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Harvey Wiley Corbett architectural drawings and papers, 1914-1949

Summary Information

Abstract

Harvey Wiley Corbett (1873-1954) was an American architect primarily active in New York City but also completed projects across the United States and in London. While known for his work on early skyscraper architecture, his work also includes banks, churches, educational campuses, government buildings, housing projects, and large memorial projects like the George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, VA). His most well-known projects include Rockefeller Center (Corbett served as a senior architect on the project), the Criminal Courts Building (Centre Street, NY), and Bush Tower (East 42nd Street, NY). Alongside his prolific career, Corbett was also engaged in the theoretical elements of the evolving American city. This can been seen through his commissioning of Hugh Ferriss for the creation of the set of drawings now known as the "Metropolis of Tomorrow," which questioned the results of the contemporary zoning laws of New York City. This collection reflects the breadth of Corbett's work and interests and while it primarily consists of photographs of his many projects, the collection also encompasses a small portion of professional papers and reference material. Beyond the bulk of photographs, there are drawings, correspondence, notes, clippings, postcards, daily calendar entries, a portfolio, photo albums, publications, and financial and legal records.

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460554 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Corbett, Harvey Wiley, 1873-1954 ; Harvey Wiley Corbett Associates
Title Harvey Wiley Corbett architectural drawings and papers, 1914-1949
Physical Description 1786 items
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 call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is made up of three series: Series I: Projects; Series II: Professional Papers; Series III: Reference

Description

Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of photographs of various projects throughout the lifetime of Harvey Wiley Corbett. The collection also contains drawings of First Methodist Church (Jamaica, Queens, NY) and the Church of the Good Shepherd (Brooklyn, NY), as well as professional records, portraits, reference material, receipts, legal agreements, financial documents, clippings, and daily diary cards. The dates of the material span 1900 to 1952, with bulk dates of 1925-1948.

While the collection is sorted largely by project, it is important to note that not all work is solely that of Harvey Wiley Corbett. Many projects appear to have been collected by him as reference material, while others may have been completed in conjunction with Corbett. As this remains unclear in many cases, the attribution, if any, has been noted under "creators" within the scope note for each entry.

Series I: Projects

This series contains the bulk of the collection and consists primarily of photographs of the interiors, exteriors, models, and construction of individual projects. These entries are arranged alphabetically by project name.

As noted above, not all projects are the work of Corbett, and where the work is attributed to another architect or firm, the entry reflects that information. Additionally, projects clearly credited to one of Corbett's firms have also been noted. While entries consist primarily of photographs, occasional clippings and notes are included. Photographs of drawings are also included within these project records, but are generally infrequent.

Series II: Professional Projects

This series houses the few professional papers that survive in Corbett's records. The bulk of the material relates to the financial and legal agreements surrounding Rockefeller Center, but also includes some correspondence regarding the development of that project. In addition, portraits of Corbett, a portfolio of Harvey Wiley Corbett Associates, limited correspondence with other architects, and his daily diary cards are among the material included in this series.

Series III: Research

This series contains the more miscellaneous material of the collection, and includes a variety of photographs of well-known contemporary buildings, publications and clippings relating to architecture, and photographs of art, sculpture, and stained glass that may have been used as reference material. These records are arranged chronologically, with undated material at the end.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Access Restrictions

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 call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Harvey Wiley Corbett architectural drawings and papers, circa 1914-1949, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gifts. Accession number--1000.057, 1972.005.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Barrett Reiter (Graduate Intern) under the supervision of Shelley Hayreh, Avery Archivist, in 2015.

Revision Description

2009-06-25 File created.

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

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Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Harrison, Wallace K (Wallace Kirkman), 1895-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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New York Hall of Justice (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oltar-Jevsky, W. K (Wiacheslav K.), 1880-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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History / Biographical Note

History

Harvey Wiley Corbett (1873-1954) was an American architect who was an active proponent of the early skyscraper. Although, following World War II, Corbett would express concern over the safety of high density in skyscrapers, for the majority of his career he was an important voice in imagining the future of the American city. Corbett also played a key role in the creation of a series of drawings by Hugh Ferriss for "Future City," or what is now known as "The Metropolis of Tomorrow," that theorized on the ramifications of the contemporary zoning laws of New York City.

Born in San Francisco, California and educated in mechanical engineering at University of California Berkeley, Corbett also trained at the Ecole de Beaux Arts before relocating to New York City in 1900. After working briefly in the office of Cass Gilbert, Corbett entered into a number of partnerships over the next forty years. Among these are Pell & Corbett (established 1903), Helmle & Corbett (established 1912), Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray (established 1922), and Corbett & MacMurray (established 1935). In 1941, Corbett created Harvey Wiley Corbett Associates, which worked in association with a team of other architects, planners, and engineering firms, including Edward Durell Stone and Clarke & Rapuano, among others.

Corbett completed a large number of structures in New York City, but also designed projects in California, Virginia, and London. Among his most significant works are Rockefeller Center (a project on which he was a senior architect), Bush Tower (West 42nd Street, New York City), the Municipal Group (Springfield, Massachusetts), the Criminal Courts Building (Centre Street, New York City), the Amsterdam Housing Project (New York City), the George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, Virginia), and the Metropolitan Life Insurance "North Building" (Madison and East 24th Street, New York City).

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Series I: Projects



Box 1 Folder 1 1 Fifth Avenue (New York, NY), 1927, 1928, [undated]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

1 clipping; floor plans with notes taken from The American Architect; 7 exterior photographs; 1 group portrait; 8 photographs of renderings; numerous copies of building illustration in The American Architect



Box 1 Folder 2 10 Park Avenue (New York, NY), 1931

On verso: "Community Church, Hotel Portion"; 9 photographs, all duplicates of exterior; 4 duplicates of rendering



Box 1 Folder 3 40-50 East 10th Street (New York, NY), [undated]

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison

10 photographs of 10th Street; 4 photographs of rendering; 1 brochure; 1 rental table



Box 1 Folder 4 297-303 Mercer Street (New York, NY), 1929

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

7 photographs of early construction



Box 1 Folder 5 Administration Building, Genevoise des Tramways électriques (Avenue de la Jonction, Geneva, Switzerland), 1900

Creators: Harvey Wiley Corbett

"Harvey's Building" written on photographs; 4 photographs of elevation and floor plans; 4 photographs of construction; 2 exterior photographs



Box 4 Folder 16C Advertising Club of New York, proposed (New York, NY), [undated]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

1 page from the Advertising Club News showing illustration of proposed structure



Box 1 Folder 6 Amsterdam Housing Project (Amsterdam Avenue between 61st and 64th, New York, NY), 1940, 1948

Creators: Atterbury, Corbett & Holden

11 photographs of models; 16 photographs of completed structures; 3 photographs of San Juan Hill prior to construction of Amsterdam Housing



Oversize 4 Folder 1 Amsterdam Housing Project (Amsterdam Avenue between 61st and 64th, New York, NY), 1941

Creators: Atterbury, Corbett & Holden

1 site map; 1 design board



Box 4 Folder 16A Belgian Pavilion, frame (Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA), [1941]

Harvey Wiley Corbett Associates designed the frame for the 1939 World's Fair pavilion's new location in Virgina

1 photograph (in negative)



Oversize 1 Folder 1 Brandreth, Dr., residence ([Ossining, NY?]), [undated]

Primary creator: Calvin Pollard

1 elevation



Box 1 Folder 7 Brooklyn College (Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

Creators: Randolph Evans (architect), Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray (associated architects)

8 photographs of drawings; 5 photographs of exteriors; 6 photographs of interiors



Oversize 1 Folder 2 Brooklyn College (Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

Creators: Randolph Evans (architect), Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray (associated architects)

4 illustrations; 3 photographs; 1 envelope



Oversize 1 Folder 3 Brooklyn Masonic Temple (Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY), 1905, [undated]

Creators: Lord & Hewlett (architects), Pell & Corbett (associated architects)

1 photograph; 1 illustration from The Brickbuilder



Box 1 Folder 8-9 Bush House (Aldwych and the Strand, London, England), 1921, 1925

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison with H.R. Houchin F.R.I.B.A as London Representative

Also known as the Bush Terminal International Sales Building; 20 photographs of drawings and renderings; 17 exterior photographs; 10 interior photographs; 21 aerial views (mostly duplicates); 6 photographs of models; 6 photographs of construction; 6 postcards; 10 photographs of entrances; 1 brochure



Oversize 1 Folder 4 Bush House (Aldwych and the Strand, London, England), 1927, 1934-1935 [?]

Creators: Corbett & MacMurray

5 photographs; 5 photographs of construction; 1 exterior photograph; 1 illustration from The American Architect, 1927.



Box 1 Folder 10-11 Bush Terminal Sales Building, "Bush Tower" (130 West 42nd, New York, NY), [1930]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

24 exterior photographs; 9 postcards (all duplicates); 2 clippings; 5 photographs of renderings; 22 interior photographs; 1 construction photograph; 1 photograph of Irving T. Bush; 1 handwritten note



Oversize 1 Folder 5-6 Bush Terminal Sales Building, "Bush Tower" (130 West 42nd, New York, NY), [1930]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

26 photographs



Oversize 4 Folder 2 Bush Terminal Sales Building, "Bush Tower" drawings, (130 West 42nd, New York, NY), 1930

Creators: Corbett, Harrison, & MacMurray

47 drawings; 1 bound copy of drawings; 1 Department of Buildings document; 2 envelopes; 1 document



Box 1 Folder 12 (Horace) Bushnell Memorial Hall (Hartford, CT), 1928, 1936, [undated]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison, & MacMurray

6 exterior photographs; 7 photographs of renderings; 8 photographs of decorative elements; 3 interior photographs; 2 notes



Oversize 1 Folder 7-8 (Horace) Bushnell Memorial Hall (Hartford, CT), [undated]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison, & MacMurray

22 photographs (includes general interiors, the auditorium, and exterior)



Box 2 Folder 1-2 Chicago World's Fair, 1933 (Chicago, IL), 1929, 1930, 1931

33 photographs of site plans, elevations, and renderings; 4 group portraits; 4 photographs of models; 18 photographs of construction of the Hall of Science; 13 photographs of the construction of the Travel and Transport Building; 4 miscellaneous photographs; 3 interior photographs



Oversize 1 Folder 9 Chicago World's Fair, 1933 (Chicago, IL), 1928, 1929

Various site plans and elevations for the design of the 1933 World's Fair; creators: Bennet, Parsons & Frost; Arthur Brown, Jr.; Hubert Burnham; Paul Cret; Raymond Hood; Holabird & Root; Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker; 16 pages of photographs of drawings and models



Box 4 Folder 16B Children's Home (Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

1 photograph of exterior



Box 2 Folder 3 Church of the Good Shepard, church and school (4th Avenue at 75th Street, Brooklyn, NY), 1934, [undated]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

10 photographs of floorplans and elevation; 1 group portrait with model; 5 exterior photographs; 1 interior; 1 brochure



Oversize 4 Folder 3 Church of the Good Shepard, church and school (4th Avenue at 75th Street, Brooklyn, NY), 1934, 1941, 1942

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

30 drawings



Box 2 Folder 4 Church of the Holy Innocents (Brooklyn, NY), 1927

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

6 loose pages from The Architectural Forum with photographs of exterior and interior, and contains floor plans, details, and elevations



Box 4 Folder 16D Church of the Redeemer (Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

1 photograph of exterior



Box 2 Folder 5 Churches, miscellaneous, [undated]

