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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : exhibition files, 1902-1965

Summary Information

Abstract

Wright's work and ideas were exhibited throughout the United States and Europe on numerous occasions during his lifetime. This collection represents over 40 of those different exhibitions and includes shows mounted by Wright as well as those mounted by some of the most established curators and institutions of the time. Highlights in the collection include papers on Wright's first traveling show in 1930, a scrapbook compiled by H.T. Wijdeveld celebrating the exhibition he organized for Wright that toured Germany and Netherlands in 1931, and correspondence and other papers related to the many Sixty Years of Living Architecture shows throughout the United States and the world.

At a Glance

Bib ID 12471339 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 ; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 ; Wijdeveld, H. Th., 1885-1987 ; Taliesin Fellowship
Title Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : exhibition files, 1902-1965
Physical Description 2 linear feet
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

Arrangement

The collection is made up of one series: Series I: Exhibition Files

Description

Scope and Content

The files are arranged chronologically by exhibition title and location. The exhibitions are documented through announcements, catalogs, checklists, correspondence, publicity material, and miscellaneous notes.

Publication Date

1902-1965

Part of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York

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.

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives : exhibition files, ca. 1902-1965. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Shelley Hayreh (Avery Archivist).

Revision Description

2017-11-23 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural drawing -- Exhibitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural models -- Exhibitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, American -- Exhibitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American Architect internationally recognized for his innovative building design, Taliesin school and fellowship, and philosophy of "organic architecture.".

Series I: Exhibition Files

Box A15: Folder 2 The Chicago Architectural Annual. Chicago Architectural Club. 1902

Chicago, Illinois

Catalog [photocopy only]

Box A04: Folder 27 The Seventh American Photographic Salon. Toledo Museum of Art. 1911

Toledo, Ohio

Catalog fragment [photocopy only]

Box A01: Folder 10 The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Art Institute of Chicago. ca. 1914

Chicago, Illinois

Exhibition brochure ("Work done since the spring of 1911")

Box A01: Folder 1 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. ca. 1930

FLLW notes, label copy drafts, list of exhibited works, and installation sketches

Box A01: Folder 14 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. The Architectural League of New York. 1930

New York, New York

Exhibition announcement

Box A01: Folder 6 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. Stedelijk Museum. 1931

Amsterdam, Holland

Exhibition announcement designed by H. TH. Wijdeveld

Box A01: Folder 11 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. Stedelijk Museum. 1931

Amsterdam, Holland

Reprint of W. Jos. De. Gruyter, "Frank Lloyd Wright in het Stedelijk Museum te Amsterdam"

Box A01: Folder 16 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. Stedelijk Museum. 1931

Amsterdam, Holland

Wijdeveld, H. TH. "Architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Europe in May an Exhibition of His Work in Amsterdam," English translation typescript

Box A01: Folder 7 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. Royal Society of Architects of Antwerp. 1931

Antwerp, Belgium

Exhibition announcement

Box A01: Folder 8 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. Prussian Academy of Arts. 1931

Berlin, Germany

Exhibition announcement

Box A01: Folder 19 [Prussian Academy of Arts?]. 1931

Berlin, Germany

(Berlin Exhibition) Newspaper Article

Box A04: Folder 26 [Prussian Academy of Arts?]. 1931

Berlin, Germany

Behrendt, Walter Curt, "Frank Lloyd Wright: Zur Ausstellung in der Akademie der Künste in Berlin," Frankfurter Zeitung und Handelsblatt (June 1931)

Box A01: Folder 13 [1930-1931 American and European Exhibition Tour]. 1932

Lists and notes (by FLLW)

Box A01: Folder 12 Modern Architecture: International Exhibition. Museum of Modern Art. 1932

New York, New York

Catalog

Box A01: Folder 12 Modern Architecture: International Exhibition. Museum of Modern Art. 1932

New York, New York

Correspondence [photocopy only]

Box A01: Folder 3 [On the Road]. Taliesin Fellowship. ca. 1933

U.S.A. tour

Itinerary and descriptive overview (with FLLW edits)

Box A04: Folder 6 Prussian Academy of Arts. 1933, 1934

Berlin, Germany

Directory and address

Box A04: Folder 14 Institute of Modern Art. 1939

Boston, Massachusetts

Exhibition correspondence [photocopy only]

Box A01: Folder 5 Frank Lloyd Wright: American Architect. Museum of Modern Art. 1940

New York, New York

Checklists and notes

Box A04: Folder 15 Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles 1919-1926: An Architecture for the Southwest. The National Center for the Study of Frank Lloyd Wright, Domino's Farms. 1940

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Catalog ; [originally organized for The Municipal Art Gallery of the City of Los Angeles Barnsdall Art Park]

Box A02: Folder 21 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Gimbel's Department Store. 1949

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Press releases and letter

Box A02: Folder 12 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Gimbel's Department Store. 1951

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oscar Stonorov Floor Plan

Box A02: Folder 22 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Gimbel's Department Store. 1951

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Transcripts "Remarks by Arthur C. Kaufmann," "Introduction for Honorable Curtis Bok," "Introduction on Mr. George Howe"

Box A02: Folder 19 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Palazzo Strozzi. 1951

