Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

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

Series IV: Professional Papers

Consists of awards, recommendations written for Neumann, bibliographies, documents for exhibitions, competitions, and juries, ecological and topographical studies for Israel, lecture notes, CIAM documents (CIAM V, VI, VIII, IX, and X), and documents for other architectural groups, including Groupe d'Etudes d'Architecture Mobile, Groupe Espace, Japan Architects Association, La Societé des Architectes de la Région de Québec, and Planning Workshop of New York. CIAM documents comprise the bulk of the material for this series, and include correspondence, reports, forms, minutes of meetings, memoranda, and leaflets.

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Box 4 Folder 6 Bat Yam medal, undated

Small medal in wooden case depicting Bat Yam city hall, with Hebrew inscription (perhaps given as an award from the state of Israel, as the case is inscribed with the Israeli coat of arms)



Drawer 198 Folder 1 Concorso ricerca regolo d'oro, diploma di merito, plaque, 1966

Research competition award sponsored by Brenta Precompressi; metal plaque awarded to Neumann and Zvi Hecker (Italian) (does not fit in folder; must be placed in box horizontally)



Box 4 Folder 7 CIAM V, 1937

Plan of urban reorganization (French)



Box 4 Folder 8 to 9 Studies of the Czechoslovakian Group CIAM, 1947

Spiral bound booklet, prepared by Neumann, Bohuslav Fuchs, and Emanuel Hruska, from the Country Research and Planning Institute in Brno; contains city planning studies for Prague, Zlin, and Ostrava (was produced for CIAM VI at Bridgwater)(2 copies)



Box 4 Folder 10 CIAM VIII, 1951

Excerpt from the proceedings of CIAM VIII (possibly remarks made by Le Corbusier) (French)



Box 4 Folder 11 CIAM summer school, 1952, 1953, 1954

Includes informational pamphlets regarding the CIAM International Summer School of Architecture in Venice, and explanation of the rationale for the program (English, French, Italian)



Box 4 Folder 12 CIAM activities, Switzerland, 1952, 1955, undated

Includes interoffice memorandum regarding upcoming housing exhibit in the Palais des Nations, Geneva; a list provided by the Zurich CIAM group entitled Modern Buildings in Zurich; section of possible Swiss architecture periodical Viele Bauen Alle Wohnen (English, German)



Box 4 Folder 13 CIAM activities before CIAM IX, 1952, 1954

Includes program for CIAM congress in Sigtuna, Sweden, and statement on habitat from CIAM meeting in Doorn, the Netherlands (English)



Box 4 Folder 14 CIAM IX preparations, 1953

Packet contains logistical information and topics for discussion for CIAM IX (English)



Box 4 Folder 15 CIAM IX documents, July, 1953

Includes lengthy committee report and itinerary, for CIAM in Aix-en-Provence (French)



Box 4 Folder 16 CIAM IX, the habitat, 1953, 1954

Contains 3 thematic programs pertaining to the habitat, and report on the habitat by the Dutch group Opbouw of Rotterdam, for CIAM in Aix-en-Provence (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 17 CIAM meeting at La Sarraz, 1955

Includes announcement of the meeting and its objectives, report of the meeting, and contributions of the Dutch groups "de 8" and "Opbouw" (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 18 CIRPAC meeting (CIAM), July, 1955

Includes minutes of meeting in Paris of the Comite International pour la Resolution des Problemes de l'Architecture Contemporaine (the elected executive body of CIAM), and report on the Portuguese group of delegates to CIAM (English)



Box 4 Folder 19 CIAM X preparations, 1954, 1955, 1956

Contains papers providing logistical information and objectives for CIAM X, material in review of the meeting at La Sarraz, and discussion related to the theme of CIAM X (the habitat); directive of Le Corbusier; summary of group and member reactions to directives, with commentary (11 documents) (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 20 CIAM X, message of Le Corbusier, July, 1956

Address regarding the historical development of the group, its various "generations," and an appeal to members (English)



