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

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Renger-Patzsch (Albert) papers
Series I. Correspondence, 1924-1966 ca. 7 lin. ft.
Series I.B. Post-war correspondence, 1943-1966 7 Linear Feet
This portion of the archive dates from 1943 to 1966. During most of this time (from 1944 on), Renger-Patzsch lived with his wife Agnes and daughter Sabine in Wamel, near Soest in North Rhine-Westphalia. The majority of items are typescripts, or carbon copies of typescripts. Letters by Renger-Patzsch are predominantly carbon copies. The container list mentions substantial annotations, editing, sketches and other marks.
Unidentified post-war correspondence is filed in Box 15, F. 6. The post-war correspondence details Renger-Patzsch's professional life and provides insight into his views on photography as an art form, and on commercial photography in post-war Germany. The letters give information on the industrial, architectural and landscape photographs taken by Renger-Patzsch after the war and the reprinting and republishing of his salvaged pre-war work. They also offer insight into the production of his various publications and exhibitions and his lecturing activities.
A major part of this section comprises business correspondence with numerous industrial firms, publishing houses and cultural organizations. Over 530 items constitute correspondence with the chemical concern C. H. Boehringer Sohn in Ingelheim, which between 1946 and 1966 commissioned and financed several of Renger-Patzsch's privately printed books. Other industrial firms significantly represented in the archive are Schubert & Salzer in Ingolstadt; Deutsche Spinnereimaschinenbau AG in Ingolstadt; Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen. [later renamed Schott Glaswerke, filed under Schott, Erich]; Essener Steinkohlenbergwerke; Deutsche Spiegelglas A.G.; Werkstätten J. Dickerhoff in Bochum; Th. Goldschmidt AG in Essen; Knoll International in Stuttgart; Presswerk AG in Essen; and Riedel & Co. in Bielefeld.
Among the individual correspondents are editors, scholars, art historians, architects, and other photographers. Of particular interest is the correspondence (ca. 74 items) with the German-born British photographer, collector and photographic historian Helmut Gernsheim, with whom Renger-Patzsch exchanges opinions about current trends in photography, especially commercial photography, and discusses the relationship between photography and art. Another significant portion represents the correspondence with the German art historian Carl Georg Heise. Heise's letters detail his own editing and writing activities, and include critical reviews of Renger-Patzsch's photographic work, book projects and writings. Also rich in intellectual discussions on photography, art and other cultural topics is the correspondence with the architect Karl Freckmann, the photographer and writer Ernst Fuhrmann, the Austrian art historian and photographer Viktor Fürst, the ecologist Hugo Hertwig, the German-American photographer and art dealer Lotte Jacobi, Ilsemarie von Scheven (book dealer in Hamm and literary critic), the architect Rudolf Schwarz, Käthe Smith (wife of Ronald Gregor Smith, a theology professor in Glasgow ), the photographer Dieter Steffen, and the German philologist Peter Wapnewski.
One topic frequently addressed by Renger-Patzsch in these letters is his appreciation of Hugo Erfurth's portrait photography. Renger-Patzsch frequently writes about his efforts to find a publisher for a book about Erfurth. His correspondence with editors of publishing houses, especially the Insel-Verlag and the Hans Peters Verlag, shows the changing market for photography books in Germany during the 1950s and 1960s.
The post-war correspondence also details Renger-Patzsch's involvement as a board member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, an association of professional photographers. Letters between Renger-Patzsch and Fritz L. Gruber, Helmut Gernsheim, Carl Georg Heise, and the publisher of Foto Prisma, Wilhelm Schöppe, provide insight into the process of nominating the candidate for the association's annual culture prize, and reveal Renger-Patzsch's opinios about the work of other contemporary photographers, especially Bill Brandt, August Sander, and Otto Steinert.
Part 1 AGFA - Knoll International
box folder
2 1 AGFA-Gretchen Aly
2 1 AGFA Photofabrik (Leverkusen, Germany), 1962
1 letter by R.P. to AGFA. R.P. complains about the quality of paper; the letter contains technical details of his working process. Drawings on verso.
2 1 Amerika-Haus (Heidelberg, Germany), 1956
8 items, including 4 by R.P., of correspondence between R.P. and directors David W. Smith and Alfred Motzgau, concerning a lecture R.P. gave at Amerika-Haus Heidelberg on July 6, 1956. The letter from March 3 presents a short summary of the lecture, provides insight into his concept of photography, also his opinion of the photographic work by Edward Steichen, Hugo Erfurth and David Octavius Hill. The letter from April 17 contains autobiographical information.
2 1 Axt, Carl, 1965
1 personal letter to R.P.
2 1 Aly, Gretchen, 1966
1 personal letter to R.P.; commenting on Gestein [1966] and Bäume [1962].
2 2 Bad Pyrmont-Josef Bergenthal
2 2 Bad Pyrmont (Germany), 1959
1 letter to R.P. regarding photographs of the Kurpark, commissioned to R.P. by Böhringer.
2 2 Badenheuer, Friedrich, 1960
1 letter: Badenheuer, board member of Rheinstahl Eisenwerke Gelsenkirchen A.G., congratulates R.P. for being awarded the culture prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie.
2 2 Dr. Baier & Co., 1955
2 letters from the firm Dr. Baier & Co. Textilwerk in Emsdetten, signed by Rudolf Schmitz, one to R.P. and one to Karl-Heinz von Saint-George in Münster. Both letters concern R.P.'s commission to photograph curtains made by Dr. Baier & Co.
2 2 Barth, Emil, 1950
1 letter to R.P. from the poet. Barth mentions his book Lemuria [1947] and writes about his views on photography.
2 2 Bearth, Peter Paul, 1966
1 letter by the geologist, commenting on Gestein [1966] and mentioning his work, still in manuscript [ Die Ophiolithe der Zone von Zermatt-Saas Fee [1967]].
2 2 Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst, 1965
2 items, including 1 letter by R.P. to the publisher Chr. Belser in Stuttgart, regarding illustrations for the book Kunst des frühen Mittelalters [1969].
2 2 Benscheidt, Karl, 1960 and 1966
2 items: a personal letter to R.P. asking for a copy of Bäume [1962] and a personal letter addressed to Agnes R.P.
2 2 Bergenthal, Josef, 1966
2 items, including 1 by R.P. Bergenthal asks for reprints of a photograph of a coal mine, published in Die Ruhr, Bilder vom Lauf eines Flusses [1958]. R.P. comments on his photographs of coal mines.
2 3 Walter Boje-Fritz Brill
2 3 Boje, Walter, 1966
1 letter from R.P. to Dr. Boje [Walter Boje]; R.P. stresses that both share the same opinion of photography.
2 3 Bourdeau, Robert, 1966
2 items: correspondence with the Canadian photographer, who asks for individual prints from the book Die Welt ist schön and inquires about R.P.'s photographic process. R.P. provides technical details, also refers Bourdeau to Lotte Jacobi as his representative in the United States.
2 3 Brandt, Bill, 1955
1 letter from Bill Brandt , giving R.P. permission to reproduce his photographs "Lambert Walk", "Edith Sitwell", "London suburb" and "East End fight".
2 3 Böll, Heinrich, 1963
1 letter from Heinrich Böll, thanking R.P. for photographs, also mentioning Kiepenheuer Verlag.
2 4 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1946-1949
21 items: correpondence with Hanns Strobel and Hanns Kücklich. The letter from Oct. 28, 1946 from Hanns Strobel to the wife of Walter Paatz, with Paatz's letter to Mrs. Heise and to R.P. on verso, are personal. The letter from July 30, 1949 has a pencil drawing on verso. The books mentioned are Das Mainzer Becken [i.e. Lob des Rheingaues, 1953], Paderborn [1949], and Würzburger Chronik des denkwürdigen Jahres 1945 by Hans Oppelt [c1947].
2 5 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1950-1951
19 items, including 10 items by R.P.: correpondence with Ernst Boehringer. The letter from May 21, 1951 to R.P. has a caricature drawing of a face and pencil notes on verso. The letters concern the process of selecting the photographs for Das Mainzer Becken (i.e. Lob des Rheingaues) together with Ernst Emmerling, and Rund um den Möhnesee [1951]. R.P. recommends to Ernst Boehringer Helene Henze as a Spanish translator, and a book by Sedlmayr [ Verlust der Mitte (1951)]. In the letter from July 1, R.P. mentions his article on photography published in Foto Prisma.
2 6 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1952
30 items (on 32 leaves), including 12 by R.P.: correpondence with Ernst Boehringer, Hanns Strobel, and Hanns Kücklich. The letters concern image quality of the photographs for Lob des Rheingaus, mainly Ernst Boehringer's choice of the printing technique "Tiefdruck", which was decisively rejected by R.P. as artistically inadequate.
2 7 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1953
20 items, including 8 by R.P.: correpondence with Ernst Boehringer and Hanns Kücklich. The letters concern Lob des Rheingaus (R.P. partially accepting the printing technique, see his letter from April 29, 1953), and reprints from the series Historische Apotheken Deutschlands; also correspondence with H. G. Schwieger concerning reprints for a book project commissioned by the Paul Hartmann A.G. about old pharmacies.
2 8 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1954
20 items, including 6 by R.P.: correpondence with Ernst Boehringer, 7 letters to R.P. from Dr. Karl Thomae GmbH. (Dr. Sänger), the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Hanns Kücklich, Hanns Strobel, Elisabeth Boehm), and the obituary for Hanns Strobel. In the letter from Feb. 26, R.P. mentions an invitation for an exhibition by the Hamburger Landeslichtbildstelle. The correspondence concerns mainly photographs commissioned by the pharmaceutical firm Dr. Karl Thomae. Several letters are annotated by R.P.; also reprints from Lob des Rheingaus and photographs for the series Historische Krankenhäuser Deutschlands.
2 9 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1955
12 items (on 13 leaves), including 4 by R.P.: correspondence with Ernst Boehringer, and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Hanns Kücklich). The letters concern reprints for the series Historische Krankenhäuser Italiens. In the letter to Hanns Kücklich from Aug. 22, R.P. expresses his opinion about contemporary photography. In his letter from Dec. 18 R.P. outlines a lecture he was invited to give at the Boehringer firm in Ingelheim.
2 10 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1956
45 items (on 53 leaves), including 18 by R.P. : correspondence between R.P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene, Rominger), Ernst Boehringer, Heinrich M. Schwarz from the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, Walter Paatz and his wife Elisabeth, also by Walter Paatz to Ernst Boehringer, and Elisabeth Paatz to R.P. Several letters concern a lecture R.P. was invited to give at the firm Boehringer in Ingelheim. The majority of letters concerns a book project about medieval architecture in Italy [ Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien, 1961], commissioned to R.P. by C.H. Boehringer Sohn, and preparations for the trip to Italy (Sept.-Oct. 1956), together with the art historian Walter Paatz. Some of the letters by Walter Paatz mention the Swedish art historian Erik Lundberg. The letters from R.P. to Mrs. Heide (Oct. 31) and Elisabeth Paatz (Nov.16) provide insight into difficult relationship between R.P. and Walter Paatz during the trip to Italy. [See also Box 8, F. 4 under: Heise, Carl Georg and Hildegard Heise, 1956-1959]. In two letters to Walter Paatz, both dated Dec. 12, R.P. discusses his photographic work in the context of Hermann Friedmann's philosopy of science, expresses his opinion about art history as a science, refers to Hermann Friedman's Wissenschaft und Symbol [1948], and comments on Walter Paatz's text Der Begriff der Realität.
2 11 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1957
46 items (on 49 leaves), including 21 by R.P.: correspondence between R. P. and Ernst Boehringer, Heinrich M. Schwarz and Wolff Metternich from the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene, Rominger, Wetzel, Mäding), Julie Boehringer, Elisabeth Brodrecht, Robert Boehringer, and Leo Bruhns. Several letters concern the itinerary, fees and travel expenses for the second trip to Italy, planned together with the art historian Heinrich M. Schwarz. In his letter from Sept. 8 to [Ernst?] Boehringer, R. P. makes suggestions regarding the choice of topics and the selection of photographs for the book Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien [1961]. Several letters concern the medical treatment of R.P. and the resulting expenses following a car accident in Italy (correpondence with the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn) . In his letters from July 31 and Aug. 8 to Julie Boehringer, R.P. provides guidelines on how to achieve plasticity when taking photographs of small sculpture, and comments on the quality of the photographs he took in Italy. In his letter from Aug. 26 to [Robert?] Boehringer, R.P. comments on a recently published Festschrift [ Robert Boehringer, eine Freundesgabe, 1957]. The letter from Dec. 6 to Julie Boehringer includes a mention of Erich Schott from Schott Glaswerke in Mainz.
2 12 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1958
53 items (on 62 leaves), including 22 by R.P.: correspondence between R. P. and Ernst Boehringer, Julie Boehringer, Marianne Boehringer, the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (mainly Siegfried Bene), Hanno Hahn from the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, the physician W. Henneke, also a letter in Italian from Wolff Metternich from the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome to Prof. Schettini in Bari, and a letter from Robert Boehringer to Siegfried Bene. The letters concern mainly the follow-up trip to Italy, which R.P. undertook in June 1958 accompanied by Julie Boehringer; the acceptance of Hanno Hahn as the text author, transfer of reprints from the widow of Heinrich M. Schwarz, also the medical treatment of R.P. and the resulting expenses following the car accident in 1957. Several letters concern the book project Bäume [1962], especially the letter from Jan. 5 from Ernst Boehringer which is extensively annotated by R.P. In his letter from Jan. 11 R.P. mentions an unpublished book about Arnsberger Wald [ Im Wald, 1965] as an example of his artistic efforts towards expressiveness in photography.
box folder
3 1 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1959
44 items (on 52 leaves), including 15 by R.P.: correspondence mainly between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene), also with Ernst Boehringer, Marianne Boehringer, Julie Boehringer, Hanno Hahn and Ernst Jünger. The correspondence between Hanno Hahn, R.P. and Siegfried Bene concerns Hahn's text and the selection of photographs for the book Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien. The letters between R.P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn concern organizational details of field trips R.P. made to take photographs of trees [for the book Bäume]. In the letter from Aug. 21 to Ernst Boehringer R.P. comments on his meeting with Ernst Jünger regarding Jünger's text for the book Bäume. In his letter from Oct. 5 Ernst Boehringer asks R.P. to make portrait photographs of the Boehringer family.
3 2 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1960
54 items (on 63 leaves), including 19 by R.P. and 2 by his wife: correspondence mainly between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (mainly Siegfried Bene, also Rominger) concerning travel expenses and honorariums related to the 1958 trip to Italy and to several field trips R.P. undertook to take photographs of trees for the book Bäume, as well as the editing and printing of the books Bäume and Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien (letter by R.P. to Rominger from April 23); letters to R.P. from Julie Boehringer and Hanno Hahn, R.P.'s correspondence with the firm Bruckmann KG Graphische Kunstanstalt, a draft of a letter by R.P. to Wolff Metternich and a signed carbon copy of a letter from Carl Georg Heise to Ernst Boehringer in which Heise comments on the selection of photographs for the book Bäume and proposes that the book will be printed by Giovanni Mardersteig. Hanno Hahn's death in a car accident is the subject of a letter from Siegfried Bene to R.P., dated Sept. 9. This folder includes also two obituaries for Albert Boeringer and drafts of two letters of condolence by R.P. to Ernst Boehinger and wife.
3 3 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1961
46 items (on 54 leaves), including 19 by R.P.: correspondence mainly between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene, Rominger) and with Ernst Boehringer, also one letter by Giovanni Mardersteig to Siegfried Bene. The letters concern travel expenses and honorariums related to the book projects Bäume and Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien, also editorial matters, including the draft of the preface to Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien. Several letters regard editorial and technical aspects of the printing of Bäume under supervision of Giovanni Mardersteig by the firm Brend' Amour, Simhart & Co. in Munich (some of the letters are annotated by R.P.). In his letters from Oct. 21 and Oct. 25 to Ernst Boehringer R.P. expresses his opinion of Ernst Jünger's introduction to Bäume. Also mentioned are the book project Gestein [1966] and R.P.'s portraits of the Boehringer family and Mr. and Mrs. Liebrecht.
3 4 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1962
43 items (on 47 leaves), including 19 by R.P.: correspondence mainly between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene, Rominger), Robert and Ernst Boehringer and Giovanni Mardersteig, a letter from the architect Klaus Hoffmann to R.P., also a handwritten letter to R.P. from Marianne Boehringer. Several letters discuss editing and printing details concerning Bäume, also R.P.'s travel expenses and honorariums for this book project. In his letter from Jan. 22 to Siegfried Bene, R.P. explains his artistic intention in Bäume and the nature of his collaborative effort with Ernst Jünger. Several letters concern the trips to France (together with Wolfgang Haber), Belgium, Germany and Switzerland for the book project Gestein [1966], and a mention of Ernst Jünger's recent publication Das spanische Mondhorn [1962]. Two letters from Robert Boehringer to R.P. concern the death of the art historian Clemens Sommer. Also included is an engagement card for Ulrike Boehringer and Erich von Baumbach and gas station receipts which use caricature images of a black African face and the face of a snowman as an advertisement for an all-season engine oil.
3 5 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1963
32 items (on 40 leaves), including 6 by R.P.: correspondence between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (mainly Siegfried Bene), the firm Henraux in Querceta di Seravezza, near Lucca in Italy, two letters from Wolfgang Haber to Siegfried Bene and one to R.P. The letters concern the book project Gestein, particularly the texts by Max Richter and Ernst Jünger; also honorariums and travel expenses of R.P.'s trips to France and Ireland, also of the trip R.P. undertook together with Wolfgang Haber to Southern Germany and Italy, including the visit to the quarry in Carrara arranged for R.P. by the firm Henraux. Wolfgang Haber reports on the trip to Carrara in his letter from Nov. 2 to Siegfried Bene.
box folder
4 1 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1964
36 items (on 38 leaves), including 11 by R.P.: correspondence between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (mainly Siegfried Bene) concerning travel expenses and honorariums related to R.P.'s trip to Norway, together with Wolfgang Haber, and the book project Gestein. Also included are letters between the firms Basalt AG in Linz and C.H. Boehringer Sohn and a letter from Hille Kleinstra to C.H. Boehringer Sohn mentioning an extensive article about R.P. that Kleinstra wrote for Foto. In his letter to R.P. from Aug. 13 Robert Boehringer mentions R.P.'s portrait photographs of Clemens and Elisabeth Sommer.
