Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

James Marston Fitch papers, 1933-2000, 1933-2000

Series V: Correspondence and Writing

Information about related subjects and activities may also be found in other series in this collection.

Box 04: Fol 04 Alicia Langford. 1997-1998

Includes materials relating to research assistant invoices.

Box 04: Fol 05 American Building, Second Edition, critiques. 1972-1974

Includes materials relating toAmerican Buildings II: The Environmental Forces that Shape It, Second Edition; book reviews; letters; clippings; and B.F. Skinner.

Box 04: Fol 06 American Building, mailing for Vol II. 1969-1970

Includes materials relating to American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting; ; General Symposium "Human Settlements and Environmental Design"; "Integrated Environmental Control Systems"; "The architectural manipulation of space gravity and time"; requests for papers relating to environment and behavior; and UNESCO meeting in Pistoia.

Box 04: Fol 07 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Introductory Materials. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 08 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Contents. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 09 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Book One. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 10 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Book Two. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 11 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Book Three. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 12 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Book Four. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 13 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Book Five. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 14 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Notes. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 15 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book I, Supplementary Materials. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 16 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book II, Introductory Materials. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 17 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book II, Book VI. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 18 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book II, Book VII. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 19 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book II, Book VIII. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 20 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book II, Book IX. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 21 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book II, Book X. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 04: Fol 22 The Architecture of the American People: Men, Movements, and Monuments, Book II, Supplementary materials. 1997 Sep

Unpublished draft.

Box 05: Fol 01 James Benjamin. 1996-1997

Includes materials relating to Jim Benjamin;The Architecture of the American People; Jane Jacobs; and research assistant invoices.

Box 05: Fol 02 William Bobenhausen. 1995-1998

Includes materials relating to William Bobenhausen;American Building: The Environmental Forces That Shape It; contracts; agreements; Aikens Memo on Independence National Historical Park; chapter outlines; and case studies.

Box 05: Fol 03 Boscobel. undated

Includes"Boscobel," Garison, New York: A Preliminary Report

Box 05: Fol 04 Central Park. [1 of 3] 1974-1975

Includes materials relating to Central Park restoration; article clippings; Eiffel Tower; Wollman Rink; The Parks Council; and Eugenia M. Flatow.

Box 05: Fol 05 Central Park. [2 of 3] 1974-1975

Includes materials relating to Central Park; US Weather Bureau; New York Meteorological Observatory; Central Park Task Force; Central Park Restoration; appointment as Preservator of Central Park; Edwin L. Weisl, Jr.;A Program for Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Adaptive Uses in Central Park; Wollman Rink, Delacorte Theater; budget estimates; seasonal park helper;Rehabilitating Central Parkby Leonard Puglia;A comprehensive program for the scenographic, horticultural and botanical rejuvenation of Central Park; Proposed removal of major trees from Southeast quadrant of Central Park; andLandscape Restoration Project for North End of Central Park.

Box 05: Fol 06 Central Park. [3 of 3] 1974-1975

Includes materials relating to Central Park; Position Paper No. 3: A new program of education and apprenticeship for young gardeners; Position Paper No. 4: Priorities in Restoration and Rehabilitation of Central Park.; Position Paper No. 2: The Restoration of the Ramble and Creation of a New Type of Horticultural Display in Memory of Frederick Law Olmstead; ; Position Paper No. 1: The Wollman Rink and Restoration of the Historic Landscape Surrounding it;A comprehensive program for the scenographic, horticultural and botanical rejuvenation of Central Park; the bird sanctuary; Coffey, Levine, and Blumberg; timecards; budget; Adele Auchincloss; and North Central Park programs.

Box 05: Fol 07 Central Park, Position Papers. [1 of 2] 1974

Includes materials relating to Central Park task force.

Box 05: Fol 08 Central Park, Position Papers. [2 of 2] 1974-1976

Includes materials relating to Central Park task force (also called Task Force for the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Central Park); Central Park position papers; Martin Lang; and reference materials.

Box 05: Fol 09 Chicago, Charnley House. 1969-1972

Includes materials relating to American Institute of Architects, Chicago Chapter; Charnley House bibliography; Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks; Leonard J. Currie; Wilbert R. Hasbrouck; James Charnley House (Landmark Designation Report); Leslie Koening; and Hawley L. Smith.

Box 05: Fol 10 Cold Springs, NY. 1973

Includes materials relating to Village of Cold Spring; proposed historic district and scenic zone map; andPreservation and Protection of the Historic, Architectural and Scenic Assets of the Village of Cold Springs, New York: A Preliminary Report.

