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INVENTORY OF THE HANS J. KLEINSCHMIDT RESEARCH FILES, 1902-1975
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Series I.  Raoul Hausmann, manuscripts and letters, 1926-1970

Physical Description: 48 items

Scope and Content Note

The manuscripts consist of poems (Lautgedichte), essays and prose texts. Numerous annotations by Hausmann are seen on many of the sheets. All the manuscripts are carbon typescripts. When known, manuscripts are arranged by date according to when they were written or published. Publications are cited. This series also includes letters to Franz Jung, Cläre Jung and Richard Huelsenbeck. Some of the letters address his declining relationship with Huelsenbeck and how Hausmann's publications were being scrutinized and critiqued.
Box 1, Folder 1

Raoul Hausmann manuscripts, 1926-1969

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 1, Folder 1

"Baumschulen," 1926

Scope and Content Note

typescript poem sent to Doris Hahn, 1926, published in Sieg Triumph Tabak mit Bohnen 1982, pp. 112 and 211.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Einfuehrung in die Geschichte des Lautgedichts 1910-1939," 1939?

Scope and Content Note

4 p. typescript annotated essay on phonetic poetry and the theories of Khlebnikov, Khrutchenykh, Iliazd and others, 1939?, published in Am Anfang war Dada (1980) p. 35
Box 1, Folder 1

"Sol-Chant," 1946

Scope and Content Note

2 p. typescript phonetic/concrete poem written partially in French, German and English, 1946 (dated in pencil by Hausmann, 1957), published in L'esperienza moderna, no.5, Rome, March 1959
Box 1, Folder 1

"Sonnen-Sang," 1947

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3 p. typescript phonetic/concrete poem in German
Box 1, Folder 1

"Begegnung mit Franz Kafka," 1926

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4 p. typescript annotated essay on a seemingly invented encounter with Kafka, Berlin 1923/Limoges 1960, published in Prager Nachrichten, v.11, no.5/6, Munich, May/June 1960
Box 1, Folder 1

"Zwei Buecher," April 1964

Scope and Content Note

4 p. annotated typescript dated by Hausmann, Graz, April 1964, consists of reviews for Richard Huelsenbeck's, Dada-eine literarische Dokumentation and Hans Richter's, Dada-Kunst und Antikunst, published in Manuskripte (13) v.5, no.1, Graz, March 1965
Box 1, Folder 1

"Dadaradatsch," 1965 July 6

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2 p. typescript prose text with dedication in Hausmann's handwriting, to Doris Hahn, 6/7/65
Box 1, Folder 1

"Les possibilites d'information de la poesie par le magnetophone," March/April 1966

Scope and Content Note

3 p. annotated typescript essay about poetry and electronics
Box 1, Folder 1

"Voila Dada sorti de l'ombre," 26 Mar 1966

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2 p. typescript about Dada, published in Phantomas, no.68-72, Brussels, July 1967
Box 1, Folder 1

"Dadaspruch fuer Oesterreich," undated

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1 p. typescript about Dada, undated, published in Manuskripte (16) v.6, no.1, Graz, April 1966
Box 1, Folder 1

"Dada s'emeut se meut et meurt a Berlin," 1966

Scope and Content Note

7 p. annotated typescript essay on history of Dada, dated in Hausmann's hand, Limoges 6/7/66, published in Phases, v.13, no.11, Paris, May 1967
Box 1, Folder 1

"Falls on the falling earth," 1966

Scope and Content Note

3 p. typescript poem dated Limoges, 6/30/66
Box 1, Folder 1

"Die artikulierten Worte ...," 1966

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1 p. typescript text dated 9/6/66
Box 1, Folder 1

"Längstverblichene Kunstsprache ...," 1966

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1 p. typescript text dated 9/7/66
Box 1, Folder 1

"Ça y est," 1966

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1 p. typescript prose text dated 11/7/66
Box 1, Folder 1

"Mnememento," 1966

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1 p. annotated typescript prose text dated 11/14/66
Box 1, Folder 1

"Recherches sur une structuration du langage," 1968

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6 p. offprint published in Studies in the 20th century, no.2, Troy, Fall 1968
Box 1, Folder 1

"The optophonetic dawn," 1969

Scope and Content Note

4 p. offprint translation by Frank W. Lindsay of the essay, "Eidophonetische Morgenroete" (see in folder 2), published in Studies in the 20th century, no.3, Troy, Spring 1969
Box 1, Folder 2

Raoul Hausmann manuscripts, undated

Physical Description: 12 items
Box 1, Folder 2

"Die Artikulation in der Sprache (Von Wittgenstein bis Adorno)," undated

Scope and Content Note

4 p. annotated typescript about the meaning of words, undated but possibly from the 1960s.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Memento Salomo Friedlaender - Mynona," undated

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2 p. typescript essay on the Expressionist satirical author who wrote under the pseudonym Mynona
Box 1, Folder 2

