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Document Details


Title: Jacques Brownson
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Brownson speaks about his family during the depression; how he financed his study at IIT; Mies van der Rohe's office; military service; going back to IIT; Ludwig Hilberseimer at IIT; building his glass house in Geneva; working for Naess & Murphy; building the Continental National Insurance building and the Chicago Civic Center [now the Richard J. Daley Center and Plaza]; teaching; Denver and the Auraria Higher Education Center. His ideas and opinions on architecture, colleagues, and architectural education are woven throughout the document.
Extent: 280 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/brownson.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Brownson, Jacques Calman, 1923-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1923
Speaker place of birth: Aurora, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 71
Document location: Denver, CO
Document date: 04-Dec-1994
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Historical events discussed: Great Depression, 1929-1941
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Education; Family; Great Depression, 1929-1941; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025517-27376