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Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929

Author: Charles Follen McKim
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary transcript, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y. Documents McKim's designs for the Boston Public Library and Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass.; Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus and the University Club, New York, N.Y.; Rhode Island State House,
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Daniel Chester French; Francis Jackson Garrison; Francis Jackson Garrison; William Lloyd Garrison; Wendell Phillips Garrison; Wendell Phillips Garrison; John La Farge; Francis Davis Millet; J Miller M'Kim; Margaret McKim; Charles Moore; H Siddons Mowbray; Frederick Law Olmsted; Augustus Saint-Gaudens; McKim family; H Siddons Mowbray
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Follen McKim
OCLC Number: 79451752
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm edition produced from originals in Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1987. In part, transcripts.
Description: 4,200 items. 14 containers. 14 microfilm reels. 5.6 linear feet.

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Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary transcript, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y. Documents McKim's designs for the Boston Public Library and Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass.; Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus and the University Club, New York, N.Y.; Rhode Island State House, Providence, R.I.; restoration of the White House, Washington, D.C.; and the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago,Ill, 1893. Also documents McKim's work on the U.S. Senate Commission for the Improvement of the District of Columbia concerned with the location and treatment of public buildings and grounds along the Mall and his membership on the Grant Memorial Commission. Includes material pertaining to McKim's membership in societies and clubs including the American Institute of Architects, the Century Club, and the University Club. Subjects include the development of American architecture, establishment of the American Academy in Rome, and efforts of abolitionists to provide aid for newly freed slaves in the years following the Civil War. Diary includes McKim's account of an 1863 walking tour with Francis Jackson Garrison and Wendell Phillips Garrison to the Gettysburg battlefield and other areas in eastern Pennsylvania.

Family correspondents include McKim's daughter, Margaret McKim; his father, J. Miller M'Kim; and other family members. Other correspondents include Daniel Chester French, John La Farge, Francis Jackson Garrison, Wendell Phillips Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, Francis Davis Millet, Charles Moore, H. Siddons Mowbray, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

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