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Albert Renger-Patzsch papers, 1890-1980 (bulk 1924-1966)

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Renger-Patzsch (Albert) papers
Series V. Ephemera, 1927-1980 circa 345 items
This series contains ephemeral publications predominantly related to Albert Renger-Patzsch. It is organized in three subseries: Press clippings, Offprints and other printed ephemera, and Lists of photographs and books.
Series V.A. Press clippings, 1927-1980 ca. 274 items
Press Clippings includes ca. 270 loose press clippings, and 4 notebooks. The notebooks were compiled by Renger-Patzsch before the war, possibly during the early 1930s. Each notebook contains a large number of pasted-in press clippings of reviews and illustrations dating from ca. 1927 to 1931. A large part of Renger-Patzsch's archive at the Museum Folkwang in Essen was destroyed during an air raid in 1944, so many of the press illustrations in the note books are the only remaining reproductions of Renger-Patzsch's pre-war photographs. The reviews provide information about the reception of his pre-war work, book projects, exhibitions, and other professional activities. The loose press clippings date from 1960 to 1966 and are arranged by topic: the Photokina 1960, the 1960 Culture Prize awarded to Renger-Patzsch, his obituaries, and commemorative exhibitions. The majority was sent to Renger-Patzsch from the clipping service "Der Ausschnitt" in Berlin-Lichterfelde. Miscellaneous press clippings, some unrelated to Renger-Patzsch, are filed in Box 19, F. 8 and 9.
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18 13 Notebook with press clippings, 1929-1932
1 item: a ledger with pasted-in press clippings of photographs by R.P.; ink captions.
18 14 Notebook with press clippings, 1930-1936
1 item: a notebook with pasted-in press clippings of articles about R.P. and of his photographs.
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19 1 Notebook: Ringel-Renger-Rosen Patzsch, pt. 1, 1927-1931
1 item: part 1 of a ledger with pasted-in press clippings about R.P. and illustrations of his photographs. Ms. label: "Ringel-Renger-Rosen Patzsch I", several ink captions; one ms. copy.
19 2 Notebook: "Ringel-Renger-Rosen Patzsch," pt. 2, 1929-1931
1 item: part 2 of a ledger with pasted-in press clippings about R.P. and illustrations of his photographs. Ms. label: "Ringel-Renger-Rosen Patzsch II"; several ink captions; one article in English with ms. German translation; two typescripts; ink captions.
19 3 Photokina 1960 [International Photo- and Cine Exhibition]
24 items, including 6 filed in Box 24*, F.2: press clippings and 1 offprint with articles about the Photokina 1960 exhibition in Cologne. The offprint includes Iris Baum's article "Photokina 1960 - neue Impulse?" (in: Das Drogisten-Fachblatt, Darmstadt, undated). [See also ephemera filed in Box 20, F. 5.]
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Box 24* 2 Oversize from Box 19, f. 3
6 items from Box 19, F. 3: press clippings about the Photokina 1960 [International Photo- and Cine Exhibition] exhibition in Cologne.
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19 4 Culture Prize 1960
Ca. 184 press clippings, including 3 filed in Box 24*, F.2: articles about the culture prize awarded to R.P. and Fritz Brill by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie. R.P. is referred to as "Photograph der Neuen Sachlichkeit" (photographer of New Objectivity). [See also ephemera filed in Box 20, F. 6.]
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Box 24* 2 Oversize from Box 19, f. 4
3 items: press clippings about the 1960 Culture Prize awarded to R.P. and Fritz Brill by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie.
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19 5 Obituaries for Albert Renger-Patzsch, 1966
19 items: press clippings with R.P.'s obituaries, and an incomplete offprint with text by Ernst Renger-Patzsch Mein Vater Albert Renger-Patzsch. [Filed in Box 24*, F.3.]
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Box 24* 3 Oversize from Box 19, F. 5
1 item: incomplete offprint with text by Ernst Renger-Patzsch, Mein Vater Albert Renger-Patzsch.
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19 6 Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, 1966
9 items (17 leaves, including 2 filed in Box 24*, F.3): press clippings about the commemorative exhibition of photographs by R.P. held in 1966 at the Ruhrland- und Heimatmuseum in Essen. [Also see typescript of opening speech by Schmoll gen. Eisenwerth, filed in Box 20, F. 8 and correspondence.]
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Box 24* 3 Oversize from Box 19, F.6
2 items: press clippings with articles about the commemorative exhibition of photographs by R.P. held in 1966 at the Ruhrland- und Heimatmuseum in Essen.
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19 7 Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg, 1971
8 items (11 leaves): press clippings with articles about the commemorative exhibition of photographs by R.P. held in 1971 at Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg; and 4 pages of a typescript text about R.P. by Fritz Kempe, titled Albert Renger-Patzsch und seine Schüler, Beginn der modernen Fotografie.
