This collection consists of the papers of Kenneth Clark, from which one file of correspondence relating to interned refugees has been digitised. This file has been highlighted as it sheds light on Kurt Schwitters' time at the Hutchinson Internment Camp and his role in appealing for release from the camp, alongside other artists, with the aid of Kenneth Clark.
Items also digitised include letters and postcards from Henry Moore to Kenneth Clark dating from the 1930s to 1970s.
Further information on this collection is available on the archive catalogue.
- Collection Owner
- Kenneth Clark 1903–1983
- Tate Archive
- The material was presented to the nation (as a gift in lieu) and allocated to the Tate Archive in 1988.
- TGA 8812
120 objects in this collection
- Correspondence file for Interned Refugees
- Correspondence and related papers regarding intervention and appeals for the release of artists, art historians and curators from alien internment camps. First selection includes general correspondence with Helen Roeder of the Artist's Refugee Committee; a group of interned artists' at Hutchinson Internment Camp, among them Kurt Schwitters, Fred Uhlman, Siegfried Charoux and Georg Ehrlich and with the Home Office. This is followed by correspondence arranged alphabetically by name of internee: Otto Benesch, Hugo Dachinger, Otto Fein, Dr & Mrs Walter Gernsheim, Gustave Gluck, Henry Happ, Felix Horta, Sebastien Isepp, Oskar Kokoschka, Mr Van Puyvelde, Warburg Institute Staff including Hans Meier and F. Saxl, Dr & Mrs Johannes Wilde, Edgar Wind and Mr Zempi.
- TGA 8812/1/4/182