Uncovering correspondence between Fred Grunwald and his friends and associates was essential to reconstructing Grunwald's story. For example, the names of a number of European galleries where he bought artworks were revealed in correspondence. The letters below speak to some of the relationships and conversations that helped shape Grunwald's collection. 

The National Archives at College Park, Maryland

This index card from 1948 shows Grunwald's early efforts to seek redress from the German government.

Index card documenting Fred Grunwald's inquiry into his claim against the German government, June 17, 1948
Index card documenting Fred Grunwald's inquiry into his claim against the German government, 
June 17, 1948

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Correspondence between Fred Grunwald and Ebria Feinblatt, former curator of prints and drawings at LACMA.

Getty Research Institute Special Collections, Karl With Papers

Letter from UCLA art history professor Karl With to art dealer Alex Vömel, dated July 25, 1960, imploring him to submit testimony regarding the existence of Fred Grunwald's art collection in Germany for the restitution claim discussed in the German Archives section of this digital archive. Translation by Kirk Nickel.

UCLA Special Collections, Jake Zeitlin Papers

Letter from Fred Grunwald to rare book dealer Jake Zeitlin, dated February 10, 1964, regarding the founding of a local print discussion group.

Letter from Fred Grunwald to Jake Zeitlin, February 10, 1964
Letter from Fred Grunwald to Jake Zeitlin, 
February 10, 1964
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"Correspondence." Loss and Restitution: The Story of the Grunwald Family Collection. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2017. https://​hammer.ucla.edu/​collections/​grunwald-center-collection/​loss-and-restitution-the-story-of-the-grunwald-family-collection/​historical-documents/​correspondence/​.