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Hans Eckstein research files, 1897-1984 (bulk 1920-1984)

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Finding aid for the Hans Eckstein research files, 1897-1984, bulk 1920-1984
Series I. Correspondence, 1922-1984 3.0 box(es) ca. 1.5 lin. ft.
Boxes 1-3 contain typescript originals and carbon copies of correspondence arranged alphabetically by sender. The letters to and from editors and publishers deal mostly with Eckstein's proposals for articles and publications. The correspondence with art historians and arts associations refers to Eckstein's publications, requests for photographs, speaking engagements, preservation of historical landmarks, exhibitions and the position of the arts during the political upheaval in Germany. The letters regarding the Neue Sammlung deal primarily with Eckstein's appointment as Director. Most of the correspondence with architects concerns Eckstein in his capacity as editor of Bauen und Wohnen, architects' views on the rebuilding of German cities after World War II, various construction projects, architectural criticism and numerous publications addressing architecture. Correspondence with artists refers to exhibitions and biographical articles about artists. One folder contains 49 photographs of paintings by Josef Scharl and another contains letters with Wilhem Wagenfeld, designer of arts and crafts, which discuss his work and refer to his political views. Many of the letters discuss the role of the art critic. The archive also contains personal and miscellaneous letters, letters from family members and a few letters with illegible signatures.
Published materials received with the archive were separated to the Getty Research Library.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence with editors and publishers, A - B, 1936-1977
B. Arthaud, 1 letter (1974) requests for photographs;
Bauen Konkret, 1 letter (1973) comments on Eckstein's article on Knoll International;
Bauen / Wohnen, 2 letters (1977) offer books for sale and 2 letters (1953) to Richard Lohse, editor about critiques of Eckstein's works on architecture;
Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig, 1 letter (1937) rejects Eckstein proposal for a series on art history
F. Bruckmann, 10 letters (1936-1938) comments on proposed and revised books by Eckstein: Schwäbische Fahrten, Die schöne Wohnung, proposal for autobahn guides;
letters to Alfred Bruckmann, Hannover and F. Bruckmann, Munich about a book on romantic French architecture and sculpture which is rejected in Bruckmann's last letter.
1 2 Correspondence with editors and publishers, D, , 1935-1938 1978
Deutscher Kunstverlag, 105 letters and 11 postcards (1935-1938) include a proposal by Eckstein for a book series Deutsche Lande -Deutsche Kunst with subsequent letters concerning content and photographs for such a series. Other books are also discussed.
Documents Revue des Questions Allemandes, 1 letter (1978) offers to publish an Eckstein article on aesthetic industrialization.
Dehio-Gall, Handbuch der deutschen Kunstdenkmälerr, 3 letters to and from Ernst Gall (1940-1941) about Eckstein contributing to this series.
1 3 Correspondence with editors and publishers, E-K, 1931-1973
Edition Leipzig, 2 letters (1973) request Eckstein contribute an article for Geschichte des Industrial Design;
Der Eiserne Hammer, 7 letters (1936-1938) reject 4 essays proposed by Eckstein;
Form, 1 letter (1978) about a commemorative event honoring Ferdinand Kramer;
Heitz & Co., 16 letters (1938) address Eckstein's request for a French publisher to collaborate with F. Bruckmann on the book Romanische Architektur und Plastik Frankreichs, also includes 3 letters (1938) to Ernest Frey, the French Generalkonsulat, about the book;
August Hopfer, 2 letters (1935) about Eckstein's proposal to write volumes for the series Deutsche Bauten;
Insel Verlag, 2 letters (1937) with proposal by Eckstein and rejection of proposal for a volume on Bavarian sculpture and architecture;
Knorr & Hirth, 1 letter (1931) refers to an article Eckstein is writing.