19 8 Miscellaneous press clippings related to Albert Renger-Patzsch, 1962- 1977, undated
8 items (9 leaves), including 2 filed in Box 24*, F.4: articles on R.P. by Albert Dalhoff and Ernst Hopmann, and Wolfgang J. Müller (on Norddeutsche Backsteindome); an abridged version of Georg Reinhardt's lecture Die Fotografie und die Wirklichkeit held at the opening of an exhibition of R.P.'s photographic work at the AGFA-GEVAERT AG in Leverkusen; also articles by Werner Langer and Fritz Kempe. [The articles by Ernst Hopmann and Fritz Kempe are filed in Box 24*, F.4.]
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Box 24* 4 Oversize from Box 19, F. 8
2 items: press clippings with articles about R.P., one by Ernst Hopmann, one by Fritz Kempe.
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19 9 Other miscellaneous press clippings, , 1927-1980 undated
16 items, including 6 filed in Box 24*, F.4: mainly articles about photography by various authors, incuding Alex Binder, Eva Fehsenbecker, Hugo Loetscher, and J. R. Washington; an article by Siegried Unseld about Ninon Hesse; an obituary for Rudolf Schwarz; an article about Kurt Goerttler's lecture Die Welt der Werte im Denken unserer Zeit , and press clippings about George Grosz [in: Box 24*, F.4]. Also included is a press clipping in English about an engineering project called "Wind Tunnel" [related to Ernst Renger-Patzsch?, filed in: Box 24*, F.4 ].
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Box 24* 4 Oversize from Box 19, F. 9
6 items: miscellaneous press clippings, including 4 related to George Grosz, one article from 1973 by Hugo Loetscher about photography in the United States, and a press clipping in English about an engineering project called "Wind Tunnel" [related to Ernst Renger-Patzsch?].
Series V.B. Offprints and other printed ephemera, 1927-1972 circa 50 items
The subseries includes 9 offprints with texts by Renger-Patzsch, containing illustrations of his photographs, or texts by other authors. Other printed ephemera in this subseries are arranged chronologically. Two groups are arranged by topic: the Photokina 1960, and the 1960 Culture Prize awarded to Renger-Patzsch.
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20 1 Offprints, , 1927-1972 undated
20 1 Bey, Paul, 1928-1929
1 leaf: "Neue Wege in der Lichtbildkunst" by Paul Bey; in: Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte (43. Jahrg., 1928/29, 2. Bd). Includes a photograph of the coal mine Zeche Königsborn by R.P.
20 1 Klingender, F. D. (Francis Donald), 1928
1 offprint (3 leaves): "Grotesque ornament in Mediaeval art" by Francis Donald Klingender; in: The Connoisseur (Nov. 1928). Includes R.P.'s photographs of the choir-stall in the monastery of Kappenberg, Westphalia.
20 1 Renger-Patzsch, Albert, [pre-war]
1 leaf depicting photographs of plants by R.P.; in: Zeitbilder. Filed in: Box 24*, F. 1.
20 1 Renger-Patzsch, Albert, [pre-war]
1 leaf: "Photographie und Kunst". An article by R.P. issued on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Behnhaus in Bad Harzburg. Source and date unknown.
20 1 Renger-Patzsch, Albert, 1927
1 offprint: "Photographie und Kunst" by R.P.; in: Photographische Korrespondenz ("Sonderabdruck", 63. Bd. Nr. 3 (752), 1 März 1927, pp. 80-82). Includes 2 photographs by R.P.
20 1 Renger-Patzsch, Albert, 1966
1 leaf: "Der Amateur und der Gegenstand" by R.P.; in: Photoblätter (Heft 1, 1966).
20 1 Renger-Patzsch, Albert, 1972?
1 leaf: "Der geistige Standort der Fotografie" by R.P.; in: Der Westfalenspiegel, undated Issued on the occasion of an exhibition of R.P.'s photographic work at the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund. Filed in Box 24*, F. 1.
20 1 Weinert, August, 1928?
2 items: 1 offprint and 1 collage. Offprint: "Das Problem der Fussleiden und seine Lösung" by August Weinert; in: Die Medizinische Welt; illustrated by R.P. The collage possibly by Samuel Adler. [See also correspondence between Weinert and R.P. filed in Box 1, F. 10.]
20 1 Wunder, Franz, undated
1 offprint: "Photographie und Kunst" by Franz Wunder; in: Das Bild ? (undated [pre-war], May 30, No. 5, pp. 192-198). With a label of [Adolf Schustermann clipping service. [Fragile. Photocopy made on acid free paper.]
20 2 Pre-war publications, 1927-1940, undated
11 items: a wine list of the Club von Berlin; Kestner-Gesellschaft's Winterprogramm for 1927-1928; announcement (3 copies) of the exhibition Neue Möglichkeiten photographischer Bildkunst: A. Renger-Patzsch Bad Harburg, held at Graphisches Kabinett München; a list of exhibitions held at the Museum Zwickau; 1932 New Year's greetings from Schloemann Aktiengesellschaft in Düsseldorf [filed in Box 24*, F.5]; a flyer regarding the exhibition Die Kamera held in 1933 at Ausstellungshallen am Funkturm in Berlin; curriculum of Höhere Graphische Fachschule der Stadt Berlin [filed on Box 24*, F.5]; a legal document concerning insurance for artisans, and a postcard with R.P.'s photograph "Lübeck Heiligengeistspital."
