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Gilmore D. Clarke papers, 1920-1980

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, documents, subject files, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials of landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke, 1892-1982.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0233
Bib ID 4079663 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Clarke, Gilmore D., 1892-1982
Title Gilmore D. Clarke papers, 1920-1980
Physical Description 7.5 linear feet (5 boxes 1 folder)
Language(s) English .
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The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence relating to the activities of the National Commission of Fine Arts and subject files relating to his work on the New York World's Fair in 1964-1965 and to his views on the works of other architects and artists. There are also many photographs, primarily of sculptures commissioned for the World's Fair and of views of New York State parkways and gardens designed by his firm, Clarke & Rapuano. The printed materials include bound volumes of city planning studies supervised by Clarke. Major correspondents include Robert Moses, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gilmore D.Clarke papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Gilmore D. Clarke, 1960 (transferred from the Oral History Related Papers, 1985); bequest of Gilmore D. Clarke, 1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--CLARKE, GILMORE D. Method of acquisition--GIFT; Date of acquisition--1960. Accession number--M-1960.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

PROCESSED KMB 05/--/85.

Revision Description

2012-04-03 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Landscape architecture drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adams, Sherman, 1899-1986 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural design -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benton, William, 1900-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bishop, Morris, 1893-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brownell, Herbert, 1904-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
City planning -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Dwight D (Dwight David), 1890-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eisenhower, Milton Stover, 1899-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Express highways Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Farrand, Livingston, 1867-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hersey, John, 1914-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Landscape architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McClellan, George B (George Brinton), 1865-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Commission on Fine Arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Recreation areas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seymour, Charles, 1885-1963 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tate, Allen, 1899-1979 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Commission of Fine Arts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Gilmore David Clarke, American landscape architect & chairman of the National Commission of Fine Arts, died 1985.

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Series I: Gilmore David Clarke Papers, circa 1920-1980


Cataloged correspondence



Box 1 Adams, Sherman


Box 1 Barzun, Jacques


Box 1 Benton, William


Box 1 Bishop, Morris


Box 1 Brooks, Van Wyck


Box 1 Brownell, Herbert


Box 1 Churchill, Winston S.


Box 1 Cowley, Malcolm


Box 1 Damrosch, Walter see Brooks, Van Wyck


Box 1 Day, Edmund Ezra


Box 1 Delano, Frederick A.


Box 1 Ecker, Frederick H.


Box 1 Eisenhower, Dwight D.


Box 1 Eisenhower, Milton S.


Box 1 Farrand, Livingston


Box 1 Herter, Christian A.


Box 1 Hoover, Herbert


Box 1 Hersey, John


Box 1 McClellan, George B.


Box 1 MacLeish, Archibald


Box 1 Manship, Paul


Box 1 Morris, Newbold


Box 1 Moses, Robert


Box 1 Mumford, Lewis


Box 1 Nixon, Richard M.


Box 1 Oakes, John B.


Box 1 Proffitt, Charles G.


Box 1 Rockefeller, John D., II


Box 1 Rockefeller, John D., III


Box 1 Rockefeller, Nelson A.


Box 1 Roosevelt, Eleanor


Box 1 Roosevelt, Franklin D.


Box 1 Rusk, Dean


Box 1 Seymour, Charles


Box 1 Stassen, Harold E.


Box 1 Stone, Harlan F.


Box 1 Tate, Allen


Box 1 Truman, Harry S.


Cataloged photographs:


Box 1 New York City World's Fair Armillary Sphere


Box 1 New York City World's Fair Sundial


Cataloged art work:


Box 1 Roosevelt, Franklin D.


Arranged correspondence


Box 1 Clarke


Box 1 A-G


Box 1 H-M


Box 1 N-Z


Subject files


Architects and Their Work



Box 2 Breuer, Marcel


Box 2 Brooklyn Queens Expressway


Box 2 Grand Central Station


Box 2 Hirschhorn


Box 2 Nevelson, Louise


Box 2 New York


Box 2 Pei, I. M.


Box 2 Washington, D.C. Area


Box 2 Biographical File


Box 2 Board of Design


Box 2 Columbia University Oral History Project


Committee of Fine Arts


Box 2 General


Box 2 Potomac River


Box 2 U.S. Capitol


Box 2 White House


Box 2 Cornell University


Box 2 Franklin Institute


New York World's Fair, 1964-1965


Correspondence


Box 2 August 1960-1961



Box 3 1962-1965


Box 3 Designs


Box 3 Manuscripts


Photographs


Box 3 DeLue, Donald


Box 3 Fredericks, Marshall


Box 3 Roszak, Theodore


Box 3 Sculptures, Misc.


Box 3 Views


Box 3 Printed materials


Box 3 Clippings



Box 4 Manuscripts (Arranged)


Clarke


Box 4 General


Box 4 Memorials


Box 4 Sonnets


Box 4 By others, A-Z


Documents


Box 4 Clarke family


Box 4 Clarke, Gilmore D.


Photographs


Box 4 Barrett Park, Staten Island


Box 4 Central Park, Manhattan


Box 4 Cleveland Museum of Art


Box 4 Cross Bronx Parkway


Box 4 Garden State Parkway


Box 4 Grand Central Parkway


Box 4 Henry Hudson Parkway


Box 4 Hutchinson Parkway


Box 4 Nashville Expressway System


Box 4 New Jersey Turnpike


Box 4 New York World's Fair, 1939


Box 4 Palisades Parkway


Box 4 Prospect Park, Brooklyn


Box 4 Queens Botanical Gardens


Box 4 Robert Moses State Park


Box 4 Saw Mill River Parkway


Box 4 State University College, Long Island (Stoney Brook)


Box 4 Stuyvesant Town s Manhattan


Box 4 Taconic State Parkway


Box 4 Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority


Box 4 Van Wyck Expressway


Box 4 Washington, D.C.


Box 4 Unidentified landscapes


Box 4 Unidentified portraits


Box 4 Newspaper clippings (Misc.)


Printed materials



Box 5 Clarke (author), Illustrations, Articles


Box 5 Pamphlets, Programs, Brochures


Box 5 Reports and Studies, 1939-1956


Box 5 Reports and Studies, 1957-1964



Mapcase 14-P-3 1 Oversized Folder of Printed materials - Bound volumes