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Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students, approximately 1960-1985

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Title: Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students
Dates: approximately 1960-1985
Number: 920069
Creator/Collector: Pearlman, Judith
Extent: 9.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Abstract: The collection comprises audio interviews by Judith Pearlman, accompanied by some transcrips, translations, notes and printed matter. Also included are two videotapes of Bauhaus films; and the original unenhanced cassette tapes and reel-to-reel master copies.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
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URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
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Author: Kit Messick

Biographical note

Judith Pearlman is the writer, producer and director of the 1995 documentary Bauhaus in America.


Scope and Content of Collection

The collection comprises 90 audio reels, primarily interviews by Judith Pearlman, accompanied by some transcriptions, translations, notes and printed matter. Also included are two videotapes of Bauhaus films; enhanced audiocassette tapes of the interviews, and audiocassette use copies.

The audio reels record interviews with masters, students, and others associated with of the Bauhaus in Germany. Interviewees include Anni Albers, Gertrude Arndt, Herbert Bayer, Max Bill, Roman Clemens, T. Lux Feininger, Max Gebhardt, Ise Gropius, Larry Haas, Felix and Livia Klee, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Tut and Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Eva and Andor Weininger. These interviews were assembled by Pearlman and her production company, Cliofilm, as both research and content for her documentary Bauhaus in America, as well as for an article written for the New York Times Magazine in 1983.

Ten reels record roughly 10 hours from the 50 Years Bauhaus conference and exhibition (1969) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).

Twenty files hold interview transcriptions and English translations, notes and research material about Anni Albers, Walter Allner, Gertrude Arndt, Max Bill, Roman Clemens, Howard Dearstyne, T. Lux Feininger, Ise Gropius, Werner Graeff, Peter Keler, Felix Klee, Jean Leppien, Hannes Meyer, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Walter Puff, Konrad Püschel, Tut and Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Andor and Eva Weininger.

Arrangement

Organized in two series: Series I. Interviews, approximately 1960-1985; Series II. Transcripts and notes, approximately 1969-1985, undated.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of unreformatted audiovisual materials, which are unavailable until reformatted.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Albers, Anni
Allner, W. H. (Walter H.), 1909-2006
Bayer, Herbert
Bill, Max
Clemens, Roman
Feininger, T. Lux
Gropius, Ise
Muche, Georg, 1895-1987
Nerdinger, Winfried
Püschel, Konrad, 1907-
Schlemmer, Tut
Stölzl, Gunta, 1897-1983
Weininger, Andor, 1899-1986
Weininger, Eva Fernbach, 1903-2007

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Bauhaus

Subjects - Topics

Architects -- Interviews
Architecture -- Study and teaching
Art -- Study and teaching
Artists -- Interviews

Genres and Forms of Material

Interviews
Oral histories (document genres)

Contributors

Bauhaus
Pearlman, Judith

Related Material

Existence and Location of Copies

Selected audio recordings have been digitized and are available to on-site readers and Getty staff: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/920069av


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students, approximately 1969-1985, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 920069.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa920069

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was acquired from Judith Pearlman in 1992.

Processing Information

Papers and notes were rehoused by the Registrar upon receipt. Original media and use copies were assigned numbers by Getty Research Institute staff to facilitate circulation and reformatting. Kit Messick wrote the finding aid in 2017.


Container List

Series I. Interviews, approximately 1960-1985 9 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students (Selected digitized interviews available on-site only)