"Die Sprache der Fische und der Voegel und die Phonie," undated

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3 p. typescript, an essay on tone and hearing
Box 1, Folder 2

"Gradezu," undated

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1 p. typescript prose poem
Box 1, Folder 2

"Les inventions et les manifestations du Club Dada de Berlin," undated

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6 p. typescript history of Club Dada and Dadaist movement with one page of 3 questions posed by Huelsenbeck and answered by Hausmann
Box 1, Folder 2

"Meine Beziehungen zur Weltliteratur," undated

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3 p. typescript essay describes Hausmann's introduction to literature
Box 1, Folder 2

"Eidophonetische Morgenroete," undated

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3 p. annotated typescript essay about Khlebnikov, Russolo and Hugo Ball and the roots of sound poetry
Box 1, Folder 2

"Der Einfluss des Dadaismus auf die neue Literatur," undated

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5 p. annotated typescript on the influence of Dadaism
Box 1, Folder 2

Optophonetic statement, undated

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1 p. annotated typescript explains Hausmann's ideas on phonetic poetry
Box 1, Folder 2

"Elektronische Eidophonie," undated

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5 p. typescript addresses the origins of sound recordings and Hausmann's optophone apparatus
Box 1, Folder 2

"Dada bis heute," undated

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1 p. typescript essay explains the origin of Dada
Box 1, Folder 2

"Die Phasen des Wortes und der Geste," undated

Scope and Content Note

4 p. annotated typescript essay about neo-Dada, pop art and Intermedia in relation to historic Dada
Box 1, Folder 3

Raoul Hausmann letters, 1960-1970

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 1, Folder 3

Letters to Franz Jung, 1960-1962

Scope and Content Note

Signed 11 typescript letters (12 pp.) to fellow Dadaist Franz Jung covering topics from his declining relationship with Huelsenbeck to articles Hausmann is preparing for publication.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter to Cläre Jung (wife of Franz Jung) 18 Dec 1960

Scope and Content Note

About Hannah Höch from whom he has separated himself
Box 1, Folder 3

Letter to Frau Meyer, 22 Feb 1961

Scope and Content Note

Signed typescript letter protesting the publication of an article about him written by Jung.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letters to Richard Huelsenbeck, 1968-1970

Scope and Content Note

Signed 5 typescript letters (6 pp.) resuming their friendship and discussing historical and current Dada projects.
 

Series II.  Richard Huelsenbeck manuscripts and correspondence, 1956-1975

Physical Description: 46 items

Scope and Content Note

The typescript manuscripts are Huelsenbeck's Arp and the Dada movement and Dada und Existentialism. The correspondence is primarily with Willy Verkauf and Hans Kleinschmidt and addresses the publication of works about Dada and the history of Dada. The letters to Kleinschmidt also describe personal anecdotes about his life upon his return in 1969 to live in Switzerland.
Box 1, Folder 4

Richard Huelsenbeck manuscripts, 1957, 1958

Physical Description: 2 typescripts
Box 1, Folder 4

"Arp and the Dada movement," 1958

Scope and Content Note

5 p. typescript written in 1958 about Huelsenbeck's meeting Arp, published in Memoirs of a Dada drummer (1991) pp. 96-99
Box 1, Folder 4

"Dada und Existentialism," 23 Apr 1965

Scope and Content Note

10 p. annotated typescript signed by Huelsenbeck and dated April 23, 1965 [written in 1957] describes the historical perspective of the Dada movement, its philosophy, its rejection and its main founders, published in Memoirs of a Dada drummer (1991) pp. 142-148
Box 1, Folder 5

Richard Huelsenbeck correspondence, 1956-1975

Physical Description: 44 items
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters to Will Verkauf, 1956-1959

Scope and Content Note

Signed 10 typescript letters (11 pp.) (on letterhead Charles R. Hulbeck, M.D. which was the name Huelsenbeck used in New York where he practiced psychoanalysis), most about the publication of works on Dada and its history and Verkauf's book, Dada - Monograph of a movement (1957), and file includes signed typescript letter from Verkauf dated 30 Nov 1957 with details about the book.
Box 1, Folder 5

13 letters to Hans Kleinschmidt, 1969-1973, undated

Scope and Content Note

12 typescript and 1 handwritten letters, written upon Huelsenbeck's final return to Switzerland, mostly about the differences between living in Europe vs. America and the publication of his book and memoirs. With 13 envelopes addressed to Hans Kleinschmidt.
Box 1, Folder 5

Letters from Beate Hulbeck [Huelsenbeck's wife] to Kleinschmidt, 1970-1975, undated

Scope and Content Note

signed 4 typescript letters, 1 postcard and 1 greeting card mostly about her personal life and her husband's effects.
Box 1, Folder 5

Card from Huelsenbeck to Jes Peterson [editor], 3/15/62, 15 Mar 1962

Scope and Content Note

About exemplars sent to him.
 

