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Robert Allan Jacobs papers, 1890s-1990s, bulk 1909-1983

Summary Information

Abstract

Robert Allan Jacobs (1905-1993) was an American architect and designer active in the United States from the 1930s until his retirement in the early 1980s. His work consists primarily of commercial projects, including numerous skyscrapers in New York City, along with a richly varied corpus of other institutional, residential, and commercial projects--primarily centered in New York City and its surrounding suburbs but ranging as far afield as South Africa and the Dominican Republic. The son of the notable Beaux-Arts architect Harry Allan Jacobs, Robert Allan Jacobs was educated at Amherst College and the Columbia University School of Architecture. Jacobs began his career as a disciple of Le Corbusier, went on to serve as a designer and draftsman for Harrison & Fouilhoux, and then formed a partnership with Ely Jacques Kahn in 1941--thus commencing three decades of pioneering collaborative design work that would leave an indelible mark on the Manhattan skyline. Together, Kahn & Jacobs made their debut with the Municipal Asphalt Plant in 1941 and went on to design such iconic projects as 100 Park Avenue (1944), the Universal Pictures Building (1947), 1407 Broadway (1950), 425 Park Avenue (1957), the Seagram Building (in collaboration with Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson, 1958), the Astor Plaza Building (in collaboration with Carson & Lundin, 1961), the New York Telephone Building (1969), and One Astor Place (1970).

At a Glance

Bib ID 12473331 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Jacobs, Robert Allan, 1905-1993 ; Jacobs, Harry Allan, 1872-1932
Title Robert Allan Jacobs papers, 1890s-1990s, bulk 1909-1983
Physical Description 34.5 manuscript boxes; 19 print boxes; 2 boxes (Card Storage-File 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.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. All original copies of audio / moving image media are closed. Email avery-drawings@columbia.edu for more information.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is made up of six series: Series I: Project Photographs, Series II: Office Records, Series III: Personal, Series IV: Personal Photographs, Series V: Correspondence, and Series VI: Architectural Plans and Drawings.

Description

Scope and Content

The collection documents the architectural projects by the firm Kahn & Jacobs through photographs primarily, but also through some architectural plans and drawings, and office records. Additionally, the collection includes a number of Robert Allan Jacobs' personal and professional papers, the confluence of which helps to contextualize his work vis-a-vis his broader milieu while helping to delineate the unique design impulses of Jacobs as distinct from his partner Ely Jacques Kahn. This collection's rich diversity of project records and photographs, office records, personal papers, correspondence, and ephemera offers a way into understanding the influences that formed the underpinnings of Jacobs' design ethos--from the Beaux-Arts spectre of his father Harry Allan Jacobs and the deeply traditional nature of his architectural education through his modernist awakening under Le Corbusier and finally the brutalism that would dominate the world of architecture by the end of his career.

Series I: Architectural Plans and Drawings

This series includes all of the architectural plans and drawings within the collection, ranging from blueprints to plans, sections, and elevations. Included within this series are drawings ranging from Jacobs' time as a student through his career and retirement as well as plans and drawings from his father, Harry Allan Jacobs, and his partner, Ely Jacques Kahn.

Series II: Project Photographs

Arranged alphabetically by project name, this series includes all photographs of projects contained within the collection--ranging from entire buildings to interiors.

Series III: Correspondence

Because the line between Jacobs' personal and professional life was often blurred, all correspondence-both professional and personal-has been organized into one series. Substantial materials from a particular project or event have been organized around that project or event name while more general correspondence has been organized alphabetically by the last name (or when no last name is provided by the first letter of the first name) of the correspondent.

Series IV: Office Records

This series, organized around individual projects or general themes as appropriate, includes a broad range of materials, from Kahn & Jacobs firm publicity and presentations to appointment books and firm financial records, scrapbooks, personnel photographs, and awards.

Series V: Personal

This series includes material that correspond more directly to Jacobs' personal rather than professional life. Included are books and monographs found in Jacobs' office, school yearbooks, a portfolio of watercolors, diplomas, journals, and military ephemera. The series includes photographs of a more personal nature found within the collection. Included within the series are studio portraits-both of Robert Allan Jacobs himself and of his family-and more informal snapshots, especially from Jacobs' vacations and hunting expeditions.

Series VI: Harry Allan Jacobs

This series contains papers of Robert Allan Jacob's father Harry Allan Jacobs. The papers include clippings, ephemera, scrapbooks, firm ledger, portrait, and a play script.

  • Series I: Architectural Plans and Drawings

    This series includes all of the architectural plans and drawings within the collection, ranging from blueprints to plans, sections, and elevations. Included within this series are drawings ranging from Jacobs' time as a student through his career and retirement as well as plans and drawings from his father, Harry Allan Jacobs, and his partner, Ely Jacques Kahn.

  • Series II: Project Photographs

    Arranged alphabetically by project name, this series includes all photographs of projects contained within the collection--ranging from entire buildings to interiors.

  • Series III: Correspondence

    Because the line between Jacobs' personal and professional life was often blurred, all correspondence-both professional and personal-has been organized into one series. Substantial materials from a particular project or event have been organized around that project or event name while more general correspondence has been organized alphabetically by the last name (or when no last name is provided by the first letter of the first name) of the correspondent.

  • Series IV: Office Records

    This series, organized around individual projects or general themes as appropriate, includes a broad range of materials, from Kahn & Jacobs firm publicity and presentations to appointment books and firm financial records, scrapbooks, personnel photographs, and awards.

  • Series V: Personal

    This series includes material that correspond more directly to Jacobs' personal rather than professional life. Included are books and monographs found in Jacobs' office, school yearbooks, a portfolio of watercolors, diplomas, journals, and military ephemera. The series includes photographs of a more personal nature found within the collection. Included within the series are studio portraits-both of Robert Allan Jacobs himself and of his family-and more informal snapshots, especially from Jacobs' vacations and hunting expeditions.

  • Series VI: Harry Allan Jacobs

    This series contains papers of Robert Allan Jacob's father Harry Allan Jacobs. The papers include clippings, ephemera, scrapbooks, firm ledger, portrait, and a play script.

