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Records of the CIAM Belgian Section, 1928-1958 (bulk 1934-1958)

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Series I. Correspondence, 1934-1958 2.0 boxes, 4 folders
This series presents the correspondence of the Belgian section of CIAM, as principally carried out and preserved by its secretary, Paul Fitschy of the Liège-based group L'Equerre. The series details the foundation of the Belgian section; Belgian section meetings and business (the minutes themselves are filed in Series III. Documents); work, debate and travel for CIAM congress preparation and attendance as well as for CIRPAC and CIAM council meetings; associated architectural or city planning exhibitions and events; government support for CIAM works; and the preparation, editing and marketing of various CIAM publications.
Fitschy's prolific pen documents the work of and changes to the Belgian section through its several decades of activity, as well as his often heroic efforts to ensure member participation and the completion of CIAM business amidst a general insufficiency of energy and funds. Communications with central CIAM officials (principally Sigfried Giedion of Zürich, CIAM secretary-general, and Cornelis van Eesteren of Amsterdam, CIAM president from 1930 to 1947) are preserved, as is occasional correspondence documenting contacts with a wide range of significant modern European architects and city planners. Among the episodes revealed in the correspondence are the Belgian section's reorganization into three separate divisions (Liège, Antwerp, Brussels); the circumstances surrounding Victor Bourgeois's sudden resignation from CIAM; efforts to assist in the professional formation of younger architects; and Fitschy's ultimate resignation as Belgian section secretary. Also covered is Huib Hoste's hotly contested exclusion from the Belgian section, based on suspicion that he expressed pro-Nazi or collaborationist views during the German occupation of Belgium. Although many letters are copies, several bear the signatures of notable architects, including Le Corbusier and Sigfried Giedion.
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1 1 Paul Fitschy (L'Equerre) to Victor Bourgeois, 1934 Nov 7 2.0 pp.
Requests articles for L'Equerre.
1 1 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1934 Nov 18
About articles for L'Equerre, with suggestions of other writers/architects.
1 1 Fitschy (L'Equerre) to José Luis Sert, 1934 Nov 22
Asks Sert to contribute article.
1 1 Fitschy (L'Equerre) to N. Colly, 1934 Nov 22
Asks Colly to contribute article.
1 1 Fitschy to Ivon Falise, 1934 Nov 22
Includes list of foreign architects from whom Fitschy has solicited articles.
1 1 Fitschy to K. Teige, 1934 Nov 23
Asks Teige to contribute an article.
1 1 Fitschy to Szymon Syrkus, 1934 Nov 23
Asks Syrkus to contribute an article.
1 1 Fitschy to Wells Coates, 1934 Nov 24
Asks Wells Coates to contribute an article.
1 1 Wells Coates to Fitschy, 1934 Nov 26
Wells Coates will consider the request.
1 1 Sert to Fitschy, 1934 Nov 26
Sert agrees to write the article.
1 1 Wells Coates to Fitschy, 1934 Dec 1
Wells Coates will write the article, and asks for further guidelines.
1 1 Fitschy to Wells Coates, 1934 Dec 4
Fitschy gives his impression of buildings in Great Britain as being "classical" or traditionalist, and asks Coates's opinion of "rational" architecture and urban planning.
1 1 Wells Coates to Fitschy, 1934 Dec 10
Coates notes that buildings in England representing the new movement are few, but steadily increasing in number.
(See Box 4, f. 12 for text of Coates's article "Architecture and town planning in England".)
1 1 Fitschy (L'Equerre) to Sert, 1934 Dec 12
Article not received by deadline.
1 2 Wells Coates's secretary to Fitschy, 1935 Jan 4
1 2 Fitschy (L'Equerre) to Wells Coates, 1935 Jan 7
Fitschy will soon travel to Britain, and hopes to meet Coates and contact British architectural magazines.
1 2 Wells Coates to Fitschy, 1935 Jan 10
Coates agrees to meet Fitschy, and gives addresses for four British architectural magazines.
1 2 Fitschy to Wells Coates, 1935 Jan 29 2.0 pp.
Fitschy compares his struggle to introduce modern architecture into Belgium to that in Britain. He welcomes future articles from Wells Coates.
1 2 Wells Coates to Fitschy, 1935 Jan 31
Thank-you letter.
1 2 Fitschy to Sert, 1935 Jan 31
Asking Sert for an article for February or March, and welcoming future articles.
1 2 Fitschy (L'Equerre) to Syrkus, 1935 Apr 9
Thanking Syrkus for the article.
1 2 Joseph Moutschen to Fitschy, 1935 Apr 23
Postcard.
1 2 Fitschy to Helena and Szymon Syrkus, 1935 May 23 2.0 pp.
L'Equerre will soon publish the Syrkus text on current options for producing worker housing together with a statement by Henri de Man, Belgian minister of Public Works and Unemployment, who supports modern architecture and city planning. Second page mistakenly dated 1935 Apr 23.
1 2 Helena and Szymon Syrkus to Falise, 1935 June 3
Will bring photographs for the article to the CIAM delegates' meeting in Amsterdam, 1935 June 8.
1 2 L'Equerre to Helena and Szymon Syrkus, 1935 June 8
The Syrkus article will appear in the July 1935 issue.
1 2 L'Equerre to Helena and Szymon Syrkus, 1935 July 18
Publication matters.
1 2 Fitschy to Helena and Szymon Syrkus, 1935 Oct 24 2.0 pp.
Sends published article, and invites Helena and Szymon Syrkus to represent Poland at an architectural exposition to be held in Liège in May 1936, with the participation of Henri de Man.
1 2 Fitschy to S. (Sigfried) Giedion, 1935 Nov 14 3.0 pp.
L'Equerre will join the Belgian section of CIAM, and plans an issue devoted to CIAM and its work. Contains a brief description of the origins of L'Equerre at the Académie de Liège. Offers help soliciting member support for CIAM's publication of La ville fonctionnelle.
1 2 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1935 Nov 17
Gives draft of agenda for the next Belgian Section meeting, 1935 Nov 26, and asks for confirmation.
1 2 Giedion to Fitschy, 1935 Nov 21
Provides information on CIAM and gives update on La ville fonctionnelle, asking L'Equerre to coordinate with Cornelis van Eesteren, Mart Stam and the Dutch section of CIAM.
1 2 Giedion to Fitschy, 1935 Dec 14
Asks that Fitschy translate the work program for CIAM V into French.
1 2 Bourgeois to Falise, 1935 Dec 16
Sends an article for the magazine. With a mention of new section member Gaston Eysselinck.
1 2 Fitschy to Giedion, 1935 Dec 23 2.0 pp.
Sends translation of CIAM V work program, with notes. Plans to meet with Van Eesteren about La ville fonctionnelle by March.
1 3 Giedion to Fitschy, 1936 Jan 11
Concerning postal difficulties.
1 3 Fitschy to Giedion, 1936 Jan 14
Resends the translations.
1 3 Fitschy (?) to Bourgeois, 1936 Jan 27
Requests agenda for next Belgian section meeting, Feb 5. Asks Bourgeois to be jury member at the Andenne school competition.
1 3 Bourgeois to Falise, 1936 Jan 27
Sends agenda and other instructions.
1 3 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1936 Mar 4
Postcard. Sends agenda for Mar 12 meeting.
1 3 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1936 Mar 28
Requests Belgian section meeting for Apr 3.
1 3 Bourgeois to Falise, 1936 Mar 30
Postcard. Agrees to meeting next Friday (Apr 3). With list of new members (Didesch, Gerard, Herbosch, Michel) and agenda.
1 3 Giedion to Fitschy, 1936 Apr 8
Recommends the film on CIAM IV by Moholy-Nagy and another by Van Tyen (Willem van Tijen).
1 3 Giedion to Fitschy for Belgian section, 1936 May 20 2.0 pp.
Announcement and agenda of CIRPAC meeting at La Sarraz, to be held Sept 9-12, which will concern the final drafting of La ville fonctionnelle, and preparations for CIAM V (Paris 1937).
1 3 Giedion to Belgian section, 1936 May 29
Concerns arrangements and agenda for CIRPAC meeting in La Sarraz.
1 3 Marius Didesch to Belgian section, 1936 June 3
Postcard. Will attend CIRPAC meeting in La Sarraz.
1 3 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1936 June 13
Postcard. Requests Belgian section meeting for June 29, with agenda and mention of new member Heymans.
1 3 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1936 June 15
Request for meeting June 23 instead, and payment matters.
1 3 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1936 June 17
Postcard. Agrees to June 23 meeting, and clarifies payment.
1 3 Giedion to Fitschy, 1936 June 18
Requests list of attendees for CIRPAC meeting, La Sarraz. With a mention of CIAM V.
1 3 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1936 June 18
Requests private word with Bourgeois before the next meeting (June 23).
1 3 Fitschy (?) to Belgian section, 1936 June 25
Urgently requests names of members attending CIRPAC at La Sarraz.
1 3 Paul-Amaury Michel to Fitschy (?), 1936 June 26
Postcard. Will attend CIRPAC.
1 3 Belgian section to Giedion, 1936 June 27
List of attendees for CIRPAC.
1 3 Giedion to Belgian section, 1936 July 1
Postcard with confirmation for CIRPAC.
1 3 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1936 July 23
Regarding the May 1936 Exposition at Liège. With a mention of De Koninck and Van de Ven.
1 3 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1936 July 28
Discusses financial difficulties with the Liège exposition. With a mention of Van de Ven, and the CIRPAC meeting at La Sarraz.
1 3 L'Equerre to Giedion, 1936 Aug 17
Concerning hotel arrangement for CIRPAC.
1 3 Bourgeois to Parent, 1936 Aug 21
Postcard with a mention of Demy, Blen Kenterghe (?), and De Koninck.
1 3 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1936 Aug 22
Travel plans for La Sarraz and money matters. With a mention of Parent and HBM (?).
1 3 Giedion to Fitschy, 1936 Aug 25
Discussion of lodging at CIRPAC, La Sarraz.
1 3 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1936 Aug 27
Follow-up for CIRPAC, La Sarraz.
1 3 L'Equerre to Giedion, 1936 Aug 27
Follow-up for CIRPAC, La Sarraz.
1 4 Didesch to Belgian section, 1936 Sept 3
Telegram requesting update on CIRPAC, La Sarraz.
1 4 Belgian section to Didesch, 1936 Sept 4
Plans given for CIRPAC, La Sarraz.
1 4 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1936 Sept 19
Requesting word with Bourgeois before next Belgian section meeting.
1 4 Fitschy to Huib Hoste, 1936 Sept 19
Inviting Hoste to meeting with Bourgeois.
1 4 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1936 Sept 20
Emotional letter in which Bourgeois defends his absence from La Sarraz, and suggests a meeting in October.
1 4 Hoste to Fitschy, 1936 Sept 20
Postcard. Accepts invitation to a meeting.
1 4 (?) to Giedion 1936 Sept 21
Concerning a survey to build apartment blocks on sites controlled by the "Société nationale de la petite propriété terrienne."
1 4 Fitschy (?) to Bourgeois, 1936 Sept 21
Confirming the meeting, together with Hoste and Klutz.
1 4 Fitschy to Hoste, 1936 Sept 21
Gives meeting time and place.
1 4 L'Equerre to Giedion, 1936 Sept 24
Sends CIAM Belgian section report, with appreciative words about the CIRPAC meeting at La Sarraz.
1 4 CIAM Belgian section report, 1936 2.0 pp.
A brief resume of the professional activities of the Belgian section and of members Fitschy, Bourgeois, Hoste, Michel and Didesch. Also described is the Exposition of rational architecture and city planning at Liège in May 1936, with the participation of committees, government ministers and notables including De Man, Bovesse, Vinck, De Bruyne, Verwilghen and Moutschen.
1 4 Fitschy (?) to Hoste, 1936 Oct 2
Notice of postponement of next Belgian section meeting to Oct 14, together with agenda topics.
1 4 Hoste to Fitschy, 1936 Oct 3
Postcard. Agreement on agenda topics.
1 4 Giedion to Fitschy, 1936 Oct 4
Concerns French translation of the minutes for the CIRPAC meeting at La Sarraz.
1 4 Giedion (?) to Fitschy, n.d.
Note on Van Eesteren's final comments at La Sarraz.
1 4 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1936 Oct 8
Announcement of Belgian section meeting Oct 14, with agenda.
1 4 Charlotte Perriand to Bourgeois, 1936 Oct 20
Request for copy of French translation of La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting minutes.
1 4 Giedion to Fitschy, 1936 Oct 25
Postcard, concerning CIRPAC minutes translation.
1 4 Fitschy to Perriand, 1936 Oct 26
Responding to Perriand's request for translation of CIRPAC minutes.
1 4 Fitschy to Giedion, 1936 Oct 27 2.0 pp.
Mentions the Belgian section's financial difficulties (made worse by the shortfall from the Liège exposition), a plan for payment of its CIAM dues, and its intent to participate at CIAM V.
1 4 Moser to Bourgeois, 1936 Oct 27
Request for payment of CIAM member dues.
1 4 Giedion to Fitschy, 1936 Nov 24
Sympathizes with L'Equerre's financial difficulties, but insists on payment of Belgian section dues.
1 5 Fitschy to Imprimerie César Gillard, 1937 Jan 12
Order for CIAM letterhead.
1 5 Fitschy (?) to František Kalivoda, 1937 Jan 18 2.0 pp.
Discusses projects undertaken by L'Equerre, and asks for coverage in Kalivoda's magazine Telehor. Proposes an exchange of their magazines, and promises to report on Telehor in L'Equerre.
1 5 Didesch to Fitschy, 1937 Jan 25
Needs CIAM plan specifications in order to complete presentation of his survey of Luxembourg.
1 5 Fitschy to Hoste, 1937 Jan 26
Unsuccessful attempt to win vacant seat at ISAD (?); sends photos from La Sarraz; next Belgian section meeting for Feb 10; request for dues.
1 5 Fitschy to Didesch, 1937 Jan 26
Instructs Didesch to write to Switzerland for CIAM plan specifications. Asks if Didesch wishes to remain part of Belgian section or form his own section for Luxembourg.
1 5 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1937 Jan 26
Request to discuss the urbanization studies for Liège and Charleroi, and CIAM dues request.
1 5 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1937 Jan 26
Announcement of Belgian section meeting Feb 10, and request for dues payment.
1 5 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1937 Jan 26
Announcement of Belgian section meeting Feb 10, and request for dues payment. Dues differ slightly from preceding letter.
1 5 Fitschy to L. H. (Louis Herman) de Koninck, 1937 Jan 26
Announcement of Belgian section meeting Feb 10, and request for dues payment. With a mention of Cubex commissions.
1 5 Hoste to Fitschy, 1937 Jan 27
Postcard with a mention of land regulations ("régime foncier"), Quétant and Verwilghen.
1 5 De Koninck to L'Equerre, 1937 Feb 4
Refusal to pay the CIAM general dues, because CIAM has not acknowledged the Koen Limperg donation.
1 5 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1937 Feb 13
Request for date of Belgian section meeting and agenda.
1 5 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1937 Feb 20
Postcard. Next meeting, Feb 26, to discuss participation at the Paris exposition.
1 5 Heymans to Fitschy, 1937 Feb 24
Disputes dues claimed by Belgian section, due to his deferred membership.
1 5 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1937 Mar 3
Request for dues and attendance.
1 5 Fitschy to Eggericx, 1937 Mar 3
Courteous request to reconsider decision to resign.
1 5 Fitschy to Gerard, 1937 Mar 3
Request for dues and attendance.
1 5 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1937 Mar 3
Further discussion of Limperg contribution.
1 5 Fitschy to Heymans, 1937 Mar 3
Encouragement to join and participate in section.
1 5 Fitschy to Moutschen, 1937 Mar 3
Request for dues and attendance.
