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Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers, 1894-1992

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Mendelsohn (Erich and Luise) Papers

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Series I. Correspondence and manuscripts, Erich and Luise Mendelsohn, 1910-1953 6 box(es)
Selected Erich and Luise Mendelsohn correspondence: 1910-1953

Series I contains personal correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn, covering the years 1910-1953, with assorted manuscripts and notes by Erich Mendelsohn, letters to Esther Mendelsohn and Erich's students and colleagues, and letters from Marianne Hahn, H. Th. Wijdeveld, Lewis Mumford, and Victoria Ocampo. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Letters from Erich Mendelsohn are all typed copies, many of which have been published in Briefe eines Architekten (Munich: Prestel, 1961). The letters from Luise are handwritten. They write about their personal life, impressions of political events, family concerns, travel experiences, and topics in art and architecture. Erich Mendelsohn discusses the work of other modern artists and architects, most notably Feininger, Gropius, Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, El Lissitzky, Neutra, Oud, Picasso, Poelzig, Mies van der Rohe, Van de Velde, Otto Wagner, Worringer, and Wright. He also reflects on the historical development of modern architecture and weighs the importance of such movements as Neo-Impressionism, Expressionism, and Futurism. Mendelsohn's letters also give detailed descriptions of his architectural commissions from conception to realization, as well as descriptions and evaluations of buildings and cities he encountered during his travels through Europe, the Soviet Union, the Middle East, and America. Among the letters are enclosures such as programs, pressed flowers and photographs, as well as assorted documents.
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1 Letters, Erich Mendelsohn to Luise Mendelsohn, 1910-1930
1 1 Typed transcriptions, 1910
1 2 Typed transcriptions, 1911
1 3 Typed transcriptions, 1912-1913
1 4 Typed transcriptions, 1914-1915
1 5 Typed transcriptions, 1916-1917
1 6 Typed transcriptions, 1917
1 7 Typed transcriptions, with 1 autograph letter, 1918
1 8 Typed transcriptions, 1918-1919
1 9 Typed transcriptions, 1920-1923
1 10 Typed transcriptions, 1924-1925
1 11 Typed transcriptions, with 1 autograph letter, 1926-1928
1 12 Typed transcriptions, 1929-1930
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2 Letters, Erich Mendelsohn to Luise Mendelsohn, 1931-1953
2 1 Typed transcriptions, 1931-1933
2 2 Typed transcriptions, 1934-1936
2 3 Typed transcriptions, 1937-1938
2 4 Typed transcriptions, 1939-1945
2 5 Typed transcriptions, 1946-1950
2 6 Typed transcriptions, 1951-1953
2 7 Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1910-1915
2 8 Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1916-1922
2 9 Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1913-1936
2 10 Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1920-1936
2 11 Typed excerpts from Erich Mendelsohn's letters to Luise, 1938-1950
2 12 Autograph research notes, Luise Mendelsohn, undated
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3 Assorted correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 1917-1953 54 letters, handwritten notes
3 1 Correspondence (photocopied), Erich Mendelsohn, 1907-1925 22 letters
3 2 Letters (autograph), Erich Mendelsohn to Maria Luise Esther Mendelsohn, 1931-1941 12 letters
3 3 Letters from Marianne Hahn, H. Th. Wijdeveld, and Lewis Mumford, 1933-1949 4 letters
3 4 Letters (typescript and autograph), Erich Mendelsohn to Salmann Schocken, Thomas S. Politis and Clara (?), 1936-1953 11 letters
3 5 Letter (autograph) Erich Mendelsohn, to his assistants William Bruck, Stalick, and Schiller, 1941 1 letter
Concerning his retrospective exhibit at Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA), his university lectures, life in the U.S., the war, concentration camps, and professional opportunities in architecture.
