Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

Douglas Darden papers and drawings, 1979-1996

Series I: Condemned Building

This series contains documents pertaining to the ten projects featured in Darden's book as well as documents pertaining to the book's publication. The projects included in Darden's book are unbuilt works. Although Darden draws them in traditional plan, section, and elevation, these projects were designed as allegorical structures only. Darden posits a set of reversa for each project meant to reveal and explore a dichotomy within architecture. His background in literature is evident in his work, as each project is described with a narrative structure akin to the acts in a play, which describe the use of and circulation through each project. Each project also has a "Dis/continuous Genealogy," a graphic history wherein Darden pulls several images from his research and combines them in a "Composite Ideogram" for the project. Some of the projects are described with a psycho-dramatic text, in some cases accompanied by a letter blurring the lines between fact and fiction. Darden also peppers the pages of his book with quotations from . Drafts for each of these elements are included in this collection.

Darden's process integrated visual and textual research. His process work combines annotated literary and background text with the collection and manipulation of graphic materials. Most subseries contain project material that includes research materials, generative process work, and prints & negatives. [The oversize study and finished drawings for these projects are housed in Series VII: Drawings]

Subseries 1: Museum of Impostors

Contains materials for one of Darden's earlier works, which was submitted to the "From Here to Eternity" exhibition. This project set up an allegorical museum dedicated to historical American impostors. Situated in the Baltimore Harbor Water Gap, the project research included in this subseries concentrates on nearby historical sites and figures, such as Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key, the Lazaretto, Interstate Highway 95, and the Lehigh Cement Factory. Also included is the semi-fictionalized account of Sarah Wilson, along with notes and drafts, and a few drawings.

Box 1: Folder 1 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Site photographs : 31 items ; also includes Xeroxes, pamphlets, postcards,

Box 1: Folder 2 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Notes, drafts, paste-ups, correspondence

Box 1: Folder 2 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Drawings : 5 items ; Includes sketches : undated, 30 Apr 1983

Box 1: Folder 3 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 16 items ; contact sheet : 3 items ; slides : 1 item ; Prints : 51 items ; Includes images of models, images forCondemned Building,research material, prints of drawings

Subseries 2: Temple Forgetful

Contains Darden's research and drafts for said project. Temple Forgetful was influenced by his time spent at the American Academy in Rome, as seen by its sitting next to the Basilica of Maxentius, and appropriation of the Romulus and Remus myth. The project consists of two uninhabitable theatres, set as opposites across the legendary boundary line separating Rome between the twins. Darden's research includes information on the new archaeological discoveries at his site, as well as the topics of memory and forgetting. Also includes postcards with some correspondence.

Box 1: Folder 4 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Xeroxes, newspaper clippings, postcards incl. one with correspondence 24 Oct 1988

Box 1: Folder 5 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Drafts and paste-ups

Box 1: Folder 6 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 14 items ; contact sheet : 8 items ; slides : 1 item ; Prints : 36 items ; Includes images of models, images forCondemned Building,site photo, prints of drawings, one transparency

Box 15: Folder 1 Negatives & Prints 1988 Sep/Oct

Drawings : 5 items

Subseries 3: Clinic for Sleep Disorders

Contains research and generative materials for this project situated just off of Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Darden began this project while teaching at New Jersey Institute of Technology; he took many trips exploring the surrounding industrial areas, which influenced his successive projects. His research for this project delved into sleep studies, dreams and nightmares, Freud, Arthur Rimbaud's "The Drunken Boat," and Ernest Hemingway's "Now I Lay Me." Generative materials feature images of electroencephalograms (recorded electrical activity of the brain), works by Picasso, and Dante's Inferno, amongst his notes and drafts. Includes one drawing.

Box 1: Folder 7 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Site Photographs : 3 items ; also includes Xeroxes and newspaper clippings

Box 1: Folder 8 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Notes, drafts, transparency, image of model

Box 1: Folder 8 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Drawings : 1 item

Box 1: Folder 9 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 25 items ; contact sheet : 3 items ; Prints : 39 items ; Includes images of models, images forCondemned Building,prints of drawings

Subseries 4: Night School

Contains the materials for a project at the McMillan Water Filtration Plant, in Washington D.C. Darden designed a school anchored by an open air theatre which must operate at night. His research materials consist mainly of site research, including photographs and plans of the site and research into ancient trilobites found at the site. The project was influenced by Greek Theatre, which can be seen in his notes and drafts in this subseries. Materials also include correspondence with Army Corps of Engineers and with Stanley Tigerman & John Whiteman, as well as visual gridded studies for this project's "Dis/continuous Genealogy," and two drawings.

Box 2: Folder 1 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Slides : 2 items ; contact sheets : 3 items ; photographs : 17 items (2 mounted on paper together, 3 mounted on contact sheets)

Box 2: Folder 1 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Xeroxes, postcard, plans of site

Box 2: Folder 1 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Army Corps of Engineer's Washington Aqueduct

Box 2: Folder 2 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Notes, visual studies, drafts, paste-ups, annotated chapter " The School of Night," correspondence, Xeroxed drawings with color pencil

Box 2: Folder 2 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Drawings: 2 items

Box 2: Folder 3 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 53 items ; contact sheet : 1 item ; prints : 56 items ; includes images of models, images forCondemned Building,prints of drawings

Subseries 5: Melvilla

Contains Darden's materials for his design of a library built on location of Herman Melville's former home on East 11th St. and Fourth Ave in New York City. Research materials focus on Melville, whale hunting, and the Iroquois, and include building history and maps for the project site. [Darden's copy of is not included in this collection.] The subseries includes notes, visual studies, drafts, paste-ups, articles, and transparencies for "Dis/continuous Genealogies," as well as correspondence regarding the research and publication of Melvilla, from 1989-92.

Box 2: Folder 4 Correspondence ca. 1980s-93

Includes letters regarding the research and publication of Melvilla, undated, 1989-92

Box 2: Folder 5 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Xeroxes, postcards, newspaper clipping; includes visual and textual research

Box 2: Folder 6 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Notes, visual studies, drafts, paste-ups, articles, Melville Society Extracts

Box 2: Folder 6 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Transparencies : 2 items

Box 2: Folder 7 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 117 items ; contact sheets : 18 items ; prints : 53 items ; includes images of models, visual studies of "Dis/continuous Genealogies," prints of drawings

Subseries 6: Hostel

Contains research and generative materials pertaining to the Aswan Dam and its displacement of Nubians; Darden pulls from this dichotomy of construction/destruction to design a project that symbolizes this contradiction as a temporary home for Nubian workers. Darden's research focuses on infrastructure and transportation, especially that related to water; materials include postcards and newspaper clippings. The subseries also includes notes, drafts, a transparency of the project's "Dis/continuous Genealogy," as well as three drawings.

