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Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, 1906-1977

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Series 1: Aline and Eero Saarinen Personal Papers , 1928-1977
3.7 linear feet
Boxes 1-4, 15, OV 16

Series consists of material relating to both Aline and Eero Saarinen, their relationship, their families, and other personal aspects of their lives. Most of the material found here was created and accumulated by Aline Saarinen. Also found is some material of Eero Saarinen's that was either created as part of their life together (such as photographs from various trips together) or that was later collected by Aline Saarinen as part of her own files (such as some drawings of Eero Saarinen's furniture designs).
The Aline and Eero Saarinen Personal Papers series is arranged into four subseries:
  • 1.1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1928-1974
  • 1.2: Correspondence, 1936-1970
  • 1.3: Printed Material, 1947-1977
  • 1.4: Photographs, 1940s-1970
1.1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1943-1974
DescriptionContainer
Art Work, Unidentified, undated
(Not scanned)
1
1
Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1956-1967
(5 folders; see also Box 15; not scanned)
1
2-6
Awards and Honorary Degrees, Academic Hood, 1960s
(See Box 15; not scanned)
1
7
Biographical Material, 1943-1960s
1
8
Biographical Material, Eero Saarinen, 1961-1963
(Not scanned in entirety)
1
9
Campaign and Other Buttons, 1960s
1
10
Commemorative Objects, 1965, 1967
(Not scanned)
1
11
Diary, 1928-1939
(2 folders)
1
12-13
Unidentified sound recordings, undated
6 sound cylinders
Dictabelts
(2 folders; not scanned)
1
14-15
Drawings of Furniture Designs, Eero Saarinen, 1950s
1
16
Eames Saarinen, 1964-1969
1
17
Finnish Ambassadorship, 1964
1
18
Guest Book, 1961-1971
1
19
Illustrated Cards to Aline from Eero Saarinen, 1950s
1
20
Illustrated Certificates to G. Richard Davis from Eero Saarinen, 1950s
1
21
Inaugural and Other Events, 1961-1968
1
22
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1956-1974
(2 folders; not scanned in entirety)
1
23-24
Notebook, "Panofsky's Course - Baroque", 1936
(2 folders)
2
1-2
Notebook on Joseph and Aline Louchheim's First House, Stamford, CT, 1948-1949
(3 folders)
2
3-5
Notes and Miscellany, 1950-1967
2
6
Personal Writings, Aline and Eero Saarinen, 1950s
(2 folders)
2
7-8
Press Passes, 1960s
2
9
Project Timelines and Miscellaneous Notes, Eero Saarinen, 1950s-1961
2
10
Sketches and Drawings, Eero Saarinen, 1953-1961
(2 folders; see also OV 16)
2
11-12
Sketches of North Xian Church, Eero Saarinen, 1950s
2
13
Radio Discussion of Sydney Opera House (Speakers: Eero Saarinen, H. Ingham Ashworth, and Leslie Martin), 1957 January 29
3 sound discs (lacquer)
(See Box 15; not scanned)
2
14
Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees, 1956-1967
15 (sol)
Oversize, Awards and Honorary Degrees, Academic Hood, 1960s
15 (sol)
Oversize sound discs from Box 2, folder 14, 1957 January 29
15 (sol)
Oversize, Sketches and Drawings, Eero Saarinen, 1953-1961
(See Box 2, F11-12)
OV 16
1.2: Correspondence, 1936-1970
DescriptionContainer
Aline Saarinen to Eero Saarinen, 1953
(7 folders)
2
15-21
Aline Saarinen to Eero Saarinen, Birthday Card ("The Case-History of a Romance"), 1953 August 20
2
22
Aline Saarinen to Eero Saarinen, Birthday Card, 1954
2
23
Aline Saarinen to Eero Saarinen, 1961
2
24
Aline Saarinen to Eero Saarinen, Miscellaneous, undated
2
25
Eero Saarinen to Aline Saarinen, 1953
(10 folders)
2
26-35
Eero Saarinen to Aline Saarinen, 1954
2
36
Eero Saarinen to Donald and Hal Louchheim, 1953
2
37
Aline Saarinen
General Correspondence, 1936-1937
2
38
General Correspondence, 1941-1948
2
39
General Correspondence, 1953-1959
2
40
General Correspondence, 1960-1963
(See also Box 15)
2
41
General Correspondence, 1964
2
42
General Correspondence, 1965-1971
2
43
General Correspondence, undated
(2 folders)
2
44-45
General Correspondence - Odets, Clifford, 1952-1963
2
46
