Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Assorted papers relating to Bauhaus designers
Date (inclusive): 1919-1984
Collection number: 920020
4 linear feet
(5 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
Getty Research Institute
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: The collection consists of assembled material from the Bauhaus years of 1919-1933, as well as material influenced by Bauhaus
designers up to 1984. Includes photographic prints, typescripts, offprints and publications, original graphics, clippings,
sketches and drawings, weavings, curricula, and correspondence.
Language: Collection material in German, and English
Open for use by qualified researchers.
Assorted Papers relating to Bauhaus Designers, ca.1919-1984, Accession no. 920020, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute.
Acquired February 1992 from a dealer who assembled the collection.
Rose Lachman processed the collection and wrote the finding aid.
One book transferred to the Getty Research Library's core collection.
Sammlungen Bauhaus Dessau, Dessau: Bauhaus Dessau, 1988.
Scope and Content of Collection
This assembled collection contains printed materials, drawings, manuscripts,photographs and correspondence from the years
1919-1933, the span of 14 years when the Bauhaus existed. The collection also includes later items, from scattered years to
1984, that show the on-going influence of the Bauhaus. This influence may be traced in the letters from the more contemporary
artist Peter Schwarze-Heisterkamp (Blinky Palermo). The compilation includes photographic prints, essays and offprints, graphics,
clippings, sketches, weavings, curricula and correspondence. Items had been gathered into bundles (Konvolut) by topic, by
the previous owner(s).
Represented from the Bauhaus period are such artists, architects and historians as Sigfried Giedion, Gustav Hassenpflug, Walter
Tralau, Arieh Sharon, Hans Eckstein, Helmut Krüger, Heinz Borchers, Karl H. Haupt, Erich Mrozek, Robert Michel, Ella Bergmann-Michel,
Walter Dexel, Carl Schlemmer, Oskar Schlemmer, Lucia Moholy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Franz Kalivoda, Margaret Leischner, Anni
Albers, Josef Albers, Gunta Stadler-Stölzl, Grete Reichardt, Rosa Berger, M. Kurshuk, Léna Meyer-Bergner, Hannes Meyer, Otto
Rittweger, Joost Schmidt, Martin Elsaesser, Arthur Schmidt, Hugo Häring, Mart Stam and Heinz Loew. One box is devoted to material
from Heinz Loew (student of Joost Schmidt) and contains essays, drawings, photographs, clippings, papers from the Bauhaus-Archiv
Museum für Gestaltung and correspondence.
This broad assemblage of papers by and about Bauhaus designers contains numerous examples of their works and enhances the
other Bauhaus collections in the Research Library of the Getty Research Institute.
The collection is arranged in one series, organized by artist and topic.
Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung
Curriculum planning—Germany—History—20th century
Furniture design—Germany—20th century
Textile fabrics—History—20th century
Genres and Forms of Materials
Bergmann-Michel, Ella, 1896-1972
Dexel, Walter, 1890-1973
Eckstein, Hans, 1898-
Elsaesser, Martin, 1884-
Gideon, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968
Häring, Hugo, 1882-1958
Hassenpflug, Gustav, 1907-1977
Haupt, Karl Hermann
Meyer, Hannes, 1889-1954
Michel, Robert, 1876-1957
Reichardt, Grete, 1907-
Schlemmer, Oskar, 1888-1943
Schmidt, Joost, 1893-1948
Sharon, Aryeh, 1900-
Stam, Mart, 1899-
Stölzl, Gunta, 1897-1983
Rayon & design