Cornell University College Of Architecture, Art And Planning Student Projects,1898-2006.

Collection Number: 15-5-1416

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning student projects, 1898-2006.
Collection Number:
15-5-1416
Creator:
Cornell University.College of Architecture, Art and Planning.
Quantity:
29 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports, Research Materials, Scrapbooks
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Volumes containing honors designs and theses; an interscholastic competition; and merit solutions for landscape design, also, student projects and drawings, and photographs of projects.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Volumes containing honors designs and theses; an interscholastic competition; and merit solutions for landscape design, 1912-1922. Also, student projects and drawings, and photographs of projects, 1903-1967; three banners and one plaque for the Inter College Athletic Championships, 1910-1916; approximately 300 student pen and ink sketches, primarily copied from published works; and student projects for the Dept. of City and Regional Planning. Includes drawings of Cornell University and Ithaca buildings, such as Sage College, Boardman and Cascadilla Halls, Llenroc, the Grant Mansion, Giles House and student apartments, as well as proposed residential halls and academic buildings. Also, drawings of historic European and classical structures, and architectural elements. Among the students and architects whose work is represented are Carráere & Hastings, Richard C. Murdock (Cornell University Class of 1927), John Wellborn Root (Cornell University Class of 1909), and Robert J. Eidlitz (Cornell University Class of 1885).
Includes design problems, 1922-1954.
Includes Baird Prize competition "Place Plate" artwork from Design 112, February 1932. The winning design (not included) was used by the Wedgwood Company for a set of twelve plates depicting Cornell scenes.
Drawing on canvas by Richard Andrews Tissington (written RA Tissington), who graduated from the College of Architecture in 1900. According to a 1901 publication of Cornell Alumni News, the drawing, entitled "Design for a Ceiling," was the First Prize Drawing in the Cornell Traveling Fellowship Competition. It was also featured in a exhibit for the Convention of the Architectural League of America May 23-25, 1901. The drawing itself is approximately 48"x60"and is extremely fragile.
Framed rendering of a design for an "Alumni Hall - East Elevation. Cornell University" created as a student project by Samuel R. DeLong, Class of 1895, Architecture.
A 2000 "Praxis2" booklet compiled as the final report of a collaborative Architecture/Planning Course working with the Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services on a site design for a housing development on West Hill in Ithaca, N.Y.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cornell University.
Eidlitz, Robert James, 1864-1935.
Murdock, Richard C.
Root, John Wellborn, 1887-1963.
Carráere & Hastings.
Cornell University--Buildings.
Cornell University.Dept. of City and Regional Planning.

Subjects:
Architecture--Study and teaching.
City planning.
Landscape architecture.

Places:
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Buildings.

Form and Genre Terms:
Architectural drawings.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

A partial guide of the project titles in the collection and names of their creators is available here, PDF file. A new series 1926-1927 starts on page 126 of the guide.
Cite As:
Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning student projects, #15-5-1416. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Miscellaneous Projects 1885 - 1997 Box 1-6, 35-39
Series II. Theses 1926-1931 (Vol. I-V) Box 13
Series III. Interscholastic Competition (Vol. I of I) Box 13
Series IV. Merit Solutions, Landscape Design 1912-1922 (Vol. 1-10) Boxes 14,15
Series Va. Honors designs 1898/1899 - 1946/1947 Boxes 7-11, 16-23, 27-31
Series Vb. Honors designs 1947/1948 - 1951/1952 and 1952/1953 - 1956/1957 Boxes 24-26
Series VI. Design Problems, 1922/1923 - 1958/1959 Box 32
Series VII. Thesis Programs Series VIII. Other 1939-1951 Boxes 33,34
Series VIII. Other Box 40
Series IX. Oversized Items Mapcase

