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Taliesin Associated Architects projects in Iran : architectural drawings and records, 1968-1980

Series I: Pearl Palace

The Pearl Palace was a dream commission for Peters and TAA who were fascinated by "Tales of the Arabian Nights." The contract was signed in November 1965 following William Wesley Peters' travel to Tehran. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 30, 1969. Tom Casey was the on-site superintendent and the structural designer of the Pear Palace and lived in Iran with his wife Effi (who was also a member of the fellowship) for about seven years. Other members including Johnny Hill, Cornelia Brierly, Stephen and Frances Nemtin also worked on the interior and landscape designs and by traveling to Iran supervised the implementation of the designs. Olgivanna Wright supervised the interior design and chose the color schemes and fabrics. Pearl palace was finished in December 1st, 1973 but in 1974 the large dome started to leak and the process of restoration continued to 1977. The total cost of the construction was estimated around 3.5 million dollars.

A large portion of the documents and drawings in this series are related to the interior design and the construction of the interior spaces. While the Iranian Behsaznow Construction Co. Ltd. was the main contractor, Western Contract International (WCI) was responsible for ordering the manufacturing and importation of many of the interior components that were designed by TAA and produced all over the world. Ickes-Braun Glasshouses (IBG) was the American contractor for the translucent domes system and Georgio Adreani and Co. from Italy designed and executed the aluminum and plastic parts of the palace. Musetti-Raffo Company from Italy did the Marbles while George Thomas Association designed the auditorium lighting. Chandeliers were produced in Vienna and Uffizi Gallery employees applied gold leaves to the walls.

This Series is divided of two sub-series: Drawings and Records.

Sub-series 1: Drawings

This sub-series contains working and presentation drawings for the Pearl Palace which were created from 1966 till 1972. The series contain more than 1,000 drawings. Many of the final drawings were water damaged during their shipment back to the U.S. The collection includes many copies and working drawings with mark-ups and annotations.

Drawings are divided into the following sub-groups: Architectural; Interior and Furnishing; Site Development and Landscape; Structural / Mechanical / Electrical and Graphic; and Other.

ARCHITECTURAL
Drawer 167: Folder 1 Board Mounted Renderings of the Palace ca. 1970

Board Mounted renderings of exterior and interior views and elevations

Drawer 167: Folder 2 The Palace Building ca. 1970

6 items including encapsulated color pencil renderings of roof plan, floor plans and perspectives illustrating two design alternatives for spatial configurations

Drawer 167: Folder 3 Architecture Technical Drawings 1969

refer to the list for the full titles of the drawings

Drawer 167: Folder 4 As-Built Architecture Technical Drawings 1973

refer to the list for the full titles of the drawings

Drawer 167: Folder 5 Design Process and Working Drawings ca. 1970s

50+ items including copies of plans, sections and elevations, drawings for spatial configurations

Drawer 167: Folder 6 Design Process and Working Drawings ca. 1970s

19 items including the study sketches of perspective of the palace building

Drawer 167: Folder 7 Entrance Gate, Guard House and Sentry Station ca. 1970

37 items including encapsulated color pencil renderings including Plans, Elevations, Sections and Perspective plus ten mylar sheets containing construction details and specifications

Drawer 167: Folder 8 Dance Pavilion ca. 1970

8 items including encapsulated color pencil renderings of floor plans, elevations and perspectives

Drawer 168: Folder 9 Hot House 1971

8 item including plan, section, elevations and structural drawings created by Zivar (an Iranian firm)

Drawer 168: Folder 10 Library Pergola and Gallery 1970-1971

7 items including site plan, plan and plan of trellis

Drawer 168: Folder 11 Conservatory ca. 1970

6 items including technical drawings and a site-plan rendering

Drawer 168: Folder 12 Last Resting Place for Animals/ Mehrdasht Villa ca.1965-70

4 items Designed by Nezam Amery including primary sketches and final renderings; 2 perspective views of the villa designed for Shams Pahlavi on the land later became part of Pearl Palace compound

Cabinet A92X.10: Roll 15 Mehrdasht Villa By Nezam ca.1965

Architectural drawing for the first villa on the compound of Pearl Palace prior to the intervention by TAA. The villa is designed by the office of Nezam Amery (Nezam Amery, Kamooneh and Khosravi Architects) and was built on the land later became part of Pearl Palace compound.

Cabinet A92X.01: Roll 1 Library Pergola, Gallery and Hot House 1971-1972

10 items including construction details, sections and elevations

Cabinet A92X.02: Roll 2 Summer Dining Pavilion/ Last resting place for Animals/Gate House 1969-1974

15 Items including architectural designs and sketches

Cabinet A92X.03: Roll 3 Kitchen Addition 1975-1976

10 Items including original architecture and structural drawings on mylar

Tube RECAP: Roll 4 Dome Systems and Details for Domes' Renovation 1971-1977

31 items created by various creators including Ross and Associate Architects/TAA/IBG (Ickes Braun Glasshouses); items include architectural drawings and construction details

INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNISHING
Drawer 168: Folder 13 Detailed Interior Plans ca. 1970

19 items including encapsulated color pencil renderings of plans of various interior spaces

Drawer 168: Folder 14 Detailed Interior Sections ca. 1970

8 items including encapsulated color pencil renderings of sections of various interior spaces