  • Series VII: Time-based Media

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.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. All original copies of audio / moving image media are closed. Email avery-drawings@columbia.edu for more information.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Robert Allan Jacobs papers, 1890s-1990s, (bulk dates 1909-1983), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Material

Related holdings in Avery Drawings & Archives:

Kahn & Jacobs architectural drawings and records, circa 1893-1965, (bulk ca. 1893-1950): Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabum Gift (1978.001)

Harry Allan Jacobs photographs, ca. 1910-1930: Gift (1000.064)

Ely Jacques Kahn papers, 1906-1986, (bulk 1906-1972) : Ely and Liselotte Kahn (1963.001, 1992.003, 1992.011, 1993.016, 1994.013)

[Conceptual cross-section rendering for a multi-use building] / Kahn & Jacobs : Mark Dessauce Gift (2003.005)

150 Permanent Dwelling Units and Community House [Lexington Park, M.D. ] / Kahn & Jacobs: Mark Dessauce Gift (2003.005)

Related holdings in other institutions:

Robert A. Jacobs Photographs, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Margot Jacobs. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--1999. Accession number--1999.013.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Travis Brock Kennedy (Robert Allan Jacobs Intern) in 2016-2017.

Revision Description

2017-04-20 File created.

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

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biography

The son of the prominent Beaux-Arts architect Harry Allan Jacobs (1872-1932), Robert Allan Jacobs (1905-1993) was a prominent American architect active in New York City from the 1930's until the early 1980's. Jacobs was educated at Amherst College and the Columbia University School of Architecture, where he was awarded the Hamlin Prize for Design.

Jacobs worked with Le Corbusier in Paris from the fall of 1934 to the winter of 1935 and accompanied him on his American lecture tour in the spring of 1935, serving as translator, guide, photographer, and assistant. Following his work with Le Corbusier, Jacobs took a position as a designer and draftsman in the New York offices of Harrison & Fouilhoux where he worked from 1935-1939.

In 1939, Jacobs took a position working with Ely Jacques Kahn on designs for Kahn's own apartment at 970 Park Avenue and was offered a 15% partnership in Kahn's firm the same year. By 1941, Jacobs was made a 50% partner in Kahn & Jacobs Architects, commencing three decades of collaboration between the architects. Together, Kahn & Jacobs designed numerous projects, primarily in New York City and its surrounding suburbs, but including major projects further afield in the United States and abroad.

Jacobs was a president of the Architectural League of New York and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Following the death of Ely Jacques Kahn in 1972, Robert Allan Jacobs merged his firm with Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum of St. Louis, forming the firm of Kahn & Jacobs + HOK. Slowing work for the firm throughout the later part of the 1970s mirrored the broader slowing of development in New York City, and by the time of Jacobs' retirement in 1982 the business of Kahn & Jacobs was fully absorbed into HO+K.

Robert Allan Jacobs retired to his home in Pawling, New York, where he remained active within the local community and where he died, at home, in 1993.

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Series I: Architectural Plans and Drawings

This series includes all of the architectural plans and drawings within the collection, ranging from blueprints to plans, sections, and elevations. Included within this series are drawings ranging from Jacobs' time as a student through his career and retirement as well as plans and drawings from his father, Harry Allan Jacobs, and his partner, Ely Jacques Kahn.



Oversize 24 Folder 13 100 Park Avenue (New York, NY), 1949

1 item



Oversize 24 Folder 12 1095 Avenue of the Americas (New York, NY), 1971

1 item



Roll A92C.07 126 West 42nd Street (New York, NY), 1973

3 items



Oversize 2 Folder 6 2 Park Avenue (New York, NY), undated



Box 35 Folder 28 A.D.P. Inc., undated



Oversize 2 Folder 7 Airco (New Jersey), undated



Roll A92C.11 Alfred Rose Indian Camp (Lake Placid, NY), 1946

2 items



Oversize 1 Folder 7 Berkshire Mall Center



Oversize 24 Folder 10 Bonwit Teller and Saks Blueprint, 1937

1 item



Box 35 Folder 20 Chapel of St. Christopher (New York, NY), undated



Oversize 24 Folder 8 Dallas Fort Worth Regional Airport (Texas), undated

1 item



Roll A92C.10 Duchess Valley Rod and Gun Club (Millbrook, NY), 1966

62 items



Roll A92C.12 Edificio Copello (Dominican Republic), 1937

43 items



Roll A92C.09 Martin Beck Residence, 64 East 55th Street (New York, NY), 1929

Creator: Harry Allan Jacobs

7 items



Roll A92.06-.07 Alterations to Lehman Estate (Purchase, NY) [2 rolls], undated

Creator: Harry Allan Jacobs



Roll A92C.16 Lehman Estate (Purchase, NY), undated

Creator: Harry Allan Jacobs



Roll A92C.16, A92.06, A92.08 Lehman Residence (Harrison, NY) [3 rolls], 1913, 1915

Creator: Harry Allan Jacobs



Oversize 24 Folder 11 Jacobs Mausoleum, undated

18 Items



Roll A92C.13-.14 Jucca Corporation Land (Pawling, NY), 1968

14 items



Roll A92C.09 47 East 88th Street (New York, NY). Living Room of Apt. 9C, undated

1 item



Oversize 1 Folder 6 Mt. Sinai Hospital (New York, NY), undated



Roll A92C.11 New York World's Fair Space Allocation Plan (New York, NY), 1964-1965



Box 35 Folder 18 Notes and Plans for AT&T, ca. 1967

4 items



Oversize 24 Folder 6 One Penn Plaza (New York, NY), 1969

1 item



Box 35 Folder 19 Pawling Main Street (Pawling, NY), undated



Roll A92C.09 Pawling Zoning Plan (Pawling, NY), 1975-1976

6 items



Roll A92.07 Proposed Master Plan II for the Cemetery of the US Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), undated



Roll A92C.07-.08 Residence of A. L. Rose, Esq. (White Plains and Lake Placid, NY), ca. 1935-1945

123 items



Roll A92C.06, A92.08 Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allan Jacobs (Stamford, CT) [2 rolls], ca. 1946

53 items



Roll A92C.15 Residence of R.P. Ettinger (Norwalk, CT), undated



Oversize 24 Folder 4 Retail Music Store - Plan Prior to Alteration, undated

1 item



Roll Above A92D Robert Allan Jacobs School Drawings, undated

10 items [oversize roll]



Oversize 24 Folder 15 Robert Allan Jacobs School Drawings, undated

1 item



Oversize 24 Folder 14 Rye Airport (Rye, NY), undated



Roll A92C.07-.08 Sand Hill River Club (Labrador, Newfoundland), 1963

7 items



Box 35 Folder 21 Sheraton Hotel Insignia, undated



Oversize 24 Folder 7 Sheraton Park Hotel (Washington DC), 1974

31 Items



Oversize 24 Folder 5 State Agricultural and Industrial School (Rush, NY), 1947

1 item



Box 35 Folder 27 State University of New York (Genesco, NY), 1967



Oversize 35 Folder 9 United States Post Office John F. Kennedy Air Mail Facility (Jamaica, NY), 1974

20 items



Box 35 Folder 29 Western Electric (Saudi Arabia), 1977



Oversize 2 Folder 5 Western Union, 1969

Series II: Project Photographs

Arranged alphabetically by project name, this series includes all photographs of projects contained within the collection--ranging from entire buildings to interiors.



