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Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, 1909-1990, bulk 1950-1979

Summary Information

Abstract

Gordon Bunshaft (1909-1990) was an American architect who, as a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, had a significant impact on large-scale corporate architecture. His projects include such significant urban office towers as the Lever House in midtown Manhattan, as well as modern office campuses set in natural landscapes, including such examples as the American Can Company in Greenwich, Connecticut or the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Additionally, his interest in art caused him to actively integrate work by well-known modern artists into the public plazas and interiors of SOM's projects. The professional aspects of this collection can be found in clippings, project photography, oral history records, and publications, however, the majority of the collection is personal and reflects the life of Gordon and his wife Nina Bunshaft. Through correspondence, snapshots, objects, and personal papers the collection focuses on the Bunshafts' friends, their travels, and their impressive art collection of both modern and ancient sculptures and paintings.

At a Glance

Bib ID 3463719 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990
Title Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, 1909-1990, bulk 1950-1979
Physical Description 20 linear feet
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.cul.columbia.edu.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Clippings; III. Photographs-Projects and Personal; IV. Photographs-Projects and Personal, Bound; V. Photographs-Rotch Travelling Scholarship; VI. Publications-General Periodicals; VII. Publications-SOM News; VIII. Postcards; IX. Oversize and Miscellaneous-Thesis, Oral History, Artifact, Audiovisual, Awards, Diplomas, Photographs; X. Architectural Drawings-Rotch Travelling Scholarship; XI. Architectural Drawings-General.

Arrangement: I. Correspondence: general correspondence is chronological, the remaining correspondence is by subject title or name of correspondent; II. Clippings: by subject and thereunder chronological; III. Photographs - projects and personal: project photographs are arranged chronologically and personal photographs are arranged by subject; IV. Photographs - projects and personal (bound): not arranged; V. Photographs - Rotch Travelling Scholarship oversize: arranged by geographic location; VI. Publications - General Periodicals: chronological; VII. Publications - SOM newsletters (bound): chronological; VIII. Postcards: not arranged; IX. Oversize and miscellaneous - artifact, audio visual, awards, diplomas, photographs: not arranged, X. Architectural drawings - Rotch Travelling Scholarship: arranged by accession number; XI. Architectural drawings - general: arranged by accession number.

Description

Scope and Content

*This finding aid replaces the former finding aid created in 1993-1994 by Mary L. Ferranti as part of the ʺModern Masters Project,ʺ funded by an HEA Title II‐C grant. The previous finding aid described the papers from the first donation only and has been superseded by this current finding aid. For material referenced in this former finding aid, please consult this downloadable conversion chart to locate the material in its current arrangement.* .

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, clippings, postcards, newsletters, publications, student and architectural drawings, oral history records, and objects mainly related to Gordon Bunshaft's projects and activities while employed as a partner in the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The dates of the material span 1909-1990, with bulk dates of 1950-1989. Most of the information regarding Bunshaft's architectural projects is in the form of photographs and clippings. A large amount of material covers Nina and Gordon Bunshaft's personal life, including correspondence with family and friends, as well as photographs and documentation of their East Hampton home, extensive travels, and substantial art collection.

The collection consists of two distinct donations, the first in the late 1980s by Gordon Bunshaft, and the second by the estate of Nina Bunshaft, following her death in 1994. The addition of the second donation has expanded the scope of the collection to include a more personal perspective, and benefits from the addition of material relating to the Bunshafts' art collection.

Series I: Correspondence

Arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent, following a "general" collection of letters from various correspondents that are grouped by date and sorted chronologically. Material is generally of a more personal nature, only cursorily professional, and consists primarily of letters, but includes occasional photographs, postcards, drawings, and clippings. Letters from Jean Dubuffet are typically in French; however, translations are included from Gordon Bunshaft's records.

Series II: Clippings

Arranged alphabetically. An additional collection of magazines containing articles about Bunshaft's projects, SOM, and other architectural topics is arranged chronologically, with the exception of oversize material, which is stored separately. A bibliography (attached) lists the relevant articles in each issue.

Series III: Photographs

The series is divided into five subseries. Subseries 1: Projects is arranged chronologically by project date. While most photos are of the interior and exterior of the buildings upon their completion, the subseries also includes a number of reproductions of plans and sections for most projects. A large quantity of the photographs were taken by the prominent architectural photographer Ezra Stoller, who had a long relationship with SOM. Yet, many other photographers were also used to document these structures and include Joseph W. Molitor and Hedrich-Blessing Photographers. See Subseries: Bound Collections for additional material on select projects. Subseries 2: Life & Activities consists of photographs of Gordon Bunshaft, both in private life and as an architect. Reflecting the more personal nature of this collection, the subseries is arranged with portraits of Gordon and Nina at the beginning of this section, followed by personal photos of Bunshaft's childhood, family, and early life (through his discharge from the military in 1946). The rest of the subseries is arranged strictly alphabetically. Of particular interest is a family photo album of Nina and Gordon, beginning with both of their childhoods and continuing through the late 1980s; most photos are labelled and dated. In contrast to Life & Activities, Subseries 3: Personal Snapshots consists of photos typically taken by Gordon Bunshaft on his travels and at home. This collection of photographs has been kept in original order and titles and names supplied by Bunshaft are in quotes. Subseries 4: Rotch Travelling Scholarship consists of a small collection of photographs, arranged alphabetically, taken by Bunshaft while in Europe from 1935-1936 on his Rotch Traveling Scholarship. More material from this period can be found in Series X. Drawings, and Series IV. Personal Papers, Subseries: Travel. Subseries 5: Bound Collections contains a small number of bound photography albums that relate to specific projects.

Series IV: Personal Papers

Consists of the most diverse range of material, including artwork, personal documents, ephemera, correspondence, photographs, certificates and awards, stationary, drawings, travel diaries, postcards, sketches, and a world map. The series includes three subseries. Subseries 1: General consists of such traditional material such as identification documents, address books, appointment diaries, and death records, but also includes more miscellaneous personal effects such as brochures and event invitations, a limited number of professional materials relating to SOM, sketches and notes from artists, and some limited drawings of the Bunshafts' apartment in New York City and their home in East Hampton. Subseries 2: Accolades & Recognition focuses on third party recognition of Gordon Bunshaft's career. The subseries consists almost entirely of awards and certificates recognizing his accomplishments in the field of architecture, but also includes documents regarding his official registration as an architect. See Series IX: Objects for medals received by Bunshaft. Subseries 3: Travel covers Bunshaft's experience abroad during the Rotch Traveling Fellowship (1935-1936) through his diary, sketches, and map, but also includes the numerous international trips taken throughout his life for SOM partners meetings, work, and leisure. The subseries consists of travel plans and itineraries for Nina and Gordon's international trips, a large quantity of menus from their international travels and domestic travels (including invitations to and menus from the White House). A number of appointment diaries detail Gordon's movements and expenses while he was abroad, and an extensive postcard collection is believed to date in bulk from his year on the Rotch trip, but appears to have been added to over the following years as well.

Series V: Art Collection

The series provides a detailed look at the creation and changing shape of the Bunshafts' art collection. Most importantly, this series includes a ledger book and a photo album that are cross referenced and document each piece acquired, purchased, sold, or donated. Additionally, the collection contains correspondence, receipts, photographs, clippings, brochures, and a legal agreement.

Series VI: Publications

Consists of published volumes that reflect the work of Gordon Bunshaft or of SOM more generally. The series also contains a video cassette tape created by SOM on their fiftieth anniversary.

Series VII: SOM News

Contains a large number of SOM News publications that were bound into four volumes by Gordon Bunshaft and cover 1953-1970 (with some gaps).

Series VIII: Oral History

Consists of audio cassette tapes, transcriptions of interviews for SOM, and a phonograph record. The topic is primarily architectural, although one resource focuses on Bunshaft's appointment to the Fine Arts Commission.

Series IX: Objects

Consists of a number of medals and paperweights received by Bunshaft, as well as a lighter, his pipe, his briefcase, a carved scrimshaw (whale's tooth), and a sculpture by Nina Bunshaft.

Series X: Drawings

The series is limited in scope to projects undertaken by Gordon Bunshaft personally (such as his private residence), as well as his work as a student and a Rotch Scholar. Of interest is a plan drawing by Bunshaft at age 12.

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.cul.columbia.edu.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the director of Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.

Preferred Citation

Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Custodial History

Gift of Gordon Bunshaft, 1988.005.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

correspondence accessioned 02/22/94.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 File created.

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

2020-11-12 Links added to digitized content. kws

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural drawings -- American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artifacts (object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audiocassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oral history Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phonograph records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photograph albums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Picture postcards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Videotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Can Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Republic Life Insurance Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural photography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banque Lambert (Brussels, Belgium) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bartos, Armond Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beinecke, Frederick W. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beinecke, William Sperry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bunshaft, Nina Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chase Manhattan Bank Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drexler, Arthur Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emhart Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
First City National Bank of Houston Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fort Hamilton Veterans' Hospital Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Great Lakes Naval Training Center (Great Lakes, Ill.). Hostess Center Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Great Southern Life Insurance Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
H.J. Heinz Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Henraux (Lucca, Italy) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
IBM (Armonk, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Istanbul Hilton Hotel (Istanbul, Turkey) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
John Hancock Building (New Orleans, La.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
King Abdul Asis International Airport Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Knox, Seymour H Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Korling, Torkel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lambert, Léon Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lever House (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manhattan House (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marine Midland Bank (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Molitor, Joseph W Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Public Library at Lincoln Center Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York World's Fair. Venezuelan Pavilion (Location of meeting: New York, N.Y.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1939-1940 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nine West 57th Street (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Noxell Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
One Main Place (Dallas, Tex.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pei, I. M., 1917- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pepsi-Cola Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philip Morris Cigarette Manufacturing Plant Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reynolds Metals Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robinson, Cervin Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, David, 1915-2017 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rotch Travelling Scholarship, Inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stoller, Ezra Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sweeney, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Union Carbide Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Consular Housing (Bremen, Germany) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Consulate (Düsseldorf, Germany) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
W. R. Grace Building (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yale University. Yale Computer Center Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

GORDON BUNSHAFT (1909-1990)

Gordon Bunshaft received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and was awarded the Rotch Travelling Scholarship shortly after graduation in 1935. Bunshaft used his scholarship to travel through Europe, where he sketched and photographed many sites of architectural significance.

After a brief period at the office of Edward Durell Stone, Bunshaft joined the New York office of the young architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in 1937. With the onset of the Second World War, Bunshaft took a leave of absence between 1942 and 1946 to serve in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. In 1943, Bunshaft married Nina Wayler, an actress originally from the Los Angeles area.

After World War II, SOM was to become one of the most influential architecture, planning, and design firms in the United States. Bunshaft was named a partner in SOM in 1949, directing the New York office until his retirement in 1979.

Bunshaft's impact on American architecture was largely in the arena of large-scale corporate architecture. In 1952, he completed the design of Lever House in New York City, a landmark of Post-War International Style glass curtain-wall skyscrapers. Among his other noted designs are the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City; Connecticut General Headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut; the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; and the National Commercial Bank and Haj Terminal in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Bunshaft also received many awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the American Institute of Architects' Medal of Honor and election to the College of Fellows, and the National Institute of Arts and Letter's first prize in architecture (Arnold W. Brunner Memorial).