Drawer 168: Folder 15 Interior Views ca. 1970

20 items: Encapsulated color pencil renderings of interior views

Drawer 168: Folder 16 Interior Views ca. 1970

20 items: Encapsulated color pencil renderings of interior views

Drawer 168: Folder 17 Interior Views ca. 1970

20 items: Encapsulated color pencil renderings of interior views

Drawer 168: Folder 18 Interior Views ca. 1970

13 items: Encapsulated color pencil renderings of interior views

Drawer 168: Folder 19 X-IR Supplementary Drawings No:1-17 1969-1970

refer to the supplementary list for the full titles of drawings in this folder

Drawer 169: Folder 20 X-IR Supplementary Drawings No:18-35 1970-1971

refer to the supplementary list for the full titles of drawings in this folder

Drawer 169: Folder 21 X-IR Supplementary Drawings No:36-41 and 43-53 1970-1971

refer to the supplementary list for the full titles of drawings in this folder

Drawer 169: Folder 22 X-IR Supplementary Drawings No:56-85 1970-1971

refer to the supplementary list for the full titles of drawings in this folder

Drawer 169: Folder 23 X-IR Supplementary Drawings No: 86-104 1970-1972

refer to the supplementary list for the full titles of drawings in this folder

Drawer 169: Folder 24 X-IR Supplementary Drawings No:105-128 1971-1973

refer to the supplementary list for the full titles of drawings in this folder

Drawer 170: Folder 25 Interior Design and Furniture Working Drawings ca. 1970

53 items including copies and sketches for the designs of furniture, wall coverings, tables, patterns, mosaics, developed elevations and murals

Drawer 170: Folder 26 Interior Design and Furniture Working Drawings ca. 1970

44 items including pencil drawings on trace paper for the design of beds and bedspreads, tables, furniture and cabinet work

Drawer 170: Folder 27 Chandeliers and Light Fixtures 1970-1971

17 items including the original pencil drawings on trace paper for chandeliers crystals and light fixtures

Drawer 170: Folder 28 Interior Design Working Drawings ca. 1970

25 items including pencil drawings on trace papers of lavatory basin, door knobs, cover plates for switches, door and entrances, fascia details, metal fences, wall panels, carpet and applique patterns

Drawer 170: Folder 29 Interior Design Working Drawings ca. 1970

52 items including original variations of design for furniture and tables; technical drawings and free hand perspectives; ink on trance paper, probably designed and drawn by Tom Casey

Drawer 170: Folder 30 Design Process and Working Drawings ca. 1970

60+ items including detailed plans and sections, cabinet works clippings, etc.

Drawer 170: Folder 31 Construction Details From IBG and Adreani 1972-1973

42 items including construction details for domes, interior single and double door created by IBG and Adreani

Tube RECAP: Roll 5 Interior Design's Working Drawings and Construction Details 1972

28 items including working drawings for bathrooms and banquet Hall

Cabinet A92X.04: Roll 6 Interior Design's Working Drawings and Construction Details 1969-1971

29 items including rug patterns/ interior designs for sitting room, family dining room, pool, lounge and bird perch

Cabinet A92X.05: Roll 7 Interior Design's Working Drawings and Construction Details 1966-1972

28 items including working drawings and details of garden guest room and recreation area/entrance hall, study, office and Pahlbod's bedroom

Cabinet A92X.06: Roll 8 Interior Design's Working Drawings and Construction Details 1972

33 items including reception hall/shahrazad room/ sitting room/ guest wing/bar/banquet room

Cabinet A92X.07: Roll 9 Interior Design's Working Drawings and Construction Details 1970-1971

13 items including interior perspectives, elevations, color scheme and mural designs

Cabinet A92X.08: Roll 10 Interior Design's Working Drawings and Construction Details 1972-1973

32 items including single and double doors/ bronze decoration of the entrance double doors/free standing screens/ railings and their supports/small domes/ entrance closing/etc.

Tube RECAP: Roll 11 Construction Details and Dimensions of Auditorium 1970-1971

22 items including auditorium lighting schema in plan and section, auditorium seating plan

SITE DEVELOPMENT AND LANDSCAPE
Drawer 170: Folder 32 Site Development and Landscape Design 1971

6 items including encapsulated original drawings: renderings of a plan for a conservatory and two perspectives

Drawer 170: Folder 33 Site Development and Landscape Design ca. 1970

31 items including copies and working drawings with annotations and designs also include a panoramic image of the site

Cabinet A92X.09: Roll 12 Site Development and Landscape Design 1966-1977

27 items including topography plans, Interior and exterior landscape, landscape lighting and plumbing plans

Tube RECAP: Roll 13 Site Development and Landscape Design 1973

14 items including duplicates of landscape plans

STRUCTURAL / MECHANICAL / ELECTRICAL
Drawer 170: Folder 34 Structural Drawings + Site Development 1969

refer to the list for the full titles of the drawings

Drawer 170: Folder 35 As-Built Structural Drawings 1969-1973

refer to the list for the full titles of the drawings

Drawer 170: Folder 36 Electrical and Mechanical Drawings 1969

refer to the list for the full titles of the drawings

Tube RECAP: Roll 14 Duplicates of Mechanical Drawings 1969

10 items the same as mechanical drawings in Folder 36

GRAPHICS AND OTHERS
Drawer 170: Folder 37 Furniture Design

1 item Photo Stat Negative

Drawer 170: Folder 38 Crest Design 1966
Drawer 170: Folder 39 Copies of Furniture and Table Designs

Including copies of the items in the Folder 29

Box 10: Folder 1 Aerial Photos ca.1970s

Framed Aerial photo of the palace under construction

Box 10: Folder 2 Aerial Photos ca.1970s

Framed Aerial photo of the palace under construction

Box 10: Folder 3 Bird's Perch ca.1970s

8 items, Color pencil drawings showing alternative designs; board mounted

Box 10: Folder 4 Uniforms ca.1970s

4 items, Color pencil drawings showing designs for guards, servants, drivers and gardeners

Sub-series 2: Records

Other than contracts, financial estimates, costs and fee and statements, the Records sub-series includes mainly correspondences between architects, owner (the Cabinet of Shams Pahlavi), clerk of works (Tom Casey), associate architect (Nezam Amery), contractors, consultants and suppliers. A few photos, some hand-drawn furniture designs and Christmas card designs are also documented in the records. Two construction logbooks included in the collection recorded the day-by-day activities on the construction site from 1969 to 1973. Last part of the records is the documentation of the litigation process after 1979 when the royal family fled to the United States without settling their accounts with TAA. The lawsuit involves the accounts for both Pearl Palace and the Mehrafarin Villa. The content of each folder in this series is ordered chronologically.

