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Walter Horn papers, 1908-1992, bulk 1943-1950

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 5 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , 1908-1989
0.3 Linear Feet
Box 1, 4

Biographical materials include Horn's birth certificate, registration books, Ph.D. diploma, immigration and naturalization documents, passports and driver's license. Other papers includes bibliographies, fellowship appointments, curriculum vitaes, reviews for publications, and a speech reflecting on his experiences in America.
Description Container
Birth Certificate and Related Forms, 1908-1935
1
1
Gymnasium Certificate, 1926
1
2
University of Heidelberg and the University of Berlin Undergraduate Registration Books, 1926-1928
1
3
University of Hamburg Registration Book, 1929
1
4
German Passport and Driver's License, 1932-1938
1
5
Oral Ph.D. Examination and Evaluation, 1933
1
6
Ph.D. Diploma and Dissertation Program, 1937
1
7
Official German Document on Background Check, 1938
1
8
Immigration Forms and Citizenship Application, 1938-1941
1
9
Naturalization Certificate, 1943
1
10
American Passport, 1949
1
11
Curriculum Vitae, 1957-1963
1
12
Bibliographies, 1962-1979
1
13
Articles and Reviews of Publications, 1966-1980
1
14
Untitled Speech About Experiences in America, circa 1970
1
15
Short Biography for The Plan of St. Gall Deluxe Edition , 1979
1
16
Fellowship Awards, 1981-1988, 1972
1
17
Contemporary Authors Biography, circa 1983
1
18
Biographies, circa 1988
1
19
J. Paul Getty Trust Bulletin, 1989
1
20
Oversized Diploma and Copies, 1937
4
1
Oversized Photocopy of Bibliography Page, 1979
4
2
Oversized J. Paul Getty Trust Bulletin, 1989
4
3

Series 2: Correspondence , 1949-1992, circa 1937
1.2 Linear Feet
Box 1-2, 4, OV 5

