Includes inserted visiting card.
148 3 XIII. (60), 1919 December
148 4 XIV. (61), 1919 December
148 5 XV. (62), 1919-1920
148 6 XVI. (63), 1920 January
148 7 XVII. (64), 1920 January
Includes inserted card.
148 8 XVIII. (65), 1920 January-February
148 9 XIX. (66), 1920 February
148 10 XX. (67), 1920 February
148 11 XXI. (68), 1920 February-March
148 12 XXII. (69), 1920 March
148 13 XXIII. (70), 1920 March
Tagebuch. 2. Reihe, 1920-1921
box folder
148 14 I. (71), 1920 March
148 15 II. (72), 1920 March-April
Includes inserted letter.
148 16 III. (73), 1920 April
148 17 IV. (74), 1920 April-May
148 18 V. (75), 1920 May
148 19 VI. (76), 1920 May
148 20 VII. (77), 1920 May
Includes inserted postcard and letter.
Tagebuch. 3. Reihe, 1920-1921
box folder
148 21 I. (78), 1920 May-June
148 22 II. (79), 1920 June
Includes inserted ticket from the Neues Theater, June 7, 1920.
148 23 III. (80), 1920 June
148 24 IV. (81), 1920 June-July
148 25 V. (82), 1920 July
Includes inserted letter.
148 26 VI. (83), 1920 July-August
Includes inserted letters.
148 27 VII. (84), 1920 August-September
148 28 VIII. (85), 1920 September
box folder
149 1 IX. (86), 1920 September
149 2 X. (87), 1920 September-October
Includes inserted postcards from Lola Kurlbaum.
149 3 XI. (88), 1920 October
XII. (89), 1920 October
box folder
149 4 Volume
Includes inserted cards from Lola Kurlbaum. A leather bracelet with a metal clasp was removed and rehoused for conservation purposes - see below.
box
167 Leather bracelet
box folder
149 5 XIII. (90), 1920 October-November
Includes inserted card from Lola Kurlbaum.
149 6 XIV. (91), 1920 November
Includes inserted card from Lola Kurlbaum.
149 7 XV. (92), 1920 November-December
Includes inserted card from Lola Kurlbaum.
149 8 XVI. (93), 1920-1921
149 9 XVII. (94), 1920-1921
149 10 XVIII. (95), 1921 February
149 11 XIX. (96), 1921 February-March
149 12 XX. (97), 1921 March
149 13 XXI. (98), 1921 March
149 14 XXII. (99), 1921 March-April
Includes inserted letter.
149 15 XXIII. (100), 1921 April
Studienjahr, 1921-1922
box folder
149 16 I. (101), 1921 April-May
149 17 II. (102), 1921 May-June
149 18 III. (103), 1921 July-August
149 19 IV. (104), 1921 August-September
149 20 V. (105), 1921 September-October
149 21 VI. (106), 1921 October
149 22 VII. (107), 1921-1922
149 23 VIII. (108), 1922 January-February
149 24 IX. (109), 1922 February-April
Studienjahr, 1922-1923
box folder
149 25 I. (110), 1922 April-May
149 26 II. (111), 1922 June-November
Includes inserted letter.
149 27 III. (112), 1922-1923
149 28 IV. (113), 1923 March-May
box
136 1951-1977
Small pocket-sized notebooks.


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