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Collection Overview

Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968.
Erwin Panofsky Letters to the Burrages
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists primarily of letters by Erwin and Dora Panofsky to the artist Mildred Burrage and her sister Madeleine ("Bob").

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains 84 letters and cards from Erwin and Dora Panofsky to the artist Mildred Burrage and her sister Madeleine ("Bob"). Many of the letters discuss their mutual friendship with Booth Tarkington and vacations spent in Kennebunkport, Maine. Also present are typed transcripts of the letters, a letter (1969) by Gerda Panofsky to Miss Burrage, a few other miscellaneous letters, ten photographs of Erwin and Dora Panofsky, and printed items containing articles by the Panofskys.


Arranged chronologically.

Collection Creator Biography:

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.

Collection History


This collection was the gift of Earle G. Shettleworth in 1992.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. 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.

Credit this material:

Erwin Panofsky Letters to the Burrages; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1