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Rockwell, Burton Collection
2017.-05  
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Description
Burton Rockwell's records span the years 1946-1985 and include the files of Reid, Rockwell Banwell & Tarics, Rockwell & Banwell, and Rockwell & Rockwell. The collection is organized into three series: Personal Papers are comprised solely of Rockwell's architecture course work while at MIT; Office Records consist of brochures for public relations from his various firms, a reference file with study photographs and clippings related to schools and churches for inspiration, and photographs taken at the office of Rockwell & Banwell; Project Records consisting of drawings, photographs, slides, clippings, and project descriptions which document 36 projects Rockwell designed throughout the course of his career.
Background
Burton Lowe Rockwell was born in 1920 in Utica, New York to Burton Lowe and Blanch Louise (Taylor) Rockwell. Following his service as a captain in the United States Army during World War II (1942-1946), he earned both his Bachelor of Architecture (1946) and Master of Architecture (1947) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Extent
3 Cubic Feet 1 carton, 2 doc boxes, 5 flat file folders
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advanced notice is required for use.