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Document Details


Title: Alfred Caldwell
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Caldwell speaks about his vision of Atlantis; meeting and working for Jens Jensen; Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin; WPA work for the South Park District in Chicago; Caldwell's farm in Bristol, Wisconsin; meeting Mies van der Rohe and Ludwig Hilberseimer; receiving his degrees at IIT; teaching at IIT; Mies's birthday party; ideas about the city and city planning; his philosophy; returning to teach at IIT after 22 years; his greatest opportunity.
Extent: 153 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/caldwell.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Caldwell, Alfred, 1903-1998
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1903
Speaker place of birth: St. Louis, MO; Missouri; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Landscape architect
Age at speaking: 84
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 28-Feb-1987
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Chicago, IL; City planning; Illinois; Landscape; Landscape architecture--Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025520-27379