1 5 Fitschy to Henvaux, 1937 Mar 3
Request for dues and attendance.
1 5 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1937 Mar 3
Business matters. With list of "effective" members of Belgian section, and a mention of Cubex.
1 5 Fitschy to Francis Quétant, 1937 Mar 3
Hoste will deal with issues of land regulations ("régime foncier") and urbanization. Hoste will present an urbanization study of Antwerp, and Bourgeois will present a study of Charleroi, at CIAM V.
1 5 Eysselinck to L'Equerre, 1937 Mar 4
Will remain member of the Belgian section.
1 5 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1937 Mar 5
Sends dues but cannot attend section meetings.
1 5 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1937 Mar 6
Requests more regular attendance.
1 5 Eggericx to Fitschy, 1937 Mar 9
Insists he has not in fact resigned.
1 5 Gaston Eysselinck to L'Equerre, 1937 Mar 13
Postcard. Excuses absences due to teaching commitments.
1 5 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1937 Mar 13
Requests draft of letter for Giedion re: Cubex and Limperg moneys.
1 5 Fitschy to Giedion, 1937 Mar 18 3.0 pp.
Explains membership structure, Cubex and Limperg money situation, and the background for the "Exposition internationale de l'eau", the Liège exhibition planned for 1939. With a mention of the Albert Canal and of Georges Truffaut, director of public works in Liège.
1 5 CIAM to L'Equerre, 1937 Mar 23 2.0 pp.
Call for dues.
1 5 Moser to Fitschy, 1937 Mar 23
Call for dues.
1 5 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1937 Mar 24
Requests update on Limperg situation.
1 6 Fitschy to Marcel Lods, 1937 Apr 1
Requests deadline for CIAM V materials.
1 6 Fitschy to Moser, 1937 Apr 1
Requests requirements for plan display.
1 6 Giedion to Fitschy, 1937 Apr 13
Business matters; mentions government assistance in mounting CIAM V exposition in Paris.
1 6 Fitschy to French section, 1937 Apr 14
Requests deadline for CIAM V materials.
1 6 Cornelis van Eesteren to Giedion, 1937 Apr 21
Explanation of Limperg money misunderstanding.
1 6 Giedion to Fitschy, 1937 Apr 23
Forwards Van Eesteren's letter.
1 6 CIAM to member groups, 1937 Apr
Circular. Request for invitation lists for CIAM V.
1 6 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1937 Apr 23
Postcard. Confirms section meeting for Apr 29.
1 6 Fitschy to French section, 1937 Apr 24
Insistent request for deadline for CIAM V materials.
1 6 Le Corbusier to Fitschy, 1937 Apr 29
Telegram with CIAM V deadline.
1 6 Nicolas to Belgian section, 1937 Apr 29
Deadline and other exhibition arrangements.
1 6 Giedion to Fitschy, 1937 May 3
Dates of CIAM V.
1 6 Fitschy to Giedion, 1937 May 3
Resolution of Limperg money question, and forthcoming payment of Belgian section dues. With a mention of new Belgian section member Constant Hanekroot.
1 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1937 May 4
Up-to-date list of Belgian section membership.
1 6 Fitschy to Giedion, 1937 May 4
Will send invitation list.
1 6 Fitschy to French section (CIAM V), 1937 May 4
Request for clarification of exhibition matters.
1 6 Fitschy to French section (CIAM V), 1937 May 14
Renewed request for clarification.
1 6 Quétant to Fitschy, 1937 May 18
Request for urbanization plans of Antwerp and Charleroi promised for CIAM V. With information on other city plans to be presented.
1 6 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1937 May 20
Postcard. Business matters.
1 6 Fitschy to Hoste, 1937 May 22
Should send Antwerp study to Quétant.
1 6 Fitschy to Quétant, 1937 May 22
Clarification of urbanization studies.
1 6 Fitschy to French section (CIAM V), 1937 May 22
Urgent request for clarification.
1 6 CIAM V (French section) to CIAM member groups, circular, 1937 May 24 2.0 copies
Formal invitation to CIAM V.
1 6 Nicolas (French section) to CIAM member groups, 1937 May 27
Cover letter for invitation.
1 6 Fitschy to Giedion, 1937 May 29
Forwarding to Giedion copy of May 29 letter to Bourgeois.
1 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1937 May 29 2.0 pp.
Lack of communication from French section has prevented Belgian preparation of CIAM V materials. Also, De Koninck has not forwarded the CIAM dues previously stopped due to the Limperg affair.
1 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1937 June 5
Has received CIAM invitations.
1 6 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1937 June 4
Postcard. Belgian section should send previously prepared materials; nothing new should be created for CIAM V.
1 6 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1937 June 5
Urges members to send in registrations at once.
1 6 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1937 June 5
Section members should send directly to Paris whatever they would like exhibited at CIAM V.
1 6 Attachment to circular, 1937 June 5
Potential exhibition projects, listed by section member name.
1 6 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1937 June 7
Postcard with instructions for CIAM V circular.
1 6 Giedion to Fitschy, 1937 June 7
Also has trouble receiving information from French section.
1 6 Van Gelderen (Dutch group Opbouw), circular 1937 June 18
Discussion points regarding leisure, for CIAM V.
1 6 Giedion to Bourgeois, 1937 June 20
Business matters.
1 6 CIAM V (French section), circular n.d.
Exhibition instructions for CIAM V.
1 6 Fitschy to Moser, 1937 June 23
CIAM dues payment.
1 6 Fitschy to Giedion, 1937 June 24
Bourgeois cannot attend the CIAM delegates' meeting, June 28.
1 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1937 June 24
L'Equerre cannot replace Bourgeois at delegates' meeting; Bourgeois should send a list of new members to Giedion.
1 6 Fitschy to Quétant, 1937 July 15
Regrets he was unable to stop in Geneva.
1 6 Kalivoda to Fitschy, 1937 Sept 30
Regrets not having seen Fitschy in Paris. Agrees to an exchange of magazines. With a mention of Czech architecture magazines Forum, Stavba and Architekt.
1 7 Belgian section to Bourse du Bâtiment, n.d.
Room reservation for Belgian section meeting on the 17th of the month.
1 7 Fitschy to Kalivoda, 1938 Jan 1
Will send Belgian urbanization surveys for publication in Czech magazines, when ready.
1 7 Fitschy to Kalivoda, draft, n.d.
Handwritten draft of above letter, with translation.
1 7 MARS Group to Fitschy, 1938 Jan 3
Invitation to MARS Group exhibition in London, Jan 11.
1 7 Fitschy to Bourse du Bâtiment, 1938 Jan 7
Room reservation for section meeting, Jan 12.
1 7 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1938 Jan 7
Translation of MARS Group exhibition invitation.
1 7 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1938 Jan 12
Accounting matters.
1 7 Kalivoda to Fitschy, 1938 Jan 22
Ready to receive Belgian material for publication.
1 7 Moser (?) to Fitschy, 1938 Feb 1
Request for CIAM dues.
1 7 Moser to Fitschy, 1938 Feb 4
Clarification of dues payments made and pending.
1 7 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1938 Feb 16
CIAM dues matters.
1 7 Fitschy to Moser, 1938 Feb 16
Review of dues payments made and pending.
1 7 Hoste to Fitschy, , postcard 1938 Feb 17
Gives address of René [Renaat] Braem, new member of Belgian section.
1 7 Fitschy to Giedion, 1938 Mar 23
The Belgian section has been divided into three groups: Brussels, Antwerp and Liège. Study topics for next congress are requested.
1 7 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1938 Mar 28
Circular announcing Apr 4 meeting, to discuss reorganization of Belgian section.
1 7 Attachment to circular, 1938 Mar 28
Agenda for Apr 4 meeting.
1 7 De Koninck to L'Equerre, 1938 Mar 29
Resigns, expressing extreme displeasure at Belgian section administration.
1 7 Hoste to L'Equerre, 1938 Mar 31
Gentle admonishment about Belgian section administration; questions why he is no longer listed as an official member; offers observations about reorganization.
1 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1938 Mar 31
Forthcoming publication of CIAM V book; next CIRPAC meeting planned for May, possibly in Belgium; discussions of location and topic for next CIAM congress. With a mention of Le Corbusier, and of Giedion's appointment to the Elliot Norton Chair at Harvard University.
1 7 L'Equerre to Taverne "Britannic", 1938 Apr 13
Room reservation for section meeting, Apr 25.
1 7 De Koninck to L'Equerre, 1938 Apr 15
Requests private meeting to discuss reasons for previous letter.
1 7 L'Equerre to Giedion, 1938 Apr 27
Offers Liège as a site for CIRPAC meeting.
1 7 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1938 May 5 2.0 copies
Belgian section meeting for May 9.
1 7 Fitschy to L'architecture d'aujourd'hui, 1938 May 11
Requests copies of CIAM V book (Logis et loisirs : 5e Congrès CIAM, Paris, 1937).
1 7 Fitschy to Giedion, 1938 May 11
Request for CIRPAC date.
1 7 Didesch to Fitschy, 1938 May 11
Upcoming visit to Liège.
1 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1938 May 16
Difficulties in setting CIRPAC dates.
1 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1938 June 16
Agrees to CIRPAC in Liège, July 2-3.
1 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1938 June 24
CIRPAC meeting developments.
1 7 Giedion to Bourgeois, 1938 June 24
Detailed account of scheduling difficulties for CIRPAC. With a mention of art nouveau ("Jugendstil"), Henry van de Velde and Victor Horta, to whom Giedion requests an introduction.
1 7 Fitschy to Giedion, 1938 June 24
Agreement to Liège CIRPAC meeting.
1 7 Bourgeois to Giedion, 1938 June 27
Proposes July 10-11 in Brussels or Ostend for CIRPAC; will arrange meeting with Horta and Sneyers.
1 7 Fitschy to CIAM members, 1938 June 27 2.0 copies
Liège CIRPAC postponed.
1 8 Giedion to CIAM members, 1938 July 1
CIRPAC meeting announced for Brussels, July 10-11, with agenda.
1 8 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1938 July 4
CIRPAC meeting announcement with agenda.
1 8 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1938 July 4
CIRPAC arrangements.
1 8 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1938 July 4
CIRPAC announcement and schedule, with handwritten message for Fitschy.
1 8 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1938 July 6
CIRPAC announcement.
1 8 Hoste to L'Equerre, 1938 July 7
Urgengly requests copy of CIAM V report.
1 8 H. Robert von der Mühll to L'Equerre, 1938 July 9
Lends magazine with article about the 1939 Zürich exposition.
1 8 Fitschy to Giedion, 1938 July 14
Sends CIRPAC reports; encourages meeting or congress in Liège for 1939.
1 8 Minutes of CIRPAC meeting, 1938 July 6.0 pp.
City studies; themes and location for CIAM VI; publications; updates of section activities.
1 8 Fitschy to Sert, 1938 July 14
Requests signs and symbols to be used in city planning documents for CIAM VI, and suggests consistency in their use.
1 8 Sert to Fitschy, 1938 July 20
Unable to offer specifications; asks Fitschy to contact Maxwell Fry.
1 8 Giedion to Fitschy, 1938 Aug 18
Postcard of regret; thanks Fitschy for minutes.
1 8 Didesch to Fitschy, 1938 Aug 23
Asks for materials (questionnaire, documentation) for a study on the professional status of architects.
1 8 Fitschy to Giedion, 1938 Aug 28
Regrets not having seen Giedion during recent visit to Zürich; mention of visit to the Exposition site.
1 8 Fitschy to Didesch, 1938 Aug 27
Refers Didesch's request to Hoeben.
1 8 Fitschy to J. F. Hoeben, 1938 Aug 27
Cover letter for Didesch's request.
1 8 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1938 Oct 10
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Oct 17.
1 8 Centre de Documentation to L'Equerre, 1938 Oct 12
Postcard. Meeting room reserved.
1 8 Didesch to Fitschy, 1938 Oct 23
Card, with a mention of Sartoris and Falise.
1 8 Belgian section to Bourse du Bâtiment, 1938 Nov 4
Room reservation for section meeting, Nov 7.
1 8 Centre de Documentation du Bâtiment to Fitschy, 1938 Nov 5
Meeting room reserved.
1 8 Belgian section to Bourse du Bâtiment, 1938 Nov 18
Room reservation for section meeting, Nov 28.
1 8 Hoste to L'Equerre, 1938 Nov 23
Request for CIAM VI theme summary.
1 8 Sert to Fitschy, 1938 Dec 2
Request for Belgian printing costs for La ville fonctionnelle. With a mention of Maxwell Fry.
1 8 Attachment to Sert letter, n.d.
Printing specifications for La ville fonctionnelle.
1 8 Fitschy to Sert, 1938 Dec 3
Requests signs and symbols for city planning documents. Mentions banquet for 10th anniversary of L'Equerre, Dec 17: invitees include Vinck, Volckerick, Van de Velde, Van Eesteren and Merkelbach. Sert is invited to attend or send a telegram.
1 8 Fitschy to Malaise and Gillard, 1938 Dec 3
Letter to printers, requesting estimate for La ville fonctionnelle.
1 8 Fitschy to Thone and Desoer, 1938 Dec 3
Letter to printers, requesting estimate for La ville fonctionnelle.
1 8 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1938 Dec 3
Warm thanks to Van Eesteren for his planned visit to the L'Equerre banquet, along with Merkelbach of Group 8. With a mention of a visit to the Maurrits coal mine.
1 8 Rudolf Steiger to L'Equerre, 1938 Dec 12
Regrets letter, declining banquet invitation.
1 8 Fitschy to Sert, 1938 Dec 14
Sends printing estimates for La ville fonctionnelle.
1 9 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1939 Jan 5
Request for Belgian section meeting, Jan 12.
1 9 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1939 Jan 6
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Jan 12.
1 9 Centre de Documentation to L'Equerre, 1939 Jan 9
Room reserved for Belgian section meeting, Jan 12.
1 9 Paul Planer to Fitschy, 1939 Jan 26 2.0 copies
Pitches his GKP projection system for use at the upcoming Liège "Exposition internationale de l'eau."
1 9 Eysselinck to L'Equerre, 1939 Jan 29
Expresses his interest in the theme of air pollution, and proposes a survey of the Lys river valley. With a mention of Horta.
1 9 J. Lekenne (Grande saison internationale de l'eau, Liège) to Falise, 1939 Feb 4 2.0 pp.
Offers official recognition to the Liège "Congrès international d'urbanisme," along with a monetary grant and other considerations.
1 9 Walter Sanders to Fitschy, 1939 Feb 4
Minutes of a meeting held in New York, 1939 Jan 24, to explore the possibility of holding the next CIAM congress there. With a mention of Giedion and Gropius.
1 9 Planer to Fitschy, 1939 Feb 9
Further offer of his GKP projection system.
1 9 Koen Limperg to Fitschy, 1939 Feb 13
Letter of support for use of Planer's GKP projection system in the Liège exposition. Limperg reveals his own interest in theatrical projection.
1 9 Deutsche Kongress-Zentrale to L'Equerre, 1939 Feb 25
Requests information on CIAM VI for inclusion in 1939 convention directory.
1 9 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 Feb 26
Request for proposals for a CIAM conference in Liège, which Van Eesteren will present to the Zürich group during his upcoming trip to Switzerland.
1 9 L'Equerre to Van Eesteren, 1939 Feb 28 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Expresses uncertainty over the choice of the next CIAM site, Liège or New York. Proposes air pollution as conference theme. With other suggestions for a long-term CIAM work plan.
1 9 F. Van Gelder and G. Bodinaux (Exposition internationale de l'eau, Liège) to L'Equerre, 1939 Mar 3
Concerning lodging for attendees.
1 9 Hoste to Parent, 1939 Mar 11
Requesting dates for the Liège exposition and CIAM. With a mention of Hoste's son, a furniture maker.