Twenty interviews (primarily audio-only) with masters and students of the Bauhaus in Germany. Most are in English; those in German have been transcribed in English (see Series II.). Interviewees include Anni Albers, Gertrude Arndt, Herbert Bayer, Max Bill, Roman Clemens, T. Lux Feininger, Max Gebhardt, Ise Gropius, Larry Haas, Felix and Livia Klee, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Tut and Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Eva and Andor Weininger. Audiovisual materials are unavailable until reformatted. Boxes 2-12 contain master audio reels and audiocassetes; access to these items is restricted. Use copies are available in boxes 13-15.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
box Reel
11-12 R71-R90 50 years Bauhaus, 1969 September
Approximately ten hours of recorded footage from the 50 years Bauhaus conference and exhibition held at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1969. Material is copyrighted and is limited to on-site use. Use copies: C40- C49.
box Reel
4 R4-R7 Albers, Anni, 1982 May 16 and 22
Interview with Nicholas Fox Weber in four parts. Use copies: C3- C4.
4 audio reels of 4 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
4-5 R8-R11 Arndt, Gertrude, 1982 November, 16
Interview with Susanne Spielvogel in four parts. Use copiesL C5- C6.
4 audio reels of 4 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
5 R12-R15 Bayer, Herbert, 1981 April 22
Interview in four parts. Use copies: C7-C8.
4 audio reels of 4 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
5 R16-R19 Bill, Max, 1980 April 19
Interview in four parts. Use copies: C9- C10.
4 audio reels of 4 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
5-6 R20-R22 Clemens, Roman, 1982 November 12
Interview with Susanne Spielvogel in three parts. Use copies: C11- C12.
3 audio reels of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
4 R1 Conversation with Walter Gropius, approximately 1968 or 1969
Soundtrack only. Gropius reminisces about the Bauhaus; describes building of his house in Lincoln; discusses qualities of the architect and how architecture contributes to the cultural record. The copyright to this material is held by WNBC-TV, and cannot be reproduced without permission. Use copy: C1.
1 audio reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
4 R2-R3 Conversations regarding the future of architecture, circa 1960s
Includes interviews with Ernest Kump, Gordon Bunshaft, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Richard Neutra. Approximate run time 28:17. Use copy: C2.
2 audio reels of 2 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
6 R23-R25 Feininger, T. Lux, 1984 March 26
Interview with Rainer Schaper in three parts. Use copies: C13- C14.
3 audio reels of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
6 R26-R28 Gebhard, Max, 1984 September 9
Interview with Susanne Spielvogel in three parts. Use copies: C15- C16.
3 audio reels of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
Gropius, Ise 1979-1981
box Reel
6 R29-R30 1979
Interview with Bill Cavendess followed by outtakes. The copyright to this material is held by WGBH Boston, and cannot be reproduced without their permission. Use copy: C17.
2 audio reels of 2 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
7 R31-R32 1981 February 26
Interview in two parts. Use copy: C18.
2 audio reels of 2 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
7 R32-R34 1981 April 10
Interview in three parts. Use copy: C19.
3 audio reels of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
7 R35-R37 1981 June 7
With Dr. Harding. Interview in three parts. Use copies: C19-C20.
3 audio reels of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
7 R38 1981 October 17
Interview in one part. Use copies: C21-C22.
1 audio reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
7-8 R39-R42 Haase, Larry, 1985 February 23
With Betty Blum. Interview in four parts. Use copy: C23.
4 audio reels of 4: analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
8 R43-R46 Klee, Felix and Livia, 1982 November 14
With Susanne Spielvogel. Interview in four parts. Use copies: C24- C25.
4 audio reels of 4 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
Muche, Georg, 1982, 1993
box Reel
8 R47-R49 1982 November 10
With Susanne Spielvogel. Interview in three parts. Use copies: C26- C27.
3 audiocassettes of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box item
12 V1 Muche - Bauhaus, 1993 January 11
Title transcribed from label. 1 videocassette (VHS) : 1/2 in.
Nerdinger, Winfried 1981 April 11-19
box Reel
8-9 R50-R52 1981 April 11
Interview in three parts. Use copies: C28-C29.
3 audio reels of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
9 R53-R55 1981 April 18
Interview in three parts. Use copies: C29-C30.
3 audio reels of 3 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
9 R56 1981 April 19
Use copy: C31 1 audio reel : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
9 R57-R60 Schlemmer, Tut and Jaina with Gertrude Arndt, 1982 November 11
With Susanne Spielvogel. Interview in four parts. Use copies: C32- C33.
4 audio reels of 4 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
10 R61-R65 Stölzl, Gunta, 1982 December 11
Stölzl, Gunta, 1982 December 11 (digitized version available on-site only)

With Susanne Spielvogel. Interview in five parts. Use copies: C34- C36.
5 audio reels of 5 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box Reel
10-12 R66-R70 Weininger, Andor and Eva, 1981 November 19
With Chris Wilk. Interview in five parts. Use copies: C37- C39
25 audiocassettes of 25 : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 4 tracks, stereo. ; 10.5 in., 1/4 in. tape.
box item
12 V2 Who Is . . . Walter Gropius?, 1989 June 6
Title transcribed from label. Presumably produced for PBS.
box
2-3 Enhanced cassettes
Cassettes C50-C78 are copy masters. RESTRICTED. Request use copies or streaming media.
box
13-15 Use copies, undated
Box 13 contains C1-C34; Box 14 contains C35-C69; Box 15 contains C70-C90.
Series II. Transcripts and notes, approximately 1969-1985 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Transcriptions, notes and research material about Anni Albers, Walter Allner, Gertrude Arndt, Max Bill, Roman Clemens, Howard Dearstyne, T. Lux Feininger, Ise Gropius, Werner Graeff, Peter Keler, Felix Klee, Jean Leppien, Hannes Meyer, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Walter Puff, Konrad Püschel, Tut and Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Andor and Eva Weininger.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
box folder
1 1 Albers, Anni, 1982 May 15
1 2 Allner, Walter, 1984 March 19
1 3 Arndt, Gertrude, 1982 November 16
1 4 Bayer, Herbert, 1981 April 22
1 5 Bill, Max, 1980 April 19
1 6 Clemens, Roman, 1982 November 12
1 7 Dearstyne, Howard, undated
1 8 Feininger, T. Lux, 1984 March 26
1 9 Graeff, Werner, 1985 August
1 10 Gropius, Ise, 1979-1981
1 11 Keler, Peter, undated
1 12 Klee, Felix, 1982 November 14
1 13 Leppien, Jean, undated
1 14 Meyer, Hannes, undated
1 15 Muche, Georg, 1982 November 10
1 16 Nerdinger, Winfried, 1981
1 17 Puff, Walter, undated
1 18 Püschl. Konrad, undated
1 19 Schlemmer, Tut and Jaina, 1982 November
1 20 Stölzl, Gunta, 1982 December 11
1 21 Weininger, Andor and Eva, 1981 November 15