Clarence Arthur Perry Lantern Slides,ca.1914-1937]

Collection Number: 3442

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Clarence Arthur Perry lantern slides, [ca.1914-1937]
Collection Number:
3442
Creator:
Clarence Arthur, Perry 1872-1944.
Quantity:
.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Lantern slides used by Perry to accompany his lectures on city planning. Most depict scenes in and around New York City, and many depict Forest Hills Gardens. There are also slides of plans, charts, and narrative.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Clarence Arthur Perry, Cornell University Class of 1899, was employed by the Division of Recreation of the Russell Sage Foundation from 1909 to 1937, when that department closed. He lived in Forest Hills Gardens, a residential unit planned by the Sage Foundation. In January 1924 he devised his Neighborhood Unit theory defining a neighborhood as the area served by an elementary school and bounded by arterial roads; this theory was published in study number 7 of the Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs. Perry also wrote REBUILDING OF BLIGHTED AREAS (1933); PLANNING IMPROVEMENT OF YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD (1935); and HOUSING FOR THE MACHINE AGE (1939). He lectured on his planning theories at New York University, Harvard University, and to various other groups.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Lantern slides used by Perry to accompany his lectures on city planning. Most depict scenes in and around New York City, and many depict Forest Hills Gardens. There are also slides of plans, charts, and narrative.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Perry, Clarence Arthur,1872-1944.
Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs.
Russell Sage Foundation.Division of Recreation.

Subjects:
City planning.
Housing.
Public housing.
City planning--New York (State)--New York.
City planners.

Places:
Forest Hills Gardens (New York, N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Lantern slides.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Clarence Arthur Perry lantern slides, #3442. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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