1 9 Fitschy to Limperg, 1939 Mar 29
Declining to invite Planer to show his projection device. With a mention of the architectural groups De 8 and Opbouw.
Box Folder
2 1 Van Eesteren to Belgian section, 1939 Apr 3 2.0 pp.
Cover letter for Zürich CIRPAC meeting minutes. The Belgian group will organize CIAM VI (Liège congress). With handwritten note apologizing for late train.
2 1 Van Eesteren to Schmidt, 1939 Mar 28 3.0 pp.
Minutes of the Zürich CIAM meeting, 1939 Mar 4. Suggestion for a CIAM meeting in Stockholm; plans for a preconference in Zürich and a congress in Liège with the topic of air pollution. Some discussion of the USA congress. With a mention of Hélène de Mandrot and Markelius.
See Series IV. Box 10*, f. 1 for handwritten draft or revision of Van Eesteren's 1939 Apr 3 letter to Swiss CIAM section. With Zürich CIAM meeting minutes, 1939 Mar 4.
2 1 Fitschy to Verwilghen, 1939 Apr 12
Cover letter for Belgian section meeting announcement.
2 1 L'Equerre to Belgian section, 1939 Apr 12
Announcement of Belgian section meeting for Apr 19, with agenda.
2 1 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 Apr 6
Postcard. Request for meeting while changing trains in Liège, to discuss CIAM VI, Liège.
2 1 René Lyr (Exposition internationale de l'eau, Liège) to L'Equerre, n.d.
Describes exposition and press facilities.
2 1 Lekenne (Grande saison internationale de l'eau, Liège) to L'Equerre, 1939 Apr 22 2.0 pp.
Description of congress identity cards and reduced fares
See Series III. Box 6, f. 10 for examples of identity cards.
2 1 Hoste to L'Equerre, 1939 Apr 23
Cover letter for note or bill (not present). With pencil drawings of grids on recto and verso.
2 1 Steiger to Van Eesteren, 1939 May 9
Notes concerning meeting of delegates for June 17.
2 1 Fitschy to CIAM members, n.d.
Announcement of Zürich meeting, July 8-11, to prepare CIAM VI (Liège congress). With a mention of André Kondracki, chief architect for the Exposition de Liège.
2 1 Voyages Joseph Dumoulin to Fitschy, 1939 May 11
Liège-Zürich train fares and other travel information.
2 1 Fitschy (?) to Van Eesteren, 1939 May 11
Cover letter for Belgian section report. With a short discussion of air pollution and the question of open spaces ("air, lumière, verdure"), as well as the framing of practical applications ("cas d'application").
2 1 Fitschy to Steiger and Moser, 1939 May 11
Request for exact dates of Zürich meeting.
2 1 E. V. Penn (Association of Architects, Surveyors and Technical Assistants (AASTA)) to L'Equerre, 1939 May 12
Declines L'Equerre's offer of Liège tour for AASTA.
2 1 Moser to Fitschy, 1939 May 13
Zürich meeting planned for June 9.
2 1 L'Equerre to Didesch, 1939 May 13
Request for German and English translations of Belgian section report, preparatory to Zürich meeting.
2 1 L'Equerre to Van Eesteren, 1939 May 15 2.0 pp.
Zürich meeting is too late to help with plans for Liège conference; requests short meeting pre-Zürich with Le Corbusier, Sert and Fry. Stresses importance of planned English contribution to CIAM VI (Liège congress).
2 1 Handwritten notes, n.d. 2.0 pp.
French draft or translation of May 15 letter to Van Eesteren.
2 1 Van Eesteren to Belgian section, 1939 May 20 2.0 pp.
Agrees to meet with Fry and L'Equerre in Liège before the Zürich meeting. With a mention of Le Corbusier, Sert, and the New York CIAM meeting, May 13.
2 1 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1939 May 20 2.0 pp.
Review of May 15 letter to Van Eesteren. Asks for English translation of Belgian section report.
2 1 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 May 22
Postcard. Agreement to July CIRPAC meeting in Zürich.
2 1 Eysselinck to Fitschy, 1939 May 22
Postcard. Cannot provide English translation. Will go to Zürich in May.
2 1 De Koninck to L'Equerre, 1939 May 22
Request for volunteers to guide the AASTA group on a tour of Liège.
2 1 L'Equerre to Didesch, 1939 May 22
Gives update on meeting scheduling; invites Didesch to participate in Liège preparatory meeting.
2 1 Fitschy to Maxwell Fry and Tatton Brown, 1939 May 23 2.0 pp.
Gives update on meeting scheduling; invites the English group to participate in Liège preparatory meeting. Stresses the importance of their participation. Asks for English translation of Belgian section report. With a list of work topics.
2 1 French translation of Fry and Brown letter, 1939 May 23 2.0 pp.
2 1 L'Equerre to Van Eesteren, 1939 May 25
Questions regarding Liège preparatory meeting and Zürich CIRPAC meeting, July 8-9.
2 1 Fitschy to CIAM members, 1939 May 25
Cover letter for Belgian section report. Mentions Liège preparatory meeting, June 3-4.
2 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1939 May 12
Responses to report prepared by L'Equerre for Zürich CIRPAC meeting. Discussion of CIAM VI topics, including air pollution and "mobilisation du sol".
2 1 De Koninck to L'Equerre, 1939 May 28
Postcard. Can only be in Liège June 3. With a mention of the English tour (AASTA?).
2 1 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 May 29
Invitations for Liège meeting June 3; the Belgian section report should be sent to all CIAM members.
2 1 Van Eesteren to CIAM delegates, 1939 May 30 2.0 copies
Circular letter concerning Zürich CIRPAC meeting, July 8; topic for CIAM VI, Liège (air pollution) and conference themes. With remarks to be appended. See also Series IV. Box 10*, f. 6 for copies of circular letter dated 1939 June 9.
2 1 Fitschy to Steiger and Moser, 1939 May 31
Invitation for Liège preparatory meeting.
2 2 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 June 1
Postcard with a mention of Merkelbach and Stam.
2 2 Steiger's secretary to Fitschy, 1939 June 2
Steiger cannot attend Liège preparatory meeting.
2 2 Fry to Fitschy, 1939 June 2 2.0 pp., 3 copies
English group cannot attend Liège preparatory meeting. Presents its position on CIAM VI conference themes.
2 2 Fry to Fitschy, 1939 June 2
French translation of June 2 letter.
2 2 L'Equerre to Van Eesteren, 1939 June 6 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Enlargement of conference theme to include open spaces ("air, lumière, verdure, espaces libres").
2 2 Didesch to Fitschy, 1939 June 8
Postcard. Cannot attend Liège preparatory meeting.
2 2 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 June 9
Provides German translations of supplemental texts for circular letter.
See also Series IV. Box 10*, f. 4 for 1939 June 9 oversize letter from Van Eesteren to CIAM delegates and members (6 copies): program for upcoming Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1939 July 8-10; preparations and proposed topics for CIAM VI, Liège. Also see Series III. Box 6, f. 6 for further documents.
2 2 L'Equerre to Steiger, 1939 June 12 2.0 pp.
Suggested schedule for Zürich CIRPAC meeting, and discussion topics for CIAM VI, Liège.
2 2 Fitschy to Quétant, 1939 June 12
Cover letter for circular and Belgian section report. With a mention of Quétant's topic of land ownership ("propriété du sol").
2 2 Fitschy to Fry, 1939 June 12
Cover letter for circular and Belgian section report.
2 2 Fitschy to Pineau, 1939 June 13
Cover letter for circular and Belgian section report.
2 2 Steiger to L'Equerre, 1939 June 14
Amendments to schedule for Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 2 L'Equerre to Giedion, 1939 June 14 2.0 pp.
Cover letter for forwarded business correspondence. Describes planned treatment of the CIAM VI theme of exhibitions in New York, Zürich and Liège ("die grosse Ausstellungen").
2 2 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 June 14
Postcard. Request for more copies of circular letter.
2 2 L'Equerre to Steiger, 1939 June 16
Preparations for Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 2 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1939 June 16
Cover letter for list of invitees (not present).
2 2 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1939 June 17
Announcement of Belgian section meeting for June 21, with agenda.
2 2 Pineau to Fitschy, 1939 June 17
Postcard. Cannot attend Zürich or Liège meetings; will be departing for the United States.
2 2 Kalivoda to Fitschy, 1939 June 20
Will attempt to come to the conference.
2 2 Steiger to L'Equerre, 1939 June 20
Regarding lodging for Zürich CIRPAC meeting attendees.
2 2 Fitschy to Didesch, 1939 June 22
Regarding carpooling to Zürich.
2 2 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 June 23
Postcard. Preparations for Zürich.
2 2 Didesch to Fitschy, 1939 June 28
Card. Cannot travel to Zürich.
2 2 Belgian section to André Kondracki, 1939 June 29
Offers membership to the Belgian section of CIAM.
2 2 L'Equerre to Steiger, 1939 June 29
Lists Belgian section members travelling to Zürich.
2 2 Hans Schmidt to L'Equerre, 1939 June 30
Postcard. Request for circulated May 16 Belgian section report ("Propositions de la section belge").
2 3 Fitschy to Schmidt, 1939 July 5
Sends requested report.
2 3 Constant Hanekroot to Fitschy, 1939 July 5
Will travel to Zürich.
2 3 Bourgeois to Steiger, 1939 July 5
Request for Zürich hotel reservation.
2 3 P. Nisoli to Fitschy, 1939 July 5
Copy of July 5 Bourgeois-Steiger letter sent to Fitschy.
2 3 Schmidt to Fitschy, 1939 July 13
Minutes of CIRPAC meeting sent to Steiger and Van Eesteren. Will publish portions of the Belgian section report.
2 3 Falise (?) to Leclercq, 1939 July 19
Fitschy will respond regarding the architectural congress at Wégimont.
2 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1939 July 20
Announcement of Belgian section meeting July 26, with agenda.
2 3 Le Corbusier to selected CIAM members, 1939 July 20
Cover letter for July 15 letter.
2 3 Le Corbusier to Van Eesteren, 1939 July 15 4.0 pp.
Open letter, also sent to selected CIAM members, deploring Zürich CIRPAC meeting and CIAM as a whole for its loss of focus under present leadership; additionally objects to choice of air pollution as CIAM VI, Liège topic.
2 3 L'Equerre to Belgian section, 1939 July 20
Announcement of Belgian section meeting July 26, with agenda.
2 3 Fry to Fitschy, 1939 July 24
Offers English wording for CIAM.
2 3 Voyages Joseph Dumoulin to Fitschy, 1939 July 25
Lodgings reserved for congress attendees at Résidence Maghin.
2 3 Fitschy to Hoste, 1939 Aug 1
Invites Hoste to visit Van Eesteren in Amsterdam in the company of L'Equerre.
2 3 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1939 Aug 1
Urgent request to visit Van Eesteren in Amsterdam, to discuss CIAM VI, Liège.
2 3 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1939 Aug 2
Postcard. Agrees to meeting.
2 3 Hoste to Fitschy, 1939 Aug 3
Postcard. Will accompany L'Equerre to Amsterdam.
2 3 MARS Group to Fitschy, 1939 Aug 15
Plans for attendance at CIAM VI, Liège. Sends an outline of plans for the reconstruction of London, and mentions speeches on that project and on air pollution.
2 3 Parent to Fitschy, 1939 Aug 17
Instructions regarding MARS Group letter, Aug 15.
2 3 Hanekroot to Fitschy, 1939 Aug 21
Problems translating congress invitations into English. With a mention of the Flémalle plans (see Box 11*), Herstal, and personal news.
2 3 Domaine Provincial de Wégimont to L'Equerre, 1939 Aug 22
Regarding lodging for congress attendees.
2 3 Fry to Fitschy, 1939 Aug 30
Inquiring whether CIAM VI, Liège will still take place.
2 3 Fitschy to Voyages Joseph Dumoulin, 1939 Sept 2
CIAM VI, Liège postponed; requests return of lodgings deposit.
2 3 Fitschy to Résidence Maghin, 1939 Sept 2
CIAM VI, Liège postponed; room reservations cancelled.
2 3 L'Equerre to Imprimerie G. Thone (Thône), 1939 Sept 6
Printing of congress programs cancelled; 100 copies of a bilingual letter ordered instead.
2 3 L'Equerre to Résidence Maghin, 1939 Sept 8
Cancellation of room reservations, and request for return of deposit.
2 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1939 Oct 6
Details Belgian section's extreme financial shortfall. With a request for dues payment, and an attachment of financial reports.
2 3 Financial report for fiscal years 1938-1939, 1939 July 25 3.0 pp.
2 3 Financial report for fiscal years 1936-38, 1938 Apr 25
2 3 P. Bertrand (Grande saison internationale de l'eau) to Edgard Klutz, 1939 Oct 12
Offers subsidy for CIAM VI, Liège preparation fees.
2 3 Eggericx to Fitschy, 1939 Dec 27
Resigns from Belgian section for financial reasons.
2 4 Didesch to Fitschy, 1940 Feb 25
Postcard. German translation and printing expenses.
2 4 Van Eesteren to Belgian section, 1940 Apr 19
Cannot provide requested information on organization of city planning in Amsterdam; offers some leads.
2 4 Van Eesteren to Fitschy, n.d.
Stresses the importance of continuing CIAM's work under difficult circumstances. With a mention of Syrkus.
2 4 Van Eesteren to Fitschy, 1940 July 7
Postcard with news of Dutch section; requests news of Belgian section. Resent 1940 Aug 15.
2 4 L'Equerre to Van Eesteren, 1940 Sept 11
News of Belgian section members.
2 4 L'Equerre to Giedion, 1940 Sept 11
News of Belgian section members.
2 5 Giedion to Bourgeois, 1945 Jan 4
Announces the creation of the CIAM Chapter for Relief and Postwar Planning Inc. Proposes a charter for reconstruction principles as a topic for CIAM VI. Mentions the publication of Sert's Can our cities survive?
2 5 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1945 Mar 14
Requests photographs for publication. Proposes Belgian section meeting Mar 26, and the elimination of certain members.
2 5 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1945 Mar 16
Agreement to meeting, with future discussion of member exclusions.
2 5 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1945 Nov 7
Unable to attend CIRPAC meeting; suggests times for future meetings.
2 6 L'Equerre to Belgian section, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Announcement of Belgian section meeting July 10, with agenda.
2 6 Van Eesteren to L'Equerre, 1946 Mar 1
Postcard. Postwar developments in art and architecture. Asks if next CIRPAC meeting could be held in Brussels.
2 6 Van Eesteren to Fitschy, 1946 Apr 25
Postcard. Resumption of CIAM activites; possible CIRPAC meeting in Paris. With a mention of Carter and the MARS group, Parent and Falise, and four losses to the CIAM Dutch section.
2 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1946 May 9 2.0 copies
Will visit Brussels for the meeting of "Association pour l'habitation et l'urbanisme"; requests Belgian section meeting May 18.
2 6 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1946 May 13
Announcement of Belgian section meeting May 18.
2 6 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1946 May 20
Announcement of lunch and Belgian section meeting June 21. With a list of CIAM topics for study (residence and industrial zones, green spaces, spatial and architectonic aspects of the city).
2 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1946 May 28 2.0 pp.
List of Belgian section members received; different levels of membership discussed. Requests report on the greening of mine heaps.
2 6 Fitschy to Giedion, 1946 May 28 3.0 pp.
Contains text of letter sent by Fitschy to Van Eesteren, describing the Belgian section's experiences and activity in the war and immediate postwar periods, and Falise's collaboration with the Germans.
2 6 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1946 June 17
Questions regarding section meeting agenda. With a mention of Bourgeois's trip to Czechoslovakia.
2 6 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1946 July 3
Sends minutes of June 21 meeting. With a mention of Bourgeois's letter to Vos.
2 6 Bourgeois to Herman Vos (Minister of Public Education), 1946 July 4 2.0 copies
Bourgeois, Fitschy, Stynen and Wynants request a meeting with Vos. With a mention of Le Corbusier and the United Nations.
