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Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966.

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Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, NY.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Avery ID:D&A IIE Kaufmann View CLIO record
Creator(s):Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976.
Title:Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966.
Physical description:.5 linear feet of papers, 6 photographs, and 45 drawings (2 manuscript boxes)
Language(s): Materials are in English.
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »
Types of Materials in the Collection:Holograph papers , typescript papers , black and white photographic prints , and Diazo prints on paper .

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in two series: Papers and Architectural Drawings.

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Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains original and reprographic correspondence, financial papers, black and white photographs, and reprographic architectural drawings relating to the commissioning, design, and construction of the Kaufmann Conference Rooms in the Institute of International Education’s headquarters in New York City, N.Y., between 1961 and 1966.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at 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

Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, NY.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Finding aid written by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, in October 2007.

EAD instance generated by Annemarie van Roessel from MS Word document and Excel file, Nov. 14, 2007. Finding aid written in English.
    2007-11-14 File created.
    2009-11-17 File revised.

CLIO ID: 6322394 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

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Architecture --United States --Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture --United States --New York (State) --New York --Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interior decoration --New York (State) --New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Additional Creators (Personal Names)

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Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Aalto, Elissa.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fitch, James Marston.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Additional Creators (Corporate Names)

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Artek Oy Ab.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Harrison & Abramovitz.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

In 1961, noted American architectural patron, curator and critic Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr. commissioned the respected Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and his wife, architect Elissa Aalto, to design a suite of meeting areas on the 12th floor of the Institute of International Education’s headquarters in New York City, across from the United Nations complex. Construction began in 1963 and was completed by 1966. The New York architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz coordinated the design and construction and Artek Oy Ab manufactured the furnishings. Still extant, the Kaufmann Conference Rooms are among only four works completed by Aalto in the United States.

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