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Subseries 8.3 | A Finding Aid to the Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986 | Digitized Collection

Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986

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8.3: Government Agencies, 1949-1980

This subseries consists of 6 project files concerning the construction of buildings for the U.S. government or for the governments of other countries. The subseries is arranged alphabetically.
8.3.1:Australian Embassy, Paris, France, 1970-1976
DescriptionContainer
Letters, notes, and contract
3 folders
10
5721
264-349
Photographs of plans, drawings, and model
oversized material housed in Box 36
10
5721
350-397
Photographs of architects Breuer, Harry Seidler, and Mario Jossa on the construction site; photographs of completed project, exterior
10
5721
398-399
Photographs of completed project, exterior
10
5721
400-423
Photographs of completed project, interior
10
5721
424-427
Negatives
10
unfilmed
unfilmed
Color transparencies
10
unfilmed
unfilmed
Clippings
10
5721
428-439
Oversized photographs of plans, drawings, and model
oversized material scanned with Box 10, Reel 5721, Frames 350-397
36
5721
8.3.2:Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) Headquarters Building, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, "Air Rights Building-South Portal Site," Washington, D.C., 1965-1979
DescriptionContainer
Letters, contracts, and blueprint
10 folders
10
5721
441-912
Photographs of plans
5 folders
10
5721
913-938
Photographs of drawings
10
5721
939-947
Photographs of model
10
5721
948-954
Photographs of construction
10
5721
955-961
Photographs of completed project, exterior, including photos by Herbert Beckhard
8 folders
oversized material housed in Box 36
10
5721
962-1020
Photographs of completed project, interior
3 folders
oversized material housed with Box 36
10
5721
1021-1047
Negatives
2 folders
10
unfilmed
unfilmed
Color transparencies
5 folders
10
unfilmed
unfilmed
Printed material concerning the dedication and clippings
10
5721
1048-1111
Oversized photographs of completed project, exterior, including photos by Herbert Beckhard
oversized material scanned with Box 10, Reel 5721, Frames 962-1020
36
5721
Oversized Photographs of completed project, interior
oversized material scanned with Box 10, Reel 5721, Frames 1021-1047
36
5721
8.3.3:Department of Highways and Traffic, Headquarters Building Washington, D.C., undated
DescriptionContainer
Letters and contract
4 folders
OV 48
unfilmed
unfilmed
8.3.4:Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD), Headquarters Building Washington, D.C., 1963-1974
DescriptionContainer
Letters and contract
4 folders
11
5721
1114-1224
Material concerning the investigation of the settling of the building
4 folders
11
5721
1225-1366
Photographs of plans
2 folders
11
5722
12-28
Photograph of drawing
11
5722
29-31
Photographs of completed project, exterior
6 folders
oversized material housed in Box 36
11
5722
32-79
Photographs of completed project, interior and dedication ceremony
(includes photos of President Lyndon and Mrs. Johnson)
11
5722
80-86
Negatives
2 folders
11
unfilmed
unfilmed
Color transparencies
11
unfilmed
unfilmed
Clippings
6 folders
11
5722
87-244
Press releases
11
5722
245-270
Brochures and Miscellaneous Printed Material
11
5722
271-330
Oversized photographs of completed project, exterior
oversized material scanned with Box 11, Reel 5722, Frames 32-79
36
5722
8.3.5:Strom Thurmond Courthouse and Federal Office Building, Columbia, South Carolina, 1974-1980
DescriptionContainer
Letters and printed "scope of services" instructions
4 folders
11
5722
332-513
Photographs of plans, drawing and model
oversized material housed in Box 36
11
5722
514-539
Contact sheet photographs of completed project, exterior and interior
11
5722
540-557
Photographs of completed project, exterior
4 folders
11
5722
558-594
Photographs of completed project, interior
2 folders
11
5722
595-610
Negatives and color transparencies
11
unfilmed
unfilmed
Oversized photographs of plans, drawing and model
oversized material scanned with Box 11, Reel 5722, Frames 514-539
36
5722
8.3.6:United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, Paris, France, 1949-1975
Appendix B: Alphabetical List of Correspondents in 8.3.5
DescriptionContainer
Contracts and supporting material, 1953-1957
3 folders
11
5722
612-818
