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Alan W. Mather Papers

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Identifier: LP000756
Abstract Alan Mather was an architect in New York, Detroit, and Chicago, working for various well-known firms. His papers reflect his architectural career and his interest and activity involving unionization of architectural employees.
Dates: 1930 - 1982

Cordelia Brown Papers

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Identifier: UP002499
Abstract Cordelia Brown is an active member in the Lafayette Park high-rise residential neighborhood, which is part of the Mies van der Rohe Residential District in Detroit. She moved to Lafayette Park in 1961, and has since collected materials related to the neighborhood, some of which were included in an exhibit, Inside Lafayette Park, at Lafayette Park Retail in 2012. The Cordelia Brown Papers contains material related to Lafayette Park from 1961 to 2012. The materials, including newspaper clippings,...
Dates: 1961 - 2012; Majority of material found within 2006 - 2012

Folklore Archive: Student Field Projects Photographs

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Identifier: WSAV002714
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939 by WSU English professors Emlyn Gardner and Thelma James, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. To document these traditions, Wayne State University students conducted field research projects, some of which included photographic records. Collection consists of 71 projects (or aggregations of multiple projects on a single topic) conducted by student interviewer-collectors. Student field research projects...
Dates: 1958 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1980

Fred Hansen Papers

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Identifier: UP002682
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...
Dates: 1959 - 1963

Glen Moon Photographs

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Identifier: UAV002496
Abstract Glen Calvin Moon is a nationally recognized architectural and environmental photographer whose images have been published in a variety of American architectural and design magazines and journals. As a Detroit-based photographer, Mr. Moon is particularly known for his documentation of the Detroit metropolitan area - its buildings, landscape, and urban design.The Glen Moon Photographs primarily document the architecture of many public and private structures and spaces in and around SE...
Dates: 1979 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1999

Minoru Yamasaki Papers

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Identifier: UP002108
Abstract Minoru Yamasaki, (1912-1986), best known as the architect of the World Trade Center, New York City, was born into poverty as a second generation Japanese-American in Seattle, Washington. He put himself through the University of Washington and New York University to study architecture, worked in New York for several years, and eventually made his way to Detroit in 1945 where he established his home and his business. He eventually distinguished himself as one of the premier architects of the 20th...
Dates: 1915 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1980

Preservation Wayne Records

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Identifier: WSR000604
Overview Preservation Wayne (PW), originally known as the Wayne State University Historical Preservation Association, emerged in 1975 as a student movement to protest the destruction of historic structures on the Wayne State University (WSU) campus and in the Cultural Center district. They were successful in saving a number of structures from demolition and securing historical designations for buildings and areas around campus. In 1988, with its membership diversifying outside the university community,...
Dates: 1975 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1977 - 2008

Wayne State University Architectural Drawings Collection

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Identifier: WSR002490
Abstract This collection consists of blueprints and other architectural drawings of buildings currently or previously owned by Wayne State University. The majority of drawings in this collection depict buildings no longer owned by the University, due to demolition or sale.
Dates: 1916 - 2000

William Kessler and Associates Records

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Identifier: LR001214
Abstract Subjects include: Poletown section of Detroit
Dates: 1980 - 1981