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A Tribute to Lewis Mumford

Collection Identifier: DES-1998-0001-008170002
Scope and Contents: Organizational files, including invitations, correspondence, photographs and the texts of tributes to Lewis Mumford, assembled by Charles M. Haar and Jerold S. Kayden. Haar and Kayden were organizers of the events celebrating Mumford as the first recipient of The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Award.The collection includes correspondence and announcements related to the award dinner, the texts of tributes contributed by guests, and photographs of the dinner/award ceremony....

ARCHIGRAM: Magazine and Ephemera Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2019-0007-15420111630
Scope and Contents: ARCHIGRAM (an amalgamation of archi-tecture and tele-gram) began as a self-published magazine by its main group members Peter Cook and David Greene. Produced between 1961 - 1974, the magazines (spanning nine and a half issues) showcased experimental architectural work to an increasingly global audience; as such they are seminal documents of avant-garde architectural ideas. The hugely influential and extremely scarce Archigram magazine included in this collection (9 vols., various formats) is...

Carl M. Sapers speeches

Collection — Box: 1Identifier: DES-2018-0002
Content Description:

Manuscripts of speeches by Carl M. Sapers delivered at professional organizations between 1960-2001, related to architecture and construction law. Some additional materials from 2006-2007 related to Sapers' Spring 2007 course Issues in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Chester Nagel Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1990?-0005-014378629
Scope and Contents:

The Chester Nagel Collection contains material spanning almost five decades. Primarily related to his relationship with Walter Gropius, the collection consists of personal as well as professional items such as letters, postcards, photographs, bow ties along with magazine excerpts, drawings and monographs.

Correspondence of William L. Phillips with Prentiss French and Julia A. Field

Collection Identifier: DES-1980-0001-000603309
Content Description: The Collection consists of correspondence exchanged between two landscape architects - teacher and student - William Lyman Phillips (Harvard University B.A. 1908, M.L.A. 1910) and Prentiss French (Harvard University M.L.A. 1921). Perhaps best known as the designer of Florida's Fairchild Tropical Garden, Phillips' letters discuss both professional and personal matters.The Collection also includes the correspondence exchanged between Phillips and Julia A. Field, who received the...

Cossutta, Araldo, 1925-2017. Papers of Araldo Cossutta

Collection Identifier: DES-2018-0003-15420111600
Scope and Contents:

Original architectural drawings, photographs, and job files of architectural projects designed by Araldo Cossutta during his tenure in the architectural firm I.M. Pei and Partners: Christian Science Center in Boston (1973), Tour du Credit Lyonnais in Lyon, France (1977), Long Wharf Marriott in Boston (1982). His papers also include his own 63 acre vacation compound in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod.

Doris Cole and Harold Goyette Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2013-0007-014379908
Overview: The Doris Cole and Harold Goyette collection documents the personal lives and careers of Doris Cole, FAIA, AB '59, MArch '63 and Harold Goyette, AIA, AICP, March '54, and the work of their firm, Cole and Goyette, Architects and Planners, Inc. of Cambridge, MA. In addition to the work of the firm, the collection documents Goyette's career as the first Director of Planning at Harvard University and Cole's career as an author of five books on architecture, including From Tipi to Skyscraper: A...

Eleanor Raymond Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1986-0001-009331040
Overview: Eleanor Raymond, FAIA, AB ‘09, M.Arch ‘36, was born in 1887 in Cambridge, MA. Upon her graduation from the Cambridge School of Architectural and Landscape Design for Women in 1920, Raymond joined Henry Atherton Frost’s architecture firm, thus beginning a professional career that spanned some sixty years of practice. Raymond’s primary interest was in domestic architecture and her work is marked by a regional modernist aesthetic. Raymond was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of...

GSD Lectures Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2013-0001-014379898
Scope and Contents: The GSD Lectures Collection is comprised of materials from the Lectures and Exhibition Department mainly between 1972 and 2006, all in typescript and/or print-out form. There are three series: Series A, Series B, and Series C. Series A contains 173 files, Series B contains 13 files, and Series C contains 34 files. Series A is comprised mainly of the lecture materials, Series B contains mainly exhibition materials, with accompanying lecture materials when available and Series C contains...

GSD Photographs Collection of Faculty and Administrative Staff

Collection Identifier: DES-2001-0005-008869532
Scope and Contents: This collection includes photographs (portraits) of GSD faculty (from visiting lecturers to tenured faculty). The collection also includes photographs (portraits) of GSD administrative staff, invited speakers, and other academics with no GSD faculty appointment. Also includes limited typescript resume and/or vitae, and clippings. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1970s through the 1990s, although portraits of earlier faculty and academics may also be included.The...

Hugh Stubbins Archive: The Early Years Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1988-0003-009333574
Scope and Contents: The Hugh Stubbins Archive documents more than fifty years of professional practice in drawings, plans, correspondence, research files, photographs and memorabilia. As well as documenting the work of Stubbins as an individual designer, the Archive offers access to a broad array of building types (ranging from private residences to educational complexes to stadiums to office buildings) and to the operating history of a mid-20th century architectural firm. The Early Years Collection...

Hugh Stubbins Archive: The Schools Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1988-0004-009367006
Scope and Contents: The Hugh Stubbins Archive documents more than fifty years of professional practice in drawings, plans, correspondence, research files, photographs and memorabilia. As well as documenting the work of Stubbins as an individual designer, the Archive offers access to a broad array of building types (ranging from private residences to educational complexes to stadiums to office buildings) and to the operating history of a mid-20th century architectural firm. The Schools Collection...

James Carpenter Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2017-0002-15420111620
Scope and Contents: The James Carpenter Collection consists of material spanning over forty years of practice with projects ranging from art to architecture. It is primarily comprised of drawings for various projects and installations, models, art films and material samples. [Samples will be readily available in the Material Collections at the Frances Loeb Library]. These items document his dedication to research and innovation in using glass as building material. The collection also includes notes and...

