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Heinrich Schwarz papers (23.3.6.1)

Rhode Island School of Design Archives

2 College Street
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-709-5922
Fax: 401-709-5932
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Inventory

Series I. Print Room records
The records document the activities of Heinrich Schwarz and other staff members working in the Museum of Art's Print Room. The documents are organized into three subseries: Internal records (1926-1953); Topical files (1944-1953); and Business files (1944-1953, 1966). Records include memos from President Max Sullivan, budgets, reports, catalogues of prints with research notes, and exhibition lists. Records document hiring, the Evening School, a collection stamp designed by John Howard Benson, an illustrated museum calendar, the Alumni Print Club, and the policy on reproduction. The Business files document requisitions, supply lists, data relating to a fumigation cabinet and other equipment. There are three letters between Museum Director L. Earle Rowe and M. Knoedler and Co. (1926) and one business supply letter from 1966.

Subseries I. Internal records

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Old files on Print Room
1926-1947
Box 1, Folder 2 President Max W. Sullivan, Notes, Letters
1947-1952
Box 1, Folder 3 Budgets (1 of 2)
1947-1952
Box 1, Folder 4 Budgets (2 of 2)
1947-1952
Box 1, Folder 5 Catalogues (Books)
1950-1953
Box 1, Folder 6 Education - Evening School
1948-1953
Box 1, Folder 7 Gifts - DWS Masters: Aldrich-Pendleton
1946-1947
Box 1, Folder 8 Notices From other Offices
1951-1953
Box 1, Folder 9 Reports (Special)
1950-1951
Box 1, Folder 10 Rights and Reproductions - Photographs
1949
Box 1, Folder 11 Staff under Consideration
1949-1953

Subseries II. Topical files

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 12 John Howard Benson Stamp Collection
1947-1949
Box 1, Folder 13 Abraham Bosse engraving
1949-1950
Box 1, Folder 14 Calendars
1947-1952
Box 1, Folder 15 Exhibitions - Past exhibition lists
1946-1947
Box 1, Folder 16 Exhibitions - schedules, lists, corres.
1946-1948
Box 1, Folder 17 Exhibitions - Graphic Arts Processes
1946
Box 1, Folder 18 Exhibitions - French Contemporary Prints Exhibition
1951-1953
Box 1, Folder 19 Exhibitions - Paris Prints Exhibition
1944-1945
Box 1, Folder 20 Exhibitions - Soutine Exhibition
1953
Box 1, Folder 21 Exhibitions - Invitations to exhibitions
1947-1949
Box 1, Folder 22 Exhibitions - Labels
undated
Box 1, Folder 23 Invitations Miscellaneous,
1946-1953
Box 2, Folder 1 Library Recent Acquisitions
1945-1953
Box 2, Folder 2 Life Magazine (gift subscription)
1952
Box 2, Folder 3 Print Club (alumni)
1945-1948
Box 2, Folder 4 Prints offered (1 of 3)
1951-1953
Box 2, Folder 5 Prints offered (2 of 3)
1948-1953
Box 2, Folder 6 Prints offered (3 of 3)
1948-1953

Subseries III. Business files

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 7 Office Requisitions
1953
Box 2, Folder 8 Business Supplies: Boxes (Solander) Morse-Bracket
1944-1948
Box 2, Folder 9 Business Supplies: Frames, mats, etc.
1948-1951
Box 2, Folder 10 Business Supplies: Boxes (Solander) Spink and Gaborc (et al)
1945-1952, 1966
Box 2, Folder 11 Business Supplies: Mat boards (Bainbridges)
1945-1949
Box 2, Folder 12 Business Supplies: Mounting boards (Whitehead and Alliger)
1944-1952
Box 2, Folder 13 Business Supplies: Paper
1950-1952
Box 2, Folder 14 Equipment for Print Room
1945-1947
Box 2, Folder 15 Fumigation Cabinet
undated
Box 2, Folder 16 National Transparent Mfg
1946-1948

Series II. Correspondence, 1932-1970, bulk 1947-1953
The Correspondence files (1932-1970, bulk 1947-1953) document Heinrich Schwarz' work on researchers' queries and reproduction requests; acknowledgements to donors; referrals to collectors; budget problems; acquisition approvals and rejections by the Museum Committee; and the physical condition of acquisitions upon receipt. Other topics include Schwarz’ scholarly work and teaching; his collection philosophy and objectives; his curatorial principles; and exhibitions.

