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A companion to Nazi Germany / edited by Shelley Baranowski, Armin Nolzen, and Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann

Editor:
Baranowski, Shelley http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85268640 http://viaf.org/viaf/19792068/  Search this
Nolzen, Armin http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2003039655 http://viaf.org/viaf/22384000/  Search this
Szejnmann, Claus-Christian W. 1965- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n98099111 http://viaf.org/viaf/187006/  Search this
Subject:
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79053942 http://viaf.org/viaf/38190770/  Search this
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00532681 http://viaf.org/viaf/38190770/  Search this
BMBF-Statusseminar http://d-nb.info/gnd/1092055606 http://viaf.org/viaf/93504232/  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
Germany
National socialism
Date:
2018
1918-1933
1933-1945
Topic:
HISTORY--Modern--20th Century  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Drittes Reich  Search this
Nationalsozialismus  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
DD256.5 .C6454 2018 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1139389

Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers

Creator:
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958  Search this
Names:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bode, Wilhelm von, 1845-1929  Search this
Colenbrander, H. T. (Herman Theodoor), 1871-1945  Search this
Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943  Search this
Heise, Carl Georg, 1890-1979  Search this
Hofstede de Groot, C. (Cornelis), 1863-1930  Search this
McIlhenny, John  Search this
Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1937  Search this
Morgan, Anne Tracy, 1873-1952  Search this
Sarre, Maria  Search this
Wills, Helen, 1905-1998  Search this
Extent:
6.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Place:
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933
Date:
1853-1977
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner measure 6.9 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977. Found within the collection are biographical materials, including information on the Lepsius and Valentiner families; correspondence with family, friends, art collectors, and art historians; seven diaries; additional writings and notes; printed materials; three clippings scrapbooks; artwork in the form of prints and woodcuts; and photographs of Valentiner and his family and friends, including two photograph albums.

Biographical materials include certificates, membership cards, a curriculum vitae, and genealogical information on the Valentiner and Lepsius families.

Correspondence includes letters in German from Valentiner's parents, siblings, extended family members, and his wife and daughter. General correspondence includes letters and cards in German and English from art historian mentors and peers, including Wilhelm von Bode, Cornelius Hofstede de Groot, Carl Heise, and Herman Colenbrander, as well as art collectors and friends, including John McIlhenny, Andrew Mellon, Edsel Ford, Maria Sarre, and Helen Wills Moody Roark.

Seven diaries dated 1910-1939 were written in German, some of which also contain sketches, photographs, and other enclosures. Additional writings and notes consist of autobiographical writings, numerous essays, lectures, and monographs on Italian and Dutch art and artists, and reports and lectures on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Lecture seminar notes appear to have been written while Valentiner was a student in Germany, and materials related to Arbeitsrat für Kunst date from the period after Valentiner's military service when he served as a chairman to the newly formed Working Council for the Arts, prior to his return to America in 1921.

Printed material includes bulletins, exhibition catalogs, clippings, and three clippings scrapbooks, which document Valentiner's professional career in New York and Detroit.

Photographic materials are of Wilhelm Valentiner, his immediate and extended family members, and his friends. Photos of Valentiner are from his youth, military service in Germany, and his personal and professional career in the U.S. Photographs of friends include art scholars, collectors, and family friends, including Maria Sarre, Helen Wills Moody Rorke, and Anne Morgan, the daughter of Pierpoint Morgan. There are also a handful of reproductions of artwork used as scholarly references in his writings. The two photo albums focus on Valentiner's family and friends from his youth in Germany, and Valentiner with family members later in his life.

Artwork in the collection consists of prints from a page in a German book, a bookplate, and two woodcuts by unidentified artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1853-1976 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1860-1974 (3.4 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Series 3: Diaries, 1910-1939 (7 folders; Box 3)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1890-1970 (1.7 linear feet; Box 4-6, 9)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1915-1977 (0.2 linear feet; Box 6)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1908-1933 (0.4 linear feet; Box 6, 9)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1840-1970 (0.8 linear feet; Box 6-8)

Series 8: Artwork, 1890-1960 (3 folders; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian and museum director Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner (1880-1958) lived in New York City, N.Y., Detroit, Michigan, and Raleigh, North Carolina and was known for his leadership and collection development during his tenure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Valentiner was born in Karlsruhe, Germany to Karl Wilhelm Valentiner, a professor of astronomy at Heidelberg University, and his wife, Anna Lepsius Valentiner. The youngest of four children, Valentiner attended the University of Leipzig and continued studies in art history at the University of Heidelberg, where he received his doctorate in 1905 under the mentorship of Henry Thode. His relationship with Thode and with fellow students Edwin Redslob and Hermann Voss would eventually lead to lifelong friendships with a network of European scholars and historians, including Wilhelm von Bode and Cornelius Hofstede de Groot.