Bunshaft and his wife Nina were also passionate art collectors, maintaining long-standing friendships with such notable artists as Henry Moore and Jean Dubuffet, and collecting various works of modern and "ancient" art throughout their travels. Additionally, through SOM's work with corporate modernist architecture, Bunshaft worked to incorporate modern art into the public spaces of these projects, often using artists like Henry Moore, Jean Dubuffet, and Isamu Noguchi. Such an interaction between art and architecture can be seen most notably between Noguchi's cube and the Marine Midland Bank Building in Manhattan. Bunshaft also served as a member of the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C. and as a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Bunshaft died in New York City in 1990.

NINA ELIZABETH (WAYLER) BUNSHAFT (1914-1994)

Nina Bunshaft was born in Connecticut in 1914 to Russian parents. By the late 1920s they had relocated to California, settling in the Los Angeles area. As an adult, Nina was a dancer and briefly pursued a career as an actress. She is known to have had a small part in the 1942 film Four Jacks and a Jill. In 1943, after choosing not to continue to pursue an acting career, Nina married Gordon Bunshaft.

In regards to this collection, Nina Bunshaft played an active role in the formation of the Bunshafts' art collection. Their numerous international travels were a source of inspiration for their collection that reflects not only an interest with modern art but also with older, "ancient" artifacts from Asia and Africa. Their home in East Hampton was intended to showcase their collection and allow for the intimate enjoyment of the objects that they curated. Yet, it was not merely a place to exhibit works by renowned artists, it was also a place where Nina could pursue her own amateur painting and sculpture work. Her small, painted stone sculptures can be seen in Gordon's personal snapshots of the home and garden, and her brightly colored paintings are visible in snapshots of the home's interior.

Following Nina Bunshaft's death in 1994, their substantial art collection, which included a number of works by Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Joan Miró, and Jean Dubuffet, was given to the Museum of Modern Art. In addition, their East Hampton home was sold and the proceeds established an endowment, the Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Fund, for the acquisition of new works to the museum's collection.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 Folder 1 General, 1952-1964 [with gaps]

Correspondents include: H.J. Heinz, Frederick Beinecke, J. de LaBaume Durrbach, Mitchell Jan, Seymour Knox; 11 letters; 3 envelopes; 1 "Gastronomic Diary"; 1 letter with 2 copies of translation, and document allowing Bunshaft to practice architecture in Belgium


Box 1 Folder 2 General, 1965-1969 [with gaps]

Correspondents include: Joseph Hirshhorn, Pierre Matisse, Lyndon B. Johnson; 10 letters; 2 envelopes


Box 1 Folder 3 General, 1970-1979 [with gaps]

Correspondents include: Armand Blaton, Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Linda Flannery, Umberto Allemandi, David Finn, Manuel Ungaro Zevallos, 47 letters; 6 envelopes; 1 postcard; 5 documents; 1 note; 1 photograph; 2 brochures


Box 1 Folder 4 General, 1980-1989 [with gaps]

46 letters; 5 envelopes; 3 cards; 1 postcard; 1 business card; 1 photograph


Box 1 Folder 5 Bunshaft family, 1937, 1945, 1951, [undated]

4 letters; 1 telegram; 3 envelopes


Box 1 Folder 6 Bunshaft, Nina (Wayler), World War II, 1941, 1945

Letters from Nina to Gordon leading up to and following their marriage; content often very personal; 19 letters (including a telegram); 18 envelopes


Box 1 Folder 7 Calder, Alexander "Sandy", 1955, [undated]

3 postcards


Box 1 Folder 8 Carta de Matchu Picchu, 1977-1979

25 documents; primarily correspondence with some translations from Spanish, but also includes a poster, certificate, and general information


Box 1 Folder 9-10 Dubuffet, Jean, 1963-1973, 1974-1984, [with gaps]

43 letters; 33 photographs; 19 envelopes; 3 documents, including copies of Dubuffet's address to the Press at Chase Manhattan Plaza, 1972; 1 note; 1 drawing


Box 1 Folder 11 Honors, 1946-1984, [with gaps]

7 letters; 1 telegram; 1 program; 1 speech; 1 award; 1 invitation; 1 envelope;


Box 1 Folder 12 Kennedy Library, 1964

Correspondents include: Jaqueline Kennedy, I.M. Pei, Stephen Smith; 4 letters; 1 envelope


Box 1 Folder 13 Moore, Henry, general, 1961-1987, [with gaps]

55 letters; 2 drawings; 9 postcards; 6 envelopes; 1 travel itinerary; 1 telegram


Box 1 Folder 14 Moore, Henry, "Animal Form", 1970-1971

13 letters; 3 telegrams, 2 drafts; 4 receipts; 1 drawing


Box 1 Folder 15 Moore, Henry, "Oval with Points", 1971-1972

5 letters; 2 drawings


Box 1 Folder 16 Moore, Henry, "Reclining Figure - Arch Leg", 1972-1973

8 letters; 1 receipt; 1 note


Box 1 Folder 17 Moore, Henry, estate, "Perry Green", 1992

Correspondence with Nina Bunshaft and Harry Brooks regarding Moore's "Perry Green"; 2 letters; 1 photocopy of newspaper article


Box 1 Folder 18 New York Times Magazine article, 1972

July 23, 1972 article was written by David Jacobs (copy is not included); series of congratulatory letters, with Gordon Bunshaft's replies, collated.



Box 2 Folder 1 Pritzker Prize, 1988

Letters of congratulation on being awarded the Pritzker Prize; correspondence regarding application for and awarding of the Pritzker


Box 2 Folder 2 Publication of Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, 1988-1989

Letters of congratulation on the publication and thanks for receiving copies; 26 letters; 2 postcards; 3 cards; 1 list by Bunshaft of friends to give books to


Box 2 Folder 3 Rotch Travelling Scholarship, 1936, 1951,

2 letters; 1 clipping; 1 note; 1 page of notes on architectural styles and eras


Box 2 Folder 4 Assorted cards, 1960-1988?

Series II: Clippings


Box 2 Folder 5 Awards - American Institute of Architects, 1961, 1967

4 newspaper clippings


Box 2 Folder 6 Awards - Boston Society of Architects, 1954

1 newspaper clipping


Box 2 Folder 7 Awards - Chancellor's Medal from State University of Buffalo, 1969

4 newspaper clippings


Box 2 Folder 8 Awards - National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1955, 1960, 1970

7 newspaper clippings; 5 programs; 1 press release; 1 card


Box 2 Folder 9 Awards - Pritzker Architecture Prize, 1988

Only original clippings have been counted; 16 clippings; assorted photocopies; 2 photographs; 2 issues of "Time"; occasional letter accompanying a clipping


Box 2 Folder 10 Air Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado), 1954-1956

3 newspaper clippings


Box 2 Folder 11 Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York), 1958-1962

23 newspaper clippings; 1 photocopy


Box 2 Folder 12 American Can Company, (Greenwich, Connecticut), 1971

1 newspaper clipping; 3 photocopies


Box 2 Folder 13 Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut), 1964, 1988

4 newspaper clippings; 1 photocopy, unidentified; 1 envelope


Box 2 Folder 14 Bunshaft, Gordon - General

Majority of articles are about Bunshaft's works, a few discuss his and Nina Bunshaft's art collection, and a couple are about Jean Dubuffet; 24 newspaper clippings; 4 magazines; 4 letters; 1 award; 1 speech


Box 2 Folder 15 Bunshaft, Gordon - Obituary & Memorial Tribute, 1990

22 clippings regarding the death of Bunshaft, primarily copies; 1 program for memorial at MoMA


Box 2 Folder 16 Bunshaft, Nina - General, 1958

3 newspaper clippings


Box 2 Folder 17 Bunshaft, East Hampton Studio (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), [undated]

1 article


Box 2 Folder 17 Bunshaft, apartment (200 East 66th Street, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York), [undated]

1 article


Box 2 Folder 18 Carborundum Office Complex, [undated]

Structure also referred to as the "Carborundum Co.-Marine Midland Bank Western Complex"; 1 photocopy of article


Box 2 Folder 18 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters, (Bloomfield, Connecticut), 1957

2 newspaper clippings


Box 2 Folder 18 Emhart Manufacturing Co. (Bloomfield, Connecticut), 1963

1 photocopy of article


Box 2 Folder 19 Fine Arts Commission, 1964, 1971, [undated]

3 newspaper clippings; 1 photocopy; 1 letter


Box 2 Folder 20 Foreign language clippings, 1964, [undated]

5 newspaper clippings


Box 2 Folder 21 "Gordon Bunshaft: A Personal Archive" Exhibit, (Columbia University, New York City, New York), 1989

1 newspaper clipping; 3 copies of Columbia's newspaper "Newsline"; 1 press release



Box 3 Folder 1 Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill [book reviews], 1988-1990

7 articles; 1 letter; 1 publication containing a review


Box 3 Folder 2 Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.), [1967-1989?]

21 newspaper clippings; 1 photocopy; 2 programs for opening


Box 3 Folder 3 "History of History" Exhibit, (Columbia University, Manhattan, New York), 1990

3 newspaper clippings


Box 3 Folder 4 (Lyndon Baines) Johnson Library (Austin, Texas), 1966-1975

5 newspaper clippings; 1 photocopy; 1 program for "Sculptors and their Drawings: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection"


Box 3 Folder 5 Lever House (390 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York), 1952-1982

5 newspaper clippings; 1 publication; 6 photocopies of articles


Box 3 Folder 6 Lincoln Center (Manhattan, New York), 1958-1965

2 newspaper clippings; 1 article


Box 3 Folder 7 Manufacturers' Trust Co. (Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street, Manhattan, New York), 1954

1 newspaper article; 1 article


Box 3 Folder 8 Marine Midland Building (140 Broadway, Manhattan, New York), 1968, 1974, 1980

2 newspaper clippings; 1 copy of newspaper article


Box 3 Folder 9 National Commercial Bank, (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), 1979-1981

1 newspaper clipping; 1 photocopy; 2 articles


Box 3 Folder 10 New York City Convention Center [unbuilt], 1972

3 newspaper clippings


Box 3 Folder 11 New York World's Fairs, (Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York), 1939, 1964

2 newspaper clippings (the first regarding SOM's designs in the 1939 World's Fair, the second regarding Bunshaft quitting the Board of Design for the 1964 Fair)


Box 3 Folder 12 Pei, I.M. [John F. Kennedy Library, (Boston, Massachusetts)], 1979

1 newspaper clipping


Box 3 Folder 13 Reynolds Metals Company International Headquarters (Richmond, Virginia), 1958

1 newspaper clipping


Box 3 Folder 14 SOM, 1950

1 newspaper clipping in German; 1 article


Box 3 Folder 15 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1960

Gordon Bunshaft was one of the three jury members; 1 newspaper clipping


Box 3 Folder 16 Welfare Building, "Hostess House," (Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes, Illinois), [undated]

1 newspaper clipping


Box 3 Folder 17 Miscellaneous, 1981-1994

Most articles postdate Gordon Bunshaft and were collected by his wife Nina. Articles are arranged by date and are typically related to architecture, art, and acquaintances of the Bunshafts, however, articles are not limited to these topics



Box 25 to 28 Assorted Magazines, 1938-1985

General interest and professional magazines and serials containing articles by or about Gordon Bunshaft

For itemized listing, see downloadable PDF



Box 29 Oversize Magazines, 1957-1969

General interest and professional magazines and serials containing articles by or about Gordon Bunshaft

Series III: Photographs


Subseries 1: Projects



Box 3 Folder 18 Venezuelan Pavilion, New York World's Fair (Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York), 1939

3 photographs; 1 presentation drawing


Box 3 Folder 19 "The Circle" [Ladies' restaurant in a department store] (Chicago, Illinois), 1940

2 photographs


Box 3 Folder 20 Welfare Building, "Hostess House," (Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes, Illinois), 1942

4 photographs


Box 3 Folder 21 Ohio State University Medical Center [unbuilt] (Columbus, Ohio), 1946

1 photo of site-plan drawing


Box 3 Folder 22 Apartment House, Commercial & Medical Center Complex, etc. [unbuilt] (Caracas, Venezuela), [late 1940s]

1 photo of site-plan drawing


Box 3 Folder 23 Chapel for a new town [unbuilt] (Venezuela), [late 1940s]

4 photographs of model



Oversize 1 Folder 1 Chapel for a new town [unbuilt] (Venezuela), [late 1940s]

2 photographs of model, mounted on cardboard



Box 3 Folder 24 Manhattan House (200 East 66th Street, Manhattan, New York), 1950

7 photographs (1 interior, 1 floor plan, 5 exterior)


Box 3 Folder 25 Bunshaft, apartment (200 East 66th Street, # C 903, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York), [1970s?]

