Elbert Peets Papers, 1883-1983, 1904-1974 (bulk)

Collection Number: 2772

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Elbert Peets papers, 1883-1983 1904-1974
Collection Number:
2772
Creator:
Elbert Peets, 1886-1968.
Quantity:
4.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, reports, manuscripts, notes, family papers, clippings, photographs, negatives, plans, and drawings.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, plans, and drawings related to projects on which Peets worked; material on the L'Enfant plan for Washington, D.C., of which Peets was a major proponent and guardian; material related to articles and books by or about Peets, including photographs and negatives from the book Civic Art; and personal correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and family papers.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Elbert Peets received his B.A. from Western Reserve University and his M.L.A. from the Harvard University School of Landscape Architecture and City Planning. He worked for Pray, Hubbard and White, Boston landscape architects, for a year before joining with Werner Hegemann to plan Kohler, a company town founded by Walter S. Kohler, near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Peets and Hegemann also collaborated in the planning of Washington Highlands, a subdivision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; of Wyomissing Park, a subdivision in Reading, Pennsylvania; and in the writing of The American Vitruvius: An Architect's Handbook of Civic Art (1922). From 1923-1935 Peets worked in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He also worked on the planning for Greendale (near Milwaukee), one of three greenbelt towns built by the U.S. Farm Resettlement Administration headed by Rexford Guy Tugwell under Franklin D. Roosevelt. From 1938-1944 he was Chief of the Site Planning Section of the U.S. Housing Authority. With the firm of Loebl, Schlossman & Bennett, he participated in the planning for the town of Park Forest (near Chicago, Illinois), a project initiated by Nathan Manilow, Treasurer of American Community Builders, Inc., and Philip Klutznick, President. In the 1950s, Peets was a member of the Fine Arts Commission and served as consultant to the National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Peets did site planning in Washington, D.C., lectured at Harvard and Yale, and served as consultant to several private planning firms. He also wrote numerous articles on planning and landscape architecture.

CHRONOLOGY

May 5, 1886 Born Cleveland Ohio to Edward Orville Peets and Mary Curetta Houghton Peets
Graduated from Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio
1912 B.A. magna cum laude, Western Reserve University; First Scholarship Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Foreman for H.U. Horvath, landscape architect and nurseryman while in college
1915 M.L.A., Harvard University, School of Landscape Architecture and City Planning; instructed in horticulture at Harvard, 1914-1915
June 1915-June 1916 Worked for Pray, Hubbard and White, Landscape Architects, making plans for land subdivisions
June 1916-Jan. 1917 Worked with Werner Hegemann on Kohler, Wisconsin, a "company" town, in Sheboygan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin--subdivisions, parks, playground, cemeteries
Jan. 1917-Dec. 1918 Civilian Planning Engineer with the U.S. Army, Camp Planning Section, Construction Division. Made plans for: Hospitals (Staten Island, Colonia, Otisville, etc.); Remount Stations
Jan. 1919-Apr. 1920 In practice with Werner Hegemann on: Washington Highlands, large subdivision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr. 1920-Mar. 1921 Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship: London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam
Apr. 1921-May 1922 Continued practice with Werner Hegemann; collaborated with Hegemann in writing Civic Art: The American Vitruvius
June 1922-June 1923 Wyomissing Park, large subdivision including areas for working people, Reading, Pennsylvania
July 1923-July 1933 Private practice in Cleveland, Ohio; work included gardens, parks, land subdivisions; also wrote articles
July 1933-Nov. 1933 Cleveland City Planning Commission; parks, playgrounds, civic improvements
Nov. 1933-Apr. 1934 U.S. Department of Agriculture; layout of roads and other site planning work at Beltsville, Maryland; representative of A.D. Taylor, President of ASLA
May 1934-Nov. 1935 Private practice in Cleveland; writing
Nov. 1935-Feb. 1938 U.S. Farm Resettlement Administration in Washington; principal town planner for Greendale, Wisconsin
Feb. 1938-Apr. 1939 Catalina Island, California; plans and report on the future development of the Wrigley Estate and the town of Avalon
Apr. 1938-1944 Chief of Site Planning Section, U.S. Housing Authority, and Federal Public Housing Authority
1939 Report on City Planning and Housing for San Juan, Puerto
1941 Report for the National Resources Planning Board (NRPB): "An Interior Program of Planning Studies for the Physical Development of Puerto Rico" (with Hale Walker and Tracy Augur)
1944 Lectured at the New York Museum of National History on Aerial Urban Reconnaissance and Site Recognition
1945 Consultant in Town Planning for FPHA and USHA
1945-1948 Prepared plans for the extension of Greendale; drafted a zoning ordinance for Greendale
1945-1951 Housing consultant and site planner for the Municipal Housing Authority of San Juan, Puerto Rico
1946-1947 Site and City Planner for Phillip Klutznick, American Community Builders, Park Forest, Illinois
1950-1954 Member of the Fine Arts Commission, Washington
1951-1953 Consultant to the National Capital Park and Planning Commission
1950-1960 Lecturer at Yale and Harvard; consultant to several private planning firms; Harland Bartholomew; McGaughan and Johnson; plan for the S.W. Washington Redevelopment with Louis Justement
1951-1962 Worked with sculptor Felix de Weldon on site planning for memorials: Plaza Bolivar, Washington, D.C.; monument to General Calixto Garcia, Havana, Cuba; Pershing Memorial, Washington, D.C.; Stone Mountain Memorial, Atlanta, Georgia; National War Memorial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1963 Site plan for U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.