Upon von Bode's recommendation to J.P. Morgan, then President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Valentiner joined the staff of the Metropolitan in 1908 as the curator for Decorative Arts. In 1913, he founded the journal Art in America, where he would remain as editor until 1931. At the onset of World War I, Valentiner returned to Germany to enlist and served until the war's end, at which point he spent a brief period working at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum and participated in the Arbeitsrat für Kunst, a new group that questioned the traditional relationship between artists and established art institutions. Though shortlived, his participation as a chairmen for the Working Council for the Arts introduced him to leading German artists and architects, including Walter Gropius, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Käthe Kollwitz, and Lyonel Feininger. At this time, he also met his future wife, Cecelia Odefay, who he married in 1919.

In 1921, Valentiner returned to the U.S. and was asked to serve as a collecting advisor to the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1924, he was appointed the Institute's director, a position he held until his retirement in 1944. During his tenure, he oversaw the opening of a new wing, the first acquisition of pre-Columbian and African art, the strengthening of Chinese and Islamic art collections, significant acquisitions of European Modernists, and the development of the museum's education and conservation divisions.

In 1937, Valentiner founded the Art Quarterly journal for the College Art Association, which he edited until 1949. After his retirement from the Institute, Valentiner was called from retirement to serve as director for the Los Angeles County Museum and the Getty Museum in California, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Valentiner died from complications of pneumonia in 1958.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Mary E. Adams letters from Wilhelm Valentiner and an oral history interview with Mary and Clinton Adams conducted by Paul Karlstrom, April 24, 1998. The North Carolina Museum of Art also holds papers of Wilhelm Valentiner, most of which are also available at the Archives on microfilm reels D31 and 2140-2144.
Separated Materials:
In 1981 and earlier, the Archives microfilmed the William R. Valentiner papers that were on deposit from the North Carolina Museum of Art onto reels D31 and 2140-2144. The papers were returned to the North Carolina Museum of Art, but the microfilm is still available for use at the Archives research centers and for interlibrary loan.

Reel D31 includes diary entries, 1914-1957, describing Valentiner's service in the German army, 1914-1918, with the War Information Office in Berlin, the overthrow of the monarchy and German politics, relations between Germany and Russia and communist activity in Germany, the administration of Berlin museums and radical artists' activities, his work with the L.A. County Museum, Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and private collectors, impressions of friends, including Henry Ford, Carl Hamilton, the Hohenzollerns, Franz Marc, Rainer Maria Rilke, Walter Rathenau, Helen Wills, Benjamin Altman, J. Pierpont Morgan, and recollections of women art collectors, including Mrs. August Belmont, Rita Lydig, and Mrs. Leonard Thomas. A very small portion of the filmed materials may be found among the Valentiner papers at the Archives, but most of the materials were returned to the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Loaned materials on reels 2140-2144 consist of 26 diaries, 1904-1958; autobiographical writings; manuscripts and lectures by Valentiner; correspondence with family, friends, authors, museums, galleries, and dealers, including Harry Bertoia, Charles Culver, Lyonel and Julia Feininger, Walter Gropius, Paul and Mary Weschler, and Morris Graves; and a scrapbook containing clippings, drafts of speeches, and invitations.
Provenance:
From 1972 to 1977, Valentiner's papers were gathered from various sources by historian Margaret Sterne who was researching and writing a biography of Valentiner. Sterne died just prior to publication and the papers were sorted by Archives' staff and returned to the lender when known. After publication of the biography, the bulk of the papers were returned to their respective lenders (primarily the University of North Carolina) and the remaining papers were sorted and accessioned by the Archives. Donors are listed as unknown or anonymous.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archvies' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Museum directors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Art, Dutch  Search this
Art, Italian  Search this
Topic:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art museums -- United States  Search this
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketches
Prints
Photographs
Diaries
Citation:
Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1853-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.valewilh
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Abrechnung folgt! : 57 politische Zeichnungen / George Grosz

Title:
George Grosz: Abrechnung folgt!
Author:
Grosz, George 1893-1959  Search this
Printer:
Buchdruckerei Gustav Ascher  Search this
Subject:
Grosz, George 1893-1959  Search this
Physical description:
61, [2] p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
Germany
Date:
1923
C1923
1918-1933
1918-1945
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
German wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
NC1509.G78 A4 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811333

Schutzhaft : Erlebnisse vom 7. bis 20. März 1919 bei den Berliner Ordnungstruppen

Author:
Herzfelde, Wieland  Search this
Grosz, George 1893-1959  Search this
Physical description:
15, [1] p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1919
1918-1933
Topic:
Political crimes and offenses  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
HV6288.G3 H47 1919
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821705

Agitated images : John Heartfield & German photomontage, 1920-1938 / [text by Andrés Mario Zervigón]

Author:
Zervigón, Andrés Mario  Search this
Subject:
Heartfield, John 1891-1968  Search this
Getty Research Institute  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Caricatures and cartoons
Place:
Germany
Date:
2006
[2006]
1918-1933
Topic:
Photomontage  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
TR685 .H43 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833423

The red count : the life and times of Harry Kessler / Laird McLeod Easton

Author:
Easton, Laird McLeod 1956-  Search this
Subject:
Kessler, Harry Graf 1868-1937  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 497 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Germany
Date:
2002
C2002
20th century
1918-1933
Topic:
Diplomats  Search this
Intellectuals  Search this
Authors, German  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Call number:
CT275.K415 E27 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_708326

