Folders of writings and talks by Klaus Hinrichsen as well as research material collected by Hinrichsen and correspondence relating to Kurt Schwitters and other émigré and interned artists.

1920s–2004

collection owner: Klaus Hinrichsen, ‘Folders of writings and talks by Klaus Hinrichsen as well as research material collected by Hinrichsen and correspondence relating to Kurt Schwitters and other émigré and interned artists.’ 1920s–2004

Items available online are the personal papers of Klaus Hinrichsen. During 1940-41 Hinrichsen was interned in Hutchinson Internment Camp, Isle of Man. The collection documents his time there comprising of camp newspapers, poems, photographs, articles and an identification badge. Also included are his writings on the artist Kurt Schwitters who was also interned in Hutchinson Internment Camp and became a close friend.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Klaus Hinrichsen 1912–2004
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Klaus Hinrichsen's family in 2005.
Reference
TGA 20052

224 objects in this collection

Title
Douglas, Hutchinson Camp
Date
1940–1
Description
Folder of Hinrichsen's material from Hutchinson Camp on the Isle of Man containing extracts from the camp paper 'The Camp' or the annual 'Camp Almanac', correspondence and documents, including Hinrichsen's application for release. Also includes the typescript of the lecture 'Elements of Sculpture' by Hinrichsen given 24 May 1941 [in German].
Reference
TGA 20052/2/6

Showing 120 of 38 objects

Unknown person(s) Camp concert programme

20 October 1916

Unknown person(s) Concert programme

1940

Collection owner: Klaus Hinrichsen ‘The Camp’, No. 9

17 November 1940

Klaus Hinrichsen ‘The Camp’, No. 10

24 November 1940

Unknown person(s) ‘The Camp’, No. 12

7 December 1940

Klaus Hinrichsen Page of notes

date not known

Unknown person(s) Poem written in German

date not known

Hutchinson Internment Camp (Douglas, Isle of Man), recipient: Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK) Copy letter from Hutchinson Internment Camp to Artists’ Refugee Committee, London

20 December 1940

Possibly W. Heydecker Poem by W. Heydecker

14 January 1941

Unknown person(s) Identity badge

March 1941