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© 2006 The Museum of Modern Art. All rights reserved.
The Museum of Modern Art, Publisher
Finding aid prepared by Jeremy Melius, 2001; Revised by Eve Lambert, 2002.
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Wittenborn .doc, 2006. Machine-readable finding aid created by Jonathan Lill. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: George Wittenborn
Title: George Wittenborn, Inc. Papers
Dates: 1930-1982
Quantity: 17 linear feet

Organization and Arrangement

In arranging the Papers, original order was maintained whenever possible.

The Papers are divided into three series: I. Correspondence, II. Wittenborn & Co., and III. Scrapbooks and Ledgers. These series are further subdivided as follows:
Series I. Correspondence:
Subsseries A. Documents of Modern Art
Subseries B. Problems of Contemporary Art
Subseries C. Other Publications
Subseries D. International Publishers
Subseries E. General Correspondence
Series II. Wittenborn & Co.
Subseries A. Personal
Subseries B. Catalogues
Subseries C. Clippings
Subseries D. Financial Records
Subseries E. Permissions
Subseries F. Rules and Office Procedures
Subseries G. Wittenborn Art News
Subseries H. Photographs
Subseries I. Edison Dictaphone Recordings
Series III. Scrapbooks and Ledgers.
Series IV. Ledgers


Biographical Note

George Wittenborn was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1905 into a family of booksellers. Wittenborn ran his father's stationery and bookshop and apprenticed under the bookseller and gallery owner Karl Buchholz before moving to Berlin in his early twenties to open his own shop. There, he was harassed by the Nazis for his open display of ideologically left-leaning books. Wittenborn left for Paris in 1932, where he opened a shop selling art books. Among his most notable clientele were Léger, Arp, Ernst, Picasso, and Braque. It was in Paris that he met his wife, an English poet and translator Joyce Phillips. Fearful that Nazi control would spread to Paris, the couple fled for Portugal and then to New York in 1936. On his arrival, Wittenborn managed the international department of Brentano's bookshop and in 1937, with his friend Heinz Schultz, formed a mail-order company for art books-Wittenborn and Co.-which operated out of his Columbia University area apartment and his used car. He had met Schultz (1904-1954), his most important friend, through the social circle of expatriate dealer, Curt Valentin. [According to Arthur A. Cohen, "George Wittenborn, 1905-1974." ARTnews, Feb. 1975, v. 74, p.54-55.] Together in 1941, they founded Wittenborn & Schultz on East 57th Street. The bookshop became an important intellectual center in New York, where the refugee Surrealists, art dealers of the day, architects, designers, and young Abstract Expressionists all gathered. Soon after Schultz's death, Wittenborn moved the store to 1018 Madison Avenue in 1956, and renamed it Wittenborn and Company. There, the Wittenborns displayed artwork on all available wall (and ceiling) space, calling it the One-Wall Gallery. It became a venue for both prominent and emerging artists, with shows ranging from André Masson's etchings to the early work of Hans Haacke, who had his first show there.

In addition to selling monographs, exhibition catalogues, and artists' books, Wittenborn set about publishing books he deemed important, as he had throughout his career. Certainly the most important of his publishing enterprises was the Documents of Modern Art. The compilation was a venture begun in 1943, whereby Wittenborn and Schultz collaborated with Robert Motherwell, who served as general editor, and Bernard Karpel, Librarian at The Museum of Modern Art, who served as documentary editor and compiled many of the series' bibliographies. The groundbreaking series specialized in making available in English major European texts by modern artists and about modern art.

Titles in the series included:

Guillaume Apollinaire, The Cubist Painters (1944)
Piet Mondrian, Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art (1945)
László Moholy-Nagy, The New Vision (1946)
Louis Henry Sullivan, Kindergarten Chats (1947)
Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1947)
Jean Arp, On My Way (1948)
Max Ernst, Beyond Painting (1948)
Robert Motherwell The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology (1951)
David-Henri Kahnweiler, The Rise of Cubism (1949)
Marcel Raymond From Baudelaire to Surrealism (1949)
Georges Duthuit, The Fauvist Painters (1950)
Carola Gideon-Welcker, Contemporary Sculpture (1955)
Marcel Duchamp, The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (1960)
Paul Klee The Thinking Eye (1961)

Bernard Karpel's Arts of the Twentieth Century was never published.

The series was revived by the Viking Press in New York in 1971, with Robert Motherwell as general editor, Bernard Karpel as documentary editor, and Arthur A. Cohen as managing editor.

Wittenborn and Motherwell also collaborated on the Problems of Contemporary Art series. Titles included:

Wolfgang Paalen, Form and Sense (1945)
Herbert Read, The Grass Roots of Art (1946)
Alexander Dorner, The Way Beyond Art: the Work of Herbert Bayer (1947)
Possibilities: an Occasional Review, No. 1, Winter 1947/48 Georges Vantongerloo, Georges Vantongerloo: Paintings, Sculptures, Reflections (1948)
Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Taliesin Drawings: Recent Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Selected from his Drawings (1952)
Robert Sowers, The Lost Art: A Survey of On Thousand Years of Stained Glass (1954)

Possibilities No. 2 was prepared, but never published.

Heinz K. A. Schultz (1904-1954) was born in Germany, where he worked in publishing until immigrating to the United States in 1937. There, through Curt Valentin' circle, he met George Wittenborn. Together they founded Wittenborn and Schultz. Schultz also pursued a career as an independent dealer and was instrumental in introducing Paul Klee to American audiences. Schultz died in a plane-crash in Ireland in late 1954.

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was a leading exponent of Abstract Expressionism. Educated at Stanford University and briefly in Harvard University's philosophy department, Motherwell concentrated his energies on painting soon after his arrival in New York in 1939. Beginning in 1945, he showed exclusively at the Samuel Kootz gallery until moving to the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1958. He had his first major museum retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in 1965, which subsequently traveled to major venues in Europe. During the remaining decades of his life, Motherwell saw great success with many exhibitions devoted to his work.


Scope and Content Note

The George Wittenborn Papers consist of 34 5" document boxes boxes and 10 flat boxes for a total of 17 linear feet. Containing material with inclusive dates of 1930-1982, the Wittenborn Papers document the changing roles of George Wittenborn's enterprise, including the founding of his landmark store, his ground-breaking publications, his One-Wall Gallery, as well as the store's later years and Wittenborn's own death, in correspondence, photographs, clippings, and catalogues. The Papers include correspondence with numerous prominent artists, translators, critics, and writers who took part in Wittenborn's publishing work, his gallery shows, or simply were visitors to his shop. Also included are several scrapbooks, detailing the press's reactions to Wittenborn's publications (1945-72); another containing reviews of exhibitions at the One-Wall Gallery (1955-70); financial records; exhibition catalogues; and several Dictaphone recordings made by Wittenborn.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The George Wittenborn, Inc. 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.


