John Reps papers,[ca. 1865-2006], [[ca. 1940-2006] (bulk)]

Collection Number: 15-2-1101

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John Reps papers, [ca. 1865-2006], [ca. 1940-2006] (bulk)
Collection Number:
15-2-1101
Creator:
John William. Reps
Quantity:
ca. 54.3 cubic feet.
Quantity:
1 reel negative microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Photographs
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Drafts, resource materials, proofs and correspondence concerning Reps's book, Monumental Washington, ca.1967; first drafts, final manuscripts and galley proofs of The Making of Urban America, ca.1965 and Town Planning in Frontier America, ca.1968. Also, five photographs, ca.1865: three albumen prints of the Rochester flood; and two gelatin prints of the Sibley fire, Rochester, New York, collected by Professor Reps. Also notes on Competitors Australian Federal Capital Competition for the book Canberra, 1912; correspondence pertaining to Saint Louis Illustrated; and publications and lectures by Reps. Files for CRP 462.
Abstract:
Research materials and notes for a projected book about planning in the Southeastern United States.
Abstract:
Also, scrapbooks and albums compiled from various trips taken by Professor and Mrs. Reps, and an album from the 2001 symposium commemorating Professor Reps's 50th anniversary at Cornell.
Abstract:
Notes, correspondence, drafts, etc. relating to John Caspar Wild: Painter and Printmaker of Nineteenth-century Urban America, a catalogue raisonné, by John Reps, published by the Missouri Historical Society Press, 2006.
Abstract:
Photographs and articles, also a CD (CD-1387) relating to Gilmore Clarke.
Abstract:
Personal items include photographs; travel diary from England, 1947; interviews with UK planners, 1950-1951 and a 1994 article; negatives of views of French bastides (new towns) used in an exhibition; color transparencies of Cornell views, summer 1986; file "How Lewis Mumford Never Came to Cornell," 1965-1970; correspondence about St. Louis Illustrated, 1985; file on Alex McLean/Landslides for Cities of the Mississippi, 1988; additional photographs; listing of "American Town Plans" and "European Maps and Plans" owned by Professor Reps; diploma, awards, certificates, and plaques.
Abstract:
Research files on French bastides, research files for a proposed book on medieval and Renaissance city images, transparencies and negatives for published books, and miscellaneous files.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of city and regional planning, Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Drafts, resource materials, proofs and correspondence concerning Reps's book, Monumental Washington, ca.1967; first drafts, final manuscripts and galley proofs of The Making of Urban America, ca.1965 and Town Planning in Frontier America, ca.1968. Also, five photographs, ca.1865: three albumen prints of the Rochester flood; and two gelatin prints of the Sibley fire, Rochester, New York, collected by Professor Reps. Also notes on Competitors Australian Federal Capital Competition for the book Canberra, 1912; correspondence pertaining to Saint Louis Illustrated; and publications and lectures by Reps. Files for CRP 462.
Research materials and notes for a projected book about planning in the Southeastern United States.
Also, scrapbooks and albums compiled from various trips taken by Professor and Mrs. Reps, and an album from the 2001 symposium commemorating Professor Reps's 50th anniversary at Cornell.
Notes, correspondence, drafts, etc. relating to John Caspar Wild: Painter and Printmaker of Nineteenth-century Urban America, a catalogue raisonné, by John Reps, published by the Missouri Historical Society Press, 2006.
Photographs and articles, also a CD (CD-1387) relating to Gilmore Clarke.
Personal items include photographs; travel diary from England, 1947; interviews with UK planners, 1950-1951 and a 1994 article; negatives of views of French bastides (new towns) used in an exhibition; color transparencies of Cornell views, summer 1986; file "How Lewis Mumford Never Came to Cornell," 1965-1970; correspondence about St. Louis Illustrated, 1985; file on Alex McLean/Landslides for Cities of the Mississippi, 1988; additional photographs; listing of "American Town Plans" and "European Maps and Plans" owned by Professor Reps; diploma, awards, certificates, and plaques.
Research files on French bastides, research files for a proposed book on medieval and Renaissance city images, transparencies and negatives for published books, and miscellaneous files.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Reps, John William.
Reps, John William.
Reps, John William.
Reps, John William.
Reps, John William.
Reps, John William.
Reps, John William.
Clarke, Gilmore D., 1892-1982.
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
Clarke, Gilmore D., 1892-1982
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Cornell University -- Faculty.
Cornell University

