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COLLECTION Identifier: DES-1998-0001-008170002

A Tribute to Lewis Mumford

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.

Dates

  • 1979-1982

Physical Description

Extent is approximate

Conditions on Use and Access

Contact Special Collections Department, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Design School

Extent

1 linear feet

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. Notes: The edited “proceedings” of the event was published as A Tribute to Lewis Mumford : First Recipient, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Award, 1979-1980 (Cambridge, Mass : Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1982).

Biography

Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was a notable and prolific writer and critic, best-known for his studies of urban life, architectural history, and the effects of technological development on human societies and cultures. Mumford was architectural critic for The New Yorker Magazine for over thirty years and was a founding member of the Regional Planning Association of America. Mumford’s work as a journalist was supplemented by numerous books, including The Brown Decades, The Myth of the Machine and The City in History (winner of the National Book Award). Among Mumford’s many awards was the the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he received in 1964.

Arrangement

The collection is composed of of Series IA-IB (Correspondence/Acceptances/Regrets/Tributes), Series IC (Letters of Invitation), Series ID (Guest List & Program), Series IE (Correspondence.Mumford/Haar), Series IF (Miscellaneous Correspondence), Series IIA (Remarks by Lewis Mumford), Series III (Photographs), Series IV (Photographs of Boghosian collage), Series VA (Text as published), Series VB (Clippings file), Series VC (TM Lewis Mumford: A Bibliography//Elmer S. Newman).

Acquisition Information

Immediate source of acquisition: Gift of Jerold S. Kayden, 1998.