3 6 Letters (autograph and typescript) Erich Mendelsohn to his assistant William Bruck, 1944-1947 3 letters
3 7 Letter (transcribed typescript) from Victoria Ocampo to Erich Mendelsohn (Berlin) with editorial corrections by Mendelsohn, undated 1 letter
3 8 Autograph notes, Erich Mendelsohn for a retrospective exhibition (1914-1940), undated
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4 Letters, Luise Mendelsohn to Erich Mendelsohn, 1910-1917 567 letters, 2 envelopes, 17 enclosures
4 1 Autograph letters, 1910 8 letters
4 2 Autograph letters, 1911 40 letters, 1 enclosure
4 3 Autograph letters, 1912 40 letters, 3 enclosures
4 4 Autograph letters, 1913 47 letters, 1 enclusure
4 5 Autograph letters, 1914 45 letters, 1 enclosure
4 6 Autograph letters, 1914 58 letters, 1 enclosure
4 7 Autograph letters, 1915 86 letters, 3 enclosures
4 8 Autograph letters, 1916 10 letters
4 9 Autograph letters, with 2 letters from Luise's secretary Maria Anruf, 1917 115 letters, 4 enclosures
4 10 Autograph letters, with 1 letter from Luise's mother, Frau Maas, 1917 83 letters, 3 enclosures
4 11 Autograph letters, 1917 35 letters
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5 Letters, Luise and Esther Mendelsohn to Erich Mendelsohn, 1918-1929 445 letters, 1 envelope, 13 enclosures
5 1 Autograph letters, 1918 110 letters, 3 enclosures
5 2 Autograph letters, 1918 86 letters, 1 envelope, 4 enclosures
5 3 Autograph letters, 1919 9 letters
5 4 Autograph letters, 1920 43 letters, 1 enclosure
5 5 Autograph letters, 1921 2 letters
5 6 Autograph letters, 1922 54 letters, 1 enclosure
5 7 Autograph letters, 1923 13 letters, 1 enclosure
5 8 Autograph letters, 1924 31 letters, 1 enclosure
5 9 Autograph letters, 1925 39 letters, 2 enclosures
5 10 Autograph letters, with 1 autograph note from Erich Mendelsohn, 1926 16 letters
5 11 Autograph letters, 1927 20 letters
5 12 Autograph letters, 1928 9 letters
5 13 Autograph letters, 1929 13 letters
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6 Letters, Lousie and Esther Mendelsohn to Erich Mendelsohn, 1930-1953 260 letters, 1 envelope, 9 enclosures
6 1 Autograph letters, 1930-1932 25 letters, 1 enclosure
6 2 Autograph letters, with 1 typescript letter from Aline to Luise Mendelsohn, 1933 32 letters, 1 enclosure
6 3 Autograph letters, 1934-1935 26 letters
6 4 Autograph letters, 1936-1937 25 letters, 1 envelope, 1 enclosure
6 5 Autograph letters, 1938-1939 29 letters, 1 enclosure
6 6 Autograph and typescript letters, with 1 letter from Luise to Gurry, 1941-1945 38 letters
6 7 Autograph letters, 1946-1948 27 letters
6 8 Autograph letters, 1949-1950 25 letters, 4 enclosures
6 9 Autograph letters, 1951-1953 33 letters, 1 enclosure
Series II. Family correspondence and documents, 1903-1992 2 box(es)
Series II contains personal correspondence, principally between Luise and various family members in Germany, Israel, and the United States, arranged chronologically. The most prominent correspondents include Rosa Maas and Esther Mendelsohn. This series also includes family documents such as the honors and certificates of David Mendelsohn, family passports and immigration papers, Luise Mendelsohn's water color sketch books, accounting records, and the wills and testaments of various relatives.
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7 Assorted family correspondence and documents, 1903-1953
7 1 Personal family documents and honors, David Mendelsohn, 1903-1931
7 2 Personal family correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn and Rosa Maas, 1923-1934
7 3 Personal family papers and documents, 1932-1953
7 4 Family letters, Erich and Lousie to Esther Mendelsohn, 1933
7 5 Personal family documents, British passports and visas, 1935-1937
7 6 Personal family correspondence, Esther Mendelsohn and Rosa Maas, 1935-1955
7 7 Personal family documents, U.S. immigration and naturalization papers, 1946
7 8 Personal family documents, Luise Mendelsohn, 1950-1951
8 Assorted family correspondence and documents, 1953-1992
8 1 Obituaries for Erich Mendelsohn and related printed materials, 1953
8 2 Letters of condolence for death of Erich Mendelsohn, 1953
8 3 Personal family correspondence, Esther Mendelsohn, 1958-1959
8 4 Correspondence and water colors, Esther Mendelsohn, 1961-1962
8 5 Correspondence and water colors, Esther Mendelsohn, 1961-1962
8 6 Correspondence and documents, inheritance from Marianne Hahn estate, 1961-1971
8 7 Personal family correspondence, Lilly Mendelsohn;, 1968-1969
8 8 Correspondence, receipts, and bills to Luise Mendelsohn from the Cosmopolitan Club, New York, 1969
8 9 Correspondence, documents, and will and testament Eva Mendelsohn estate, 1974-1980
8 10 Correspondence, documents, and will and testament, Hede Vasen Estate, 1977-1980
8 11 Correspondence and loan documents, Luise Mendelsohn, California Savings and Loan Company, 1978-1979
8 12 Esther Mendelsohn lecture on Erich Mendelsohn, 1987
8 13 Typescript correspondence, Hanna Bruck and Esther Mendelsohn, 1992
Series III. Manuscripts, lectures, and publications by Erich Mendelsohn, 1919-1955 1 box(es)
Series III contains typed versions or photocopies of published articles and monographs, including, Amerika (Berlin: R. Mosse, 1926), Palestine and the world of tomorrow (Jerusalem, 1940), and Three lectures on architecture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1944). Other items include copies of Erich Mendelsohn's lectures "The Problem of a New Architecture" (1919), "My Own Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Architecture" (1948), "The Three Dimensions of Architecture - Their Symbolic Significance" (n.d.) and his eulogy to Hugo Vasen of 1932. Series also includes copies of correspondence and manuscripts by Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun and Hugo Häring (1946-1953).
