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Document Details


Title: James D. Ferris
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Ferris speaks about his early background and service in the military during WWII, his friendship with Golo Mann, studying at the Pratt Institute and working for Philip Johnson, graduate study at the Illinois Institute of Technology with Mies van der Rohe, studying in Rome with Myron Goldsmith and Pier Luigi Nervi, working for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, designing the CNA addition in Chicago, working at Naess & Murphy, working on the Northern Trust Bank addition, opening his own office, and designing the Briggs & Stratton facility.
Extent: 142 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/ferris.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ferris, James D., 1925-2002
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1925
Speaker place of birth: Passaic, NJ; New Jersey; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Professor
Age at speaking: 75
Document location: Michigan City, IN
Document date: 29-Nov-2000
Interviewer: Manny, Carter H., 1918-
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025528-27388