Box 3: Folder 1 Project Material ca. 1980s-93

Research materials, including Xeroxes, postcards, newspaper clippings, The Story of Abu Simbel

Box 3: Folder 1 Project Material ca. 1980s-93

Notes, drafts, paste-ups, Xeroxes of drawings and model images

Box 3: Folder 1 Project Material ca. 1980s-93

Transparency : I item ; drawings : 3 items

Box 3: Folder 2 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 90 items ; contact sheets : 13 items ; slides : 9 items ; prints : 57 items ; includes images of models, visual studies of "Dis/continuous Genealogies," prints of drawings, site images

Subseries 7: Saloon for Jesse James

Contains material for Darden's project originally started in Stanley Tigerman's studio at Harvard GSD in 1983. The project draws on the duality of the anti-hero and ideas of confrontation. It includes research on mining, specifically the Kennecott Copper Mine, on Jesse James, and on Great Salt Lake and Saltair as well as miscellaneous documents such as pamphlets from Amtrak and maps of Utah. Project materials also include several postcards with correspondence, two drawings and a collage.

Box 3: Folder 3 Miscellaneous Documents ca. 1980s-93

"Mining's Living Legacy," Amtrak Express, Utah map, Salt Lake Area Map, "The Codex Hammer," lithograph of 1899 topographical map of Utah

Box 3: Folder 4 Project Material ca. 1980s-93

Postcards with correspondence, Xeroxes, postcards, newspaper clippings, notes, drafts, paste-ups; photographs : 2 items

Box 3: Folder 4 Project Material ca. 1980s-93

Drawing : 2 items ; collage : 1 item

Box 3: Folder 5 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 45 items ; contact sheets : 5 items ; prints : 37 items ; prints with collage : 3 items ; includes images of models, prints of drawings

Subseries 8: Sex Shop

Contains research material, but no drawings or prints for the project. The research material draws from Georgia O'Keeffe, Marquis de Sade, Duchamp, Fourier, Lequeu, and pornography. While there are no drawings, Darden did create a "Dis/continuous Genealogy," materials for which are included in this subseries. [Series VI: Slides includes 9 images of a model for this project not included in the book ]

Box 3: Folder 6 Project Material ca. 1980s-93

Research material , including articles, newspaper clippings, Xeroxes, notes, paste-ups

Box 3: Folder 6 Project Material ca. 1980s-93

Transparency : 1 item ; negatives : 6 items ; prints : 5 items

Subseries 9: Confessional

Contains material for a proposed confessional booth at the site of the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre in the Church San Pancrazio, in Italy. Materials include site research, as well as notes, correspondence, drafts, and 5 drawings. The project draws on Alberti, the ideas of balance and intersection, radio transmission and amplification.

Box 4: Folder 1 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Xeroxes, postcard, poster, pamphlet for Cooplat "Servizi per gli Spazi Espositivi" ; photographs : 4 items

Box 4: Folder 2 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Notes, drafts, paste-ups, correspondence, xeroxes of drawings and model images

Box 4: Folder 2 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Drawings : 5, undated and 31 May 1988

Box 4: Folder 3 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 46 items ; contact sheets : 6 items ; prints : 19 items

Subseries 10: Oxygen House

Contains the material for Darden's project based on the fictitious story of an ex-railroad employee, Burnden Abraham, who after being injured in a train derailment must live in an oxygen tent. The subseries contains research material on train instruments and railroad infrastructure, anatomy of the lungs, hydraulics, and zeppelins. It also contains images for the "Dis/continuous Genealogy," notes, drafts, paste-ups, correspondence, and one drawing.

Box 4: Folder 4 Research Materials ca. 1980s-93

Xeroxes, postcard, newspaper clipping

Box 4: Folder 5 Generative Material ca. 1980s-93

Notes, drafts, paste-ups, correspondence; drawing : 1 item

Box 4: Folder 6 Negatives & Prints ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 85 items ; contact sheets : 9 items ; slides : 16 items ; prints : 60 items

Box 4: Folder 9 "O2 Tape", 2 videotape8mm ca. 1980-1993

2 8mm Video Cassette

Subseries 11: General Materials

Includes materials for the publication of such as notes, work on the frontispieces, a list of Hamlet quotations to be featured in the book, font/text experimentation, drafts (bound and unbound), and correspondence with Princeton Architectural Press.

Box 4: Folder 8 Other Materials ca. 1983

Composition Book with notes

Box 4: Folder 7 Other Materials ca. 1980s-93

Book Synopsis, font/text experimentation, typed partial drafts, research material for frontispiece, press releases for Princeton Architectural Press

Box 4: Folder 7 Other Materials ca. 1980s-93

Negatives : 17 items ; contact sheet : 1 item ; prints : 6 items ; drawings : 1 items (frontispiece, and unidentified project (found with Melvilla papers), undated)

Box 15: Folder 7 Publication Drafts ca. 1980s-93

Draft test prints

Box 5 Publication Drafts ca. 1980s-93

Bound drafts : 2 items, undated & 11 May 1990

Box 5: Folder 1 Publication Drafts ca. 1980s-93

Unbound draft : 1 item, undated

Box 5: Folder 2 Correspondence and Press 1988-95

David, Ben Ledbetter, Princeton Architectural Press: Kevin Lippert, Ann Urban, Bill Monaghan ; press releases

Series II: Laughing Girls

This series contains research materials and process work for the project Darden was working on at the time of his death. incorporated architectural drawing, collage, and narrative in the form of an architectural graphic novel centered on three characters: Helen, Cass, and Polly. The series includes correspondence regarding travel and requests for financial assistance, as well as information on and submissions to various grant programs. It also includes a spiral bound portfolio of several artists meant to be included in the project, entitled "The Graphic Novel: an Investigation of the Interdisciplinary Design Process."

Ten folders contain research materials on outbreaks of laughter and mania, on the anatomy of the human body (specifically that of speech capabilities and female reproductive cycles), on Africa (Darden's early site for the project), on Boston (a stop in the story's itinerary) and on Darden's two main sites for the project: Troy New York, and Troy in Greece. These folders include maps, postcards, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and magazine clippings.

Darden's process for the project included experimenting with text and font, and rendering with various graphic images he had collected from his research and travels. This series includes many of these graphic experiments and sources, notably those from his travel souvenirs.