Related Collections at MoMA and Elsewhere

See also the Robert Motherwell Scrapbooks; an Oral History with George Wittenborn may be found at the Archives of American Art; the Dedalus Foundation, New York, maintains comprehensive collections related to Motherwell.


Administrative Information

Provenance

When Wittenborn Art Books, Inc. closed in late 1991, Gabriel Austin, who had purchased the business from Joyce Wittenborn in 1975, donated seventeen cartons of papers to The Museum of Modern Art Library. On August 14, 1998, the Papers were transferred from the Library to the Museum Archives, where they were processed in 2001.

Preferred Citation

George Wittenborn, Inc. Papers, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.


Additional Descriptive Data

Explanation of Abbreviations

ALS is an Autographed Letter Signed.
TLS is a Typed Letter Signed.
TL stands for Typed Letter.
AN stands for Autograph Note(s).
ANS stands for Autograph Note(s) Signed.
ACS stands for Autograph Card(s) signed.
GW stands for George Wittenborn.
HS stands for Heinz Schulz.
RM stands for Robert Motherwell
MoMA is The Museum of Modern Art.
n.d. stands for no date.
re: stands for regarding.


Container List

 

Series I: Correspondence

 

Subseries A: The Documents of Modern Art

Consists of correspondence concerning a series published by Wittenborn, The Documents of Modern Art. Descriptions of material are arranged in the following order: publication title in italics, author or editor, date range of materials, notable features.

Folder Title Date
I.A.1 Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, Piet Mondrian

general correspondence re: Piet Mondrian

11/13/44-11/7/45
I.A.2 Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, Piet Mondrian

TLS Charmion Wiegand-RM (5/28/47) [re: her relationship with Mondrian; transcripts of letter to her]
2 ALS Harry Holtzman-RM, HS, GW (3/10/47- 3/11/47) [re: copyright]

1/21/47-4/13/48
I.A.3 Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, Piet Mondrian

general correspondence

5/9/51-9/25/51
I.A.4 Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, Piet Mondrian

general correspondence re: reprinting; mostly corresp. GW-Harry Holtzman re: permission to republish

4/15/57-12/7/59
I.A.5 Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, Piet Mondrian

publication material

n.d.
I.A.6 Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, Piet Mondrian

photographic material

n.d.
I.A.7 The New Vision, László Moholy-Nagy

typescript

1/19/45
I.A.8 The New Vision, László Moholy-Nagy

typescript

1/19/45
I.A.9 The New Vision, László Moholy-Nagy

typescript

1/19/45
I.A.10 The New Vision, László Moholy-Nagy

general corresp., incl.: annotated broadsheets announcing Documents of Modern Art, Problems of Contemporary Art, and other Wittenborn, Inc. titles.

7/29/67-4/4/69
I.A.11 Kindergarten Chats, L.H. Sullivan

typescript

2/12/47
I.A.12 Kindergarten Chats, L.H. Sullivan

typescript

2/12/47
I.A.13 Kindergarten Chats, L.H. Sullivan

typescript

2/12/47
I.A.14 Kindergarten Chats, L.H. Sullivan

typescript

2/12/47
I.A.15 Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Wassily Kandinsky

1 ALS Marguerite H. Focillon-GW, Inc. (1/31/[44]) [re: publishing Henri Focillon, The Life of Forms]
3 ALS Nina Kandinsky-GW (6/8/46-7/20/46) [re: Kandinsky's writings]
1 TL GW-Lyonel Feininger (4/9/47) [re: Kandinsky murals]
1 TLS Ralph Mannheim-RM (12/26/46) [re: translations]
1 TLS RM-GW & HS (12/29/46) [re: Kandinsky; rejection of Greenberg's introduction]

10/17/44-11/11/46
I.A.16 Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Wassily Kandinsky

Typescript of Nina Kandinsky preface
7 ALS Nina Kandinsky-GW (8/14/46-12/17/46)
1 TLS GW-Clement Greenberg (9/6/46) [re: rejecting Greenberg's introduction]
1 TLS Clement Greenberg-GW (3/24/46) [re: problems with Kandinsky introduction; Greenberg's principles of judgement]
Typescript of Clement Greenberg introduction

4/19/44-11/11/46
I.A.17 Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Wassily Kandinsky

general production material

10/8/46
I.A.18 Max Ernst

clippings and ephemera

1/51-11/13/70
I.A.19 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

general corresp. and material

7/25/51-12/12/51
I.A.20 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

1 TLS Raoul Hausmann-GW (1/17/52) [re: complaints about Dada]
ALS "Harold"-GW, HS (12/12/51) [re: Dada]
2 ALS George Hugenot-GW (2/18/48, 9/14/52) [re: use of his article in Dada]
1 TLS Christian Zervos-GW (4/22/45) [re: Hugenot article on Dada]
1 TL André Breton-GW (n.d.) [re: copyright]
1 TLS Tristan Tzara-RM (9/15/49) [re: Dada Manifesto; incl. TL reply]
1 ALS Tristan Tzara-RM (4/3/49) [re: Dada Manifesto]
1 ALS Olga Picabia-GW (9/1/52) [re: Dada Manifesto]
1 TLS Ernst Schwitters-GW (4/26/48) [re: Kurt Schwitters]
1 ALS Jacques Henry Lévesque-GW (4/2/50)
1 TLS Man Ray-GW (2/6/48) [re: Man Ray's contribution to the Dada movement]
2 TL GW-RM (8/18/49, 8/21/49) [re: projects in hand]

4/22/45-5/11/52
I.A.21 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

Proofs of "Dada Manifesto"
1 TLS Raoul Hausmann-GW (11/21/51) [re: illustrated book for sale]
1 ALS Hans Richter-RM (3/23/50) [re: Dada manifesto]
1 TLS Bernard Karpel-GW (11/16/50) [re: Hans Richter's concern with delays in publication of Dada]
1 TLS Bernard Karpel-"Charles Hulbeck" [Richard Huelsenbeck] 1/28/50 [re: delays in publication of Dada]

11/10/45-11/28/52
I.A.22 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

2 ALS Max Ernst-RM (3/21/50, 10/8/50) [re: Dada Manifesto]
2 ALS Max Ernst-GW and HS (3/2/49, 9/2/49) [re: a visit to New York]
2 ALS Hans Richter-GW (11/5/59, 12/2/59) [re: Dada Manifesto]
1 TL Richard Huelsenback-RM (4/2/50) [re: Dada Manifesto]
1 ALS Hans Richter-GW and HS (2/21/50)
1 TLS Man Ray-GW (1/24/48) [re: use of photography; ignoring his contribution to Dada]
1 ALS RM-Man Ray (1/27/48) [re: Man Ray's involvement in the project]
1 TLS Raoul Hausmann-Hans Richter (2/18/50) [re: his Dada article, Vision in Motion (Nagy); translation follows]
2 TLS Raoul Hausmann-GW (12/6/49, 8/21/49) [re: his inclusion in Dada, his signing the Dada Manifesto]
1 TLS Huelsenback-GW and HS (1/28/49) [re: republishing "Phantastische Gebete"; Clement Greenberg]
1 TLS Jean Arp-RM (1/12/50)
1 TLS Tristan Tzara-RM (9/26/49) [re: Dada]
1 TLS Marguerite Hagenbach-GW (6/22/49)
1 TL GW-Max and Dorothea Ernst (9/19/48) [re: his refusal to sign Dada Manifesto]
1 TLS Bernard Karpel-Richard Huelsenback (1/28/50) [re: delays in publication of Dada]
1 TL GW-various (10/18/49) [re: requesting signature of "Dada Manifesto 1949"]
1 TL RM-Max Ernst (9/27/49) [re: printing Max Ernst's "San Francisco" letter]
1 ALS E.L.T. Mesens-JW (3/14/52) [re: omissions in Dada]

5/15/47-5/16/52
I.A.23 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

general material, incl.: annotated typescript of preface

6/14/51
I.A.24 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

general material, incl.: incomplete typescript of RM's introduction

n.d.
I.A.25 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

TL Jaques-Henry Levesque to RM (3/30/50)
Typescript of entry introductions
Revised version of RM's introduction

2/2/50-3/30/52
I.A.26 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

Typescript of "The Dada Manifesto," Richard Huelsenback
Typescript of "An Introduction to Dada," Tristan Tzara

n.d.
I.A.27 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

incl.: typescript of texts by Jean Arp, Kurt Schwitters, Albert Gleizes, Harriet and Sidney Janis

n.d.
I.A.28 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

general material, incl.: typescript of Gabrielle Buffet-Picabia, "Recollections of Dada"

n.d.
I.A.29 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

photographic material

n.d.
I.A.30 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

production materials and unused cuts

9/6/50-10/10/51
I.A.31 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

typescript of Bernard Karpel bibliography, "Did Dada Die?"

n.d.
I.A.32 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

typescript of Bernard Karpel bibliography, "Did Dada Die?"; index

9/28/50-5/18/51
I.A.33 Dada Painters and Poets, Robert Motherwell, ed.

clippings of reviews

7/49-4/69
I.A.34 The Rise of Cubism, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

typescript preface, publisher's note
1 TLS Kahnweiler-Bernard Karpel (3/22/49)
Proofs

3/17/48-3/22/49
I.A.35 The Rise of Cubism, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

preliminary notice and notes by RM (1915-1949)
typescript

c. 1949
I.A.36 The Rise of Cubism, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler

photographic material

n.d.
I.A.37 From Baudelaire to Surrealism, Marcel Raymond

production information
typescript of "Mallarmé and Painting," Kahnweiler
1 TLS Marcel Raymond-GW (11/9/49)

2/6/48-12/5/50
I.A.38 From Baudelaire to Surrealism, Marcel Raymond

2 TLS Claire Raymond-GW (2/14/50, 11/26/49)
1 TLS Ralph Mannheim-GW (12/9/49, 11/14/49, 11/11/49)
2 ALS RM-GW and HS (10/27/49, 10/24/49)
2 ALS Marcel Raymond-GW (9/29/49, 7/7/49)

8/11/48-2/14/50
I.A.39 From Baudelaire to Surrealism, Marcel Raymond

general material, incl.: proofs

10/27/49-2/27/50
I.A.40 From Baudelaire to Surrealism, Marcel Raymond

typescript

n.d.
I.A.41 From Baudelaire to Surrealism, Marcel Raymond

typescript

n.d.
I.A.42 From Baudelaire to Surrealism, Marcel Raymond

typescript

n.d.
I.A.43 From Baudelaire to Surrealism, Marcel Raymond

photographs, linecuts

n.d.
I.A.44 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

1 TLS Georges Duthuit-GW (8/14/50) [re: bad review in London Times]

6/28/49-1/10/51
I.A.45 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

general corresp. and material

9/19/49-6/18/51
I.A.46 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

general corresp. and material

8/14/48-10/17/52
I.A.47 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

photographic material

n.d.
I.A.48 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

general material, incl.: notes on illustrations; chronology; index; cover samples

2/16/49-1/15/51
I.A.49 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

general material, incl.: typescript of preface (original and translation)]

n.d.-7/6/50
I.A.50 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

typescript of English translation

n.d.
I.A.51 The Fauvist Painters, Georges Duthuit

photographic material

n.d.
I.A.52 Bernard Karpel

corresp. concerning Bernard Karpel and critical bibliography of modern art

9/28/55-2/20/61
I.A.53 The Thinking Eye, Paul Klee

general corresp. and production material

9/28/59-8/28/60
I.A.54 Essays on Art 1915-1933, Kasimir Malevich

general corresp. and production material

9/3/68-7/30/71
I.A.55 The Nature of Nature, Paul Klee

general corresp. and production material

11/30/60-12/6/73
I.A.56 The Thinking Eye, and The Nature of Nature, Paul Klee

production material

n.d.
 

Subseries B: Problems of Contemporary Art

Consists of correspondence and production materials from Wittenborn-published series, Problems of Contemporary Art. Descriptions of material are arranged in the following order: publication title in italics, author or editor, parenthetical date range of materials in file, bracketed notable features.

Folder Title Date
I.B.1 Form and Sense, Wolfgang Paalen

general corresp. and material, incl.: typescript of preface by RM

1/23/45-1/11/46
I.B.2 Form and Sense, Wolfgang Paaleh

photographic material

n.d.
I.B.3 Grass Roots of Art, Herbert Read

general corresp.

9/22/48-4/9/55
I.B.4 Grass Roots of Art, Herbert Read

general corresp.

1/2/46-5/8/47
I.B.5 Grass Roots of Art, Herbert Read

2 TLS Herbert Read-Isabella W. Athery (7/1/46, 9/18/46) [re: selection of prints for volume]
typescript drafts for preface

6/19/46-5/28/47
I.B.6 Grass Roots of Art, Herbert Read

typescript

n.d.
I.B.7 Grass Roots of Art, Herbert Read

typescript

n.d.
I.B.8 Grass Roots of Art, Herbert Read

photographic material

n.d.
I.B.9 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

general corresp.

