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Mell, Alfred L., Papers, 1941-1971

Alfred L. Mell (1905-1972) Papers,

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Finding Aid Published: 2000

Alfred L. Mell (1905-1972) Papers, 1941-1971

Accession Number: 1999.4

Electronic access to this finding aid was made possible through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Alfred L. Mell (1905-1972) Papers, 1941-1971
EXTENT:1 linear foot (2 boxes) andoversize material
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:Papers, drawings, and photographs documenting the work of Chicago architect and professor Alfred L. Mell.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Correspondence, printed papers, graphite drawings on paper, postcards, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints and architectural reprographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Mell, Alfred L. (1905-1972)
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:This collection was a gift of Bella Smith Mell, Alfred Mell's widow, to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1999.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Alfred Lorenz Mell (1905-1972) graduated from the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago with a degree in architecture in 1931. He remained very active with alumni affairs after graduation and returned to the school to become an Instructor of Architectural Design in 1936. He held that post after the school became the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and after Mies van der Rohe's arrival at the school. He remained in part because of his ability to speak German and therefore to translate for Mies. In 1941 he was made Assistant Professor and taught until 1945.

In addition to teaching, Mell worked as an architectural designer. After working in other firms, most notably those of Holabird & Roche and Holabird & Root, he established his own architectural firm and one with Elmer T. Holin, an IIT graduate and fellow classmate. During this time Mell also began doing work for Fox and Fox Architects and eventually moved to their firm as a full-time employee. He became their chief designer and worked there until his death in November, 1972.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The materials donated include reproductions on paper, photographs and photo process prints of various projects Mell worked on, mainly during his time at Fox and Fox Architects. There are also original graphite drawings by Mell, personal papers, and a few works by other architects.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
SERIES I: ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS. Material is arranged alphabetically by type of project and then alphabetically by project name. Unidentified buildings are next, arranged by type of building. One miscellaneous section concludes the series and includes design work.

SERIES II: PAPERS. Correspondence is listed in alphabetical order by sender. Professional papers are divided into professional practice and Academic/Illinois Institute of Technology sub-series. Lastly, work by other architects is listed alphabetically by project name.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Mell, Alfred L. (Alfred Lorenz), 1905-1972
Mell, Alfred L. (Alfred Lorenz), 1905-1972--Archives
Mell, Alfred L. (Alfred Lorenz), 1905-1972--Correspondence
Fox and Fox Architects
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--20th century--Sources
Architects--Illinois--Chicago--Archives

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
ALSautograph letter, signed
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
Flatf.Flatfile
n.d.not dated
TLStyped letter, signed

RELATED MATERIALS IN THE RYERSON AND BURNHAM ARCHIVES, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
Ludwig Karl Hilberseimer Papers, 070383. See Illinois Institute of Technology curriculum section, Series 3/1 box 1; and Illinois Institute of Technology photographs in Series 10/1 box 6.

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/access/access.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Alfred L. Mell Papers, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by Natasha Derrickson of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2000. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel and Jeffrey Massanova in 2003, and further revised by Annemarie van Roessel in 2004.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS

CIVIC PROJECTS:
STATE OF ILLINOIS, UNIDENTIFIED BUILDING, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.1
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

SYMONS YMCA, GEORGE M. EISENBERRY RECREATIONAL AREA, FULLERTON AVENUE, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.2
Site plan rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
Aerial rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
Aerial sketch.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
Exterior elevation rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
Exterior elevation.
Black and white negative photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
Exterior perspective elevation of entrance.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

WAVELAND LIBRARY, WAVELAND, IN
Flatf. 11
Floor plan of first floor with notations.
Diazo print.
n.d. 1
Flatf. 11
Note regarding the revisions.
05/17/[19--] 1


COMMERCIAL PROJECTS:
BINKS MANUFACTURING COMPANY BUILDING, FRANKLIN PARK, IL
Box.FF 1.3
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
10/01/1951 1