1964-1968 Health problems prevented further work
Mar. 26, 1968 Died in Austinburg, Ohio
This sketch was largely done by Paul Spreiregen, editor of On the Art of Designing Cities (1968), a collection of Elbert Peets' writings. Several additions and corrections have been made since the arranging of the Elbert Peets Papers.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, plans, and drawings related to projects on which Peets worked; material on the L'Enfant plan for Washington, D.C., of which Peets was a major proponent and guardian; material related to articles and books by or about Peets, including photographs and negatives from the book Civic Art; and personal correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and family papers.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Peets, Elbert, 1886-1968.
Peets, Edward Orville.
Peets, Mary Euretta Houghton.
Hegemann, Werner.
Kohler, Walter S.
Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891-
Manilow, Nathaniel.
Klutznick, Philip M.
L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825.
Peets, Elbert, 1886-1968. American Vetruvius: an architect's handbook of civic art.
Pray, Hubbard, and White.
United States. Farm Resettlement Administration.
United States. Housing Authority. Site Planning Section.
United States. Federal Public Housing Authority.
Loebl, Schlosman & Bennett.
American Community Builders, Inc.
United States. Commission of Fine Arts.
United States. National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Subjects:
Landscape architecture.
City planning.
Landscape architects.
City planners.

Places:
Cleveland (Ohio)--City planning.
Boston (Mass.)--City planning.
Kohler (Wis.)--City planning.
Washington Highlands (Milwaukee, Wis.)--City planning.
Wyomissing Park (Reading, Pa.)--City planning.
Greendale (Pa.)--City planning.
Park Forest (Ill.)--City planning.
Washington (D.C.)--City planning.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Drawings.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Elbert Peets Papers, #2772. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

This collection consists of three 16" boxes and three 5" boxes of papers, two oversize bound volumes, and one mapcase drawer of oversize plans and drawings. There was no discernible original order to the collection, so its present arrangement is entirely imposed.
The five boxes of papers are arranged under three subject headings. The first is Projects, Appointments and Consultations. It runs from Box 1 Folder 1 to Box 1 Folder 53, and contains papers relating to the major projects undertaken by Peets as outlined in the biographical sketch. A significant amount of material on the L'Enfant plan of Washington, D.C. is included; Peets was a major proponent and guardian of this original plan throughout his life.
Projects in the first subject area are arranged in chronological order, but with some overlap; within each project papers are arranged by item type (correspondence, writings, clippings, photos, plans and drawings) and chronologically within each type. Not all projects or appointments contain all record types.
The second subject heading is Peets' Writings, and is subdivided into published and unpublished sections. Material relating to newspaper and magazine articles and books are included in the published section, which goes from Box 1 Folder 54 to Box 2 Folder 89. A large number of negatives and prints from the book Civic Art (1922), which Peets co-authored with Werner Hegemann, is contained in this section. Also included are papers relating to the publication of On the Art of Designing Cities (1968), Paul D. Spreiregen, editor, a collection of selected essays of Elbert Peets. The rest of the writings in the section, both published and unpublished, deal with site and city planning, landscape architecture, and civic art. Unpublished writings run from Box 2 Folder 90 to Box 3 Folder 14.
The third subject category is General Papers, Box 3 Folder 15 to Box 5 Folder 13. This category contains personal materials, papers relating to minor projects and items not directly related to the two previous categories. It is divided into sections by record type and is arranged chronologically within each section. The ten sections are correspondence, notes, manuscripts, pamphlets, clippings, brochures, photos, graphics, family and biographical material, and miscellaneous papers. The quantity of personal correspondence is fairly small but helps give an impression of Peets' character and interests. Box 3 Folder 63 contains a number of photographs of Peets. The section of graphics is divided into several subsections: estates, perspectives, plans and elevations, sketches, sketchbooks and lineoleum prints. There are a variety of types (original pencil or pen and ink drawings, blueprints, photostats, etc.), but they have in common that they are not immediately recognizable as belonging with one of the major projects in the first subject category. The last subsection of the Graphics section contains miscellaneous non-Peets graphic items. The biographical material under the third subject heading largely repeats the information in the biographical sketch, but a few more details may be found here. The folder of family material (Box 5, Folder 12) contains a xerox copy of the last will and testament of Hiram Houghton, Elbert Peets' maternal grandfather. Also included is a xerox copy of a notebook of Edward O. Peets, Elbert's father, in which he kept notes on his readings.
