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Rudolf Arnheim papers, 1919-1998

Arnheim, Rudolf, 1904-2007

Author, Educator, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 9.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers of writer, educator, art historian, and psychologist Rudolf Arnheim measure 9.6 linear feet and date from 1919-1998. Included are biographical material, correspondence, writings, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rudolf Arnheim (1904-2007) was a writer, educator, art historian, and psychologist who was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States where he primarily worked in New York and Massachusetts.


The papers were donated in several installments from 1974 to 1998 by Rudolf Arnheim. Material on reel 3767 lent for microfilming in 1986 and subsequently donated to the Schiller-Nationalmuseum Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Germany.

Related Materials

Additional papers on Rudolf Arnheim related to psychology are available at the Archives of the History of Psychology in Akron, Ohio.

Language Note

Some material is in German, Italian, and French.