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Eero Saarinen Related Materials

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-14

Collection Scope

This collection consists of documents and publications related to projects designed primarily by Eero Saarinen, including those designed with Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson. There are chiefly two groups of materials: files or booklets on projects and exhibits, and magazine articles. In addition there is a memoir by Joseph N. Lacy (who was the office manager for Eero Saarinen and Associates from 1945-1966), and a file of photocopies from a scrapbook at Hvittrask, Eliel Saarinen’s home in Finland.

Dates

  • 1919 - 1971

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Copyright permissions for use of materials in this collection must sought from the copyright holder prior to use. Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) attended Yale School of Architecture from 1930-1934 and became successful in architectural work, first with his father and brother-in-law, J. Robert F. Swanson, then with his own architectural office, Eero Saarinen & Associates.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 OS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Architect Eero Saarinen (1910-1961) attended Yale School of Architecture from 1930-1934 and became successful in architectural work, first with his father and brother-in-law, J. Robert F. Swanson, then with his own architectural office, Eero Saarinen & Associates. This is an artificial collection consisting of documents and publications related to projects designed primarily by Eero Saarinen, including those designed with Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson. Most of the material has some connection with the "Shaping the Future" exhibit.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

This collection of project notes and oversize magazine articles is a result of materials primarily acquired during research relative to the exhibit Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future. Materials were donated to the Archives and each donation has its own unique acquisition number noted on the folders. The material, which has come in randomly to the Archives, is often too small to be processed as a unique collection. Due to this, the Head Archivist made the decision to house all of these together in an artificial collection for ease of use.

Accruals

It is a “living” collection that may be added to if additional small “collections” are acquired.

Related Materials

Saarinen-Swanson Reunion Records (2001-14)

Olav Hammarström Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1995-19)

Jack M.Goldman Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1995-46)

Richard Lopacki Photo Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates (1995-48)

Lewis Zurlo Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1995-66)

John Mesick Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1995-67)

Claude DeForest Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1995-68)

L. Glen Abels Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1995-69)

Astrid Sampe Collection of Eero Saarinen Correspondence (1995-87)

Robert Ziegelman Slide Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates (1995-92)

Maurice Allen Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1996-34)

Roger Johnson Collection of Eero Saarinen & Associates Materials (1998-03)

Transfers

CDs and DVDs were removed to the Audio Recording Collection and the Film Collection.

Processing History

Processed by Cheri Y. Gay, July 2012.
Title
Guide to the Eero Saarinen Related Materials
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Cheri Y. Gay.
Date
July 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

Contact:
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Bloomfield Hills MI 48303 US