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Document Details


Title: Gene Summers
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
Collection: Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Description: Summers speaks about his architectural education at Texas A & M and at the Illinois Institute of Technology; the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois; working in Mies's office; military service in the United States Corps of Engineers during the Korean War; the Seagram Building in New York City; Phyllis Bronfman Lambert's involvement with the Seagram Building; Mies's plan for the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology; the Federal Center in Chicago; leaving Mies's office; joining C.F. Murphy Associates as a design partner; McCormick Place; starting a development company with Phyllis Lambert; relocating in France; the relationship between Richard J. Daley and Charles F. Murphy Sr.; Summers's art collection.
Extent: 123 pages
URL: http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/caohp/summers.pdf
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1987 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Summers, Gene, 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1928
Speaker place of birth: San Antonio, TX; Texas; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Architect; Dean; Real estate developer
Age at speaking: 59
Document location: Chicago, IL
Document date: 07-Oct-1987
Interviewer: Saliga, Pauline
Organizations discussed: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Historical events discussed: Korean Conflict, 1950-1953
Locations discussed: Asia; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Illinois; Korea; North America; Texas; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Architects; Architectural firms; Architecture; Architecture--Study and teaching; Asia; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Illinois; Korea; Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; Korean War, 1950-1953--Veterans; North America; Oral history; Texas; Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; United States; United States--Armed Forces; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025556-27420