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Fred Hansen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002682
This collection consists of photographs, press releases and news clippings on the Reynolds building and Helen DeRoy Auditorium, as well as correspondence between Yamasaki, Darin & Armstrong Inc., and Hansen. Additional construction worksite photos are also included, along with a photograph of Fred Hansen himself.

Dates

  • 1959 - 1963

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (.5 MB)

Abstract

Fred Hansen (1914-1964) was a construction superintendent for Darin & Armstrong, Inc., a construction firm that worked with famed architect Minoru Yamasaki. Hansen served as the superintendent on three of Yamasaki’s Detroit projects: the Reynolds Metals Regional Sales Headquarters for Southeastern Michigan, Benjamin Franklin Junior High School, and the Helen DeRoy Auditorium at Wayne State University.

This collection consists of photographs, press releases and news clippings on the Reynolds building and Helen DeRoy Auditorium, as well as correspondence between Yamasaki, Darin & Armstrong Inc., and Hansen. Additional construction worksite photos are also included, along with a photograph of Fred Hansen himself.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged chronologically by project.

Acquisition

Donated by Fred Hansen’s daughter, Shirley Hansen, in 2015.

Related Materials

Minoru Yamasaki Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Kris Kniffen on March 25, 2016.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Fred Hansen Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kris Kniffen.
Date
2016-03-25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA