Stephen W. Jacobs Papers, 1954-1978

Collection Number: 15-2-1713

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Stephen W. Jacobs papers, 1954-1978
Collection Number:
15-2-1713
Creator:
Stephen W. Jacobs, 1919-1978.
Quantity:
65.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, flyers, announcements, files, course notes and outlines, exams, photographs, clippings, and pamphlets.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence and other materials related to Stephen W. Jacobs' career as Professor of Architecture at Cornell University and his involvement with historical preservation efforts.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Stephen W. Jacobs was a Professor of Architecture at Cornell University and a founder of Historic Ithaca, a historic preservation society in Ithaca, New York, serving as its president from 1968-1973. He was a director of the Society of Architectural Historians and a founder or member of several preservation organizations.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence with students and other professors; preservation society flyers, announcements and other material on their activities; files of the Society of Architectural Historians; material on architects; course notes, exams, papers, and outlines; material on historic preservation laws and possible funding by the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Wayne County (New York) study files with material on the social, political, cultural, and economic nature of a civilization as reflected in its architecture, including manuscript of the completed study and hundreds of photographs of buildings; and clippings, pamphlets, and Historic American Buildings Survey photographs covering preservation efforts in major American cities.
Also, slides of Wayne County, N.Y., photographed ca. 1965-1966 for Jacobs' book, Wayne County: The Aesthetic Heritage of a Rural Area: A Catalog for the Environment.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Jacobs, Stephen W.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University--Students.
Society of Architectural Historians.
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States.
Historic Ithaca, Inc.
Historic American Buildings Survey.

Subjects:
Architecture--History.
Architecture and society.
Architecture--Study and teaching.
Architecture--New York (State).
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration.
College teachers.
Architectural historians.

Places:
Wayne County (N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Stephen W. Jacobs Papers, #15-2-1713. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Correspondence, A-Craig
Box 2
Correspondence, Crane-F
Box 3
Correspondence, G-I
Box 4
Correspondence, J-Maier
Box 5
Correspondence, Majewski-Q
Box 6
Correspondence, R-Slade
Box 7
Correspondence, Smith-Wodehouse
Box 8
Correspondence, Wolfe-Z; Organizations, A (note box 25 has beginning of this record set)
Box 9
Organizations, B-New York State Preservation League
Box 10
Organizations, Preservation League-SAH
Box 11
Organizations, SAH-Z and unfiled
Box 12
Architects, arranged by date of birth, before 1850
Box 13
Architects, before 1850 and 1850-present
Box 14
Architects, 1850 to present
Box 15
Architects, 1850 to present, course notes
Box 16
Course notes
Box 17
Course notes
Box 18
Course notes
Box 19
Course notes
includes summer institute notes
Box 20
Course notes
Box 21
Course notes
Box 22
Course notes
Box 23
Course notes and organizational files (goes with Box 8)
Box 24
Organizations and publishers
Box 25
Organizations (goes before Box 8)
Box 26
Wayne County study files, subjects
Box 27
Wayne County study files, subject and towns
Box 28
Wayne County study files, manuscript and photographs (one folder of oversized drawings removed and placed in map case--B. Huth, 1/21/87)
Box 29
Wayne County study files, photographs, also a 4" x 20" roll of Wayne County research material; U.S. Government
Box 30
U.S. Government material
Box 31
U.S. Government material, Geographical files, California
Box 32
Geographical files, California-Connecticut
Box 33
Geographical files, Washington, D.C.-Georgia
Box 34
Geographical files, Illinois-Maine
Box 35
Geographical files, Maryland-Massachusetts
Box 36
Geographical files, Massachusetts-New Hampshire
Box 37
Geographical files, New Jersey-Pennsylvania (except for New York State, which remain in Jacobs' office)
Box 38
Geographical files, Pennsylvania-Rhode Island
Box 39
Geographical files, South Carolina-Virginia
Box 40
Geographical files, Virginia-Wyoming, student papers
Box 41
Geography--International files, Canada-England
Box 42
Geography--International files, Scotland-France
Box 43
Geography--International files, France-Sweden
Box 44
Geography--International files, Finland-Columbia
Box 45
Geography--International files, Costa Rica-Japan and misc.
Box 46
Class notes
Box 47
Class notes and Wayne County study
Box 48
Wayne County study
Box 49
Wayne County study
Box 50
Wayne County study
Box 51
Original Jacobs acc. (September 1975)
Box 52
Miscellaneous University files; research files (September 12, 1979 acc.)
Box 53
Miscellaneous University files; research files (September 12, 1979 acc.)
Box 54
Miscellaneous University files; research files (September 12, 1979 acc.)
Box 55
Miscellaneous University files; research files (September 12, 1979 acc.)
Box 56
Miscellaneous files and notebooks (June 30, 1980 acc.)
Box 57
Miscellaneous files and notebooks (June 30, 1980 acc.)
Box 58
Course material, 1961-1978 (July 17, 1980 acc.)
Box 59
Course material, 1961-1978 (July 17, 1980 acc.)
Box 60
Course material, 1961-1978 (July 17, 1980 acc.)
Box 61
Slides of Wayne County scenes
Box 62
Slides of Wayne County scenes
Box 63
HAU, class materials, AAP files
Box 64
HAU, class materials, AAP files
Box 65
HAU, class materials, AAP files
Box 66
HAU, class materials, AAP files
Box 67
HAU, class materials, AAP files
Box 68
Primarily lectures, ca. 1954-1971
Box 69
"Architectural Preservation: American Development and Antecedents Abroad," by S. W. J. and "City Design Through Conservation," by S. W. J. and Barclay Jones, volumes 1-2
Mapcase Folder 1
Photographs and maps
Date unknown