This series is comprised of professional correspondence, mostly from his colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. Correspondents include Christoph Eggenberger, Fred Charles, Johannes Duft, Hunter Dupree, Peter Harbison, H.R. Sennhauser and John T. Smith, Meyer Schapiro, and Wilhelm Koehle.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order according to name of correspondent or subject.
Description Container
Allen, Roger, 1981
1
21
Andersen, Jock, 1970s
1
22
Arens, Fritz, 1970
1
23
Barton, Brigid S. , 1981
1
24
Berger, Rainer, 1987, 1967
1
25
Bessler, Hans, 1952-1959
1
26
Blaine, Bradford, 1967, 1970
1
27
Brown, T. J. , 1983
1
28
Buddensieg, Tilmann, 1972
1
29
Charles, Fred, 1967-1984
1
30
Charles, Martin, 1980, 1975
1
31
Colvin, Howard, 1967
1
32
Conant, Kenneth, 1958, 1967
1
33
Courtenay, Lynn T. , 1985-1990
1
34
Cramp, Rosemary, 1980-1982
1
35
Dendooven, Lucien, 1968
1
36
Dresbeck, LeRoy, 1973-1974
1
37
Duft, Johannes, 1951-1968, 1984
1
38
Dupree, Hunter, 1968-1977
1
39
Dupree, Hunter, 1978-1991
1
40
Deuchler, Florens, 1976-1982
1
41
Eggenberger, Christoph, 1978-1982
1
42
Fehr, 1962
1
43
Fink, P. Wilhelm, 1957
1
44
Fitchens, John, 1967
1
45
Forsyth, George H. , 1958-1963
1
46
Foster, Philip, 1972
1
47
Ganshof, F. L. , 1965
1
48
Giertz, Veronika, circa 1974
1
49
Golden, Grace, 1969, 1975
1
50
Gordon, Arthur E., 1976
1
51
Gross, Walter H. , 1949
1
52
Grubald, circa 1937
1
53
Gruber, Karl, 1959
1
54
Hamm, Franz Josef, 1974
1
55
Harbison, Peter, 1970-1991
1
56
Hart, William, 1953
1
57
Herity, Michael, 1993, 1984
1
58
Heydenreich, L. H. , 1949
1
59
Hill, Ordelle G. , 1991
1
60
Hodges, Richard, 1982
1
61
Huber, Florian, 1986-1987
1
62
Hugot, Leo, 1973-1979
1
63
Jacobsen, Werner, 1978, 1983
1
64
Janson, Peter, 1973
1
65
Jones, Charles W. , 1967-1990
1
66
Jung, Hermann, 1971
1
67
Kantorowicz, Ernst, 1951
1
68
Kelly, Dorothy, 1989
1
69
Kilburn, J. R. , 1981
1
70
Kincaid, R. P. , 1974
1
71
Kirk, Malcolm, 1992
1
72
Kitzinger, Ernst, 1967, 1986
1
73
Kleinbauer, Eugene, 1988
1
74
Koehler, Wilhelm, 1943
1
75
Kostof, Spiro, 1982, 1978
1
76
Krautheimer, Richard, 1962-1977
1
77
Kubach, Erich, 1971
1
78
Land, W. G. , 1979
1
79
Landauer, Carl, 1986
1
80
Lillich, Meredith, 1973
1
81
Ludi, Heinz, 1980
1
82
Ludwig, Peter, 1964-1965
1
83
Lyman, Thomas W. , 1982
1
84
Malone, Carolyn, 1968
1
85
Marrow, James, 1990-1991
1
86
McCrum, Sean, 1980-1981
1
87
McKitterick, Rosamond, 1981
1
88
Melia, Dan, 1973
1
89
Meyvaert, Paul, 1972-1974
1
90
Middeldorf, Ulrich, 1981
1
91
Miller, Naomi, 1983
1
92
Mitchell, Frank, 1977-1990
1
93
Morrisey, Richard J., 1981
1
94
Munby, Julian, 1984-1987
1
95
Noll, Gunter, 1980-1984
1
96
Nordenfalk, Carl, 1980-1987
1
97
Ochsenbein, Peter, 1982
1
98
O'Shaughnessy, Aighleann, 1983, 1981
1
99
Platt, Colin, 1966
1
100
Price, Lorna, 1980
1
101
Prinz, Friedrich, 1974-1986
1
102
Probst, P. Benedict Hubert, 1984
1
103
Quinlan, Honor, 1982
1
104
Rahtz, Philip, 1966-1967
1
105
Raleigh, John Henry, 1978
1
106
Randell, Cork and Dick, 1986
1
107
Ridgway, P. W. , 1979
1
108
Rourke, Grellan, 1985-1988
1
109
Schapiro, Meyer, 1943
2
1
Schepers, Josef, 1967, 1961
2
2
Schultz, Juergen, 1967-1984
2
3
Selz, Peter, 1983
2
4
Sennhauser, H. R. , 1986, 1970-1977
2
5-6
Smith, John T. , 1967-1984
2
7
Spencer, Harold, 1967
2
8
Stalley, Roger, 1980
2
9
Stechow, Wolfgang, 1972
2
10
Stern, Richard, 1981
2
11
Striker, Cecil L. , 1966-1970
2
12
Tennant, Elaine C. , 1982
2
13
Toker, Franklin, 1971
2
14
Twohig, Elizabeth, 1981
2
15
Verdon, Gregory, 1981
2
16
Vincent, A. W. B. , 1983-1987
2
17
Wenger, Luke, 1980
2
18
Wieck, Roger S. , 1985-1988
2
19
Weller, John, 1985
2
20
Wendland, Ulrike, 1985
2
21
White, Lynn, 1967-1984
2
22
Wilsdorf, Christian, 1963
2
23
Unidentified Correspondents, 1963-1987
2
24
Fan Mail, 1985-1989, 1973
2
25
Frocester Court, 1979-1983
2
26
Ireland Trip to Skellig Rock, 1979-circa 1983
2
27
"Middle Littleton" Article Congratulations, 1967
2
28
Renaissance of the Twelfth Century Conference, 1978
2
29
Reprints of "On the Origins of the Medieval Bay System" , 1971-1981
2
30
Santa Maria de Oliva, 1977-1987
2
31
St. Gall, 1950-1958
2
32
Oversized Newspaper Clipping , 1959
4
4
Oversized Blueprints of Frocester Court, 1967-1984
4
5
Oversized Image of Artwork, 1970-1991
4
6
Oversized Newspaper Clipping, 1986
4
7
Oversized Timeline for Exhibition Planning, circa 1981
OV 5
1
Oversized Floor Plan of St. Gall, 1970-1977
OV 5
2

