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Finding Aid for the Kanner Architects records, circa 1960-circa 2007 0000331
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Description
The Kanner Architects records span approximately 150 linear feet and date from circa 1960 to circa 2007. Documenting three generations of Kanner family architecture this collection is composed primarily of architectural drawings, but also includes photographic prints, models, yearly planners and project files. Yearly planners or datebooks in the collection document the years 1977 to 1997 and 2000 to 2009. Project files are composed of correspondence, project data, working drawings and/or sketches, and are organized by project. Models in the collection document the following structures: 26th Street and Santa Monica Affordable Housing, Nevin Avenue School (Los Angeles, California), Sagaponak house (New York, New York), Sunset Vine Tower (Los Angeles, California), United Oil Gas Station (Los Angeles, California), the Zelman Goldfarb house (Malibu, California), and the Harvard Apartments.
Background
The architectural firm Kanner Architects, based in Los Angeles, California, was started in 1946 by I. Herman Kanner. In 1974, Herman’s son Charles took over the firm. After Charles’ death in 1998, his son Stephen Kanner headed the firm.
Extent
150.0 Linear feet (8 models, 71 record storage boxes, approx 297 rolls)
Restrictions
Open for use by qualified researchers. Copyright in Kanner Architects and Stephen Kanner materials retained by Cynthia, Charlotte, and Caroline Kanner.
Availability
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.