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Applied Structural Design typescript, circa 1941

Thomas H. McKaig (1890-1967) was an engineer and architect in Buffalo, N.Y.  Copy of typescript (Addenda and corrections, 2 unnumbered leaves; 190 leaves; Index, 2 unnumbered leaves)

Topics: Design Archives

Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, 1904-1988 (bulk 1904-1930)

Architectural and landscape plans for the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, the summer home of the Darwin D. Martin family which were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd, Digital Collections

Audubon New Community Records, 1964-1987 (bulk 1975-1987)

Records, 1975-1987 with earlier documents from 1964 onward, of the Audubon Association, Inc. pertaining to the Audubon New Community of Amherst, New York; concerning the operation, maintenance, and government of a planned new community which began construction in 1973.

Topics: Design Archives

Banham (Reyner) "Buffalo: The Industrial Heritage" Course Records, 1904-1986 (bulk 1977)

Documents "Buffalo: The Industrial Heritage", a summer course taught by Reyner Banham in 1977. Contents include contemporary and historic photographs of Buffalo's industrial buildings (including the Larkin Complex) and field notes.

Topics: Design Archives

Bird (Walter) Papers, 1912-2006

The papers of Walter Bird, founder of Birdair, Inc. and a pioneer of lightweight structural design, consist primarily of his professional activities.

Topics: Design Archives

Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, Louisville, Kentucky, undated

Blueprints by Frank Lloyd Wright for a residence in Louisville, Kentucky, which was not built.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

Buffalo and Western New York Building Codes and Zoning Ordinances Collection, 1936-2004

A collection of building and housing codes, and zoning, health, and sanitation ordinances for the city of Buffalo, New York, the town of Amherst, New York, and Erie County, New York. Documents cover the period 1936-1986. Also includes some similar documents for other municipalities in Western New York.

Topics: Design Archives

Buffalo and Western New York Building Codes, Reports, and Planning Documents, 1953-1994

A collection of building and housing codes and zoning ordinances for the city of Buffalo, N.Y., the town of Amherst, N.Y., and Erie County, N.Y. Documents cover the period 1936-1986. Also includes some similar documents for other municipalities in Western New York.

Topics: Design Archives

Cohen (Harold and Mary) Papers, circa 1950-2010

Correspondence, notes, publications, photographs/slides, and documentation regarding the research and work of Harold and Mary Cohen.

Topics: UB People, Design Archives

Conversations Regarding the Future of Architecture lp record

1956 recording of interviews with architects Ernest Kump, Gordon Bunshaft, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Richard J. Neutra, as collected and edited by John Peter.

Topics: Design Archives, Audio/Visual collections

Dawson (Charles R.) Planning Consultant Records, 1949-2008

This collection contains the records of Charles R. Dawson, a prominent planning practitioner in the Western New York area who was responsible for many planning documents for local communities. Includes reports, court documents, correspondence, plans, maps, and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to Charles R. Dawson's individual consulting practice.

Topics: Design Archives, Buffalo and WNY History

Frank Lloyd Wright on Record lp record

LP recording of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, interviewed in 1956 by Ben Raeburn (Horizon Press); Marianne Mantell and Barbara Holdridge (Caedmon Records). The recording is nearly 2 hours in length.

Topics: Design Archives, Audio/Visual collections

Graycliff Construction Photographs, circa 1926-1938

Construction photographs for Graycliff, the summer home of the Darwin D. Martin family which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd, Digital Collections

Huff (William S.) Collection on Louis I. Kahn, 1949-2012

The William S. Huff collection on Louis I. Kahn contains a complete set of drawings for the Tribune Review Publishing Company building in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and drawings for the Margaret Esherick House in Philadelphia. Also included are an extensive collection of newspaper clippings and periodical articles about Kahn, photographs and slides of other buildings designed by Kahn (Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Yale University Art Gallery addition, Yale Center for British Art, Carborundum Company Warehouse and Office, and First Unitarian Church and Community Center, Rochester, New York), correspondence with Kahn, correspondence with others about Kahn's work, and correspondence with Kahn's widow Esther Israeli Kahn and others pertaining to passage of legislation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to purchase Kahn's papers. There are also numerous small, original works by Kahn, and ephemera. Transcripts of interviews by Alvaro Malo on four of Kahn's buildings--Yale Center for British Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Phillips Exeter Library, and Salk Institute for Biological Studies--and books about Kahn and his work are also included.