Box 4 Folder 21 CIAM X documents, August, 1956

Includes orientation packet, schedule, minutes of committee meetings and work schedule (2 documents), committee report (2 copies), list of addresses of members of the council and delegates of CIAM groups (3 copies), selected texts and extracts (2 documents) (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 22 CIAM X, the habitat, August, 1956

Includes the following: prolegomena for a charter of the habitat (1 document), the charter of the habitat (3 documents), a critical appraisal of the habitat at present (3 documents), the present situation of the habitat (2 documents), timeline of the habitat (1 document), delegate to the habitat subcommittee (1 document), for CIAM X in Dubrovnik (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 23 CIAM X, other topics, August, 1956

Includes session reports on the topics of urbanism (1 document), the cluster (2 documents), mobility (2 documents), change and growth (4 documents),the mobile city (1 document prepared by the group "Cite" of France), for CIAM X in Dubrovnik (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 24 CIAM X, report of work done by Dutch CIAM groups, August, 1956

Packet includes reports undertaken in preparation for CIAM X, by the group "de 8" and the group "Opbouw," both of the Netherlands (English, French, Dutch)



Box 4 Folder 25 CIAM X, report on the reconstruction of downtown Rotterdam, 1956

Paper prepared by Director J. Rutgers of the General Assembly of GEP in Amsterdam, possibly intended to be delivered as a lecture at CIAM X (German)



Box 4 Folder 26 CIAM X, report on the definition of community, June, 1955

Report issued by the Planning Workshop of New York, a group dedicated to the theory of planning (English)



Box 4 Folder 27 CIAM, proposal for the group's reorganization, 1956, 1957

Contains 2 proposals issued in the wake of CIAM X, questionnaire regarding planned reorganization of CIAM, plans for a meeting at La Sarraz regarding reorganization, list of excerpts of letters regarding reorganization, list of individual members (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 28 CIAM lectures, undated

Drafts for 2 lectures possibly delivered by Neumann at CIAM meetings (both lectures appear to be related to Neumann's book L'Humanisation de l'espace, and his studies of morphological architecture and proportion (German, English)



Box 4 Folder 29 CIAM notes, undated

Neumann's notes on CIAM-related topics, includes list of member addresses, timeline (German, English, French)



Box 4 Folder 30 CIAM address lists, 1952, 1955

2 address lists for members of the council of CIAM, CIAM groups and their delegates, and groups in formation (English)



Box 4 Folder 31 Groupe d'Etudes d'Architecture Mobile, 1959

Contains an invitation to a group meeting in Paris (French)



Box 4 Folder 32 Groupe Espace, 1952, 1953

Includes packet containing list of active members, affiliates, and subgroups; list of members submitting their candidacy to the committee; selected group policies; proposition of Victor Vasarely consisting of questionnaire; summary of general assembly meeting containing group manifesto (French)



Box 4 Folder 33 Japan Architects Association, 1958, undated

Memo entitled Problem of Modular Coordination in Japan, and pamphlet outlining history, objectives, and activities for this and other Japanese architectural associations (English)



Box 4 Folder 34 La Societe des Architectes de la Region de Quebec, 1965, 1966

Committee meeting itineraries (3 documents) (French)



Box 4 Folder 35 Documents in Hebrew, 1957, 1967, undated

Contains pamphlets, brochures, and other documents possibly pertaining to Neumann's work at the Technion (Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 36 Notes for the Montreal Exhibition, undated

Includes notes and programmatic outlines for a "morphological expose of human evolution and its relationship to the environment," also includes outline for a related paper, sketch (English, German, French)



Box 4 Folder 37 Notes for exhibitions, undated

Includes notes for a furniture exhibition, plans for an exhibition of unspecified topic (English, German)



Box 4 Folder 38 Notes for a lecture on design, accompanied by drawing of Sigmund Neumann's factory, undated

Notepad contains lecture notes and related notes on the topic of design, other writings, and a drawing of Neumann's father's factory building; also includes mathematical calculations, sketches of buildings, floor plans, furniture (German, French, English)