Box 1 Folder 1 1 Astor Plaza (New York, NY), undated

12 items ; includes 2 publicity photographs with press release



Box 1 Folder 2a 1 Penn Plaza (New York, NY), undated

3 items



Box 1 Folder 2b 20 Broad Street (New York, NY), undated

1 items



Box 1 Folder 31 100 Park Avenue (New York, NY), ca. 1954

3 items



Box 1 Folder 3b 120 Wall Street (New York, NY), undated

4 items



Box 1 Folder 4 111 West 40th Street - Union Dime (New York, NY), undated

21 items



Oversize 1 Folder 1 1407 Broadway (New York, NY), undated

50 items



Box 4 Folder 13 1939 World's Fair - Marine Transport Building (New York, NY), 1939

2 items



Oversize 11 Folder 3 1964 World's Fair - African Pavilion (New York, NY), 1964-1965

12 items



Box 4 Folder 16 1964 World's Fair - American Petroleum Industry Pavilion (New York, NY), 1964-1965

17 items



Box 4 Folder 17 1964 World's Fair - Aviation Industries Building (New York, NY), 1964-1965

1 item



Oversize 10 Folder 5 1964 World's Fair - Eastman Kodak Company Pavilion (New York, NY), 1964-1965

26 items, 1 portfolio



Box 4 Folder 14 1964 World's Fair - General Renderings and Contact Sheets (New York, NY, 1964-1965

29 items



Oversize 11 Folder 4 1964 World's Fair - Greyhound Pavilion (New York, NY), 1964-1965

33 items, 3 portfolios



Box 4 Folder 15 1964 World's Fair - Marina (New York, NY), 1964-1965

6 items



Oversize 12 Folder 1 1964 World's Fair - New York Pavilion - Rheingold Oasis - Liebman Breweries Pavilion (New York, NY), 1964-1965

24 items, 2 portfolios



Box 4 Folder 18 1964 World's Fair - Traveler's Insurance Company Pavilion (New York, NY), 1964-1965

42 items



Box 1 Folder 5 2 Park Avenue (New York, NY), undated

7 items



Box 1 Folder 6 20 Broad Street (New York, NY), ca. 1956

4 items



Oversize 1 Folder 2 445 Park Avenue (New York, NY), undated

55 items



Box 1 Folder 7 477 Madison Avenue (New York, NY), undated

1 item



Box 1 Folder 8 489 5th Avenue (New York, NY), undated

13 items



Box 1 Folder 9 540 Madison Avenue (New York, NY) - Sterling National Bank, undated

8 items



Box 1 Folder 10 700 Park Avenue (New York, NY), ca. 1961

15 items



Box 1 Folder 11 810 7th Avenue (New York, NY), undated

4 items



Oversize 2 Folder 1 Airco (Montvale, NJ), undated

59 items



Oversize 24 Folder 2 Alfred Rose Residence - Lake Placid, NY, ca. 1948

38 Items



Oversize 2 Folder 3 American Airlines - 633 3rd Avenue (New York, NY), undated

13 items, 1 portfolio



Oversize 3 Folder 1 American Airlines - Idlewild Airport (New York, NY), 1960s

132 items, 2 portfolios



Box 1 Folder 12 American Airlines, La Guardia Airport (Queens, NY), 1950s and 1960s

68 items



Box 1 Folder 13 American Express, 2 New York Plaza (New York, NY), undated

8 items



Box 1 Folder 14 American Field Service (New York, NY), 1961

3 items



Box 1 Folder 16 Aqueduct Racetrack (New York, NY), undated

8 items



Oversize 3 Folder 2 Asphalt Plant (New York, NY), undated

14 items



Box 1 Folder 17 AT&T 195 Broadway (New York, NY), undated

94 items



Oversize 1 Folder 3 AT&T Long Lines Building - Manhattan (New York, NY), undated

40 items



Oversize 1 Folder 4 AT&T Long Lines Building (Queens, NY), undated

41 items



Box 1 Folder 15 Automatic Data Processing (Clifton, NJ), 1960s

31 items



Box 2 Folder 18 B. Altman (St. David's, PA), undated

47 items



Oversize 2 Folder 2 B. Altman (White Plains, NY), undated

49 items, 1 portfolio



Oversize 4 Folder 1 Bache & Co. (New York, NY), undated

1 portfolio



Box 1 Folder 18 Banco Popular (San Juan, Puerto Rico), undated

21 items



Oversize 4 Folder 2 Baruch College (New York, NY), undated

16 items



Box 1 Folder 19 Baxter Street Apartments (New York, NY), undated

2 items



Box 1 Folder 20 Bell System (New York, NY), undated

5 items



Box 1 Folder 21 Belmont Park (Elmont, NY), 1964

10 items



Box 35 Folder 15 Bill Heler New Bedford Residence, 1955

4 items



Box 1 Folder 22 Bonwitt Teller (New York, NY), undated

7 items



Oversize 4 Folder 3 Broad Street Plaza (New York, NY), undated

6 items



Box 1 Folder 23 Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (New York, NY), undated

12 items



Box 1 Folder 24 C.A. Vincent Building (New York, NY), 1972

12 items



Box 35 Folder 14 Carribe Murals, undated

2 items



Oversize 4 Folder 4 Carver Houses (New York, NY), undated

32 items



Box 1 Folder 25 Central Synagogue Community House (New York, NY), undated

16 items



Box 1 Folder 26 Chapel of St. Christopher (New York, NY, undated

3 items



Box 1 Folder 27 Cincinnati and Suburban Bell (Cincinnati, OH), undated

46 items



Box 35 Folder 7 CIT, undated

2 items



Box 2 Folder 19 Cities Service (Newark, NJ), 1953

1 item



Oversize 4 Folder 5 City Squire Inn (New York, NY), undated

9 items, 1 portfolio



Box 2 Folder 1 Cleveland Office Building (Cleveland, OH), 1966

12 items



Box 2 Folder 2 Coca Cola (New York, NY), undated

24 items



Box 2 Folder 3 Cone Mills Showroom - 1440 Broadway (New York, NY), undated

6 items



Box 2 Folder 4 Congregation Emanu-El (New York, NY), undated

3 items



Oversize 3 Folder 3 Connecticut Bank and Trust Company (Hartford, CT), undated

1 portfolio



Oversize 5 Folder 1 Connecticut Light and Power & Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power (Norwalk Harbor - Haddam, CT), ca. 1964