4 2 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1965
32 items (on 46 leaves), including 9 by R.P.: correspondence between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (mainly Siegfried Bene) and Robert Boehringer; also between the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene) and Giovanni Mardersteig and Max Richter, concerning the book project Gestein: editorial matters, including typography, also travel expenses and honorarium. [See also: Box 4, F.-2 for correspondence between R.P. and Max Richter concerning Gestein.] Several letters concern R.P.'s photographs for the book Hospitalbauten in Europa aus zehn Jahrhunderten by Dankwart Leistikow.
4 3 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1966
6 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence between R. P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene), Robert Boehringer and the F. Bruckmann KG mainly concerning the book Gestein, also reproductions of R.P.'s photographs for Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London. The letter dated April 4 from Siegfried Bene to R.P. has a pen drawing on verso. R.P.'s invoice to C.H. Boehringer Sohn, dated Dec. 12 is annotated.
4 4 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, undated items
20 items (on 35 leaves): 6 letters, mostly drafts, from R.P. to Ernst Boehringer, a letter from R.P. to Elisabeth Paatz, R.P.'s handwritten list of photographs he took in Italy, a note by Heinrich M. Schwarz acknowledging the receipt of a honorarium, R.P.'s short notes referring by number to his photographs for Elisabeth Böhm, Heinrich M. Schwarz and Galavotti [?]. Also 5 items concerning Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien, including a 5 page editorial plan with the title "Arbeitsbericht (Vorschläge, Fragen, u.a.)" stamped by the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome. Also included are 2 copies of R.P.'s application for financial aid caused by losses suffered during an air raid [incomplete], and 3 personal letters to R.P. by Julie Boehringer.
4 5 C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1966
19 items: thank-you letters to C.H. Boehringer Sohn (chiefly Siegfried Bene) for complimentary copies of the books Bäume and Gestein. From: Otto Ambros, Peter Bearth, Folkert Bellstedt, Bibliothek des Max-Planck-Institut, Hans Dyckerhoff, Ernst Emmerling, Heinrich Fassian, Hans Harms, Kurt Hege, Carl Georg Heise, Klaus Hoffmann, S. Koechlin, Heribert Konzett, Klaus Otto Kühne, Fritz Lendner, Alexander Rominger, O. Fr. Timmermann, Carl Wurster, and 1 unidentified.
4 6 Brend' Amour, Simhart & Co., 1961-1965
27 items (on 28 leaves), including 13 by R.P. of professional correspondence with the firm Brend' Amour, Simhart & Co. Graphische Kunstanstalt in Munich (mainly Director Holzmayer) concerning the printing of Bäume.
box folder
5 1 Donat de Chapeaurouge - J. Damschen + Co.
5 1 Chapeaurouge, Donat de, 1956
1 letter by the art historian Donat de Chapeurouge to R.P. regarding an order of photographs. On letterpress of Universität Tübingen, Kunsthistorisches Institut.
5 1 Dahlhoff, Walter, 1958
2 letters from R.P. to Dahlhoff, dated 1957 and 1958 and 1 letter from Dahlhoff to R.P.; professional correspondence following the rejection of a text Dahlhoff wrote for a book by R.P. [ Bilder aus der Landschaft zwischen Ruhr und Möhne, 1957]
5 1 Dambleff, 1951-1952
1 postcard to R.P. and 2 business letters by R.P. to Baurat Dambleff, Staatshochbauamt, Soest/Westf.
5 1 Platten-Zentrale J. Damschen + Co., 1956
1 business letter following R.P.'s visit to the coal mine Hugo (Zeche Hugo).
5 2 Definitiv Kontroll-Buchhaltung A.G., 1955-1960
51 items of business correspondence to R.P., including 13 letters by R.P., some are annotated; 2 letters are from Erwin O. Haberfeld.
5 3 Demag Aktiengesellschaft-Deutsche Bank A.G.
5 3 Demag Aktiengesellschaft, 1955
3 business letters, including 1 by R.P.
5 3 Denz, Wolf-Herbert, 1960
1 personal letter to R.P.
5 3 Deutsche Bibliothek (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Sammlung Buchkunst, 1962 and 1963
5 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence regarding Bäume [1962] in the context of R.P.'s participation in the competition [Wettbewerb] "Die schönsten deutschen Bücher", organized by Deutsche Bibliothek, Sammlung Buchkunst in Frankfurt am Main. Two letters are signed by Georg Kurt Schauer. With biographical information about Giovanni Mardersteig and [Mr.] Leonhardt. Of the letter dated April 9, 1963 only the first page is present.
5 3 Deutsche Bank, 1958-1959
22 items of business correspondence, including 8 letters by R.P.
5 4 Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft-Deutsche Linoleum Werke
5 4 Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft, 1951 and 1957-1958
13 items: correspondence with the publishing house Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft , including 3 lettters by R.P.; regarding the inclusion of R.P.'s photographs in the publications Das Bild der Heimat, Deutschland [1951], Die deutsche Küste [1957?] and Die Waterkant [1958].
5 4 Deutsche Dendrologische Gesellschaft, , 1958
1 business letter, signed by F. Boerner, written in response to R.P. With a drawing and annotation.
5 4 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, 1955-1963
19 items (22 leaves), including 9 items by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and D.G.Ph., mainly with L. Fritz Gruber, also with Wolfgabg Eichler; also letters sent to D.G.Ph. from Helmut Gernsheim, Charles E. Fraser in London and Hans-Heinrich Berning from the firm Robot-Foto Gmbh in Düsseldorf. The letters provide insight into the process of nominating the candidate for the culture prize and reflect R.P.'s opinion of the work by photographers L. Fritz Gruber, Bill Brandt and August Sander. Also included are carbon copies and ms. drafts of R.P.'s letters to the German Minister of Interior (Bundesminister des Inneren), the President of D.G.Ph. Gerhard Schröder, and the Regierungspräsident, concerning the culture prize; and a congratulatory letter from the Regierungspräsident to R.P.
5 4 Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger, 1952 and 1957
4 items: 2 donor cards, a receipt, and a thank-you letter to R.P.
5 4 Deutsche Linoleum-Werke, 1953
6 business letters, including 2 by R.P.
5 5 Deutscher Kunstverlag, , 1949-1959
32 letters (on 33 leaves) between R.P. (9 letters) and the publishing house; regarding the inclusion of R.P.'s photographs in several publications, mainly Oberrhein: Elsass, Breisgau, Ortenau [1959].
5 6 Deutsche Spiegelglas A.G., 1956-1964
26 items: 25 letters (on 26 leaves) between R. P. (10 carbon copies and 2 ms. ) and Deutsche Spiegelglas A.G. in Grünenplan near Hannover. Includes a listing of 48 photographs commissioned from R.P. and 1 leaf with numbers of photographs and slides titled "Grünenplan."
5 7 Deutscher Spinnereimaschinenbau Ingolstadt - Werkstätten J. Dickerhoff
5 7 Deutscher Spinnereimaschinenbau Ingolstadt, 1958-1966
8 letters (on 9 leaves), including 4 letters by R.P. In the letter dated Nov. 16, 1959, R.P. refers to an article on his photographic work by Beaumont Newhall and addresses the influence his work had on applied and commercial photography.
5 7 Deutscher Werkbund West-Nord, 1953 and 1958
2 business letters to R.P.
5 7 Werkstätten J. Dickerhoff, 1948-1958
25 items, including 10 by R.P.: business correspondence between the furniture manufacturer Josef Dickerhoff in Bochum and R.P.
5 8 Dinker (Kirchengemeinde : Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) - Du Selbst
5 8 Dinker (Kirchengemeinde : Hamm, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), 1953-1958
8 items: business correspondence between Father Dietwald Wilms of the Kirchengemeinde Dinker in Hamm/Westfalen and R.P. (2 letters).
5 8 Dittmann, Carl, 1956
1 business letter from Carl Dittmann & Co. Spezialfabrik für Oberflächen und Galvanotechnik in Karlsruhe.
5 8 Stadt Dortmund Verkehrs- und Presseamt, 1955-1956
2 business letters to R.P. and 1 order form.
5 8 Dortmunder Union Brückenbau-Aktiengesellschaft Werk Dortmund, 1951-1952
5 letters, including 3 by R.P.; concerning photographs of the coal mine Germania (Zeche Germania) in Dortmund-Marten.
5 8 Dreydorff, Hans, 1956
1 business letter.
5 8 Du Selbst, 1965
3 items: 2 business letters from the editor of the magazin Du Selbst, eine Zeitschrift für Frauen, and 1 response by R.P.
box folder
6 1 George Eastman House-Ch. Erich
6 1 George Eastman House, 1960
1 letter from Beaumont Newhall to R.P. ; asking for photographs for the exhibition "Photography at mid-century".
6 1 Eckert, F., 1948
1 item: a personal letter from a professor at the university in Istanbul, former employer at Glaswerke Ruhr in Germany.
6 1 Ehmcke, Rainer, 1964
2 items (3 leaves) of correspondence between R.P. and the photographer Ehmcke; exchanging their views on contemporary photography.
6 1 Eramo, E., undated
Draft of a letter by R.P. to E[?] Eramo. In the context of Helmut Gernsheim's collection of photographs, R.P. writes about the photograph of a pinecone [by Ansel Adams?], and mentions the draft of a book with the title Oliven.
6 1 Erfurth, Annemarie, 1964
2 items: correspondence between Annemarie Erfurth, daughter of the photographer Hugo Erfurth, and R.P.; regarding a recently opened exhibition of Hugo Erfurth's work in Siegen and the proposal of an individual exhibition of work by R.P.
6 1 Erfurth, Helene, 1966
1 item (2 leaves): a personal letter by Helene Erfurth, wife of the photographer Hugo Erfurth, to R.P.
6 1 Erfurth, Hugo, 1946-1947
3 personal letters by Hugo Erfurth to R.P.; providing insight into H.E.'s life during the first two years after the war. [Letters are fragile. Photocopies made on acid-free paper.]
6 1 Erich, Ch. , 1959
2 items of private correspondence between R.P. and Father Ch. Erich from Hamburg; concerning Deutsche Wasserburgen [1957].
6 2 Essener Steinkohlenbergwerke, 1950-1961
41 items: business correspondence, including 18 letters by R.P. (some annotated) and 2 leaves with ms. notes.
6 3 Esso Petroleum Company- Evangelische Buchgemeinde, Stuttgart
6 3 Esso Petroleum Company, ltd, 1958
3 items. Business correspondence.
6 3 Ettinger, Max, 1955-1958
6 personal letters, including 1 by R.P. with Max Ettinger [not the German composer].
6 3 Evangelische Aufbauschule Espelkamp-Mittwald, 1955
6 business letters, including 3 by R.P.
6 3 Evang.-Reformierte Gemeinde Elberfeld, 1960
1 business letter to R.P.
6 3 Evangelische Buchgemeinde (Stuttgart, Germany), 1964
1 business letter by R.P.
6 4 Fachstelle für Jugendphotographie e.V. , Frankfurt a. M., - Brunhilde Flothmann
6 4 Fachstelle für Jugendphotographie (Frankfurt, Germany), 1964
3 items: 2 letters to R.P. from Siegfried Remann and the list of participants of a conference held May 9-14, 1964 in Remscheid (R.P. was one of the speakers). Remann mentions the photographers Dieter Steffen and Helmut Kiene.
6 4 Fagus-Werk (Alfeld, Lower Saxony, Germany), 1952-1957
6 business letters to R.P.
6 4 Farbenfabriken Bayer, 1951
1 business letter to R.P.
6 4 Favelo N.V. Fotografische Apparatuur (Holland), 1962
1 business letter to R.P.
6 4 Feische, J. (Werkstatt für Mosaikmöbel), 1961
1 business letter by R.P. to J. Feische in Hellefeld/Sauerland.
6 4 Fermata-Gesellschaft, 1962
2 order forms (on 3 leaves) with orders to R.P.
6 4 Fischer, Wend, 1964-1965
5 items: correspondence between R.P. (2 letters) and the editor of Werk und Zeit, a monthly publication of Deutscher Werkbund; concerning reprinting a lecture by R.P.
6 4 Fiswick, Sebald, 1947
1 item: a receipt from the sculptor Sebald Fiswick.
6 4 Flemming, Hans Walter, 1959
2 items: professional correspondence, including 1 by R.P.
6 4 Florin, Bernhard, 1953, 1965
5 business letters, including 2 by R.P.
6 4 Flothmann, Brunhilde, 1957
4 items: a letter from the photographer and former employee asking R.P. to verify her past employment, and carbon copies of a response letter and 2 formal statements by R.P.
6 5 Focal Press Ltd.-Sofie Fohn
6 5 Focal Press, 1950-1956
8 items: professional correspondence between the editor of Focal Press A. Kraszna-Krausz and R.P.; concerning Bill Brandt's book Camera in London [1948]; including R.P.'s opinion of Brandt and the entry on R.P. in the Encyclopedia of photography [1956]; with annotations.
6 5 Förderanlagen u. Maschinenbau GmbH Wilhelmshaven, 1955-1956
8 items: business correspondence, including 5 by R.P.
6 5 Fohn, Sophie, 1960
4 items: 3 letters by the art collector and wife of the artist Emanuel Fohn, and a response letter by R.P.; discussing R.P.'s portrait photographs of Emanuel Fohn. R.P. also expresses his opinion about portrait photography and Emanuel Fohn's work.
6 6 Museum Folkwang Essen - Fotorama
6 6 Museum Folkwang Essen, 1943-1956
22 items of correspondence, including 12 carbon copies of items by R.P. The receipt dated Sept. 24, 1943 concerns salvaging negatives of art work in the collection of the Folkwang Museum and in the collection Henke, and has a pencil drawing on verso. Letters dated 1949 concern mainly ownership issues and the acquisition by the Museum Folkwang of negatives owned by R.P. Letters dated 1952-1956 discuss exhibitions and lectures by R.P.
6 6 Folkwangschulen Essen, undated
1 business letter to R.P., annotated on verso.
6 6 Foto Prisma, Stuttgart, 1965-1966
9 items (on 10 leaves) of correspondence between the editor Heinrich Freytag and R.P. (2 letters); providing insight into R.P.'s opinion about the standardization of the size of photographic paper with DIN [Deutsche Industrienorm], and mentioning the reprinting of R.P.'s text "Vom Sinn der Photographie und der Verantwortlichkeit des Photografen" in Foto Prisma. Also an undated handwritten note by R.P. regarding negatives of his photographs which were published by Foto Prisma.
6 6 Fotorama, Antwerp, 1958
6 items, including 3 by R.P. ; asking R.P. to write an article about his philosophy of photography. The letter dated March 31, 1959 includes an autobiographical note by R.P.
6 7 Charles E. Fraser - Karl Fütterer
6 7 Fraser, Charles E., 1960-1962
4 items: 1 letter from the English photographer to R.P., 2 letters from R.P. to Fraser, and a photographic Christmas and New Year's card from the Fraser family. Professional correspondence concerning portrait photographs Fraser took of R.P. at the 1961 Photokina [International Photo- and Cine Exhibition] in Cologne; with a mention of a lecture R.P. gave on Jan. 27, 1956 [ Versuch einer Einordnung der Photographie, in: Schrift 6 der Folkwangschule Essen, (1958)].
6 7 Freckmann, Karl, 1960
6 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with the architect and author; discussing Freckmann's architectural theory and his controversial book Proportionen in der Architektur [1965]. The letters provide insight into the difficulties Freckmann encountered trying to publish his work. R.P. expresses his view of contemporray architecture; also recommends to Freckmann Otto Schubert's Gesetz der Baukunst [1954] and George Lesser's Gothic cathedrals and sacred geometry [1957].
6 7 Frieser, Hellmut, 1957
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Hellmut Frieser from AGFA Aktiengesellschaft für Photofabrikation. R.P. seeks financial support for his book project about Hugo Erfurth. His letter provides insight into his appreciation of Erfurth's portrait photography. Frieser mentions Erfurth's photographic work in the collection of the AGFA Museum in Leverkusen, also a privately owned portrait of the artist G. Lührig.
6 7 Freytag, Heinrich, 1956-1957, 1964
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence regarding R.P.'s participation in the first photography show at the Venice Biennial.
6 7 Friedburg, Gertrud, 1950
1 letter by R.P. who writes on Herman Friedman's Wissenschaft und Symbol [1948)]; mentions the photographer Bill Brandt and his Camera in London [1948], asking to send him a copy; and mentions the book projects: Lob des Rheingaus [1953], Soest [1957] and Rund um den Möhnesee [1951?].
6 7 Friedmann, Hermann, 1956
1 letter by R.P.: confirming the date for a lecture on photography he gave on July 6, 1956.
6 7 Fritz, Rolf, 1953
1 letter signed by Rolf [Fritz?] typed on the letterhead of the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, Schloss Cappenberg bei Lünen, regarding the distribution of R.P.'s book on the castle in Cappenberg [ Schloss Cappenberg, 1953].
6 7 Fütterer, Karl, 1950-1952
5 items, including 4 by R.P. : correspondence, mainly invoices, with Karl Fütterer at the Ernährungsministerium [Department of Nutrition] in Düsseldorf, concerning R.P.'s photographs of architectural sites in Reichswald and of furniture designed by Hugo Kükelhaus.
