Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Frederick Gutheim papers, 1939-1997

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 12304713 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gutheim, Frederick Albert, 1908-1993 ; Loeffler, Jane C., 1947-
Title Frederick Gutheim papers, 1939-1997
Physical Description 1 document box; 2 manuscript boxes
Language(s) English .
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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Description

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 Additionally, the collection includes unpublished drafts of Gutheim's memoirs.

  • Series I: Files

    Original file titles maintained. Supplied titles in brackets.

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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Preferred Citation

[Description of item], [Box and Folder], Frederick Gutheim papers, 1939-1997, Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Materials

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
City planners -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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).