Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

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

Series VI: Clippings, Speeches, Transcripts

This series contains material relating to various meetings, conferences, seminars, juries, panels, etc., that DH attended and in which he participated. Included in most of the folders are copies of the speeches he delivered at these functions.

The folders in this series are arranged chronologically from 1949-1960, and thereunder in reverse chronological order.

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Box 66 Folder 1 1949

This folder contains a speech to the Michigan Society of Architects titled "What makes a good building? What makes a building good?"; a speech titled "Designing for heat and with heat" delivered in Ann Arbor; and a few other miscellaneous items.

Box 66 Folder 2 1950

This folder contains material related to functions in which DH participated including the 82nd Annual Convention of the AIA, in Washington DC; The Architectural League as a "Forum for Modern Living"; Eighth Ann Arbor Conference on The Theater; and others.

"On top of [?] [?] Yosemite Nat'l Park Sept 30, 1950." B&W photographic print. Approx. 3 x 4½. DH standing on top of a tree.

Box 66 Folder 3 1951

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include Ann Arbor Conference on "Problems of Our Shifting Industrial Communities: With Regard to Architecture and Planning"; AIA Central States Conference on "Architecture in the Magic Circle"; dinner meeting of the Builder's Association, in Kansas City; Harvard's Community Appraisal Study; Social Science Research Council Conference, "The Role of Social Research in Housing Design"; Southwest Research Institute Housing Conference; and others.

"Doug at Ann Arbor Fall '51 taken by Ken Welch." B&W photographic print. Approx. 4½ x 6½.

Box 66 Folder 4 1952

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include AIA North Central States Region Conference, St. Paul Minnesota; exhibition titled "Texas Architecture 1952"; "Architectural Exhibition of Educational Buildings" held by AIA's South Atlantic District; symposium "Crossroads in Architecture" held at the Museum of Modern Art; and others.

Box 66 Folder 5 1953

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include a conference on "Architecture and the University" at Princeton University; Lake Forest College Special Summer Session on "Integrated Building Design and Construction"; workshop on "Architecture in Adult Education" at Teachers College; AIA's 85th annual convention in Seattle; Chicago AIA meeting; dinner talk on "Construction of the Future" at the Cleveland Engineering Society; and others.

Box 66 Folder 6 1954

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include a public relations meeting at the Octagon in Washington; California Council Convention titled "Manufacturers' Literature (and Advertising)—from Mail Basket to Waste Basket"; conference of The Producers' Council, Inc.; preview of Chrysler Corp.'s 1955 cars; AIA 86th Annual Convention in Boston; meeting of the Indiana State Chapter—AIA; Spring meeting of the Virginia State Chapter—AIA; Building Research Institute's Third Annual Meeting; Annual Meeting of the National Committee Against Discriminating in Housing; meeting of the National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers; Detroit National Association of Homebuilder's house competition for the "ideal home of 1955"; and others.

Box 67 Folder 1 to 2 1955

The functions in these folders in which DH participated include AIA Committee on the Advancement of the Profession; Illinois Institute of Technology's conference titled "Doorways to Progress in Building"; National Technical Conference in Cleveland; seminars of the New England Regional Council of the AIA; Regional Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Italo-American City and Regional Planning and Housing Seminar; Chicago Building Congress Meeting; Dallas Chapter—AIA, panel discussion on "Photography and Architecture"; meeting of the Connecticut Building Congress; 86th Anniversary Meeting of the New York Chapter—AIA; and others.

Box 67 Folder 3 1956

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include a talk to the Society for Contemporary American Art, Art Institute of Chicago; New England Regional Council AIA, Seminars on Secondary Schools and the Community; Eighth Annual School Board Conference at Kellog Center, East Lansing; judging of the Morton Arboretum Small House Competition at Lisle, Illinois; National Citizens Planning Conference on Federal Government and Local Planning, Washington, DC; awards jury for winter meeting of the North Carolina Chapter-AIA; and others.

Box 67 Folder 4 1957

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include Connecticut Chapter-AIA dinner in New Have, CT; NARHO Potomac Chapter meeting; National Home Fashions League Trail Blazer Luncheon; National Retail Dry Goods Association meeting; and others.

Box 68 Folder 1 to 2 1958

The functions in these folders in which DH participated include Architectural Forum awards ceremony; talk at Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois; Delaware Chapter of Associated General Contractors on "Building Day": Public Works Congress and Equipment Show, Kansas City; radio series "A Hard Look at US Schools"; meeting of the Nebraska Chapter-AIA; dedication of the Applied Arts Building, University of Cincinnati; South Atlantic-AIA, Regional Conference; National Retail Merchants Association Annual Convention; and others.

Box 68 Folder 3 1959

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include Sarasota Country Schools Building Program 1957-1958, dedication; Honor Awards Program under the sponsorship of the Chicago Association of Commerce and the Chicago Chapter-AIA; and others.

AIA Convention, New Orleans. Photograph. 8x10, B&W. DH standing with six other people.

Box 68 Folder 4 1960

The functions in this folder in which DH participated include Architectural League meeting; and others. There are mostly speeches in this folder. Titles include "The Great Withdrawal and the Great Commitment"; "Introductory Remarks, Course `The Architect and the Entrepreneur'"; "Getting Around"; "Down in the Alleys"; "Within the Next 20 Years What Is to Become of the American Suburb?"; "The Architecture of Jazz"; "History's Seduction of Architecture"; "America Rebuilding: A Problem in Continuity"; and others.

Rudolph, Paul to Douglas Haskell. 24 February 1960. T.l.s. 1p. Re enclosing clippings for DH.

Box 69 Folder 1 to 4 1961

The functions in these folders in which DH participated include a panel on "New Dimensions of Architectural Knowledge" at the Dallas convention of the AIA; keynote address at a conference on Construction of Concrete Shell; Boston College Seminar on Urban Design; Mid-Hudson on Conference on Adaptable Schools; Board of Trade luncheon; Architectural League meeting; seminar for high school art teachers, Oberlin College; annual convention of the Business Session of the Michigan Society of Architects; and others. This folder mainly contains speeches. Titles include "Half a Revolution"; "City Architecture and Independent Buildings"; "Shells, Architecture, and Building"; "Where in the World is Modern Architecture Going?"; "Adaptable Schools for Teaching"; "Is There Preservation Planning for the City of Tomorrow?";"Teaching Architecture to Youth"; "Where Is Italian Architecture Going?"; "The Cause of Architecture is the Cause of the People"; "The Architecture of Jazz"; and others. There are also two copies of a transcript of an interview with Fred Robie, Sr. by his son Fred Robie, Jr. re the Robie House in Chicago, by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Box 69 Folder 5 Undated

This folder contains miscellaneous writings, most of them undated. Titles include "The Architecture of the Congress Hall, Berlin"; "The Automobile and Building"; "Ornament and Crime" by Adolph Loos (1908); and other miscellaneous and untitled material.