7/8/46-3/1/51
I.B.10 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

general corresp. and publication material

10/29/46-4/24/47
I.B.11 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

general corresp. and publication material, incl.: proofs

4/23/46-3/29/47
I.B.12 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

2 TLS Alexander Dorner-GW, HS (12/14/46-12/1/46)
1 TLS Herbert Bayer-Alexander Dorner (12/6/46-12/19/46)

6/28/45-1/6/47
I.B.13 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

general corresp. and publication material

10/15/45-11/26/46
I.B.14 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

general corresp. and publication material, incl.: corresp. re: reproductions

5/11/46-8/21/46
I.B.15 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner 4/26/45-6/8/46
I.B.16 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner 9/12/47-3/12/48
I.B.17 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

photographic material

n.d.
I.B.18 The Way Beyond Art, Alexander Dorner

photographic material

n.d.
I.B.19 Possibilities II

1 ALS Louis Zukofsky-GW (5/21/49) [re: his contribution]

1/26/49-4/24/51
I.B.20 Possibilities II

general corresp.

n.d.
I.B.21 Possibilities II

Typescript "A Statue of 'Strength and Weakness,'" Paul Goodman
Typescript on de Kooning, GH Bennison

n.d.
I.B.22 Possibilities II

Typescript "Memoirs of an Amnesiac," Erik Satie
Typescript "Mallarmé on Painting," Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler
Typescript "Fable," Alfred Jarry

n.d.
I.B.23 Possibilities II

Typescript "A Personal Expression," RM

n.d.
I.B.24 Possibilities II

Typescript of artist's statement, Max Spivak
Photographs, Spivak works

n.d.
I.B.25 Possibilities II

Typescript "A Bird for Every Bird," Harold Rosenberg

n.d.
I.B.26 Possibilities II

photographs, incl.: installation photographs of Collage [MoMA Exh. # 385, September 21-December 5, 1948]

n.d.
I.B.27 The Lost Art: A Survey of a Thousand Years of Stained Glass, Robert Sower

general material

8/2/53-3/30/55
 

Subseries C: Other Publications

Consists of correspondence concerning individual Wittenborn publications. Descriptions of material are arranged in the following order: publication title in italics, author or editor, parenthetical date range of materials in file, bracketed notable features.

Folder Title Date
I.C.1 German Readings, vol. 1 & 2 ed. Alice Muehsam, ed.

general corresp.

3/9/59-9/3/60
I.C.2 Architecture for the New World: the Work of Henry Seidler, Peter Blake

general corresp.

1/29/74-8/5/74
I.C.3 Primitifs de Flanders, Centre National de Recherches, Paris

general corresp. re: distribution of catalogue

4/30/64-5/11/78
I.C.4 Gaudi: The Genesis of Gaudian Architecture, Juan-Eduardo Cirlot

general corresp. and typescript material

10/8/66-7/24/67
I.C.5 Finnish Architecture, Maria Lluïsa Borrás

general corresp. and typescript material

10/18/67-11/3/67
I.C.6 The Life of Forms in Art, Henri Focillon

general corresp. and typescript material

1942-7/2/47
I.C.7 George Braque: An Essay and Bibliography, A.E. Gallatin

general corresp. and typescript material

6/18/43-7/27/44
I.C.8 George Braque: An Essay and Bibliography, A.E. Gallatin

general corresp. and typescript material

10/14/43
I.C.9 George Braque: An Essay and Bibliography, A.E. Gallatin

photographic material

n.d.
I.C.10 Of Art: Plato to Picasso: Observations and Aphorisms, A.E. Gallatin

general corrsp.

10/14/44-11/15/48
I.C.11 Paintings by A.E. Gallatin

general corresp.

2/23/48-1/31/52
I.C.12 Josef Albers: His Work as a Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century, Eugen Comringen, ed.

general corresp. and typescript material

7/26/68-8/19/68
I.C.13 Josef Albers: His Work as a Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century, Eugen Comringen, ed.

typescript

n.d.
I.C.14 Josef Albers: His Work as a Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century, Eugen Comringen, ed.

typescript

n.d.
I.C.15 Josef Albers: His Work as a Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century, Eugen Comringen, ed.

typescript

n.d.
I.C.16 Josef Albers: His Work as a Contribution to Visual Articulation in the Twentieth Century, Eugen Comringen, ed.

typescript

n.d.
I.C.17 Architecturology, I.M. Goodovitch

typescript

n.d.
I.C.18 Ambrose Vollard, Éditeur, Una E. Johnson

general corresp. and typescript material

9/22/42-7/27/48
I.C.19 Ambrose Vollard, Éditeur, Una E. Johnson

general corresp.

2/2/42-9/18/48
I.C.20 Ambrose Vollard, Éditeur, Una E. Johnson

proofs

n.d.
I.C.21 Photostats of watercolors by Aristide Maillol n.d.
I.C.22 Le Mythologie de l'Etre, André Masson

2 ALS André Masson-GW (2/9/41, n.d.)

1/23/42-5/14/42
I.C.23 Henri Matisse

corresp. w/ Georges Duthuit

n.d./12/51-5/14/55
I.C.24 Modern Artists in America, RM, Ad Reinhardt, Bernard Karpel, Aaron Siskand, eds.

general corresp. re: publishing and conferences

9/5/50-11/19/51
I.C.25 Modern Artists in America, RM, Ad Reinhardt, Bernard Karpel, Aaron Siskand, eds.

general corresp.

12/12/51-12/4/52
I.C.26 Modern Artists in America, RM, Ad Reinhardt, Bernard Karpel, Aaron Siskand, eds.

general corresp.

7/26/51-2/13/52
I.C.27 Modern Artists in America (MAA) Conference

typescript

n.d.
I.C.28 Modern Artists in America (MAA) Conference

typescript

n.d.
I.C.29 Modern Artists in America (MAA) Conference

typescript

n.d.
I.C.30 Paris-New York, Michel Seuphor

typescript

1951
I.C.31 Modern Artists in America, RM, Ad Reinhardt, BK, Aaron Siskand, eds.

Artists' quotations not used in final publication

n.d.
I.C.32 Modern Artists in America, RM, Ad Reinhardt, BK, Aaron Siskand, eds.

Artists' quotations not used in final publication

n.d.
I.C.33 Modern Artists in America, Series 1, RM, Ad Reinhardt, BK, Aaron Siskand, eds.

mock-ups; perspectival drawings by unknown hand, back of book

n.d.
I.C.34 Modern Artists in America, Series 2 (never issued), RM, Ad Reinhardt, Bernard Karpel, Aaron Siskand, eds.

general corresp.

9/9/52-8/24/53
I.C.35 Henry Moore: Sculptures and Drawings, David Sylvester, ed.

general corresp.

6/22/64-6/4/69
I.C.36 Idea 53-International Design Annual

1 TLS GW-Fleman Associates

6/12/1953
I.C.37 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.38 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.39 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.40 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.41 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.42 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.43 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.44 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.45 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.46 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.47 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.48 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.49 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.50 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.51 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.52 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.53 New Furniture, Alvin Lustig

photographic material

c. 1952-1954
I.C.54 Nicotiana Tabacum

general corresp.

6/17/65-12/17/65
I.C.55 Picasso's Erotic Gravures

proofs

n.d.
I.C.56 Pablo Picasso

ephemera

1954-1/7/62
I.C.57 Pablo Picasso

photographs of works

n.d.
I.C.58 Thoughts on Design, Paul Rand

general corresp.

