Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Abraham W. Geller architectural records and papers, 1915-1999, bulk 1940-1990s

Series I: Project Records, General

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Subseries 1: Project Lists



Box 1 Folder 1 to 2 List of projects, with filing locations annotated, undated



Box 1 Folder 3 Master List of Projects, undated



Box 1 Folder 4 Past List of Projects, 1980

Work copies.



Box 1 Folder 5 Presentation Board Index, undated



Box 1 Folder 6 Project Lists by Categories, 1989



Box 1 Folder 7 Project Lists by Category, Work Material, undated



Box 1 Folder 8 Selected Projects Listing, undated



Item Subseries 2: Drawings Subseries 2: Drawings

A detailed listing of the drawings in this subseries can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.



Item Subseries 3: Files Subseries 3: Files

A detailed listing of the files in this subseries can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.



Item Subseries 4: Photographs Subseries 4: Photographs

A detailed listing of the photographs in this subseries can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries 5: Proposals & Public Relations



Box 1 Folder 1 to 2 Winthrop Urban Renewal Area, competition (New London, CT) [2 folders], 1964



Box 1 Folder 3 Berns, Joel, Dr./M, residence (Stamford, CT), 1983-6

Testimonials.



Box 1 Folder 4 to 6 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, competition (Washington, DC) [3 folders], 1960-77



Box 1 Folder 7 to 9 Burroughs Corporation, Country-wide Offices (Lexington, MA) [3 folders], undated



Box 1 Folder 10 Cathedral Pines (Naples, ME), 1988

Brochure.



Box 1 Folder 11 to 13 Shapiro, Herbert, M/M, residence (Beach Haven, NJ) [3 folders], 1954-93



Box 1 Folder 14 Laurel Run Garden Apartments (Bordentown, NJ), undated

Brochure.



Box 1 Folder 15 Waterside Home Development (Jefferson Township, NJ), 1978

Annotated "Pub. Relations Waterside"; notes.



Box 1 Folder 16 to 17 Robert Morris Park (Morristown, NJ) [2 folders], undated



Box 1 Folder 18 Carlton Tower (Passaic, NJ), undated

Brochure.



Box 1 Folder 19 Teaneck Doctors Clinic (Teaneck, NY)



Box 1 Folder 20 YM-YWHA Jewish Community Center of Essex County (West Orange, NJ), 1968

1968 AIA Honor Awards materials, includes clippings, correspondence and notes.



Box 1 Folder 21 Spofford Juvenile Center, New Juvenile Detention Facilities (Bronx, NY), 1987

Qualifications submission.



Box 1 Folder 22 to 24 83rd Precinct Station House, new (Brooklyn, NY) [3 folders], 1984, 1995, undated

Project background material, invitations and printed material for opening, portfolio materials including exhibition submission form.



Box 1 Folder 25 Agency for Child Development, Head Start Facilities (Brooklyn, NY), 1993

Qualification submission.



Box 1 Folder 26 Kingsborough Community College, boat yard complex (Brooklyn, NY), 1991

Professional design proposal.



Box 1 Folder 27 New Theatre of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), 1984-6

Annotated "Nuclear Follies"; correspondence, printed material and clippings to Architects for Social Responsibility.



Box 1 Folder 28 Office of Mental Health, Children's Hospital (Brooklyn, NY), 1986

Qualification submission.



Box 1 Folder 29 to 32 Uptown Village Townhouse (Ithaca, NY) [4 folders], undated



Box 1 Folder 33 Glenn View Luxury Towne Houses (Liverpool, NY), undated

Brochure.



Box 1 Folder 34 to 36 333 East 79th Street building, lobby (New York, NY) [3 folders], 1960, undated

Real Estate Forum, annotated "Art Program, rental brochure and poster.



Box 1 Folder 37 Al and Dick's Steakhouse (New York, NY), 1948

Project description and correspondence.