The two oversize bound volumes in the collection are a copy of the book Civic Art and a scrapbook containing a number of original pencil and pen and ink drawings by Elbert Peets.
The oversize plans, prints, and original drawings in the mapcase drawer were either done by Peets or relate to his projects. There are 342 pieces in 19 folders divided as follows:
School projects--Folder 1
Town and city plans--Folders 2-7
Private residence and estates--Folders 8-11
Memorials, parks, and recreation areas--Folders 12-14
Other projects--Folders 15-19
See the guide for specific date ranges and piece counts in each category. The drawings are arranged in chronological order within each subject and project.

ELBERT PEETS' WRITINGS

Partial List of Published Articles by Elbert Peets:
Practical Tree Repair; the physical repair of trees - bracing and the treating of wounds and cavities. McBride, Nast and Co., 1913.
"Civic Art - The American Vitruvius" by Hegemann & Peets, 1922 (Peets did many drawings and wrote the last chapter (VII) on Washington, D. C.) 1
"Central Park" American Mercury 4:339-341, March 1925 2
"Interior of the Lincoln Memorial" American Mercury 5:194-196, June 1925 3
"The New Washington" American Mercury 8:449-452, August 1926 4
"Mussolini, Haussmann and Company" New Republic 45:295-296, February 3, 1926 5
"Landscape Priesthood" American Mercury 10:94-100, January 1927 6
"Restoration of Rome" Catholic World 124:451-456, January 1927 7
"Cleveland Reservoir" The Nation 124:145, February 9, 1927 (Also in American City 36:825-826, June 1927) 8
"Reign of the Masonry Dome" The Nation 124:632-633, June 8, 1927 9
"The Genealogy of L'Enfant's Washington" (3 Parts) AIA Journal Part I XV:115-119 April 1927, Part II XV:151-154 May 1927, Part III XV:187-191 June 1927 (A condensed version of these appeared in "Der Staedtebau", Berlin Heft 11, 1928) 10
A series of four articles called "Famous Town Planners" The Town Planning Review University of Liverpool 1. "Camillo Sitte" December 1927 pp. 249-259 2. "Haussmann" June 1927 pp. 181-190 3. "L'Enfant" July 1928 pp. 30-49 4. "Wren" (On the rebuilding of London 1666) May 1930 pp. 13-30 11
A series on the L'Enfant Plan for Washington Baltimore Sunday Sun (under H. L. Mencken) 1. "The Ancestry of the L'Enfant Plan" February 10, 1929 2. "The New Washington" January 26, 1930 3. "The Lost Plazas of Washington" April 24, 1932 4. "New Plans for the Mall" March 3, 1935 12
"Current Town Planning in Washington" Town Planning Review 219-237 December 1931 13
"An Accurate Re-Drawing of the Central Part of L'Enfant's Autograph Plan" Architectural Record 72:158-160 September 1932 14
"L'Enfant's Washington" Town Planning Review 155-164 May 1933 15
"City Planner Believes (Architects) Pope Did Job He Was Supposed to Do" The Washington Daily News p. 10 April 7, 1937 16
"Washington, Williamsburg, the Century of Progress, and Greendale" from "City Planning, Housing" Werner Hegemann pp. 383-416 1937 17
"The Original Plan for Washington" House and Garden 78:16-19, 52, 61 July 1940 18
"Post-War Use of Temporary Sites" American City 58:49-50 November 1943 19
"Studies in Planning Texture" Architectural Record 106:130-137 Summer 1949 20
"The Genealogy of the Plan of Washington" Journal of the Society of American Architectural Historians X 2:3-4 May 1951 21
"The Golden Horses" City Planning at Yale (Book) 1954 22
"East Front Pilgrims" The Washington Post Letter to the Editor 1958 (no exact date) 23
"The President's Square" The Washington Post Letter to the Editor October 1961 (no exact date) 24
Article on L'Enfant in French Information et Documents (USIS Magazine) April 15, 1962 25
List of Reports by Elbert Peets:
"Landscape Development" U.S. Housing Authority Bulletin on Policy and Procedure. Date Uncertain. 1
"City Planning and Housing for San Juan" 1939 2
"Approach to Planting and the Selection of Plant Materials" A monograph on the design of low rental housing projects. U.S. Housing Authority - Federal Works Agency. July 1940 3
"An Interim Program of Planning - Studies for the Physical Development of Puerto Rico" With Tracy Augur and Hale Walker, National Resources Planning Board (MRPB) Charles W. Eliot, Director, 1941. 4
"'Comments' on the Neighborhood Concept" ASPO Bulletin 5
"Preliminary Indoctrination for Officials Enforcing the Old Georgetown Law" Fine Arts Commission, early 1950s. 6
Other Possible Material by Elbert Peets - the following pieces are referred to in various papers of Mr. Peets, but they have not yet been found:
Reference is made to an article in the American Mercury prior to 1922. 1
Reference is made to an exchange of letters to the editor between Peets and Lewis Mumford over Mumford's book The Brown Decades. This exchange took place in "The New Republic" about 1930-1931. 2
Mr. Peets sent comments on Adams' Regional Plan for New York and on articles by Mumford et. al. to W. Doregill, then editor of the "Town Planning Review" about July 1932. 3
SERIES LIST

Series I. Projects, Appointments, and Consultations Box 1, Folder 1 - Box 1, Folder 53
Series II. Writings Box 1, Folder 54 - Box 3, Folder 14
Series III. General Papers Box 3, Folder 15 - Box 5, Folder 13
Series IV. Oversize Plans, Prints, and Drawings Mapcase, Folders 1-19

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Projects, Appointments, and Consultations
Box 1 Folder 1
U.S. Army, Camp Planning Section certificate, list
1918
Box 1 Folder 2
Washington Highlands (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) site plan pamphlets from Richter, Dick, and Reuterman
1920
Box 1 Folder 3
Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University Fellowship correspondence, invoices
1917-1921
Box 1 Folder 4
Wyomissing Park, Pennsylvania - site plan correspondence, pamphlets, photos, drawings, map.