Photographs include 3 or 4 projects of unidentified churches, primarily exteriors; 8 photographs



Box 2 Folder 6 Columbus Memorial Competition, 1930, [undated]

Competition drawings by W.K. Oltar-Jevsky (his English name, while practicing in New York, his Russian name is Viacheslav Konstantinovich Oltarzhevskii), original drawings in the V.K. Oltarzhevskii archive at the Shchusev Museum in Moscow; 18 photographs of drawings; 7 photographs of models; 1 photograph of rendering; 1 aerial view of additional model



Box 2 Folder 7 Criminal Courts Building (100 Centre Street, New York, NY), 1938, 1948, 1949

Creators: Corbett & Meyers

1 program for groundbreaking; 1 exterior photograph; 9 interior photographs; 4 photographs of construction; 7 photographs of model; 5 duplicates of rendering; 3 correspondence; 1 envelope



Oversize 4 Folder 4 Criminal Courts Building (100 Centre Street, New York, NY), 1941

Creators: Corbett & Meyers

27 photographs; 6 photographs with captions



Box 2 Folder 8 Crum and Forster Insurance Company Building (771 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA), 1928, [undated]

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison, and Ivey & Crook

10 photographs of construction; 3 exterior photographs; 1 photograph of rendering



Oversize 2 Folder 1 Crum and Forster Insurance Company Building (771 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA), 1927-1929

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison, and Ivey & Crook

6 mounted photographs, of exterior



Box 2 Folder 8 Crum and Forster Insurance Company Building (524 W. Stevenson Street, Freeport, IL), [undated]

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison

Constructed an identical building to the Crum and Forster building in Atlanta, unclear if images attributed to the Atlanta location may be of the Freeport building; 1 note card



Oversize 2 Folder 2 Crum and Forster Insurance Company Building (524 W. Stevenson Street, Freeport, IL), 1928-1929

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison

14 photographs of construction, kept separate from Atlanta photographs due to minor difference in façade



Box 4 Folder 16E Factory (unidentified location), 1916

2 photographs



Box 3 Folder 14 First Methodist Church (Jamaica, Queens), [undated]

1 page with sketch and measurements of a window; 1 set of specification; 1 note regaring corrections to plans (see drawings)



Roll A91.4 First Methodist Church (Jamaica, Queens), 1948, 1949

Creators: Harvey Wiley Corbett

58+ drawings, blueprints, and renderings



Box 4 Folder 16F Fox Development, U.S.A. Garment Center, proposed (Bronx, NY), [undated]

2 copies of perspective rendering; 1 note



Box 2 Folder 9-10 Future City/Titan City, [undated]

Creators: Hugh Ferriss, and Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

125+photographs of process sketches, cartoons, Ferriss' drawings, Ferriss in his studio, miscellaneous photographs; 1 note



Oversize 4 Folder 5 Future City/Titan City, [undated]

Primary creator: Hugh Ferriss

4 boards with text (photos missing); 5 loose photographs of Ferriss drawings; 6 mounted photographs; 10 photographs with cations; images for Metropolis of Tomorrow



Box 3 Folder 1-3 George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, VA), 1925, 1930, 1931, 1948

Creators: Helmle & Corbett (architects), Osgood & Osgood (consulting architects), Olmsted Bros. & Parker (landscape architects), Bryant Baker (sculptor)

5 photographs of model; 48 photographs of drawings; 37 photographs of construction; 11 photographs of sculpture and artwork; 7 interior photographs; 1 portrait; 4 brochures



Oversize 4 Folder 6 George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Alexandria, VA), [undated]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett (architects), Osgood & Osgood (consulting architects), Olmsted Bros. & Parker (landscape architects), Bryant Baker (sculptor)

8 photographs; 1 board with sketches; 1 drawing of section; 1 note



Box 2 Folder 11 Hartford County Building, competition (Lafayette and Washington Streets, Hartford, CT), [undated]