For this project, Darden worked with audio recordings of girls laughing, and four folders entitled "Laugh Graphics" contain FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) print outs that visually represent frequencies from these recordings, and were used as graphic elements.

Two folders encompass Darden's notes for the project (including notes on two airsick bags), and Darden's outlines of the girls' characters. The folder "Negatives & Prints" notably includes x-rays of the esophagus and repairs to broken bones made with internal fixation. The series also contains drawings, drafts, and storyboarding for the graphic novel.

Box 6: Folder 4 Correspondence ca. 1991-95

Postcards, Consulate of Tanzania, Fernie Baca, Liz Hamp-Lyons, Faculty Grants, Sophia Gollek, Janus Stechel, Bernard Zeligman, Steve Frey, Ellynne Skove, Dana Crawford, Alberto Perez-Gomez, McGill School of Architecture, Chora.

Box 6: Folder 5 Submissions [1 of 2] ca. 1992-94

Application and submissions information for grants and other opportunities

Box 6: Folder 6 Submissions [2 of 2] ca. 1992-94

AIA Colorado: Arthur A. and Florence G. Fisher Traveling Scholarship, 1992 ; Art Papers: AnteMillenium Dollhouse Competition, 1993 ; California College of Arts and Crafts: Scholar in Residence, post 1993 ; Creative Activities Committee of the University of Colorado at Denver: Project proposal, 1993 ; Getty Grant Program, undated ; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts: Grant Request, pre 1994.

Box 6 The Graphic Novel: an Investigation of the Interdisciplinary Design Process 1994?

Portfolio of Design Participants

Box 7: Folder 1 Research materials, Africa ca. 1990-96
Box 7: Folder 2 Research materials, Mania ca. 1990-96
Box 7: Folder 3 Research materials, Anatomy ca. 1990-96
Box 7: Folder 4 Research materials, Speech ca. 1990-96
Box 7: Folder 5 Research materials, Women ca. 1990-96
Box 7: Folder 6 Research materials, Troy, New York ca. 1990-96

includes postcards, maps, "Americana", water tower studies

Box 7: Folder 7 Research materials, "Boston Debauchery" ca. 1990-96
Box 7: Folder 8 Research materials, Greece [1 of 2] ca. 1990-96

Greek Mythology, Troy, Euripides The Trojan Women, Monemvasia; includes postcards and pamphlets

Box 7: Folder 9 Research materials, Greece [2 of 2] ca. 1990-96

maps and postcards

Box 7 Books on Monemvasia ca. 1990-96

4 books on Monemvasia

Box 7: Folder 10 Research materials, World Maps ca. 1990-96
Box 8: Folder 1 Rendering Sources ca. 1990-96

Text/Font experiments, cars, Symbols, Groups of three, Tarot Cards, "Rendering Tech" ; includes postcards

Box 8 The "Ladies in Blue" ca. 1990-96

fresco style painting

Box 8: Folder 2 Travel ca. 1992

brochures, tickets, airline safety cards, stamps, labels, drachmas [6 bills, total 9500]

Box 8: Folder 3 Travel Receipts 1992 Jul 24 to Aug 16
Box 8: Folder 4 "Laugh Graphics" [1 of 4] ca. 1992-93

"Helen's Laugh-Flipbook (Karen),"recording print outs: FFT(Fast Fourier Transform- representation of frequencies) includes negatives : 7 items ; contact sheet : 1 item ; prints : 4 items

Box 8: Folder 5 "Laugh Graphics" [2 of 4] ca. 1992-93


Box 8: Folder 6 "Laugh Graphics" [3 of 4] ca. 1992-93


Box 8: Folder 7 "Laugh Graphics" [4 of 4] ca. 1992-93


Box 9: Folder 1 "Drawing Laughs" ca. 1990-96

Helen, Cass, Polly

Box 9: Folder 2 Xeroxed Drawings ca. 1990-96
Box 9: Folder 3 Notes ca. 1990-96

includes notes on bookmark, airsick bags

Box 9: Folder 4 Girl's Characters ca. 1990-96

Drafts for Helen, Cass, & Polly

Box 9: Folder 5 Drafts ca. 1990-1996

Includes two postcards and one file folder

Box 9: Folder 6 Negatives & Prints ca. 1990-96

Negatives : 60 items ; contact sheets : 9 items ; slides : 4 items ; prints : 40 items ; x-rays : 8 items

Box 9: Folder 7 "Doug Darden-Laughter", 1 digital audio tapes ca. 1990-96

Digital Audio Tape

Box 15: Folder 2 Drawings ca. 1990-96

Drawings ; 41 items. Includes sketches of page layouts; "Helen's Tattoo", "Polly's Tattoo"; plans and sections of the Girls' houses; "Dardanos" Trojan Caricatures.

Box 15: Folder 3 Storyboarding ca. 1990-96

Drawings ; 5 items ; also includes paste-ups and drafts of Laughing Girls

Box 15: Folder 4 Reference ca. 1990-96

Print of Greek Houses; transparency of map of Monemvassia; Xeroxes of drawings and maps for Laughing Girls

Series III: Other Projects

This series encompasses two projects that were not featured in or and also includes documents pertaining to some unidentified projects.

The folder, "Misanthropy Hall," contains notes and research materials, as well as a print of the drawing, "H.M.M. House for a Mad Misanthrope," currently held at the Bass Museum in Miami. [Note: this project was originally to be featured in but was ultimately left out.]

The folder "I-Club" contains research materials and process work concerning Japanese culture, armor, samurai, opium, military technology, mechanical machines, and the Rape of Nanking. The process work includes the manipulation of line drawings using transparencies, the same process Darden used to create his "Dis/continuous Genealogies" for the projects in .

Box 6: Folder 1 Misanthropy Hall ca. 1980s-96

Notes, research materials, prints : 1 item

Box 6: Folder 2 "I-Club" ca. 1980s-96

Research material and process work: visual and textual references, Xeroxes, magazine articles, newspaper clipping, manipulation of line drawings using transparencies

Box 15: Folder 6 Allison's New House/First Home 1994 Mar 21, 23

Drawing and xeroxes of drawings of Allison Darden's house in Denver, CO.

Box 6: Folder 3 Unidentified Projects ca. 1980s-96

Includes paste up for "Station of the Eclipsing Child?" negatives : 6 items ; drawings : 13 items

Series IV: Professional Papers

This series contains Darden's professional papers, including information on Darden, his correspondence, teachings, exhibitions, publications, and reference material.