6 8 Ernst Fuhrmann - Fürstenberg Porzellanmanufaktur
6 8 Fuhrmann, Ernst, 1945-1946, 1954, undated
8 items, including 3 by R.P. Ernst Fuhrmann's letters from 1945 and 1946, sent from New York, describe his life after emigrating to the United States. His letters convey strong feelings of intellectual isolation and his disappointment in American society; Fuhrmann also mentions mutual friends, including Albert Lange, Gertrud Osthaus-Stockforth, his wife and son Arend Fuhrmann, the chemist Torolf, and Johannes Molzahn. Fuhrmann's letters from 1954 concern a book planned to be published privately in Hamburg [ Neue Wege, 1954-1966], for which he is asking R.P. to find prospective buyers. R.P. mentions an exhibition of his photographs in Chapel Hill (N.C.), and the artist Hugo Kükelhaus. [Pre-war correspondence between R.P. and Ernst Fuhrmann is filed in Box 1, F. 2].
6 8 Fuhrmann, Arend, 1956-1966
7 items (on 8 leaves), including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the artist and son of Ernst Fuhrmann, Arend Fuhrmann in Carona, near Lugano in Switzerland, regarding financial contributions for a privately printed book as a birthday present for Ernst Fuhrmann. Arend Fuhrmann mentions several exhibitions of his work.
6 8 Fürst, Viktor, 1956-1962
11 items (on 13 leaves), including 6 by R.P.: correspondence with the Austrian art historian and photographer, in London and Rome. They exchange their views on modern photography and on teaching art and art history as a science, and comment on each other's photographic work. Fürst mentions the art historians Jacob Burckhardt and Josef Strzygowski; travel for book projects to Italy and Bosnia and Hercegovina; and unsuccessful efforts to publish his books in England. R.P. complains about the difficult relationship with Walter Paatz during their trip to Italy and criticizes Paatz's teaching methods; expresses his opinion about modern photography, commenting adversely on its current development as charlatanism; presents his opinion of Fürst's photographs of architecture published in his book on Versailles [ Versailles, 1950]; and mentions the photographer Emil Otto Hoppé and the architect Fritz Schupp. Of R.P.'s letter from Nov. 12, 1956 only one leaf is present.
6 8 Porzellanmanufaktur Fürstenberg, 1962-1963
4 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and Hans-Joachim Beyer, the director of the porcelain manufacturing firm in Fürstenberg an der Weser. The letters concern a commission for R.P. In his letter R.P. explains the artistic intention in his photographs of porcelain.
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7 1 Gottfried Ganssauge-Hans Gebhart
7 1 Ganssauge, Gottfried, 1962
2 items: personal letters between R.P. and his former fellow student at the Kreuzgymnasium in Dresden, the architect Gottfried Ganssauge. R.P. mentions his previous work experience with architects Walter Gropius, Otto Haesler, Hans Schwippert, Paul Schneider-Esleben, Fritz Schupp, and Gerhard Graubner.
7 1 Gärtner, Robert, 1960, undated
3 personal/professional letters (on 4 leaves). The letter by R.P. is dated Sept. 20, 1960. The 2 letters from Gärtner to R.P. are undated; one provides R.P. with electrical details related to photography.
7 1 Gaessler, Siglinde, 1966
2 personal letters to R.P.
7 1 Gebhart, Hans, 1957
1 letter from R.P. to the numismatist Hans Gebhart, in which R.P. comments on two of his books: Schloss Cappenberg (1950) and a recently published book to which R.P. refers as an "attempt at documentary landscape photography" (Versuch einer dokumentarischen Landschaftsfotografie) [ Bilder aus der Landschaft zwischen Ruhr und Möhne?, 1957 or Soest, 1957].
7 2 Gernsheim, Helmut, 1956-1959
44 items (on 47 leaves), including 22 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the German-born British photographer, collector, and photographic historian. The letters convey their vivid exchange of views on photography and other photographers: Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Florence Henry, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Eugène Atget, Eduard Steinert and Erich Salomon. They discuss their current projects and the relationship between photography and painting. In his letter from Dec. 1, 1958, Gernsheim relates photographs by R.P. , Helmar Lerski and Erna Lendvai-Dircksen to New Objectivity, and mentions in this context his own books New photo vision, Beautiful London and Masterpieces of Victorian photography, and Karl Blossfeld's Urformen der Kunst. Of particular interest is R.P.'s letter from Dec. 6, 1958, in which he describes his concept of atmosphere in photography as a formal expression [" ... Stimmung eine Funktion der Form .."] and writes about his book Im Wald [1945]. In his letter from Jan. 14, 1959, R.P. mentions the two 1928 editions of Die Welt ist schön. In his letter from Jan. 29, 1959, Gernsheim comments on an article about his collection of photographs published in Kunstwerk. Two letters from Gernsheim to his wife concern a daguerreotype attributed by R.P. to Carl Ferdinand Stelzner. Gernsheim letter also mentions his professional contacts with Beaumont Newhall, Ansel Adams and Rube Goldberg.
7 3 Gernsheim, Helmut, 1960-1966
30 items (on 38 leaves), including 6 by R.P.: this folder continues correspondence between R.P. and Gernsheim contained in folder 2. Both discuss their concepts of photography, comment on current trends in photography, especially in commercial photography in Germany; and exchange their opinions about candidates for the annual culture prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, especially Otto Steinert, August Sander and L. Fritz Gruber. In his letter from Jan. 1, 1961, Gernsheim relates the work of the American photographer Paul Strand to New Objectivity. Gernsheim's letters frequently concern his failed attempts to establish a museum of photography in Cologne, and involvement with documentary television programs. In his letter from Jan. 20, 1960, Gernsheim comments on the current political situation and on anti-Semitism in Germany. Several letters concern Gernsheim's offer to acquire R.P.'s photographic estate, including all negatives, and to integrate it with the Gernsheim collection in Austin, Texas. Of Gernsheim's letter from Dec. 14, 1965, only leaves 1 and 2 are present.
7 4 Gesellschaft Deutscher Lichtbildner-Glasbau Heinrich Hahn
7 4 Gesellschaft Deutscher Lichtbildner, 1949
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Erich Angenendt concerning R.P.'s participation as member of the jury and in exhibitions organized by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Lichtbildner.
7 4 Gesellschaft für Technik und Wirtschaft (Dortmund, Germany), 1956
1 letter to R.P. concerning a lecture R.P. was invited to give at the Gesellschaft für Technik und Wirtschaft in Dortmund on the topic "Wirklichkeit und Idee der Fotographie" [Reality and the idea of photography]. With a mention of the architect W. Schwarz.
7 4 Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Spektrochemie und angewandten Spektroskopie (Dortmund, Germany), 1962
1 letter to R.P. concerning photographs of the new building of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Spektrochemie und angewandten Spektroskopie in Dortmund. Annotated by R.P.
7 4 Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-Aktien-Gesellschaft. Gruppe Bochum, 1951-1952
3 letters to R.P., including 1 receipt, regarding photographs of coal mines, commissioned by the Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-Aktien-Gesellschaft, Gruppe Bochum. With a mention of the architect Fritz Schupp.
7 4 Gesine, 1958
1 letter to R.P. signed "Gesine" and dated Nov. 18, 1958.
7 4 Gevaert Photo-Producten N.V., 1962
2 business letters to R.P. from Gevaert Photo-Producten N.V. in Antwerp, including 1 copyright statement signed by R.P.
7 4 Gewerkschaft Auguste Victoria, 1954-1955
2 letters, including 1 expense report, regarding R.P.'s photos of industrial sites.
7 4 Gieseking, Franz Klemens, 1953
2 business letters, including 1 by R.P., from the editor of Münstersche Zeitung.
7 4 Gieselmann, Reinhard, 1955
1 letter to R.P. from the architect in Ludwigshafen, regarding an enlargement of a photograph R.P. took of a desk designed by Gieselmann.
7 4 Glasbau Heinrich Hahn, 1952-1955
10 items of business correspondence with the firm in Frankfurt am Main, including 3 by R.P., regarding photographs R.P. took of a showcase at the hotel Kaiserhof in Essen.
7 5 Glas Forum-Rube Goldberg
7 5 Glas Forum (Schorndorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany), 1956
3 letters, including 1 by R.P., with the editor Robert Jeserich, regarding photographs by R.P. used to illustrate an article by Dr. Völcker.
7 5 Glaswerke Ruhr (Essen, Germany), 1951
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: letters concerning reproduction of R.P.'s photograph "Herstellung von Konservengläsern".
7 5 Verlag Glückauf, 1956
1 letter to R.P. concerning copyright payment for a photograph by R.P. included in the book Kristall, ein Buch für den Bergman [1956].
7 5 Gebr. Gockel, 1952
1 estimate of a roof repair job for R.P.
7 5 Goerler [?], 1962
1 letter to R.P., written in Rome on Jan. 17, 1962.
7 5 Goerttler, Kurt, 1954-1960
14 items (on 15 leaves), including 5 by R.P.: personal/ professional correspondence between R.P. and professor of anatomy Kurt Goerttler and [his daughter?] Elke. The letters concern a lecture on photography Kurt Goerttler asked R.P. to give in Freiburg and plans for an exhibition of R.P.'s photographic work. Included is a short outline of the lecture, R.P.'s description of his concept of photography, a mention of Dr. [Wolfgang?] Gurlitt, and 2 lithographed cards, one from Fritz and Eva Körner. Also included is 1 engagement announcement.
7 5 Goerttler, Victor, 1966
1 personal letter to R.P. by the veterinarian in Jena. With a mention of Carola Abel.
7 5 Th. Goldschmidt A.-G., 1952-1956
17 items (on 18 leaves), including 7 by R.P., of correspondence with Th. Goldschmidt A.G. in Essen, mainly Theo Goldschmidt and Curt Edeling, regarding photographs R.P. took of Theo Goldschmidt's private residence and of the firm Th. Goldschmidt AG. in Essen. In his letter from June 25, 1956, R.P. writes about his photographs of industrial sites.
7 5 Goldberg, Rube, 1959-1960
2 letters from the American cartoonist in Philadelphia to R.P. regarding an exchange of prints of their work. With a mention of Helmut Gernsheim.
7 6 Ernst Gosebruch - Ali Grünberg
7 6 Gosebruch, Ernst, 1952-1960
8 items (on 9 leaves), including 2 by R.P. of personal/professional correspondence: 3 letters from the art historian and former director of the Museum Folkwang Essen Ernst Gosebruch to R.P., an obituary for Ernst Gosebruch, and letters between R.P. and Ernst Gosebruch's widow Dora Gosebruch and son Rainer. The correspondence between R.P. and Dora and Rainer Gosebruch concern Ernst Gosebruch's time at the Museum Folkwang Essen. Of the letter by R.P. from Nov. 9, 1960 to Rainer Gosebruch, only the first leaf is present.
7 6 Gräfe und Unzer Verlag, 1962
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the Gräfe und Unzer Verlag in Munich, regarding R.P.'s photographs of churches in Breslau and in Silesia to be used in a book publication and in a calendar for the year 1963.
7 6 Graphische Betriebe W. Girardet, 1948
1 business letter and 1 telegram to R.P. from Graphische Betriebe W. Girardet in Essen.
7 6 Graubner, Gerhard, 1953-1958
5 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the architect from the Technische Hochschule in Hannnover, concerning R.P.'s commission to photograph a theater building in Bochum [Schauspielhaus Bochum] and a community center in Mühlheim [Stadthalle Mühlheim].
7 6 Greischel, Walther, 1953-1954
5 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the director of the Landesmuseum der Provinz Westfalen in Münster, Walther Greischel, concerning R.P.'s assistance in the search for a professional photographer for the museum in Münster, also sharing their philosophical views on photography. In his letter from Nov. 3, 1953 Greischel comments on R.P.'s text on photography [" Versuch einer Einordung der Fotographie" issued in: Schrift 6 der Folkwangschule Essen, Essen 1958].
7 6 Gropius, Walter, 1961
2 letters, including 1 by R.P. regarding reprints of R.P.'s photographs of the Fagus Werk in Alfeld/Leine [in: Walter Gropius und das Faguswerk, 1961].
7 6 Gross, Else R., 1961-1962
5 letters from Else R. Gross to R.P. concerning mainly her historical study of the German Diplomat Karl Friedrich Reinhard [ Karl Friedrich Reinhard, 1761-1837, 1961]; also responding to R.P.'s inquiry about the German diplomat and author Alexander von Villers (1812-1880) in the context of Viller's published correspondence Briefe eines Unbekannten; with a mention of Jacob Burckhardt.
7 6 Grünberg, Ali [?] ,1950 and undated
2 lettters: one in black ink, dated Sept. 19, 1959 and signed: Ali Grünberg; the other in pencil (on 3 leaves), unsigned but clearly by the same hand, includes a drawing of a cat and the neatly calligraphed title "Vom Catz, der einmal Löwe sein wollte, oder die kleine Menschlichkeit."
7 7 L. Fritz Gruber - Gutenberg Gesellschaft
7 7 Gruber, L. Fritz, 1957-1963
26 items (on 27 leaves), including 11 by R.P.: correspondence with the photography collector and director of the international photography exhibition Photokina; also 1 letter from Gruber to Agnes R.P. The letters concern Man Ray's and R.P.'s show at the Photokina 1958, and Gruber's article about R.P. published by the Swiss magazine Camera [1960]. There is also a mention of a gold medal awarded to R.P. at the Magnum exhibition, shown as part of theVenice Biennial. R.P.'s letter from July 1, 1960 includes a list of his publications and exhibitions compiled for the Photokina [the letter mentions a biographical note not present in the archive]. Several letters detail R.P.' s and Gruber's involvement as board members of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie. Both exchange their opinions about the selection process of candidates for the annual culture prize. R.P. expresses his opinion about the photographic work by August Sander and mentions an article about Sander published in the magazine Du. Gruber mentions Dr. Eichler's recommendation of Edith Weyde as a candidate for the culture prize for her work on the copyrapid process, paving the way toward the polaroid process.
7 7 Gundermann, Leo, 1954
2 letters, one by the photographer Leo Gundermann and one by R.P., concerning their professional experience with the firm Imago [in the east sector of Germany]. [The letter by R.P. fragile. Photocopy made on acid free paper].
7 7 Gurlitt, Hildebrand, 1948
1 personal letter to R.P. by the art historian, typed on letterhead of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf; describing the fate of Gurlitt's family after the end of the war.
7 7 Gutehoffnungshütte, 1950
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence regarding a photograph R.P. took in the 1930s at the Gutehoffnungshütte, Werk Sterkrade in Oberhausen.
7 7 Gutenberg-Gesellschaft, 1952-1961
3 letters from the Gutenberg-Gesellschaft in Mainz to R.P. soliciting his membership. Memership card for 1960-1961.
7 8 Wolfgang Haber-Walter Hege
7 8 Haber, Wolfgang, 1961
1 letter to R.P. by the dendrologist Wolgang Haber regarding the text and the succession of photographs for the book Bäume (1962).
7 8 Hajek-Halke, Heinz, 1960
1 letter to R.P. by the photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke congratulating R.P. for receiving the culture prize of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie.
8 1 Heise, Carl Georg, 1944-1949
[Pre-war correspondence with Carl Georg Heise is filed in Box 1, F. 3; correspondence between Carl Georg Heise and Agnes Renger-Patzsch is filed in Box 15, F. 9]. 29 items (on 32 leaves), including 3 by R.P., 2 letters from Hildegard Heise to R.P., and a card with a woodcut Abteilung der Strahlenpflanzen by Paul Klee. Correspondence between R.P. and the German art historian and his wife and amateur photographer Hildegard Heise. Most of the letters by Heise are written in Sütterlin script and need further analysis. Heise's letters from 1944 provide insight into his writing and editing activities in Berlin during the war, and mention the artist Alfred Mahlau. Heise's letters concern his activities as the director of the Kunsthalle in Hamburg and his art historical writings. Heise mentions his book about Aby Warburg, his encounter with Oskar Kokoschka and Henry Moore in London, the German sculptor Robert Ittermann and R.P.'s photographs of the cathedral in Aachen [ Der Dom zu Aachen]. Heise and R.P. exchange their views on photography in the context of R.P.'s work on the book projects Lob des Rheingaus [1953] and Paderborn [1949]. R.P. comments on Ernst Jünger's book Strahlungen [1949] and mentions the art historian Francis Donald Klingender.
8 2 Heise, Carl Georg, 1950-1955
47 items (on 51 leaves), including 16 by R.P. to Carl Georg Heise and Hildegard Heise, as well as 7 letters from Hildegard Heise to R.P., also 1 personal letter from Hildegard Heise to Agnes Renger-Patzsch. The letters concern articles by Heise and R.P., including Heise's article for Camera in Lucerne, R.P.'s article for Prisma, R.P.'s books Lob des Rheingaus and Schloss Cappenberg, as well as a book about the Benedictine abbey Corvey in Höxter, and about the residence of the Krupp family in Essen [ Villa Hügel, 1954]. Heise asks R.P. to contribute photographs of industrial objects for a new edition of Karl Scheffler's Lesebuch aus dem Handwerk. R.P. presents his opinion on Bernhard Berenson's Aesthetik und Geschichte and on portrait photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Hugo Erfurth, and mentions commissions for industrial firms and exhibitions of his photographic work in Marl, Freiburg and Essen. The letters between R.P. and Hildegard Heise concern technical details of photography and guidelines on how to establish a darkroom at home. Hildegard Heise describes her impressions of the exhibition Photokina 1954 held at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg.
