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  • Physical Description: architectural
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    • Patton and Fisher records, c.1885-1908

    • This collection contains working drawings for the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library and illustrations for Chicago architects Normand Patton's and Reynolds Fisher's designs for public and private buildings in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
    • 00.14
    • 0.2 linear feet and oversize material
    • Schmidt, Garden and Martin Records, 1903-c.1985

    • Business records, photographs, drawings, and published materials document the work of the Chicago architecture firm Schmidt, Garden and Martin and its successor firm, Schmidt, Garden and Erikson.
    • 00.17
    • 7 boxes (3.5 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Architects' and designers' papers, 1767-2018 (bulk 1889-2017)

    • The collection includes individual letters, small groups of correspondence, published articles, and other papers by architects and designers or about architecture. Although the range is broad, the bulk of the collection consists of correspondence...
    • 00.5
    • 33 boxes (21 linear feet), 3 portfolios, 6 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
    • Shaw, Howard van Doren, Collection, 1875-2017 (bulk 1896-1925)

    • Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw was in practice from 1894 until the 1920s and designed for many of Chicago's elite. His architectural designs were stylistically eclectic and often based on historical precedence. His projects are documented...
    • 1934.1
    • 17 boxes (3.5 linear feet), 1 portfolio, 4 oversize portfolios, flatfile materials and 6 rolled tubes
    • Burnham, Daniel H., Collection, 1836-1946 (bulk 1880-1925)

    • The Daniel H. Burnham Collection contains business and personal correspondence, project and personal photographs, scrapbooks, diaries and memorabilia. The World's Columbian Exposition and the report, Plan of Chicago, are particularly well...
    • 1943.1
    • 86 boxes (17.5 linear feet), 8 portfolios, 17 oversize portfolios, 1 tube and flatfile materials
    • Burnham, Daniel H., Jr. and Hubert Burnham Papers, 1890-1978 (bulk 1920-1950)

    • These materials, including job files, correspondence, drawings, scrapbooks, diaries, and photographs, document the architectural practice of Daniel H. Burnham, Jr. and his brother, Hubert, for public and private buildings in Chicago and the...
    • 1943.2
    • 30 boxes (14 linear ft.), 8 portfolios, flatfile materials and rolled tubes
    • First National Bank of Dwight Collection, 1905-1920 (bulk 1905-1906)

    • Col. Frank L. Smith commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design one of his earliest commercial buildings in order to accommodate both the First National Bank of Dwight (Illinois) and an office for Col. Smith's insurance business. The project is...
    • 1969.1
    • 1 linear ft. (2 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio
    • Jacobs, Herbert and Katherine, Residence and Frank Lloyd Wright Records, 1924-1974

    • The Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Residence and Frank Lloyd Wright Records document the construction of two homes by Wright for the Jacobs. This material spans the years between 1924 and 1974, with most of the material falling in the immediate time...
    • 1977.1
    • 3.25 linear feet (8 boxes), 3 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • McNally and Quinn Records, 1880-1977 (bulk 1925-1965)

    • The collection consists primarily of photographs, printed materials, correspondence, legal and financial documents chronicling the work of architect J. Edwin Quinn through his association with McNally and Quinn, Structures, Inc., and the Cook...
    • 1980.2
    • 151 boxes (73 linear feet), 10 portfolios, 5 oversize portfolios, 4 tubes and flatfile materials
    • Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, Collection, 1907-2018 (bulk 1948-1960)

    • Photographs, correspondence, architectural drawings and printed materials related to Mies' career and professional life. Includes a significant amount of material pertaining to his association with the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
    • 1984.2
    • 4 linear feet (7 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio, and flatfile materials
    • Hammond, Charles Herrick, Papers, 1894-1963

    • The collection contains papers and photographs from Chicago architect C. Herrick Hammond's professional activities, including his work as supervising architect for the State of Illinois, and personal memorabilia.
    • 1984.5
    • 1.5 linear feet (5 boxes) , 2 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Duckett, Edward A., Collection, 1931-1978

    • Documents and images related to the work and career of Bauhaus-√©migr√© architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
    • 1986.2
    • 5 boxes (3 linear feet), 1 tube and flatfile materials
    • Weber, Peter J., Papers, 1882-c.2000 (bulk 1893-1922)

    • Photographs, correspondence, and printed matter documenting a selection of German-American architect Peter J. Weber's built and unbuilt projects in the United States and abroad, though predominantly in the Chicago area. Projects represented in this...
    • 1986.6
    • 4 boxes (1 linear foot), 1 oversize portfolio, 1 portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Chicago Library Design Competition Collection, 1987-1990

    • This collection includes documents that record several phases of the 1987-1988 competition to select a design/build team and a design for the new Central Library in Chicago.
    • 1988.3
    • 6 linear ft. (24 boxes), 2 portfolios, 3 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Walker, Nellie V., Collection, 1901-1973

