Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Herbert Jacobs and Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence, 1948-03-03-1948-03-13

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 15645851 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Jacobs, Herbert, 1903-1987 ; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Title Herbert Jacobs and Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence, 1948-03-03-1948-03-13
Physical Description 3 letters
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.

Description

Content Description

This small collection consists of 3 letters between Herbert Jacobs and Frank Lloyd Wright concerning Jacobs' upcoming book We Chose the Country. The letters document a strained relationship between the architect and his former client, with the architect expressing disastifaction with how he is portrayed in Jacobs' publication.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Conditions Governing 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.

Related Materials

There is a significant holding of letters between Jacobs and Wright in the Avery Drawings & Archives' Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives as well as drawings and photographs for the two homes designed by Wright for the Jacobs family.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

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

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Architects -- United States -- Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects and patrons -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Herbert A. Jacobs (1903-1987) was a journalist and educator. Jacobs and his wife Katherine commissioned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design two houses in Wisconsin, including Wright's first Usonian design in 1936, and a second, semicircular home in 1944.