CONTRACTS
Box 1: Folder 1 Indexes

Copy of index of headings, File Index, Codes and two copies of the Index of Supplementary Drawings

Box 1: Folder 2 Contracts; Owner-Architect I 1965-1973

Contracts are signed by William Wesley Peters and Ali Naghi Ansary

Box 1: Folder 3 Contracts; Owner-Architect II 1965-1973

Copy of the Contracts are signed by William Wesley Peters and Ali Naghi Ansary

Box 1: Folder 4 Contracts; Architect-Suppliers 1976
FEES AND STATEMENTS
Box 1: Folder 5 Areas, Estimates and Costs 1968-1973
Box 1: Folder 6 Program Notes ca. 1970

Including handwritten minutes of the meeting and design ideas

Box 1: Folder 7 Construction Cost, As Built 1973

Farsi and English

Box 1: Folder 8 Prospective Contractors April 1968-October 1969

Correspondence with prospective contractors, Initial estimates and bids, Rejection letters from contractors

Box 1: Folder 9 Bids for Construction 1969
Box 1: Folder 10 Financing Prospects 1969
Box 1: Folder 11 Fees and Statements 1966-1977
Box 1: Folder 12 Accounts-Iran 1970-1971
CORRESPONDENCE
Box 1: Folder 13 [Associate] Nezam Amery I 1965-1968

Correspondences between Nezam Amery and TAA, mostly with William Wesley Peters

Box 1: Folder 14 [Associate] Nezam Amery II 1969-1976

Correspondences between Nezam Amery and TAA, mostly with William Wesley Peters

Box 1: Folder 15 Arch Rep/Clerk of the Works Correspondence I August 1969-June 1970

Correspondences between TAA Architects including Wesley Peters, Edmond Thomas Casey, John Hill, Bernard Dubrill, Stephen Nemtin, Schultz

Box 1: Folder 16 Arch Rep/Clerk of the Works Correspondence II July 1970-April 1971

Correspondences between TAA Architects including Wesley Peters, Edmond Thomas Casey, John Hill, Bernard Dubrill, Stephen Nemtin, Schultz

Box 1: Folder 17 Arch Rep/Clerk of the Works Correspondence III March 1971-May 1972
Box 1: Folder 18 Arch Rep/Clerk of the Works Correspondence IV June 1972-June 1973
Box 1: Folder 19 Arch Rep/Clerk of the Works Correspondence V June 1973-November 1974
Box 1: Folder 20 Arch Rep/Clerk of the Works Correspondence VI December 1974-November 1977

Correspondences between TAA Architects including Wesley Peters, Edmod Thomas Casey, John Hill, Bernard Dubrill, Stephen Nemtin, Schultz

Box 1: Folder 21 Arch Rep/Clerk of the Works Correspondence VII 1972-1978
Box 2: Folder 1 Mechanical, Electrical Consultants I 1965-1970

Correspondences regarding Mechanical systems and equipment of the palace. Including E.R Ronald and Associates Consulting Engineers, Sholleh Talai Co.Ltd. and Behsaznow Construction Company Ltd.

Box 2: Folder 2 Mechanical, Electrical Consultant II 1971-1973

Correspondences regarding Mechanical systems and equipment of the palace. Including E.R Ronald and Associates Consulting Engineers, Ameresco Inc.M.Ifker, Billman regular ab

Box 2: Folder 3 Mechanical, Electrical Consultants III 1974

Correspondences regarding electrical works and fixtures. Catalogues and pamphlets.

Box 2: Folder 4 Electrical [Consultants] 1970-1973
Box 2: Folder 5 Fountains [Consultants] 1971-1973

Correspondences regarding Fountains' design, equipment and lightings

Box 2: Folder 6 Structural [Consultants] 1967-1972

Review of the structural design

Box 2: Folder 7 Acoustic [Consultants] 1967-1973

Including letters to and from Vern O. Knudsen

Box 2: Folder 8 Sound and Theater [Consultants] 1970-1971

Sound and Audio systems including correspondence with George Thomas Associates, Bose and Western Contract international

Box 2: Folder 9 Owner Correspondence I 1965-1968

Includes Cabinet of Shams Pahlavi's invitation to the TAA and the order of Model

Box 2: Folder 10 Owner Correspondence II 1969
Box 2: Folder 11 Owner Correspondence III 1970-1973
Box 2: Folder 12 Owner Correspondence IV 1973-1974
Box 2: Folder 13 Owner Correspondence V 1974-1978
Box 2: Folder 14 Project Supervisor's Reports I 1969-1971

Copy of the original in 1.8.7 but limited to the reports up to Dec. 71

Box 2: Folder 15 Project Supervisor's Reports II 1969-1972

Original reports

Box 2: Item Binder Structural Calculations [Consultants] 1967

A binder containing structural calculations

Box 2: Item Notebook Construction Log Book Volume I November 1969-August 1971

Daily activity on construction site

Box 2: Item Notebook Construction Log Book Volume II September 1971-November 1973

Daily activity on construction site

CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS
Box 3: Folder 1 [Behsaznow] Behsaznow Construction Co. Ltd. I 1969-1973

Correspondences/ Development reports and schedule/ Payment requests

Box 3: Folder 2 [Behsaznow] Behsaznow Construction Co. Ltd. II 1970-1972

Payment requests

Box 3: Folder 3 [Behsaznow] Concrete Strength Test 1970
Box 3: Folder 4 Skylight U-Factor Test [IBG] 1971
Box 3: Folder 5 Dome Cover Observation [IBG] 1977-1978

Log of observations of performance of air-inflated covers

Box 3: Folder 6 Subcontractors-Dome [IBG] 1968-1971

Correspondences with Ickes-Braun Glasshouses, the contractor for the dome

Box 3: Folder 7 Domes, Information [IBG] 1972-1973
Box 3: Folder 8 Dome Restoration [IBG] 1975

Material sample

Box 3: Folder 9 Decor-Cem, Colonna [Roof and Quartz] 1972-1974

Including Decor-Cem and The Thoro System: Standard Dry Wall Products, Inc.

