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Alfred Neumann architectural records and papers, 1900-1985, bulk 1950s-1960s

Series III: Correspondence

Contains extensive personal and professional correspondence, mainly dating from the 1950's and 1960's. The series is comprised of three subseries: Correspondence of Alfred Neumann (the largest subseries), Correspondence of Naomi Neumann (dating mainly from after the death of Alfred), and Correspondence of Others (correspondence between third parties). Includes letters, drafts, telegrams, postcards, and some enclosures. Notable correspondents include: André Bloc, Yona Friedman, Sigfried Giedion, Jean Ginsberg, Walter Gropius, Zvi Hecker, Le Corbusier, Berthold Lubetkin, Man Ray, William Muschenheim, Moshe Safdie, Jose Luis Sert, and Eldar Sharon. Most correspondence is written in German, French, English, or Hebrew.

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Subseries 1: Alfred Neumann



Box 2 Folder 67 Abram, undated

2 notes (German)



Box 2 Folder 67 American Express, 1955

1 piece of correspondence (English)



Box 2 Folder 67 Andrews, John, 1967, 1968

3 letters (English)



Box 2 Folder 67 Baba, Shozo, 1969

1 letter addressed to Alfred, dated after his death (English)



Box 2 Folder 67 Bakema, J.B., 1953, 1954, 1957

5 letters (mainly official CIAM correspondence) (French, English)



Box 2 Folder 67 Beer, Abraham, 1953

3 letters (English, German)



Box 2 Folder 68 to 69 Ben-Gera, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1966, undated

24 pieces of correspondence (some include copies) (Hebrew)



Box 2 Folder 70 Beugnet, Lucien, 1951

1 letter (French)



Box 2 Folder 70 Bland, John, 1963, 1966

2 letters (English)



Box 2 Folder 70 Bloc, Andre, 1953, 1954, 1956

5 letters (French)



Box 2 Folder 70 Bloc, Madame, 1967

1 note card (French)



Box 2 Folder 71 Bottero, Maria, 1968, undated

4 letters, 1 containing enclosure of Neumann's paper Architecture as Ornament (English)



Box 2 Folder 71 Breuil, Georges, 1956, 1957

3 letters (official Groupe Espace correspondence) (French)



Box 2 Folder 71 CIAM, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1957

7 letters (official CIAM correspondence) (French, English)



Box 2 Folder 71 Collins, L.R., 1951

1 letter (English)



Box 2 Folder 72 Dameron, Michel, 1968

1 letter (French)



Box 2 Folder 72 Deinhard, Hanna, 1956

1 letter (German)



Box 2 Folder 72 Diamant-Berger, Renee, 1953-1957, undated

13 letters, some official Groupe Espace correspondence (French)



Box 2 Folder 73 Dollander, Serge, 1966

1 letter (French)



Box 2 Folder 73 Drapkin, Leonard, 1966

1 letter (American Society for Technion) (English)



Box 2 Folder 73 Editor (unspecified publication), undated

1 draft (English)



Box 2 Folder 73 Ephraim, E., 1955

1 piece of correspondence (English)



Box 2 Folder 73 Ester, 1951

1 letter (Ester may be a first name) (Czech)



Box 2 Folder 73 Fooks, Ernest, 1949

1 letter (German)



Box 2 Folder 73 Forbat, Fred, 1952

5 letters (Swedish CIAM correspondence) (English)



Box 2 Folder 73 Forestier, Pierre, 1967, undated

3 pieces of correspondence (2 letters, 1 draf) (French)



Box 2 Folder 73 Fourment, B., 1953

1 letter (English)



Box 2 Folder 73 Frank, S., 1961

1 letter (German)



Box 2 Folder 73 Friedman, Yona, 1957, 1958, 1965, undated

4 letters, with copies (English, French)



Box 2 Folder 73 Fux, Leon, 1955

1 letter (English)



Box 2 Folder 74 Gerard, Gilbert, 1954

1 letter (German)



Box 2 Folder 74 Gerson-Kiwi, E., 1955, undated

3 letters (English)



Box 2 Folder 74 Giedion, Siegfried, 1953-1956, undated

6 letters (official CIAM correspondence) (English, French)



