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Wilde Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 WID
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Wilde Collection
Date(s): 1920-1968
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 12 boxes
Name of creator(s): Wilde | Johannes | 1891-1970 | art historian
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Johannes Wilde (1891-1970) was a Hungarian émigré to Britain and art historian. He became Professor of the History of Art, University of London, 1950-1958 and Deputy Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, 1948-1961. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1951.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters to Johannes Wilde, 1920-1968, mostly from his brother Dr Ferenc Wilde in Budapest and other family members. The correspondence mostly relates to personal matters but there are also references to the art world and to political events including the Hungarian revolution of 1956. Also contains a diary of events in Budapest during the Second World War written by Wilde's sister Margit Wilde.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Hungarian, English and a (small amount) of German.

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Jan 2003

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