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Document Details


Title: Richard M. Bennett
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Bennett speaks about why he became an architect; study at Harvard University; travel in Europe; Caleb Hornbostel; the Wheaton College Art Center competition; the Century of Progress International Exhibition in Chicago, 1933-1934; teaching at Yale University; coming to Chicago to design the new community of Park Forest; working with Elbert Peets; studying the needs of people; the how and why of architecture; the health of cities.
Extent: 114 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/bennett.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1965 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bennett, Richard Marsh, 1907-1996
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker place of birth: Braddock, PA; Pennsylvania; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Professor
Age at speaking: 58
Document date: 1965
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Organizations discussed: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Connecticut; Illinois; North America; United States; West Haven, CT
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Connecticut; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; West Haven, CT; Yale University, New Haven, CT
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025515-27374