Box 2 Folder 74 Gillespie, Patricia, 1969

1 letter addressed to Alfred, dated after his death (English)



Box 2 Folder 74 Ginsberg, Jean, 1936

1 letter, 1 draft (French, English)



Box 2 Folder 74 Ginzburg, Devora, 1954, 1955

3 pieces of correspondence (2 postcards, 1 letter) (German, English)



Box 2 Folder 74 Goering, Peter, 1967, 1968

6 letters, including some letters written on behalf of Alfred by his wife Naomi (English)



Box 2 Folder 75 Goldberg, Alexander, 1965, 1966, 1968, undated

6 pieces of correspondence (5 letters, 1 telegram) (English, Hebrew)



Box 2 Folder 75 Gorsline, Lester, 1966

1 letter accompanied by 2 letters of Zvi Hecker, and paper, patent report, and architectural drawings pertaining to suspended structures (English)



Box 2 Folder 75 Goulden, Gontran, 1951

1 letter (English)



Box 2 Folder 75 Gropius, Walter, 1957

1 letter (official CIAM correspondence; also signed by JL Sert, Siegfried Giedion, and J Tyrwhitt) (English)



Box 2 Folder 75 Grossman, J., 1956

1 letter (English)



Box 2 Folder 75 Groupe Espace, 1954-1956

4 letters (French)



Box 3 Folder 1 to 7 Grubner, Frence, 1951-1962, undated

93 pieces of correspondence, includes letters and telegrams (5 letters contain pressed flowers or plants and are kept in a separate folder, labeled 15b) (German, 1 note in English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hana, 1954

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hancock, David, 1966

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hancock, Noel, 1963

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hashimshony, A., 1966

2 pieces of correspondence (1 letter, 1 telgram) (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hayman, Ethel, 1951

1 telegram (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hayman, John, 1951

1 telegram (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hebrew Institute of Technology, director, 1952

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hecker, Zvi, and Grinberg, Eddie, 1954

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 8 Hecker, Zvi, and Sharon, Eldar, 1959

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 9 to 15 Hecker, Zvi, 1965-1968, undated

125 letters, including enclosures (some letters may pertain to projects such as the synagogue in the Negev desert) (many letters from September1966 onwards are written on behalf of Alfred by his wife Naomi) (English, Hebrew)



Box 3 Folder 16 Holzl, 1954

4 letters (German)



Box 3 Folder 16 Honegger, Denis and Marie, 1966

2 pieces of correspondence (French)



Box 3 Folder 16 Honegger, J.J., 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957, undated

5 letters (official CIAM correspondence) (French)



Box 3 Folder 16 Israel Information Services, 1967

1 piece of correspondece, includes pamphlets on Jerusalem and on threats to the Israeli state (English)



Box 3 Folder 16 Jaquet, undated

1 draft (English)



Box 3 Folder 17 Jordan, Henry, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1955, undated

20 pieces of correspondence, includes letters, postcards, and enclosure (English, French)



Box 3 Folder 18 Jordan, O., 1948

2 pieces of correspondence (English)



Box 3 Folder 18 Jordan, Valerie, 1953, 1955

11 pieces of correspondence, includes letters and postcards (English)



Box 3 Folder 19 Kahn, Louis, 1963

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 19 Kaplan, Kate, 1964, 1966, undated

5 letters (Engish)



Box 3 Folder 19 Kurzweil, B., 1966

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 19 Labbe, Andre, 1964

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 19 Laffaille, Bernard, 1954

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 19 Lafoy, M., 1954

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 19 Langer, Karl, 1968

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 19 L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, 1955, 1956

2 pieces of correspondence (French)



Box 3 Folder 19 Le Corbusier, 1952

1 letter (official CIAM correspondence; also signed by Siegried Giedion and J. Tyrwhitt) (English)



Box 3 Folder 19 Lee, Shin-Pok, 1967

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 19 Leni, Ilana, 1966

6 letters, 1 draft (Hebrew, English); includes enclosure of notice for regolo d'oro research competition (Italian)



Box 3 Folder 19 Levesque, Raymond, undated

1 card (French)



Box 3 Folder 19 Levitt, Israel, 1954, 1955

3 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 19 Levy, undated

2 drafts, possible enclosure of CIAM report (English, German)