8 3 Heise, Carl Georg, 1956-1959
53 items (on 68 leaves), including 15 letters by R.P. to Carl Georg Heise and 1 letter from R.P. to Hildegard Heise, also 3 letters from Hildegard Heise to R.P. and 1 humorous poem by Hildegard and Carl Georg Heise. The letters discuss several of R.P.'s book projects, including Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien, a landscape book for the firm Siepmann [ Bilder aus der Landschaft zwischen Ruhr und Möhne], a "Wald-Buch" [ Im Wald], books commissioned by Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen. and by Deutsche Bank in Mainz and Frankfurt, and Bäume. Several letters concern a book project with photographs of industrial spare parts for a cotton manufacturing plant. R.P. writes about the relationship between photography and architecture, and relates photography to philosophy and art. Heise reviews R.P.'s text Architektur und Photographie and comments on R.P.'s opinions on the architecture of Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier. Several letters contain a discussion of the psychological aspects of composition in R.P.'s photographic work. R.P. frequently mentions his efforts to find a publisher for a book about Hugo Erfurth; and writes about his relationship to the art historian Walter Paatz. [Other letters on the same topic are filed in Box 2, F. 10 under: C.H. Boehringer Sohn, 1956].
8 4 Heise, Carl Georg, 1960-1966
47 items (on 56 leaves), including 12 by R.P., 3 letters by Hildegard Heise to R.P., 1 letter from Hildegard Heise to Agnes Renger-Patzsch, and a card from Carl Georg Heise to R.P. written on the verso of a photograph made by Hildegard Heise. The letters concern R.P.'s book projects Bäume, Bilder aus der Landschaft zwischen Ruhr und Möhne, Gestein, and a book about Hugo Erfurth. R.P. mentions his lecturing activities in Dortmund and Munich. Heise frequently expresses his opinion about R.P.'s photographic work, especially the portraits of Ernst Boehringer. R.P. describes his aesthetic intentions for the book Gestein and his concept of landscape photography. R.P. comments critically on the proposal by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie to award the culture prize to August Sander.
8 5 Daan Helfferich-Anton Henze
8 5 Helfferich, Daan, 1960-1965
6 items, including 2 by R.P., of correspondence with the editor of the magazine Foto; mentioning an article about R.P. and his photographs of trees, published in Foto [by Hille Kleinstra, issued Sept. 1964; also see letter by Hille Kleinstra to C.H. Boehringer Sohn, Box 4, F. 1], an article written by R.P. published in the August 1961 issue of Foto; a camera R.P. bought in the Netherlands, and discussing Helfferich's plan to publish a book with photographs of the Ruhr Region. In the context of the book project, R.P. recommends photographs by Heinrich Hauser. In his letter from Dec. 29, 1960 R.P. defines photography as documentation. In his letter from Jan. 14 1965 Helfferich emphasizes the influence of R.P. and the magazine Foto on young photographers in the Netherlands.
8 5 Henneke, W., 1957-1958
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the sister of Heinrich M. Schwarz, concerning Schwarz's death in a car accident during the trip to Italy together with R.P. in 1957.
8 5 Henraux Industria del marmo, 1963-1965
4 letters to R.P. related to R.P.'s visit at the firm Henraux in Querceta, Italy and his photographs for the book Gestein.
8 5 Henze, Anton, 1953
1 letter to R.P. by the art historian, asking for permission to include photos by R.P. in his book about ecclesiastical art [ Neue kirchliche Kunst, 1958; photographs of ecclesiastical furniture designed by Hugo Kükelhaus].
8 6 Helene Henze-Verlag Herder
8 6 Henze, Helene, 1959-1967
7 professional/personal letters (on 20 leaves), including 4 to Albert R.P. and 3 to Anges R.P. by the translator and text author. Henze's letter from Feb. 14, 1959 includes her proofreading of a text on photography by R.P. The letter from Dec. 26, 1961 contains a crirtical review of Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien. Henze's letters mention the sculptor Hugo Kükelhaus, Peter Bamm's book An den Küsten des Lichts [1961], an article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeiting about the artist Reinhold Köhler, also Thomas Bernhard and his book Verstörung [1967].
8 6 Herbermann, Clemens, 1951
1 letter from R.P. to Clemens Herbermann in Soest regarding reprints, including one of a coal mine tower. [Correspondence with Herbermann related to Westfalenspiegel is filed in Box 15, F-2].
8 6 Verlag Herder, , 1952 1955
11 items, including 4 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and Verlag Herder (Christoph Kottrup) regarding the post-war reconstruction of the destroyed photography archives (Lexikographisches Institut) at the publishing house. The letters also provide information about R.P.'s negatives which survived the war.
8 7 Hergeröder-Bergwerksgesellschaft Hibernia
8 7 Hergeröder, 1952
1 letter of recommendation from R.P. to Miss Hergeröder [in Bielefeld] regarding his former student Christa Gränitz.
8 7 H. Herrmann Werkstätten für Möbel und Innenausbau, 1955
2 letters, including 1 by R.P. regarding photographs of furniture designed by H. Herrmann for Stadtsparkasse am Westfalendamm [city bank] in Dortmund.
8 7 Hertwig, Hugo, 1948 and 1951
5 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the author on therapeutics and medicinal plants and ecological activist. Hertwig writes about several of his books and asks R.P. to provide illustrations for some of them; and describes the everyday life and the intellectual climate in Berlin and in Hamburg in the late 1940s. Hertwig mentions several artists and writers, including Johannes Molzahn, Carl, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, [Ilse?] Fehling, [Martin Andersen] Nexø, Arnold Zweig, Berthold Brecht, and his own involvement with the Kulturbund; presents his "organic" vision of Germany as a "blooming garden" based on the principle of the ecological balance between plants, animals and man; mentions his book project Das Gleichgewicht der Welt (organischer Staatsaufbau) and an NDR [Nortdeutscher Rundfunk] television program presenting his ideas; and describes his professional contacts with Ernst Fuhrmann in New York. [Typescripts of texts by Hertwig are filed in Box 21, F. 11].
8 7 Heyer, Gustav Richard , 1966
1 letter to R.P. from the the internist and psychiatrist, in which Heyer comments on the artistic quality of R.P.'s photographic work, especially in the book Bäume. [See also pre-war correspondence between R.P. and Heyer in Box 1, F.4.]
8 7 Bergwerksgesellschaft Hibernia, 1951-1952
10 items, including 6 by R.P.: correspondence concerning photographs by R.P. acquired by the Bergwerksgesellschaft Hibernia. In his letter from March 15, 1952, R.P. mentions gathering photographs for an exhibition in America.
8 8 Paul Hilchenbach Kohlengrosshandlung - Hoesch-Westfalenhütte AG
8 8 Paul Hilchenbach Kohlengrosshandlung, , 1955 1956
2 business letters from R.P. to the coal wholesaler Paul Hilchenbach.
8 8 Hinkel, Wilhelm, 1949
3 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence concerning a character reference (Leumundszeugnis) for Wilhelm Hinkel; includes a copy of the reference written by R.P.
8 8 Katholische Kirchengemeinde Himmelpforten, 1949-1950
3 items, including 2 by R.P.: business correspondence.
8 8 Hoeltje, Georg, 1958
6 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the architect from the Institut für Bau- und Kunstgeschichte at the Technische Hochschule Hannover, regarding photographs by R.P.; also discussing the possibility of a lecture by R.P.
8 8 Hoesch-Westfalenhütte (Dortmund, Germany), 1957, 1962
8 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and Miss Walter from the Hoesch-Westfalenhütte AG in Dortmund regarding the lecture titled Wesen und Aufgabe der Fotografie, given by R.P. at the Hoesch-Westfalenhütte AG in Dortmund on November 13, 1957. With a mention of Hermann Speer. Includes the invitation leaflet for the lecture.
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9 1 Helmut Hölder - Hundt-Verlag
9 1 Hölder, Helmut, 1964-1966
4 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the geologist, who comments on R.P.'s book Gestein.
9 1 Hollnagel, Adolf, 1959
2 personal letters between BDA [Bund Deutscher Architekten] member Adolf Hollnagel in Greiswald and R.P.; Hollnagel mentions the death of the folklorist Karl Theodor Weigel [1892-1953].
9 1 Hölscher, Uvo, 1953
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the archeologist and architect Uvo Hölscher from the Technische Hochschule Hannover, regarding photographs by R.P. published in the book Norddeutsche Backsteindome.
9 1 Höhle, Karl, 1955-1956
4 items (on 5 leaves), including 2 by R.P.: personal correspondence with a friend who plans to move to East Germany.
9 1 Honerlas [?], 1950
1 personal letter to R.P., includes a mention of the photographer [Wilhelm] Castelli.
9 1 Höver, Otto, 1957
1 letter by R.P. to the [art historian Otto?] Höver, in which R.P. mentions his concept of atmosphere in photography as a formal expression [see also Box 7, F.2, under Gernsheim, Helmut] and refers to Josef Pieper's book Zucht und Mass as a source of inspiration.
9 1 Holzmeister, Gunda, , 1950 1957-1962
6 items (on 9 leaves), including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with R.P.'s former apprentice [see also Box 1, F.6 under Lexer, Gunda] and a woodcut New Year's card by Gunda Holzmeister's husband Clemens Holzmeister. Gunda H. writes about her life as a photographer in Turkey, her experience with color photography, mentions her photography book on Turkey [ Bilder aus Anatolien, 1955]; and describes her impressions of R.P.'s book Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien. R.P. mentions writing the text for a book about photography, a project suggested to him by Carl Georg Heise. In the context of a commission in Darmstadt, R.P. recommends to Gunda H. the photographer [Werner?] Pfau from Mannheim.
9 1 Hundhausen, Carl, 1954-1955
5 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with the director of the Fried. Krupp Widia-Fabrik in Essen. R.P.'s mentions his photographs for a book about the residence of the Krupp family in Essen [ Villa Hügel, 1954], comments on the book Die drei Ringe by Gert von Klass; also states that his book about the convent in Corvey was published shortly before Christmas in 1954 [ Höxter und Corvey, 1954].
9 1 Hüffer, Ernst, 1961
1 item: a thank-you letter to R.P. from Ernst Hüffer in Münster, for sending a book about "tragic events in December".
9 1 Hundt Verlag, 1963
1 letter by R.P. to the Hundt Verlag in Hattingen Ruhr, regarding the progress of a book project.
9 2 Imago Strahlbild-Verlag, 1949-1955
28 items (on 32 leaves), including 12 by R.P.: correspondence with the Imago Strahlbild-Verlag in Berlin (Marianne Lohse, Hans Weitzmann) and in Radebeul (Kurt Heinrich); also 1 letter from R.P. to Wynand Stockmann, and two authorization statements for Wynand Stockmann from R.P. The letters concern mainly honorariums for R.P. for contributing his photographs to books published by Imago Strahlbild-Verlag within the series Imago-Strahlbildreihen: Bilder aus dem Erzgebirge - Berge, Wälder und Felder and Bilder aus dem Erzgebirge - Dörfer und Städte [both published in 1952?, with texts by Dr. Siegfried? Sieber]. The letters provide information about the limitated business relations between East and West Germany in the early 1950s.
9 3 Zentralblatt für Industriebau, Hannover - Christian Adolf Isermeyer
9 3 Zentralblatt für Industriebau (Hannover, Germany), 1955
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the editor of the magazines Zentralblatt für Industriebau and Bauamt und Gemeindebau, Heymann-Berg. R.P. mentions his business relations with the architects Fritz Schupp, Hans Schwippert, and Paul Schneider-Esleben; and lists industrial sites he had recently photographed.
9 3 Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Münster, 1954-1955
7 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and Industrie- und Handelskammer in Münster in Westfalen (Gieselmann, Schlichter, Schweppe) regarding photographs R.P. took of the new building designed by Hans Schwippert.
9 3 Innenarchitektur, 1953-
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the magazine Die Innenarchitektur, Zeitschrift für Ausbau, Einrichtung, Form und Farbe, located in Essen and issued by Verlag Ernst Heyer, concerning photographs by R.P. to be used as illustrations for an article on glass in architecture ( Glas in der baugeschichtlichen Entwicklung).
9 3 Insel-Verlag, 1955-1956
16 items (on 18 leaves), including 8 by R.P.: business correspondence between R. P. and the Insel-Verlag in Wiesbaden (Friedrich Michael, Moritz Hauptmann, Hans Rösner). The letters concern a book project about Hugo Erfurt. R.P. writes about the significance of Hugo Erfurth's portrait photography; lists several artists portrayed by Erfurth, also mentions the photographer David Octavius Hill. Included is a listing (3 leaves) of portrait photographs by Hugo Erfurth received from Erfurth's widow Annemarie Erfurth and sent to the Insel-Verlag. R.P. also writes about his work for the book project Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien.
9 3 Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, 1954-1956
13 items (on 14 leaves), including 4 by R.P. : correspondence between R.P. and the Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht in Munich (Lünenschloss, Lindemann) concerning photographs by R.P. for the book projects Karolingische Kunst, Niederrhein, Niederrheinische Bucht and Gotik III.
9 3 Institut für Spektrochemie und angewandte Spektroskopie, 1962
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with H. Kaiser at the Institut für Spektrochemie und angewandte Spektroskopie in Dortmund, concerning photographs R.P. took of the instruments and the facilities of the institute, and a portrait photograph of H. Kaiser.
9 3 Isermeyer, Christian-Adolf, 1963
1 letter to R.P. from the German art historian in Hamburg, concerning the book Bäume; with a mention of Carl Georg Heise.
9 4 Lotte Jacobi - Ewald Jung
9 4 Jacobi, Lotte, 1957-1965
21 items, including 6 by R.P.: correspondence with the German-American photographer in New Hampshire. They exchange their artistic opinions about photography and other photographers, including Hugo Erfurth, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Otto Steinert, and the Canadian photographer Carsh [Karsh?]. R.P. writes about Thomas Mann; the book project Bäume and mentions writing a theoretical work about photography. Jacobi writes about photographs by R.P. published in Ernst Fuhrmann's book Das Wunder der Pflanze [1938], exhibitions of her own photographic work in 1959 in Manchester, New Hampshire [Currier Gallery of Art] and in 1964 in New York [New Yorker Gallery 303], and recommends to R.P. an article about her, published in the New York Times [Sunday issue, July? 1964]. The letters from 1965 discuss chiefly the prices of R.P.'s photographs exhibited at Lotte Jacobi's gallery in Deering, New Hampshire ( included is a copy of the export licence), and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Jacobi's letter from Dec. 5, 1963 is written on the verso of a large color reproduction of a photograph of her residence.
9 4 Jacobs, Stefan, 1959-1960
5 items, including 3 by R.P. : business correspondence with the wine grower Stefan Jacobs in Graach an der Mosel.
9 4 Jaenisch, Hans, 1957
1 letter to R.P. by the German artist. Jaenisch asks for a photograph R.P. took of Hugo Kükelhaus, which also shows a drawing of a Chinese sculpture by Jaenisch.
9 4 Jagon, 1955
1 letter to R.P. regarding purchasing photographs.
9 4 Jahn, Walther, 1954
1 letter by R.P. to the printer Walther Jahn, complaining about the technical quality of the reprints of photographs of Höxter and Corvey [ Höxter und Corvey, 1954].
9 4 Jancke, Rudolf, 1964
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: intellectual exchange between R.P. and the German philosopher Rudolf Jancke. Both comment on each other's recent books: R.P.'s Bäume [1962] and Jancke's Glück; and refer to the writings by the German philosopher Rudolf Kassner: Das physiognomische Weltbild [1930], Zahl und Gesicht [1919], Buch der Erinnerung [1938], and Physiognomik [1932].
9 4 Janssen & Cie., 1964-1965
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: 2 letters and 1 invoice. Business correspondence with the firm Janssen & Cie., Photo-Grosshandlung in Cologne.
9 4 Jaques, Renate, 1950
3 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with Renate Jaques at the Gewebesammlung Textilingenieurschule in Krefeld, concerning R.P.'s photographs of medieval fabrics in the cathedral in Aachen. R.P. mentions his photographs of ancient Peruvian fabrics at the Museum für Völkerkunde in Berlin which he made for the Folkwang Verlag [published within the series Schriften-Reihe Kulturen der Erde].
9 4 Johannsen, Martin, 1952-1953
4 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with Martin Johannsen in Essen, regarding photographs of paintings.
9 4 Jung, Ewald, 1952
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: business correspondence with Ewald Jung at the Bayerische Creditbank in Munich. Jung is asking R.P. to send photographs for a travel brochure about Germany.
9 5 Jünger, Ernst, 1943-1967
51 items, comprising 30 letters (on 32 leaves), 20 postcards, and 1 offprint: professional correspondence with the German novelist and essayist. The letters, including 10 by R.P. written between 1960 and 1967, discuss Jünger's essays and R.P.'s photographic work for the books Bäume and Gestein. Jünger's letter from Feb. 23, 1965 has a sketch plan of a location on verso. Included is a copy of the letter by Ernst Jünger to Siegfried Bene concerning Gestein. The postcards are addressed to R.P.; several include references to book projects for the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn. The offprint Ansprache von Ernst Jünger anlässlich des 3. Bayerischen Entomologentages in München, am 10. April 1965 , 12 p., is inscribed by Jünger. Also included are 1 obituary and 1 engagement announcement.
9 6 Heinrich Junker - Hille Kleinstra
9 6 Junker, Heinrich, 1949
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence concerning a commission for R.P. to take photographs of a church designed by Baurat Dambleff in Soest. The letter by Junker has pencil notes and a drawing on verso.
9 6 Hotel Kaiserhof (Essen, Germany), 1952-1953
6 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and hotel Der Kaiserhof in Essen, concerning payments to R.P.
9 6 Kampmann, Theoderich, 1956-1962, undated
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the German educator and professor at the university in Munich; with a mention of the books Höxter und Corvey [1954] and Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien [1961].
9 6 Gräfl. v. Kanitz'sche Weingutsverwaltung, 1953
1 item: letter to R.P. from the Gräfl. v. Kanitz'sche Weingutsverwaltung in Lorch am Rhein, regarding shipment of wine.