Box 3: Folder 10 Sprafaom Southwest. Inc. [Roof and Quartz] 1976-1977

Sprayfoam Southwest company for roof restoration

Box 3: Folder 11 Urethane Foam [Roof and Quartz] 1971-1974

Thermal insulation and foam spraying

Box 3: Folder 12 Kitchen Equipment 1969-1976

List of equipment, estimation, buyout and invoices for the kitchen

Box 3: Folder 13 Kitchen Addition 1976-1977

Program and estimations

Box 3: Folder 14 Riedelglass Crystal works 1970-1973

Crystal works specifically for chandeliers

Box 3: Folder 15 Mosaic Murals 1971-1973

Marco Tullio Monticelli Studio mosaici artistici

Box 3: Folder 16 Marble- Musetti Raffo 1969-1977

Musetti Raffo Marble Granite Travertine Slate

Box 3: Folder 17 Alum+Plastics- Adreani 1971-1973
Box 3: Folder 18 Gold Leaf 1973-1977
Box 3: Folder 19 Red Asphalt 1972
Box 3: Folder 20 Model 1967-1968

Includes the order for the model and the order for the model's photos, some B/W photos and some color slides

Box Unknown FURNISHING
Box 3: Folder 21 Western Contract International I 1967-1970
Box 3: Folder 22 Western Contract International II January-December 1971
Box 3: Folder 23 Western Contract International III January 1971-December 1972

Includes some samples Gold Bullion Embroidery Scallop

Box 4: Folder 1 Western Contract International IV January-June 1973

Includes some samples for rooms

Box 4: Folder 2 Western Contract International V July-December 1973
Box 4: Folder 3 Western Contract International VI June 1970-June 1972

additional/ Includes list of rooms with their furniture and prices

Box 4: Folder 4 Western Contract International VII July 1972-December 1973

additional/ Includes some material samples attached to letters.

Box 4: Folder 5 Furnishing Lists and Contract Copies/ Project Supervisor's Copy (Casey) 1965-1972
Box 4: Folder 6 Furnishing Lists, Masters ca. 1970s
Box 4: Folder 7 Berven Carpets 1969-1974
Box 4: Folder 8 Ball Chair
Box 4: Folder 9 Theater Seats and Lodges 1969-1972
Box 4: Folder 10 Lamps, Stands, Etc. 1972
Box 4: Folder 11 Shirley Wagner 1972
Box 4: Folder 12 Linens and Crests 1973

includes linen samples

Box 4: Folder 13 Dirilyte 1971-1973
Box 4: Folder 14 Dental Equipment 1971
Box 4: Folder 15 Shadow Hill Way Res. B.N. Ca. 1968

Costs and preparation of Shams Pahlavi resident in California

Box 4: Folder 16 Miscellaneous Suppliers 1970-1977
PUBLICITY
Box 4: Folder 17 Publicity and Public Relations 1972-1980
Box 4: Folder 18 Progressive Architecture Article 1974-1978
Box 4: Folder 19 Bauen und Wohnen Article 1976-1977
DESIGNS, GRAPHICS, AND PHOTOS
Box 4: Folder 20 Miscellaneous Supplementary Drawings 1973-1975
Box 4: Folder 21 Banquet Hall Figures (Niches) 1974
Box 4: Folder 22 Costumes & Uniforms 1971
Box 4: Folder 23 Outdoor Furniture Designs 1971
Box 4: Folder 24 Graphics, Crests, Etc. 1972-1973
Box 4: Folder 25 Envelopes and Letter Headings Samples
Box 4: Folder 26 Christmas Cards 1972-1974

Correspondences, design process and samples of final products

Box 4: Folder 27 Photos undated

Interior and exterior of the palace, probably after 1973 in addition to some postal cards including one portraying Royal Family

Box 5: Folder 1 Damages Documentations 1974

Coultrap photos of the damages incurred to the building and their negatives

Box 5: Folder 2 Table Designs by J.D Hill ca. 1970s
SPECIFICATIONS
Box 5: Folder 3 Specifications 1969
Box 5: Folder 4 Specifications; Repro Film 1969
Box 5: Folder 5 Specifications Addendum 1969
Box 5: Folder 6 Bill of Quantities: Work Sheets 1969-1970
Box 5: Folder 7 Bill of Quantities: Printed 1969-1970
ENVIRONS
Box 5: Folder 8 Gatehouse and Telephone Exchange Expansion 1966-1977
Box 5: Folder 9 Library-Pergola 1970-1973
Box 5: Folder 10 Villa Mehrdasht Furnishing and Fixtures 1966-1975

Includes images of the mechanical plant building; Includes several brochures from Crane (supply Company) in which the selected fixtures and materials are indicated

Box 5: Folder 11 Dog Kennel 1976-1977
Box 5: Folder 12 Lake and Fountains 1972
Box 5: Folder 13 Conservatory 1970-1972
Box 5: Folder 14 Dining Pavilion; Air Supported 1970
Box 5: Folder 15 Landscaping 1972-1974
Box 5: Folder 16 Site Information; Soil Investigation 1967-1970
Box 5: Folder 17 power Generation Investigation 1972
LITIGATION
Box 5: Folder 18 Litigation Documents I 1979-1980

Includes Court briefs and attorney correspondences

Box 5: Folder 19 Litigation Documents II 1979-1980

Casey's memo and the list of Peter's visits to Iran; includes copies of several contracts

Box 5: Folder 20 Litigation Documents III 1970-1978

Copy of documents needed for exhibits/ a copy of these materials listed in 1.13.6

Box 5: Folder 21 Litigation Documents IV 1968-1977
Box 5: Folder 22 Litigation; Mr. Peters Deposition 1980
Box 5: Folder 23 Litigation; Mr. Casey Deposition 1980
Box 6: Folder 1 Litigation; Deposition Exhibit List 1965-1979

Series II: Mehrshahr Development

This project's drawings were extracted from the documents of the Pearl Palace and the Mehrafarin Villa. In fact, it was not a separate project and was done, apparently along with the Pearl Palace. It is a development of a large neighborhood on the Northeast side of the Palace estate. The drawings include site and infrastructure development and architectural drawings for a model family residence. This series contains around 70 drawings.