Florence, Italy

Press release, inventory list

Box A02: Folder 20 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Palazzo Strozzi. 1951

Florence, Italy

Reprint "The Sovereignty of the Individual" and "Catalogo Itinerario"

Box A05: Folder 15 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Palazzo Strozzi. 1951

Florence, Italy

Reprint "The Sovereignty of the Individual"

Box A05: Folder 14 [Palazzo Strozzi?]. 1952

FLLW Notes re: concerning the Italian Show [photocopy only]

Box A03: Folder 3 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Kunsthaus Zürich. 1952

Zürich, Germany

Telegram, News Paper clipping, [photocopy only] text

Box A02: Folder 18 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts. 1952

Paris, France

Brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes (FLLW) and photo

Box A03: Folder 4 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Haus Der Kunst. 1952

Munich, Germany

Correspondence, Oskar Stonorov "Notes on the Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibitions", FLLW notes [photocopy only]

Box A02: Folder 17 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. 1952

Rotterdam, Holland

Exhibition Photo Album (unbound) and brochures

Box A03: Folder 2 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Pan-American Congress of Architects. 1952

Mexico City, Mexico

Letters, telegrams, lists

Box A02: Folder 14 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 1953

New York, New York

Exhibition Catalog and The Usonian House Catalog

Box A02: Folder 15 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 1953

New York, New York

Letter from Arthur C. Holden to James Jonson Sweeney, re: permit to build house

Box A03: Folder 5 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 1953

New York, New York

Catalog, correspondence, trade catalogs, and order receipts

Box A03: Folder 6 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 1953

New York, New York

Correspondence, lists, notes (FLLW)

Box A03: Folder 7 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 1953

New York, New York

Correspondence, cost lists

Box A05: Folder 15 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 1953

New York, New York

The Usonian House Catalog [3 items]

Box A01: Folder 4 American Academy of Arts and Letters. 1953

New York, New York

Correspondence and booklet

Box A03: Folder 12 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Philippine Institute of Architects. 1953

Manila, Philippines

Correspondence, Annual Convention brochure and ephemera

Box A03: Folder 13 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. 1953

New Delhi, India

Correspondence and Booklet "International Exhibition on Low-Cost Housing"

Box A02: Folder 11 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Art Commission of Los Angeles. 1954

Los Angeles, California

Brochures

Box A03: Folder 8 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Art Commission of Los Angeles. 1954

Los Angeles, California

Catalogs, correspondence, and list

Box A05: Folder 15 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. Art Commission of Los Angeles. 1954

Los Angeles, California to Wisconsin

Catalog

Box A03: Folder 1 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. 1951

Los Angeles, California to Wisconsin

Shipping List, Packing report, press releases

Box A02: Folder 13 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. 1954

Los Angeles, California to Wisconsin

Shipping inventory and lists [photocopy only]

Box A05: Folder 1 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. 1954

Los Angeles, California to Wisconsin

Shipping List, original folder {with FLLW edits?) [photocopy only]

Box A02: Folder 10 Stella Elkins Tyler School of Fine Arts. Temple University. 1954

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

correspondence

Box A02: Folder 9 Wisconsin Union Gallery. University of Wisconsin. 1955

Madison, Wisconsin

Art Exhibit Proposal and Memorandum of Terms Form

Box A05: Folder 2 [Unidentified Exhibition] 1955

Exhibition Caption Text (FLLW edits)

Box A01: Folder 20 Sixth Australian Architectural Convention. 1956

Adelaide, Australia

Letter from John N. Morphett to FLLW

Box A02: Folder 16 Sixty Years of Living Architecture. 1956

Chicago, Illinois

Brochures "Early Chicago Buildings - Later Cantilever Structures Including Mile-High Illinois"

Box A02: Folder 7 Institute of Contemporary Arts. 1957

Washington, D.C.

Correspondence with Robert Richman

Box A01: Folder 18 University of Arkansas. 1958

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Correspondence

Box A02: Folder 3 International Festival of Art. United Nations. 1958

New York, New York

Catalog

Box A02: Folder 4 International Festival of Art. United Nations. 1958

New York, New York

Correspondence

Box A02: Folder 6 Form Givers at Mid-Century. The American Federation of Arts. 1958

New York, New York

Letter

Box A01: Folder 17 Venice Biennale. 1959

Venice, Italy

Notes and OLLW correspondence

Box A02: Folder 1 Midland Art Association. 1959

Midland, Michigan

Lists and brochure

Box A02: Folder 2 Midland Art Association. 1959

Midland, Michigan

Exhibition notice in Michigan Society of Architects Monthy Bulletin.

Box A01: Folder 23 Museu de Arte Moderna 1960

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Brochure

Box A01: Folder 24 Milan Triennale. 1960

Milan, Italy

Notes, correspondence and brochure

Box A05: Folder 5 Forms Givers at Mid-Century. American Federation of Arts. 1960

Correspondence

Box A01: Folder 22 Museum of Modern Art. 1962

New York, New York

Newspaper article

Box A05: Folder 6 to 13 Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings. Museum of Modern Art. 1962

New York, New York

Correspondence, notes, receipts, lists, and permissions

Box A01: Folder 21 Committee of Architectural Heritage. 1965

Correspondence