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Collection Overview

Creator:
R. B. O'Connor & W. H. Kilham, Jr. (Firm).
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Firestone Library Architectural Drawings Collection
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cn69m5421
Dates:
1931-1963
Size:
4 boxes and 1 folder
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-4
Language:
English

Abstract

R. B. O'Connor & W. H. Kilham, Jr. is the New York City architictural firm that was appointed in 1944 to design Princeton University's Firestone Library, which opened in 1948. The collection includes architectural drawings, plans and photographs of Firestone Library (1948) and the later addition of the John Foster Dulles Library of Diplomatic History (1962).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection includes architectural drawings, plans and photographs of Firestone Library (1948) and the later addition of the John Foster Dulles Library of Diplomatic History (1962). Most of the materials are attributable to the R. B. O'Connor and W. H. Kilham, Jr. architecture firm. The collection also contains a senior thesis and architectural drawing of Ides van Waterschoot van der Gracht, Princeton Class of 1923.

Arrangement:

The materials are generally arranged by exterior drawing and plans, interior drawings and plans, and oversized materials.

Collection Creator Biography:

R. B. O'Connor & W. H. Kilham, Jr. is the New York City architictural firm that was appointed in 1944 to design Princeton University's Firestone Library, which opened in 1948.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased as group lot at auction from Grogan and Company, Dedham, Massachusetts in April 2013.

Custodial History:

The collection was purchased as a group lot at auction. The person or organization that assembled the collection is unknown.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Lynn Durgin in 2013 May.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Firestone Library Architectural Drawings Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cn69m5421
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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