H. Lennart Pearson photographs, 1950-1959
Black and white photographs (3"x3") of Illinois Institute of Technology campus construction sites, including the removal of historical Bronzeville buildings on campus circa 1950-1959. The buildings under construction include Gunsaulus Hall, Carman Hall, Bailey Hall, Cunningham Hall, Fowler Hall, and the dorms which later came to be known as the McCormick Student Village. The buildings being razed include the Masser Hotel and Brown Hall. The collection also includes Student Independent 2: Photographic Issue, a portfolio of prints created in 1957 from photographs taken by Institute of Design students and faculty. The photographs were possibly taken by H. Lennart Pearson.
- Pearson, Lennart H. (Person)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
2 Items (Portfolio of photographs and serial publication issue)
H. Lennart "Len" Pearson is an emeritus faculty member of Illinois Institute of Technology, where he taught in the mathematics department from 1954 - 1994. Pearson also served as Acting Dean (1975 - 1977) and Dean (1988 - 1994) of the graduate school. He served as resident advisor for the IIT dorms (initially Fowler Hall) and became Head Resident Advisor upon completion (ca. 1959) of the first McCormick Student Village dormitory complex.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Photos are unique to the IIT Archives; Student Independent 2 is one of two copies in the Archives (see 2005.28 for other copy).
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist