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Erwin Panofsky Letters to Mrs. Alfred Barr


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968.

Erwin Panofsky was a German Jewish art historian who emigrated to America and remains highly influential in the modern academic study of iconography.

The collection contains 88 holograph letters and postcards from Panofsky to the art historian Margaret Scolari Barr (Mrs. Alfred H. Barr)--mostly from Hamburg, Germany--discussing his uncertain career and giving details about his move from Germany to the United States. Also present are a letter (1933) by Walter S. Cook, an untitled poem in various languages by Panofsky, and a one-page manuscript by Dora Panofsky, entitled "From the Wings of the Dove."

The letters are in chronological order.

Gift of Prof. William S. Heckscher, Mrs. Margaret Barr.

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Collection Inventory

Erwin Panofsky Letters to Mrs. Alfred Barr, 1932-1967. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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