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Collection Overview

Creator:
Weitzmann, Kurt, 1904-1993
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Kurt Weitzmann Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v692t623m
Dates:
1930-1991
Size:
60 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-60
Language:
English

Abstract

Kurt Weitzmann left his native Germany in 1935 for Princeton where he spent the remainder of his life, at the Institute for Advanced Study as a permanent member (1935-1972) and as a professor in Princeton University's Dept. of Art and Archaeology (1945-1972). Included are personal and professional correspondence, related files, course outlines, lectures, manuscripts and notes for various published works, scrapbooks of clippings, and printed matter.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of papers of Weitzmann. Included are correspondence and related files concerning the five expeditions (1958-1965) co-directed by Weitzmann to restore, photograph, and document the art of St. Catherine's monastery on Mount Sinai; general files of correspondence, 1930s-1980s; personal correspondence; copies of his correspondence with Adolph Goldschmidt and Goldschmidt's family; correspondence celebrating his 80th birthday (1984); course outlines, lectures, manuscripts and notes for various published works; and scrapbooks (1935-1991) of clippings and printed matter. Also present are papers and notebooks (1930s) kept by Weitzmann, Ernest T. Dewald, and Albert M. Friend for an uncompleted work on Byzantine marginal psalters, and an audiotape of an interview of Wietzmann conducted by Richard Driscoll. The majority of the correspondence and writings is in German.

Arrangement:

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

17 boxes, 34 letter-file boxes, and 9 cartons are unprocessed.

Collection Creator Biography:

Weitzmann left his native Germany in 1935 for Princeton where he spent the remainder of his life, at the Institute for Advanced Study as a permanent member (1935-1972) and as a professor in Princeton University's Dept. of Art and Archaeology (1945-1972). Weitzmann was also a visiting professor at Yale University and the University of Bonn, and he was associated with the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies. His areas of scholarship included the history of Byzantine art, using studies of carved ivories, manuscripts, and icons, the history of manuscript illumination, classical monuments, medieval painting and sculpture, and Christian art and symbolism.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Josepha Weitzmann-Fiedler.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Kurt Weitzmann Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v692t623m
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184