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|Title:||Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt Papers|
|The Papers are organized into four Series:|
|Series 1: Personal Papers.|
|Series 2: Art and Government in Postwar Germany and in the United States.|
|Series 3: Theodor and Woty Werner.|
|Series 4: Monthly Field Reports from three Offices of Military Government|
Dr. Hellmut E. Lehmann-Haupt (1903-1992) was born in Berlin and educated at the Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Frankfurt where he concentrated on the fine arts and early book illustration. Coming to the U.S. in 1929, Lehmann-Haupt was named curator of the rare book department of Columbia University Library the following year. He became a widely published bibliography expert and author with over 200 titles to his credit. In 1950 he became chief bibliography expert for H.P.Kraus in New York city. (digest of New York Times obituary, 12 March 1992).
The papers reveal that during the Second World War Lehmann-Haupt served as civil Arts Liaison Administration Officer (Nov. 1946-Feb. 1948) and, in March 1948, Art Intelligence Coordination Officer.
The records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.
The Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt Papers are the physical property of The Museum of Modern Art. Literary rights, including copyright belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with The Museum of Modern Art. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archivist.
The collection was a gift of Hellmut E. Lehmann-Haupt to The Museum of Modern Art Library, December 1965.
Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt Papers, [series.folder], The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.
Explanation of Abbreviations
ALS is an Autographed Letter Signed.
TLS is a Typed Letter Signed.
TL stands for Typed Letter.
MoMA is The Museum of Modern Art.
n.d. stands for no date.
re: stands for regarding.
Series 1: Personal Papers
Personal papers, clippings, publications, etc. relating to the impact of the Nazi and Soviet governments on art and artists during and immediately following World War II, ca. 1933-1950. Partially acquired while serving in the United States military, the papers provide documentary support for Lehmann-Haupt's book Art Under A Dictatorship (Oxford University Press: 1954).
|1.1||"Soviet Art '48"
Clippings and scrapbook pages
|1.3||"Henry Korner 1947"
"Henry Korner 1947" "Fragenbogen aus der Henry Koerner Austellung" Berlin: 1947
Fuhrerauftrag fur Farbaufnahman 1943
|1.5||"Documents and reports/Monument, Fine Arts & Archives 1947-1950"|
Includes 2 copies of mimeographed report by Lehmann-Haupt: "Cultural Looting of the 'Ahenenerbe'," Berlin: March 1, 1948
|1.8||Scrapbook pages of newpaper clippings||1947-1948|
|1.9||Scrapbook pages of newpaper clippings||1947-1948|
|1.10||Scrapbook pages of newpaper clippings||1947-1948|
|1.11||Scrapbook pages of newpaper clippings||1947-1948|
|1.12||Scrapbook pages of newpaper clippings||1947-1948|
|1.13||"Misc. post-war Clippings 1948-1950"|
|1.14||"Art Life in Germany 1945-1948"|
|1.15||"Germany: post 1950"|
|1.16||"Art in post-war Berlin"|
"War Chronicle of the Berlin Museums 1946"
|1.20||"Documents on 'Entartete Kunst' by Hitler, Goebbels, Rosenberg, etc.
"Lists of confiscated works from museum"
|1.21||"Haus der Kunst, Munchen, 1937: Opening speeches by Hitler, Gobbels and Prof. Ziegler…"
"Tag der deutschen Kunst"
|1.22||"Reproductions of German art 1936-1938"|
|1.23||"Kunsthalle Bremen, 1934"
"Kunstverein, Breman, 1935"
|1.24||"Denazification documents 1946-1950"|
|1.25||Article on museum, collectors & artists in USA by Skutsch
Newspaper clippings on contemporary art, 1949
|1.26||Hitler's talks at the Cultural Congress of Nuremburg
"The Fuhrer on the Value of Cultural Achievement" Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung 9/8/37
|1.27||Newspaper clippings on contemporary art, sculpture, Mannheim Germany, etc.
Galerie Schuler (Berlin) newsletters
Series 2: "Art and Government"
Documentation related to art and government in postwar Germany, including letters from German artists, critics, museum directors, etc. written in the autumn of 1951.
|2.1||Material for an unpublished chapter
"Nazi art policy in occupied Norway" (Originally planned to be included in Art Under a Dictatorship)
|2.2||"Art under totalitarianism"
Text of Lehmann-Haupt's contribution to "The Contemporary Scene" symposium held at Metropolitan Museum, March, 1952.
|2.3||Reports by Lehmann-Haupt to the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section of Military Government for Germany (U.S.)/Office of Military Government for Germany (OMGUS)|
|2.4||Original manuscript and typescript
Unpublished report on the results of a preliminary study of art and government in twentieth century democracies Submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation in 1957
|2.5||"Art and Government in the United States"
Misc. documents collected by Lehmann-Haupt
|2.6||"Art and Government in Postwar Germany"
Signed letters from German artists, critics, museum directors, etc. written to Lehmann-Haupt, autumn 1951
Series 3: Theodor and Woty Werner
Textile designer, weaver (b.1903)
Series 4: Monthly Field Reports from three Offices of Military Government
|4.1||Office of Military Government for Hesse, Wiesbaden, Germany/Economics Division (APO 633)||1947-1948|
|4.2||Office of Military Government for Bavaria/Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives (APO 407)||1947-1948|
|4.3||Office of Military Government Land WlirttembergBaden (APO 154)||1947-1948|
File numbers marked by an asterisk (*) indicate oversize material that have been separated to the end of the collection.
Researchers should include the asterisk when issuing a request for such material.