Youtz, Philip Newell, 1895-1972

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Architect, inventor and educator, director of the Brooklyn Museum, and dean of the College of Architecture and Design of University of Michigan.

From the description of Philip Newell Youtz papers, 1920-1972. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418711

Architect, curator, educator.

Curator of the Pennsylvania Museum of Art (1930-1932), director, Brooklyn Museum (1934-1938), director, Pacific Area at the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco (1938-1939), and dean, University of Michigan College of Architecture and Design (1957-1965).

From the description of Philip Newell Youtz papers, 1920-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594048

Philip N. Youtz was born April 27, 1895 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was educated at Amherst College (1918) and Oberlin College (1919). During the period 1920-1922, he built schools and a non-sectarian Chinese Christian College in Canton, China. Upon his return, he did publicity work in New York City for the College while also teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also taught extension courses in philosophy and logic at Columbia, and supervised art courses at the People's Institute.

After receiving his architectural degree from Columbia University in 1929, he became curator of the Sixty-Ninth St. branch of the Pennsylvania Museum of Art in Philadelphia. In 1933 he became assistant director of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and served as director from 1934 to 1938. From 1938 to 1940, he was director of Pacific House at the Golden Gate International Exposition and the Pacific Area in San Francisco. Following the war where he served with the War Production Board, Youtz was a practicing architect in the New York City area. Here he invented the "lift slab" method of construction in which concrete slabs are raised on supporting columns to form different stories of a building. He came to the University of Michigan in 1957, where he was soon named dean of the College of Architecture and Design, a post he held until his retirement in 1964.

Youtz was a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit, the New York Historical Society, the American Association of Museums and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He was a director of the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Michigan Association of the Professions and the Ann Arbor Art Association.

Youtz died in January 1972.

From the guide to the Philip Newell Youtz papers, 1920-1972, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. Reports, 1935-1971. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Department of Egyptian, Classical & Ancient Middle Eastern Art. Records. General correspondence 1890's-1994 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Philip Newell Youtz papers, 1920-1972 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. William Henry Fox records, 1913-33 (bulk), 1908-35 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Walter Gropius papers, 1925-1969 (inclusive), 1937-1969 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. Philip Newell Youtz records, 1934-38 (bulk), 1928-38 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Brigham, George Bickford, 1889-. George B. Brigham papers, 1925-1967. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. Records, 1896-[ongoing]. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Youtz, Philip Newell, 1895-1972. Philip Newell Youtz papers, 1920-1972. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005, 1960-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Florence Nightingale Levy Papers, 1899-1946 (bulk dates 1908-1926) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) photograph series D (faculty and staff portraits), 1946-2006, 1950-1990 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Youtz, Philip Newell, 1895-1972. Philip Newell Youtz papers, 1920-1972. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. Laurence Page Roberts records, 1938-43. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. Wills & Estates files, 1888-[ongoing]. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn George B. Brigham papers, 1925-1967 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Brigham, George Bickford, 1889- person
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Department of Egyptian, Classical & Ancient Middle Eastern Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
associatedWith Canton Christian College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Pennsylvania Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Production Board. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. College of Architecture and Design. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Youtz, Frances May Leffler, 1897-1975 person
associatedWith Youtz, Frances May Luffler, 1897-1975. person
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China
China
Guangzhou (China)
Guangzhou (China)
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Religious articles
Architecture
Curators
Buddhist temples
Architects
Inventions
World War, 1939-1945
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Death 1972

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