9 6 Kästner, Erhart, 1949
2 letters to R. P. by Erhart Kästner, editor of the series Merian published by the Verlag Hoffmann und Campe, asking R.P. to send photographs of Dresden. The letter from Jan. 16, 1949 has annotations and a drawing by R.P.
9 6 Katzmann-Verlag, 1959
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: letters regarding photographs by R.P. for the 1960 calendar Meisterwerke christlicher Kunst, issued by the Katzmann-Verlag in Tübingen.
9 6 Kaupp, Hans, 1954
5 items, including 1 by R.P.: business letters with Hans Kaupp Buchdruckerei in Tübingen, regarding photographs of churches, listing the photographs.
9 6 Kempe, Fritz, 1956-1964
8 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the director of the Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg, who writes about the significance of R.P.'s photographic work and refers to articles about R.P. which he wrote under the pseudonym Fried Maximilian for the magazines Foto Rundschau and Photomagazin (June issue).
9 6 Kerff, Gerhard, 1961
1 letter to R.P. by the photographer Gerhard Kerff, who writes extensively about his impressions of R.P.'s photographs included in the book Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien.
9 6 Franz Kerstin Eisen-und Eisenwaren-Grosshandlung, 1956
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: an invoice and a letter by R.P.; concerning the sale of an oven for R.P.'s home.
9 6 Kessemeier, Carl, 1962
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Carl Kessemeier, from the Sauerländer Heimatbund; who asks R.P. for photographs of the Möhne River Valley.
9 6 Kettembeil, K., 1950
3 items, including 2 letters and 1 postcard to R.P. : correspondence concerning reprints and copyright permission of photographs of the entrance hall of the Bundeshaus in Bonn, designed by Hans Schwippert; to be used as illustration on game cards.
9 6 Kleinstra, Hille and Kleinstra, Hanke, 1960-1961
8 items, including 2 by R.P.: professional/personal correspondence with the editor of the Dutch magazine Foto and his wife Hanke Kleinstra. The letters from Hille Kleinstra mention R.P.'s participation at the Photokina in Cologne and two articles Kleinstra wrote about R.P for Foto [October and December 1960]. R.P. writes about Hugo Erfurth and the exhibition of Erfurth's photographic work in Essen.
9 7 Ernst Klett Verlag - Knoll International GmbH
9 7 Ernst Klett Verlag, 1962, 1966
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the Ernst Klett Verlag in Stuttgart, ordering reproductions of photographs by R.P. for school books and discussing copyright issues. R.P. expresses his opinion of color photography.
9 7 Aug. Klönne (Firm), 1953
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the firm Aug. Klönne in Dortmund (Dr. Lehman), regarding photographs by R.P. of the Heinrich Robert coal mine tower.
9 7 Klipstein, Editha, 1950
5 items, including 2 by R.P.: business correespondence between the journalist Marie Daub-Mohr, the German poet Editha Klipstein and R.P., regarding reprints of R.P.'s portrait photograph of Klipstein; also 2 personal letters from Klipstein to R.P.
9 7 Dipl. Ing. Karl Knapp Verlag, 1964
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: business correspondence with the publisher of Foto Prisma (Meskemper), refering to an article about R.P. in the 9/64 issue, and asking R.P. for a list of his books currently in print.
9 7 Knoll International (Stuttgart, Germany), 1952-1956
14 items (on 16 leaves), including 7 by R.P.: business correspondence between the furniture manufacturer Knoll International GmbH in Stuttgart (Robert S. Knoll, Helmut Schramme) and R.P. The letters concern a commission for R.P. to take photographs of furniture at the Amerika-Haus in Essen, to be used in an article for Architektur und Wohnen. With a mention of the architect Vetter.
Part 2 Knorr - Unidentified
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10 1 Knorr & Hirth Verlag - Körbecke/Möhnesee
10 1 Knorr & Hirth Verlag, 1955-1960
15 items, including 8 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the Knorr & Hirth Verlag in Munich (Fricke), concerning the honorarium and the selection of photographs of Dresden from R.P.'s archive for a book project within the series Das kleine Kunstbuch [ Dresden, wie es wurde und war, 1956], with text by Friedrich Schnack. Fricke mentions several contemporary photographers commissioned by the Knorr & Hirth Verlag. R.P. expresses his opinion of the photographers Friedrich Hewicker, Gerhard Kerff, Walter Hege, Toni Schneiders, Karl Hugo Schmölz, Willi Beutler, Hans Saebens, and Heinz Müller-Brunke, also the art critic Will Grohmann.
10 1 Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch, 1950
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the Verlagsanstalt Alexander Koch GmbH in Stuttgart (Alexander Koch), asking R.P. for photographs of restaurants and bars for a book project [ Restaurants, cafés, bars, 1959]; with a mention of the architect Hans Schwippert.
10 1 Kock, Erich, 1953-1962
6 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence concerning an article by Erich Kock about R.P.'s photographic work, especially portraits, to be published by Velhagen. Also included is 1 letter from Erich Kock addressed to R.P.'s daughter Sabine in which he describes another book project about portrait photography by R.P. and Pan Walther. R.P. recommends to Kock the portrait photographer Liselotte Strelow.
10 1 Alexander Köhler Buchhandlung, 1956, 1958
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: business correspondence with Alexander Köhler Buchhandlung in Dresden.
10 1 Koehler & Volckmar, 1953
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the firm Koehler & Volckmar in Leipzig, concerning payments to R.P. from Imago Strahlbild-Verlag.
10 1 Köhn, H. (Heinz), 1949-1956, undated
8 items, including 6 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the Museumsrat Dr. Heinz Köhn at Museum Folkwang in Essen, concerning the sale of negatives of R.P. photographs to the Museum Folkwang. R.P. reflects on the current cultural climate in Germany ; writes about his impression of Hermann Friedmann's philosophical work Wissenschaft und Symbol [1948]; mentions his recently published books Soest [1950] and Rund um den Möhnesee [1951], his landscape photographs of winegrowing areas [for the book project Lob des Rheingaus, 1953]; also recommends the firm Johann Schmidt in Essen for processing of his negatives.
10 1 Köllmann, Erich, 1950, 1953
3 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with Erich Köllmann at the Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln, regarding R.P. 's photograph of a toy, and the sale of six Römer type wine glasses to R.P. With a mention of Hugo Kükelhaus.
10 1 Kölsch-Fölzer-Werke, 1953
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the blast furnace manufacturer Kölsch-Fölzer-Werke in Siegen, asking R.P. for reprints of a photograph. In his letter R.P. lists his photographs of smelteries, indicating which negatives were lost during the war.
10 1 König, Heinrich, 1950
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Heinrich König at the Deutscher Werkbund Württemberg-Baden; concerning R.P.'s photograph of the Bundeshaus in Bonn to be used as illustration in König's article for Neue Württembergische Zeitung.
10 1 Amtsverwaltung Körbecke, , 1950
1 letter from the Amtsverwaltung Körbecke to R.P. regarding the maintenance of a water meter.
10 1 Amstkasse Körbecke/Möhnesee, 1955
1 letter from R.P. to the Amtskasse Körbecke/Möhnesee regarding the termination of his membership in the local artisans guild [Handwerkskammer].
10 2 Bernd Kösters - Hanns Krenz
10 2 Kösters, Bernd, 1949-1950
10 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with the architect, asking R.P. to make photographs of churches he designed in Borkenwirthe and in Mussum, also of portals in Münster.
10 2 Kotthoff, August, 1950
4 letters to R.P. from the ornamental iron-worker in Cologne, asking R.P. for reprints of photographs of architectural details he designed for the parlament building (Bundeshaus) in Bonn. The letter from Dec. 5, 1950 has a pencil drawing on verso.
10 2 Kranseder & Cie., 1951
1 business letter to R.P. from the manufacturer of photochemical products Trockenplattenfabrik Kranseder & Cie. in Munich.
10 2 Kramer, Rudolf, 1953
3 items, including 2 by R.P. : correspondence with the graphic artist Rudolf Kramer in Recklinghausen, concerning photographs for an exhibition about recreational areas in the Ruhr Region, organized by the Ministerium für Wiederaufbau [Department of Reconstruction]. R.P. mentions Karl Höhle and the photographer Friedrich Emil Krauss.
10 2 Krauss, Friedrich Emil, 1950-1961, undated
20 items, including 5 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the photographer Friedrich Emil Krauss, his wife Irmgard Krauss-Lynen, Krauss's former employee Ursula Büchner, and 1 telegraph from Erwin O. Haberfeld to R.P. regarding Krauss's arrival in West Germany (dated July 19, 1954). The letters concern several projects for R.P.: a letterhead design; reprints from Krauss's album of objects lost during the war, especialy lace work [in: Klöppelspitzenbuch, 1935] and a painting by [Bernardino] Luini (Madonna with Child); also an advertisement for the firm Definitiv Kontroll-Buchhaltung. In the context of the advertisement Krauss mentions R.P.'s pre-war photographs of crystals.
10 2 Weingut Kom.-Rat. Krayer Erben, 1950-1955
10 items, including 5 by R.P.: correspondence with the winegrower Weingut Kom.-Rat. Krayer Erben in Johannisberg/Rheingau, concerning purchase and delivery of wine.
10 2 Krenz, Hanns, 1956-1959
4 items: 3 letters, including 2 Christmas letters (Rundbrief) and one business announcement to R.P. from the art dealer and antiquarian book dealer Hanns Krenz in Berlin-Dahlem. Krenz mentions renting an apartment in Berlin from the artist Florence Jessie Hösel; the mutual friend [Wynand?] Stockmann; also selling R.P.'s photographs.
10 3 Felix Kreusch - Fried. Krupp Maschinen- und Stahlbau Rheinhausen
10 3 Kreusch, Felix, 1955
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the architect Felix Kreusch, concerning reprints of R.P.'s photographs of the cathedral in Aachen.
10 3 Kreutter, Wolfgang, 1950
2 items: 1 letter and 1 postcard to R.P. from the German artist Wolfgang Kreutter concerning reprints of R.P.'s photographs of Kreutter's work. The postcard has address of the wood turner and sculptor Ludwig Florin in Dödesberg.
10 3 Der Kriegsblinde, 1957
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the editor of the magazine Der Kriegsblinde in Bielefeld, Friedrich W. Hymmen, concerning the photograph of a beech forest (appeared in the magazine Westfalenspiegel, October 1956, p. 23) and other photographs by R.P. Hymmen asks R.P. to photograph people blinded in the war.
10 3 Alfred Kröner Verlag, 1954
1 letter to R.P. from the Alfred Kröner Verlag in Stuttgart, regarding shipment of books.
10 3 Krupp Stahl AG. Werk (Rheinhausen, Duisburg, Germany), 1953-1958
21 items (on 22 leaves), including 6 by R.P. Correspondence, including copyright issues, with the firm Fried. Krupp Maschinen- und Stahlbau Rheinhausen, concerning commissions to photograph several industrial sites, including the coal mine Grimberg, and reprints of photographs of the coal mine Katharina commissioned by the firm Essener Steinkohlenbergwerke.
10 4 Fritz Kühn - Kunstring Soest
10 4 Kühn, Fritz, 1952-1953
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Fritz Kuhn at the Atelier für Kunstschmiedearbeiten, Stahl- und Metallgestaltung in Berlin; concerning honorarium for R.P.
10 4 Kühn, 1953
1 business letter from R.P. to Ministerialrat Kühn in Düsseldorf. Annotated by R.P. and by Kühn.
10 4 Kühne, Margret, 1959
1 personal letter to R.P.
10 4 O. Küllenberg K. G., 1960
1 letter by R.P. to the firm O. Küllenberg KG. in Essen; regarding payment.
10 4 North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). Kultusministerium, 1964-1965
10 items, including 5 by R.P.: correspondence with the Ministry of Culture of the state Nordrhein-Westfalen (Richter, Otto) regarding financial support for R.P. in exchange for photographs. R.P. mentions his artistic goal of objectivity.
10 4 Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 1957
5 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with H. Schmidt at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf; regarding the lecture titled Über Wesen und Aufgabe der Fotografie: Versuch einer Einordnung, which R.P. was invited to give at the academy on Dec. 17, 1957.
10 4 Kunst-Dienst der Evangelischen Kirche (Berlin, Germany), 1955
1 letter to R.P., asking for reprints of photographs of landscapes in the Ruhr Region for the annual publication Kirchenbote.
10 4 Kunstring Soest, 1950
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence regarding R.P.'s participation as a juror in an art exhibition organized by Kunstring in Soest.
10 5 Albert Lange - Landgericht Oldenburg
10 5 Lange, Albert, 1946?
1 personal letter to R.P. from Albert Lange in Bieberstein. With a mention of Ernst Fuhrmann. Written shortly after the war, dated 18/1 i.e. Jan. 18th. [1946?]
10 5 Lange, Rudolf, 1965
3 items (on 13 leaves), including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Rudolf Lange in Australia, touching on several topics, including the German colony Lobethal in Australia, the severe drought in Australia in 1965, books by Marcel Proust, Joseph Conrad and Cesare Pavese,also a mention of R.P.'s book projects Gestein and Im Wald.
10 5 Karl Robert Langewiesche Verlag, undated
1 letter by R.P. to the Karl Robert Langewiesche Verlag in Königstein/Taunus (Köster); presenting arguments in favor of a new edition of his book Deutsche Wasserburgen [1957].
10 5 Landgericht Oldenburg, 1954
23 items (on 30 leaves), including 11 by R.P.: professional correspondence between R.P. and several legal institutions related to the lawsuit Foto-Selliers versus Förderanlagen Wilhelmshaven, in which R.P. was involved as an expert witness. Included are letters from the offices of the notaries and attorneys; also written testimony by R.P. (8 pages) and handritten notes by R.P. regarding his expenses.
10 6 Mardersteig, Giovanni, 1962-1966
29 items (on 36 leaves), including 11 by R.P.: correspondence with the German printer and typographer Giovanni Mardersteig in Verona, mainly regarding details of the book Gestein. R.P. stresses the correlation between his photographs and the text by Ernst Jünger. Included is a list of plates (Tafelverzeichnis) from Gestein (2 leaves), four leaves of typescript proofs with corrections, and the layout of the title page. [Correspondence of Giovanni Mardersteig is also filed under C. H. Boeringer Sohn in Box 3 and Box 4].
10 7 Leni Matthaei - Museum für Photographie Dresden
10 7 Mattaei, Leni, 1964
1 thank-you letter to R.P. from the bobbin lace artist Leni Matthaei. Matthaei mentions that her recent work is inspired by wood grain. The letterhead has Bauhaus style typography.
10 7 Metternich, Alix, undated
1 thank-you letter to R.P. from Alix Metternich in Rome [related to Wolff Metternich from the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome?].
10 7 Uitgeversmaatschappij "C. Misset", 1960, 1966
2 items: 2 invoices and 1 personal letter to R.P. from the firm C. Misset in Doetincham, Netherlands.
10 7 Molnar, 1965
1 letter from R.P. to Dr. Molnar at the Werbeagentur Dr. Hegemann GmbH in Düsseldorf, in which he presents his opinion about contemporary photography.
10 7 Muck, O., undated
1 item: a business card of Dr. med. O. Muck in Essen, annotated to R.P. A small geometrical pencil drawing on verso.
10 7 Museum für Photographie (Dresden, Germany), 1966
4 items, including 3 by R.P. : correspondence with W. Hahn at the Museum für Photographie in Dresden; concerning the acquisition of photographs by R.P. for the museum's collection. R.P. mentions his interest in industrial landscapes.
10 8 Oberkreisdirektor, Soest - Jaap d'Oliveira
10 8 Soest (Germany : Kreis). Oberkreisdirektor, 1963
1 business letter by R.P. to the Oberkreisdirektor in Soest; concerning a commission.
10 8 Oeser, Hans Ludwig, 1952
7 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the editor of the Obpacher Kunstverlag in Munich, concerning copyright issues of photographs by R.P. intended for the 1953 issue of the calendar Schönheit der Natur, ein Bildkalender für den Naturfreund. R.P. mentions his difficulty with the changing technology in photography.
10 8 Oliveira, Jaap d', undated
1 letter from the photographer and former student of R.P., in which he mentions the influence of R.P.'s photography on his work. [Letters from Jaap d'Oliveira's father A. E. d'Oliveira are filed in Box 1, F. 1].
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11 1 Magdalena Padberg - Photographische Gesellschaft in Wien,
11 1 Padberg, Magdalena, 1965
1 personal letter to R.P. from Magdalena Padberg at the Handwerkerschule Eslohe. Padberg mentions Walter Gropius and Josef Albers.
11 1 Pater + Platten (Firm), 1962
1 invoice to R.P. for an office product, from the firm Pater + Platten in Neheim-Hüsten.
11 1 Pawlik, Johannes, 1961
2 letters, including 1 by R.P.; regarding photographs by R.P. for a book project about architecture [ Grosse Baukunst, 1963].
11 1 Unna (Germany : Landkreis). Amt Pelkum,
1 letter to R.P. from the director of Amt Pelkum; regarding R.P.'s photographs of a church building designed by Baurat Dambleff (Geistschule in Wiescherhöfen).
11 1 Penguin (Firm), 1962
2 business letters, including 1 by R.P.: asking for photographs for a forthcoming volume of An outline of European architecture by Nikolaus Pevsner.
11 1 Hans Peters Verlag, 1956-1959
27 items (on 28 leaves), including 12 by R.P. and 1 letter to R.P. from Dr. Deus from the Stadtarchiv Soest: correspondence with the publisher Hans Peters in Honnef/Rhein, who is mainly requesting photographs for several of his book projects, including Bilder aus Westfalen, Essen - Impressionen und Profile, two other books about Cologne [Köln] and about Düsseldorf; also Dome und Kathedralen [1958] and Meisterwerke der oberrheinischen Kunst des Mittelalters [1959]. R.P. frequently refers to copyright issues. Several letters describe R.P.'s unsuccessful attempts to find a publisher for a book about Hugo Erfurth.
