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INVENTORY OF THE MAX RAPHAEL PAPERS, 1931-1990
920050  
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Description
Modernist art historian, born in Poland (1889), died in the United States (1952). Papers contain approximately 6 linear feet of manuscripts (many unpublished) on philosophy, artists and art (ancient, medieval and modern), the sociology of art, architects and architecture, as well as the natural sciences, literature and Marxism. Correspondence among his disciple Ilse Hirschfeld, his wife, Emma Raphael, Claude Schaefer, his literary executor and disciple, and publishers, editors, students, and scholars documents the efforts to translate, interpret, and publish his writings after his death. These letters, many of which are copies transcribed by Hirschfeld, primarily date between 1952-1989 and number over 2,000. In addition there are ca. 50 postcards, telegrams and letters from Max Raphael to Ilse Hirschfeld, 1932 and 1952. Forty-four reels of microfilm contain copies of the Raphael papers in the Germanishes Nationalmuseum, Nuremburg.
Background
Max Raphael, art historian and philosopher, was born August 27, 1889 in Schönlanke (West Prussia), Germany. Beginning in 1900 he studied jurisprudence and political economy with Gustav von Schmoller in Berlin and with Lujo Brentano in Münich. Against his father's wishes he changed his course of study to philosophy (with Georg Simmel) and the history of art (with Heinrich Wölfflin).
Extent
ca. 9.5 lin. ft. (18 boxes)
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Open for use by qualified researchers.