Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture and Planning records circa 1890-1963.


Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture and Planning records circa 1890-1963.

This collection consists of records of Columbia University's School of Architecture. It includes correspondence, circa 1886-1915, much of which is addressed to Frank Dempster Sherman, relating to school matters. Correspondents include Richard F. Bach, W.H. Burn, Nicholas Murray Butler, Clark M. Birge, Francis B. Crock, Charles S. Danielson, Milton J. Davies, James C. Egbert, Goldwin Goldsmith, A.D.F. Hamlin, F.R. Heuttin, Thomas King, Maurice E. Laranoux, Austin Willard Lord, Ben J. Lubschez, Thomas R. Price, John K. Rees, Edwin J. Robin, Ogden N. Rood, William Sartain, Levering Tyson, Walker L. Ward, William Robert Ware, Charles P. Warren, and Walter F. Wilson. Also included are two notebooks containing notes and diagrams relating to perspective problems, one dated 1895, belonged to Prof. R.S. Woodward; eleven photographs of student drawings of original architectural problems, undated and 1913; fifty-two student drawings, 1947-1950, done by students of Prof. J.G. Van Derpool; photographs of students, faculty, and school buildings, 1880s-1920s; correspondence, pamphlets, minutes, publications, lists of officers, receipts, circa 1910s-1950, of the Alumni Association of the School of Architecture; and miscellaneous clippings (including clippings of articles about Marcia Mead, first woman graduate of the School of Architecture), greeting cards, announcements, programs, and certificates. Also, reminiscences, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera of William T. Partridge, a student and colleague of William Robert Ware. The reminiscences consist of twenty-six essays that describe personal memoirs about events and persons; included are reminiscences of Henry Bacon, Andrew Carnegie, M. George Chedonne, Henry Gould, Paul Gmelin, Charles F. McKim (eleven essays), Robert Swain Peabody, and John Goddard Stearns, the firm of McKim, Mead & White, and others. The Partridge correspondence includes letters from Edward Cabot, William Anderson, William Adams Delano, Hubert Ripley, and Philip Sawyer, and letters to W.A. Delano, Adolf K. Placzek, H. Ripley, and James Grote Van Derpool. Additional materials include carbons of typescript correspondence of lectures given by Dean William A. Boring (academic year 1933-1934) and Professor Theodor Karl Rohdenburg (academic year 1946-1947). Also design problems, the earliest of which were given in conjunction with the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design, from academic years 1918-1919, 1926-1927, 1936-1937, 1949-1950, and 1957-1958. Also materials for the Architecture 51 class; correspondence of Joseph Hudnut; course outlines; correspondence relating to the search for a new dean of the school, 1957-1963.

(4 manuscript boxes and 1 print box)

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Bach, Richard F. 1888-1968 (person)

Born in 1888, Richard F. Bach became known as a supporter of collaboration between museums and the industrial arts and as an advocate for value of aesthetics in industrial production, a concept he termed "Art in Industry." He received his A.B. from Columbia University in 1909, was the Acting Librarian of Avery Library from 1918 to 1920, and held curatorial and education positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1918 to 1952. During the latter 1940s, Bach corresponded with United Nations E...

Laranoux, Maurice E. (person)

Gould, Howard (person)

Arnaud, Leopold, 1895-1984 (person)

Rees, John K. (person)

Tyson, Levering (person)

Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960 (person)

Architect and president of the Art Commission of the City of New York. From the description of William Adams Delano papers, 1947-1954. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476977441 American architect. From the description of Reminiscences : and other papers, 1909-1960. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14402669 Architect. From the description of Reminiscences of William Adams Delano : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In t...

Sherman, Frank Dempster, 1860-1916 (person)

American author and poet. From the description of Poems, 1905-1906. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58776294 Frank Dempster Sherman was an American architect, mathematician, poet, and genealogist. He studied at Columbia and Harvard, and later taught architecture at Columbia, but also emerged as a popular and proficient poet of light verse. Noted for his wit, sympathy, and diverse interests, Sherman also wrote children's verse under the pseudonym F...

Boring, William A. (William Alciphron), 1859-1937 (person)

Architect. Boring was Director, 1920-1930, and Dean, 1931-1933, of the School of Architecture at Columbia University. He is best known for designing the Immigration Station at Ellis Island, New York, in 1899 while in partnership with Edward L. Tilton. From the description of William A. Boring architectural drawings and papers, circa 1859-1937. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505720023 ...

Placzek, Adolf K. (person)

Librarian, Art historian. From the description of Reminiscences of Adolf K. Placzek: oral history, 1985. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86100486 ...

Danielson, Charles S. (person)

Stearns, John Goddard. (person)

Crock, Francis B. (person)

Robin, Edwin J. (person)

Chedonne, M. George. (person)

Burn, W. H. (person)

Rood, Ogden N. (Ogden Nicholas), 1831-1902 (person)

Professor of Physics at Columbia University, 1863-1901, who was the first to apply stereoscopic photography to the microscope and the first to make quantitative experiments on color-contrast, to measure the duration of flashes of lightning, and to make a photometer that is independent of color. From the description of Papers, 1855-1902. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515000 ...