1 4 Correspondence with editors and publishers, L, , 1936-1938 1972
Robert Langewiesche and Wilhelm Langewiesche-Brandt Verlag, 64 letters and 5 postcards (1936-bulk 1938) about two Eckstein proposals, writing the volume Geschichte der Hohenstaufen for the series Bücher der Bildung and writing a book Künstler über Kunst. Included is the contract for the latter book dated Jun 2, 1938;
Martin Lurz, 1 letter (1972) refers to entries Eckstein wrote for Dauer und Wandel der Form.
1 5 Correspondence with editors and publishers, P-R, 1936-1978
Die Neue Zeitung, 1 letter (1950) written by Bruno Werner about meeting Eckstein;
Redaktion Pantheon, 1 letter (1978) rejects Eckstein's proposal to write a review for "Rezension Wilhelm Schlink...";
R. Piper & Co., 3 letters (1970-1973) asks for a preview of Eckstein's planned book on architecture;
Planen bauen wohnen [part of the Süddeutschen Zeitung, editor Hans Eckstein], 2 letters (1952), with Louise Kornmann and her comments about a book on Gustav Britsch;
Rembrandt Verlag, 38 letters and 8 postcards (1936-1941) reject a book on Marées, discuss a proposal for a book on South German baroque sculpture and a volume Vierzehnheiligen for the series Kunstbücher des Volkes.
1 6 Correspondence with editors and publishers, S-Z, 1922-1978
Schweizer Bauzeitung [editor, Hans Marti], 2 letters (1953-1954), with responses by Eckstein to critiques of his architectural theories;
E.A. Seemann, 11 letters and 3 postcards (1922-1923, 1938-1939) comments in the early letters refer to the volume Attische Vasenmalerei for the book series Bibliothek der Kunstgeschichte and include the contract between Eckstein and Seemann. The letters from 1938-1939 refer to Eckstein's proposed work on French roman sculpture and architecture;
Süddeutsche Zeitung Feuilleton, 1 letter to the editor (1978) with enclosed response by Eckstein to a letter written by Herr Steingräber about an article written by art critic, Herr Gloszer;
Zodiaque, 1 letter (1974) refers to reproduction rights.
1 7 Correspondence requesting photographs for publication, 1935-1939
Robert Itten-Staub, 1 letter (1936);
Fritz Mayer, 4 letters (1936-1937);
Hugo Meyer & Co., 2 letters (1938);
Walter Müller-Grah, 1 letter (1939);
Verkehrs-Verband, 13 letters (1935-1938);
Grete Vester, 9 letters (1936-1937);
Zwerg-Ziegelei Richter & Koch, 1 letter and 1 postcard (1936);
various German churches, 11 letters (1936-1938).
1 8 Correspondence with art historians and arts associations, A-E, 1938-1976
Aica, 2 letters (1974) regard an invitation to a speaking engagement;
Maurice Besset [art history professor in Besançon, Grenoble and Geneva, and director of the Musée de peinture et de sculpture, Grenoble], 5 letters (1968, 1971, n.d.) regard speaking engagements for Eckstein and photographic permissions;
O. Bihalji-Merin, 3 letters (1969-1971) about his books and writings;
Walter Boll, 2 letters (1976) about the "Bamberger Turm" and "Goldene Turm" in Regensburg;
Jacques Bousquet, 2 letters (1975) about Eckstein's book;
Gustaf Britsch Institut, 1 postcard (1938), congratulates Eckstein on his book;
Herbert von Buttlar [director, Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg], 2 letters (1965) regard a speaking engagement in Hamburg;
Centre international d'études romanes, Paris, 2 letters (1975) about photographs;
Jean Charier, 3 letters (1945, 1946, 1948) about personal travels;
Der deutsche Kulturtag Bundesrepublik, 1 petition signed by art historians (1958) calls for an end to a separated Germany;
Dieter Doepfner [director, Werkkunstschule, Offenbach am Main], 2 letters (1966, 1967) refer to future lectures by Eckstein;
Rudolf Esterer [president of the Bayer. Verwaltung d. staatl. Schlösser, Gärten u. Seen], 4 letters (1949) refer to Eckstein's articles about the preservation of historical landmarks.
