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Barbara Lane Correspondence with German Architects

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Collection Number: 52

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Research Correspondence

Other Correspondence 

Index of Correspondents:
Abel, Adolf Gropius, Walter Rave, Paul Ortwin
Breuhaus de Groot, F.A. Hahn, Peter Redslob, Erwin
Bund Deutscher Architekten Hempel, Oswin Rimpl, Herbert
Döcker, Richard Klotz, Clemens Rühl, Konrad
Dolenski, Leo Lorey, Karl-Heinz Schmitthenner, Paul
Eckstein, Hans Luckhardt, Wassili Schulte-Frohlinde, Julius
Elsaesser, Martin March, Werner Schweizer, Otto Ernst
Elsaesser, Ursula May, Ernst Speer, Albert
Emmerich, Jurgen Mehrtens, Hans Stephan, Hans
Gantner, Joseph Müller-Wulckow, Walter
Göderitz, Johannes Paul, Bruno


    

Research Correspondence

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Folder Correspondent Date
  Abel, Adolf  
1

Abel, Adolf to Barbara Lane

ALS, Stuttgart, 1p. Is busy and unable to take the time to discuss his past, but hopes that others will be able to help.
21 Feb 1960
  Breuhaus de Groot, F. A.  
1
Lane, Barbara to Breuhaus de Groot, F. A.
TLS carbon, 1p.  
20 Dec 1959
1

Breuhaus de Groot, F. A. to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Koln, 1p. His school was shut down by Nazis after he refused to undertake a commission from the state. It was difficult to build private houses because construction authorizations were discontinued for lack of materials.
5 Jan 1960
1

Lane, Barbara to Breuhaus de Groot, F. A.

TLS carbon, 1p.  
n.d.
1

Breuhaus de Groot, F. A. to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Koln, 1p. Repeats that in theory he could build private houses as he wished, but in reality the available materials were held back for war-related construction.
26 Jan 1960
1

Breuhaus de Groot, F. A. to Lane, Barbara

Koln, 1p.  
4 Mar 1960
  Bund Deutscher Architekten  
1

Lane, Barbara to Bund Deutscher Architekten

TL, 2p.
n.d.
1

Bund Deutscher Architekten to Lane, Barbara

TLS, 1p. Gives Lane the names and addresses of architects who worked in 1919-1933 who were still living.  
28 Jan 1960
  Döcker, Richard  
1

Döcker, Richard to Lane, Barbara

TLS, 1p. Says it was difficult to get permission to build modern architecture, not for political reasons, but because of a general trend towards conservatism.  
4 Jan 1960
1

Lane, Barbara to Döcker, Richard

TLS, 2p.
4 Feb 1960
1

Döcker, Richard to Lane, Barbara

TLS, 1p. Reiterates that there was opposition to modern buildings, but that the opposition did not come directly from political parties.
9 Feb 1960
  Eckstein, Hans  
1

Eckstein, Hans to Lane, Barbara

TLS, 1p. Is sending material to be photocopied by B.L. after previous material was stolen.
3 Apr 1962
  Elsaesser, Martin  
1

Lane, Barbara to Elsaesser, Martin

TLS carbon, 1p.
19 Dec 1959
  Elsaesser, Ursula  
1

Elsaesser, Ursula to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Stuttgart, 2p. Informs Lane that her father, Martin Elsaesser, has died and adds that until 1929, there were no restrictions placed on his work. After that, the Nazis put a stop to the building of modern architecture, and Elsaesser was able to get little work.
n.d.
  Emmerich, Jurgen  
1

Emmerich, Jurgen to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Berlin, 1p. His father, Paul Emmerich, to whom Lane had written, died a year and a half ago. His memory does not reach as far back, but he knows that while the influence of the authorities became stronger after 1933, the full extent of the changes did not become clear until 1936.
19 Feb 1960
  Gantner, Joseph  
1

Gantner, Joseph to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Thiersteinerrain, 1p. Says that Nazis fought against "functional" architecture, but not as much as they fought against modern painting and sculpture.
27 Dec 1959
1

Lane, Barbara to Gantner, Joseph

TL, 1p.
4 Feb 1960
  Göderitz, Johannes  
1

Göderitz, Johannes to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Braunschweig, 2p. Says his work was much admired until the Nazis came to power in 1933 and demanded his dismissal from the municipal building council.
7 Jan 1960
1