    • Correspondence, design papers, and photographs document the work of American sculptor Nellie V. Walker and her association with American sculptor Lorado Taft.
    • 1988.4
    • 1 linear ft. (2 boxes) and flatfile materials.
    • Collins, George R., Archive of Catalan Art and Architecture, 1864-1992

    • The collection includes papers, photographs and realia collected by scholar and professor George R. Collins regarding architect Antoni Gaudi i Cornet, the Catalan Modernismo movement, and Catalan art, architecture and culture. It also includes...
    • 1989.1
    • 140 boxes (75 linear feet), 4 portfolios, 12 oversize portfolios, 25 rolled tubes and flatfile materials
    • Tigerman, Stanley, Papers, 1941-1993 (bulk 1966-1990)

    • Papers and drawings documenting a selection of Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman's built and unbuilt work from the 1960s to the early 1990s as well as a small grouping of professional and financial papers.
    • 1989.5
    • 20 linear feet (40 boxes), 3 oversize portfolios, 1 rolled tube, and flatfile materials
    • Goff, Bruce A., Archive, 1893-2003 (bulk 1920s-1980s)

    • The collection represents Goff in his many roles: architect, composer, painter, collector, professor, and friend. Architectural projects can be traced from concept to completion through correspondence, slides, photographs, and plans. His musical...
    • 1990.1
    • 260 boxes (200 linear feet), 12 portfolios, 7 oversize portfolios, flatfile materials, and 12 tubes
    • Granada Theater Collection, 1925-1987

    • Architectural drawings and photographs documenting the Granada Theater in Chicago, Illinois, designed by architects Levy and Klein in 1925.
    • 1990.6
    • 1 portfolio and 21 drawings
    • Yost and Taylor Collection, 1928-c.1994 (bulk 1935-1965)

    • Photographs, drawings, project papers, and other materials document the career of architect Lloyd Morgan Yost and his eight-year partnership with D. Coder Taylor. Yost designed single-family residences, housing developments, and commercial...
    • 1991.1
    • 19 linear feet (40 boxes) and flatfile materials
    • Llewellyn, J.C., and Associates Records, 1894-1985 (bulk 1920-1960)

    • Joseph C. Llewellyn (1855-1932) established his architectural practice in Chicago in 1892. Before World War II the firm designed industrial buildings, banks and office buildings throughout the Midwest. After World War II their work focused on...
    • 1992.5
    • 61 boxes (25 linear feet), 4 portfolios, 5 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Prairie School Press Archives 1887-1991 (bulk 1961-1979)

    • The archives contain published and unpublished manuscripts, correspondence with authors, photographs, and research notes, documenting the twenty-year history of the Prairie School Press. Among the publications of the Press were a facsimile edition...
    • 1992.6
    • 34 boxes (16.5 linear ft.), 1 oversized portfolio, 1 portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Khan, Fazlur R., Collection, 1944-2017

    • This collection holds professional papers and writings and a small group of personal papers of the Bangladeshi-American structural engineer Fazlur R. Khan.
    • 1992.7
    • 18 linear feet (39 boxes), 3 portfolios, and flatfile material
    • Chamales, Christopher John, Papers, 1919-1987

    • After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931, Chamales (1907-1993) studied planning under Eliel Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy. With his professor he completed a master plan for Athens, Greece and its port, Piraeus....
    • 1994.1
    • 22.75 linear feet (50 boxes), 3 portfolios, 5 oversize portfolios, and flatfile material
    • Dunning, Hugh and N. Max, Collection, 1901-1994

    • The collection contains photographs, albums, blueprints, and articles that document projects designed by Chicago architects Hugh and N. Max Dunning, as well as travel diaries kept by the brothers.
    • 1994.3
    • 4 boxes (1.25 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Radford Architectural Company Collection, c.1903

    • The Radford Architectural Company designed affordable residential and commercial architecture. The blueprints and specifications in this collection include house numbers 6560L, 6632L, 6537L, 6605L, 6542L (all for Armstrong Lumber Company), and 504,...
    • 1994.6
    • 1 oversize portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Gelbin, Allan J., Papers, 1900-2015 (bulk 1949-1994)

    • Papers, published materials, architectural drawings, photographs, slides, and book production materials document the career of American architect Allan Gelbin and his interactions with noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship.
    • 1995.6
    • 77 boxes (40 linear feet), 5 portfolios, 11 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Purdy, Arthur, Collection, c.1933-1995

    • Papers, drawings, and ephemera documenting the career of Chicago-area architect Arthur C. Purdy.
    • 1995.7
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet), 2 portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Speyer, A. James, Collection, 1931-2005 (bulk 1947-1974)

