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Leopold Arnaud papers and architectural drawings, 1914-1980, bulk 1914-1945

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Leopold Arnaud papers and architectural drawings, 1914-1980, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Leopold Arnaud was a member of the Columbia University's School of Architecture faculty for 31 years and dean from 1937 to 1960. The collection consist of architectural drawings, correspondence, student photographs, student sketchbooks and papers documenting the 1944-1945 Architectural Competition for Permanent Building Construction at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

At a Glance

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Creator(s):Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-1984
Title:Leopold Arnaud papers and architectural drawings, 1914-1980, bulk 1914-1945
Physical description:0.5 linear feet (in 2 boxes), 1 oversize box, and 160 drawings.
Language(s):In English
Access: 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 material is arranged in three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection is composed primarily of architectural drawings, correspondence, student photographs, and student sketchbooks.

Series I: West Point Competition documents Leopold Arnaud's involvement as the Professional Advisor in the Architectural Competition for Permanent Building Construction at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, 1944-1945. As Advisor, Arnaud's duties included examining the designs by the various competitors (which included firms such as Cram and Ferguson; Delano and Aldrich; Shreve, Lamb and Harmon; Skimore, Ownings and Merrilll and Voorhees, Walker, Foley and Smith) to ascertain whether they complied with the requirements of the program and to report to the jury any instance of failure to comply with those requirements. The series also contains 11 drawings (dated from 1925 to 1934) of various buildings at United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.

Series II: Student Work is made up of renderings and drawing exercises done by Arnaud while studying at the École des Beaux-Arts and Columbia School of Architecture.

Series III: Miscellaneous is made up of two subseries: Subseries III.1: Artifacts contains Arnaud's academic hood and decoration (2 pieces; cloth). Subseries III.2: Papers consists of letters and transcripts collected by Arnaud that relate to Columbia University and specifically the School of Architecture. Of particular note is a transcription of a cassette tape sent by Leopold Arnaud to Dean James Stewart Polshek describing the history of Columbia University's School of Architecture for the Centenary celebration. In the transcript, Arnaud tells Dean Polshek, "I thought that I would give a little run-down of the history of the [Columbia University] School [of Architecture] as I know it, because I don't have any modesty, but I am perhaps the only person around still going that knows the School from its beginnings."

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

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

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

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Preferred Citation

Leopold Arnaud papers and architectural drawings, 1914-1980, 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 Kerri Pfister (Archives Intern) under the guidance of Shelley Hayreh, Archivist of Drawings & Archives, Avery Library, in April 2011.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion May 26, 2011 Finding aid written in English.
    2011-05-26 File created.

CLIO ID: 8449027 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 (Topics)

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Architecture--United States--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
West Point (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Corporate Names)

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Columbia University.--School of Architecture--Anecdotes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--School of Architecture--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)--Alumni and alumnae.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States Military AcademyPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Firms)

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Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch and AbbotPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cram and FergusonPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Delano & AldrichPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shreve, Lamb & HarmonPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Skidmore, Owings, and MerrillPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Voorhees, Walker, Foley & SmithPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Personal Names)

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Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-1914PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Corbett, Harvey Wiley, 1873-1954PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Williams, Edgar I.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Types of Materials

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Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Student drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sketchbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Leopold Arnaud (1895-1984) was a member of the Columbia University's School of Architecture faculty for 31 years and dean from 1937 to 1960.

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