Box 4 Folder 39 Lecture notes, 1962, undated

Contains notes for a lecture in Toronto on containers and tools, notes for a lecture at the First Conference on Man, notes for a lecture on ornament in architecture at a pedagogical committee, and notes for a lecture in Quebec entitled Containers, or the World of Containers (1962) (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 40 Lecture notes, unspecified, undated

Contains lecture notes of unspecified date or venue, mainly for conferences and committee meetings; includes notes for lectures on architectural space, architecture theory, polyhedrons, and unspecified topics (English, French, German)



Box 4 Folder 41 Invitations to Neumann's lectures, 1958, undated

Contains invitation cards to Neumann's lecture "An Architect's Impressions on a World Tour" at the Honors College, Wesleyan, and invitations to Neumann's conference on modern French architecture in Jerusalem (English, French, Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 42 Proposal for a microclimatic survey, undated

Contains 2 proposals, 2 drafts pertaining to a survey of the Jerusalem Corridor region (English)



Box 4 Folder 43 Israel climate and landscape notes, undated

Contains notes entitled Mikroklima, notes entitled Topography, further notes (German)



Box 4 Folder 44 Land reclamation program for the Jerusalem corridor, undated

Contains 2 reports (German)



Box 4 Folder 45 Remarks on dune formation on the Palestinian coast, undated

Contains 2 reports, 2 accompanying sketches (German)



Roll A092m.04 Topographical maps of Israel, undated

Contains 27 maps, pertaining to roads, railways, population centers, land allocation, and natural resources



Drawer 198 Folder 2 Topographical drawings, undated

Contains 2 drawings of an unspecified area



Box 4 Folder 46 Bibliographies and lists of publications, undated

Contains bibliographies and drafts, list of books, bibliography for Zvi Hecker (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 47 Recommendations, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1936, 1948

Letters of reference written on behalf of Neumann by teachers and colleagues (6 letters, written by the architects Jacques Guiauchain, Auguste Perret, and Charles Siclis, the architecture firm Kallenbach, Kennedy, and Furner, and the Provincial Study and Planning Institute in Brno, with copies and photographic reproductions of the letters)



Box 4 Folder 6 Bat Yam medal, undated

Small medal in wooden case depicting Bat Yam city hall, with Hebrew inscription (perhaps given as an award from the state of Israel, as the case is inscribed with the Israeli coat of arms)



Drawer 198 Folder 1 Concorso ricerca regolo d'oro, diploma di merito, plaque, 1966

Research competition award sponsored by Brenta Precompressi; metal plaque awarded to Neumann and Zvi Hecker (Italian) (does not fit in folder; must be placed in box horizontally)



Box 4 Folder 7 CIAM V, 1937

Plan of urban reorganization (French)



Box 4 Folder 8 to 9 Studies of the Czechoslovakian Group CIAM, 1947

Spiral bound booklet, prepared by Neumann, Bohuslav Fuchs, and Emanuel Hruska, from the Country Research and Planning Institute in Brno; contains city planning studies for Prague, Zlin, and Ostrava (was produced for CIAM VI at Bridgwater)(2 copies)



Box 4 Folder 10 CIAM VIII, 1951

Excerpt from the proceedings of CIAM VIII (possibly remarks made by Le Corbusier) (French)



Box 4 Folder 11 CIAM summer school, 1952, 1953, 1954

Includes informational pamphlets regarding the CIAM International Summer School of Architecture in Venice, and explanation of the rationale for the program (English, French, Italian)



Box 4 Folder 12 CIAM activities, Switzerland, 1952, 1955, undated

Includes interoffice memorandum regarding upcoming housing exhibit in the Palais des Nations, Geneva; a list provided by the Zurich CIAM group entitled Modern Buildings in Zurich; section of possible Swiss architecture periodical Viele Bauen Alle Wohnen (English, German)