Lane, Barbara to Göderitz, Johannes

TLS carbon, 1p.
22 Jan 1960
1

Göderitz, Johannes to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Braunschweig, 1p.
10 Mar 1960
1

Göderitz, Johannes to Lane, Barbara

Postcard
n.d.
  Gropius, Walter  
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. Thinks Lane's manuscript is "carefully done and to the point", but disagrees with her interpretation of the Bauhaus approach.
16 Jun 1955
2
Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara
TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. He has just returned from Cuba and asks Lane to call and make an appointment to visit him at the beginning of March.
11 Feb 1957
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. He has just returned from Baghdad. He would be happy to let Lane look at his archives as soon as a German scholar who has been using them sends back the things he borrowed.
29 Jan 1959
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. Informs Lane that the missing volumes from his archive have been returned.
31 Mar 1959
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. Has just returned from a trip. Asks Lane to call Mrs. Gropius to make an appointment to look into his archives again.
16 Apr 1959
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge, MA, 1p. Discusses Lane's use of his archive and the possibility that he will have parts of it microfilmed.
1 Jun 1959
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. Has just returned from a trip to Europe. Lane is welcome to come look at his archives again.
25 Sep 1961
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. Praises Lane's manuscript and loans her a paper which may interest her. Enclosed is a three page typescript of Gropius' own notes and comments on Barbara Lane's manuscript.
19 Jul 1966
2

Gropius, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Cambridge MA, 1p. Discusses the use of brick in the Fagus factory and in other buildings.
27 Jul 1966
  Hempel, Oswin  
3

Hempel, Oswin to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Dresden, 2p. During the time period Lane is interested in, he built only in the private sector. Modern architecture in the style of the Bauhaus was avoided by the authorities.
10 Feb 1960
  Klotz, Clemens  
3

Klotz, Clemens to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Koln, 1p. Personally felt no interference in his creative processes, but after intervening on behalf of Jewish colleagues, he was "removed from [his] duties as politically unsafe."

27 Jan 1960
3

Lane, Barbara to Klotz, Clemens

TL, 1p.
13 Feb 1960
  Lorey, Karl-Heinz  
3
Lorey, Karl-Heinz to Lane, Barbara
TLS, Hannover, 1p. He "was not hindered in the excercise of [his] profession", but he knows there were some of his colleagues "with whom things went badly, which especially among Jewish colleagues resulted in their being forbidden to practice their profession."
6 Jan 1960
  Luckhardt, Wassili  
3

Luckhardt, Wassili to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Berlin, 1p. He was a part of the group that first used modern building ideas after WWI. After 1933, his buildings were considered "degenerate art".
9 Jan 1960
3

Lane, Barbara to Luckhardt, Wassili

TL, 1p.

13 Feb 1960
  March, Werner  
3

March, Werner to Lane, Barbara

TL, Berlin, 1p. The Wiemar government supported functionalism, but Hitler fancied himself an architect, and had his own style, which was copied by many architects. However, Hitler did not interfere with March's building for the 1936 Olympics. The new highway system was another piece of good design carried out under Hitler.

29 Jan 1960
3

Lane, Barbara to March, Werner

TL, 1p.

13 Feb 1960
  May, Ernst  
3

May, Ernst to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Hamburg, 1p. He is leaving in his apartment a briefcase full of material for her to examine.
12 Jul 1960
3

Lane, Barbara to May, Ernst

TL, 2p. Microfilms of materials that Lane had obtained from May were stolen in London. She asked if he would be willing to have the items microfilmed again. Enclosed is a sheet of instructions to be sent to a microfilming company in Steinstrasse.
24 Dec 1960
3

May, Ernst to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Hamburg, 1p.
16 Jan 1961
3

May, Ernst to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Hamburg, 1p.

15 Feb 1962
  Mehrtens, Hans  
3

Mehrtens, Hans to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Aachen, 2p. Had no trouble building "examples of a new spirit of objective industrial architecture" before 1935. Later there were often objections to modern architecture, but not always.
28 Jan 1960
3

Lane, Barbara to Mehrtens, Hans

TL, 1p.

13 Feb 1960
3

Mehrtens, Hans to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Aachen, 1p. Plans to meet Lane when she comes to Aachen.
10 Mar 1960
  Müller-Wulckow, Walter  
3

Müller-Wulckow, Walter to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Oldenburg, 1p. His books featuring illustrations of works by Jewish architects were not allowed to appear after 1930.
3 Mar 1960
  Paul, Bruno  
3

Lane, Barbara to Paul, Bruno

TLS carbon, 1p.

