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Archives related to: Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005

titlePhilip Johnson papers, ca. 1908-2002 (bulk 1925-1998).
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titlePapers of the American architect Philip Johnson document his early and later career. Approximately 160 built and unrealized designs are documented with photographs, and some correspondence and clippings. Johnson's designs for his New Canaan estate, including the Glass House, are especially well represented. Nearly half the collection is comprised of photographs - of Johnson's drawings, his buildings, his friends and colleagues, and Johnson himself. The other half consists of clippings and other printed materials about Johnson and his work, correspondence, legal documents and manuscripts (by Johnson), including a few items related to Johnson's right-wing politics in the 1930s. Videotaped interviews with Johnson, awards, honorary degrees, and gifts received by Johnson are among the collected items. Although the collection spans nearly a century, there are few items, and no documentation of designs, for the years 1967-1992, the period in which Johnson designed numerous high rise buildings with John Burgee.
extent38 linear ft. (61 boxes) + ADDS (5 boxes)
formatsBusiness Papers Correspondence Legal Papers Photographs Prints
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers except for sound and video recordings, which are unavailable until reformatting is complete.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cat506175
record sourcehttp://library.getty.edu/vwebv/searchBasic
finding aidOnline and in the repistory
acquisition informationPapers donated by Philip Johnson, through David Whitney, in 1998 and 1999. Additions received in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006.
updated09/12/2019 15:29:16
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titleCarter H. Manny, Jr. papers, 1893-1991 1972-1976.
repositoryThe Ryerson & Burnham Archives
collection titleThe collection includes scrapbook albums, correspondence, and misc. materials related to Carter H. Manny, Jr.'s boyhood visit to the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago, his involvement in the planning and construction of Marc Chagall's mosaic, The four seasons, at the First National Bank Plaza (now Chase Bank) in Chicago, and his role in the planning and construction of Alexander Calder's Flamingo sculpture for the Federal Center plaza in Chicago. In addition, the collection includes correspondence and misc. materials relating to Manny's 50-year friendship with Philip C. Johnson.
extent13 boxes (5 linear feet) and flatfile materials.
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Ephemera Holograph Scrapbooks
accessPhotographic negatives in this collection are restricted from patron use, as noted in the series inventories. Print versions of negatives are available. For more information, please consult the Archivist. The remainder of the collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. For further information, consulthttp://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchaccess.html
record linkhttp://209.10.226.127:8000/aic/xqy/aic.xqy?mode=titleBrowse
record sourcehttp://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
finding aidFinding aid available at the Reference Desk.
acquisition informationJoint gift of Elizabeth K. Manny and Carter H. Manny III, July 10, 2003. Further donation from Carter H. Manny, Jr., April, 2006.
updated08/25/2017 16:41:46
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titlePrinceton Symposium on World Affairs audio recordings, 1963.
repositoryPrinceton University
collection titleThe collection consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes of the architecture, painting, and prose panel discussions. Also included is a memoranda that provides a complete schedule for the weekend, including information about participants' arrival times and lodging arrangements.

History:
In July of 1963 Princeton University hosted the Princeton Symposium on World Affairs, the theme of which was "The Pursuit of Excellence in Creative Arts." The weekend-long symposium was comprised of several open panel sessions featuring professionals from a single field or genre such as architecture, painting, music, or prose. Many well-known figures participated such as I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Bernard Malamud, Barnett Newman, and Dave Brubeck.

Location: Seeley G. Mudd Library (Mudd)
Call number: AC238
extent1.0 linear ft. (1 box)
formatsEphemera Reel-to-Reels & magnetic tapes Sound Recording
accessThe collection is open for research use.
record sourcehttp://catalog.princeton.edu
updated11/12/2014 11:29:52
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titlePhilip Johnson Papers, 1931-1978.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleEssays (some unpublished), statements and speeches, 1931-1976, correspondence with Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, 1956-1969, articles about Johnson, articles and reviews of architectural projects by Johnson and Johnson/Burgee.

Biographical/historical note
Architect, author, critic. Affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art, New York as the founder and director of the Dept. of Architecture (1932-34, 1952-1954), Trustee (1957- ), donor, and architect.

Related collections
Related material can be found in Depts. of Architecture and Design and Registrar.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives
extent6 linear feet:
formatsWritings Printed Materials Interviews Correspondence Ephemera
accessThe records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.
record linkhttp://www.moma.org/research/archives/EAD/PJohnsonPapersf.html
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b680171~S8
finding aidFinding aid in the repository and on the internet.
acquisition informationThe Papers were given by Philip Johnson to the Museum Library by Mr. Johnson's archivist, David Whitney, in 1973. They were transferred to the Museum Archives in 1984. The Papers were processed and re-boxed in 1984; additional material was added in 1985, 1986, 1996 and 1997. Portions of the Papers were partially re-boxed when this Finding Aid was prepared in 1994. In 1998 and 1999, additions were made to Series I, II, III, and IV. Series V and VI were reprocessed at that time
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titleOral history project, Interview with Philip Johnson interviewed 1990
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleJohnson's recollections span the entire history of The Museum of Modern Art, from his introduction to founding director Alfred H. Barr, Jr. in 1929 to his present involvement as a member of the Board of Trustees.

He discusses the early history of the Museum's Department of Architecture (later the Department of Architecture and Design), including organization of such seminal exhibitions as "Modern Architecture: International Exhibition" (1932) and "Machine Art" (1934), and describes the department under the later direction of Arthur Drexler. Johnson's involvement in the Museum's Advisory Committee in the 1930s and his association with Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and Iris Barry are also mentioned. Other topics include the building expansion programs of 1954 and 1964 for which Johnson was the principal architect, his redesign of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden in 1952-53, and the building expansion of 1984.

Biographical/historical note
The Museum of Modern Art: Director, Department of Architecture, 1932-34, 1946-54; Trustee, 1957- .

Note
Forms part of: The Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Archives.

Location
MoMA Museum Archives
extent1 (181 p.)
formatsSound Recording Transcript
accessTranscripts available to qualified users by appointment at The Museum of Modern Art Archives. Transcripts with interviewee's notes are not available.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b680179~S8
acquisition information1991 Oral history project, Interview with Philip Johnson Philip Johnson gift. Original recordings stored at Rockefeller Archive Center.
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titleArtist file : Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005; miscellaneous uncataloged material.
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleArtist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material.
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005.
The folder may include announcements, clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, and other ephemeral material.

Location
MoMA Queens Artist Files

Call Number
Johnson, Philip.
extent1 folder
formatsEphemera
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b708078~S8
updated11/12/2014 11:30:04
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titleMoMA History Interviews
repositoryThe Museum of Modern Art
collection titleThe collection consists of 47 taped interviews (contained on 28 standard audio cassettes). Many of the tapes contain interviews with multiple individuals. They are physically arranged alphabetically, by the last name of the first person interviewed on the tape. The cassettes have been numbered.

Historical Note
David Hoffman and his writing staff conducted interviews in 1986 with individuals either directly associated or intimately familiar with The Museum of Modern Art. The interviews were conducted in preparation for a television special to mark the Museum's 50th anniversary.

The program was canceled prior to completion.

extent28 standard audio cassettes
formatsSound Recording
accessThe records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.
record sourcehttp://www.moma.org/learn/resources/archives/
acquisition informationMr. Hoffman has signed all rights in the recordings over to the Museum.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:09
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