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Addition 3

Identifier: Series 4

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Boxes 1 - 5: The Carl W. Condit Papers consist almost exclusively of manuscripts or typescripts of his publications. Also included is a copy of his unpublished PhD. dissertation; a bibliography of his publications, 1946-1977; and a small amount of material pertaining to one of his courses.

Materials relating to his published works are arranged by title in chronological order by year of their publication. Following the typescript for American Building Art: The Nineteenth Century (1960) is filed a critical report on the book by Robert Vogel of the U.S. National Museum, prior to its publication. Condit's book, The Chicago School of Architecture (1964) is a revised and enlarged version of The Rise of the Skyscraper (1952). Pages 1-32 of the typescript of The Chicago School of Architecture (1964) are missing. Both the manuscript and typescript copies of Chicago, 1910-1929 (1973) and Chicago, 1930-1970 (1974) are filed together, because in their original form they were not divided into two volumes. Pages and chapter numbers are consecutive through both volumes. In published form, volume one includes chapters 1-6 and volume two chapters 7-12.

Condit's articles are listed by title and date. For full bibliographic citations see the Bibliography in Box I Folder 3. The bibliographic information for the articles “The Pioneer Stage of Railroad Electrification” parts I and II was not available.


  • 1942-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


From the Collection: 21.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Elisabeth Wittman, August 1979.

Conditions governing access


Acquisition information

Donated to the University Archives, March 2, 1979 and August 21,1979, as accession numbers 79-35 and 79-163, by Carl W. Condit.

Description of the addition

This addition to the Carl W. Condit Papers includes correspondence, a copy of a publishing agreement and the layout manuscript for The Railroad and the City: A Technological and Urbanistic History of Cincinnati (1977). The correspondence includes letters from June 1978-August 1979 and one letter each from 1973 and 1977. The correspondence from June to December 1978 has been incorporated into existing folders.


Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US