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

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5.1: Dodge House Preservation Campaign , circa 1953-1983

Found here are documents regarding the campaign to preserve the architecturally significant Dodge House, built by Irving Gill. Preservation efforts began in 1963 and continued until the house was demolished in 1970. Esther McCoy was very active in the preservation efforts, serving on the Citizen's Committee for the Dodge House and a Dodge House Special Committee of the American Institute of Architects. This subseries includes various committee documents, clippings and other printed material, correspondence, and notes and writings by McCoy regarding the preservation efforts. In 1965 McCoy produced a film, Dodge House 1916, as part of the preservation efforts. The film was directed by Robert Snyder. Documentation of this film project includes correspondence, photographs used for the film, draft film scripts written by McCoy, lab notes, and the finished film.
Researchers should note that additional records about the Dodge House can be found in Series 5.3: Historic American Buildings Survey.
The bulk of this subseries has been scanned. Photographs taken by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand have not been scanned.
The Dodge House
film has been digitized and copied to a new film projection print.
Description Container Select
Clippings, circa 1963-1970
24
40
Committee Documents, 1963-1970
24
41
Correspondence, 1963-1970
24
42-43
Motion Picture Film, "Dodge House 1916"
Correspondence, 1965-1983
24
44
Motion picture film, "Dodge House 1916", 1965
1 Film reel
duplicate projection print
16 mm
1 videocassettes (digital betacam)
duplicate
1 videodiscs (dvd)
duplicate
2 Film reels
original A + B roll
16 mm
1 sound track film reel
original fullcoat soundtrack
16 mm
A duplicate projection print (1 film reel), created from answer print of original film, is stored in film can numbered FC 53; the answer print of the original film and duplicate intermediate negative and soundtrack used to produce the projection print are stored off-site. Original A+B rolls and pre-print soundtrack, donated after the preservation project, are stored in film cans numbered FC 54-56. Lab records for A+B rolls are also found.
24
45
Financial Records, 1965
24
46-47
Photographs for Film, circa 1953-1965
(photographs by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand not scanned)
24
48-51
Scripts, 1965
24
52-53
Floor Plans, circa 1950s-1960s
24
54
Notes and Writings, circa 1965-1970
24
55-56
Printed Material, circa 1965-1968
24
57
1 Reel Motion Picture Film from Box 24, folder 45
(See also Box 24, Folder 45)
FC 53

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