Carl W. Condit (1942-1997) Papers
Scope and Contents
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 Also included is a copy of his unpublished PhD.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.
- Condit, Carl W. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Language of Materials
In 1945 Carl Wilbur Condit came to Northwestern University as an Instructor in English. He then went to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh where he served as Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Science until 1947. Then he returned to Northwestern where he remained on the faculty Condit's interests include the history of science and technology, the relation of humanistic values to technology and science and the human basis for modern technology. 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 Also included is a copy of his unpublished PhD.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.
This addition to the Carl W. Condit Papers falls into four major categories: general correspondence, course files, speeches, and writings. The correspondence files are chronologically arranged. The teaching materials are arranged by course and, within each folder, by type of material and by date where possible. The speeches, most of which are undated, are arranged alphabetically by title. Publications are divided into two categories, Published and unpublished. Unpublished material is arranged by title while published material is arranged by publication date.
Method of Acquisition
Donated to the University Archives in various installments, 1977, by Carl W. Condit
Elisabeth Wittman, January 1978.
- Guide to the Carl W. Condit (1942-1997) Papers
- Elisabeth Wittman
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