12/9/50-9/15/51
I.C.59 Georges Seurat, John Rewald

1 TLS John Rewald-GW (3/16/44)

6/17/41-4/12/45
I.C.60 Georges Seurat, John Rewald

general corresp.

1/15/43-7/21/43
I.C.61 Georges Seurat, John Rewald

general corresp.

2/16/43-4/9/47
I.C.62 Georges Seurat, John Rewald

general corresp.

6/25/45-3/29/46
I.C.63 Georges Seurat, John Rewald

general corresp.

11/15/43-7/24/51
I.C.64 Georges Seurat, John Rewald

annotated typescript

n.d.
I.C.65 Georges Seurat, John Rewald

photographic material

n.d.
I.C.66 Seurat: Paintings and Drawings

catalogue for Knoedler Gallery exhibition

4/18/49-5/7/49
I.C.67 The Mosaics of Jeanne Reynal

general corresp.
4 ALS Reynal-GW, Joyce Wittenborn (10/5/64-9/13/65)

8/28/63-9/13/65
I.C.68 Advertisements for Wittenborn, Inc. books

Photographs of books
Proof of title page for The Mosaics of Jeanne Reynal

c.1963
I.C.69 The Changing Concept of Reality in Art, Erwin Rosenthal

9 TLS Erwin Rosenthal-GW (6/16/62-10/5/63)

6/11/62-2/10/63
I.C.70 The Changing Concept of Reality in Art, Erwin Rosenthal

general corresp.

7/6/62-2/18/63
I.C.71 The Changing Concept of Reality in Art, Erwin Rosenthal

general corresp.

6/11/70-6/7/71
I.C.72 Edward Ruscha

1 TLS Edward Ruscha-Faith Pleasanton (5/27/77) [re: Ruscha books sold by GW, Inc.]

6/17/71-4/26/78
I.C.73 Edward Ruscha

1 business card by Edward Ruscha (n.d.)

10/2/63-9/12/72
I.C.74 Edward Ruscha

2 ALS Edward Ruscha-GW September 1966 [re: his books, plans for book about bubbles

5/14/64-10/30/68
I.C.75 Building Footprints, Eduardo Sacriste

3 TLS Sacriste-GW (1/7/67-12/17/68)

2/5/68-1/23/70
I.C.76 Line Form Color, Louis Schanker

general corresp. and typescript material

1/14/44-3/16/44
I.C.77 Israel-Vietnam, Rudolf Schoofs and A Flight of Herons, JW (lithographs by Rudolf Schoofs)

5 TLS Rudolf Schoofs-GW, Joyce Wittenborn (11/26/60-3/1/68)
1 ALS Eva Maria Schoofs-GW, Joyce Wittenborn (4/28/68) [re: Rudolf Schoofs]

11/26/60-6/20/68
I.C.78 Israel-Vietnam, Rudolf Schoofs and A Flight of Herons, Joyce Wittenborn (lithographs by Rudolf Schoofs)

Extensive corresp. Rudolf Schoofs-GW, Joyce Wittenborn

4/22/63-3/22/68
I.C.79 Seth Siegelaub and International General Editions

retail records

n.d.
I.C.80 The Miró Atmosphere, James Johnson Sweeney

photographs and mock-up copy

n.d.
I.C.81 Tanguy Catalogue Raissoné

general corresp.

8/18/61-6/8/71
I.C.82 Antoni Tàpies, Michel Tapié

general corresp. and production material incl.: annotated typescript of introduction

1/5/59-12/15/60
I.C.83 "The Scoffer at Diadems," Antoni Tàpies, Joyce Wittenborn, tr.

general corresp

10/4/67
I.C.84 The Houses and People of Japan, Bruno Taut

general corresp. re: republication

5/7/52-8/13/53
I.C.85 Paul Tishman Collection of African Art

general corresp., re: reprinting catalogue

10/20/66-5/15/68
I.C.86 Design Books, Jan Tschichold

general corresp., typescript of preface

5/10/50-2/14/52
I.C.87 Design Books, Jan Tschichold

general material, typescript

n.d.
I.C.88 Design Books, Jan Tschichold

general material, materials by Tschihold; mock-up of cover

n.d.
I.C.89 Collected Essays and Design Books, Jan Tschihold

general corresp.

10/27/65-4/30/66
I.C.90 Discovery of the Square, Bruno Munari

general corresp. with Alec Trianti, Ltd. re: publication

6/8/64-2/28/66
I.C.91 Theo Van Doesberg

general corresp. re: possible book on Van Doesberg)

5/7/46-6/24/47
I.C.92 Andy Warhol

catalogue for exhibition at University of Pennsylvania, October 8- November 21, 1965
general corresp.; corresp. re: copyright lawsuit over Andy Warhol, Flowers

11/19/65-12/28/67
I.C.93 a is an alphabey by andy and corkie, Andy Warhol

photocopies of book proofs

3/19/96
 

Subseries D: Correspondence with International Publishers

Consists of correspondence between Wittenborn's publishing company and international publishers. Subseries divided by geographical region, and then further alphabetized by publisher, publication, editor, or artist. Where several files are devoted to a single letter, there is no discernable order other than a very rough chronological split. However, files do overlap by several months in many cases, so documents may be dispersed throughout the entire range of folders devoted to a single letter of the alphabet.

Folder Title Date
I.D.1.a Great Britain, A 1963-1972
I.D.1.b Great Britain, B-C

incl.: ALS Stephen Bann-GW (5/23/67) re: anthology of concrete poetry

1963-1972
I.D.1.c Great Britain, D-F 1963-1972
I.D.1.d Great Britain, G-J 1963-1972
I.D.1.e Great Britain, K-L 1963-1972
I.D.1.f Great Britain, M-P 1963-1972
I.D.1.g Great Britain, R-S 1963-1972
I.D.1.h Great Britain, T 1963-1972
I.D.1.i Great Britain, W-Z 1963-1972
I.D.2.a France, A-B 1963-1972
I.D.2.b France, C 1963-1972
I.D.2.c France, C 1963-1972
I.D.2.d France, D-F 1963-1972
I.D.2.e France, G-H 1963-1972
I.D.2.f France, I-K 1963-1972
I.D.2.g France, L 1963-1972
I.D.2.h France, M-N 1963-1972
I.D.2.i France, O-Q 1963-1972
I.D.2.j France, R-S 1963-1972
I.D.2.k France, T-Z 1963-1972
I.D.3.a Latin America, A 1940-1948
I.D.3.b Latin America, A 1940-1948
I.D.3.c Latin America, B 1940-1948
I.D.3.d Latin America, C 1940-1948
I.D.3.e Latin America, C 1940-1948
I.D.3.f Latin America, D 1940-1948
I.D.3.g Latin America, E-F 1940-1948
I.D.3.h Latin America, E-F 1940-1948
I.D.3.i Latin America, G 1940-1948
I.D.3.j Latin America, H-J 1940-1948
I.D.3.k Latin America, K-L 1940-1948
I.D.3.l Latin America, K-L 1940-1948
I.D.3.m Latin America, M 1940-1948
I.D.3.n Latin America, N-O 1940-1948
I.D.3.o Latin America, P-Q 1940-1948
I.D.3.p Latin America, P-Q 1940-1948
I.D.3.q Latin America, P-Q 1940-1948
I.D.3.r Latin America, R 1940-1948
I.D.3.s Latin America, T 1940-1948
I.D.3.t Latin America, T-V 1940-1948
I.D.3.u Latin America, T-V 1940-1948
I.D.3.v Latin America, W-Z 1940-1948
I.D.4.a Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

general corresp.

