Hans Theo Richter papers

Collection ID:
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976
[ca. 1914-1981]
Multiple languages
Many letters and printed items are in French or German.
Physical Description:
1 Reel
ca. 400 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, ca. 1914-1981, including comments about Richter's films from Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and others; exhibition catalogs, ca. 1946-1974; index to his films compiled by H.G. Weinberg, 1946 and revision; catalogs for films Dreams Money Can Buy, and 8 X 8; articles by and about Richter and his films; exhibition catalogs of other artists; writings; and newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Filmmaker; New York, N.Y. First one-man show in 1916, the same year he joined the Dadaists. His interest in the movement of forms led him first to scroll painting and then to film. He produced his first movie in 1921 and then went on to create Dreams That Money Can Buy, with Duchamp, Ernst, Calder and Man Ray, and 8 X 8, among others.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3467 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1984 by Ursula Lawder, Richter's step-daughter.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Experimental films Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ray, Man, 1890-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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