11 1 Photoblätter, 1960
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the editors of Photoblätter (Eberle, Reuter); asking R.P. to contribute photographs for a forthcoming issue devoted to the theme landscape. Annotated by R.P.
11 1 Photo ciné club du Val de Bièvre, 1962
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: the letter to R.P., signed by the president of the Photo ciné club du Val de Bièvre, Jean Fage; lists photographs by R.P. reserved for the Bibliothèque nationale.
11 1 Photographische Gesellschaft in Wien, 1961
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence regarding the goldn medal awarded to R.P. by the Photographische Gesellschaft in Wien. With a mention of L. Fritz Gruber.
11 2 Photography Year Book, London, 1952-1961
41 items (on 42 leaves), including 14 by R.P.: correspondence with Normann Hall (editor of Photography Year Book) and R. C. de Morgan (editor of Photograms of the Year); concerning the inclusion of photographs by R.P. in the 1952-1962 issues of Photography Year Book. With a mention of R.P.'s portrait of Editha Klipstein. R.P. expresses his appreciation of the work of Bill Brand and Henri Cartier Bresson and of Edward Steichen's exhibition The family of man. R.P. also expresses his opinion about abstract photography. Several letters are annotated by R.P. with titles and numbers of photographs he sent to Normann Hall.
11 3 Photokina 1960 [International Photo- and Cine Exhibition] - Photo-Presse, Hannoversch-Münden
11 3 Photokina 1960 [International Photo- and Cine Exhibition], 1960
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with Gabriele Dolega at the Photokina 1960 in Cologne; discussing details of signage and display of photographs at the Photokina 1960 exhibition.
11 3 Popular Photography, 1961
2 items (on 4 leaves), including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Pietro Donzelli, the editor of Popular Photography, la più grande rivista fotografica del mondo; regarding a biographical article about R.P. and an article about the 1929 Deutsche Werkbund exhibition Film und Foto, both articles planned for a forthcoming issue of the magazine. Donzelli mentions several articles about photographers, including Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Eugène Atget, the firm Photo-Secession, and Jacob Riis; published by the magazine.
11 3 Publications Photo-Cinéma Paul Montel, 1962
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correpondence with Paul Montel, editor of Photo cinéma magazine; regarding reproduction of R.P.'s photograph Baumschlag.
11 3 Photo-Magazin, 1953-1957
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correpondence with Dr. Croy, editor of the Photo-Magazin in Munich. Croy's letter to R.P. regards a series of articles about the darkroom experience of several well-known photographers. R.P. refers to an extensive article about his photographic work published in 1957 in the Photo-Magazin. The letter by R.P. is annotated.
11 3 Photo-Presse, 1955
1 letter by R.P.; cancelling a subscription.
11 4 Otto G. Pickhan - Paul Hubert Prausnitz
11 4 Pickhan, Otto G., 1962 and 1963
2 letters to R.P. from the firm Sauerländer Kunsthandwerk Otto G. Pickhan in Mollseifen/Westfalen; requesting reprints.
11 4 Pieper, Paul, 1955-1956
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and Paul Pieper at the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Münster/Westfalen; discussing plans for a book project about Soes. R.P. lists photographs in his private collection of work by Hugo Erfurth, including portraits of Otto Dix, Max Pechstein, Carl Hofer, Hans Thoma, Oskar Kokoschka, Dorsch, Käthe Kollwitz, Renée Sintenis, Max Planck, Herbert Eulenberg, Theodor Däubler, Martin Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Wilhems Kreis.
11 4 Piotti, Achille, 1966
1 letter by R.P. to a physician in Lugano, Italy; regarding medical fees.
11 4 Pölzig, Peter, 1959
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the office of the architect Peter Pölzig in Duisburg, between R.P. and Dipl. Ing. Sifrin; concerning R.P.'s photographs of a hospital building in Bensberg. Sifrin mentions Eric Samuel de Maré's book on architectural and industrial photography.
11 4 Pollack, Peter, 1958 and undated
2 letters to R.P., one on letterhead of the publishing house Harry N. Abrams Inc. in New York. In the undated letter Pollack asks R.P. for reprints of photographs from Die Welt ist schön for the forthcoming book Masterpieces of photography.
11 4 Pollak, Kurt, 1962
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence regarding copyright of photographs included in the book Von der antiken Heilkunst im Gebiet des Mittelrheines by J. Como, a C.H. Boehringer Sohn publication.
11 4 Portmann, Adolf, 1959
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the biologist Adolf Portmann at Zoologische Anstalt der Universität Basel. R.P. writes about his photographs of forest (Wald-Bilder).
11 4 Postamt Soest, 1953
3 letters by R.P.: two letters to the post office in Soest and one letter addressed to the Oberpostdirektion in Dortmund; concerning a malfunctioning phone connection.
11 4 Prausnitz, Paul Hubert, 1960
1 personal letter to R.P. by the chemist.
11 5 Presswerk A. G., 1952-1956
40 items, including 21 by R.P. : correspondence between R.P. and Presswerk AG in Essen; discussing projects commissioned to R.P. (wooden boards called "Pagholzplatten") for the firm's trade catalogs and exhibitions. R.P. includes technical details of the photographic process, expresses his aesthetic concerns and mentions his work for the Eisenbahn-Ausbesserungswerk in Opladen.
11 6 Prestel Verlag - Quick Verlagsleitung
11 6 Prestel Verlag, 1958
1 letter to R.P. from the editor of the Prestel Verlag in Munich, Walter Romstoek; regarding photographs by R.P. published in Nikolaus Pevsner's Europäische Architektur.
11 6 Preuss, F. G., 1951
1 letter by R.P. to F.G. Preuss, in which R.P. mentions taking photographs at the hotel Kaiserhof in Essen.
11 6 Quick, 1964
2 items (on 3 leaves), including 1 by R.P.: professional correspondence between R.P. and B. Naegele from the editorial office of Quick; regarding R.P.'s membership in the foundation Stiftung zur Förderung der Photographie. With a mention of L. Fritz Gruber.
11 7 [Helene] Rahms - Rheinischer Merkur
11 7 Rahms, Helene, 1949
2 personal letters to R.P. possibly by the German journalist Helene Rahms; signed "Ihre Rahms".
11 7 Rahm, undated
1 letter signed "Rahm", without formal address, in verse.
11 7 Ray, Man, 1961
1 business card of an Italian restaurant in Paris; with greetings to R.P., signed by several people, including Man Ray.
11 7 Reygers, Leonie, 1960
1 telegram to R.P. from Dr. Leonie Reygers at the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund; congratulating R.P. on the culture prize. Annotated by R.P.
11 7 Rheinische Post, 1959
5 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the editor Hermann Blech regarding photographs by R.P. published in Rheinische Post. Blech mentions his book on working class authors Deutsche Arbeiterdichter [1950].
11 7 Rheinischer Merkur, 1958
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the editor of Rheinischer Merkur, Dr. Roegele; regarding reprints of R.P.'s photographs of the castle in Bruchsal (Bruchsaler Schloss)
11 8 Richter, Max, 1962-1965
34 items (on 36 leaves), including 18 by R.P.: correspondence related to Gestein. The majority of letters are between R.P. and Maria Madjera, the secretary of Max Richter, director of the Geologisch- Paläontologisches Institut at the Freie Universität Berlin; also between Max Richter and R.P., and R.P. and the firm C.H. Boehringer Sohn (Siegfried Bene). The correspondence with Maria Madjera concerns primarily the scheduling of meetings. The letters between Max Richter and R.P. discuss the selection of photographs and Richter's text and provide insight into their cooperation. R.P. describes his concept of photography in his letter from Nov. 24, 1964. One of the letters by Maria Madjera is annotated by R.P. on verso. Also included is a letter from the firm C.H. Boeriger Sohn to Max Richter regarding the typography and the layout of Richter's text recommended by Giovanni Mardersteig. [See also Box 4, F.-2 for correspondence between C.H. Boehringer Sohn, Giovanni Mardersteig and Max Richter concerning Gestein].
11 9 Riedel & Co., 1953-1957
39 items, including 18 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the chemical plant Riedel & Co. Spezialfabrik für Galvanotechnik in Bielefeld (Mr. Bachmann); concerning several commissions to R.P. to photograph industrial objects produced by Riedel & Co. at the following locations: the National Registrar Kassen GmbH in Augsburg, the Olympia-Schreibmaschinenwerke in Wilhelmshaven, the Vereinigten Deutschen Nickelwerke AG in Schwerte/Ruhr, Siemens & Halske AG and AEG in Berlin, and a Riedel & Co. facility near Bielefeld.
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12 1 Ilse Roenneke - Liebetraut Rothert
12 1 Roenneke, Ilse, 1955-1961
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the architect Ilse Roenneke from Arnsberg/Westfalen.
12 1 Roenneke, Hartmut, 1961, undated
4 letters to R.P. Roenneke comments extensively on R.P.'s lecture about photography and art [ Versuch einer Einordnung der Photographie?].
12 1 Roh, Franz, 1958
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the art historian, who is requesting reprints of R.P.'s photograph of the processing plant Germania in Marten.
12 1 Roques, K. R. von, 1954
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the physician in Berlin, who tries to win R.P.'s interest in an illustrated edition of Auguste Rodin's Die Kathedralen Frankreichs.
12 1 Rothert, Liebetraut, 1955-1959
23 items (on 24 leaves), including 8 by R.P. and 1 letter from Agnes Renger-Patzsch to Rothert: correspondence with the editor of the magazine Die Grubenlampe. Rothert asks for permission to use R.P.'s photographs in Die Grubenlampe; she also comments on exhibitions of Edvard Munch and Pablo Picasso, and the exhibition of work by R.P. held at the Volkshochschule in Marl. R.P. lists his current commissions for industrial firms.
12 2 Max Ruhfus - Peter Russell
12 2 Ruhfus, Max, 1957
3 items by Max Ruhfus: a note to R.P., a letter to the real estate agent H. Junghölter and a letter to the Bergassessor Florin; regarding real estate development in Wamel. The letters are carbon copies for R.P.
12 2 Ruhrchemie Aktiengesellschaft, 1949
4 items, including 1 letter from Aloys Sommer from the Fachverband Kohlechemie in Essen to R.P., and 1 letter from R.P. to the Ruhrchemie Aktiengesellschaft in Oberhausen-Holten (Dr. Rohe): correspondence regarding reprints of photographs by R.P.
12 2 Ruhrtalsperrenverein, 1955
7 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with the Ruhrtalsperrenverein in Delecke, regarding a permit for R.P. to take photographs near the dam. R.P. writes about his landscape photographs.
12 2 Ruppel, Aloys, 1956
1 letter to R.P. from Aloys Ruppel at the Gutenberg-Museum in Mainz; thanking R.P. for a Plantin Press print.
12 2 Russell, Peter, 1958
6 items (on 10 leaves): six personal letters to R.P. from Peter Russell (a student of mathematics); and an obituary for Dieter Russell. Russell mentions R.P.'s portrait photographs of him and his brother Pierre.; writes about his studies in Kiel; discusses literature (Robert Musil), and comments on an article by Adolf Portmann. One of his letters was sent from Berkeley, California. Annotated by R.P.
12 3 Victor H. Scales - Johannes Scharfenstein
12 3 Scales, Victor H., 1958-1959
2 letters, including 1 by R.P.: intellectual exchange about photography with an amateur photographer from New York. Scales mentions photographs by R.P. issued by Photorama [Oct. 1958] and in Pictorial history of photography; also Edward Steichen and his exhibitions of modern photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
12 3 Schabicki, Irmgard, 1962
3 letters, including 1 by R.P.: personal correspondence. Schabicki frequently mentions Hermann Hesse in Montagnola.
12 3 Schaeffer-Heyrothsberge, Paul, 1955-1956
9 items (on 11 leaves), including 4 by R.P.: correspondence with the office of the architect Paul Schaeffer-Heyrothsberge in Wiesbaden; concerning a commission for R.P. to photograph residential architecture built by the Krupp family in Essen-Bredeney. The letters to R.P. include detailed guidelines for the photographs. Several letters are annotated by R.P.
12 3 Scharfenstein, Johannes, 1960
1 business letter to R.P. from a furniture designer in Meschede/Ruhr.
12 4 Scheven, Ilsemarie von, 1959-1961
15 items (on 21 leaves), including 6 by R.P.: intellectual exchange between R.P. and the book dealer in Hamm. The letters refer to an article on the photographic work of R.P. by von Scheven, and include discussions about photography, R.P.'s photographs of trees and his book Bäume, abstract art, literary topics and the current cultural climate in Germany. R.P. mentions the Documenta in Kassel, and comments on Heinrich Böll's novel Billard um halb zehn [1961] and Ernst Jünger's An der Zeitmauer [1959] and Sgrafitti [1960]. Scheven frequently mentions contemporary literary authors and their recent publications. Included is a typescript Drei Monate Wüste, of von Scheven's review of L. A. Tregenza's Egyptian years [1958], published in German translation under the title Einsame Berge zwischen Nil und Rotem Meer, by F.A. Brockhaus in Wiesbaden.
12 5 Auskunftei W. Schimmelpfeng - P. F. Schneider
12 5 Schimmelpfeng, W., 1954
1 business letter to R.P. from the firm Auskunftei W. Schimmelpfeng, Deutsche Auskunftei GmbH. in Dortmund.
12 5 Schirdewan, Ruth, 1959
3 items, including 1 by R.P. : correspondence, regarding reprints of R.P.'s portrait photograph of Ruth Schirdewan's late brother Ulrich. R.P. mentions working as a photographer for the firm Deutsche Spinnerei-Maschinenbau AG in Ingolstadt.
12 5 Schmitt, Carl, 1956
2 items: a postcard to R.P. from Carl Schmitt and a letter to Schmitt from R.P. R.P. writes about photography as a profession.
12 5 Johann Schmidt Photo- und Kinotechnik, 1955, 1960-1961
7 letters by R.P. to the firm; regarding enlargements of photographs by R.P. (1955) and reprints for the architect Fritz Schupp (1960-1961).
12 5 Schmoll gen. Eisenwerth, J. Adolf, 1962
2 letters by the art historian; one addressed to the director of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hugh Edwards (in French) and one to R.P. Both letters concern the acquisition of R.P.'s photographs by the Art Institute of Chicago.
12 5 Karl Schneider - Architeckt B.D.A (Firm), 1955
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the firm in Wuppertal-Elberfeld; concerning photographs of architecture designed by Karl Schneider. Annotated by R.P.
12 5 Schneider, P. F., 1953-1956
5 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the architect in Cologne regarding photographs of Schneiders Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung building in Essen, published in the book WAZ ein Druck- und Verlagshaus im Ruhrgebiet [1954].
12 6 Schneider-Esleben, Paul, 1953-1962
34 items (on 36 leaves), including 9 by R.P.: predominantly business correspondence with the architect Paul Schneider-Esleben in Düsseldorf; concerning commissions to photograph buildings in Meschede, Bracht, Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth, Altenhundem and Saalhausen; mainly public buildings. Several items are annotated by R.P.; some include exchange related to the commissioned photographs, especially Schneider-Esleben's letter from Oct. 14, 1958, in which he suggests to R.P. specific compositions and perspectives, and includes sketched drawings of specific sites.
12 7 Ferdinand Schöningh Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1941-1964
33 items, including 2 by R.P. and 1 personal letter from Schöningh's wife Annie. Mainly honorariums for R.P. from the publisher and bookseller Ferdinand Schöningh in Paderborn, for sold copies of Paderborn [1949].
12 8 Schöppe, Wilhelm, 1957-1962
ca. 23 items, including 10 by R.P.: correspondence with the publisher of Foto Prisma and chairman of G.D.L (Gesellschaft Deutscher Lichtbildner); discussing plans for a book about Hugo Erfurth; the David Octavius Hill medal awarded to R.P. by the G.D.L.; R.P.'s article about photography and architecture in the Oct. 1960 issue of Photokina; and Erich Stenger's purchase of R.P.'s photographs for his collection. R.P. comments on the nomination of August Sander for the 1961 culture prize of G.D.L., and praises the photographers Will Moegle, Otto Steinert, Ruth Hallensleben, and Walter Wissenbach. Schöppe mentions a 1951 portrait photograph of R.P. by Pan Walther, and the plan for R.P. 's participation at the Biennale di Venezia in 1961. Included are 2 pages from Foto Prisma, and two typescripts of letters (one with ms. corrections) from R.P. to the editor of Foto Prisma, including one on landscape photography with the title Zur Ihrer Landschaftsumfrage.
12 9 Schott, Erich [ Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen.], 1947-1953
29 items, including 13 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and Erich Schott, the managing director of the firm Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen., after the firm's relocation from Jena to Landshut and later to Mainz; also between R.P. and Prof. Dr. W. Hahland and 1 letter from Mrs. Schott to R.P. The letters concern several commissioned works, mainly photographs of the firm's facilities in Mainz and a trade catalog which included photographs previously published in the firm's pre-war trade catalogs [ Jena laboratory glassware, 1937 and Jenaer Glas für Laboratorien, 1937]. With a mention of a portrait photograph of Erich Schott, a cityscape of Mainz, and articles illustrated with photographs by R.P. published in in-house magazines ( Zeiss Werkzeitschrift). R.P. writes about the conflict with Ernst Boerhinger regarding the printing quality in Lob des Rheingaus.
12 10 Schott, Erich, [ Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen.], 1954-1956
27 items, including 7 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the firm Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen. ( W. Hahland ); concerning commissioned works, mainly photographs of the firm's facilities in Mainz, including enlargements for an exhibition space in Berlin; and products. With a mention of a photograph by R.P. published in 1954 by Die Schaulade in Bamberg, and a portrait photograph of W. Hahland.
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13 1 Schott, Erich, [ Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen.], 1957-1958
23 items, including 7 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the firm Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen. ( W. Hahland ); concerning photographs for an advertising brochure. Hahland mentions a similar project R.P. worked on for the firm DESAG [Deutsche Spiegelglas A.G.].