Drawer 166: Folder 1 Single Family Residence Development ca.1975

6 items, Views from garden, 1 item color-rendered perspective, 1 item ink rendered perspective, 4 working drawings: floor plans, roof plan, sections and elevations

Cabinet A92X.11: Roll 1 Single Family Residence Development 1974-1975

Architectural drawings for the single family residence in Mehrshahr Development plan including original drawings and Xeroxes of plans, sections, elevations and site plan; also includes working drawings with red mark-ups

Cabinet A92X.12: Roll 2 Site Development and Landscape Design 1966-1972

25 items including site development plans, lots, sewerage system, underground cables and topographic plan for Mehrshahr Development Project

Series III: Minoo and Kish Islands

This series includes the documents and drawing for the research that was conducted by TAA, NAKK and the Research International Division of the American Institute for Foreign Trade (later replaced by International Research Associates) to prepare the feasibility studies of the Islands of Minoo and Kish and to determine whether either one of these islands could be developed into a tourist resort of world-wide recognition. The official agreement was signed in 1967 and the last proposal was submitted in 1970. The records include the correspondences and follow ups up until 1973. The design of a schematic master plan drawing is also documented in the Drawings Subseries.

Sub-series 1: Drawings

Drawer 166: Folder 1 Promotional Fold-Out Mockup Before 1968

Mounted on Board

Drawer 166: Folder 2 Aerial Photos of Minoo and Kish Islands Before 1969

2 items, Collaged and mounted on board

Drawer 166: Folder 3 Maps ca. 1965

30 items including maps of islands of Kish and Minoo and related areas

Drawer 166: Folder 4 Architectural Drawings ca. 1965

12 items including encapsulated renderings of the proposed plans for Minoo Island

Cabinet A92S.08: Roll 1 Maps and Architectural Drawings ca. 1965

18 items including several maps of Minoo (Salboukh) Island in larger scales and some primary architectural drawings/sketches and annotations

Sub-series 2: Records

Box 7: Folder 24 Contracts 1967-1969

Including contracts between TAA, International Research Associates, Government of Iran and others.

Box 7: Folder 25 Master Agreement 1969

Two copies of the Master Agreement for the Planning and Development of the Island of Minoo, Khuzistan, Iran

Box 7: Folder 26 Associated Architect, Nezam Amery I 1965-1967
Box 7: Folder 27 Associated Architect, Nezam Amery II 1968-1971
Box 7: Folder 28 AIFT[The American Institute for Foreign Trade] Correspondences 1966-1970

The correspondences between TAA and AIFT and aift Research International personals specifically Mr. Paul S. Rupert. Includes statements and financial matters between the two organizations.

Box 7: Folder 29 Owner Correspondence 1964-1969

includes letters written to Amir Asadollah Alam (Minister of the Imperial Court of Iran) and Abdul Reza Ansari (Governor of Khuzistan)

Box 7: Folder 30 Inter-office Correspondence. 1967-1971
Box 7: Folder 31 Lawyer Correspondence. 1965-1973

Correspondences with lawyer offices including Lewis and Roca Lawyers and Sutton Shull and O'rourke Lawyers

Box 7: Folder 32 Financing 1969-1973

Correspondences regarding finding financial sources for investment in Minoo-Kish Islands development

Box 8: Folder 1 Maps Collection I

A collection of maps including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and many other neighboring countries in various scales

Box 8: Folder 2 Maps Collection II

A collection of maps including Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and many other neighboring countries in various scales

Box 8: Folder 3 Maps Acquisition 1968

Includes correspondences regarding acquisition of the required maps

Box 8: Folder 4 Publicity/Clipping 1968-1970

Includes newspaper clippings regarding developments plans in Iran and Progressive Architecture short piece on Minoo Project titled "Exotic Plan for a Persian Isle" from March 1969

Box 8: Folder 5 Meeting Notes 1969

Includes meeting on March 1969 regarding Minoo Island and Shams Pahlavi's Palace and a questionnaire prepared by Mr. Epps of TAW

Box 8: Folder 6 Phase II Working Material 1967-1968

Copy of documents and correspondences related to Phase II

Box 8: Folder 7 Program Notes 1967-1968

Mainly studies and notes on Second Stage (Phase II) including a rough Draft with annotations and some monthly reports

Box 8: Folder 8 Payment Requests 1969-1970
Box 8: Folder 9 Statements 1967-1971

Invoices, statements and receipts

Box 8: Folder 10 Paul S. Rupert Correspondence & Data 1967-1968

A binder including copies of financial notes, contracts, project and correspondences of Paul Rupert, Chairman of Research Committee in AIFT

Box 8: Folder 11 Research Proposal for Salboukh Island to the Government of Iran 1967-02-01T00:00:00+00:00

In Black binder

Box 8: Folder 12 Tourist Development and Feasibility Studies of Minoo and Kish-Stage I 1967-11-01T00:00:00+00:00

A brochure of 140 pages

Box 8: Folder 13 Tourist Development and Feasibility Studies of Minoo and Kish-Stage II, Volume One 1968-08-01T00:00:00+00:00
Box 8: Folder 14 Tourist Development and Feasibility Studies of Minoo and Kish-Stage II, Volume Two 1968-08-01T00:00:00+00:00

A brochure of 169 pages

Box 8: Folder 15 Modified Development Program 1969-02-01T00:00:00+00:00
Box 8: Folder 16 Response to Questions 1969-09-01T00:00:00+00:00
Box 8: Folder 17 Revised Investment 1970-04-01T00:00:00+00:00
Box 8: Folder 18 Proposal (Presentation of a summary) 1970-06-01T00:00:00+00:00

Includes the order for the model and the order for the model's photos, some B/W photos and some color slides

Box 9: Folder 1 Research Proposal Copy 1967-02-01T00:00:00+00:00

In Red Binder

Box 9: Folder 2 Proposal Copy 1970-06-01T00:00:00+00:00

a copy of the proposal booklet: proposal to the Imperial Government of Iran to Create the Island of Minoo Resort Development Corporation. This content is a summary of all the previous studies.