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9 Manuscripts, lectures, and publications, 1919-1955
9 1 Typed transcript, Erich Mendelsohn, lecture, "The Problem of a New Architecture," 1919
9 2 Collected articles and exhibition announcements, 1920-1968
9 3 Typescript (copy), Erich Mendelsohn, Amerika ca. 1926
9 4 Exhibition catalogues and publishers' brochures, 1925-1968
9 5 Typescript (copy), Erich Mendelsohn's eulogy for Hugo Vasen, 1932
9 6 Brochures and typescripts, Deutsche Siedlungsausstellung, 1934
9 7 Typescript (copy), Erich Mendelsohn, Palestine and the World of Tomorrow, 1940
9 8 Monograph, Erich Mendelsohn, Three lectures on architecture 1945
Signed and dedicated to Joe and Germaine Thompson;, 1945
9 9 Transcript letter, Walter Gropius to Joost Schmidt, 1946
9 10 Typescript lecture (copy), "My Own Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Architecture," Erich Mendelsohn, 1948
9 11 Typescript (copy), Hans Scharoun, "Volksschule Darmstadt" 1951
9 12 Typescript (copy), Hugo Häring, "Vom Geheimnis der Gestalt" 1953
9 13 Typescript lecture, Erich Mendelsohn, "The Three Dimensions of Architecture --Their Symbolic Significance," U.C. Berkeley, undated
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43* 1 Monograph, Eric Mendelsohn, 1887-1953, ed. Luise Mendelsohn, No. 481, 1955
Series IV. Collected documentation, articles, and publications about Erich Mendelsohn, 1924-1992 7 box(es)
Series IV contains correspondence between the Mendelsohns and scholars engaged in researching Erich Mendelsohn's work. These include Arnold Whittick, Mario Federico Roggero, Oskar Beyer, Wolf von Eckardt, and Bruno Zevi. Material include reviews, translations, preliminary manuscripts, and offprints of monograph publications.
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10 Publications and clippings, 1924-1992
10 1 Newspaper and magazine articles, 1924-1992
10 2 Photocopied articles on Erich Mendelsohn exhibitions, 1932-1992
10 3 Exhibition brochures, correspondence and related press reports, Erich Mendelsohn exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1941-1942
10 4 Photocopied articles on Erich Mendelsohn exhibitions, 1960-1992
10 5 Offprints, advertisements, and exhibition invitations related to Erich Mendelsohn, 1960-1969
10 6 Exhibition poster, catalogues, and offprints related to Erich Mendelsohn, 1960-1988
10 7 Offprints, catalogues, and invitations related to Erich Mendelsohn, 1964-1986
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11 Printed matter, manuscripts, and correspondence with Arnold Whittick, 1935-1980
11 1 Correspondence with Arnold Whittick, 1935-1954
11 2 Printed reviews and clippings, Arnold Whittick, 1940-1960
11 3 Correspondence with Arnold Whittick, 1955-1958
11 4-6 Typescript manuscript by Arnold Whittick, Eric Mendelsohn, ca. 1956
Parts I and II.
11 7 Correspondence, Arnold Whittick, 1959-1967
11 8 Correspondence, Arnold Whittick, 1968-1980
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12 Correspondence with Mario Federico Roggero, and his manuscripts, 1948-1962
12 1 Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1948
12 2 Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1949-1950
12 3 Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1951
12 4 Manuscripts, translations and correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn for Mario Federico Roggero's book, Il contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna, 1951-1953
12 5 Manuscripts (autograph), Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953
12 6 Manuscripts (typescripts), Mario Federico Roggero; 1951-1953
12 7 Translations (autograph), Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953
12 8 Translations (autograph), Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953
12 9 Manuscripts, Mario Federico Roggero, 1951-1953
12 10 Correspondence Erich Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1952
12 11 Correspondence and; criticism, Erich Mendelsohn, Mario Federico Roggero, et al., 1953
12 12 Correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn and Mario Federico Roggero, 1953-1954
12 13 Correspondence regarding copyright, 1955-1962
12 14 Cover designs for Mario Federico Roggero, Il contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna, undated
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13 Correspondence and printed material regarding Mendelsohn's architecture, 1948-1990
13 1 Newspaper clippings and printed documentation, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1948-1976
13 2 Correspondence, Lousie Mendelsohn, demolition of the Kabarett der Komiker, 1962-1963
13 3 Correspondence and lecture, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1962-1976
13 4 Publicatoion, Park Synagogue, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966-1967
13 5 Correspondence, Park Synagogue, Cleveland, Ohio, 1966-1967
13 6 Newspaper clippings and printed documentation, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1967-1979
13 7 Correspondence and (5) b&w photographs, Bexhill Pavilion, 1971-1979
13 8 Correspondence and printed materials, Open University Press and BBC, Einstein Tower, and Bexhill Pavilion, 1974-1975
13 9 Newspaper clippings and printed documentation, Haddassah Hospital, Mt. Scopus, 1975-1976
13 10 Correspondence and clippings, Universum Theater renovation, Berlin, 1975-1980
13 11 Correspondence, photographs and printed materials, Haus der Metallarbeiter (IG Metalbund), 1979-1980
13 12 Correspondence and collected material, Erich Mendelsohn, furniture design, 1986-1990
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14 Correspondence, Letters of an architect, 1953-1975
14 1 Correspondence, Oskar Beyer, 1953-1955
14 2 Publisher's correspondence, Letters of an architect, 1954-1966
14 3 Correspondence, Oskar Beyer, 1956-1959
14 4 Correspondence, Oskar Beyer, 1960-1969
14 5 Manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Eric Mendelsohn Mensch und Form, 1961
14 6 Reviews and articles, Letters of an architect, 1961-1969
14 7 Typescript manuscript, Letters of an architect, 1961
14 8 Publisher's advertisements, reviews and clippings, Letters of an architect, 1961-1963
14 9 Correspondence Ralph Beyer, 1962-1965
14 10 Correspondence, contracts and related materials, Letters of an architect, 1961-1965
14 11 Clippings, photographs, and offprints, Ralph Beyer, 1962-1975
14 12 Typescript biographical notes and published articles on Erich Mendelsohn by Oskar Beyer, 1963-1969
14 13 Correspondence, Annemarie Beyer, 1964-1975
14 14 Manuscripts, Letters of an architect 1967
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15 Correspondence with Bruno Zevi and Wolf von Eckardt, 1956-1980
15 1 Correspondence and manuscripts, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn, 1956-1959
15 2 Lists of illustrations, Bruno Zevi, 1959-1964
15 3 Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn, 1961-1962
15 4 Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn, 1962-1967
15 5 Correspondence, Bruno Zevi and Etas-Kompass Publishers, 1965-1972
15 6 Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, 1968-1972
15 7 Typescripts, translation, Bruno Zevi, Eric Mendelsohn: opera completa, 1970-1972
15 8 Correspondence, Bruno Zevi, 1973-1980
15 9 Collected articles, lecture manuscripts, and clippings, Bruno Zevi, 1957-1979
15 10 Correspondence, Wolf von Eckardt; Eric Mendelsohn, 1959-1969
15 11 Autograph manuscripts, lists of illustrations and reviews, Wolf von Eckardt, ca. 1960
15 12 Typescript manuscripts, Wolf von Eckardt, 1960
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16 Correspondence, documents, printed materials, Letters of an architect, 1966-1979
16 1 Monograph and offprint, Oskar Beyer, "Was ist Kunst-Dienst?" and "Oskar Beyer zum Gedanken," , 1943 1966
16 2 Correspondence and contracts, Letters of an architect, 1966-1988
16 3 Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1966-1968
16 4 Offprint, Letters of an architect, 1967
16 5 Photocopy, typescript manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Part I, 1969
16 6 Photocopy, typescript manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Part II, 1969
16 7 Photocopy, typescript manuscript, Oskar Beyer, Erich Mendelsohn, Part III, 1969
16 8 Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1969-1970
16 9 Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1971-1972
16 10 Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1973-1975
16 11 Correspondence, Ralph Beyer, 1976-1980
16 12 Correspondence and manuscripts, Ralph Beyer, 1979
16 13 Autograph manuscripts and notes, Letters of an architect, undated
Series V. Correspondence and printed material related to exhibitions on Erich Mendelsohn, 1942-1980 4 box(es)
Series V includes correspondence between the Mendelsohns and a series of scholars engaged in the exhibitions of Erich Mendelsohn's work, for example Julius Posener, Nikolaus Pevsner, and Günter Meier, as well as several museum curators in the U.S., Germany, and Israel.