2 6 L'Equerre to Bourgeois, 1946 July 6
Regarding Vos correspondence.
2 6 Vos to Bourgeois, 1946 July 6
Agrees to meeting, July 15.
2 6 Vos to Bourgeois, 1946 July 8
Clarification of meeting time.
2 6 Moutschen to L'Equerre, 1946 July 8
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting, July 10.
2 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1948 July 11
Concerning meeting with Vos.
2 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, Wynants, Stynen, 1946 July 13
Concerning meeting with Vos.
2 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1946 July 19
Sends copy of report to Van Eesteren and Giedion.
2 6 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1946 July 19
Cover letter for report (not included).
2 6 Fistchy to Giedion, 1946 July 19
Cover letter for report (not included).
2 6 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1946 July 23
Postcard. Requests Belgian section meeting Aug 1.
2 6 Franssen to L'Equerre, 1946 July 26
Postcard. Cannot attend Belgian section meeting, Aug 1.
2 6 Herbosch to Fitschy, 1946 Aug 11
Postcard. Cannot attend next Belgian section meeting.
2 6 L'Equerre to Belgian section, 1946 Aug 17
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Aug 22, with agenda.
2 6 Moutschen to Parent, 1946 Aug 19
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting, Aug 22.
2 6 Hoste to L'Equerre, 1946 Aug 27
Inquires why he has not heard from the CIAM Belgian section.
2 6 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1946 Aug 29
Regarding Hoste letter.
2 6 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1946 Aug 30
Regarding Hoste letter. With a mention of Vos.
2 7 Fitschy to Hoste, 1946 Sept 2
Gently-worded letter informing Hoste that due to suspected collaboration he has been provisionally removed from the Belgian section until his case can be discussed.
2 7 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1946 Sept 2
Informs Bourgeois of steps taken in Hoste matter.
2 7 Fitschy to Stynen, 1946 Sept 2
Informs Stynen of Hoste matter.
2 7 Fitschy to Braem, 1946 Sept 2
Informs Braem of Hoste matter.
2 7 Hoste to Fitschy, 1946 Sept 4
Insists that he attacked the artistic conceptions of the Third Reich, and that his campaign kept Belgian architecture from being Germanized during the occupation.
2 7 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1946 Sept 6
Asks for information on next CIRPAC meeting.
2 7 Fitschy to Giedion, 1946 Sept 6
Asks for information on next CIRPAC meeting.
2 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1946 Sept 14
Suggests CIRPAC meeting in Brussels, Mar 1947, with topics. Will go to London to meet with RIBA (?) and RIA (Réunion internationale des architectes).
2 7 Van Eesteren to Fitschy, 1946 Sept 20
Efforts to revive CIAM; unable to set date for CIRPAC.
2 7 Fitschy to Giedion, 1946 Sept 28 2.0 pp.
Planned travel to London and Hastings to address the 17th Congress of the International Federation for Housing and Town Planning.
2 7 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1946 Oct 18
Instructions to invite section members to lunch with Vos, Oct 28.
2 7 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1946 Oct 21
Announcement of section meeting Oct 28, including lunch with Vos, to discuss education in architecture and town planning.
2 7 Fitschy to Stynen, 1946 Oct 21
Cover letter for invitation.
2 7 Fitschy to Wynants, 1946 Oct 21
Cover letter for invitation.
2 7 Fitschy to Braem, 1946 Oct 21
Cover letter for invitation.
2 7 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1946 Oct 21
News from England, with a mention of Giedion, Markelius, Cadbury-Brown and Van Eesteren. Proposed CIRPAC meeting in Brussels, 1947 Mar Preparations for Vos meeting.
2 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1946 Oct 22
Discussion of proposed CIRPAC meeting in Brussels, 1947 Feb or Mar Fitschy should inquire about government assistance. Giedion is invited to Princeton University's bicentennial.
2 7 L'Equerre to Stynen, 1946 Oct 30
Discussion of business with an unnamed third party (a potential client?), with suggestions to show Liège city planning work.
2 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1946 Nov 13
Further CIRPAC discussion.
2 7 Fitschy to Giedion, 1946 Nov 14
Will organize CIRPAC meeting in Brussels; requests details of attendance and of work prepared by Markelius and the English group.
2 7 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1946 Nov 14
Cover letter for Nov 14 letter to Giedion.
2 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1946 Nov 18
Further CIRPAC discussion. Government assistance strongly desired. With a mention of CIAM topics: neighborhood units (Markelius), architecture and its relation to the common man (Richards), and architecture and its relation to painting and sculpture (Giedion).
2 7 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1946 Dec 3
CIRPAC preparations. With a mention of K. Huysmans and Vos as possible sources for government assistance.
2 7 Fitschy to Stynen, 1946 Dec 3
Cover letter for Dec 3 letter to Bourgeois.
2 7 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1946 Dec 11
Postcard. Arranges meeting.
2 7 Giedion to Fitschy, 1946 Dec 16
CIRPAC meeting now proposed for Zürich, 1947 Apr The Belgian section is asked for details concerning its participation in CIAM VI.
2 7 Fitschy to Bourgeois, Braem, Stynen, Wynants, 1946 Dec 18
Cover letter for Dec 16 letter from Giedion.
2 7 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1946 Dec 30
Agrees to CIRPAC in Zürich.
2 7 Braem to Fitschy, 1946 Dec 31
Agrees to CIRPAC in Zürich.
2 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Jan 6
Announcement of Belgian section meeting Jan 10, with agenda.
2 8 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 Jan 6 2.0 pp.
Recounts failure of Belgian section negotiations for government support for CIRPAC meeting.
2 8 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1947 Jan 7
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting.
2 8 Eysselinck to Fitschy, 1947 Jan 7
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting; looks forward to Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 8 Stynen to Parent, 1947 Jan 9
Courtesy letter.
2 8 Giedion to Fitschy, 1947 Jan 20
Dues payments; questionnaires for CIAM VI topics; translation of London CIAM minutes.
2 8 Giedion to Fitschy, 1947 Jan 30
Requests French translation of questionnaire "Architecture and the common man."
2 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Feb 4
Announcement of Belgian section meeting Feb 13, with agenda; minutes of Jan 10 meeting.
2 8 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 Feb 7
Sends French translation of questionnaire "Architecture and its relation to painting and sculpture" ("Relation entre architecture, peinture et sculpture").
2 8 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1947 Feb 7
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting.
2 8 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1947 Feb 7
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting; mentions trip to Italy.
2 8 Fitschy to André Wogenscky, 1947 Feb 7
Sends French translation of London CIAM minutes.
2 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Feb 10
Cancellation of Belgian section meeting Feb 13.
2 8 Wogenscky to Fitschy, 1947 Feb 10
Thank-you letter.
2 8 Giedion to CIAM delegates, 1947 Feb 25 2.0 pp.
Announcement of Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1947 May 24-28. Explains debate surrounding choice of topics, and resulting changes ("Neighborhood Unit" is expanded to include the "New Town"). With a handwritten note to Bourgeois.
2 8 Fitschy to Cadbury-Brown, 1947 Feb 26
Requests finished questionnaire from British group for translation.
2 8 Fitschy to Roth, 1947 Feb 26
Requesting approval of questionnaire translation.
2 8 Fitschy to Belgian section members, 1947 Mar 12
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Mar 18, with agenda.
2 8 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1947 Mar 13
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting.
2 8 Bure to Belgian section, 1947 Mar 26
Cover letter from V. Bure, general director of the Ministère des travaux publics; sends British Council correspondence.
2 8 Combe Martin (British Council) to V. Bure, 1947 Mar 21 2.0 pp.
Description of town planning course, 1947 May 17-June 4, to tour war-devastated cities of South England.
2 8 Bure to Combe Martin, 1947 Mar 26
Unable to participate in town planning course; will distribute invitation further.
2 8 Combe Martin (British Council) to Belgian section, 1947 Mar 27 2.0 copies
Announcement of course on city planning, to tour devastated areas of Southern England.
2 8 Fitschy to Wogenscky, 1947 Mar 27
Sends French translation of CIAM questionnaires.
2 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Mar 28
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, with questionnaires.
2 8 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 Mar 30
Bourgeois will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 8 Wogenscky to Fitschy, 1947 Apr 10
Thank-you letter.
2 8 Combe Martin (British Council) to Belgian section, 1947 Apr 12 2.0 copies
Encouragement to apply to city planning course.
2 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Apr 16
Informing members of British city planning course.
2 8 H. S. Harvey (British Council) to Belgian section, 1947 Apr 22
Change of dates for city planning course.
2 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Apr 23
Announcement of Belgian section meeting Apr 29, with agenda.
2 8 Fitschy to British Council, 1947 Apr 24
Letters on city planning course received.
2 8 Stynen to Belgian section, 1947 Apr 24
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting.
2 8 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1947 Apr 24
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting.
2 8 Giedion to Fitschy, 1947 Apr 30
Encourages Belgian members to come to Zürich CIRPAC meeting. With a mention of American CIRPAC meeting in New York, Apr 17.
2 9 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 May 2
Concerning attendance at Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 9 Fitschy to Crappe, 1947 May 2
Concerning attendance at Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 9 Fitschy to Van Nueten and Stynen, 1947 May 2
Concerning attendance at Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 9 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 May 3
Preliminary list of Belgian section members attending Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 9 Montrieux to L'Equerre, 1947 May 5
Cannot attend Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 9 Stynen to L'Equerre, 1947 May 6
Will attend Zürich CIRPAC meeting; asks permission to bring his assistant, architect P. de Meyer.
2 9 Franssen to Fitschy, 1947 May 6
Cannot attend Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 9 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1947 May 8
Cannot attend Zürich CIRPAC meeting.
2 9 Fitschy to Stynen, 1947 May 9
Zürich CIRPAC matters; must write Giedion to ask permission to bring De Meyer. With a mention of carpooling.
2 9 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 May 9
Further CIAM study questions: architectural education; member work between 1937 and 1947.
2 9 Fitschy to Crappe and Van Nueten, 1947 May 9
Swiss CIAM group will pay costs of stay for CIRPAC attendees.
2 9 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 May 9
New CIAM topics; requests attendance permission for P. de Meyer.
2 9 Giedion to CIAM delegates, 1947 May 14 2.0 copies
Announcement of CIRPAC meeting in Zürich, May 26, with agenda.
2 9 Program for urbanism course in England, n.d.
Itinerary for course, 1947 May 17 to June 4, with visits to Southampton, Exeter, Plymouth, Bristol, and Bath.
2 9 L'Equerre to Stynen, 1947 May 14
Cover letter for May 14 letters to Merkelbach and Giedion.
2 9 Fitschy to Ben Merkelbach, 1947 May 14
Asks De Meyer be admitted to CIRPAC as a younger colleague.
2 9 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 May 14
Asks De Meyer be admitted to CIRPAC as a younger colleague. With a negative assessment of the newest generation of Belgian architects.
2 9 Stynen to Fitschy, 1947 May 16
Will write to Giedion concerning De Meyer.
2 9 Giedion to Fitschy, 1947 May 16
Accepts De Meyer's attendance at CIRPAC; question of young generation of architects linked to that of architectural education.
2 9 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 May 17
CIRPAC attendees should have all questionnaires prior to meeting. Preliminary meeting of Belgian members set for May 26, before the opening CIRPAC session.
2 9 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 May 24
Giedion is asked to discuss Hoste with Belgian members at CIRPAC.
2 9 Giedion to CIAM delegates, 1947 June 3 2.0 copies
Announcement of CIAM VI, Bridgwater, 1947 Sept 7-14.
2 9 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 June 5
Cover letter for announcement of CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 9 Paul-Amaury Michel to Fitschy, 1947 June 9
Will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 9 Herbosch to Fitschy, 1947 June 22
Postcard. Will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 9 De Koninck to Fitschy, 1947 June 23
Will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater, wishes to bring wife.
2 9 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 June 25
Final reminder to register for CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 9 E. Delatte to Fitschy, 1947 June 26
Will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 9 Gaston Brunfaut to Fitschy, 1947 June 26
Will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 9 Eysselinck to Fitschy, 1947 June 28
Postcard. Cannot commit, but interested if last-minute vacant space is available.
2 9 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1947 June 28
Will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 9 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 June 28 2.0 pp.
List of Belgian section attendees for CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 July 2
Wynants will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Giedion to Fitschy, 1947 July 2
Sending draft of program for CIAM VI.
2 10 Stynen to L'Equerre, 1947 July 3
Cannot attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 July 5
Meeting planned for end of July, to discuss Belgian responses to congress questions.
2 10 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1947 July 5
Regrets Eysselinck's absence from CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1947 July 5
No restrictions regarding spouse attendance.
2 10 Bourgeois's secretary to Fitschy, 1947 July 7
Bourgeois currently absent.
2 10 Van Nueten to L'Equerre, 1947 July 8
Regarding date to discuss congress questions.
2 10 Fitschy (?) to Hartland Thomas, 1947 July 9
Regarding Brussels-Bridgwater travel.
2 10 Attachment to July 9 letter to Hartland Thomas, n.d.
List of Belgian section members who will attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater (handwritten).
2 10 Michel to Fitschy, 1947 July 9
Regarding date to discuss congress questions.
2 10 Herbosch to Fitschy, 1947 July 9
Regarding date to discuss congress questions.
2 10 Franssen to Fitschy, 1947 July 11
Postcard. Cannot attend discussion of congress questions.
2 10 Stynen to Fitschy, 1947 July 11
Regarding date to discuss congress questions.
2 10 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1947 July 15
Cannot attend discussion of congress questions.
2 10 Delatte to Fitschy, 1947 July 17
Postcard regarding date to discuss congress questions.
2 10 Fitschy to Stynen, 1947 July 18
Congress questions to be discussed July 30 in Antwerp; Stynen asked to make necessary arrangements.
2 10 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 July 23
Announcement of special work day, July 30, to discuss congress questions for CIAM VI, Bridgwater .
2 10 Fitschy to Crappe, 1947 July 23
Requests Zürich correspondence before meeting.
2 10 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1947 July 25
Cannot attend July 30 meeting.
2 10 M. Hartland Thomas to Fitschy, 1947 July 26 2.0 pp. (2 copies)
Invitation to CIAM VI, Bridgwater; only those with currency restrictions may receive hosted accommodation; prepayment arrangements and train schedules.
2 10 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, telegram, 1947 July 29
Cannot attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater after all.
2 10 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Aug 2
Follow-up preparatory work meeting Aug 6, with agenda; prepayment arrangements.
2 10 Fitschy to Hartland Thomas, 1947 Aug 7
Changes to list of Belgian section members attending CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Aug 7
Prepayment arrangements. Photos and documents for CIAM VI exhibition should be given to Stynen.
2 10 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Aug 7
Photos and documents for CIAM VI exhibition should be given to Stynen.
2 10 Fitschy to Geurts travel agency, 1947 Aug 8
Travel arrangements for CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Hartland Thomas to Fitschy, 1947 Aug 9
Prepayment not yet received from Belgian members.
2 10 Michel to Fitschy, 1947 Aug 18
Car trouble July 30; requests information on CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Klutz to Service de Population, Comité national de statistiques, 1947 Aug 20
Requesting 1946 population statistics for Belgium.
2 10 Hartland Thomas to Belgian section, 1947 Aug 26
CIAM VI, Bridgwater attendees passing through London should contact Jane Drew for assistance.
2 10 Fitschy to Michel, 1947 Aug 26 2.0 pp.
Gives CIAM VI, Bridgwater information. Fitschy and Parent cannot attend CIAM VI due to duties connected with the International Exposition for Housing and Town Planning.
2 10 Herbosch to Fitschy, 1947 Aug 29
Postcard. Cannot attend CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Hartland Thomas to Fitschy, 1947 Aug 29
Reminds Belgian section to send prepayment for CIAM VI.