Series IV: Mehrafarin Villa

In 1970, Shams Pahlavi commissioned TAA to design another complex of palaces in a 20-hectare (50 acre) estate in Chalus in the North of Iran near the Caspian Sea. The compound consists of multiple separate and independent buildings including the main house, four guest houses (one of which was adopted for the temporary residence of Shams until the main house would be completed), a Tea pavilion, a house for Shahbaz the elder son and another for Shahyar the younger son of Shams, and some other structures such as a servant lodge, a guard house and volleyball courts.

The initial design was presented in June 1970 in which the construction and final design of the project was divided into two phases: the first phase includes the Tea pavilion and guest houses whose final designs are dated 1973. The second phase covers all the other spaces up until 1975. The records of the project are missing and only one explanatory brochure is survived. This series contains around 650 drawings.

Sub-series 1: Drawings

SITE DEVELOPMENT
Cabinet A92R.01: Roll 1 Site and Road Developments 1971-1977

14 items including road profiles and site development plans by Consultant Hydrologue Engineers: Water Supply Layout, Street Lighting, Sewer System Layout, Electric Cabling Layout, Fence Lighting and Telephone Cables.

Cabinet A92R.02: Roll 2 Landscape Plans/Site Development 1970-1977

25 items including original plans of the area, road layout, landscape planning

Drawer OSD015 Site Plan ca.1975

Encapsulated rendering of site plan

Drawer 166: Folder 1 Land Survey and Site Plan 1971-1974

4 items including

Drawer 166: Folder 2 Landscape Plans 1970-1976

33 items including road profiles, topographic plans and landscape plans of each building

MAIN HOUSE
Cabinet A92R.03: Roll 3 Original Architectural Drawings 1974-1977

Phase II Design Development and Construction. includes 3 perspective, 13 architectural drawings (plans, elevations and sections), 3 structural drawings, 2 furnishing, 8 revisions and 2 plans from previous phase.

Tube RECAP: Roll 4 Copies of Architectural Drawings 1970-1975

34 items including mainly copies of original drawings in roll3

Cabinet A92R.04: Roll 5 Architectural Working Drawings 1970-1977

26 items including copies of Architectural Drawings: large sections with mark-ups, natural grade profile, interior and exterior perspectives, tiles details and furniture layout studies

Cabinet A92R.05: Roll 6 Structural Drawings ca.1975

18 items includes structural and electrical plans

Cabinet A92R.06: Roll 7 Miscellaneous Designs ca.1977

8 items including Designs for dining chair, pendant, outside swimming pool and fireplace

Drawer 166: Folder 3 Exterior View 1970

1 item: Board mounted rendering of the exterior perspective

Drawer 166: Folder 4 Architectural Drawings ca.1975

19 items including encapsulated renderings of exterior perspective and furniture layouts, swimming pool, architectural sections and copies of plans

Drawer 166: Folder 5 Architectural Sketches 1970-1971

26 items including primary sketches for plans and sections

Drawer 166: Folder 6 Interior Designs ca. 1977

31 items including encapsulated rendering of interior views, copies of the interior of different rooms, dining chair, design for fireplace and pendant

Drawer 166: Folder 7 Structural Drawings/ Details ca.1975

52 items including structural plans and construction details

GUEST HOUSE AND TEA PAVILION
Cabinet A92R.07: Roll 8 Original Architectural Drawings 1973-1974

18 items including plans, sections, elevations, structural, site plan, and structural.

Cabinet A92R.08: Roll 9 Tea Pavilion and Guest House Phase I Construction 1973-1974

26 items: Copies of the working drawings including plans, elevations, sections, roof plans, site plans, plumbing, electrical, structural and air conditioning plans

Tube RECAP: Roll 10 Tea Pavilion and Guest House Working Drawings 1973-1974

19 items: Copies of the architectural drawing of the above roll plus some added drawings

Cabinet A92R.09: Roll 11 Guest House Working Drawings 1971-1976

25 items including primary sketches, copies of general floor plans, foundation plans, plumbing, furniture and air conditioning layouts, kitchen design, etc.

Cabinet A92R.10: Roll 12 Tea Pavilion Working Drawing 1972-1977

38 items including various architectural plans, section, elevation, furnishing, details of roof's tiling, structural drawings, etc.

Cabinet A92R.11: Roll 13 Guest House Structural ca. 1975

23 items

Tube RECAP: Roll 14 Tea Pavilion Steel Work 1975
Drawer 166: Folder 8 Tea Pavilion Architectural Drawings and Details 1971-1977

24 items including glass parapet details, skylight details, plans, sections, elevations of the Tea Pavilion, roof tile study and color scheme and projection booth studies

Drawer 166: Folder 9 Guest House Architectural Drawings 1970-1974

7 items including original drawings (pencil on trace paper) of plans, sections and elevations, construction details and furniture layout

PRINCE SHAHBAZ HOUSE
Cabinet A92R.12: Roll 15 Original Architectural Drawings 1975

12 items including floor plans, sections, elevations, etc.; Pencil and ink on mylar

Cabinet A92R.13: Roll 16 Copies and Working Drawings 1974-1975

26 items including working drawings with markups, floor plans, sections, elevations, etc.

PRINCE SHAHYAR HOUSE
Cabinet A92R.14: Roll 17 Original Architectural Drawings -1975

12 items including floor plans, sections and elevations.

