Milton Glass Files On Kitimat Canadacirca 1950-1954.

Collection Number: 6896

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Milton Glass files on Kitimat Canada circa 1950-1954.
Collection Number:
6896
Creator:
Glass
Quantity:
ca. 10 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, maps, photographs, plans, printed materials, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Files relating to the planning and development of Kitimat, B.C..
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Architect. Milton Glass worked on the planned community of Kitimat, British Columbia. Commissioned by Alcan (Aluminum Company of Canada), it was to be British Columbia's first planned community: "Kitimat would be designed for the worker and his family. The fulfillment of people's needs as the focus of a town plan was considered revolutionary. Famed American architect and town planner Clarence S. Stein, and town planners Mayer & Whittlesey of New York fulfilled Alcan's goals. A green space model was chosen separating pedestrian and vehicular traffic and having home, store, and community building face peaceful open spaces, removed from intrusion and hazard by the automobile."

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Files relating to the planning and development of Kitimat, B.C.. The Kitimat collection goes in depth into the planning and development of all aspects of the city, starting from choosing the designers and planners of the city and ending with the evaluation of the mostly finished town. The correspondences, meeting reports, and townsite planning reports show what the planners had in mind at the time and how the town slowly evolved to satisfy the townspeople physically, mentally, and culturally. The collection also includes many photographs used to plan the landscape and various blueprints and reports which show changes between the years of planning. Various publications and attempts to publicize and advertise the town is reflected. Conflicts with the municipal and provincial government are also listed as well as attempts to resolve the conflicts. Records, receipts, correspondences, and figures show the financial struggles in planning and developing the city.
The collection includes correspondences, maps, blueprints, reports, minutes of meetings, photographs, negatives, slides, publications, contracts, receipts, material lists, graphs, advertisements, and news clippings. Notable figures (in no particular order): ALCAN (Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.), Clarence S. Stein, Julian Whittlesey, Wilbur Smith and Associates, Edmund T. Ames, Albert Mayer, William J. Conklin, Norman Klein, J. A. Currie, Wilfrid R. Ussner, Dan Kiley, James C. Buckley, Ralph Eberlin, Walter E. Kroening, Larry Smith, Lois Barclay, N. L. Engelhardt, Larry Smith, and Roger Willcox.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Glass, Milton.
Stein, Clarence S.
Mayer & Whittlesey (New York, N.Y)

Subjects:
City planning -- British Columbia -- Kitimat.
Planned communities -- Canada.
New towns -- British Columbia -- Kitimat.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Milton Glass files on Kitimat Canada #6896. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

See also the Clarence Stein papers, #3600, http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/EADresolver?id=RMM03600

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
From the Start of the Job Through to the End of W and C Participation
1957
On the front of the folder, it says: "KEEP THIS FILED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE KITIMAT JOB (this involves several job numbers)"
Box 1 Folder 2
Townsite Report
1952
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence Between Partners of Mayer and Whittlesey re Alcan
1951
Box 1 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Correspondence Relative to Kitimat
1951
Box 1 Folder 5
General Correspondence with Alcan
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 6
Billing Beta - Fees
1952
Box 1 Folder 7
Billing Data - Reimbursible Expenses
1952
Box 1 Folder 8
Cost Estimates
1951
Box 1 Folder 9
Architectural Production Costs
1952
Box 1 Folder 10
Town Development Costs
1952
Box 1 Folder 11
Drawings Filed in Drafting Room
1952
Box 1 Folder 12
Minutes of Meetings
1951
Box 1 Folder 13
Record of Plans and Reports Submitted to ALCAN
1952
Box 1 Folder 14
Planning Notes, Comments, and Reports
1952-1955
Box 1 Folder 15
James C. Buckley
1953
Box 1 Folder 16
Dan Kiley - Landscape
1952
Box 1 Folder 17
Telecommunications - Walter Duchinsky
1952
Box 1 Folder 18
Kitimat Constructors - Correspondence with
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 19
Sharp, Thompson, Berwick and Pratt - Architects for Alcan
1952
Box 1 Folder 20
Swan, Rhodes and Wooster Report on Kitimat River Bridge
1952
Box 1 Folder 21
Clarence S. Stein
1954
Box 1 Folder 22
Ralph Eberlin (Utilities)
1951
Box 1 Folder 23
Walter E. Kroening (Community Management)
1952
Box 1 Folder 24
Larry Smith (Commerce and Business)
1951-1958
Box 1 Folder 25
Community Living - Planning for Reports by Lois Barclay Murphy
1952
Box 1 Folder 26
Community "A" - The First Neighborhood; Home, Plot and Road: House Types and Materials
1952
Box 1 Folder 27
Butler Report - Recreation
1952
Box 1 Folder 28
Schools - N. L. Engelhardt
1952
Box 1 Folder 29
Robert L. Davison (Howard T. Fisher Associates)
1952-1953
Box 1 Folder 30
Frederick Latzer (re Utilities)
1952
Box 1 Folder 31
Semmons and Simpson - Architects for Alcan
1952
Box 1 Folder 32
River Control and Mr. K. Ross
1952
Box 1 Folder 33
Weather - Dr. Landsberg
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 34
Weather Reports from Dr. Landsberg
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 35
Maps
1952
Box 1 Folder 36
Indian Mission Weather Records
Box 1 Folder 37
Weather - Charts, etc.
