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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP collection of Ezra Stoller photographs, bulk 1940-1970

Series I: Ezra Stoller Photographs

This series is made up of 138 albums with photographs by Ezra Stoller. Stoller was the preferred photographer of the New York office of Skidmore Ownings & Merrill. Stoller's work for S.O.M. ranged from model photography to interior and exterior shots of completed projects. The photo albums were likely created by S.O.M. for client presentations and for staff reference.

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Subseries 1: Project Albums (arranged by location)

This subseries consists of 132 albums of black and white photographs by Ezra Stoller for major works done by the New York office of S.O.M. during the period of the early 1950s to the late 1960s. There are few projects represented that were designed by either the Chicago or San Francisco office. The albums are arranged beginning with non-U.S. projects followed by U.S. projects listed alphabetically by state and city.


INTERNATIONAL



Box 7 Album FC1231042 Banque Lambert (Brussels, Belgium). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 7 Album FC1231043 Banque Lambert (Brussels, Belgium). Volume II



Box 29 Album FC1231139 Hamilton Civic Center / First Wentworth (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)



Box 18 Album FC1231067 Eaton Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Volume I



Box 18 Album FC1231118 Eaton Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Volume II



Box 18 Album FC1231157 Eaton Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Volume III



Box 18 Album FC1231158 Eaton Centre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Volume IV



Box 28 Album FC1231111 H.J. Heinz Company (Hayes Park, Middlesex, England). Volume I



Box 28 Album FC1231112 H.J. Heinz Company (Hayes Park, Middlesex, England). Volume II



Box 11 Album FC1231268 Carlton Centre (Johannesburg, South Africa)



Box 30 Album FC1231132 Istanbul Hilton Hotel (Istanbul, Turkey)


ARIZONA



Box 6 Album FC1231037 Association of University for Research in Astronomy, Inc. National Science Foundation (Kitt Peak, Pima County, Arizona)


CALIFORNIA



Box 9 Album FC1231050 Beneficial Standard Life Insurance Company (Los Angeles, California)



Box 38 Album FC1231236 Oakland Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, California)


COLORADO



Box 50 Album FC1231113 U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado)



Box 50 Album FC1231116 U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado)


CONNECTICUT



Box 14 Album FC1231062 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters (Bloomfield, Connecticut). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 15 Album FC1231063 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters (Bloomfield, Connecticut). Volume II



Box 15 Album FC1231064 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters (Bloomfield, Connecticut). . Volume III



Box 15 Album FC1231065 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters (Bloomfield, Connecticut). Volume IV



Box 15 Album FC1231066 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters (Bloomfield, Connecticut). Volume V



Box 19 Album FC1231159 Emhart Manufacturing Company (Bloomfield, Connecticut). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 19 Album FC1231160 Emhart Manufacturing Company (Bloomfield, Connecticut). Volume II



Box 19 Album FC1231161 Emhart Manufacturing Company (Bloomfield, Connecticut). Volume III



Box 4 Album FC1231033 American Can Company (Greenwich, Connecticut). Volume I



Box 4 Album FC1231035 American Can Company (Greenwich, Connecticut). Volume II



Box 4 Album FC1231036 American Can Company (Greenwich, Connecticut). Volume III



Box 26 Album FC1231176 Greenwich Hospital (Greenwich, Connecticut)



Box 52 Album FC1231046 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (New Haven, Connecticut). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 52 Album FC1231047 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (New Haven, Connecticut). Volume II



Box 52 Album FC1231048 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (New Haven, Connecticut). Volume III



Box 55 Album FC1231105 Wooster Square (New Haven, Connecticut). Volume I



Box 55 Album FC1231108 Wooster Square (New Haven, Connecticut). Volume II



Box 32 Album FC1231133 Kimberly Clark Corporation (New Milford, Connecticut)



Box 11 Album FC1231054 CBS Laboratories, Inc. (Stamford, Connecticut)


ILLIONIS



Box 13 Album FC1231152 Container Corporation of America (Carol Stream, Illinois). Volume I



Box 13 Album FC1231153 Container Corporation of America (Carol Stream, Illinois). Volume II



Box 29 Album FC1231138 Hartford Fire Insurance Company (Chicago, Illinois)



Box 31 Album FC1231136 Inland Steel Company (Chicago, Illinois)



Box 46 Album FC1231082 Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill (30 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois)


IOWA



Box 5a Album FC1231038 American Republic Insurance Company (Des Moines, Iowa). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 5b Album FC1231039 American Republic Insurance Company (Des Moines, Iowa). Volume II


LOUISIANA



Box 32 Album FC1231127 John Hancock Building (New Orleans, Louisiana)



Box 40 Album FC1231241 Pan American Life Insurance Company (New Orleans, Louisiana)


MARYLAND



Box 41 Album FC1231238 Noxell Office Building (Cockeysville, Maryland)



Box 41 Album FC1231237 Noxzema Chemical Company (Cockeysville, Maryland)