Correspondents include John Howard Benson, the Albertina Museum, Pierre Beres, Lucien Goldschmidt, Winslow Ames, William and Frederick Schab, the British Museum, the John Carter Brown Library, Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Simon and Schuster, the Sharpe family (Henry D., Mary Elizabeth, Ellen D.), the Curt Vallentin Gallery, and Mrs. Herbert N. Straus

There are two folders documenting the activities of Museum Directors L. Earle Rowe and Alexander Droner regarding Parisian art dealer Richard Owen (1932-1939) and one folder containing records from Chief Curator Bernice F. Davidson (1957-1970).

Container Description Date
Box 2, Folder 17 A
1947-1953
Box 2, Folder 18 A
1949-1953
Box 2, Folder 19 Agnew
1950-1953
Box 3, Folder 1 Albertina (Graphische Sammlung)
1949-1953
Box 3, Folder 2 Ames, Winslow and Margaret
1949-1953
Box 3, Folder 3 B
1943-1953
Box 3, Folder 4 B - Bi
1949-1953
Box 3, Folder 5 Berès, Pierre and Huguette
1949-1953
Box 3, Folder 6 Bier, Herbert (London)
1950-1953
Box 3, Folder 7 Binet, George
1946-1953
Box 3, Folder 8 Bittner (Studies)
1946-1951
Box 3, Folder 9 BJ - BZ
1949-1953
Box 3, Folder 10 Boston Museum of Fine Arts
1948-1953
Box 3, Folder 11 Boston Public Library
1946-1953
Box 3, Folder 12 Busch-Reisinger Museum
1949-1953
Box 4, Folder 1 C - D
1948-1953
Box 4, Folder 2 CA - CL
1949-1953
Box 4, Folder 3 Carstairs Gallery
1949-1953
Box 4, Folder 4 Childs, Charles D. (Boston)
1952-1953
Box 4, Folder 5 Cleveland Museum of Art
1949-1953
Box 4, Folder 6 CO - CZ
1949-1954
Box 4, Folder 7 College Art Association
1949-1952
Box 4, Folder 8 Collins, Leo C.
1949-1952
Box 4, Folder 9 Colnaghi and Co., Ltd.
1950-1953
Box 4, Folder 10 Craddock and Barnard
1945-1953
Box 4, Folder 11 D
1949-1954
Box 4, Folder 12 Danforth
1948-1953
Box 4, Folder 13 Davidson, Bernice - Print Room Refs.
1957-1970
Box 4, Folder 14 Detroit Institute of Fine Arts
1949-1953
Box 5, Folder 1 E - G
1947-1953
Box 5, Folder 2 E
1948-1953
Box 5, Folder 3 F
1949-1955
Box 5, Folder 4 Fogg Museum of Art
1948-1953
Box 5, Folder 5 Fogg Museum of Art, Restoration of Drawings
1944-1953
Box 5, Folder 6 Fogg Museum of Art, Restoration of Drawings
1947-1950
Box 5, Folder 7 G
1949-1954
Box 5, Folder 8 Gaehde, Mrs. Christina M.
1950-1953
Box 6, Folder 1 H - K
1947-1953
Box 6, Folder 2 HA - HE
1949-1955
Box 6, Folder 3 Hauke, Cesar de
1948-1953
Box 6, Folder 4 HF - HZ
1947-1955
Box 6, Folder 5 Hofer, Philip - Houghton Library
1949-1952
Box 6, Folder 6 I
1950-1953
Box 6, Folder 7 International Graphic Arts Society (IGAS)
1952-1953
Box 6, Folder 8 J
1950-1953
Box 6, Folder 9 Jakstas Restoration
1949-1952
Box 6, Folder 10 Juynboll-Rijksbureau-Lugt
1950-1953
Box 6, Folder 11 K
1949-1954
Box 6, Folder 12 Kennedy and Co. (New York)
1947-1952
Box 6, Folder 13 Kleeman Galleries (New York)
1947-1952
Box 6, Folder 14 Knoedler and Company (New York)
1949-1953
Box 6, Folder 15 Knoedler and Company - Lists
1945-1953
Box 7, Folder 1 L
1949-1952
Box 7, Folder 2 L
1949-1953
Box 7, Folder 3 Lebel, Robert
1948-1953
Box 7, Folder 4 M
1949-1953
Box 7, Folder 5 MA
1949-1953
Box 7, Folder 6 MB - MZ
1950-1955
Box 7, Folder 7 McCall, John E.
1949-1953
Box 7, Folder 8 Metropolitan Museum of Art
1947-1953
Box 7, Folder 9 Minneapolis Institute of Art
1949-1952
Box 7, Folder 10 Museum of Modern Art
1949-1952
Box 8, Folder 1 N - P
1948-1952
Box 8, Folder 2 N
1948-1953
Box 8, Folder 3 National Gallery of Art
1949-1953
Box 8, Folder 4 Offenbacher, Emil
1949-1952
Box 8, Folder 5 Owen, Richard - Old Folder
1932-1938
Box 8, Folder 6 Owen, Richard - Paris
1938-1939
Box 8, Folder 7 P
1949-1954
Box 9, Folder 1 Q - R
1947-1952
Box 9, Folder 2 R
1949-1954
Box 9, Folder 3 Ring, Grete
1950-1952
Box 9, Folder 4 SA - SHN
1948-1952
Box 9, Folder 5 SHO - SZ
1947-1953
Box 9, Folder 6 S - SC
1950-1952
Box 9, Folder 7 Schab, William and Frederick (New York)
1947-1953
Box 9, Folder 8 Schatzki, Walter, Inc.
1948-1953
Box 9, Folder 9 SD - SL
1949-1953
Box 9, Folder 10 Seligmann
1949-1953
Box 9, Folder 11 Sharpe, Henry D. and Ellen D.
1947-1953
Box 9, Folder 12 Singer
1951-1953
Box 9, Folder 13 SM - SZ (1 of 2)
1949-1953
Box 10, Folder 1 SM - SZ (2 of 2)
1949-1957
Box 10, Folder 2 Straus, Mrs. Herbert N.
1946-1952
Box 10, Folder 3 T - V
1949-1952
Box 10, Folder 4 T
1950-1953
Box 10, Folder 5 U
1949-1953
Box 10, Folder 6 V
1949-1953
Box 10, Folder 7 W - Z
1947-1953
Box 10, Folder 8 W
1949-1955
Box 10, Folder 9 Wadsworth Atheneum
1948-1953
Box 10, Folder 10 Wallach, Hellmut
1948-1953
Box 10, Folder 11 Weyhe Gallery
1947-1953
Box 10, Folder 12 Wildenstein
1949-1953
Box 10, Folder 13 Worcester Art Museum
1948-1953
Box 10, Folder 14 X - Z
1949-1953

