Catha Grace Rambusch collection of papers on architecture, 1921-1975

Rambusch, Catha Grace
Architectural historian

Collection size: 7 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Papers acquired by Rambusch concerning architectural history of New York.

REEL 2786: Forms and photographs submitted to the Art Commission of the City of New York, requesting approval of a series of sculpted panels done by Harry Knight and Cesare Stea. Commissioned by the WPA-sponsored New York City Art Project (Sculpture Division) and the New York City Department of Public Works, these bas-reliefs were installed in the Bowery Bay Sewage Treatment Works in Queens, of which Albert Bela Bauer was the architect.

REEL 3134: A four-page letter from Cass Gilbert to fellow architect Howard Greenley, April 21, 1921, describing the formation and early history of the Architectural League, of which Gilbert was a founding member. Also included is a brief note from Rosamond Gilder, daughter of Richard Watson Gilder, to Catha Grace Rambusch, August 29, 1975, commenting on Gilbert's letter.

Biographical/Historical Note: Architectural historian.

Collected by Catha Grace Rambusch in preparation for a book (never published).

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