1966-1972
I.D.4.b Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

general corresp.

1966-1972
I.D.4.c Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

general corresp.

1966-1972
I.D.4.d Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

Asger Jorn in Scandanavia, Guy Atkin (7/28/66-10/28/68) [general corresp.]

1966-1972
I.D.4.e Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

The Thinking Eye, Paul Klee (9/4/63-10/13/64) [general corresp. re: reprint]

1966-1972
I.D.4.f Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

The Thinking Eye, Paul Klee (9/20/65-7/22/66) [general corresp. re: reprint]

1966-1972
I.D.4.g Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

The Thinking Eye, Paul Klee (2/13/67-8/1/73) [general corresp. re: reprint]

1966-1972
I.D.4.h Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

The Thinking Eye, Paul Klee (4/4/68-12/12/73) [general corresp. re: reprint]

1966-1972
I.D.4.i Correspondence with London Publisher Lund-Humphries

The Thinking Eye, Paul Klee (10/26/73-8/6/74) [general corresp. re: reprint]

1966-1972
I.D.5.a Switzerland, A

Incl. corresp. Max Bill-GW (8/24/45-1/19/46)

1939-1947
I.D.5.b Switzerland, A 1939-1947
I.D.5.c Switzerland, B 1939-1947
I.D.5.d Switzerland, C-D 1939-1947
I.D.5.e Switzerland, E-F 1939-1947
I.D.5.f Switzerland, G 1939-1947
I.D.5.g Switzerland, G 1939-1947
I.D.5.h Switzerland, G 1939-1947
I.D.5.i Switzerland, G 1939-1947
I.D.5.j Switzerland, G 1939-1947
I.D.5.k Switzerland, H 1939-1947
I.D.5.l Switzerland, H 1939-1947
I.D.5.m Switzerland, H 1939-1947
I.D.5.n Switzerland, K 1939-1947
I.D.5.o Switzerland, M 1939-1947
I.D.5.p Switzerland, N-O 1939-1947
I.D.5.q Switzerland, P-R 1939-1947
I.D.5.r Switzerland, S 1939-1947
I.D.5.s Switzerland, S 1939-1947
I.D.5.t Switzerland, T-V 1939-1947
I.D.5.u Switzerland, W 1939-1947
I.D.5.v Switzerland, X-Z 1939-1947
 

Subseries E: General Correspondence

Subseries arranged in rough chronological order by subjects assigned in the original file titles. Where several files are devoted to a recurring year, there is no discernable order other than a very rough alphabetical split. However, files do overlap by subjects in many cases, so documents may be dispersed throughout the entire range of folders.

folder Title Date
I.E.1.a 1930s-1950s 1930s
I.E.1.b 1930s-1950s

incl. personal corresp. 1937-1938 HS-GW

1930s
I.E.1.c 1930s-1950s

incl. personal corresp. 1944 HS-GW

1940-1949
I.E.1.d 1930s-1950s 1940-1943
I.E.1.e 1930s-1950s 1940-1943
I.E.1.f 1930s-1950s 1944-1945 Winter
I.E.1.g 1930s-1950s 1944-1945 Summer
I.E.1.h 1930s-1950s 1944-1950
I.E.1.i 1930s-1950s

personal material: personal letters, newspaper clippings

1950
I.E.1.j 1930s-1950s 1951
I.E.1.k 1930s-1950s 1952
I.E.1.l 1930s-1950s 1950s
I.E.1.m 1930s-1950s

German corresp.

1950s
I.E.1.n 1930s-1950s

incl. Dada doodle (hand unknown), German corresp.

1950s
I.E.1.o 1930s-1950s 1950s
I.E.1.p 1930s-1950s

incl. German corresp., personal postcards

1950s
I.E.2.a 1954-1978, Leon Golub

Golub's application for Guggenheim Fellowship TL GW recommendation of Golub

n.d.
I.E.2.b 1954-1978, The Structurist Eli Bernstein 1966-1978
I.E.2.c 1954-1978, The Structurist (2)
I.E.2.d 1954-1978, Restricted Merchandise

incl.: corresp. with Customs Dept.

11/29/58-8/28/61
I.E.2.e 1954-1978, Quandrum ed. Robert Goldwater 1963-1966 3/18/63-5/14/66
I.E.2.f 1954-1978, Quandrum ed. Robert Goldwater 1961-1963 12/23/61-3/9/63
I.E.2.g 1954-1978, Quandrum ed. Robert Goldwater 1961-1960 5/17/60-1/25/62
I.E.2.h 1954-1978, Felix Lanin Gallery 6/30/61-(11/30/65
I.E.2.i 1954-1978, Francis Stahl, Zurich 1962-1964
I.E.2.j 1954-1978, Zygos 1962-1966
I.E.2.k 1954-1978, Ring des Arts III 2/13/62-4/25/67
I.E.2.l 1954-1978, Tselos, Dimitri 5/9/63-11/20/68
I.E.2.m 1954-1978, Exhibitions at One-Wall Gallery

re: print books and graphic arts

1964
I.E.2.n 1954-1978, Salvador Miranda, Mexico 9/28/64-1/12/67
I.E.2.o 1954-1978, Richard Saul Wurman Jordan Press

re: Various Dwellings Described in a Comparative Manner

3/13/64-4/17/68
I.E.2.p 1954-1978, Spanish Art Now 6/28/66-5/25/68
I.E.2.q 1954-1978, Early Cola Bronzes 3/24/66-10/10/66
I.E.2.r 1954-1978, Ting, Walase 3/23/66-2/12/74
I.E.2.s 1954-1978, Rainer Wittenborn