1947-1957
Box 2 Folder 1
Publicity
1955
Box 2 Folder 2
Source Material (Empty as of August 18th 2011)
No Date
Box 2 Folder 3
Kitimat Master Plan Report Backups of Parts I, II, II, and Index
1953
Box 2 Folder 4
Part I of Report on Master Planning
1952
Mimeographed copy of 6.0 "Townsite Physicla Planning" as prepared by Mr. Stein's office for inclusion in the Townsite Report
Box 2 Folder 5
House Types and Their Relation to Land and Living; Self-Building; Landscaping
1952
Box 2 Folder 6
First Interim Report (Land Use Study and Preliminary Master Plan)
1951-1952
Box 2 Folder 7
Second Interim Report (Revised Town Plan)
1952
Box 2 Folder 8
Larry Smith Reports on Commercial Aspects of Kitimat and the Hotel Facility 1957
1957
Box 2 Folder 9
Larry Smith Reports on Commercial Aspects of Kitimat and the Hotel Facility 1952
1952
Box 2 Folder 10
Walter E. Kroening and Lawrence H. Tucker
1951
Report entitled "The Kitimat Project - Study of Service Personnel Requirements"; Organization - Personnel - Budget
Box 2 Folder 11
Stein: Progress Report for Kitimat Townsite Planning
1952
Box 2 Folder 11
Howard T. Fisher Associates Report on Materials and Methods - Parts 1 and 2
1952
Box 2 Folder 12
Buckley Secion of Report on Kitimat
1952
Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.
Box 2 Folder 13
Master Plan for Service Center
1953
Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.
Box 2 Folder 14
Master Plan Report for Kitimat - Part I
1953
Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.
Box 3 Folder 1
Master Plan Report for Kitimat - Part II
1953
Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.
Box 3 Folder 2
Master Plan Report for Kitimat - Part III
1953
Aluminum Company of Canada Ltd.