1921-1923
Box 1 Folder 5
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, correspondence, lists
1925-1956
Box 1 Folder 6-7
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, unpublished manuscript
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 8
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, unpublished manuscript, lists
1918-1919, 1961, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 9
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, unpublished manuscript "Washington's Golden Age"
n.d., Sept. 1934
Box 1 Folder 10
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, memoranda including American Planning and Civic Association
1934, 1956, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 11
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, letters of Pierre Charles L'Enfant
1791
Box 1 Folder 12
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, pamphlets
1924-1944
Box 1 Folder 13
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, articles, petition, report
1924-1962
Box 1 Folder 14
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, clippings
1952-1954 and n.d.
Box 1 Folder 15
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, photos
1922-1962, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 16
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, drawings, sketches, plans
1932-1951, nd.d
Box 1 Folder 17
The L'Enfant Plan of Washington, drawings, plans
1929-1956, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 18
Paul V. Harper Estate landscaping, correspondence
1928-1956
Box 1 Folder 19-20
Paul V. Harper Estate landscaping, correspondence
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 21
Paul V. Harper Estate landscaping, photos
c. 1928-1940
Box 1 Folder 22
Paul V. Harper Estate landscaping, drawings, sketches
c. 1928-1940
Box 1 Folder 23
Tent-house Construction, correspondence, plans, elevations, reports.
1933-1935
Box 1 Folder 24
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan, Greenbelt towns correspondence, chart
1935-1960
Box 1 Folder 25
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan report
1938
Box 1 Folder 26
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan reports, proposed zoning ordinance
1944-1960
Box 1 Folder 27
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan manuscript articles by Peets
1936, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 28
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan manuscript articles
1936, 1959, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 29
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan articles
1936-1959
Box 1 Folder 30
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan pamphlets
1936-1959, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 31
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan clippings
1935-1967
Box 1 Folder 32-34
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan photos
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 35
Greendale, Wisconsin - town plan maps, drawings, plans
1936-1960
Box 1 Folder 36
Catalina Island, California - planned development correspondence, report
1938
Box 1 Folder 37
Site Planning Section, U.S. Housing Authority and Federal Public Housing Authority correspondence
1935-1944
Box 1 Folder 38
Site Planning Section, U.S. Housing Authority and Federal Public Housing Authority reports
1940, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 39
Site Planning Section, U.S. Housing Authority and Federal Public Housing Authority notes, memos, clipping, plan
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 40
San Juan, Puerto Rico - housing and planning correspondence, poem, pamphlet, clippings
1942-1952
Box 1 Folder 41-42
San Juan, Puerto Rico - housing and planning photos
1951
Box 1 Folder 43
San Juan, Puerto Rico - housing and planning photos
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 44
San Juan, Puerto Rico- La Perla Park drawings
1952
Box 1 Folder 45
Park Forest, Illinois - town plan correspondence, speech, clipping, plans
1946-1958
Box 1 Folder 46
Commission of Fine Arts, Washington D.C. - Civic Art correspondence
1950-1958
Box 1 Folder 47
Commission of Fine Arts, Washington D.C. - Civic Art notes
1957
Box 1 Folder 48
Commission of Fine Arts speeches, transcripts
1944-1952
Box 1 Folder 49
Commission of Fine Arts pamphlets
1934-1955
Box 1 Folder 50
Commission of Fine Arts clippings
1950-1962
Box 1 Folder 51
Harvard Lecturing Appointment correspondence, directives
1952-1953
Box 1 Folder 52
Consultations - correspondence, invoices
1952-1959
Box 1 Folder 53
Calixto Garcia Monument, Cuba - photos
1958
Series II. Writings
Published Writings
Box 1 Folder 54
The Central High School Monthly (Elbert Peets, editor)
1904
Box 1 Folder 55
"Street Trees in the Built-Up Districts of Large Cities" Landscape Architecture