Series III.  Der Sturm, 1902-1967

Physical Description: 170 items

Scope and Content Note

A six page typescript gives the history of the magazine Der Sturm and the archive collected by its founder Herwarth Walden. A letter from Sonia Delaunay offers copies of Walden's correspondence to Kleinschmidt. The remaining 168 letters to Walden from well-known art figures of the time refer primarily to the history of Der Sturm, and are all photostats, photocopies or carbon typescripts.
Box 1, Folder 6

Sturm Archiv - Herwarth Walden and Kleinschmidt correspondence, 1964-1967, undated

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content Note

Six p. typescript giving the history of the magazine Der Sturm and the archive collected by its founder Herwarth Walden. It consisted of over 3,600 letters and cards from about 200 senders. Two letters and 3 excerpts by Paul and Lily Klee (1916-1918) are included as examples of such letters. Also includes request form regarding reproduction rights from the Stiftung Preussische Staatsbibliothek sent to K. (1964); typescript letter from K. to Galerie Gerda Bassenge with a request for a photograph (1965); typescript letter from Sonia Delaunay to K. stating that she will send the requested photocopies of the Delaunay-Walden correspondence (1967).
Box 1, Folder 7

Letters to Herwarth Walden, 1902-1914

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of letters or cards from Guillaume Apollinaire (1 letter, undated), Paul Block, editor of the Berliner Tageblatt (6 letters, 1902-1912), Sonia Delaunay 1 letter and 2 cards, undated), and 2 unidentified cards, 1913 and 1914.
Box 1, Folder 8

Letters to Herwarth Walden from Otto Freundlich, 1904-1911, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of 43 handwritten pages. 8 letters from 1904-1911, 24 letters undated.
Box 1, Folder 9

Letters to Herwarth Walden, 1916-1921, undated

Physical Description: 11 items
 

Photocopies of letters received, 1916-1921

Scope and Content Note

From Albert Gleizes, 1 letter, undated, with duplicate carbon typescript in English; Iwan Goll (1 letter, 1921); Berlage? (2 letters, 1916); Hermann Huber? (1 letter, undated); Lily and Paul Klee (5 letters, 1916-1918).
Box 1, Folder 10

Letters to Herwarth Walden from Wassily Kandinsky, 1912-1913

Physical Description: 26 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of eleven letters from 1912, 15 letters from Jan-Jun 1913.
Box 1, Folder 11

Letters to Herwarth Walden from Wassily Kandinsky, Jul-Dec 1913

Physical Description: 23 items
Box 1, Folder 12

Letters to Herwarth Walden from Wassily Kandinsky, 1914, undated

Physical Description: 19 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of 10 letters from 1914, 9 undated.
Box 1, Folder 13

Letters to Herwarth Walden, 1904-1914, undated

Physical Description: 26 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of letters from Fernand Leger(3 letters, undated); Adolf Loos (2 letters from 1909, 5 letters, undated, 5 sheets with addresses); August Macke (7 letters, 1913, 1914, undated); Thomas Mann (4 letters, 1904).
Box 1, Folder 14

Letters to Herwarth Walden, 1910-1916, undated

Physical Description: 19 items

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of letters from Franz Marc (10 letters, 1912-1913); Walter Mehring (6 letters, 1915, 1916, undated); Gabriele Munter (1 letter, 1916); Max Pechstein (2 letters, 1910, 1911).
 

Series IV.  Photographs, clippings and offprints 1917-1971

Physical Description: 20 items

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, negatives, an offprint and clippings relate to artists and their work. Most images are of people, some of books and artworks.
Box 1, Folder 15

Photographs, clippings, offprints and negatives, 1917-1971

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and clippings relate to well-known Dadaists of the time including Hugo Ball, Richard Huelsenbeck, Jean Arp, Hans Richter, Max Ernst and Hewarth Walden. Offprint, "Dada è anti ragione" by Richard Huelsenbeck with photograph of Arp and Huelsenbeck taken in Zurich 1957, 1971. A clipping contains 3 images of portraits of Dadaists. 14 photographs include portraits of Hugo Ball, one in costume at the Cabaret Voltaire; a group shot of Huelsenbeck, Richter and Arp in 1949; photo with several images of pages from Huelsenbeck's book Phantastische Gebete Arche; two photos of the Hugo Ball lautgedict Karawane from 1917; portrait of Herwarth Walden from 1917; photograph of a landscape; photograph of Max Ernst and Huelsenbeck; color negative of essay by Huelsenbeck, Der neue Mensch; 18 strips of 35mm. negatives of portraits and works of art of Dadaists.
Box 1, Folder 16

69 b/w photographs printed from b/w negatives

Scope and Content Note

[Printed by the repository, 1999 Jan 20.]