Birge, Clark M. (person)

Hudnut, Joseph, 1886-1968 (person)

Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 (person)

Epithet: President of Columbia University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x000180 Butler was a philosopher, diplomat, and educator; president of Columbia University from 1901-1942. From the description of Nicholas Murray Butler letter, 1942 Mar. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 777002021 President of Columbia University. From the description of Letters to F.W. Wile and...

Ripley, Hubert G. (Hubert George), 1869- (person)

Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924 (person)

Architect, son of Henry & Elizabeth (Kelton) Bacon of Massachusetts, then of Wilmington, N.C. Graduated in 1884 from Tileston School. Henry had older brother, Francis Henry Bacon, 1 younger brother, Carl Kelton Bacon and 1 sister, Katherine Bacon McKoy. Henry began his career as a draftsman with the Boston Firm Chamberlin & Whidden. In 1893 Henry married Laura Florence. He was awarded the Rolch Traveling Scholarship in 1889 and studied in Italy and Greece. Henry was the architect who des...

Lubschez, Ben J. 1881-1963. (person)

McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909 (person)

Architect. From the description of Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1890-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451752 Architect. Partner of McKim, Mead & White, architectural firm established in New York City in 1879. From the description of Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39175400 Biographical Note 1847, Aug...

Beaux-Arts Institute of Design (corporateBody)

Heuttin, F. R. (person)

Hamlin, A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster), 1855-1926 (person)

Architect, Professor of Architecture. Hamlin was affiliated with the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, 1881-1883, and taught at Columbia's School of Architecture from 1883 to 1926. From the description of A. D. F. Hamlin architectural drawings and papers, circa 1835-1926. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505720092 ...

Davies, Milton J. (person)

Price, Thomas R... (person)

Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919 (person)

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122682758 From the guide to the Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Address of Mr. Andrew Carnegie before the Pitt...

Columbia University. School of Architecture. Alumni Association. (corporateBody)

Lord, Austin W. (person)

Peabody, Robert Swain, 1845-1917 (person)

James J. Hill (1838-1916) became one of the leading railroad barons in America in the closing decades of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th. Allied with banking magnate J.P. Morgan, Hill worked to control a vast railroad network stretching from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest and including three railroads: the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, and Burlington. Born in Canada, Hill moved to St. Paul before the Civil War and by 1879 was part owner of a local railroad compan...

McKim, Mead & White (corporateBody)

At the time of this project the address of McKim, Mead & White was given as 160 Fifth Ave. (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Prospect Park, entrance shelters at Plaza entrance, [Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.] [graphic] : [detail drawing of dome in section and plan] / McKim, Mead & White, architects. Aug.24, 1895. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 78960919 Architectural company. From the description of Photographs, [ca. ...

Goldsmith, Goldwin. (person)

Rohdenburg, Theodor Karl (person)

Columbia University. School of Architecture (corporateBody)

The architecture program at the School of Mines at Columbia was begun by William Robert Ware in 1881. In 1897 the department became a separate school of architecture. Ware had begun the first professional school of architecture in the United States at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From the description of Columbia University School of Architecture student drawings, circa 1879-1956, (bulk circa 1884-1912). (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: ...

Partridge, William T. (person)

Van Derpool, James G. (person)

Professor Emeritus of Architecture, James Grote Van Derpool was born in 1903. He received his bachelor of architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1927 and his master's degree in fine arts from Harvard in 1940. Before completing his master's degree, he conducted research at the American Academy in Rome in 1928 and at the Atelier Gromort of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1929. In addition, he practiced architecture in Boston and taught the history of...

Mead, Marcia. (person)

Egbert, James C (person)

Sawyer, Philip 1868-1949 (person)

New York City architect, partner of Edward P. York (1865-1928). Began his career as a draftsmen with McKim, Mead & White. York and Sawyer were formed in 1904. From the description of Philip Sawyer photographs, drawings, and papers, circa 1889-1937. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505719962 ...

Sartain, William, 1843-1924 (person)

Painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Came from a noted family of engravers and painters. From the description of William Sartain autobiographical sketch, 1910. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82921674 ...

Cabot, Edward. (person)

Woodward, Robert Simpson, 1849-1924 (person)

Warren, Charles W. (person)

King, Thomas Joseph (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 15932 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000695.0x0000f1 ...

Anderson, William (person)

W. Anderson, lessee-manager of several theatres and other places of amusement in Sydney and Melbourne, was a successful producer of melodrama, including dramatization of Australian authors, such as Rolf Boldrewood and Marcus Clarke, and also of original plays with Australian themes by Jo. Smith and others. From the description of Playscripts [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225809903 Isaac Downs was a basket maker on Shelter Island. From t...

Wilson, Walter H. (person)

Ward, Walker L. (person)