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Jensen, Elmer C., Papers, 1871-2014 (bulk 1880s-1950s)

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Elmer C. Jensen Papers, 1871-2014 (bulk 1880s-1950s)

Accession Number: 2009.2


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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Elmer C. Jensen Papers, 1871-2014
EXTENT:8 linear feet (10 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio, 4 portfolios and flatfile materials
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
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ABSTRACT:Photographs, writings, drawings and printed matter documenting both the life and work of the architect Elmer C. Jensen, as well as aspects of his partnerships with William Le Baron Jenney and William Mundie, and select portions of Jenney and Mundie's professional careers. The papers that Jenney and Mundie left to Jensen, augmented by Jensen's additional research and collecting, form a significant body of documentation on the birth of the skyscraper and Jenney's contributions to modern architecture.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Photographs, negatives, postcards, holograph papers, typescript papers, printed papers, photocopies, architectural reprographic prints, graphite drawings, ink drawings, correspondence, watercolors, scrapbooksand realia.
ORIGINATION: Jensen, Elmer C., 1870-1955.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:This collection was donated by the Family of Elmer C. and Mary D. Jensen in October 2009.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
ELMER C. JENSEN, 1870-1955

Elmer C. Jensen was born in Chicago, Illinois, at 426 S. Campbell St., in March 1870 to Danish immigrants John and Sabina Jensen. In 1887 the family moved to the former Powell Residence at 2122 N. Western Ave., where they resided until 1895. Allegedly spurning the advice of his father to further his architectural studies formally, Jensen joined the office of William Le Baron Jenney, Architect in 1884 as an office boy at the age of 14. In 1905, Jensen was added as partner and the firm became known as Jenney, Mundie & Jensen. Jensen's distinguished work during this period includes his plan used to replace the floating foundation under the Fair Store, which was accomplished without any interruption of business. Upon Jenney's death in 1907, the firm became Mundie & Jensen, the name under which it operated until 1936. Mundie & Jensen designed many commercial buildings in Chicago--such as the Consumers Building (1913), the LeMoyne Building (1915) the Singer Building (1926), Union League Club (1926) and the West Town State Bank (1930)--as well as showrooms for Packard, Rambler, Locomobile and Pierce Arrow in the Motor Row District. In 1936 the firm was joined by Robert E. Bourke and George Havens and was renamed Mundie, Jensen, Bourke & Havens. Following Bourke and Haven's departure in 1944, the name reverted to Mundie & Jensen. Other later iterations of the firm include: Mundie, Jensen & McClurg (Verne O. McClurg, 1946-1952); Jensen, McClurg & Halstead (Edward Halstead, 1952); and Jensen & Halstead, the name the firm retains today. Known for his commitment to the profession, Jensen was sometimes referred to in the media as "dean of Chicago architects." After the deaths of his former partners, Jensen acquired documents created and collected by both Jenney and Mundie, including scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence and manuscripts. Jensen was keenly aware of the significance of Jenney and Mundie's work and, consequently, dedicated a significant amount of time to the task of arranging and annotating the papers left to his care as well as collecting new documentation on the birth of the skyscraper and Jenney's contributions to modern architecture. Other professional activities included membership in the Illinois Society of Architects, over which he presided for five years, the Chicago chapter of the AIA (president) and the Chicago Building Congress (founder and president). Jensen was also heavily involved in religious and civic organizations such as the national Federation of Boys Clubs, the Cliff Dwellers, Union League Club (Chicago), Church of the Advent (Chicago), and Church of the Epiphany (South Haven, MI). Jensen died at his summer home in South Haven, Michigan on April 24, 1955.

WILLIAM LE BARON JENNEY, 1832-1907

Architect and engineer William Le Baron Jenney was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts on September 25, 1832 to wealthy whaling ship owner William Proctor Jenney and wife Eliza Le Baron Gibbs. Jenney began his education at the Unity Scientific & Military Academy in Unity, New Hampshire in 1842; thereafter moving to Marlboro Academy; then to the exclusive Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1846; to the Lawrence Scientific school at Harvard, from which he withdrew in 1853; and finally, disappointed with his American education, enrolling in the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in Paris, the alma mater of structural engineer Gustav Eiffel. In 1849, while on break between schools, Jenney sailed to Hawaii and the Philippines, via Cape Horn and San Francisco. According to William Mundie, the indigenous method of constructing light-weight bamboo frames built to withstand the impact of tropical storms so impressed the young Jenney that this eventually served as the model for the modern iron and steel skeleton skyscraper.

Jenney graduated from the École with honors in 1856, and soon took his first job as a structural engineer with a railroad being built across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico. Jenney's next job, as chief engineer for the Berdon Bakery Company, returned him in Paris, where he would experience influential artistic, political and cultural agitators such as Impressionism, Napoleon III's Second Empire and Haussmann's grand city planning. Jenney returned to the U.S. at the outbreak of the Civil War, joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, designing fortifications at Corinth, Shiloh, and Vicksburg and eventually earning the rank of major.

After marrying in May 1867, Jenney visited his home in Fairhaven briefly and from there went directly to Chicago. Sources are somewhat conflicting in terms of dates, but it's most likely that Jenney's first partnership was with Sanford E. Loring (Loring & Jenney, 1867-1869). Before dissolving his partnership with Loring, Jenney co-authored the book The Principles and Practice of Architecture, which helped to increase his professional stature and cement his vocation as architect rather than engineer. In 1869 Jenney secured his first commission, as chief engineer of the West Chicago Park Commission, from which came the original designs for Humboldt, Garfield and Douglas parks as well as the boulevard system connecting them. Budgeting problems limited Jenney's plans, however, and Jens Jensen's later redesigns superseded much of Jenney's earlier work. Together with New York engineers with John Bogart and Louis Y. Schermerhorn (Jenney, Schermerhorn & Bogart, c.1869), and the landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Jenney's firm helped develop Riverside, Illinois, the nation's first planned "railroad suburb" and the only entire town in the U.S. listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other landscape design projects include Jenney's work with H. W. S. Cleveland on the design of Graceland Cemetery in the 1870s.

Working without a partner from approximately 1870 to 1886, Jenney mentored a who's who of notable young midwestern architects, including Louis Sullivan, Irving K. Pond, Normand S. Patton, Martin Roche, William Holabird, O.C. Simonds, Howard van Doren Shaw, James Gamble Rogers, Robert Work, Alfred Granger, Frank B. Meade, and his later partners William A. Otis and William B. Mundie. Later iterations of the firm include: Jenney & Otis (William A. Otis, 1887-1888); William Le Baron Jenney (1888-1897); and Jenney & Mundie (William B. Mundie, 1897-1905). Significant works include the First Leiter Building (1879-1981), the Home Insurance Building (1883-1931), the Second Leiter Building (1891), the Ludington Building (1891), the Manhattan Building (1891), the Fair Store (1890-1905), the Horticultural Building and and MacKaye's Spectatorium (unfinished) at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the New York Life Insurance Building (1894). The First Leiter Building at Washington and Wells streets in Chicago, which historian Carl Condit described as "very nearly a glass box" (Condit, The Chicago School of Architecture, p.79), is considered to have been a significant step towards true skeleton construction. Architects had long been seeking ways to raise the ceiling of commercial structures without reductions in light and rentable space, and by freeing the piers from interior loads and reducing them to fireproof frames for the glass envelope of the building, Jenney achieves this.

The design of Jenney's Home Insurance Building (1884-1885) endures as a groundbreaking stage in the evolution of modern architecture. While it may not meet the established technical criteria of a "modern" skyscraper--lack of wind bracing; the limited use of steel, which was cost-prohibitive at the time; bolted rather than riveted frame joints; and, perhaps most significantly, that "a small portion of the total load was carried on the granite piers at the base of the facade and on the brick party walls at the sides" (Condit American Building)--the importance of the building as a "major progenitor of the true skyscraper [and] the first adequate solution to the problem of large-scale urban construction" (Condit, The Chicago School of Architecture, p.83) is unquestioned. Jenney's later buildings would continue to contribute to the increasing sophistication and complexity of the skyscraper. The First Leiter and Home Insurance buildings propelled Jenney's career forward, resulting in over a dozen Loop skyscrapers and earning him the moniker "Father of the Skyscraper." The Second Leiter (1890-1891) was a triumph of early Modernism, with its skeletal structure so clearly expressed in the street elevations. Though the Fair Store (1890-1905) was not the world's first completely steel-structured building, it "brought the steel skeleton to such a high degree of perfection that [it] has often been used as a classic illustration of the method" (Turak, William Le Baron Jenney, p.292). The 1892 Isabella Building may be first American building to have used knee bracing in its structure. The Ludington Building (1890-1891) was the first to be clad entirely in terra cotta. In addition to his firm's architectural projects, Jenney was also influential as a writer, lecturer and educator, including an 1876 hiatus spent teaching at the University of Michigan. Jenney's legacy is carried on today at Jensen & Halstead Ltd., the oldest continuously operating architectural firm in Chicago. William Le Baron Jenney died in Los Angeles, California, on June 14, 1907.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
This collection documents both the life and work of the architect Elmer C. Jensen, but also aspects of his partnerships with William Le Baron Jenney and William Mundie, and select parts of these architects' professional careers. Series I, Photographs, includes only a handful of projects, such as a construction view of the First National Bank in Champaign, Illinois, and an exterior of the Crilly Building, Chicago. More notably, Series I includes a group of office group portraits documenting the rotating personnel of the Jenney & Mundie firm from 1889 to 1900. Also included are portraits of Jenney, Mundie, Jensen, and various Jensen family and friends. The remainder of the series includes photos of Jensen's childhood home, several churches he attended in Chicago, the Jensen Family automobile collection, a "Souvenir de Paris" accordion album, and a selection of historic buildings in Philadelphia. Series II, Project Papers, contains notes, sketches, drawings, correspondence and printed papers related to a diverse though incomplete selection of Jenney, Mundie and Jensen's firm and individual works. Most significant are Jenney's 1884 holograph notebook containing, among other things, structural calculations for the Home Insurance Building, and his undated sketch entitled "Key to the sky scraper." Other notable items include Jensen's notes and sketches made during the demolition of the Tacoma Building, and notes related to Jenney's 1886 design of the Union League Club in Chicago. Series III, Writings, consists of almost forty works definitively or likely attributed to Jenney, including more than a dozen that are probably unpublished. Other notable writings include an unpublished work by William F. Lamb, Mundie's "Skeleton Construction: Its Origin and Development," "Recollections of Steele Mackaye," regarding design and construction of the 1893 Spectatorium and three dozen items by Jensen. Many works include draft or hand-edited versions. Series IV, Correspondence, is comprised of nine fairly distinct sets of letters: 1) correspondence between Frederick Baumann and Jensen and related, regarding Baumann's work to affect changes in fireproofing standards; 2) correspondence between Leroy S. Buffington and Jenney regarding Buffington's patent claims and the Buffington vs. Sixty Wall Street case; 3) correspondence between William Le Baron Jenney and others, including the Bessemer Steam Ship Co. and critics doubting claims of the Home Insurance Building; 4) correspondence between the Jenney Family and Jensen, regarding Jensen's architectural research projects; 5) correspondence between Elmer C. Jensen and others, regarding his architectural research projects; 6) correspondence between Elmer C. Jensen and others, regarding his own professional work; 7) correspondence between Elmer C. Jensen and his wife regarding personal matters, and condolences after his death; 8) correspondence between William B. Mundie and others regarding his architectural research projects; 9) correspondence between the Mundie Family and Jensen, regarding Jensen's architectural research projects. Series V, Professional Papers & Realia includes materials related primarily to Jensen's professional activities. This series also includes firm histories and client lists beginning with Jenney's earliest professional associations and pertaining to all following iterations. Series VI, Personal Papers & Realia contains biographical and autobiographical writings on or by William Le Baron Jenney as well as artwork, journals, mementoes and miscellany related to Elmer C. Jensen. Series VII, Printed Papers, consists of newspaper, magazine and journal issues and clippings relating to the professional work of Leroy S. Buffington and Elmer C. Jensen, as well as regarding architecture and urban design in Chicago and elsewhere. Series VIII, Scrapbooks, is comprised of three items: 1) a travel and architecture scrapbook of Jenney's containing mostly printed materials and postcards; 2) a general scrapbook of Jenney's containing a mix of printed items and correspondence, and 3) a general scrapbook of Jensen's including both personal and professional materials.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
When possible, series are subdivided according to creator. But given that the work of Jensen, Jenney and Mundie often overlapped, and may not be easily attributable to one individual, project-related documents are arranged alphabetically.

SERIES I: PHOTOGRAPHS. Arranged first into four subseries: Projects, Portraits/People, Personal, and Architecture. Alphabetical arrangement within each subseries.

SERIES II: PROJECT PAPERS. Arranged alphabetically by project name.

SERIES III: WRITINGS. Arranged alphabetically by title.

SERIES IV: CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged first into nine subseries: Frederick Baumann, Leroy S. Buffington, William Le Baron Jenney, Jenney Family, Elmer C. Jensen (architectural research), Elmer C. Jensen (professional), Elmer C. Jensen (personal), William B. Mundie, and Mundie Family. Chronological arrangement within each subseries.

SERIES V: PROFESSIONAL PAPERS & REALIA. Arranged first into five subseries: Certificates and Licenses, Chicago Plan Commission, Office Papers, Realia, and Zakharoff Investigation. Alphabetical arrangement within each subseries.

SERIES VI: PERSONAL PAPERS & REALIA. Arranged first into two subseries: William Le Baron Jenney and Elmer C. Jensen. The William Le Baron Jenney subseries is further divided into two files: Autobiographical and Biographical. The Jenney materials are arranged chronologically within each file, while the Jensen materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

SERIES VII: PRINTED PAPERS. Arranged first into five subseries: Leroy S. Buffington; Elmer C. Jensen; Architecture & Urban Design, Chicago; Architecture & Urban Design, General; and Restricted Originals. Chronological arrangement within each subseries.

SERIES VIII: SCRAPBOOKS. Arranged first into two subseries: William Le Baron Jenney and Elmer C. Jensen. Alphabetical arrangement within each subseries by title.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Jensen, Elmer C., 1870-1955.
Jenney, William Le Baron, 1832-1907.
Mundie, William Bryce, 1863-1939.
Baumann, Frederick.
Buffington, L. S. (Leroy Sunderland), 1847-1931.
Jenney & Mundie.
Jenney, Mundie & Jensen.
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--History--19th century.
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--History--20th century.
Chicago school of architecture (Movement)

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
ALautograph letter
ALSautograph letter signed
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
Flatf.flatfile
CTLcarbon typed letter
CTLcarbon typed letter signed
n.d.not dated
Portf.portfolio
TLStyped letter signed
TLtyped letter

RELATED MATERIALS IN THE RYERSON AND BURNHAM ARCHIVES, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
The "Architectural archives, primarily of Chicago Metropolitan Area [microform] : microfilm project," call number 1973 1 (Ryerson & Burnham Libraries collection) contains copies of drawings of several buildings by Leroy S. Buffington, Jenney & Mundie and Jenney, Mundie & Jensen; including: Adams & Westlake Co Storage Warehouse, Chicago Fire Monument project, Chicago National Bank, First National Bank (Champaign, IL), the Fair Store, Fort Dearborn Building, R.S. Greenlee Residence, Home Insurance Building, Illinois Monument (Vicksburg), Isabella Building, Lakeview Building, Leiter Building (1879), Leiter Building (1891), L.Z. Leiter Store, Ludington Building, Manhattan Building, National Life Building, New York Life Building and Union League Club. The microfilm collection 1973 1 also includes a few writings not found in this collection (roll 10), copies of Civil War-era correspondence and memorabilia (roll 11), as well as copies of all Jenney-related materials from the University of Michigan collection (roll 11A). A full index of microfilm collection 1973 1 is available; please ask the Archivist for more information.

