Guide to the Henry Wright Papers,
1907-1960, 1907-1938 (bulk)

Collection Number: 2736

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Fax: (607) 255-9524
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Compiled by:
H. Finch
Date completed:
February 1973
EAD encoding:
Martin Heggestad, Ann Hubert, May - July 2002

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Henry Wright papers, 1907-1960, 1907-1938
Collection Number:
2736
Creator:
Henry Wright, 1878-1936.
Quantity:
.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Project reports, article notes, and biographical material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes project descriptions and reports on garden cities, some of which are with Clarence Stein; housing research, some on war housing and some done with Albert Mayer; the relation of city planning to architecture; article notes written jointly with Lewis Mumford; and biographical material.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Henry Wright was a city planner.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes project descriptions and reports on garden cities, some of which are with Clarence Stein; housing research, some on war housing and some done with Albert Mayer; the relation of city planning to architecture; article notes written jointly with Lewis Mumford; and biographical material.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Wright, Henry, 1878-1936.
Mayer, Albert.
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-
Stein, Clarence S.

Subjects:
Architecture.
City planning.
Housing.
Housing--Effect of wars on.
City planners.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Henry Wright Papers, #2736. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Folders 1-30
Biographical data prepared by HW
Albert Mayer, "Henry Wright: Creative Planner," Survey Graphic, Sept. 1936
Box 1
Henry Churchill, "Henry Wright: 1876-1936," Journal of AIP,Nov. 1960
Box 1
Benjamin M. Gruzen, "Henry Wright,...A List of References," 1936
Box 1
A City Plan for Saint Louis (HW was a member of one of the committees), 1907
Box 1
"Planning Country Home Grounds and Gardens," 4 p. pamphlet, 1909
Box 1
No Man's Land of Real Estate..., 7 p. manuscript, 1919
Box 1
"Planning City Areas for Small Homes," Supplement to The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 16 p., Aug. 1920
Box 1
Untitled manuscript, 4 p., 1920
Box 1
"Shall We Community Plan?," The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 5 p., Oct. 1921
Box 1
Correspondence: To, Lewis Mumford, Aug. 17 with clipping; From, Nebraska Masonic Home, Oct. 8, 1923
Box 1
"Housing Progress," The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, Dec. 1923, 2 p. with L.M. [Lewis Mumford?]
Box 1
Modern Homes for City Dwellers, 23 p. brochure [mutilated], 1923
Box 1
Garden Cities Studies. A group of 18 studies, drafts and notes relative to the development of garden cities. They begin in Aug. 1923, and extend into 1926, but are all listed here because of their subject unity.
Box 1
What is to be Learned from Housing Developments of the Past in America, 11 p. typescript, Aug. 13, 1923
Box 1
Real Estate Development, 3 p. typescript, Aug. 13, 1923
Box 1
War Housing in the United States, 2 drafts, 7 p. typescript, Aug. 13, 1923
Box 1
Critical Examination of the Relation of Site Use and Cost to the Housing Problem in America, 15 p. typescript, Aug. 13, 1923
Box 1
Addenda, 28 p. typescript, Aug. 13, 1923
Box 1
Further Investigation in the Field of Site Development Costs in Relation to Housing, 5 p. typescript, 6 sheets graphics, Aug. 24, 1923
Box 1
Garden City Studies, 7 p. typescript, Aug, 28, 1923
Box 1
Garden City Studies, 4 p. typescript, Sept. 3, 1923
