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H. Lennart Pearson photographs, 1950-1959

Identifier: 037.08.19

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.


  • Creation: 1950-1959


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

2 Items (Portfolio of photographs and serial publication issue)

Biographical Note

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.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2006.005


Photos are unique to the IIT Archives; Student Independent 2 is one of two copies in the Archives (see 2005.28 for other copy).

Related Materials

008.01.11, Student Independent 2: Photographic Issue


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

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