Subjects:
City planning.
City planning
Travel
Universities and colleges -- Faculty

Places:
Monroe County (N.Y.)
Rochester (N.Y.)
Washington (D.C.) -- Description and travel.
New York (State) -- Monroe County
New York (State) -- Rochester
Washington (D.C.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Galley proofs.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Pictorial works


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
John Reps Papers, #15-2-1101. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

See also: Urban Explorer: The John Reps Travel Photographs, which consists of digitized images from this collection.
See also: John Reps Bastides Collection, which consists of digitized images from this collection.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Slides and Photographs

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 58
Travel, lecture, and research slides; Bastides photographs and negatives
1959-1999
American colonial and 19th century town plans and views; Birch views of Philadelphia; Perry's expedition to Japan; Charles Center in Baltimore; John Caspar Wild; Canberra, Australia (1909); illustrations from city atlas of Braun and Hogenberg; 17th century urban views; Sarlat, France; NYC colonial and 19th century plans
Box 59
Travel, lecture, and research slides
1909-2006
Hemel Hempstead; London Plan; Crawley; Harlow; London; US 19th century; Soviet Union (1959, 1965); J.C. Wild's Valley of the Mississippi; Moscow and Leningrad (1990); colonial and 19th century maps and views of US cities; portraits of persons involved in planning in America and foreign countries; modern views of Native American towns in New Mexico; Albuquerque; Helsinki; Stockholm; lecture on Jefferson as city planner; American railroads as founders of towns; American urban land policy; Canal du Midi, Arles to Puy-de-Dome, and Gien
Box 71
US and Canada slides
Undated
Alabama-Arizona, Western hemisphere (c.1500-1800), Canada, US history, railroads, blighted areas
Box 72
US state slides
Undated
Arkansas-California
Box 73
US state slides
Undated
California-Washington D.C.
Box 74
US state slides
Undated
Washington D.C.-Florida
Box 75
US state slides
Undated
Florida-Louisiana
Box 60
US state slides
Undated
Louisiana-Massachusetts
Box 61
US state slides
Undated
Michigan-Missouri
Box 62
US state slides
Undated
Missouri-New York
Box 63
US state slides
Undated
New York
Box 64
US state slides
Undated
New York-Pennsylvania
Box 65
US state slides
Undated
Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island-Texas
Box 66
US state slides
Undated
Virginia-Wisconsin
Box 67
US and international slides
Undated
Wisconsin-Wyoming, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, France
Box 68
International slides
Undated
Spain, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Syria, Turkey, and others
Box 69
Slides
Undated
Canberra and other plans
Box 70
Slides
Undated
Lithography, planning, and other topics
Box 80
Lecture slides
Undated
Reclamation, DC, Mormon towns, St. Louis, New Orleans, Great Plains, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Montobaum, Walter Burney Griffin
Associated writings are stored in box 81
Box 81
Lecture slides
Undated
Cities on Paper, Munster, Vienna, Colonial North America town planning, Gotham grid, town planning on the American Great Plains, Jefferson as town planner
Includes associated papers
Box 76
Color digital prints, double-matted
Undated
Box 77
Articles and reports
Undated
Box 78
Bastide Exhibition Text Panels
Undated
Box 79
Bastide Exhibition Text Panels
Undated
Box 82
Bastide photographs and negative prints
Undated
Box 82
Bastides photos: Walls and gates
1966
Box 83
Bastides photos
1966
Box 84
Bastides photos
1966
Box 85
Bastides photos
1966
Box 86
Bastides photos
1966
Box 87
Bastides photos: 6 streets
1966
Box 88
Bastides photos: Distant views
1966
Box 89
Bastides photos: Squares and arcades
1966