Box 3 Folder 3
Church Planning
1951-1952
Box 3 Folder 4
City and Neighborhood Centers, Commercial Center, Service Center
1952-1955
Box 3 Folder 5
Theater Concept
1952-1953
Box 3 Folder 6
Service Center
1952-1953
Box 3 Folder 7
Parking Facilities
1953
Box 3 Folder 8
Weather
1953
Photos
Box 3 Folder 8
Commercial Space - J. S. Shakespeare
1953
Box 3 Folder 9
Utilities (Water, Central Heating) and Site Engineering - River Control
1953-1953
Box 3 Folder 10
Terrace Road
1953
Box 3 Folder 10
Landscaping - Dan Kiley
1952-1954
Box 3 Folder 11
Architects - Semmons and Simpson and Sharp, Thompson, Berwik and Pratt
1952-1958
Box 3 Folder 12
James C. Buckley
1953
Box 3 Folder 13
Utilities - Ralph Eberlin
1952-1953
Box 3 Folder 14
Clarence S. Stein and Roger Willcox - Correspondence
1952-1956
Box 3 Folder 15
Correspondence with ALCAN
1952-1953
Box 3 Folder 16
Correspondence with ALCAN
1953
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence with ALCAN
1954
Box 4 Folder 2
Town Building Documents and Correspondents
1956-1957
Box 4 Folder 3
Town Building Letters
1955-1958
Box 4 Folder 4
Correspondence With Vancouver Office
1955
Box 4 Folder 5
Correspondence With Vancouver Office
1956
Box 4 Folder 6
Correspondence With Corporation of the District of Kitimat Officials
1954-1956
Box 4 Folder 7
Kitimat Community Council (Stan Rough, Chairman)
1957
Box 4 Folder 8
Contract Proposal
1952-1956
Box 4 Folder 9
Billing
1952-1956
Box 4 Folder 10
Progress Reports
1953-1954
Box 4 Folder 11
By-Laws and Regulations
1953-1955
Box 4 Folder 12
By-Laws (Comments on, bound copies)
1953
Box 4 Folder 13
Master Plan Revisions
1954
Box 4 Folder 14
Survey
1952
Box 4 Folder 15
Field Directions to ALCAN
1952
Box 4 Folder 16
Maps in Connection With Field Directions
1952
Box 5 Folder 1
Minutes of Meetings and Office Memos
1952
Box 5 Folder 2
Architectural Production Costs
1952
Box 5 Folder 3
Planning Notes (Data extracted from Report by Dudley)
1956
Box 5 Folder 4
Conference: Understanding the Community
1957
Box 5 Folder 5
Meeting Report Back Ups
1955
Box 5 Folder 6
Fall (1955) Conference: Development Program; Agendas; Proceedings
1955-1956
Box 5 Folder 7
Material for Possible Publication on Kitimat
1952-1955
Box 5 Folder 8
Correspondence with FORUM (Haskell) re Publication
1954
Box 5 Folder 9
Letters Sent to Individuals and Firms with Brochure Reprint of FORUM Article
1955
Box 5 Folder 10
Publication of Mt. and Reports on Loan
1954
Box 5 Folder 11
Miscellaneous Correspondence Relative to Kitimat
1957-1958
Box 5 Folder 12
Customs Forms and Instructions on Their Use When Shipping Blueprints
1952-1959
Box 5 Folder 13
Preliminary Report on Kitimat City Center - Mayer Whittlesey and Glass
July 12, 1957
Box 5 Folder 14
Annual Report with Info on Alcan and Other Subsidaries of Aluminum Limited
1955
Box 5 Folder 15
City Center - Draft for Final Report (Mayer Whttlesey and Glass)
1957
Box 5 Folder 16
City Center Commercial Development - Volume 1 Draft
1957
Box 5 Folder 17
Ripley and Associates (Soil)
1957
Box 5 Folder 18
Proposal, Contract, Billing
1957-1958
Box 5 Folder 19
Larry Smith and Company
1957-1958
Box 5 Folder 20
Municipality of Kitimat Federal Government
1957
Box 5 Folder 21
Correspondence with Alcan re City Center
1957-1958
Box 5 Folder 22
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1958
Box 6 Folder 1
Notes: Made by J.W. in the Field in April-May, 1957
1957
Box 6 Folder 2
Eric West - re Exhibit (1955) and Later Correspondence
1955-1958
Box 6 Folder 3
Publications
1952-1954
Architectural Forum (October 1954), Fortune (August 1952, July 1954)
Box 6 Folder 4
Kitimat Proposal by Mayer and Whittlesey
1951
Box 6 Folder 5
Proposal Dated July 31/51
1951
Box 6 Folder 6
Publications
1953-1958
Clarence S. Stein, Kitimat: Progress Report on the ALCAN Project
Box 6 Folder 7
Publicity, etc.
