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DES.2007.0002..011320691

The Jackson House Collection: An Inventory.

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: DES.2007.0002..011320691
Repository: Special Collections, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Title: The Jackson House Collection: An Inventory.
Date(s): 1941
Quantity: 5 linear feet
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Jackson House Collection is comprised of drawings, plans, a model, correspondence and ephemera related to the design, construction and alterations to the Jackson House, built in Dover, MA, 1941.

Acquisition Information:

The Jackson House Collection was a gift from Deborah Jackson Weiss, on behalf of the Estate of Mary F. Jackson during the year 2007.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Inés Zalduendo

Conditions on Use and Access:

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

Biography

Eliot Fette Noyes (1910-1977) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, and the Ecole des Beaux Arts at Fontainebleau. He studied at Harvard University, where he graduated from Harvard College in 1932, and later from Harvard's School of Design with a Masters of Arts degree in Architecture in 1938. Upon graduation Noyes worked with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, and soon after married Mary 'Molly' Duncan Weed. He was selected for the Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship, and travelled throughout the United States with Molly during 1939. In 1940 he became the first Director of the Industrial Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His post was interrupted for a couple of years while on war service at the Pentagon. In 1947 he established his own firm, first briefly in Stamford, Connecticut, and later in New Canaan, also in Connecticut, where he was part of a group of young Harvard architects known as the "Harvard Five" (Eliot Noyes, Marcel Breuer, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, and Landis Gores). He taught architectural design at Yale, where he was associate professor from 1948 to 1951. From the late 1950s until his death he was consulting director of design for IBM, and other corporations such as Westinghouse and Mobil Oil. His own architectural projects included commercial buildings and family homes. The Jackson House was Noyes' first house to be built.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series according to the following structure: Series A (Model); Series B (Architectural Drawings); and series C (Correspondence and Ephemera).

Scope and Contents

The Jackson House Collection is comprised of drawings, plans, a model, correspondence and ephemera related to the design, construction and alterations to the Jackson House, designed by architect Eliot Noyes, with architect G. Holmes Perkins as supervising architect, and built in Dover, MA. Original construction, 1941; additions, 1948; and alterations,1990.

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Personal Names Index

Corporate Names Index

Conference Names Index

Titles Index

Geographic Names Index

Genre / Form Index

AAT Terms Index


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