- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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- Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Erwin Panofsky Correspondence with William S. Hecksher
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1936-1980 (mostly 1945-1968)
- 1 box and 0.4 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Consists of copies of correspondence primarily between art historian Erwin Panofsky and his student and fellow art historian William S. Hecksher, spanning the years from 1936 until Panofsky"s death in 1968.
Collection Description & Creator Information
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.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Erwin Panofsky was a German Jewish art historian who emigrated to America and remains highly influential in the modern academic study of iconography.
The copies were a gift to the Princeton University Library from William S. Hecksher in 1985 . (AM 86-62)
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Folder inventory added by Feng Zhu '2014 in 2012.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Photocopying is allowed provided they 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.
- Credit this material:
Erwin Panofsky Correspondence with William S. Hecksher; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Location of Originals:
Originals are held by the Getty Museum (Archives) in Malibu, California.
- Subject Terms:
- Art -- Historiography -- United States -- 20th century.
Art -- Study and teaching -- United States -- 20th century.
Art historians -- United States -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Genre Terms:
- Correspondence -- 20th century.
- Institute for advanced study Princeton, N.J.