1950s
Box 6 Folder 8
Publicity and Historical and Other Data from Kitimat Newspapers and Elsewhere
1950s
Box 6 Folder 9
Progress on Physical Development on Kitimat
1956-1957
Newspapers
Box 6 Folder 10
Publicity
1954
Box 6 Folder 11
Publicity Material1954-1957
1954
Box 6 Folder 12
Zoning (Draft)
1953
Box 6 Folder 13
Zoning
November 1956
Box 6 Folder 14
Zoning
1954-1964
Box 6 Folder 15
Photostats of 4 Drawings
1952
Box 7 Folder 1
Kitimat
1951-1957
Photos, material lists, correspondence, plan reviews, project plans, landscape maps, cost analyses, planning maps, charts and figures, facility plans, reports
Box 7 Folder 2
Kitimat Photos
1950s
Box 7 Folder 3
Kitimat Photos
1950s
Box 7 Folder 4
Kitimat Photos
1950s
Box 7 Folder 5
Kitimat Photos
1950s
Box 7 Folder 6
Kitimat Photos
1950s
Box 7 Folder 7
Kitimat Photos
1950s
Box 7 Folder 8
Kitimat Photos
1950s
Box 7 Folder 9
Photographs of Kitimat, Kemano, and Nechako
1951
Box 7 Folder 10
Kitimat Exhibition Panels
No Date
Box 7 Folder 11
Reports and Small Plans from Kitimat
1959-1960
Box 7 Folder 12
Reports and Other Material Sent Direct from Kitimat to JW in Athens
1958-1960
Box 7 Folder 13
Correspondence with Mariel Ames (includes Social Study of Kitimat)
1959-1965
Box 7 Folder 14
Consultation with the Municipality Report: Parks and Recreation (Community Plan Report)
1962
Box 7 Folder 15
Community Center Plans
1959-1965
Box 7 Folder 16
Report: Park and Recreation
1962
Box 7 Folder 17
Reports (brought back by JW Nov. 1965)
1964-1965
Box 7 Folder 18
Kitimat Negatives
No Date
Box 7 Folder 19
Drawing List as of January 1964
1964
Box 7 Folder 20
Townsite Development Maps
1958
Box 7 Folder 21
House Plans
No Date
Box 8 Folder 1
Kitimat Consultancy
1965-1966
Box 8 Folder 2
Record of Materials Sent to Julian Whittlesey in Athens, June 1960
1960
Box 8 Folder 3
Henry Strub (Aluminum Secretariat Ltd., in Montreal)
1959-1961
Box 8 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Correspondence re Kitimat, Including Correspondence with Some Alcan People
1959-1961
Box 8 Folder 5
Correspondence with Mrs. Meldrm (Editor, Northern Sentinel) and Planning Articles Therein by Edmund T. Ames
1959-1961
Box 8 Folder 6
Industrial Development Report (Delta Area) by Hopkins
1958
Box 8 Folder 7
Edmund T. Ames (Personal)
1961-1962
Box 8 Folder 8
Kitimat Consultancy - Kitimat Townsite Report
1960
Box 8 Folder 9
Bibliography (Jan. 1962): Community Plan Report Index
1966
Box 8 Folder 10
Background Info - Clippings, Reports, Minutes, etc.
1961
Box 8 Folder 11-22
CONSULTATION WITH THE MUNICIPALITY
Box 8 Folder 11
Correspondence Reports and Bill re May/63 Trip
1952-1963
Box 8 Folder 12
Traffic Survey Material Related to Wilber Smith File
1956-1962
Traffic survey, various sketches and maps showing intersections, correspondence
Box 8 Folder 13
Wilbur Smith and Associates (Traffic)
1961-1962
Box 8 Folder 14
Contract and Billing
1961-1962
Box 8 Folder 15
Correspondence with Ames and Currie
1961
Box 8 Folder 16
Correspondence with Ames and Currie
1961-1962
Box 8 Folder 17
Portions of Minutes of Council Meetings
1960-1961
Box 8 Folder 18
Correspondence with W. R. Ussner (Architect)
1960
Box 8 Folder 19
Proposal, Contract, Billing
1960
Box 8 Folder 20
Planning Personnel
1960-1961
Box 8 Folder 21
Correspondence (Ames and Currie)
1960
Box 8 Folder 22
Correspondence (Ames and Currie)
1959
Box 8 Folder 23
Mayer and Whittlesey Photos
No Date
Mapcase W-5 Folder 1-5
Folders of oversized items. These items are mostly plan drawings for the Kitimat area. Includes plans for the Service Center of the Aluminum company of Canada and the Kitimat Townsite Report, 1960
Oversized portfolio, 2 copies; placed in the library vault, separate from the rest of the collection