1915
Box 1 Folder 56
Civic Art, co-authored with Werner Hegemann - contract, correspondence, brochures, cross reference
1921-1958
Box 1 Folder 57-60
Civic Art - prints
c. 1922
Box 2 Folder 1-6
Civic Art - prints
c. 1922
Box 2 Folder 7-39
Civic Art - negatives
c. 1922
Box 2 Folder 40
"Central Park" The American Mercury - correspondence, drafts, article
1924-1925
Box 2 Folder 41
"Interior of the Lincoln Memorial" The American Mercury - correspondence, drafts, article
1925
Box 2 Folder 42
"Mussolini, Haussmann, and Company" The New Republic - correspondence, articles
1926
Box 2 Folder 43
"The New Washington" The New Republic, The American Mercury - correspondence
1926
Box 2 Folder 44
"The Landscape Priesthood" The American Mercury - correspondence, drafts, article
1926-1927
Box 2 Folder 45
"Restoration of Rome"
1927
Box 2 Folder 46
"Cleveland Reservoir" The Nation - correspondence, article, drawing
1926-1927
Box 2 Folder 47
"The Reign of the Masonry Dome" The Nation - correspondence, article
1927
Box 2 Folder 48
"The Genealogy of L'Enfant's Washington" - American Institute of Architectures - correspondence, draft, article
1926-1927
Box 2 Folder 49
"Art is Craftsmanship" The Vista
1927
Box 2 Folder 50
"Restraint and Order in Planning Outdoor Rooms" Your Garden
1927
Box 2 Folder 51
"Garden Epigrams and Insults by Elbert Peets" Your Garden
1927
Box 2 Folder 52
"The Garden as a Reservoir of Time" Your Garden
c. 1927
Box 2 Folder 53
"On the High Hedge as a Hobby for Men" Your Garden
c. 1927
Box 2 Folder 54
"Famous Town Planners: I - Haussmann" - correspondence, article
1925-1927
Box 2 Folder 55
"Famous Town Planners: II - Camillo Sitte"
1927
Box 2 Folder 56
"Famous Town Planners: III - L'Enfant"
1927-1929
Box 2 Folder 57
"Famous Town Planners: IV - Plans for Re-building London in 1666"
1930
Box 2 Folder 58
Baltimore Sunday Sun, Washington Plan Series - correspondence, drafts, articles
1928-1935
Box 2 Folder 59
"Current Town Planning in Washington" - correspondence, draft, article
1931
Box 2 Folder 60
"An Accurate Re-Drawing of the Central Part of L'Enfant's Autograph Plan" Architectural Record
1928-1932
Box 2 Folder 61
"L'Enfant's Washington" The Town Planning Review
1933
Box 2 Folder 62
"City Planner Believes Pope did Job he was Employed to Do" The Washington Daily News - draft, article re the Jefferson Memorial
1937
Box 2 Folder 63
"Washington, Williamsburg, the Century of Progress, and Greendale" - Architectural Book Publishing Co. - correspondence, book
1937
Box 2 Folder 64
"The Original Plan of Washington" House and Garden - magazine, correspondence
1940
Box 2 Folder 65
"Site Planning for Livability" The American City
1941
Box 2 Folder 66
"Post-War Use of Temporary Housing Sites" The American City
Nov. 1943
Box 2 Folder 67
"Four Guides for Building a New Home" The Journal of Housing
1946
Box 2 Folder 68
"The Neighborhood Concept" The Journal of Housing
1948
Box 2 Folder 69
"Studies in Planning Texture" Architectural Record
1949
Box 2 Folder 70
Review of Deane G. Carter and Keith H. Hinchcliff, Family Housing in The Journal of Housing
1949
Box 2 Folder 71
"The Genealogy of the Plan of Washington" Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
1951
Box 2 Folder 72
Review of Frederick Gibberd, Town Design in Landscape Architecture
1953
Box 2 Folder 73
"The Golden Horses" - on Washington, D.C. Civic Art
1954
Box 2 Folder 74
"East Front Pilgrims" The Washington Post - clippings
1958
Box 2 Folder 75
"The 'President's Square'" The Washington Post
1961
Box 2 Folder 76
"Le Plan du Major L'Enfant" - magazine, correspondence
1962-1965
Box 2 Folder 77
On the Art of Designing Cities, book of Peets' essays edited by Paul D. Spreiregen - correspondence
1965-1966
Box 2 Folder 78
On the Art of Designing Cities - correspondence
Mar. - May 1967
Box 2 Folder 79
On the Art of Designing Cities - correspondence
June 1967-1969
Box 2 Folder 80
On the Art of Designing Cities - notes, lists
c. 1968
Box 2 Folder 81-85
On the Art of Designing Cities - draft
c. 1968
Box 2 Folder 86-88
On the Art of Designing Cities - layouts
c. 1968
Box 2 Folder 89
On the Art of Designing Cities - photos
c. 1968
Unpublished Writings
Box 2 Folder 90
"Some Design Aspects of City Street Trees" - Harvard School of Landscape Architecture thesis
1915
Box 2 Folder 91
"The Four Gods - A Socio-psychological Burlesque in One Act" - script
1919
Box 2 Folder 92
"Description of the 'Form-built' process of laying bricks"
1921
Box 2 Folder 93
"The Unknown Art" - correspondence, drafts
1923-1934
Box 2 Folder 94
"Edgar Allen Poe, Landscape Gardener" - correspondence, manuscript articles, notes
1929
Box 2 Folder 95
Notes and correspondence for a proposed book on estate design
1930
Box 2 Folder 96
"Differentiating Features of Cities as Seen from the Air" - outline