Processing Information

Processing Information: Processed by: Mary Daniels
Link to catalog

Personal Names Index

-- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Bacon, Edmund -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Barnes, Edward L., 1915- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Barry, Marion S. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Bell, Daniel, 1916- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Bell, David E. -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Biddle, Livingston L., 1918- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Blake, Peter -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00002" xlink:title="IB" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Boghosian, Varujan -- Photographs
<ptr target="des00009c00008" xlink:title="III, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00009" xlink:title="IV" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Bok, Derek -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Bok, Sissela -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Boorstin, Daniel J. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Bridenbaugh, Carl -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Brown, Denise Scott-, 1921- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Byrne, Jane, 1933- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Campbell, Robert -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Catalano, Eduardo, 1917- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Chase, Stuart, 1888-1985 -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Clay, Grady -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Cohen, Harold L. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Coleman, William T., jr -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Cook, Charles C. -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Cori, Carl Ferdinand, 1896- -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Cousins, Norman, 1912- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Davis, Arthur -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Doebele, William A. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Dubos, Rene Jules, 1901- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Duffey, Joseph -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Duffey, Joseph D -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Dukakis, Michael Stanley, 1933- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Duncan, Otis Dudley -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Eldredge, H. Wentworth -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Embry, Robert C. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Fisher, Joseph -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Fitch, James Marston -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Fitch, Lyle Craig -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Fuller, R. Buckminster, 1895- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Gans, Herbert J. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Glazer, Nathan -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Goldschmidt, Neil -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Goodman, Percival -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Goodman, Percival -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Gottmann, Jean -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Graubard, Stephen -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Haar, Charles Monroe, 1920- -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00003" xlink:title="IC, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00005" xlink:title="IE, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00006" xlink:title="IF" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Haar, Charles Monroe, 1920- -- Organization files
(Collection)
Haar, Charles Monroe, 1920- -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Halprin, Lawrence -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00002" xlink:title="IB" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Handlin, Oscar, 1915- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Hardee, Covington -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Harris, Patricia Roberts -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Huxtable, Ada Louise -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Jackson, Maynard -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00002" xlink:title="IB" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Jacobs, Jane, 1916- -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00002" xlink:title="IB" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Johnson, Philip C. 1906- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Jones, Reginald -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Kayden, Jerold S. -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00006" xlink:title="IF" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Kayden, Jerold S. -- Organization files
(Collection)
Kennedy, Edward M., 1932- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906- -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Koch, Edward, 1924- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Kristol, Irving -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Landrieu, Moon -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Lewis, Anthony, 1927- -- Correspondence
des00009c00006
IF
Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-19819 -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Lincoln, David -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Llewelyn-Davies, Richard, 1912- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Lynch, Kevin, 1918- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Marcus, Norman, 1932- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Marx, Leo, 1919- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
McCue, Gerald Mallon -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
McHarg, Ian -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
McKelvey, Blake, 1903- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Menzies, Ian -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00002" xlink:title="IB" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Meyerson, Martin -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Moltke, Willo von -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Morial, Ernest -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Mumford, Lewis, 1895- -- Bibliographies
des00009c00012
VC
Mumford, Lewis, 1895- -- Clippings files.
<ptr target="des00009c00011" xlink:title="VB, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00011" xlink:title="VB" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Mumford, Lewis, 1895- -- Correspondence
des00009c00005
IE
Mumford, Lewis, 1895- -- Drafts
des00009c00007
IIA
Mumford, Lewis, 1895- -- Organization files
(Collection)
Mumford, Lewis, 1895- -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Mumford, Lewis, 1895- -- Publications
des00009c00010
VA
Mumford, Sophie -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Newman, Elmer Simon, 1919- -- Bibliographies
des00009c00012
VC
Pei, I.M., 1917- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Pell, Claiborne -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Perloff, Harvey -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Portman, John C. -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Reilly, William K. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Reisman, David A. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Reps, John -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Reuss, Henry S. -- Correspondence
<ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00002" xlink:title="IB" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Riesman, David A. -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Rockefeller, David -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Schlesinger, Arthur , 1917- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Scott, Mellier G. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Sert, Josep Lluis, 1902-1982 -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Sert, Josep Lluis, 1902-1982 -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III
Sert, Josep Lluis, 1902-1983 -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Shapiro, Irving -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Stubbins, Hugh A., 1912- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Thompson, Benjamin -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Tree, Marietta, 1917- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Tsongas, Paul -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Tunnard, Lydia (Mrs. Christopher) -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Venturi, Robert -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Von Eckhardt, Wolf -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Warner, Sam Bass, 1928- -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Weaver, Robert C. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Webber, Melvin -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Weese, Harry, 1915- -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Whyte, William A. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Williams, Harrison A. -- Correspondence
des00009c00001
IA
Winnick, Louis -- Correspondence
des00009c00002
IB
Woolery, Arlo -- Photographs
des00009c00008
III


Corporate Names Index
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy -- Correspondence
des00009c00003
IC
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy -- Organization files
(Collection)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy -- Publications
des00009c00010
VA


LC Topical Headings Index
City planners--United States -- Organization files
(Collection)
City planning--Awards -- Organization files
(Collection)


Genre / Form Index
Bibliographies /
des00009c00012
VC
Clippings files. /
des00009c00011
VB
Collages /
des00009c00009
IV
Correspondence /
<ptr xlink:title="(Collection), " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00001" xlink:title="IA, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00002" xlink:title="IB, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00003" xlink:title="IC, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00005" xlink:title="IE, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00006" xlink:title="IF" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Drafts /
<ptr target="des00009c00003" xlink:title="IC, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00007" xlink:title="IIA" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Lists /
des00009c00004
ID
Organization files /
(Collection)
Photographs /
<ptr target="des00009c00008" xlink:title="III, " xlink:type="simple"></ptr> <ptr target="des00009c00009" xlink:title="IV" xlink:type="simple"></ptr>
Photographs /
(Collection)
Programs /
des00009c00004
ID
Publications /
des00009c00010
VA
Testimonials /
(Collection)


AAT Terms Index
City planners -- Organization files
(Collection)
Title
Mumford, Lewis (A Tribute), 1979-1982: An Inventory.
Author
Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library. Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.
EAD ID
des00009

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