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Document Details


Title: William T. Priestley
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Priestley speaks about his career; what led him to architecture; his interest in modern architecture; how Wright and Mies met; Mies at the Armour Institute (later IIT); Helmuth Bartsch; his partnership with Jack Rodgers; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Extent: 23 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/priestley.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1983 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Priestley, William Turk, 1907-1995
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker place of birth: Yazoo City, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect
Age at speaking: 76
Document location: Lake Forest, IL
Document date: 07-Oct-1983
Interviewer: Blum, Betty J.
People discussed: Frank Lloyd Wright; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969; Mies, Maria Ludwig Michael; Wright, Frank Lincoln; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Locations discussed: Chicago, IL; Illinois; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural design; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture, Modern; Chicago, IL; Frank Lloyd Wright; Illinois; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969; Mies, Maria Ludwig Michael; North America; Oral history; United States; Work environment; Wright, Frank Lincoln; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Topics discussed - Other terms: Armour Institute
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025552-27414