9 photographs of elevations, sections, and floor plans



Box 4 Folder 16G Holland Tunnel (New York to New Jersey), 1929, [undated]

1 photograph of rendering; 1 photograph of bronze plaque crediting the engineers, consultants, and contractors that worked on the project; Harvey Wiley Corbett is listed



Box 4 Folder 16H Hotel Van Curler (Washington Street, Schenectady, NY), [1925]

Creator: H.L. Stevens

1 photograph of exterior with "Hotel Schenectady" on verso



Box 4 Folder 16I Hotel York (488 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY), [undated]

1 photograph looking north from West 36th Street and Seventh Avenue; Hotel Navarre (demolished c. 1930) can be seen in background



Box 2 Folder 12 Jones Beach Bathhouse (Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY), [undated]

Creators: Herbert Magoon

13 photographs; 1 rendering; 1 photograph of Jones Beach watertower



Oversize 2 Folder 3 Kennedy Mausoleum (unidentified location), [undated]

Creators: Farrington, Gould & Hoagland, (memorial corporation)

3 mounted photographs of exterior



Oversize 2 Folder 4 King Solomon's Temple, restoration, Sept 6 1925

1 clipping, New York Times Magazine;



Oversize 4 Folder 7 King Solomon's Temple, restoration, c. 1925

Additional creators: John Wesley Kelchner; Hugh Ferriss; Helmle & Corbett

Drawings for the Philiadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition; 68 photographs of drawings and renderings; 2 portraits; 1 index to images



Box 4 Folder 16J "Manhattan Truck Terminal #2" (New York, NY), [undated]

1 photograph of rendering; on verso: "to be completed October 1949"



Box 4 Folder 16K Maryland Institute main building (Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD), [undated]

Creators: Pell & Corbett

1 reproduction of elevation



Box 2 Folder 13 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Met Life North building (Madison Avenue at East 24th Street, New York, NY), [1920s]

19 photographs of model (both proposed and built versions); 1 rendering; 2 exterior photographs; 2 photographs of murals with artist (unknown); 3 photographs of site



Oversize 5 Folder 1 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Met Life North building (Madison Avenue at East 24th Street, New York, NY), [undated]

3 photographs; 1 composite photograph



Box 2 Folder 14 Music Hall (unidentified location), [undated]

Possibly Radio City Music Hall; 6 copies of renderings



Oversize 2 Folder 5 National Arts Club Studio Building, plans (East 19th Street, New York, NY), [undated]

Primary creators: George Post & Sons.

14 copies of floor plans



Box 2 Folder 15 National Title Guaranty Company (185 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

7 duplicate photographs of rendering; 5 exterior photographs; 11 interior photographs; 1 photograph looking west on Montague Street at the corner of Clinton Street; 5 floor plan drawings



Oversize 5 Folder 2 National Title Guaranty Company (185 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

28 photographs



Box 4 Folder 16L New York International Airport, [undated]

Sketch by A. Leydenfrost; 1 photograph of rendering of the aiport of the future



Oversize 2 Folder 6 New York School of Applied Design for Women (160 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY), [undated]

Creator: Harvey Wiley Corbett [Pell & Corbett]

1 page from school brochure; 2 photographs



Box 3 Folder 4 Pan American Building [?], proposed (New York, NY), 1942

4 photographs of drawings (renderings and floor plans)



Box 3 Folder 5 Pennsylvania Power and Light Company Building (2 North 9th Street, Allentown, PA), 1926, 1927, 1928, [undated]

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison

9 postcards; 7 renderings (one tinted); 12 photographs of construction; 14 exterior photographs; 1 interior photograph; 1 article from The American Architect; 1 newspaper clipping



Oversize 5 Folder 3-4 Pennsylvania Power and Light Company Building (2 North 9th Street, Allentown, PA), [1928]

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison

22 photographs (8 are damaged)



