Scope and Contents
The papers of Irma Engel Grabhorn measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1945-1991. The collection contains a subject file on Carl Hofer, letters, financial material, notes, printed material and photographs.
The subject file on Carl Hofer contains one hundred twenty-one letters from Carl Hofer to Grabhorn, who had been his student, and a printed speech by Hofer concerning an exhibition opening in Frankfurt. Additional letters are from friends and colleagues, discussing Grabhorn's career as a painter and art patron, as well as her interest in painter Hans Thoma and the activities and prizes named for him. Other material includes receipts, notes, clippings, an exhibition catalog for Thoma, programs, and four photographs of a house and an unidentified art work.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Irma Engel Grabhorn papers were donated by Irma Engel Grabhorn in 1991.
The collection was processed in 1994 by Jean Fitzgerald. A finding aid was created in 2018 by Caroline Donadio.