© 2012 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University
Thomas Mackesey papers, [ca.1950-1971]
47 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, printed material
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell
Includes correspondence; manuscripts of speeches; teaching
notes; newsletters, pamphlets, A.I.P. and A.I.A. journals, books, and other printed
materials; planning material pertaining to Cornell University.
Collection material in English
Architect, city and regional planner.
Thomas Mackesey received his Bachelor's degree in architecture (1932) and his
Master's degree in city planning (1938) from M.I.T. He worked with the City Planning
Board in Lynn, Massachusetts from 1932-1936. He later became a research assistant
with the Division of State Planning of New York and secretary-treasurer of the State
Federation of Official Planning Boards. In 1938 Mackesey became an instructor of
regional planning at Cornell University and was Dean of the Cornell College of
Architecture, Art, and Planning from 1951-1960, Dean of the Faculty from 1961-1964,
and Vice President for Planning from 1964 until his retirement from Cornell in 1974.
He later traveled to Egypt and served as an advisor to the Ministry of Housing and
Reconstruction. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of
the New York State Association of Architects, and a member of the American Institute
Includes correspondence; manuscripts of speeches; teaching notes; newsletters,
pamphlets, A.I.P. and A.I.A. journals, books, and other printed materials; planning
material pertaining to Cornell University; schedules of Cornell University lectures
on the history of planning (Planning 700), 1970-1971; project notes, consultant
folders, planning reports, and other papers concerning the development of various
cities, the Suez Canal, Kuwait, and other areas; maps; minutes of meetings; and
other material relating to Mackesey and his involvement in city and regional
Mackesey, Thomas W.1908-1976.
American Institute of Architects.
American Institute of Planners.
Cornell University.Vice President for
Cornell University.College of Architecture, Art,