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Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977

How to Use This Collection

Exploring the Collection

This collection has a finding aid which allows users to navigate to specific parts of the collection. To explore this collection, use either the expandable links in the sidebar or through the container inventory located in the Contents and Arrangement. Digitized materials will be indicated with the Digitized items icon icon.

A PDF of the entire finding aid can be found on the Overview page.

Requesting Materials

You can request an appointment to view materials in the Washington, D.C. reading room or to receive reproductions. Requests can be made as you navigate through the collection on either the series description page (found through Contents and Arrangement) or on individual folders.

Alternative Forms Available

The papers of Aline B. (Aline Bernstein) and Eero Saarinen in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2006, and total 17399 images.

Material not scanned includes the NBC correspondent files (due to restrictions on the material), and typically duplicates, negatives, slides, and printed material easily accessible elsewhere. For publications found in the research and other project files, only relevant portions are scanned.

The sound recording of the discussion of the Sydney Opera House design has been digitized, and some of the motion picture films have been reformatted to video for research use. Audiovisual material with duplicate access copies are available in the Archives of American Art readings rooms.

Restrictions on Access

The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.

Restrictions on Use

The Aline and Eero Saarinen papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Quotation, publication, or reproduction of scripts or films prepared for television must be cleared with NBC for rights: NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY.

How to Cite This Collection

Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digitization Note

The papers of Aline B. (Aline Bernstein) and Eero Saarinen in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2006. The bulk of the papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 17,399 images. Material not scanned includes the NBC correspondent files (due to restrictions on the material), duplicates, negatives, slides, and printed material easily accessible elsewhere. For publications found in the research and other project files, only relevant portions were digitized.