Frank Barcus papers
Correspondence, illustrations, etchings and architectural designs, exhibition catalogues, clippings, and a few photos of Barcus.
Minoru Yamasaki lecture
10 Pages (Transcript)
A lecture delivered by Minoru Yamasaki at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Mich. Franklin Page introduces Yamasaki.
Oral history interview with Robert Hanamura
29 Pages (Transcript)
An interview of Robert Hanamura conducted circa 1977, by Marsha Miro, for the Archives of American Art.
William H. Kessler papers on Michael Heizer sculpture project for Michigan State Capitol Complex
The papers of architect William H. Kessler measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1969 to 1981. Included are correspondence, business records, a project file, printed material, and photographic material relating to Kessler's service on the [Michigan] Special Commission of Art in State Buildings, and the Commission's pilot project, a sculpture by Michael Heizer for the West Plaza of the State Capitol Complex in Lansing.
John M. Donaldson papers
The papers of Detroit-based architect John M. Donaldson measures 0.11 linear feet and consists of 31 items that date from 1873 to 1938. The papers include a letter from Frank Duveneck, 1877; a sketch of Donaldson, ca. 1876, by [James] Carroll Beckwith, alongside a note from Beckwith, 1913; letters from Gari Melchers, some of which are illustrated; obituary clippings on Melchers; photographs in the form of carte de visites, mostly of fellow art students in Munich, 1873-1877, including Francis Davis Millet and Frank Duveneck; and miscellany. Also included are several letters from Gari Melchers's wife Corrine to Donaldson's son, Bruce.
Paul Philippe Cret papers
Bryant and Detwiler Co.
Papers relating to Cret's position as architect of the Detroit Art Institute. Included are correspondence with Clyde H. Burroughs and Ralph H. Booth of the Detroit Arts Commission, architect Albert Kahn, art historian William H. Valentiner, and builders Bryant and Detwiler Co.; and design and construction files, 1920-1929, containing construction progress …
Minoru Yamasaki interview
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, master, 7 in.)
33 Pages (Transcript)
An interview with Minoru Yamasaki conducted by Virginia Harriman.
Albert Kahn papers
The papers of architect Albert Kahn date from 1875-1970, bulk 1875-1945, and measure 7.02 linear feet. Found within the papers is biographical material, correspondence, personal business records, nine sketchbooks, art work, notes and writings, two scrapbooks, printed material, photographs and photograph albums, artifacts, and motion picture film.
Francis W. Robinson papers
Research material, correspondence, notes, and biographical information.