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Finding Aid for the Barton Myers papers, circa 1968-circa 2004 0000161
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Description
The Barton Myers papers span approximately 800 linear feet and date from circa 1968 to circa 2004. The collection contains architectural drawings and reprographic copies, photographs, contracts, specifications, and correspondence.
Background
Barton Myers was born in 1934 in Norfolk, Virginia. From 1952-1956 he attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. After serving as a pilot, stationed in the UK, Myers went back to school in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1964. Afer school, Myers found work as a draftsman for his former teacher, Louis I. Kahn, in Philadelphia. Two years later, in 1968, Myers launched his architectural career in Toronto, Canada, in partnership with A. J. Diamond. A. J. Diamond and Barton Myers became known especially for projects that promoted urbanism that preserved the life and scale of neighborhoods.
Extent
1552.5 Linear feet (627 record storage boxes, 1,630 tubes, 52 boxes of drawings, 65 bagged drawings, 2 flat file drawers, 243 presentation boards, and 4 models)
Availability
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.