Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Julian Clarence Levi architectural drawings and papers, 1895-1963

Series IV: Personal Papers and Photographs

This Series is dedicated to Levi's personal papers and photographs, documenting aspects of his life such as family pictures, photographs of his residence in Paris and New York, photographs at public events, diplomas, medallions, and medals. Additionally, the Series includes Columbia University related documents, travel photos around the US and Europe, and mostly non-architectural drawings and sketches done by Levi. Four scrapbooks deserve special notice in this Series, as they represent one of the most important resources on the life, activities, and achievements of Levi. Each scrapbook is thematically divided as follows: 1) Personal Bibliography of Levi, 2) A.I.A., 3) The Society of Beaux Arts Architects, New York City, and Architectural League of New York, and 4) Committees and Associations. The scrapbooks are made up of newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, invitations, letters, announcements, travel pamphlets, tickets, among other papers.

Sub-series 1: Personal and Family, Photographs

Box 12: Folder 1 1874 Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts Carte 1874

1 Item

Box 12: Folder 2 1958 Julian Levi portrait 1958

1 Item

Box 12: Folder 3 Bust portrait undated

14 Items

Box 23: Folder 1 Levi's Family Tomb Marker, drawings undated

2 Items: Tracing paper & pencil drawings.

Box 12: Folder 4 Personal Images undated

18 Items

Box 12: Folder 5 Julian Levi with Taylor puppies undated

2 Items

Box 12: Folder 6 Julian Levi at Norfolk, CT 1939

2 Items. Photographs taken by architect Jacques Greber.

Sub-series 2: Levi's Residences and Offices

Box 12: Folder 7 Rue de Tournon Apartment Apt. 20 (Paris, France). Photographs 1904, undated

15 Items. See also Scrapbook 1.

Box 12: Folder 8 Rue de Tournon Apartment Apt. 20 (Paris, France). Lantern negatives undated

3 Items

Box 12: Folder 9 The Valencia Building (New York, NY). Photographs and negatives 1926

12 Items: 6 photographs, 6 negatives

Cabinet A56.34: Roll 28 The Valencia Building (New York, NY). Drawings 1913

2 Items: 1 Linen & ink and 1 Paper & ink plans. Located at 150 West 59th Street NYC. Other architect involved: Hubert Pirsson

Box 12: Folder 10 Osborne Apartment Apt. 5A (New York, NY). Photographs undated

17 Items

Box 12: Folder 11 Osborne Apartment Apt. 5A (New York, NY). Color photographs 1961, undated

38 Items

Box 12: Folder 12 Osborne Apartment Apt. 5A (New York, NY). Negatives undated

22 Items

Box 23: Folder 2 Osborne Apartment Apt. 5A (New York, NY). Photographs undated

22 Items: Photographs by George Cserna

Box 23: Folder 3 Osborne Apartment Apt. 5A (New York, NY). Drawings and papers 1927, undated

2 Items: 2 Drawings and contract papers

Cabinet A56.35: Roll 29 Osborne Apartment Apt. 5A (New York, NY). Drawings 1927

10 Items: 2 Blue prints and 9 Trancing paper & pencil plans. Electrical installation drawings. Primary creator: Julian Levi.

Box 12: Folder 13 Taylor & Levi Office (New York, NY). Photographs undated

1 Item

Drawer 221: Folder 1 Taylor & Levi Office at Tilden Building, 9th Floor (New York, NY). Drawing 1910?

1 Item: Linen & ink plan.

Box 23: Folder 4 "Tour of Homes" newspaper clippings 1964

Other houses included: Tafel brownstone office and home, Frizzell brownstone apartment, LaFarge brownstone and Bartos penthouse duplex.

Sub-series 3: Special Events Papers & Photographs

Box 23: Folder 5 Gold Medal Ceremony of 1933 1933

1 Item: Photograph by Gottscho

Box 23: Folder 6 American Society of the French Legion of Honor Dinner 1961

1 Item: Magazine

Box 12: Folder 14 Architectural League of NY 1962

1 Item : dinner invite

Box 12: Folder 15 Gala on the Ocean liner Flandre 1958

2 Photographs

Box 12: Folder 16 Birthday Program 1956

1 Item

Box 13: Folder 1 First Meeting of "Urban Women's Discussion" undated

2 Glass Negatives

Sub-series 4: Diplomas & Medallions

Drawer 221: Folder 2 AIA Exhibition of the Americas award diploma template 1939

2 Items

Drawer 221: Folder 3 Medallion of Lloyd Whitney, Photograph and Letter 1929

1 Item

Box 23: Folder 7 Honorable Mention United States Postage, F.A.I.A New York undated

1 Item

Drawer 221 AIA Chartres Window Citation 1954

1 Item

Sub-series 5: Columbia Alumnus Papers

Box 13: Folder 2 Columbia University medalists 1962

3 Items: 2 photographs, 1 envelop

Box 13: Folder 3 Laura Boulton Collection 1963, undated

4 Items: 1 Photograph, Reception flyer, magazine notes, and clippings from New York Times

Box 13: Folder 4 Today Magazine, Spring-Summer 1963

1 Item

Box 13: Folder 5 Alumni Federation 1962

Correspondence

Box 23: Folder 8 Forty-Niners Society Logo undated

3 Items : drawings and tracing paper

Sub-series 6: Miscellaneous Papers and Drawings

Box 13: Folder 6 Archive acquisition correspondence 1972

Correspondence photocopies between Mr. Joseph Solomon and Warren J. Haas about Julian Levi's archival acquisition. Original files in Avery directory.

Box 13: Folder 7 Watercolor photo slides 1970

20 items

Drawer 221: Folder 4 1923-24 Human model study drawings 1923, 1924

19 Items: Human body studies, mostly women. Paper, charcoal and pencil

Drawer 221: Folder 5 1925 Human model study drawings 1925

50 Items: Human body studies, mostly women. Paper, charcoal and pencil

Drawer 221: Folder 6 1926 Human model study drawings 1926

18 Items: Human body studies, mostly women. Paper, charcoal and pencil

Box 14 Travel Watercolor Notebooks 1902-1968

17 notebooks

Box 23: Folder 9 Sketches and drawings 1911, 1925, undated

36 Items

Drawer 221: Folder 7 Typographic Letter undated

1 Item

Box 13: Folder 8 "Color and Architecture" talk draft 1929

A talk given before the Architectural and Allied Exposition, April 18, 1929. See also scrapbook 3.

Box 13: Folder 9 Ducan Smith gift, Drawing undated

1 Item

Box 23: Folder 10 Chester B. Price gift, Drawings 1935

2 Items

Box 31 Drawing tools box undated

Sub-series 7: Miscellaneous Photographs

Box 13: Folder 10 Jerusalem undated

8 Items: 4 photographs, 4 negatives

Box 13: Folder 11 European cities 1901, undated

19 photographs dated 1901, 21 negatives undated

Box 13: Folder 12 US cities undated

12 Items: Cities include Fredricksburg, Clairmont, Brandon, Princeton and Farmington.

Box 13: Folder 13 Unidentified portrait undated

1 Item: (Newman, NY?)

Box 13: Folder 14 Unidentified mounted undated

7 Items

Box 13: Folder 15 Unidentified miscellaneous photographs and negatives undated

64 Items: 44 negatives, 20 photographs

Sub-series 8: Medals & Tokens

Box 13: Folder 16a École des Beaux-Arts Medal undated

1 Item

Box 13: Folder 16b Taylor and Levi 25th Anniversary Medal 1932

1 Item

Box 13: Folder 16b Daniel Chester Remembrance Token from French National Sculpture Society 1932

1 Item: " A token in remembrance of Daniel Chester French National Sculpture Society, February 10, 1932, Medallic Art Company, New York

Box 13: Folder 16c United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York Medal 1946

1 Item: Award Presented to Julian Clarence Levi Architect by the Architects and Engineers Division of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York, in recognition of his untiring efforts in all humanitarian movements regardless of creed, april 26, 1946.

Box 13: Folder 16d Award to Jacques Duvaux from Les Architectes de France, Medal 1950

1 Item: Les Architectes de France a Jacques Duvaux President SADG, OGBTP, CIDB, CNAA, CSTB, Secretaire General du CSOA, Vice President MAF, CGAF, BS, 1950

