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UAI 15.99.17

Harvard University. Architectural plans for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1960-1961: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAI 15.99.17
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University
Title: Architectural plans for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1960-1961.
Date(s): 1960-1961.
Quantity: 1 collection (approximately 7 cubic feet (4 portfolio boxes of drawings, 1 portfolio folder of drawings, 1 framed drawing, 2 wooden cases)
Quantity: Extent is approximate.
Abstract: The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts opened in 1963. It was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. These records consist of architectural designs and plans and the original wooden cases in which the drawings were held.

Acquisition Information:

Records transferred to the Harvard University Archives.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in December 2013 by Kate Bowers from a variety of information sources.
This inventory consists of selected architectural plans of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts held by the Harvard University Archives. The material was not examined.Titles were devised by the archivist.

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Preferred Citation:

Harvard University. Architectural plans for the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 1960-1961. UAI 15.99.17, Harvard University Archives.

Historical note

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts opened in 1963. Located on the east side of Quincy Street between the Faculty Club and the Fogg Art Museum, the Center was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Construction was financed by Alfred St. Vrain Carpenter '05 and by the Program for Harvard College. Prior to the construction of the Carpenter Center, students of visual arts studied in Hunt Hall, now the site of Canaday Hall.

Scope and Content

These records consist of architectural designs and plans and the original wooden cases in which the drawings were held. Most of the drawings are signed by Le Corbusier.

General

This document last updated 2015 August 3.

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