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Guide to the Winston Weisman Soho Historic District Collection
circa 1950-1973
depicting structures circa 1850 - 1970
 PR 73

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Description is in English.

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Series VII. Lectures and Writings

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of both published works and drafts of various articles and lectures produced by Dr. Weisman throughout his career. It is arranged in approximate chronological order of Weisman's expanding interests as outlined in his proposed book on the history of commercial architecture in folder 964, beginning with his dissertation on Rockefeller Center and ending with an article about preservation in the 1970's. All of his major interests are represented. There are also photographs, such as Rockefeller Center and Metropolitan Square, that correspond to articles and lectures.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 91 Folder : 964 outline for proposed book "Selected Writings on the History of Commercial Architecture"
Box: 91 Folder : 965 Ph.D. dissertation, "Architectural Significance of Rockefeller Center"
Box: 91 Folder : 966 Rockefeller Center plans and drawings copy prints for dissertation and lectures, figures 1 -- 39
Box: 91 Folder : 967 Rockefeller Center plans and drawings copy prints for dissertation and lectures, figures 46 -- 108
Box: 91 Folder : 968 Rockefeller Center plans and drawings copy prints for dissertation and lectures, miscellaneous
Box: 91 Folder : 969 History of the Skyscraper lecture schedule and list of significant buildings 1845 -- 1900, University of Pennsylvania, Spring, 1958
Box: 91 Folder : 970 Modern Architecture Symposium, 1966, "The Skyscraper: 1907 -- 1917"
Box: 91 Folder : 971 lecture and list of illustrations, "Origins of the Skyscraper (in English and Italian)"
Box: 92 Folder : 972 The Origins of the Skyscraper (rough draft)
Box: 92 Folder : 973 New View of Skyscraper History
Box: 92 Folder : 974 The Chicago School Issue lecture (1971)
Box: 92 Folder : 975 photos for Prairie School article (Chicago School Issue)
Box: 92 Folder : 976 The Early Commercial Architecture of George B. Post, rough draft, research, correspondence
Box: 92 Folder : 977 Slab Buildings article (The Architectural Review, February, 1952)
Box: 92 Folder : 978 Chicago elevator buildings notes, 1883 -- 1884
Box: 92 Folder : 979 photos of miscellaneous skyscrapers for the book The Rise of American Architecture (Metropolitan Museum)
Box: 92 Folder : 980 History of New York Architecture article drafts
Box: 92 Folder : 981 The Commercial Style in New York article rough draft
Box: 92 Folder : 982 research notes on commercial architecture, predominantly from the New York Times (1874 -- 1883)
Box: 92 Folder : 983 preservation lecture and Centre Daily Times, Stage College, PA, 1970, article
Box: 92 Folder : 984 Remarks on Fire-Proof Construction by P.B. Wright
Box: 92 Folder : 985 miscellaneous building photos for lecture

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