Subseries A. Family papers and photographs

ca. 1927-2008

Scope and Content Note

Most of the documentation in this subseries pertains to d'Harnoncourt's father, René, and consists primarily of third party correspondence. There are some original writings of his, including captioned drawings, a notebook, and photocopies of published articles. He is also the subject of most of the photographs that comprise the "Photographs" sub-subseries. Other correspondents include d'Harnoncourt's mother, some of her Austrian relatives, and a few members of the Rishel family.

D'Harnoncourt's correspondence with her husband, Joseph Rishel, is included in the "Names and Subjects" subseries of Series I. It is a small amount primarily of faxes d'Harnoncourt sent while her husband was traveling on Museum business. Photographs of Rishel are included with those of d'Harnoncourt in Series III, "Photographs and publicity."