Box 3 Folder 20 Lubetkin, Berthold, 1948, 1950

3 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 20 Lytle, R.B., 1967

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 20 Maier, Joachim, 1954

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 20 Mainguy, Noel, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, undated

10 pieces of correspondence, includes letters, drafts (French, German)



Box 3 Folder 20 Man Ray, 1956

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 20 Mansfeld, Al., 1966

2 pieces of correspondence (1 letter, 1 telegram) (English)



Box 3 Folder 20 Manz, Theo, 1952

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 20 Maquet, E., 1963

2 letters (French)



Box 3 Folder 20 Maxwell-Scott, undated

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 20 Mayer, J.P., 1958

1 letter, includes mathematical charts (French)



Box 3 Folder 21 Meeks, Carroll, 1958

1 piece of correspondence (English)



Box 3 Folder 21 Menkes, Edouard, 1954

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 21 Mercier, Jeanne, undated

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 21 Miasaka, Shukichi, undated

1 card (English)



Box 3 Folder 21 Muschenheim, William, 1966-1968

15 letters (some later letters are written on behalf of Alfred by his wife Naomi) (English)



Box 3 Folder 21 Musee du Quebec, 1967

1 invitation (French)



Box 3 Folder 22 Neikirk, Claire, 1967

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Neumann, Sigmund, 1959

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Nitzchke, Oscar, 1967

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Norberg-Schulz, Chr., 1952

1 letter (official CIAM correspondence) (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Olsen, Donald, 1959

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Ostblum, G., 1949

4 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Partos, P.F., 1955

2 letters (German)



Box 3 Folder 22 Paskowitz, Adrian, 1954, undated

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Ponti, Gio, 1966

1 letter (English), with enclosure of notice for regolo d'oro research competition (Italian)



Box 3 Folder 22 Poseuer, J., 1959

3 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 22 Puteaux, Maurice, 1931

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 22 Quiroga, Juan, 1966, 1967

7 letters (English and Spanish)



Box 3 Folder 23 Ratner, Jochanan, 1952, 1953, 1963

4 letters (French, English)



Box 3 Folder 23 Rau, 1951, 1954, 1956

5 letters (German)



Box 3 Folder 23 Rey, R., 1955

1 letter (official CIAM correspondence) (French)



Box 3 Folder 23 Riesman, Eugene, 1968

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 23 Robinson, Harold, 1956

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 23 Rohatyn, F. Sh., 1966

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 23 Rosen, Maurice, 1965

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 23 Roth, Alfred, 1955, 1957, undated

6 pieces of correspondence, includes letters, telegrams, official CIAM correspondence (German, English)



Box 3 Folder 23 Roy, Jean-Marie, 1966

1 invitation (French)



Box 3 Folder 23 Rubin, Carl, 1950

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 24 Safdie, Moshe, 1966-1968, undated

11 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 24 Salomonson, 1951

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 24 Sandri, Domenico, 1965

1 letter (Italian)



Box 3 Folder 24 Schiff, F., 1949, 1955, 1960, 1962, undated

5 letters (German, French, English)



Box 3 Folder 24 Schiller, Uriel, 1954, undated

2 letters (German)



Box 3 Folder 24 Schottlaender, Victor, 1949

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 24 Seminario internazionale estivo di architettura, 1959

1 pamphlet (Italian)



Box 3 Folder 24 Senator, 1952

1 letter, includes copies (German)



Box 3 Folder 25 Sert, Jose Luis, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1967, undated

5 letters, includes official CIAM correspondence (English)



Box 3 Folder 25 Shalon, Rachel, 1966

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 25 Shapira, Nathan, 1962, undated

3 pieces of correspondence (2 drafts, 1 letter) (French, German, English)



Box 3 Folder 25 Shapiro, undated

1 draft (English)



Box 3 Folder 25 Sharon, Eldar, 1952, 1968, undated

4 pieces of correspondence (3 letters, 1 note) (English, German)



Box 3 Folder 25 Singer, Oscar, 1955, undated

3 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 25 Sive, Andre, 1948, 1950, 1953, undated

4 letters (French)



Box 3 Folder 25 Soltan, Jerzy, undated

1 proposal letter (CIAM) (English)



