Letters, 1925-1958, to Lewis Mumford.


Letters, 1925-1958, to Lewis Mumford.

Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Charles O. Cornelius, Associate Curator, Collections of American Art, James J. Rorimer, curator, and Ellen F. Shuman, publicity department, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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The main building of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a new art reference library, named the Thomas J. Watson Library, was designed by the architectural firm of Brown, Lawford and Forbes in consultation with the Museum. Severud-Elstad-Krueger were the structural engineers; Krey and Hunt were the mechanical engineers. The Library formally opened Jan. 26, 1965. It occupies three floors: the two lower floors comprise s...

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Cornelius, Charles Over, 1890-1937

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