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Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation : Centennial (1881-1991) Archive, 1954-1982, (bulk 1980-1981)

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Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation : Centennial (1881-1991) Archive, 1954-1982, (bulk 1980-1981), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

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Creator(s):Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
Title:Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation : Centennial (1881-1991) Archive, 1954-1982, (bulk 1980-1981)
Physical description:approx. 5 linear feet.
Language(s):In English
Access: The bulk of this collection is stored in Columbia University Libraries' off-site storage facility. Materials will be recalled by request. This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Series I: Departmental Files

This series consists of administrative papers related to the Centennial Celebration organiziational efforts.

Series II: Making of an Architect

The following papers consist primarily of drafts and galleys for the book The Making of an Architect which was written in honor of the centennial celebration of the Columbia University School of Architecture. The papers are arranged in the order in which the chapters appear in the final book. The larger number of drafts is due to the fact that drafts were circulated for comments to the other authors working on the book. The number of versions of drafts, galleys and footnotes is provided with the number of pages of the longest version. Some of the versions are incomplete. Some sections contain research material used for the chapter, photocopies of illustrations that were used or suggested for use in the chapter, correspondence concerning the writing of the chapter, chapter outlines, or bibliographies. When all versions of a draft, galley or set of footnotes have the same number of pages, that number is given. When there are various page lengths, the page number for the longest version is given. Of particular interest is the material on the 1968 strike which can be found in Chapter 12.

Series III: Exhibit

These papers relate to the exhibition which was held at the National Academy of Design from December 9, 1981 – January 30, 1982, and consist of correspondence to and from the school and the Academy, loan agreements, and drafts and galleys of the exhibition text.

Series IV: Mapping Project

The Mapping Project was part of the exhibition which identified buildings created by alumni of the Columbia University School of Architecture in the metropolitan New York City area. Related to this project are correspondence and a large section of lists of projects arranged by architect. The names are listed alphabetically. In addition to the list of projects many architects provided additional items such as resumes, transcripts of interviews, reprints form journals and newspapers, brochures, and copies of lectures and papers.

Series V: Interveiws

An important part of the research material that was gathered for the catalog and the celebration are the interviews which were done with a number of people who were related to the department in various ways over the years. Transcripts of these interviews are arranged alphabetically by the person interviewed. If the name of the interviewer and the date the interview took place is known, that information is also included below.

Series VI: Photos

Photographs were gathered as illustrations for the book and for the exhibit. While many of these photographs are identified and arranged by chapter to correspond with the book, there are also many that are not identified. Many of the corresponding negatives are also included.

Series VII: Bulletins, Brochures, and Books

This series is made up of printed material produced by or concerning Columbia University's School of Architecture.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 The bulk of this collection is stored in Columbia University Libraries' off-site storage facility. Materials will be recalled by request. This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation : Centennial (1881-1991) Archive, 1954-1982, (bulk 1980-1981), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Frank Dennis Jackson in 1989. The final arrangement was completed by Allison Carafa (Bibliographic Assistant) in 2013.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion April 13, 2013 Finding aid written in English.
    2013-04-13 File created.

CLIO ID: 10236727 View CLIO record

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Index Terms

The names and terms listed below are represented 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 consortial/union catalog offered by OCLC that allows users to search the holdings of multiple archives and libraries.

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Subjects (Coporate Names)

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Columbia University.--School of Architecture.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--School of Architecture.--Alumni Association.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--Students--Political activity.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Personal Names)

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Abramovitz, Max, 1908-2004PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-1984PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Boell, Alfred N.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bond, J. Max,--Jr.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eisenmann, Peter, 1943-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fitch, James MarstonPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frampton, KennethPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lapidus, MorrisPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pokorny, Jan Hird, 1914-2008PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Polshek, James StewartPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plunz, RichardPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stern, Robert A. M.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Architecture--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural design--Study and teaching.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schools of architecture--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subject (Occupation)

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Architects.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

The collection documents the centennial celebration of the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning (1881-1981). There were two main parts of this celebration: a public exhibit held at the National Academy of Design from December 9, 1981 – January 30, 1982, and a catalog of this exhibit entitled The Making of an Architect. The exhibit’s curator was Richard Oliver.

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