Sibyl and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mohosiby
Creators:
Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1905-
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946
Dates:
1918-1971
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
10 Reels
ca. 1500 items (on 10 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; diaries; writings; photographs; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REELS 944-949: Correspondence; diaries, 1918-1945 and 1947-1959; articles, lecture manuscripts, book reviews, book notes, various writings; family, chilhood, and professional photos, including portrait shots from silent movies in Berlin in 1924-31; course outlines; Architectural League papers, 1970-71; AIA medal; correspondence files; South American travel diary, 1959; and miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents
REELS 951-952: Correspondence; photographs of Laszlo, his Hungarian family, and of his work; clippings and press notices of his 1969-1970 retrospective.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1005-1006: Undated writings, notes, and printed material relating to Sibyl Moholy-Nagy's unpublished book, "Pragma."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sibyl: architectural historian, critic, educator. Birthdate also cited as 1903. Died 1971. Laszlo: sculptor, designer, painter & photographer; Chicago, Illinois. Sibyl was born Dorothea Maria Pauline Alice Sybille Pietzsche in Dresden, Germany. An actress in Berlin during her twenties, she used the stage name Sibyl Peech. Eventually she shifted to a career in the scenario office of the Tobis [Moving] Picture Syndicate where she met Moholy-Nagy in 1929. They married in 1932. Came to U.S. 1934. Laszlo taught at Walter Gropius's first Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau, 1920's, and was one of the founders of the Institute of Design, Chicago, 1939.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 944-949, 951-952 & 1005-1006 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to Hattula Hug after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1971 by Hattula Hug, daughter of Sibyl and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. [Microfilm reels 1005-1006 erroneously labeled a gift.]

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- Illinois -- Chicago Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Architecture, Modern Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women architectural critics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural historians -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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