13 2 Schott, Erich, [ Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen.], 1959-1966 and undated
29 items (on 34 leaves), including 10 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the firm Jenaer Glaswerk & Gen. (Erich Schott and W. Hahland) concerning orders of reprints and enlargements. The 1965 portion concerns the purchase of negatives R.P. made for the firm in the 1930s and includes a list of 598 negatives. Included is a letter by R.P. regarding the artist and photographer Fritz Brill, and an unsigned typescript refering to the honorary doctorate awarded to Erich Schott by the University of Mainz. Schott's letter from Feb. 8, 1962 has drawings in R.P.'s hand on verso.
13 3 Gerhard Schröder - Standard Verlag, Hamburg
13 3 Schröder, Gerhard, 1962
2 thank-you letters from the Foreign Minister (Bundesminister des Auswärtigen) Gerhard Schröder to R.P.
13 3 Schubert und Salzer (Firm), 1952
1 business letter by Agnes Renger-Patzsch to the firm Schubert und Salzer in Stuttgart.
13 3 Staatshochbauamt Soest, 1957
1 business letter to R.P. Annotated.
13 3 Stadt Darmstadt, 1951
2 items, including 1 by R.P. : correspondence regarding reprints for an exhibition (Ausstellung 51). [ Mensch + Raum?].
13 3 Stahl-Armaturen Siepmann, 1960
1 letter to R.P. regarding reprints of photographs R.P. took of the firm's facilities.
13 3 Stahlbau Rheinhausen, 1952-1953
5 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence regarding reprints of photographs by R.P.
13 3 Stahlberg, Ingeborg, 1956-1957
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the publisher Ingeborg Stahlberg at the Stahlberg-Verlag in Karlsruhe. R.P. writes in general terms about his experience with commisioned works and mentions his participation in an exhibition held at the Kunsthalle Mannheim in June 1957.
13 3 Verlag Gerhard Stalling, 1955
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correpondence with the publishing house Gerhard Stalling AG Druck- und Verlagshaus in Oldenburg, regarding photographs for Westfalen, schaffendes Land [1955]. With a list of the selected photographs.
13 3 Standard-Verlag, 1957
4 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the publishing house Standard-Verlag in Hamburg; regarding reprints of R.P.'s photographs for Bau, Raum, Gerät [1957] (vol. 2 of the series Die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts).
13 4 Schupp, F. (Fritz), 1951-1959
57 items, including 16 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the architect Fritz Schupp; also 1 letter from R.P. to Dr. Wulf, director of the firm Essener Steinkohlenbergwerke, and 1 letter from Schupp to the firm Vereinigte Kaliwerke Saltzdetfurth, Werk Hattorf in Röhrigshof, near Hersfeld. The letters concern reprints of R.P.'s photographs of a coal mine. R.P. mentions his photographs of the residenz of Dr. Mommertz.
13 5 Georg Schützenhofer - W. Schwarz
13 5 Schützenhofer, Georg, 1955
3 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the photographer, whose photograph of a bird R.P. intended to use in a lecture as an example of capturing movement in photography.
13 5 Schütz-Wolff, Johanna, 1950
1 postcard to R.P. by the artist Johanna Schütz-Wolff. Includes a small drawing by the artist.
13 5 Schwarz, Paula, Sister, 1957, undated
3 items: a letter (with envelope) to R.P. by Sister Paula Schwarz from the Benedictine Abby Mariendonk in Kempen, and an undated draft of R.P.'s response letter. [Only the first page is present in the archive].
13 5 Schwarz, Rudolf, 1957-1960
7 items (on 12 leaves), including 4 by R.P. Correspondence with the architect, discussing the artistic relationship between an architect and a photographer, and the aesthetics of the photography of architecture. Schwarz comments on R.P.'s unpublished text about architecture and photography, writes about his recent book [ Kirchenbau?, 1960], and comments on Martin Hürlimann's work on cathedrals in England [ English cathedrals, 1950]. The letter by Schwarz from Dec. 17, 1960 has annotations by R.P. on verso, including a reference to Dr. Böhm. The typescripts include carbon copies.
13 5 Schwarz, W., 1954
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the architect W. Schwarz regarding reprints of photographs by R.P. intended to illustrate an article by Dr. Barth in Baukunst und Werkform. Schwarz lists several architectural firms ordering reprints of photographs by R.P.
13 6 Schwippert, Hans, 1953-1961
30 items, including 13 by R.P.: l correspondence with the architect; concerning photographs of a highrise building of an insurance agency in Düsseldorf (Provincialversicherung); reprints for Bauen + Wohnen and Baukunst und Werkform; photographs of the power plant Anna, the interior of the Industrie- und Handelskammer (Chamber of Commerce) in Münster; and a commissioned work for the firm Deutsche Linoleumwerke. Included is 1 letter from R.P. to the Industrie- und Handelskammer in Münster. Schwippert and R.P. exchange their views on contemporary trends in architecture and in photography. R.P. mentions Schwippert's publication on Otto Pankok. Several letters to R.P. are signed by Schwippert's secretary S. Hille.
13 7 Seiler - Ernst Siepmann
13 7 Seiler, 1961
1 letter from R.P. to Mr. Seiler, owner of a spinning mill; regarding photographs by R.P. With a mention of the firm Deutsche Spinnereimaschinenbau.
13 7 Siepmann, Ernst, 1953-1966
12 items, including 7 by R.P. : correspondence between R.P. and Ernst Siepmann of the Siepmann-Werke AG in Beleke/Möhne, concerning photographs of the firm's office space and products. With a mention of Hugo Kükelhaus. Siepman invites R.P. to several privately organized musical events. R.P. mentions a publication for the firm Schubert und Salzer by the graphic artist and typographer Hermann Virl, for which he contributed photographs [ Schubert & Salzer Maschinenfabrik Aktiengesellschaft Ingolstadt, 75 Jahre Textilmaschinenbau, 1958]. Several letters are annotated by R.P.
13 8 Smith, Käthe, 1955-1969 undated
37 items (on 41 leaves), including 12 by R.P. and 1 letter from Käthe Smith to Agnes Renger-Patzsch (dated March 13, 1969). Two letters by Smith are undated, including one of which only page 2 is present in the archive. [Of R.P.'s letter from April 7, 1956 only the first page is present in the archive]. The letters between R.P. and Käthe Smith, wife of a theology professor Ronald Gregor Smith at the university in Glasgow, Scotland, are rich in discussions about contemporary literature, history and philosophy, also current cultural and political changes in Europe; both strongly criticize the economic prosperity (Wirtschaftswunder) in Germany. R.P. writes about his trips to Italy and Sicily and the book project Bäume, referring in this context to Felix Hornstein's Wald und Mensch and George Lesser's Gothic cathedrals and sacred geometry [1957-1964]. Smith asks R.P. for an expert opinion regarding a painting by Emil Nolde; mentions a mutual friend Audrey Walker (Sheriff Principal of Lanarkshire); and a lecture by Ronald Gregor Smith, written in collaboration with R.P., published in a Festschrift for Rudolf Bultmann [ Zeit und Geschichte, Dankesgabe an Rudolf Bultmann zum 80. Geburtstag, 1964]. In her letters from Chicago, Smith describes her impressions of the United States and offers observations on the cultural differences between the United States and Europe.
13 9 Gerda Soergel - H. B. Spitmann
13 9 Panofsky-Soergel, Gerda, 1962
1 postcard to R.P. by Gerda Soergel [wife of the art historian Erwin Panofsky]; regarding Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien .
13 9 Städt. Verkehrs- und Kulturpflegeamt Soest, 1956-1958
3 letters to R.P.; regarding reprints of photographs of Soest for a tourist brochure.
13 9 So Einrichtungshaus Winter, 1963
1 letter to R.P. from the furniture store in Essen.
13 9 Spiegelglas Verkaufs-Agentur (Cologne, Germany), 1953
4 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence regarding photographs of the building of the insurance agency Provinzialversicherung in Düsseldorf. With a mention of the architect Hans Schwippert.
13 9 Spitman, H. B., undated
1 personal letter to R.P. by the daughter of the architect H. B. Spitman.
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14 1 Stauffacher-Verlag AG, Zürich - Emil Steffann
14 1 Stauffacher-Verlag, 1958
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Stauffacher-Verlag in Zurich, concerning reprints of photographs of churches in Ottmarsheim and Schlettstadt for Illustrierte Weltgeschichte [4th ed. 1958].
14 1 Sophie Stecker Strickwarenfabrik, 1955
2 items, including 1 by R.P. Correspondence concerning reprints of photographs of industrial buildings. Stecker mentions the Münster in Westfalen publisher Karl Heinz von Saint-George.
14 1 Steffen, Dieter, 1964
6 items (on 9 leaves), including 3 by R.P. : an intellectual exchange with the photographer Dieter Steffen about the current state of teaching photography in German art schools; also about photography in advertising (Werbegraphik). Steffen mentions his professional contacts with Siegfried Remann and Dr. [Walter] Boje [a commission work for Agfa-Werke], comments on a photography exhibition held in Kiel in August 1964, and refers to an article about teaching photography in the anniversary issue of Foto-Information. He also mentions the photographers Thomas Höpker and Horst H. Baumann. R.P.' s comments about Steffen's photographs of Holland provide insight into his own artistic sensitivity (".. die Welt mit dem Staunen des Kindes zu sehen ...").
14 1 Steffann, Emil, 1954-1955 and undated
11 items (on 12 leaves), including 5 by R.P. : correspondence with the architect; concerning a commission for R.P. to photograph the church St. Bonifatius in Dortmund, designed by Steffann. Both discuss aesthetic details of the photographs. Steffann mentions an upcoming exhibition of ecclesiatical art in Düsseldorf, in May 1955, organized by the architect Paul Schneider-Esleben, in which Steffann's work will be represented in photographs by R.P. With a mention of Hugo Kückelhaus. Two letters by R.P. are addressed to Pfarrer März of the St. Bonifatius parrish in Dortmund.
14 2 Edward Steichen - Otto Steinert
14 2 Steichen, Edward, 1955-1956
5 items, including 3 by R.P. Correspondence with Steichen as the director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Steichen's letters are on MOMA letterhead. R.P. asks for permission to show Steichen's photographic work in his lectures about photography as art "sui generis"; lists the photographs he would like to show; and comments on Steichen's acclaimed exhibition Family of man.
14 2 Steinert, Otto, 1957-1960
12 items, including 5 by R.P. Steinert's letters to R.P. are on the letterhead of Staatliche Schule für Kunst und Handwerk Saarbrücken. Correspondence concerningthe acquisition of reprints from Die Welt ist schön for the Saarland-Museum, the city of Essen [the Folkwang Werkkunstschule in Essen], and for the "deutsches Bildarchiv", a project commissioned to Steinert by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie. Also discussed is the possibility of publishing a book about Hugo Erfurth with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie. R.P. mentions an unpublished photograph "Dornbusch an der Landstrasse".
14 3 Karl Heinz von Saint-George - Sydslesvigs danske kunstforening
14 3 Saint-George, Karl Heinz von, 1955
2 items, including 1 by R.P. Correspondence with the publisher in Münster; concerning reprints and copyrights of photographs by R.P. for a publication to which Saint-George refers as "Foto-Mappe". With a mention of Hook, Kroll and the firm H. Biederlack & Co. in Greven.
14 3 Stockmann, Wynand, 1960 and 1962
5 items (on 7 leaves): letters to R.P. from W[ynand?] Stockmann from Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Several letters include text by Stockmann's wife, Josefa. The letter from Nov. 23, 1962 includes an invoice for photographs by R.P.
14 3 Strabel, E., 1956
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the manager of Deutsche Spiegelglas A.G.; concerning the reprint of a photograph by R.P. showing a technician (Hafenmacher) in Jena [at the Jenaer Glaswerk Schott & Gen]. The letter by R.P. is annotated.
14 3 Strauf, Hubert, 1955, 1960, undated
4 items (on 5 leaves): R.P.'s correspondence with Hubert Strauf from the firm Strauf und Weiss in Essen. Included is an annotated travel expense report, and a two-page carbon copy of R.P.' s confidential report analysing management issues in the photo reproduction section (Reproabteilung) of an undisclosed firm.
14 3 Strelow, Liselotte, 1965
1 letter to R.P. by the photographer in Düsseldorf, in which she comments on a WDR [West Deutscher Rundfunk] television program about R.P.
14 3 Stuttgarter Gardinen (Firm), 1954-1956
6 items: correspondence to R.P. from the manufacturer of curtains in Stuttgart. With a mention of Leonie Reygers at the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund, and Eva Noack in Munich.
14 3 Stüber, 1949
1 postcard to R.P. from family Stüber in Mannbach am Rhein.
14 3 Stübing, Rudolf, 1953-1954
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with a book dealer specializing in books on photography in Bielefeld.
14 3 Süddeutsche Bank, 1954-1957, undated
11 items, including 6 by R.P. (incl. 1 handwritten note): correspondence with director Köper in Franfurt am Main, and Mr. Jäckle and director Polfers in Munich, concerning a commission for R.P. to photograph the bank's branches in Frankfurt am Main, Mannhein, Munich, Heilbronn and Offenbach. With a mention of the graphic artist [Hermann] Virl. R.P.'s letter from March 29, 1954 is annotated on verso.
14 3 Sydslesvigs danske kunstforening, 1962
4 items (on 5 leaves), including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with Gynther Hansen at Südschleswigs Dänischer Kunstverein [Sydslesvigs danske kunstforening] in Flensburg, concerning a joint exhibition of work by R.P. and by the Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen. The exhibition was planned to open at Südschleswigs Dänischer Kunstverein in Flensburg in May 1962.
14 4 Verlag "Sanitäre Technik" - Georg Trump
14 4 Verlag "Sanitäre Technik", 1954
1 letter by R.P. concerning the copyright for one of his photographs.
14 4 Dr. Karl Thomae GmbH, 1954-1955
16 items, including 5 by R.P.: correspondence with the pharmaceutical firm Dr. Karl Thomae GmbH in Biberach an der Riss (Dr. Carl Ernst Sänger), concerning a commission to photograph the firm's facilities; also discussing reprints and retouching. Included is a letter to R.P. from C. H. Boehringer Sohn regarding the commission. The letter to R.P. dated Nov. 4, 1955 has a drawing on verso.
14 4 F. Tigges Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1966
3 letters, including 1 by R.P. concerning photographs for a calender [ Westfalen-Kalender 1967]. Annotated by R.P. [Also see correspondence with Agnes R.P. filed in Box 15, F. 11].
14 4 Verband des Deutschen Tischlerhandwerks, 1956
1 letter to R.P. by the firm Das Tischlergewerk in Essen (Organ des Verbandes des Deutschen Tischlerhandwerks); concerning reprints of photographs of furniture R.P. took at the workshop of Werkstätten J. Dickerhoff in Bochum.
14 4 Töpfer, Alfred, 1962
1 letter by R.P. to the firm Alfred C. Töpfer in Hamburg, in which R.P. accepts an invitation. Annotated by R.P.
14 4 Trump, Georg, 1959
1 letter to R.P. by the graphic artist and typographer in Munich. Trump mentions the possibility of a joint project with Ingolstadt [Deutscher Spinnereimaschinenbau Ingolstadt?], Mrs. Virl [Hermann Virl's wife?], and comments on a lecture by R.P.
14 5 Tümpel, Wolfgang, 1949-1958, undated
24 items, including 9 by R.P. : mainly business correspondence, including invoices, between R.P. and the jewelry designer and silversmith and teacher at the Landeskunstschule in Hamburg. Tümpel's letter from Aug. 11, 1949 provides insight into his workshop. Several letters are annotated by R.P. or include sketches of lamps, jewelry and other objects in Tümpel's or R.P.'s hand. With a mention of the furniture manufacturer Josef Dickerhoff. R.P. mentions a joint exhibition with Frida Schoy and the jewelry designer and goldsmith Elisabeth Treskow at the Kunstverein Münster in 1955 (opened Oct. 16th). Tümpel mentions exhibitions of his work in Osnabrück, Schwäbisch-Gmünd and in Hagen in 1958.
14 6 Bruno Uhl - U.S. Camera
14 6 Uhl, Bruno, 1955
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and Bruno Uhl from Agfa Aktiengesellschaft für Photofabrikation in Leverkusen. Uhl invites R.P. to accept the position of guest lecturer at the recently established Staatliche Höhere Fachschule für Photographie Köln; suggests the theme of landscape photography; and also writes about the students and the faculty of the school.
14 6 Ullstein GmbH., 1957
3 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the editor Danz at Ullstein Aktiengesellschaft Propyläen-Verlag in Berlin-Tempelhof, asking for a reprint of R.P.'s photograph of the Erbdrostenhof in Münster, which was included in Theodor Rensing's books about the architect Johann Conrad Schlaun.
14 6 Umschau Verlag, 1958-1962
11 items, including 3 by R.P. : correspondence with the editors of the Umschau Verlag in Frankfurt am Main, Harald Busch and Bernd Lohse, mainly concerning reprints. R.P. comments on the image quality in one of his privately published books (... die Sache ins Malerische umgebogen, sehr zu meinem Kummer). Two letters are addressed to Sabine Renger-Patzsch.
14 6 Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft (Stuttgart, Germany), 1957
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the editor of Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft Herbert Beck. R.P. proposes publishing a book about portrait photography by Hugo Erfurth, lists names of people portrayed by Erfurth, and provides technical details about Erfuth's photographic process.
14 6 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1954
2 invoices sent to R.P.; related to the exhibition at the Person Hall Art Gallery in December 1953.
14 6 Urban-Verlag, 1949
1 letter by R.P. to the Urban-Verlag in Freiburg in Breisgau, concerning copyright for his photograph included in Der romanische Kirchenbau im Elsass [1944] by Rudolf Kautzsch.
