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Scope and Contents The Building Reference Files collection consists of a mix of primary and secondary source material relating to the buildings and campuses of the Illinois Institute of Technology and its predecessor institutions. These files formerly served as "drop files" where archives staff collected clippings, ephemera, and photographs related to the buildings and campus, and as a result, many of the files consist wholly of secondary material (including photocopies and clippings from university...
Description of the Collection Collection includes "File # 204" (probably refers to account number), which consists of financial documents relating to landscaping of "A.P.D. Building" (Architecture, Planning and Design, i.e., S. R. Crown Hall). Bulks with purchase requisitions and work orders. Also some bid and work correspondence, including memo signed by Alfred Caldwell.Other materials (probably not originally part of File #204) are photos of campus plans. Included are reproductions of drawings of Alfred S....
Dates: 1937-1956; Majority of material found in 1955-1956
Description of the Collection This collection contains publications and ephemera realted to or featuring S.R. Crown Hall, including the following: Dedication ceremonies program booklet, April 30, 1956 (8 pages), Booklet titled Preliminary Staff Summary of Information (submitted to the Commission on Chicago Landmarks in October 1996 to designate S. R. Crown Hall as a local landmark), menu from the Wabash Railroad (which ran past the IIT campus) with image of Crown Hall on the front (ca. 1956), Historic Illinois, Vol. 24,...