Certificate of Registration von Walter Gropius (1935)
According to the Aliens Order of 1920, emigrants in the UK received a Certificate of Registration, a kind of residence permit for aliens. This had to be presented whenever holders of the permit changed their place of residence in the UK or wanted to leave the UK, whenever they went to a police station in connection with any matter relating to their registration or when a police officer or an immigration official demanded the presentation of the card.
Chanan Frenkel, blood bank in Jaffa, architectural model (1953-1956)
To ensure the supply of blood in the event of emergencies, the aid organisation Magen David Adom, founded in Tel Aviv in 1930, established the first blood bank in Palestine in 1947. For the construction of the blood bank in Jaffa the organisation commissioned architect Chanan Frenkel, who had studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau in the early 1930s.
Herbert Bayer: Collage as Christmas Greeting Card (1942)
This spoiled print, featuring a design by Herbert Bayer, is a fragment of a brochure Bayer produced for the General Electric Company in 1942. This information booklet was designed to inform readers about the functions, the impact and the future applications of electronic technology, using a combination of graphic and photographic representations.
Herbert Bayer: Fluttering Wings (1945)
Herbert Bayer, who established an international reputation as a typographer, commercial artist and exhibition designer during the 1920s and 30s, ultimately considered himself a painter.
Herbert Bayer: Gift Package Design (1940)
Arriving in New York in 1938, Herbert Bayer soon found work as an advertising graphic designer for the Container Corporation of America (CCA) - a packaging company run by the business executive Walter Paepcke - an American of German descent.
Invitation to the opening of an exhibition by László Moholy-Nagy (1934)
On 24 November 1934, an exhibition took place at the Stedelijk-Museum in Amsterdam showing works by László Moholy-Nagy, with the card above used as an invitation. Paintings, photograms, photomontages and stage set designs were presented at the exhibition.
Josef and Anni Albers: Letter card to Charlotte Hesse (c. 1949)
Josef Albers had made a name for himself in Germany as a designer of glass paintings with an abstract, geometric design vocabulary, as shown in the picture on the letter card. The drafts were produced during his time at the Bauhaus and were made for an industrial production.
Josef and Anni Albers: Letter to Charlotte Hesse (1947)
The letter from the painter and graphic artist Josef Albers and his wife, the textile designer Anni Albers, comes from the estate of the former Dessau housemaid Charlotte Hesse. The correspondence allowed them to maintain contact between their old and new homeland.
Josef and Anni Albers: Postcard to Charlotte Hesse (1933)
Anni and Josef Albers, who were both Masters at the Bauhaus in Berlin, lost their work when it closed. In spite of her Protestant faith Anni Albers, who was born Anneliese Fleischmann in Berlin, was regarded by the Nazis as a Jew.
Konrad Püschel: list of names (around 1972)Searching for Bauhaus alumni
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Bauhaus Building in Dessau in 1976 and in order to plan colloquiums, the former Bauhaus student and later professor at the University for Architecture and Civil Engineering in Weimar, Konrad Püschel, collected the addresses of former Bauhaus teachers and students. Under the heading “Bauhaus teachers and students who evaded fascism by emigrating to (knowlege gap): USA, Israel, France, South Africa“ he created an overview of the countries to which his former teachers and classmates had emigrated.