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Lyndon, Donlyn/Lyndon Buchanan Associates Collection
2003-09  
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Description
The Donlyn Lyndon/Lyndon Buchanan Collection spans the years 1957-2012, with the bulk of collection from 1960-1995.The collection is organized into eight series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Faculty Papers (University of California, Berkeley), Faculty Papers (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Office Records, Project Records, ILAUD Papers, and Mayors’ Institute of Design Papers. Within this collection, records have been arranged either chronologically or alphabetically as noted in the scope and content note within each subseries. The majority of the collection is comprised of Lyndon’s personal papers, professional writings, and teaching materials from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT. Office records and project records consist of administrative materials, architectural and planning projects from the firm Lyndon Buchanan Associates.
Background
Donlyn Lyndon is an American architect, planner, and educator who worked primarily in California and the East Coast. Lyndon was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1936. His father, Maynard Lyndon, was an architect known for designing modern school buildings across California and Michigan, including Northville School in Northville, Michigan, known as the first modern public school in America, and Bunche Hall, at University of California, Los Angeles. Donlyn Lyndon’s mother, Joyce Earley Lyndon was a landscape architect and planner. In 1953, Donlyn Lyndon began attending Princeton University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1957, and a Master of Fine Arts in Architecture in 1959. At Princeton, Lyndon befriended architects Charles Moore and William Turnbull, Jr. Between 1959-1960 Lyndon studied in India on a Fulbright scholarship (1959-1960). He is married to artist/photographer Alice Wingwall.
Extent
48.5 Linear Feet: 10 cartons, 4 document boxes (letter), 2 flat files, 131 Tubes.
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 advance notice is required for use.