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Office and Research Files

Office and Research Files

Part of

People

  • Myron Goldsmith (creator)
  • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

Title

Office and Research Files

Dates of creation

1942-1953

Level of archival description

File 1

Extent and Medium

  • 154 photographs
  • 22 files of textual records
  • 19 reprographic copies
  • 4 notebooks
  • 1 file of photographic material
  • 1 book

Scope and Content

Documents concerning Goldsmith's relationship with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as a student and employee. Included are student research notes, papers and drawings, Goldsmith's master thesis under Mies at I.I.T., and from Mies' Chicago office photographs, specifications and related documents to I.I.T. buildings and other projects.

Reference Number

AP032.S1.SS2.D1

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215095
    • Title: Notes and calculations for Mies van der Rohe projects, including the Farnsworth House and I.I.T. buildings
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 notebook(s)

    Document Type:

    • notebooks

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-043

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215096
    • Title: Research notes on Wright, Fuller, Maillart and Corbusier
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1946
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-044

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH252083
      • Notes about Mies's ideas on Farnsworth House with a section of Farnsworth House, a section of beams, and a corner detail of IIT Navy Building (now Alumni Memorial Hall)
      • Form: textual records
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      • ARCH252086
      • Notes about Mies's ideas on skyscrapers, glass as a material, and Farnsworth House, with sketches
      • Form: textual records
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    • Reference Number: ARCH215097
    • Title: Master thesis studies and research, “The Literature of City Planning” by L. Hilberseimer
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    master thesis studies and research, “The Literature of City Planning” by L. Hilberseimer, notes on structure, calculations and notebook

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-045

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215098
    • Title: Research notes and texts by Buckminister Fuller
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1944-1946
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-046a

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215099
    • Title: Notes on F.L. Wright, Mies's program for architectural education
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    notes on F.L. Wright, Mies's program for architectural education, photograph (model) and brochure of Algonquin Apartments, sub-contracts for I.I.T. Chemistry and Metallurgy buildings

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    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print and diazotype

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-046b

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215100
    • Title: Farnsworth House unit cost
    • Dates of creation: May 1946
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    estimate

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-046c

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215101
    • Title: Research notes on engineering, structure, philosophy, aesthetics, discussion with Mies and B. Fuller lecture notes
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-047a

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215102
    • Title: Notes on structure and engineering lab calculations
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1946-1949
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-047b

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215103
    • Title: Copies of student drawings (originals kept by Goldsmith), annotated in graphite
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 reprographic copies

    Folder Number:

    32-003T-048

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215104
    • Title: Site and building studies for housing, possibly by L. Hilberseimer
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    16 reprographic copy(ies)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 16 reprographic copies

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints and photocopies

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-049

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215120
    • Title: Studies for housing - perspectives, plans, elevations and details
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    22 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • studies (visual works)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 22 reprographic copies

    Technique and media:

    Photostats

    Folder Number:

    32-007S-04

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215142
    • Title: Notes and sketches possibly related to Goldsmith's thesis and articles on skyscrapers
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    2 gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-050

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215143
    • Title: Documents concerned with Mies van der Rohe and his work
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (subject)
    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    documents concerned with Mies van der Rohe and his work - brochures on Mies, Mies exhibition, Promontory Apts., 860-880 Lakeshore Drive, Algonquin Apts., periodical, apartment building brochure, I.I.T. lecture brochure (Mies, Serge Chermayeff, Walter Gropius) and photographs of Lakeshore Drive Apts. model

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-051

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215144
    • Title: Correspondence from Sargent & Lundy engineers and product brochure
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotype print

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-052

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215145
    • Title: Student reading lists and papers
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-053

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215147
    • Title: Photographs from an envelope labelled “Dr. Farhnsworth”
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    137 photographs from an envelope labelled “Dr. Farhnsworth”, includes views of buildings, (some by F.L. Wright and Mies), people, Mies' furniture and exhibition, architectural model (Cantor Drive-In Restaurant)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-054a-b

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215283
    • Title: Product brochures, notes, articles, photographs of suspended pipe lines and Eiffel Tower, periodicals and correspondence
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-055

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215284
    • Title: Typescript “The Monadnock Building”, construction photograph and clippings
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-056

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215285
    • Title: Farnsworth House, I.I.T., Boiler Plant and unidentified detail
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 photographs

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-057

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215288
    • Title: Views of model of 860-880 Lakeshore Drive Apartments and Boiler Plant
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 photographs

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-058

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215292
    • Title: Chapel, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
    • Dates of creation: 1950
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (architect)
    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    specifications for substructure and superstructure

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-059

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215293
    • Title: House for Dr. E. Farnsworth
    • Dates of creation: 1949
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (architect)
    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    specifications for general and special conditions

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Location:

    Plano Illinois United States

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-060a

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215294
    • Title: Farnsworth House
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Physical Description:

    matted

    Folder Number:

    32-003S-089

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215295
    • Title: Farnsworth House
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1950
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    2 photographs: views of the house under construction and completed

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-004T-060b

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215297
    • Title: Portrait of Mies, Farnsworth House Conceptual Sketch and a note on Mies' structural system
    • Dates of creation: 1950
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (subject)
    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver print

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-060C

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215298
    • Title: Clipping, Chicago Sunday Tribune and Mies van der Rohe's 50X50 house design
    • Dates of creation: 24 August 1952
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (subject)
    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-061

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215299
    • Title: Correspondence, product brochures, notes on waterproofing
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence, product brochures, notes on waterproofing, postcard, cost estimates, Gas Institute Building structural designs, calculations and notes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-062

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215300
    • Title: Boiler Plant, I.I.T., Chicago
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    correspondence and structural schematics (blueprints)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-063

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215301
    • Title: Cost estimates for I.I.T. buildings
    • Dates of creation: 1949-1953
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Index cards and typed copy

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-064

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215302
    • Title: Information on radio antenna towers, correspondence and product brochures
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-065

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215303
    • Title: Number graphics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Technique and media:

    Blueprints

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-066

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215304
    • Title: J.W. Sugden correspondence, photographs of industrial machinery and constructions
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-067

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215305
    • Title: Model of Borovay House and a perspective of unidentified building
    • Form: textual records
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    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 photographs

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-068

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215312
    • Title: Residence for Dr. Joel F. Sammet
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    specifications for general work, drainage and plumbing and detail drawing

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Technique and media:

    Blueprints

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-069

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    • Reference Number: ARCH215313
    • Title: The Book of Houses
    • Dates of creation: 1946
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Description:

    includes a note and sketch on note paper (found on page 29)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Folder Number:

    32-005T-070

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    • Reference Number: ARCH255260
    • Title: Correspondence to and from Goldsmith, Mies, Ogden Hannaford, James ("Jim") Ferris, etc
    • Dates of creation: 1951-1957
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Myron Goldsmith (correspondence writer)
    • Myron Goldsmith (recipient)
    • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (correspondence writer)
    • James Ferris (correspondence writer)
    • Myron Goldsmith (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Technique and media:

    Photocopies

    Document Type:

    • correspondence
    • postcards

    Credit line:

    Myron Goldsmith fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Ludwig Glaeser/
    Gift of Ludwig Glaeser

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