Box 1 Folder 38 to 40 CUNY, Hunter College, classroom and office, renovations (New York, NY) [3 folders], 1995, undated

Qualification submission.



Box 1 Folder 41 to 43 Heckscher Theatre (New York, NY) [3 folders], 1994, undated

Qualification submission.



Box 1 Folder 44 Lower Washington Heights Neighborhood Family Care Center (New York, NY), 1974

Brochure.



Box 2 Folder 1 to 6 New York City Neighborhood Family Care Center, system building project (New York, NY), 1970



Box 2 Folder 7 to 18 New York City School Construction Authority (New York, NY) [12 folders], 1994



Box 2 Folder 19 to 20 New York Public Library, Columbia Branch (New York, NY), 1994

Qualification submission, folders 1-2.



Box 2 Folder 21 Midtown Urban Renewal Project (Mount Vernon, NY), 1964



Box 2 Folder 22 to 23 United States Plaza and Toll and Customs and Immigration Building, Tax and Duty building and other facilities (Niagara Falls, NY), 1990

Design competition submission, folders 1-2.



Box 3 Folder 1 Bernard Fineson Development Center, Hillside Campus (Queens, NY), 1986

Qualification submission.



Box 3 Folder 2 New York City Board of Education (Queens, NY), 1989

Qualification submission.



Box 3 Folder 3 to 4 Staten Island Cultural Center (Staten Island, NY), 1987

Qualification submission, folders 1-2.



Oversize Box 4 Bower Hill Apartment House (Mount Lebanon, PA), 1966

Annotated "Living Unit Plans"; rental plans, clipping and other printed materials.



Box 3 Folder 5 to 9 Bower Hill Apartment House (Mount Lebanon, PA) [5 folders], 1966-71


Subseries 6: Reports



Box 1 Folder 1 Broome County Cultural Center, competition (Binghamton, NY), 1971

Final report and correspondence.



Box 1 Folder 2 Middle Income Housing, competition (Brooklyn, Brighton Beach, NY), 1968

Record of submissions and awards.



Box 1 Folder 3 to 8 Lower Washington Heights Neighborhood Family Care Center (New York, NY) [6 folders], 1969-75



Box 1 Folder 9 Manhattan Hotel, project (New York, NY), 1970

Proposal.


Subseries 7: Reference Files



Box 1 Folder 1 Arts Park LA, design competition (Los Angeles, CA), 1982-8

Annotated "Other Artists."



Box 1 Folder 2 to 8 Cathedral Pines (Naples, ME) [7 folders], 1972-88



Box 1 Folder 9 to 15 Waterside Home Development (Jefferson, NJ) [7 folders], 1952-82



Box 2 Folder 1 to 2 City Island (Bronx, NY) [2 folders], 1989-90



Box 2 Folder 3 83rd Precinct Station House, new (Brooklyn, NY), 1983

Clipping.



Box 2 Folder 4 to 6 New Theatre of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) [3 folders], 1983-90



Box 2 Folder 7 Build City (Brooklyn, NY), undated

Other team entries. 35mm color slides.



Box 2 Folder 8 to 13 Grace Houses for Grace Episcopal Church (Jamaica, Queens, NY) [6 folders], 1976-81



Box 2 Folder 14 to 19 Patterns for Head Start Facilities [6 folders], 1990-4


Subseries 8: Specifications



Box 1 Folder 1 to 2 Burroughs Corporation, Country-Wide Offices, District Office and Showroom (Lexington, MA), undated



Box 1 Folder 3 to 5 Carlton Tower (Passaic, NJ) [3 folders], 1962



Card Box 1 Lower Washington Heights Neighborhood Family Care Center (Manhattan, NY) (1 of 2), undated

Microfilm. 3 rolls.



Box 1 Folder 6 to 9 Lower Washington Heights Neighborhood Family Care Center (Manhattan, NY) (2 of 2) [4 folders], 1970-6