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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...

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.

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.

Eleanor Raymond Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1986-0001-009331040
Scope and Contents: The Eleanor Raymond Collection includes documentation of some 300 architectural projects, ranging from drawings to related correspondence, as well as project photographs, personal papers, snapshots, and memorabilia. Also included are diaries kept by architectural journalist and writer Ethel Power, Raymond’s long-time companion and professional colleague.Project files, drawings, correspondence, photographs and personal papers drawn from the professional and personal files of...

George Burdett Ford, 1879-1930. The George B. Ford Collection, 1896-ca.1930.

Collection Identifier: DES-1990-0003-014378624
Content Description: The Ford Collection includes drawings, plans, substantial correspondence files, numerous reports and studies (in both preliminary and final formats), and a particularly significant collection of photographs, manuscript materials, clippings, and ephemera relating to war damage and reconstruction in eastern France. A substantial portion of the Ford Collection was orginally part of the Harriet B. Ford Collection at Smith College. The collection also contains materials that were formerly in the...

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...

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.

Phillips, William Lyman, 1885-1966. [Papers of William L. 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...

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.

The Alison and Peter Smithson Archive

Collection Identifier: DES-2003-0001-009455761
Scope and Contents: The Alison and Peter Smithson Archive includes project files, architectural drawings, sketches, photographs aperture cards, clippings, correspondence, published and unpublished texts drawn from the professional files of architects Alison and Peter Smithson. The collection is comprised of material assembled and maintained by Alison and Peter Smithson, and documents more than fifty years of practice through their architectural work and writings. Projects, both built and unbuilt,...

The Architecture of Ulrich Franzen

Collection Identifier: DES-2000-0001-008649663
Scope and Contents: Ulrich Franzen’s collection is comprised of over sixty projects, including private residences, educational structures (notably projects at Cornell University: MVR Hall, the Growth Chamber Laboratories and the Agronomy Building), commercial and industrial commissions (The Philip Morris Research Center and Headquarters at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in New York), and cultural sites ranging from Houston's Alley Theater to the Harlem School of Arts.The collection includes...

The Breuer Lectures Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-2010-0002-011320691
Scope and Contents:

The Breuer Lectures Collection is comprised of 17 lectures and writings by Marcel Breuer, both in manuscript and/or typescript form.

The CIAM Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1982-0002-000603297
Scope and Contents:

The CIAM Collections includes correspondence files and manuscript material related to the planning and proceedings of the organization’s conferences (1928-1956) as well as organizational files and photographs.

The correspondence, reports, photographs and ephemera related to the International Congress of Modern Architecture, drawn from the files of Josep Lluís Sert, who was both a founding member of the organization and its president (1947-1956).

The Curutchet Collection

Collection Identifier: DES-1977-0002-000603292

Drawings, correspondence and photographs related to the design, by Le Corbusier (1887-1965), and construction of the Curutchet House, La Plata, Argentina.