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The International Dada Archive

Founded in 1979, the collection of the International Dada Archive is made up of works by and about the Dadaists including books, articles, microfilmed manuscript collections, videorecordings, sound recordings, and online resources. The Digital Dada Library provides links to scanned images of original Dada-era publications in the International Dada Archive. These books, pamphlets, and periodicals are housed in the Special Collections Department of the University of Iowa Libraries and include many of the major periodicals of the Dada movement from Zurich, Berlin, Paris, and elsewhere, as well as books, exhibition catalogs, and broadsides by participants in the Dada movement. The Archive has also microfilmed a number of public and private manuscript collections containing material on the Dada movement and on individual Dadaists. Detailed finding aids exist for each of these microfilmed collections.

The International Dada Archive

Zeichnung ("Illustration"), From Merz no. 1, January 1923, p. 10

Hannah Höch (November 1, 1889–May 31, 1978) was a German artist best known for her Dada-era photomontages, but she also was an excellent draughtsperson and contributed many drawings to various Dada publications, including Der Dada and Merz. When the Nazis came to power, Höch bravely chose to stay in Germany, keeping her small house just outside of Berlin. When the majority of her Dada colleagues left the country during World War II, she became the guardian of a vast amount of their artwork and publications, which she kept safe by burying them in trunks in her yard—right under the Nazis' noses!

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