14 6 U.S. Camera (Firm), undated [1957?]
1 letter by the editor Mary P. R. Thomas, asking R.P. to participate in the 1958 edition of the U.S. Camera.
14 7 Verbindungsstelle Landwirtschaft/Industrie e.V., Essen - Vignold Klischéeanstalt
14 7 Verbindungsstelle Landwirtschaft-Industrie, 1956
8 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with Dr. Schröder-Etzdorf in Essen. Discussed is a commission for R.P. to photograph "Milchabgabestellen" (places selling milk) for a publication intended to raise milk consumption. Some letters include sketches by R.P. With a mention of an article about the project in Das Fenster (July issue, 1956).
14 7 Verein der Unternehmer der Textilindustrie im Industrie- und Handelskammerbezirk Mönchen-Gladbach e.V., 1951
1 letter to R.P. asking for photographs related to the theme of cotton production.
14 7 Vignold Klischéeanstalt, 1957
1 business letter by R.P. to Vignold Klischéeanstalt in Essen.
14 8 Virl, Herman, 1951-1958
25 items (on 26 leaves), including 10 by R.P. Correspondence between R.P. and the graphic artist and typographer, the farmer Karl Stich and the pharmaceutical firm Medopharm in Munich. Discussed are several commissioned works, mainly for R.P. , some also for Virl: a printing project at the Bruckmann KG in Munich; a commission for the firm Deutsche Spinnereimaschinenbau AG in Ingolstadt [a trade catalog], including reprints and enlargements; an advertising brochure for a milk farm in Bavaria; a commission for the Süddeutsche Bank; and a travel brochure and advertisement for Grünwald near Munich. R.P. mentions taking photographs of a highrise building in Düsseldorf. In a letter from 1954, Virl mentions a newly published catalog of Schubert und Salzer in Ingolstadt, and two calenders issued by a bank. Some letters are annotated.
14 9 Virl-Gath, Friedel, 1958-1959, undated
19 items (on 21 leaves), including 4 by R.P. Correspondence between R.P. and the widow of the graphic artist and typographer Herman Virl. Also included is an obituary for Herman Virl and a carbon copy of a text by R.P. in which he commemorates the late Herman Virl. The letters concern photographs R.P. took of Virl's death mask, Virl's graphic work and house. Friedel Virl-Gath mentions an article about her late husband in Münchner Leben ( [Oct.?] 1958) and a book designed by Virl [ Geburtstagsgeschichten]. R.P. describes his intentions for the book Bäume; and also advises Friedel Virl-Gath in business affairs involving the firm Atelier Professor Virl. Some letters are annotated.
14 10 Marianne Vogelsang - Walter Voswinkel
14 10 Vogelsang, Marianne, 1950
2 letters to R.P. by the dancer, choreographer and co-director of Mary Wigman Studio in Berlin. Vogelsang asks for reprints of photographs of her taken before the war, which she would like to include in an exhibition. Vogelsang describes details of one of the images and mentions her collaboration with Mary Wigman.
14 10 Voigtländer & Sohn, 1950
1 invoice from the firm in Braunschweig to the firm O. Küllenberg in Essen, for an item sold to R.P.
14 10 Völckers, Otto, 1950, 1955-1956
11 items, including 4 by R.P. Correspondence with the architect. Letters from 1950 concern reprints for the archive of the firm Fachverband der Fensterglasindustrie, formerly known as Verein deutscher Tafelglashütten, in Frankfurt am Main. R.P. lists several of his photographs with the theme "glass". The letter from 1955-1956 concerns reprints of photographs of industrial structures designed by Fritz Schupp for an article in Glasforum. Völckers describes his plans for articles about glass and architectural forms. With a mention of the architects Hans Schwippert and Günter Marschall in Marl-Hüls.
14 10 Voswinkel, Walter, 1952-1953
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Walter Voswinkel from the firm Graphische Kunstanstalten F. Bruckmann in Munich, regarding the printing of Lob des Rheingaus [1953].
14 11 Martin Wackernagel - Peter Wapnewski
14 11 Wackernagel, Martin, 1955-1956
5 items, including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with the art historian in Münster. R.P. expresses his attitude towards individuality as an aesthetic element in photography ( "... da mich, wie auch beim Porträt das Individuelle wenig interessiert hat."). Two letters by Wackernagel are on Westfälischer Kunstverein letterhead and concern reprints of photographs for a book about trees by Giacomo Jucker from Milan [ Alberi ornamentali in Italia, 1958]. [Pre-war correspondence with Martin Wackernagel in filed in Box 1, F.10].
14 11 Wagner, Anne, 1960
1 letter to R.P. The artist from Rumbeck [Arnsberg-Rumbeck] asks R.P. to photograph her sculptures and vases.
14 11 Wahl, Victor, 1959
4 items, including 2 by R.P. : focusing on aesthetics in photography in context of Wahl's plan to publish a book exploring the theme of human hands in photography. R.P. expresses his opinion about current trends in photography, lists and describes several of his photographs of human hands, and refers to a book published by Orell Füssli Verlag which includes his work [ Hände und was sie sagen, 1929]. He also mentions recent travel to Ingolstadt, Munich, Augsburg, Breisbach, Reydt and Goch to photograph machines and comments: "... eine rein sachliche Aufgabe, weitab von Kunst, aber eben wegen der Sachlichkeit sehr angenehm ... Die Mittel sind dem Gegenstand adaequat". [Of his letter from 1959, April 26, only the first page is present in the archive].
14 11 Wien, Waldemar, 1966
1 letter to R.P. by the sculptor; concerning R.P.'s photographs of his work.
14 11 Waldthausen, R. von, 1955-1957
6 items, including 2 by R.P. and 1 invoice: correspondence with the Bergwerkassesor R. von Waldthausen in Essen. R.P. mentions the book Sehen und Erkennen by Paul Brandt and an exhibition of his photographic work at the Folkwang Museum in March 1956. In the context of a commission, Waldthausen recommends to R.P. Kurt [Curt] Edeling from the chemical firm Theo Goldschmidt AG in Essen. The invoice is from the Rheinelbe Bergbau Aktiengesellschaft to R.P. and concerns a photograph of the coal mine Zeche Bonifacius.
14 11 Walker, Audrey, 1963
1 letter to R.P. from the Scottish photographer in Glasgow. Walker mentions a book of portraits by Hugo Erfurth [ Hugo Erfurth, Bildnisse, 1961] and their mutual friends Ronald and Käthe Smith.
14 11 Wapnewski, Peter, 1954-1962
17 items (on 21 leaves), including 8 by R.P., and 1 letter by Caroline Wapnewski to R.P.: intense intellectual exchange between R.P. and the philologist in Heidelberg. In the context of R.P.'s text Versuch einer Einordnung der Photographie both discuss the artistic and philosophical aspects of photography. R.P. expresses his opinion about modern art, especially Willy Baumeister, and the impact of advertising [Werbung] on photography as an art form and as a profession. R.P. also relates his photographic work to Ernst Jünger's Das Sanduhrbuch and to Hermann Friedmann's books Die Welt der Formen and Wissenschaft und Symbol. Both discuss the plan of a lecture by R.P. at the Amerika-Haus in Heildeberg, and comment on each other's recent books, R.P.'s Bäume and Wapnewski's Hartman von Aue.
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15 1 Ludwig Weber -"Werdendes Abendland an Rhein und Ruhr"
15 1 Weber, Ludwig, 1950
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the editor of the magazine Das Haus and director of the Öffentliche Bausparkasse Württemberg; concerning a reprint. With a mention of a photograph by R.P. published in Fundamente.
15 1 Weidenfeld and Nicolson (Firm), 1966
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the publishing house in London (Michael Raeburn); concerning reprints for an upcoming book about Holy Roman Empire by Friedrich Heer [ The intellectual history of Europe, 1966]. Annotated by R.P.
15 1 Weimann, Robert, 1952-1963
13 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with Robert Weimann in Ingolstadt and Lübbecke. Weimann writes about personnel changes at the firm Despag [Deutsche Spinnereimaschinen AG in Ingolstadt] and mentions editing three catalogs of spare parts [Ersatzteilkataloge] produced by Despag which include photographs by R.P. In the context of the culture prize awarded to R.P., Weimann mentions an article about R.P. which appeared in the Essener Allgemeine Zeitung on 14 Sept., 1960. Weimann reviews extensively the books Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien and Bäume; mentions an exhibition of R.P.'s work in Dortmund in 1962 and a biography of R.P. issued in the catalog Werkstatt Porträt 10. Both mention mutual friends Herman Virl, [Henner?] Kätelhön and Otto Schmidt.
15 1 Wenzel, W., 1953
1 thank-you letter to R.P. for sending a copy of Schloss Cappenberg. On the letterhead of Stadt Dortmund, Städtisches Kulturamt.
15 1 Werbe GmbH, 1954
2 items, including 1 by R.P. : correspondence with Mr. Figlarek from the firm Die Werbe GmbH; concerning reprints of photographic images of winter for a greeting card or advertisement [Glückwunschanzeige].
15 1 Werdendes Abendland an Rhein und Ruhr [exhibition], 1956
3 items, including 1 by R.P. : correspondence between R.P. and Dr. Elbern of Villa Hügel in Essen, concerning reprints of R.P.'s photographs of the cathedral in Aachen, for the exhibition "Werdendes Abendland an Rhein und Ruhr", organized by the Museum Folkwang and held at the Villa Hügel.
15 2 Wilhelm Wessel - Westfalenspiegel
15 2 Wessel, Wilhelm, 1950
1 letter to R.P. by the artist, who mentions that his work is part of a collective exhibition held at the museum in Elberfeld in April and May 1950. Wessel also comments on Norman Mailer's Naked and the dead [ Die Nackten und die Toten], and mentions [Hugo] Kükelhaus.
15 2 Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 1953-1954
7 items (on 8 leaves), including 2 by R.P.: correspondence with Jakob Funke at the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung in Essen, regarding photographs commisioned for a book project with text by Karl von Sabel. Funke mentions R.P.'s photograph of an administrative building of the firm Krupp and a double-portrait.
15 2 Westfälische Berggewerkschaftskasse, 1956
4 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with Ludwig Nieman; concerning reprints of photographs of architecture in the Ruhr Region for the publications Kristall and Der runde Bogen [by Adolf Heckel]. With a mention of Josef Dickerhoff.
15 2 Westfälischer Kunstverein, 1955
1 letter to R.P. from the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster/Westfalen (Carl Bäufer?) notifying R.P. that his work will be shown in an exhibition of the former Essener Werkgemeinschaft, 16 September -20 November 1955, at the Westfälischer Kunstverein. With a mention of the artists [Frida] Schoy, [Elisabeth] Treskow and Lessmann.
15 2 Westfälische Landes-Bausparkasse (Münster in Westfalen, Germany), 1964
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: financial business correspondence.
15 2 Westfälische Verlagsbuchhandlung Mocker und Jahn, 1950
1 item: agreement between R.P. and the publisher in Soest; regarding the book project Soest.
15 2 Westfalenspiegel, Münster/Westfalen, 1960-1961
7 items, including 3 by R.P.: correspondence with Clemens Herbermann regarding the inclusion of photographs by R.P. in various issues of Westfalenspiegel. R.P. describes his photographs of cabbage [Grünkohl] and sends hitherto unpublished photographs of Höxter and Corvey. [Other correspondence with Herbermann is filed in Box 8, F.6].
15 3 Theodor Arthur Winde - Karl Woltze
15 3 Winde, Arthur Theodor, 1956
2 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence with the sculptor in Münster/Westfalen. R.P. comments on Winde's art work called "Baukasten". Winde mentions a commission to photograph his wooden sculptures in Essen. Both mention Paul Pieper and Carl Heise.
15 3 Winkhaus, Gerd Paul, 1956
2 letters, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence concerning reprints of portrait photographs by R.P. found in the estate of Winkhaus's mother.
15 3 Wochatz, Oskar, 1958
1 letter to R.P. by a war-time comrade, who inquires about reprints of photographs R.P. took during the war in an air-raid shelter.
15 3 Wolf, Gustav, 1953-1958
7 items (on 10 leaves), including 1 by R.P. : correspondence with the architect and the "Landesbaupfleger für Westfalen". Wolf's letters provide insight into his preservation of historic sites in Westphalia. Wolf asks R.P. for reprints of photographs of Haus Byink by Davensberg. Included is a copy of Wolf's letter to the president of Arnsberg [Regierungspräsident]. Wolf mentions R.P.'s portrait photograph of Romano Guardini. Discussed also is the plan of a lecture by R.P. [See also correspondence with Wolf filed in Box 16, F.5-7 under topic Landscape].
15 3 Woltze, Karl, 1950-1958
5 items: 3 letters by Karl Woltze in Essen-Bredney to R.P., 1 letter to R.P. by Woltze's daughter Doris, and an invitation to a lecture by the art historian Walter Paatz. Woltze compares photographs by R.P. with music and comments on the lecture "Das Stadtbild von Florenz" held by Paatz on July 23, 1958 at the Kunstring Folkwang in Essen.
15 4 Wulf, Friedrich, 1956-1962, undated
13 items (on 18 leaves), including 4 by R.P.: correspondence with the theologist. R.P. writes about his plans to publish a theoretical treatise about photography, and comments on a privately printed book commissioned by Siepmann Werke [ Bilder aus der Landschaft zwischen Ruhr und Möhne, 1957]. R.P. also mentions holding a lecture at the Gesellschaft für Technik und Wirtschaft in Bochum in April 1956, and an article about his work in Image, an Eastman House publication [vol. 8, no. 3, 1959)
15 5 Wunsch - Zweckverband "Naturpark Arnsberger Wald"
15 5 Wunsch, 1962
1 letter to R.P. regarding rent increase.
15 5 Fachverband Ziegelindustrie Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1961
4 items, including 1 by R.P.: correspondence concerning reprints of the photographs of the coal mines Germania and Katharina, and several reprints of photographs of Lübeck. With a mention of the architect Fritz Schupp.
15 5 Zink, 1960
1 letter by R.P. to Dr. Zink, in which R.P. responds to criticism concerning his lecture at the Hochschule Hannover.
15 5 Zwanck, Ernst, 1952-1953
4 letters by R.P. : correspondence with the firm Ernst Zwanck in Hamburg, concerning an unsatisfactory batch of tea.
15 5 Zweckverband "Naturpark Arnsberger Wald", 1962-1966
10 items, including 6 by R.P.: correspondence between R.P. and the association "Naturpark Arnsberger Wald" (von Wintzingerode), related to the book project Im Wald. Also included are 2 letters to the Chamber of Commerce in Arnsberg.
15 6 Unidentified post-war correspondence, 1947 - 1966 and undated
15 6 Bi, 1966
1 letter to addressed to "Lieber Bi", dated Jan. 6, 1966. With a mention of an [R.P.'s?] photographic archive (Plattenarchiv).
15 6 Blaue [?], Lotte, 1955
1 letter to R.P. by the sister of Florence Klingender; notifying R.P. about the death of the art historian Francis Donald Klingender.
15 6 E. S. 1960
1 letter to R.P. signed E. S.; congratulating R.P. for being awarded the culture prize. With a newspaper clipping attached.
15 6 Gräfin [von Cappenberg?], undated
1 thank-you letter by R.P. addressed to "Hochverehrte Gräfin". R.P. thanks for her for supporting his book project on the castle of Cappenberg [ Schloss Cappenberg, 1953], and mentions Prof. Botzenhart.
15 6 Höfer, Josef (?), 1958
1 letter to R.P. sent from Capri on Jan. 3, 1958.
15 6 Ingolstadt [letter from], Aug. 17, 1966
1 letter to R.P., signature illegible, dated "Ingolstadt, den 17.8.66"; regarding reprints of R.P.'s photographs of cotton machines. [Possibly an employee of Deutsche Spinnerei-Maschinenbau AG in Ingolstadt].
15 6 Lenchen, 1956-1961
4 letters by R.P. to "Lenchen" in Freiburg: R.P. writes about his book projects Gestein and Bäume (calling the latter "... eine vollkommene Negierung unserer Zeit ...") and a commission to photograph machines in Ingolstadt [Deutscher Spinnereimaschinenbau Ingolstadt?]; expresses his opinion about current trends in art and literature (especially abstract art and Heinrich Böll); and mentions his professional contacts with Ernst Jünger and Carl Georg Heise.
15 6 Renger-Patzsch, Albert, undated
3 items: incomplete copy of a handwritten letter by R.P. to an unknown person [fhe first page is not present in the archive], in which R.P. mentions Martin Hürlimann; the last page of a letter in which R.P. describes his experience of taking photographs of a medieval castle in Italy [during his trip for the book project Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien?]; and a handwritten draft of a letter by R.P. to Dr. Thoma, in which R.P. mentions his work for Ingolstadt [Deutsche Spinnereimaschinenbau AG?] and [Max?] Ettinger.
15 6 "Verehrteste", 1959 1962
2 letters by R.P. to an unidentified woman, whom R.P. addresses as "Verehrteste" [most honored lady]. R.P. writes about his passion for skiing and mentions in this context the photographer Stefan Kruckenhauser; also writes extensively about his book Hohenstaufenburgen in Süditalien.
15 6 W., G. 1956
1 post card to R.P. sent from Stockholm; signed "Holi" [?] and "G.W. c/o Dr. med. Kurt [?] in Hamburg".
15 6 Miscellaneous, 1947-1958
12 items: a birthday poem for R.P. dated "Zum 22. Juni 1947", 1 caricature drawing annotated by R.P., 5 obituaries (Annie Schöningh and Hanno Hahn), an empty postal envelope addressed to R.P. in Wamel, and 3 decorative telegrams to R.P. congratulating him on the culture prize: from Helmut and Alison Gernsheim, Erich Schott, and Adolf and Aenne Schulte-Guenne; also a letter to R.P. dated April 14, 1951.


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