Darden's correspondence is arranged chronologically; most regard submissions for publications and the organization of exhibitions and lectures. It also contains many postcards, both to and from Darden, many of which he drew on or added pieces in collage.

In the early 1990's Robert Miller worked in conjunction with Darden on a documentary about Darden, entitled "Douglas Darden: Looking After the Underbelly." This series includes promotional material and two copies of the documentary, as well as correspondence between Miller and Darden concerning the documentary, and Darden's progress on . Also included is "Dardenalia," consisting of articles on or by Darden that Miller had saved or that Darden had sent to Miller, a photograph of Darden, and a collage Darden made for Miller.

Darden's exhibitions encompass eleven folders arranged chronologically from 1984 to 1995, which include correspondence, promotional material, prints of artwork displayed and views of shows.

One folder contains publications about Darden and is arranged chronologically from 1985 to 1998. Seven folders contain publications by Darden from 1986 to 1991, including correspondence and drafts associated with each work. These folders also include drafts of works that were never published widely or were unpublished. In addition, they include two of Darden's lectures, three cassettes with audio of Darden's lectures, and a self-printed book of Darden's haiku, called "Bright Moments: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter." Darden's reference material also includes several books of Haiku to which Darden submitted poems.

Box 10: Folder 1 Background Material ca. 1985-96

Includes Personal History, CVs, & Obituaries

Box 10: Folder 2 Correspondence, arranged chronologically 1984-95

Newspaper clippings; submissions; arranging lectures, publications, exhibitions; photographs : 4 items ; slides : 3 items. RE: "Temple Forgetful," "Melvilla," "Oxygen House," "Clinic for Sleep Disorders," "Museum of Impostors,"Condemned Building; Jina Lipkin, Rizzoli International Publications, Herbert Muschamp; Dennis Dollens, Ronald Christ, Sites; Alberto Perez-Gomez; Melissa Feldman, Stroll ; Olivia Georgia, Maryland Art Place; Sverre Svendsen, Oslo Arkitektforening; Michael Hardiman; Carter H. Manny, Graham Foundation; Kengo Kuma; Harvard Architecture Review 12; Stanley Hallet, Richard Loose, The Catholic University of America; Jane Blackstone, University of Colorado at Boulder; Mark Robbins, Ohio State University, Standards; American Academy in Rome, Whitney Snow; Carl Fredrik Svenstedt , Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal; Lillian Stephenson, BACS Newsletter; Jean La Marche, University at Buffalo; Alan Plattus; Christopher A. Carvell, James Stuart Polshek, AIA Colorado; Yale Journal of Architecture and Feminism; Hope Kurtz, Nomad; Ruth Eaton, Centre Georges Pompidou; Piper A. McKee, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Michele Bazan Giordano, Anna Palange, l'Arca Edizioni; Verr B. Soltes, SCI-Arc; Elizabeth Cherry, Galerie Philomene Magers; Lisa Findley; Barbara Kelly, Japan America Society of Colorado; Thom Mayne; David Lever, Starbucks; Mohammed Saleh Uddin, Composite Drawing; UWM; Bann Williams, Bass Museum of Art; Thomas Sofranko, Louisiana State University; Susan Sanders, University of Arkansas; Andreas W. Blinkert, Architecktur Forum Zurich, Architektur-Galerie Luzern; Bill Carpenter, Southern College of Technology.

For a more detailed listing, please see downloadable PDF

Box 17 Documentary, 1 videocassettes (VHS) 1992

"Douglas Darden: Looking After the Underbelly," Rob Miller, VHS : 1 item

Box 10: Folder 3 Documentary 1992

"Douglas Darden: Looking After the Underbelly," Rob Miller ; DVD : 1 item ; promotional material

Box 10: Folder 4 Robert Miller [1 of 2] 1991-96

Correspondence: includes postcards, Eric J. Morris (1991 Dec 21) re: "Follies" student project, information on Looking at the Underbelly video, process on Laughing Girls; photographs : 13 items ; floppy disc : 1 item

Box 10: Folder 5 Robert Miller [2 of 2] 1991-96

Articles, Lectures, Dardenalia: Architecture and Urbanism "Douglas Darden: Between Corpus and Corpse" Jul 1988 ; Architecture and Urbanism "Douglas Darden: Building Against the Grain" Feb 1991 ; Appearances "Spaces Left Behind" 14 Nov 1988 ; Avant Garde 3 "Nearly Impossible Theatres" undated ; Melville Society Extracts "Melvilla : An Architect's Reading of Moby-Dick," drafts and final in Nov 1992 ; OZ KSU Journal of Architecture Vol. 14 "Confidences of a Spec-Writer," drafts and final 1992 ; Jenkins, Jacqueline M. "Museum Piece," Journal of Architectural Education, Nov 1991 ; "Building Machines," Pamphlet Architecture, No. 12, 1987 ; Lecture: University of North Carolina, Charlotte "Building against the Grain," 1 Nov 1991 ; collage : 1 item ; print 1 item

Box 10: Folder 6 Faculty Papers 1986-96

Syllabi, course documents ; arranged chronologically: Sep 1984-Jul 1987: Columbia University & Barnard College ; Jan 1987-May 1988: New Jersey Institute of Technology ; Jan 1990-Mar 1996: University of Colorado at Denver

Box 11: Folder 1 Exhibitions, "2x4" 1986-7

"2x4: An Exhibition of Eight Architectural Projects," planned exhibition; correspondence 1986 May 28 to Jul 10, Neil Denari, Ben Ledbetter, Valerie Smith, Karen Bausman, and Leslie Gill

Box 11: Folder 2 Exhibitions, 1984 to 1985 1984 Feb to 85 Jun

Promotional Material : Feb 1984: "Emergency" (Group), MAP Gallery, Baltimore ; June 1984: "The Chicago Studios" (Group), Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago ; Mar 1985: "Rough Drafts" (Group), The Architectural League at the Urban Center, correspondence: 1985 Mar 7 to Jun 17, Emilio Ambasz, Betsey Feeley, Frances Halsband.

Box 11: Folder 3 Exhibitions, "Scaffolds" ca. 1986

Mar 1986: "Scaffolds," Union Theological Seminary, New York ; promotional material ; negatives : 24 items ; contact sheets : 9 items; prints : 26 items ; bound book of prints : 1 item ; includes notes and information

Box 11: Folder 4 Exhibitions, "From Here to Eternity" 1986 May to Jul

May/Jun 1986: "From Here to Eternity" (Group), Artists Space, New York ; promotional material ; Michael Sorkin article in The Village Voice, 1986 Jul 8.

