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DES.1986.0001.009331040

Raymond, Eleanor. The Eleanor Raymond Collection: An Inventory.

Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: DES.1986.0001.009331040
Repository: Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Title: Eleanor Raymond Collection.
Date(s): 1927-1975
Quantity: 10 linear feet
Quantity: Extent is approximate
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Project files, drawings, correspondence, photographs and personal papers drawn from the professional and personal files of architect Eleanor Raymond.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Eleanor Raymond, 1986.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Melissa Underhill

Conditions on Use and Access:

Contact Special Collection Department, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Design School.

Biography

Eleanor Raymond was born in 1888 in Cambridge, MA, and following her graduation from Wellesley College, enrolled in the Cambridge School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (whose faculty was largely drawn from the faculty of Harvard's School of Architecture). Upon her graduation in 1919, Raymond joined Henry Atherton Frost: the beginning of a professional career that was to span some sixty years of practice. Raymond's prime interest was in residential housing: she designed one of the first International Style houses in the United States in 1931, and she was deeply interested in innovative materials and building systems (designing a Plywood House in 1940 and in 1948, the "Sun House," one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast). Eleanor Raymond was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1961.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into four series. Series A: Project Files Related to Eleanor Raymond's Professional Practice. Series B: Published and Unpublished Materials Related to Eleanor Raymond's Professional Practice. Series C: Photographs, Other Graphic Material and Memorabilia Related to Eleanor Raymond's Professional Practice. Series D: Manuscript and Other Materials Related to Eleanor Raymond's Personal Life.

Scope and Contents

The Eleanor Raymond Collection includes documentation of some 300 architectural projects, ranging from drawings to related correspondence, as well as project photographs, personal papers, snapshots, and memorabilia. Also included are diaries kept by architectural journalist and writer Ethel Power, Raymond's long-time companion and professional colleague.

Container List

Personal Names Index

Corporate Names Index

Titles Index

LC Topical Headings Index

Geographic Names Index

Genre / Form Index

AAT Terms Index


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