98 items, 1 portfolio



Box 2 Folder 5 Corspan / Wellesley Mass. Office Building (Wellesley, MA), undated

4 items



Box 2 Folder 6 Crawford's (New York, NY), undated

5 items



Box 2 Folder 7 Crossroads Office Building (Rochester, NY), undated

12 items



Box 2 Folder 8 Douglass Houses (New York, NY), undated

34 items



Box 2 Folder 9 Dumont Estate Houses (Dumont, NJ), undated

4 items



Oversize 4 Folder 6 Eastern Airlines - JFK International Airport (New York, NY), undated

64 items



Box 2 Folder 9 Eastern Airlines (San Juan, Puerto Rico), undated

5 items



Box 35 Folder 5 Edificio Copello (Dominican Republic), undated

1 item



Box 35 Folder 10 Empire State Building, undated

2 items



Box 2 Folder 10 Empire Trust Company (New York, NY), 1956-1957

11 items



Box 35 Folder 17 Equipment Building Long Lines AT&T Rigo Park, Long Island, undated

3 items



Oversize 4 Folder 7 Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation (Jericho, NY), undated

48 items



Box 2 Folder 11 Fawcett Building - 67 West 44th Street (New York, NY), undated

3 items



Box 2 Folder 12 Film Center (New York, NY), undated

2 items



Oversize 5 Folder 2 First National City Bank - 399 Park Avenue - 1 Astor Plaza (New York, NY), undated

31 items, 2 portfolios



Box 2 Folder 13 Fort Monmouth Office Building (New Shrewsbury, NJ), undated

4 items



Box 2 Folder 14 GEON, undated

5 items



Box 2 Folder 15 Gimbels (Valley Stream, NY), 1957

13 items



Oversize 6 Folder 1 Greenwich Savings Bank (New York, NY), undated

24 items



Box 2 Folder 16 Greenwich Savings Bank (Roosevelt Field, NY), undated

6 items



Box 2 Folder 17 Greyhound - Port Authority (New York, NY), undated

13 items



Box 2 Folder 20 Hayes House (Stamford, CT), undated

7 items



Box 35 Folder 6 Herald Square Building, 1953

5 items



Box 2 Folder 21 High School of Art and Design (New York, NY), 1961

3 items



Box 2 Folder 22 Hippodrome Building - 1120 Avenue of the Americas (New York, NY), undated

23 items



Box 2 Folder 23 Holland Plaza Building (New York, NY), undated

1 item



Oversize 7 Folder 2 Houghton Mifflin Company (New York, NY), undated

2 items, 1 portfolio



Box 2 Folder 24 Hyatt Regency (New York, NY), undated

13 items



Box 2 Folder 25 IBM Exhibit, undated

10 items



Box 2 Folder 26 Indiana Bell (Indianapolis, IN), undated

17 items



Box 3 Folder 17 IPCO Hospital Supply Corporation (Mt. Pleasant, NY), undated

1 item



Box 2 Folder 27 Janus Engineers - Kahn & Jacobs Presentation, undated

39 items



Box 35 Folder 16 John Dewey High School - Brooklyn, undated

2 items



Oversize 7 Folder 3 Junior League Recreation Hall (Pleasantville, NJ), undated

10 items



Box 2 Folder 28 Kahn & Jacobs: Over 100 Years - Firm Presentation, undated

97 items



Box 2 Folder 29 Lane Bryant (New York, NY), undated

39 items



Oversize 7 Folder 4 Lighthouse New York Association for the Blind (New York, NY), undated

5 items, 1 portfolio



Box 2 Folder 30 Maimonides Hospital (New York, NY), undated

23 items



Oversize 6 Folder 3 Manresa Island (Norwalk, CT), undated

11 items



Box 35 Folder 12 Manufacturer's Bank of Hanover, 1956

2 items



Box 4 Folder 2 Metropolitan Transit Authority - Suptin Avenue Subway (Queens, NY), undated

86 items



Box 2 Folder 31 Mexico, undated

72 items



Box 3 Folder 1 Mile High Center (Denver, CO), undated

3 items



Box 3 Folder 2 Minskoff Office Building (White Plains, NY), undated

3 items



Oversize 7 Folder 1 Monmouth Shopping Center (Long Branch, NJ), ca. 1960

71 items



Oversize 6 Folder 4 Mt. Sinai Hospital (New York, NY), undated

56 items



Box 3 Folder 3 Mutual of New York (Syracuse, NY), undated

9 items



Box 3 Folder 4 National Vending, undated

2 items



Box 3 Folder 5 Netherlands House - Rockefeller Center (New York, NY), undated

22 items



Box 35 Folder 4 Neudstadter Convalescent Home - Yonkers, NY, undated

9 items



Box 3 Folder 9 New York Telephone - SYTEL (Syracuse, NY), undated

3 items



Box 3 Folder 6 New York Telephone (Elmsford, NY), undated

1 item



Oversize 8 Folder 1 New York Telephone (New York, NY), undated

82 items, 1 portfolio



Box 3 Folder 7 New York Telephone (Pearl River, NY), undated

19 items



Box 3 Folder 8 New York Telephone (Saratoga, NY), undated

3 items



Box 35 Folder 9 New York Times, 1956

1 item



Box 3 Folder 10 Norfolk Shopping Center (Norfolk, VA), undated

1 item



Box 3 Folder 12 North Brother Island Hospital (New York, NY), 1960

16 items



Box 3 Folder 11 Northeast Brooklyn High School (Brooklyn, NY), 1970

15 items



Box 3 Folder 13 Olivetti, undated

2 items



Box 3 Folder 14 Orbach's (New York, NY), undated

20 items



Box 3 Folder 15 Orbach's (Paramus, NJ), undated

35 items



Box 3 Folder 16 Pennsylvania Avenue Complex, undated

8 items


Photograph Album from 1963 World's Fair, 1963



Oversize 8 Folder 2 Picker X-Ray Corporation (White Plains, NY), undated

13 items



Oversize 6 Folder 5 Piel's (Brooklyn, NY), undated

1 portfolio



Oversize 6 Folder 6 Prentice Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1954-1960

27 items



Box 3 Folder 18 Remington Rand, undated

5 items



Box 3 Folder 19 Riker's Island Women's Institute (New York, NY), 1960-1971

32 items



Box 3 Folder 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Headquarters Building (Princeton, NJ), 1973