2 Jan 1960
  Rave, Paul Ortwin  
3

Lane, Barbara to Rave, Paul Ortwin

TLS carbon, 1p.

20 Dec 1959
3

Rave, Paul Ortwin to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Berlin, 1p.

28 Dec 1959
  Redslob, Erwin  
4

Lane, Barbara to Redslob, Erwin

TLS carbon, 1p.

19 Dec 1959
4

Redslob, Erwin to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Berlin, 2p. The Wiemar Republic was supportive of modern architecture, and Nazis seldom served on the committees dealing with the arts.
21 Jan 1960
4

Lane, Barbara to Redslob, Erwin

TL, 3p.

2 Feb 1960
4

Redslob, Erwin to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Berlin, 1p.

18 Feb 1960
4

Lane, Barbara to Redslob, Erwin

TL, 1p.

4 Jun 1960
4

Redslob, Erwin to Lane, Barbara

TPcS, Berlin.

13 Jun 1960
  Rimpl, Herbert  
4

Rimpl, Herbert to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Weisbaden, 1p. "Historical architecture" was a national-socialist tendency, but other groups created this kind of influence long before 1933.
15 Feb 1960
4

Rimpl, Herbert to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Weisbaden, 1p.

15 Apr 1960
4

Lane, Barbara to Rimpl, Herbert

TL, 1p.

4 Jun 1960
  Rühl, Konrad  
4

Rühl, Konrad to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Dusseldorf, 1p. There was no serious objection to modern architecture until 1933, when Rühl was pensioned off for political reasons.
9 Feb 1960
  Schmitthenner, Paul  
4

Schmitthenner, Paul to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Tübingen, 1p.

23 Dec 1959
4

Schmitthenner, Paul to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Tübingen, 1p. He built according to his views after 1933 just as before, which may have been why he was given no party comissions.
10 Feb 1960
4

Schmitthenner, Paul to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Tübingen, 1p. Awaits word from Lane about a visit from her in March or May.
4 Mar 1960
4

Lane, Barbara to Schmitthenner, Paul

TL, 1p. Arrangements made for a visit from Lane on July 1, 1960.
4 Jun 1960
4

Schmitthenner, Paul to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Tübingen, 1p.

10 Jun 1960
  Schulte-Frohlinde, Julius  
4

Schulte-Frohlinde, Julius to Lane, Barbara

ALS, Düsseldorf, 3p. "Political influence on construction was greater in the time between 1933 and the beginning of the war than in the time from 1919 to 1933." He gives examples.
1 Feb 1960
4

Lane, Barbara to Schulte-Frohlinde, Julius

TL, 1p.

13 Feb 1960
4

Schulte-Frohlinde, Julius to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Düsseldorf, 1p.

24 Feb 1960
  Schweizer, Otto Ernst  
4

Schweizer, Otto Ernst to Lane, Barbara

TLS, Karlsruhe, 1p. Having never been in the National-Socialist party, Schweizer recieved no building commissions from 1933 to 1945, and he was not allowed to take up the teaching position he had been meant to have.
19 Jan 1960
4

Lane, Barbara to Schweizer, Otto Ernst

TL, 1p.
13 Feb 1960
  Speer, Albert  
4

Speer, Albert to Lane, Barbara

TLS, 1p. Thanks Lane for her book and sends parts of his memoir that he thinks will be of interest.

 
  Stephan, Hans  
4
Stephan, Hans to Lane, Barbara
TLS, Berlin, 2p. In 1937 "the Architect Speer" was named general building inspector for the region of Berlin, and all important projects had to be approved by him. Later, other regions were given similar inspectors, which allowed the Nazi party more control over architecture.
22 Jul 1960


Other Correspondence


Folder Writer Date
  Dolenski, Leo, and Hahn, Peter  
5

Dolenski, Leo to Hahn, Peter

TL, 1p. Enclosed is a four-page inventory of letters received by Barbara Lane
27 Jul 1982
5
Hahn, Peter to Dolenski, Leo

TLS, 1p.

6 Sep 1982
5

Dolenski, Leo to Lane, Barbara

AL photocopy, 2p.

14 Sep 1982
5

Dolenski, Leo to Hahn, Peter

TL, 1p.

29 Sep 1982

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