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Ludwig Bachhofer Papers

1922-1968

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Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and materials related to Ludwig Bachhofer's professional interests in and knowledge about Asian art.

Summary

Creator:
Bachhofer, Ludwig, b. 1894
Date Coverage:
1922-1968
Quantity:
12.18 cubic ft.

Ludwig Bachhofer was born in Munich, Germany on June 30, 1894, the son of Adolf and Paula (Hartmann). He was a student at Gymnasium Realgymnasium, Munich from 1905 to 1914. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Munich in 1921.

From 1921 to 1923, Bachhofer was an assistant in the Ethnographisches Museum, Munich. From 1926 to 1934, he was privatdozent, History of Asian Art, at the University of Munich.

He came to the United States in 1935 and was appointed professor of history of Asian art at the University of Chicago, where he remained until 1965.

Bachhofer married Hilda Nelson on November 24, 1926. He passed away in 1976, survived by his wife and daughter Else.

The Ludwig Bachhofer Papers consist of correspondence in German and English with Henry Bergsen and others about Asian art; research notes, manuscripts, and articles; and photographs of art works and of the University of Munich after the 1944 bombing. The major portion of the collection is comprised of photographs, picture postcards, color plates and reproductions (ca. 2440) assembled by Bachhofer during the course of his career.

The University Libraries also has Bachhofer's library (including many annotated books) relating to Chinese, Japanese, and Indian art history.

The collection has no series.

1978The M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections received the bulk of this collection from Mrs. Ludwig (Hilda) Bachhofer.
2005Granddaughter Helga Sinaiko donated additional correspondence.
2011Greatgrangdaughter Eve Sinaiko donated addition correspondence, sketches and books.

Processed by: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

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Published: 2017-04-14 12:05:09 -0400

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2015

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Ludwig Bachhofer Papers, 1922-1968. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Bachhofer Papers).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Correspondence with Henry Bergsen1931-1936

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1 2Notes, found in Henry Bergsen correspondenceUndated

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1 3Miscellaneous correspondence1930-1962

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1 4"Chinese Art.-!"Undated

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1 5"Chinese Art Treasures"Undated

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1 6"Einf0hrung in die Kunst Ostasiens," Notes1922

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1 7"Evolution of Perceptual Imagination"Undated

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1 8"Evolution of Presentations in Painting and Sculpture"Undated

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1 9"Hsio-Yen Suim. On Ming Dynasty Book Illustration"Undated

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1 10"Notizen zur Zentralasien"Undated

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1 11"Osvald Siren: Histoire de la Peinture Chinoise"Undated

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1 12"Representation of man, Greek, geometric"Undated

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1 13"The Representation of Space in Chinese Painting During the First Thousand Years of the Christian Era"Undated

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1 14"Some principal remarks on Tang and Sung Ceramics"Undated

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1 15"Victor Lowenfeld: The Nature of Creative Activity. New York 1939"Undated

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1 16"Vom. kutinstlerischen in der Kunst. Ein Zwiegesprach zwischen Musiker und Maler"Undated

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1 17"Works of art express the ideas and ideals ..."Undated

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1 18"Zum. Stimmungsgehalt durch den Landskapen"Undated

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1 19"ZurTheorie der Bildenden Kunst"Undated

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1 20Chinese and Greek artUndated

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1 21Chinese painting and poetry1953

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1 22Critiques: 2 ManuscriptsUndated

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1 23HinduisierungUndated

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1 24Japanese artUndated

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1 25Japanese woodworkingUndated

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1 26KunstgeschichteUndated

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1 27Notes, untitled manuscriptsUndated

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1 28Miscellaneous note slips pertaining to: "Altgermanische Ornament," "Irant" "Volkerwanderung," "Sarmaten," etc.Undated

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1 29Notes by Bachhofer on various articles, books, etc. readUndated

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1 30Miscellaneous working notesUndated

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1 31Offprints by BachhoferUndated

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1 32Contracts, 2 miscellaneous documents, NotesUndated

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1 33Soper, Alexander, offprintsUndated