MASSACHUSETTS



Box 33 Album FC1231129 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 46 Album FC1231259 Smith College (Northhampton, Massachusetts)


MICHIGAN



Box 22 Album FC1231169 Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, Michigan)



Box 22 Album FC1231167 Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, Michigan). Volume I



Box 22 Album FC1231168 Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, Michigan). Volume II



Box 54 Album FC1231100 The UpJohn Company (Kalamazoo, Michigan). Volume I



Box 54 Album FC1231103 The UpJohn Company (Kalamazoo, Michigan). Volume II



Box 54 Album FC1231106 The UpJohn Company (Kalamazoo, Michigan). Volume III


MINNESOTA



Box 24 Album FC1231171 General Mills, Inc. (Golden Valley, Minnesota)


MISSOURI



Box 11 Album FC1231055 Central Missouri Trust Company (Jefferson City, Missouri)



Box 10 Album FC1231052 Business Mens Assurance Company of America (Kansas City, Missouri). Volume I



Box 10 Album FC1231053 Business Mens Assurance Company of America (Kansas City, Missouri). Volume II



Box 32 Album FC1231126 John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (Kansas City, Missouri)


NEW JERSEY



Box 46 Album FC1231255 Schering Corporation (Kennelworth, New Jersey)



Box 43 Album FC1231253 Princeton Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratories (Princeton, New Jersey)


NEW YORK



Box 23 Album FC1231170 Geigy Chemical Corporation (Ardsley, New York)



Box 1 Album FC1231026 Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 1 Album FC1231027 Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York). Volume II



Box 8 Album FC1231041 Bassett Hospital (Cooperstown, New York)



Box 48 Album FC1231085 Union Carbide Corporation (Eastview, New York)



Box 13 Album FC1231060 Colgate University (Hamilton, New York). Chapel House



Box 9 Album FC1231051 Boardwalk Restaurant (Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York)



Box 39 Album FC1231244 140 Broadway / Marine Midland Bank Building (New York, New York). Volume I



Box 39 Album FC1231246 140 Broadway / Marine Midland Bank Building (New York, New York). Volume II



Box 3 Album FC1231030 American Bible Society (New York, New York)



Box 8 Album FC1231044 Beekman Downtown Hospital (New York, New York)



Box 12 Album FC1231058 Chase Manhattan Bank (410 Park Avenue, New York, New York). Volume I



Box 12 Album FC1231059 Chase Manhattan Bank (410 Park Avenue, New York, New York). Volume II



Box 12 Album FC1231056 Chase Manhattan Bank (One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, New York). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 12 Album FC1231057 Chase Manhattan Bank (One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, New York). Volume II



Box 17 Album FC1231156 Dollar Savings Bank (New York, New York)



Box 17 Album FC1231177 Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States (New York, New York)



Box 23 Album FC1231172 Girl Scouts of America (New York, New York)



Box 33 Album FC1231120 Lever House (New York, New York)

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 35 Album FC1231239 Manufacturers Trust Company (44 Wall Street, New York, New York)



Box 36 Album FC1231245 Manufacturers Trust Company (Fifth Avenue Branch, New York, New York). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 36 Album FC1231248 Manufacturers Trust Company (Fifth Avenue Branch, New York, New York). Volume II



Box 35 Album FC1231251 Mount Sinai Laboratories (New York, New York)



Box 37 Album FC1231257 New York Stock Exchange (New York, New York). Volume I



Box 37 Album FC1231254 New York Stock Exchange (New York, New York). Volume II



Box 38 Album FC1231240 New York University Medical Center (New York, New York)



Box 42 Album FC1231247 Pepsi-Cola Company (New York, New York). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 42 Album FC1231249 Pepsi-Cola Company (New York, New York). Volume II



Box 46 Album FC1231079 Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill (425 Park Avenue, New York, New York)



Box 48 Album FC1231094 Union Carbide Corporation (New York, New York). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 48 Album FC1231097 Union Carbide Corporation (New York, New York). Volume II



Box 35 Album FC1231124 Macy's Department Store (Queens, New York)



Box 21 Album FC1231165 New York International Airport (Queens, New York). First National City Bank



Box 31 Album FC1231130 New York International Airport (Queens, New York). International Arrivals Building



Box 49 Album FC1231091 New York International Airport (Queens, New York). United Air Lines


OHIO



Box 30 Album FC1231135 Huntington National Bank (Columbus, Ohio)



Box 34 Album FC1231114 Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (Toledo, Ohio). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 34 Album FC1231115 Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (Toledo, Ohio). Volume II



Box 34 Album FC1231117 Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (Toledo, Ohio). Volume III


OKLAHOMA



Box 17 Album FC1231121 Douglas Aircraft Company (Tulsa, Oklahoma)



Box 53 Album FC1231137 Warren Petroleum Corporation (Tulsa, Oklahoma)


