Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Douglas Putnam Haskell papers, 1866-1979-(bulk 1949-1964).

Series III: Committees, Foundations, Organizations, Forum Special Issues

This series contains material regarding the numerous committees, foundations, and organizations in which Douglas Haskell participated during his tenure at Architectural Forum (1949-1964.) The series contains many lectures and speeches given by Haskell at various functions. It also contains material related to "special issues" of Architectural Forum.

The folders in this series are arranged in alphabetical order by title of the committee, foundation, organization, or "special issue," and thereunder in reverse chronological order. Dates are NOT included unless they are part of the folder's original title.

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Box 47 Folder 1 ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture)

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in the ACSA and as a member of their "Expansion of Schools to Serve Building Industry" Committee.



Box 47 Folder 2 ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) Committee

This folder contains material relating to the DH's participation in the ACSA and their Committee for the Advancement of Architectural Education.



Box 47 Folder 3 AIA—Housing Committee and Housing Subcommittee

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation on the AIA Housing Committee and Housing Subcommittee.



Box 47 Folder 4 AIA National

This folder contains a letter from DH to William Scheick, of the AIA in Washington, D.C., regarding helping Mrs. Korff with her Pennsylvania Avenue show.



Box 47 Folder 5 AIA New York

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in the AIA's New York Chapter.



Box 47 Folder 6 American Registered Architects, Inc.

This folder contains material relating to DH's effort in gathering information about the ARA.



Box 47 Folder 7 Anthology of DH's writings

This folder contains material relating to the creation of an anthology of DH's writings.



Box 47 Folder 8 Architect's Advisory Committee to the Public Housing Administration—1951

This folder contains drafts of a letter of joint resignation by the committee, for which DH was Vice Chairman.



Box 48 Folder 1 Architect's Emergency Committee, Max Foley, Chairman

This folder contains material relating to DH's appointment to this committee as a representative of the architectural press. The folder mainly contains minutes of meetings.



Box 48 Folder 2 Architectural League, FORUM lecture series, October 1960-April 1961

This folder contains material relating to a program of talks during the fall of 1960 and winter of 1961 to be presented by the Architectural League of New York with the sponsorship of The Architectural Forum.



Box 48 Folder 3 Architectural League (general)

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in the Architectural League, including lectures he delivered.



Box 48 Folder 4 Architecture in America Series 1955-1956

This folder contains material relating to FORUM'S series of articles on "Architecture in America."



Box 48 Folder 5 Boston Library Committee 1963

This folder contains material relating to the selection of architects for the addition to the Boston Public Library.



Box 48 Folder 6 Boston Redevelopment Authority 1962

This folder contains material regarding a televised forum on urban design for December 11, 1962 at Boston College.



Box 48 Folder 7 Brasília

This folder contains material relating to a FORUM article on Brasília.



Box 48 Folder 8 Brooklyn Bridge April 1955

This folder contains material regarding FORUM'S article titled "What Happened to the Brooklyn Bridge?" The article discusses the remodeling of the bridge.



Box 48 Folder 9 to 10 Capitol East Front Extension 1949, 1956-1957

This folder contains material relating to FORUM's articles and stance on the extension of the East Front of the Capitol.



Box 49 Folder 1 to 3 Capitol East Front Extension 1958-1959

These folders contain material relating to FORUM's articles and stance on the extension of the East Front of the Capitol.



Box 49 Folder 4 Capitol East Front Extension clippings

This folder contains assorted clippings regarding the extension of the Capitol's East Front.



Box 49 Folder 5 Committee for Modern Zoning, Dowling, Gulick, etc.

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation on the Committee for Modern Zoning in New York City.



Box 49 Folder 6 Competitions entered by FORUM and awards

This folder contains material relating to various competitions entered by FORUM.



Box 49 Folder 7 Congregational Church Building Committee

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation as a co-opted member of the Church Extension and Evangelism Divisional Committee.



Box 50 Folder 1 Critics and Criticism, General

This folder contains material relating to "Architectural Forum's adventure in architectural criticism." The folder also contains miscellaneous items on the topic of architectural criticism.



Box 50 Folder 2 to 4 Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook Oct. 1959-1962

This folder contains material relating to DH's article titled "Architecture" for the 1960 Britannica Book of the Year.