Box 3 Folder 6 People's Trust & Guaranty Company (Hackensack, NJ), 1926

2 photographs of exterior; 18 photographs (including 14 dulpicates) and 1 postcard of study drawings; 9 photographs of construction; 12 photographs of surrounding structures



Oversize 2 Folder 7 People's Trust & Guaranty Company (Hackensack, NJ), 1926

5 photographs, of exterior and banking room



Box 3 Folder 7 Plaza Trust Company (Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street, New York, NY), [undated]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

3 photographs of architectural molds; 5 photographs of interior details; 8 duplicates of rendering; 8 photographs of exterior



Oversize 5 Folder 5 Plaza Trust Company, banking room and office space (Fifth Avenue at 52nd Street, New York, NY), [undated]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

4 mounted photographs; 7 loose photographs



Box 3 Folder 8 Prefabricated residence, model, 1935

Creators: Harvey Wiley Corbett

2 photographs of model



Oversize 5 Folder 6 Puritan Church, model, [undated]

2 mounted photographs of model



Box 4 Folder 16M Residence ([Florida?]), [undated]

2 photographs of residence near beach; "Helmle" on verso



Box 3 Folder 9 Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Square (New York, NY), [1930s]

Creators: Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray

3 photographs of elevation drawings, with 3 duplicates



Box 3 Folder 10-11 Rockefeller Center (New York, NY), 1932, [1930s]

7 photographs of drawings; 1 large copy of elevation drawing; 18 photographs of models; 12 construction photographs; 10 photographs of interiors (including Music Hall); 9 exterior photographs; 4 photos of artwork; 2 aerials; 1 group portrait; 6 reprints of article from The Architectural Forum



Oversize 5 Rockefeller Center (New York, NY), [1930s]

1 album, includes 13 photographs of construction and finished interiors



Oversize 2 Folder 8 Rockefeller Center (New York, NY), [1930s]

1 photograph of Rockefeller Center by Fairchild Aerial Surveys, Inc.; 1 group portrait



Box 3 Folder 12 Roerich Museum and Master Building (West 103rd Street, and Riverside, New York, NY), [undated]

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison

Now known as the Master Apartments; built for Louis Horch; 7 exterior photographs; 4 photographs of rendering by Hugh Ferriss; 5 photographs of blue prints for the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors; 1 photograph of traditional Buddhist altar and 1 associated sketch; 1 group portrait; 4 duplicate photographs of interior



Oversize 5 Folder 7 Roerich Museum and Master Building (West 103rd Street, and Riverside, New York, NY), [undated]

Creators: Helmle, Corbett & Harrison

now known as the Master Apartments; built for Louis Horch; 18 photographs; 2 floor plans



Box 3 Folder 13 Scranton Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral, competition (Scranton, PA), [undated]

7 photographs of floor plans and sections



Box 4 Folder 1 Sloane's House of Today, Century of Progress Exposition (Chicago, IL), [1933?]

12 interior photographs; 1 brochure



Oversize 2 Folder 9 Sloane's House of Today, Century of Progress Exposition (Chicago, IL), [1933?]

2 exterior photographs



Box 4 Folder 2 Sperry Building (unidentified location), [undated]

2 exterior photographs



Box 4 Folder 3 Springfield Municipal Group (Court Street, Springfield, MA), 1931, [undated]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

17 exterior photographs; 1 postcard; 6 interior photographs; 1 article reprinted from The American City;



Oversize 6 Folder 1-2 Springfield Municipal Group (Court Street, Springfield, MA), [undated]

Creators: Pell & Corbett; Wurts Bros. photography

47 mounted photographs; 25 loose photographs



Oversize 6 Folder 3 St. Brigid's Church (New York, NY), [undated]

6 mounted photographs



Box 4 Folder 16N St. George's Hospital (Hyde Park Corner, London, UK), [undated]

2 photographs



Box 4 Folder 4 St. Gregory's Church (Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

Project shown at the Architectural League Exhibition; 1 photograph of model; 16 photographs of exterior; 5 photographs of interior; 2 unlabelled floor plans



Box 4 Folder 5A St. Patrick's Church (Glen Cove, Long Island, NY), [1899?]

Creators: Raymond Francis Almirall [?]; 1 photograph of exterior



Box 4 Folder 5B St. Paul's Baptist Church (249 West 132nd Street, New York, NY), [undated]

1 photograph of exterior



Box 4 Folder 6 (Henry H.) Stambaugh Memorial Auditorium (Youngstown, OH), [undated]

Additional creators: Helmle & Corbett (architects), Hegeman-Harris Co., Inc (builders)

13 photographs of elevations and floor plans (includes 9 duplicates); 2 detail photographs; 3 postcards; 2 photographs of sculpture; 2 interior photographs



Oversize 6 Folder 4 (Henry H.) Stambaugh Memorial Auditorium (Youngstown, OH), [undated]

Additional creators: Helmle & Corbett (architects), Hegeman-Harris Co., Inc (builders)

20 loose photographs



Oversize 6 (Henry H.) Stambaugh Memorial Auditorium, album (Youngstown, OH), [undated]

Additional creators: Helmle & Corbett (architects), Hegeman-Harris Co., Inc (builders)

1 leather-bound album, includes 15 photographs



Box 4 Folder 7 Temple of Labor, competition (unidenitified location), [undated]

Creators: Begni del Piatti (sculptor), Helmle & Corbett

4 photographs of renderings



Box 4 Folder 16P Thomas Shoe Factory (unidentified location), [undated]

Originally housed with the "Varick Street Building", caption on verso: "Thomas Shoe Factory"; 2 exterior photographs



Box 4 Folder 16Q Union Bus Terminal, proposed, 1948

2 photographs of renderings for the proposed terminal



Box 4 Folder 16R United Masonic Temple (unidentified location), [undated]

1 photograph of rendering



Box 4 Folder 8 University of California, [Stern Hall] (Berkeley, CA), 1943

Creators: Corbett & McMurray, and William Wilson Wurster

9 copies of reprinted article from The Architectural Forum; 2 aerial photographs of UCBerkeley campus



Oversize 6 Folder 5 University of California, [Stern Hall] (Berkeley, CA), c. 1942

Creators: Corbett & McMurray

32 photographs of interior, model, and campus



Box 4 Folder 9 Varick Street Building (New York, NY), 1920

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

(Also known as the Fletcher Castoria Building) 2 photographs of exterior; 3 photographs of construction



Box 4 Folder 10 War Department and Navy buildings, competition (Washington, D.C.), 1932

Creators: Holabird & Root, Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray, and James C. Mackenzie

6 photographs of elevations and site plan



Box 4 Folder 16S War Memorial (Clermont [sic], CA), [undated]

Creators: Myron Hunt

Possibly Claremont, CA[?]; 2 photographs of elevation sketches



Box 4 Folder 16T War Memorial (Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ), [undated]

Sculpture titled: "Planting the Standard of Democracy"; 1 photograph



Box 4 Folder 16U War Memorial (Plainfield, NJ), [1920s]

Creator: unknown

1 photograph



Box 4 Folder 11 Wasson Department Store (Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN), [c. 1930]

2 photographs of rendering



Box 4 Folder 16V World War Memorial, competition (Princeton, NJ), [undated]

Creators: Helmle & Corbett

1 photograph of perspective drawing



Box 4 Folder 12 YMCA (Schenectedy, NY), 1926-1927

1 photograph of exterior rendering; 9 photographs of construction; 20 photographs of interior



Box 4 Folder 13 Unidentified brick building, [undated]

6 photographs



Box 4 Folder 16W Unidentified competition entry, [undated]

2 layouts of competition entry; appears to be a government building



Box 4 Folder 16X Unidenified project, [undated]

Creators: K.E.F. Gardiner

1 photograph of rendering; 1 envelope



Box 4 Folder 14 Unidentified projects, assorted, [undated]