8 items



Oversize 8 Folder 3 Rochester State Hospital (Rochester, NY), undated

68 items, 3 portfolios



Oversize 6 Folder 7 Saks Fifth Avenue, undated

3 items



Box 3 Folder 21 Saks Fifth Avenue (Millburn Avenue, Springfield, NJ), ca. 1958

29 items



Oversize 6 Folder 8 Saks Fifth Avenue (San Francisco, CA), undated

25 items



Oversize 9 Folder 1 Saks Fifth Avenue (White Plains, NY), undated

27 items



Box 3 Folder 22 San Lam (Caption, South Africa), undated

18 items



Oversize 10 Folder 1 Scandinavian Airline System - SAS (Jamaica, NY), 1956-1960

42 items



Box 3 Folder 23 Schlitz Brewing Company (Brooklyn, NY), ca. 1954-1956

8 items



Box 3 Folder 24 Seaboard & Western Airlines (New York, NY), ca. 1960

20 items



Box 35 Folder 13 Seaforth, undated

3 items



Box 3 Folder 25 Seagram House (New York, NY), 1961

2 items



Box 3 Folder 26 Sears Roebuck & Co. (New York, NY), undated

21 items



Oversize 4 Folder 8 Sheraton Park Hotel (Washington DC), undated

7 items



Oversize 9 Folder 2 Sherman Sterling Wright Law Offices (New York, NY), undated

1 portfolio



Box 3 Folder 27 Shorefront High School (Brooklyn, NY), ca. 1965

13 items



Box 3 Folder 28 South Central Bell, (Birmingham, AL), undated

40 items



Box 3 Folder 29 Stamford Office Building (Stamford, CT), undated

14 items



Box 3 Folder 20 Standard Oil of Indiana (Indianapolis, IN), 1968

10 items



Box 4 Folder 1 State University of New York (Genesco, NY), undated

40 items



Oversize 10 Folder 2 Sun Life Insurance Company (New York, NY), undated

42 items



Box 35 Folder 8 Survey Slides of Fairfield and Norwalk, undated

23 items



Box 4 Folder 3 Sybron Tower (Rochester, NY), undated

4 items



Box 4 Folder 4 Tatlow - Abbott, Merkt, & Co., undated

44 items



Box 4 Folder 5 Technicon Science Center (Tarrytown, NY), undated

12 items



Oversize 10 Folder 3 Temple Emanuel Religious School (New York, NY), undated

30 items, 1 portfolio



Oversize 6 Folder 2 The Hecht Company (Arlington, VA), undated

3 items



Box 4 Folder 6 Transportation Facilities - Kahn & Jacobs Presentation, undated

227 items



Oversize 9 Folder 3 Travelers Insurance Company (Boston, MA), 1959

26 items, 1 portfolio



Box 4 Folder 8 U.S. Mission to the United Nations (New York, NY), 1961

8 items



Oversize 24 Folder 1 Unidentified Projects - Building Models and Plans

34 items



Box 35 Folder 3 Unidentified Projects - Built

63 Items



Box 4 Folder 7 United States Air Force Academy Cemetery (Colorado Springs, CO), undated

31 items



Oversize 9 Folder 4 United States Customs Court and Federal Office Building (New York, NY), undated

60 items



Oversize 11 Folder 1 University Tower (New Haven, CT), undated

8 items



Box 4 Folder 9 Vendo (Kansas City, MO), undated

6 items



Box 4 Folder 10 Water Street Project - Seaport (New York, NY), undated

6 items



Box 4 Folder 11 Westchester Day School (Mamaroneck, NY), undated

19 items



Oversize 10 Folder 4 Western Union (Upper Saddle River, NJ), undated

90 items



Box 4 Folder 12 White Plains Office Building (White Plains, NY), undated

30 items



Oversize 11 Folder 2 White Weld & Company (New Haven, CT), undated

13 items, 1 portfolio



Box 35 Folder 11 Worthington Corporation, undated

1 item



Oversize 12 Folder 2 Youth Houses - Shelter for Delinquent Boys (Bronx, NY), ca. 1957-1961

47 items, 1 portfolio

Series III: Correspondence

Because the line between Jacobs' personal and professional life was often blurred, all correspondence-both professional and personal-has been organized into one series. Substantial materials from a particular project or event have been organized around that project or event name while more general correspondence has been organized alphabetically by the last name (or when no last name is provided by the first letter of the first name) of the correspondent.



Box 21 Folder 4 Activism, 1980-1981



Box 21 Folder 5 to 7 AIA and Architecture League of New York [3 folders], 1953-1971



Box 21 Folder 8 AIA Convention NYC, 1967



Box 21 Folder 9 to 10 Amherst [2 folders], 1967-1970



Box 21 Folder 11 Apartment (Personal), 1967-1981



Box 22 Folder 1 Applications, 1966-1968



Box 22 Folder 2 Architect's Emergency Committee



Box 22 Folder 3 Architectural Associations Quarterly



Box 22 Folder 4 to 5 Architectural League [2 folders], 1967-8



Box 22 Folder 6 Architectural League Minutes, 1967



Box 22 Folder 7 Attended Events, 1969



Box 22 Folder 8 Autobiography



Box 22 Folder 9 Awards and Accolades



Box 23 Folder 8 B.R.I., 1968



Box 23 Folder 3 to 6 Boy Scouts of America [4 folders], 1967-8, 1971, 1973



Box 22 Folder 10 to 11 Boy Scouts, Construction Lunch-o-Ree [2 folders], 1968-9



Box 23 Folder 1 to 2 Boy Scouts, Construction Lunch-o-Ree [2 folders], 1970, 1973