Box 11: Folder 5 Exhibitions, 1986 to 1991 1986 Jul to 91 Apr

Promotional Material: Jul 1986: "Bridges" (Group), Cambridge Arts Center, Boston ; Oct/Nov 1986: "American Excursions," New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury ; Nov/Dec 1986: "Building of Architectural Vision" (Group), Princeton University School of Architecture, article "Building a Vision," The New York Times, 1986 Dec 22 ; Jun/Jul 1988: "Spaces Left Behind," John Nichols Gallery, New York ; Mar 1989: "Work by Recent Alumni 1980-1988" (Group), Harvard University Graduate School of Design ; Apr/May 1989: "Night School" (Group), Steelcase Design Gallery, New York ; May/Jun 1989: "Exhibition MCMLXXXIX" (Group), American Academy in Rome, Rome ; Jun 1990: "Spazio contra Spazio" (Two-Person), Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, correspondence: 1989 Nov 13, Carol Keller ; Jan/Apr 1991: "Architects + Artifacts" (Group), Society for Art in Crafts, Pittsburgh

Box 15 "The Building of Architectural Vision," City Gallery, New York 1986 Nov 24 to 87 Jan 3

Promotional Poster

Box 11: Folder 6 Exhibitions, Japan: 1991 1991

Promotional Material ; prints : 17 items ; Jun 1991: "Past the Present," Koizumi Gallery, Tokyo ; Jul 1991: "Past the Present," Hexa Gallery, Osaka ; Oct 1991: "The Nakamura Collection" (Group), Japan Institute of Architects, Tokyo

Box 11: Folder 7 Exhibitions, 1992 to 1993 1992 Mar to 93 Apr

Mar 1992: "Condemned Building" (Two-Person), Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago ; remarks from Stanley Tigerman; Feb/Apr 1993: "Douglas Darden: Symmetries of Conscience," National Institute for Architectural Education, New York ; press release, promotional material

Box 11: Folder 8 Exhibitions, Japan: 1993 1992 Jan 18 to 94 Jul 18

Promotional Material; correspondence: 1992 Jan 18 to 1994 Jul 18, Osamu Nakasuji & Sachiko Onishi, Hexa ; May 1993: "Allegories," Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama ; May 1993: "Allegories," Tojuso Cultural Center, Osaka ; May 1993: "The Osaka Prints," Aoki Gallery, Tokyo

Box 15 "Douglas Darden: Allegories," Japan 1993

Promotional Poster

Box 11: Folder 9 Exhibitions, 1994 1994 Jun to Oct

Sep 1994: "Architectural Narratives," University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, promotional material ; Oct 1994: "Douglas Darden: Looking After the Underbelly" (Video), Kyoto Future Space Art Museum, Kyoto. Correspondence: 1994 Jun 22 to 1994 Oct 19, Sabie Cultural Institute & Kengo Kuma

Box 11: Folder 10 Exhibitions, Taiwan 1995

Promotional Material, newspaper clippings, scrapbook, correspondence: (Mandarin) to Zhihua Huang?, [this letter written in Mandarin (probably dictated to an interpreter), requests compensation for several artworks damaged and/or missing after their exhibition in Taiwan. The letter is written in a formal, businesslike style, but also suggests that Darden was good friends with the addressee. Although Darden is writing to request compensation, he also mentions that two works were gifts and that he hopes the addressee will enjoy them; Darden also notes that they will speak later on other subjects.] Mar/Apr 1995: "Architectural Allegories," Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan ; Apr/May 1995: "Architectural Allegories," Galerie Luminous, Taichung City; Jun 1995: "Architectural Allegories," New Phase Art Space, Tainan; Jul 1995: "Architectural Allegories," Taichung County Cultural Center, Taichung; small notebook

Box 11: Folder 11 Exhibitions, "Fearful Symmetries" 1995 Oct/Nov

"Fearful Symmetries," Boston Architectural Center, Boston ; prints 7 items

Box 11: Folder 12 Publications About Darden 1985-86

"MSAC Work-in-Progress Grant Program." Arts Maryland, Vol. II No. 1, 1985 Feb ; re: 1983-84 Works-in-Progress Grant for "Museum of Impostors," Maryland State Council on the Arts ; "Young bloods at the Architectural League." Progressive Architecture.1985 Apr ; "ASR Auction: A Solid Return." Progressive Architecture. 1985 Aug ; Monaco, Angelo. "Douglas Darden and the Expression of Spirit." The Columbia Art Review. 1986 Spring ; Laurence, Victoria A. "Monograph: Douglas Darden." 1988 Spring ; Pomper, Miles. "Architect's 'purgatory' will never be built." The Jersey Journal. 1988 Jun 9 ; Pomper, Miles. "Architect's 'purgatory' will never be built." Gold Coast. 1988 Jun 30-Jul 7 ; Smith, J. "The Architecture of Literature, A study and Comparison of Guiseppe Terragni's Danteum and Douglas Darden's Melvilla." History of Architectural Theory, 1991 Mar 24. [2 copies] ; Fishel, Adrian Z. "Final Topic Essay [Douglas Darden's Melvilla]" Instructor Peter Wong. 1991 Nov 20 ; "Monumentality and the City," Design Lecture Series, Denver Art Museum, 1992 Spring ; Speigel, Bill. "Architect to give first Bryant lecture," The Collegian? 1992 Sep 23 ; Speigel, Bill. "Architect relates art to discipline," The Collegian? 1992 Sep 25 ; "Douglas Darden: Past the Present," Japan Institute of Architects, JIA News, Vol. 029, 1993 ; Tynan, Bernadette. "UCD Prof Voted One of Top 50 Architects in the World," ca. 1993 ; Ledbetter, Ben. "Condemned Building" Book Review, Harvard Graduate School of Design News, 1993 Fall ; "Jurors' Comments," Boston Society of Architects design Committee's Unbuilt Architecture Awards 1995 ; "Unfolding" Lecture Series, Southern College of Technology, 1995-1996 ; La Marche, Jean. "The Life and Work of Douglas Darden: A Brief Encomium." Utopian Studies. Vol. 9, No. 1 (1998), pp. 162-172.

Box 12: Folder 1 Publications By Darden, 1986 to 1987 1986-87

"The Danteum by Thomas Schumacher" Book Review, Sites 15, 1986 Sep; correspondence from "N." ; "The Architecture of Frank Gehry" Book Review, Sites 19, 1987 June ; "Architecture in the Age of Spatial Dissolution," OZ 9, 1987 Jun; drafts, abstracts ; "3 Letters to an Architect Dissolving," Places: M.I.T. Journal of Architecture, 1987 Jul; correspondence: 1986 Aug 23 to Nov 24, responses from various publications, including Places ; "Descent into Mannahatta," Stroll Magazine, 1987 Nov.

