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INVENTORY OF THE JOHN FITCHEN PAPERS, 1927-1989
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Series I.  Research for major publications, ca. 1954-1987, n.d.

Physical Description: 7 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Primarily research materials, manuscripts, correspondence, printed matter and photographs related to Fitchen's three books: The construction of Gothic cathedrals (1961, 1981), The New World Dutch barn (1968), and Building construction before mechanization (1986).
Box 1, Folder 1-6

Gothic Cathedrals, ca. 1954-1981

Box 1, Folder 1

Research notes, ca. 1954-1959

Box 1, Folder 2

Drafts, 1954-1958

Box 1, Folder 3

Original drawings for ms, n.d

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence with publisher, 1957-1960

Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1958-1960

Box 1, Folder 6

Reviews & letter in response to both, 1960-1962, 1980

Box 2, Folder 1-3

Gothic Cathedrals, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

Manuscripts, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Manuscript, appendices, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Manuscript, notes, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 1-3

Dutch Barns, 1963-1975, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 1

Notes & draft, 1965-1968

Box 3, Folder 2

Manuscript text, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence after publication, 1965-1975

Box 4, Folder 1-6

Papers & photographs: Dutch Barns, ca. 1963-1986, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 1

Sketches. See also drawings of American barns in sketchbook, Box 9., 1963

Box 4, Folder 2

Miscellaneous photos (negatives placed in cold storage, box 10), n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

Miscellaneous plates, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 4

Photographs for Netherlandish barns, 1982-1986, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

Illustrations for manuscript, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

Photo mechanicals for manuscript, 1964

Box 5, Folder 1-4

Papers & photographs: Building Construction, ca. 1954-1985

Box 5, Folder 1

Notes, 1954-1967

Box 5, Folder 2

Drafts, 1973-1976

Box 5, Folder 3

Manuscript, 1983-1985

Box 5, Folder 4

Manuscript figures, 1976

Box 6, Folder 1-4

Papers & photographs, ca. 1984-1987, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 1

Illustrations (n.b., post-its), n.d.

Box 6, Folder 2

Illustrations (n.b., post-its,), n.d.

Box 6, Folder 3

Reviews, correspondence, ca. 1987

Box 6, Folder 4

Translation, 1984-1988

Box 10

Negatives (2), pulled from Box 4, f.4, 1982-1986, n.d.

 

Series II.  Student work, manuscripts, lectures, drawings, ca. 1927-1989,

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Series comprises papers related to Fitchen's publications (other than those referenced in Series I), his lectures, student work at Harvard, and drawings and designs.
Box 7, Folder 1-31

Papers: Lectures, manuscripts, offprints, correspondence

Box 7, Folder 1

“Premier of Baseball,” 1989; lecture

Box 7, Folder 2

“English vs. French Vaulting,” 1985; lecture

Box 7, Folder 3

“Visual Impact of the Gothic Cathedral,” lecture, 1979

Box 7, Folder 4

Building Cheops' Pyramid, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH) 1978

Box 7, Folder 5

“Early Timber Framed Construction in America,” lecture, 1972

Box 7, Folder 6

“New World Dutch Barn,” lecture, 1971

Box 7, Folder 7

Why Not Fountains in Winter? 1970

Box 7, Folder 8

Vitas, grant applications, etc; 1967-1985

Box 7, Folder 9

“New York State Dutch Barns,” lecture, 1965

Box 7, Folder 10

Architecture, the Optimistic Art, AIA Journal proofs1964

Box 7, Folder 11

“Masonry Techniques of the Middle Ages,” lecture, 1963

Box 7, Folder 12

Untitled miscellaneous articles, 1961

Box 7, Folder 13

Erection of French Gothic Nave Vaults, Gazette offprint, 1960

Box 7, Folder 14

Plot, Plan and Perspective, manuscript, 1959

Box 7, Folder 15

Changing Face of the Riviera, 1959

Box 7, Folder 16

An Old House of Laminated, Solid Wood Walls, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH) 1957

Box 7, Folder 17

Comment on Flying Buttresses, Gazette offprint, 1955

Box 7, Folder 18

Draftsman to Architect, manuscript, 1951-1952

Box 7, Folder 19

Architectural Subject Matter, 1949

Box 7, Folder 20

Introduction to Art, manuscript, 1937

Box 7, Folder 21

Student drawings, Harvard, 1927-1928

Box 7, Folder 22

"The Roof," manuscript

Box 7, Folder 23

Problem of Ventilation

Box 7, Folder 24

Principles of Architectural Construction

Box 7, Folder 25

Notes on Female Architecture

Box 7, Folder 26

Medieval Scaffolds

Box 7, Folder 27

"Here Once Stood a House," manuscript,

Box 7, Folder 28

"First Book on the Moon," manuscript

Box 7, Folder 29

Dealing with the Inexplicable

Box 7, Folder 30

Miscellaneous designs & drawings by Fitchen

Scope and Content Note

See also Box 9 for sketchbook.
Box 7, Folder 31

Miscellaneous

Box 9*

Fitchen sketchbook, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes measured sketches, most showing the construction of American Dutch barns.
 

Series III.  Correspondence, ca. 1954-1984

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence between Fitchen and other architectural historians, primarily dealing with the structure of medieval buildings. Letters include discussions of work in progress and critiques of publications.
Box 8, Folder 1-20

Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 1

James Acland, 1956-1966

Box 8, Folder 2

Frank Brown, 1957

Box 8, Folder 3

Francois Bucher, 1967

Box 8, Folder 4

George Collins, 1964-1968

Box 8, Folder 5

Kenneth Conant, 1955-1962

Box 8, Folder 6

James M. Fitch, 1956, 1970

Box 8, Folder 7

John Harvey, 1954-1962

Box 8, Folder 8

Jacques Heyman, 1965-1971

Box 8, Folder 9

Walter H. Horn, 1958

Box 8, Folder 10

Thomas Hubka, 1980

Box 8, Folder 11

Lewis C. Jones, 1963-1967

Box 8, Folder 12

Christine Kaplan, 1977, 1984

Box 8, Folder 13

David Macaulay, 1981

Box 8, Folder 14

Harley McKee, 1955, 1961

Box 8, Folder 15

Adolf Placzek, 1961

Box 8, Folder 16

Paul E. Szarmach, 1976, 1981

Box 8, Folder 17

Robert L. Van Nise, 1963-1978

Box 8, Folder 18

William C. Wachs, 1962-1972

Box 8, Folder 19

Ben Weinreb, 1964-1971

Box 8, Folder 20

Miscellaneous, 1955-1984