Box 23 Folder 7 Brandeis University Campaign, 1968



Box 23 Folder 9 Charities, Community Involvement, and Organizations, 1977-1981



Box 23 Folder 10 Committee on the Atlantic Salmon Emergency



Box 23 Folder 11 Communications Award Dinner, 1979



Box 23 Folder 12 Contribution Queens to Partners, 1969



Box 23 Folder 13 Contributions Made, 1967



Box 24 Folder 1, 3 to 4 Contributions No [3 folders], 1968, 1971, 1973



Box 24 Folder 2, 5 to 9 Contributions Yes [6 folders], 1968-70, 1972-4



Box 24 Folder 10 Cozumel, Mexico, 1971



Box 24 Folder 11 Defense Orientation Conference, 1967



Box 24 Folder 12 Duchess Valley Rod and Gun Club, 1982-1985



Box 25 Folder 1 Executive Committee, 1967



Box 25 Folder 2 Executive Meeting, 1968



Box 25 Folder 3 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies



Box 25 Folder 4 Fifth Avenue Association Awards



Box 25 Folder 5 FMC Corporation, 1971-1973



Box 27 Folder 2 Hospital Thank You Letters, 1968



Box 25 Folder 6 Indiana Bell Telephone, ca. 1972-1978



Box 25 Folder 7 to 10 Inter-Office Communications [4 folders], 1973-6



Box 26 Folder 1 to 3 Inter-Office Communications [3 folders], 1977, 1979-82



Box 26 Folder 5 Invitations, 1968



Box 26 Folder 4, 6 to 7 Invitations No [3 folders], 1967, 1969-70



Box 26 Folder 8 to 10 Invitations Yes [3 folders], 1969-70



Box 27 Folder 1 Invitations Yes, 1974



Box 29 Folder 3 to 5 Jacobs Family [3 folders], 1967-1969, 1972-3



Box 29 Folder 6 Joint Distribution Committee, 1967-1968



Box 27 Folder 7 Kahn & Jacobs, 1970



Box 27 Folder 10 Kahn & Jacobs - Publicity, PR, et cetera, 1971



Box 28 Folder 1 Kahn & Jacobs - Publicity, PR, et cetera, 1972



Box 27 Folder 4 to 5 Kahn & Jacobs Designs [2 folders], 1971-1974



Box 27 Folder 6 Kahn & Jacobs Designs Miscellaneous, 1969-1970



Box 27 Folder 8 Kahn & Jacobs Magazines, RAJ Personal



Box 27 Folder 3, 9 Kahn & Jacobs Miscellaneous [2 folders], 1971-1972



Box 28 Folder 2 to 5 Lighthouse New York Association for the Blind [4 folders], ca. 1960, 1967-1968, 1970



Box 28 Folder 6 Lighthouse Solicitation Requests



Box 28 Folder 7 to 8 Lunches at Kahn & Jacobs [2 folders], 1969-1970



Box 28 Folder 9 Memberships, 1966-1967



Box 28 Folder 11 Minskoff, Irene Co, Mask Co Theater Investment



Box 28 Folder 10 Miscellaneous, 1967



Box 29 Folder 1 to 2 Miscellaneous [2 folders], 1968-1969



Box 17 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence "A"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 17 Folder 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence "B"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 17 Folder 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence "C"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 17 Folder 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence "D"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 17 Folder 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence "E"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 17 Folder 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence "F"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 18 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence "G"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 18 Folder 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence "H"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 18 Folder 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence "I"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 18 Folder 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence "J"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 18 Folder 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence "K"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 18 Folder 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence "L"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 18 Folder 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence "M"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence "N"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence "O"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence "P"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence "Q"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence "R"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence "S"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence "T"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 19 Folder 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence "U"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 20 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence "V"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 20 Folder 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence "W"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 20 Folder 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence "Y"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 20 Folder 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence "Z"

Organized by last name of correspondent where available and first letter of first name or firm name where no last name is available.



Box 29 Folder 7 Nassau - Exuma, 1967-1968



Box 29 Folder 8 Nassau - Exuma - Christmas, 1969



Box 29 Folder 9 National Jewish Hospital



Box 30 Folder 3 NCCR, 1967-1968



Box 30 Folder 4 to 5 New Business A-H [2 folders], 1967-1968



Box 30 Folder 6 to 7 New Business I-P [2 folders], 1967-1968



Box 30 Folder 8 to 9 New Business Q-Z [2 folders], 1967-1968



Box 31 Folder 2 New York Building Conference, 1968



Box 30 Folder 10 New York Building Congress



Box 31 Folder 1 New York Building Congress, 1967



Box 29 Folder 10 to 13 New York Telephone [4 folder], 1964-1974



Box 30 Folder 1 New York Telephone, 1972



Box 31 Folder 3 to 4 New York Times Article [2 folders], 1970-1971



Box 31 Folder 5 New York Times Second Article, 1970



Box 30 Folder 2 Office Space, 1968



Box 35 Folder 26 One Astor Plaza, 1972



Box 31 Folder 6 Personal Correspondence A-D, 1969



Box 31 Folder 7 Pez Maya - RAJ Yucatan, 1971



Box 31 Folder 8 Presentations and Luncheons Kahn & Jacobs, 1972



Box 31 Folder 9 President's Club, 1965-1967



Box 31 Folder 10 Private, 1972



Box 31 Folder 11 Proposed "Private" Sector Article Letter to Mayor Lindsay, 1972



Box 31 Folder 12 RA Jacobs Jr., 1972



Box 31 Folder 13 RAJ Thank-You Notes, 1968



Box 32 Folder 1, 3 Regional Plan Association [2 folders], 1967-1968



Box 32 Folder 2 Reservations, 1967



Box 35 Folder 22 Robert Allan Jacobs Greeting Cards



Box 32 Folder 4 to 6 Rowland Ward - Trophies [3 folders], 1969-1971



Box 32 Folder 11 Safari, 1972



Box 33 Folder 1 to 2, 8 Safari [3 folders], 1970, 1973-1974



Box 32 Folder 10 Safari - June, 1971



Box 33 Folder 3 Safari - Trophies, 1973



Box 32 Folder 7 Safari 1969 - Passports, Visas, Inoculations, 1969



Box 32 Folder 9 Safari Additional, 1970



Box 33 Folder 7 Sand Hill - JR Hollapple, 1972



Box 33 Folder 4 to 5 Sand Hill River Club [2 folders], 1972, undated



Box 33 Folder 8 Sand Hill River Salmon Club, 1971



Box 33 Folder 6, 9 Sand Hill Trip [2 folders], 1970-1971



Box 33 Folder 10 Scout-o-Ree, 1969



Box 33 Folder 11 TG Flyfishers



Box 33 Folder 12 Travel and Entertainment Reports, 1967



Box 33 Folder 13 Trophies, 1972



Box 35 Folder 1 United Fund Solicitation by RAJ



Box 33 Folder 14 United Jewish Appeal



Box 35 Folder 2 WAA Ball, 1968

Series IV: Office Records

This series, organized around individual projects or general themes as appropriate, includes a broad range of materials, from Kahn & Jacobs firm publicity and presentations to appointment books and firm financial records, scrapbooks, personnel photographs, and awards.


