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Trude Guermonprez papers, circa 1900-1987, bulk 1932-1976

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1930s-1987
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Correspondence is with Guermonprez's parents Heinrich and Johanna while they were teaching at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and her sister Lisa after they received their first contact from Guermonprez in two years. Other correspondence is with Paul Guermonprez before he died, John Elsesser, and her close friend Gerhard Marcks. Many of the letters exchanged after Trude Guermonprez's death in 1976 are between Ruth Kath, a professor of German researching Marcks, and Elsesser. Kath writes to Elsesser requesting Marcks' letters to Guermonprez for research. Marcks' original letters along with a couple of translated letters by Kath are included in the files. Marcks' files also include photographs of Marcks, his family, and artwork, as well as printed material relating to Marcks.
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General, 1939-1987
Includes correspondence with Kath, Elsesser's family, and museums interested in Guermonprez's artwork.
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Family, circa 1945
Includes the first correspondence between Guermonprez and her family after World War II, and notes in Dutch about Paul Guermonprez in the resistance.
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7
Elsesser, John, circa 1956
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Guermonprez, Paul, 1942-1943
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9-11
Marcks, Gerhard, 1930s-1940s
Includes photographs of Marcks and his family, loose photographs and a small photo album of sculptures, and sketches.
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Marcks, Gerhard, 1933-1987
Includes an illustrated card from Marcks, printed materials, and letters from Ruth Kath to Elsesser and his family regarding Marcks' letters to Guermonprez. Also includes a notebook with writings by an unidentified writer.
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Oversize Gerhard Marcks, 1930s-1940s
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1

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