INVENTORY OF THE RICHARD HUELSENBECK PAPERS, 1910-1978

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INVENTORY OF THE RICHARD HUELSENBECK PAPERS, 1910-1978

Accession no. 910082

Finding aid prepared by Teresa Morales
Getty Research Institute

Contact Information:

  • The Getty Research Institute
  • Research Library
  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
  • Email Requests: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/reference_form.html
  • URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/library/
Processed by:
Teresa Morales
Date Completed:
Jul 1996, revised Apr 2004
Encoded by:
Philip Curtis
©1999 J. Paul Getty Trust.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Huelsenbeck papers
Date (inclusive): 1910-1978
Collection number: 910082
Creator: Huelsenbeck, Richard, 1892-1974
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: Papers of German poet, Richard Huelsenbeck, who was involved with the Dada movement and edited several of its important journals. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, some photographs, clippings and catalogues.
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Language: Collection material in German

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Richard Huelsenbeck papers, 1910-1978, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 910082.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1991.

Alternate Form Available

Correspondence available in photocopies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Huelsenbeck was a German poet, closely involved with the Zürich Dada movement, who introduced Dada to Berlin and edited several important Dada journals.

Scope and Content of Collection

TheRichard Huelsenbeck Papers contain manuscripts by Huelsenbeck and Raoul Hausmann, correspondence to and from Huelsenbeck with some photographs, clippings and catalogues, and about 130 letters between other correspondents.
The archive contains a rich file of letters written to Huelsenbeck from Erich Buchholz (ca. 95 items), George Grosz (ca. 50 items), Raoul Hausmann (ca. 175 items), Hannah Höch (15 items), Marcel Janco (10 items), Hans Richter (ca. 65 items) and Michel Seuphor (ca. 30 items) that date from 1912-1978 (bulk 1950s and 1960s) and contain discussions of current work and reputations, as well as recountings of pre-war Dada activities. There are also ca. 160 letters from Huelsenbeck to various correspondents, including about 15 letters to and from Hans Rudolf Hilty and ca. 20 letters between Huelsenbeck and Kurt Hiller. The letters date from 1930-1974, bulk 1950-1967. Within the Huelsenbeck correspondence files are ca. 50 pages of his writings in manuscript. The Hausmann file includes about 80 pages of his manuscripts, and the Richter file includes exhibition catalogues and Richter's script for Narcissus.
The correspondence between others includes a lengthy file of Hausmann letters. In addition to his letters to Huelsenbeck, there are letters between Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters, 1946-64 (ca. 110 items), Hausmann and Elfriede Stegemeier, 1949-54 (ca. 30 items), Hausmann and Jan Tschichold, 1930 (20 items), and between Hausmann and Augustin Tschinkel, 1949-59 (20 items). There are also 4 letters from 1964 between Tristan Tzara and Werner Schmalenbach.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Huelsenbeck, Richard, 1892-1974
Art, Modern—20th century
Assemblage (Art)
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Dadaism
Expatriate artists

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints
Photographs, Original

Contributors

Buchholz, Erich, 1891-
Grosz, George, 1893-1959
Hausmann, Raoul, 1886-1971
Hiller, Kurt, 1885-1972
Hilty, Hans Rudolf
Höch, Hannah, 1889-
Janco, Marcel, 1895-
Marc, Franz, 1880-1916
Schmalenbach, Werner, 1920-
Seuphor, Michel, 1901-
Stegemeier, Elfriede
Tschinkel, Augustin
Tschichold, Jan, 1902-1974
Tzara, Tristan, 1896-1963
Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976