Box 50 Folder 5 Caudill/Rice Institute Book

This folder contains material relating to a book to be written by William Caudill and DH based on the works of architects that the Department of Architecture at Rice University is honoring as part of their 50th anniversary.



Box 50 Folder 6 City Book

This folder contains material relating to a proposed book to be published by Time & Life, with the editing to be directed by FORUM.



Box 50 Folder 7 to 8 Columbia University Course

These folders contain material related to a course taught at Columbia University titled "Architecture and the Entrepreneur." There is also a letter appointing DH an adjunct professor at Columbia; Correspondence, memos, examinations, syllabi, newsletter, brochures, clippings, grade book, course listings, notes, reprints, lectures, report, periodical.



Box 50 Folder 9 Columbia Course "Architecture and the Entrepreneur" 1960

This folder contains material relating to a course taught at Columbia University titled "Architecture and the Entrepreneur"; Correspondence, syllabi, examinations, notes, memos, lectures.



Box 51 Folder 1 Columbia Course "Architecture and the Entrepreneur" 1961

This folder contains material relating to a course taught at Columbia University titled "Architecture and the Entrepreneur"; Correspondence, examinations, notes, memos, syllabi, clipping, college bulletin, report.



Box 51 Folder 2 Columbia Course "Architecture and the Entrepreneur" 1962

This folder contains material relating to a course taught at Columbia University titled "Architecture and the Entrepreneur"; Correspondence, memos, newsletters, examinations, clipping.



Box 51 Folder 3 Columbia Journalism Conference, October 1-3, 1962

This folder contains material relating to a three day conference held at Columbia University for reporters to broaden their knowledge of the problems of urban revitalization; Correspondence, notes, memos, telegrams, news releases, census.



Box 51 Folder 4 FDR Competition

This folder contains material relating to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Competition. The folder includes DH's testimony before the Fine Arts Commission.



Box 51 Folder 5 Final Time, Inc. issue of FORUM, September 1964

This folder contains material relating to FORUM's final issue and its plan to resume publication in April 1965.



Box 51 Folder 6 Florida's "Interama" Project (Robert Browne)

This folder contains material relating to a proposed plan for a permanent exhibition in Miami, to be open all year long. The exhibition is said to be more like a "new kind of exposition." The exhibits will be designed to tell the story of how the nations of the New World have achieved "progress with freedom."



Box 51 Folder 7 Highways 1967-68

Material relating to DH's work, in various facets, for the planning of highways and expressways. DH was part of a group called Expressways Limited, who sought to unite all groups seeking better expressway planning. He addresses social, political, and legal problems involved with their planning; Correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletter.



Box 51 Folder 8 Highways 1968

Correspondence, notes, clippings, typescripts, proceedings.



Box 51 Folder 9 Highways 1968-69

Correspondence, notes, memos, clippings, typescripts, proceedings, newsletters, brochures, bulletins, pamphlets.



Box 52 Folder 1 Highways 1968-69

Correspondence, notes, memos, clippings, typescripts, proceedings, newsletters, brochures, bulletins, pamphlets.



Box 52 Folder 2 Highways 1968-69

Correspondence, notes, memos, clippings, typescripts, proceedings, newsletters, brochures, bulletins, pamphlets.



Box 52 Folder 3 Highways—accounting

This particular folder contains some of DH's accounting for his work, including traveling expenses; Correspondence, notes, cancelled checks, receipts, bills.



Box 52 Folder 4 Highways—AIA contacts

Correspondence, notes, clippings, memos.



Box 52 Folder 5 Highways—Annapolis

Correspondence, notes, telegram.



Box 52 Folder 6 Highways—Atlanta

Correspondence.



Box 52 Folder 7 Highways—Austin, Texas

Correspondence.



Box 52 Folder 8 Highways—Baltimore

Correspondence, pamphlet.



Box 52 Folder 9 Highways—blessing not blight

Correspondence, clippings, notes, business cards.



Box 52 Folder 10 Highways—California roadside council

Correspondence.



Box 52 Folder 11 Highways—report on Fort Yuma, California

Correspondence, reports.



Box 52 Folder 12 Highways—Charleston, S. C.

Correspondence.



Box 52 Folder 13 Highways—Cleveland

Correspondence, clippings.



Box 52 Folder 14 Highways—concept team

Correspondence, clippings, report, notes, receipts, pamphlet, typescript.