Chronological correspondence, 1952, undated
11
5722
819-927
Chronological correspondence, 1953
11
5722
928-1013
Chronological correspondence, 1954
11
5722
1014-1053
Chronological correspondence, 1955
11
5722
1054-1087
Chronological correspondence, 1956
11
5722
1088-1101
Chronological correspondence, January 1957
11
5722
1102-1211
Chronological correspondence, February 1957
11
5722
1212-1279
Chronological correspondence, March-August 1957
11
5722
1280-1361
Chronological correspondence, September-October 1957
11
5722
1362-1405
Chronological correspondence, October-December 1957
11
5723
13-47
Chronological correspondence, January-June 1958
12
5723
48-127
Chronological correspondence, July-December 1958
12
5723
128-251
Chronological correspondence, January-April 1959
12
5723
252-341
Chronological correspondence, May-December 1959
12
5723
342-360
Chronological correspondence, 1960
12
5723
361-436
Chronological correspondence, January-June 1961
12
5723
437-533
Chronological correspondence, July-December 1961
12
5723
534-576
Chronological correspondence, 1962
12
5723
577-592
Chronological correspondence, 1963-1966
12
5723
593-610
Chronological correspondence, January-April 1967
12
5723
611-670
Chronological correspondence, May-December 1967
12
5723
671-738
Chronological correspondence, 1968
12
5723
739-795
Chronological correspondence, 1971-1975
12
5723
796-802
Financial records including accounts of salaries and office expenses, 1952-1954
12
5723
803-833
Financial records including accounts of salaries and office expenses, 1955-1956
12
5723
834-875
Financial records including accounts of salaries and office expenses, 1957
12
5723
876-933
Financial records including accounts of salaries and office expenses, 1958-1960
12
5723
934-1013
Miscellaneous receipts, 1952-1959
4 folders
12
5723
1014-1082
Committee reports, 1952-1953
oversized material housed in Box 37
12
5723
1083-1184
Committee reports, 1954-1956
12
5723
1185-1297
Committee reports, 1957
12
5723
1298-1395
Committee reports, 1957
12
5724
11-27
Committee reports, January-July 1958
12
5724
28-144
Committee reports, August 1958-1959
12
5724
145-200
Blueprints, 1957
37
5724
201-230
Notes and writings, including typescripts: "On Architecture and Aesthetics" "L'UNESCO: Future Mal Logée," "Plans for New UNESCO Buildings Completed", 1949, undated
12
5724
231-268
Rough sketches of building designs
12
5724
269-297
Photographs of architects, plans and drawings
(Breuer, Pier Luigi Nervi, Eero Saarinen, Hernan Vieco Benjamin Wermiel, and Bernard Zehrfuss at conferences and dinners)
12
5724
298-391
Photographs of plans and model
12
5724
392-404
Photographs of construction
(includes photo of Breuer, Nervi, and Zehrfuss on a patio)
12
5724
405-420
Contact sheet photographs of completed project, exterior and interior
12
5724
421-438
Photographs of completed project, exterior
15 folders
oversized material housed in Box 37
(including sculpture by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and Joan Miró)
12
5724
439-628
Photographs of completed project, interior
6 folders
(one photograph is by Robert Doisneau)
13
5724
629-720
Negatives
8 folders
13
unfilmed
unfilmed
Color transparencies
13
unfilmed
unfilmed
Clippings
8 folders
oversized material housed in Box 37
13
5724
721-997
Printed material from inauguration of the Headquarters Building, November 1958
13
5724
998-1003
Miscellaneous printed material
13
5724
1004-1012
Oversized committee reports, 1952-1953
oversized material scanned with Box 12, Reel 5723, Frames 1083-1184
37
5723
Oversized photographs of completed project, exterior
oversized material scanned with Box 12, Reel 5724, Frames 439-628
(including sculpture by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, and Joan Miró)
37
5724
Oversized clippings
oversized material scanned with Box 13, Reel 5724, Frames 721-997
37
5724
8.3.7:U.S. Embassy, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1956-1961
DescriptionContainer
A one-page typescript about the embassy, undated
13
5724
1014
Photographs of plans and drawings
3 folders
13
5724
1015-1041
Photographs of completed project, exterior
3 folders
13
5724
1042-1077
Photographs of completed project, interior
13
5724
1078-1087
Negatives
2 folders
13
unfilmed
unfilmed
Color transparencies
13
unfilmed
unfilmed
Clippings
3 folders
13
5724
1088-1167
Presentation book
13
5724
1168-1188
Brochure
13
5724
1189-1194

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