RELATED MATERIALS IN CURATORIAL DEPARTMENTS, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
The Department of Architecture & Design holds several related drawings in its permanent collection, including furniture designs for Jenney's A. Poole Residence and working drawings for Jenney & Mundie's R.S. Greenlee Residence.

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

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
Portions of this collection are restricted; wherever possible, surrogate copies are provided for patron use, as noted in the series listings. The remainder of 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, patrons are requested to 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:
Elmer C. Jensen papers, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
This collection was processed by Nathaniel Parks in 2012.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
After their deaths, Jensen acquired documents created and collected by his former employers and partners William Le Baron Jenney and William B. Mundie. However, in the process of writing, editing and researching several unpublished manuscripts, Jensen intermingled many of his own papers with those that originated with Jenney or Mundie, casting doubt on the origin of some papers in this collection. Every effort has been made to identify a creator when possible.

ALTERNATE FORM AVAILABLE:
Restricted items in Series VII have color photocopy surrogates available, as noted in the series inventories. Restricted items in Series VIII have microfilm surrogates available in the "Architectural archives, primarily of Chicago Metropolitan Area [microform] : microfilm project," call number 1973 1, roll 9 (Ryerson & Burnham Libraries collection). Microfilm surrogates are also available in R&B Libraries 1973 1 for many of the unrestricted items in Series III, IV, VI and VII.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: PHOTOGRAPHS



PROJECTS:
CHICAGO NATIONAL BANK (1900).
121-127 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL. Jenney, Mundie & Jensen, architects.
Box.FF 1.1
Pre-construction.
Black and white photograph. View of stone being transported on railroad cars with unknown men in suits.
10/18/1900 1
Box.FF 1.1
Interior murals.
Color postcards. Lawrence C. Earle, artist.
n.d. 18

CRILLY BUILDING (1878).
NE corner of W. Monroe St. and S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL. Unknown architect. See photo in "Skeleton Construction: Its Origin and Development" manuscript, Box.FF 3.1.

EQUITABLE BUILDING (1902).
29 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL. Jenney & Mundie, architects.
Box.FF 1.3
Exterior detail.
Printed papers. Plate from Inland Architect. Transferred from the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries pamphlet file, 2012.
[1902] 1

FIRST NATIONAL BANK (1910).
30 Main St., Champaign, IL. Mundie & Jensen, architects.
Box.FF 1.2
Construction view.
Black and whitephotograph.
[1914] 1

JENSEN, ELMER C. RESIDENCE (1904-1905).
4041 N. Lowell Ave., Chicago, IL. Elmer C. Jensen, architect.
Box.FF 1.4
Exterior views.
Black and white photographs. Also includes envelope with notes. Two of the items are photomontages consisting of multiple small images. One photo is inaccurately dated "1900"; house was not completed until 1905.
n.d. 9
REST
Exterior view.
Black and white negative on printing block. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.5
Exterior and interior views.
Black and white and color photographs. Includes one hand-colored exterior, one cyanotype and several photos of the family automobile; interiors show living room and dining room.
n.d. 12

LEITER, LEVI Z., BUILDING (1879).
200-208 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL. W.L.B. Jenney, architect. See photo in "Skeleton Construction: Its Origin and Development" manuscript, Box.FF 3.1.

PECK, FERDINAND C., RESIDENCE (c.1887):
1826 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. Jenney and Otis, architects.
Box.FF 6.1
Exterior view.
Printed papers.
n.d. 1


PORTRAITS / PEOPLE:
Box.FF 1.7
Jenney & Mundie Office.
Black and white color photographs. 1889 portrait (tintype, 1) includes: Bernhard; Clapp; Coffman; Fisk; Elmer C. Jensen; Marsh; William B. Mundie; Owen; Dan Everett Waid. c.1890-1895 portrait (2) includes: Bernhard, William B. Mundie, Henry E. Wittekind and 6 other unidentified employees. 1893 portrait includes: Coffman, W. L. B. Jenney, Elmer C. Jensen, Lilliskau, Herman Maus, William B. Mundie, Owen, Henry E. Wittekind. 1898 portraits (6, including 2 cyanotypes) include: Armstrong, John D. Atchison, Bartlett, Bernhard, Bond, Coffman, Cracker, Durand, Fisk, Irwin, W. L. B. Jenney, Elmer C. Jensen, J. W. Johnson, May, Frank B. Meade, Mulligan, William B. Mundie, Owen, Putnam, Louis Ritter, Howard van Doren Shaw, Tom, Dan Everett Waid, Murray White, Henry E. Wittekind, Robert G. Work. 1900 portrait includes: W. L. B. Jenney, Elmer C. Jensen, J. W. Johnson, Irving G. King, Lilliskau, Herman Maus, E. A. Straus (Strauss?), Watson.
1889, c.1890-1895, 1893, 1898, 1900 12
REST
Jenney & Mundie Office.
Black and white glass negative. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Unrestricted prints available in Box.FF 1.7.
1898 1
Box.FF 1.6
Jenney, William Le Baron.
Black and white photographs and printed papers. All except two are formal portraits; remaining are views of Jenney and Mundie working at desk.
n.d. 7
Box.FF 6.2
Jenney, William Le Baron.
Black and whitephotographs. One formal portrait and one photograph of Jenney and Mundie sitting at desk.
1907, n.d. 2
Box.FF 6.3
Jenney, William Le Baron.
Black and white photographs. Includes two formal portraits and seven proofs of Jenney working; all photographs taken by Moffett Studio, 57 E. Congress St., Chicago, IL.
n.d. 9
REST
Jensen, Elmer C.
Black and white glass negative. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
1880 1
Box.FF 1.8
Jensen, Elmer C.
Black and white and color photographs. Includes two cyanotypes. Includes photo of Jensen, Paul Gerhardt and Clair W. Ditchy, president AIA.
1880, 1895, 09/30/1911, c.1940s-1950s, 1954, n.d. 23
OP 1.1
Jensen, Elmer C.
Black and white  photographs.
c.1940s-1950s 5
Box.FF 1.7
Meade, Frank B.
Black and white photograph. Draftsman in Jenney's office.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.7
Mundie, William B.
Black and white photograph.
c.1880s 1
Box.FF 1.7
Rudolf, Porter B.
Black and white photograph. Mundie & Jensen employee. View at Camp Logan, 108th Engineer Battalion.
12/20/1917 1
Box.FF 1.7
Wilder, Edward T.
Black and white photograph. Draftsman in Jenney's office.
05/09/1895 1
Box.FF 1.9
Unidentified.
Black and white photograph. Group of professional men and women.
n.d. 1

PERSONAL:
Box.FF 1.11
3004 W. Logan Blvd.
Black and white photographs.
01/1918 3
Box.FF 1.10
Advent Church members and pastor.
Black and white photograph. Including Rev. L. B. Goodwin.
n.d. 1
REST
Jensen Family and friends
Black and white negatives. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 9
Box.FF 1.12
Jensen Family automobile.
Black and white photographs.
c.1910s 3
Box.FF 1.10
Jensen, John.
Black and white photograph. Father of Elmer C. Jensen.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.13
Powell, William H., Residence, 2122 N. Western Ave. (1868).
Black and white photograph. Childhood home of Jensen and his parents, John and Sabine Jensen. Exterior views.
c.1890 2
Box.FF 1.10
Reformed Episcopal Church (Maplewood, Chicago) members.
Black and white photograph. "Sunnyside Camp."
n.d. 1
REST
"Souvenir de Paris" accordion photo album.
Black and white photographs. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1

MISCELLANEOUS ARCHITECTURE:
Box.FF 1.14
224 W. Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA.
Black and white photograph. Exterior detail. Address originally 224 S. 7th St.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.14
Chicago River at State Street.
Black and white photographs. Aerial views.
c.1920s-1940s 2
Box.FF 1.14
Parker, Daniel P., Residence), 40 Beacon St., Boston, MA (1818).
Black and white photographs. Interior views of staircase. Alexander Parris, architect.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.14
Stenton (aka James Logan Residence), 4601 N. 18th St. at Courtland St., Philadelphia, PA (1723-1730).
Black and white photographs. Exterior views. John Nicholas, architect.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.14
Upsala, 6430 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA (1798-1801).
Black and white photograph. Exterior view. John Johnson III, builder.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.14
Vernon-Wister Residence, 5708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA (1803).
Black and white photographs. Exterior view and detail. James Matthews, builder.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.14
Wyck Residence, 6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA (c.1700-1824).
Black and white photographs. Exterior view and detail. William Strickland, architect.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.14
Unidentified.
Black and white photographs. Includes urban and rural views; mostly houses and mansions; some likely in U.S. and some foreign.
n.d. 9






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: PROJECT PAPERS



15 W. WALTON STREET RESIDENCE:
15 W. Walton St. (originally 18 W. Walton Pl.)., Chicago, IL., [W.L.B. Jenney, architect?].
REST
Notebook.
Manuscript. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to 15 W. Walton St.: p.37. Client is undetermined. Notes mention "Mrs. Richard Robbins" and the address "35 1/2 Superior." Notes "Thomas on east, Gilbert on west" refer to the lot's adjacent residents: Frank Gilbert at 16 W. Walton (now 17 W.) and Herbert A. and F.A. Thomas at 20 W. Walton (now 13 W.). Project may have been unbuilt.
02/1884 1

404 BROADWAY RESIDENCE:
South Haven, MI. Elmer Jensen, architect.
OP 1.2
Preliminary sketches and design drawings.
Graphite and ink on tracing paper  architectural drawings. Includes site plan, plans, elevations, interior details and notes.
n.d. 20

BUILDERS AND DECORATOR COMPETITION; LAKESIDE BUILDING (1889):
Chicago, IL. Elmer Jensen, architect.
Box.FF 6.4
Drawings.
Printed papers. Includes plans, elevations and exterior and interior renderings.
06/04/1889 1

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH CLUB, COMPETITION FOR A TOLL GATE AND BRIDGE:
Arthur George Brown, Elmer Jensen, Conrad Bryant Schaefer, architects.
OP 1.3
Exterior renderings.
Printed papers. Published competition entries. Oversized reproduction from American Architect and Building News.
08/22/1891 3

CHURCH HOME FOR AGED PERSONS, ADDITION (c.1953):
5431-5445 S. Ingleside, at E. 54th Pl., Chicago, IL., Jensen & Halstead, architects.
Box.FF 6.5
Correspondence.
TL Regarding boiler reconstruction specifications and trustees meeting location and minutes (includes notes).
03/19/1952-12/19/1953 10

CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY:
410 Erie St. at Kalamazoo St., South Haven, MI., unknown architect.
Box.FF 6.6
Elmer C. Jensen to George R. Leever and Leonard Ladenbuger.
CTL, Drawings, andbrochures. Includes notes, sketches and repair estimates.
05/16/1945-11/15/1950 17
OP 1.4
Design drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawings, blueprints, typescript papers and CTL. Mostly regarding design or renovation of church entrance. Also includes related correspondence.
03/06/1945-11/14/1950 14
Flatf. 62.6
Design and working drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawings and blueprints. Includes exterior elevation and section, entrance enclosure elevation and section and proposed vestibule.
09/28/1941, 03/08/1945, 09/15/1950 4

CITY NATIONAL BANK (1914):
Third St. and Main St., Evansville, IN. Jenney & Mundie, architects.
Box.FF 6.7
"A Little Journey to Evansville, with the City National Bank, Especially in Mind", 16p.
Brochure and Printed papers. Regarding Evansville history; includes endorcement of City National Bank by Joe Reitz, President.
[1914] 1
Box.FF 6.7
"National City Bank to Enlarge Building."
Printed papers Describes the enlargement and remodeling plans.
01/11/1950 1

CLAYPOOL, E.F., RESIDENCE:
Chicago, IL., [W.L.B. Jenney, architect?].
REST
Notebook.
Manuscript. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to Claypool Residence: p.57. Project may have been speculative or unbuilt.
[1884] 1

CONNOR, MARY A., RESIDENCE:
3843 N. Tripp Ave., Chicago, IL. Unidentified architect.
Box.FF 6.8
Preliminary design drawings.
Graphite and ink on paper drawings. Floor plans.
n.d. 3
OP 1.5
Preliminary design drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawings. Plans.
n.d. 4

ELLIOT, ARTHUR R., RESIDENCE, ALTERATIONS (c.1927):
South Haven, MI. Jensen & Mundie, architects.
Box.FF 6.9
Arthur R. Elliot to Elmer Jensen.
TLS. Includes notes and list of fees for home additions.
10/20/1927 1
Flatf. 62.6
Design drawings.
Ink and graphite on linen architectural drawings. Elevations and plans.
n.d. 5
Flatf. 62.7
Design drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawings. Alterations. Elevations, sections and details.
04/1927 11

FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH:
500 Harrison St., SW corner of Harrison St. and Clay St., La Porte IN., [W.L.B. Jenney, architect?].
REST
Notebook.
Manuscript. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to the First Methodist Church: p.42. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. The church was built in 1884 but it's unclear whether Jenney was the architect.
[1884] 1

GRAND OPERA HOUSE:
aka Opera House & Lyric; later remodeled into Fischer Theatre. 158-164 N. Vermillion St., Danville, IL., [W.L.B. Jenney, architect?].
REST
Notebook.
Manuscript. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to the Grand Opera House: p.54. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. The opera house was built in 1884 but it's unclear whether Jenney was the architect.
[1884] 1

HIBBARD, WILLIAM G., RESIDENCE (1868):
1701 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL. William Le Baron Jenney, architect.
Box.FF 1.16
"Hibbard Home of Sixties Now Ceramic Plant," Chicago Evening Post, undated.
Color photocopies. Transferred from the Richard Nickel Archive, 2011. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
n.d. 1

HOME INSURANCE BUILDING (1884-1885):
NE corner of S. LaSalle and W. Adams Sts., Chicago, IL. William Le Baron Jenney, architect.
DRAWINGS AND CALCULATIONS
REST
Notebook.
Graphite and ink on paper architectural drawings, Manuscript and printed papers. [William Le Baron Jenney?], unknown; delineators. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to Home Insurance Building: p.1-33, 45-50, 59-112, 145, 152. Includes architectural and engineering calculations, notes, sketches, and printed papers related to fireproofing. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
03/1884-09/1884, n.d. 1
OP 1.6
Preliminary design drawing.
Graphite on paper architectural drawing. [William Le Baron Jenney, delineator]. Framing detail and section. Notes, possible in Jenney's handwriting, say: "Cast Iron Box Lintels between Columns in outer walls carrying each story independently on the Columns." Notes, in unidentified handwriting, say: "The Key to the sky scraper - Mr. Jenney's own drawing to explain skeleton construction."
c.1884 1
Box.FF 1.17
Floor heights of the Home Insurance Building.
Holograph sketch and notes. John [W...?], author.
11/1944 1
Box.FF 1.17
Site dimensions from plat survey of April 2, 1884.
Holograph sketch and notes. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]
n.d. 1