1 9 Correspondence with art historians and arts associations F-I, 1929-1974
Dr. Fellmann, 8 letters and 3 postcards (1941) discuss art historical topics and book series on artists;
Peter Frank [secretary, Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln] 1 letter (1974), refers to exhibition Sehen und Hören Design und Kommunikation;
Ernst Gall [editor, Dehio-Gall, Handbuch der deutschen Kunstdenkmäler], 3 letters (1940-1941) about Eckstein contributing to the series;
H. Giesau [conservator, Denkmale der Provinz Sachsen], 6 letters (1929-1939), discuss monuments in Bavaria and writing several volumes about them for the series Deutschen Bauten;
Otto Graef, 1 postcard (1941) with personal invitation;
Dr. Grohmann, 1 letter and 1 postcard (1967) with birthday congratulations;
W. Gross, 1 postcard (1964) congratulates Eckstein on his book;
G.F. Hartlaub, 15 letters and 5 postcards (1947-1949) with comments about other art historians and articles in the Neue Zeitung written by Hartlaub;
Carl Heise [director, Kunsthalle Hamburg], 1 letter (1947) refers to the disposition of entarte (degenerate art) works from the Kunsthalle;
Ludwig Herz, 1 letter (1938) about Eckstein's essay on Cezanne;
G. Hofmann [general director, Bayer. Staatlichen Bibliotheken], 1 letter (1952) about a lecture on landmark preservation;
E. Holzinger [Bayer. Staatsgemäldesammlungen], 1 letter (1936) about publication of postcards;
Walter Hotz, 2 letters (1939, 1941) comment on Eckstein's book Vierzehnheiligen;
Ch. Igounet de Villers [secretary-general, Société des artistes indépendants], 1 letter (1932), about an exhibition of German art in Paris.
1 10 Correspondence with art historians and arts associations, J-O, 1924-1977
Ernest Jackh [former president Deutscher Werkbund], 1 letter (1959) about Eckstein's work on the Werkbund;
Herr Jancke, 1 letter (1942) refers to Jancke's two books;
Carl Jatho, 2 letters (1948) refer to restoration in the Cologne Cathedral;
Wladyslawa Jaworka, 1 letter (1976) refers to her book on Makowski;
Hans Kinkel, 3 letters (1955) about two works by Eckstein;
Karl Knappe, 1 letter (1951);
Egon Kornmann, 3 letters and 1 postcard (1938-1941) discuss an Altdorfer exhibition and ideas about Gothic architecture;
Friedrich Krauss, [architectural historian], 1 letter (1929) refers to the Danzig Marienkirche;
D. Krencker, 1 postcard (1940) about an Eckstein article;
Hans Erich Kuback, 4 letters (1954-1977) critique Eckstein's essay Frühroman. Baukunst da Maaslandes and comment on his works on landmark preservation;
Barbara Miller Lane, 1 letter (1970) about her work;
Ernst Langlotz [Deutsche Archaeologisches Institut], 3 letters (1924, 1929) primarily about Eckstein's work on Rohde;
Alfred Leithäuser, 2 letters and 1 postcard (1940-1941);
Dieter Mahlow, 1 letter (1965) about a collaboration with Eckstein;
François de Martyn, 1 letter (1932) comments about an exhibition of Munich artists;
Erich Meyer, 2 letters (1964) about Eckstein's work at the Neuen Sammlung;
G. Maurice Moullet, Cordelier, 2 letters (1938) refer to brochure Le retable des Cordeliers and their works on the Basel Galluspforte;
Theodor Müller [director, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum], 3 letters (1964, 1968), refer to Wend Fischer assuming leadership for the Neuen Sammlung and Müller's upcoming retirement;
Karl Otto, 5 letters (1955, 1964-1966) primarily about several Eckstein lectures on architectural criticism.