24 photographs; 7 photocopies; 2 pages of art objects keyed to photocopies; 1 note; 2 proofs



Oversize 1 Folder 2 "Our first Apartment at Manhattan House, 1950-1954" (200 East 66th Street, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York), [undated]

4 photographs


Oversize 1 Bunshaft, apartment (200 East 66th Street, # C 903, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York), [undated]

1 bound book containing 6 photographs, taken by Ezra Stoller


Oversize 1 Folder 3-4 Fort Hamilton Veterans Hospital (Brooklyn, New York), 1948, 1950

40 photographs



Box 3 Folder 26 H.J. Heinz Co. Vinegar Plant (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 1952

3 photographs; 2 color transparencies


Box 3 Folder 27 Lever House (390 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York), 1952

6 photographs (1 floor plan, 5 exterior)


Box 3 Folder 28 U.S. Consular Housing (Bremen, West Germany), 1952

Additional creator: Otto Apel; 7 photographs (1 floor plan, 6 exterior)


Box 3 Folder 29 United States Consulate (Berlin, West Germany), 1954

5 photographs (exterior, 2 duplicates)


Box 3 Folder 30 Manufacturer's Hanover Trust Co. (Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York), 1954

13 photographs (6 interior, 2 floor plans, 5 exterior)


Box 3 Folder 31 Istanbul Hilton Hotel (Istanbul, Turkey), 1955

Additional creator: Sedad H. Eldem; 20 photographs (10 of drawings, 1 interior, 9 exterior)


Box 3 Folder 32 Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. (Bloomfield, Connecticut), 1957

11 photographs (1 site plan)


Box 3 Folder 33 Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories (M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1957

6 photographs


Box 3 Folder 33 Reynolds Metals Company (Richmond, Virginia), 1956?, 1958

9 photographs (1 site plan, 1 elevation, 1 groundbreaking?); includes: Lou Crandall, R.S. Reynolds, Jr., F.C. Gardner, Henry Birdseye



Box 4 Folder 1 Pepsi-Cola Company (500 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York), 1960

7 photographs (3 of drawings, 4 exterior); 1 press release


Box 4 Folder 2 Chase Manhattan Bank (Manhattan, New York), 1961

15 photographs (3 interior, 5 exterior, 7 of drawings)


Box 4 Folder 3 First City National Bank (Houston, Texas), 1961

8 photographs (3 of drawings, 2 interior, 3 exterior)


Box 4 Folder 4 Union Carbide Corporation (Manhattan, New York), 1961

10 photographs (3 of drawings)


Box 4 Folder 5 Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, New York), 1962

10 photographs (3 interior photos, 5 exterior, 2 of drawings)


Box 4 Folder 6 John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (New Orleans, Louisiana), 1962

8 photographs (2 of drawings)


Box 4 Folder 7 Bunshaft residence (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), [undated]

Photography by [Armand?] Bartos; 12 photographs; 17 color transparencies; 36 negatives


Box 4 Folder 8 Bunshaft residence (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), 1967, [undated]

Includes Henry Moore; 31 photographs; 3 negatives


Box 4 Folder 9 Bunshaft residence (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), Late 1960s

6 photographs


Box 4 Folder 10 Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut), 1963

32 photographs (10 of drawings, 6 interior, 16 exterior)


Box 4 Folder 11 Emhart Corporation (Bloomfield, Connecticut), 1963

12 photographs (6 of drawings, 6 exterior)


Box 4 Folder 12 Yale Computer Center (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut), 1963

4 photographs


Box 4 Folder 13 I.B.M. (Armonk, New York), 1964

12 photographs (4 of drawings)


Box 4 Folder 14 American Republic Insurance Company (Des Moines, Iowa), 1965

26 photographs (9 of drawings incl. 1 negative photostat, 6 interior, 11 exterior)


Box 4 Folder 15 Banque Lambert (Avenue Marnix 24, Brussels, Belgium), 1965

26 photographs (6 of drawings, 14 interior, 6 exterior); 1 envelope


Box 4 Folder 16 Banque Lambert, Lambert Library (Brussels, Belgium), 1965

4 photographs (duplicates); 1 obituary for Baron Leon Lambert


Box 4 Folder 17 Great Southern Life Insurance Company (Houston, Texas), 1965

3 photographs


Box 4 Folder 18 H.J. Heinz Company., Ltd. (Hayes Park, Middlesex, England), 1965

7 photographs (1 site plan)



Box 5 Folder 1 Lincoln Center Library (Manhattan, New York), 1961, 1965

13 photographs (5 of drawings, 7 exterior, 1 of architects), includes Eero Saarinen, Bunshaft, Pietro Belluschi; 1 typed description



Oversize 1 Folder 5 Lincoln Center model with architects, [undated]

1 photograph; by Arnold Newman; signed by Gordon Bunshaft, John D. Rockefeller II, Pietro Belluschi, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Max Abramovitz, Wallace K. Harrison, and others



Box 5 Folder 2 Marine Midland Building (140 Broadway, Manhattan, New York), 1967

12 photographs (2 interior, 6 exterior, 4 of drawings)


Box 5 Folder 3 Noxell Corporation (Cockeysville, Maryland), 1967

1 photograph


Box 5 Folder 4 Master plan of SUNY Buffalo campus [unbuilt] (Buffalo, New York), 1967-1968

35 photographs (13 photographs of model, 22 photocopies); 1 handwritten note


Box 5 Folder 5 One Main Place (Dallas, Texas), 1968

Additional creator: Harwood K. Smith & Associates; 14 photographs (2 interior, 5 exterior, 6 of drawings, 1 photograph of model)


Box 5 Folder 6 American Can Company (Greenwich, Connecticut), 1970

34 photographs (19 exterior, 12 interior, 3 of drawings)


Box 5 Folder 7 Johnson, Lyndon Baines, Library & Sid W. Richardson Hall (University of Texas, A&M, Austin, Texas), 1971

23 photographs (12 exterior, 8 of drawings, 3 interior)


Box 5 Folder 8 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Garage (Bloomfield, Connecticut), 1972

5 photographs (1 aerial)


Box 5 Folder 9 W.R. Grace Building (1114 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan, New York), 1973

8 photographs (6 of drawings, 2 exterior); 1 negative


Box 5 Folder 10 9 West 57th Street, Solow Development Corporation (Manhattan, New York), 1968, 1980

11 photographs (5 of drawings, 6 exterior); 1 color transparency


Box 5 Folder 11 Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), 1974, 1975

20 photographs (6 of drawings, 6 interior, 8 exterior); 1 board with 2 images (both sides)


Box 5 Folder 12 Philip Morris Cigarette Manufacturing Plant (Richmond, Virginia), 1974

23 photographs (15 interior, 3 of drawings, 5 exterior)


Box 5 Folder 13 KAAIA [The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense and Aviation International Airport Projects], master plans (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), 1979

1 photograph (of drawing)


Box 5 Folder 14 Haj Terminal, New Jeddah International Airport (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), 1978

21 photographs (8 of drawings, 12 exterior, 1 interior)


Box 5 Folder 15-16 National Commercial Bank (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), 1982, 1984

66 photographs (8 of drawings)


Box 5 Folder 17 National Commercial Bank (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), [undated]

31 slides


Subseries 2: Life & Activities



Box 6 Folder 1-2 Portraits, 1932, 1940s, 1950s, 1960, 1967, 1972, early 1970s, 1977, [undated]

40 photographs



Oversize 1 Folder 6 Portraits (oversize), 1939, 1942, [undated]

9 photographs



Box 6 Folder 3 Bunshaft, Nina, portraits, 1931, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1950s, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1970s

Includes Edward Durell Stone; 36 photographs


Box 6 Folder 4 Bunshaft, Gordon & Nina, portraits, 1940s, 1942, 1948, 1950s, 1960, 1962, 1967-8, 1970, 1977-8, 1982, 1983

18 photographs


Box 6 Folder 5 Childhood & family, 1909-1944

9 photographs


Box 6 Folder 6 Parents (David & Yetta Bunshaft), 1920s, 1944, [undated]

9 photographs


Box 6 Folder 7 Student work at M.I.T., 1929, 1930

9 photographs, 1 negative


Box 6 Folder 8 Rotch Travelling Scholarship, portraits, 1935-1936

13 photographs


Box 6 Folder 9 Rotch Travelling Scholarship, work, 1935-1936

3 photographs of his drawings in Italy


Box 6 Folder 10 World War II service, 1943-1946

34 photographs


Box 6 Folder 11 "First Apartment" (Bayside, Queens, New York), 1943

Includes Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hyzen [?]; 5 photographs


Box 6 Folder 12 American Institute of Architects convention, (New York City), 1967

Includes: Mr. Babb, Mr. Ness; 1 photograph


Box 6 Folder 13 Apartment (200 East 66th Street, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York), 1960s

9 photographs


Box 6 Folder 14 Automobiles, 1948, 1959, 1960s

4 photographs


Box 6 Folder 15 Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut), 1962, 1970s

Includes William Beinecke and Dave Hughs (SOM), Lou Crandall; 5 photographs


Box 6 Folder 16 Brunner Award, Institute of Arts and Letters, 1955

Includes Ralph Walker, Minoru Yamasaki; 1 photograph


Box 6 Folder 17 Chase Manhattan Bank, Art Committee, 1950s, 1970, 1981

Includes: Mr. McCloy, James Sweeney, David Rockefeller, Dorothy Miller, Walter Severinghaus, John Haley, Merrie Good, Willard C. Butcher, Perry Rathbone, Jack Boulton, Robert Rosenblum, William Ogden, Wright Elliot; 6 photographs