Einstein in Berlin / Thomas Levenson

Author:
Levenson, Thomas  Search this
Subject:
Einstein, Albert 1879-1955  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 486 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Berlin (Germany)
Germany
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
1918-1933
1933-1945
Topic:
Physicists  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
CT275.E35 L48 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_722446

Neged Hiṭler : foṭomonṭagʼim , 1930-1938 / me-et G'on Harṭfild ; otsrot ha-taʻarukhah Meʼirah Peri-Lehman, Rut Apṭer Gavriʼel

Title:
Against Hitler
Photomontages by John Heartfield, 1930-38
Author:
Heartfield, John 1891-1968  Search this
Perry-Lehmann, Meira  Search this
Apter-Gabriel, Ruth  Search this
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Subject:
Heartfield, John 1891-1968  Search this
Physical description:
192, xv p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Date:
1994
20th century
1918-1933
1933-1945
Topic:
Photomontage  Search this
Politics in art--Exhibitions  Search this
National socialism--Caricatures and cartoons--Exhibitions  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H433 P4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477774

Gráfica crítica en la época de Weimar / [textos, Eberhard Kolb ... et al. ; traducción, Césareo Martínez Arellano]

Author:
Kolb, Eberhard 1933-  Search this
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Argentina)  Search this
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen  Search this
Physical description:
226 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Date:
1985
20th century
1918-1933
Topic:
Prints, German  Search this
Prints  Search this
Social problems in art  Search this
Politics in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Dissident art--Exhibitions  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NE651.4 .K65 S1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477780

Das Heer und die Republik : Quellen zur Politik der Reichswehrführung 1918 bis 1933 / Otto-Ernst Schüddekopf

Author:
Schüddekopf, Otto Ernst  Search this
Subject:
Germany Heer  Search this
Physical description:
399 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1955
1918-1933
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
UA712 .S47xZ
UA712.S47xZ
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_301020

Wählt Links! : das politische Plakat in Deutschland 1918-1933 : Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hauptstadt der DDR : Ausstellung im Otto-Nagel- Haus 10. Juli 1985 bis 19. September 1985 / [Ausstellung und Katalog, Jörn Grabowski ; graphische Gestaltung, Sabine Schlösiger]

Author:
Grabowski, Jörn  Search this
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany : East)  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1985
[1985]
1918-1933
Topic:
Political posters, German--Exhibitions  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
DD240.W25 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_342915

Night of the long knives

Author:
Tolstoy, Nikolai  Search this
Subject:
Hitler, Adolf 1889-1945  Search this
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei Sturmabteilung  Search this
Physical description:
159, [1] p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1972
1972]
1933-1945
1918-1933
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DD256.5.T59X 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275123

The German revolution, by H. Powys Greenwood

Author:
Greenwood, H. Powys (Harry Powys)  Search this
Subject:
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 334 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1934
1918-1933
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Nationality  Search this
Call number:
DD248.G7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_297349

Art and politics in the Weimar period : the new sobriety, 1917-1933 / John Willett

Author:
Willett, John 1917-  Search this
Physical description:
272 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1978
C1978
1918-1933
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DD240 .W58 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_115475

The Weimar years : a culture cut short / John Willett

Author:
Willett, John 1917-  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1984
20th century
1918-1933
Topic:
Intellectual life  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DD239.W44 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193834

Germany will try it again, by Sigrid Schultz

Author:
Schultz, Sigrid Lillian  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 238 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1944
[1944]
1918-1933
1933-1945
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DD240 .S42X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_73178

General Groener, Soldat und Staatsmann

Author:
Groener-Geyer, Dorothea 1900-  Search this
Subject:
Groener, Wilhelm 1867-1939  Search this
Physical description:
406 p. maps, facsims. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1954
[1954, c1955]
1918-1933
Topic:
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
DD231.G7 G87
DD231.G7G87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81056

Prelude to war / by Robert T. Elson and the editors of Time-Life Books

Author:
Elson, Robert T  Search this
Time-Life Books  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1976
C1976
1919-1932
1918-1933
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945--Causes  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Peace  Search this
Fascism  Search this
World politics  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
D741 .E43X
D741.E43X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_86356

When biology became destiny : women in Weimar and Nazi Germany / edited by Renate Bridenthal, Atina Grossmann, and Marion Kaplan

Author:
Bridenthal, Renate  Search this
Grossmann, Atina  Search this
Kaplan, Marion A  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 364 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1984
20th century
1918-1933
1933-1945
Topic:
Women--History  Search this
Right and left (Political science)  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005851

In a strange land : the American occupation of Germany, 1918-1923 / Alexander Barnes

Title:
American occupation of Germany, 1918-1923
Author:
Barnes, Alexander (Alexander F.)  Search this
Subject:
United States Army American Forces in Germany, 1918-1923  Search this
United States Army Army, 3rd  Search this
Physical description:
336 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Place:
Germany
Rhineland
Date:
2011
C2011
Allied occupation, 1918-1930
1918-1933
Topic:
Reconstruction (1914-1939)  Search this
Civil-military relations  Search this
World War, 1914-1918--Equipment and supplies  Search this
History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052256

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