Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

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

Series IV: Notes on jobs, issues, trips, etc.

This series contains material, mainly in the form of internal memos at Architectural Forum, regarding information for prospective stories to be published. A wide range of people and topics are discussed.

The folders in this series are arranged in chronological order from 1949-1964, and thereunder in reverse chronological order.

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Box 57 Folder 1 1949-50

This folder mainly contains memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects regarding publication. The subjects include Pietro Belluschi; John Yeon's houses; Raleigh conference; Chicago report; Kansas City report; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Perkins & Will; Mies van der Rohe; hospitals; possible scoop on the White House remodeling; debunking the Washington monument; Federal Reserve Bank; and many others.



Box 57 Folder 2 1951

This folder mainly contains memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. The subjects include Sinclair Oil Building; United Nations; advance briefing on December issue; Murphy and Mackey's Catholic High School; notes re conversation with Herbert Greenwald; notes re recent houses of Harwell Harris; conversation with Mr. Prentice; Edgar Tafel's houses; churches by Joseph Murphy; final outline of the August issue; revised outline for July issue; Boston notes; Hill's Rizzo house; Nakashima house; Hillmer's Ludeken house; Seattle; editorial comparison of magazines; and many others.



Box 57 Folder 3 1952

This folder mainly contains memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. The subjects include MIT story; Kidder-Smith; Florida report; Kansas City report; Welch house; New Hampshire architects; Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman house; Washington report; Kelly & Gruzen high school; New York City school system; Mexico housing; Seattle story; Levitt story; TAC field house; skyscrapers and materials; Philadelphia report; and many others.



Box 57 Folder 4 1953

This folder mainly contains memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include Henry Wright's school heating article; State Department and Leland King; John Johansen's houses; Russian review; US architects visit Germany; Boston airport; Vincent Kling report; conversation with Fitzgibbon; office building window story; skyscraper faces; Kitimat; conversation with Stein and Mayer re Kittimat; TAC schools; Sherwood, Mills & Smith school, Stamford, CT; Caudill schools; Hutzler story; Sigfried Giedion; FORUM as an industry magazine; Twitchell & Rudolph house; Electrolux building; conversation with Clarence Stein; and many others.



Box 58 Folder 1 to 2 1954

These folders mainly contain memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include notes on FORUM's technical department; Russell Whitehead; National Homes' schools; G.M. stories; Washington and US building abroad; series on architecture in America; the Florida architect; "is the glass wall on the way out?"; John Root; Texas report; Anderson Hospital, MacKie & Kamrath; notes on Dallas; church story; conversation with Lustig; proposed changes in FORUM make-up; FORUM organization chart; conversation with Ieoh Ming Pei; conversation with Pei re Grand Central Station; California Council convention; Easter Hill row housing by Vernon De Mars; Air Force Academy; air terminals; "who reads FORUM most extensively? Evidently the editors of the RECORD"; CBS offices; Stuart Thompson; and many others.



Box 58 Folder 3 1955

This folder mainly contains memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include St. Louis airport; analysis of 1956 FORUM contents and plans; editorial leadership; research reporting; new advertising approach; US Lift Slab Corporation; RECORD's house issue; the city of the future; FORUM editorial plans for 1956; Amancio Williams; Olivetti story; fire protection article; conversation with Mrs. Saarinen; prefab school story; Welton Becket; apartments; Chicago notes; status of urban redevelopment; McKinley school, Bakersfield, California; and many others.



Box 58 Folder 4 to 5 1956

These folders mainly contain memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include Herbert Swinburne; horizontal transportation; Columbia University; Ed Stone comprehensive story; FORUM schedule; Gratiot story; Chicago notes; Ketchum, Gina & Sharp's Albany office group; Knoll showroom story; February editorial; Connecticut General; Futures Committee meeting; proposed January round table on rental housing for urban renewal; National Bank of Detroit; Florida notes; Sullivan's walls; San Francisco school bond program; what's new in school design; Abe Feder; Zevi book; Paul Rudolph; Niles, Michigan; waterfront development and St. Lawrence Seaway; Victor Gruen; and many others.