Jane F. Thompson Bauhaus Research Archive

Collection Identifier: DES-2019-0006-15420111610
Content Description: The Jane F. Thompson Bauhaus Research Archive contains materials spanning over five decades and consists of Jane Thompson's research files (including photographs) related to the Bauhaus and Walter Gropius, in preparation of a monograph that was not completed nor published at the time of her death. Most valuable in this collection are audiotapes of interviews she carried out with many of the Bauhaus masters, most of them never made public. The collection also consists of books, lecture slides...

Jerzy Soltan Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2008-0003-014379248
Scope and Contents: The Jerzy Soltan Collection includes, in large part, teaching and administrative files related to his academic years at the GSD and his consulting activities, research files on various topics and architects (mainly related to Le Corbusier and Team 10 members), as well as writings by himself and others. The collection also contains a few set of drawings and numerous slides of architectural sites, sketches and drawings, including projects and built works by Soltan in Europe and in the United...

Open Issues Collection of Student Publications

Collection Identifier: DES-2017-0006
Content Description: The Open Issues Collection of Student Publications consists of student publications from design schools that were collected during the 2017 Open Issues event hosted by the Open Letters editorial board at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Some publications only have a single issue or volume represented, while others have a selection of issues and volumes. When available, the issue number and title are recorded. There are a few institutions that have multiple student...

Papers of Dan Kiley

Collection Identifier: DES-1995-0004-006399835
Scope and Contents: This collection includes landscape drawings representing the work of Dan Kiley, and The Office of Dan Kiley, ca.1941-ca.1995.The collection includes landscape architecture drawings for a broad representation of his landscape designs, including site plans, planting plans, and topographical maps gifted by Dan Kiley in 1995. It should be noted that a large amount of drawings and several hundred boxes of job files remained in Vermont to be gifted at a later date, but because of a...

Papers of John Charles Olmsted

Collection Identifier: DES-1977-0001-000603289
Scope and Contents:

The collection includes some 5,000 letters exchanged with his wife, Sophia White Olmsted (1862-1956), during the years 1898-1920. During this period Olmsted traveled for lengthy periods on firm business and this correspondence provides insight into the realities of both practice and domestic concerns. There are also correspondence files with professional colleagues, scattered manuscript materials of professional interest, as well as family papers, ephemera and photographs.

Papers of Martin Wagner

Collection — Box: 1Identifier: DES-1971-0001-000603299
Scope and Contents:

The Papers of Martin Wagner collection includes notebooks containing typed and handwritten drafts of articles and books by Wagner, correspondence, and clippings.

Included are items related to metropolitan planning of Greater Berlin, planning of Istanbul, Cologne, and Boston; lectures given at the GSD on Site and Shelter, and Housing; some writings co-authored with Walter Gropius; materials on Wagner's prefabricated house project; a few items by Wagner’s son Bernard.

Papers of Richard Webel

Collection Identifier: DES-1997-0003-007385057
Scope and Contents: Papers of Richard Webel is comprised of architectural drawings and sketches produced by Richard Webel during his residency at the American Academy in Rome (1926 –1929), architectural drawings, project photographs, and sketches produced by Innocenti and Webel over 60 years of practice, Webel's personal photographs, and publication and exhibition materials for "Making Landscape of Continuity" (1996). The archival materials included consist primarily of work from Innocenti and Webel...

Papers of William Lyman Phillips

Collection Identifier: DES-1997-0002-007605360
Content Description: A substantial collection of materials related to the personal life and professional practice of landscape architect William L. Phillips. Included are project files, photographs, clippings and ephemera, as well as research files assembled by Phillip's biographer Faith R. Jackson. [See Box 4, Series III.] Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of both personal and site records. Correspondence, plans, photographs, slides, drawings and...

Photographs Collected by Henry Hobson Richardson

Collection Identifier: DES-1936-0001-001561485
Scope and Contents: The photographs which comprise this collection were assembled by Henry Hobson Richardson and include 53 volumes of photographs of sites, structures and works of art in Europe, the United States and Asia. The photographs were arranged thematically by Richardson under a variety of rubrics and include building types, components, materials and geographical location. Although the bulk of the photographs were acquired in the 1870s and 1880s, some are of earlier vintages. Photographers represented...

Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2019-0008-15420111590
Scope and Contents: The Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection includes original architectural drawings dating from 1972 through 1998 that consistently emphasize the idea of architecture as a cultural practice with its own specificity in terms of history, theory and systems of representation. The drawings therefore include works both built and unbuilt (including competitions), among them: Facade/Mask House, Fountain House, Country House, House in the Island of Dejerba, The Steps of Providence, Four...

Sekler Collection of Student Reports II

Collection Identifier: DES-2005-0004-013684547
Scope and Contents: Students' final reports for seminars directed by Eduard F. Sekler, ca. 1961-1993. The Sekler Collection of Student Reports II is a collection of student work, developed in the course of their studies analyzing historic building structures, historic districts, and undertaking spatial and historical analysis of these structures and neighborhoods. It contains 241 reports.Throughout Eduard Sekler's distinguished teaching career at both the Graduate School of Design and the Carpenter...

Shurcliff, Arthur A. and Shurcliff, Sidney N., Papers

Collection Identifier: DES-1981-0001-000603275
Scope and Contents:

The Shurcliff Collection includes drawings and plans related to firm projects, as well as professional and personal correspondence. Also included are miscellaneous manuscript and printed materials, an early billbook, a personal diary and hundreds of photographs and slides. These visual materials relate not only to firm work, but served as research images in the Shurcliff office.