Series 3: U. S. Army Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section Files , circa 1938-1989
0.6 Linear Feet
Box 2-4, OV 5-6

Documentation of Walter Horn's World War II service during and immediately following World War II in U.S. Army Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section is found in this file. There are official Army reports and publications, interrogation and looting reports and inventories, scattered correspondence, printed materials, and a few photographs.
This series is arranged as 6 subseries:
  • 3.1: Correspondence, 1943-1947, 1972-1989
  • 3.2: Writings, circa 1945-1983
  • 3.3: Army Documents, 1943-1952, 1983
  • 3.4: Art Looting and Interrogation Reports, 1945-1946
  • 3.5: Printed Materials, circa 1938-1949, 1975-1983
  • 3.6: Photographs, 1945-1946
3.1: Correspondence, 1943-1947, 1972-1989
DescriptionContainer
Board of Correction of Military Records, circa 1980
2
33
Buhler, Albert, 1972-1975
2
34
Fries, Liselotte, 1946
2
35
Kunzelman, Charles J. , 1980
2
36
Kunzelman, Charles J. , 1984
2
37
Odegaard, Charles E. , circa 1945
2
38
Panofsky, Erwin, 1943
2
39
Potok, Isidor, circa 1945
2
40
Scheidler, Iris, 1947
2
41
von Hummel, Helmuth and Edeltraut, 1946
2
42
Watson, Peter, 1989
2
43
Crown Jewels: Later Inquiries, 1976-1980
2
44
Oversized Newsclippings, 1972-1975
OV 5
3
3.2: Writings, circa 1945-1983
DescriptionContainer
Miscellaneous Monuments Men Notes, circa 1945-1974
2
45
"War's Toll on Italian Art", circa 1950
2
46
"Nazi Art", circa 1950-circa 1980
2
47
Restitution Activities, circa 1950-circa 1960
2
48
"Wiesbaden Manifesto", 1950s
2
49
"The Finding of the Crown Jewels", 1965
2
50
"Recovery of Missing Crown Jewels" , 1983
2
51
3.3: Army Documents, 1943-1952, 1983
DescriptionContainer
Army Directives, 1943-1946
2
52
Appointments and Promotions, 1943-1952
2
53
Certificates, 1944-1950
2
54
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1945
2
55
Weisbaden Manifesto Protesting Removal of German-Owned Art to America, 1945
2
56
Receipts and Documents about Transporting Art, 1945-1946
2
57
Inventory of Missing Gold Coins for the Linz Museum, 1946
2
58
Organized Reserve Corps Documents, 1947-1951
2
59
Army Directory, 1948
2
60
Forms and Questionnaires, 1950-1951
2
61
Transcripts of interviews with Konrad Fries and Heinz Schmeissner, 1983
2
62
Oversized Reserve Officer Questionnaire, 1951
OV 5
4
3.4: Art Looting Investigation and Interrogation Reports, 1945-1946
DescriptionContainer
"Collection of German Letters and Memoranda Pertaining to Confiscation of European Art Treasures", 1945
2
63
Dreykorn Report, "History of the Imperial Crown Jewels", 1945
2
64
Horn's Report on the Crown Jewels Investigation and Recovery, 1945
2
65
Illegal Transfer of Art Works from the Collection of Willi Sachs, 1945
2
66
War Room Publication: AMT III RSHA and the S.D. in Germany, 1945
2
67
Arrest Reports, 1945
2
68
Interrogation Reports by Lieutenant Hill, 1945
2
69
Interrogation Reports 7-9, 16, 1945
2
70
Interrogation Report about Wilfrid Kochert, circa 1945
2
71
Interrogation Reports, 1945-1946
2
72
Gold Treasure of Kremsmunster Report, 1946
2
73
Summary of Investigation of the Coin Collection , 1946
2
74
"A Trip to Ghetto Theresienstadt", circa 1946
2
75
"Das Schickel der Kulturgutbergung in den osterreichischen Salinen im Weltkrieg 1939-1945", circa 1946
2
76
3.5: Printed Materials, circa 1938-1949, 1975-1983
DescriptionContainer
Das Reichs Kleinodien, circa 1938
2
77
Commemorative Poster for the Return of the Holy Hand of St. Stephen, 1945
2
78
Articles and News Clippings, circa 1945
2
79
Articles and News Clippings, 1946
2
80
Articles and News Clippings, 1947-1948
2
81
Articles and News Clippings, 1949, 1975-1983
2
82
Oversized Publication and Images of the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, circa 1938
4
8
Oversized Commemorative Poster for the Return of the Holy Hand of St. Stephen, 1945
OV 5
5
Oversized Newspaper, 1946
OV 6
1
Oversized Articles and News Clippings, 1947-1948
OV 6
2
Oversized Articles and News Clippings, 1949, 1983
OV 6
3
3.6: Photographs, 1945-1946
DescriptionContainer
Unidentified Soldiers with Box of Recovered Loot, circa 1945
2
83
Unidentified Couple, circa 1945
2
84
Helmuth and Edeltraut von Hummel, 1946
2
85
Crown Jewels of Hungary, circa 1946
2
86