Box 05: Fol 11 Correspondence. 1962

Includes materials relating to Fred Bassetti; Brunner Scholarship;Country Beautiful(magazine); Paul Dominant; Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Hedrich-Blessing;Journal of Architectural Education; Ralph Lewis Knowles; Heath Licklider; William Lyman; Pier Luigi Nervi; Leonardo Ricci; slide collection at Columbia University; Allan Temko;The Architectural Review; and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Box 05: Fol 12 Correspondence. 1962-1963

Includes materials relating to publications; Serge Chermayeff; Four Great Makers papers; Alfred Young; Aly Raafat; Ghana Museum and Monuments Board; travel notes; Stony Point; Horizon; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Jacques Barzan; Roberto Orefice; Gerald Oster; Ernesto N. Rogers; Columbia University; Bruno Zevi; Adolf Placzek; Columbia University Forum; Nemrud Dagh excavations; Phillip Danzig; Charles R. Colbert; Bernard Kohn;Architectural Review; Walter Gropius; "The Forms of Plenty"; James Baldwin; Nevzat Ilhan; Dennis Flangan; Kips Bay; and Arnold W. Brunner Scholarship application.

Box 05: Fol 13 Correspondence. 1963-1965

Includes materials relating to National Architectural Accrediting Board; Serge Chermayeff; Victor Gruen; Nathan Silver; Frederick H. Hobbs, Jr.; Rhode Island School of Design; Charles Colbert; Madison Square Park; inquiries regarding historic building preservation graduate study; Francis Brown/New York Times;The Profession of Architecture; University of Alabama;Daedalus Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Allstate Insurance;AIA Journal; Helmut Richter; and Hilda Lass.

Box 05: Fol 14 Correspondence. 1964-1965

Includes materials relating to Noverre Musson; Maurice English/ University of Chicago Press; Serge Chermayeff; Walter Gropius; Museum of Modern Art; Fitch Twenty Years of TAC; Chicago;Industrial Design(magazine); Helmut S. Keidel; Alan M. Walmer; Blaine Cliver; American Academy in Rome; Louis Dupree/ American University Kabul;American Building Materials and Techniques; Nathan Silver; lecture tours; Adolf K. Placzek; George J. Mann; H.R. Hitchcock;New York Review of Books;The Spider(publication); Augusta Monferini; Vietnam;The Architectural Review; Ernesto Rogers; Mel Scott; Park Avenue Armory (includes photographs); Robert F. Kennedy; ICOMOS meeting in Poland; and Honor Awards, Baltimore.

Box 05: Fol 15 Correspondence. 1982

Includes materials relating to Adele Chatfield-Taylor; Report on Labelle Prussin'sAspects of Islam in the Arts and Architecture of West Africa; Report on John Fitchen'sBuilding Construction: Problems and Solutions through The Ages; Constantin Marinescu; Preservation Alumni; Katonah Gallery; Anthony Wood; Municipal Art Society; Upper East Side District; book reviews; and Daniel Vieyra.

Box 06: Fol 01 Cuba. 1998

Includes materials relating to Cuba.

Box 06: Fol 02 Cultural Resource Management. 1996-1997

Includes materials relating toCultural Resource Managementjournal; Henry Matthew Nowakowski; and "Murder at the Modern."

Box 06: Fol 03 Ellis Island. 1990

Includes materials relating to Ellis Island; "Reopening America's Gates"Architectural Record; and six unlabeled photographs.

Box 06: Fol 04 Essays later incorporated into books, early versions. undated
Box 06: Fol 05 Guggenheim. 1975-1977

Includes materials relating to Curriculum Vitae 1915-1975; Guggenheim Fellowship: expenses, application (including first person career narrative); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; James F. Mathias; Fellowship Plan of Work; Gordon N. Ray; andThe Architecture of the American People: 1586-1976.

Box 06: Fol 06 Historic Preservation Reviews. 1982-1983

Includes materials relating to Reviews ofHistoric Preservation; McGraw-Hill; Jane Jacobs; Bernd Foerster; Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities; and David G. De Long.

Box 06: Fol 07 Houghton Mifflin. 1946-1982

Includes materials relating to Houghton Mifflin Company;American Building: The Environmental Forces That Shape It; expense reports; royalty statements; editorial comments; photographic reproduction; Shocken Books; and jacket cover designs.

Box 06: Fol 08 McGraw-Hill. 1972-1986

Includes materials relating to McGraw-Hill; Jeremy Robinson; manuscript preparation guides;Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World;The Architecture of the American Republic: 1596-1976; royalty statements; contracts; Leonard Josephson; book clubs;Great Works of Architecture;American Architects and Their Architecture; publishing agreement; preliminary style sheet; Joan Zseleczky; press releases; Urban Center Books; Municipal Art Society of New York; and text corrections.

