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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000 | Digitized Collection

Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000

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Series 2: School of Fine Arts Records, 1915-1965
2 linear feet
Box 4-5

The Hans Hofmann Schule für Bildende Kunst operated in Munich from 1915-1933. The very sparse extant records consist of a small amount of printed matter and a financial document. The Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts was established in New York in 1933, and his summer school in Provincetown, Massachusetts, opened in 1934. Both closed in 1958, because after 43 consecutive years of teaching, Hofmann wanted to be able to paint full-time. Records of the New York and Provincetown schools are more extensive, but far from complete.
A small cache of records concerning Hofmann's school in Munich is supplemented by photographs (Series 6) containing views of Hans Hofmann with students during the 1920s, including some taken during a summer session in Capri, circa 1925. Travel photographs from the same period may have been taken while teaching summer courses in Europe. An unidentified photograph of an exhibition installation in Germany may be school-related.
Records concerning Hofmann's schools in New York City and Provincetown, Mass., consist of administrative, financial, student, and miscellaneous records. Material postdating the schools' 1958 closings consist of letters of inquiry from prospective students and requests from former students for transcripts or recommendations. Additional letters from former students are with Correspondence (Series 1).
For the large part, student records were created and maintained by registrar James Gahagan and his staff. Student ledgers note date of first entry into day, evening courses, and tuition paid. A variety of other information is also included in the student ledgers: number of class hours and fees for supplies are entered in vol. 1; vols. 2 and 3 record advance payments for summer school; lists of monitors and scholarships are included in vols. 3 and 4; and a partial roster of summer school students appears in vol. 4. Requests for transcripts and recommendations are addressed to Hofmann who appears to have handled these matters directly.
Among the miscellaneous items are a gouache painting by student Trude Baumann, and class notes of Dorothy G. Hales/Dorothy H. Gary.
Records are arranged by country of the school and then by document type. The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
2.1: Munich, 1915-1933
2.2: New York City and Provincetown, Mass., circa 1936-1965
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
2.1:Munich, 1915-1933
DescriptionContainer
Prospectuses, 1915-1916, 1933
4
1
Financial Record, 1925
4
2
"Italian Schools of Painting: The Renaissance in Italy,", 1923
4
3
2.2:New York City and Provincetown, Mass., circa 1936-1965
2.2.1:Administrative Records, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Accreditation, 1952-1953
4
4
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1945, 1952
4
5
Immigration and Naturalization Service-Approval of School and General Correspondence, 1953- 1964
4
6
Immigration and Naturalization Service-re: Foreign Students (A-Z, by year), 1953-1957
4
7-8
Inquiries from Prospective Students, 1956-1965
4
9-11
Model Bookings and Payments, 1955-1957
4
12
Office Procedure and Responsibilities, circa 1936-1957
4
13
Prospectuses, circa 1936, 1955-1956
4
14
Veterans Administration, 1947-1953
4
15
2.2.2:Financial Records, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Expense Statements, 1948-1952
4
16
Income, summer, 1956
4
17
2.2.3:Student Records, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Student Ledger, vol. 1: A-Z (disbound), 1946-1952
4
18-19
Student Ledger, vol. 2:, 1952-1954
4
20
Student Ledger, vol. 3:, 1954-1955
4
21
Student Ledger, vol. 4:, 1955-1956
4
22
Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1952-1955
4
23-25
Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1954-1956
4
26-27
Registration and Payment Lists, 1955-1956
4
28
Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1953-1954
5
1-2
Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1955-1956
5
3-4
Summer School Registration and Payment Records, 1957-1958
5
5-7
Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1953-1954
5
8-9
Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1955
5
10-11
Summer School Registration and Payment Records (card files), 1956-1957
5
12-13
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (A-E), circa 1947-1965
5
14-15
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (F-J), circa 1947-1965
5
16-17
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (K-L), circa 1947-1965
5
18-19
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (M-O), circa 1947-1965
5
20-21
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (P-R), circa 1947-1965
5
22-23
Requests for Transcripts and Recommendations (S-Z), circa 1947-1965
5
24-25
2.2.4:Miscellaneous, circa 1936-1965
DescriptionContainer
Student Artwork, circa 1950-1960
5
26
Student Notes, 1955-1956
5
27

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