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Box 24* 5 Oversize from Box 20, F. 2
2 items: 1932 New Year's greetings from Schloemann Aktiengesellschaft in Düsseldorf; and curriculum of the Höhere Graphische Fachschule der Stadt Berlin.
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20 3 Publications, 1953-1961
5 items: an engagement announcement; a poster for R.P.'s lecture Wo steht die Fotografie heute? (held on March 12, 1956 at Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg, filed in Box 24, F. 5); an unidentified fragment of statutes of an association,and 2 items related to Rudolf Schwarz: prospectus for Kirchenbau, Welt vor der Schwelle, and Rudolf Schwarz's obituary.
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Box 24* 5 Oversize from Box 20, F. 3
1 item: a poster for R.P's lecture Wo steht die Fotografie heute?, held on March 12, 1956 at the Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg.
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20 4 Photokina 1960 [International Photo- and Cine Exhibition]
7 items related to the Photokina 1960 exhibition in Cologne.
20 5 Culture Prize 1960 and Culture Prize 1966
9 items: programs of the 1960 and 1966 award ceremonies, and reply cards.
20 6 Publications, 1962
4 items: an offprint from Collection de Photo-cinéma, published by Photo-Club du Val-de-Bièvre: includes articles on photography by Jean Adhemar, Jean Fage, Lucien Lorelle, Daniel Masclet, Marcel Bovis, Charles Perussaux, Jean Leroy (about Eugène Atget), and Lucienne Contreras. 3 items related to the 31st international exhibition organized by Photo Ciné Club du Val-de-Bièvre Les grands photographes de notre temps, held at Hôtel de ville de Versailles, June 8 - July 1, 1962, including a text about the exhibition [author unknown, incomplete, only the first two pages are present in the archive]. Also: 1 issue of L'officiel de la photographie et du cinéma, (no. 96, June 62) published by F.I.A.P. (Fédération internationale de l'art photographique).
20 7 Publications, 1965
2 items: typescript catalog of the exhibition Albert Renger-Patzsch photographer, thirty-nine prints, held at Lotte Jacobi Place in Deering, New Hampshire. Also: prospectus for the book Im Wald [filed in Box 24*, F.5].
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Box 24* 5 Oversize from Box 20, F. 7
1 item: prospectus for the book Im Wald.
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20 8 Publications, 1966
2 items: typescript (8 leaves) of a speech by Adolf J. Schmoll gen. Eisenwerth; and a privately printed book by Siegried Unseld Ninon Hesse zum Gedächtnis.
20 9 Publications, 1970- 1971
10 items: 3 items related to the exhibition Albert Renger-Patzsch und seine Schüler held at Staatliche Landesbildstelle Bremen in 1970 [filed in Box 24*, F.5], and at Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg in 1971, including a typescript by Fritz Kempe; and 6 items related to the exhibition Albert Renger-Patzsch und seine Schüler, Beginn der modernen Fotografie held in 1971 at Landesbildstelle Berlin, Zentrum für audio-visuelle Medien, including 5 copies of a printed text about R.P. by Fritz Kempe, and a poster [poster filed in Box 24*, F. 5].
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Box 24* 5 Oversize from Box 20, F. 9
2 items: 1 announcement of the exhibition Albert Renger-Patzsch und seine Schüler, organized by the Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg and held June 21-July 31, 1970 at the Landesbildstelle Bremen, with text by Fritz Kempe; and 1 poster for the exhibition Albert Renger-Patzsch und seine Schüler, held Nov. 8-Dec 19, 1971 at the Landesbildstelle Berlin.
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20 10 Publications, 1972
2 items: checklist of the exhibition Westfälische Wasserburgen, held Feb. 6-27, 1972 at Sauerland-Museum Arnsberg, with photographs by Albert Renger-Patzsch and Sabine Renger-Patzsch; and an award certificate for R.P. for his participation at Kalenderschau 1972.
Series V.C. Lists of photographs and books, 1928?-1967, undated 17 items
The third subseries contains typescript and manuscript lists of R.P.'s books and photographs.
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20 11 Lists of photographs and books, 1928?-1967, undated
17 items (27 leaves): ms. and typescript lists of photographs loaned for exhibitions or for book projects, also in private collections. Included are: a list of photographs sent to Kurt Wolff Verlag [for Die Welt ist schön] and to Lotte Jacobi, photographs and books for exhibitions in Arnsberg and Mannheim, photographs in the private collections of Gertrud Basse and Wienand Stockmann, and unidentified items, two of which mention Helmut Gernsheim.


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