Note: GW's nephew

12/15/68-4/17/69
I.E.2.t 1954-1978, Rice University / School of Architecture 6/11/68-10/3/78
I.E.2.u 1954-1978, Walther König

re: Ludwig collection catalogue

6/25/70-1/24/71
I.E.2.v 1954-1978, Dorothy C. Shorr 11/23/62-1/20/70
I.E.2.w 1954-1978, Structure magazine 3/6/60- 20/67
I.E.2.x 1954-1978, Structure [magazine]
I.E.2.y 1954-1978, Ulfer Willte 9/10/57-4/19/62
I.E.3.a 1960s-1970s 1960-1965
I.E.3.b 1960s-1970s 1965-1966
I.E.3.c 1960s-1970s

various-GW re: taking over Documents of Modern Art
TL Arthur A. Cohen-GW (5/11/67) [re: Cohen's editorship of new Documents of Modern Art]

1966-1969
I.E.3.d 1960s-1970s 1967-1968
I.E.3.e 1960s-1970s

corresp. with editors in Paris

1967-1968
I.E.3.g 1960s-1970s 1968-1975
I.E.3.h 1960s-1970s 1971-1975
I.E.3.i 1960s-1970s 1968-1976
I.E.3.j 1960s-1970s 1969-1971
I.E.3.k 1960s-1970s 1969-1971
I.E.3.l 1960s-1970s 1970-1975
I.E.3.m 1960s-1970s 1972-1975
I.E.3.n 1960s-1970s 1972-1975
I.E.3.o 1960s-1970s 1972-1975
I.E.3.p 1960s-1970s 1973
I.E.3.q 1960s-1970s 1973
I.E.3.r 1960s-1970s 1973
I.E.3.s 1960s-1970s 1973
I.E.3.t 1960s-1970s 1974-1975
I.E.4.a A-B

incl.: 1 ACS Yve-Alain Bois-GW (11/13/71)

1970-1972
I.E.4.b C-D 1970-1972
I.E.4.c E-G 1970-1972
I.E.4.d H-K 1970-1972
I.E.4.e L-M 1970-1972
I.E.4.f N-P 1970-1972
I.E.4.g R 1970-1972
I.E.4.h S 1970-1972
I.E.4.i T-Y 1970-1972
I.E.5.a A-B 1971
I.E.5.b C 1971
I.E.5.c D-F 1971
I.E.5.d G-J 1971
I.E.5.e K-M 1971
I.E.5.f Mc-R 1971
I.E.5.g S-T 1971
I.E.5.h U-Z 1971
I.E.6.a A 1972
I.E.6.b B 1972
I.E.6.c C 1972
I.E.6.d D 1972
I.E.6.e F-G 1972
I.E.6.f H-J 1972
I.E.6.g K-L 1972
I.E.6.h M-O 1972
I.E.6.i P-R 1972
I.E.6.j S 1972
I.E.6.k T-W 1972
I.E.7.a A 1973-1974
I.E.7.b B-C 1973-1974
I.E.7.c D-F 1973-1974
I.E.7.d G-J 1973-1974
I.E.7.e K-L 1973-1974
I.E.7.f M-O 1973-1974
I.E.7.g P-R 1973-1974
I.E.7.h S 1973-1974
I.E.7.i T-Z 1973-1974

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Series II: Wittenborn and Company

 

Subseries A: Personal Papers

Folder Title Date
II. A Miscellaneous documents

New Yorker Profile of GW (5/6/1972)
Immigration forms for employees
Poems by Joyce Wittenborn, typescript and proofs

1939-1947
 

Subseries B: Announcements

Folder Title Date
II.B.1 One-Wall Gallery Announcements

Hans Haacke Lithographs, Relief Paintings 9/6/62 - 9/30/62 [Note: Haacke's first show]

n.d.
II.B.2 Wittenborn and Co. Calendars 1953-1975
II.B.3 Wittenborn and Co. Calendars 1953
II.B.4 Wittenborn and Co. Catalogues

incl.: lists of publications published and distributed

1947-1973
II.B.5 Wittenborn Catalogues 1954-1961
II.B.6 Wittenborn Catalogues 1961-1969
II.B.7 Wittenborn Catalogues 1965-1968
II.B.8 Wittenborn Catalogues 1968-1972
II.B.9 Wittenborn Catalogues 1972-1976
II.B.10 Catalogues and Announcements

incl.: typescript material, advance praise, book-cover quotations

n.d.
 

Subseries C: Clippings

Folder Title Date
II.C.1 Paul Rand n.d.
II.C.2 Miscellaneous

Clippings re: RM
Obituaries of David Smith
Alfred Barr, "Is Modern Art Communistic?" New York Times Magazine 12/14/1952

3/13/49-12/9/71
II.C.3 Miscellaneous

Clippings re: RM [incl. newspaper photograph (n.d.)]
Obituaries of David Smith
Alfred Barr, "Is Modern Art Communistic?" New York Times Magazine 12/14/1952
Masters of Modern Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art. Alfred Barr, ed. Review in Times Literary Supplement 1/28/55

1/28/55-12/26/69
II.C.4 Miscellaneous

Clippings re: RM

2/15/50-2/8/70
II.C.5 Karl Kup, "Books About Bookmaking"

in Publisher's Weekly (3/3/49-4/7/51)

5/5/49
 

Subseries D: Financial Records

Folder Title Date
II.D.1 Balance Sheet 9/1929
II.D.2 Analysis of sales 3/1/64-8/31/65
II.D.3 General Ledgers 1961-1965
II.D.4 General Ledgers 1958-1960
II.D.5 General Ledgers 1952-1964
II.D.6 Joyce Wittenborn 10/18/56-1/31/66
II.D.7 HS and his estate 10/15/53-11/29/56
II.D.8 Joyce Wittenborn 2/28/66-12/25/73
II.D.9 Royalty Accounts 7/68-1/72
II.D.10 Royalty Accounts 2/72-5/74
II.D.11 Royalty Accounts: RM 1/31/54-4/70
II.D.12 Stock Accounts 1940s-1960s
II.D.13 Stock Accounts cont. 1940s-1960s
II.D.14 Stock Accounts cont. 1940s-1960s
 

Subseries E: Permissions 1962-1979

Subseries arranged in reverse chronological order.

Folder Title Date
II.E.1 Permissions 1/23/74-6/12/79
II.E.2 Permissions 6/13/72-9/27/74
II.E.3 Permissions 6/9/70-3/8/72
II.E.4 Permissions 5/15/69-8/25/70
II.E.5 Permissions 3/22/67-8/12/68
II.E.6 Permissions 11/10/66-1/9/68
II.E.7 Permissions 10/9/62-12/19/66
II.E.8 Permissions 1/8/64-3/22/65
 

Subseries F: Rules and Regulations for Employees 5/22/58-3/27/72

 

Subseries G: Wittenborn Art News 1954-1982

Folder Title
II.G.1 Spring 1954-Summer 1972
II.G.2 Summer 1971-Summer 1977
II.G.3 Fall 1977-Fall 1978
II.G.4 Fall 1978-Summer 1980
II.G.5 Fall 1980-Spring 1982
 

Subseries H: Photographs

Folder Title Date
II.H.1 Gallery Shows

Marc Chagall with fans 12/1956
George Wittenborn 2/1956

2/56-12/56
II.H.2 Photograph of dance production of Vous m'oublierez

with Paul Eluard, Philippe Soupault, André Breton, Paul Fraenkel

1920
II.H.3 Photographs of publications
 

Subseries I: Edison Dictaphone Recordings


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Series III: Scrapbooks

Each scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of reviews or announcements re: Wittenborn publications and are categorized by subject, artist, or publication in no discernable order. The lists here represent the original subject tabs placed on the scrapbooks by individuals at Wittenborn, Inc. Single names or subject headings refer to several clippings revolving around individual authors or specific themes.

