Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

Roger Halle papers and architectural drawings, 1943-1992

Series I: Professional Papers

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Box 1 Folder 1 Writings & Talks, General, 1956 to 1986

List and copies of the articles and talks, primarily on industrialization of the building process

Box 1 Folder 2 Writings & Talks, "The Halle System of Building - Description", 1964 Oct

Article inProgressive Architecture;includes the original magazine and 5 reprints

Box 1 Folder 3 Writings & Talks, "Systems: Basis For An Integrated Building Industry", 1965 Sept

Article inArchitecture & Engineering News;includes 38 copies of the reprints

Box 1 Folder 4 Writings & Talks, Garage Semi-Prototype (Straus Garage), 1967 Jun

Article inArchitecture & Engineering News;includes reprints, 1 album and 10 photographs

Box 1 Folder 5 Writings & Talks, "The Potential of Steel in System Building", 1967 Nov

Talk at Building Research Institute (Washington, D.C.); contains 8 copies of transcripts and 3 copies ofCatalog of Parts - Structure

Box 1 Folder 6 Writings & Talks, Talk at School of Architecture, Princeton University, 1969 May, Dec

Correspondence and texts

Box 1 Folder 7 Writings & Talks, "The Disadvantages of Mobile Homes"; "The Disadvantages of Modular Houses", 1974 Oct

Includes "Home Owners Taken For A Ride - Mobile Home" by Robert Cassidy forThe New York Times

Box 1 Folder 8 Writings & Talks, Introductory Remarks to NYIT Classes, 1975 to 1976

5 copies of the texts

Box 1 Folder 9 Writings & Talks, Articles in The New York Times, 1976, 1981,1986

Includes Letters to the Editor, "To Revive Stalled Housing Starts" and the Op-Ed Page

Box 1 Folder 10 Writings & Talks, "On Building Much More Housing at Much Less Cost", 1980 to 1981, 85

Includes the original version in Sep and Dec, 1980, the talk version at NYIT in 1981 and the addendum "Total Building Systems - Why Not Before Now"

Box 1 Folder 11 Writings & Talks, "Only New Ways Can Build More Housing", 1981

Talk at HUD-NIBS Conference (Orlando, FL); full version and draft

Box 1 Folder 12 Writings & Talks, "Housing for All", 1986 Apr

Article inNational Building News,includes original newspapers and photocopies

Box 1 Folder 13 to 16 Writings & Talks, Correspondence (4 Folders), 1963 to 1985

WithArchitectural & Engineering News, Architectural News, Progressive Architecture, The Architecture Forum, The Architectural Record, The Reader's Digest, The New York Times, The Wall Street JournalandFortune Magazine

Box 1 Folder 17 Notes, Sketches and Drawings, [1959]

3 drawings of various projects and 4 Photostats of course work at Princeton

Box 1 Folder 18 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Operation Breakthrough RFP [1 of 4], 1969

Application of Improved Housing Systems Concepts for Large Volume Production

Drawer 202 Folder 1 HUD, Operation Breakthrough RFP [2 of 4], 1969

Final booklet of the Application, and a print of the trademark

Box 1 Folder 19 HUD, Operation Breakthrough RFP [3 of 4], 1971 to 1974

Includes Robertson Ward Jr. article in 1971 Mar AIA Journal: "Breakthrough?", "Where I Stand" article in 1972 MayArchitectural Newsand correspondence with the Industrialization Forum at Harvard GSD

Box 2 Folder 1 to 3 HUD, Operation Breakthrough RFP [4 of 4] (3 folders), 1969 to 1972

Correspondence with Department of Housing and Urban Development

Box 2 Folder 4 to 6 HUD, Correspondence (3 Folders), 1977 to 1988

Box 2 Folder 7 HUD, "Some Thoughts on Research and Technology at HUD", 1977 to 1979

Texts, HUD User Research Information brochures, HUD publication: "Earth Sheltered Housing: Code, Zoning and Financial Issues," drafts of unsolicited proposal and the correspondence with William J. White

Box 2 Folder 8 to 9 HUD, Cost of Housing Task Force (2 Folders), 1977 to 1979

Correspondence, meeting minutes, press release, final report, texts and research articles

Box 2 Folder 10 HUD, "On Lowering the Cost of Housing", 1978 to 1981

Proposals for action and comments before HUD Cost of Housing Task Force

Box 2 Folder 11 National Institute of Building Science (NIBS), Print Material, 1974 to 1985

Organizational brochures, magazine clippings and report to the President booklets

Box 2 Folder 12 NIBS, Correspondence, 1982 to 1983

Box 2 Folder 13 NIBS, Residential Technology Conference, 1981 to 1982

Notes, committee meeting minutes and questionnaire

Box 3 Folder 1 to 4 NIBS, Consultative Council (4 Folders), 1981 to 1987

Membership certificates, communication letters, memorandums to Technology Division members, newsletters and directories

Box 3 Folder 5 to 8 NIBS, Housing Technology Research Agenda (4 Folders), 1982 to 1984

Correspondence, memorandum, research plan and proposals, draft and final version of status and reports, presentation, drafts and final version of "Federal Government Role in Housing Technology Research: Responses to a Sampling of Building Community Viewpoints"

Box 3 Folder 9 to 11 Research, Building System [1 of 2] (3 folders), 1961 to 1970

Material and publication on modular system, prefabrication, school buildings, steel buildings and Hills Dry Building System

Drawer 202 Folder 2 Research, Building System [2 of 2], 1961 to 1970

Hills Dry Building System Section 2 Standard Drawing

Box 3 Folder 12 Research, Technology, 1976 to 1987

Office of Technology Report, NASA Publication, articles and newspaper clippings

Box 3 Folder 13 Research, Labor and Construction Cost, 1970 to 1980

Dept. of Labor Statistics booklet, other articles and construction cost report by Nielsen, Wurster & Assoc, Inc

Box 4 Folder 1 Research, Organizations, 1978 to 1981

Information of American enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Ford Foundation, Building Research Council, AIA Research Corporation, National Science Foundation

Box 4 Folder 2 to 4 Research, Housing (3 Folders), 1982 to 1992

Housing Act of 1968, US General Accounting Office 1982 Report, housing cost data, housing starts, smart housing and housing in Japan

Box 4 Folder 5 Research, Articles & Clippings, 1954 to 1984

Includes "A Modern School" by Abraham Flexner, "Behind the Scene and Under The Rug" by Howard E. Shuman, articles about Geo W.W. Brewster, andProfilemagazine

Box 4 Folder 6 to 12 Research, Vendors and Products [1 of 2] (7 folders), 1964 to 1981

Information about structure, building components & material, insulations, panels, partitions, gasketing and extrusion

Box 5 Folder 1 to 3 Research, Vendors and Products [2 of 2] (3 folders), 1964 to 1981

Information about structure, building components & material, insulations, panels, partitions, gasketing and extrusion

Box 5 Folder 4 to 6 Correspondence (3 Folders), 1975 to 1987

With Office of The President, US Senate, US Congress Subcommittee on Housing & Urban Development, Office of Technology Assessment, etc.