PENNSYLVANIA



Box 6 Album FC1231040 Armstrong Cork Company (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)



Box 27 Album FC1231141 H.J. Heinz Company Research Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Volume I



Box 27 Album FC1231142 H.J. Heinz Company Research Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). Volume II



Box 28 Album FC1231151 H.J. Heinz Company Vinegar Plant (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)



Box 43 Album FC1231250 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)



Box 43 Album FC1231252 Pittsburgh National Bank (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)



Box 55 Album FC1231131 Y.W.C.A. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)



Box 53 Album FC1231134 Wyeth Laboratories, Inc. (Radnor, Pennsylvania)


SOUTH CAROLINA



Box 26 Album FC1231175 Greenville Spartanburg Airport (Greer, South Carolina)



Box 16 Album FC1231154 Deering Milliken Research Corp. (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Volume I



Box 16 Album FC1231155 Deering Milliken Research Corp. (Spartanburg, South Carolina). Volume II


TEXAS



Box 34 Album FC1231123 The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and the Sid W. Richardson Hall at The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)

Additional photographs for Johnson Library can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 40 Album FC1231243 One Main Place (Dallas, Texas)



Box 21 Album FC1231166 First National City Bank (Fort Worth, Texas)



Box 20 Album FC1231162 First City National Bank (Houston, Texas). Volume I



Box 20 Album FC1231163 First City National Bank (Houston, Texas). Volume II



Box 20 Album FC1231164 First City National Bank (Houston, Texas). Volume III



Box 25 Album FC1231173 Great Southern Life Insurance Company (Houston, Texas). Volume I



Box 25 Album FC1231174 Great Southern Life Insurance Company (Houston, Texas). Volume II



Box 47 Album FC1231072 Tenneco, Inc. (Houston, Texas). Volume I



Box 47 Album FC1231073 Tenneco, Inc. (Houston, Texas). Volume II



Box 47 Album FC1231070 Tenneco, Inc. (Houston, Texas). Volume III



Box 49 Album FC1231088 United Carbon Company (Houston, Texas)



Box 45 Album FC1231256 Royall National Bank (Palestine, Texas). Volume I



Box 45 Album FC1231258 Royall National Bank (Palestine, Texas). Volume II


VIRGINIA



Box 51 Album FC1231109 Virginia National Bank (Norfolk, Virginia). Volume I



Box 51 Album FC1231110 Virginia National Bank (Norfolk, Virginia). Volume II



Box 44 Album FC1231261 Reynolds Metal Company (Richmond, Virginia). Volume I

Additional photographs for this project can be found in Subseries 2: Compilation Albums.



Box 44 Album FC1231262 Reynolds Metal Company (Richmond, Virginia). Volume II



Box 13 Album FC1231061 Community Hospital of Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia)


Subseries 2: Compilation Albums

This subseries consists of 6 photographic albums. Each album is a compliation of different projects from S.O.M. modern period. They were likely complied for as a presentation toll for prospective clients.



Box 56 Album FC1231084 [Linen Bound Portfolio, Volume I] Lever House (New York, New York); Manufacturers Trust Company (Fifth Avenue Branch, New York, New York); Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters (Bloomfield, Connecticut); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts). Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories; Reynolds Metal Company (Richmond, Virginia); Pepsi-Cola Company (New York, New York); Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York); Emhart Manufacturing Company (Bloomfield, Connecticut)

Includes a letter from Gordon Bunshaft to Harvard University's Lewis G. Wiggins dated Feb. 24, 1965 regarding Bunshaft gifting the two volume portfolio of SOM's work from 1950 to 1965 to illustrate to University President Nathan Pusey the potential work SOM could design for Harvard.



Box 57 Album FC1231087 [Linen Bound Portfolio, Volume II] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (New Haven, Connecticut); Chase Manhattan Bank (New York, New York); American Republic Insurance Company (Des Moines, Iowa); Banque Lambert (Brussels, Belgium); Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York, New York). Library-Museum and Vivian Beaumont Theater; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Lincoln Center Project includes only renderings of design.



Box 2 Album FC1231032 [Portfolio] Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York). The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and East Campus Library and Research Building of the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas). Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.)



Box 8 Album FC1231045 [Portfolio] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (New Haven, Connecticut); Banque Lambert (Brussels, Belgium)



Box 60 Album FC1231128 [Portfolio] Banque Lambert (Brussels, Belgium); Business Mens Assurance Company (Kansas City, Kansas); Details from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Kauna'oa Bay, Hawaii)



Box 59 Album FC1231125 [Portfolio] Terrace-Plaza Hotel (Columbus, Ohio); Chase Manhattan Bank (New York, New York); Chase Manhattan Bank, 410 Park Avenue Branch (New York, New York); Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York); Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (Toledo, Ohio); American Republic Insurance Company (Des Moines, Iowa); Reynolds Metal Company (Richmond, Virginia); Union Carbide Corporation (New York, New York); Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (Kauna'oa Bay, Hawaii)