Box 1
A Critical Examination Of Present Zoning Practice in Relation to the Housing Situation, 2 p. typescript, Sept. 3, 1923
Box 1
[Drafts of Five Sections], 8 p. typescript, "For Mumford," Sept. 11, 1923
Box 1
Housing Developments in the Past, 2 drafts, one signed by Lewis Mumford, 16 p. typescript, 1923
Box 1
Garden City Reports, Superceded, 40 p. typescript, 16 sheets of graphics, 1923
Box 1
Garden City 1st Report, Not Final, 27 p. typescript, 1923
Box 1
Garden City Next to Last Report, Not Final, 41 p. typescript, 1923; subtitle: Preliminary Study of a Proposed Garden Community in the New York Region by Alexander M. Bing, Henry Wright, Clarence S. Stein. [p. 20 missing]
Box 1
Notes, 12 p., 1923
Box 1
Garden Cities, 19 p. manuscript, July 25-28, 1924
Box 1
Garden Cities, 15 p. typescript, Aug. 5, 1924
Box 1
Garden City Research, 9 p. typescript, E. Standish Palmer, Jan. 31-Feb. 19, 1926
Box 1
First Annual Report of the Stockholders of Associated Specialists, Inc., for year 1924, (HW was First Vice-President)
Box 1
Report of D.M. Kendall and Henry Wright on their Investigation of the Present Speculative Building Operations now in Progress in Brooklyn and Long Island, 22p. typescript, 19 sheets of graphics and photographs, May 1924
Box 1
Folders 31-49
"Exhibit: Preliminary Studies of Natural Features and Economic Development of the State," Commission of Housing and Regional Planning, 8 p. brochure, Apr. 20-25, 1925
Box 2
"The Road to Good Houses," Survey Graphic, 5 p. issue on planning, May 1925
Box 2
The Home Ideal Versus Reality, 4 p. typescript, Dec. 15, 1925
Box 2
"The Home Ideal Versus Reality," American Federationist, 5 p., Jan. 1926
Box 2
"Housing: How Much for How Much?," The Survey Midmonthly, 5 p., Mar. 15, 1926
Box 2
Memorandum in regard to propsed regional planning report, 1 p. typescript, Mar. 16, 1926
Box 2
An Account of Sunnyside Gardens in Relation to Problems and Development of Design and Site Planning..., 21 p. typescript, Aug. 16, 1926
Box 2
Sunnyside Gardens an Experiment in Planning, 10 p. typescript, 1926
Box 2
Study of Application of Sunnyside Planning Principles to a Larger City Area, 23 p. typescript and graphics, 1926
Box 2
[C.A. Beard], "Economy, Charm and Safety of the Cul-de-Sac Street," The American City, 4 p., Nov. 1928. [The author, identified as an "eminent English town planner," comments on Radburn.]
Box 2
Untitled typescript, 17 p., annotated "AIA C.P.C." 1928
Box 2
"Group Housing," Building Developer, 8 p., Aug. 1929
Box 2
"How to Reduce the Cost of Land Deveolpment," National Real Estate Journal, 6 p., Sept. 2, 1929
Box 2
Some Priniciples Relating to the Economics of Land Subdivision," American City Planning Institute, 12 p. Preprint No. 1, Nov. 1929
Box 2
Some Priniciples Relating to the Economics of Land Subdivision, Paper No. 1, Series of 1930. 20 p. pamphlet including the article above and comment on it by members of the Institiute
Box 2
Housing Research Completed under the Direction of Henry Wright, 84 p. typescript and 11 sheets of graphics, Jan. 15-Apr. 15, 1930
Box 2
Housing Research, Division II Only, The Problems and Relative Advantages of Smaller Types of Dwellings..., 56 p. typescript and 10 pages of graphics, Jan. 15-Apr. 15, 1930
Box 2
"Picturesque Architecture," The Architecture Forum, 7 p., Feb. 1931
Box 2
"The Place of the Apartment in the Modern Community," The Architectural Record, 31 p., plus 6 p. multilith, Mar. 1930
Box 2
"The Autobiography of Another Idea," reprint from The Western Architect, 7 p., Sept. 1930
Box 2
Folders 50-92
Discussion of Neighborhood Planning..., 6 p. typescript, Jan. 17, 1931
Box 3
"The Architect, the Plan and the City," The Architectural Forum, 7 p. Feb. 1931