PRINTED PAPERS
Box.FF 1.17
"Built First in Steel," The Daily News.
Color photocopies. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
01/23/1902 1
Box.FF 1.18
"More Birthdays You Ought to Know," Illinois Society of Architects Bulletin.
Color photocopies. Regarding anniversaries of the Home Insurance Building. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
[1929] 1
Box.FF 1.17
"The World's First Skyscraper," Illinois Society of Architects Monthly Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 4-5 (Oct.-Nov. 1931).
Printed papers. Regarding reports generated after demolition.
10/1931-11/1931 1
Box.FF 1.17
"Historic Landmark Passes," Skyscraper Management, parts I and II (Dec. 1931).
Printed papers. Articles includes many images of the building during demolition. Regarding notable construction characteristics such as double-piping for water supply and wooden conduits for electrical wiring. Includes administrative history and significantly detailed account of the building's plumbing.
12/1931 1
Box.FF 1.17
"The Home Insurance Building: A Report on the Types of Construction Observed in the Home Insurance Building as it was Demolished," Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, February 1932, p.7-9.
Printed papers. John C. Sanderson (engineer, Sargent & Lundy), John L. McConnell (engineer), Frederick J. Thielbar (architect); authors. Includes data on both the Home Insurance and Tacoma Buildings. See also: Typescript draft in this folder.
02/1932 1
Box.FF 1.17
"Chicago's Seven Wonders," Construction, no. 2 (Feb. 1954).
Printed papers. Regarding the Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers nominations of "Seven Engineering Wonders" of the Chicago metro area.
02/1954 1
Box.FF 1.17
"Where the First Skyscraper Came From," Conservationist, undated, p.31-32.
Printed papers. Don MacNeil, author. Regarding story of Jenney being inspired by the structure of a bird cage. Includes holograph note by Jensen expressing skepticism at the claim.
n.d. 1

WRITINGS
Box.FF 1.17
["The foundations are calculated for a permanent weight of two tons..."], 1 p.
Carbon typescript. Transcript of article in Inland Architect, v.2, no.4.
c.03/1884 1
Box.FF 1.17
["As it was important in the Home Insurance Building to obtain..."], 1 p.
Carbon typescript. Transcript of article in Inland Architect, v.6, no.6.
c.late 1885 1
Box.FF 1.17
"Report of Committee for Observing the Wrecking of the Home Insurance Building to the Directors of the Western Society of Engineers," 3p.
Carbon typescript. John C. Sanderson (engineer, Sargent & Lundy), John L. McConnell (engineer), Frederick J. Thielbar (architect); authors. Published in the Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, February 1932. Includes data on both the Home Insurance and Tacoma Buildings. See also: Published version in this folder.
12/29/1931, 01/20/1932 1
Box.FF 1.17
["Information re Home Insurance Building secured from Burnham Library..."]
Typescript papers and carbon typescript papers. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Notes and bibliographic information.
10/10/1944 2
Box.FF 1.17
["Home Insurance Notes"], 1p.
Typescripts. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Notes on the chronology of skyscraper construction and short bibliography via Frank Randall.
11/14/1944 2
Box.FF 1.17
["From a viewpoint of comparison..."], 3p.
Manuscript. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Description of the structure of the Home Insurance Building, the First Leiter Building and the Tacoma Building. Includes two drafts.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.17
"Home Insurance Building," 4p.
Typescript papers. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Partial typescript and notes including short transcriptions from other sources.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.17
["Home Ins Bldg - Broke ground and began building..."]
Holograph note. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Notes on the chronology of the Home Insurance and Tacoma Buildings.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.17
["This is a copy of the plaque hanging in the Field Building..."]
Typescript papers and carbon typescript papers. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Transcript of plaque from Field Building commemorating the Home Insurance Building.
n.d. 2


IRRIGATION SYSTEMS (LAWN SPRINKLERS):
Box.FF 6.13
Correspondence.
TLS and graphite on paper architectural drawings. Includes information regarding lawn irrigation and fountain installation specifications and measured design sketches.
10/10/1925-11/11/1941, n.d. 34
OP 1.7
Technical drawing.
Ink on linen drawing.
11/11/1941 1
Flatf. 62.6
Design drawings.
Graphite on paper drawings. Site plans. Attribution disputable; could be other project.
n.d. 2

JENSEN, ELMER C. COTTAGE:
South Haven, MI. Elmer C. Jensen, architect.
OP 1.8
Design drawings.
Blueprints. Plans.
08/1950 3

JENSEN, ELMER C. RESIDENCE (Chicago):
4041 N. Lowell Ave., Chicago, IL. Elmer C. Jensen, architect.
Flatf. 62.6
Design drawings.
Blueprints. Early scheme. Includes elevations, sections and interior elevations.
08/10/1904 5
Flatf. 62.7
Design drawings.
Blueprints. Plans, elevations and sections. Drawings nos. B, 1-5.
03/31/1905 7

JENSEN, ELMER C. RESIDENCE (South Haven):
South Haven, MI. Elmer C. Jensen, architect. Attributions on some drawings disputable; could be Marwood or other project.
Box.FF 6.11
Elmer C. Jensen to Burrows Brothers.
TLS and graphite on paper architectural drawings. Includes chimney and furnace work specifications, requests for estimates, and material costs (includes notes). Also includes measured design sketches and air conditioner product brochures.
07/25/1950-10/20/1952 16
OP 1.8a
Design drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawings and blurprint. Includes dining room elevation; section, plan and elevation of curved interior staircase and handrail; vapor heating system.
12/24/1928, 12/15/1928, 02/04/1929, n.d. 4
Flatf. 62.6
Design and working drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawings and blueprints. Includes fireplace, garden pool, and canopy.
09/16/1930, 07/22/1950, n.d. 6
Flatf. 62.7
Working drawings.
Blueprints. Elevations, sections and details. Lebenbaum and Marx, architects. Labeled "1st Jensen House and Barn."
03/14/1913 3

JENSEN, JOHN, APARTMENT, INTERIOR:
5462 S. Woodlawn, #1E, Chicago, IL. Elmer C. Jensen, architect.
Box.FF 6.10
Project papers.
Correspondence, graphite on paper drawings, printed papers and realia. Includes correspondence regarding price estimates, measured design sketches for cupboard fronts and additional doors, product literature and carpet sample.
10/04/1949-10/21/1949 18
OP 1.7a
Design drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawing. Includes preliminary sketches and full-size cabinet details.
09/1949-10/1949, n.d. 9
Flatf. 62.6
Design and shop drawings.
Graphite on paper architectural drawing and blueprints. Includes preliminary sketches and full-size detail cabinet door shop drawings.
09/1949, 10/1949, n.d. 3

MARSH, MRS. MARSHALL M. S., RESIDENCE:
Chicago, IL., [W.L.B. Jenney, architect?].
REST
Notebook.
Manuscript. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to Marsh Residence: p.40, 45. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Project may have been speculative or unbuilt. Notes mention the address "2974 South Park" and the location "east side of Calumet Ave."
[1884] 1

MARWOOD (BARN PROJECT):
South Haven, MI. Elmer C. Jensen, architect.
Box.FF 6.12
Elmer C. Jensen to K.J. Marggraf c/o Hotpoint Products Planning Division.
TLS and drawings. Includes chemical analysis of well water and drawings.
10/01/1941-10/20/1952 26
OP 1.9
Design drawings and notes.
Graphite on paper drawings. Site plans.
n.d. 3
OP 1.9
Signage.
Graphite on paper drawings.
n.d. 2
Flatf. 62.6
Design drawings.
Graphite on paper drawings. Site plans. Attribution disputable; could be other project.
n.d. 2

MORROW, WILLIAM H., RESIDENCE:
753 E. Oakwood Blvd. (originally 160 Oakwood), Chicago, IL., [W.L.B. Jenney, architect?].
REST
Notebook.
Manuscript. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to Morrow Residence: p.51. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Project may have been speculative or unbuilt, though directories confirm that Morrow did live at 160 Oakwood (now 753 E.) in 1890. Notes describe a lot "west of Cottage Grove" with existing properties to the east and west, consistent with the placement of the lot at 753 east. Notes describe a three-story building with mansard roof, also consistent with extant building at 751 E. Oakwood Blvd.
[1884] 1

RIVERSIDE SCHOOL HOUSE:
Riverside, IL., [W.L.B. Jenney, architect?].
REST
Notebook.
Manuscript. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to Riverside School House: p.52. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Project may have been speculative or unbuilt.
[1884] 1

SMYTH, JOHN M., STORE (PROJECT, c.1951):
500 W. Monroe St, Chicago, IL., Mundie, Jensen, and McClurg, architects.
Box.FF 6.14
Verne O. McClurg to Elmer C. Jensen.
ALS and newspaper articles. Includes 02/01/1953 Chicago Sunday Tribune article "Early Chicago Firm Turns to Michigan Ave"; Jensen & McClurg not considered for the project. Also includes 05/17/1950 Chicago Daily News newspaper article "Building to Cost 2.5 Million".
02/02/1953 16

TACOMA BUILDING (1888-1889):
SEE ALSO: Box.FF 1.17.
NE corner of N. LaSalle and W. Madison Sts., Chicago, IL. Holabird & Roche, architect.
DRAWINGS AND CALCULATIONS
Box.FF 1.18
"Sketches and measurements made at Tacoma Bldg."
Holograph notes, graphite on paper architectural drawings. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Notes and sketches made during the demolition of the Tacoma Building. Regarding: base columns, column foundations, foundation beam footings, steel beam footings, wall thickness, and more. Includes detailed hand sketches and measurements of structural components and joints in the Tacoma Building.
03/24/1929-06/02/1929 11
Box.FF 1.18
"Section thru Matt Foundation, Tacoma Bldg., 1/4" scale."
Holograph notes, graphite on paper architectural drawings. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Measured sketch of foundation of Tacoma Building.
[1929] 1

PRINTED PAPERS
Box.FF 1.18
"The Passing of the Tacoma Building," Illinois Society of Architects Bulletin.
Color photocopies. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
04/1929 1
Box.FF 1.18
"First Skyscraper Gives Way to New," unknown source.
Color photocopies. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
[04/1929] 1
Box.FF 1.18
"First Skyscraper Built in Chicago to Yield its Place," Christian Science Monitor.
Color photocopies. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
05/01/1929 1
Box.FF 1.18
"Obsolescence in Buildings," Chicago Journal of Commerce.
Color photocopies. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
05/11/1929 1
Box.FF 1.18
"Metal in First Skyscraper is Good as New," Chicago Tribune.
Color photocopies. Also regarding the Home Insurance Building. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
05/12/1929 1
Box.FF 1.18
"Tacoma Building to be Pictured in Mosaic," Chicago Evening Post.
Color photocopies. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
06/22/1929 1
Box.FF 1.18
"A Letter on the Tacoma Building from William B. Mundie, F.A.I.A.," Illinois Society of Architects Bulletin.
Color photocopies. Mundie disputes the characterization of the Tacoma Building as being of "skeleton construction." Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
06/1929 1
Box.FF 1.18
"The First Skyscraper," Chicago Tribune.
Color photocopies. V.A. Matteson, author. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
09/19/1929 1
Box.FF 1.18
"Report on the Tacoma Building -- Prepared by the Joint Committee on Materials and Methods," Illinois Society of Architects Monthly Bulletin, vol. 14, no. 8 (Feb. 1930).
Printed papers. Regarding reports generated after demolition.
02/1930 1
Box.FF 1.18
"Chicago Sparkle with Architectural History," Northwestern Terra Cotta.
Printed papers. Regarding story attributed to Thomas E. Tallmadge in which he quotes engineer Paul Mueller as saying that the idea of skeleton construction as built in Tacoma was inspired by "the Northwestern Terra Cotta Co., which had worked out a (shelf-angle) system for supporting terra cotta bays for Adler and Sullivan for the Auditorium [Theater]."
c.1948 1
Box.FF 1.18
"Office Buildings Yesterday and Today," Jenkins Brothers.
Printed papers.
n.d. 1

WRITINGS
Box.FF 1.18
["On Feb 12th 1931 Mr. [Carl] Sieffert called at the office..."], 1p.
Holograph note. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Regarding conversation with engineer Carl Sieffert who claimed that "Fuller [Construction Co.] made all kinds of changes in the construction work."
c.02/1931 1
Box.FF 1.18
["Home Ins Bldg - Broke ground and began building..."], 1p.
Photocopies. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Notes on the chronology of the Home Insurance and Tacoma Buildings. Original in Box.FF 1.17.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.18
["Now in 1887, one year further along...], 1p.
Typescript papers. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Partial transcript of text regarding the Tacoma Building from W.A. Starrett's Skyscrapers and the Men Who Build Them. Two copies.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.18
["The Tacoma Building was wrecked in May '29..."], 1p.
Manuscript. [E.C. Jensen, author.] Regarding demolition of the Tacoma Building.
n.d. 1


TRAVEL SKETCHES:
Box.FF 6.16
Various locations.
Color watercolorsketches and printed materials. Renderings. Includes "Old Houses. Lyons." [France], barn drawings, Bavarian-style villas, St. Trinite-Falaise from the Inland Architect and News Record.
1888, n.d. 9
OP 1.10
Unidentified location.
Watercolor on cardboard. J.W. Johnson, delineator; [Elmer C. Jensen, colorist]. Rendering.
1897 1

UNION LEAGUE CLUB BUILDING (1886):
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL., W.L.B. Jenney, architect.
REST
Notebook.
Graphite and ink on paper architectural drawings, Manuscript and printed papers. [William Le Baron Jenney?], unknown; delineators. Notebook contains information on multiple projects. Pages related to Union League Club Building: p.121-144, 147-151, 153-156, 169-173 (?), 174-176, 177-179 (?). Includes architectural and engineering calculations, notes, sketches, and printed papers. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
01/1884-10/1884, n.d. 1

WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, HORTICULTURAL BUILDING (1893):
Chicago, IL., W.L.B.Jenney and W.B. Mundie, architects.
Box.FF 6.15
Specifications.
Typescript with holograph additions. Specifications for Floral Department exhibit in the Horticultural Building. Includes location, description, and architecture.
n.d. 1

UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTS:
OP 1.13
Unidentified church.
Colored charcoal on paper architectural drawing. [Elmer C. Jensen, delineator]. Rendering.
n.d. 1
Flatf. 62.6
Unidentified project.
Graphite on paper drawings. [Elmer C. Jensen, delineator]. Signage. Possibly for the Marwood project.
n.d. 3
OP 1.12
Unidentified project.
Colored ink on linen architectural drawings. Plans and elevations. Unknown architect. Possibly Jensen's early work for Jenney & Mundie?
c.1890s 7
Box.FF 6.17
Unidentified residence. Chicago, IL.
graphite on paper drawings. Preliminary sketches. Includes plans of basement, first, and second floors. Mundie, Jensen, and McClurg, architects.
08/27/1950 3
OP 1.13
Unidentified residence.
Colored charcoal on sandpaper architectural drawing. [Elmer C. Jensen, delineator]. Rendering.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.18
Various projects.
graphite on paper and ink drawings and printed papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, delineator]. Includes septic tank and rain-water cistern spec drawings, design drawings (elevations, renderings) of unidentified residences and ancillary buildings (barns or garages), and rough sketches.
05/05/1888, 04/01/1944, 02/16/1954 10
OP 1.11
Various projects.
Blueprint, graphite on paper architectural drawings. [Elmer C. Jensen, delineator]. Includes fountain design; door design; plans, elevations and details for unidentified residence (all preliminary drawings or design drawings).
10/1929, n.d. 8
REST
Various projects.
Manuscript. [William Le Baron Jenney, author?]. Notebook contains information on multiple Jenney projects including some that may not have been built. Possible projects or clients include: Edward G. Wheeler (p.39); E.A. McNeill, "west side Calumet, NW corner 30th St." (p.40); L.T. Dunning (p.41); 1840 Calumet Avenue Residence (Charles E. T?); S.L. Moore (p.44); Mrs. McNeal (p.53); Charles E. Erskine, Racine (p.171); A. Payne, artists (p.171). THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
1884, [1884] 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES III: WRITINGS


