Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

Walter Curt Behrendt papers, 1910-1945

Series I: Faculty Papers

contains papers related to Behrendt's career at Dartmouth College, including attendance cards, a grade book, examinations and a proposal for a class on building types from the Middle Ages to the present. The series also includes drafts of a letter explaining how Behrendt believes architects should be educated.

Box 01: Folder 02 Administrative 1935-1944

Includes attendance cards, grade book, examinations, and proposed courses

Box 01: Folder 03 Correspondence undated

Series II: Lectures

contains scripts, notes and slide lists of lectures Behrendt gave at Dartmouth College, Princeton University, Wheaton College and talks he gave in Germany. Most of the lectures are annotated. The majority of the lectures deal with the development of cities, city planning, regional planning, modern architecture, housing, transportation and zoning. The lectures cover the history of architecture from

Box 01: Folder 04 Address on Regional Planning, Middle Atlantic States Art Conference 1941
Box 01: Folder 05 City Planning 1936-1937
Box 01: Folder 06 City Planning and Housing Volume 1 1938
Box 01: Folder 07 City Planning , Historical Review 1941-1942
Box 01: Folder 08 City Planning in a Democracy, Hanover Holiday 1942
Box 01: Folder 10 City Planning Introduction undated
Box 01: Folder 09 City Planning, Medieval Town 1941

Includes a broadside for the Washington Square Neighbors Petition with an annotation

Box 01: Folder 11 City Planning, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries 1941
Box 01: Folder 12 Cities of the Future undated
Box 01: Folder 13 Decentralization Former Town Extension System 1936-1937

Includes newspaper clippings

Box 01: Folder 14 Development of City Planning on the Continent 1942
Box 01: Folder 15 Form of the Future Cities, by Clarence S. Stein 1945

Lecture given by Clarence S. Stein at the University of Miami, January 15, 1945

Box 01: Folder 16 History of the Development of City Types undated
Box 01: Folder 17 Housing Lecture 1, Significance of Housing undated
Box 01: Folder 18 Housing Lecture 2, Continental 1943
Box 01: Folder 19 Problems in Housing undated

Lecture is in German

Box 01: Folder 20 Problems in New Buildings undated

Lecture is in German

Box 02: Folder 01 Princeton Lectures, Rehabilitation of Our Cities, Housing Problem, Regional Concept undated
Box 02: Folder 02 Siedlungsfrage und Baukunst 1923

Includes copy of the Program Vereinigung für staatswissenschaftliche Fortbilding zu Berlin

Box 02: Folder 03 Spirit of Modern Architecture I, Problem of Structure 1934
Box 02: Folder 04 Spirit of Modern Architecture II, Arts and Crafts Movement 1934
Box 02: Folder 05 Spirit of Modern Architecture III, Art Nouveau Movement 1934
Box 02: Folder 06 Spirit of Modern Architecture IV, Role of America 1934
Box 02: Folder 07 Spirit of Modern Architecture V, International Style 1934
Box 02: Folder 08 Spirit of Modern Architecture VIII, Housing and Regional Planning 1935
Box 02: Folder 09 Transportation Problems 1936
Box 02: Folder 10 Wheaton College Lecture on Modern Architecture 1937
Box 02: Folder 11 Zoning 1936

Includes clippings from newspapers

Series III: Personal Papers

contains two letters from the contractor W.H. Trumbull regarding the construction of Behrendt's house. It also contains a letter from J. F. Schoellkopf, Jr. regarding the National Recreation Association. The series also contains biographical information, which lists Walter Curt Behrendt's education, civil service work in Prussia and Germany, and his career after he emigrated to the US in 1934.

Box 01: Folder 01 Biographical Information undated
Box 02: Folder 12 Correspondence 1941-1942

Includes letters from a contractor regarding a house, a letter regarding the National Recreation Association and a letter containing a bibliography of books on the growth of Buffalo, NY

Box 02: Folder 13 Clippings 1925-1944

Contains two reports from the American Institute of Architects, one on the Committee on Economics of Site-Planning and Housing and one on the Committee on Community Planning; and a pamphlet "Between Ourselves" issued by the Publicity Department of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company

Series IV: Writings

contains annotated manuscripts by Behrendt covering city planning, modern architecture and housing.

Subseries 1: Other

Box 02: Folder 14 Bauten der Technik undated
Box 02: Folder 15 City Planning undated
Box 02: Folder 16 Concerning Organic Forms undated
Box 02: Folder 17 Frank Lloyd Wright undated
Box 02: Folder 18 French Architecture under Louis XIV undated
Box 02: Folder 19 Gottfried Semper undated
Box 02: Folder 20 Housing 1942
Box 02: Folder 21 Japanese House undated
Box 02: Folder 22 Der Kleinwohnungsbau in Deutschland Nach Dem Kriege undated
Box 02: Folder 23 Die Letzten Wolkenkratzer undated
Box 02: Folder 24 Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York undated
Box 02: Folder 25 to 26 New Spirit of Building: an essay on the nature of form undated
Box 03: Folder 01 New York, ein Stadtgesicht undated
Box 03: Folder 02 Notes on City Planning 1944
Box 03: Folder 03 Notes on Ancient and Medieval Cities undated
Box 03: Folder 04 Origin of the Spirit of Modern Architecture undated
Box 03: Folder 05 Reconstruction undated

Subseries 2: Articles

Box 03: Folder 06 Alfred Messels Museumpläne 1910
Box 03: Folder 07 Alt-Gent undated
Box 03: Folder 08 Der Aufbau Einer Kriegszerstörten Stadt in Ostpreussen undated
Box 03: Folder 09 Die Architektur auf der Grassen Berliner Kunstausstellung 1924
Box 03: Folder 10 City Planner Looks at Buffalo 1937
Box 03: Folder 11 Deutsche Gewerbeschau München 1922
Box 03: Folder 12 Die Deutsche Werkbundausstellung in Köln 1914
Box 03: Folder 13 Die Form Unferer Zeit 1928
Box 03: Folder 14 Hans Grisebach 1916
Box 03: Folder 15 Hans Poelzig 1913
Box 03: Folder 16 Hans Poelzig, Zum Sechzigsten Geburtstage undated
Box 03: Folder 17 Messels Nachfolge 1912
Box 03: Folder 18 Neue Bücher 1917
Box 03: Folder 19 Schloss Rheinsberg 1913 (?)
Box 03: Folder 20 Schloss Sanssouci undated
Box 03: Folder 21 Das Stadtbauproblem undated
Box 03: Folder 22 Über die Deutsche Baukunst der Gegenwart 1914
Box 03: Folder 23 Vom Neuen Bauen 1928
Box 03: Folder 24 What Retards Urban Reconstruction 1942
Box 03: Folder 25 Zum Bauproblem der Zeit 1925

Subseries 3: Book Reviews

Box 03: Folder 26 Action for Cities, A Guide for Community Planning by Public Administration Services undated
Box 03: Folder 27 The City in the Human Drama, The Culture of Cities by Lewis Mumford 1938
Box 03: Folder 28 Housing and Regional Planning by Herman Kobbe 1941
Box 03: Folder 29 The Record of Frank Lloyd Wright by Henry-Russell Hitchcock 1942