Series III. Correspondence
The series contains Heinrich Schwarz' personal and professional correspondence, 1940-1951, particularly the period 1942-1946 not documented in series II. The documents are primarily related to the acquisition of prints, bills of lading and receipts of sale, valuation inquiries, and exhibition correspondence. Correspondents include his colleagues at the Albright Art Gallery, Eleanor Sayre, RISD President Helen M. Danforth, Paul J. Sachs, and Ruth Washburn. Museum and gallery correspondence includes the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Fogg Art Museum. There is correspondence sprinkled throughout the series pertaining to the war, friends and colleagues left behind, American citizenship, and other bureaucratic necessities related to adjusting to life in America. Schwarz formed deep attachments with several other Europeans, including John Berger, Rudolph Berliner, Wolfgang Born, Otto Demus, with whom he corresponded more significantly. Most letters are written in English, but some correspondence is in German or French languages plus a few examples of shorthand.

The series was organized as part of the Archives of American Art 1985 microfilm project finding aid created by John Carpenter and Joyce Tyler. An index of the correspondents prepared by Carpenter and Tyler is available at the RISD Archives.

Container Description Date
Box 11, Folder 1 A
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence; Albright correspondence is mostly personal, to Elizabeth Bissel, but also contains letters to Andrew Ritchie, Director. NY Tax forms., The Blue Book, The Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, English war prisoners in Italy, A. Ritchie’s article re: bringing the Crown Insignie back to Vienna,; pamphlet and meeting notes for Am. Assoc of Museums, Am. Council of Learned Societies – call to protect European Artifacts. Shorthand.

1942-1948
Box 11, Folder 2 B - BL
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; Exhibition of Western Prints; Hill calotypes; Personal Correspondence with John Berger re: destruction of Vienna, “Elisabeth” HS’s companion,; Rudolph Berliner correspondence German Language Correspondence: Hans Berger.

