Guide to the Portrait Iconographies of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Research Collection
2006-2009

AR 25367

Processed by Kevin Schlottmann

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Kevin Schlottmann in February 2012. Description is in English.
December 04, 2013  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wassermann, Janet I.
Title: Portrait Iconographies of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Research Collection
Dates:2006-2009
Abstract: This collection contains the research materials generated during the writing of the article "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Portrait iconographies," in Music in Art. International journal for music iconography, vol. 33, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2008), p. 317-371, by Janet Wasserman. The research material consists primarily of reprints of articles, photocopies of book chapters and articles, and printouts of web pages. These include images of the works mentioned in the published iconography.
Languages: The article and correspondence are in English. The research files in English and German, with some Dutch, French, Hungarian, and Italian.
Quantity: 2.25 linear feet
Identification: AR 25367
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the research materials generated during the writing of the article "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Portrait iconographies," in Music in Art. International journal for music iconography, vol. 33, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2008), p. 317-371, by Janet Wasserman. The research material consists primarily of reprints of articles, photocopies of book chapters and articles, and printouts of web pages. These include images of the works mentioned in the published iconography.

Included in this collection are the published article, galley proofs, and correspondence with the publisher. Correspondence with artists, archives, museums, libraries, and others concerning specific images of Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel are arranged alphabetically by artist name, which corresponds to the article and the original arrangement of the files in box 2.

The research materials, such as reprints, photocopies, printouts, and notes, cover 19th through 21st-century artistic depictions of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. They include a wide range of biographical information about individual artists, as well as scholarly works about Mendelssohn and Hensel. These materials are found in boxes 2 and 3, and were not digitized, microfilmed, or individually described. They are available by visiting the LBI Archives.

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Arrangement

Individually described folders are arranged alphabetically in Series I. The remainder of the research files, Series II, were left as found. The files in box 2, relating to individual artists who depicted Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel, are arranged alphabetically by artist name.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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Access Points

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Portrait iconographies of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Research Collection; AR 25367; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Processing Information

Correspondence and articles were refoldered and described individually. The remaining research material was left in the original folders. A full list of folder titles can be found in folder 1, below.

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Bibliography

The research resulted in a published article:

Wasserman, Janet : Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy & Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Portrait Iconographies. in: Music in Art. International journal for music iconography, vol. 33, no. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2008), p. 317-371

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Correspondence and Publication, 2006-2009

BoxFolderTitleDate
11List of original folder titles2009
12Published article2008
13Galley proofs2008
14Correspondence – Publisher2008
15Correspondence – Fanny Hensel2006-2008
16Correspondence – Felix Mendelssohn (A-M)2006-2008
17Correspondence – Felix Mendelssohn (N-Z)2006-2008
18Correspondence – Various2006-2008
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Series II: Research Materials

Box TitleDate
2 Research materials – individual artist files
  

Not individually described

 
Box TitleDate
3 Research materials – notes, articles
  

Not individually described

 
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