3.1: Correspondence , 1943-1947, 1972-1989

Correspondence in this series relates specifically to Horn's work in the MFAA Section. There is a letter from Erwin Panofsky regarding Horn's decision to volunteer for the U.S. Army and several letters from Charles J. Kunzelman, a retired army colonel, who was interested in Horn's MFAA work and was trying to get Horn an award for his recovery efforts, particularly for the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire and a large cache of gold coins. There is one letter from the wife of Helmuth von Hummel. Helmuth was the secretary of SS official Martin Bormann, and Horn discovered the location of the missing gold coins by questioning his wife Edeltraut.
Description Container
Board of Correction of Military Records, circa 1980
2
33
Buhler, Albert, 1972-1975
2
34
Fries, Liselotte, 1946
2
35
Kunzelman, Charles J. , 1980
2
36
Kunzelman, Charles J. , 1984
2
37
Odegaard, Charles E. , circa 1945
2
38
Panofsky, Erwin, 1943
2
39
Potok, Isidor, circa 1945
2
40
Scheidler, Iris, 1947
2
41
von Hummel, Helmuth and Edeltraut, 1946
2
42
Watson, Peter, 1989
2
43
Crown Jewels: Later Inquiries, 1976-1980
2
44
Oversized Newsclippings, 1972-1975
OV 5
3

3.2: Writings , circa 1945-1983

Found here are a few of Horn's lectures about his service as one of the Monuments Men and one folder of miscellaneous notes. There is also one folder with a typescript draft of a lecture about the restitution activities of the Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives section whose authorship is unknown.
Description Container
Miscellaneous Monuments Men Notes, circa 1945-1974
2
45
"War's Toll on Italian Art", circa 1950
2
46
"Nazi Art", circa 1950-circa 1980
2
47
Restitution Activities, circa 1950-circa 1960
2
48
"Wiesbaden Manifesto", 1950s
2
49
"The Finding of the Crown Jewels", 1965
2
50
"Recovery of Missing Crown Jewels" , 1983
2
51

3.3: Army Documents , 1943-1952, 1983

Found here are official U.S. Army documents, publications, and reports. There is also an inventory of recovered gold coins and receipts for transporting recovered artwork.
Description Container
Army Directives, 1943-1946
2
52
Appointments and Promotions, 1943-1952
2
53
Certificates, 1944-1950
2
54
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1945
2
55
Weisbaden Manifesto Protesting Removal of German-Owned Art to America, 1945
2
56
Receipts and Documents about Transporting Art, 1945-1946
2
57
Inventory of Missing Gold Coins for the Linz Museum, 1946
2
58
Organized Reserve Corps Documents, 1947-1951
2
59
Army Directory, 1948
2
60
Forms and Questionnaires, 1950-1951
2
61
Transcripts of interviews with Konrad Fries and Heinz Schmeissner, 1983
2
62
Oversized Reserve Officer Questionnaire, 1951
OV 5
4