Box.FF 1.19
"Air Castles... Castles in the Air," 4p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Colloquial account of the history of the Home Insurance Building and the development of its structure.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.20
"The Architect in Civic Life," 7p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
04/18/1918 1
Box.FF 1.21
"Architects and the Housing Problem," 3p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.22
"Architectural Changes," 14p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. Speech given at the Scott Club, Fall 1952. Two drafts.
c.1952 1
Box.FF 1.23
"Architectural Chicago - Yesterday and Tomorrow," 15p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.24
Architectural Record editorial on "Wasted Opportunities," 2p.
Typescript papers and Photocopies. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Jenney's response to an editorial criticizing the plan of the New York Life Building (aka LaSalle-Monroe Building, 39 S. LaSalle St.); Jenney disputes the validity of the proposed alternate plan. Probably unpublished. Also includes a photocopy of the original "Wasted Opportunities" articles.
08/27/1894 1
Box.FF 1.25
[Associated Builders of Chicago speech], 1p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author?]. Regarding the evolution of the skyscraper.
1930? 1
Box.FF 1.26
"The Automobile and the Architect," 5p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
04/11/1916 1
Box.FF 1.27
Building Construction Industries conference, opening address, 6p.
Typescript papers. Emery Stanford Hall, author. Regarding the rating and classifying of building securities.
07/12/1934 1
Box.FF 1.28
"Building Materials," 4p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. Speech for the Acoustical Society of America.
c.1939 1
Box.FF 2.1
Cassier's Magazine editorial on "The Dangers of Steel Structures," 10p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Jenney's response to a "request for a contribution" on this topic. He offers his prefered specifications for many aspects of design and construction including: foundations, wind loads, fire proofing, partitions, interior finishes and plastering, with specific reference to both the Home Insurance Building and the Monadnock Buildings. Draft of "The Dangers of Tall Steel Structures," published in Cassier's Magazine, March 1898.
c.03/1898 1
Box.FF 2.2
"Chicago and the Skyscraper" (or "Skyscrapers of the Future"), 8p.
Typescript papers with holograph notes. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. Regarding the evolution of the skyscraper.
1948 1
Box.FF 2.3
"Chicago Architecture in 1897," 6p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Published in Chicago Record.
12/17/1897 1
Box.FF 2.4
Chicago Building Congress events.
Typescript papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Multiple writings including: "Remarks by Elmer C. Jensen at the Organization Meeting of the Proposed Chicago Building Congress, Tuesday, December 13, 1938"; WMAQ radio transcript of discussion between Jensen, Eugene Taylor and Philip Harrington (6/26/1939); "Remarks by Elmer C. Jensen... at the first meeting of the Board of Directors [of the Chicago Building Congress] (9/11/1939); "Address delivered by Elmer C. Jensen, President of Chicago Building Congress, Sherman Hotel, October 10, 1939"; "Address of Elmer C. Jensen, President, Chicago Building Congress, Palmer House, Chicago" (2/13/1940); "Remarks of Elmer C. Jensen, President, Chicago Building Congress, Annual Meeting, January 29, 1941, Sherman Hotel, Chicago"; "Remarks of Elmer C. Jensen, President of the Chicago Building Congress, 2nd Annual Banquet Conference, Palmer House, February 20, 1941"; "Remarks of Elmer C. Jensen, President, Chicago Building Congress at the Annual Building Industry Banquet, Palmer House, Grand Ball Room, February 20, 1941"; CTL to Paul D. Angell (12/31/1941); New Years greeting letter to members (1/2/1942); ["Ladies and gentlemen, fellow members...] undated speech.
1938-1942, n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.5
"Chicago Construction or Steel Skeleton Construction," 4p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Brief history of the development of the steel skeleton. Probably unpublished.
After 1889 1
Box.FF 2.5a
"Chicago Construction or Tall Buildings on a Compressible Soil." Architecture and Building, November 7, 1891, p.225-226.
Photocopies. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Similar structure to "Chicago Construction or Steel Skeleton Construction," but markedly different content.
11/07/1891 1
Box.FF 2.6
Chicago Evening Post editorial, 3p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Regarding alleged mistakes in the Post's "Reply for Buffington" article.
After 1897 1
Box.FF 2.6a
"Chicago, the Home of the Skyscraper," 3p.
Carbon typescript papers and Manuscript. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. Includes copy of TL from Engineering Record.
c.1938? 2
Box.FF 2.7
"City Beautiful," 10p on 4 leaves.
Manuscript. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
1924 1
Box.FF 2.8
"City Planning," 6p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
1914 1
Box.FF 2.9
"Columns," 6p.
Carbon typescript. [William Le Baron Jenney, author.] Also available as part of "Lectures," Box.FF 2.28.
05/18/1896 1
Box.FF 2.10
"City Planning," 3p.
Typescript papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Remarks by Jensen before the joint meeting of the Producers Council of Chicago and the Chicago Chapter AIA.
06/09/1942 2
Box.FF 2.11
"The Construction of a Heavy, Fireproof Building on a Compressible Soil," 5p.
Typescript papers and Photocopies. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Speech read before 19th annual AIA convention in Nashville, TN (10/1/1885). Published in Inland Architect, vol.6, no. 6, p.100 (photocopy included).
1885 2
Box.FF 2.12
"The Dangers of Tall Steel Structures," Cassier's Magazine, vol.13, no. 5, p.413-422.
Photocopies. William Le Baron Jenney, author. See also: Cassier's Magazine editorial on "The Dangers of Steel Structures," Box.FF 2.1.
03/1898 1
Box.FF 2.13
"The Development of the Skyscraper," 4p.
Typescript papers, holograph notes and correspondence. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Includes two typescript drafts, holograph notes and related correspondence.
03/1948, n.d. 9
Box.FF 2.14
"Discussion of the Papers on the Legitimate Design of the Architectural Casing for Skeleton Structures," 2p.
Typescript papers and photocopies. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Jenney's response to "The Legitimate Design of the Architectural Casing for Skeleton Structures" papers by Henry Rutgers Marshall and C. H. Blackall, presented at the 31st Annual AIA Convention (1899). Blackall's speech was published in American Architect and Building News, December 2, 1899, p.78-80 (photocopy included).
[1900] 2
Box.FF 2.15
"Discussion upon the Paper of Edward Clapp Shankland... on Steel Skeleton Construction in Chicago," 2p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Jenney's response to Shankland's "Steel Skeleton Construction in Chicago," published 1896 and excerpted from minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. CXXVII, session 1896-1897. Part ii.
[1900] 2
Box.FF 2.16
Engineering Record editorial on "Bad Building Construction in New York," 4p.
Typescript papers and photocopies. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Jenney's response to "Bad Building Construction" editorial in the December 9, 1883 Engineering Record. Published in Engineering Record, January 6, 1894. Includes photocopies of original editorial and Jenney's published response.
[01/1894] 4
Box.FF 2.17
Engineering Record editorial on "Structural Adjustments for Expansion and Contraction," 2p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Jenney's response to an article in the May 25th issue of Engineering Record. Includes mentions of the Home Insurance and First Leiter Buildings.
05/28/1895 1
Box.FF 2.18
"Evolution in the Architecture of the Most Important Office Buildings in Chicago during the Past Fourteen Years," 8p.
Typescript papers, photocopy and correspondence. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Jenney's submission for an "article on the Evolution of building" to be published in the Chicago Tribune. Probably unpublished. Includes TL to Tribune editor John Strong and photocopy of published article (not by Jenney), "Old and New Chicago."
05/15/1896 3
Box.FF 2.19
"Expositions," 7p.
Typescript papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Critique of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition plan. Includes detailed description of staff (building material) and its variable constitution.
c.1893 1
Box.FF 2.20
"Fireproofing with Burned Clay," 7p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Probably unpublished.
After 1897 1
Box.FF 2.21
"History of the Steel Skeleton Construction, Generally Known as The Chicago Construction," 4p.
Typescript papers with holograph corrections. [William Le Baron Jenney, author?]. Probably unpublished. One version with holograph additions and corrections.
07/08/1896 2
Box.FF 2.22
"History of the Steel Skeleton Construction that has Made High Buildings Possible," 4p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author?]. Probably unpublished.
After 1897 1
Box.FF 2.23
["History of tall buildings in Chicago dates from the erection...], 3p.
Typescript papers with holograph corrections and additions. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Probably unpublished.
After 1884 1
Box.FF 2.24
["The Home Insurance Building was the first...], 5p.
Typescript papers. [William B. Mundie, author?]. Probably unpublished.
After 1890 1
Box.FF 2.25
"How Should City Planning Be Administered," 2p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. NBC [radio?] broadcast.
02/14/1939 2
Box.FF 2.26
"Iron & Steel," 9p.
Typescript papers with holograph corrections and additions. [William Le Baron Jenney] and William B. Mundie, authors. Probably unpublished. Includes additions and comments by Mundie.
1896 1
Box.FF 2.27
["It was but a few years ago when Architecture in the United States..."], 5p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author?]. Regarding architectural education in the U.S.; mentions influence of 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Probably unpublished.
c.1893 1
Box.FF 2.28
"Lectures," 43p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Lectures given at The Art Institute of Chicago. Includes: "Masonry" (8p.), "Steel and Steel Construction" (29p.), "Columns" (6p.).
01/22/1894, 02/02/1894, 02/09/1894, 02/16/1894, 05/04/1896, 05/18/1896, 05/26/1896 1
Box.FF 2.29
"Lessons of a Fire," The Chicago Chronicle, February 28, 1904.
Color photocopies. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. Regarding the Great Baltimore Fire (February 7-8, 1904). Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
02/28/1904 1
Box.FF 2.30
"Love - The Universal Power," 8p.
Typescript papers and carbon typescript papers with holograph notes. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
09/21/1924 2
Box.FF 2.30a
"Masonry," 6p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Partial copy. Full version available as part of "Lectures," Box.FF 2.28.
01/22/1894 1
Box.FF 2.31
"Memoirs," approximately 25p.
Typescript papers, manuscript papers and printed papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Includes assortment of partial drafts, notes and newspaper clippings.
09/21/1924 10
Box.FF 2.32
"The Misfit Architect," 2p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. Speech given at the Second Annual Convention of Illinois Architects.
10/06/1915 1
Box.FF 2.33
National Brick Manufacturers Association speech, 4p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Regarding bricks and the "extreme modesty of the Chicago Citizen." Probably unpublished.
01/24/1894 1
Box.FF 2.34
"Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Law," 7p.
Carbon typescript papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Speech given at the City Club of Chicago.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.35
"The New Architecture," 1p.
Manuscript papers. William F. Lamb, author. Regarding the dawn of the skyscraper age and the resulting "new architecture" which Lamb believes must be based in "logic and frankness and well as beauty." Jensen found this short manuscript in the papers of William B. Mundie.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.36
"Notes on Col. W.A. Starrett's Book on Skyscrapers," 2p.
Carbon typescript papers. Carl Seiffert, author.
06/15/1929 1
Box.FF 2.37
"Origin of the Skyscraper, part I." Union League Men and Events, September 1950, p.21-23.
Printed papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author.
09/1950 2
Box.FF 2.37
"Origin of the Skyscraper, part II." Union League Men and Events, October 1950, p.15-17.
Printed papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author.
10/1950 2
Box.FF 2.38
"Origin of the Skyscraper" related notes and correspondence.
Correspondence, typescript papers and manuscript papers. Elmer C. Jensen and others, author.
11/1950-12/1950, n.d. 27
Box.FF 2.39
"Professional Co-operation," 3p.
Typescript papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author.
10/04/1914 1
Box.FF 2.40
"Quality of the Steel in Our Important Buildings," 5p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author?]. Regarding failures in early steel production; steel use in the Second Leiter Building; concerns about oxidation in early steel; the use of Portland Cement as fireproofing and insulation. Probably unpublished.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.41
"Recollections of Steele Mackaye," 6p.
Carbon typescript papers and manuscript papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Includes holograph notes. Regarding design and construction of the Spectatorium and Chicago Fire Panorama, and socializing with Mackaye and others (Moses P. Handy, Benjamin Butterworth).
08/28/1928 1
Box.FF 2.42
"Report of the Committee Appointed by the Marshall Field Estate for the Examination of the Structure of the Home Insurance Building," 22p.
Carbon typescript papers with holograph notes. Field Committee, author.
[1932] 1
Box.FF 2.43
"The Skeleton Construction," 6p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author?]. Submitted to the Chicago Daily News for publication. Possibly unpublished.
12/07/1901 1
Box.FF 3.1-3.3
"Skeleton Construction: Its Origin and Development," 178p.
Typescript papers with holograph additions and corrections and black and white photographs. William B. Mundie, author. Includes photographs of First Leiter Building (Levi Z. Leiter Building, 1879; p.27 verso) and Crilly Building (NE corner of Dearborn and Monroe, 1878; p.28).
1932 1
Box.FF 3.4
"Skeleton Construction: Its Origin and Development," Jensen notes, 37p.
Typescript papers with holograph additions and corrections. Elmer C. Jensen, author.
1944, 1948, 1953, n.d. 30
Box.FF 3.5
["The skyscraper, many authorities declare, is the...,] 4p.
Typescript paperswith holograph additions and corrections. Paul Darrow Paddock, author. Paddock was a "newspaper and publicity man" and the head of North Shore Improvement association
After 1932 1
Box.FF 3.6
"The Sphinx," 3p.
Typescript papers and manuscript papers with holograph additions and corrections. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Speech given to the Chicago Literary Club. Probably unpublished.
[c.1900?] 1
Box.FF 3.7
"Steel and Steel Construction," 6p.
Typescript papers and carbon typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Also available as part of "Lectures," Box.FF 2.28. Includes "Class in Architecture" on steel construction, also from "Lectures" and small sketch on business card.
02/02/1894, 05/04/1896 2
Box.FF 3.8
"The Steel Skeleton of the Modern Sky-Scrapers: the Engineering Problem," 18p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Also available as part of "Lectures," Box.FF 2.28. Includes "Class in Architecture" on steel construction, also from "Lectures" and small sketch on business card.
c.1890 2
Box.FF 3.9
"Stories," 4p.
Carbon typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author?].
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.10
"Tapestries of Life," 13p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author?]. Radio play about the life of W.Le Baron Jenney.
09/16/1947 1
Box.FF 3.11
"The Tendency of American Architecture," 4p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
06/28/1917 1
Box.FF 3.12
["There are many people who conscientiously...]," 10p.
Typescript papers and carbon typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author]. On Jensen's personal philosophy.
09/28/1924 2
Box.FF 3.13
["There is a sort of brotherly alliance between the Architect and the Builder...,]" 6p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Colloquial reminiscences of working relationship between architects and builders. Probably unpublished.
06/1898? 1
Box.FF 3.14
["Three years after the opening of the Exposition...,]" 2p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Jenney's reflections on the legacy of the fair: "The Exposition was a great educator. It did more for architecture in America than was ever accomplished before in the entire four hundred years since its discovery..." Probably unpublished.
c.1896 1
Box.FF 3.15
Times Herald editorial, 2p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Regarding article on the fall of the Ireland Building in New York City which claimed that steel for tall buildings received no inspection.
08/27/1895 1
Box.FF 3.16
"Traffic and City Planning," 3p.
Typescript papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author].
01/30/1940 2
Box.FF 3.17
Union League Club Annual Meeting address, 5p.
Typescript papers, carbon typescript papers with holograph corrections and additions and correspondence. Elmer C. Jensen, author.
06/1953 2
Box.FF 3.18
"What Can Reasonably Be Expected From Fireproofing," 3p.
Typescript papers and photocopies. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Published in Fireproof Magazine, July 1902, p.12-13. Includes photocopies of original article.
c.1902 2
Box.FF 3.19
"What Influence had the World's Columbian Exposition Exerted Upon Architecture," 4p.
Typescript papers. William Le Baron Jenney, author. Jenney's reply to the Chicago Herald in which he comments on the role of sculptors and painters, on collaboration and design continuity, the value of technical education and "the harmony of the architecture with all the surroundings" in regards to the Fair.
04/02/1894 1
Box.FF 3.20
"Wind Bracing," 5p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Similar to "The Wind Pressure in Tall Buildings of Skeleton Structure" (see Box.FF 3.21). Probably unpublished.
After 1891 1
Box.FF 3.21
"The Wind Pressure in Tall Buildings of Skeleton Construction," 8p.
Typescript papers and photocopies. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Published in Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects, volume 28, p.153-158. Includes photocopies of original article, another article read at the convention (Thomas Hastings' "High Buildings and Good Architecture") and a transcript of the roundtable discussion following (Clarence Blackall, Jenney, George B. Post and others). Similar to "Wind Bracing" (see Box.FF 3.20). Includes 6 page draft and 2 page untitled draft.
[1894] 3
Box.FF 3.22
World Congress of Architects, circular, 4p.
Typescript papers. Robert Craik McLean, Secretary, World Congress of Architects. Request for papers on specific topics.
01/01/1893 1
Box.FF 3.23
"World's Fair," 2p.
Typescript papers. [William Le Baron Jenney, author]. Colloquial reminscences of the design and planning process for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, including the selection of Loredo Taft and Frederick MacMonnies as sculptors.
After 1893 1
Box.FF 3.24
"The World's First Skeleton Building," 13p including appendices.
Typescript papers, photocopies and printed papers. Elmer C. Jensen, author. Includes 6 copies of typescript and magazine clipping.
11/1944 7
Box.FF 3.25
"The World's First Skyscraper," 9p.
Typescript papers [Elmer C. Jensen, author?].
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.26
"You Can Now Help to Rebuild Chicago," 6p.
Typescript papers and printed papers Elmer C. Jensen, author. Includes published version from Illinois Society of Architects Monthly Bulletin.
07/21/1941 2
Box.FF 3.27
Untitled notes, 16p.
Manuscript papers and photocopies [William B. Mundie, author?]. Regarding specifications for Home Insurance Building, Tacoma Building and Leiter Building, as well as bibliographic references. Includes envelope with Jensen's notes and magazine clipping (photocopy). Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
07/21/1941 18