Box 12: Folder 2 Publications By Darden, 1988 1988

"Spaces Left Behind," Appearances: Journal of Art & Artists, No. 14., 1988 Mar; correspondence: 1987 Feb 2 to Oct 25, assorted addressees, includes inquiries into showing work in addressee's galleries, and respective denials, notes and list of work ; "Notes on a Repressed Agenda," Abacus, 1988 Spring; drafts; correspondence: 1986 Jul 20 to 1987 Nov 14, Joan Bassine, Jason Popkin, Maria Wiltheau, Abacus Forum, New York Institute of Technology Center for Architecture ; "Tropes and Trapts," University of Tennessee Journal of Architecture, May 1988; drafts; correspondence: 1987 Mar 15 to 1988 Jun 6, Richard Drinkwater & Son Sang Kong.

Box 12: Folder 3 Publications By Darden, 1989 to 1991 1989-91

"Architecture of Exhaustion," Pratt Journal of Architecture, Vol. 2, 1989 Mar; correspondence: 1986 Nov 22 to 1988 Mar 9, Steve Perrella, undated "David" ; "Melvilla," Sites 24, 1991 Nov.

Box 12: Folder 4 Publications By Darden, 1993 to 1994 1993-94

"Melvilla; An Architect's Reading of Moby-Dick," A + U (Japan), 1993 May; correspondence: 1991 Jul 10 to 1993 Mar 1, Toshio Nakamura, Architecture and Urbanism ; "Oxygen House: A Near Triptych on the Act of Breathing," The Southern Quarterly, 1994 Winter; correspondence: 1993 May 17 to 1994 Jun 4, Stephen Young, SoQ ; "Coffee," National Public Radio: All Things Considered; drafts, research material, "Coffee Matters," Starbucks Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 1994 Jan/Feb; correspondence: 1994 Jun 13 to Jul 26, Joe Juhasz, University of Colorado at Boulder; 1994 Jul 7, "Greg" ; 1994 Jul 15: "Bobski" Robert Curtis, includes Curtis' "3 Treatments for: The Letter Left to Me (or Roy, etca.)"

Box 12: Folder 5 Publications By Darden, Lectures 1989, 1991

"Remus Re-Membered" lecture, Notre Dame University, Rome, Italy, 1989 Mar 14 ; "Building against the Grain" lecture, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 1991 Nov 1; drafts

Box 12 "Lecture D, Lowell, Ma & Pullman, American Industrial Landscape" Catholic University 1984 Feb 2


Box 12 "Remus Re-Membered," Notre Dame, Roma 1989 Mar 14


Box 12 "Re-Membering Remus," American Academy, Rome 1989 May 19


Box 12: Folder 6 Publications By Darden, Drafts undated, 1985-86

"The Extended Vernacular of the Body: Notes on a Third Paradigm for Spatial Representation," draft, undated ; "Misgivings From a Suburb: 7 Appendices for an Unwritten Novel," draft, undated ; "One-Hundred Nights of Building" abstract: 1986 Sep 1, book synopsis, precis, correspondence: 1986 Sep 19, Gibbs M. Smith, Peregrine Smith Books ; "Past the Present: Two Works by Douglas Darden," Daidalos & Lotus International, undated ; "Vacancies/American Excursions" drafts: 1985 Sep 30 to 1986 Feb 1.

Box 12: Folder 7 Publications By Darden, Poetry 1982, 1993

"Bright Moments: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter," book of haiku, unpublished, 1982, 1993; includes drafts.

Box 13 Reference Material ca. 1980s-96

Bonsai: A Quarterly of Haiku, 1977 Apr 19 [contains poem by Darden] ; College Poetry Review. (Los Angeles: National Poetry Press, Spring 1975). ; Dragonfly: A Quarterly of Haiku, 1976 Oct, Vol. 5, No. 4 [contains poem by Darden] ; Dragonfly: A Quarterly of Haiku, 1977 Apr, Vol. 5, No. 2 [contains poem by Darden] ; Dragonfly: A Quarterly of Haiku, 1977 Jul, Vol. 5, No. 3 [contains poem by Darden] ; Stone Country: Men's Poetry Issue, 1977 Feb [contains poem by Darden] ; Molinaro, Ursule . Needlepoint. (New York: Red Dust Inca., 1987). ; Molinaro, Ursule [text] & John Evans [collage/drawings]. Remnants of an Unknown Woman. (New York: Red Dust Inca., 1987). ; Shaw, Bernard. Major Barbara. (London : Penguin, 1941 [1972 printing]). [With annotations by Darden]

Box 13: Folder 1 Reference Material [1 of 3] ca. 1980s-96

Notes ; Xeroxes ; "The Role of Pilates Technique in the Rehabilitation of the Injured Dancer" ; Paterra, Vincent. "A Letter to Myself" ; Eisenman, Peter. "The Futility of Objects: Decomposition and the Processes of Difference." 1982 Dec 27 ; Eisenman, Peter. "Architecture and the Problem of Rhetorical Figures," Parsons School of Design, New York. 1987 Apr 2.

Box 13: Folder 2 Reference Material [2 of 3] ca. 1980s-96

Xeroxes of Darden's works

Box 13: Folder 3 Reference Material [3 of 3] ca. 1980s-96

Prints of Darden's works; prints : 97 items ; slides : 2 items

Box 15: Folder 5 Reference Articles 1984 Feb, 1987 Mar 8

Kozloff, Max. "Contention Between Two Critics About a Disagreeable Beauty" ArtForum International, 1984 Feb, pp. 45-53; The Mail Townsend Thoresen Herald of Free Enterprise Ferry Disaster, 1987 Mar 8; Sunday Today Townsend Thoresen Herald of Free Enterprise Ferry Disaster, 1987 Mar 8.

Box 13: Folder 4 Miscellaneous undated

Includes postcards, address labels, item with image ofCondemned Buildingfrontispiece

Series V: Slides

Comprised of three subseries:

Subseries 1: Reference Material contains slides Darden collected as reference for projects or for use in lectures. It includes historical images and images from his explorations, depicting architecture, art, infrastructure, transportation, and technology. This series also includes images of projects by his students, arranged chronologically where dated.

Subseries 2: Condemned Building consists of images of Darden's drawings and models for these projects. Some projects also include research images. The folder for Sex Shop contains images of a model not featured in the publication.