Box 59 Folder 1 to 2 1957

These folders mainly contain memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include redevelopment activity by Jim Scheuer with Mayer, Whittlesey & Glass as architectural consultants; conversation with I.M. Pei; Noverre Musson; conversation with Gerald Kallmann; ACTION; Philadelphia Zoning story; Bartholomew story; Lathing and Plastering Industry Committee; Ed Barnes' Strauss House; January '58 Issue; Contents Page; Paul Nelson; Walter Duchinsky; December FORUM; November School Issue; Perkins & Will; Connecticut General; proposed alteration of the Capitol; future schedules; John Warnecke; Berlin Fair; Interior Designers; and many others.



Box 59 Folder 3 Pre-1958 (1950-56)

This folder mainly contains memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include Ketchum, Gina & Sharp's Albany office group; Futures Committee Meeting; January 1957 FORUM; Hal Burnett lunch conversation; the BRICKBUILDER; September city section; December industrial section; advertising on urban renewal; editorial meeting; August FORUM; report from Europe; research reporting; Detroit redevelopment; school costs; Levitt House story; and many others.



Box 59 Folder 4 to 5 1959

These folders mainly contain memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include January FORUM; FORUM story suggestion; Philip Youtz; narrative writing; Leandro vs. Locsin; Jesse H. Neal awards; Detroit bank; Florida Presbyterian College; business stories; Jacksonville, Florida; Philadelphia notes; Chermayeff; adult education; Foothill College; notes from recent trips; Raymond & Rado's shop at Camp Kilmar; Business' Stake in Urban Renewal; Marcel Breuer; November FORUM; conversation with James Lash; transformation of Wright's Bradley House; Christ-Janer's Lake Erie job; Brasília; Doxiadis; editorial suggestions; Rochester; schedules; Richard Llewelyn Davis; Ned Chase; and many others.



Box 60 Folder 1 to 3 1960

These folders mainly contain memos from DH to FORUM staff re various people and subjects. Subjects include a business story suggestion; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; March FORUM; bowling alleys in Grand Central; Brasília's airport; FORUM school leadership; the business of architecture; Ned Chase; Mayer, Whittlesey & Glass; Reynolds Metal and Redevelopment; story suggestion; comprehensive piece on Pereira; José Luis Sert; Athens Embassy; technical articles by T. Y. Lin; Pittsburgh Auditorium; FORUM's new section on modernization; Reid's church; Stubbin's apartment; Henry Wright; prefab schools and the "number system" of Ehrenkrantz; Yamasaki; Hartford redevelopment; editorial innovations for 1961 FORUM; Harris Armstrong; and many others.



Box 60 Folder 4 to 5 1961

These folders mainly contain outgoing correspondence relating to various FORUM issues (topics), in addition to internal memos from DH to FORUM staff. Correspondents include AIA Washington; Harris Armstrong; Wakefield Corporation; City Planning Commission; Oberlin College; Associated Business Publications; Southern Illinois University; The Twentieth Century Fund; Wallace K. Harrison; Perkins & Will; Arizona State University; Victor Gruen; William W. Wurster; City Planning Commission; and many others.



Box 61 Folder 1 to 3 1962-64

These folders mainly contain outgoing correspondence and internal memos from DH on various people and subjects relating to FORUM issues and topics. Subjects include Pennsylvania Avenue and FORTUNE; New York Civic Center; notes from Philadelphia; poster suggestions; George Dudley; FORUM leadership on apartments; Blackwell Smith; scheduling; story suggestion on levels in cities; story idea out of Europe; Ian McHarg; Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum; Dallas AIA Convention; Historic Preservation Blow-up in Philadelphia; Milwaukee; Ciampi on "expanded services"; and many others. Correspondents include Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Julius Shulman; James W. Rouse; Robert Van Nice; Robert Zion; National Capital Planning Commission; Richard F. Eggers; William Wurster; Irwin Miller; August Heckscher; Warren Ballard; MIT; Minoru Yamasaki; The University of Michigan; A.L. Aydelott; Washington University; Oberlin College; Robert Jacobs; Frank Stanton; Ned Purves; Percival Goodman; G.M. Kallmann; Donald Barthelme; Leon Chatelain, Jr.; William J. Monroe; Henry Klumb; Gyo Obata; Philip Hiss; William Scheick; Edmund R. Purves; and many others.