Walter Harold Blucher Papers, 1934-1970

Collection Number: 3698

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Walter Harold Blucher papers, 1934-1970
Collection Number:
3698
Creator:
Walter Harold Blucher, 1901-
Quantity:
31.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Planning files; reports; speeches; articles; minutes; pictures; and correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes planning files and reports; speeches; articles; monthly reports and minutes of the American Society of Planning Officials; minutes of the Association of State Planning and Development Agencies; annual reports of the Detroit City Plan Commission; pictures; and correspondence between Blucher and Rexford G. Tugwell.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Walter H. Blucher was associated with the Detroit City Plan Commission, 1919-1934. He was Executive Director of the American Society of Planning Officials, 1934-1953, and of the Association of State Planning and Development Agencies, 1946-1953. Also, he was a member of the International Federation for Housing and Town Planning, the American Institute of Planners, Alpha Theta Kappa, and the Michigan Bar Association. Member, International Fraternity of Lambda Alpha, Ely Chapter.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes planning files and reports; speeches; articles; monthly reports and minutes of the American Society of Planning Officials; minutes of the Association of State Planning and Development Agencies; annual reports of the Detroit City Plan Commission; pictures; and correspondence between Blucher and Rexford G. Tugwell.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Blucher, Walter H. (Walter Harold), 1901-
Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891-
American Society of Planning Officials.
Association of State Planning and Development Agencies (U.S.)
Detroit (Mich.). City Plan Commission.
Lambda Alpha International. Ely Chapter.

Subjects:
City planning--Michigan--Detroit.
City planners.

Places:
Detroit (Mich.)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Walter Harold Blucher Papers, #3698. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Planning jobs
Box 1
A-B
Box 2
C-F
Box 3
G-Hartford
Box 4
Hartford
Box 5
Harvard-Kansas City
Box 6
Kansas City
Box 7
L-Milwaukee
Box 8
Minneapolis-N
Box 9
O-St
Box 10
Sy-Toronto
Box 11
Toronto-Virgin Islands
Box 12
Virgin Islands
Box 13
Virgin Islands-W
Box 14
Current file, A-S
Box 15
Current file, T-V
Box 16-18
Spiral-bound and ring binders of planning job reports (unorganized)
Box 18
Zoning Summary; American City Planning Inst.; University City and other zoning material
Harvard Visiting Committee; Executive File--reference file of clippings
Box 19
A-C
Box 20
D-H
Box 21
I-Metropolitan N
Box 22
Metropolitan P-O
Box 23
P-S
Box 24
T-Z
Other files
Box 25-27
Articles and speeches (folder titled speeches--list included)
Box 28
Blucher as City Planner of Detroit, South E. Michigan Development Corp.
Box 29
American Society of Planning Officials: monthly reports, 1935-1962 , minutes of meetings, 1934-1954 ; Illinois Post-War Planning Comm. during Blucher's tenure
Box 30
Association of State Planning and Development Agencies: minutes, newsletter; annual reports of Detroit Planning Comm.; during Blucher's tenure
Box 31
Pictures; one roll of F.L. Olmsted's plan for Tacoma
Box 32
Proposals, programs, reports for schools, studies, and reedevelopment.
Box 33
Correspondence beteween Rexford G. Tugwell and Roy P. Drachman, brochures and reports, urban planning, etc.