Nikolaus Pevsner papers, 1919-1979.


Nikolaus Pevsner papers, 1919-1979.

Series I. Correspondence: General correspondence with Wilhelm Pinder, Bodo Ebhardt, Arthur Mackmurdo, Walter Gropius, Julius Posener and other artists, architects, designers and architectural historians; also editorial correspondence of the Architectural Review and correspondence of the Royal Fine Arts Commission, National Council for Diplomas and Design, Redundant Churches Advisory Board, British Academy, Victorian Society, William Morris Society, Jerusalem Committee, etc. (More correspondence is to be found within the material relating to Pevsner's books and articles, including more letters by Walter Gropius and letters by C. R. Ashbee, Gordon Russell, Charles A. Voysey, and members of the 'Omega' workshops). Series II. Publication files: Manuscripts, research notes, correspondence, and photographs for Pioneers of Modern Design from William Morris to Walter Gropius, An Inquiry into Industrial Art in England, Academies of Art, An Outline of European Architecture, Charles R. Mackintosh, Gordon Russell, The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture, Some Architectural Writers of the 19th Century (Oxford Slade lectures), The History of Building Types (Mellon lectures) and other publications. (N. B.: Files for the "Buildings of England" have been retained by Penguin Press Ltd). Scripts for BBC radio broadcasts. Series III. Teaching notes and presentations: Lectures and lecture notes for use at the Courtauld Institution on Art and Birkbeck College, University of London; Cambridge and Oxford University. Lectures delivered in the United States, South Africa, Argentina, Germany, Italy, etc. With related correspondence. Series IV & V. Research material: Abstracts of books arranged by subject; includes student notes by Pevsner from the universities of Leipzig, Munich, Berlin and Frankfurt, card files on English architects, on buildings and artists mentioned in Country Life, etc.; notes on buildings visited, by country (separately within a collection of several thousand postcards); printed material, including articles by Pevsner, in chronological order. Series VI. Personal papers: Personal and family correspondence; date books, 1951-1977.

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