1943-1948
Box 11, Folder 3 BO - BY
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence; Correspondence of note includes: Wolfgang, Born – news of Vienna; Alfred Stix, art of mentally ill, Robert Kohl killed at Auschwitz; Boston MFA – reference for Eleanor Sayre, personal correspondence with Eleanor Sayre, “Exhibition of Fakes, 1947-48,” Jean Adhemar lecture series; Stephen Bourgeois – citizenship witness request; Brown University – Fellowship for Miss Gertrude Achenbach, “Friends of Brown U. booklet, “The Amateurs of Ancient Greece (club), The German Club, Brown U. Weekly Bulletin 9/28/1947, #577; Buchholz Gallery – escape of the Robertsons, Nov 1943; Mrs. Eric Budde – UNNRA; Ernest H. Buschbeck – HS’s desire to reclaim pre-occupation “treasures”, Count Collaredo and Bushbeck’s possible appointment as Austrian Rep in the Museum’s Council in Paris. Foreign language: (German) Bondy, Oscar; Mrs. Felice de Buda; Henry C. Burton; Dr. Fristerlibe Klemmer - Unhistorisches Museum.

1943-1949
Box 11, Folder 4 C
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence; examples of shorthand. Correspondence of note includes: Letter from Helen Danforth to Cleveland Museum of Art, Collins, Leo C. – HS inquires re: his Viennese record (11/10/1948); Common Council for American Unity – HS request booklet for citizenship (6/8/44); Captain Conway – HS inquires re: status of friend/neighbor in Austria (11/20/1945); Cooper Square – HS reports re: Dr. Leporini during Nazi Period (9/8/1947) Foreign language: (French) Cramer, Gerald. (German)Collins, Leo

1943-1948
Box 11, Folder 5 D
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence, Correspondence of note includes: Helen Danforth, Otto Demus. French: deHauke, Cesare; Devigne, Mme. Marguerite, Foreign language: (German) Defray, Dr. A.C.,

1940-1949
Box 11, Folder 6 E
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence, Correspondence of note includes: Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars; Edward Epstean. Foreign language: (German) ECADFS, Elam, Charles; Engel, Eugene; Ephron Gallery

1942-1948
Box 12, Folder 1 F
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence, Correspondence of note includes: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.

1942-1949
Box 12, Folder 2 G
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence print mounting and bookbinding, lecture requests. Correspondence of note: Theodore F. Green. Foreign language: (German) Glueck, Gustav, Glueckselig, Max.

1942-1949
Box 12, Folder 3 H - I
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence print mounting and bookbinding, lecture requests. Correspondence of note: Mrs. Robert Hass – personal correspondence, parent’s tombs in Europe; Helen (Mr. Joseph) Head – John Arndt’s 16th century “True Christianity;” Mr. W. Heiman – personal re: Europe; Lynette Heminway – brother hero, VE Day; Philip Hofer, Houghton Library at Harvard University; Harvard – Survey of European Experts. Israels, J. – military correspondence. Foreign language : (German) Hoffman, Fritz

1942-1950
Box 12, Folder 4 J - Kle
Contents Note: Acquisition of postcards, prints; bills of lading and receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition correspondence; blueprint cabinet purchase. Correspondence of note: Jessner, Augustus, Esq. Viennese Friend; Dr. G. A. Kahn, friend, doctor, military.

1942-1949
Box 12, Folder 5 Kn - Kr
Contents Note: Correspondence re: mounting, re-mounting, matting, acquisitions, Correspondence of note: letter to Mrs. Helen Danforth 11/8/1948; Kodak Research Lab re: Hill-Adamson prints; Foreign language : (German) A.J. Kremenezky.

1943-1948
Box 12, Folder 6 L
Contents Note: Correspondence re: loan of paintings, inquiries re: prints, correspondence with dealers re: catalogs, prints, books. Correspondence of note: Library Of Congress re: copyright, Fred Lion, re: brother in occupied Nice. Photograph of Rembrandt print, “Portrait of Hendrikje Stoffels;” Lutheran Theological Seminary re: camera obscura Louvre. Foreign language: (French); Lerch, Franz (German)

