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Addition 10: Correspondence

 Series
Identifier: Series 11

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 Also included is a copy of his unpublished PhD.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.

Dates

  • 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 specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

From the Collection: 21.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Processor

Kaia L. Even, September 1995.

Acquisition information

These additions were donated to the University Archives by Carl W. Condit on December 18, 1989 as Accession #89-242, on November 25, 1991, as Accession #91-211 and on September 18, 1995 as Accession #95-154.

Description of the addition

This addition to the Carl W. Condit Papers, comprising one box and spanning the period 1987-1995, consists of Condit's general correspondence. The bulk of the letters is from 1988- 1993. The correspondence is arranged chronologically by date and relates primarily to Condit's publications, reviews and speaking engagements.

Separated materials

None.

Conditions governing access

Can be consulted only with permission of the University Archivist.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635