Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

James Rossant papers, 1950s-1990s

Series V: Electronic Media

Series V includes mixed digital and filmic media, and is principally comprised of 5.25" floppy diskettes and CD-ROMs, the labels of which indicate project records and office files, chiefly from the 1980s and 1990s. For a small number of projects dating from the 1990s and 2000s, including the World Trade Center site competition, the Dim Sum Go Go Restaurant, and the children's book "The Little Blue Duck," the CD-ROM collection appears to comprise the primary or sole form of documentation in the archive. One 16mm film reel and one VHS tape are also included.

Box 8 Floppy Diskettes 1/5: Projects A-E 1980s-1990s

case of 18 5.25" floppy diskettes, with labels indicating the following projects: Congregation Sons of Israel (Briarcliff Manor, NY); Credit Lyonais Bank; East 59th Street Development Study; Ellis Island Restoration and World Conference Center (New York, NY)

Box 8 Floppy Diskettes 2/5: Projects F-P 1980s-1990s

case of 18 5.25" floppy diskettes, with labels indicating the following projects: Hineni Heritage Center (New York, NY); Huntington Station Revitalization Plan (Huntington, NY); Mason Pavilion / Francis and Patricia Mason House Addition (Rye, NY); McClaren (unidentified); Metro North Riverview Houses / P.S. 50 Vito Marcantonio School (New York, NY); National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania); "New School Tower" (likely New School for Social Research, Kaplan Building and courtyard [New York, NY]); Piermont Landing (Piermont, NY); "Pitti - Per" (unidentified)

Box 8 Floppy Diskettes 3/5: Projects R-T 1980s-1990s

case of 15 5.25" floppy diskettes, with labels indicating the following projects: Rossant Townhouse (New York, NY) [label indicates "TWNHS"]; Shelter Cove / Green Spring (unidentified); Sandyville Housing (Tamiment, PA); unnamed Trump project; United States Embassy to Morocco (Rabat, Morocco); unidentified Turkish proposals

Box 8 Floppy Diskettes 4/5: Projects U-V, Professional 1980s-1990s

case of 19 5.25" floppy diskettes, with labels indicating the following projects and office files: Üsküdar American Academy (Istanbul, Turkey); Villas Lucania [Fusco] (Mamaroneck, NY); various office files and forms including job descriptions, "Rolodex File," and "Quality Assurance Plan"; handwritten list of AutoCad drawing layers for unidentified project

Box 8 Floppy Diskettes 5/5: Professional, Personal 1980s-1990s

case of 1 3.5" floppy diskette and 24 5.25" floppy diskettes, with labels indicating the following office and personal files: "Arts, Letters - Cotton Ducreux" & Cities in the Sky; "JSR Personal"; Arts Commission of the City of New York, Snug Harbor Cultural Center; Colette Rossant cookbooks; furniture designs; miscellaneous

Box 8 VHS Videocassette: Future Watch 1990

VHS cassette with recording of CNN program FutureWatch, 5/19/1990 featuring James Rossant discussing imaginary city drawings, with references to planning of Reston, Virginia, and the National Capital Center (Dodoma, Tanzania)

Box 8 16mm Film: "Reston Rev." ca. 1970s

boxed 16mm film reel labelled "Gulf - 791 - 120 Sec - 'Reston Rev. Color - Young & Rubicam"

Box 8 CD-ROMs 1990s-2000s

case of 46 CD-ROMs, with labels indicating the following projects or other contents: Dim Sum Go Go Restaurant (New York, NY); "Germonville" (unidentified); "Getty" (unidentified); "Hair Box" (unidentified); Heron House (Reston, VA); Jacobson House (unidentified); "Kodak EasyShare Files"; "Loft Architecture & Sketches - Older JSR Jobs"; "Manhattan Scans"; "Miscellaneous JSR Materials - Germany 2002, Loft 2002, New Folder (AIA)"; illegible; New York Studio School Master Plan (New York, NY); Rossant House; "Rossant Web Layout"; "Storage - Claverack - Watercolor Paintings"; World Trade Center Site; digital children's book project "The Little Blue Duck" (written by Marianne Rossant, illustrated by James Rossant, programmed by Christian Niemitz); "BCI"; "NY Live View; software from Safety Technology International; copy of Bob Dylan album Desire (1976); unlabeled discs