Cabinet A92R.15: Roll 18 Copies of Architectural Drawings 1970-1975

31 items, several versions of designs for Prince Shahyar House including site plans, floor plans, sections, elevations, electrical, and furniture placements

Drawer 166: Folder 10 Shahbaz and Shahyar Houses 1974-1975

8 items including architectural plans, sections and furniture layouts

OTHER
Tube RECAP: Roll 19 Water Reservoir ca.1975

39 items including structural, mechanical, electrical and architectural drawings

Cabinet A92R.16: Roll 20 Other Spaces on the Compound ca.1975

including tennis and volleyball courts, gazebo, servant lodge, guard house and entrance gate

Drawer 166: Folder 11 Other Spaces on the Compound 1970-1976

18 items including plans and sections of servant lodge, entrance gate elevations and encapsulated rendering, guard house encapsulated rendering of plans and elevation, volleyball and tennis courts' plans, sections, details and encapsulated perspective

Sub-series 2: Records

Box 6: Folder 2 Explanatory Brochure 1970

Schematic Design Phase Explanatory Brochure accompanied schematic design presentation

Series V: Regional Center for Iranian Culture

This series contains the Drawings and Records for the design of the Regional Centre for Iranian Culture for the Technical University of Iran in Tehran. The contract is signed between the government of Iran acting through Technical University of Iran and Nezam Amery in 1975 and TAA has an agreement for a joint venture with Nezam. This unbuilt project is an educational and archival center that as stated in the Schematic Master Plan is "to store and make available to interested and qualified students the many faceted aspects of Iranian culture." The Schematic Master Plan is divided into two phases which are presented in four packages. Packages A, B and C are architectural drawings and package D is the textual description and explanation of the project. Other than official correspondence, contracts and estimates, Records includes some research study regarding libraries and their mechanization, a Program Study and Schematic Master Plan. The series includes more than 200 drawings.

Sub-series 1: Drawings

Drawer 166: Folder 1 Color-Rendered Perspective 1976

1 item

Drawer 166: Folder 2 Floor Plans Working Drawing and Study Sketches 1976

27 items

Drawer 166: Folder 3 Site Plan and Entrance Gate Working Drawings 1976

21 items

Drawer 166: Folder 4 Study Sketches for Winged Horse Statue and Experimental Theater 1976

including final drawing for Winged Horse Statue, study sketches for winged horse statue and experimental theater and logo for the center

Drawer 166: Folder 5 Drafts of Diagrams from Program Study 1975

29 items

Cabinet A92X.13: Roll 1 Schematic Master Plan Packages A and C 1976

24 items contain twenty sheets as listed in "Package A" and five rendered drawings listed in "Package C" of Schematic Master Plan "Written Report" paes 1 and 3 excluding color-rendered perspective which can be found in Folder 1 of this collection

Cabinet A92X.14: Roll 2 Schematic Master Plan Package B 1976

28 items including "Package B" of Schematic Master Plan Presentation as listed in page 2 of the "Written Report" and a copy of the "Package B" marked to show divisions of Phases into Sub-Phases "A" and "B"

Cabinet A92X.15: Roll 3 Schematic Master Plan Copies 1976

33 items including copies of the "Package A" on heavy paper and working Drawings for "Package B" mark-ups

Cabinet A92X.16: Roll 4 Schematic Master Plan Working Drawings 1976

29 items including working drawing and sketches

Sub-series 2: Records

Box 6: Folder 3 Early Correspondences/Meshkat 1974

Correspondences inquiring about the new cultural center for Tehran with Farah Pahlavi, Meshkat the conductor, Andre Kostelanetz, and Mehrdad Pahlbod

Box 6: Folder 4 Associated Architect Correspondence 1974-1977

Correspondences between Nezam Amery and TAA

Box 6: Folder 5 Joint Venture Agreement 1975

Architectural Cooperation Agreement between TAA and Nezam Amery, Kamooneh, Khosravi

Box 6: Folder 6 Inter-office Correspondence 1974-1975

Tom Casey and Nezam Amery correspondences and details of the projects in Iran

Box 6: Folder 7 Consultants 1973-1976

Correspondences regarding hiring consultant for library and theater designs

Box 6: Folder 8 Cost Estimates undated
Box 6: Folder 9 Working Materials for Program Study 1974-1975
Box 6: Folder 10 Program Study First Draft 1975
Box 6: Folder 11 Masters for Program Study Report 1975
Box 6: Folder 12 Program Study 1975

The binded report submitted to the Board of Directors of the Technical University of Iran

Box 6: Folder 13 Copy of Program Study 1975
Box 6: Folder 14 Masters for Schematic Master Plan Report 1976
Box 6: Folder 15 Schematic Master Plan 1976

The binded report submitted to the Board of Directors of the Technical University of Iran; 4 polaroid photos of the color rendering of the building perspective

Box 6: Folder 16 Library Data 1975

Data and Correspondences regarding automation of libraries in general and in Iran's library automation

Box 6: Folder 17 Preliminary Study of Library Building Considerations 1975

Two copies of Preliminary Study of Library Building Considerations, prepared for TAA by Frank S, Patrinostro & Stephen G, Schmitt The Larc Association; List of Library Consulting Firms

Series VI: Damavand College

This series includes Drawing and Records for the design and construction of a women's college on the foothills of the Damavand Mountain northeast of the city of Tehran. The Damavand College was the expansion of Bethel School for Girls, founded by the American Presbyterian Mission in Tehran. The contract for this commission was signed in October 1970 between TAA and Ms. Frances Gray, the director of school and the representative of the Board of Trustees. The first phase of the development was designed to include residence hall, an auditorium, student center, gymnasium, athletic fields, and staff accommodations. This series include Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and Electrical drawings. Records include promotional brochures, correspondence, contracts, cost and statements and some photos of the construction site and the finished project.

Sub-series 1: Drawings

Cabinet A92S.01: Roll 1 Structural Drawings 1972-1975

50 items created by D. Zargham and Associates Structural Engineers

Cabinet A92S.02: Roll 2 Architecture and Site Development 1972-1975

28 items created by TAA mostly ink and/or pencil on mylar

Cabinet A92S.03: Roll 3 Developed Architectural Drawings and Details 1973

26 items including developed floor plans, sections, elevations, wall sections and construction details

Cabinet A92S.04: Roll 4 Developed Architectural Drawings and Details 1973?

24 items including developed floor plans, sections, elevations, wall sections and construction details

Cabinet A92S.05: Roll 5 Architectural Drawings 1971-1975?

