Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Max Abramovitz Architectural Records and Papers Collection

Series II Professional Papers

Professional Papers: Writings of Max Abramovitz 1935-1969

Professional Papers: Correspondence

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically. Arrangement is by name of personal correspondent/organization or by subject when a substantial number of letters constitute a clearly defined topic or category, such as Autograph Requests. Titles listed under Contents are either supplied or taken from handwritten annotations on letters. All folders contain incoming and outgoing correspondence. General correspondence includes letters on a variety of topics. Highlights from each folder are noted. Files may include clippings and photographs. Some correspondence was duplicated and may appear in more than one folder

Box:2 Folder:11
American Academy in Rome, 1960

Box:2 Folder:12
American Institute of Architects, 1949

Box:2 Folder:13
Amercian Institute of Architects, 1952

Congratulatory letters to MA on his advancement to Fellowship.

Box:2 Folder:14
American School Publishing Corp.1940

Box:2 Folder:15
Associations and Committees1958, 1963, 1966, 1970-1972

Box:2 Folder:16
Austin, Warren R.1952

Box:2 Folder:17-18
Autograph requests, 1964-1967, 1970, 1979-1981, 1983

Box:4 Folder:1
Awards and honors, 1952-1956, 1960, 1963, 1974

Box:4 Folder:2
Beranek, Leo, 1961

Box:4 Folder:3-4
Brandeis University, 1955-1959, 1962-1967, 1970, 1973, 1989, 1992

Box:4 Folder:5-6
Columbia University, 1980, 1987, 1989-1990, 1993

Box:4 Folder:7
Employee letters, 1960, 963

Box:4 Folder:8
Fouilhoux, Andre, 1945

Box:4 Folder:9
Galbreath, John W.1983

Box:4 Folder:10
GAN (Groupe des Assurances Nationales), Paris, 1972, 1981, n.d

File includes letters from Jean Arvis and L. Peyroux.

Box:4 Folder:11
General correspondence 1945, 1967, 1976-1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990-1994

1945 obituary and photo of Fouilhoux. Copies of Oscar Niemeyer's account of his UN work as related to Linda Phipps in 1992 and MA's 1992 resignation letter from Abramovitz-Kingsland- Schiff

Box:4 Folder:12
General correspondence 1954, 1958, 1960-1969, 1971

Correspondence with Ada Louise Huxtable and University of Pittsburgh regarding potential articles. MA's reply to Progressive Architecture interior design questionnaire.

Box:4 Folder:13
General correspondence, 1954-1980

Jurying by MA, appointment to NYC Board of Education's Advisory Committee on School Construction, and letters on a variety of topics. File consists chiefly of clippings.

Box:4 Folder:14
General correspondence 1955-1960, 1962-1965, 1967-1969, 1971, 1973

Includes letters from H.F. [Hugh Ferriss], Sibyl [Moholy-Nagy], clippings, and photo.

Box:4 Folder:15
General correspondence 1959-1969, 1972-1973, n.d.

Requests for speaking engagements, personal meetings, and architectural advice. Thank you note from H&A summer intern.

Box:4 Folder:16
General correspondence 1961-1962, 1968-1970, 1972, 1974,1982, 1986

Appointment to National Advisory Council of Urban America, requests for autographs, speaking engagements and meetings with aspiring architects.

Box:4 Folder:17
General correspondence, 1983

Box:4 Folder:18
General correspondence, 1994

Box:4 Folder:19
Hamlin, Talbot, 1946

Box:4 Folder:20
Harrison, Wallace K.1944

MA's letters to "Wally" Harrison and "Andy" Fouilhoux written while in the military.

Box:4 Folder:21
Harrison, Wallace K.1982, 1984, 1987-1990

Correspondence about Harrison.

Box:4 Folder:22
Haskell, Douglas, 1962

Box:4 Folder:23
Hosken, Franziska P., 1964

Box:4 Folder:24
Interiors (magazine)1957

Box:4 Folder:25
Interviews and personal meetings, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1971

Box:4 Folder:26
Introductions, 1963

Box:4 Folder:27
Invitations, 1958, 1962-1963, 1965-1969, 1971, 1973

MA's letters of regret to requests for speaking engagements, papers, etc.

