Henry S. Churchill Papers, 1929-1962

Collection Number: 2347

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Henry S. Churchill papers, 1929-1962
Collection Number:
2347
Creator:
Henry S. Churchill
Quantity:
4.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, notes, speeches, reports, course material, a manuscript inventory, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, speeches, course material, and other papers relating to Henry S. Churchill's career as an architect and city planner.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Henry S. Churchill was an architect and city planner.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence pertains to the National Competitions Committee for Architecture and Allied Arts, the Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos, competitions of the Union Internationale des Architectes, the 1958 U.I.A. Congress at Moscow, the establishment of a closer relationship between the U.I.A. and United Nations groups concerned with housing and urban development, especially UNESCO, other U.I.A. business and the teaching and practice of city planning; the Eastwick (Philadelphia) Redevelopment Project; and Churchill's proposed book on the architect Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Correspondents include Samuel Inman Cooper, Frederick H. Dechant, William Gehron, Jane Jacobs, Marc Peter, Jr., Lorimer Rich, Walter A. Taylor, Pierre Vago, Wolf von Eckhardt, Ralph Walker, Ernest Weissman, the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Planners, and the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia. Manuscript notes for "A Study of Architecture"; manuscript copies of speeches; a manuscript inventory (1 vol.) of Churchill's architectural library; and reports (typescript carbon copies, 1942-1944) made by Churchill and Albert Mayer to the Director of Defense Housing on housing projects in North and South Carolina, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Also, notes and printed material pertaining to courses taught by Churchill at Columbia University, redevelopment in the Germantown, East Falls, Eastwick, and Roxborough sections of Philadelphia; and printed reports and related items concerning planning projects in San Francisco, California; New Haven, Connecticut; Gainesville and Orlando, Florida; the Greenbelt towns; Forest Park, Illinois; Hoboken, Jersey City, and Radburn, New Jersey; Garden City and Long Island City, New York; Sewickley Borough, Pennsylvania; Talara, Peru; and at the University of Florida and George Washington University. In addition, reports, minutes, agenda, newsletters, releases, notices, and printed matter pertaining to the activities of the U.I.A., A.I.A., A.I.P., housing committees of the U.N., and the Philadelphia Citizens' Council on City Planning.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Churchill, Henry S. (Henry Stern)
Cooper, Samuel Inman.
Dechant, Frederick.
Jacobs, Jane, 1916-
Mayer, Albert, b. 1897.
Peter, Marc, Jr.
Rich, Lorimer.
Taylor, Walter A.
Vago, Pierre, 1910-
Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel, 1814-1879.
Von Eckhardt, Wolf.
Walker, Ralph, 1889-1973.
Weissman, Ernest.
American Institute of Architects.
American Institute of Planners.
Columbia University--Planning.
Federación Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos.
George Washington University--Planning.
International Union of Architects.
National Competitions Committee for Architecture and Allied Arts.
Philadelphia Citizens' Council on City Planning.
Philadelphia (Pa.). Redevelopment Authority.
Unesco.
United Nations.
University of Florida.

Subjects:
Architecture.
City planning.
Housing--Effect of wars on.
Housing--Connecticut.
Housing--Maryland.
Housing--New Jersey.
Housing--New York.
Housing--North Carolina.
Housing--Pennsylvania.
Housing--South Carolina.
Housing--Virginia.
City planners.

Places:
City planning--Illinois--Forest Park.
City planning--Florida--Gainesville.
City planning--New York (State)--Garden City.
City planning--New Jersey--Hoboken.
City planning--New Jersey--Jersey City.
City planning--New York (State)--Long Island City.
City planning--Connecticut--New Haven.
City planning--Florida--Orlando.
City planning--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
City planning--New Jersey--Radburn.
City planning--California--San Francisco.
City planning--Pennsylvania--Sewickley.
City planning--Peru--Talara.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Henry S. Churchill Papers, #2347. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
File: 24
1935-1936
Box 1 Folder 2
Union Internationales des Architectes (UIA)
1943-1955
Box 1 Folder 3
UIA
1955-1957
Box 1 Folder 4
1958
Box 1 Folder 5
1958-1959
Box 1 Folder 6
1960
Box 1 Folder 7-9
1961
Box 1 Folder 10-13
1962
Box 1 Folder 14
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 15
1939-1940
Box 1 Folder 16
1958-1961
Box 1 Folder 17
Lectures ("File 24")
1938-1944
Box 1 Folder 18
Lectures, talks, etc.
1945-1947
Box 1 Folder 19
Lectures, talks, etc.
1948-1950
Box 1 Folder 20
Lectures, talks, etc.
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 21
Lectures, talks, etc.
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 22
Lectures, talks, etc.
