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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).