1 11 Correspondence with art historians and arts associations, P-Z and unidentified, 1922-1978
Rudolf Pfister, 1 letter (1938);
Friedrich Podszus, 3 personal letters (1942, 1946);
Walter Riezler, 1 letter (1957) about his entry for the Werkbund Festschrift;
Joseph Ritz [director, Bayer. Landesamt für Denkmalpflege], 1 letter (1951) in which Eckstein states his thoughts about historical landmarks;
Franz Roh, 1 postcard (1940) addressed to Frau Prof. Brüne;
Willy Rotzler, 1 letter and 1 postcard (1957, 1963), he rejects offer to replace Eckstein at the Neuen Sammlung;
Carl Schambeck, 3 letters (1941) about his work;
K. Scheffler, 12 letters (1934-1947) discuss the work of various historians and Eckstein's own writing;
Georg Schmidt [director, Kunstmuseum Basel], 5 letters and 1 postcard (1952-1964), personal letters referring to various art historians;
I. Siercking(?), 1 letter (1922) about some photos of classical objects;
Margit Staber [director of exhibitions, Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Zürich], 1 letter (1978) about sending Eckstein a catalog;
W. Stöbe, 5 letters (1941-1942) about book orders;
Eduard Trier, 1 letter (1951) refers to plans for the Cologne museum;
Mme. Venion-Walter(?), 1 letter (1964);
Robert Vorhoelzer, 2 letters (1931, 1934) about an article Eckstein writes about Vorhoelzer;
Hermann Voss, 1 letter (1948) includes information about the Central Collecting Point;
Hans Wentzel [professor, Institut für Kunstgeschichte Stuttgart], 2 letters (1973);
Max Wiederanders, 2 letters (1949-1950) about speaking on various topics listed in the letters;
Christian Wolters, 1 letter (in duplicate) (1964) about Wolters's new position in Berlin;
1 letter unsigned (n.d.) and 1 postcard, with illegible signature (1940).
1 12 Correspondence regarding the Neue Sammlung, 1948-1976
Michael Andritzky, 1 letter (1976) refers to articles proposed by Eckstein, one being for the anniversary of the Neue Sammlung;
Dieter Bersil(?) 1 letter;
Prof. Dr. Maunz, 1 letter with 8 copies (1958) informing Eckstein of his appointment as Director of the Neue Sammlung;
Günther von Pechmann [director, Die Neue Sammlung], 4 letters (1948-1949) about current conditions of the Sammlung and its exhibitions.
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence with architects, A-C, 1936-1978
Architektenring Düsseldorf, 2 letters (1952, n.d.) refer to a disagreement between several architects and Prof. Tamms;
Luciano Baldessari, Milan, 5 personal letters (1960-1966);
Hermann Baur, Basel, 1 letter (1936);
Carl August Bembé, New York, 1 letter (1949) discusses the study of architecture at Rensselaer P.I.;
Karl Augustinus Bieber, Graz, 5 personal letters (1970-1978);
Hermann Blomeier, Konstanz, 17 letters and 1 postcard (1960-1977) refer to Eckstein's problems with the Werkbund and Blomeier articles for publication edited by Eckstein;
Walter Bodmer, Zürich, 2 letters (1936) about publication of an article by Bodmer;
Heinz Buff, Nürnberg, 1 letter (1951) refers to an article published in Bauen und Wohnen;
Ulrich Conrads, Berlin, 4 letters (1969) about the proposal for Design Center Berlin and redevelopment in the city;
Han Coray, Lugano, 1 letter (1931).