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SERIES IV: CORRESPONDENCE



BAUMANN, FREDERICK:
Box.FF 3.28
"Improvement in the Construction of Tall Buildings."
Printed papers with holograph additions and photocopies. Includes original with Baumann's notes, original with unidentified notes and reproduction.
[1884] 3
Box.FF 3.28
Baumann to Elmer C. Jensen.
ALS with holograph additions. Regarding upcoming changes to Chicago building code and Baumann's belief that all department stores should be fireproofed. Includes Jensen's notes.
12/01/1913 1
Box.FF 3.28
Baumann to George E. Hooker (secretary, City Club of Chicago).
ALS. Regarding the need to fireproof skyscrapers and department stores.
12/01/1913 1
Box.FF 3.28
George E. Hooker (secretary, City Club of Chicago) to Frank D. Chase.
TLS. Acknowledgement of Baumann's letter of 12/01/1913.
12/20/1913 1
Box.FF 3.28
Elmer C. Jensen to Baumann.
CTLS. Acknowledgement of Baumann's letter of 12/01/1913.
12/23/1913 1
Box.FF 3.28
Elmer C. Jensen to George E. Hooker.
CTLS. Regarding Baumann's letter of 12/01/1913.
12/23/1913 1
Box.FF 3.28
Frank D. Chase to Elmer C. Jensen.
TLS. Regarding Baumann's letter of 12/01/1913; Chase says "It is unnecessary to bring the subject before my Committee."
12/27/1913 1
Box.FF 3.28
Frank D. Chase to Baumann.
TLS with holograph additions. Regarding Baumann's letter of 12/01/1913; Chase says "As I have stated to you before, this subject is now adequately covered by ordinance, and I do not believe that our Committee can take any successful action on the subject." Includes Baumann's notes on their conversation.
12/27/1913 1
Box.FF 3.28
Baumann to Elmer C. Jensen.
ALS. Regarding [Peter B.] Wight and the need to fireproof skyscrapers and department stores.
01/18/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
Baumann to Elmer C. Jensen.
ALS. Regarding the need to fireproof skyscrapers and department stores and Baumann's attempt to solicit help from Jensen.
02/11/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
Baumann to Elmer C. Jensen.
ALS. Another request for help from Jensen.
02/23/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
Elmer C. Jensen to Frank D. Chase.
CTLS. Regarding Baumann's persistence regarding fireproofing.
02/26/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
Elmer C. Jensen to Baumann.
CTLS. Regarding reply to Chase.
02/26/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
Baumann to Elmer C. Jensen.
ALS. Regarding attempt to visit Jensen.
03/11/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
Frank D. Chase to Elmer C. Jensen.
TLS. Regarding Baumann's persistence and the difficulty in making changes to the building code.
03/24/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
Webster Tomlinson (Illinois Chapter, AIA) to Mundie & Jensen.
TLS. Regarding Baumann's request to distribute copies of "Improvement in the Construction of Tall Buildings."
12/17/1914 1
Box.FF 3.28
[New and simple method of providing old foundations, as they are,...].
Printed papers and architectural print. Frederick Baumann, author. Regarding method of strengthening party walls and existing foundations to accommodate tall buildings. Includes section of proposed system.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.28
"Shielding Goods in Tall Buildings."
Carbon typescript papers . [Frederick Baumann, author].
n.d. 1

BUFFINGTON, LEROY S.:
Box.FF 3.29
Buffington to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
TL with holograph additions. Regarding "Iron Building Construction" patent and request to "refrain from infringement of said patent or any of its claims." Includes Jenney's holograph reply.
Before 05/14/1892 1
Box.FF 3.29
Buffington to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
ALS. Regarding enclosure of "Iron Building Construction" patent pamphlet.
05/14/1892 1
Box.FF 3.29
"Buffington's Patent Iron Building Construction."
Pamphlet.
c.1892 1
Box.FF 3.29
William Le Baron Jenney to James H. Raymond (law office of Raymond & Barnett), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding Jenney's offer to help in Buffington patent suits.
09/14/1904 1
Box.FF 3.29
[William Le Baron Jenney] to James H. Raymond (law office of Raymond & Barnett), 1p.
CTL. Request for legal representation.
10/21/1904 1
Box.FF 3.29
James H. Raymond (law office of Raymond & Barnett) to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
TLS. Regarding Jenney's request for legal representation.
10/22/1904 1
Box.FF 3.29
William Le Baron Jenney to James H. Raymond (law office of Raymond & Barnett), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding Jenney's contact with other lawyers regarding the Buffington patent claims and Buffington's defeat in a recent case. Includes business card of Paul Carpenter.
11/11/1904 2
Box.FF 3.29
Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC) to William Le Baron Jenney, 2p.
TLS with holograph additions and CTL. Regarding their legal representation of Sixty Wall Street in the Buffington vs. Sixty Wall Street case and a request for more information from Jenney. Includes Jenney's notes.
02/09/1905 2
Box.FF 3.29
Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC) to Jenney & Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Regarding offer to reimburse for telegraph and request for Jenney's Los Angeles address.
02/21/1905 1
Box.FF 3.29
Marie L. De Bost (Jenney & Mundie) to L.E. Ritter, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding communications within office regarding Cary & Robinson requests.
02/23/1905 2
Box.FF 3.29
Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC) to Marie L. De Bost (Jenney & Mundie), 1p.
TLS. Regarding the need to speak to Jenney and an offer to settle their case for a small figure.
03/10/1905 1
Box.FF 3.29
Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC) to L.E. Ritter, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the need for an answer to their previous request for information.
03/10/1905 1
Box.FF 3.29
[L.E. Ritter] to Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC), 1p.
CTL. Regarding their previous letter and arrangements to send information soon.
03/14/1905 1
Box.FF 3.29
[L.E. Ritter] to Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC), 1p.
CTL. Regarding the tracing of drawings from the Home Insurance Building plans illustrating the spandrel sections and William B. Mundie's involvement in completing the request.
03/20/1905 1
Box.FF 3.29
William B. Mundie to Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC), 2p.
TLS. Regarding previous requests for information. Mundie explains that Jenney is "in poor health... in California and will not return for some time, if at all." He describes enclosed drawings which show "columns, girders and floor beams with iron supporting columns in the masonry piers of the exterior walls" and "a section of the exterior wall with the iron columns and iron lintels between columns supporting the masonry between columns and transmitting the weight to the wall or pier columns." Mundie recounts his early years at the firm and notes that the Dearborn Foundry Co., which were contractors for the iron and steel in the Home Insurance Building, "can testify as to the construction of this building."
03/21/1905 1
Box.FF 3.29
Cary & Robinson (law office, NYC) to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Acknowledgement of Mundie's letter of the 21st.
03/23/1905 1
Box.FF 3.29
Buffington to Question Editor, Liberty magazine, 2p.
TLS. Regarding Liberty's claim that Jenney was the inventor of the modern skyscraper; Buffington denies the claim and names himself as the originator.
10/26/1926 1
Box.FF 3.29
Hugh Fullerton (Liberty magazine) to Mundie & Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding Buffington's letter of the 26th.
10/31/1926 1

JENNEY, WILLIAM LE BARON:
Box.FF 3.30
W.M.R.French (Director, the Art Institute of Chicago) to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Regarding thanks to Jenney for lectures delivered and gift of Dancing Faun statuette as token of appreciation.
09/08/1894 3
Box.FF 3.30
J.H. Washburn (Home Insurance Company) to Engineering Record editor, 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Confirming Jenney's claim as inventor of skeleton construction.
06/10/1896 2
Box.FF 3.30
[William Le Baron Jenney] to F.T. Gates (Bessemer Steam Ship Co.), 3p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Regarding Gates's inquiry in Engineering Record for the inventor of "practically working out the idea of lofty steel construction of buildings." Jenney replies with a claim to the title and other information about the structure of the Home Insurance Building, the Monadnock Building, the Tacoma Building, and the Rookery. Jenney also claims to have invented the use of gusset plates at column junctions for wind bracing. Jenney mentions the construction of the New York Life Building (Chicago, 1892).
07/02/1896 4
Box.FF 3.30
Oliver S. Carter (National Bank of the Republic) to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Confirming Jenney's claim as inventor of skeleton construction.
07/06/1896 8
Box.FF 3.30
F.T. Gates (Bessemer Steam Ship Co.) to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Acknowledgement of Jenney's letters. Gates explains the Bessemer's plan to name ships after "benefactors of the iron and steel industry" and his intention to include Jenney among the honored.
07/06/1896 9
Box.FF 3.30
William Le Baron Jenney to John H. Washburn (Home Insurance Co.), 2p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Regarding "an endeavor on the part of [those other than Jenney] to claim the invention [of the steel skeleton]." Jenney solicits Washburn's help in bolstering his claim.
07/07/1896 4
Box.FF 3.30
William Le Baron Jenney to F.T. Gates (Bessemer Steam Ship Co.), 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Agrees with Gates that living men shoulf be excluded from being named on a ship.
07/08/1896 4
Box.FF 3.30
John H. Washburn (Home Insurance Co.) to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Regarding Jenney's solicitation for help in the letter of the 7th.
07/10/1896 8
Box.FF 3.30
William Le Baron Jenney to Mr. Strobel, 2p.
TL. Regarding Strobel's article in Engineering Record and alleged errors in the article. Jenney explains that steel was prohibitively expensive to use throughout the entire building.
07/27/1896 1
Box.FF 3.30
F.T. Gates (Bessemer Steam Ship Co.) to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Request for permission to name a ship after Jenney.
02/13/1897 9
Box.FF 3.30
William Le Baron Jenney to F.T. Gates (Bessemer Steam Ship Co.), 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Acceptance and thanks for ship-naming honor and comments on proper spelling of his name.
c.02/1897 4
Box.FF 3.30
William H. Birkmire to William Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
ALS. Regarding request for information on the "first skeleton building...and other bldgs built in Chicago on the skeleton plan prior to 1888."
08/19/1899 1
Box.FF 3.30
William Le Baron Jenney to William H. Birkmire, 5p.
CTL. Reply to Birkmire's letter of the 19th. Regarding the Home Insurance Building, Tacoma Building, Montauk Block, Tower Building (NYC) and Buffington's patent and claim.
08/21/1899 1
Box.FF 3.30
William Le Baron Jenney to William H. Birkmire, 2p.
CTL. Regarding the impetus for skeleton construction, the party walls of the Home Insurance Building, and claims that the Tower Building was the first building of skeleton construction.
08/26/1899 1

