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Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987

Hitchcock, Henry-Russell, 1903-1987

Architectural historian

Collection Information

Size: 24.8 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of architectural historian, author, critic, teacher, and museum director, Henry-Russell Hitchcock date from 1919-1987 and measure 24.8 linear feet. Almost all of the collection is comprised of Hitchcock's correspondence files relating to academic research, teaching, curatorial interests, and professional associations. Letters are from prominent architectural historians, architects, artists, preservationists, museum directors and curators, and family and friends. Also found are two feet of writings by Hitchcock and others, scattered biographical information, miscellaneous records, printed material, and photographs of Hitchcock and architecture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry-Russell Hitchcock (1903-1987) was an architectural historian, critic, museum director, and influential teacher in Boston, Mass. He taught at Wesleyan University and Smith College, wrote over two dozen books on architecture and modernism, and was the director of Smith College Museum from 1949-1955.


Donated by Ms. Mosette Broderick, a colleague of Professor Hitchcock, who also served as his assistant and is his literary executor.

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Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.