2 2 Correspondence with architects, D-H, 1934-1970
Deutscher Verband für Wohnungswesen Städtebau und Raumplanung, Frankfurt am Main, 2 letters (1950) refer to "Planen, Bauen, Wohnen," Eckstein's supplement in the Süddeutschen Zeitung;
Richard Döcker, Stuttgart, 3 letters (1950-1957) refer to Eckstein's supplement;
D.C. Döpfner, Offenbach, 1 letter (1970) refers to proceedings at the "van der Velde Gesellschaft";
Egon Eiermann, Karlsruhe, 3 letters (1952, 1963, n.d.) including one from Eiermann's wife and one letter from Eiermann with his views on architecture;
Fagus-Werk Karl Benscheidt, Munich, 2 letters (1957) refer to the shoe industry and Benscheidt's factory built with Gropius' assistance;
Theodor Fischer, 3 postcards (1934, 1937);
Franz Füeg, 1 letter (1954) refers to Eckstein's views on critiquing architecture;
Mrs. Walter Gropius, 2 letters (1969) refer to Eckstein's last meeting with Gropius and a biographical account written about Gropius by S.A. Kurtz;
K. Gruber, Munich, 1 letter (1953) responds to a letter to the editor by Gruber in the Neue Zeitung;
Max Guther, Ulm, 1 letter (1953) refers to architecture in the old city of Ulm;
Hugo Häring, Biberach, 6 letters (1949-1954) which discuss Häring's views on architecture at the Marienplatz, ideas for construction of a museum, and publication of his lecture Vom Geheimnis der Gestalt, and comments about his critics;
Werner Hebebrand, Frankfurt am Main, 4 letters (1949-1953) about his project for an airport, comments on various architects with reference to Bauhaus and Jugendstil;
Peter Hecker, Munich, 1 letter (1953);
Stephan Hirzel, Kassel, 2 letters (1950) refer to project for a railroad station in Kassel;
Wilhelm Hofmann, Hannover, 2 letters (1969) about a search for a successor to Matthias Janssen.
2 3 Correspondence with architects, J-L, 1935-1976
Jürgen Joedicke, Stuttgart, 8 letters (1955-1969) refer primarily to articles in Bauen und Wohnen and also mention architecture of the planned Sydney opera house;
Karl Kieffer, Passau, 7 letters and 1 postcard (1935-1936) discuss publication of an article about the Nibelungenhalle, Passau in the Baugilde;
Friedrich Koenigsfeld, Tel Aviv, 2 letters (1976) discuss romanesque architecture in France;
Otto Kolb, Chicago, 1 letter (1950);
Aris Konstantinidis, Athens, 27 letters (1966-1975, n.d.) about his exhibition "Anonyme Architektur," various articles written for Bauen und Wohnen, his book on architecture Elements for self knowledge towards a true architecture and personal anecdotes;
Heinrich Lauterbach, Kassel, 10 letters (1951-1966, bulk 1958) express his views on architecture, especially current buildings, and refer to his lecture "50 Jahre Neues Bauen selbst erlebt";
Herr Lehmbrock, 2 letters from Eckstein (1969), in which Eckstein details how he became an architectural critic and discusses his articles written in the 1930s;
Alfons Leitl, Rheydt, 2 letters (1949) about contributing articles to Bauen und Wohnen;
Horst Linde, Freiburg im Briesau, 1 letter (1957) about architectural considerations in the construction of a church;
Eduard von der Lippe, Munich, 1 letter (1952) refers to articles on architecture.
2 4 Correspondence with architects, M-R, 1934-1972
Peter Meyer, Zürich, 14 letters and 1 postcard (1934-1949) and 1 article published in Das Werk about Alexander von Senger, letters discuss artists and politics in Germany, Eckstein's book on romanesque architecture, and opinions from both on Ernst Barlach;
Richard and Dione Neutra, Los Angeles, 10 letters (1954-1972) most written by Dione about traveling in Europe and Neutra's lectures there, also includes 2 typescripts from Dione after Neutra's death with commentary about his life and a diagram and description of Ecology Park in LA dedicated to the memory of Neutra;
Richard Rian...?, 1 greeting card (1953);
Heinrich Richartz, Düren, 1 letter (1953) expresses ideas on architecture;
Walter Rossow, Berlin, 1 letter (1954) gives Eckstein's thoughts on reform of the German Werkbund.
