Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Charles A. Platt architectural records and papers, 1879-1981, bulk 1882-1933

Series VI. Professional Papers

The series is divided into 4 subseries: General Papers, Reference Files, Exhibitions, and Awards, Degrees, and Tributes. Material is arranged chronologically within each subseries, with undated material at the end of each subseries.

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Subseries 1: General Papers



Four Flap #1 Platt, Charles A. "Personal a/c Journal" and Platt, William and Geoffrey. "Partnership.", 1923-1933, 1940-1949, 1 item

Bound ledger book

Accounting records. CAP, pp. 1-42; William. & Geoffrey Platt, pp. 43-151.

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Box 09 Folder 19 Platt firm consultant services., 1927, 1932, 1932, 1933, 1937, 15 pages

Typescript carbon with annotations.

Includes statement of services, charges, job lists, biographical information, letter to Robert W. McCord.

2006.007



Box 09 Folder 20 Chaloner Prize Foundations. Invoices., 1928, 1935-1942, 7 pages

Typescript carbon with annotations.

Some payments to William & Geoffrey Platt.

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Box 09 Folder 21 William & Geoffrey Platt partnership announcement., 1933 Jan 01, 1 item

Printed card

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Subseries B: Reference Files



Box 09 Folder 22 Architectural Record., 1904 Mar, 1 item

Bound volume

Includes article by Herbert Croly on work of CAP.

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Box 05 Folder 8 "Ten Houses Designed by Charles A Platt." Architecture., 1912 Aug 15, 1 item

Booklet

Includes article by Herbert Croly on work of CAP.

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Box 09 Folder 23 655 Park Ave., New York, N.Y., 1922 Dec 01, undated, 3 items

Typescript carbon and newsprint clippings

Memoranda and newspaper clippings.

1976.008



Box 09 Folder 24 Cortissoz, Royal. "Wilkes-Barre Art Museum." Wyoming Valley Society of Arts and Sciences., 1923, 3 items

Booklets

Includes architectural renderings and plans by CAP. Three copies.

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Box 09 Folder 25 "The Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C." Architecture., 1924 Sep, 4 pages

Printed papers

Includes architectural renderings and plans by CAP. Three copies.

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Box 09 Folder 26 American Magazine of Art.., 1925 Mar, 1 item

Bound volume

Includes article by Royal Cortissoz on CAP's preliminary drawings for the National Gallery of Art and editorial by Edward Drummond Libbey on need for Gallery.

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Box 09 Folder 35 640 Park Ave., New York, N.Y., 1927 Dec, 1 item

Gelatin silver print, mounted on cloth

Irving Underhill, photographer.

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Box 09 Folder 27 "520 East Eighty-Sixth Street.", circa 1928, 1 item

Booklet

Promotional material.

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Box 09 Folder 28 "530 East Eighty-Sixth Street.", circa 1928, 2 items

Booklets

Promotional material.

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Box 09 Folder 29 "University of Illinois: The Library Building.", 1929 Oct 18, 2 items

Booklets

Prepared for building dedication.

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Box 09 Folder 30 "New Landmark Against New England Sky." From unidentified source., circa 1931, 1 item

Printed paper

Concerns dedication of Chapel at Phillips Academy.

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Box 09 Folder 31 "Alger House: a guide to the house & its collections." Detroit Institute of Arts., 1936, 2 items

Booklets

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Box 09 Folder 32 Astor Court Apartments, exterior detail and interior view., undated, 2 pages

Printed papers

1976.008



Box 09 Folder 33 Hill Dryer, illustration., undated, 1 page

Printed paper with annotations

Separated from mechanical drawings for Astor apartment house at 120 East End Ave., New York, N.Y.

1974.002



Box 09 Folder 34 St. Regis Hotel, alterations, New York, N.Y. Old King Cole mural., undated, 2 pages

Printed papers

Mural by Maxfield Parrish. Printed color reproduction and card with description of mural.

1974.002


Subseries C: Exhibitions



Box 09 Folder 36 Cortissoz, Royal. "Impressions of Art: Charles A. Platt, a Many-Sided Artist." New York Herald Tribune., 1933 Apr 15, 1 item

Printed paper

Regards CAP exhibition at Century Club.

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Box 09 Folder 37 "American Academy announces exhibition of works of Charles Adams Platt.", circa 1938, 1 page

Typescript carbon

Press release, including biographical information.

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Box 09 Folder 38 Catalogue: Exhibition of the Works of Charles Adams Platt at the American Academy of Arts and Letters., 1938 Nov 10-1939 Apr 30, 1 item

Bound volume

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Box 09 Folder 39 American Academy of Arts & Letters. Expense of exhibition. Invoice., 1938 Nov 15, 1 page

TC with annotations

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Box 09 Folder 40 Cortissoz, Royal. "Charles A. Platt's Work in Three Arts." New York Herald Tribune., 1938 Nov 20, 1 page

TC with annotations

Regarding CAP exhibition at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Box 09 Folder 41 "Charles Adams Platt, 1861-1933, Artist and Architect," exhibition. Saginaw Art Museum., 1984, 1 item

Brochure

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Subseries D: Awards, Degrees, and Tributes



Box 09 Folder 42 American Institute of Architects. Certificate announcing election of CAP as Fellow., 1913 Dec 04, 1 item

Brochure

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Box 09 Folder 45 University of Pennsylvania. Statement on conferral of honorary degree to C.A.P., [1927], 2 pages

Typescript and typescript carbon

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Four Flap #2 American Academy in Rome. Resolution of Trustees marking CAP's death., 1933 Oct 17, 1 item

Holograph on paper bound with ribbon in silk and leather

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Box 09 Folder 43 Chaloner Prize Foundation. Resolution of Trustees memorializing CAP., 1934 Jan 25, 1 page

Typescript carbon

Transcribed excerpt.

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Box 09 Folder 44 Adams, Herbert. "Tribute read at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.", 1934 Nov 08, 10 pages

Typescript carbon

Two transcriptions. One includes note "sent at the request of Mr. William Platt," initialed C.H.W.

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