Box 6 Folder 18 Chicago Architectural Competition Jury, late 1960s

Includes: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, John Merrill, Pier Luigi Nervi, José Luis Sert; 4 photographs


Box 6 Folder 19 Childs, David, SOM partner's meeting (Lima, Peru), 1977

1 photograph


Box 6 Folder 20 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, representatives, 1950s

Includes Nathanial Owings, Frazar Wilde, Bill Brown, Zillerbach [?]; 7 photographs


Box 6 Folder 21 Dubuffet, Jean, [1977]

1 photograph


Box 6 Folder 22 East Hampton residence, luncheon (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), September 1970

Includes: Paul and Mrs. Weidlinger, Armand Bartos, Celeste Bartos; photos taken by Isidor Richmond; 12 photographs; 1 letter; 1 slide


Box 6 Folder 23 East Hampton residence, Martha Jackson (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), 1965

1 photograph


Box 6 Folder 24 Fine Arts Commission, 1964

1 photostat of clipping


Box 6 Folder 25 Ford Headquarters, model, 1950

Includes: Dave Hughs, Charlie Hugh II; 1 photograph


Box 6 Folder 26 Frankenthaler, Helen, painting, [undated]

Painting at Bunshaft's East Hampton residence; 1 photograph; 1 letter


Box 6 Folder 27 Grace Office Building, 1970s

Includes Sherwood Smith, during prep for a meeting regarding the Grace Building; 20 photographs


Box 6 Folder 28 Heinz, Mr. & Mrs. H.J., II, 1950s-1970s

8 photographs


Box 6 Folder 29-30 Hirshhorn, Joseph, 1965-1974, 1972

51 photographs; 1 letter


Box 6 Folder 31 Istanbul Hilton, 1950s

Includes: Sedad H. Eldem, Bill Brown, Louis Skidmore; 6 photographs


Box 6 Folder 32 Knox, Seymour, 1961, 1969, 1972

Includes: Gordon Smith; receipt of Chancellor Norton Medal; 3 photographs


Box 6 Folder 33 Knox, Seymour at Moore's Studio ("Perry Green," Much Hadham, England), 1978

13 photographs; 1 letter


Box 6 Folder 34 Lever House (events), 1953, [1979?], 1988

Includes: Lou Crandall, Bill Brown, Mr. Berghart, Dick Alds, Martin Segul, Tom Carrol, Mr. Morris Tabakoblat; 9 photographs



Box 7 Folder 1 Lincoln Center, portrait of architects, [undated]

Includes: Eero Saarinen, Wallace Harrison, Ed Mathews, Max Abramovitz; 1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 2 Miscellaneous artists, 1950s-1960s

Includes: Whitney North Seymour, Horace C. Flanigan; 3 photographs; 1 press release; 1 mixed medium card


Box 7 Folder 3 Moore, Henry, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1971

Includes: Nina & Gordon Bunshaft, Irina Moore, Mrs. Frank Stanton; 4 photographs


Box 7 Folder 4 Moore, Henry ("Perry Green," Much Hadham, England), 1979

11 photographs; 1 folder


Box 7 Folder 5 Moore, Henry, Carrara Quarry (Marble Mountains, Forte die Marmi, Italy), Late 1960s

27 photographs; 1 folder


Box 7 Folder 6 Moore, Henry, guests ("Perry Green," Much Hadham, England), 1963

Includes: Seymour Knox, Dru Heinz, Irina Moore, Henry Moore, Gordon Bunshaft; 1 photograph; 1 letter (from H.J. Heinz), 1 envelope


Box 7 Folder 7 Moore, Henry, Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C.,), 1970s

8 photographs


Box 7 Folder 8 Moore, Henry, sculpture (Florence, Italy), 1972

1 photograph; 1 letter (from I.M. Pei)


Box 7 Folder 9 Moore, Henry, studio (Perry Green," Much Hadham, England), early 1970s

2 photographs


Box 7 Folder 10 New York City Convention Center [unbuilt], Mayor's release, 1973

Includes: Walter Severinghaus, Ada Louise Huxtable, Fred Gaus, Roger Radford; 2 photographs


Box 7 Folder 11 New York City Convention Center [unbuilt], presentation, [1973?]

Includes: Walter Severinghaus; 1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 12 Noguchi, Isamu, (Japan and India), 1960

15 photographs


Box 7 Folder 13 Pei, I.M., 1983/1984?

1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 14 Princess Margaret, MoMA luncheon, Nov 20 1965

Includes: David Rockefeller; 2 photographs



Oversize 1 Folder 7 Rockefeller, David, (Whitney Museum, Manhattan, New York), 1975

Includes: Walter Severinghaus; 1 photograph with inscription; 1 letter



Box 7 Folder 15 Rockefeller, David, & model of Dubuffet's "4 Trees", [undated]

1 photograph with handwritten note on bottom


Box 7 Folder 16 Rotch Travelling Scholars' reunions, 1950s, 1960s?

Includes: Wally Harrison, Mr. Shepley, Mr. & Mrs. Richmond, Nina Bunshaft, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Skidmore, Cramm, William Emerson (Dean of School of Architecture, M.I.T.); 3 photographs


Box 7 Folder 17 Sculpture, Nina Bunshaft, 1960s, [1980s?]

2 photographs


Box 7 Folder 18 Severinghaus, Walter, retirement party (University Club, Manhattan, New York), 1975

Includes: Tom Carrol, Celeste Bartos, Mr. & Mrs. McCloy, Frank Stanton [?]; 6 photographs


Box 7 Folder 19 SOM (Sammy's Bowery Follies, Manhattan, New York), [1938?]

Includes: SOM colleagues; 1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 20 SOM, lecture, 1986

Gordon Bunshaft speaking at SOM; 21 photographs; 1 note


Box 7 Folder 21 SOM, partners' meeting, (Skidmore's residence, Winterhaven, Florida), 1957[?]

Includes: Nathanial Owings, John Merrill, Louis Skidmore, Walter Severinghaus, William Hartman, Edward Mathews, Bill Brown, Eloise Skidmore, Nina Bunshaft; 13 photographs


Box 7 Folder 22 SOM, partners' meeting, (Terrace Plaza Hotel Roof Restaurant, Cincinnati, Ohio), 1949

Includes: Nathanial Owings, John Merrill, Louis Skidmore, Walter Severinghaus; 1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 23 SOM, partners' meeting (Trikal, Guatemala), 1974

1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 24 SOM, partners' meeting (Vail, Colorado), 1965

Includes: SOM partners; 1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 25-26 SOM, partners' meetings (various locations), 1950s

Includes: Nathanial Owings, John Merrill, Louis Skidmore, Walter Severinghaus, William Hartman, Edward Mathews, Bill Brown, Eloise Skidmore, Nina Bunshaft; 13 photographs



Oversize 1 Folder 8 SOM, party honoring Gordon Bunshaft (MoMA, Manhattan, New York), 1979

9 pages of prints (approx.280 images); 1 label



Box 7 Folder 27 [SOM?], unidentified construction site, [undated]

3 photographs


Box 7 Folder 28 Stone, Edward Durell, early 1970s

1 photograph at Edward Durell Stone's residence


Box 7 Folder 29 Terrace Plaza Hotel, opening (Cincinnati, Ohio), late 1940s, 1948[?]

Includes: Mr. & Mrs. Nathanial Owings, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Severinghaus, Mrs. Louis Skidmore, Wayne Soverns, Al Baum, Frank Nolan, Robert Cutler, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Brouen, and the future Mrs. Ed Merrill; 4 photographs


Box 7 Folder 30 Tishman, John, 1965

1 photograph


Box 7 Folder 31-32 Travels, 1950s

98 photographs; includes Ruth Hughes, Ed Mathews, and members of SOM during the SOM trip to Turkey


Box 7 Folder 33 Travels, 1960s

Includes photos of SOM partners in Egypt; 8 photographs


Box 7 Folder 34 Travels, 1974, 1978, 1982

2 photographs; 3 slides


Box 7 Folder 35 Travels, La Fenice [Restaurant], (Venice, Italy), 1968

2 photographs


Box 7 Folder 36 Travels, Martinos [Restaurant], (Venice, Italy), 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968

7 photographs



Oversize 1 Folder 9 Unidentified event, group photo, [undated]

1 photograph; probably of an SOM affiliated social event at a residence


Oversize 1 Folder 10 Unidentified men, [undated]

3 photographs



Box 7 Folder 37 Unidentified photographs, [undated]

20 photographs



Oversize 1 Folder 11 "Village apartment," (Manhattan, New York), 1940s

6 photographs



Shelf C182ft Family album of Gordon & Nina Bunshaft, 1905-1980s

1 album containing photos of both Gordon and Nina's childhoods, and their life together; includes important information regarding dates and identities of friends and business partners; every photograph is labeled


Subseries 3: Personal Snapshots



Box 8 Folder 1 "Trip to Rome, Tunisia & Paris", May 1982

23 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 2 "Nina's Sculptures", August 1979

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 3 "Egypt", March 1979

19 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 4 "Budapest", May 1979

22 photographs; negatives; includes 2 images of mock-up of 'Oceanic Sculpture'


Box 8 Folder 5 "Trip to Rome, Tunisia & Paris", May 1982

23 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 6 "Trip to Rome, Tunisia & Paris", May 1982

23 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 7 "Egypt & Partners Meeting", May 1979

12 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 8 "Egypt", March 1979

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 9 "Egypt", March 1979

19 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 10 "Trip to Rome, Tunisia & Paris", May 1982

32 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 11 "Egypt", March 1979

Primarily of Abu Simbel; 19 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 12 [East Hampton residence, exterior], [1982]

15 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 13 "Egypt", March 1979

18 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 14 "Egypt", March 1979

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 15 "Egypt", March 1979

18 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 16 "Photos of E.H. [East Hampton]; Coffee Table, etc., objects", December 1978

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 17 "Studio, Nina's Sculpture, Mercedes Benz", October 1978

18 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 18 "2 Dubuffet Small Figures; objects", [August 1971]

9 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 19 "North Cape Cruise, Norway", June 1978

18 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 20 "Partners Meeting, San Diego", 1977

9 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 21 "European Trip", 1977

Includes Paestum and Monreale, Italy; 18 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 22 "Guatamaga [sic]", December 1974

19 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 23 "Guatemala", December 1974

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 24 "Guatemala", December 1974

18 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 25 "Scotland & Stonehenge", June 1974

Includes two photos of a Dubuffet sculpture in the Bunshafts' East Hampton home; 17 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 26 "Stonehenge", June 1974

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 27 "Peru, old sculptures", [December 1977]

Includes photos of the Bunshafts' East Hampton residence; 17 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 28 "All Dubuffet", [November 1971]

19 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 29 "Bartos Pictures at Party at our house, E.H. [East Hampton] all Moores, Bartos, Soloup, Brooks", [undated]

26 photographs (no negatives)


Box 8 Folder 30 "Moore, Oval with Points Model", [January 1972]

16 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 31 [Travels in Italy; Moore's 'Animal Form'], [November 1971]

37 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 32 "Moore Arch leg, Dubuffet and African bracelet", October 1973

8 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 33 "2 pc Arch leg at Florence Leon [Moeel/Moed?]", [August 1972]

14 photographs; 1 transparency; 11 slides; negatives


Box 8 Folder 34 "Reclining figure; Arch leg in E.H. [East Hampton]", January 1973

19 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 35 "Moore's Reclining figure; Arch leg", January 1973

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 36 "Moore, black & whites", [undated]

14 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 37 "Animal Form installation", [undated]

21 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 38 "For Joe Hirshhorn", November 1971

5 photographs of a Moore sculpture (no negatives)


Box 8 Folder 39 "Objects", [undated]

Includes photos of the Johnson Library in Austin, Texas with Johnson and Nixon; 16 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 40 "Moore Arch leg in snow", February 1973

20 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 41 "Animal Form", [undated]

8 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 42 "Animal Form", [July 1971]

8 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 43 "Europe", May 1973

33 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 44 "Miro" [Bunshafts with their sculptures in East Hampton], [undated]

Includes Miro's Moonbird, Giacometti's Tall Figure III, etc.; 6 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 45 "Moore's Arch leg winter scene and house interiors", 1974

15 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 46 "Swans & marble mortar pot", [August 1972]

18 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 47 "Moore & Ireland & Dubuffet" [; Miro Retrospective, Paris, France], [November 1971]

36 photographs; negatives


Box 8 Folder 48 "Ireland", [November 1971]

19 photographs; negatives



Box 9 Folder 1 "Animal Form & Frankenthaler", [December 1971]

Includes Nina's sculptures; 19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 2 "To Europe & photos African small things", May 1972

16 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 3 "Trip to Europe", May 1972

Includes Dubuffet work; 30 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 4 "Trip to Europe", May 1972

Includes a sculpture exhibit in Florence that shows Dubuffet, Moore, and others; 39 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 5 "California", [April 1971]

Includes Nina's sculptures (animal series); 40 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 6 "Nina's Family in L.A.", December 1972

20 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 7 "Objects", [undated]

9 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 8 [Moore sculptures at East Hampton residence], [undated]

15 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 9 "Dubuffet Mask, African B & W mask, etc.", [October 1972]

Includes images of Bunshafts' art, beyond Dubuffet; 9 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 10 "[Moore's] Oval with points & Dogan pot", [July 1972]

17 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 11 "Latest Moore; objects", [September 1971]

Includes Giacometti sculpture; 9 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 12 "Photos of big white painted Dubuffet", 1973

17 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 13 [East Hamptons; European travels], [February 1969]

11 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 14 [Washington, D.C.; Hirshhorn Museum; Nina's sculptures], [undated]

18 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 15 "Miro (parts) [Moonbird]", [undated]

Close-ups of Miro's Moonbird sculpture; 20 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 16 "2 week cruise", June 1971

19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 17 "2 week cruise", June 1971

19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 18 "2 week cruise", June 1971

19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 19 "Jean Arp, Animal Reve", [undated]

3 photographs; negatives (more negatives of other artwork)


Box 9 Folder 20 "Easthampton", June 1964

12 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 21 [Travel photographs], [undated]

17 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 22 [Travel photographs], [undated]

Possibly USSR; 18 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 23 [Moore's Animal Form], [undated]

12 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 24 [Travel photographs; Nina's sculptures], [undated]

Includes photos of London and Eel Pie Island; 20 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 25 [Venice, Italy], [undated]

19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 26 [Miro Retrospective, Galerie Maeght], [undated]

20 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 27 [Travel photographs; Johnson Library; East Hampton residence], [undated]

Includes travel photos from Venice, Italy; 17 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 28 [Nina's sculptures; East Hampton residence], [February 1970]

10 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 29 [Sculpture at East Hampton residence; travel photographs], [August 1969]

20 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 30 [Travel photographs; Nina's sculptures; East Hampton residence], [undated]

12 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 31 [East Hampton; Nina's sculptures], [undated]

12 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 32 [Nina's sculptures], [October 1964]

11 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 33 "1969 Partners meeting, Japan", [June 1969]

38 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 34 "Russia & Lake Como, Italy", [July 1968]

36 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 35 [Johnson Library; Austin, Texas], [February 1971]

20 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 36 "Moore, Carrara Mt. quarry", [November 1970]

19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 37 "Easthampton", January 1964

Includes interiors and art objects; 30 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 38 "Easthampton", December 1963

Images of snowy landscape and exterior of residence; 6 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 39 "Easthampton", December 1963

Images of snowy landscape; 8 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 40 "Objects", [August 1971]

Includes a cast bronze by Moore, "Seated Figure on Curved Bench" (1965); 4 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 41 "Easthampton", August 1977

18 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 42 [Travel photographs; East Hampton residence], [November 1976]

20 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 43 "Trip to Europe", 1977

Includes Croatia, Greece, Montenegro; 19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 44 "Peru", December 1977

19 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 45 "[Machu Picchu] Peru", December 1977

18 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 46 "Peru", December 1977

17 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 47 [East Hampton residence, interior & exterior], [May 1976]

18 photographs; negatives


Box 9 Folder 48 "Nina's Sculptures", 1976-1977

20 photographs; negatives



Box 10 Folder 1 [Travel photographs], May 1973

13 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 2 "North Cape (Norway) Cruise", June 1978

18 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 3 "European Trip [Greece]", 1977

16 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 4 "European Trip", 1977

Travels to Greece, Italy, and Malta; 16 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 5 "European Trip", 1977

Travel photos of Italy; includes photos of East Hampton residence and San Diego; 18 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 6 "North Cape Cruise Norway, Venice, Madrid", 1978

Nearly half of the photos are of the interior of their east Hampton residence; 17 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 7 "North Cape Cruise Norway", June 1978

Included are photos of their East Hampton residence; 20 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 8 [East Hampton residence], [June 1975]

19 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 9 "Easthampton snow", January 1977

20 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 10 "Moore's 2 pc Arch Leg, winter scenes [& assorted sculptures]", January 1974

Includes assorted sculptures, both outdoors and indoors; 21 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 11 "Iran", [May 1965]

9 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 12 [East Hampton residence, interior], [March 1964]

4 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 13 [East Hampton residence, exterior], [May 1964]

12 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 14 [Nina's sculptures; East Hampton residence, interior], [September 1964]

12 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 15 [Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University; East Hampton residence], [undated]

21 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 16 [Travel photographs], [undated]

14 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 17 [East Hampton residence under construction], [October 1962]

29 photographs (no negatives)


Box 10 Folder 18 [Nina's sculptures; East Hampton residence], [March 1965]

8 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 19 [Paris, France; Iran; Henry Moore's Studio], [May 1966]

18 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 20 [Travel photographs], [June 1966]

23 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 21 [Unidentified location], [June 1966]

24 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 22 [Iran?], [May 1965]

23 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 23 [Iran?], [May 1965]

24 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 24 [Venice, Italy; unknown travel photographs], [June 1966]

21 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 25 "Nina's Sculpture", [December 1965]

12 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 26 "Egypt", [January 1967]

10 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 27 "Greek Islands [; Europe travels?]", [June 1969]

31 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 28 "Bangkoch [sic], Singapore, Japan? [; East Hampton residence], [June 1969]

38 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 29 "Miro [Moonbird]", [undated]

11 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 30 "Nina's sculpture, paintings & Paris[?]", [September 1968]

German flag in one photo, unlikely it is Paris; 20 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 31 "Miro [Moonbird]", [May 1968]

11 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 32 "Miro sculpture [Moonbird]", June 1968

9 photographs (no negatives)


Box 10 Folder 33 "Geneva & Moore's place", [February 1969]

12 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 34 "Easthampton house; Nina's stones", August 1964

11 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 35 "Living room interiors, E.H. [East Hampton residence]", [February 1970]

10 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 36 [East Hampton backyard; Nina's sculptures], [August 1964]

11 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 37 "Negatives, no prints", [undated]

Negatives (no prints)


Box 10 Folder 38 "Nina's stones", [March 1965]

13 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 39 "Bad pictures of Oceniac [sic] Statue", March 1980

17 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 40 "Photos of Korean Piece [installation], Easthampton, NY", March 1980

15 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 41 "Photos of Oceanaic [sic] Piece and trees & bushes of E.H. [East Hampton] House", [July 1980]

10 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 42 "Art objects", July 1980

Includes Nina's paintings; 4 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 43 "Art objects", July 1980

Includes Nina's paintings; 10 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 44 "Art objects", July 1980

6 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 45 "Art objects", July 1980

1 photograph; negatives


Box 10 Folder 46 "Photos of objects & paintings", July 1980

Includes Nina's paintings; 7 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 47 "Photos of objects & paintings", August 1980

6 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 48 "Photos of apartment & E.H. [East Hampton] house objects", [November 1980]

5 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 49 "Near Breast [sic] 1)Guimiliau 2)Lampaul-Guimiliau & Rouen, France and near Rouen", July 1981

18 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 50 "La Rochelle, France and near Breast [sic], Saint Thegonnec", July 1981

18 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 51 "Alhambra & Lisbon - and Madrid, Moore Exhibition", June 1981

17 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 52 "Santiago del Compositilo, Spain and 'around' Oporto, Portugal", June 1981

18 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 53 "At Moore's places; Marrackech [sic], Morocco & East Hampton, east wall of living room", February 1981

14 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 54 "Siam Bronze Top; New African tall statue; Outdoor fall photos.", October 1981

15 photographs; negatives


Box 10 Folder 55 [East Hampton residence, interior & exterior], [April 1965]

8 photographs; negatives


Subseries 4: Rotch Traveling Scholarship



Oversize 3 Folder 1 Alhambra, Spain, 1936

2 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 2 Daphne, [Greece?], 1936

1 photograph


Oversize 3 Folder 3 Germany, 1935-36

3 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 4 Greece, 1936

1 photograph


Oversize 3 Folder 5-6 Italy, 1936

9 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 7-8 Paris, France, 1935

7 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 9 Rome, Italy, 1935

1 photograph


Oversize 3 Folder 10 Rouen, France, 1936

1 photograph


Oversize 3 Folder 11 Spain, 1936

2 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 12 Stockholm, Sweden, 1936

1 photograph


Oversize 3 Folder 13 Tangiers, Morocco, 1935

2 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 14 Tétouan, Morocco, 1935

2 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 15 Venice, Italy, 1936

2 photographs


Oversize 3 Folder 16 Valladolid, Spain, 1935

1 photograph


Oversize 3 Folder 17 Unidentified location, 1936

2 photographs


Subseries 5: Bound Collections



Item 1 Untitled, portfolio, [undated]

Photographs by Ezra Stoller Associates; 19 photographs; projects include: Banque Lambert, Beinecke Rare Book Library, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Emhart Manufacturing Company, H.J. Heinz Company, Lever House, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, Reynolds Metals Company; images were also reproduced in Krinsky's Gordon Bunshaft of SOM (1988)



Item 2 "Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library", [undated]

Photographs by Ezra Stoller Associates; leather-bound album containing 41 photographs



Item 3 Dubuffet's Four Trees, [undated]

Protective cover is mislabeled as "Form Trees"; leather-bound album containing 42 photographs



Item 4 Visit to Henry Moore's studio, May 23, 1965

Photographs by Ezra Stoller; leather bound album containing 28 photographs



Item 5 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, [undated]