Box 1

Correspondence and catalogues

Box 1, Folder 1

Erich Buchholz letters, 1952-1955

Physical Description: ca. 45 items
Box 1, Folder 2

Erich Buchholz letters, 1956-1958

Physical Description: ca. 50 items
Box 1, Folder 3

Erich Buchholz, 1955

Physical Description: 10 photographs, 1 catalogue
Box 1, Folder 4

Erich Buchholz, 1961, 1965, 1978

Physical Description: 3 catalogues
Box 1, Folder 5

Erich Buchholz: 3 catalogues, 1963, 1968, 1971

Box 1, Folder 6

George Grosz: letters, 1945-1955

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 1, Folder 7

George Grosz: letters, 1955-1960

Physical Description: ca. 20 items
Box 1, Folder 8

Raoul Hausmann: letters, 1949-1956

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 1, Folder 9

Raoul Hausmann: letters, 1957-1962

Physical Description: ca. 15 items
Box 1, Folder 10

Raoul Hausmann: letters, 1920-1964

Physical Description: ca. 50 items
Box 1, Folder 11

Raoul Hausmann: letters, 1920-1964

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 1, Folder 12

Raoul Hausmann: letters, 1956

Physical Description: ca. 50 items
Box 1, Folder 13

Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters: letters, 1946-1964

Physical Description: ca. 80 items
Box 1, Folder 14

Raoul Hausmann and Kurt Schwitters: letters, 1946-1947

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 2

Correspondence, documents, manuscripts, and small book

Box 2, Folder 1

Raoul Hausmann and Elfriede Stegemeier: letters, 1949-1954

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 2, Folder 2

Raoul Hausmann and Jan Tschichold: letters, 1930

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 2, Folder 3

Tristan Tzara and W. Schmalenbach: letters, 1964

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 2, Folder 4

Raoul Hausmann and August Tschinkel: letters, 1949-1959

Physical Description: ca. 20 items
Box 2, Folder 5

Raoul Hausmann and August Tschinkel: letters, 1959-1971

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 2, Folder 6

Raoul Hausmann: manuscripts, 1953(?)

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 2, Folder 7

Raoul Hausmann: manuscripts, n.d.

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 2, Folder 8

Raoul Hausmann: manuscripts, n.d.

Physical Description: 20 items
Box 2, Folder 9

Kurt Hiller, Geistige Grundlagen 1947

Physical Description: 1 book
Box 2, Folder 10

Kurt Hiller and Richard Huelsenbeck: letters, 1944-1954

Physical Description: ca. 20 items
Box 2, Folder 11

Hannah Hoch: letters, 1952-1964

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 2, Folder 12

Richard Huelsenbeck: documents and manuscripts, 1933-1971

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 2, Folder 13

Richard Huelsenbeck: documents and manuscripts, 1960-1974

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 2, Folder 14

Richard Huelsenbeck and various authors: letters, 1942-1963

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 2, Folder 15

Richard Huelsenbeck: letters, 1930-1960

Physical Description: ca. 20 items
Box 2, Folder 16

Richard Huelsenbeck: letters, 1956-1973

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 2, Folder 17

Richard Huelsenbeck: letters, 1948-1964

Physical Description: ca. 35 items
Box 3

Correspondence, small books, exhibition catalogues, and announcements

Box 3, Folder 1

Richard Huelsenbeck: letters, 1925-1965

Physical Description: ca. 20 items
Box 3, Folder 2

Richard Huelsenbeck: letters, 1936-1967

Physical Description: ca. 20 items
Box 3, Folder 3

Richard Huelsenbeck and Hans Rudolf Hilty: letters, 1927-1963

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 3, Folder 4

Richard Huelsenbeck, Tagebuch with poetry, 1910

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Loose pages found in book.
Box 3, Folder 5

Richard Huelsenbeck, Tagebuch, 1910

Physical Description: 1 book
Box 3, Folder 6

Richard Huelsenbeck: notebooks, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 3, Folder 7

Marcel Janco: letters, 1949-1962

Physical Description: 10 items
Box 3, Folder 8

Franz Marc: letters, 1912-1913

Physical Description: 15 items
Box 3, Folder 9

Hans Richter: letters and script for Narcissus, 1947

Physical Description: ca. 25 items
Box 3, Folder 10

Hans Richter: letters and photograph, 1952-1962

Physical Description: ca. 30 items
Box 3, Folder 11

Hans Richter: exhibition catalogues and announcements, 1946-1976

Physical Description: 9 items
Box 3, Folder 12

Michel Seuphor: letters, 1950-1954

Physical Description: ca. 15 items
Box 3, Folder 13

Michel Seuphor: letters, 1954-1957

Physical Description: ca. 15 items