2 10 MARS Group to CIAM members, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Attachment to Aug 29 letter: resending of July 26 invitation letter.
2 10 Stynen to Fitschy, 1947 Sept 1
Twelve panels of photographs ready for exhibition; shipping problems.
2 10 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 Sept 1
Excuses his unforeseen absence from CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Fitschy to Hartland Thomas, 1947 Sept 1
Excuses his unforeseen absence from CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Fitschy to Stynen, 1947 Sept 3 2.0 pp.
Disposition of panels for CIAM VI; cancellations of Belgian section members; details of Fitschy's own unforeseen absence.
2 10 Michel to Fitschy, 1947 Sept 8
No Belgian section documents have yet arrived at CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
2 10 Fitschy to CIAM Bridgwater, 1947 Sept 9
Belgian section report sent; difficulties with sending photo panels.
Box Folder
3 1 Moser to Fitschy, 1947 Nov 20
Concerning dues payments.
3 1 Fitschy to Stynen, 1947 Nov 21
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Nov 25; Stynen is asked to bring photograph panels.
3 1 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Nov 21
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Nov 25; discussion of photos and captions for CIAM VI publication.
3 1 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Dec 1 2.0 copies
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Dec 9; discussion of photos and captions for CIAM VI publication.
3 1 Fitschy to J. J. Honegger, 1947 Dec 2 3.0 pp.
Explains financial situation of Belgian section, and future dues outlook.
3 1 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 Dec 2 2.0 pp.
Explains Belgian section's absence from CIAM VI, Bridgwater and problems with section report and photograph panels. With a mention of the Belgian section's planned reorganization into regional groups.
3 1 Stynen to Fitschy (?), 1947 Dec 2
Cannot attend section meeting. Sent panels by airmail to Bridgwater; they have not been returned.
3 1 Fitschy to Stynen, 1947 Dec 4
Requests copies of photographs intended for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 L'Equerre to E. Sergysels, 1947 Dec 5
Request for photographs of buildings built by L'Equerre for Société L'intégrale, Liège.
3 1 Sergysels to L'Equerre, 1947 Dec 8
Photographs will be sent.
3 1 Giedion to Fitschy, 1947 Dec 8
Concerning missing report and panels; list of new members.
3 1 Michel to Fitschy, 1947 Dec 12
Sends photos for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Dec 13
Announces Belgian section meeting, Dec 18.
3 1 Hoste to Fitschy, 1947 Dec 15
Request for contact with Belgian section. With a mention of his post-war troubles.
3 1 Herbosch to Fitschy, 1947 Dec 17
Postcard. Sends photos for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 Fitschy (?) to Eysselinck, 1947 Dec 19
Dues matters.
3 1 Fitschy to Braem, 1947 Dec 19
Dues matters; discussion of photo selection for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 Fitschy to Hoste, 1947 Dec 19
Hoste's case will be discussed at next Belgian section meeting.
3 1 Delatte to Fitschy, 1947 Dec 19
Sends text for photographs for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 Braem to Fitschy, 1947 Dec 21
Concerning selection of photographs for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1947 Dec 24
Sends text for photographs for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 Dec 24
Sends photographs for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication, along with section report and summary.
3 1 Registered mail receipt, 1947 Dec 24
Receipt for publication materials for CIAM VI, Bridgwater sent to Giedion.
3 1 CIAM VI publication legends and texts, n.d. 14.0 pp.
Captions for 27 photographs of buildings built by Belgian section members between 1937 and 1947, intended for CIAM VI publication (ultimately named A decade of new architecture / Dix ans d'architecture contemporaine).
3 1 Fitschy to Braem, 1947 Dec 29
Return of photographs not sent to Zürich.
3 1 Fitschy to Giedion, 1947 Dec 29
Cover letter for Bourgeois photograph captions, sent for CIAM VI, Bridgwater publication.
3 1 Bourgeois photograph captions, n.d. 3.0 pp.
Captions for 3 photographs of buildings built by Bourgeois.
3 2 Giedion to Fitschy, 1948 Jan 2
Materials received; membership roster questions.
3 2 Honegger to Fitschy, 1948 Jan 6
Dues matters.
3 2 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 Jan 13
Antwerp section should decide on Hoste readmission or exclusion.
3 2 Stynen to L'Equerre, 1948 Jan 16
Concerning lost photograph panels.
3 2 Fitschy to Stynen, 1948 Jan 19
Discussion of lost CIAM VI, Bridgwater materials.
3 2 L'Equerre to Belgian section, 1948 Jan 19
Dues matters.
3 2 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 Jan 19
Sends section report, materials for publication on CIAM VI, Bridgwater, and Belgian section membership roster. With a mention of dues.
3 2 Stynen to L'Equerre, 1948 Mar 2
Out of town.
3 2 L. L. Sosset (Centre de rénovation de la tapisserie de Tournai) to L'Equerre, 1948 Mar 5
Wishes to work with CIAM on the role of tapestry and mural arts in modern architecture.
3 2 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 Mar 8
Cover letter for MARS group proposition on architectural education.
3 2 Fitschy to Hartland Thomas, 1948 Mar 11
Requests French translation of CIAM VI, Bridgwater report; inquiries on location of CIAM VII.
3 2 Hartland Thomas to Fitschy, 1948 Mar 15
French translation exists only for CIRPAC minutes. With a mention of Le Corbusier's planning of the CIAM grids, necessary for preparations for CIAM VII, to be held Sept 1948 in Bergamo.
3 2 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 Mar 18 2.0 pp.
Regarding questionnaires for CIAM VII topics and preparations. Autonomous Liège section to be formed. With a mention of Gropius and UNESCO, and of Bourgeois, unaccountably removed as Belgian delegate.
3 2 Eysselinck to Fitschy, 1948 Mar 19
Asks for article on L'Equerre for new architectural review ("Architectura"), edited by Walter Cantré.
3 2 Stynen to L'Equerre, 1948 Mar 19
Cover letter for letter (Mar 26?) sent to Hartland Thomas.
3 2 Stynen to Hartland Thomas, 1948 Mar 26
Inquires about missing photograph panels sent to CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
3 2 Institut Belgo-Luxembourgeois du Change to L'Equerre, 1948 Mar 26
Concerning transfer of CIAM dues to Switzerland.
3 2 Fitschy to Sosset, 1948 Mar 26
Offers membership in Liège section; will send CIAM VII paperwork.
3 2 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1948 Mar 26
Will write article for Cantré; discusses division of Belgian section into regional groups.
3 2 Eysselinck to Fitschy, 1948 Mar 29
Information on Cantré; thoughts on Flemish section based in Antwerp.
3 2 Fitschy to Honegger, 1948 Apr 1 2.0 pp.
CIAM dues transfer to Switzerland authorized; division of Belgian section into regional groups.
3 2 Sosset to Fitschy, 1948 Apr 1
Accepts membership in Liège section; awaits CIAM VII paperwork.
3 2 Fitschy to Stynen, 1948 Apr 2
Cover letter for Bridgwater questionnaire on architectural education; Giedion questioned on future work foreseen for this topic.
3 2 Fitschy to Hartland Thomas, 1948 Apr 5 2.0 pp.
Has completed French translation of CIAM VI, Bridgwater reports; asks clarification of some terms.
3 2 Hartland Thomas to Fitschy, 1948 Apr 7
Clarifies terms "focal buildings", "free-standing", "integral", and "recessed".
3 2 Honegger to Fitschy, 1948 Apr 12
Dues received.
3 2 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1948 Apr 23 2.0 pp.
Reorganization of Belgian section into autonomous regional groups; Eysselinck asked to be provisional secretary for Antwerp group.
3 2 Fitschy to Michel, 1948 Apr 23 2.0 pp.
Reorganization of Belgian section into autonomous regional groups; Michel asked to be provisional secretary for Brussels group.
3 2 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1948 Apr 24
Has written to Belgian section members about reorganization.
3 2 Fitschy to Michel, 1948 Apr 24
Has written to Belgian section members about reorganization.
3 2 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 Apr 24
Reorganization of Belgian section into autonomous regional groups, as per Bridgwater directives abolishing national CIAM groups. With a mention of study topics: city planning; architectural expression; architectural education; reaffirmation of CIAM goals.
3 2 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1948 Apr 24 2.0 pp.
Detailed discussion of Belgian section reorganization.
3 2 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1948 Apr 24 2.0 pp.
Detailed discussion of Belgian section reorganization.
3 2 Eysselinck to Fitschy, 1948 Apr 29
Wishes to decline Antwerp secretaryship.
3 2 Fitschy to Eysselinck, 1948 Apr 30 2.0 pp.
Encouragement to remain Antwerp secretary.
3 2 Giedion to Fitschy, 1948 Apr 30 2.0 pp.
Answers questions in Fitschy's Mar 18 letter concerning topics for CIAM VII: city planning; fine arts ("arts majeurs"); architectural education. Gives reason for Bourgeois's removal as Belgian delegate.
3 3 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 May 4
Reorganization of Belgian section; participation of Belgian section members in June architectural congresses in Zürich and Lausanne; CIAM VII now planned for Easter, 1949.
3 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 May 4 2.0 pp., 4 copies
Cover letter for Giedion's CIAM council report; subscriptions to CIAM 1928-1948 publication; CIAM VII subjects. With a mention of Bourgeois and of UNESCO.
3 3 Fitschy to Léon Sneyers (International Union of Architects), 1948 May 5
Asks which CIAM Belgian section members are also members of IUA.
3 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, International Federation for Housing and Town Planning, 1948 May 5
Asks which CIAM Belgian section members are also members of ABUH ("Association belge pour l'urbanisme et l'habitation" - International Federation for Housing and Town Planning).
3 3 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1948 May 10
Has resigned from CIAM. With a mention of the architectural review "Sept arts".
3 3 Bourgeois to Giedion, 1948 May 8
Resignation letter.
3 3 Michel to Fitschy, 1948 May 11
Declines Brussels secretaryship.
3 3 Handwritten note, 1948 May 21
List of CIAM Belgian section members who are also members of ABUH (see Fitschy letter, 1948 May 5).
3 3 Sneyers to Fitschy, 1948 May 12
CIAM Belgian section members who are also members of International Union of Architects (Réunions internationales d'architectes), Belgian section.
3 3 Fitschy to Michel, 1948 May 12 2.0 pp.
Encouragement to remain Brussels secretary. With a mention of De Koninck's recent car accident, Bourgeois, and candidate members Simone Guillissen-Hoa and Monique De Koninck.
3 3 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1948 May 12
Brussels section organization.
3 3 De Koninck to Fitschy, 1948 May 17
Discussion of Belgian section problems, and of Brussels section responsibilities.
3 3 P. L. Cocke (MARS Group) to Fitschy, 1948 May 20
Experimental CIAM summer school to be held in London, 1948, with lecturers Le Corbusier, Gropius, Aalto and Giedion.
3 3 Michel to Fitschy, 1948 May 21
Definitively refuses Brussels secretaryship.
3 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 May 24
Asks which members will attend conferences for International Federation for Housing and Town Planning (Zürich) and International Union of Architects (Lausanne), to be held in June, 1948.
3 3 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1948 May 24
Brussels section organization. With a mention of candidate members Guillissen-Hoa and J. Canneel-Claes.
3 3 Eysselinck to Fitschy, 1948 May 25
Postcard. Suggests that Fitschy should coordinate with Stynen. With a reminder to write the article for Cantré.
3 3 Van Nueten to L'Equerre, 1948 May 25
Interested in Zürich conference.
3 3 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1948 May 26
Will attend Lausanne conference, possibly Zürich conference.
3 3 Delatte to Fitschy, 1948 May 27
Will not attend conferences.
3 3 Hoste to Fitschy, 1948 May 28
Requests information on his situation vis-à-vis the Belgian section.
3 3 De Koninck to Fitschy, 1948 May 31
Plans meeting with Fitschy and Van Neuten.
3 3 Fitschy to Van Nueten, 1948 May 31
Gives address for International Federation for Housing and Town Planning, Belgian section.
3 3 Fitschy to Hoste, 1948 May 31
Advises Hoste to contact Antwerp section.
3 3 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 May 31
Gives names of CIAM Belgian section members who are also members of International Federation for Housing and Town Planning and International Union of Architects. With a mention of Bourgeois's resignation.
3 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 June 7
Subscriptions for CIAM VI publication.
3 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 June 7
Subscriptions for CIAM VI publication; Brussels section reorganization. With a mention of De Koninck.
3 3 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 June 7
Subscriptions for CIAM VI publication; Zürich and Lausanne congresses; Belgian section reorganization.
3 3 Fitschy to L'Académie royale des beaux-arts, 1948 June 21 2.0 pp.
Subscriptions for CIAM VI publication.
3 3 Fitschy to L'École nationale supérieure d'architecture, 1948 June 21 2.0 pp.
Subscriptions for CIAM VI publication.
3 3 Fitschy to De Koninck, 1948 June 21
Cover letter for questionnaire.
3 3 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 June 21
Subscriptions for CIAM VI publication; sends French translation of CIAM VI, Bridgwater report.
3 3 Fitschy to August Verschaeren, 1948 June 28
Cover letter for June 28 letter to Hartland Thomas.
3 3 Fitschy to Hartland Thomas, 1948 June 28
Letter of recommendation for August Verschaeren to attend CIAM summer school, London.
3 3 Cocke to CIAM secretaries, 1948 June 30
CIAM summer school postponed.
3 4 Verschaeren to Fitschy, 1948 July 1
Thanks for letter of recommendation, June 28.
3 4 Cocke to Fitschy, 1948 July 1
CIAM summer school postponed.
3 4 Fitschy to Verschaeren, 1948 July 2
Cover letter for Cocke's June 30 letter.
3 4 Fitschy to Verschaeren, 1948 July 3
Cover letter for Cocke's July 1 letter.
3 4 Le Corbusier to CIAM members (Fitschy), 1948 July 20 2.0 copies
Circular letter announcing completion of CIAM city planning grid by ASCORAL (French section), to be used to prepare CIAM VII materials; upcoming publication of invitation and instructions.
3 4 Bourgeois to L'Equerre, 1948 Aug 11
Telegram.
3 4 Braem to L'Equerre, 1948 Aug 27
Insists that Hoste case should be decided by Belgian section as a whole.
3 4 Fitschy to Braem, 1948 Aug 31
Belgian section meeting to be held Sept 7 [i.e. 9].
3 4 Fitschy to Britannic Tavern, 1948 Sept 3
Room reservation for Belgian section meeting, Sept 9.
3 4 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 Sept 4
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Sept 9, with agenda.
3 4 Fitschy to Bourgeois, 1948 Sept 11
Sends minutes of Belgian section meeting; asks Bourgeois to retract his resignation.
3 4 Fitschy to Hoste, 1948 Sept 11
Refusal of Hoste's request for readmission to Belgian section.
3 4 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 Sept 11
Dues for 1948.
3 4 Fitschy to ASCORAL, 1948 Sept 17
Requests copy of city planning grid, for CIAM VII preparations.
3 4 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1948 Sept 27
Dues reminder.
3 4 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1948 Oct 4
Graciously declines to retract resignation.
3 4 Fitschy to Delatte, 1948 Oct 18
Sends information on Liège section, which has recently had its first meeting. With a suggestion for further national meetings.
3 4 Fitschy to Stynen, 1948 Oct 18
Sends information on Liège section, which has recently had its first meeting. With a suggestion for further national meetings.
3 4 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 Oct 18 2.0 pp.
Architectural education; request for Gropius's UNESCO document and for Le Corbusier's grids.
3 4 Giedion to Fitschy, 1948 Oct 19 2.0 pp.
Architectural education; list of CIAM documents sent to Fitschy; problems communicating with French section; CIAM VII set for Bergamo, July 1949.