Photographs by Ezra Stoller; leather-bound album containing 16 photographs

Series IV: Personal Papers


Subseries 1: General



Box 7 Folder 38 Identification papers, 1909, 1935, 1937, 1945, 1946, [undated]

1 military id card; 3 id photos; 1 social security card; 1 passport application; 3 copies of birth certificate; 1 note


Box 7 Folder 39 A Brewery and a Beer Garden. Thesis for Degree of Bachelor in Architecture., 1933

1 bound volume



Oversize 2 Folder 1 M.I.T. diploma, Masters in Architecture, 1935

1 diploma



Box 7 Folder 40 Military papers, 1945-1948

Assorted documents regarding service and discharge; includes a couple letters of correspondence with Nathanial Owings and Louis Skidmore


Box 7 Folder 41 Death and cemetery arrangements, 1963, 1990-1991

2 copies of death certificate; 1 copy of will; correspondence regarding the purchase of grave plots, Gordon's life insurance, and the design of his grave marker; 2 photographs


Box 7 Folder 42 Memorial documents, 1990

1 invitation; 1 eulogy; collection of lists - both personal and professional - of people possibly to be invited to the memorial service



Box 11 Folder 1 Marriage certificate (New York), 1943

1 original; 1 copy


Box 11 Folder 2 Bunshaft, Nina, personal documents, 1914, 1928, 1931, 1939, 1955, 1960

1 birth certificate (and 1 copy); 1 social security card; 2 diplomas; 1 note; 1 passport application; 1 award


Box 11 Folder 3 Bunshaft, Yetta & David, 1945, 1958, 1976

Papers regarding Gordon Bunshaft's parents; 1 letter; 1 receipt; 1 prayer book; 1 document


Box 11 Folder 4 Address books, [undated]

2 books (one has been removed from its binder and consists of loose pages)


Box 11 Folder 5 Apartment, (200 East 66th Street, # C 903, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York), 1956

2 floor plans


Box 11 Folder 6 Apartment, furniture (200 East 66th Street, # C 903, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York)

Receipts, correspondence, and lists regarding furniture bought


Box 11 Folder 7 Appointment diary, 1990

1 appointment book


Box 11 Folder 8 "Building for Tomorrow," Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, 1957

1 brochure for the opening of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.



Oversize 2 Folder 2 "Bunch-Aft," portrait by George Rudolph, [undated]

1 copy of drawing (photostat?)



Box 11 Folder 9 Canine records, 1947, 1948

Records regarding the Bushafts' dog; 5 documents


Box 11 Folder 10 "The Commission of Fine Arts: A Brief History, 1910-1976", 1977

1 publication on the history of the Fine Arts Commission, written by Sue A. Kohler


Box 11 Folder 11 Curriculum Vitae [partial], [undated]

2 pages of CV, listing honors, projects worked on, and organizations belonged to


Box 11 Folder 12 "Directions to Henry Moore's House at Perry Green, Much Hadham, England", [undated]

4 pages of notes; 1 envelope


Box 11 Folder 13 East Hampton residence, specifications (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), 1962, 1976, 1977

Documents relating to the construction and renovation of the residence; includes specifications, receipts, correspondence, site plans, and contracts


Box 11 Folder 14 Financial papers, 1946-1970, 1979

Miscellaneous financial documents; records income from SOM between 1946 and 1970, gives a general "financial picture"


Box 11 Folder 15 "The Gallery Architects: Edward B. Green & Gordon Bunshaft," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, (Buffalo, New York), 1987

1 exhibition publication



Dr 309 Get well card, on napkin, Henry Moore et al., 1974

1 napkin with messages and signatures, including Henry Moore, Irina Moore, Olga Hirshhorn, Fred Weisman, Marcia Weisman, Harry [Brooks?], Taft Schreiber, and others

Catalog Record



Box 12 Folder 1 "Henry Moore at Nina and Gordon Bunshafts'…" (East Hampton, New York), 1967

Primary creators: Henry Moore and Frank Stanton; 2 bound volumes of photos of a weekend trip to the Bunshafts' home in East Hampton; photos also include Laura and James Sweeney, Ruth and Frank Stanton, Henry Moore, and Nina and Gordon Bunshaft


Box 12 Folder 2 Johnson (, Lyndon Baines) Library, dedication, [undated]

1 special event publication


Box 12 Folder 3 Miscellaneous, [undated]

1 hotel card; 1 baggage claim ticket



Oversize 2 Folder 3 Miscellaneous notes, [undated]

Material that arrived with the collection and refer to contents given to Avery Library; 5 pages of notes; 3 large envelopes



Box 12 Folder 4 Museum of Modern Art, assorted, 1970, 1986

1 document, 1 program, 1 newspaper clipping


Box 12 Folder 5 Museum of Modern Art Bulletin: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, v. 18, n. 1, 1950

1 magazine published in conjunction with the Exhibition of recent Buildings by SOM, at MoMA



Item 6 SOM, partnership agreement & operating policies, [1973?]

2 leather-bound volumes



Box 12 Folder 6 SOM 50th Anniversary Celebration and Recordings+G444, 1986

2 documents


Box 12 Folder 7 Stationary, [undated]

4 sheets personalized stationary



Oversize 2 Folder 4 [Untitled abstract drawing], Wallace K. Harrison, [undated]

1 drawing

Catalog Record



Box 12 Folder 8 Additional Documents - post-dates Gordon Bunshaft, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999

3 articles; 3 programs; 2 invitations; 2 tickets; 1 note; 1 envelope


Subseries 2: Accolades & Recognition


Box 12 Folder 9 AIA and Architectural Registration, 1946, 1952, 1980, 1982, 1984

4 certificates; 2 letters; 2 copies of academic history from M.I.T.


Box 12 Folder 10 Who's Who (in America and Europe), 1990, [undated]

5 pages


Box 12 Folder 11 Assorted awards, 1962, 1966, 1977, 1989

4 certificates, from Yale University, Lunchline at Ball State University, The Architectural Record, Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal


Box 12 Folder 12 Institute of Arts and Letters, Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, 1955

1 certificate (originally framed)


Box 12 Folder 13 American Institute of Architects (A.I.A), fellow, 1958

1 certificate (originally framed)


Box 12 Folder 14 National Academy of Design, associate, 1958

1 letter; 1 ribbon; 1 certificate


Box 12 Folder 15 National Academy of Design, academian, 1959

1 certificate (originally framed)


Box 12 Folder 16 Institute of Arts and Letters, member, 1960

1 certificate (originally framed)


Box 12 Folder 17 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Honorary Membership, 1961

1 certificate; 3 letters; 1 clipping



Oversize 2 Folder 5 American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, Medal of Honor, 1961

1 certificate (originally framed)



Box 12 Folder 18 University of Buffalo, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, 1962

1 certificate; 1 program; 1 letter; 1 citation; 1 note



Oversize 2 Folder 6 Commission of Fine Arts, appointment by President John F. Kennedy, 1963

1 certificate (originally framed)


Oversize 2 Folder 7 Construction Industry, Scroll of Honor, 1965

1 certificate (originally framed)


Oversize 2 Folder 8 Commission of Fine Arts, appointment by President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968

1 certificate (originally framed)



Box 12 Folder 19 Academy of Arts and Sciences, fellow, 1969

1 certificate (originally framed)


Box 12 Folder 20 University of Buffalo, Chancellors Medal, 1969

1 citation; 2 letters



Oversize 2 Folder 9 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fellow for Life, 1971

1 certificate; 1 card



Box 12 Folder 21 M.I.T. Corporate Leadership Luncheon, 1976

1 program


Box 12 Folder 22 Resolution, SOM, 1976

1 resolution; 1 letter



Oversize 2 Folder 10 Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Profesor Honorario, 1977

1 certificate


Oversize 2 Folder 11 New York State Association of Architects, recognition of a distinguished career, 1980

1 certificate (originally framed)



Box 12 Folder 23 Academy of Arts and Letters, Gold Medal in Architecture, 1984

1 program; 1 article; 2 photographs, includes Kevin Roche; 1 letter; 1 citation (2 pages); 2 notes


Subseries 3: Travel



Box 13 Folder 1 Travel Diary, Rotch Travelling Scholarship, July 1935 - October 1936

1 diary; journals Bunshaft's travels around Europe during his Rotch Scholarship, most information is personal, some about the architecture

[See Series XI: Additional Donations Series for "Year Book, 1935"]


Box 13 Folder 2 World Map, 1935-1936

1 map, with travel notes from Bunshaft's time in Europe on his Rotch Travelling Scholarship, originally kept in his travel diary


Box 13 Folder 3 Sketchbooks, Rotch Travelling Scholarship, 1935, 1935-36, 1936

3 sketchbooks, some loose pages at rear of each, drawings are dated and cities are identified

Catalog Record [I]

Catalog Record [II]

Catalog Record [III]



Item 7 Sketchbook "no. 65," Rotch Travelling Scholarship, 1935-1936

1 sketchbook, most drawings are dated and cities are identified

Catalog Record



Box 14 Folder 1-3 Postcards, 1936-1937 [1935-1954?]

Assorted blank postcards from Bunshafts travels, most likely during his Rotch Travelling Scholarship; approx. 1,100 postcards; the 49 postcards containing addresses, writing, computations, or sketches have been bundled together and are in Folder 1.



Box 13 Folder 4 Pocket travel guides, "Blue Guide: Paris" & "Map & Guide of London", 1927, [undated]

2 books; Bunshaft's name in front cover of London guide, dated 1959


Box 13 Folder 5-6 Travel plans, international trips, 1967-1989

First folder contains itineraries for international trips taken by Nina and Gordon Bunshaft, trips are often taken annually; second folder contains brochures and miscellaneous documents (i.e. hotel stationary)



Box 15 Folder 1-3 Assorted Menus, various

Includes a variety of menus and invitations from locations and events in the United States and abroad. These range from presidential invitations and SOM hosted events to restaurants in various countries.



Box 2 Folder 12 Assorted Menus (oversize), various

oversized menus



Box 15 Folder 5 Frank Lloyd Wright, architecture tour, 1986

1 book on Oak Park Prairie Houses; 1 folder with 3 brochures, 1 program for SOM's 50th Anniversary, 1 article



Box 16 and 17 Travel diaries, 1951-1989

31 diary books; missing years 1978, 1986, 1987 (two diaries, 1979 and 1985, contain multiple years); most days are blank, typically writes while on his travels abroad. Sections at the back are used to keep track of expenditures and purchases

Series V: Art Collection



Box 15 Folder 6-7 "Record book of all art purchases, gifts, and sales", 1935-1989

1 ledger book listing works, with notations; various documents originally stored in ledger now stored separately in second folder (includes photos, correspondence, lists of art pieces, and personal notes)



Shelf C178rr "Nina & Gordon Bunshaft Collection of Art", [undated]

1 album containing images of the art owned by the Bunshafts; images are labeled with numbers and colors that correspond to additional information contained in the ledger as well as location (New York apartment or residence in East Hampton) See cross referenced "Record Book of all art purchases"



Box 18 Folder 1-4 Ancient art objects, records, 1945-1989, bulk 1960-1989

Divided by decade, covering 1945 to 1989 with the bulk from 1960-1989; consists of correspondence with galleries, photographs, and receipts


Box 18 Folder 5 Ancient art objects, photographs, [undated]

Assorted photographs of art objects that the Bunshafts looked at, purchased, or researched; occasional objects used in projects by SOM


Box 18 Folder 6 Ancient art objects, miscellaneous resources, 1960, 1963, 1973, 1977, 1983, 1988

Informational material about ancient tribal art; 5 publications; 2 brochures; 1 poster; 1 letter


Box 18 Folder 7 Clark Coe, "Boy with Lute", 1964, 1990

8 documents; includes program for an American Folk Art exhibit through which the Bunshafts acquired the piece, as well as 2 newspaper clippings and information regarding the acquisition


Box 18 Folder 8 Dubuffet drawings, retrospective exhibition (978 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York), 1960

1 poster advertising the exhibit


Box 18 Folder 9 Japanese ink paintings, [undated]

4 panels


Box 18 Folder 10 Legal Agreement, 1990

1 document; signed by Nina Bunshaft, regarding the transfer of ownership of a number of art pieces after his death


Box 18 Folder 11 "Manhattan Style" in Arte, 1981

See pages 76-81; article contains images of the Bunshafts' New York City apartment

Series VI: Publications



Box 19 Folder 1 1857-1957: One Hundred Years of Architecture in America, 1957

1 book; written by Frederick Gutheim; features the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (see page 14)


Box 19 Folder 2 Architecture in Virginia 1776-1958: The Old Dominion's Twelve Best Buildings, 1958

1 survey; written by Frederick D. Nichols and William B. O'Neal; features the Reynolds Metals Company General Office Building



Item 8 Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1988

1 book; written by Carol Herselle Krinsky



Box 19 Folder 3 Pritzker Prize, media kit, 1988

5 copies of publicity information ("media kit") in folders for distribution; 1 letter regarding assembly of media kit


Box 19 Folder 4 Pritzker Prize, duograph, The Pritzker Architecture Prize, 1988: Gordon Bunshaft, Oscar Niemeyer, 1988

6 copies of publication; 1 letter regarding the publication; 11 copies of official insert


Box 19 Folder 5 Skidmore Owings & Merrill, 1982

1 book, in Hungarian, written by Bonta Janos; 1 letter


Box 19 Folder 6 SOM Fifty Years [50th Anniversary Film], 1987

1 video cassette tape, includes "SOM, the First Fifty Years," and "SOM, the Future"; 1 letter; 1 envelope

Series VII: SOM News



Volume 1 August 1953

Topics include: general news about SOM offices worldwide


Volume 1 October 1953

Topics include: group insurance policy for SOM employees; construction of the New York Life Insurance Company, Chicago, Illinois; construction projects for United Air Lines; airplane hangar at Nouasseur, Morocco; hotel construction at Istanbul, Turkey; expansion of the New York office; presentation of three hospitals at the American Hospital Association convention in San Francisco: Ohio State University Medical Center, Northern Indiana Hospital for Children and the Maternity and Pediatrics Pavilion of Cedars of Lebanon Hospital of Los Angeles, California; post-graduate school for the United States Navy, Monterey, California


Volume 1 December 1953

Topics include: Annual Partners' Meeting at Chicago on November 20th and 21st; Manufacturers Trust Bank building, Manhattan, New York; renovation of the SOM San Francisco office; post-graduate school for the United States Navy at Monterey, California; long-term planning for Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; Pacific Greyhound Maintenance Center, San Francisco, California; Elmendord Hospital, Alaska; Sawyer Biscuit Company Factory Building; Food Service Unit, University of Illinois at Urbana; Staff Apartments, University of Illinois at Urbana; completion of the Cancer Research Addition of the Medical Center at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; multiple-dwelling unit of the Germany State Department; Pepsi Cola new bottling plant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Maxon Oral School, Portland, Oregon.


Volume 1 February 1954

Topics include: first Progressive Architecture Design Award


Volume 1 April 1954

Topics include: Fort Dearborn Project, Chicago, Illinois; Marion County Courthouse, Salem, Oregon


Volume 1 June 1954

Topics include: Ford Motor Company Building, Michigan; Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut Creek, California; Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois; Men's Dormitory for Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio


Volume 1 August 1954

Topics include: Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Building, Connecticut; Borden Research Laboratory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Stanford Lands. Stanford University, Stanford, California; Gunners' School, Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois; Richland Lutheran Church, Richland, Washington; Los Alamos National Laboratory, General Laboratory and Administration Building, Los Alamos, New Mexico


Volume 1 October 1954

Topics include: Manufacturers' Trust Company, New York; United States Consulate, Bremen, Germany; Standard Oil Company Technical Services Building, Whiting, Indiana; Hilton Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey; Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon; First National Bank Building, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Volume 1 December 1954

Topics include: SOM Annual Partner's Meeting; Shopping Center at Pacific Grove, California


Volume 1 February 1955

Topics include: National Administrative Center, New York; Okinawa Engineer District Complex, Japan; completion of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School of Engineering, Monterey, California


Volume 1 April 1955

Topics include: Inland Steel Company Building, Chicago, Illinois; United States Consulate, Dusseldorf, Germany; Gold Medal from the Architectural League of New York for two buildings by SOM: Manufacturers Trust Company's Fifth Avenue Branch; Tucker-Maxon Oral School in Portland, Oregon; Wilsey & Ham's Building for Millsdale Industrial Park, Millbrae, California; Vick Chemical Company Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; General Mills Inc. Building, Golden Valley, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Addition for Hosford School, Portland, Oregon; relocation of the Colorado Springs office to its new permanent address at 3333 North El Paso Street; retirement of Capt. Carroll L. Tyler


Volume 1 June 1955

Topics include: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Volume 1 August 1955

Topics include: Chase Manhattan Bank Headquarters, Manhattan, New York; United States Naval Hospital, Virginia; Kimberly-Clark Corporation Building, Fullerton, California; Warren Petroleum Corporation building, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Fort Dearborn project, Chicago, Illinois; Women's dormitory at Reed College, Portland, Oregon


Volume 1 October 1955

Topics include: Crown Zellerbach Office Building, San Francisco, California; Utah Construction project, San Francisco Bay, California; Reynolds Metal Company Headquarters Building, Richmond, Virginia; Completion of Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, Oregon; Burns Clinic project, Petoskey, Michigan; East Side Junior High School, Joliet, Illinois


Volume 1 December 1955

Topics include: SOM Annual Partner's Meeting; retirement of Louis Skidmore; Heinz Research Center Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Award from the Municipal Art Society to SOM for the Manufacturers Trust Company; Karl Taylor Compton laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts


Volume 1 February 1956

Topics include: Warren Petroleum Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Guardian Life Insurance Company Building, San Diego, California; Metropolitan Headquarters for YMCA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Lincoln Square Project, Manhattan, New York; retirement of Major General George J. Nold; plans for the Winter Olympic Games, Squaw Valley, California; Award for East Side Junior High School, Joliet, Illinois, from Progressive Architecture


Volume 1 April 1956

Topics include: The Chase Manhattan Bank, Manhattan, New York


Volume 1 June 1956

Topics include: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Volume 1 August 1956

Topics include: New York University - Bellevue Medical Center, Manhattan, New York; Motor Bank Addition of the United States National Bank of Portland, Oregon; completion of the Cedar Hills Shopping Center, Portland, Oregon; completion of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Fullerton, California; Preferred Insurance Company Building, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Talman Federal Savings & Loan Association Building, Chicago, Illinois; General Mills Headquarters, Golden Valley, Minnesota


Volume 1 October 1956

Topics include: Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation Building, Manhattan, New York


Volume 1 December 1956

Topics include: SOM Annual Partners' Meeting


Volume 1 February 1957

Topics include: Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Architects; Dollars Saving Bank, Manhattan, New York


Volume 1 April 1957

Topics include: Master Plan for the Planning Commission and the Re-development Agency of San Francisco


Volume 1 June - October 1957

Topics include: Union Carbide Corporation Building, Eastview, New York; Hoyt Street Medical Clinic, Portland, Oregon; Portland Exposition-Recreation Center, Oregon; Avon Products Building, Morton Grove, Illinois; Signode Steel Strapping Company Building, Glenview, Illinois; H.J. Heinz Company Building, San Francisco, California; Shell Company Office Building, Melbourne, Australia; Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; C.B.S. Laboratories, Stamford, Connecticut; American Machine and Foundry nuclear reactor, Plainsboro, New Jersey; Institute for Muscle disease, Manhattan, New York; Geigy Chemical Corporation, Ardsley, New York; Karl Taylor Compton Laboratories, MIT, Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts; Parke, Davis & Company Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Volume 1 December 1957

Topics include: SOM Annual Partners' Meeting; JFK International Airport, Queens, New York; United Airlines hangar, San Francisco, California



Volume 2 February 1958

Topics include: The Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois


Volume 2 April 1958

Topics include: Norton Building, San Francisco, California; Colgate University, Hamilton, New York; Northwest Community Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Banco Moreira Salles, Manhattan, New York; Inland Steel Company, Chicago, Illinois


Volume 2 June 1958

Topics include: Warren Petroleum Corporation Building, Tulsa, Oklahoma


Volume 2 December 1958

Topics include: Reynolds Metals Company Headquarters, Richmond, Virginia


Volume 2 February 1959

Topics include: SOM Annual Partners' Meeting; Crown Zellerbach Corporation Headquarters Office Building, San Francisco, California; Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois; The Chase Manhattan Bank, Manhattan, New York


Volume 2 April 1959

Topics include: Banque Lambert, Brussels, Belgium


Volume 2 June 1959

Topics include: Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; Medical Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Chicago; John J. Pershing Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois; Albert Einstein Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois; Gompers Junior High School, Chicago, Illinois


Volume 2 August 1959

Topics include: The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Volume 2 August 1960

Topics include: Pepsi-Cola World Headquarters, Manhattan, New York; First City National Bank of Houston, Houston, Texas; Chase Manhattan Bank, Manhattan, New York; The Hartford Building, Chicago, Illinois; C.I.L House, Montreal, Canada; First National City Bank of New York, Manhattan, New York; JFK International Airport, Queens, New York; Banco de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia; John Hancock Building, San Francisco, California


Volume 2 October 1960

Topics include: Yale [Beinecke] Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, Connecticut


Volume 2 December 1960

Topics include: Introduction of new partners in SOM; Home Federal Savings & Loan Association of Chicago Building, Chicago, Illinois; Union Carbide Corporation, Manhattan, New York


Volume 2 June 1961

Topics include: First City National Bank, Houston, Texas


Volume 2 August 1961

Topics include: Emhart Manufacturing Company Building, Hartford, Bloomfield, Connecticut


Volume 2 October 1961

Topics include: The Hartford Building, Chicago, Illinois


Volume 2 December 1961

Topics include: Introduction of new partners; The Portland Memorial Coliseum, Oregon; The Portland Hilton Hotel, Oregon; The Hilton Inn, Seattle, Washington; The Oregon Primate Research Center, Portland, Oregon; The Reed College Biology Building, Portland, Oregon; Linfield College Commons Building, McMinnville, Oregon; Portland Urban Renewal Master Plan, Oregon; United Metal Trades Association; Oregon Technical Institute, Klamath Falls, Oregon; Standard Plaza Building, Portland, Oregon


Volume 2 February 1962

Topics include: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York


Volume 2 April 1962

Topics include: The Upjohn Company. Kalamazoo, Michigan


Volume 2 June 1962

Topics include: The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California


Volume 2 February 1963

Topics include: John Hancock Building, New Orleans, Louisiana; John Hancock Building, Kansas City, Missouri


Volume 2 April 1963

Topics include: American Republic Building, Des Moines, Iowa


Volume 2 December 1963

Topics include: Tennessee Gas Transmission Co, Building, Houston, Texas


Volume 2 January 1964

Topics include: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven


Volume 2 May 1964

Topics include: BMA Tower, Kansas City, Missouri



Volume 3 August 1964

Topics include: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii


Volume 3 March 1966

Topics include: Oregon Technical Institute, Portland, Oregon; Lloyd Corporation building project, Portland, Oregon; Omark Industries, Inc. Building, Portland, Oregon; Sheraton Motor Inn, Seattle, Washington; Pacific Power and Light Co., Portland, Oregon; Portland Center, Oregon


Volume 3 June 1966

Topics include: John Hancock Center Chicago, Illinois


Volume 3 July 1966

Topics include: Alcoa Building, San Francisco, California


Volume 3 August 1966

Topics include: Washington Mall Plan, Washington, D.C.


