Contents and Arrangement

Miscellaneous Letters to Panofsky, 1966-1968

1 folder

Collection Overview

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 History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Miscellaneous Letters to Panofsky; Erwin Panofsky Correspondence with William S. Hecksher, C0680, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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