2 5 Correspondence with Julius Posener, 1964-1984
Julius Posener, architect and architectural historian, correspondence contains lengthy discourses about architecture, fellow architects, lectures, critiques and manuscripts, especially Eckstein's book on French romanesque architecture; includes document written by Posener about a meeting of the Deutscher Werkbund with government agencies, Dec 17, 1974, which seeks their support.
2 6 Correspondence with architects, S-Z, 1935-1973
Carl Sattler, Munich, 2 letters (1949) about Eckstein's critique of monument by Koelle;
Gustav Schleicher, Stuttgart, 2 letters (1950) refer to article by Eckstein about Adolf Loos;
H. Schmeissner, Nürnberg, 2 letters (1949, 1950) about the reconstruction of Bavaria;
Walther Schmidt, Lindau, 5 letters (1949-1950) about lecture and article by Schmidt on architecture;
Walter Schwagenscheidt, Kronberg, 4 letters (1949, 1966) refer to Eckstein's reviewing Schwagenscheidt's books Raumstadt and Die Nordweststadt;
Rudolf Schwarz, Frankfurt am Main, 3 letters (1951-1957);
Otto Ernst Schweizer, Karlsruhe, 9 letters (1948-1949, n.d.) about a competition for the reconstruction of Karlsruhe;
Hans Schwippert, Düsseldorf, 11 letters (1949-1973) include a document about the Bundeshaus Bonn and a speech given at the 200th jubilee of the Akademie Stuttgart, also a letter from Schwippert's wife after his death;
Friedel Steinmeyer, Offenbach am Main, 1 letter (1956);
E.G. Streiff, Zürich, 2 letters (1935, 1939);
Henry van de Velde, Oberägeri, 10 letters (1 in triplicate) (1957) refer to van de Velde's manuscript (taken from his book Récit de ma vie) for a Festschrift about the German Werkbund, sent in French with annotations, and two letters between Eckstein and van de Velde's daughter after his death;
J. Vienot, Paris, 1 letter (1954);
Otto Völckers, Munich, 5 letters (1949-1950) about Völckers' contributing to Bauen und Wohnen and the critiques in the issue "Maier in Ravensburg";
Werner, Augsburg, 1 letter (1950);
Bruno Wiesinger, Würzburg, 2 letters (1955) about the construction of school buildings;
Hans Zinzen, Farchach bei Aufkirchen, 2 letters (1950) about Zinzen writing for Planen, Bauen, Wohnen and Pfister criticizing Eckstein.
2 7 Correspondence with artists, A-N, 1932-1978
Rudolf Belling, sculptor, 4 letters (1963-1972);
Heinrich Brüne, artist, 14 letters and 10 postcards (1940-1941) primarily refer to writing a monograph about Brüne and an exhibition of his work, and including correspondence from Ferdinand Denk on behalf of Brüne;
Casper, printmaker, 1 letter (1948);
Oskar Coester, artist, 2 letters (1950);
Walter Dexel, artist, 3 letters and 1 postcard (1960-1970) refer to his published works and critiques;
Fritz Hellmut Ehmcke, printmaker and professor of architecture, 2 letters (1948, 1953) one commenting on article Eckstein wrote about architecture in Munich;
Frank El Punto, artist, 4 letters (1963-1964) refer to the artist's work and exhibitions;
Ernst Geitlinger, artist, 1 letter (1972) from Geitlinger's wife after his death with enclosed text about his life;
Thomas Gleb, weaver, 4 letters (1977-1978);
Olaf Gulbransson, artist, 1 letter and 1 card (sent by his wife) with photo of Gulbransson work (n.d.) refers to Eckstein article about Heine and includes pencil sketch by Gulbransson;
Adolf Hartmann, 1 letter (1948) refers to critique about Hartmann;
Kükelhaus, 1 letter (1956) with ink sketches;
Hans Leistikow, artist, 1 letter (1958);
Alfred Mahlau, artist, 2 letters (1947, 1949) refer to book he is writing;
Lucia Moholy, photographer, 1 letter (1973) about sending a gift to Eckstein;
Elisabeth Nay, wife of Ernst Wilhelm Nay, artist, 2 letters (1968) about his death;
Remigius Netzer, artist, 1 letter (1941) refers to Eckstein's essay about Fiedler;
Otto Nückel, artist, 1 letter (1932).
