About this artwork
This collection of correspondence, lectures, and autobiographical documents from noted American and European architects and designers includes material from and relating to Thomas Chippendale, William Ferguson Deknatel, George Grant Elmslie, Inigo Jones, John Howells Mead, William Keck, Philip B. Maher, Pier Luigi Nervi, Richard Neutra, Richard Nickel, Frederick Law Olmsted, Irving K. Pond, Ralph Renwick, H.H. Richardson, and Christopher Wren. The collection is an aggregate of numerous small collections from various sources.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Thomas Chippendale, I
- Architects’ and Designers’ Papers
- Made 1767–2018
- Manuscripts, typescript papers, correspondence, printed papers, ephemera, photocopies, architectural reprographic prints, photographs, transparencies and negatives.
- 6 portfolios, 6 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials: H.: 670.6 cm (264 in.)
- Gift of various sources, including Susan Bennett, Jacques C. Brownson, Robert Alan Bowlby, Catherine Bruck, Albert de Sauty, Barry Goldberg, Herb Greene, Wilbert Hasbrouck, Thomas Heinz, Elizabeth Wright Ingraham, David Jameson, the Family of Gertrude Lempp Kerbis (2018), Harold B. Olin, Mrs. Evelyn E. Padorr and Mrs. Helene Segil, Mrs. Gordon L. Pirie, Martha Richmond, Deever Rockwell, Frances Rose (2006), Anne Royston (2016), Richard E. Schmidt, Seegers Family, Carl Sterner, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge, Mrs. Theodore Tieken, Dora Nothnagel Thomas, Thomas G. Yanul, the Erdmann Schmocker Estate, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and other anonymous and private sources.