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Leigh Fisher Papers related to Chicago O’Hare International Airport

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL009

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Leigh Fisher (1922-1982) was an airport consultant and founder of Leigh Fisher Associates (LFA) who advised on the design and construction of airports throughout the second half of the 20th century. Fisher advised on over 200 airports worldwide. He participated in the design and construction of Chicago O'Hare International Airport from the airport lease negotiations in 1959 to participation as a member of the Chicago Airlines Top Committee, a small working group of airline companies and consultants who worked on the execution of design details of the construction of the airport, from 1959-1963. Charles W. Duke was the field manager of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport project for Leigh Fisher Associates. The collection consists of 22 memoranda.

Dates

  • 1960-1962
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. By appointment only. Researchers wishing to review the physical collection must contact the Transportation Library at (847) 491-5273 for appointment.

Extent

22.00 letters

0.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement Note

Memoranda in the collection are arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Leigh Fisher Association to the Northwestern University Transportation Library

Related Materials

None.
Related Publications Coridan, Marjorie Brink. Leigh Fisher Associates: History and Lore. San Francisco, Calif.: Leigh Fisher Associates, 2006.

Separated Materials

None.
Title
Guide to the Leigh Fisher Papers related to Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Author
Paul R. Burley
Date
11/08/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Transportation Library Repository

Contact:
Northwestern University Library (Level 5, North tower)
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208- US
847-491-5273