Box 52 Folder 15 Highways—E.C.T.C. (Emergency Committee on the Transportation Crisis)

Correspondence, notes, news releases.



Box 52 Folder 16 Highways—J.M. Kaplan Foundation

Correspondence.



Box 52 Folder 17 Highways—Mrs. Hans Klussmann

Correspondence, pamphlet, clipping.



Box 52 Folder 18 Highways—legal

Correspondence, docket.



Box 52 Folder 19 Highways—lists

Correspondence, lists.



Box 53 Folder 1 Highways—Arthur D. Little

Letter, report.



Box 53 Folder 2 Highways—Minneapolis

Correspondence, notes, clippings, postcards, brochures.



Box 53 Folder 3 Highways—National Trust

Correspondence, minutes, clippings, notes, pamphlet.



Box 53 Folder 4 Highways—Nationwide articles

Clippings, speech.



Box 53 Folder 5 Highways—New Haven, Conn.

Correspondence, bulletins.



Box 53 Folder 6 Highways—New Orleans

Clippings, flyers, pamphlet.



Box 53 Folder 7 Highways—New York State

Correspondence, memos, notes, proposal, pamphlet.



Box 53 Folder 8 Highways—Philadelphia

News release.



Box 53 Folder 9 Highways—potential committee chairman

Correspondence.



Box 53 Folder 10 Highways—research negotiations

Correspondence.



Box 53 Folder 11 Highways—Mrs. Robert Gibson Robinson

Correspondence, clippings, notes.



Box 53 Folder 12 Highways—Mrs. Chloethiel Smith

Correspondence.



Box 53 Folder 13 Highways—Staten Island

Correspondence, clippings, brochures.



Box 53 Folder 14 Highways—Sue Kohler

Correspondence, clippings.



Box 53 Folder 15 Highways—to file

Correspondence, clippings.



Box 53 Folder 16 Highways—Urban America

Correspondence.



Box 53 Folder 17 Highways—U.S. legislation

Correspondence, clippings.



Box 53 Folder 18 Highways—Washington, D.C. local expressways

Clippings, notes, typescript.



Box 53 Folder 19 Housing Bill editorial April 1961

This folder contains material relating to an editorial to appear in House & Home in April 1961 titled "An Open Letter to the President in Response to His Housing Message"; Correspondence, memos, clippings, preprint, senate bill, congressional record.



Box 53 Folder 20 House Office Building

This folder contains material relating to plans for the third House Office Building, in Washington, D.C.; Correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, news release.



Box 53 Folder 21 Howard University—April 3, 1964

This folder contains material relating to a lecture series at Howard University to which Architectural Forum, i.e. DH, was invited to lecture; Correspondence, speech, flyer.



Box 54 Folder 1 "Jazz in Architecture" article

This folder contains material relating to DH's FORUM article titled "Jazz in Architecture"; Correspondence, memos, clippings, notes, typescripts, photograph, typescripts, news release.



Box 54 Folder 2 Marble Institute Convention, Panel Discussion—FORUM July 1954

This folder contains a transcript relating to a panel discussion on marble.



Box 54 Folder 3 Mayor's Advisory Council, Subcommittee on Housing and Redevelopment, Charles Abrams, Chairman, 1954

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in the Mayor's Advisory Council, Subcommittee on Housing and Redevelopment.



Box 54 Folder 4 Ian L. McHarg manuscript

This folder contains material relating to Ian L. McHarg's manuscript titled "Man and His Environment." The folder includes copies of his 28 page typescript.



Box 54 Folder 5 MIT Visiting Committee 1949-1952

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation on MIT's visiting committee; Correspondence, clipping, report, brochure.



Box 54 Folder 6 National Council of Churches, Commission of Architecture

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in the General Committee of the Department of Worship and the Arts, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Correspondence, memos, clippings, minutes, elevations, plans.



Box 54 Folder 7 New York Building Congress

This folder contains material relating to DH's membership in the New York Building Congress, Inc.



Box 54 Folder 8 New York Civic Center

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in the concern of architects regarding the design of the New York Civic Center.



Box 54 Folder 9 NYC Planning Commission Symposium, October 1964

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in the NYC Planning Commission Symposium on the "Considerations Underlying Comprehensive Planning For New York City."



