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Pierre Koenig papers and drawings, 1925-2007

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Koenig (Pierre) papers
Series III. Other professional papers, 1945-2007 48.8 Linear Feet (54 boxes, 5 flatfile folders, 1 roll)
The series is composed of materials relating to a broad range of Koenig's professional activities. Included here are documentation of his career, his office records and reference files, as well as documentation of his collaborations and service to the profession. Of particular interest is the dossier assembled by Koenig documenting citations of his work.
Arrangement
Arranged topically.
Career documentation, 1950-2002, undated
box folder
32 1-6A Curriculum vitae materials, 1953-2002
Includes complete copies and production materials for 1995 "Illustrated Chronolog," extensive CVs for 1999 and 2002, a condensed CV for 2002, as well as numerous pieces of CVs and brief biographical statements.
box folder
34 9 Continuing education, 1997-2002
34 1-8 Service to the profession, 1977-2002
Also includes committee work and donations of drawings and other materials.
Employment with other practices, 1950-2002, undated
Includes materials related to Koenig's employment with Soriano, Candreva and Jarrett, and Jones and Emmons, as well as correspondence relating to a position with Neutra. Also includes material relating to furniture design business.
box folder
34 10-11 Papers
box folder
106 6 Slides
Awards and honors, 1957-2002
box
33-33A General, 1957-2002
Includes competition submissions, correspondence, awards received and press coverage.
box folder
154* 1-3 Oversize award certificates, 2000-2001
box
155*-156* Medals, 1971-2000
box
150A Maybeck Award, 1996
box folder
106 1-5 Photographs of awards ceremonies, 1996-2001
Office files, 1957-2004, undated
box
36 Client files, undated
Index cards arranged alphabetically; also includes cards with various professional and personal notes.
box folder
37 1 Rolodex file, undated
37 2 Business card file, undated
box
38-41 Notebooks/journals, 1958-2004
Spiral bound notebooks with daily entries relating to various aspects of Koenig's professional as well as personal life. The notebooks include phone logs, appointments, task lists, notes, calculations, and occasional sketches.
box folder
41 5 Address book, undated
41 6 Calendars, 1969-1981
box folder
32 9 Business cards, undated
32 7-8 Certifications, professional memberships, licences, 1957-2004
box folder
35 12 Project and drawing lists, undated
box folder
42 1-2 Associates and employment inquiries, 1965-1966, 1991-2003
42 3 Contractors and consultants, 1992-1999, undated
box folder
43 1-6 Forms, 1957-2000, undated
Blank standard business forms, such as contracts and various city permits.
box folder
42 4 Furnishings purchased for clients, 1960-2000
42 5 Miscellaneous financial documents, 1964-1985, undated
Includes statements from subcontractors to Koenig and Koenig billing statements to clients, some for small jobs otherwise undocumented; unsuccessful project bids and incomplete contracts.
box
117 Miscellaneous computer applications disks, undated
Reference files, 1945-2003, undated
box folder
73* 1 Architecture and design, 1989-2003
73* 2-7 Biographical, 1992-2002, undated
Biographical data from various sources on architects, landscape architects, designers, artists and clients, as well as composers, musicians and others.
box folder
44 5 Computers and software, 1980-1998
44 1-4 Cost estimates, 1960-1992, undated
Pamphlets and printed price lists from vendors, notes, industry publications.
flatfile
251** Drafting aids, 1949-1963
box
45-46 Engineering, 1945-2000, undated
Primarily technical and trade publications and vendors, but also small number of engineering documents relating to specific houses, including Beidleman, Dye, Whittemore, Stahl, Schwartz, and Metcalf.
box folder
46 4-5 Landscaping, 1960-2000, undated
flatfile
252** Maps of California/Geological Survey quadrangles, undated
roll
6** Geological map of Malibu Beach, undated
box folder
47 1-3 Vendor catalogs, 1968-1995, undated
Various, 1963-1996, undated
box folder
47 4-5 Articles and mailings, 1963-1995, undated
box folder
74* 1 Newspaper clippings, 1980-1996
box folder
35 1-11 Correspondence, 1953-2003, undated
Koenig usually interfiled his correspondence with the project/topic to which it pertained, but this small portion remained separate. This material, filed chronologically, includes large numbers of e-mail printouts and casual contacts/fan mail.
box folder
48 1-3 Writings, 1956-1998, undated
Manuscript and typescript drafts, as well as published articles. Many drafts are short and incomplete, and appear to be talks or lectures. Texts from some lectures are included in the lecture files below.
48 4-5 Website, 1997-2002
Documentation relating to Koenig's creation of a website for his work.
Exhibitions, conference participation and lectures, 1959-2007, undated
Also includes house tours.
Blueprints for Modern Living exhibition (1989-1990) at MOCA, 1985-1991, undated
box folder
139 1-10 Correspondence, documentation, ephemera, press coverage, 1985-1991
box folder
153* 1-3 Oversize clippings, 1989-1990
box folder
107 1 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, negatives, undated
flatfile
254** Posters, 1989
box item
111 V8 Video: The Case Study House Program 1945-1966, 1989
Tape not playable. Not able to reformat.
box
49A T-shirt, 1989
Other exhibitions, conferences and lectures, 1959-2007
box
147-150 Correspondence, notes, ephemera, 1959-2002
box folder
153* 4 Oversize clippings, 2000-2007
flatfile
253** Lecture and conference posters, 1985-2000, undated
box
48A Name plaque for Pacific Rim Architectural Conference, 1959
Videos of lectures, 1990
box item
111 V4 SF MOMA
Pierre Koenig lecture at SF MOMA (digital version available on-site only): 1990

