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Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation : Centennial (1881-1991) Archive, 1954-1982, bulk 1980-1981

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 10236727 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Title Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation : Centennial (1881-1991) Archive, 1954-1982, bulk 1980-1981
Physical Description 13 manuscript boxes
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series: Departmental Files"Making of an Architect" Exhibit, Mapping Project, Interveiws, and Photos.

Description

Scope and Content

This collection consists of administrative papers related to the Centennial Celebration organiziational efforts. The collection is made up of 7 series: Departmental Files, The Making of an Architect, Exhibit, Mapping Project, Interviews, Photos, and Bulletins, Brochures, and Books.

  • Series I: Departmental Files

    This series consists of administrative papers related to the Centennial Celebration organiziational efforts.

  • Series II: The Making of an Architect

    The following papers consist primarily of drafts and galleys for the book The Making of an Architect which was written in honor of the centennial celebration of the Columbia University School of Architecture. The papers are arranged in the order in which the chapters appear in the final book. The larger number of drafts is due to the fact that drafts were circulated for comments to the other authors working on the book. The number of versions of drafts, galleys and footnotes is provided with the number of pages of the longest version. Some of the versions are incomplete. Some sections contain research material used for the chapter, photocopies of illustrations that were used or suggested for use in the chapter, correspondence concerning the writing of the chapter, chapter outlines, or bibliographies. When all versions of a draft, galley or set of footnotes have the same number of pages, that number is given. When there are various page lengths, the page number for the longest version is given. Of particular interest is the material on the 1968 strike which can be found in Chapter 12.

  • Series III: Exhibit

    These papers relate to the exhibition which was held at the National Academy of Design from December 9, 1981 – January 30, 1982, and consist of correspondence to and from the school and the Academy, loan agreements, and drafts and galleys of the exhibition text.

  • Series IV: Mapping Project

    The Mapping Project was part of the exhibition which identified buildings created by alumni of the Columbia University School of Architecture in the metropolitan New York City area. Related to this project are correspondence and a large section of lists of projects arranged by architect. The names are listed alphabetically. In addition to the list of projects many architects provided additional items such as resumes, transcripts of interviews, reprints form journals and newspapers, brochures, and copies of lectures and papers.

  • Series V: Interviews

    An important part of the research material that was gathered for the catalog and the celebration are the interviews which were done with a number of people who were related to the department in various ways over the years. Transcripts of these interviews are arranged alphabetically by the person interviewed. If the name of the interviewer and the date the interview took place is known, that information is also included below.

  • Series VI: Photos

    Photographs were gathered as illustrations for the book and for the exhibit. While many of these photographs are identified and arranged by chapter to correspond with the book, there are also many that are not identified. Many of the corresponding negatives are also included.

  • Series VII: Bulletins, Brochures, and Books

    This series is made up of printed material produced by or concerning Columbia University's School of Architecture.

Publication Date

1954-1982

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation : Centennial (1881-1991) Archive, 1954-1982, (bulk 1980-1981), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Frank Dennis Jackson in 1989. The final arrangement was completed by Allison Carafa (Bibliographic Assistant) in 2013.

Revision Description

2013-04-13 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Abramovitz, Max, 1908-2004 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural design -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boell, Alfred N Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bond, J. Max, Jr. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students -- Political activity Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Architecture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Architecture. Alumni Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eisenmann, Peter, 1943- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fitch, James Marston Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frampton, Kenneth Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lapidus, Morris Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pokorny, Jan Hird, 1914-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Polshek, James Stewart Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools of architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stern, Robert A. M Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

The collection documents the centennial celebration of the Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture and Planning (1881-1981). There were two main parts of this celebration: a public exhibit held at the National Academy of Design from December 9, 1981 – January 30, 1982, and a catalog of this exhibit entitled The Making of an Architect. The exhibit's curator was Richard Oliver.