For a more detailed listing of the slides in this series, please see downloadable PDF

Subseries 1: Reference Material

Box 16: Folder 1 1968 to 1988 1968 Jan to 88 Nov

166 items

Box 16: Folder 2 Undated Undated

207 items

Box 16: Folder 3 Numbered Reference Series ca. 1984?

276 items

Box 16: Folder 4 Student Work ca.1982-96

469 items; contains images of projects created by students

Subseries 2: Condemned Building

Box 17: Folder 1 Museum of Impostors ca. 1980s-93

89 items; includes research images

Box 17: Folder 2 Temple Forgetful ca. 1980s-93

68 items

Box 17: Folder 3 Clinic for Sleep Disorders ca. 1980s-93

31 items

Box 17: Folder 4 Night School ca. 1980s-93

35 items

Box 17: Folder 5 Melvilla ca. 1980s-93

69 items; includes images of research and of painting studies

Box 17: Folder 6 Hostel ca. 1980s-93

133 items; includes images of research and of Dis/continuous Genealogy

Box 17: Folder 7 Saloon for Jesse James ca. 1980s-93

24 items

Box 17: Folder 8 Sex Shop ca. 1980s-93

9 items; only contains model images

Box 17: Folder 9 Confessional ca. 1980s-93

49 items; includes images of research and of Dis/continuous Genealogy

Box 17: Folder 10 Oxygen House ca. 1980s-93

113 items; includes images of research and of Dis/continuous Genealogy

Subseries 3: Other Projects

Box 17: Folder 11 Laughing Girls ca. 1990-96

55 items

Box 17: Folder 12 Drawings & Paintings ca. 1982-7

132 items

Box 17: Folder 13 "Scaffolds" Exhibition ca. 1986

18 items

Box 17: Folder 14 Unidentified Exhibition Undated

17 items

Box 17: Folder 15 Japan Lecture 1995 Feb 13

31 items

Box 17: Folder 16 Unidentified 1995 Mar

10 items

Series VI: Drawings

This series is arranged according to size:

Subseries 1: Early Works consists of Darden's works in mixed media from the 1980s. These works are executed in charcoal, paint, pastel, graphite, pen, and collage. They feature expressive abstract forms, industrial scenes, and allegorical projects, and range from the size of a postcard to 4ft by 6ft.

Subseries 2: Condemned Building contains drawings for the ten projects featured in the homonymous publication, with the exception of "Sex Shop" and "Oxygen House." The bulk of the material in this subseries is made up of sketches/studies on trace and finished drawings on paper, mainly executed in graphite and colored pencil. It also includes a set of prints of the drawings from five projects offered for sale in 1991 and a set of transparencies used in the "Dis/continuous Genealogies" featured in . Notably, the material for "Saloon for Jesse James" includes drawings on the gatehouse and "Kitty's Four Poster Bed" which are not included in and one of the drawings for "Museum of Impostors" continues Darden's use of collage, featuring the use of lace to depict a lattice structure.

Subseries 3: Other Projects includes sketches and studies on trace for "Displaced Suburb," a project that used the same site as "Night School," the McMillan Water Filtration Plant in Washington D.C. One folder includes two drawings on trace (one of each aforementioned project) which overlay the third drawing of a site plan. This subseries also includes oversize posters from exhibitions of Darden's works, a mounted copy from Laughing Girls, unidentified sketches and drawings, and an untitled work in charcoal by Fred Soffa.

Subseries 1: Early Works

Roll A84.01b Harvard Project, Theater ca. 1981

9 item : drawings

Roll A84.01a Harvard Project, Miscellaneous ca. 1981

11 item : drawings; includes 2 drawings for L'Hotel Guimard Addition; 2 drawings Lewis Wharf Office/Residential Building; and 7 drawings for unidentified project(s)

Drawer 206: Folder 6 "Section looking East" 1982 Feb 16

1 item : mounted drawing

Drawer 206: Folder 6 "Section looking East" 1982 Feb 16

1 item : mounted drawing

Drawer 206: Folder 12 Project with Bridge 1982

2 items : mounted drawings

Box 14: Folder 1 "An Egypt for Baltimore" & "Place to say 'No'" 1983 Apr

2 items : drawings

Box 14: Folder 2 "Family House" 1983

1 item : drawing with images pasted on back

Box 14: Folder 3 "Gold-diggers" 1983/4

5 items : collages

Box 14: Folder 4 "House on Two Hills" 1983

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 5 "One if by Land, Two if by Sea" 1983

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 6 "Progress" 1983

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 7 "Spinning Wheel" 1983

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 8 "Station for a Childhood Eclipsing" 1983

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 9 "Subjects Made Sensitive to the Wind" 1983

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 10 "A Trysting Place" 1983

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 11 "Windmill" 1983

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 12 "The Illusion of Choice" 1984

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 13 Pillar of Progress 1984, undated

5 items : 2 undated, "Pillar of Progress: The Journeyman," "Pillar of Progress," "Gold- Tipped Pillar of Progress"

Box 14: Folder 14 "'Q2' Escapes His Nightmare" 1984

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 15 "The Lost Bridge" 1985

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 16 "Mill for Grinding Time" 1985

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 17 "Sacre Coeur" 1985

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 18 "Triptich" 1985

1 item : collage

Box 14: Folder 19 Night School Perspectives 1985

3 items : drawings

Box 14: Folder 20 "Symptoms of Refuge" 1984

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 21 Subdivisions 1985

11 items : "Subdivisions, Opus" 2 through 12; drawings

Box 14: Folder 22 Vacancies 1985

7 items : "Vacancies" I, VI, VIII, IX, XI, XII, XIII; drawings

Box 14: Folder 23 "Felix Culpa: Weehawken, N. J." 1985

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 24 "The Hollow Door" 1985

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 25 "Pilings" 1985

1 item : drawing

Box 14: Folder 26 Untitled 1985

2 items : pastels

Drawer 206: Folder 2 Unfixed Pastels 1985, undated

26 items : includes charcoal drawings ; graphite drawings ; pen & ink drawings ; "Air Factory" Collage ; "Vacancies" ; "Night School."

Roll X Untitled 1986

1 item : mixed media

Roll X "VII" 1986

1 item : charcoal drawing

Drawer 206: Folder 7 "The Construction of Demolition, Preliminary Design" 1987 Jan 15

1 item : mounted drawing for an installation at the Nature Morte Gallery, in collaboration with Bob Curtis.