Box 3
"The Apartment House: A Review and Forecast," The Architectual Record, 16 p., Mar. 1931
Box 3
The Preisdent's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership. Tentative Report of the Committee on Subdivision Layout. 82 p. pamphlet, Dec. 3, 1931, [HW was a member of the committee]
Box 3
Proceedings: Committee on Design of the President's Conference Home Building and Home Ownership, 33 p. typescript, Dec. 3, 1931
Box 3
Summary of Further Developments of "A Housing Research" for the Consideration of the Temporary Housing Commission of Illinois, 81 p. typescript, 1931
Box 3
The In Betweens of Community Planning, Student Memo: Lecture Series, 3 p. multilith, Feb. 15, 1932
Box 3
Will a New Dwelling Type Solve the Problem of Providing Low Rentals for the Lower-Income Groups?, 4 p. multilith, Mar. 12, 1932
Box 3
"The Cost of Housing," The Architectural Forum, 6 p., Mar. 1932
Box 3
Memorandum, To Clarence S. Stein, 3 p. Apr. 7, 1932
Box 3
"A Self - Starter for the Building Industry," Building Investment, 6 p., June 1932
Box 3
"Hillside Group Housing," The Architectural Record, 14 p., Oct. 1932
Box 3
Hillside Housing Development, Memorandum to Clarence S. Stein, 7 p., Oct. 29, 1932
Box 3
Summary and Further Development...Temporary Housing Commission of Illinois, 82 p. typescript, 1932. [See item in 1931]
Box 3
"Are We Ready for an American Housing Advance?," Architecture, 8 p., June 1933
Box 3
"Housing-Where, When, and How?," Architecture, 32 p., forward by Lewis Mumford, July 1933
Box 3
"Housing - Where, When, and How?," Part Two, 31 p., Aug. 1933
Box 3
"Sinking Slums," Survey Graphic, 3 p., Aug. 1933
Box 3
Notes to Lewis Mumford re: New Republican Articles. 8 p. typescript, Jan. 22, 1934
Box 3
"New Homes for a New Deal," 46 p. pamphlet, with Albert Mayer and Lewis Mumford, Feb. 14, 1934
Box 3
"New Homes for a New Deal, Part II Abolishing Slums Forever," 4 p. article from The New Republic, Feb. 21, 1934. "Part IV A Concrete Program," 4 p., Mar. 7, 1934
Box 3
Questions Relating to Slum Clearance and Low Cost Housing Problems, 9 p. typescript, Aug. 31, 1934
Box 3
"Housing Conditions in Relation to Scientific Machine Production," The Journal of the Franklin Institute, 13 p. reprint, Oct. 1934
Box 3
Memorandum with respect to report of recent tour of European housing experts... 2 p. typescript, 1934
Box 3
Article No. 1, 10 p. typescript, relates to New Deal housing, 1934
Box 3
Article No. 2, 11 p. typescript, relates to New Deal housing, 1934
Box 3
Oscar Fisher, "Buckingham: Housing Laboratory," The Architectural Record, 18 p. reprint. "One of Henry Wright's last designs...," 2 other items Re: Buckingham, 1938
Box 3
To Plan or Not to Plan, 7 p. typescript
Box 3
Article re: problem of subdivisions, 5 p. typescript
Box 3
Some Lesson on the Land Sub-Division Problem, 6 p. typescript
Box 3
Confidential to Housing board Advising Committee, 13 p. typescript
Box 3
The Public Interest in Good Housing, 7 p. typescript
Box 3
Town Planning in the United States, 5 p. typescript
Box 3
The Fallacy of High Buildings: A Swing of the Pendulum, 8 p. typescript
Box 3
The Architect and Prosperity, 6 p. typescript
Box 3
Land Subdivision, 17 p. typescript
Box 3
Queens-Astoria: A Study in Realistic City Planning, 3 p. typescript with Carol Aronovici, Henry S. Churchill, William Lescraze, Albert Mayer
Box 3
Wanted a Subdividion for the Gridiron Street System, 3 p. typescript
Box 3
Too Much Planning or Too Many Plans? 5 p. typescript fragment
Box 3
Outline of a book, 15 p. typescript
Box 3
A.I.A. Talk - Wednesday Afternoon, 4 p. typescript
Box 3
Fragment of article comparing Radburn and Wyandotte, Michigan, 2 p. typescript
Box 3