1944
Box 2 Folder 97
"'Lawns and Planting' Specifications" - report for Balitmore Housing Authority
1952
Box 3 Folder 1
"The Orientation of Row Houses" - article
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 2
"Mithradates the King" - short story, annotated draft
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 3
"Mr. Business, Meet Miss Summer Cottage" - typescript draft article
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 4
"Ohio in Song and Story" - manuscript article
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 5
"The Beauty of Nela Park" - typescript draft article
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 6
"Gridiron Cities and Towns" - typescript articles
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 7
"The Location of Monumental Buildings" - typescript articles
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 8
"London" - manuscript and typescript article
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 9
"Away from Architecture"
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 10
"Wolfflin - Kuntsgeschichtliche Grundbegriffe" - typecript draft article
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 11
An article on Street Trees
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 12
"Preliminary Indoctrination for Officials Enforcing the Old Georgetown Law" - typescript draft article
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 13
A series of articles on architecture and city planning
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 14
Fragments of manuscript writings
n.d.
Series III. General Papers
Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 15
Correspondence
1912-1921
Box 3 Folder 16
Correspondence with Jacob L. Crane and others
1924-1926
Box 3 Folder 17
Correspondence
1927-1929
Box 3 Folder 18
Correspondence with Lewis Mumford, Jacob L. Crane
1930-1932
Box 3 Folder 19
Correspondence
1933-1938
Box 3 Folder 20
Correspondence
1939-1941
Box 3 Folder 21
Correspondence
1942-1944
Box 3 Folder 22
Correspondence
1945-1947
Box 3 Folder 23
Correspondence
1948-1953
Box 3 Folder 24
Correspondence
1954-1956
Box 3 Folder 25
Correspondence with Anne Clapp, others
1957
Box 3 Folder 26
General correspondence
1958
Box 3 Folder 27
Correspondence with American Institute of Planners
1959
Box 3 Folder 28
Correspondence
1960
Box 3 Folder 29
Correspondence
1961
Box 3 Folder 30
Correspondence
1962
Box 3 Folder 31
Correspondence
1963
Box 3 Folder 32
Correspondence
1964
Box 3 Folder 33
Correspondence
1965
Box 3 Folder 34
Correspondence
1966-1968
Box 3 Folder 35
Undated correspondence, A-C
Box 3 Folder 36
Undated correspondence, D-G
Box 3 Folder 37
Undated correspondence, H-L
Box 3 Folder 38
Undated correspondence, M-R
Box 3 Folder 39
Undated correspondence, S-V
Box 3 Folder 40
Undated correspondence, W-Z
Box 3 Folder 41
Undated correspondence, no identification
Box 3 Folder 42
Non-Peets correspondence
1940-1968 and n.d.
Notes
Box 3 Folder 43
Notes, notebooks
1925-1935
Box 3 Folder 44
Notes, notebooks
1943-1950
Box 3 Folder 45
Notes, notebook
1961-1963
Box 3 Folder 46
Notes on city planning, housing
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 47
Notes on art, architecture, landscaping
n.d.
Manuscripts
Box 3 Folder 48
Miscellaneous Manuscripts on Art, Architecture, and Planning - articles, speeches, excerpts
1922-1964
Pamphlets
Box 3 Folder 49
Miscellaneous Pamphlets on Art, Architecture, and Planning
1902-1932
Box 3 Folder 50
Miscellaneous Pamphlets on Art, Architecture, and Planning
1943-1960
Box 3 Folder 51
Miscellaneous Pamphlets on Art, Architecture, and Planning
1962-1964
Box 3 Folder 52
Miscellaneous Pamphlets on Art, Architecture, and Planning
n.d.
Clippings
Box 3 Folder 53
Miscellaneous Clippings on Art, Architecture, and Planning
1935-1963
Brochures
Box 3 Folder 54
Brochures
1920-1956
Photos
Box 3 Folder 55
Pennsylvania - civic architecture
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 56
Mt. Vernon, Virginia
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 57
Masachusetts
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 58
Weitz estate
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 59
Europe
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 60
People
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 61
People
1932-1963, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 62
Home and family
1930-1940, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 63
Personal photographs, negatives
1936, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 64
Miscellaneous photos
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 65
Miscellaneous photos, negative (some foreign)
n.d.
Box 3 Folder 66
"Youngstown and miscellaneous street scenes and travel views" - negatives and photos of Youngstown, Ohio
n.d.