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17 Assorted correspondence regarding exhibitions and publications, 1942-1980
17 1 Correspondence, Julius Posener, 1942-1973
17 2 Correspondence, Daniel N. Fischel (Dodge Books), 1956-1962
17 3 Correspondence Nikolaus Pevsner; 1966-1973
17 4 Correspondence, William Alex (Replikon Editions), 1964-1966
17 5 Correspondence, Günter Meier, 1966-1973
17 6 Typescript biographical notes, manuscripts, and offprint for Julius Posener, exhibition catalogue, Erich Mendelsohn (Berlin), 1968
17 7 Newspaper and magazine clippings, Julius Posener, 1968-1978
17 8 Correspondence, Julius Posener; 1974-1980
17 9 Typescript manuscript, Julius Posener, undated
17 10 Typescript translation, Erich Mendelsohn, America, 1976-1977
17 11 Photocopy, Erich Mendelsohn; Amerika, undated
17 12 Correspondence, Ita Heize, 1979-1980
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18 Correspondence, architectural exhibitions, 1953-1980
18 1 Obituaries and correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn, 1953-1960
18 2 Exhibition correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1959-1960
18 3 Exhibition documentation and ephemera, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1959-1965
18 4 Exhibition correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1961
18 5 Exhibition correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn, 100 sketches, 1962-1965
18 6 Catalogues and announcements, Israel exhibition, 1954-1979
18 7 Newspaper clippings, Israel exhibition, 1954-1979
18 8 Exhibition correspondence, the Museum of Modern Art, 1957-1980
18 9 8 b&w photographs, Israel exhibition, 1963
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19 Correspondence, architectural exhibitions, 1958-1978
19 1 Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition Akademie der Künste, 1958-1961
19 2 Exhibition photographs and slides, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1960
19 3 Exhibition correspondence, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen and Henry-van-de-Velde-Gesellschaft, 1961
19 4 Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1962-1965
19 5 Exhibition correspondence, Erwin Gottschalk, Darmstadt (Bau-Muster-Haus), 1964-1968
19 6 Exhibition ephemera and related materials, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1964-1969
19 7 Lecture transcripts, offprints, and inventories, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1965-1966
19 8 Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1966-1967
19 9 Exhibition correspondence, Berlin Exhibition, Akademie der Künste, 1967-1969
19 10 Exhibition correspondence, Erwin Gottschalk, Darmstadt (Bau-Muster-Haus), 1969-1970
19 11 Exhibition correspondence, Erwin Gottschalk, Darmstadt (Bau-Muster-Haus), 1971-1978
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20 Correspondence, architectural exhibitions, 1958-1978
20 1 Correspondence, Jewish Museum, New York, 1963
20 2 Typescript article and interview, Susan King, Berkeley Museum of Art, 1968
20 3 Correspondence and photographs, Berkeley exhibition, 1968-1969
20 4 Newspaper reviews & ephemera, Berkeley exhibition, 1969
20 5 Newspaper clippings, photographs, & ephemera, AIA exhibition, Washington, D.C., 1973
20 6 Correspondence and ephemera, Spaced Gallery of Architecture, New York, 1977-1980
20 7 Exhibition correspondence miscellaneous, 1961-1970
20 8 Exhibition correspondence miscellaneous, 1971-1976
20 9 Exhibition correspondence miscellaneous, 1977-1980
20 10 Exhibition correspondence, miscellaneous autograph notes and ephemera, undated
20 11 Newspaper clippings, Erich Mendelsohn exhibitions, miscellaneous, 1958-1968
Series VI. Luise Mendelsohn correspondence, , 1924-1980 bulk 1953 6 box(es)
Series VI is arranged in two groupings: one general and one arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Both sections are further arranged chronologically. While these letters date from 1924 to 1980, the bulk of the correspondence dates to after 1953 and documents Luise Mendelsohn's efforts to foster support for modern art and philanthropic institutions. Correspondents include Felix Ben Ari, Jan Despo (The Cultural Center, Athens), Marianne Hahn, Dr. Armin Hermann (Stuttgart), Richard Hunter (architect), Ernest L. Levinger, Lewis Mumford, Dione Neutra, Ariel Parkinson, Gio Ponti, Hans Scharoun, the Trocmé family, Arthur Voyce, Henry van de Velde, the Weizmann Institute, H. Th. Wijdeveld, National Museum of Building Arts, (Washington), and the Museo Internazionale di Architettura Moderna.
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21 Luise Mendelsohn correspondence (arranged chronologically) 1924-1971
21 1 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1924-1964
21 2 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1965
21 3 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1965-1966
21 4 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1967
21 5 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1968
21 6 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1968
21 7 Typescript & autograph correspondence, 1969
21 8 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1969
21 9 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1970
21 10 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1970
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11 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1971
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22 Personal correspondence Luise Mendelsohn (arranged chronologically) 1972-1980
22 1 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1972
22 2 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1973
22 3 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1974
22 4 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1975