3.4: Art Looting Investigation and Interrogation Reports , 1945-1946

Found here are the official army reports on investigations, interrogations and arrests. A few of the reports were written by Horn and include interrogations he conducted with prisoners of war. Nearly all of the reports relate to stolen artwork and cultural icons.
Description Container
"Collection of German Letters and Memoranda Pertaining to Confiscation of European Art Treasures", 1945
2
63
Dreykorn Report, "History of the Imperial Crown Jewels", 1945
2
64
Horn's Report on the Crown Jewels Investigation and Recovery, 1945
2
65
Illegal Transfer of Art Works from the Collection of Willi Sachs, 1945
2
66
War Room Publication: AMT III RSHA and the S.D. in Germany, 1945
2
67
Arrest Reports, 1945
2
68
Interrogation Reports by Lieutenant Hill, 1945
2
69
Interrogation Reports 7-9, 16, 1945
2
70
Interrogation Report about Wilfrid Kochert, circa 1945
2
71
Interrogation Reports, 1945-1946
2
72
Gold Treasure of Kremsmunster Report, 1946
2
73
Summary of Investigation of the Coin Collection , 1946
2
74
"A Trip to Ghetto Theresienstadt", circa 1946
2
75
"Das Schickel der Kulturgutbergung in den osterreichischen Salinen im Weltkrieg 1939-1945", circa 1946
2
76

3.5: Printed Materials , circa 1938-1949, 1975-1983

There are news clippings and articles about World War II and the activities of the Monuments Men. Miscellaneous items include a German publication containing an article and numerous images of the Imperial Regalia or Crown Jewels and a poster commemorating the recovery of the Holy Hand of St. Stephen, a sacred relic from Hungary also known as The Holy Right.
Description Container
Das Reichs Kleinodien, circa 1938
2
77
Commemorative Poster for the Return of the Holy Hand of St. Stephen, 1945
2
78
Articles and News Clippings, circa 1945
2
79
Articles and News Clippings, 1946
2
80
Articles and News Clippings, 1947-1948
2
81
Articles and News Clippings, 1949, 1975-1983
2
82
Oversized Publication and Images of the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, circa 1938
4
8
Oversized Commemorative Poster for the Return of the Holy Hand of St. Stephen, 1945
OV 5
5
Oversized Newspaper, 1946
OV 6
1
Oversized Articles and News Clippings, 1947-1948
OV 6
2
Oversized Articles and News Clippings, 1949, 1983
OV 6
3

3.6: Photographs , 1945-1946

Found here are scattered photographs relating to art recovery.
Description Container
Unidentified Soldiers with Box of Recovered Loot, circa 1945
2
83
Unidentified Couple, circa 1945
2
84
Helmuth and Edeltraut von Hummel, 1946
2
85
Crown Jewels of Hungary, circa 1946
2
86

Series 4: University of California, Berkeley Administrative Files , 1938-1976
0.1 Linear Feet
Box 3

Miscellaneous files concerning Horn's job appointments, promotions, and salary while working at the University of California, Berkeley. Papers about the Loyalty Oath controversy at Berkeley and Horn's retirement speech are also included.
Description Container
Lecturer Appointment, 1938
2
87
Salary and Promotions, 1941-1976
2
88
Loyalty Oath Articles, 1949-1950
2
89
Loyalty Oath Letters and Reports, 1949-1951, 1983, bulk 1950-1950
3
1
Outline of Interdisciplinary Work, 1960s
3
2
Faculty Research Lecturer Position, 1972-1973
3
3
Horn's Retirement Speech along with Introduction by Leo Ettlinger, 1974
3
4

Series 5: Photographs , 1989
1 folder
Box 3

There is one folder of color photographs taken by Horn showing his papers boxed in storage before everything was shipped to the Archives of American Art.
Description Container
Horn's Papers Before Shipment to Archives, 1989
3
5

Make a Request

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