8 items including Fountains and Cascades designs, Cafeteria and Student Center phase 2 and first schematic perspective from the new campus

Tube RECAP: Roll 6 Copy of Architectural Drawings

33 items including copies of items in roll 2

Cabinet A92S.06: Roll 7 Schematic and Development Design Drawings 1971

30 items including diazo prints of schematic and development drawings produced in February and June 1971: plans, sections, elevations and perspectives

Cabinet A92S.07: Roll 8 Mechanical and Electrical Drawings Received in 1975

34 items, diazo prints

Tube RECAP: Roll 9 Copies of Architectural Drawings 1973-1975

41 items including diazo prints of design and development phase 2 (copy of items in roll 2 and 3), dormitory designs, faculty residence by Akam Consulting Engineers

Tube RECAP: Roll 10 Copies of Architectural Developed Drawings 1973

24 items including items in number roll 2

Drawer 166: Folder 1 Architectural Drawings and Rendering 1972-1975

28 items including encapsulated renderings of site plan and fountains, developed designs for gymnasium and cafeteria, general view and classrooms. some color pencil renderings on plans and three sheets for interior design

Drawer 166: Folder 2 Designs and Mockups for a Promotional Brochure ca. 1975

19 items including laminated master plan and general view of the new campus, and three copies of final promotional brochure

Sub-series 2: Records

Box 6: Folder 18 Schematic Master Plan and First Phase Brochures 1970

Including Schematic Master Plan and Schematic First Phase Presentation; and General Description and Design Development Presentation for Cafeteria and Student Center and Gymnasium Building

Box 6: Folder 19 Brochures' Working Material ca.1970s

Including the design and primary drafts for brochures, sketches for the new seal of the college and photos from ground breaking ceremony

Box 6: Folder 20 Photos and Survey ca. 1975

Including photos of the completed project, photos of construction field and the site and its borders

Box 7: Folder 1 Contract 1970
Box 7: Folder 2 Areas 1971

Includes list of spaces and their dimensions and areas; some sketches and notes

Box 7: Folder 3 Costs 1974-1976

Review of fees and expenses for TAA and NAKK; Cost Estimate from 1974

Box 7: Folder 4 Statements 1975
Box 7: Folder 5 Shipping 1971-1976

Shipping Receipts

Box 7: Folder 6 Specifications undated

two copies

Box 7: Folder 7 Assoc. Architect, Nezam Amery 1970-1977

Correspondences between Nezam Amery and TAA personnel and the Board of Trustees of the Damavand College

Box 7: Folder 8 Owner Correspondence #1 1970-1974

Correspondences with Ms. Gray, the President of Damavand College concerning the designs and their costs

Box 7: Folder 9 Owner Correspondence #2 1975-1978

Correspondences with Ms. Gray and later with Ray Heisey

Box 7: Folder 10 Clerk of the Works 1971-1978

Correspondences between TAA personnel, specially William Wesley Peters and Clerc of the Works in Iran including, Nezam Amery, Tom Casey and Johnny Hill.

Box 7: Folder 11 Meeting Notes, Memorandums 1970-1977

including schedule of areas and space program and a request for technical materials for publication from L'industria Delle Costruzioni

Box 7: Folder 12 Inter-office Correspondences 1970-1975

Inter office correspondences; almost similar to clerk of the works

Box 7: Folder 13 Lawyer Correspondences 1970-1976
Box 7: Folder 14 Mechanical Engineer Correspondences 1971
Box 7: Folder 15 Stage Consultant 1971-1976

Including correspondences with Norman L. Lofland (Musician and Theatre Design Consultant), George Thomas Associates (Theatre Consultant), Bernard Jason Merritt (architect from TAA) and others

Box 7: Folder 16 Interior and Furnishing 1974

Correspondences regarding interior finishes, Furnishing Schedule and Murals in addition to some material samples

Box 7: Folder 17 Furnishings (Subcontractors) 1974-1976

Correspondences with subcontractor regarding auditorium furnishing: Carpet, Drapery, Chairs, etc. Includes some material samples

Box 7: Folder 18 Construction (Auditorium/GTA) 1975

Including GTA (George Thomas Associates) drawings and correspondences regarding furnishing and lighting of the auditorium

Box 7: Folder 19 Subcontractor and MFGRS 1974
Box 7: Folder 20 Structural 1972-1976

Includes structural calculations some drawing and correspondences regarding the structure of the dome and its behavior

Box 7: Folder 21 Water Supply Calculations ca.1970
Box 7: Folder 22 Damavand College Contract and Litigation 1980

Includes a copy of interrogatories regarding fund received for architectural services rendered Damavand College

Box 7: Folder 23 Litigation Amery, Kamooneh, Khosravi correspondences 1978-1982

Correspondences in regard to settling the account between TAA and NAKK after revolution in Iran

Series VII: Other Files

This series contains other documents related to Iran that were found in TAA files but could not be catalogued under any of the projects. It includes a copy of the Articles of Incorporation of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation from 1965, some researches for the Shahistan project and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright and Tom Casey disputes over the latter's salary in Iran.

Box 9: Folder 3 Articles of Incorporation 1965-1971

including legal documents regarding the Articles of Incorporation for The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation attached to answers to Mr. Sabi questions.

Box 9: Folder 4 Miscellaneous 1971-1978

including articles about land reform and economy in Iran, clipping of newspapers regarding Iran's economy, Shah's investments and Shah's visit of the U.S

Box 9: Folder 5 Shahistan 1974-1975

including a Proposal for the provision of Architectural and Planning Services for the preparation of a Master Plan for Shahistan Pahlavi Project sent to Mr Nikpay (Mayor of Tehran); includes as well a paper titled Role of Architecture and Urban Development in Industrialization of Countries presented in 2nd International Congress of Architecture in Iran

Box 9: Folder 6 Firouzabadi Health Center Specification 1969

Done by Nezam Amery's office

Box 9: Folder 7 Casey/Peters/Mrs. Wright 1977

Correspondence regarding salary dispute.

Box 9: Folder 8 USA Embassy undated
Box 9: Folder 9 Reimbursable 1970-1978
Drawer 166: Folder 1 Aerial Photos undated

Two aerial photos of undetermined mountain area, probably Zagros Mountain on the South West of Iran