Biography and History

Labatut, architect and teacher, was a primary force behind the development of Princeton University's School of Architecture, 1928-1967. During his 39-year teaching career at Princeton, he founded the Bureau of Urban Research, acted as consultant in charge of campus development of several other educational institutions, and designed and supervised architectural projects around the world, including Spain, Havana (Cuba), and Princeton.

Source: From the finding aid for C0709


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  • Jean Labatut Papers. 1915-1983 (inclusive), 1920s-1970s (bulk).

    Call Number: C0709

    The Jean Labatut Papers consists of the professional papers of Jean Labatut (1899-1986), which include correspondence with prominent twentieth-century architects, landscape architects, and designers, the architectural files for his major and minor projects, and the administrative papers and teaching materials that he accumulated while he was the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture at Princeton University (1928-1967), the position for which he is best remembered. Also included are Labatut's family papers, containing albums of photographs compiled by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Elliott F. Shepard, while she helped to operate a convalescence home founded by her husband in France for soldiers in World War I.