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Architects' and Designers' Papers, 1767-2003

This collection of correspondence, lectures, and autobiographical documents from noted American and European architects and decorative arts designers includes material from Thomas Chippendale, William Deknatel, George Grant Elmslie, the firm of Friedman, Alschuler and Sincere, Alfonso Iannelli, I...

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Architectural records for buildings by Walter Netsch, [ca. 1946-1985]

Job files for buildings and alterations designed by Walter Netsch, generally while he was at Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, based in Chicago (Ill.). Designs were made for various clients in the Chicago and other areas. Files (rolls and folders) for a building often contain drawings, blueprints, sit...

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Bruce J. Graham (1925-2010) Papers, 1939-2010

Architect and art collector Bruce Graham's professional career and private life is documented through images, papers, and video tapes. Materials relating to Graham's wife, Jane Graham, and their friends, colleagues, and artistic collaborators are also represented.

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Chicago Library Design Competition Records, 1987-1990

This collection includes documents that record several phases of the 1987-1988 competition to select a design/build team and a design for the new Central Library in Chicago.

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E. Alfred Picardi Papers, 1949-2011

Correspondence, photographs, printed matter, personal and project papers documenting the career of the engineer Egidio Alfred Picardi.

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Fazlur R. Khan (1929-1982) Collection, 1944-1988

This collection holds professional papers and writings and a small group of personal papers of the Bangladeshi-American structural engineer Fazlur R. Khan.

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Hedrich-Blessing photograph collection, part 1, [ca. 1929-1989, bulk 1933-1969]

Photographic archives of the first 40 years of work produced by Hedrich-Blessing, a Chicago photography studio that specializes in architectural and design photography. Images primarily show interior and exterior views of buildings and structures, including office buildings, industrial buildings,...

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Hedrich-Blessing photograph collection, part 2, [ca. 1969-1989, bulk 1970-1979]

Photographic archive of primarily 1970s work produced by Hedrich-Blessing, a Chicago-based commercial photography firm specializing in architectural and design photography. Images show exterior and interior views of buildings and structures, including commercial, cultural, educational, government...

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James Wright Hammond (1918-1986) Papers, 1951-c.1985

Chicago architect James W. Hammond first worked in the office of Eliel and Eero Saarinen and then in the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he was elected to partnership in 1955. In 1961, he became a founding partner of the Chicago architecture firm Hammond Beeby and Babka. The c...

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John Hancock Center and Sears Tower architectural drawings

Photocopies of structural drawing sets for the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill John Hancock Center (includes annotations) at 875 N. Michigan Ave. (Chicago, Ill.) and Sears Tower (56) at 233 S Wacker Dr. (Chicago, Ill.), tall building projects led by Bruce Graham, architect and Fazlur Rahman Khan, st...

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Mercer Sullivan photograph collection, 1961-1968.

Panoramic and architectural views of Chicago made by Sullivan. Subjects include a few images each of Michigan Avenue, construction of the Hancock Tower, the Robie House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Lincoln Park area, the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan, demolition of the 1905 Federal Bu...

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S. R. Crown Hall Collection, 1956-2006

S. R. Crown Hall (built 1950 – 1956) was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) and serves as the architecture building on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago). The building was dedicated April 30, 1956. It was designated a Chicago Landmark on October 1, 1997 and r...

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