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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

Architecture and Planning (School of) records, 1977-2002

Records of the School of Architecture and Planning from 1977-2002.

Topics: Design Archives

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, Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Darwin D. Martin Digitization project, 2006-2008

Includes papers on the Western New York Library Resources Council grant process and report, spreadsheets and papers produced during the digitization process.

Digital images of photographs, primarily 1904-1937, kept by the Martin Family, depicting the Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. These photographs illustrate the exterior, interior and grounds of the Martin House and the related structures, including the George Barton House. Included is an album showing the construction of the Martin House, July 23, 1904 to May 9, 1905; several views of the Martin House by Chicago photographer Henry Fuermann, some of which were used in an article about the house in the May 1908 Architectural Record; a series of portraits of Martin family members taken by Louise Mueller in 1912, which also show the interior of the house; and numerous family photographs. Also included are photographs of members of the Martin family and a few photographs showing the Martin family summer home "Graycliff" at Derby, New York. Later photographs show the house during the period of occupancy by Buffalo architect Sebastian Tauriello, circa 1954-1965, and during the occupancy of the house by State University of New York at Buffalo President Martin M. Meyerson, circa 1967-1970.

Digital images in Series II and III are searchable by keyword online in UB Libraries Digital Collections. Digital images in Series IV are available only on CD-ROM.

 

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

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 collection, reference files, 1904-1997

Series I to V contain looseleaf reference books with narratives, photographs and clippings. With the exception of the file of clippings on the Darwin D. Martin House, Graycliff, and other Frank Lloyd Wright articles, which is maintained by the University Archives, these volumes have not been updated. They are primarily useful for documenting the furnishing of the Darwin D. Martin House during the period it was used as the residence of President and Mrs. Martin M. Meyerson. Series VI contains miscellaneous items including among other things: a transcript of a diary kept by Darwin D. Martin [copy also in MS 22.6]; copies of architectural drawings held at the Getty Museum on the Darwin D. Martin House; color slides of the Darwin D. Martin House, Graycliff, Larkin Administration Building; a historic registry application for the Darwin D. Martin House; a 1938 engineering report on GrayCliff, memorabilia, and essays.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

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, Wright, Frank Lloyd

Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House records, 1966-1982

Collection contains the records of the Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House, including earlier correspondence and documents of the Office of the President of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the UB Alumni Association concerning efforts to preserve and restore the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York. Includes correspondence with Edgar Tafel, a former Wright apprentice, on the plans for restoration of the house.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

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

Historic American Building survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, 1987

Collection contains architectural drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1904. Drawings were done for the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States National Park Service by a team of students at the State University of New York at Buffalo: John J. Joseph, Patrick Mahoney, Robert Hayes, Kenneth Grudens, Michael Vaughan, Mark Pustulka, Ronald Kessler, Kim Lam, Steven Koy, Jonathan Morris, Robert Kasprzak, Frank J. Burkhart, and Mark Schryver. The students were advised by Assistant Professor Mark Ernst and Martin House Curator John D. O'Hern.

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

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

Ivan Chermayeff stationery and placecard die set, 1967

Dies for stationery and placecards, and samples, of the University at Buffalo seal designed by Ivan Chermayeff, in use from 1967 to 1982.

Topics: Design Archives

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.) family papers, circa 1878-1935

Papers, circa 1878-1935, of Darwin D. Martin (1865-1935) of Buffalo, New York, an official of the Larkin Company and an early client of Frank Lloyd Wright. Includes diaries, memorandum books, business and family correspondence, genealogical material and other items concerning Darwin D. Martin, his wife Isabelle Reidpath Martin, and their children Dorothy and Darwin R. Martin. Also included are letters to Martin from his brother William E. Martin of Chicago, 1902-1910, letters to Martin from Elbert Hubbard of the Roycroft Shop, East Aurora, New York, 1893-1912, and letters to Martin from Booker T. Washington, 1901-1915. Some of the correspondence between William E. and Darwin D. Martin concerns the activities of Frank Lloyd Wright. Also included are various memoranda concerning the Darwin D. Martin House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a typescript draft of "Romeo and Juliet", 1929(?), which was later incorporated into Frank Lloyd Wright's Autobiography (1932). The bulk of the correspondence between Darwin D. Martin and Frank Lloyd Wright, including additional letters of Darwin D. to William E. Martin, is included in the related "Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin D. Martin Papers" (MS 22.8) available at the University Archives of the State University of New York at Buffalo and in the Special Collections at Stanford University. The University Archives also has architectural plans, contractor's correspondence and photographs of the Darwin D. Martin House and related structures (MS 22).

Topics: Design Archives, Wright, Frank Lloyd

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

Schumacher's Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics designed by Frank Lloyd Wright [fabric sample], circa 1955

Fabric sample (silk?), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, for Schumacher's Taliesin Line of Decorative Fabrics. Item details: design #104 in silk, approximately 49" wide and 11" high.

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: Design Archives, Buffalo and WNY History, 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