Subseries 1: Appointment Books



Box 9 1961 Appointment Book, 1961



Box 9 1962 Appointment Book, 1962



Box 9 1963 Appointment Book, 1963



Box 9 1964 Appointment Book, 1964



Box 9 1965 Appointment Book, 1965



Box 9 1966 Appointment Book, 1966



Box 9 1967 Appointment Book, 1967



Box 9 1968 Appointment Book, 1968



Box 9 1969 Appointment Book, 1969



Box 9 1969 Diary, 1969



Box 9 1970 Appointment Book, 1970



Box 9 1970 Diary, 1970



Box 9 1971 Appointment Book, 1971



Box 9 1971 Diary, 1971



Box 9 1972 Appointment Book, 1972



Box 9 1972 Diary, 1972



Box 9 1973 Appointment Book, 1973



Box 9 1973 Diary, 1973



Box 9 1974 Appointment Book, 1974



Box 9 1975 Appointment Book [1 of 2], 1975



Box 9 1975 Appointment Book [2 of 2], 1975



Box 9 1976 Appointment Book [1 fo 2], 1976



Box 9 1976 Appointment Book [2 fo 2], 1976



Box 9 1977 Appointment Book [1 of 2], 1974



Box 9 1977 Appointment Book [2 of 2], 1977



Box 9 1977 Pocket Diary, 1977



Box 9 1978 Appointment Book, 1978



Box 9 1978 Pocket Diary, 1978



Box 9 1979 Appointment Book, 1979



Box 9 1980 Appointment Book [1 of 2], 1980



Box 9 1980 Appointment Book [2 of 2], 1980



Box 9 1980 Diary, 1980


Subseries 2: Firm Presentations



Oversize 14 Folder 1 1095 Avenue of the Americas (New York, NY), undated

2 items



Oversize 13 Folder 1 Baruch College (New York, NY), 1974

5 items



Box 7 Folder 2 Concept and Program - State Courts Facility (Juneau, AK), 1972

1 item



Box 8 Folder 2 Corporate Headquarters Qualifications to Union Carbide Corporation, undated

1 item



Box 7 Folder 4 Furnishings Program and Budget - National Service Center - General American Life Insurance Company (St. Louis, MO), 1975

1 item



Oversize 13 Folder 2 HOK Marketing Portfolio, undated

1 item



Box 7 Folder 3 Housing Projects, undated

1 item



Oversize 14 Folder 4 Little Bennett Regional Park Economic Feasibility Study, undated

1 item



Oversize 15 Folder 1 New York Correctional Facilities for Women (New York, NY), undated

2 items



Oversize 14 Folder 3 New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical College (New York, NY), undated

1 item



Box 7 Folder 5 Outline Specifications and Relevant Experience - Hyatt Regency (New York, NY), 1974

2 items



Oversize 14 Folder 2 Proposed New Belmont - New York Racing Association (Elmont, NY), undated

1 item



Oversize 15 Folder 2 Stauffer Chemicals (Dobbs Ferry, NY), undated

2 items



Box 8 Folder 1 The Village of Lake Placid Proposal for Comprehensive Planning Services (Lake Placid, NY), 1974

1 item



Box 8 Folder 3 U.S. Government Architect-Engineer Questionnaire Standard Form 251, undated

1 item



Oversize 13 Folder 3 United States Air Force Academy Cemetery (Colorado Springs, CO), undated

1 item



Box 8 Folder 4 to 5 University and College Projects [2 folders], undated

12 item



Box 7 Folder 6 Untitled Presentation - Suburban Work and Buildings Involving Large Acreage, undated

13 items



Box 7 Folder 7 West Side Highway Management Planning Design (New York, NY), 1971

1 item



Box 7 Folder 1 Western Union Original and Revised Requirements (Upper Saddle River, NJ), undated

2 items



Oversize 16 Folder 1 Westfield State Farm (Bedford Hills, NY), undated

3 items



Oversize 15 Folder 3 Youth Houses - Shelter for Delinquent Boys (Bronx, NY), undated

1 item


Subseries 3: General Records



Box 5 Folder 1 to 4 "Kahn & Jacobs Architects" Marketing Portfolio [4 folders], undated



Box 16 Folder 5 "Robert A. Jacobs: An Architect's Career" by Lewis Mumford, 1994



Box 10 Folder 3 1961 Financial Statements, 1961



Box 10 Folder 2 1967 Financial Statements, 1967



Box 10 Folder 5 1967 Ledger, 1967



Box 11 Folder 4 3rd Interim Revision - 1967 - 1964 Master Plan for the City University of New York, 1967



Oversize 21 Advisory Committee of the High School of Art & Design Certificate of Membership, 1963



Box 35 Folder 24 Architectural League of New York Shows and Exhibitions Folder, ca. 1963-1964



Box 12 Folder 1 Architecture and the Arts Awards 1965 - Program, 1965

Carver Houses Plaza given an award



Box 10 Folder 4 Architecture League of New York Records, ca. 1962-1963



Box 11 Folder 3 Asphalt Green Booklets and Programs (Municipal Asphalt Plant - New York, NY), 1979-1984



Box 16 Folder 3 Awards and Certificates, 1953-1968

6 items



Oversize 21 Folder 3 Awards and Certificates, 1940s-1970s

5 items



Box 34 Folder 2 Awards and Certificates, 1940s-1970s

21 items



Box 34 Folder 1 Boy Scouts of America Appreciation Trophy, 1960



Box 34 Commerce and Industry Association of New York Membership Certificate, 1949



Box 4 Folder 21 Commercial Credit Corporation Executive Offices (New York, NY), undated

3 items



Box 20 Folder 4 Costs and Figures, 1950-1979



Box 16 Folder 6 Dissemination of Kahn & Jacobs Drawings, 1978



Box 36 Folder 1 Dissemination of Kahn & Jacobs Drawings, undated



Box 15 Folder 2 Early Kahn & Jacobs Scrapbook, ca. 1940s



Box 21 Folder 3 Event Programs, 1950-1980



Box 17 Folder 1 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies Appreciation Trophy, 1954



Box 34 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York 1956 Distinguished Service Award, 1956



Box 34 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York 1959-1960 Award of Honor, 1959



Box 34 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York 1960 and 1963 Awards, 1960 & 1963



Box 34 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York 1966 Award of Honor, 1966



Box 21 Folder 2 Firm History, Biography, and Client References



Box 34 Folder 1 Flushing Meadow Park Municipal Stadium Ground Breaking Ceremony Souvenir, 1961



Oversize 20 Framed New York Times Article, 1967



Oversize 20 High School of Industrial Arts Ely Jacques Kahn Appreciation Certificate, 1957



Box 12 Folder 4 HOK Publicity Portfolio, 1970s



Box 12 Folder 2 HOK Publicity Portfolio 12, 1970s



Oversize 21 Institutions Magazine First Award -- Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1953



Box 10 Folder 1 K&J Designs Inc. Records, ca. 1969

Includes financial statements, by-laws, board of directors meeting minutes, and other records from" K&J Designs, Inc.", a distinct entity within Kahn & Jacobs Architects