Assorted projects appear to be by Corbett, some are labelled but not identified; 5 photographs



Oversize 2 Folder 10 Unidentified projects, assorted, [undated]

15 photographs from various unidentified projects; may or may not be by Corbett



Box 4 Folder 15 Unidentified residence, model, [undated]

5 photographs of model, 1 includes possible salesman



Oversize 6 Folder 6 Miscellaneous material, [undated]

3 photographs; 3 descriptions a "Living War and Peace Memorial"

Series II: Professional Papers



Box 5 Folder 1-3 Daily calendar, 1931-1952, [undated]

Day calendars with occasional sketches and notes on verso; mostly complete, some dates missing (particularly in 1934)



Box 5 Folder 3 Receipts, 1951, 1952

Number of receipts from the Rockefeller Center Luncheon Club Dining Room



Box 6 Folder 1 Harvey Wiley Corbett Associates, portfolio, [post 1941]

Includes bios, project lists, clients, and representative projects for Harvey Wiley Corbett Associates which includes Hamby & Nelson, Clarke & Rapuano, Kelly, Syska & Hennessy, and Edward Durell Stone



Box 6 Folder 2 Portraits, [undated]

37 photographs; 1 letter; 1 note



Oversize 2 Folder 11 Portraits, [undated]

26 photographs; 1 clipping



Box 6 Folder 3 Portraits, unidentified, [undated]

4 portraits



Box 6 Folder 4 Metropolitan Square, Rockefeller Center, agreements, 1930

4 copies of legal agreement



Box 6 Folder 5 Metropolitan Square, Rockefeller Center, lease, [undated]

Copies of report from consulting architects on the lease of property in Midtown Manhattan (for Rockefeller Center) from Columbia University



Box 6 Folder 6-7 Metropolitan Square, Rockefeller Center, papers, 1930s

Various documents with Rockefeller Center Inc. and Metropolitan Square Corporation, including payrolls, drawing accounts, expenditures, correpondence, etc.



Box 6 Folder 8 Note, [undated]

1 page



Oversize 3 Folder 1 "Nassau County Modern House" (Nassau County, Long Island, NY), 1930, 1932

Creators: Philip M. Goodwin

2 layouts of elevations and plans; 2 photographs; 1 letter from Philip L. Goodwin to Corbett



Box 6 Folder 9 United Nations Headquarters, model, 1947

Creators: Raymond A. Lester Associates

1 letter; 1 photocopy of newspaper clipping; 1 photograph of rendering; 2 photographs of model



Oversize 3 Folder 2 Composite drawings of Corbett's collected projects, [undated]

7 illustrations; 1 note

Series III: Reference



Box 6 Folder 10 Centenary of Greek Independence (Stadium of Athens, Athens, Greece), [1930]

3 photographs with captions



Box 6 Folder 11 Report on War Memorials, 1947

1 copy of publication by the National Commission of Fine Arts



Box 6 Folder 12 Brick and Tile, v. 5, n. 5, 1948

1 issue



Box 6 Folder 13 National Architect, v. 5, n. 3, 1949

1 issue



Oversize 3 Folder 3 Car, model, [undated]

6 pages of images



Box 6 Folder 14 Corning Glass Works, publicity material, [undated]

1 photograph; 1 note



Oversize 3 Folder 4 Sculpture and Artwork, [undated]

Various creators

27 photographs and reproductions of drawings, paintings, and sculpture



Oversize 3 Folder 5 Service Stations, [undated]

5 illustrations of service stations; including: Echo Lake Service Building and 3 stations along the Bronx Parkway



Oversize 3 Folder 6 Stained Glass, [undated]

6 photographs of stained glass pieces, mounted



Box 6 Folder 15 Miscellaneous projects, various architects, [undated]

Works by a number of architects

13 photographs and illustrations; projects include Hearst Greek Theater, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, New York Stock Exchange, American Radiator Building, and the Chicago Tribune Tower, among others