Topics: Design Archives, Digital Collections

Huff (William S.) Collection on the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, 1953-2012

The Hochschule fur Gestaltung (HfG) material covers the range of the HfG's fourteen academic years and later accomplishment of many of the school faculty and a number of its students. When the HfG abruptly closed in 1968, a number of persons had the presence of mind to box documents and artifacts and to deposit them in a storehouse of the Ulmer Museum, which is part of the Cultural mandate of the City of Ulm, one of three governmental funders of the HfG. Eventually, the City of Ulm established the HfG-Archiv as part of the City Archive. This, of course, is the prime depository of the archaeology of the HfG and is expected to remain so. Because of the nature of the base of the HfG-Archiv collection, there is the possibility that the Huff papers include items that the HfG-Archiv does not have. For one, the HfG-Archiv does not have original pedagogic notes and aquarelle charts on the theory of color that were written expressly for Huff by Bauhausler and HfGer teacher, Helene Nonne-Schmidt.

Topics: Design Archives

Huff (William S.) Papers, 1952-1988

This collection contains compilations of first year Department of Architecture architectural design assignments, 1975-1986, and course records, project assignments, and student lists, 1975-1987; sketch model for a wood construction problem and prototype for a toy problem from first year architecture design studio; documentation and slides on all departmental, all day sketch problems, 1980 (William S. Huff, Richard C. Cordts, and Alvaro Malo were principal faculty members); designs and writings by Richard C. Cordts, and A. J. C. Wilson; poster and postcard announcement for ArtSpace (Buffalo, March 8-April 6, 1986); poster of Max Bill exhibition (Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1974); "Book one: The Background: programming for a new experimental school of design" (1985). Included are files of the periodicals Perspecta: the Yale architectural journal and Oppositions: a journal for ideas and criticism in architecture, and Papers of the American Association of Architectural Bibliographers.

Topics: Design Archives, UB People

Larkin Company Plans, 1904, 1912

Architectural plans for the Larkin Company's administration building which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

Martin (Darwin D.) Correspondence with O.S. Lang, 1904-1921 (bulk 1904-1909)

Correspondence between Darwin D. Martin and O.S. Lang, the general contractor for the Martin House, and correspondence of Martin and Lang with suppliers of building materials and furnishings for the Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

Martin (Darwin D.) Digital Images, circa 1860s-1970s

Digitized from photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, "Graycliff", in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd, Digital Collections

Martin (Darwin D.) Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, Oral Histories 1971-1980

Oral history interviews with persons associated with the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, and other buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Topics: Design Archives, Oral History, Wright, Frank Lloyd

Martin (Darwin D.) Photographs, circa 1860s-1970s

Photographs kept by the Darwin D. Martin family depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, and their summer house, "Graycliff", in Derby, New York, both designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographs of the Martin family.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd, Digital Collections

Milstein, Wittek & Davis Associates Records, MS 97

Topics: Design Archives

Parkwyn Village Drawing Blueprint, 1947

Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Parkwyn Village was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947 as a Usonian community. The architectural drawing is a blueline print (41x60") of an original ink and colored pencil drawing.

Topics: Design Archives

Polivka (J.J.) Papers, 1945-1959

Papers of J.J. Polivka, internationally renowned Czechoslovakian structural engineer. Collection documents his collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright on many of Wright's later projects including the Guggenheim Museum. Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs and photograph negatives.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

Student Projects School of Architecture and Planning collection, circa 1990

A collection of student projects, School of Architecture and Planning.

Topics: Buffalo and WNY History, Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

Wright (Frank Lloyd) - Darwin D. Martin Papers, circa 1888-1979

Correspondence between Darwin D. Martin of Buffalo, New York and architect Frank Lloyd Wright, concerning the Wright designed homes for the Martin family.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd