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Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

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Series 6: Architect Files , 1912-1990
(Boxes 26-28, 42; 2.2 linear feet)

This series contains McCoy's research files on individual architects and their projects. Files may include correspondence, research material, photographs of the architects and their works, writings, interview transcripts and notes, blueprints, and printed material. Writings found here include writings by McCoy and writings by the architects. Of note is a draft memoir written by Konrad Wachsman and an essay on architecture in Mexico by Juan O'Gorman. This series also contains a large amount of material about R. M. Schindler, including statements by other architects about Schindler, and a two volume "Book of Documents" created by Schindler, containing copies of his biographical and professional records.
The files are arranged alphabetically by name of architect. While this series contains scattered writings and notes by McCoy, the bulk of her writings about these architects can be found in Series 4: Architectural Writings. Additional photographs of works by these architects can be found in Series 9: Photographs and Slides.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Photographs taken by Julius Shulman have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Barragan, Luis
Correspondence, 1971-1983
26
27
Floor Plans, circa 1950s
26
28
Research Material, circa 1952-1980
26
29
Birkerts, Gunnar, 1968-1986
26
30
Botteiger, Peggy, circa 1950s
26
31
Candela, Felix, circa 1950-1970, 1981
26
32-33
Cetto, Max, circa 1951-1953, 1962-1963
26
34
Ciampi, Mario, 1954-1964
26
35
Coate, Roland, circa 1950s
26
36
Craiker, Chris, 1979, 1982-1983
26
37
Eames, Charles and Ray
Interview Transcript, 1974
26
38
Photographs, 1959-1962
26
39
Printed Material, 1941-1944, 1966, 1970
26
40
Gehry, Frank
Correspondence, 1973-1975, 1985
26
41
Notes and Research Material, circa 1970s, 1979
26
42
Gill, Irving
Correspondence, 1929-1989
26
43
Notes and Writings, circa 1950s-1970s
26
44-45
Research Material, 1936, 1959-1989
26
46
Goff, Bruce, 1968-1983
26
47
Grey, Elmer, 1953-1962
26
48
Harris, Harwell Hamilton
Correspondence, 1972-1984
26
49
Correspondence, 1985-1989
27
1
Research Material, 1962
27
2
Harris, Murry, circa 1948-1949
27
3-4
Lautner, John, circa 1985-1988
27
5
Le Corbusier, 1933, circa 1970s
27
6
Maybeck, Bernard, 1952, 1957, circa 1975
27
7
Moore, Charles, 1968-1969, 1977
27
8
Myers, Barton, circa 1977-1979
27
9
Neutra, Richard and Dion
Correspondence, 1953-1974
27
10-11
Photographs, circa 1930s-1984
(Photographs by Julius Shulman not scanned)
27
12
Research Material, circa 1950s-1967, 1976
27
13
O'Gorman, Juan
Clippings, 1953-1967
(oversized items housed in Box 42)
27
14-15
Correspondence, 1951-1984
27
16-18
"The Degeneration of Architecture in Mexico Today" by Juan O'Gorman, 1954-1955
27
19
Notes and Writings, circa 1942-1960s
27
20
Otto, Frei, circa 1965-1966
27
21
Pelli, Cesar
Correspondence, 1969-1990
27
22-23
Notes and Writings, circa 1970s
27
24
Research Material, 1968-1979
27
25
Ponti, Gio
Correspondence, 1966-1989
27
26-27
Research Material, circa 1971
27
28
Porset, Clara
Correspondence, 1951-1952
27
29-30
Photographs, circa 1952
27
31
Research Material, 1951-1952
27
32
Purcell, William
Correspondence, 1923-1964
27
33-34
Notes and Research Material, circa 1946-1959
27
35
Richards, Sim Bruce, 1960-1984
27
36
Schindler, R. M.
Correspondence, circa 1920-1988
27
37-38
Exhibition Documents, 1954, 1964-1967
27
39
Notes, General, circa 1950s-1970s
27
40-41
Notes, Gregory Ain Interview regarding Schindler, undated
27
42
Notes, "Talk with the Lovells,", 1958
27
43
Photographs, 1912-1970s
27
44
Research Material, Book of Documents, vol. I, circa 1949
27
45
Research Material, Book of Documents, vol. II, circa 1949
27
46
Research Material, General, 1922-1980
27
47-50
Statements by Other Architects Regarding Schindler, circa 1960s
28
1
Writings, [About Working for Schindler,], 1987
28
2
Writings, "Schindler House Restoration,", undated
28
3
Writings, Unidentified Draft Fragments, circa 1950s-1970s
28
4
Soriano, Raphael
Correspondence, circa 1961-1982
28
5
Photographs, circa 1960s-1970s
28
6
Sorkin, Michael, 1979-1987
28
7
Stenger, A. D., circa 1949-1950
28
8
Sullivan, Louis, circa 1967
28
9
Venturi, Robert
Correspondence, 1964-1987
28
10-11
Notes and Writings, circa 1975-1980
28
12-13
Research Material, 1963-1983
28
14-16
Victor Gruen Associates, circa 1965-1985
28
17-19
Wachsman, Konrad, circa 1972-1977
28
20-23
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Notes and Research Material, circa 1950s
28
24-25
Photographs, circa 1950s
28
26
Wright, Lloyd
Correspondence, circa 1959-1966
28
27
"Eric Wright Conversation,", 1979
28
28
Notes and Writings, circa 1949-1960
28
29-30
Research Material, 1965-1966
28
31
Oversized Juan O'Gorman Clippings, 1953-1967
(Scanned with Box 27, Folders 14-15)
42

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