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Document Details


Title: John A. Holabird
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Holabird speaks about his family and early years; Saturdays at the Tavern Club; the office of Holabird and Root; at the Century of Progress International Exhibition; the Depression; studying architecture at Harvard University; his interest in stage design; teaching; Helmuth Bartsch; clients; cultural and civic activities; the Holabird and Root collection at the Chicago Historical Society.
Extent: 207 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/holabird.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1992 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Holabird, John Augur, 1920-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1920
Speaker place of birth: Chicago, IL; Illinois; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Military personnel
Age at speaking: 72
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 29-Oct-1992
Interviewer: Benjamin, Susan
Historical events discussed: Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944-January 16, 1945; 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; Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944-January 16, 1945; Chicago, IL; Education; Family--History; Illinois; North America; Oral history; United States; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Belgium; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025538-27400