22 5 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1976
22 6 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1977
22 7 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1978
22 8 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1978
22 9 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1979
22 10 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1979
22 11 Typescript and autograph correspondence, 1980
22 12 Typescript and autograph correspondence, undated
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43* 2 1 b&w photograph, birthday greeting to Luise Mendelsohn, 1978 May 19
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23 Personal correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn (arranged by correspondent, A-S) 1951-1979
23 1 Felix Ben Ari, correspondence, 1972-1973
23 2 Marianne Hahn, photographs, correspondence, bank records and newspaper clippings, 1951-1953
23 3 Dr. Armin Hermann, Stuttgart, correspondence and printed ephemera, 1972-1973
23 4 Richard Hunter (architect) correspondence and architectural drawings, 1972-1974
23 5 Richard Hunter (architect) correspondence, 1975-1976
23 6 Richard and Frances Hunter, correspondence, undated
23 7 Ernest L. Levinger, correspondence and printed articles, 1974-1975
23 8 Lewis Mumford, correspondence 1953-1980
23 9 Dione Neutra, correspondence and printed articles, 1957-1978
23 10 Ariel Parkinson, correspondence and related materials, 1963-1980
23 11 Ariel Parkinson, printed Ephemera, 1963-1980
23 12 Ariel Parkinson, personal photographs and color sketches, 1963-1980
23 13 Giovanni Ponti, correspondence, 1961-1969
23 14 Giovanni Ponti, correspondence, 1970-1971
23 15 Giovanni Ponti, correspondence, 1972-1979
23 16 Hans Scharoun, correspondence, 1965
23 17 Hans Schiller, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related materials, 1954-1979
23 18 Axel Springer Verlag, correspondence, contracts and autograph notes, 1978
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24 Personal correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn (arranged by correspondent, T-Z) 1924-1980
24 1 Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, 1954-1976
24 2 Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, 1977-1978
24 3 Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, 1979-1980
24 4 Letters and personal photographs from the Trocmé family, undated
24 5 Hede Vasen, correspondence, 1933-1946
24 6 Henry van de Velde, copied correspondence, 1923-1957
24 7 Henry van de Velde, transcribed correspondence and manuscripts, 1924-1946
24 8 Henry van de Velde, transcribed correspondence, 1946-1953
24 9 Henry van de Velde, correspondence, 1953-1962
24 10 Correspondence with and concerning Henry van de Velde, 1962-1972
24 11 Announcements, serial and printed material related to Henry van de Velde, 1961-1962
24 12 Watercolors and sketches by Nele van de Velde, undated
24 13 Nele van de Velde, autograph correspondence, 1956-1957
24 14 Weizmann Institute of Science, printed materials and correspondence, 1976-1980
24 15 Printed materials, invitations and newspaper clippings concerning H. Th. Wijdeveld, 1965-1979
24 16 H. Th. Wijdeveld, correspondence and related printed material, 1968-1980
24 17 Arthur Voyce, correspondence and related printed material, 1970-1971
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25 National Museum of the Building Arts, [national museum of architecture] 1949-1980
25 1 Collected catalogues and brochures, international museums of modern art, 1949-1972
25 2 Correspondence, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1955-1958
25 3 Clippings and printed ephemera, international museums of modern art, 1955-1973
25 4 Organizational papers and clippings, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1957-1959
25 5 Correspondence, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1959-1973
25 6 Correspondence with Jan Despo et al, The Cultural Center, Athens, 1961-1963
25 7 Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1975-1977
25 8 Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1977
25 9 Printed material, the Committee for a National Museum of the Building Arts;, 1975-1979
25 10 Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1978
25 11 Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1978-1979
25 12 Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1980
25 13 Correspondence and printed documents, National Museum of the Building Arts, 1980
25 14 Lecture manuscript, Luise Mendelsohn, n.d.
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26 Correspondence and related papers regarding a modern museum of architecture, 1954-1979
26 1-3 Correspondence and related papers, Museum of Modern Architecture, 1954-1964
26 4-7 Correspondence, Museo Internazionale di Architettura Moderna, 1956-1965
26 4 1956-1976
26 5 1956-1976
26 6 1962-1965
26 7 1962-1965
26 8-9 Correspondence and related papers, Museum of Modern Architecture, 1964-1969
26 8 1968-1967
26 9 1968-1969
26 10-12 Printed documentation, The Floating Museum, 1975-1979
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43* 3 Architectural plans for a Museum of Modern Architecture and Museo Internazionale di Architettura Moderna, undated
Series VII. Luise Mendelsohn travel diaries, biography of Erich Mendelsohn, and autobiography, 1934-1980 9 box(es)
Luise Mendelsohn travel diaries and papers relating to her autobiography are arranged chronologically. Luise Mendelsohn's personal accounts and correspondence concern her various trips through Europe and Asia (1934-1968). Her collected notes, manuscripts, and correspondence with publishers relate to her biography Eric Mendelsohn and her unpublished autobiography "My Life in A Changing World" (ca. 1974-1980).