2 8 Correspondence with artists, O-Z, 1930-1974
Emil Orlik, artist, 1 letter to Heinrich Brüne (1930);
Hans Purrmann, artist, 3 letters to Heinrich Brüne (1942, n.d.);
Anton Sailer, artist, 1 letter (1948) with ink sketch;
Tut Schlemmer, wife of Oskar Schlemmer, 7 letters and 3 postcards (1958-1974, n.d.) refer to Bauhaus artist Marianne Brandt and other Bauhaus history, and includes a list of signatures from well-wishers at her 75th birthday celebration;
Eberhard Schlotter, artist, 7 letters (1959-1971);
Max Schwimmer, artist, 2 letters (1948-1949) with pen sketches;
Toni Stadler, sculptor, 6 letters (1946, 1958) refer primarily to writing an essay about the sculptor Ludwig Kasper;
Günther Strupp, artist, 1 letter (1946) refers to Eckstein's critique of the exhibition "Augsburger Maler";
Joseph Wackerle, sculptor, 2 letters (1948);
Woty Werner, artist, 1 postcard (1962);
Conrad Westphal, artist, 2 letters (1945, 1946);
Hermann Wilhelm, artist, 1 letter (1946).
2 9 Correspondence about, Josef Scharl, 1930, 1967-1971
Eckstein letter from 1930 discusses Scharl's paintings and includes an essay about the artist. The correspondence from 1967-1971 is between Eckstein and Aloys Greither, a collector of Scharl's works, and refers to exhibitions and a monograph about Scharl. File includes 49 photographs of Scharl paintings from the late 1920s and from 1930 taken at Atelier Lotte Jacobi, Berlin, and J.B. Neumann and Guenther Franke, Munich.
2 10 Correspondence with Wilhelm Wagenfeld, 1951-1982
Letters describe Wagenfeld's designs for glass and metal objects, his political position in the 1930s, his participation in an exhibition, and a Festschrift planned by Eckstein for the Neuen Sammlung to celebrate the accomplishments of the German Werkbund.
2 11 Correspondence with designers, A-Z, 1955-1977
Jan Bontjes van Beek, ceramicist, 6 letters (1964-1977) refer to his work and exhibitions;
François Burkhardt, head of Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin (IDZ), 4 letters (1975-1976) refer to Eckstein's participation at the exhibition "Zwischen Kunst und Industrie -der Deutsche Werkbund im IDZ Berlin";
Deutscher Designertag, 1 letter (1977) from vice-president, Wanner; Manfred Eisenbeis and Hans-Peter Niebuhr, Offenbach am Main, 1 letter (1977) with suggested topics for Eckstein to include in his lecture on the topic Ästhetik im Alltag;
Wend Fischer, director (succeeding Eckstein) of the Neue Sammlung Munich, 4 letters (1963-1964, 1975) two of which, addressed to Herbert Ohl, state his reasons for declining an invitation to sit on a jury for "Gute Form";
H. Lindinger, president Verband Deutscher Industrie-Designer, 2 letters (1976) one instating Eckstein as an honorary member of the Society;
Andreas Moritz, silversmith, 16 letters (1962-1976) includes lengthy discussions about fellow arts and crafts designers and Moritz's own work as well as a letter to Minoru Nambara on aesthetics;
Saale-Glas Jena, 2 letters (1974) request by Eckstein for photos of Ilse Decho tea service;
Mia Seeger, 10 letters and 1 postcard (1955-1975) refer to her position at the Rat für Formgebung and the organization's work.