Volume 3 September 1966

Topics include: Banque Lambert, Brussels, Belgium


Volume 3 November 1966

Topics include: The Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut


Volume 3 March 1967

Topics include: National Life and Accident Insurance Company Home Office Building, Nashville, Tennessee


Volume 3 May 1967

Topics include: American Bible Society Building, Manhattan, New York


Volume 3 May 1967

Topics include: A.I.A Awards 1967


Volume 3 November 1967

Topics include: National Headquarters Building of the American Republic Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa


Volume 3 February 1968

Topics include: Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley, Virginia


Volume 3 April 1970

Topics include: Shell Plaza, Houston, Texas


Volume 3 December 1970

Topics include: American Can Company Building, Greenwich, Connecticut



Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, April 1969

Topics include: Chase Manhattan Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico; New York University Medical Tower, Manhattan, New York; Princeton Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey; City College of New York, Science & Physical Education Building, Manhattan, New York; Connecticut College Fine Arts Building, New London, Connecticut; Equitable Life – Atlanta, Georgia


Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, May 1969

Topics include: Tishman - Third Avenue, Manhattan, New York; L.B. Johnson Library, Austin, Texas; Cornell - Social Science Building, Ithaca, New York; Uris - Jericho, Jericho, L.I., New York; Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa; Uris - Blue Hill, Orangetown, New York


Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, June 1969

Topics include: Solow Office Building – Manhattan, New York; American Can - Greenwich, Connecticut; One Beacon Street – Boston, Massachusetts; Hamilton Civic Square - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, July 1969

Topics include: The Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and the Mt. Sinai Hospital - Annenberg - Manhattan, New York; 1095 Avenue of the Americas – Manhattan, New York; 1114 Avenue of the Americas - Manhattan, New York; Seatrain Lines, Weehawken, New Jersey


Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, August 1969

Topics include: One Liberty Plaza – Manhattan, New York; The Virginia National Bank, Norfolk, Virginia; The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York


Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, October 1969

Topics include: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan, New York; Research Hangar - Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Crossroads Associates, Fairfax County, Virginia; Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & East Campus Library & Research Building. University of Texas, Austin, Texas


Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, February 1970

Topics include: Ford Motor Credit Co., Dearborn, Michigan; Shell Oil Company - Data Service Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Philip Morris (Cigarette Manufacturing Plant), Richmond, Virginia


Volume 4 New York Projects in Process, September 1970

Topics include: Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, New York; Carlton Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa


Volume 4 Chicago Projects in Process, September 1969

Topics include: Behavioral Sciences Center. University of Illinois, Chicago Circle; Basic Science Building. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Health Sciences Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Science & Engineering Center. University of Illinois - Chicago Circle; addition to Science & Engineering Center University of Illinois - Chicago Circle; Core & Research Library, Biological Science Building. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


Volume 4 San Francisco Projects in Process, October 1969

Topics include: Marine Midland Center, Buffalo, New York


Volume 4 San Francisco Projects in Process, April 1970

Topics include: Weyerhaeuser Headquarters Office Building. Tacoma, Washington


Volume 4 San Francisco Projects in Process, May 1970

Topics include: Oregon Technical Institute, Classroom Building, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Series VIII: Oral History



Oversize 2 Conversations Regarding the Future of Architecture, 1956

1 phonograph record, includes Ernest Kump, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Richard Neutra. Edited by John Peter, recording and photography by Edward A. Hamilton, produced by Reynolds Metals Company.



Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "Philip Morris - ", 1986-01-09, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "End of Hirshhorn- Hirshhorn", 1985, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "LBJ library (cont'd) - 9 W 57 St", 1985, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "Noxell 1967 - One Main Place", 1985, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "Beinecke Library [to] Lincoln Ctr Library", 1985, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "Chase [to] Hancock in New Orleans", 1985, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "Istanbul Hilton thru Reynolds", 1985, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 01 Interview with Carol Krinsky, "VA to part of Hilton", 1985 Apr 07, 1 audiocassettes


Box 20 Folder 02 Interview with Arthur Drexler, 1980, 17 audiocassettes



Item 9 Oral Autobiographies of the Partners of S.O.M.: Gordon Bunshaft, 1979

1 book



Item 10 Oral History of Gordon Bunshaft, F.A.I.A., book, 1990

Completed for the Art Institute of Chicago, interviewed by Betty J. Blum; most material regards Gordon Bunshaft's work as an architect at SOM; 1 book



Box 20 Folder 03 Oral History of Gordon Bunshaft, F.A.I.A., tapes, 1989-04-04-1989-04-07, 7 audiocassettes

Completed for the Art Institute of Chicago, interviewed by Betty J. Blum; most material regards Gordon Bunshaft's work as an architect at SOM;



Box 19 Folder 7 Transcription of Interview, (Manhattan, New York), 1969

Interviewed by Paige Mulhollan; topic relates to Bunshaft's experiences with President Lyndon Baines Johnson around the design of the Johnson Presidential Library, and touches on Bunshaft's appointment to the Commission of Fine Arts

Series IX: Objects



Box 21 Folder 1 F.W. Chandler Prize #1, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Department of Architecture, 1933-1934

1 medal


Box 21 Folder 2 Centennial Commemorative Medal (1857-1957), American Institute of Architects, 1957

1 medal; 1 box


Box 21 Folder 3 American Institute of Architects Fellow, 1958

1 medal on ribbon; 1 stone; 1 box


Box 21 Folder 4-5 50th Anniversary Commemorative medal (of the Schwarzman Building at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street), New York Public Library, 1961

2 medals; 2 boxes


Box 21 Folder 6 for Distinguished Work and High Professional Standing, American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, 1961

1 medal; 1 box


Box 21 Folder 7 Distinguished New Yorker Award, from the City Club of New York on the occasion of their 75th anniversary (1892-1967), 1967

1 medal; 1 box


Box 21 Folder 8 American Can Company Dedication, Corporate Headquarters, (Greenwich, Connecticut), 1968

1 medal; 1 box


Box 21 Folder 9 The Chancellors Medal, University of Buffalo, [1969]

1 pin; medal is given for civic patriotism and public service to the city of Buffalo


Box 21 Folder 10 Gold Medal of the Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, for Eminence in Architecture, 1984

1 medal; 1 box


Box 21 Folder 11 Pritzker Architecture Prize, 1988

1 medal on ribbon; 1 box



Box 22 Folder 1 [Honorary professorship?] Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, Republica Peruana, [1977?]

1 medal on ribbon; 1 box


Box 22 Folder 2 [F.W. Chandler Prize?] Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Department of Architecture, [undated]

1 medal (no engraving on rear, unlike the F.W. Chandler Prize, above)


Box 22 Folder 3 Paperweight, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, (Buffalo, New York), [undated]

1 paperweight; 1 box


Box 22 Folder 4 Paperweight, in appreciation, Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York, [undated]

1 paperweight; 1 card; 1 box


Box 22 Folder 5 Lüchow's [restaurant] commemorative medal, (Manhattan, New York), [undated]

1 medal; 1 box


Box 22 Folder 6 Paperweight, unidentified origin, [undated]

1 paperweight; 1 box


Box 22 Folder 7 Lighter, with seal of the President of the United States, [undated]

1 lighter; 1 box


Box 22 Folder 8 Italian coin, 1979

1 coin


Box 22 Folder 9 Gordon Bunshaft's pipe, [undated]

1 pipe; 1 leather pouch



Box 23 Scrimshaw, [American Can Company], 1971

1 carved whale tooth with architectural drawing of the American Can Company's façade and section



Shelf C177ft, above Gordon Bunshaft's Briefcase

1 brown leather briefcase



Box 24 Untitled Sculpture, Nina Bunshaft, 1980

Primary creator: Nina Bunshaft; 1 sculpture [rocks, paint, glue]



Shelf C177ft, above Pin joint, 1965

1 pin joint, given to Bunshaft by Watson Powell, Jr., president of the American Republic Insurance Company

Series X: Drawings



Oversize 4 Folder 1 to 6 Rotch travels, drawings, [1935-1936]

32 watercolors and 10 sheets, various media

Catalog Record [I]

Catalog Record [II]



Dr 309 Rotch Travels, renderings, 1936

2 rendering in pencil and watercolor : "Town Hall Portal, Siena", "16th Century House, Salamanca"

Catalog Record



Oversize 4 Folder 7 One-story bungalow, floor plan, 1921

1 drawing by a 12 year old Gordon Bunshaft

Project Level Record



Dr 309 Bunshaft Residence, (25 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), 1976

[MISSING]

1 birds-eye view, in pen and marker, of the Bunshafts' home and property in East Hampton

Project Level Record



Roll A132A.01 Rubbings, Flat floor tombstones, Louvre, [1935?]

3 rubbings taken at the Louvre during Bunshaft's Rotch Travelling Scholarship

Project Level Record



Roll A132A.02a Radio cabinet, design, 1953

2 drawings of plan, elevations, and sections of a radio cabinet; SOM architects

Project Level Record



Roll A132A.03a Bunshaft apartment, (200 East 66th Street, # C 903, Manhattan House, Manhattan, New York), 1956, [undated]

18 drawings, including plans, elevations, details, work schedules, and furniture details

Project Level Record



Roll A132A.02b Bunshaft residence, (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), 1962, 1970

11 drawings, including plans, elevations, and details

Project Level Record [I]

Project Level Record [II]



Roll A132A.03b Bunshaft residence, studio (25-26 Georgica Close, East Hampton, New York), 1975, 1976

10 drawings, including a site plan, plans, elevations, sections, and details

Project Level Record

Series XI: Additional Donations



Box 13 Folder 7 Year Book, 1935

1935 Dairy kept by Gordon Bunshaft when he was 26 years old and studying in Europe on a Rotch Traveling Scholarship. Some notations are dated as 1958 and 1959. Kept primarily as a notebook rather than an appointment book. Notes include, among other things, list of European hotels and sites to visit, travel itineraries, list of books purchased and itemized furniture to be sold. Includes a clippng annoucing plans by the Lever Brothers to build new headquarters.

Donated by Nicholas Adams (2021.001)