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Gropius Family Papers, 1851-1985

Collection of manuscripts of the Gropius family of Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts

Gropius House Kitchen
The kitchen at Gropius House in Lincoln, Mass.


The Gropius family papers contain papers of architect and principal founder of the Bauhaus Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (1883-1969) and his wife Ise (Frank) Gropius (1897-1983). They reflect their personal lives and professional work in Germany and the United States. The papers largely consist of Ise's correspondence with family and friends in her homeland of Germany, immigration and naturalization documents and genealogical material relating to Walter and Ise, financial records, and material related to Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in addition to other personal and professional work by the Gropiuses.

This collection contains:

  • Ephemera
  • Photographs
  • Correspondence
  • Legal documents
  • Financial records

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Gropius ping pong
Walter Gropius playing ping pong, 1960.




Gropius guestbook
A page from Walter and Ise Gropius's guestbook illustrated and signed by Joan Miro.


Gropius Family Papers, 1851-1985