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This collection consists of the personal papers of the architect and business leader Charles Luckman (1909-1999). Luckman was president of Pepsodent and Lever Brothers in the 1940s. In the 1950s, with William Pereira, he resumed his architectural career. Luckman eventually developed his own nationally-known firm, responsible for such buildings as the Boston Prudential Center, the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, and New York's Madison Square Garden.
The boy wonder of American business in the late 1930s and the 1940s, and then a leader in the field of architecture, Charles Luckman—an only child—was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1909. Following graduation from Kansas City's Northeast High School in 1925, and a stint in a Kansas City junior college, he took a job as a draftsman in an architect's office in Chicago. He then enrolled in the University of Illinois in 1927, where he graduated with a degree in architecture in 1931. There he met his future architectural partner William Pereira, a great architect in his own right.
101 archival document boxes; 16 oversize boxes; 2 unboxed scrapbooks, 2 flat files
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