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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAI 15.99.17

Architectural plans for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1960-1961.

Overview

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts opened in 1963. It was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. These records consist of architectural designs and plans and the original wooden cases in which the drawings were held.

Dates

  • 1960-1961.

Creator

Physical Description

Extent is approximate.

Researcher Access

Access may be restricted.

Extent

7 cubic feet (4 portfolio boxes of drawings, 1 portfolio folder of drawings, 1 framed drawing, 2 wooden cases)
These records consist of architectural designs and plans and the original wooden cases in which the drawings were held. Most of the drawings are signed by Le Corbusier.

Historical note

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts opened in 1963. Located on the east side of Quincy Street between the Faculty Club and the Fogg Art Museum, the Center was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Construction was financed by Alfred St. Vrain Carpenter ’05 and by the Program for Harvard College. Prior to the construction of the Carpenter Center, students of visual arts studied in Hunt Hall, now the site of Canaday Hall.

Acquisition Information

Records transferred to the Harvard University Archives.

General note

This document last updated 2015 August 3.

Processing Information

This inventory was created in December 2013 by Kate Bowers from a variety of information sources.

This inventory consists of selected architectural plans of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts held by the Harvard University Archives. The material was not examined.Titles were devised by the archivist.
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Creator

Title
Harvard University. Architectural plans for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1960-1961: an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
EAD ID
hua48013

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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