Box 3 Folder 25 Southern Business Publications Limited, 1969

1 piece of correspondence dated after the death of Alfred (English)



Box 3 Folder 25 Steif, Franz, 1956, 1961, 1962

4 letters (German)



Box 3 Folder 26 Sternheim, Anni, 1950, 1951-1953, undated

29 pieces of correspondence, includes letters, notes, and telegrams (German, English)



Box 3 Folder 27 Stricker, Stefan, 1966

2 letters (German)



Box 3 Folder 27 Summer Institute India, undated

1 piece of correspondence, includes pamphlet (English)



Box 3 Folder 27 Toni, 1954, 1955

17 pieces of correspondence, includes, letters, postcards, telgrams (English, German)



Box 3 Folder 27 Tumarkin, Igael, 1968

1 letter (Hebrew)



Box 3 Folder 27 Unger, Y.K., 1955

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 27 Union of South Africa, office of the commissioner, 1939

1 letter pertaining to immigration, with 2 copies (English)



Box 3 Folder 27 Universite Laval, undated

1 invitation (French)



Box 3 Folder 28 Unknown correspondents, 1953-1956, 1959, 1969, 1963, undated

Correspondents unknown or illegible, includes possible drafts, envelopes (29 items) (English, French, German)



Box 3 Folder 28b Unknown correspondents (Hebrew), 1950-1970, undated

Correspondents unknown; includes much Technion correspondence, possibly pertaining to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering project (103 items) (Hebrew)



Box 3 Folder 28c Enclosures from unknown correspondents (Hebrew), 1954, 1960, 1962, 1964-1966, undated

Contains enclosures for unknown letters mainly consisting of documents in Hebrew, possibly pertaining to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering project (16 items, 14 of which are packets) (Hebrew)



Box 3 Folder 29 Vago, Pierre, 1963

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 29 van Leer, P., 1958

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 29 Ventura, 1955

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 29 Wachsman, Konrad, undated

1 draft (German)



Box 3 Folder 29 Weinberg, Paul, 1966

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 29 Weinraub, Efratia, undated

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 29 Weinraub, Munio, 1954

1 letter (Hebrew)



Box 3 Folder 29 Weissmann, 1955

1 letter (German)



Box 3 Folder 29 Wesleyan University, 1962

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 29 Wester, 1955

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 29 Wiener, Lester, 1949

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 29 Wogenscky, A., 1953, 1954, 1955, undated

6 letters, including official ASCORAL correspondence (French)



Box 3 Folder 29 Zevi, Bruno, undated

1 notepad containing draft, partial drafts, notes (German)


Subseries 2: Naomi Neumann



Box 3 Folder 30 Adamson, Jerry, 1969

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 30 Association des etudiants de l'ecole d'architecture de l'universite Laval, 1968

2 pieces of correspondence (1 letter, 1 card) (French)



Box 3 Folder 30 Axworthy, Lloyd, 1969

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 30 Baba, Shozo, 1969

3 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 30 Ben-Sira, J., 1966

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 30 Bernier, Benoit, undated

2 drafts (English, French)



Box 3 Folder 30 Birenbaum, 1968

1 telegram (English)



Box 3 Folder 30 Bottero, Maria, 1968

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 30 Colboc, Pierre, undated

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 31 Dameron, Michel, 1968

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 31 Dekan-Doyen, Shklarsky, 1968

2 telegrams (English)



Box 3 Folder 31 Desbarats, Guy, 1968

2 letters (French)



Box 3 Folder 31 Doelle, Leslie, 1968

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 31 Drexler/Drechsler, J., 1966, undated

2 letters (English, Hebrew)



Box 3 Folder 31 Durand, Luc, 1968

2 letters (French)



Box 3 Folder 31 Forestier, Pierre, 1985, undated

2 pieces of correspondence (1 letter, 1 note) (French)`



Box 3 Folder 31 Fournier, Gerald, 1968

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 32 Gillespie, Patricia, 1969

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 32 Girardin, Pierre, undated

2 drafts (English, French)



Box 3 Folder 32 Goering, Peter (and Beryl), 1967, 1968, 1970, undated

5 letters, includes enclosure of photographs of octahedrons (English)