JENNEY FAMILY:
Box.FF 3.30
Engineering Record editor to William Le Baron Jenney Jr., 1p.
TL and CTL. Transcript. Regarding Bessemer Steamship Company's naming of a ship after Jenney.
06/30/1938 3
Box.FF 4.1
Max Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p.
ALS. Regarding death of Marie L. De Bost and Jenney's son, the artist Newell Jenney; request for status of E. A. Russell (Otis Elevator Co.), Louis Vierling, Robert Vierling (Vierling Steel Works), Bob Dwen and Dan Everett Waid; and personal matters.
02/20/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max Jenney, 2p.
CTLS. Regarding death of Marie L. De Bost; status of E. A. Russell (Otis Elevator Co.); deaths of Louis Vierling and Robert Vierling (Vierling Steel Works); death of Bob Dwen; death and finances of Dan Everett Waid; and personal matters.
02/29/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Max Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p.
ALS. Regarding Jenney's son, the artist Newell Jenney and his career; Dauchy Iron Works and Dauchy Family (George K. Dauchy, Samuel Otis Dauchy, Elinor Beatrix Dauchy, Otis Burr Dauchy, George Vivus Dauchy); Adolph Bernhard.
04/21/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding retirement of business partners and other personal matters.
04/28/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Untitled note, 1p.
Manuscript. Birth dates of Jenney family members.
04/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Max Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding moving, selling and buying property.
11/11/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Charles A. Harris to Harry Pope, 1p.
CTL. Regarding "another [article from the Fairhaven Star newspaper] pertaining to the Jenney family." Includes transcript of document, a notice of a lost dog with plate marked "W.L.B. Jenney."
11/22/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding retirement of business partners and Jensen's intention to keep the firm alive.
11/28/1944 1
Box.FF 4.1
Max Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding Fairhaven Star newspaper article transcribed in letter of 11/22/1944 and request for photos of Jenney Residence.
02/01/1945 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding request for photos of Jenney Residence.
02/19/1945 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding health issues and the change of the firm name from Mundie & Jensen to Mundie, Jensen & McClurg.
12/23/1946 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Holiday greetings.
c.12/1946 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 3p.
ALS. Regarding Max's health and his wish to write "the history of the first skyscraper."
04/03/1947 1
Box.FF 4.1
Untitled note, 1p.
Typescript papers. Regarding Calumet Building and Montauk Block and bibliographic references.
04/23/1947 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Elizabeth Jenney, 2p.
CTL. Regarding date of demolition of the Home Insurance Building, height of the Calumet Building and the Montauk Block, a list of other so-called "fireproof" buildings in Chicago, and structure of the First Leiter Building.
04/24/1947 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 4p.
ALS. Regarding Max's health and personal matters.
05/08/1947 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding radio broadcast on the skyscraper.
07/02/1947 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 3p.
ALS. Regarding Max's health and his recollections of his father: "[Max] recalls [W.L.B. Jenney] telling on his return from Marketing [the Home Insurance Building] he had among other things a head of endives -- he held up a leaf and told Mr. Adler of Adler and Sullivan to incorporate in his designs -- this was the beginning of what was Mr. Adler's buildings."
03/14/1949 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 3p.
ALS. Regarding health of Frank L.B. Jenney and family.
05/04/1949 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max and Elizabeth Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding health of Frank L.B. Jenney and family and search for Jenney scrapbook.
05/19/1949 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max and Elizabeth Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding health of Frank L.B. Jenney and family and search for Jenney scrapbook.
08/23/1949 1
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Elmer C. Jensen to Winifred (Mrs. Frank L.B.) Jenney, 1p.
CTLS. Condolences on Frank's death and request for son's address.
08/23/1949 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 4p.
ALS. Regarding move back to Glendale, Frank L.B. Jenney's Lakeside home and family.
02/02/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max and Elizabeth Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding death of Frank L.B. Jenney and family, search for Jenney scrapbook and retirement of John Lilleskau.
02/03/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Untitled note, 1p.
Manuscript. Address for William Le Baron Jenney, Tuscon, AZ and Sonora, Mexico.
02/11/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max and William Le Baron Jenney (great grandson of W.L.B. Jenney, architect), 1p.
CTL. Requesting examination of Jenney scrapbook. Includes envelope.
02/03/1950 2
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding move back to Glendale.
03/15/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max and Elizabeth Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding search for Jenney scrapbook.
04/14/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 4p.
ALS. Regarding Max's health, personal matters and search for Jenney scrapbook.
06/21/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Max and Elizabeth Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Two letters, one regarding failed attempt to contact great grandson William Le Baron Jenney; one regarding inquiry as to whether Jenney had a brother named Walter.
06/26/1950 2
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 4p.
ALS. Regarding Frank Jenney's widow, family matters and an architect named "Mr. Ellis" that had known Jenney and Mundie.
08/20/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Parmely Pritchard, 1p.
CTL. Regarding Frank L.B. Jenney estate.
10/26/1950 1
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Max Jenney [Jr.] and Betty [Jenney?] to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Holiday greetings.
12/15/1950 1
Box.FF 4.1
Parmely Pritchard to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding Frank L.B. Jenney estate and the probated will. Includes original TLS of Jensen to Pritchard (10/26/50) with a list of (Frank jenney's?) property on the verso.
01/01/1951 2
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 3p.
ALS. Regarding Frank Jenney's widow, Max's health and personal matters.
01/16/1951 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Parmely Pritchard, 1p.
CTL. Regarding Frank L.B. Jenney estate.
01/16/1951 1
Box.FF 4.1
Evelyn Fields to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TL. Transcript. Regarding Jenney Family genealogy.
06/04/1951 1
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Max Jenney [Jr.] and Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Family greetings.
09/01/1951 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elmer C. Jensen to Winifred (Mrs. Frank L.B.) Jenney, 1p.
CTL. Regarding search for Jenney scrapbook and requests for clarification of Jenney Family genealogy.
11/07/1951 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Greetings.
07/18/1952 1
Box.FF 4.1
Marion Hochschild (secretary to E.C. Jensen) to William Le Baron Jenney (great grandson of W.L.B. Jenney, architect), 1p.
CTL. Requesting return of Jenney scrapbook after microfilming.
01/30/1953 1
Box.FF 4.1
Elizabeth Jenney to Elmer C. Jensen, 3p.
ALS. Regarding the Home Insurance Building competition and design, why Jenney never sought a patent, and Max's health. On the patent: "People asked him why he did not get a patent. He thought he could not, as he only stood a steel bridge on end." On the competition: "How he happened to get the contract to build the building. A friend of his connected with the Insurance Co. told Father they were going to give a prize [for the best design]."
02/09/1954 1

JENSEN, ELMER C. (ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH):
Box.FF 4.2
Mundie & Jensen to Corydon C. Purdy, 1p.
CTL. Regarding enclosed drawings.
02/23/1921 1
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Corydon T. Purdy to Mundie & Jensen, 1p.
TLS with holograph notes. Regarding Haven's letter of 02/23/1921 and acknowledgement of drawings.
03/09/1921 1
Box.FF 4.2
W.A. Hoyt to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS with holograph notes. Regarding the use of steel in early tall buildings and the Home Insurance Building and Mr. Fuller's (Fuller Construction) comments on the subject.
09/09/1921 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to W.A. Hoyt, 1p.
CTLS with holograph notes. Regarding Mr. Fuller's (Fuller Construction) discussions with Jenney and the supervisory engineer sent from Washington to review plans for Home Insurance Building.
10/29/1921 1
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Corydon C. Purdy to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p.
TLS. Regarding publications on the history of steel construction; business opportunities in Cuba; that the Home Insurance Building drawings "clearly show that the walls on the street facades... were carried on cast iron lintels that were supported by the columns but [that] the contention is made... that the building was not actually constructed in accordance with these drawings; that these cast iron lintels did not rest on the columns." Purdy states that "[Jenney] deserves very great credit in reference to the development of modern ideas in construction" but that he does "not have enough data in regard to [Jenney's] work... to make a satisfactory paper in regard to it."
11/14/1921 1
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Julian R. Cowin to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Request for information on the early history of the skyscraper.
05/16/1923 1
Box.FF 4.2
A.T. North (The American Architect) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding Jensen's letter of 01/07/24 and Louis Ritter.
01/14/1924 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to P.W. Kunning (Chicago Association of Commerce), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding history of early Jenney partnerships, including: Jenney, Schermerhorn & Bogart; Jenney & Loring (Sanford D. Loring); William Le Baron Jenney (?-1887); Jenney & Otis (1887-1888); Jenney & Mundie (1891-1905); Jenney, Mundie & Jensen (1905-1907); Mundie & Jensen (1907-1936); Mundie, Jensen, Bourke & Havens. Includes magazine clipping.
07/20/1937 2
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Frank Le Baron Jenney, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding date inconsistencies from the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript about when Jenney came to Chicago.
07/21/1937 1
Box.FF 4.2
Unidentified to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
AL. Regarding date inconsistencies from the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript about when Jenney came to Chicago. "As far as he can recollect it was probably in 1867. His brother Max was born in Chicago on May 2, 1868."
07/22/1937 1
Box.FF 4.2
Trent E. Sanford (curator, Museum of Science and Industry) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the museum's ability to save "one complete structural bay" of the Home Insurance Building before demolition.
12/17/1937 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Elizabeth Drury, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding searching for historical records documenting Jenney projects.
12/27/1937 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elizabeth Drury to Elmer C. Jensen, 3p (1 leaf).
CTLS. Regarding searching for historical records documenting Jenney projects; William Page Residence (dubious Louis Sullivan attribution, possibly by Jenney); Thomas A. Wright Residence (3601 S. Michigan Ave.; W.L.B. Jenney, architect; 1889).
12/29/1937 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Elizabeth Drury, 4p.
CTLS with holograph additions. Regarding searching for historical records documenting Jenney projects; Thomas A. Wright Residence (3601 S. Michigan Ave.; W.L.B. Jenney, architect; 1889); history of early Jenney partnerships; partial transcriptions of autobiographical information of William B. Mundie and William Le Baron Jenney from Mundie's skeleton manuscript.
12/30/1937 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Thomas Tallmadge, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding [John Carlisle] Bollenbacher's letter and William Orr Ludlow's article on Skeleton Construction; Tallmadge's report [on the Home Insurance Building by the Field Committee].
01/07/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John Carlisle Bollenbacher, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding William Orr Ludlow's article on Skeleton Construction; "The Building Post"'s influence on the development of skeleton construction; Mundie's manuscript.
01/10/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
Thomas Tallmadge to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding William Orr Ludlow and request for copies of Mundie's manuscript.
01/18/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Thomas Tallmadge, 1p.
TLS. Regarding William Orr Ludlow and request for copies of Field Committee report.
01/19/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
William Orr Ludlow to Thomas Tallmadge, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the Field Committee report which Ludlow found "conclusive."
02/26/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
Richard E. Schmidt to H.E. Devereaux, 1p.
CTL. Regarding mural designs by Otto Hake and the suggestion that Jenney be included.
09/23/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
Richard E. Schmidt to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding mural designs by Otto Hake, the suggestion that Jenney be included and a request for a photo.
09/27/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Richard E. Schmidt, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding mural designs by Otto Hake, the suggestion that Jenney be included and a request for a photo.
09/29/1938 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Sigfried Giedion, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding the "Claim of LeRoy S. Buffington" from the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
06/29/1939 1
Box.FF 4.2
John N. Tilton, Jr. (Cornell University) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Request for copies of Home Insurance Building drawings.
11/10/1941 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John N. Tilton, Jr. (Cornell University), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding request for copies of Home Insurance Building drawings.
01/14/1942 1
Box.FF 4.2
John N. Tilton, Jr. (Cornell University) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Acknowledgement of copies of Home Insurance Building drawings.
01/21/1942 1
Box.FF 4.2
A. Henry Detweiler (Cornell University) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Acknowledgement of copies of Home Insurance Building drawings and note of reference to Jensen and Mundie in Giedion's Space, Time and Architecture.
02/20/1942 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), 1p.
CTL. Acknowledgement of inquiry into Jenney.
01/20/1943 1
Box.FF 4.2
Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding autobiography of Henry Ericsson and mentions of Jenney; status of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript; Jenney's tenure at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
01/22/1943 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding status of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
01/26/1943 1
Box.FF 4.2
Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Acknowledgement of letter.
02/21/1943 1
Box.FF 4.2
Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) to Elmer C. Jensen, 4p (with attachments).
ALS and typescript papers. Regarding detailed information on Jenney's tenure at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and on Jenney's work in the Ann Arbor area, including: "the old museum building" at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and "a large house credited to... Jenney which reflects the details of its time when all American architects... had not yet found themselves."
03/01/1943 2
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), 1p.
CTLS. Acknowledgement of letter of 03/01/1943 and regarding issues with "the old museum building" at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and terra cotta installation.
03/02/1943 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding status of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript and biographical data on Jenney.
02/16/1943 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Lorraine Ziegler, 1p.
CTLS and typescript papers. Regarding request for information for use in thesis.
01/11/1944 2
Box.FF 4.2
Lorraine Ziegler to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p (one leaf).
CTLS and typescript papers. Regarding request for information for use in thesis.
01/18/1944 2
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Museum of Science and Industry, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding the "complete structural bay" of the Home Insurance Building saved by the museum.
03/27/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
J.R. Van Pelt (Museum of Science and Industry) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the "complete structural bay" of the Home Insurance Building saved by the museum and their inability to open it up to the public.
03/28/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Ralph Budd (Burlington Lines) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding visit, paper about the Home Insurance Building and Jensen accepting invitation to become a member of "Newcomen".
08/31/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Frank A. Randall to Elmer C. Jensen, 8p (on 7 leaves, including attachment).
ALS and typescript papers with holograph notes on verso. Regarding attachment, Randall's research on the Home Insurance Building. Includes attachment, which is published in History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago. Includes Jensen's draft letter to [Mrs. Arnold or Orwell?] on verso.
09/01/1944 2
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Frank A. Randall, 1p.
CTL with holograph notes on verso. Acknowledgement of letter and attachment of 09/01/1944. Includes Jensen's notes on building heights (some illegible).
09/06/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Paul Gerhardt, Jr., 1p.
CTLS with holograph notes on verso. Request for date of Home Insurance Building permit.
10/05/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Harold V. Smith (Home Insurance Company, president), 2p.
CTLS. Request for information on the design of the Home Insurance Building, including the date of Jenney's appointment as architect.
10/05/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Paul Gerhardt, Jr. to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p. (including attachment).
TLS and Manuscript. Home Insurance Building permit was issued March 1, 1884. Includes Jensen's notes on significant dates regarding the Home Insurance Building.
10/10/1944 2
Box.FF 4.2
City National Bank and Trust Company to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Invitation to Eighth Annual Chicago Newcomen dinner, entitled "The First Steel Bridge and the First Steel Skeleton Building" regarding the Alton Railroad Bridge (Glasgow, Missouri; H.B. Voorhees) and the Home Insurance Building.
10/18/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
L.V. Denniston (Marshall Field) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS with holograph additions. Regarding enclosure of a copy of the Field Report. Includes Jensen's draft response (see 10/24/1944).
10/18/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to L.V. Denniston (Marshall Field), 1p.
CTLS. Acknowledgement of copy of the Field Report.
10/24/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Harold V. Smith (Home Insurance Company, president), 1p.
CTL. Second request for information on the design of the Home Insurance Building, including the date of Jenney's appointment as architect.
10/24/1944 2
Box.FF 4.2
Harold V. Smith (Home Insurance Company, president) to Elmer C. Jensen, 7p (including attachments).
ALS and photocopies. Regarding request for information on the design of the Home Insurance Building. Includes excerpts from Minutes of the Home Insurance Company regarding the Home Insurance Building in Chicago. Excerpts begin on 03/27/1884 with the selection of Jenney as architect and end 02/24/1885 with the selection of Porter-Allen engines for electric lights. Excerpts include details on contractors and building specifications. Also included is a transcript of a letter from J.H. Washburn to the editor of Engineering Record, 06/10/1896.
10/25/1944 2
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company), 1p.
CTLS. Additional request for information on the design of the Home Insurance Building, including an ordinance limiting building height.
10/27/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
John N. Tilton, Jr. (Cornell University) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS with holograph additions. Regarding interest in and possible publication of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
10/28/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding additional request for information on the design of the Home Insurance Building, including an ordinance limiting building height.
11/01/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John N. Tilton, Jr. (Cornell University), 1p.
CTLS with holograph additions. Regarding interest in and possible publication of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript and plan to contact Mundie's family.
11/02/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding additional request for information on the design of the Home Insurance Building, and their inability to find it.
11/08/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company), 1p.
CTL. Acknowledgement and thanks.
11/09/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
John N. Tilton, Jr. (Cornell University) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding interest in and possible publication of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript; publisher and manager of Cornell Press, Victor Reynolds; use of Waid funds to publish book.
11/13/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John N. Tilton, Jr. (Cornell University), 1p.
CTLS with holograph additions. Acknowledgement of previous letter; notes regarding enclosures and paper read at Newcomen Society meeting.
11/21/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Edward C. Kemper (AIA), 2p.
CTLS. Regarding interest in and possible publication of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript and request of use of Waid funds to publish book.
11/21/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Edward C. Kemper (AIA) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS with holograph additions. Regarding William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript and request of use of Waid funds to publish book which would require Board approval.
11/27/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Edward C. Kemper (AIA), 1p.
CTLS. Acknowledgement of previous letter; notes regarding enclosures and paper read at Newcomen Society meeting.
11/29/1944 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to L.H. Provine (Illinois, Western district, president), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding possible publication of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript and responses to questions regarding profit and copyright.
01/30/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding Jensen's "pamphlet concerning the Home office building in Chicago."
03/07/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding Jensen's "pamphlet concerning the Home office building in Chicago."
03/09/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to T.E. Plantier (Engineering News Record), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding the Tacoma Building, Mundie's work inspecting the building and arguments over whether it was or was not a "skeleton building."
03/15/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Thanks for sending paper/pamphlet and request to reproduce parts.
03/19/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to John A. Reeves (Home Insurance Company), 1p.
CTLS. Thanks for compliments on paper/pamphlet and permission to quote.
03/21/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
American Institute of Architects (AIA) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Declining option to publish of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
07/10/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
Arthur Woltersdorf to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
Typescript papers. Transcript. Historical notes on Augustus Bauer and his architectural practice: Bauer came to Chicago fall of 1853; Carter & Bauer (1853-1863); Augustus Bauer (solo practice, 1863-1866); Bauer & Loebnitz (1866-1874); Augustus Bauer (solo practice, 1874-1881); Bauer & Hill (May 1881-February 1, 1894); Bauer died February 8, 1894.
02/12/1946 1
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Howard F. Peckworth (American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Chapter) to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p.
TLS. Request for participation in conference.
01/15/1948 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Time magazine, 1p.
CTL. Requesting information on number of tall buildings in existence.
03/11/1945 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to New York Times, 2p (including attachment).
CTL and typescript papers with holograph additions. Requesting information on number of tall buildings in existence. Includes Jensen's notes and draft.
03/12/1945 2
Box.FF 4.2
Don L. Brooks-Miller to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p (one leaf).
ALS. Request for information on Jenney and Mundie.
05/18/1948 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Don L. Brooks-Miller, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding request for information on Jenney and Mundie. Includes short list of residences "done by "Mr. Jenney's office while Mr. Mundie was the designer": Ferdinand W. Peck Residence (S. Michigan Ave. between 18th and 20th Sts., c.1886-7, later used as funeral home); R.C. Greenlee Residence (Irving Park Blvd., 2 blocks east of Clark St.); John A. Lynch Residence (N. State St. and Burton Pl., SW corner).
05/19/1948 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Carroll Johnson (University of South Carolina), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding half-tone of Jenney.
10/12/1948 1
Box.FF 4.2
George C. Winterowd (The Art Institute of Chicago) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the microfilming of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
01/04/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to American Institute of Architects, 1p.
CTLS. Request for a record of Frederick Baumann's statement at an AIA convention in Chicago regarding a "dispute" between him and Jenney.
03/26/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to B.T. Morgan, 1p.
CTL. Regarding request for information on the committees appointed to observe the wrecking of the Home Insurance Building.
04/08/1952 2
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to George D. Stoddard (University of Illinois), 1p.
CTL. Regarding Burnham Library, University of Illinois Microfilmimg Project.
06/13/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
George C. Winterowd (The Art Institute of Chicago) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the microfilming of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
06/18/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to George C. Winterowd (The Art Institute of Chicago), 1p.
CTL. Regarding the microfilming of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
06/19/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Lisle A. Rose (University of Illinois), 1p.
CTL. Regarding the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
10/20/1952 1
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Lisle A. Rose (University of Illinois) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the microfilming of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
10/22/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Lisle A. Rose (University of Illinois), 1p.
CTL. Regarding microfilming of the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript.
10/23/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Regarding the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript; Jenney's tenure at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Jenney lectures at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Jenney's architectural education and students who had studied under him.
12/15/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), 1p.
CTLS. Regarding the William B. Mundie skeleton construction manuscript and Jenney's architectural education.
12/17/1952 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Bessemer Steel Company, 5p (including attachments).
TLS with holograph additions. Regarding Bessemer ship named after Jenney and request for information. Includes holograph draft and research bibliography.
03/01/1954 4
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Henry Penn, 1p.
CTL. Regarding Bessemer ship named after Jenney and request for information.
03/01/1954 1
Box.FF 4.2
Samuel S. Otis to Chicago Daily Sun-Times, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding letter to the editor.
03/17/1954 1
Box.FF 4.2
H.K. to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TL. Regarding Samuel Otis letter to the editor.
03/18/1954 1
Box.FF 4.2
Samuel S. Otis to [Elmer C. Jensen], 1p.
TL. Regarding letter to the editor and work of his father, Jenney's partner William Augustus Otis.
03/18/1954 1
Box.FF 4.2
Samuel S. Otis to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding letter to the editor.
03/22/1954 1
Box.FF 4.2
G.A. Price to unknown, 1p.
TL. Transcript. Regarding Bessemer ship named after Jenney.
03/23/1954 1
Box.FF 4.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Chicago Daily Sun-Times, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding editorial about Burnham termed "Father of the Skyscraper." Includes letter to editor by Samuel S. Otis.
04/06/1954 2
Box.FF 4.2
Samuel S. Otis to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
ALS. Regarding Jensen's letter to the Sun-Times newspaper.
04/08/1954 1

