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Jack M. Goldman Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-46

Collection Scope

Box 1 consists primarily of news articles about various projects, but also contains program information and correspondence on the London Embassy project. Box 2 (Oversize) contains concept sketches for Deere & Company and the London Embassy, as well as some presentation boards on other projects.

Dates

  • 1953 - 1991

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Jack M. Goldman was born 31 Jul 1925 in Decatur, IL. He graduated from Decatur High School in 1943 and briefly attended James Millikin University before enlisting in the 173rd Combat Engineer Battalion in Sept 1943. After returning from military duty, Goldman went on to graduate from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1951. He came to Detroit in 1951, where he worked as a junior architect at Smith Hinchman Grylls on the GM Tech Center project. From 1955-1958, Goldman worked for Eero Saarinen and Associates, except for a six month period in 1957 when he received the Francis J. Plym Fellowship to travel abroad and study European architecture. Goldman later was a principal in Fields, Goldman and Magee Architects in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Significant projects on which Goldman worked include: GM Tech Center (Warren, MI), Concordia Senior College (Ft. Wayne, IN), Deere and Company Administrative Center (Moline, IL), Milwaukee County War Memorial (Milwaukee, WI), the Miller House (Columbus, IN), the Women’s Dormitory at the University of Chicago, and the competition for the U.S. Embassy in London.

Extent

2.1 Linear Feet (1 MS, 1 OS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Jack M. Goldman came to Detroit in 1951 to work on the GM Tech Center project. From 1955-1958, Goldman worked for Eero Saarinen and Associates, except for a six month period in 1957 when he received the Francis J. Plym Fellowship to travel abroad and study European architecture. Goldman later was a principal in Fields, Goldman and Magee Architects in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. This collection contains news articles about various projects, program information and correspondence on the London Embassy project, and concept sketches for Deere & Company and the London Embassy, as well as some presentation boards on other projects.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged alphabetically by name of project.

Acquisition

Gift of Jack M. Goldman.

Related Materials

L. Gale Abels Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material (1995-69)

Maurice B. Allen Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material (1996-34)

Roger T. Johnson Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Materials (1998-03)

S. Glen Paulsen Papers (1991-25)

Saarinen-Swanson Reunion Records (2001-14)

Transfers

Photographs, slides and architectural drawings have been stored separately.

Processing History

William Landis, 1996. Folders and finding aid updated by Leslie S. Edwards, 2004.
Title
Guide to the Jack M. Goldman Collection of Eero Saarinen and Associates Material
Status
Completed
Author
William Landis
Date
1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Revision Statements

  • 2004: Folders and finding aid updated by Leslie S. Edwards.

Repository Details

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

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