Box 14 Kahn & Jacobs Architects 25th Anniversary Guest Book, 1965



Oversize 21 Folder 2 Kahn & Jacobs Firm Portraits, undated



Box 9 Kahn & Jacobs Firm Stamps, undated

6 items



Box 6 Folder 1 to 2 Kahn & Jacobs Marketing Portfolios [2 folders[, undated



Box 6 Folder 3 Kahn & Jacobs Marketing Portfolios, undated



Oversize 16 Kahn & Jacobs Publicity Portfolio, 1969



Oversize 16 Kahn & Jacobs Publicity Portfolio, 1959-1967



Oversize 17 Kahn & Jacobs Publicity Portfolio, 1972



Oversize 17 Kahn & Jacobs Publicity Portfolio, 1973



Oversize 18 Kahn & Jacobs Publicity Portfolio, 1950



Box 13 Folder 1 Kahn & Jacobs Scrapbook, ca. 1940s



Box 13 Folder 2 Kahn & Jacobs Scrapbook, ca. 1940s



Oversize 18 Kahn & Jacobs Scrapbook, undated



Oversize 19 Kahn & Jacobs Scrapbook, ca. 1950



Oversize 19 Kahn & Jacobs Scrapbook, ca. 1950



Oversize 21 Kahn & Jacobs Scrapbook, ca. 1940s-1950s



Box 12 Folder 5 Kahn & Jacobs/HOK Marketing Portfolio, ca. 1970s



Box 12 Folder 3 Kahn & Jacobs/HOK Publicity Portfolio, 1970s



Oversize 1 Folder 5 Kahn & Jacobs Cartoon, 1968



Box 20 Folder 5 Kahn & Jacobs/H.O.K. Records, 1973



Box 4 Folder 20 Misc. Kahn & Jacobs Firm Presentations, undated

8 items



Box 4 Folder 19 Misc. Site Studies, 1950s - 1970s

144 items



Box 4 Folder 22 Philip Morris (New York, NY), 1957

4 items



Box 16 Folder 1 Photographs from Events and Parties, undated



Box 11 Folder 5 Proposed Concept for 1964 World's Fair Submitted by Kahn & Jacobs, Architects, and Graham Arrociates, 1961



Oversize 2 Folder 4 Prospectuses and Clippings from Completed Projects for Firm Publicity (Including New York Telephone, Connecticut Light and Power, and One Penn Plaza



Box 20 Folder 7 to 8 Public Relations and Publicity [2 folders], 1973-1974



Box 21 Folder 1 Public Relations and Publicity, 1976



Box 20 Folder 6 Public Relations and Publicity for New York Telephone, 1973



Box 16 Folder 7 Public Relations and Publicity, Misc. 1955-1970s, 1955-1979



Box 17 Folder 1 RAJ Desk Ornament, undated



Oversize 20 Robert Allan Jacobs New York State Architecture License, 1939



Oversize 21 Robert Allan Jacobs Scrapbook, ca. 1940s



Box 11 Folder 6 Shopping Center Showcase Marketing Portfolio, 1961



Oversize 21 State Insurance Fund Appreciation Plaque, 1964



Box 34 The Times Union Democrat and Chronicle 1969 Better Rochester Building Program Special Commendation for New Construction, 1969



Box 17 Folder 1 Topping Out The Traveler's Exhibit Building at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, 1963



Box 34 Western Union Telegraph Company New Good Neighbor Award 1973, 1973

Series V: Personal

This series includes material that correspond more directly to Jacobs' personal rather than professional life. Included are books and monographs found in Jacobs' office, school yearbooks, a portfolio of watercolors, diplomas, journals, and military ephemera. The series includes photographs of a more personal nature found within the collection. Included within the series are studio portraits-both of Robert Allan Jacobs himself and of his family-and more informal snapshots, especially from Jacobs' vacations and hunting expeditions.


Subseries 1: Papers



Box 35 Folder 25 Amherst College Honorary Degree Ceremony Program



Oversize 17 Folder 1 Amherst Diploma



Box 35 Folder 23 Angler's Club of New York, 1983



Oversize 20 Columbia Diploma, 1935



Box 16 Folder 4 Military/JCOC, 1956



Oversize 24 Folder 3 Painting of a Parisian Street Scene, undated

1 item



Box 16 Folder 2 Robert Allan Jacobs Fishing Journal, 1966



Box 15 Folder 3 Robert Allan Jacobs Shooting Diary, 1970s



Oversize 17 Robert Allan Jacobs Watercolor Portfolio, 1955



Box 10 Folder 7 "Japanese Flower Arrangement: An Illustrated Handbook" by Haruko Obata, 1953



Box 10 Folder 6 "The Sad Saga of a Salmon Slayer" by Herman Cone, undated



Box 11 Folder 1 1921 Choate School Yearbook, 1921

Jacobs listed on Page 182



Box 11 Folder 2 1922 & 1923 Horace Mann Yearbooks, 1922-1923


Subseries 2: Photographs



Oversize 21 Folder 1 Framed Jacobs Family Portraits, 1909



Box 13 Folder 4 Personal & Family Photographs, undated



Oversize 21 Folder 1 Portraits of Robert Allan Jacobs, undated



Box 14 Folder 1 Robert Allan Jacobs Childhood Photo Albums, ca. 1910s



Box 15 Folder 1 Robert Allan Jacobs Childhood Photo Albums, ca. 1910s & 1920s



Box 14 Robert Allan Jacobs JCOC Album, undated



Box 13 Folder 3 Vacation Snapshots, undated

Series VI: Harry Allan Jacobs

This series contains papers of Robert Allan Jacob's father Harry Allan Jacobs. The papers include clippings, ephemera, scrapbooks, firm ledger, portrait, and a play script.



Box 37 Folder 5 Clippings and Ephemera, 1931



Box 37 Folder 2 to 3 Columbia School of Mines Notebook, ca. 1890s

3 items



Box 37 Folder 4 Firm Ledger, ca. 1900s-1930s



Box 35 Folder 26 Play Script, "Daddy's Eugenic Baby - A Farce in Three Acts", undated



Box 37 Folder 1 Portrait



Oversize 25 Scrapbook

Includes prospectuses for completed Buildings



Oversize 25 Scrapbook



Oversize 26 Scrapbook



Oversize 25 The Beaux-Arts Boys on the Boulevards, ca. 1931

Series VII: Time-based Media



Box 36 Audio recordings, unknown, circa 1960s, 18 items; Fidelipac cartridges



Box 36 Audio recording, "Excerpt - Dorothy + Dick - WOR, NY", Sept. 14, 1961, 1 open reel audiotapes



Box 36 Audio recordings, "Kahn & Jacobs Narration Track", ca. 1960s, 3 open reel audiotapes