Box 3 Folder 32 Grubner, Frence, 1969, 1970

5 letters (German, English)



Box 3 Folder 32 Hecker, Zvi, 1966, 1968

2 letters (English)



Box 3 Folder 32 Hellyer, Paul, 1969

1 letter, written with Zvi Hecker (English)



Box 3 Folder 33 Larochelle, Pierre, undated

2 drafts (English, French)



Box 3 Folder 33 Lemieux, Reynald, 1968

1 letter (French)



Box 3 Folder 33 Levesque, Raymond, undated

2 drafts (English, French)



Box 3 Folder 33 Maillard, Alain, undated

2 drafts (English, French)



Box 3 Folder 33 McMurich, Norman, 1968

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 33 Morisset, Pierre, 1968

1 telegram (French)



Box 3 Folder 33 Muschenheim, William, 1968-1971

11 letters (one of which contains a brochure regarding architecture at the University of Illinois) (English)



Box 3 Folder 33 Nicole, Frank, 1969

1 letter (English)



Box 3 Folder 34 Parent, Alphonse-Marie, 1968

2 letters (French)



Box 3 Folder 34 Quiroga, Juan, 1968, 1969

4 letters (English, Spanish)



Box 3 Folder 34 Risi, Joseph, 1968

2 letters (French)



Box 3 Folder 34 Rolerges, Gilles, 1968

1 card (French)



Box 4 Folder 1 Safdie, Moshe, 1966, 1967, 1968

6 letters (English)



Box 4 Folder 1 Schwarz, Alfred, 1970, 1971

2 letters (German)



Box 4 Folder 1 Sharon, Eldar, undated

1 letter (English)



Box 4 Folder 1 Strub, H.E., 1967

1 letter, includes enclosure of 2 letters from Strub to other correspondents (English)



Box 4 Folder 2 Technion, 1969

1 piece of correspondence (English)



Box 4 Folder 2 Tsherniak, V., 1967

1 letter (English)



Box 4 Folder 2 Tumarkin, Igael, 1968

3 letters (English, Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 2 Unitarian Service Committee of Canada, 1968

1 card (English)



Box 4 Folder 2 Unknown correspondents, 1968, undated

5 pieces of correspondence (includes information packet on Israeli architecture) (English)



Box 4 Folder 2 Whyte, Lancelot Law, 1966, 1967

4 letters, includes draft (English)



Box 4 Folder 2 Zvilna, Jekabs, 1968

1 letter (English)


Subseries 3: Others



Box 4 Folder 3 Bakema, J.B., 1957

1 letter (official CIAM correspondence) (English)



Box 4 Folder 3 Baker, Joseph, 1968

1 telegram (French)



Box 4 Folder 3 Bland, John, 1968

1 telegram (English)



Box 4 Folder 3 Bodiansky, Vladimir, 1952

1 letter (French)



Box 4 Folder 3 Dori, Y., 1956, 1959

2 letters (English)



Box 4 Folder 3 Floersheim, Ruth, 1951

2 letters (German)



Box 4 Folder 3 Ghys, R., 1959

1 letter (French)



Box 4 Folder 3 Gropius, Walter, 1953, 1956

2 letters (English)



Box 4 Folder 3 Grubner, Frence, 1959

1 letter (German)



Box 4 Folder 4 Hecker, Zvi, 1966, 1969, 1970

10 letters (English, Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 5 Le Corbusier, 1956

1 letter (official CIAM correspondence) (English)



Box 4 Folder 5 Levy, M., 1953, 1955

3 letters (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 5 Provincial Museum, Brno-Moravia, undated

1 letter fragment (Czech)



Box 4 Folder 5 Quat, J., 1959

1 letter (English)



Box 4 Folder 5 Sive, Andre, 1953

1 letter (French)



Box 4 Folder 5 Sternheimn, Anni, 1951

2 pieces of correspondence (1 postcard, 1 letter) (German, English)



Box 4 Folder 5 Stewart, G.F., 1961

1 letter (English, Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 5 Unknown correspondents (Hebrew), 1969, 1970

3 letters (Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 5 Wachsman, Konrad, 1955, 1956

3 letters, includes enclosure of texts for lectures (English)