Graphics
Box 4 Folder 1
Estates - plans and perspectives
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 2
Perspective drawings
1916-1946
Box 4 Folder 3-4
Perspective drawings
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 5
General Plan, Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Haldy, original.
Oct. 30, 1921
Box 4 Folder 5
Summer Home and Garden, Miss Shewbrooks, Bolton Meadow, Mass., original.
Mar. 7, 1927
Box 4 Folder 5
Plan for ...the Moraine Syndicate Property, West of Lake Forest
May 12, 1930
Box 4 Folder 5
Study for Walk between Cedar and Central, 25th to 55th, City Plan Commission, Cleveland
Aug. 14, 1933
Box 4 Folder 5
Study for Walk between Scovill and Woodland, 30th to 55th, City Plan Commission, Cleveland
Aug. 15, 1933
Box 4 Folder 5
Study for a Recreation Center on Whisky Island, City Plan Commission, Cleveland
Sept. 22, 1933
Box 4 Folder 5
Plan for ...Park ...Kingsbury Creek, City Plan Commission, Cleveland
Oct. 4, 1933.
Box 4 Folder 5
Study for Stadium Grounds, City Plan Commission, Cleveland
Oct. 25, 1933
Box 4 Folder 5
Diagrammatic Sketch ...Stadium Grounds, City Plan Commission, Cleveland
Nov. 1, 1933
Box 4 Folder 5
Sketch Plan for expansion of Town Center
Feb. 1938
Box 4 Folder 5
Study for Emergency Housing
Aug. 20, 1945
Box 4 Folder 5
Study for ...development of ...Avalon Park, Chicago, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, N.J., Loebl, Schlossman & Bennett, Architects
Sept. 10, 1947
Box 4 Folder 5
M Street, original
Nov. 2, 1963
Box 4 Folder 5
Student work at Harvard, sketches made at the British Museum
1921, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 6
Plans and elevations, some done in Italy and France, some for The American Vitruvius
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 7-8
Sketches
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 1-3
Sketchbooks
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 4
Palmanova - linoleum prints
1930
Box 5 Folder 5
Peterborough Cathedral - linoleum prints
n.d.
Box 5 Folder 6
St. Paul's Cathedral - linoleum prints
1931
Box 5 Folder 7
Martini - city plan - linoleum prints
1934
Box 5 Folder 8
Majapahit, Java - city plan - linoleum prints
1932
Box 5 Folder 9
Linoleum prints - blocks
1930-1931
Box 5 Folder 10
Miscellaneous non-Peets graphic items - drawings, prints, plans, postcards
n.d.
Family and Biographical Material
Box 5 Folder 11
Family and Biographical Material
Box 5 Folder 12
Family and Biographical Material - Edward O. Peets, Rumah Peets, Jan Van Bergen Collier - chart, correspondence, notebook, pamphlets, certificate, clippings
1883-1952
Miscellaneous Papers
Box 5 Folder 13
Miscellaneous Papers - poems, invoices, certificates, list
1920-1964, n.d.
Box 6
Printed material on Kohler Village and planned communities.
Two offprints of articles co-authored by Arnold R. Alanen re some of Peets' work in Wisconsin: "Looking Backward at a New Deal Town: Greendale, Wisconsin, 1935-1980, by Joseph A. Eden and Arnold R. Alanen, and "Kohler, Wisconsin: Planning and Paternalism in a Model Industrial Village," by Arnold A. Alanen and Thomas J. Peltin. This is Greendale (paperback edition) by E. Peets. Note: Many of the photocopies in this box were made from our collection per K. Jacklin, June 1983.
Box 6
Bibliography of Peets' writings on 4" x 6" notecards.
Folio of drawings and sketches
Series IV. Plans, Prints, and Original Drawings in Map Drawer
School Projects
Mapcase Folder 1
School Projects
1914-1917. n.d.
Town and City Plans
Mapcase Folder 2
Washington Highlands
1918
Mapcase Folder 3
Wyomissing Park
1922, 1924
Mapcase Folder 4
Washington, D.C., City Plan
1901-1960, n.d.
