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

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MS 139.1 Abstract:

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
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This collection is unprocessed. Permission to use unprocessed materials requires the approval of the University Archivist. Contact University Archives at 716-645-2991 or for more information.