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Ada Louise Huxtable papers, 1859-2013 (bulk 1954-2012)

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Huxtable (Ada Louise) papers, 1859-2013 (bulk 1954-2012)
Series V. Advisory committees, juries and speaking engagements 1889-2012 11.3 Linear Feet (24 Boxes)
Huxtable was a member of several prestigious honor societies celebrating artists of letters. She was also frequently invited to participate on advisory committees and councils for cultural institutions embarking on new architectural design projects, selecting architects, awarding prizes in architectural excellence, or shaping architectural scholarship. Huxtable's impact in her field was such that often organizations that had awarded her prizes such as the MacArthur Prize and the Guggenheim Fellowship asked her back to participate in the selection of future prize winners. Files typically include correspondence, meeting minutes, institutional reports, architect submissions, travel itineraries and expenses. Sometimes certificates or medals are included honoring Huxtable's participation.
This series also includes papers from Huxtable's many speaking engagements. Huxtable often spoke to promote her books, to serve as an expert in the field for architectural programming, or to teach a course. Items, mostly include letters and ephemera, are filed in this series when her writing was unavailable. For Huxtable's lectures see Series II.
Advisory committees, juries and speaking engagements are organized alphabetically by institution or title.
Advisory committees and juries, 1889-2012
263, 400, 425 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1977-2012
263, 350* American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1973-1974
Includes large certificate.
box folder
263 12 American Philosophical Society, 1989
Century Association, 1889-2009
Huxtable served on various committees including the committee on the Archives, committee on Literature, House committee and the Wine committee. Includes facsimiles of documents regarding the Century Association's building's original architecture and furnishings.
box folder
264 1-7 Papers
box item
428 D50 Archives talk data on 3.5 inch floppy disk
One Microsoft Word 97-2003 (.doc) file.
See Series VII, Digital media for further description about individual physical media.
265-266 Columbia University, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Board of Advisors, 1979-1995
box folder
266 5 Ford Foundation, future program planning project, 1974-1976
Huxtable contributed an essay "The Individual and His Fulfillment."
266-267, 281 Harvard University, 1973-1989
Huxtable served on the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, visiting committee; Graduate School of Design, visiting committee; Graduate School of Design, Prince of Wales Prize committee. Includes commemorative glass object.
267-270, 400 J. Paul Getty Trust, 1983-1999, undated
Huxtable served on the Getty Center, Architect Selection Committee, the Getty Center Design Advisory Committee and the Getty Villa, Architect Advisory Committee. During her committee membership she contributed an essay titled "The Clash of Symbols" for Making Architecture: The Getty Center.
box folder
270 4 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, selection committee contribution, 2009
270 5-7 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, educational advisory board, 1985-2012
270, 279 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, visiting committee, 1973
Includes commemorative silver cups.
271, 400 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, architect selection committee, 1990-1994
box folder
271 5 Museum of Modern Art, Lillie P. Bliss International Study Center, advisory board, 1968
271-272, 280, 339 National Gallery, Sainsbury Wing, selection committee, 1985-1992
Also known as National Gallery, Hampton site. Includes commemorative memento sculpture.
box folder
273 1-4 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, architect selection committee, 1999
273 5-6 The New Press, Art Education Advisory Committee, 1976-1993
box folder
274 1 New York Public Library, Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship reviewer, 2000-2004
274 2-6 Paternoster Square, architectural selection committee, 1986-1999
274 7 Peabody Essex Museum, board of overseers, 2004-2005
Praemium Imperiale committee, 1988-2006
275, 400 Papers
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427 D31 Digital file
One Microsoft Word 97-2003 (.doc) files. PI February 2002 Ada Louise Huxtable.doc.
See Series VII, Digital media for further description about individual physical media.
Pritzker Architecture Prize, jury member, 1989-2006
275-277, 400 Papers and photographs
Huxtable wrote the essays for prize winners Gordon Bunshaft, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry, Sverre Fehn and Christian de Portzamparc.
box item
426 V2 Pritzker Prize 1999, Arts & Minds
Videocassette (VHS) (24 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
277, 281 Rockefeller University, advisory council, 1976, undated
Includes recognition award.
box folder
277 9 San Francisco Public Library, architect selection committee, 1987-1989
277-278 Tête Défense development jury, 1982-1987
box folder
278 2 Theatre For a New Audience, advisory committee, 1999-2002
278, 282 University of Pennsylvania, board of overseers and associate trustee, 1972-1981
Includes medal.
box folder
278 4 University of Virginia, selection committee for Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation medal, 1987-1989
278 5-6 World War II Memorial design jury, 1996-1999
Part of the American Battle Monuments Commission.
278 7 Assorted and unidentified, 1980-1981
Speaking engagements and appearances, 1956-2009
The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows, 1999
box folder
283 1 Papers
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426 V7 Videocassette
Videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
283, 400 60 Minutes, 1974
Contains color slides. Mike Wallace interview.
box folder
283 3 The American Experience: New York, 1995-1997
box folder
400 7 A.M. New York, 1972
Contains color slides.
box folder
283 4 Boston Athenaeum, 2009
283 5 British Broadcasting Corporation, modern architecture project, 1980
283 6 Carnegie Institute, 1978
"Man and Ideas."
Charlie Rose, 1997, 2009
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426 V3, V4 1997 April 24
Videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
box item
428 DVD8 2009 April 2
Videodisc (DVD) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
box folder
283 7 City College of New York, Urban Design program, 2009
283 8 Critic of the Arts in America, 1979-1980
Television program for the Public Broadcasting Service, never realized.
283 9 Firing Line, 1971
283 10 Frank Lloyd Wright: Murder, Myth & Modernism, 2005
A Frank Lloyd Wright television documentary by World of Wonder production co.
283 11 Goucher College, 1984
Participant of "Style in the Arts" symposium. Speaker in residence as the Jane and Robert Meyerhoff visiting professorship.
283 12 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2000
Huxtable reads text by Lewis Mumford at 75th anniversary of Foundation.
box item
426 C2 Leonard Lopate Show, 2008
WNYC radio program. Date of recording is possibly incorrect. Sound cassette : 1 5/16 ips ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape.
283, 400 Medway Plantation Writers' Retreat, 2001
Municipal Art Society, 1999
box item
426 V5 1999 May 12
"Monster Signs," panel discussion at the Urban Center.
Videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
426 V6 1999 May 19
"Vanishing Building Murals," panel discussion at the Urban Center.
Videocassette (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
box folder
283 14 Museum of Modern Art, 1956
Huxtable taught adult class for the People's Art Center, "Changing New York-The Architecture of a City."
282, 283 National Institute of Social Sciences, 2009
Includes medal.
box folder
283 16 New York Harbour Conservancy, 2009
283 17 New York Public Library, 2000
Panel discussion "Utopia/Dystopia: Why Utopias Matter."
283 18 New York Times, 1975
"Keeping Up With the Times," service courses for teachers.
283 19 New York University, 1976
Symposium on "The Future of the Intellectual Community in New York."
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428 DVD9 Peabody Essex Museum, 2009
1 videodisc (DVD) : digital, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
box folder
283 20 Pennsylvania State University, 1999-2000
"Beyond Preservation: Managing Change" conference.
283, 339 Rice University, 1976
"The City: The Impossible Dream."
box folder
283 22 Royal Fine Art Commission, 1991-1992
283 23 Society of Four Arts, 1977
283 24 Tokyo Colloquium, 1987
"American Civilization: Past, Present and Future."
283 25 University of Michigan, 1977
"The Death and Rebirth of Modern Architecture," Cook lecture series.
box folder
401 1 Unidentified, 1963
Contains color slide.

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