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

Rambusch, Catha Grace

Architectural historian


Collection Information

Size: 7 Items, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

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).

Location of Originals

  • REEL 2786: Originals are in the Water Resources Department of New York City.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 2786 and 3134 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

The materials submitted to the Art Commission of the City of New York are photocopies.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Catha Grace Rambusch collection of papers on architecture, 1921-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.