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G. Albert Lansburgh Collection, 1891-1939
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Series Description

Boxes 1, 4, Flat Files

I. Personal Papers , 1891-1920

Scope and Content Note

Contains Lansburgh's statement of citizenship, and a carbon copy of an extensive account of his travels throughout Europe, Great Britain, and the Middle East, addressed to his aunt and brother and preserved as a personal diary. Also contains some early artistic drawings by Lansburgh, completed in 1891. Includes many drawings and notebooks completed when he was a student at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and a few unidentified photographs. The correspondence includes a series of letters in French from J.L. Pascal, one of his instructors from the Beaux Arts, and other letters in both English and French, including several from George Toy. Also includes a copy of his MIT entrance exams, dated 1894, and several photographs of California missions.
Boxes 2, 3, Flat Files

II. Project Records , 1907-1939

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically within subseries.
Consists of project indexes, photographs, and drawings documenting Lansburgh's designs. Project indexes cover the period 1913 to approximately 1930 or 1931. Photographs document various phases of construction, as well as drawings and models. A few textual documents and small drawings are filed with the photographs. Drawings depict residential, commercial, religious, and funerary projects as well as numerous theaters.
 

A. Project Indexes

 

B. Photographs

 

C. Drawings