Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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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 consists of Xerox copies of correspondence primarily between Panofsky and his student and fellow art historian William S. Hecksher, spanning the years from 1936 until Panofsky"s death in 1968. The letters--some in German, but most in English--discuss their varied interests in the art world, their long association with Princeton"s Institute for Advanced Study, and personal details on health, travel, and friends. Also present are copies of letters to and from Dora Panofsky; correspondence of Hecksher with Lola Szladits, David Coffin, and others after Panofsky's death; miscellaneous correspondence of Panofsky with Lise Lotte Miller, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Justus Bier, and others; and a few printed articles by and about Panofsky and Hecksher.
Originals are held by the Getty Museum (Archives) in Malibu, California.
The copies were a gift to the Princeton University Library from William S. Hecksher in 1985. (AM 86-62)
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Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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The collection is open for research.
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Copying is allowed, provided researchers state, 'Originals in Getty.' However, permission of the Getty Museum, as well as permission from the owner of the literary property or copyright (Dora Panofsky), is needed for any quotation or publication. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright. Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.
Receipients include Lessing J. Rosenwald, Tom Gerrit van Gelder, R. A. d'Hulst, Helmut Hatzfeld, Lotte Jacobi, Lucio Saffaro.Physical Description
Includes letters from Lotte Jacobi (Mrs. Erich Reiss), Justus Bier (North Carolina Museum of Art), R. V. Randall, and Carl Georg Heise from Germany.Physical Description
Includes calendar of lecture sessions given by Panofsky at the University of California.Physical Description
Includes obituaries.Physical Description