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27 Lousie Mendelsohn personal travel diaries, 1934-1968
27 1 Egypt, 1934
27 2 Diary notations, 1935
27 3 Europe, 1961
27 4 Europe, 1961
27 5 Travel diary, correspondence, and ephemera, Japan, 1962-1963
27 6 Travel diary and correspondence, Greece, 1962-1963
27 7 Travel diary and correspondence, Israel and Greece, 1963
27 8 Diary and correspondence, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Iran, 1963
27 9 Diary and correspondence, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Iran, 1964
27 10 Diary and correspondence and sketches, Israel and Greece, 1964
27 11 Diary and correspondence, Cavaliève, Basel, and London, 1964
27 12 Diary and correspondence, Europe, 1968
27 13 Typescript travel account, "Von Malaga nach Granada," undated
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28 Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, assorted papers, 1934-1980
28 1 Newspaper and magazine clippings, Mendelsohn family, 1934-1967
28 2 Autograph notes, personal family photographs, 1935-1967
28 3 Newspaper clippings, assorted topics, 1957-1975
28 4 Collected brochures and posters, 1959
28 5 Family correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1961-1963
28 6 Correspondence concerning copyright, Luise Mendelsohn, 1968-1979
28 7 Correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1969-1980
28 8 Correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, Evelyn Gendel, Simon and Schuster, 1969-1980
28 9 Administrative correspondence, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1971-1976
28 10 Outline, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, 1974
28 11 Correspondence, Michael Larsen and Elizabeth Pomada, 1979-1980
28 12 Magazine clippings, undated
28 13 Address lists, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, undated
28 14 Autograph manuscripts, Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, undated
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29 Collected articles on modern architecture, 1957-1980
29 1 Photographs and postcards, 1957-1979
29 2 Printed brochures and serials, 1958-1979
29 3 Collected articles and newspaper clippings, Constantinos Doxiadis, 1960-1968
29 4-7 Magazine clippings, 1960-1979
29 8 Correspondence, articles, photographs, Watts Towers, Los Angeles, 1963-1972
29 9 Brochures, pamphlets, and printed material, 1966-1979
29 10 Clippings and photocopied articles, Henry Kissinger, 1971-1976
29 11 Newspaper and magazine clippings, Paolo Soleri and Arconsanti, 1971-1980
29 12 Photographs, Aeroport de Paris, undated
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30 Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1974-1976
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1 Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," undated
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30 2 Typescript (photocopied), "My Life in a Changing World," undated
30 3 Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," (I), undated
30 4 Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," (II), undated
30 5 Typescript, "My Life in a Changing World," (III), undated
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31 Luise Mendelsohn autobiography (with biographical notes on Erich Mendelsohn) ca. 1974-1976
31 1 Typescripts, "Biographical notes: Eric Mendelsohn," (I), 1974-1976
31 2 Typescripts, "Biographical notes: Eric Mendelsohn," (II), 1974-1976
31 3 Typescripts, "Biographical notes: Eric Mendelsohn," (III), 1974-1976
31 4 Illustrations and captions for autobiography, 1974-1976
31 5-8 Typescripts, autobiography, 1974-1976
31 9 Autograph biographical notes, correspondence and clippings, 1974-1976
31 10 Autograph biographical notes, resume and typescript conclusion for autobiography, 1974-1976
31 11 Autograph biographical notes, 1974-1976
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32 Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1974-1976
32 1 Typescript, autobiography (I), 1974-1976
32 2 Typescript, autobiography (II), 1974-1976
32 3 Typescript, autobiography, ed. Sheila Lalwani (I), 1974-1976
32 4 Typescript, autobiography, ed. Sheila Lalwani (II), 1974-1976
32 5 Typescript, autobiography, ed. Sheila Lalwani (III), 1974-1976
32 6 Correspondence, Sheila Lalwani, 1976-1978
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33 Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1974-1976
33 1-2 Typescript, autobiography (1894-1933), 1974-1976
33 3-4 Typescript, autobiography (1933-1941), 1974-1976
33 5-6 Typescript, autobiography (1941-1963), 1974-1976
33 7-8 Typescript, autobiography (1963-), 1974-1976
33 9 Typescript, autobiography (pp.497-960), 1974-1976
33 10 Typescript, autobiography (pp.549-753), 1974-1976
33 11 Typescript, autobiography (pp.754-960), 1974-1976
33 12 Illustrations, autobiography (1894-1933), 1974-1976
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34 Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1979
34 1 Typescript, résumé, autobiography (I)
34 2 Typescript, autobiography (II)
34 3 Typescript, autobiography (III)
34 4 Typescript, autobiography (IV)
34 5 Typescript, autobiography (V)
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35 Luise Mendelsohn autobiography, ca. 1979
35 1-3 Typescript (1894-1933)
35 4-5 Typescript (1933-1941)
35 6 Typescript (1941-1953)
35 7-10 Typescript (1953-1980)
Series VIII. Disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1966-1987 1 box(es)
Series VIII includes correspondence, inventories, personal accounting records, and agreements concerning the sale of Erich Mendelsohn's architectural collection to the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, and the contribution of his sketchbooks to the University of California, Berkeley.
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36 Correspondence, 1966-1987
36 1 Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive and personal investments, Luise Mendelsohn, 1966-1969
36 2 Bernard Rosenthal research notes, correspondence, and bills concerning the sale of the Erich Mendelsohn collection to the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, 1967-1976
36 3-4 Typescript bibliographies, archive inventories, notes, 1968-1969
36 5 Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive and personal investments, Luise Mendelsohn, 1968-1971
36 6 Typescript bibliographies and archive listings, 1969
36 7 Lists and partial inventories, Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1969-1977
36 8 Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1969-1972
36 9 Photocopies and clippings from Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1969-1979
36 10 Typescript copy of Lotte Schiller, Catalog of sketches, 1970
36 11 Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1970-1980
36 12 Documentation and correspondence, Goya and Mullican donations to the University of California Museum, Berkeley, 1970-1980
36 13 Donation to the Bach Society library, Carmel, CA, 1971-1972
36 14 Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1971-1975
36 15 Correspondence, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1973-1977
36 16 Financial documentation, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1975
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17 Newspaper clippings, disposal of the Erich Mendelsohn archive, 1975-1977
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36 18 Collected periodicals, Erich Mendelsohn, 1975-1978
36 19 Correspondence, Felix Rosenthal and Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, 1975-1980
36 20 Dealer's correspondence and administrative papers concerning the acquisition of seven Mendelsohn architectural models, 1987
36 21 Graham Foundation, accounting records, undated
36 22 Autograph notes, Erich Mendelsohn archive, undated
Series IX. Family and architectural photographs, 1894-1988 5 box(es)
Series IX contains approximately 688 b&w photographs, assorted color prints and slides, and four family photo albums all documenting Mendelsohn family members and various architectural projects by Erich Mendelsohn in Germany, Israel, and England. Each grouping is arranged chronologically.
