|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
Scope and content
The papers in this collection were gathered by architectural historian Jane C. Loeffler to be used in an unrealized biography on Frederick Gutheim. The bulk of the papers were given to Loeffler by Gutheim. The structure of the files is Loeffler's, except for the first four files in the collection ("Editorial and Publishing Files") which were removed from a file box maintained directly by Gutheim. The bulk of the collection documents Gutheim's professional activities and research. Included are materials on the Pennsylvania Avenue renewal project, Montgomery County preservation efforts, Frederick Law Olmsted Sesquicentennial activities, and research on Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto. Additionally, the collection includes unpublished drafts of Gutheim's memoirs.
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 email@example.com.
[Description of item], [Box and Folder], Frederick Gutheim papers, 1939-1997, Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Frederick Albert Gutheim papers, 1875-1994, Collection Number 07470, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Frederick Gutheim papers, 1952-1980, MS0244-UA, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Jane Loeffler. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--2016. Accession number--2016.002.
Donated by Jane Loeffler in 2016 (2016.002)
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Frederick Gutheim (1908-1993) was an urban planner, historian and architectural critic. He was a staff writer at the New York Herald Tribune in the late 1940s. In 1949 he published The Potomac, an environmental history of the river. During the 1950s and 1960s, Gutheim had prominent roles on various Washington D.C. based think tanks, committees, and councils; including the National Capital Regional Planning Council (1952-1957), the Joint Congressional Committee on Washington Metropolitan Problems (1958-1960), Washington Center for Urban Studies (1960-1965), President's Advisory Council on Pennsylvania Avenue (1962-1964), and the Frederick Law Olmsted's Sesquicentennial Committee (1972).