Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Rudolf and Margot Wittkower papers, 1916-1995

Series VI: Margot Wittkower, circa 1920-1995

Includes Margot Wittkower's research and personal material dating from throughout her life and career. Additional material created or referenced by Margot Wittkower may be located in the other series of the collection as well. Margot Wittkower was an architect and interior designer in her own right: the series includes photographs and original design sketches from her career as an interior designer dating from the 1930s through the early 1950s, as well as exhibition and lecture materials on housing design and the history of the British Workers' Educational Association. She also contributed to and began to adapt Rudolf Wittkower's work on a biography of Lord Burlington after his death in 1971, and lectured on Burlington and neo-Palladian architecture at Columbia University and elsewhere in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Box 45 Folder 8-9 Lectures by Margot Wittkower: Lord Burlington, 1974, undated, 2 folders

Box 45 Folder 13 Margot Wittkower correspondence with Christopher White, Mellon Foundation, 1977

Box 46 Folder 1-12 Lord Burlington biography, 1950-1983, undated, 12 folders

Drafts, research notes, and subject files for a biography of Lord Burlington by Margot Wittkower, incorporating research by Rudolf Wittkower.

Box 56 Margot Wittkower files, 1970s-1980s

Correspondence and clippings: Columbia University affiliation rules, University of California oral history program, clippings on Anthony Blunt and neo-Palladian architecture, Jewish Museum correspondence about Ephraim family photographs.

Box 58 Margot Wittkower correspondence, 1950, 1994-1995, 2 folders

Box 59 Margot Wittkower correspondence, 1934-1990

Box 59 Margot Wittkower clippings, 1934, 1974

Box 59 Margot Wittkower correspondence with Jacques and Beatrice Savary, 1931-1965

Box 59 Margot Holzmann Wittkower interior design work and photographs, 1937-circa 1950s, 2 folders

Oversized artwork moved to Box 60.

Box 59 Workers' Educational Association housing lecture and exhibition materials by Margot Wittkower, 1943-1944, 2 folders

Box 59 Margot Wittkower offprints, 1981-1990

Box 59 Warburg Institute illustrated guide, 1955

Box 60 Margot Holzmann Wittkower oversize interior design work, circa 1920s-1950s