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Institute of Design recordings, 1920-1944

Identifier: 008.10.04

Four vinyl records believed to be related to Institute of Design and László Moholy-Nagy.


  • Creation: 1920-1944


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted Collection

Conditions Governing Use

Records are in poor condition and cannot be played.

Collection Size

4 Item


Comments by Hattula Moholy-Nagy in 2007 regarding these recordings describes them as being "of considerable importance and interest to scholars of the Institute of Design and Moholy's cinematic works. Numbers 1, 2, and 4 were used in teaching. Moholy's integration of 'new' literature into the ID curriculum is set forth in Vision in Motion, pp. 292-357. Number 3 is especially informative, because it proves that Moholy showed his most famous film, Ein Lichtspiel schwarz weiss grau, with musical accompaniment. So even in their present condition, these records are quite meaningful." A related collection, 008.05.07 Allen Porter recording, 1947, depicts group poetry by Institute of Design students.


These materials were found in 1988 physically stored with the manuscript materials which are catalogued as 1998.031. May or may not be related to Acc. No. 1998.257. Artifact.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist, 2007

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