3 4 Fitschy to Honegger, 1948 Oct 21
Dues payment; requests clarification of new dues schedule.
3 4 Fitschy to Giedion, 1948 Oct 25
Thanks Giedion for sending architectural education documents; update on Liège section.
3 4 Honegger to Fitschy, 1948 Nov 5
Dues payment received; Fitschy's dues questions referred to CIAM council.
3 4 Hoste to Fitschy, 1948 Nov 10
Will protest his exclusion from CIAM to Van Eesteren.
3 4 Hoste to Van Eesteren, 1948 Nov 9 2.0 pp.
Protests his exclusion from CIAM for having signed war-time manifesto, falsified in publication, and for defending CIAM principles during the occupation.
3 4 Lesson on German architecture given by Hoste, 1943
Discusses German reactions against modern architecture; Nazi rejection of traditional architecture; comparison of Nazi and Roman architecture.
3 4 Handwritten notes, n.d. 2.0 pp.
French translation of Hoste's Nov 9 complaint letter to Van Eesteren and his lesson on German architecture.
3 4 Fitschy to ASCORAL, 1948 Dec 2
Renewed request for CIAM grids.
3 5 Fitschy to ASCORAL, 1949 Jan 21
Urgent request for CIAM grids.
3 5 Giedion to CIAM council members, 1949 Jan 24
CIAM council meeting in Paris, Mar 4-6. CIAM VII for July in Bergamo.
3 5 Fitschy to Giedion, 1949 Feb 9
Grid received; requests clarification for Belgian participation in CIAM VII. With a mention of project: "La cité linéaire de Charleroi".
3 5 Giedion to Fitschy, 1949 Feb 11
Will send further instructions after CIAM council; status of CIAM VI publication. With a handwritten note: prefers Lille project to Charleroi.
3 5 Fitschy to Wynants, 1949 Feb 12
Instructions for ordering copies of CIAM grid.
3 5 Hoste to Fitschy, 1949 Feb 21
Cover letter for Feb 21 letter to Van Eesteren.
3 5 Hoste to Van Eesteren, 1949 Feb 21
Hoste, recently accepted into the Royal Flemish Academy, wonders at his exclusion from CIAM.
3 5 Fitschy to Hoste, 1949 Feb 23
Hoste's Feb 21 letter received.
3 5 Fitschy to École nationale supérieure d'architecture et des arts décoratifs, 1949 Feb 24
Status of CIAM VI publication.
3 5 Fitschy to Verschaeren, 1949 Mar 4
Application to CIAM summer school, London, 1949 Aug
3 5 Verschaeren to Fitschy, 1949 Mar 19
Application to CIAM summer school.
3 5 Fitschy to Giedion, 1949 Mar 22
Further questions on CIAM VII projects.
3 5 Fitschy to Verschaeren, 1949 Apr 2
Application to CIAM summer school.
3 5 Fitschy to Cocke, 1949 Apr 4
Recommending Verschaeren for CIAM summer school.
3 5 Maxwell Fry to Fitschy, 1949 Apr 7
Request for applications for CIAM summer school.
3 5 Cocke to Fitschy, 1949 Apr 10
Fitschy's recommendation of Verschaeren received.
3 5 Stynen to Fitschy, 1949 May 9
Three more recommendations for students for CIAM summer school: Eliane Havenith; Etienne Donnet; Jacques Veyssière.
3 5 Fitschy to Stanton (CIAM summer school), 1949 May 14
Requesting places in CIAM summer school for three further students.
3 5 Fitschy to Stynen, 1949 May 14
Verschaeren has CIAM summer school documentation; registration for CIAM VII.
3 5 Fitschy to Enrico Peressutti, 1949 May 16 2.0 pp.
Questions on CIAM VII program and travel arrangements.
3 5 Peressutti to Fitschy, 1949 May 20 3.0 copies
Responses concerning CIAM VII program and travel arrangements.
3 5 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1949 May 21
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, May 24.
3 5 Michel to Fitschy, 1949 May 21
Requesting signs and symbols for CIAM VII projects.
3 5 Michel to L'Equerre, 1949 May 23
Cannot attend Belgian section meeting; uncertain about attending CIAM VII.
3 5 Stynen to Fitschy, 1949 May 24
Will attend CIAM VII. With a mention of carpooling.
3 5 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1949 May 25 3.0 copies
Cover letter for Peressutti's May 20 letter on CIAM VII arrangements. With a mention of dues.
3 5 Stynen to Fitschy, 1949 May 27
Sends dues.
3 6 MARS Group to CIAM members, 1949 June
Cover letter for "Statutes of CIAM", prepared by P.A. [Pierre-André] Emery and G. Samuel.
3 6 Fitschy to Honegger, 1949 June 1
Dues collection.
3 6 Peressutti to CIAM members (Fitschy), 1949 June 1
Physical requirements for grid preparation.
3 6 Fitschy to Peressutti, 1949 June 3
Hotel reservations.
3 6 Honegger to Fitschy, 1949 June 12
Fitschy's June 1 letter received.
3 6 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1949 June 13
Dues reminder.
3 6 Handwritten notes, n.d. 3.0 pp.
Moneys paid or payable by Belgian section members.
3 6 Fitschy to Maxwell Fry, 1949 June 16
Requesting a further place in CIAM summer school for Yves de Vestel.
3 6 Maxwell Fry to Fitschy, 1949 June 20
De Vestel may attend CIAM summer school.
3 6 Fitschy to Stynen, 1949 June 29
Request for report on changes in architectural education in Belgium.
3 6 Stynen to Fitschy, 1949 July 1
Will write report.
3 6 Fitschy to Wynants, 1949 July 5
Hotel reservations.
3 6 Fitschy to Stynen, 1949 July 5
Hotel reservations.
3 6 Eliane Havenith to Fitschy (?), 1949 July 15
Request for CIAM summer school program and documentation for herself and Donnet.
3 6 Jaqueline Tyrwhitt to CIAM delegates (Fitschy), 1949 Aug 19
Cover letter for official press release for CIAM VII.
3 6 Havenith, Donnet, Verschaeren and Veyssière to Fitschy, 1949 Aug 3 (or 31?)
Thank-you note on postcard, with positive assessment of CIAM summer school.
3 6 Marcel Lods to Fitschy, 1949 Sept 14 2.0 pp.
Belgian colleague sought for commission studying Athens Charter legislation. Asked to attend meeting of industrialization commission, headed by Wells Coates, 1949 Oct in Geneva.
3 6 Fitschy to Lods, 1949 Sept 19
Will search for colleague for Lods's committee.
3 6 Fitschy to Peressutti, 1949 Oct 18
Requests CIAM VII documents and reports; compliments for congress organization.
3 6 Fitschy to Havenith, 1949 Oct 20
Forwards letter.
3 6 Havenith to Fitschy, 1949 Oct 23
Thank-you for forwarding letter from Maxwell Fry.
3 6 Peressutti to Fitschy (?), 1949 Nov 9
CIAM VII documents delivered to Stynen.
3 6 Stynen to Fitschy, 1949 Nov 10
Sends CIAM VII documents.
3 6 Giedion to Fitschy, 1949 Nov 22
Questions for Belgian section regarding CIAM VII documents; financial support; CIAM VII publication ( A decade of new architecture / Dix ans d'architecture contemporaine). With a mention of Giedion's appointment to the Massachussetts Institute of Technology.
3 6 Handwritten notes, n.d.
French translation of Giedion's Nov 22 letter.
3 6 Giedion to CIAM groups, 1949 Dec 8 3.0 pp.
Italian underwriting of cost of CIAM VII minutes; explanation of delays in publishing A decade of new architecture / Dix ans d'architecture contemporaine; report on CIAM summer school 1949; desperate financial situation of CIAM.
3 6 MARS Group proposals for CIAM VIII theme, 1949 Nov
Problem of the "heart of the city": the "physical setting for the expression of collective emotion." With study instructions.
3 6 Draft of French translation of MARS Group CIAM VIII proposal, 1949 Nov
With handwritten corrections.
3 6 Godfrey Samuel (MARS Group) to CIAM members, 1949 Dec 16
Cover letter for MARS Group CIAM VIII proposal.
3 7 Fitschy to Stynen, 1950 Jan 2
Requests Belgian section meeting to discuss Giedion's questions and Mars Group proposal. With a mention of the Groupe EGAU.
3 7 Fitschy to Samuel, 1950 Jan 16
Cover letter for Jan 16 letter to Giedion.
3 7 Fitschy to Giedion, 1950 Jan 16 3.0 pp.
Reactions to CIAM VII; publication of A decade of new architecture; responses to CIAM summer school; finances; support for Marseille rather than London as location of CIAM VIII, and of Le Corbusier's proposal "La charte de l'habitat" rather than MARS Group's "Heart of the city" as theme; Belgian participation in permanent CIAM commissions.
3 7 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1950 Feb 4
Establishment of four national commissions; reconvening of group working on architectural expression and the plastic arts.
3 7 Fitschy to Peressutti, 1950 Feb 4
Requests report of subcommission C of 1st commission (President: Sert).
3 7 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1950 Feb 28
Postponement of city planning commission meeting.
3 7 Fitschy to Michel, 1950 Feb 28
Postponement of city planning commission meeting.
3 7 Moutschen to Fitschy, 1950 Mar 20
Visit to Brussels of Pierre Vago, Secretary General of the International Union of Architects, Mar 24. With a mention of Auguste Perret.
3 7 Van Nueten to Fitschy, 1950 Mar 21
Postcard. Will attempt to attend Vago lunch, Mar 24.
3 7 Michel to Fitschy, 1950 Mar 21
Will attend Vago lunch, Mar 24.
3 7 Peressutti to Fitschy, 1950 Mar 24
No report exists for subcommission C; replaced by report no. 105-C.
3 7 Peressutti to CIAM members, 1950 Apr 4
Announcement of upcoming 9th Milan Triennale; Franco Albini member of action committee. CIAM members asked to influence artist selection. With a mention of Piero Bottoni.
3 7 Fitschy to Samuel, 1950 May 9
No report received from CIAM council meeting held in London, Jan 20; information on CIAM VIII requested.
3 7 Michel to Fitschy, 1950 May 27
Postcard. Requests CIAM plans.
3 7 Fitschy to Wynants, 1950 June 12
Requests Belgian section meeting.
3 7 Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella, Ernesto Rogers and Giuseppe Samonà to CIAM members, 1950 June 13 4.0 pp.
Announcement of CIAM summer school, Venice, 1950 Sept: proposed program and arrangements.
3 7 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1950 July 1 2.0 copies
Postponement of Belgian section meeting until September; dues reminder.
3 7 Handwritten note, n.d.
Portion of draft for Fitschy's July 1 letter.
3 7 Klutz to Albini, 1950 July 3
Fitschy absent; announcement for Venice CIAM summer school forwarded to Stynen.
3 7 Klutz to Stynen, 1950 July 3
Cover letter for Venice CIAM summer school announcement.
3 7 Stynen to Fitschy, 1950 July 13
Awaits Fitschy to proceed with CIAM summer school applications.
3 7 Fitschy to Stynen, 1950 July 20
Wonders why Stynen did not simply proceed with CIAM summer school applications.
3 7 Stynen to Fitschy, 1950 Aug 1
Has not received response from circular sent.
3 7 Albini to CIAM members, n.d.
Postponement of CIAM summer school, Venice.
3 7 Wells Coates to CIAM members (Fitschy), 1950 Sept 26
Cover letter for CIAM VIII program.
3 7 Fitschy to Wells Coates, 1950 Nov 21
Projects to be presented by Belgian section at CIAM VIII.
3 7 Gontran Goulden to Fitschy, 1950 Dec 5
Requesting details of Belgian section participation at CIAM VIII.
3 7 Fitschy to Goulden, 1950 Dec 7
Repeat of projects to be presented by Belgian section at CIAM VIII.
3 7 Goulden to Fitschy, 1950 Dec 11
Apologizes for error.
3 8 Goulden to Fitschy, 1951 Jan 29
Agrees to Belgian participation.
3 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1951 Apr 9 3.0 pp., 3 copies
Deplores lack of activity and commitment in Belgian section; abstains from further work and announces imminent resignation as CIAM delegate. One letter is labeled in pen: "M. Tibaux". [#32]
3 8 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1951 Apr 10 4.0 copies
Request for CIAM VIII reservations, and plans for member participation. With a list of CIAM permanent commission themes.
3 8 Provisional program for CIAM VIII, n.d. 2.0 pp.
3 8 Herbosch to Fitschy, 1951 Apr 11
Requests meeting to discuss points raised in Fitschy's Apr 9 letter.
3 8 Van Nueten to Fitschy, 1951 Apr 12
With a plan to form work teams with younger members.
3 8 Fitschy to Wells Coates, 1951 Apr 13 2.0 copies
Details of Belgian participation in CIAM VIII: "Core" survey of Flémalle-Haute. With names of attendees and session contributors.
3 8 Stynen to Fitschy, 1951 May 2
Requests meeting to discuss CIAM youth section.
3 8 Fitschy to Stynen, 1951 May 4
Will meet Stynen just before meeting of SUB (Société des urbanistes belges), May 9, to which Stynen is also invited.
3 8 Fitschy to Wells Coates, 1951 May 11
Sketch of planned CORE grid.
3 8 Goulden to Fitschy, 1951 May 17
MARS Group grid diagram received.
3 8 To MARS Group, 1951 May 26
Registered mail receipt.
3 8 Fitschy to MARS Group, 1951 May 26
Sending documents to be mounted on Flémalle-Haute grid.
3 8 Documents for CIAM VIII, 1951 May 26
List of contents of registered package sent to MARS Group.
3 8 Fitschy to Wynants, 1951 May 31
Sends CIAM VIII documents and reservations.
3 8 Fitschy to Voyages Brooke, 1951 May 31
Travel arrangements to London for CIAM VIII.
3 9 Fitschy to Honegger, 1951 June 19
Sends dues for 1950 and 1951.
3 9 Marcel Roux, n.d.
business card
3 9 Honegger to Fitschy, 1951 July 4
Dues payment received.
3 9 Herbosch (?) to Fitschy, 1951 July 12
Postcard. Regrets missed meeting. With a mention of ballet at Sadler's Wells.
3 9 Fitschy to Richards (Architectural Review), 1951 July 20
Requests CIAM VIII photographs. With a mention of the Royal Festival Hall and the South Bank Exhibition.
3 9 Architectural Review to Fitschy, 1951 July 24
Sends issue devoted to CIAM VIII. August issue will be devoted to the South Bank Exhibition.
3 9 Tyrwhitt to CIAM delegates, 1951 Aug
Cover letter for CIAM VIII report; publication of A decade of new architecture and of The heart of the city; exhibition plans for CIAM VIII core grids; acknowledgements.
3 9 Fitschy to Architectural Review, 1951 Aug 23
Overage in payment is to be sent to MARS Group.
3 9 Fitschy to MARS Group, 1951 Aug 24
Repayment for costs of assembling Flémalle-Haute grid.
3 9 Tyrwhitt to Fitschy, 1951 Aug 31
Comments appreciatively on Flémalle-Haute grid, which will be included in upcoming CIAM VIII publication, The heart of the city.
3 9 Stynen to Fitschy, 1951 Nov 28
Requests Belgian section meeting.
3 9 Tyrwhitt to Fitschy, 1951 Dec
Corrections requested for CORE account.
3 9 Stynen to Fitschy, 1951 Dec 7
Renewed request for Belgian section meeting.
3 9 Stynen to Fitschy, 1951 Dec 10
Suggests small committee meeting prior to larger Belgian section meeting.
3 9 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1951 Dec 13
Announcement of Belgian section meeting, Dec 20; CIAM IX preparations ("La charte de l'habitat"); membership in independent Brussels and Liège sections.
3 9 Delatte to Fitschy, 1951 Dec 15
Cannot attend meeting; will participate in Brussels section.
3 9 Van Nueten to Fitschy, 1951 Dec 20
Cannot attend meeting; will participate in Brussels section.
3 9 Fitschy to Tyrwhitt, 1951 Dec 31
Approves Flémalle-Haute text for The heart of the city.
Box Folder
4 1 Giedion to Fitschy, 1952 Feb 11
Sending A decade of new architecture / Dix ans d'architecture contemporaine.
4 1 Albini to CIAM members, 1952 Apr 30
CIAM summer school to be held in Venice, Sept 10-Oct 10.
4 1 B. F. Reiner (European Office of the United Nations) to Vladimir Bodiansky, 1952 May 7 2.0 pp.
Letter to the vice-president of the CIAM industrialization commission, asking that the CIAM Italian and Swedish exhibits, and possibly those of other countries, be shown in Geneva for the UN habitat sub-committee meeting, 1952 Sept 1-6.
4 1 Le Corbusier, Giedion, Tyrwhitt to CIAM delegates, 1952 May 14 3.0 pp.
Summarized report of CIAM council meeting, May 10-11: discussion of CIAM's future, with increasing control given to new architects; planning for "La charte de l'habitat", including the meaning of "habitat"; arrangements for new architects; CIAM ideology.
4 1 Fitschy to Swedish CIAM group, 1952 June 11
Cannot attend CIAM delegates meeting in Stockholm.
4 1 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1952 June 17 3.0 pp.
Announcement of Liège city planning exhibition, 1952 Sept; requesting CIAM speakers for conference on industrial area planning.
4 1 Fitschy to Van Eesteren, 1952 June 24 3.0 pp.
Repeat of June 17 letter.
4 1 Fitschy to MARS Group, 1952 July 1
Short letter announcing Liège city planning exhibition, 1952 Sept; requesting CIAM speakers for conference on industrial area planning.
4 1 Handwritten note, 1952 July 1
Draft of Fitschy's July 1 letter to MARS Group. (see Series IV. Fitschy to English CIAM members, Box 10*, f. 2).
4 1 Goulden to Fitschy, 1952 July 4
Fitschy's July 1 letter received.
4 1 Honegger to Fitschy, 1952 Sept 5
Request for dues.
4 1 Van Eesteren to Fitschy, 1952 Sept 2
Regrets he could not suggest speakers or attend Liège conference. With a mention of Scheffer, and of the Lisbon city-planning conference.
4 1 Fitschy to Sert, 1952 Nov 7
Cover letter for letter to United Nations department of social services (not present).
4 1 Fitschy to Le Corbusier, 1952 Nov 25
Invites Le Corbusier to speak at conference on high-rise construction ("construction en hauteur"), to be held in Brussels, 1953.
4 2 Wogenscky to CIAM, 1953 Jan 7
Circular to CIAM delegates and council members; CIAM IX reports forthcoming.
4 2 Fitschy to Wogenscky, 1953 Jan 8
Jan 7 letter received; repeat of Nov 25 invitation to Le Corbusier.
4 2 Giedion to CIAM, 1953 Feb 10 2.0 pp.
Circular to CIAM delegates and council members; creation of endowments to enable younger members to attend CIAM conferences.
4 2 Wagons-Lits Cook to Fitschy, 1953 Mar 3
Offers booking services for CIAM IX, Aix-en-Provence, 1953 July 19-28.
4 2 Fitschy to Wogenscky, 1953 Apr 14
Requests CIAM IX room reservations for Liège section.
4 2 Wogenscky to CIAM members, 1953 May 6
Cover letter for CIAM IX program; request for list and extent of exhibits.
4 2 Wogenscky to CIAM members (Fitschy), 1953 May 13
Instructions for CIAM IX reservations.
4 2 Henri Grulez to Fitschy, 1953 June 9
Architecture student wishing to participate in CIAM IX. With a mention of René Panis.
4 2 Fitschy to Grulez, 1953 June 11 2.0 pp.
Explanation of CIAM IX schedule and of CIAM summer school, Venice. With a mention of Panis.
4 2 Fitschy to Wogenscky, 1953 June 20 2.0 pp.
CIAM IX reservations for Liège section; Liège grid extent. With a mention of Groupe EGAU, whose construction project is the subject of Liège grid.
4 2 Wogenscky to Fitschy, 1953 June 24
Confirmation of reservations.
4 2 Wogenscky to CIAM, 1953 June 30
Circular to CIAM council members and delegates: call for reports.
4 2 Fitschy to Wogenscky, 1953 July 13
Increase in extent of Liège grid.
4 2 L'Equerre to Hourant, 1953 July 16
Liège group departure time for CIAM IX.
4 2 Braem to Fitschy, 1953 Sept 1
Postcard. Does not have report for art synthesis commission.
4 2 Wogenscky to CIAM delegates, 1953 Sept 24
CIAM IX commission reports forthcoming.
4 2 Wogencsky to CIAM, 1953 Sept 25
Sending promotional materials from the Manufactures françaises de Saint-Gobain.
4 2 Fitschy to Wogenscky, 1953 Oct 2
Order for CIAM IX commission reports.
4 2 Giedion to CIAM members (Fitschy), 1954 May 15 2.0 pp.
Announcement of Paris meeting for CIAM council and commission presidents, June 27; options for preparation of "La charte de l'habitat"; CIAM publications.
4 2 Alfred Schmeller (Magnum) to Fitschy, 1954 June 1
Requests photographs of architectural projects, for upcoming magazine issue.
4 2 Giedion's secretary to Fitschy, 1954 June 11
Postcard. Paris meeting date changed to June 30.
4 2 Wogenscky to CIAM, 1954 June 16
Location of Paris CIAM meeting, June 30.
4 2 Marcel Junius to L'Equerre, 1954 June 18
Request for photographs of residence projects for "Architecture 54".
4 2 Fitschy to Magnum, 1954 June 28
Will research projects for Magnum.
4 2 Magnum to Fitschy, 1954 Sept 30
Sends past issues of Magnum.
4 2 Bakema to CIAM members, 1954 Dec 21
Cover letter for CIAM X instructions.
4 2 Bakema to CIAM members, 1954 Dec 21
Call for responses to CIAM X instructions.
4 3 Le Corbusier's secretary to CIAM members (Fitschy), 1955 Feb 9
Requests photographs of CIAM IX night party, given on roof terrace of "L'Unité d'Habitation" in Marseille.
4 3 Havenith to Fitschy (?), 1955 Mar 24
Sends report of CIAM Dutch-Belgian meeting, Feb 19.
4 3 Bakema to CIAM members, 1955 Apr 28
Sends CIAM X documents.
4 3 Albini to CIAM members, 1955 May
Next Venice CIAM summer school planned for 1956 Sept
4 3 Karl Pawek (Magnum) to Fitschy, 1955 May 3
Request for photographs showing the optimism and "joie de vivre" of modern architecture.
4 3 Giedion to CIAM members, 1955 June 3
CIAM council, Team X and delegates meeting to be held in Paris, July 2.
4 3 Wogenscky to CIAM members, 1955 June 13 2.0 copies
CIAM meeting postponed to July 4. With English translation.
4 3 Magnum to Fitschy, 1955 June 24
Telegram. Requests photograph of cheerful ("heitere") architecture.
4 3 Fitschy to Pawek, 1955 July 14
Cannot send photographs.
4 3 Alfredo Evangelista Viana de Lima to CIAM groups, 1955 July 26
Sends Portuguese grid for critique.
4 3 Havenith to Fitschy, 1955 Aug 4
Brussels-Antwerp section meeting Aug 12; requests Fitschy's presence.
4 3 Havenith to Fitschy, 1955 Aug 15
Regrets Fitschy's absence Aug 12. With a discussion of grids to be presented at La Sarraz CIAM delegates meeting (projects by Van Nueten and Braem).
4 3 Honegger to CIAM members, 1955 Sept 5
Request for dues.
4 3 Van den Broek and Bakema to Fitschy, 1955 Sept
Card with notice of address change for architectural firm Van den Broek and Bakema.
4 3 Wogenscky to unspecified, 1956 Jan 9
Opening separate practice from Le Corbusier.
4 3 Fitschy to Alfred Roth, n.d.
Draft of letter naming Belgian attendees for CIAM X, Dubrovnik.
4 3 Fitschy to Roth, 1956 Apr 14
Draft of letter requesting address of Drago Ibler.
4 3 Roth to Fitschy, 1956 Apr 17
Postcard, Gives Ibler's address.
4 3 Giedion to CIAM members, 1956 May 30 2.0 pp.
CIAM X; preparations for "La charte de l'habitat".
4 3 Roth to CIAM members, 1956 May 30
Announcement of CIAM X in Dubrovnik, Aug 3-13, with registration details.
4 3 Fitschy (?) to Kondracki, 1956 July 2
Reservations for CIAM X.
4 3 Fitschy to Roth, 1956 July 23 2.0 pp.
Complications with CIAM X attendance.
4 3 Roth to Fitschy, 1956 July 27
Postcard. Cannot guarantee place for Fitschy on boat.
4 3 Wagons-Lits Cook to Fitschy, 1956 Aug 17
Bill for visa and reservation-cancellation fees.
4 3 Fitschy to P. A. Emery, 1956 Dec 19 2.0 copies
Proposes younger Belgian delegate to act as liaision between CIAM staff and Belgian section.
4 4 Bakema to CIAM members, 1957 Jan 4
Call for opinions regarding CIAM reorganization.
4 4 Sert, Gropius, Giedion, Tyrwhitt to Bakema, 1957 Apr 19 2.0 copies
Confirms proposals for Exchange Information Center (CIAM), and CIAM Exchange of Information on Architectural Education.
4 4 Sert, Gropius, Giedion, Tyrwhitt to CIAM, 1957 May 2.0 pp.
Circular to CIAM reorganization committee, CIAM council and CIRPAC: discussion of defeated proposals to dissolve CIAM at Dubrovnik, and of CIAM reorganization plans.
4 4 Bakema to CIAM, 1957 July 12 2.0 pp.
Response to 1957 May letter, justifying his work with CIAM reorganization committee and recommending advanced study of visual design and the human habitat.
4 4 Roth to CIAM, 1957 July 22
Announcement of CIRPAC meeting at La Sarraz, Sept 7-10.
4 4 Bougeois to Roth, 1957 July 20
Will attend La Sarraz meeting.
4 4 Roth to CIAM, 1957 Aug 10
La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting moved to Aug 31-Sept 3.
4 4 Fitschy to Roth, 1957 Aug 19
Confusion as to La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting dates.
4 4 Fitschy to Roth, 1957 Aug 22
Reservation for La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting.
4 4 Interbau to Fitschy, 1957 Sept 10
Invitation to conference held by Berlin CIAM group, 1957 Sept 26-27, to discuss the exhibition "Die Stadt von morgen".
4 4 Interbau to Fitschy, 1957 Sept 10
French translation of invitation, sent by Hubert Hoffman.
4 4 Reply card, n.d.
Request for lodging during Berlin conference.
4 4 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1957 Sept 12
Requests meeting.
4 4 Fitschy to Bakema, 1957 Nov 13 2.0 pp.
Hesitates to submit names for new research group; reorganization committee should write manifesto clearly expressing new CIAM goals. With criticism of new French title for CIAM.
4 4 Bakema to Fitschy, 1957 Dec 7
Call to battle; list of countries who have responded positively to his request.
4 4 Albert Bontridder to Fitschy, 1957 Dec 10
List of Brussels-based architects (to be contacted on Bakema's behalf).
4 4 Jacques Dolphyn to Fitschy, 1957 Dec 16
Will collaborate with Bakema in new CIAM.
4 4 Dolphyn to Bakema, 1957 Dec 16
Will collaborate with Bakema in new CIAM.
4 4 Constantin Brodzki to Fitschy, 1957 Dec 16
Will collaborate with Bakema in new CIAM.
4 4 Brodzki to Bakema, 1957 Dec 16
Will collaborate with Bakema in new CIAM.
4 4 Groupe Structures to Fitschy, 1957 Dec 17
Will collaborate with Bakema in new CIAM.
4 4 Bourgeois to Fitschy, 1957 Dec 17
Upcoming CIAM meeting.
4 4 Fitschy to Bakema, 1957 Dec 17
Has sent Bakema's text to Belgian architects; cannot participate in CIAM work for 1958; renews criticism of new French title for CIAM.
4 4 Groupe Structures to Bakema, 1957 Dec 17
Will collaborate with Bakema in new CIAM.
4 4 Bontridder to Fitschy, 1957 Dec 19
Will collaborate with Bakema in new CIAM.
4 4 To the National Commission for the Cité-Modèle, 1958 3.0 pp.
Letter from six unnamed architects of the Cité Modèle, built for the Exposition universelle et internationale, Brussels, 1958: requesting compensation.
4 4 Bakema to CIAM members, 1958 May 9 3.0 pp.
Resolutions from 1957 La Sarraz and 1958 Brussels meetings; renaming of CIAM; announcement of CIAM XI, Otterlo, 1959 Sept, with guidelines.
Series II. Handwritten notes, 1938-ca. 1956 3.0 folder(s)
This small series contains handwritten drafts, lists, sketches, envelopes, bills and other incidental notes which cannot be identified as rough drafts for correspondence or documents located elsewhere in this collection, or lacking strong relation to such documents. The great majority of these notes are in Paul Fitschy's hand. Notable are the two sets of notes for the preparatory meeting in Brussels for CIAM VI, Liège, 1938 July 10; the Paris CIAM council meeting notes preparatory to CIAM X, 1954 June 30; and the subsequent CIRPAC meeting notes, 1955 July 4. All of these lack official typed minutes in this collection (though the 1938 July 10 meeting is briefly summarized in the CIAM Bulletin d'information bibliographique, Series III. Box 6 f. 3). Handwritten notes which can be strongly linked to other documents have been filed together with them in the appropriate series; notes originally located in other series have been left there.
Box Folder
4 5 Réunion pour la préparation du VIe congrès à Bruxelles, 1938 July 10 11.0 pp.
Handwritten rough draft of meeting minutes for preparation of CIAM VI, Liège, with outline. Includes discussion of Sert's upcoming publication Résolutions du congrès d'Athènes (which ultimately became Can our cities survive?). With mention of Syrkus, Quétant, Schmidt, Sert, Le Corbusier, Van Eesteren, Fry, Fitschy, Labatut, Bourgeois. Paginated to p. 8 (several pages unnumbered or recopied). See also Series IV. Box 10*, f. 1 for oversize page from this document.
4 5 Meeting notes, 1938 July 10 6.0 leaves
Notes from Brussels preparation meeting for CIAM VI, Liège. Records positions of Le Corbusier, Van Eesteren, Giedion, Sert, Schmidt, Stam, Bourgeois, Fry, Fitschy. Pagination to p. 9; p. 7 missing.
4 5 CIAM, 1939 Jan 12
Notes of meeting discussing topic for CIAM VI, Liège.
4 5 Travaux dont sont extraits les documents cartographiques, n.d. 2.0 pp.
List of bibliographical sources for a "séminaire de géographie" at the Université de Liège.
4 5 Élements constitutifs de l'urbanisme, n.d.
With pencil sketch.
4 5 Lists and preliminary schedule, 1939 2.0 pp.
Notes concerning CIAM VI, Liège.
4 5 L'Equerre to Martin Wagner, 1939 June 13
Envelope sent to Istanbul, with pencil notes on verso.
4 5 Fitschy to Hilbersheimer, 1939 June 13
Envelope sent to Berlin, returned.
4 5 L'Equerre to Gabriel Guevrékian, 1939 June 14
Envelope sent to Tehran.
4 5 L'Equerre to Gabriel Guevrékian, 1939 Sept 12
Envelope sent to Tehran.
4 6 Lists, 1947 2.0 pp.
Persons to receive CIAM VI, Bridgwater reports.
4 6 Belgian section member list, after 1948 2.0 pp.
