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Guide to the Records of the Office of the University Architect/Joseph J. Roberto Collection
1928-1987
 RG 11.4  RG 11.4

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Creator: Roberto, Joseph J.
Title: Records of the Office of the University Architect/Joseph J. Roberto Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1928-1987
Abstract: The position of University Architect was created in 1924, first held by Professor Fiske Kimball (1888-1955). He continued in the position of University Architect on a part-time basis for thirty years, until his death in 1955. The position was revived in 1960 with the hiring of Joseph J. Roberto, a 1935 graduate of New York University's School of Architecture. Roberto had been a practicing architect in New York for twelve years, specializing in institutional buildings. Anticipating increasing enrollments in the 1960s, the NYU administration believed that circumstances demanded the appointment of a full-time architect whose responsibilities included the handling of programming, real estate, mechanical services, use and site planning, and architectural design matters. In 1977, Joseph Roberto retired upon reaching mandatory retirement age and the post was discontinued. Roberto continued to consult for the university, however, through the mid-1980s.
Quantity: 50.51 linear feet 50.51 linear feet (44 boxes)
Location note: New York University Archives
Call Phrase: RG 11.4