Box:5 Folder:1
Israel 1958-1960, 1962-1963, 1966, 1988

Correspondence regarding the Knesset Building and the National Museum. File includes letters from Teddy Kollek.

Box:5 Folder:2
Israel Museum (Jerusalem)1958-1960, 1963-1965

Correspondence received in envelope marked: Isreal [sic] Museum, 1965. Envelope containing pen sketches is included in file

Box:5 Folder:3
Jurying, 1955-1956, 1962, 1965-1966, 1969

Box:5 Folder:4
Krannert, Herman 1967

Box:5 Folder:4
Leich, Jean F.1978-1979

Correspondence about Leich's Hugh Ferriss manuscript.

Lincoln Center : Philharmonic Hall

For Philharmonic correspondence see the sections Philharmonic Hall: Correspondence andPhilharmonic Hall Acoustics: Correspondenceunder Series VI, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Box:5 Folder:6
Lindsay, John v.1973

Box:5 Folder:7
Lipschitz, Jacques, 1968

Box:5 Folder:8
Moore, Henry, 1962

Box:5 Folder:9
New York City Board of Education, 1963

Box:5 Folder:10
New York City zoning, 1960-1961

Box:5 Folder:11
New York Times, 1967

Box:5 Folder:12
New York Times 1979

MA's editorial letter on bus stop shelters

Box:5 Folder:13-14
New York University, 1961, 1963, 1969

Box:5 Folder:15
Newhouse, Victoria, 1982-1990

Box:5 Folder:16
Parsons School of Design, 1961, 1963, 1969-1969

Box:5 Folder:17
Princeton University, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962-1963, 1967

Box:5 Folder:18
Progressive Architecture, 1961

Box:5 Folder:19
Radcliffe College, 1967, 1969

Box:5 Folder:20
Recommendation letters, 1962-1963, 1968, 1979

Box:5 Folder:21
Regional Plan Associations1959, 1962, 1964, 1966-1969

Box:5 Folder:22
Reinhold Publishing, 1963

Box:5 Folder:23
Rockefeller, Nelson A.1938 Aug. 5

MA's explanation of the "unsymmetrical scheme" of Rockefeller Center buildings.

Box:5 Folder:24
Rockefeller, Nelson A.1964

Box:5 Folder:25
Rose, Billy, 1960

Box:5 Folder:26
Rosenberg, Annna M.1951

Box:5 Folder:27-28
Rothschild, Guy de, 1969

Correspondence between Rothschild and MA regarding house in Ferrieres, France. Letters removed from roll of drawings for residence.

Box:5 Folder:29
Rothschild, Guy de 1968-1971

Correspondence with Rothschild regarding Ferrieres residence and Banque Rothschild, Paris

Box:5 Folder:30
Rutgers University 1959-1960

Box:5 Folder:31
Shahn, Ben, 1967

Box:5 Folder:32
Students, Letters from, 1960-1961, 1964, 1966, n.d.

Box:5 Folder:33
Talks, 1960-1961, 1965-1966

Box:5 Folder:34-35
Temple Beth Zion, 1966-1967, 1975, 1981, 1983

Four sketches have been removed from the correspondence and are now placed with the architectural drawings.

Box:5 Folder:36
United States Air Force, 1964

Box:5 Folder:37
United States Department of Defense, 1962

Box:5 Folder:38
United States Military Academy . Jewish Chapel, 1982-1983

Box:5 Folder:39-42
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Box:5 Folder:43
University of Illinois 1988-1991

Max Abramovitz Distinguished Lectureship Program in Architecture.

Box:5 Folder:44
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Assembly Hall addition 1996

Box:5 Folder:45
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Krannert Art Museum, 1963-1964, 1970

Box:5 Folder:46
University of Michigan, 1964

Box:5 Folder:47
University of Pittsburgh, 1961, 1964-1965

Professional Papers: Writings of Max Abramovitz 1935-1969

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