Raymond Mathewson Hood papers, 1903-1931

Hood, Raymond Mathewson, b. 1881 d. 1934
Architect

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence and drawings.

REEL 64: Letters to Henry Boehm (architect), from Europe and America recounting travel and other experiences, Hood's work and his studies, mutual friends; and personal matters.

REEL 795: 48 drawings in pencil, charcoal, chalk, ink, or ink wash and 5 photographs of drawings (61.8 x 68 cm., or smaller). Among them are 8 drawings of architecture and the human figure done while Hood was at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1907-1911; 32 of the Chicago Tribune Tower many of which were submitted in competition (including 2 reproductions); and 3 photographs of drawings of the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Scranton, Pa. Also included is 1 aquatint (27.8 x 27.8 cm., in mat 46.3 x 44.4 cm.) of the McGraw-Hill building in New York City, signed lower right: D. Douglass.

Biographical/Historical Note: Architect; New York, N.Y.

Material on reel 64 donated 1971 by Raymond Hood, Jr., Richard Hood, and Verna (Trientje) Hood Reed via Walter H. Kilham, Jr., an architect who used the material in his book on Hood. Material on reel reel 795 donated 1974 by Reed, via Kilham.

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    Chicago Tribune drawings: Slides and 4x5 b&w negatives available at Washington office.
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