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INVENTORY OF THE HEINRICH SCHWARZ PAPERS, 1928-1988
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Description
Art historian, born in Prague. Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed materials related to Schwarz's research, writings, curatorial work, and teaching about photography, photography's relationship to art, the iconology of the mirror and the owl, and Austrian art, as well as optical phenomenon. Much material relates to Schwarz's popular work, D. O. Hill: Master of Photography.
Background
Born in Prague in 1894, Heinrich Schwarz began his studies in Classical Archaeology and Philosophy at the University of Vienna in 1913. When the war began in 1914, Schwarz interrupted his studies for four years while he served in the Austro-Hungarian military service for which he received several decorations for bravery. In 1918, he resumed his training at the University of Vienna, receiving a Ph.D. in 1921 for his doctoral work, Der Anfänge der Lithographie in Wien (published posthumously by Böhlau Verlag in 1988).
Extent
15 linear feet (41 boxes)
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Open for use by qualified researchers.