1962, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 23-26
Notes for A Study of Architecture: Symbols of Abstractions which Man, ...
Box 1 Folder 27
Aspects of City Design - rough notes
Box 1 Folder 28
Symposium: Urban renewal: Cleveland
1961
Box 1 Folder 29
Architectural library of Henry S. Churchill
1929
Box 1 Folder 30
Engagement books
1949-1960
Box 1 Folder 31
Address book
Box 1 Folder 32
Housing and urban planning
1949
Box 1 Folder 33
Study of dwelling shelter and congestion
1952
Box 1 Folder 34
Study of patterns of urban congestion
1952
Box 1 Folder 35
Patterns of congestion
1953
Box 1 Folder 36
Conference with U.S.I.A. regarding Moscow Exhibit
1958
Box 1 Folder 37
Planning draft
1961
Box 1 Folder 38
Historical research - A.I.A. Committee on Housing
Box 1 Folder 39-40
The dwelling in Greater Manhattan, 1850-1950 - Part II: The Apartment, 1850-1890
1953
Box 1 Folder 41
A.I.A. NEWS
1959
Box 1 Folder 42
Planning the home for occupancy
1950
Box 1 Folder 43
Construction and Equipment of the Home
1951
Box 2 Folder 1
A Planning Study of the Tarrytowns, Colombia University
1948
Box 2 Folder 2
A Planning Study of the Village of Dobbs Ferry, Colombia
1949
Box 2 Folder 3
A development program for the Fourth Ward Area of Passaic (NJ), Colombia
1949
Box 2 Folder 4-5
Projects visited
1942
Box 2 Folder 6
Greenbelt Towns manuscript
Box 2 Folder 7-8
Greenbelt Towns manuscript - appendices
Box 2 Folder 9
Greenbrook, NJ - Greendale, Wis.
Box 2 Folder 10
Greenbrook, NJ
1936
Box 2 Folder 11-24
Greenbrook, NJ project book
Box 2 Folder 25
National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials - International Committee
1958-1962
Box 2 Folder 26
National Competitions Committee for Architecture and the Allies Arts
1940
Box 2 Folder 27
Report: "Densities in New York City"
1944
Box 2 Folder 28
Report: "Excerpts from the Comprehensive Plan - The Physical Development Plan for the City of Philadelphia"
1960
Box 2 Folder 29
Reports - Citizen's Council on City Planning
1950-1962
Box 2 Folder 30
"Housing for the Aged"
1954
Box 2 Folder 31
"The Philadelphia Housing Association"
1961
Box 2 Folder 32
"The Attack on Town Planning: A Reply to Opponents of the Suburban Resettlement Towns"
Box 2 Folder 33-34
Union Internationales des Architectes (UIA)
1950-1961
Box 2 Folder 35
UIA
1958-1961
Box 2 Folder 36
UIA
1960-1962
Box 2 Folder 37-38
UIA
1958-1962
Box 2 Folder 39
Talara, Peru - International Petroleum Co., Ltd.
1946
Box 2 Folder 40
Architectural Advisory Panel - Evaluation Report
1960
Box 2 Folder 41
Elm Haven Housing Project, New Haven Ct. (file #32)
Box 2 Folder 42
Report on the Development Plan for the George Washington University
1957
Box 2 Folder 43
District of Colombia Redevelopment Land Agency contract
1961
Box 2 Folder 44
Gainesville, Florida, Planning Board of
1950
Box 2 Folder 45
Report of a Study of Traffic and Parking at the University of Florida
1955
Box 2 Folder 46
University of Florida, Gainesville
1956
Box 2 Folder 47
Master Guide Plan for Gainesville, Florida
1950
Box 2 Folder 48
Comprehensive City Planning Report - Orlando
1941
Box 3 Folder 1
Economic and Housing Survey of the Orlando Metro-Region
1946
Box 3 Folder 2
Report on the Community Facilities of Park Forest, Illinois
1954
Box 3 Folder 3
City of Hoboken, New Jersey - Major Streets and regulation of traffic
1948
Box 3 Folder 4
Jersey City, New Jersey Preliminary Planning Survey
1947
Box 3 Folder 5
A summary of the finances of Jersey City
1947
Box 3 Folder 6
Jersey City, New Jersey - Report to the Planning Board, Vol 1
1949
Box 3 Folder 7
Jersey City, New Jersey - Report to the Planning Board, Vol 2
1949
Box 3 Folder 8
A development program for the Fourth Ward Area of Passaic, New Jersey
1949
Box 3 Folder 9
Radburn Protective Restrictions and Community Administration
1929
Box 3 Folder 10