CARSON PIRIE SCOTT AND COMPANY, CENTENNIAL COMPETITION
Box.FF 1.4
"Elements of Influence, 1 of 7," presentation board.
Black and white photographic prints. Includes maps of mass transportation, land use, expressways and preferential streets settled areas, all in the Chicago core.
n.d. 5
Box.FF 1.4
"Details of Core, 4 of 7," presentation board.
Black and white photographic prints. Includes maps, aerial view and section of mass transportation, Chicago tunnel, and assembly area, all in the Chicago core.
n.d. 4
Box.FF 1.4
"Plan of functional analysis, 5 of 7," presentation board.
Black and white photographic prints. Shows map of land uses in Chicago Loop district.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.4
Sketch map of core.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Flatf. 11
Section rendering through assembly area.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

DRIVE-THROUGH STRUCTURE, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.5
Interior perspective rendering.
Graphite drawing on paper. 21.5 x 28 cm.
n.d. 1

FACTORY BUILDING, SOUTH CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.6
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
1969 1

FOREST BOWL, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.7
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

GAGE BUILDING, REPLACEMENT, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.8
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

GRIFFIN WHEEL COMPANY BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL(?)
Box.FF 1.9
Exterior perspective rendering of the entrance.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 1

HARIG MANUFACTURING CORPORATION BUILDING, NILES, IL(?)
Box.FF 1.10
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1951 1

51-53 E. HUBBARD STREET BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.11
Real estate promotion sheet.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

MASONIC BUILDING, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.12
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

PARKING GARAGE, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.13
Elevation and exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

QUICK-SET INCORPORATED, NORTHBROOK, IL(?)
Box.FF 1.14
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1952 1

RIVER GATE, LOGGIA, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.15
Perspective renderings of sculptural court.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2

SCOTTSDALE SHOPPING CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.16
Site plan.
Hand-colored photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.16
Section.
Hand-colored photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.16
Exterior perspective rendering.
Hand-colored photographic print.
n.d. 1


RELIGIOUS PROJECTS:
CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHICAGO, CHAPEL, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.17
Presentation sheet, floor plan and interior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.17
Floor plan.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.18
Model interior.
Color photographic prints.
1953 3
Box.FF 1.18
Floor plan.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.18
Exterior perspective rendering.
Hand-colored photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.18
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.18
Exterior view of finished building.
Black and white photographic print. Hedrich-Blessing, photographer.
H-B negative number 18849B.
n.d. 1

GOOD SHEPHERD MANOR, NEW BUFFALO, MI
Box.FF 1.19
Site plan, and floor plans of dormitory unit.
Black and white photostats and hand-colored photostats.
n.d. 4

HOLY REDEEMER CHURCH, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.20
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3

INFANT OF PRAGUE, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.21
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
02/1969 1

NATIVITY BVM CONVENT, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.22
Plot plan.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.22
Site plan.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.22
Floor plan.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.22
Floor plan.
Hand-colored photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.22
Elevations.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2

SAINT GENEVIEVE CHURCH, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.23
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

SAINT JUDE CHURCH, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.24
Section.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

SAINT JULIANA CHURCH, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.25
Site plan rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1962 1
Box.FF 1.25
First floor plan.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1962 1

SAINT KIERAN PARISH CONVENT, CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL
Box.FF 1.26
South elevation rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

SAINT LAWRENCE CHURCH, CHAPEL, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.27
Interior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
03/31/1961 1

SAINT MATTHEW CONVENT, GLEN ELLYN, IL
Box.FF 1.28
Site plan.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.28
Exterior perspective.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

SISTERS OF MERCY, MERCYVILLE SANITARIUM, NURSES' QUARTERS, AURORA, IL
Box.FF 1.29
Site plan rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
04/09/1958 1
Box.FF 1.29
Aerial perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

SISTERS OF MERCY, NOVITIATE, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.30
Site plan rendering.
Black and white photographic prints.
11/14/1961, n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.30
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.30
Elevation rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.30
Interior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat and black and white photographic print.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.30
Aerieal perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.30
Exterior views.
Black and white photographs. Joe Casey Photography, photographer.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.30
Aerial view of finished project.
Black and white photographic prints. Paul Schutt Photography, photographer.
11/01/[19--] 2


RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS:
ARCHER COURTS, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.31
Aerial view of model.
Black and white photographic prints. Williams and Meyer Co., photographer.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.31
Exterior perspective rendering.
Color photographic print.
12/01/1952 1
Box.FF 1.31
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
Presentation board with three exterior perspective sketches of project.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
"Sketch plan submission," presentation board.
Black and white photostat. Includes a site plan, floor plan, and section of project.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
"Conversion first floor," presentation board.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
"Conversion typical floor scheme A," presentation board.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
"Slum Clearance Housing," presentation board.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
Section and floor plans.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.31
"When Age Groups Change,"  Architectural Forum.
Black and white photographic print.
01/1952 1

DELTA TAU DELTA FRATERNITY HOUSE, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.32
Elevation rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

GRIMM RESIDENCE, NEAR WAVELAND, IN
Box.FF 1.33
Interior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.33
Grimm Family holiday card.
Negative photostat. Card includes map and interior perspective rendering.
n.d. 1

GUNDE RESIDENCE, ITASCA, IL
Box.FF 1.34
Interior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
12/12/1952 1


SCHOOL PROJECTS:
BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.35
Letterhead stationary.
Printed paper. Includes illustration of new building.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.35
Aerial perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.35
Aerial view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.35
Exterior perspective view.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
Box.FF 1.35
Exterior perspective view.
Black and white photographic print. Hedrich-Blessing, photographer.
H-B negative number 20463A.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.35
Interior perspectives.
Black and white photographic print. Hedrich-Blessing, photographer.
H-B negative number 20463B.
n.d. 1

CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL, LAKE COUNTY, IL
Box.FF 1.36
Aerial view of model.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.36
Aerial view of completed building.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

CHICAGO RIDGE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO RIDGE, IL
Box.FF 1.37
Exterior perspective rendering.
Graphite drawing on paper. 21 x 27.5 cm.
n.d. 1

CHICAGO RIDGE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO RIDGE, IL
Box.FF 1.38
Presentation packet, title page.
Photocopy.
07/15/1969 1
Box.FF 1.38
Presentation packet, site plan.
Black and white photostat.
07/15/1969 1
Box.FF 1.38
Presentation packet, floor plan.
Black and white photostat.
07/15/1969 1
Box.FF 1.38
Presentation packet, exterior perspective sketch.
Black and white photostat.
07/15/1969 1
Box.FF 1.38
Presentation packet, exterior renderings.
Black and white photostats.
07/15/1969 3
Box.FF 1.38
Site plan.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.38
Elevations.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 1.38
Exterior view.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS OF IRELAND, IONA PREP, NEW ROCHELLE, NY
Box.FF 1.39
Aerial view rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.39
Elevation of buildings.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.39
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

COMMUNITY COLLEGE, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.40
Site plan.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

CO-OPERATIVE BOYS AND GIRLS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, MUNDELEIN, IL
Box.FF 1.41
Site plan.
Black and white photographic print.
07/07/1961 1

GORDON TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.42
Aerial view, rendering and elevation.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.42
Elevation.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.42
Interior perspective renderings of chapel.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.42
Interior perspective rendering of gymnasium.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

MASON, ROSWELL B., ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.43
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

MOTHER MCAULEY LIBERAL ARTS HIGH SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.41
Site plan.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.44
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Hedrich-Blessing, photographer.
H-B negative number 20388A.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.44
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Interstate Photographers, photographer.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.44
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Attitude Engineering, Inc., photographer.
n.d. 1

SAINT LOUIS ACADEMY, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.45
Site plan.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

SAINT XAVIER LIBERAL ARTS HIGH SCHOOL (aka MOTHER MCAULEY HIGH SCHOOL), CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.46
Exterior perspective renderings.
Black and white photographic print and photostat.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.46
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1

