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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KORMIS, Fred I, (1897-1986)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Kormis, Fred I, 1897-1986, sculptor

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1897; served in Austrian army; taken prisoner of war, remaining in captivity in Siberia, 1915-1920; worked as sculptor in Frankfurt, 1921-1933; moved to Holland and then England, 1934; studio suffered bomb damage and the bulk of his work was lost, 1940; acquired British nationality, 1947; died, 1986.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from the Department of Philosophy, King's College London, in 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers and photographs, 1975-1983, concerning the placing of a memorial sculpture of victims of war on their way to work camps/concentration camps, called 'Marchers', by Fred I Kormis, at King's College London, in 1975, comprising brochure, 1975, of Fieldborne Galleries, London, containing 'Sculpture, Fred Kormis'; photograph of 'Marchers', [1975]; press cutting, 1975, detailing 'Marchers' acquisition and presentation to the Department of Philosophy, King's College London; correspondence, 1975, between Kormis and Professor Peter Winch, Department of Philosophy, King's College London, and other departments of King's College London, about the unveiling ceremony of the 'Marchers' plaque; correspondence between Professor Winch and Bernard Sternfield of Fieldborne Galleries, London, 1975, concerning photographs taken of 'Marchers'; list of invitees to the ceremony, 1975; article by Professor Winch about 'Marchers', for the College magazine 'Viewpoint', 1975; correspondence, 1979-1983, between Professor Winch and the Decorations and Amenities Committee, King's College London, about the conditions under which 'Marchers' was displayed and its possible relocation.

System of arrangement

1 file.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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 Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Dodds as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.

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Date(s) of descriptions

Jul 2000.

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  • Artists
  • Concentration camps
  • Educational administration
  • Fine arts
  • Higher education institutions
  • Humanitarian law
  • Sculptors
  • Sculpture
  • Universities
  • War crimes

Personal names

  • Kormis, Fred, 1897-1986, sculptor
  • Sternfield, Bernard, fl 1975
  • Winch, Peter Guy, 1926-1997, philosopher

Corporate names

  • Fieldborne Galleries, London
  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Philosophy

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