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Heinrich Schwarz papers, 1894-1974

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Finding aid for the Heinrich Schwarz papers, 1928-1988

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Heinrich Schwarz consist primarily of manuscripts, research material, correspondence, and photoprints from the 1940's to 1972, the period during which Dr. Schwarz was most active in the United States. Little remains of his early work in Austria, although some early records of his research into photography and lithography appear in the form of handwritten notes, an early edition of D.O. Hill with comments and corrections, and a handful of early letters pertaining to this material. Nor are there consistent documents of a personal nature from either Europe or America, although scattered personal insights emerge in correspondence with colleagues and friends throughout the collection. The abundance of the material relates to his professional career and contacts made as a professor, author, and lecturer at RISD and at Wesleyan, from 1943-1972.

Further, files containing the correspondence of Elisabeth Schwarz (1973-85) document her efforts to publish her husband's research material after his death in 1974. These letters, corrected manuscripts, publication contracts and revenues offer insight into the posthumous reception and continuing impact of Dr. Schwarz' research.

Arrangement note

The collection is organized in five series:
Series I: Research Files;
Series II: Bibliographic Files;
Series III: Publishing and Lectures;
Series IV: Heinrich Schwarz Correspondence;
Series V: Elisabeth Schwarz Correspondence.

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