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Addition 6

Identifier: Series 7

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 Also included is a copy of his unpublished PhD.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

Acquisition information

Carl Condit donated these materials to the University Archives during the period 1983-1987 (Accessions #83-2, #83-74, #84-30, #84-141, #85-87, #86-11, #86-160 and #87-61). Another accession forming a part of the addition was donated to the Archives by Northwestern's University Relations Department on February 4, 1985 (Accession #85-14).

Separated materials

Small amounts of duplicate material and material not pertinent to Condit or Northwestern have been discarded.

Description of the addition

This addition to the Carl W. Condit papers, comprising four boxes and spanning the period 1948-1987, consists of biographical material, general correspondence speeches, and publications. Included in the biographical material are the certificate for the Leonardo Da Vinci Medal awarded to Condit as well as his doctor of letters diplomas from Knox College and DePaul University. General correspondence is arranged in folders chronologically and relates primarily to Condit's publications and speaking engagements but also includes letters of recommendation for students and colleagues. While a few speech texts are represented here the bulk of the addition is made up of publication files, particularly the edited typescript of Condit's Port of New York. Files relating to articles written by Condit are arranged alphabetically in folders according to their titles. A few folders of reviews written by Condit or about Condit's books complete the addition.


William K. Beatty; April, 1987.

Conditions governing access

General correspondence may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.


Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
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