Box 54 Folder 10 Popular Taste" article

This folder contains material relating to DH's FORUM article titled "Architecture and Popular Taste."



Box 55 Folder 1 President's Commission on National Goals, Ad hoc committee on Physical Environment

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation as a member of an ad hoc advisory panel for the Chapter on The Physical Environment of Man. The President's Commission on National Goals selected key topics in national life and then commissioned various authors for the respective chapters. Catherine Bauer Wurster was responsible for the Physical Environment of Man chapter, and had to consult with the selected advisory panel for her chapter.



Box 55 Folder 2 Proposed New Federal Department—Department of Urbiculture proposal – Proposed Federal Art Council

This folder contains material relating to the creation of a Federal Department of Urban Affairs, State Council on the Arts, and Federal Advisory Council on the Fine Arts.



Box 55 Folder 3 Proposed FORUM Advisory panel

This folder contains material relating to setting up an advisory panel of architects to help guide FORUM's discussion on the status of the profession.



Box 55 Folder 4 Reynolds closed circuit TV program

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation in a motion picture made for the Reynolds Metals Company titled "Aluminum in Modern Architecture."



Box 55 Folder 5 Schools Forum/Reader's Digest

This folder contains material relating to the Reader's Digest article titled "Do School Pupils Need Costly Palaces?" and FORUM's editorial response in an article titled "That Reader's Digest Article."



Box 55 Folder 6 Schools—Ted Larson workshop 1960

This folder contains material relating to a workshop titled "New Schools for New Education," at the College of Architecture and Design, The University of Michigan.



Box 55 Folder 7 Senate Office Building Criticism

This folder contains material relating to the response to FORUM's story on the Senate Office Building.



Box 55 Folder 8 St. John the Divine Proposals–FORUM December 1954, FORUM December, 1955

This folder contains material relating to FORUM's story on St. John the Divine and the subject of having the cathedral completed in contemporary architecture.



Box 55 Folder 9 Sullivan Auditorium Restoration Committee

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation on the committee to restore Roosevelt University's Adler & Sullivan Auditorium Building including the Auditorium Theatre and the former Auditorium Hotel and Office Building which houses the University.



Box 55 Folder 10 Technology—January 1957 FORUM

This folder contains material relating to a FORUM lead article on the future of technical structure, materials and techniques.



Box 55 Folder 11 Top Designers

This folder contains material relating to FORUM's article on "architecture's biggest firms" listing the top 100 firms in the U.S.



Box 55 Folder 12 Tuskegee Institute, Advisory Board, Master Planning meetings

This folder contains material relating to DH's participation on the Advisory Board for the Master Plan of Tuskegee Institute.



Box 55 Folder 13 TV Forum on Urban Design, Boston College, December 11, 1962

This folder contains material relating to a televised forum on urban design, December 11, 1962, at Boston College.



Box 55 Folder 14 University Club

This folder contains material relating to DH's membership in The University Club, New York City.



Box 56 Folder 1 University Center in Virginia, Inc. Lectures, October 23-25, 1962

This folder contains material relating to DH's lectures at member schools of the University Center in Virginia.



Box 56 Folder 2 Urban Design Follow-up Material

This folder contains material relating to FORUM'S September 1962 story on urban renewal and material for a follow-up article.



Box 56 Folder 3 to 8 Washington, D.C.

These folders contain material relating to DH's work on various topics concerning architecture in Washington, including the Senate Office Building; Potomac Bridge; Grange Building; Federal Architecture Policy; expressways; Lafayette Square; memorial to Woodrow Wilson; East Front of the Capitol; Freedom Monument; and many others; Correspondence, memos, clippings, notes, newsletters, reports, programs, photographs, Photostats, typescripts, congressional records, news releases, street plan.



Box 56 Folder 9 Washington Square Campaign

This folder contains material relating to DH's opposition to continued traffic through Washington Square and to close the park to all traffic except emergency vehicles. It also includes material regarding urban renewal projects for the West Village.



Box 56 Folder 10 Weidlinger's manuscript "Engineering Education of Architects"

This folder contains material relating to Paul Weidlinger's manuscript titled "On the Engineering Education of Architects" for possible publication in FORUM.



Box 56 Folder 11 What city Pattern? FORUM September 1956

This folder contains material relating to FORUM's city pattern issue, which included Catherine Bauer's article "By 1976 What City Pattern?"