Box 06: Fol 09 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1971-1998

Includes materials relating toAmerican Building: The Environmental Forces That Shape It; birthday celebration; 2000 Brendan Gill Prize; The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation; Grand Central, Gateway to a Million Lives; John Belle; Beyer Blinder Belle; Daisaku Ikeda; Sho-Hondo; Richard Blinder; Columbia Encyclopedia; 1980 Design Arts Fellowship; National Endowment for the Arts; David G. De Long; University of Pennsylvania; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Allen Freeman; Ada Louise Huxtable; "The Battle for the Past"; University of Virginia, "Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece"; Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation; Octagon and Renwick Ruin ; Alyce Russo; and Environmental Action Coalition.

Box 06: Fol 10 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1989-1997

Includes materials relating to receipts; Sarah Latham Kearns; Robert Wood; R. Buckminster Fuller;Places(journal); The Architecture of the American People; Talbot Wells, National Endowment for the Arts; MIT Press; Diana Ketchum; andArchitecture(magazine). Also contains 3 photographs.

Box 06: Fol 11 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1989-1999

Includes materials relating to Bernard Feilden; University of Virginia; Susan Doubilet.

Box 06: Fol 12 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1998-2000

Includes materials relating to Bernard Feilden; Peter Laurence; Fitch Fellowship; Coogan Building; Landmarks Preservation Commission; Masters of the Building Arts; Smithsonian Folklife Festival; Christopher Alexander;The Nature of Order; Indiana University Folklore Institute; Henry Glassie; John H. Stubbs;American Building: The Environmental Forces that Shape It; Jane Jacobs; Robert Gratz; Margot Gayle; Yorkville clock; Aluminaire House; Jefferson's Poplar Forest; Martica Swain; Alicia Langford; Historic Districts Council 1998 Landmarks Lion Award; Grady Clay; Adele Chatfield-Taylor; and Katherine T. Wood.

Box 06: Fol 13 National Endowment for the Arts. 1992

Includes materials relating to National Endowment for the Arts; and grant final report/ final fellowship report correspondence.

Box 06: Fol 14 Niagara Falls. 1973-1973

Includes materials relating to American Falls Commission; Niagara Falls; Army Corps of Engineers; Col. Roger L. Moore; contracts; and Garrett Eckbo.

Box 06: Fol 15 Notes. undated

Includes materials relating to potential book outline.

Box 06: Fol 16 Olmsted Office Preservation. 1973

Includes materials relating to Olmstead Office Preservation; William Alex; Frederick Law Olmstead Home and Office National Historic Site; brochures, publicity; and "Government Preservation of Natural Scenery."

Box 07: Fol 01 Preservation symposium via email. 1999

Includes materials relating toPreservationmagazine; Allen Freeman; "Visions and Revisions"; National Trust's 50th Anniversary; Preservation symposium; The Architectural League of New York; "New York 30/30"; Stewart Brand; Paul Spencer Byard; Ada Louise Huxtable; Douglas Kelbaugh; and William Murtagh.

Box 07: Fol 02 Princeton. 1968-1973

Includes materials relating to Kenneth Kassler;The Control of the Luminous Environment(Scientific American, 1968); notes fromLe Plans Le Corbusier de Paris 1956-1922; andAesthetics and the Contemporary Arts.

Box 07: Fol 03 Publicity. 1975-1980

Includes assorted newspaper clippings.

Box 07: Fol 04 Publishing Contracts, etc. 1957-1982

Includes materials relating to contracts;American BuildingVol. II; royalty statements; Columbia University;The Esthetics of Plenty; essays on American architecture; Columbia University Forum; and copyright statements.

Box 07: Fol 05 Reviews of Fitch books. 1972-1983

Includes materials relating toHistoric Preservation; andAmerican Building2.

Box 07: Fol 06 Roselyn Grist Mill. 1976-1977

Includes materials relating to Charles Howell; Charles E. Peterson; Roslyn Landmark Society; Raymond W. Smith; and John R. Stevens.

Box 07: Fol 07 Shocken Books. 1975-1975

Includes materials relating to Shocken Books;American BuildingsVolume II; and Sea Ranch.

Box 07: Fol 08 Speeches, lectures (arrangement for, 1976-1977). 1976-1977

Includes materials relating to Bernard Feilden; and the United Kingdom.

Box 07: Fol 09 Tony Hiss. 1995-1998

Includes materials relating to Tony Hiss;American Buildings; Martica Sawin Fitch; Oxford University Press; and "Preface to the Third Edition of American Building…".

Box 07: Fol 10 Tony Hiss, unpublished introduction to 1999 Fitch book. undated

Includes materials relating to Tony Hiss; andHistoric Preservation.

Box 07: Fol 11 University Press of Virginia. 1987-1997

"Includes materials relating to royalties; University Press of Virginia;Historic Preservation; contracts; photograph permissions; proofs; preface; restoration projects (before and after); and Gerald Trett. Also contains photographs.

Box 07: Fol 12 Winterthur. 1997-1997

Includes materials relating to Winterthur; Rosemary Krill; and Fitch biography.