Box 13: Folder 16e Societe Centrale Des Architectes Medal 1950

1 Item

Box 13: Folder 16f A New Century Beckons, AIA Centennial, Medal 1957

1 Item

Sub-series 9: Scrapbooks

Box 27 Scrapbook 1 [documents Julian Levi's life and activities] 1886-1963

Book No.1. Index: 1) Albert A. Levi, 2) Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Meyer, 3) Julian Levi boyhood Sketches 1886, 4) Paris salon 1902, 5) Julian Levi Paris apartment 1901-1904, 6) Columbia University, 7) Student diploma drawings 1904, 8) Seligman Building 1906, 9) Julian Levi WWI photographs, 10) Julian Levi donor of French Travelling Scholarship for students (also in Scrapbook 2), 11) Fellow AIA, 12) Julian Levi photos at Ile-de-France 1935 and Viking 1931, 13) Honors, French Legion of Honor, 14) European Tour 1935, French-American Union for Open Air Schools committee, 15) Reception of Marshall Joffre 1922, 16) France-Amerique, The Fine Arts Federation of NY 1939, 17) Ocean Travel 1935, 1937, 18) Vacation abroad photographs 1951, 1953, 19) Julian Levi general newspaper clippings, 20) Gallery for French Art, 21) Emma Mills Book and Play Luncheon, 22) National Sculpture Society 1943, 23) Extraordinary Grand Jury 1936, Lucky Luciano, 24) Paris International Exhibition 1937, American Meuse-Argonne War Memorial 1937, Taylor and Levi projects: 160E 72St Apartments, Lehman residence, Jenkins Residence, Noble Residence, Halle Residence, Hunt Residence, Siegbert Residence, Vogel Residence, Jerusalem Hebrew University, Popper Camp, Taylor and Levi Architectural League Exhibition 1941, The Spur, The Hut, Rossin Residence, Rockwell Residence, World War Monument, Sisher Residence, Sports building at W. Childs, Rothschild residence, Bayer Residence, Pollak Residence, Rossin Residence.

Box 28 Scrapbook 2 [documents American Institute of Architecture (AIA)] 1913-1968

Book No.2. Index: 1) AIA American Institute of Architecture, 2) Chartres Window Restoration, 3) AIA New York Chapter, 4) Westchester County Society of Architects, 5) AIA Brooklyn Chapter 1940, 6) LeBrun Travelling Scholarship competition 1921-22, 7) Julian Levi donor of French Travelling Scholarship for students (also in Scrapbook 1), 8) Delano Aldrich Scholarship, Carlos Lazo, 1943, 9) AIA Exhibit of American Architecture at Paris Salon, 1921, 10) AIA Exhibit of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA, London 1921, 11) Tenth International Congress of Architects, Brussels 1923, 12) Twelfth International Congress of Architects, Budapest, 1930, 13) AIA The Octagon Journal 1935-36, 14) Fourteenth International Congress of Architects, Paris, 1937, 15) Fifteenth International Congress of Architects, Washington, 1939, 16) First Congress of the International Union of Architects UIA, Lausanne, 1948, 17) Second Congress of the International Union of Architects UIA, Casablanca, 1951, 18) Third Congress of the International Union of Architects UIA, Lisbon, 1953, 19) Fifth Pan American Congress of Architects, Montevideo, 1940, 20) Sixth Pan American Congress of Architects, Lima, 1947, 21) Seventh Pan American Congress of Architects, Havana, 1950, 21) Eighth Pan American Congress of Architects, Mexico City, 1952. English and Spanish newspaper clippings. English, Spanish and French newspaper clippings.

Box 29 Scrapbook 3 [documents Society of Beaux Arts Architects / New York City / Architectural League NYC] 1916-1963

Book No.3. Index: 1) Beaux Arts Ball news and programs, 1916, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 2) Beaux-Arts Institue of Design news and reports, 3) The Pilgrimage to Paris news and photographs, 1931, 4) Murals by Tony Sarg abroad S.S. American Banker Architect, 5) Societe des Architectes Diplomes par le Gouvernment Francais S.A.D.G 6) Architectural League of New York, newspaper and articles, Color and Architecture article 1929, New York City newspapers, exhibitions.

Box 30 Scrapbook 4 [documents Julian Levi's activities and philanthropy and Architect's Emergency Committee] 1929-1965

Book No.4. Index: 1) American Scandinavian Foundation, 2) Architect's and Engineer's Square Club, 3) Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, 4) United Jewish Appeal, 5) Museum of the City of New York 1938, 6) Fifth Avenue Association, 7) Arnold W. Brunner Scholarship 1940, 8) Art Week 1940, 9) Artists for Victory, National War Poster Competition 1942, 9) Municipal Art Society, Producer's Council, 10) The Arco-Tect publication 1938, 11) School for Asiatic Studies The Iranian Institute, 12) National Conference of Christians and Jews, 13) "Romance of a People" musical and dramatic Jewish pageant 1933, 14) La Guardia Airport 1930s, 15) New York 1939 World's Fair news, 16) Romanian House at New York 1939 World's Fair, 17) Architect's Emergency Committee, Great Georgian Houses of America, Bryant Park, 18) New York Building Congress, 19) Technocracy Illustrated magazine 1933.