Mapcase Folder 5
Greendale
1936-1949
Mapcase Folder 6
Greendale
1950-1960
Mapcase Folder 7
Park Forest
1946-1950
Private Residences and Estates
Mapcase Folder 8
E. Richard Meinig, Wyomissing, Pa. - birdseye view from the east of the house and gardens
June 20, 1917
Mapcase Folder 8
E. Richard Meinig, Wyomissing, Pa. - grading plan for the garden
Aug. 25, 1917
Mapcase Folder 8
F. W. Norris - "Larchwood" - details of garden
Jan. 12, 1915
Mapcase Folder 8
Keene Addington, Lake Forest, Ill. - preliminary plan
Sept. 15, 1915
Mapcase Folder 8
Herman Vihlein [sic.], Pabst, White Fish Bay, Milwaukee, Wisc. - general plan for development of the estate
Sept. 16, 1917
Mapcase Folder 8
Herman Vihlein [sic.], Pabst, White Fish Bay, Milwaukee, Wisc. - garden theater
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 8
Gustav A. Reuss, North Lake, Wisc. - plan for the development of the grounds of the gardener's cottage
Aug. 29, 1919
Mapcase Folder 8
L. R. Smith, shore of Lake Michigan - sketch for the development, Scheme B
Dec. 21, 1919
Mapcase Folder 8
L. R. Smith, shore of Lake Michigan - sketch for the development, Scheme F
Dec. 22, 1919
Mapcase Folder 8
Myron T. MacLaren, Milwaukee, Wisc. - studies for the arrangement of steps to the east terrace
Oct. 1919
Mapcase Folder 8
Myron T. MacLaren, Milwaukee, Wisc. - general plan for the estate, second copy annotated
Dec. 8, 1919
Mapcase Folder 8
Myron T. MacLaren, Milwaukee, Wisc. - plan for tennis court
Apr. 6, 1921
Mapcase Folder 8
Myron T. MacLaren, Milwaukee, Wisc. - sketches for development, Scheme A, Birdseye
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 8
Myron T. MacLaren, Milwaukee, Wisc. - construction plan for mall and steps at east side of garden
June 1921
Mapcase Folder 8
Myron T. MacLaren, Milwaukee, Wisc. - general plan for the estate
July 30, 1921
Mapcase Folder 8
Fred Pabst, Oconomowoe - revised plan for garden
June 13, 1921
Mapcase Folder 8
H. Z. Logan, South Milwaukee, Wisc. - garden house
Nov. 2, 1921
Mapcase Folder 8
George W. Rossetter, West of Lake Forest, Ill. - study for general plan
June 5, 1928
Mapcase Folder 9
Private Residences and Estates
1928
A series of numbered drawings - the first five titled "Estate No. One" and "Estate No. Two" - without titles, but illustrating various landscape designs based on classical or baroque style. Some are annotated indicating that they may have been intended for publication.
Mapcase Folder 10
Graham, St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, Ill. - first study
Jan. 25, 1930
Mapcase Folder 10
Richter, Dick and Reuthmann - sales office at Washington Highlands [verso of above]
Nov. 1917
Mapcase Folder 10
Graham, "Five Pines," St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, Ill. - plan for vicinity of house (2 copies)
Mar. 1, 1930
Mapcase Folder 10
Graham, "Five Pines," St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, Ill. - construction details (2 copies)
Mar. 2, 1930
Mapcase Folder 10
Alfred MacArthur, 29 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Ill. - studies for development of lots in 40acre tract on St. Mary's Road, Lake Forest, Ill.
May 1, 1928
Mapcase Folder 10
A. M. Johnson and Alfred MacArthur, Lake Forest, Ill. - study for a community development on property west of Lake Forest
June 1, 1928
Mapcase Folder 10
Alfred MacArthur, Lake Forest, Ill. - plan for vicinity of house (2 copies)
Mar. 22, 1929
Mapcase Folder 10
Alfred MacArthur, Lake Forest, Ill. - plan for vicinity of house
Mar. 29, 1929
Mapcase Folder 10
Alfred MacArthur, Lake Forest, Ill. - working plans for south arbor, north arbor, milk house trellis and end of wall (2 copies)
Mar. 31, 1929
Mapcase Folder 10
Mrs. Paul V. Harper, St. Mary's and Old School Roads, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Ill. - cabinet work in dressing room, etc. (2 copies)
May 1929
Mapcase Folder 11
Miss Weitz, Zoar, Ohio - plan for retaining wall and pavement
Oct. 6, 1930
Mapcase Folder 11
Miss Weitz, Zoar, Ohio - new east wing for ...log house (second copy with annotations)
Oct. 6, 1930
Mapcase Folder 11
Voevodsky, St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, Ill. - topographic map
Aug. 24, 1934
Mapcase Folder 11
Voevodsky, St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, Ill. - general plan (2 copies)
Aug. 31, 1934
Mapcase Folder 11
Ben E. Cohen's Farm, Fairfield, Lake County, Ill. - plan for vicinity of the house
Mar. 30, 1935
Mapcase Folder 11
Stevenson, St. Mary's Road, Libertyville, Lake County, Ill. - topographic map
Mar. 1935
Mapcase Folder 11
Abbot, Fremont, Neb. - sketch (not Peets)
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 11
W. O. Lindley, Lake Forest, Ill. - sketch plan of grounds
n.d.
Memorials, Parks, and Recreation Areas
Mapcase Folder 12
Memorials, Parks, and Recreation Areas
1932-1957
Mapcase Folder 13
Memorials, Parks, and Recreation Areas
1959-1960
Mapcase Folder 14
Memorials, Parks, and Recreation Areas
1961-1963
Other Projects
Mapcase Folder 15
Other Projects
1913-1930
Mapcase Folder 16
Other Projects
1931-1933
Mapcase Folder 17
Other Projects
1933-1956
Mapcase Folder 18
Other Projects
1956-1960
Mapcase Folder 19
Other Projects
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 20-23
Other Projects
n.d.

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