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37 Family photographs, 1894-1953
243 b&w photographs, 1 b&w negative, and 1 color photograph.
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38 Family photographs, 1917-1919
152 b&w photographs.
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39 Family photographs, 1920-1980
71 b&w and color photographs, 2 color slides.
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40 Family photographs, 1930-1941
40 1 Mendelsohn family photo album, 1927-1930
40 2 Mendelsohn family photo album, 1928-1929
40 3 Mendelsohn family photo album, 1930-1931
40 4 3 b&w photographs of Erich, Luise and Esther Mendelsohn, ca. 1941
40 5 Mendelsohn family photo album, 1947
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41 Erich Mendelsohn architectural projects, 1926-1988
222 b&w photographs, 39 b&w negatives, and 15 color photographs.
Series X. Audio and video recordings, microfilm and slides, 1952-1980 1 box(es)
Audio and video tape recordings document Erich Mendelsohn lectures "Two Alternatives for the Future of Architecture," his address to young architects at the University of Oklahoma (1953), the 50th anniversary celebration of the I.G. Metal, Workers Union House, Berlin, and one video tape recording of the Erich Mendelsohn exhibition "Memories and Visions" (1977). This series also includes slide and microfilm copies of Erich Mendelsohn lectures, sketches and models in the Kunstbibliothek (Berlin) and University Museum, Berkeley.
Items are arranged chronologically within each medium: 14 slides, 6 sound cassettes and 1 sound tape reel, 1 VHS videocassette, 7 reels 35mm microfilm. Audiovisual items have been numbered by the repository, C1-C6, R1, V1, M1-7. Online access to digitized audio and video recordings is available to on-site readers and Getty staff.
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42 Slides, 1988
14 color photographic slides of Erich Mendelsohn models in the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin collection, 1988
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42 Sound recordings
C1: Erich Mendelsohn lecture, "Frank Lloyd Wright," lectures 1 and 2, University of Oklahoma, 1952 May 2
1 sound cassette : analog. Original.
C2-C3: Erich Mendelsohn lecture, "Two Alternatives for the Future of Architecture," University of California, Berkeley (recorded by Hans Schiller), 1953 Apr 2
2 sound cassettes : analog. Original.
C4-C5: Erich Mendelsohn lecture to young architects, University of Oklahoma, 1953 Mar 4-5
2 sound cassettes : analog. Original.
Lecture about Mendelsohn's design, "50 Year Celebration of the I.G. Metal, Workers Union House, Berlin," 1980 Aug 17
R1: 1 sound tape reel (BASF): analog. Original.
C6: 1 sound cassette : analog copy (distorted).
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42 Video recording
V1: Erich Mendelsohn exhibition "Memories and Visions," 1977 Mar 22
1 videocassette (VHS). Original.
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42 Microfilms
M1: Erich Mendelsohn, typescript, "Three lectures on architecture," (Berkeley), 1944
M2: Erich Mendelsohn sketches in the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, 1957 Jun 2
M3: Sketches selected for the Biennale, prepared in London for the exhibition catalogue of the R.I.B.A., 1961
M4: Catalogue of Erich Mendelsohn sketches, Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, undated
M5: Typescript correspondence concerning the Museum of Architecture project, undated
M6: Erich Mendelsohn sketches of buildings for Palestine (I), prepared by the Library, University of California, Berkeley, undated
M7: Erich Mendelsohn sketches of buildings for Palestine (II), prepared by the Library, University of California, Berkeley, undated
Series XI. Architectural drawings and exhibition poster, , 1950 1978 6 items
Series XI contains five drawings by Erich Mendelsohn's students for the Presidio Redevelopment Project, San Francisco (1950) and one poster for the exhibition "Gezeichnete Architektur," Hamburger Kunsthalle (1978).
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1** 5 student drawings and photographs, W. M. Wendersohn, F. Rosenthal and D. Schlesinger, detailed plans, sections and perspectives for the Helidrome, Presidio Redevelopment Project, San Francisco, 1950
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2** Exhibition poster for the exhibition, "Gezeichnete Architektur," Hamburger Kunsthalle;, 1978


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