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, personal and miscellaneous, A-G, 1932-1976
François Arp, 1 letter (1972) about Lucien Billy;
Hans Baier, 1 letter (1932);
Alice Berenthal(?), 2 letters (1945, 1962);
Marianne Beyer, 1 letter (1971);
Georg Biermann, 1 postcard (1941);
Olga Böhme, 1 letter (1941);
Hans and Gerda v. Braunbehrens, 1 postcard (1973) about Olaf Gulbransson;
A.E. Brinckmann, 1 letter (1945);
Hermann Bünemann, 1 letter (1970);
Nuccio Cinquegrani, 2 letters (1974) about an exhibition and monograph of Christian Hess' works;
Jutta Curten(?), 1 letter (1944);
Andreas Dorit, 1 letter (1973);
Dr. Edrich, 1 letter (1941);
Herr Ernst, 1 letter (1969) about his retirement from the Werkkunstschule Kassel;
Prof. Esterer, 1 letter (1938? or 1948?);
Paul Fechter, 1 letter (1940);
Fritzi Fendel(?), 1 letter (1973);
Günther Franke and wife, 2 letters (1970, 1976);
Max Frisch, 1 letter (1955);
H.O. Gallus, 1 letter (1948) about Eckstein's book on romanesque architecture;
Frau Giehse, [actress], 1 letter (1968);
Erika and Helga Glassner, 2 letters (1938);
Aloys Goergen, 1 letter (1976).
3 2 Correspondence, personal and miscellaneous, H-L, 1937-1977
Frau Hamm-Brüchner, 1 letter (in duplicate), (1966) about her loss in the Parliamentary election;
Eberhard Hanfstaengl, director Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen and active in Verlag F. Bruckmann, 4 letters, (1951-1966, 1971);
Renate Heise, 1 letter (1941);
Theodor Heuss, [former president and secretary to the Deutscher Werkbund], 31 letters (1957-1958), one references an entry written by Heuss for the Werkbund Festschrift;
Heyden, 1 letter (1945);
Oskar Holer, 1 letter (1937);
Ilka(?), 1 postcard (1963);
Erich Kästner, [author], 2 letters (1964, 1969);
Kestner Gesellschaft, 1 letter (1975); Herr Klöcker, 1 letter (1965);
Wilhelm Kuchenmüller, 1 letter (1940) about Eckstein's son;
Hans Kullmann, 1 postcard (1974);
F.E. Lamprecht, 1 letter with newspaper clipping (1947) refers to the critique of a lecture given by Eckstein;
N. Langer(?), 1 letter (1946);
Klaus Lauber, 1 letter [partial] (1967) with Lauber's opinion of a lecture given by Prof. Nestler;
Herr Lommel, 1 letter (1977);
Hellmut von Lube, 1 postcard (1968).
3 3 Correspondence, personal and miscellaneous, M-Z, 1930-1980
Mireille and Charles Magot, 1 letter with photograph (1976);
K. Martin, director, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, 3 letters (1960, n.d.);
Franz Mayer, 1 letter (1955);
Muschalkalk, 1 letter (1961);
Josef Karl Neoud, 1 letter (1937);
Irwin Nunzl(?), 2 letters (1940, 1941);
Lotte Otto, 1 letter (1969);
A. Rucker, 1 letter (1955) about the Neuen Sammlung;
Otto Rückert, 1 letter (1958);
Oda Schaefer, 1 letter (1970) about Eckstein's book of his memoirs;
Walter Schulz, 1 letter (1980) refers to his current writing;
Paul Schütz, 1 letter (1965);
Hubert Sigros, 1 letter (1974);
Hermann Sorge, 2 letters (1941);
Micaela Szekely, 1 letter (1975);
H.C. Teeza P.(?), 2 letters (1965);
Max Wiederanders, 1 letter (1930) refers to a film about the Werkbund;
Sofi and Ramza Wissa Wassef, 3 letters (1962-1964);
Hans Joachim Ziersch, 2 letters (1974, 1976).
3 4 Correspondence to and from family members, and letters with illegible signatures, , 1929-1975 n.d.
16 letters and note cards, and 4 postcards. 6 letters are carbon copies of those sent by Eckstein to family members.


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