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Detroit Think Grid

Detroit Think Grid

Part of

People

  • Cedric Price (creator)
  • Cedric Price (architect)
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Title

Detroit Think Grid

Dates of creation

1957-1975, predominant 1969-1971

Level of archival description

File 73

Extent and Medium

  • 60 reprographic copies
  • 52 maps
  • 15 drawings
  • 0.62 l.m. of textual records
  • 0.01 l.m. of photographic materials

Scope and Content

File documents Detroit Think Grid, an unrealized project for a series of experiments which were to be developed by Price in collaboration with various groups in the Greater Detroit and Oakland area and implemented over a five-year period. Collaborators were to include the municipality, industry, commerce, and the existing education network, particularly Oakland County Community College in Detroit, Michigan. The principle aim of the Detroit Think Grid was to make the education "system" flexible and responsive to the needs of the community and readily accessible to everyone. Detroit Think Grid components include mobile units such as swimming pools, public learning booths and packaged workshops. Material in this group consists of existing conditions documentation concerning Oakland County and Oakland Community College campuses, such as aerial photographs of streets, zoning maps and maps of various townships, maps of traffic flow in Oakland County, and site plans of Oakland Community College campuses. Design development drawings include zoning plans showing present and projected uses of various zones, major transportation modes, patterns, and access points, and predictions for general population, school population, and retail growth within Oakland County. Material from this file was published in "Cedric Price Supplement No. 3", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (June 1971), 353-363 and 'Cedric Price-Works II' (London: Architectural Press, 1984), 54, 66. Material in this file was produced between 1957 and 1975, but predominantly between 1969 and 1971.

Cedric Price presented a conference at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, in Michigan in 1968 and produced 2 reports for them titled 'Oakland Community College: An Investigation into Educational Servicing' (1968) and 'Oakland Community College: An Investigation into New Forms of Learning' (1968).

File contains cartographic materials, design development drawings, photographic materials, reference drawings, and textual records.

Reference Number

AP144.S2.D73

Location

Detroit Michigan United States

Language of material

Documents are in English.

Related units of description

  • Group DR2004:0036 in the Photographic Materials series (AP144.S6) contains negative related to this file. Group DR2004:0278 contains an airline map stamped 'Air Structures Research' (AP144.S2.D63).

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0242:001-043
    • Title: Aerial views, street views, views of regional maps
    • Form: maps
    • Catalogued items within this file 4

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    aerial views, street views, views of regional maps, with annotations, views of zoning and traffic maps, ordnance maps, campus site plans, and map of education zones and districts

    Quantity / Object type:

    43 map(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, adhesive film, correction fluid, fabric tape, and adhesive tape on photomechanical prints, and gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 14 x 12 cm sheet (largest): 56 x 51 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • DR1995:0242:001
      • Photograph of a map showing traffic flow in 1957 for Oakland County, Michigan--from the project file "Detroit Think Grid"
      • Form: photographs
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      • DR1995:0242:004
      • Map showing transportation infrastructure and educational facilities in Oakland County and Detroit, Michigan-- from the project file "Detroit Think Grid"
      • Form: maps
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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0242:044-049
    • Title: Existing conditions site plans of campuses, survey map, transportation map, and aerial photograph
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 reference drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • reference drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, coloured pencil, and adhesive tape on translucent paper and reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 61.5 x 92 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0242:051-065
    • Title: Regional maps showing growth, population, retail trade
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    regional maps showing growth, population, retail trade, educational facilitates, and transportation networks, site plans of campuses, street maps, and schematic map

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, adhesive film, and adhesive tape on translucent paper, and reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 38 x 71.5 cm sheet (largest): 40 x 72.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0242:066-078
    • Title: Regional maps, showing growth statistics, schematic map, zoning maps, site plans and maps of campuses, and street plans
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 design development drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawings

    Technique and media:

    Ink, coloured pencil, adhesive film, and adhesive tape on reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 49 x 71 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0276
    • Title: Land use maps, map of sanitary sewer system, ordnance map, and street map
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photomechanical prints and reprographic copy

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0277
    • Title: Population, education, employment, income, and housing statistics
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    population, education, employment, income, and housing statistics, office memoranda, notes, notes on learning programs and existing campuses, notes on "Cedric Price Supplement No. 3", 'Architectural Design', vol. 41, (June 1971) and on other publications, photomechanical prints of drawings, draft publication layout with annotations, sketch layouts, negatives, photographs and contact sheets of exterior views, aerial views, sketches, publications, promotional materials, clippings, brochures, reports, menu, and course brochures

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 x 37.5 x 13 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Folder for this file is titled 'Oakland', and it includes 2 files one titled '93 Spares' and another titled 'Peter M. notes'.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0278
    • Title: City maps, student calendar, report, clipping, conference paper by Cedric Price (1968)
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 3

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    city maps, student calendar, report, clipping, conference paper by Cedric Price (1968), air travel brochure, publications, aerial photograph, airline map, brochures, and air travel price lists and schedules

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 x 37.5 x 10 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0279
    • Title: Menu, correspondence, statistics, brochures, notes
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    menu, correspondence, statistics, brochures, notes, Michigan newspapers, reports and newsletters by Educational Facilities Laboratory (EFL), and publications and reports on education,

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 25 x 37 x 12 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Folder titled 'EFL / & OCC'.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0280
    • Title: Course brochures, minutes of meetings, clippings, notes, draft report, press releases, sketches
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 5

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    includes 5 folders that contain course brochures, minutes of meetings, clippings, notes, draft report, press releases, sketches, schedules, conference programmes, census report, transportation and land use study, statistics, newspapers, correspondence, invoice, publication titled 'Oakland Community College Annual Report - The Future: Thinkbelt with Think-links' (1967), report by Cedric Price titled 'Oakland Community College: An Investigation into Educational Servicing' (1968), application forms, budget, and presentation notes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 26 x 37 x 13 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0281
    • Title: Publications, guidebooks, brochures, clippings, maps
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    publications, guidebooks, brochures, clippings, maps, university regulations, transportation schedules, report, class schedule, calendar, promotional material, tourist brochures, and an envelope containing airline tickets and notes

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Dimensions:

    folder: 30 x 37.5 x 10 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0283
    • Title: 'Oakland Community College: An Investigation into New Forms of Learning'
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    2 copies of report by Cedric Price titled 'Oakland Community College: An Investigation into New Forms of Learning' (1968)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0284
    • Title: Aerial views and ordnance map of Oakland, Michigan
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Adhesive tape on gelatin silver prints and photomechanical print

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0285
    • Title: Regional maps showing population statistics and education facilities
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Reprographic copies

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0286
    • Title: Invitation card and regional maps showing campus site plans and population, education, and transportation statistics
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 roll(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink and wax crayon on translucent paper and reprographic copies

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: DR1995:0242:050
    • Title: Zoning map
    • Form: maps

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 cartographic material(s)

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on reprographic copy

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 159 x 105 cm

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0282
    • Title: 'Oakland Community College: An Investigation into Educational Servicing'
    • Form: textual records

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Description:

    report by Cedric Price titled 'Oakland Community College: An Investigation into Educational Servicing' (1968)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: DR2004:0287
    • Title: Oakland County traffic flow map (1957)
    • Dates of creation: 1957
    • Form: maps

    People:

    • Cedric Price (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 map(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photomechanical print

    Credit line:

    Cedric Price fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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