Garden City, New York Board of Zoning appeals
Box 3 Folder 11
Queensbridge Housing Project (NY)
1933
Box 3 Folder 12
Queensbridge Housing Project (NY) summary report
1933
Box 3 Folder 13
Queensbridge Housing Project (NY) supplementary report
1934
Box 3 Folder 14
Queensbridge Housing Project (NY) plans and studies
Box 3 Folder 15
Sewickly (Pa.) District Plan
1946
Box 3 Folder 16
Housing and Social Structure: A preliminary survey (Philadelphia Housing Authority)
1952
Box 3 Folder 17-18
Summary report on the Central Urban Renewal Area (CURA), Philadelphia
1956
Box 3 Folder 19
Norwalk, Ct. - subdivision regulations
1952
Box 3 Folder 20-21
Industrial Land and Facilities for Philadelphia
1956
Box 3 Folder 22
Center City, Philadelphia
1960
Box 3 Folder 23-24
Philadelphia - East Falls
1958-1960
Box 3 Folder 25
Philadelphia - Lower Eastwick Area
1948
Box 3 Folder 26
Philadelphia - Upper Eastwick
1950
Box 3 Folder 27
Philadelphia - Eastwick District
1952
Box 3 Folder 28
Philadelphia - Eastwick Area
1950
Box 3 Folder 29
Philadelphia - Eastwick Area
1952
Box 3 Folder 30-31
Philadelphia - Eastwick Area
1953
Box 3 Folder 32
Report on the Redevelopment of Eastwick
1952
Box 3 Folder 33
Eastwick: part of agreement - planning and engineering
1955
Box 3 Folder 34
Eastwick - Mingo Creek, Lagoon, and Pumping Station
1955
Box 3 Folder 35
Eastwick - Phase I Report
1955
Box 3 Folder 36
Eastwick Project minutes
1955-1956
Box 4 Folder 1
Study of a Portion of Germantown, Pa
1955
Box 4 Folder 2
Germantown Leadership Area
1955
Box 4 Folder 3
Germantown - A Planning Study
1956
Box 4 Folder 4
Germantown note cards
Box 4 Folder 5
Concern for Germantown
Box 4 Folder 6
Germantown
Box 4 Folder 7
Germantown, First Presbyterian Church Study
1957
Box 4 Folder 8
Germantown School District
1959
Box 4 Folder 9
Germantown (?) industry and employment
Box 4 Folder 10
Germantown zoning map changes
1959
Box 4 Folder 11
Germantown Commission on Human Relations
Box 4 Folder 12
Germantown
Box 4 Folder 13
Philadelphia City Planning Commission and Philadelphia Housing Authority
Box 4 Folder 14
Philadelphia City Planning Commission redevelopment areas
Box 4 Folder 15
Preliminary Study of Germantown
1960
Box 4 Folder 16
Concern for Germantown
1960
Box 4 Folder 17
A Proposal for the Revitalization of the Heart of Germantown
Box 4 Folder 18
Germantown Settlement - minutes
1960
Box 4 Folder 19
Germantown
Box 4 Folder 20
Report on Roxborough Area
1953
Box 4 Folder 21
Mount Vernon (file#32) (NY?)
1943
Box 4 Folder 22
Densities in New York City
1944
Box 4 Folder 23
Eastwick Renewal Area
1959
Box 4 Folder 24
Easwick Job #302
1952
Box 4 Folder 25
Zoning Study
Box 4 Folder 26
For Columbia University Seminar "The Social Implications..."
1961
Box 4 Folder 27
Specifications for North Country Day School
1938
Box 4 Folder 28
Haskell Diary
Box 4 Folder 29
Stein Analysis Whittlesey - application to Bound Brook
Box 4 Folder 30
"Notes on a French Horn" and other notes (not used)
Box 4 Folder 31
"Notes on a French Horn" prime copy
Box 4 Folder 32
Articles by Churchill
Box 4 Folder 33
Mexican Delegation of Architects and City Planners proposal
1960
Box 4 Folder 34
New York Chapter, AIA - "Patrons of Congestion"
1952
Box 4 Folder 35
Atlantic City
1956-1957
Box 4 Folder 36
Sale of Harrison House
Box 4 Folder 37
Report of the Committee on Honorary Fellows - AIA
1962
Box 4 Folder 38
Churchill House - backed up specs for printing
1952
Box 4 Folder 39
House - contract, change orders
1952-1954
Box 4 Folder 40
Weissman House, Job no. 300, outline specs - "Heating"
1952
Box 4 Folder 41
Weissman House
1952
Box 4 Folder 42
Committee on Committees
1962
Box 4 Folder 43
Dwelling unit figures
Box 4 Folder 44-45
Riverside - A study of Housing on the West Side of Manhattan - AIA
1954
Box 4 Folder 46
Articles, reprints, various papers