Box 4 Folder 13 CIAM activities before CIAM IX, 1952, 1954

Includes program for CIAM congress in Sigtuna, Sweden, and statement on habitat from CIAM meeting in Doorn, the Netherlands (English)



Box 4 Folder 14 CIAM IX preparations, 1953

Packet contains logistical information and topics for discussion for CIAM IX (English)



Box 4 Folder 15 CIAM IX documents, July, 1953

Includes lengthy committee report and itinerary, for CIAM in Aix-en-Provence (French)



Box 4 Folder 16 CIAM IX, the habitat, 1953, 1954

Contains 3 thematic programs pertaining to the habitat, and report on the habitat by the Dutch group Opbouw of Rotterdam, for CIAM in Aix-en-Provence (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 17 CIAM meeting at La Sarraz, 1955

Includes announcement of the meeting and its objectives, report of the meeting, and contributions of the Dutch groups "de 8" and "Opbouw" (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 18 CIRPAC meeting (CIAM), July, 1955

Includes minutes of meeting in Paris of the Comite International pour la Resolution des Problemes de l'Architecture Contemporaine (the elected executive body of CIAM), and report on the Portuguese group of delegates to CIAM (English)



Box 4 Folder 19 CIAM X preparations, 1954, 1955, 1956

Contains papers providing logistical information and objectives for CIAM X, material in review of the meeting at La Sarraz, and discussion related to the theme of CIAM X (the habitat); directive of Le Corbusier; summary of group and member reactions to directives, with commentary (11 documents) (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 20 CIAM X, message of Le Corbusier, July, 1956

Address regarding the historical development of the group, its various "generations," and an appeal to members (English)



Box 4 Folder 21 CIAM X documents, August, 1956

Includes orientation packet, schedule, minutes of committee meetings and work schedule (2 documents), committee report (2 copies), list of addresses of members of the council and delegates of CIAM groups (3 copies), selected texts and extracts (2 documents) (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 22 CIAM X, the habitat, August, 1956

Includes the following: prolegomena for a charter of the habitat (1 document), the charter of the habitat (3 documents), a critical appraisal of the habitat at present (3 documents), the present situation of the habitat (2 documents), timeline of the habitat (1 document), delegate to the habitat subcommittee (1 document), for CIAM X in Dubrovnik (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 23 CIAM X, other topics, August, 1956

Includes session reports on the topics of urbanism (1 document), the cluster (2 documents), mobility (2 documents), change and growth (4 documents),the mobile city (1 document prepared by the group "Cite" of France), for CIAM X in Dubrovnik (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 24 CIAM X, report of work done by Dutch CIAM groups, August, 1956

Packet includes reports undertaken in preparation for CIAM X, by the group "de 8" and the group "Opbouw," both of the Netherlands (English, French, Dutch)



Box 4 Folder 25 CIAM X, report on the reconstruction of downtown Rotterdam, 1956

Paper prepared by Director J. Rutgers of the General Assembly of GEP in Amsterdam, possibly intended to be delivered as a lecture at CIAM X (German)



Box 4 Folder 26 CIAM X, report on the definition of community, June, 1955

Report issued by the Planning Workshop of New York, a group dedicated to the theory of planning (English)



Box 4 Folder 27 CIAM, proposal for the group's reorganization, 1956, 1957

Contains 2 proposals issued in the wake of CIAM X, questionnaire regarding planned reorganization of CIAM, plans for a meeting at La Sarraz regarding reorganization, list of excerpts of letters regarding reorganization, list of individual members (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 28 CIAM lectures, undated

Drafts for 2 lectures possibly delivered by Neumann at CIAM meetings (both lectures appear to be related to Neumann's book L'Humanisation de l'espace, and his studies of morphological architecture and proportion (German, English)



Box 4 Folder 29 CIAM notes, undated

Neumann's notes on CIAM-related topics, includes list of member addresses, timeline (German, English, French)