JENSEN, ELMER C. (PROFESSIONAL):
Box.FF 4.3
General.
Correspondence. Includes correspondence with: Adolph Bernhard, Carolina Ship Building Corporation, Otto K. Eitel, Theodore Hartman, Patrick D. Horgan, Hogan and Farwell, Irving G. King, J. Carroll Johnson, George L. Ramsey, James Gamble Rogers, James Gamble Rogers II, Rogers and Butler, James B. Urquhart, Elizabeth Wood. Includes notes regarding Baum Building and Heggie Building.
1918-1953, n.d. 50

JENSEN, ELMER C. (PERSONAL):
Box.FF 4.4
General.
Correspondence. Includes letters regarding parole request for George Clifford.
1905-1953, n.d. 87
Box.FF 4.5-4.7
Death condolences.
Correspondence.
1955

MUNDIE, WILLIAM B.:
Box.FF 5.1
Ernest Langford to Mundie & Jensen, 1p.
TLS. Request for information on the Home Insurance Building for scholarly work.
11/21/1922 1
Box.FF 5.1
Emil Lorch (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TL. Request for drawings of the Home Insurance Building and biographical material on Jenney.
06/15/1923 1
Box.FF 5.1
Francisco Mujica to William B. Mundie, 4p.
TLS. Request for illustrations for "History of the Skyscraper." Includes bibliography for "History of the Skyscraper."
10/04/1928 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to Francisco Mujica, 2p (one leaf).
CTLS. Regarding errors in publications about Home Insurance Building and its attribution.
10/06/1928 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to W.J. Newman, 2p (one leaf).
CTLS. Request for information on the Tacoma Building to be ascertained during demolition.
05/08/1929 1
Box.FF 5.1
W.J. Newman to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Reply to letter of 05/08/1929. Notes that height of Tacoma Building from first floor line to ceiling line of 13th floor is 158 feet, 7 inches; that two cross masonry walls of interior which join the circle walls of stairway do support floor beams at each floor; that the building is 11 3/4 inches out of plumb on the east wall.
05/13/1929 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to W.J. Newman, 1p.
CTLS. Request to visit the Tacoma Building before demolition.
05/21/1929 1
Box.FF 5.1
A.T. North (Architectural and Building Economics magazine) to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Regarding Frederick Baumann pamphlet and request for additional information on subject.
07/19/1929 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to Carl Sieffert, 2p (one leaf).
CTLS. Regarding editorial on demolition of Tacoma Building and request for additonal information on said building. Also regarding future publication on subject.
08/02/1929 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to Carl Sieffert, 2p (one leaf).
CTLS. Regarding editorial on demolition of Tacoma Building and data collected during that event.
02/11/1930 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to O.W. Holmes, 3p (two leaves).
CTLS. Regarding the design and construction of the Tacoma Building. Request for information regarding the fabrication of the building skeleton. References to George A. Fuller, H.A. Streeter, Globe Iron Works, Holabird & Roche, Holabird & Root, E.A. Renwick, Holmes & Pyott, Erastus Foote, and Dearborn Foundry Company.
03/04/1931 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to Corydon T. Purdy, 2p (one leaf).
CTLS. Regarding request for correct engineering attribution for the Tacoma Building (Wade & Purdy vs. Purdy & Henderson).
03/12/1931 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to E.C. Kemper, 1p.
CTLS. Regarding proposed Buffington Plaque and Mundie's offer to provide information refuting the "Buffington Claim".
06/18/1931 1
Box.FF 5.1
Carl Sieffert to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Regarding financial difficulties during the Depression, the "W.S.E." commission (including Louis Ritter and "Mr. Vanderlip") and controversy about a building (probably the Tacoma Building). Also refers to a "Mr. R" which may be Martin Roche.
08/29/1931 1
Box.FF 5.1
J.C. Sanderson to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Regarding enclosure.
01/21/1932 1
Box.FF 5.1
William B. Mundie to J.C. Sanderson, 1p.
CTLS. Request permission to reference a report on the Home Insurance Building in a book.
02/03/1932 1
Box.FF 5.1
J.C. Sanderson to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Regarding request for permission to publish.
02/11/1932 1
Box.FF 5.1
Thomas E. Tallmadge to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Regarding conflicting information on Tacoma Building permit, contract signing with Fuller and Company and construction completion.
01/26/1933 1
Box.FF 5.1
John E. Ericsson (City of Chicago, Dept. of Buildings) to William B. Mundie, 1p.
TLS. Regarding building permit for Manhattan Building (June 7, 1889).
02/17/1933 1

MUNDIE FAMILY:
Box.FF 5.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Elizabeth Mundie, 1p.
CTLS. Request for information regarding the existence of papers or archives left by Mundie.
08/31/1949 1
Box.FF 5.2
Elizabeth Mundie to Elmer C. Jensen, 4p (2 leaves including attachment).
ALS. Informs Jensen that no papers or archives by Mundie exist. Includes address information for Mundie's relatives.
09/07/1949 2
Box.FF 5.2
Elmer C. Jensen to Elizabeth Mundie, 1p (4 leaves including attachments).
CTLS and printed papers. Request death of Margaret Bryce Mundie and dissolution of Jensen, McClurg and Halstead firm and new firm of Jensen and Halstead. Includes obituaries.
11/24/1953, c.11/1953 4






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CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Box.FF 6.20
Jensen, Elmer C., various.
Printed papers. Includes: AIA associate nomination announcement, Illinois Society of Architects membership certificate, State of Illinois architect and professional engineer licenses, U.S. Public Service Reserve.
05/14/1902-04/04/1946 7
OP 1.15
Jensen, Elmer C., State of Indiana architect license.
Printed papers.
1929 1
OP 1.15
McClurg, Verne O., State of Indiana engineer license.
Printed papers.
04/27/1951 1

CHICAGO PLAN COMMISSION:
Box.FF 5.2a
Committee membership list.
Printed papers.
06/1952 1

OFFICE PAPERS:
Box.FF 5.3
Client list, 3p.
Typescript papers. Mundie, Jensen & McClurg and/or Jensen, McClurg & Halstead. Begins "According to Mrs. Hochschild..."
01/01/1952 1
Box.FF 6.21
Firm name changes.
Printed papers. Newspaper articles. Includes announcements from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily News, Journal of Commerce, and Building and Building Management. Regarding Mundie, Jensen & McClurg; Jensen, McClurg & Halstead and Mundie, Jensen, Bourke & Havens
03/21/1936-02/25/1952 6
Box.FF 5.3
"Notes for paper announcing Halstead's entry as partner," 3p.
Typescript papers. Produced by Mundie, Jensen & McClurg. Includes history of predecessor firms including Jenney & Mundie; Jenney, Mundie & Jensen; Mundie & Jensen; Mundie, Jensen, Bourke & Havens; and Mundie, Jensen & McClurg. Contains partial list of early employees.
02/13/1952 1
Box.FF 5.3
["Some facts in connection with change in name and personnel..."], 3p.
Typescript papers. Includes history of predecessor firms including Loring & Jenney; Jenney, Schermerhorn & Bogart; Jenney & Otis; Jenney & Mundie; Jenney, Mundie & Jensen; Mundie & Jensen; Mundie, Jensen, Bourke & Havens; Mundie, Jensen & McClurg; and Jensen, McClurg & Halstead. Contains partial list of early employees.
03/05/1952, 05/19/1953 3
Box.FF 5.3
["A short time before Mr. Jenney's death..."], 2p.
Typescript papers. Notes regarding inheritance of Jenney's papers after death and origination of Mundie, Jensen, Bourke & Havens firm.
09/09/1952 2
Box.FF 5.3
"Number of Building constructed by Mundie & Jensen (and predecessor firms)", 1p.
Typescript papers. List of number of types of buildings constructed by Mundie & Jensen; Industrial Buildings (62), Stores & department stores (28), etc.
04/20/1953 2
Box.FF 5.3
["This firm has been in continuous existence since..."], 2p.
Blueprint. Includes history of predecessor firms including Loring & Jenney; Jenney, Schermerhorn & Bogart; Jenney & Otis; Jenney & Mundie; Jenney, Mundie & Jensen; Mundie & Jensen; Mundie, Jensen, Bourke & Havens; Mundie, Jensen & McClurg; and Jensen, McClurg & Halstead. Contains partial list of early employees.
01/19/1954 1
Box.FF 5.3
["2 Blue Prints (firm name changes, etc.)"], 1p.
Reciept. Receipt recevied from Peerless Blue Print Co. to Edward Grey Halstead for 2 blue prints (from McClurg, Shoemaker & McClurg).
01/19/1954 1
Box.FF 5.3
"Home Insurance Building Notes." 2p.
Typescript papers and Carbon typescript papers. Includes notes of how Mundie and Jensen entered firm.
c.1950s 2
Box.FF 5.3
["William LeBaron Jenney..."], 1p.
Typescript papers. Includes dates related to Jenney, Mundie and Bourke.
c.1950s 1
Box.FF 5.3
Jensen & Halstead, "Our Firm," 4p.
Photocopies. Includes history and short biographies of Jenney, Mundie and Jensen.
c.2012 1

REALIA:
REST
Architectural Decorating Co. Chicago, metal paper clip.
Realia. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1
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Jensen, Elmer C., business cards.
Printed papers. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 2
REST
Jensen, Elmer C., signature stamp, metal.
Realia. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1
REST
Jensen, Elmer C., trade plates, metal.
Realia. Includes 4 plates and one paper sleeve. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 5
REST
Protractor, metal.
Realia. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1

ZAKHAROFF INVESTIGATION:
Papers related to AIA member Alexis A. Zakharoff's written statements referring to the character of AIA members Paul Gerhardt, Jr., Robert C. Ostergren & Charles F. Murphy and their connection with what Zakharoff alleged was a "license mill".
Box.FF 5.4
["Alexis A. Zakharoff Architect"], 25p.
Carbon typescript papers. Regarding alleged corruption and misappropriate use of funds by the Chicago Park District under the administration of Mayor Edward J. Kelly.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 5.4
Correspondence.
TLS, CTL, CTLS.
1947, n.d. 24






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JENNEY, WILLIAM LE BARON JENNEY:
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL:
Box.FF 5.5
"Autobiography of William LeBaron Jenney," The Western Architect, Volume 10, Number 6, 11p.
Printed papers. Tearsheet. Content loosely based on undated autobiographical typescripts (see item listings below), but condensed and rewritten.
06/1907 1
Box.FF 5.5
"Autobiography of William LeBaron Jenney," 11p.
Typescript papers and carbon typescript papers. Brief notes regarding Jenney's childhood and education. Largely regarding his life from the age of 17 to. Includes his travels to San Francisco, Manila, The Phillipines and the South Pacific in 1849-1850; his return home and decision to enter school for engineering at the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures; post-school engineering work and travel to Mexico and Alabama; and his enlistment as an engineer in the Union Army.
n.d. 6
Box.FF 5.5
"Autobiography of William LeBaron Jenney," 29p.
Carbon typescript papers. Each copy includes the 11 page "Autobiography of William LeBaron Jenney" verbatim (pages 1-9, see item listing above) as well as "With Sherman and Grant from Memphis to Chattanooga, A Reminiscence By one of Sherman's Staff," a Civil War memoir (20 pages, no. 10-29).
n.d. 2

BIOGRAPHICAL:
Box.FF 10.4
Descendants of Francis LeBaron of Plymouth, Mass. Compiled by Mary LeBaron Stockwell.
Book. Book describing Jenney's ancestors. Gift of Jonathan Standen Turak, March 2014
1904 1
Box.FF 5.6
["William LeBaron Jenney born in Fairhaven Mass..."], 5p and 4p (2nd copy missing last page).
Carbon typescript papers. See also color photocopy of Current News Supplement, 06/22/1907 for published version. Text is identical.
02/11/1907 2
Box.FF 5.6
"Old Fairhaven - from the Recollections of Charles A. Harris", 2p.
Typescript papers. See also color photocopy from unknown publication, 06/01/1944 for published version. Text is identical.
06/01/1944 2
Box.FF 5.6
"Old Fairhaven - from the Recollections of Charles A. Harris", unknown publication, 2p.
Color photocopy. See also carbon typescript of 06/01/1944 for unpublished version. Text is identical.
06/01/1944 1
Box.FF 10.1
"'William Le Baron Jenney' Boston, Paris, Chicago: The Extraordinary Story of an American Alumnus of the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures."
Brochure. Program for screening of and French/English transcript of film William Le Baron Jenney: In His Own Words.
04/08/2014 2
Box.FF 10.2-10.3
William Le Baron Jenney: A Nineteenth Century Architect. Theodore Turak, author.
Photocopies. Dissertation examining early part of Jenney's career. Copied from original loaned by Jonathan Standen Turak, March, 2014.
1966 1
Box.FF 5.6
"William LeBaron Jenney", 4p.
Typescript papers.
06/03/1944 3
Box.FF 5.6
["William LeBaron Jenney"], Current News Supplement, 1p.
Color photocopy. See also carbon typescript of 02/11/1907 for unpublished version. Text is identical.
06/22/1907 1
Box.FF 5.6
["Copies of Articles in Mr. Jenney's scrap book made in February 1951"], 13p.
Typescript papers. Includes 2 copies of "Biographical Notes for The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography" and 3 pages of correspondence from W.M.R. French dated 09/08/1894 (copies also available in Series VI, Correspondence).
03/13/1951 6
Box.FF 5.6
["EJC: These are some later copies you requested from Mr. Jenney's scrap book..."], 5p.
Typescript papers. Includes one copy of "Biographical Notes for The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography."
03/14/1951 1
Box.FF 5.6
["Sunday Record published in Chicago This issue is June 16, 1907"], 6p.
Typescript papers and Manuscript. Includes notes and a letter from Mrs. Fields to E.C. Jensen from 05/23/1951 (4 copies).
05/28/1951 6
Box.FF 5.6
["Mr. William LeBaron Jenney came to Chicago in 1868..."], 3p.
Typescript papers. Includes information on Jenney's partnerships and successor firms, from 1891 to 1952.
02/13/1952 1
Box.FF 5.6
J.W. Carlson to Elmer C. Jensen, 1p.
TLS. J.W. Carlson (Associate Editor, The Magazine of Building Management) responds to request to send Elmer C. Jensen a copy of the May 1953 issue of "Skylines" which contains a story on Jenney.
04/23/1953 1
Box.FF 5.6
Elmer C. Jensen to J.W. Carlson, 1p.
CTLS. Response to J.W. Carlson's 04/23/1953 correspondence; includes information about Jenney as a Major in the Civil War under General Sherman.
05/08/1953 2
Box.FF 5.6
J.W. Carlson to Elmer C. Jensen, 2p.
CTLS and printed papers. Response to Elmer C. Jensen's 05/08/1953 correspondence asking for more information about Major Jenney getting troops across the Mississippi; includes May 1953 issue of "Skylines".
05/18/1953 2
Box.FF 5.6
Elmer C. Jensen to J.W. Carlson, 1p.
CTLS. Response to J.W. Carlson's 05/18/1953 correspondence that includes a quote from the June 1907 issue of The Western Architect that provides information about Major Jenney getting troops across the Mississippi.
05/18/1953 1
Box.FF 5.6
"Biography of William LeBaron Jenney", 2p.
Typescript papers.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 5.6
"William LeBaron Jenney", 2p.
Typescript papers. Text begins: "Born at Fairhaven, Massachusetts, September 25th, 1832."
n.d. 1
Box.FF 5.6
"William LeBaron Jenney", 3p.
Typescript papers. Text begins: "William Le Baron Jenney stands at the head of his profession..."
n.d. 1
Box.FF 5.6
"William LeBaron Jenney, 1832-1907", 11p.
Printed papers. William B. Mundie, author? Bound booklet. Signed by William B. Mundie.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 5.6
["William LeBaron Jenney was born in Fairhaven, Mass., September 25, 1832."], 3p.
Typescript papers and carbon typescript papers.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 5.6
"W. L. B. Jenney was born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.", 3p.
Carbon typescript papers.
n.d. 1


JENSEN, ELMER C.:
Box.FF 5.12
5460 Woodlawn Building Corporation stockholder's lease.
Typescript papers.
05/1952 1
REST
Address book.
Realia. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1
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Allied Relief Medal.
Realia. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.19
Artwork.
Graphite on paper and colored graphite on paper drawings; and printed papers. J.F. Jackson and unknown; artists. Original works include book plate, renderings of birds, thatched cottage, and Windmill Point, Lake Erie. Reproductions include Empire State Building rendering, streetscape view and etching of Mirepoix, Ariège, France.
1898, n.d. 6
OP 1.14
Artwork.
graphite on paper, watercolor on paper and charcoal on sandpaper drawings. J.F. Jackson and unknown; artists. Includes still lifes, nature scenes and fish.
1890, n.d. 10
Box.FF 5.7
Episcopal Church of the Advent. "The Advent" newsletter.
Printed papers. Jensen's church's monthly newsletter [The Episcopal Church of the Advent; 2900 Logan Blvd., Chicago IL].
12/1911, 12/1926, 01/1954 3
Box.FF 5.8
Jensen, Elmer C., death condolences and funeral papers.
TL. Includes correspondence with Jensen family, Mr. Cobb, Secretary of the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, Mrs. S. Pisarski and Edmund R. Purvesotes. Regarding funeral attendees, ushers, thanks, etc.
1955, c.1955 7
REST
Jensen, Elmer C., journal.
Holograph journal. Regarding Jensen's trip to the East Coast (New York City, Boston) in 1891. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
1891 1
Box.FF 5.9
Jensen, Elmer C., obituaries
Newspapers. Includes obituary announcements from the Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, IL), Chicago Daily News (Chicago, IL), News Palladium (Benton Harbor, MI) The Press (Grand Rapids, MI), South Haven Daily Tribune (South Haven, MI), Kalamazzo Gazete (Kalamazoo, MI), Real Estate News
04/25/1955 - 04/25/1955 14
Box.FF 5.12
Jensen, Elmer C., stationary.
Printed papers.
n.d. 2
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Jensen, Elmer C., stationary printing blocks, metal.
Printed papers. Includes two for Jensen and one for his wife. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 5.10
Jensen Family Residence, in "Old Chicago House" by John Drury, 518p.
Book. Notes regarding Jensen's childhood home [1887-1895], originally the Powell residence, 2122 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL.
1941 1
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Liberty Loans, medal.
Realia. THIS ITEM BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 5.12
"The Master Builder," 9p.
Typescript papers. Illustrated short story.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 5.11
Union League Club.
Typescript papers and printed papers. Includes 1953 membership roster, by-laws, 1944 "Union League News and Events" and miscellany.
1938-1953 6
Flatf. 62.6
Wallpaper, dining room.
Printed papers.
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SERIES VII: PRINTED PAPERS



BUFFINGTON, LEROY S.:
Box.FF 6.21b
"Iron-Building Construction" U.S. patent, 6 pages (5 leaves).
Printed papers. Leroy S. Buffington, author.
05/22/1888 1
Box.FF 6.21b
Chicago Builder and Trader editorial.
Color photocopy. W.W. Boyington, author. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
12/17/1892 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"To May 8, 1897; 30 Years Ago Today," unknown source.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
[05/08/1927] 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"Minnesota Man Reopens First Skyscraper Row," Chicago Tribune.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
11/13/1927 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"Skyscraper Epic in World Architecture," Chicago Evening Post.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
07/31/1928 1
Box.FF 6.21b
["The Father of Modern Architecture..."], New York Times.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
01/27/1929 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"Who Really Invented...," Chicago Daily News.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
01/??/1929 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"Traces Evolution of the Skyscraper," Chicago Economist.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
08/02/1930 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"[?] Buffington, [Who] Originated Skyscraper, Dies," Minneapolis Sunday [Tribune].
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
[02/1931] 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"[?] Sky-Scrapers," Minneapolis Sunday [Tribune].
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"[?] the Inventor," unknown source.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.21b
"Gets Royalty on Skyscraper After 50 Years," unknown source.
Color photocopy. Original clipping is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
n.d. 1

JENSEN, ELMER C.:
Box.FF 6.22
Elmer C. Jensen.
Newspaper articles. Includes items from Chicago Sunday Tribune, Chicago Daily News, and Chicago Daily Tribune. Regarding Jensen's honoring by the Chicago Building Congress, biographical information and other miscellaneous personal and professional subjects.
03/18/1951-08/01/1953, n.d. 8
OP 1.16
"The Road to Success, A Sketch of Elmer C. Jensen, Dean of Chicago Architects," Chicago Daily Tribune.
Photostat.
11/22/1953 1

ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN, CHICAGO:
Box.FF 6.23
"Chicago in Brief." Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, The Domestic Commerce Department.
Printed papers.
c.1947-19480. 1
OP 1.16
"Chicago in Flames: Burning of the Chamber of Commerce."
Printed papers. Reproduction of a hand-colored version of a black and white plate originally published 10/28/1871 in Harper's Weekly.
[1871] 1
Box.FF 6.23
Daily Construction News.
Printed papers.
08/08/1952 1
Box.FF 6.23
"General Industrial Location Map of Chicago and Suburbs."
Map.
c.1943 1
Box.FF 6.23
"History of Building Foundations in Chicago," University of Illinois Bulletin vol. 24, no. 29.
Printed papers.
01/01/1948 1
Box.FF 6.23
"How Well Do You Know This Building?: Facts About the Merchandise Mart..."
Printed papers.
06/1946 1
Box.FF 6.23
"A Littered City," editorial. Unknown source.
Printed papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author?]
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.23
"The Lower Level Drive," editorial. Chicago Daily Tribune.
Printed papers. [Elmer C. Jensen, author?]
03/31/1953 1
Box.FF 6.23
"Office Building Obsolescence: A Study of the W.C.T.U. Temple, Chicago." National Association of Building Owners and Managers.
Photocopies. Original booklet is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
1927 1
Box.FF 6.23
"Skyscraper City Marks a Milestone," NMidwest Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times.
Photocopies. Original article is restricted. Please see the Archivist for more information.
11/13/1955 1
Box.FF 6.23
World's Columbian Exposition, Fisheries Building.
Color postcard.
[1893] 1

ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN, GENERAL:
Box.FF 6.24
American Architecture, various tearsheets.
Printed papers.
01/1915-12/1928, n.d. 9
Box.FF 6.24
The Architect, various tearsheets.
Printed papers.
04/1926-12/1928 5
Box.FF 6.24
Architecture, various tearsheets.
Printed papers.
06/1916-10/1927 5
Box.FF 6.24
Architectural Forum, various tearsheets.
Printed papers.
03/1919-02/1923 5
Box.FF 6.25
Architectural Record, various tearsheets.
Printed papers.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 6.25
Architectural Review, various tearsheets.
Printed papers.
03/1918-04/1920 9
Box.FF 6.25
Post Office and Federal Court House, Fort Scott, KS.
Color postcard. Louis A. Simon, supervising architect.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.25
"Ramp Building Trend is Held Cripples' Boon," Chicago Tribune.
Printed papers.
02/18/1953 1
Box.FF 6.25
"Rubble Walls of Quarry Waste," Stone.
Printed papers.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.25
[Skyline illustrations].
Printed papers and typescript papers. Papers related to Jensen's research on depictions of U.S. city skylines.
11/16/??, n.d. 2
Box.FF 6.25
"The Skyscraper."
Printed papers. Press release for F. Mujica's book.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.25
"Some of the Coziest Homes in America," unknown source.
Printed papers.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.25
Ware, Eugene, School, Fort Scott, KS.
Color postcard. Glen H. Thomas and Ben W. Friedel, architects.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 6.25
The Western Architect, "Architecture and Allied Arts" full issue.
Printed papers. Includes "Steel Building Construction: An Historical Sketch of its Conception and Development," p.33-36.
03/1926 1
OP 1.16
"Whatever Goes Up," Collier's.
Printed papers.
09/14/1929 1

RESTRICTED ORIGINALS:
REST
Various
Printed papers. THESE ITEMS BEEN RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Unrestricted color photocopies are available elsewhere in this collection.






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SERIES VIII: SCRAPBOOKS



JENNEY, WILLIAM LE BARON:
Portf. 3
[Jenney scrapbook 1].
Scrapbook. Includes postcards, photographs and printed materials. See separate scrapbook index for more detailed inventory.
c.1880s-1890s 1
REST
[Jenney scrapbook 2].
Scrapbook. See separate scrapbook index for more detailed inventory. THIS ITEM IS RESTRICTED. PLEASE CONSULT THE ARCHIVIST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. PATRONS ARE REQUESTED TO USE MICROFILM COPY 1973 1, ROLL 10.
c.1880s-1910s 1

JENSEN, ELMER C.:
Portf. 1
[Jensen scrapbook 1].
Scrapbook. See separate scrapbook index for more detailed inventory. NB: Original page numbers are in upper right corner. Inconsistencies in original page numbers necessitated new numbering, which can be found in the lower right corner.
1
Box 9
[Jensen scrapbook 1] loose materials.
Scrapbook. See separate scrapbook index for more detailed inventory. NB: See note on page numbering for Portfolio 1. Folders in this box are marked according to original scrapbook location using the new page numbers (lower right corner).
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