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
35 Folders: Sub-Theses
1947-1967
Box 2
"Photographics Reproductions" (Scrapbook), Richard. C. Murdock
1927
Box 2
5" x 7" Envelopes Containing Drawings by Other Students
1987
Box 3
"Problems in Mechanics" (Scrapbook) (AM W.drawings), Warren .P. Laird, Class in Mechanics, Cornell University
1885-1886
Box 4
"Housing-Whose Responsibility?" (CRP Conference), Dept. of City and Regional Planning Publications
1960
Box 4
"Cortland, NY General Plan"
1954-1955
Box 4
"Johnson City, NY General Plan"
1958-1959
Box 4
"Chemung County Urban Area"
Fall 1964
Box 5
Dept. of City and Regional Planning Plans
Includes Schohane Valley Townsite, Auburn General Plan
Box 6
4 Folders: Theses on Planning by Various Students, Including Raymond G. Ballard, Donald Beach, Allan Ray Cooper, and Arnold Nye
Box 6
Miesuse: toward the mesoforms edited by Julián Varas.
2006
Miesuse is a design research project developed in collaboration with a team of architecture students at Cornell University between January and May 2006. The project is part of an investigation on techniques of formal production in architecture, and it seeks to establish lines of continuity and transformation on the basis of spatial concepts developed by Mies van der Rohe during the period 1920-1945.
Box 35-38
Other student projects, course descriptions
ca. 1980
Box 39
Student work for the National Architectural Accrediting Board
1997
Box 39
Lysander New City, a project for fourth and fifth year students
1970
Box 39
"Praxis2" booklet
2000
Single folder
Building design sketches
Box 13
Volume I
1926-1927
Box 13
Volume II
1927-1928
Box 13
Volume III
1928-1929
Box 13
Volume IV
1929-1930
Box 13
Volume V
1930-1931
Box 13
Volume I
Box 14
Volume 1
1911-1912, 1912-1913
Box 14
Volume 2
1913-1914
Box 14
Volume 3
1914-1915
Box 14
Volume 4
1915-1916
Box 14
Volume 5
1916-1917
Box 15
Volume 6
1917-1918
Box 15
Volume 7
1918-1919
Box 15
Volume 8
1919-1920
Box 15
Volume 9
1920-1921
Box 15
Volume 10
1921-1922
Box 16
Volume I
1898-1899
Box 16
Volume II-III
1899-1901
Box 16
Volume IV
1901-1905
Box 16
Volume V
1904-1905
Box 11
Volume VI
1905-1906
Box 11
Volume VII
1906-1907
Box 17
Volume VIII
1907-1908
Box 11
Volume IX
1908-1909
Box 10
Volume X
1909-1910
Box 17
Volume XI
1910-1911
Box 17
Volume XII
1911-1912
Box 17
Volume XIII
1912-1913
Box 18
Volume XIV
1913-1914
Box 10
Volume XV
1914-1915
Box 18
Volume XVI
1915-1916
Box 18
Volume XVII
1916-1919
Box 19
Volume XVIII
1917-1918
Box 19
Volume XIX
1918-1919
Box 19
Volume XX
1919-1920
Volume XXI
1920-1921
Box 19
Volume XXII
1921-1922
Box 20
Volume XXIII
1922-1923
Box 20
Volume XXIV
1923-1924
Box 20
Volume XXV
1924-1925
Box 21
Volume XXVI (A)
1925-1926
Box 21
Volume XXVI (B)
1925-1926
Box 21
Volume XXVII
1926-1927
Box 10
Volume XXVIII
1927-1928
Box 11
Volume XXIX
1928-1929
Box 21
Volume XXX
1929-1930
Box 22
Volume XXXI
1930-1931
Box 22
Volume XXXII
1931-1932
Box 10
Volume XXXIII
1932-1933
Box 22
Volume XXXIV
1933-1934
Box 22
Volume XXXV
1934-1935
Box 7
Volume XXXVI
1936-1937
Box 8
Volume XXXVII
1936-1937
Box 8
Volume XXXVIII
1937-1938
Box 23
Volume XXXIX
1938-1939
Box 9
Volume XL
1939-1940
Box 27
Volume XLI
1940-1941
Box 28
Volume XLII
1941-1942
Box 29
Volume XLIII (Old Series)
1942-1943
Volume XLIV (Old Series) (Loose on Shelf)
1943-1944
Box 30
Volume XLV (Old Series)
1944-1945
Box 31
Volume XLVI (Old Series)
1945-1946
Box 23
Volume XLVII
1946-1947
Box 24
Volume XLIII (1) (New Series)
1947-1948
Box 24
Volume XLIII (2) (New Series)
1947-1948
Box 24
Volume XIV (1) (New Series)
1948-1949
Box 25
Volume XIV (2) (New Series)
1948-1949
Box 25
Volume XLV (1) (New Series)
1949-1950
Box 25
Volume XLV (2) (New Series)
1949-1950
Box 25
Volume XLVI (1) (New Series)
1950-1951
Box 26
Volume XLVI (2) (New Series)
1950-1951
Box 26
Volume XVII (New Series)
1951-1952
Box 26
Un-Numbered Volume
1952-1953
Box 26
Un-Numbered Volume
1953-1954
Box 26
Volume I
1954-1955
Box 26
Volume I
1956-1957
Box 32
Design Problems - In Folders Arranged Chronologically
1922/1923 - 1958/1959
Box 33
Thesis Programs (In Folders)
Box 34
Thesis Programs (In Folders)
Box 40
Baird Prize competition "Place Plate" artwork from Design 112
Mapcase Folder 1
Giles Manse, Ithaca, NY
Mapcase Folder 2-3
Robert Eidlitz
Mapcase Folder 4-5
Early student projects
Mapcase Folder 6
Charles Babcock
Mapcase Folder 7
Printed items
Mapcase Folder 8
"Mirrors of White Hall", an anonymously printed sheet
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 9
"Design for a Ceiling", by Richard Andrews Tissington
ca. 1900
Mapcase Item
Large framed rendering of design for "Alumni Hall - East Elevation, Cornell University", by Samuel R. DeLong
ca. 1895