TRITON COLLEGE, RIVER GROVE, IL
Box.FF 1.47
Plat of survey and site plans.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.47
Plat of survey and site plans.
Color photographic prints.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.47
Plat of survey and site plans.
Black and white photostats.
01/16/196[7], 09/29/1967, n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Library and administration area, floor plans.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 1.48
Library and administration area, elevations and section.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Physical education area, floor plans.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Physical education area, elevations and section.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Planetarium, floor plans, elevations and section.
Black and white photostat.
n.d.
Box.FF 1.48
Student center, floor plans.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Student center, elevations and section.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Theater arts area, floor plans.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Theater arts area, elevations and section.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.48
Vehicle storage area, floor plan, elevations and section.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.49
Miscellaneous floor plans.
Black and white photostats.
04/13/1967 8
Box.FF 1.50
Exterior perspective renderings.
Graphite drawings on tracing paper.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.50
Exterior perspective renderings.
Black and white photostats.
c.1969, n.d. 8
Box.FF 1.50
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostats.
03/02/1965 2
Box.FF 1.51
Interior perspective rendering.
Graphite drawing on paper.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.51
Interior perspective renderings.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 9
Box.FF 1.52
Model views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 8
Box.FF 1.53
Model views.
Color photographic prints.
n.d. 16
Box.FF 1.54
College Bulletin 4, n.3.
.
11/1969 1
Box.FF 1.54
Information sheet.
.
n.d. 1


UNIDENTIFIED BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS:
RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS, CHAPELS, CHURCHES, AND SCHOOLS
Box.FF 2.1
Floor plan.
Black and white photostats.
12/20/1961 2
Box.FF 2.1
Aerial perspective renderings.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.12/1960, n.d. 3
Box.FF 2.1
Aerial perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.1
Exterior perspective renderings.
Graphite drawings on paper. 27.5 x 35 cm.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 2.1
Exterior perspective renderings.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.08/1961, n.d. 5
Box.FF 2.1
Exterior perspective renderings.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 2.1
Elevations.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
Box.FF 2.1
Elevations.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 2.2
Sections.
Black and white photographic prints and black and white photostats.
09/26/1957, 01/12/1962, n.d. 9
Box.FF 2.2
Interior perspective rendering.
Graphite drawing on paper. 33 x 23 cm.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.2
Interior perspective renderings.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 7
Box.FF 2.2
Interior perspective renderings.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 2.2
Interior view, chapel.
Color photographic prints.
n.d. 1

RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS, CONVENT
Box.FF 2.3
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

SECULAR BUILDINGS, SCHOOL PROJECTS
Box.FF 2.4
Site plan.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 2.4
Site plan.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 2.4
Floor plans.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
Box.FF 2.4
Floor plan.
Black and white photographic print.
10/18/1960 1
Box.FF 2.4
Aerial perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.4
Exterior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.4
Exterior perspective renderings and sketches.
Graphite drawings on paper. 21.5 x 28 cm.
n.d. 5

UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENCE
Box.FF 2.5
Interior perspective renderings.
Graphite drawings on paper. 25 x 20 cm.
n.d. 4

UNIDENTIFIED BUILDINGS
Box.FF 2.6
Site plans.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 2.6
Site plan.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.6
Site and floor plan for building at Wells Street and Wacker Drive.
Black and white photostat.
10/23/1963 1
Box.FF 2.6
Floor plans.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 7
Box.FF 2.6
Aerial perspective.
Black and white photostats.
02/04/1968, n.d. 2
Box.FF 2.6
Exterior perspective renderings.
Black and white photographic printsand black and white photostats.
n.d. 6
Box.FF 2.6
Exterior view.
Negative photostat.
08/14/1968 1
Box.FF 2.6
Interior perspective renderings.
Black and white photostats.
06/1971, n.d. 4
Box.FF 2.6
Exterior perspective renderings and sketches.
Graphite drawings on paper. 18 x 21 cm.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.6
Exterior perspective renderings and sketches.
Graphite drawings on paper. 21.5 x 28 cm.
n.d. 13
Box.FF 2.6
Exterior perspective renderings and sketches.
Graphite drawings on paper. 26 x 32 cm.
n.d. 1