Volume Title Date
III.A. Scrapbook

Abstract Artists
Seurat
Love Poems
Andre Masson
Paul Rand
Ambrose Vollard Éditeur
Sullivan, Louis P.
Glass, Duchamp
David Burliuk Dreier
Kandinsky
Gallatin, Of Art, From Plato to Picasso
Herbert Read, Grass Roots
Cubist Painters, Apollinaire
László Moholy-Nagy, The New Vision
Wolfgang Paalen, Form and Sense
Valentiner, Modern Scripture

1945-1948
III.B Scrapbook

Abstract Artists
Andre Masson
Seurat
Dorner, The Way Beyond Art - Herbert Bayer
Ambrose Vollard, Éditeur
Marcel Raymond
Louis P. Sullivan
Love Poems
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler
Henri Foçillon
David Burliuk
Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus
Gallatin, From Plato to Picasso
Arp
Vantongerloo
Ernst
Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Cubist Painters, Apollinaire
Mondrian, Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art
László Moholy-Nagy, The New Vision
Wolfgang Paalen, Form and Sense
Transformation
Valentiner, Modern Scripture
Paul Rand
Herbert Read, Grass Roots
Kjersmeier
Possibilities
Miscellaneous

1945-1960
III.C Scrapbook

Kjersmeier
Possibilities
Henri Foçillon
Miscellaneous, mostly printing
Arp
Vantongerloo
Ernst
Kahnweiler
Marcel Raymond
Atelier 17
Transformation
Dada Painters and Poets
Idea 53, Idea 54, New Furniture 53, New Furniture 54
Modern Artists in America
Architecture in Colombia
A Theory of Architecture
Taliesin Drawings
Decade of Contemporary Architecture
Mackintosh
Le Corbusier
Nus D'Autrefois
The Fauvist Painters
Apollinaire

1948-1953
III.D Scrapbook

The Lost Art
Transmissions
Werbeform, Les Primitifs Flamandes
Danish Chairs
Calendars (annual)
Idea 53, Idea 54, New Furniture 53, New Furniture 54
Dorothy Shorr
Le Ballet
The Experience of Form and Space in Culture
La Civilisation de la Sardaigne,
Houses, Interiors, and Projects
Noguchi
Une Petite Maison
Espressione di Gio Porti
Von Sydow, Afrikanische Plastik
[tab unreadable, subject is "Walter Kern"]
Herbert Read, 1955
Idea 55, New Furniture 55
New Furniture 3
Siegfried Giedion, A Decade of Contemporary Architecture
Redon
Denby
Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi
Max Ernst, La Femme
Tapié
Albers
Quadrum
S. T. Madsen, Art Nouveau
World of Abstract Art
Y. Kamekura, Trademarks of the World
Campigli
Picasso catalogue
Le Corbusier, vol. VI, 1952-57
World of Abstract Art
Kokoschka
Pick display
Bufano
Dada
Doorway to Portuguese
A. Haab, Mexican Graphic Art
Berthe Morisot
Knaths
Hammer, Memory
The Lapis
Goswami, ed. Glimpses of Mughal Art
Goswami, ed. Art of the Pallayans
Goswami, ed. Art of the Rashtrakutas
Mondrian
Wilke, Music to be Seen
Miscellaneous

1953-1958
III.E Scrapbook

Branner
Khan
H. Moore
Goeritz
Aalto
Blaser
Cossio
Otto
Fourny
Morandi
Vasarely
Brongers
Burri
Kraftt
Lotus
Laufer
Lavater
Lavalleye
Lehmbruck
Mastroianni
Morris
Jasper Johns
Seidler
Stahly
Tristan Tzara, Dada Manifesto
Andy Warhol
Young, Furniture
School of Design, University of North Carolina
Roethke
Hampe and Simon, Etruscan Artists distribution
Annual of Architecture, Structure, and Townplanning
von Pilgrim
Dada Painters and Poets
Hans Richter
Le Corbusier
Morice Lipsi
L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui
Casanelles
Munari
Drehl, Die Hydra
Kinetic Art
Chagall: Monotypes
Gaudi
La Tourette
Penrose, Miro
Urbino
Jorn
Calendar 1969
Albers
Perspecta
Ruscha
Gregory
Stachan
Ludwig
Klein
Arntz Bulletin
Goodovitch
Zodiac
Architecture: Forms and Function
University Planning and Design
A. A. Papers
Architecture at Rice
Architecture in Greece
Bieber and Muehsam
Via
Rothe
De Stäel
Korn
Rosenthal
Beecher
Mookerjee
Bloch
STILL
Castel
Sources of Modern Architecture

1956-1972
III.F Scrapbook

incl.: separate folder containing book reviews and photographs of Wittenborn books on display

Constantin Brancusi
Hilare Hiler and Structuralism
Leiris Series
Zodiac
Hommage à Werkman
Hans Hartman
New Furniture 4
Armin Haab, Mexican Graphic Art
Perutz
Gaudi
Miró
Honnecourt
Monet
Structure / The Structurist
Brenson
Golding
Goswami
Kandinsky
Brasilia
Quandrum
Boynton
Tapies
Le Corbusier 1910-1960
Wittenborn Calendar, 1961
Carola Giedion-Welcker, Contemporary Sculpture
Callery
Klee
Khan
Kafka
Rosenthal
Paul Rand, Trademarks
Honnecourt
Weston
Berne and Zelowski
Metro (directory)
Munari
Pagina Magazine
Coburn
Duchamp
Gallatin, Of Art
Calendar, 1964
Jasper Johns
Aalto
Blaser
Metro
Reynal
Distribution
Wittenborn

1958-1964
III.G One-Wall Gallery Scrapbook

Photography, clippings re: exhibitions at Wittenborn's exhibition gallery at 1018 Madison Avenue at 79th St.

1944-1970

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Series IV: Ledgers

Volume Title Date
IV.A Cash Receipts 1960-1973
IV.B Sales of Wittenborn Publications 1974-1975
IV.C Expenses Journal 1947-1973
IV.D Cash Disbursments 1965-1972
IV.E Complimentary Copies n.d
IV.F Address book n.d.
IV.G Stockbook 1942-1944
IV.H Receipts 1967-1968

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