1942-1948
Box 12, Folder 7 M - Me
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, furniture, receipts of sale; valuation inquiries; exhibition loans, including request for Hill exhibition, Correspondence of note: John E. McCall re: early television 1948, Correspondence with Pierre Matisse, youngest son of Henry Matisse. Disposal of Rembrandts through Guy Mayer. Foreign Language: Dr. Curt Martin (German), Mme. Hendrick Mauquoy (French); Francis G. Mayer (German); Mermod Editions (French)

1943-1948
Box 12, Folder 8 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Contents Note: Requests for photographs of paintings, books, catalogs, authenticity inquiries; sales and acquisitions. Most correspondence is with Hyatt Mayor. Other Correspondence of Note: To Francis Taylor re: article to “Liberation” magazine, devoted to the Liberation of Austria 1943; Ltr to Lydia Powel re: Ellen D. Sharpe use of wheelchair at MMA’s exhibit 1948; Reference to “Kinsey’s report” to Hyatt Mayor 3/2/1948; camera obscura – HW Williams 6/10/1948 Foreign Language: (German) Winternitz

1942-1948
Box 13, Folder 1 Me - Mun
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, letter of recommendation. Correspondence of Note: ER Meyer re: cataloging/library work. Lily Morand re: Swedish Gov’t Cargo Clearance Committee. Willard Morgan – request for Heinrich’s article in “The Complete Photographer.”

1942-1948
Box 13, Folder 2 Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, research inquiries, Advisory Committee on Photography - Minutes of Meetings; Exhibition details. Beaumont Newhall personal correspondence, correspondence re: Beaumont’s departure from MOMA, book publication, Hill/Adamson photography.

1943-1947
Box 13, Folder 3 N
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints., invoices. Correspondence of Note: Dr. Alfred Neumeyer re: Adamson/Hill. Beaumont Newhall. Henrich Heuhn’s daughter re: Alfred Stieglitz prints. Foreign language: (German) – Frtiz Nathan; Heinrich Heuhn’s daughter, Nyhoff, Hedi.

1942-1951
Box 13, Folder 4 O
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Richard Offner re: trip to Europe/Italy, Georgia O’Keefe re: the passing of Alfred Stieglitz. Oxford University Press re: Shoolman-Slatkin mss on French drawings, + Gustav Glueck

1944-1949
Box 13, Folder 5 P
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Wolfgang Pauli, Nobel Prize winner re: relatives in Vienna; Phil. Museum of Art re: Daumier print; Hans Robertson photographs lost through German occupation. Invitation to dine with George F. Plimpton; German correspondence with Dr. Alfred Porada; Personal correspondence, Lydia Powel.

1940-1949
Box 13, Folder 6 R
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Mrs. Kurt Riezler re: her father’s paintings.

1943-1949
Box 13, Folder 7 Sa - Sch
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Paul J. Sachs; Schardt, Dr. Alois J. (personal correspondence)

1943-1948
Box 13, Folder 8 Sche - Sho
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe, personal and business correspondence.

1943-1949
Box 14, Folder 1 Si - Sy
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Elsie Steiner re: HS safe deposit box in Paris, 1945; Personal correspondence Louis E. Stern re: Albert Barr’s resignation from NY MOMA; Chagall; Countess Sternberg and Count Czernin, Teresa Straus, personal corr.

1943-1949
Box 14, Folder 2 T
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Dr. Hans Tietze re: Vienna, Simon de Vaulchier – American Committee for Émigré Scholars, Writers and Artists re: Dr. Emma Borgmann-Milch, Austrian artist; Viking Press re: HS naturalization, Mrs. Elizabeth von Genderingen-Frank re: safe deposit box in Paris.

1943-1948
Box 14, Folder 3 U - Wa
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Simon de Vaulchier – American Committee for Émigré Scholars, Writers and Artists re: Dr. Emma Borgmann-Milch, Austrian artist; Viking Press re: HS naturalization, Mrs. Elizabeth von Genderingen-Frank re: safe deposit box in Paris

1943-1948
Box 14, Folder 4 Wa - Wh
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Helen (Mrs. Clarence) Ward – personal correspondence. War Manpower Commission. Ruth Washburn, personal corr.

1943-1948
Box 14, Folder 5 WI
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices.

1943-1949
Box 14, Folder 6 Wo - Z
Contents Note: Acquisition of prints, requests for catalogs, research inquiries, exhibition loan requests, requests for photographs of prints, invoices. Correspondence of Note: Worcester Art Museum 50th Anniversary Celebration. John H. Wykert, personal corr.

1943-1949