- Eero Saarinen (architect)
- Eero Saarinen & Associates (architect)
- Eero Saarinen (archive creator)
Eero Saarinen collection
Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
- 573 drawings
27 textual documents
1 16 mm film
Scope and content:
The Eero Saarinen Collection documents eight built projects executed in the United States, Greece, Norway and the United Kingdom. The projects reflect the range of Saarinen's practice, including airports (Athens), churches (North Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana), embassies (the US Embassy and Chancellery building at Oslo, Norway and London, England), corporate headquarters (CBS, New York and John Deere, Moline, Illinois) and university buildings (the David S. Ingalls Hockey Arena, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut).
The collection includes many autograph Saarinen drawings, especially conceptual sketches, as well as design devlopment drawings, photographic materials, including views of non-extant models and textual documents.
Eero Saarinen was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland. He studied sculpture in France before entering architecture school at Yale University. Saarinen worked for his father Eliel and taught at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
He formed his own architectual office in 1950 and until his death, in 1961, produced a remarkable range of buildings, primarily in the United States. He designed airports, university buildings, churches, corporate headquarters, private houses and furniture.
Language of material:
- Documents are in English.
Related units of description:
- PH1985:0559 is a 1952 group portrait of the UNESCO architects, including Eero Saarinen.
ARCH111487 is a photograph of the IBM plant by Kevin Roche, part of the Peter Carter fonds.
ARCH218255 are slides of the John Deere factory within the Myron Goldsmith fonds.
AP159.D1, United States Embassy, Oslo, Norway, 1956-1957
AP159.D2, United States Chancellery Building, London, England, 1956-1957
AP159.D3, David S. Ingalls Hockey Rink, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1956-1960
AP159.D4, John Deere Headquarters, Moline, Illinois, 1959-1963
AP159.D5, CBS Building Restaurant, New York, New York, 1960-1964
AP159.D6, Airport, Athens, Greece, 1960-1969
AP159.D7, North Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana, 1961
AP159.D8, IBM Exhibition Pavilion, New York's World Fair, 1962-1964