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Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, 1909-1990

Author: Gordon Bunshaft
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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This collection contains correspondence, photographs, clippings, postcards, newsletters, student and architectural drawings, and other materials mainly related to Gordon Bunshaft's projects and activities while employed as a partner in the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The dates of the material span 1909-1990, with bulk dates of 1950-1979. Most of the information regarding Bunshaft's architectural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Architectural drawings
Artifact
Audio cassettes
Clippings
Correspondence
Thesis
News letters
Phonograph record
Photograph albums
Photographic postcards
Photographs
Picture postcards
Slides (photographs)
Videocassette
Designs and plans
Named Person: Armond Bartos; Frederick W Beinecke; William Sperry Beinecke; Nina Bunshaft; Alexander Calder; Arthur Drexler; Jean Dubuffet; Joseph H Hirshhorn; Lyndon B Johnson; Seymour H Knox; Torkel Korling; Léon Lambert; Joseph W Molitor; Henry Moore; Arnold Newman; Isamu Noguchi; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; I M Pei; Cervin Robinson; David Rockefeller; Ezra Stoller; James Sweeney
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Bunshaft
OCLC Number: 505724648
Description: Papers, 8 linear ft. Drawings, 144 sheets.

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This collection contains correspondence, photographs, clippings, postcards, newsletters, student and architectural drawings, and other materials mainly related to Gordon Bunshaft's projects and activities while employed as a partner in the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The dates of the material span 1909-1990, with bulk dates of 1950-1979. Most of the information regarding Bunshaft's architectural projects is in the form of photographs and clippings. A portion of the collection documents Gordon and Nina Bunshaft's residences in Manhattan and East Hampton, New York. In addition to documenting his projects, the collection contains photographs and correspondence between Bunshaft, his wife Nina, and family and friends, including artists Jean Dubuffet and Henry Moore.The bulk of the drawings in the collection consists of sketches, rubbings and watercolors that Bunshaft created while he was a Rotch Travelling Scholar in Europe from 1935 to 1936. Additionally there are drawings by Bunshaft for his residences in Manhattan and East Hampton, New York. Lastly, drawings that are not related to Bunshaft's student work include an abstract drawing, two drawings for a radio cabinet, and a sketch plan of a bungalow. All of these drawings are cataloged at the item-level in Columbia's Library Online Catalog (CLIO) and can be found by searching by the accession numbers as given in this finding aid.

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