111 V5 Cal Poly Pomona
Pierre Koenig lecture at Cal Poly Pomona (digital version available on-site only): 1990

box folder
106 7 Photographs of Form Zero lecture, 1999
106 8 House tour photographs, undated
Unidentified exhibition materials, 1963-2004, undated
box folder
49 1 Label text, undated
box
75*-77* Photographs mounted on foamcore, undated
flatfile
255** Labels, undated
box folder
78* 1 Posters, undated
Dossier of works citing Koenig, 1959-2004, undated
In addition to the materials documenting individual projects found in Series I, Koenig collected broader citations of his work in a variety of media. These references to his work range from focused monographs to a mere namecheck in an article on broader issues of architecture or modernism. Documentation of location usage of Koenig's houses is also included here.
Publications, 1957-2003
Books, 1972-2003
box folder
49 12 Drawings by American Architects, 1972
49 2 Modern Steel House, Neil Jackson, 1995-1996
Pierre Koenig, James Steele, 1994-2002
box folder
140 1-7 Correspondence, documentation, reviews, sales catalogs, 1994-2002
box folder
107 2 Photographs of LACMA book signing, 2001
Case Study Houses, Elizabeth Smith and Peter Goessel, 2001-2003
box folder
49 10 Correspondence
box folder
142 2-3 Reviews, press coverage, ephemera
box folder
49 11 Proposal to Architectural History Foundation, 1993
Articles, 1957-2003
box
145-146 General, 1957-2004
Case Study program, 1978-2003
box
141-142 General, 1981-2003
box folder
152* 1 Oversize, 1978-2002
Architecture of Los Angeles and southern California, 1966-2003
Includes material related to Iconic LA by Gloria Koenig.
box
143-144 General, 1977-2003
box folder
152* 2 Oversize, 1966-2002
Modernism, 1990-2003
box folder
142 4-5 General, 1995-2003
box folder
152* 4 Oversize, 1990-2003
Materials and technology, 1958-2003
box folder
146 3-5 General, 1958-2003
box folder
152* 5 Oversize, 1959-2000
Preservation, 1989-2000, undated
box folder
142 6 General, undated
box folder
152* 6 Oversize, 1989-2000
Documentation of location usage, 1997-2004, undated
Also includes broader articles on architecture in films.
box folder
48 6-8 Papers, 1997-2003
box folder
152* 7 Oversize clippings, 1999-2004
box item
111 V7 Video of Columbo episode, undated
Video of Columbo episode (digital version available on-site only): undated

box folder
49 3 Print-outs from websites, 1999-2003
Video and film, 1993-2003
BBC Television: Wall to Wall episode, 1993-1994, undated
box folder
49 4 Papers, 1993-1994
box item
112 V9-V11 Videos, undated
Wall to Wall (digital version available on-site only): 1993-1994

V9 and V10 are duplicates and contain Episode 6: "Forging Ahead". V11 contains Episode 1: "Back to Earth".
4 Friends: How Designers Think they Work, 1995
box folder
49 5 Papers
box item
112 V12 Video
4 Friends: How Designers Think they Work (digital version available on-site only): 1995

112 V13-V14, V16 "Modernism" on HGTV, 1999
"Modernism" on HGTV (digital version available on-site only): 1999

V13 and V14 are duplicates. V16 contains the same content, plus the content from V15.
Mid Century Mania episode of House Beautiful on A & E, 1999
box folder
49 6 Papers
box item
112 V15-V16 Video
Mid Century Mania episode of House Beautiful on A & E (digital version available on-site only): 1999

V15 and V16 are duplicates.
Los Angeles - Sunshine or Noir?, 2000
box folder
49 7 Papers
box item
113 V17 Video
Los Angeles - Sunshine or Noir? (digital version available on-site only): 2000

box folder
49 8 The House that I Built on HGTV, 2000
49 9 Proposed documentary by Michael LaFetra, 2003
Collaborations and colleagues, 1980-2003
Materials relating to Koenig's collaborations with Entenza and Shulman, as well as extensive documentation of Shulman's work.
box folder
34 13 Collaboration with John Entenza, 1961-1984
Collaboration with Julius Shulman, 1960-2001, undated
box folder
34 12 Correspondence and papers, 1991-1999, undated
Documentation of Shulman's career
box
137-138 Press coverage, exhibition ephemera, 1962-2003
box folder
74* 2-4 Oversize materials, 1960-2003
box folder
106 9 Photographs, 1960, 1998, undated
Includes the Stahls and Hendrick van Keppel dressing Case Study House #22 for the photo shoot.
box item
111 V2-V3 Videos, 2001, undated
111 V2 Shulman on Life and Times, undated
Shulman on Life and Times (digital version available on-site only): undated

Video includes two episodes of Life and Times.
111 V3 Topshots: Photographie der Spitzenklasse, 2001
box folder
34 12A Papers
box item
111 V3 Video
Topshots: Photographie der Spitzenklasse (digital version available on-site only): 2001

Articles relating to colleagues, 1980-2003
Articles relating to various architects, developers, designers and critics, including Eames, Eichler, Ellwood, Hensman, Jones, Lautner, McCoy, Soriano, Straub, and Wachsmann.
box folder
49 13-23 General, 1981-2003
box folder
153* 5 Oversize, 1980-2003
box folder
47A 1-5 Notes, 1953-1988, undated
Folder 5 includes notes on cabinetry design.
Miscellaneous, 1961-2002, undated
box folder
42 6-8 Papers, 1961-2002, undated
box folder
78* 2 Oversize material, 1980-1994
box folder
107 3 Photographs, undated
box
49A Printer's blocks, undated
box item
113 V18 Curious Pictures/filmtecknarna sample video, 2002
Curious Pictures/filmtecknarna sample video (digital version available on-site only): 2002



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