Papers of Kenneth Clark

[c.1876–1984]

collection owner: Kenneth Clark, ‘Papers of Kenneth Clark’ [c.1876–1984]

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
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
The material was presented to the nation (as a gift in lieu) and allocated to the Tate Archive in 1988.
Reference
TGA 8812

120 objects in this collection

Title
Correspondence file for Interned Refugees
Date
1940–1
Description
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.
Reference
TGA 8812/1/4/182

Showing 120 of 21 objects

Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter from the Artists’ Refugee Committee

21 August 1940

Helen Roeder, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Helen Roeder

[1940–1]

Refugee General Aid Committee, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter from the Refugee General Aid Committee

6 July 1940

Kenneth Clark, recipients: Osbert Peake, British Home Office (London, UK) Copy of a letter written to Osbert Peake from the British Home Office

22 August 1940

Osbert Peake, British Home Office (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Osbert Peake at the British Home Office

28 August 1940

British Home Office (London, UK), Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (London, UK) Home office document entitled, ‘Civilian internees of enemy nationality’

August 1940

Kenneth Clark, recipient: Mr Asquith Copy of a letter sent to Mr Asquith at Scotland House

29 August 1940

Diana Uhlman, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from Mrs Fred Uhlman

22 September 1940

Unknown person(s), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from a friend

29 August 1940

Advisory Committee on the Internment of Aliens, Scotland Yard, recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from the Advisory Committee on the Internment of Aliens, Scotland Yard

2 September 1940

Helen Roeder, Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter written to Kenneth Clark from Helen Roeder at the Artists’ Refugee Committee

3 September 1940

Kenneth Clark, recipients: Helen Roeder, Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK) Copy of a letter written to Helen Roeder at the Artists’ Refugee Committee from Kenneth Clark

5 September 1940

Helen Roeder, Artists’ Refugee Committee (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Helen Roeder at the Artists’ Refugee Committee

6 September 1940

Osbert Peake, British Home Office (London, UK), recipient: Kenneth Clark Letter to Kenneth Clark from Osbert Peake at the Home Office

13 November 1940