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1 34The Del Drago Collection of Chinese Painting. Inventory. Also notes on selections by BachhoferUndated

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1 35Clippings on various topicsUndated

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1 36Student papersUndated

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1 37Unidentified photographsUndated

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1 38Abhayagiri Dagaba Auuradhapura, Ceylon, South shrine. Photograhs of carvingsUndated

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1 39Amaravati (India). Sculpture, carvings. Photographs and picture postcards (1 of 4)Undated

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1 40Amaravati (India). Sculpture, carvings. Photographs and picture postcards (2 of 4)Undated

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1 41Amaravati (India). Sculpture, carvings. Photographs and picture postcards (3 of 4)Undated

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1 42Amaravati (India). Sculpture, carvings. Photographs and picture postcards (4 of 4)Undated

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1 43Barhut Photographs (1 of 3)Undated

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1 44Barhut Photographs (2 of 3)Undated

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1 45Barhut Photographs (3 of 3)Undated

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1 46Budh Gaya Photographs (1 of 4)Undated

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1 47Budh Gaya Photographs (2 of 4)Undated

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1 48Budh Gaya Photographs (3 of 4)Undated

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1 49Budh Gaya Photographs (4 of 4)Undated

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2 1Chinese Art Treasures. Photo reproductions of objects in exhibit reviewed by Bachhofer for Pantheon. Munich1962

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2 2Chinese bronzes, photos, reproductions, postcards, etc. (1 of 6)Undated

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2 3Chinese bronzes, photos, reproductions, postcards, etc. (2 of 6)Undated

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2 4Chinese bronzes, photos, reproductions, postcards, etc. (3 of 6)Undated

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2 5Chinese bronzes, photos, reproductions, postcards, etc. (4 of 6)Undated

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2 6Chinese bronzes, photos, reproductions, postcards, etc. (5 of 6)Undated

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2 7Chinese bronzes, photos, reproductions, postcards, etc. (6 of 6)Undated

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2 8Chinese ceramicsUndated

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2 9Chinese painting, photographs, reproductions, picture postcards (1 of 3)Undated

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2 10Chinese painting, photographs, reproductions, picture postcards (2 of 3)Undated

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2 11Chinese painting, photographs, reproductions, picture postcards (3 of 3)Undated

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2 12"Chinesische und Japanische Malerei vom 10. bis 18. Jh," Munich, Ludwig Bachhofer advisor1930 March

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2 13Clicki GoloubewUndated

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2 14Del Drago Collection. Photographs from the collection, arranged by catalog sequence, some duplicates (1 of 3)Undated

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2 15Del Drago Collection. Photographs from the collection, arranged by catalog sequence, some duplicates (2 of 3)Undated

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2 16Del Drago Collection. Photographs from the collection, arranged by catalog sequence, some duplicates (3 of 3)Undated

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2 17Florence museum (Italy)Undated

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2 18Gandhara, photographs (1 of 4)Undated

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2 19Gandhara, photographs (2 of 4)Undated

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2 20Gandhara, photographs (3 of 4)Undated

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2 21Gandhara, photographs (4 of 4)Undated

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2 22GuptaUndated

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2 23India, photographs of statuesUndated

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2 24Japanese ceramicsUndated

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2 25Japanese paintingUndated

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2 26Mathura, Photographs (1 of 4)Undated

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2 27Mathura, Photographs (2 of 4)Undated

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2 28Mathura, Photographs (3 of 4)Undated

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2 29Mathura, Photographs (4 of 4)Undated

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2 30Mavrya und verschiedenesUndated

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2 31Munich architecture (churches, castles)Undated

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2 32Neolithic sites in Northern ChinaUndated

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2 33Oster Insel (Easter Island)Undated

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2 3419. Persian art. 9 postcards.Undated

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2 35Persian miniaturepUndated

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2 36Sanchi, photographs (1 of 2)Undated

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2 37Sanchi, photographs (2 of 2)Undated

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2 38Statuary: Porcelain, pottery, bronze, ironUndated

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2 39University of Munich after bombing of July 13, 19441944