Box 4 Folder 30 CIAM address lists, 1952, 1955

2 address lists for members of the council of CIAM, CIAM groups and their delegates, and groups in formation (English)



Box 4 Folder 31 Groupe d'Etudes d'Architecture Mobile, 1959

Contains an invitation to a group meeting in Paris (French)



Box 4 Folder 32 Groupe Espace, 1952, 1953

Includes packet containing list of active members, affiliates, and subgroups; list of members submitting their candidacy to the committee; selected group policies; proposition of Victor Vasarely consisting of questionnaire; summary of general assembly meeting containing group manifesto (French)



Box 4 Folder 33 Japan Architects Association, 1958, undated

Memo entitled Problem of Modular Coordination in Japan, and pamphlet outlining history, objectives, and activities for this and other Japanese architectural associations (English)



Box 4 Folder 34 La Societe des Architectes de la Region de Quebec, 1965, 1966

Committee meeting itineraries (3 documents) (French)



Box 4 Folder 35 Documents in Hebrew, 1957, 1967, undated

Contains pamphlets, brochures, and other documents possibly pertaining to Neumann's work at the Technion (Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 36 Notes for the Montreal Exhibition, undated

Includes notes and programmatic outlines for a "morphological expose of human evolution and its relationship to the environment," also includes outline for a related paper, sketch (English, German, French)



Box 4 Folder 37 Notes for exhibitions, undated

Includes notes for a furniture exhibition, plans for an exhibition of unspecified topic (English, German)



Box 4 Folder 38 Notes for a lecture on design, accompanied by drawing of Sigmund Neumann's factory, undated

Notepad contains lecture notes and related notes on the topic of design, other writings, and a drawing of Neumann's father's factory building; also includes mathematical calculations, sketches of buildings, floor plans, furniture (German, French, English)



Box 4 Folder 39 Lecture notes, 1962, undated

Contains notes for a lecture in Toronto on containers and tools, notes for a lecture at the First Conference on Man, notes for a lecture on ornament in architecture at a pedagogical committee, and notes for a lecture in Quebec entitled Containers, or the World of Containers (1962) (French, English)



Box 4 Folder 40 Lecture notes, unspecified, undated

Contains lecture notes of unspecified date or venue, mainly for conferences and committee meetings; includes notes for lectures on architectural space, architecture theory, polyhedrons, and unspecified topics (English, French, German)



Box 4 Folder 41 Invitations to Neumann's lectures, 1958, undated

Contains invitation cards to Neumann's lecture "An Architect's Impressions on a World Tour" at the Honors College, Wesleyan, and invitations to Neumann's conference on modern French architecture in Jerusalem (English, French, Hebrew)



Box 4 Folder 42 Proposal for a microclimatic survey, undated

Contains 2 proposals, 2 drafts pertaining to a survey of the Jerusalem Corridor region (English)



Box 4 Folder 43 Israel climate and landscape notes, undated

Contains notes entitled Mikroklima, notes entitled Topography, further notes (German)



Box 4 Folder 44 Land reclamation program for the Jerusalem corridor, undated

Contains 2 reports (German)



Box 4 Folder 45 Remarks on dune formation on the Palestinian coast, undated

Contains 2 reports, 2 accompanying sketches (German)



Roll A092m.04 Topographical maps of Israel, undated

Contains 27 maps, pertaining to roads, railways, population centers, land allocation, and natural resources



Drawer 198 Folder 2 Topographical drawings, undated

Contains 2 drawings of an unspecified area



Box 4 Folder 46 Bibliographies and lists of publications, undated

Contains bibliographies and drafts, list of books, bibliography for Zvi Hecker (English, French)



Box 4 Folder 47 Recommendations, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1936, 1948

Letters of reference written on behalf of Neumann by teachers and colleagues (6 letters, written by the architects Jacques Guiauchain, Auguste Perret, and Charles Siclis, the architecture firm Kallenbach, Kennedy, and Furner, and the Provincial Study and Planning Institute in Brno, with copies and photographic reproductions of the letters)