General Correspondence - Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1953-1958
2
47
Eero Saarinen
Letter to Sampe, circa 1952
2
48
Letters to Psychiatrist (Dr. B), 1952-1953
2
49
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1953-1956
2
50
Family Correspondence
Louchheim, Donald, 1951-1965
2
51
Louchheim, Hal, 1950s-1962
2
52
Louchheim, Joseph, 1949-1970
2
53
Saarinen, Eames, 1970
2
54
Saarinen, Eric, undated
2
55
Oversize, Aline Saarinen - General Correspondence, 1960-1963
(See Box 2, F41)
15 (sol)
1.3: Printed Material, 1947-1977
(Not scanned)
DescriptionContainer
Clippings on Aline Saarinen and Family, 1955-1967
2
56
Clippings on Aline Saarinen as Television Correspondent, 1962-1970
(2 folders)
2
57-58
Clippings on Aline Saarinen's Book 5000 Years of Art, 1947
3
1
Clippings on Aline Saarinen and Finnish Ambassadorship, 1964
3
2
Clippings on Aline Saarinen Receiving Honorary Degree from Russell Sage College, 1967
3
3
Clippings on Eero Saarinen, 1953-1967
3
4
Other Printed Material on Eero Saarinen, 1962-1967
3
5
Publication on Hvittrask, Finland, 1977
3
6
1.4: Photographs, 1940s-1970
DescriptionContainer
Photographs of Aline Saarinen as a Young Girl, 1910s-1920s
3
7
Photographs of Aline Saarinen, Graduation from Vassar College, 1935
3
8
Photographs of Aline Saarinen, 1940s
(See also Box 15)
3
9
Photographs of Aline Saarinen, 1950s
(3 folders; not scanned in entirety)
3
10-12
Photographs of Aline Saarinen, 1960s
(3 folders; see also Box 15; not scanned in entirety)
3
13-15
Photographs of Aline Saarinen, Inauguration of Venezuelan President Raul Leoni, 1964
3
16
Other Photographs of Inauguration of Venezuelan President Raul Leoni, 1964
3
17
Photographs of Aline Saarinen Receiving Honorary Degrees, 1964, 1967
3
18
Photographs of Aline Saarinen and William Hewitt, Deere Company (Moline, IL), 1960s
3
19
Photographs of Aline Saarinen, 1970
3
20
Photographs of Eero Saarinen, 1950s-1961
(2 folders)
3
21-22
Photographs of Aline and Eero Saarinen, 1954-1957
3
23
Photographs of Family
The Bernstein Family, undated
3
24
Donald and Hal Louchheim, 1940s-1960s
(2 folders)
3
25-26
Eero Saarinen, Lily Swann Saarinen and Children, 1950s
3
27
Aline and Eero Saarinen and Children, mid 1950s-1960s
3
28
Aline and Eero Saarinen and Children in Hvittrask, Finland, 1958
(Not scanned in entirety)
3
29
Eames Saarinen, 1955-1965
(3 folders; see also Box 15)
3
30-32
Louchheim Grandchildren, 1963-1970
(3 folders)
3
33-35
Charles Alan, 1967, 1970
3
36
Luna L. Davis (Photographer: Berenice Abbott), undated
3
37
Photographs of Louchheim Family and House in Stamford, CT, circa 1948
3
38
Photographs from Aline Saarinen's Trip to Hearst Castle (San Simeon, CA), 1958
3
39
Photographs of Trip to Greece Taken by Eero Saarinen, 1950s
3
40
Photographs of Unidentified Party (Aline and Eero Saarinen and Children in attendance), 1950s
3
41
Photographs of Unidentified House, 1961
3
42
Photographs of House on St. Roman's Terrace, New Haven, CT, 1960s
3
43
Photographs of Eero Saarinen Designs, 1960s
3
44
Photographs of Sketches of Winning Design for Sydney Opera House, 1957
3
45
Miscellaneous and Unidentified Photographs, 1956-1963, undated
(2 folders)
3
46-47
Slides
(Not scanned)
Trip to Europe (Lily Swann Saarinen and Children), 1950s
4
1
Ray [Eames?], 1950s
4
2
Sampe, 1953
4
3
Eames Saarinen, 1955-1956
4
4
Hvittrask, Finland, 1958
4
5
Aline Saarinen, circa 1970
4
6
Art Slides, undated
(2 folders; not scanned)
4
7-8
Art Slides (lantern glass slides), undated
(2 folders; not scanned)
4
9-10
Art Slides (35mm glass slides), undated
(See slide boxes)
4
11
UNESCO Architecture (?) Slides (35mm glass slides), undated
(See slide boxes)
4
12
Architecture and Design Slides, undated
(See slide boxes)
4
13
Miscellaneous Slides, undated
(See slide boxes)
4
14
Oversize, Photographs of Aline Saarinen, 1940s
(See Box 3, F9)
15 (sol)
Oversize, Photographs of Aline Saarinen, 1960s
(See Box 3, F13-15)
15 (sol)
Oversize, Photographs of Family, Eames Saarinen, 1955-1965
(See Box 3, F30-32)
15 (sol)

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