MISCELLANEOUS DESIGNS
Box.FF 2.7
55th Street, Chicago, IL, redevelopment plan.
Color photographic print.
12/1952 4
Box.FF 2.7
860-880 N. Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Chicago, IL, area analysis.
Graphite and colored pencil drawing on paper. 21.5 x 35.5 cm. Plan sketch on verso.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.7
Chandelier, perspective sketch.
Graphite and colored pencil drawing on paper. 19 x 21.5 cm.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.7
Chandelier, perspective sketch.
Graphite drawing on paper. 21.5 x 28 cm.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.7
Comptometer for Felt and Tarrant, model display.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 15
Box.FF 2.7
Comptometer for Felt and Tarrant, ergonomic model study.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 5
Box.FF 2.7
Residence (?), floor plans.
Graphite drawing on paper. 14 x 21.5 cm. Images are on verso of Illinois Institute of Technology Departmental Correspondence forms.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 2.7
Residence, interior perspective rendering.
Black and white photostat.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.7
Stairway, perspective sketch.
Graphite drawing on paper. 14 x 21.5 cm. Image is on verso of Illinois Institute of Technology Departmental Correspondence form.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.7
Table, overhead plan, front elevation, side elevation.
Graphite drawing on paper. 21.5 x 28 cm.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.7
Urban skyline, perspective sketches.
Negative photostat.
n.d. 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: PAPERS

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE:
Box.FF 2.8
Christmas card from Stan, Christine, and Jean Ekman.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.8
Herman Miller, Inc. to Mell.
TLS. Page 1 lacking.
06/1962 1
Box.FF 2.8
Norm Lunde to Mell.
ALS. Thanking Mell.
n.d. 1

OFFICE PAPERS:
Box.FF 2.9
Registered professional engineer certificate, #10417.
09/27/1946 1
Box.FF 2.9
Registered professional engineer certification card, #10417.
c.1946-1947 1
Box.FF 2.9
Alfred L. Mell, stationary envelope.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.9
Fox and Fox Architects and Engineers, stationary.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 2.9
Resumes.
02/14/1949, n.d. 2

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY:
Box.FF 2.10
Illinois Institute of Technology, student exhibition, installation views.
Black and white photographic prints.
05/1941 2
Box.FF 2.11
Illinois Institute of Technology, Open house exhibition.
Black and white photographic print. Model is titled "New Technological Center."
[c.1942] 1
Box.FF 2.12
Henry T. Heald to Mell.
TLS. Renewing Mell's appointment as Assistant Professor of Architectural Design for the Illinois Institute of Technology 1944-1945 academic year.
06/19/1944 1
Box.FF 2.12
Illinois Institute of Technology, humorous "Work Break" memo.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.12
Illinois Institute of Technology, Crown Hall, exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

WORK BY OTHER ARCHITECTS AND UNIDENTIFIED ARCHITECTS:
AMCO CORPORATION, LOCATION UNKNOWN.
Fred H, Prather, architect.
Box.FF 2.13
Presentation drawing of sections and interior perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

ROANOKE BUILDING (aka LUMBER EXCHANGE BUILDING), 11 SOUTH LASALLE STREET, CHICAGO, IL.
Holabird and Roche, architect. Built 1915.
Flatf. 11
Floor plan of office floor.
Diazo print. Original drawing dated 12/06/1937, with three later revisions.
11/11/1957 1

SYMONS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, DES PLAINES, IL.
Architect unidentified.
Box.FF 2.14
Postcard.
n.d. 1

TOLENTINE COLLEGE, AUGUSTINIAN MAJOR SEMINARY, OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL.
Architect unidentified, possibly Fox and Fox.
Box.FF 2.15
Postcard.
n.d. 1







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