Guide to the Eugen Neuhaus Papers, 1879-1963

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Guide to the Eugen Neuhaus Papers, 1879-1963

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 965

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1964
Encoded by:
Charlotte Gerstein
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Eugen Neuhaus Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1879-1963
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 965
Creator: Neuhaus, Eugen, 1879-1963
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugen Neuhaus papers, BANC MSS C-B 965, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Paintings, watercolors and miscellaneous photographs have been removed to the Pictorial Collections.

Scope and Content

This small collection of papers, gift of Neuhaus' son, Robert Neuhaus, December 29, 1964, includes correspondence, sketchbooks and loose sketches, photographs of his work, announcements of lectures, scrapbooks of clippings relating primarily to his painting, and personalia.


Eugen Neuhaus, painter and professor of art at the University of California, Berkeley, was born in Barmen, Germany, on August 18, 1897. After his graduation from art schools in Kassel and Berlin, he came to California in 1904. From 1907 he taught drawing at the University of California and, in 1923, established the Art Department. He also lectured in the history and theory of art at Mills College from 1918 to 1927, wrote books on the appreciation of art and on American art, and continued to paint, specializing in landscapes.
Additional biographical information may be obtained from the transcript of his oral history interview, BANC MSS C-D 4075.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Eugen Neuhaus, 1903-1933. Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description: (1 folder).

Letters written to Neuhaus, arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. A partial list of correspondents follows. Unlisted letters are in a miscellany preceding the rest of the letters.



Physical Description: (4 v.)



Photographs of paintings and sketches by Neuhaus


Announcements for lectures by Neuhaus


Brochures for exhibits of Neuhaus' paintings


Documents, including birth certificate, military papers, etc., 1879-1927

Box 2

Scrapbooks of clippings - v. 1: 1905-1910


Scrapbooks of clippings - v. 2: 1915-1928


Loose clippings


Miscellany, 1906-1950

Partial List of Correspondents


Atherton, Gertrude Franklin (Horn), 1857-1948


Letter, Apr. 6, n.y.


Axson, Stockton, 1867-1935


Letter, Jan. 10, 1919


Barrows, David Prescott, 1873-1954


Letter, Mar. 30, 1917, written while Dean of the Faculties, University of California


California. University, Berkeley

See Barrows, David Prescott

See also Wheeler, Benjamin Ide


California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco


Letter, Apr. 21, 1908, by Robert H. Fletcher


Carnegie Corporation of New York


Letter, July 22, 1925, by Roberta M. Fausler


Cornelius, Fidelis, Brother, 1877-1962

See Keith, Mary (McHenry), 1855-1947


Crawford, David Livingston, 1889-

See Hawaii. University, Honolulu


Crocker, William Henry, 1861-1937


3 letters, 1915-1923


Dill, Marshall

See San Francisco. Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939-1940


Doerner, Max, 1870-1939


4 letters, 1933-1935


Fletcher, Robert Howe, 1850-1936

See California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco


Hawaii. University, Honolulu


2 letters, 1937, by David Livingston Crawford


Keith, Mary (McHenry), 1855-1947 (Mrs. William Keith)


6 letters, 1930-1942. Enclosure to letter, Jan. 14, 1938: portion of a letter from Brother Cornelius.


Luquiens, Huc Mazelet


2 letters, 1937


Merriam, John Campbell, 1869-1945


Letter, Mar. 29, 1935


Moffitt, James Kennedy, 1866?-1955


Letter, Dec. 24, 1939


Pond, Elizabeth Keith, 1886-1955


Letter, Feb. 11, 1937


San Francisco. Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939-1940


Letter, Apr. 18, 1940, by Marshall Dill


San Francisco. Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915


Letter, Jan. 16, 1914


San Francisco Institute of Art

See California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco


Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927


2 letters, 1915-1917.1917 letter written while president, University of California.