Roll X "IX" 1989

1 item : mixed media

Box 14: Folder 27 Untitled Collages undated

untitled collages : 3 items; also includes misca. collage pieces

Box 14 "Eliade Institute- Campus Entry" undated

5 items : mounted drawings

Subseries 2: Condemned Building

Drawer 207: Folder 1 Prints 1991

11 items : Douglas Darden: Past the Present : Hostel, Temple Forgetful, Oxygen House, Museum of Impostors, Night School.

Drawer 206: Folder 3 Transparencies ca. 1980s-1993

51 items : Discontinuous Genealogies and Dreamed Client Profile forCondemned Building.

Drawer 207: Folder 2 Museum of Impostors 1983, undated

14 items : sections ; elevation ; site plan ; interior perspectives ; Composite Ideogram sketch ; print of Baltimore Harbor.

Drawer 208: Folder 4 Museum of Impostors & Saloon for Jesse James Finished Drawings 1983-4, undated

14 items : "Museum for Impostors" : monument to Sarah Wilson, with draft; section; interior perspective; Inner Harbor elevation, day; longitudinal section; plan view; "A Saloon for Jesse James" : Kitty's Four Poster Bed; East Elevation; Bar Stools; Gatehouse; Plan view and South elevation for Saloon; Bar assembly for Saloon; Section for Saloon.

Roll X Museum of Impostors Outer Harbor elevation, night 1984

1 item : graphite & pastel drawing with lace

Drawer 207: Folder 10 Temple Forgetful 1988 Oct, undated

5 items : elevations; "This That Shrine" ; "Cross Section" ; "Preliminary Site Plan."

Roll X Temple Forgetful "Preliminary Cross Section" 1988 Dec 16

1 item : drawing on trace

Drawer 206: Folder 4 Clinic for Sleep Disorders 1985 Nov 15 - 1987 May 18

23 items : includes long section, "Insomniac Clinic" ; "South Elevation" ; "North Elevation" ; "Preliminary Study/South Elevation" ; "Study for Boat."

Drawer 208: Folder 2 Clinic for Sleep Disorders Finished Drawings 1986-7

7 items : Plan view, North/South section, East elevation, South elevation/section, West/East section, South section/elevation, Drawn boat.

Drawer 206: Folder 5 Night School Studies 1987 June 20 - 27

5 items : "Northeast Elevation" ; "West Elevation" ; "Southwest Elevation" ; "Theatre Section" ; "Long. Section."

Drawer 207: Folder 3 Night School 1984, 85, 87, undated

43 items : set of 6 drawings showing process work ; set of 12 drawings showing process work ; preliminary designs ; plans, sections, elevations ; "Day Section" ; "Theatre Perspective" ; "Study for Library" ; massing studies.

Roll X Night School South elevation/section 1987

1 item : graphite drawing

Drawer 207: Folder 4 Melvilla 1989 - 1990

58 items : sketches, plans, sections, elevations; Composite Ideogram sketch ; "Ahab's tails" ; "Ishmael's Uncertainty" ; "Moby Rock & Mask."

Drawer 208: Folder 1 Melvilla Finished Drawings 1990

6 items : Sea Level Plan, Grade Level Plan, West Elevation, South/North Section, South Elevation, Longitudinal Section.

Drawer 207: Folder 5 Hostel 1989 - 1990

27 items : sketches, plans, sections, elevations ; "Preliminary Study, Hostel, west elev. View from first Cataract" ; "Study, View from first Cataraca."

Drawer 208: Folder 3 Hostel & Confessional Finished Drawings 1989, 1990

12 items : "Hostel": site plan, elevations, plan view, South/North Section, perspective ; "Confessional" : longitudinal section, Confessor's Amplifier, side elevation, cross section, plan view, front elevation.

Drawer 206: Folder 11 "A Saloon for Jesse James" 1982 Oct 5

1 item : mounted drawing

Drawer 207: Folder 6 Saloon for Jesse James 1982, undated

12 items : plans, sections, elevations; drawings for "Kitty's Four Poster Bed" ; barstool designs.

Drawer 207: Folder 7 Confessional 1989, undated

29 items : plan, section, and elevation studies; Xerox of San Pancrazio Plan with drawing on top ; drawings of "Confessor's Amplifier."

Subseries 3: Other Projects

Drawer 206: Folder 9 Untitled, by Fred Soffa undated

1 item : graphite drawing

Drawer 206: Folder 1 Exhibition Posters 1986-1995

"American Excursions: Doug Darden" Center for Architecture, New York, 1986 Oct 20; "Douglas Darden: Spaces Left Behind: Architecture and the Body Politic" John Nichols Gallery, 1988 Jun 16-Jul 23; "Douglas Darden: Past the Present" IZM Gallery, Tokyo & Tojuso Center, Osaka, 1991 Jun 3 – 27; "The Prints of Douglas Darden" Osamu Nakasuji Printmakers, Osaka, Japan 1993; "Douglas Darden" Taiwan, 1995; "Douglas Darden: Allegories" Okayama, Japan, 1993 May 15-21.

Drawer 206: Folder 8 Displaced Suburb Preliminary 1984, undated

20 items : plan and section sketches

Drawer 207: Folder 8 McMillan Water Filtration Plant Site undated

3 items : McMillan Water Filtration Plan Site Plan ; Night School site plan ; Displaced Suburb plan.

Drawer 207: Folder 9 Displaced Suburb Studies 1984, undated

40 items : sketches, plans, sections, elevation ; "Suburb for the Lost and Found."

Drawer 206: Folder 10 "Troy II: Exstng Site" 1993 Apr 3

1 item : cardboard with Laughing Girls drawing and paper clipped drawing.

Drawer 208: Folder 5 Assorted Projects 1979, 1985, undated

30 items : sketches, drawings, "Four Thresholds of Lent," "The John ca. Maultsby Farm Columbus County, N.ca." copy, surveyed 1973 Dec 28, 2 "Fort Residence"? project drawings.

Series VII: Allison Rosen Darden Papers

This series contains Allison Rosen Darden's papers and is arranged chronologically from 1996 to 2000. Topics include Douglas Darden's death, the possibility of reprinting his book and the acquisition of his works. The series also contains an article on Allison's early career as a ballet dancer, and a letter to Douglas Darden's parents Joe and Nancy Darden.

Box 13: Folder 5 Article on Allison ; notes ; correspondence re: obituary, condolences, reprint of Condemned Building, acquisition of works 1996-2000

Arranged chronologically

Series VIII: Additional Donation

Box 15 and DR203 Jonathan Rosen Donation (2018.001) 1995 June

27 drawings ("The Cass Tattoos") for The Laughing Girls of Troy, New York