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DES.1988.0004.009367006

Stubbins, Hugh, 1912-. Hugh Stubbins Archive: The Schools Collection: An Inventory.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: DES.1988.0004.009367006
Repository: Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Title: Stubbins, Hugh, 1912 - . Hugh Stubbins Archive: The Schools Collection: An Inventory.
Date(s): 1935-1985
Quantity: 20 linear feet
Quantity: Extent is approximate
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Architectural drawings, photographs and photostats drawn from the professional files of architect Hugh Stubbins.

Acquisition Information:

Immediate source of acquisition: Gift of Hugh A. Stubbins, 1988.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Inés Zalduendo

Conditions on Use and Access:

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

Biography

Hugh Stubbins graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1931 and was awarded the MArch by the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1935. At the invitation of Walter Gropius, Stubbins taught for more than a decade during the 1940's and 1950's at the GSD; in 1954 he left teaching to devote himself to his architectural firm, which was to become a highly successful international practice. Stubbins is perhaps best-known as the architect of large-scale structures which have become recognizable landmarks in urban skylines: the Berlin Kongresshalle, Manhattan's Citicorp Building and Boston's Federal Reserve Bank. Stubbins is also widely recognized for his education-related designs, which range from a number of suburban school's to Harvard's Countway Library, Pusey Library and Loeb Drama Center.

Arrangement

The Hugh Stubbins Schools Collection has been arranged into two series according to the following structure: Series A (Project and Construction Drawings), Series B (Photostats and Photographs), and Series C (Photograph Panels). Files within each series have been organized chronologically, with undated projects at the end of each series.

Scope and Contents

The Hugh Stubbins Archive documents more than fifty years of professional practice in drawings, plans, correspondence, research files, photographs and memorabilia. As well as documenting the work of Stubbins as an individual designer, the Archive offers access to a broad array of building types (ranging from private residences to educational complexes to stadiums to office buildings) and to the operating history of a mid-20th century architectural firm.
The Schools Collection (part of the complete Hugh Stubbins Archive) is comprised of Stubbins' schools (largely private, elementary or high schools) designed between the 1950's and 1970's. This thematic collection provides information not only in terms of Stubbins' architectural practice, but of the development of educational structures in the greater Boston area during a period of notable suburban growth. The collection includes architectural and construction drawings, photographs, and photostats for ca. 35 projects in Massachusetts.

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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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