    • Drawings, photographs, and printed papers documenting the architectural and curatorial work of Chicago architect A. James Speyer. Also included are candid photographs and some material collected as a result of Speyer's associations with Ludwig Mies...
    • 1997.6
    • 5 boxes (2.5 linear feet), 1 portfolio, 1 oversize portfolio and flatfile materials
    • Carrara, Arthur A., Collection, 1910-2016 (bulk 1961-1974)

    • Project files, office files, correspondence, and photographs documenting the working life of Arthur A. Carrara. This collection reflects all sides of Carrara's multi-faceted career as an architect, exhibitor, designer, and lecturer.
    • 1998.1
    • 6 boxes (3 linear ft.) and 1 portfolio
    • Bizzarri, Michael and Jane, House Papers, 1949-1990

    • Correspondence, publications, photographs, and architectural drawings related to the Michael and Jane Bizzarri house, Cincinnati, Ohio, designed by architect Richard J. Neutra, Michael Bizzarri, a long-time admirer of Neutra, commissioned the...
    • 1999.3
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet) and 1 portfolio
    • Mell, Alfred L., Papers, 1941-1971

    • Papers, drawings, and photographs documenting the work of Chicago architect and professor Alfred L. Mell.
    • 1999.4
    • 2 boxes (1 linear foot) and oversize material.
    • Dunlap, William E., Papers, 1921-1957 (bulk 1926-1950)

    • Various materials document Chicago architect William Dunlap's work as a student and instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology during the years 1946-1952, as well as some early design project contributions. Included are transcripts of class...
    • 2000.6
    • 4 boxes (1.25 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Wrightiana Collection, c.1897-2017 (bulk 1949-1969)

    • The architecture, furniture, decorative arts, and philosophies of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright are documented through booklets, pamphlets, brochures, letters, transcripts of lectures, published articles, and photographs.
    • 2001.3
    • 8 boxes (6 linear feet), 5 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Griffin, Walter Burley and Marion Mahony, Collection, 1911-2016

    • This collection consists of microfilm aperture cards and prints of plans and drawings related to projects designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in Canberra and Sydney, Australia, as well as a small selection of projects from...
    • 2001.4
    • 2 boxes (0.25 linear feet) and flatfile materials
    • Beman, Solon S., and Spencer S. Beman Collection, 1892-1985

    • The classical and revival-style architectural designs of Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman (1853-1914) and his son Spencer Solon Beman (1887-1952) are documented in a scrapbook containing advertisements, photographs, and published articles; by...
    • 2001.6
    • 1 box (0.5 linear feet), 3 portfolios, 4 oversize portfolios, 1 rolled tube and flatfile materials
    • Hurter Family Collection, 1894-1999

    • The Hurter Family collection includes photographs, architectural drawings, documents and business papers that represent typical single-family and multi-family urban housing of turn-of-the-century Chicago.
    • 2001.8
    • 1 box (0.25 linear feet) and 1 oversize portfolio
    • Colburn, Irving W., Papers, 1953-1992 (bulk 1955-1983)

    • Project papers, architectural drawings, photographs, correspondence, personal and professional papers and publications related to the career of architect Irving W. Colburn.
    • 2002.10
    • 17.5 linear feet (23 boxes), 3 oversize portfolios and flatfile materials
    • PACE Associates Records, 1924-2009 (bulk 1948-1986)

    • PACE Associates was founded in January 1946 by Charles B. Genther, Wilbur H. Binford, William B. Cobb, and John Kausal. The firm's first projects were collaborations with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, including the Promontory Apartments, Algonquin...
    • 2002.11
    • 16 boxes (7.25 linear feet), 1 oversize portfolio, and flatfile materials
    • Inspired Partnerships Collection, 1898-2002

    • Architectural drawings, photographs and promotional materials related to the work of the Chicago-based non-profit organization Inspired Partnerships.
    • 2003.1
    • 1 portfolio and flatfile material
    • Manny, Carter H., Jr. Papers, 1893-2017 (bulk 1961-1993)

    • Scrapbook albums, correspondence, loose and oversize materials related to Carter Manny's boyhood visit to the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago, his involvement in the planning and construction of Marc Chagall's mosaic
    • 2003.3
    • 72 boxes (22.5 linear feet), 4 portfolios and flatfile materials
    • Brenner Danforth Rockwell Records, 1957-2016 (bulk 1963-1977)

    • Architectural project files, award submissions, correspondence, architectural drawings, photographs, and slides documenting the work of the Chicago architectural partnership of Daniel Brenner, George Danforth, and H.P. Davis "Deever" Rockwell.
    • 2006.2
    • 11 linear feet (24 boxes), 1 oversize portfolio, and flatfile materials

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