With addresses.
4 6 List of Belgian section members, n.d.
4 6 Expenses, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Accounting in pencil of Paris trip expenses, including meeting at UNESCO.
4 6 Notes on city projects, 1951 or 1952 3.0 pp.
CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon notes on examples of the core for Chicago, New York, Rotterdam, Liège, Nagele (Holland), Kolsdal (Norway), Gustavsberg (Sweden), Oslo, Stevenage, St.-Dié, Rabat-Sale, Chimbote (Peru), Paris, Coventry, Hiroshima, Basel, Providence, Lausanne, New Haven, Medellin, Bogotá, Chandigarh (India). Appeared in The heart of the city.
4 6 Lists, 1953 2.0 pp.
Liège section lists regarding attendance at CIAM IX, including Marseille reception.
4 6 J. M. Nenquin, 1953 Aug 18
Notes on Nenquin, an architectural student.
4 6 List, 1953?
Note of orders for A decade of new architecture by Groupe EGAU, Planning, Kondracki.
4 6 CIAM council meeting notes, 1954 June 30 3.0 pp.
Fitschy's notes from CIAM council and delegates meeting in Paris for CIAM X. Records positions of Candilis, Emery, Le Corbusier, Wogenscky, Lods, Honegger, Bakema, Sert, Rogers, Smithson, Roth. With mention of Werner Hebebrand.
4 6 To-do list, 1954?
CIAM X in Algiers. With mention of Groupe EGAU, Sert, Wogenscky, FHU and UIA [International Union of Architects].
4 7 Envelope, 1955 May 28
Envelope (Van den Broek and Bakema to Fitschy) with pencilled draft of letter entitled "Constructions au quartier du Bois de Mont"; to-do list on verso with mention of CIAM X.
4 7 Groupe mais[on?], 1955
Rough pen sketches of apartment floorplans.
4 7 CIRPAC meeting notes, 1955 July 4 4.0 pp.
Fitschy's notes from CIAM X preparation meeting in Paris. Records positions of Bakema, Sert, Emery, Wogenscky, Giedion, Le Corbusier, Candilis, Ecochard, Gardella, Roth, Lods, Van Eyck.
4 7 Librairie Jules Henry, 1956 Apr 3
Receipt for "L'architecture française".
4 7 Envelope, 1956 May 29
Envelope (Van den Broek and Bakema to Fitschy) with pencilled note mentioning EGAU.
4 7 Emery, n.d.
With mention of "Statut du logis".
4 7 Constatations-exigences, n.d.
With a mention of "logis et habitat".
4 7 Sketch, n.d.
Floorplans in pencil.
4 7 Notes on "logis", n.d.
Discussion of pedestrian access. With lists of city projects.
4 7 CIAM-2, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Notes on CIAM reorganization after CIAM X.
4 7 Notes, n.d. 4.0 pp.
Notes on CIAM reorganization after CIAM X.
4 7 Notes, n.d.
Notes on city requirements for 5000 and 25000 inhabitants.
Series III. Documents, 1928-1957 ca. 2.1 lin. ft.
This series contains documents generated by CIAM as a whole in the course of congress development and other related projects, and preserved by the Belgian section. These documents show how the CIAM central secretariat, located in Switzerland under the direction of Sigfried Giedion, coordinated with national CIAM chapters to select, debate and prepare topics for CIAM congresses, plan congress locations and arrangements, collaborate on and promote CIAM projects such as publications and educational opportunities, and convey CIAM conclusions to international associations such as UNESCO. The documents recount the debates on city planning concepts of interest to CIAM participants, such as "logis", "habitat" and "core" among many others. The at times fractious communications also detail the several periods of CIAM reorganization and redefinition, including the immediate post-war period, the period after CIAM IX which saw the formation of Team X (Team Ten), and the radical reorganization after CIAM X which led to the ultimate dissolution of CIAM.
Included in the series are final CIAM congress reports; meeting minutes (including CIRPAC and CIAM council meetings as well as Belgian section meetings); official CIAM statutes, communications, memoranda, topic questionnaires, financial statements and press releases; book proposals and book excerpts; and papers, articles and speeches destined for presentation at CIAM events or publication in modern architectural journals. The series also contains ephemera relating to CIAM events and congresses, such as brochures, invitations, tickets, and identity cards. Notes, lists, address labels, envelopes, business cards and handwritten materials have been filed in this series when directly linked to documents found here, or originally found together with them.
Although the representation of the first four CIAM congresses (before the formation of the Belgian section) is somewhat sketchy, the series provides ample documentation of the periods of greatest CIAM activity - during the mid- to late 1930s, and again during the 1950s. The most well-represented CIAM groups are those of Switzerland, Belgium, France (principally ASCORAL), Britain (MARS Group), and the Netherlands (De 8 and Opbouw). Also detailed are the contributions of Algerian (pre-independence), Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Swedish, Portuguese, Yugoslav and German CIAM participants, in addition to those from the United States.
The series has been divided into eleven subseries, each covering a separate CIAM congress. Items are filed chronologically within each of these subseries. Of special interest is the subseries relating to the proposed CIAM VI, Liège, 1939 Sept, in mid-preparation by the Belgian section when it was cancelled at the onset of World War II. All CIAM congresses are represented in this series by at least one document, with the sole exception of CIAM XI, held in 1959 in Otterlo, Netherlands, which is represented in the collection as a whole only by J. B. Bakema's 1958 May 9 letter (Series I. Correspondence, Box 4, f. 4).
Series III.A. CIAM I, La Sarraz, 1928 1.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 1st CIAM congress, held in La Sarraz, Switzerland, 1928.
Box Folder
4 8 Congrès préparatoire international d'architecture moderne, 1928 June 28 5.0 pp.
Declaration of CIAM principles.
4 8 CIAM: Résumé de son but, son action; Un ralliement: Le congrès de La Sarraz, n.d. 9.0 pp.
Summary of La Sarraz congress, prepared well after the fact by L'Equerre. Explains origins of CIAM; lists six questions to lead to a program of architectural reforms and innovations.
Series III.B. CIAM II, Frankfurt am Main, 1929 1.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 2nd CIAM congress, held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1929.
Box Folder
4 9 Statuts de l'association Les Congrès internationaux d'architecture moderne, 1929 Oct 26 2.0 copies
CIAM statutes (printed and typescript repro).
Series III.C. CIAM III, Brussels, 1930 1.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 3rd CIAM congress, held in Brussels, Belgium, 1930.
Box Folder
4 10 Einladung zum 3. internationalen Kongreß für neues Bauen, 1930 Nov
Printed invitation to CIAM III, Brussels, 1930 Nov 27-29, on the theme "rationelle Bebauungsweisen" (rational site planning), with congress program on verso. With mention of Bourgeois, Van Eesteren, Le Corbusier, Kaufmann-Böhm, Neutra, Gropius, Steiger and Barbe. Sent by Moser and Giedion. [#6]
Series III.D. CIAM IV, Athens, 1933-1938, bulk 1933 1.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 4th CIAM congress, held in Athens, Greece, 1933.
Box Folder
4 11 Protokol der Delegierten-Versammlungen in Barcelona, 1932 Mar 29-31 5.0 pp.
Minutes of CIRPAC meeting in Barcelona (with agenda and list of attendees) discussing preparations for CIAM IV, originally intended for Moscow. With mention of the controversy surrounding the design competition for the Palace of the Soviets. With red pencil underlining. Sent by Sert and Steiger. [#8]
4 11 Questionnaire: pour les auteurs de l'analyse des plans de villes, ca. 1933 4.0 pp.
CIAM IV questionnaire, divided in four sections: "Habitations"; "Délassement"; "Lieux de travail"; "Circulation-Transports". With information on three display charts or maps. Pencil annotation: "Extrait du rapport sur le congrès d'Athènes."
4 11 La ville radieuse, 1933 7.0 pp.
Portions of typescript from Le Corbusier's book. With table of contents and two sections: "Je suis attiré" and "Liberté - Égalité - Fraternité". With red pencil inscription: "Articles réserve en partie parus."
4 11 Méthodes de l'urbanisme fonctionnel et son application à Amsterdam, n.d. 4.0 pp.
Speech on city planning principles and methods, given by Van Eesteren at the invitation of the "Chambre technique de Grèce". [#10]
4 11 La ville fonctionnelle, vol. 1: Analyse du chaos urbain, n.d. (possibly 1938) 10.0 pp.
Typescript table of contents for proposed 209-page CIAM IV publication. Author unknown.
Series III.E. CIAM V, Paris, 1934-1937 1.0 box and 2 folders
Documents relate to the 5th CIAM congress, Paris, France, 1937.
Box Folder
4 12 Minutes of CIAM delegates meeting, London, 1934 May 20-21 10.0 pp.
Agenda and minutes for May 20 and 21 meetings, including country reports, discussion of CIAM IV publication La ville fonctionnelle and preparations for CIAM V.
4 12 Explication du tableau "La ville fonctionelle", n.d. 2.0 copies
Gives results of CIAM IV and resulting directives for CIAM V projects. Written by French CIAM group. With pencil annotation: "Introduction du programme du Ve congrès."
4 12 Architecture and town planning in England, 1934 Dec 10 5.0 pp.
Text of Wells Coates's article, written for L'Equerre.
See Series I. Box 1, f. 1-2 for L'Equerre's correspondence with Coates.
4 13 List of CIAM section secretariats, n.d.
Names and addresses, with number of document copies required for distribution.
4 13 CIRPAC roster, 1935 Apr
Countries, names and addresses of CIRPAC members.
4 13 Minutes of CIRPAC meeting, Amsterdam, 1935 June 9-13 12.0 pp., 2 copies
Agenda and minutes, including description of public exhibition La ville fonctionnelle and report on book publication status, as well as program planning and location for CIAM V.
4 13 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1935 Oct 29 3.0 pp.
Preparations for upcoming CIAM "Exposition d'urbanisme", Brussels, 1936 Mar, and L'Equerre's "Exposition d'architecture et d'urbanisme", Liège, 1936 May; final 1935 issue of L'Equerre to explore past, present and future work of CIAM. With agenda for next meeting.
4 13 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1935 Nov 26 3.0 pp.
Continued discussion of previous meeting topics. With agenda for next meeting.
Box Folder
5 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Jan 3 3.0 pp.
1936 Brussels and Liège exhibitions; admission of new members. With agenda for next meeting.
5 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Feb 5 3.0 pp.
Program for CIAM V; 1936 Brussels and Liège exhibitions. With agenda for next meeting.
5 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Mar 12 4.0 pp.
Death of Karl Moser, past president of CIAM; Eggericx's resignation from CIAM; admission of new members; continued plans for 1936 Liège exhibition.
5 1 Announcement of CIRPAC meeting, La Sarraz, n.d.
With costs.
5 2 Documents de la réunion de La Sarraz, 1936 Sept 9-12 17.0 pp.
Assembled CIRPAC meeting documents. Includes cover; opening statement; program; schedule of work groups with topics and members; press commission tasks; conceptual outline of architectural objectives and related social requirements (3 pp.); 1936 financial statements with graph, in German (6 pp.); Algerian CIAM group report, by P. A. Emery (2 pp.); Swiss CIAM group report (3 pp.).
5 3 Plan pour les projets de récréation, 1936 Sept 2 8.0 pp.
Schematic plan for recreational facilities, presented at La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting by Opbouw of Rotterdam. Includes cover letter.
5 3 CIAM financial statements (French), 1936 6.0 pp.
Statements for 1935 Jan-1936 Mar and 1936 Apr-1936 Sept, and budget for 1936-37. With graph.
5 3 Voyage La Sarraz, congrès CIRPAC, 1936 Sept 9-12 6.0 pp.
Handwritten notes detailing Belgian section automobile travel expenses, route etc. With typescript page of CIAM promotional text.
5 4 CIRPAC meeting report, La Sarraz, 1936 Sept 30 19.0 pp., 2 copies
Final CIRPAC report (German). Includes cover; cover letter dated Oct 3; table of contents; preliminary remarks; list of participants; report on "Die funktionelle Stadt"; program planning for CIAM V, including descriptions of city planning projects; treasury report; and nine commission reports.
5 5 CIRPAC meeting report, La Sarraz, 1936 Sept 30 17.0 pp., 2 copies
Final CIRPAC report (French). Includes table of contents; preliminary remarks; list of participants; report on La ville fonctionnelle; program planning for CIAM V, including descriptions of city planning projects; treasury report; and nine commission reports.
5 5 Report of the program commission for CIAM V, Paris 1937, n.d. 2.0 pp.
List of proposed plans and lecture topics to be presented at CIAM V: typescript of report in final CIRPAC report.
5 6 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1936 Oct 14 2.0 pp.
La Sarraz CIRPAC meeting; Syrkus questionnaire on hollow walls ("le mur creux"); 1936 Liège exhibition; financial questions; attendance questions.
5 6 CIAM V congrès de Paris, 1937 Jan 15 4.0 pp.
Detailed program for CIAM V Logis et loisirs.
5 6 Programme de travail du Ve congrès, n.d. 5.0 pp.
CIAM V, Paris outline for economic zone surveys, focusing on country, region, city, and sanitary infrastructure. With pencil annotations (in an alphanumeric scheme). Notes on verso mention Marcel Florkin and Jean Nihon. Paper copy of the oversize document in Flat file folder 1**.
5 6 Questionnaire, La législation et le régime foncier, . 1937 Jan 4.0 pp.
Questionnaire on land regulation.
5 6 La législation et le régime foncier en fonction de l'urbanisme, 1937 Jan 3.0 pp.
Discussion of land regulation reform, and the need to implement "mobilisation du sol" and abolish private land ownership. Appendix to questionnaire.
5 6 Section belge des CIAM: payement des cotisations des membres, 1936-1939
Lists Belgian section member payments for fiscal years 1936-1937, 1937-1938, and 1938-1939.
5 6 Announcement of Belgian section meeting, 1937 Feb 23
With agenda.
5 6 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1937 Feb 26 3.0 pp., 2 copies
CIAM V, Paris; land regulation questionnaire; 2nd CIRPAC delegate; membership application of Kondracki; discussion of Koen Limperg misunderstanding.
5 7 CIAM financial statements (French), 1937 4.0 pp.
Statements for 1935 Apr-1937 Mar. With graph.
5 7 CIAM financial statements (German), 1937 4.0 pp.
Statements for 1935 Apr-1937 Mar With graph.
5 7 Taxation des groupes pour 1936/37, n.d.
CIAM group contributions.
5 7 Invitation, Ve congrès de Paris: "Logis et loisirs", n.d.
Invitation to CIAM V, with program, themes and work method.
5 7 CIAM circular, 1937 Apr
Request for names and addresses of CIAM members and associates, to be invited to CIAM V.
5 7 Liste des membres, 1937 Mar 13
Names and addresses of Belgian section members.
5 7 Agenda for CIAM delegates' meeting, Paris, 1937 June 28
With handwritten message by Victor Bourgeois.
5 8 Solutions de principe, 1937 Apr 21.0 pp., 2 copies
CIAM V report no. 1, by Le Corbusier. Bound pamphlet.
5 8 Cas d'application: villes, 1937 June 15.0 pp., 2 copies
CIAM V report no. 2, by Sert. Bound pamphlet.
5 8 L'urbanisme rural, 1937 June 16.0 pp.
Annex to CIAM V report no. 3, by Norbert Bézard. Bound pamphlet.
5 8 Méthodes de travail du congrès, n.d. 1.0 p.
Framework for CIAM V discussions, and plans for CIAM V publication.
5 8 Programme de travail du Ve congrès, 1937 5.0 pp.
Copy of CIAM V, Paris outline for economic zone surveys, focusing on country, region, city, and sanitary infrastructure. Translation by Fitschy. Original oversized document on tracing paper (see Series IV. Flat file folder 1**).
5 8 Daily schedules for CIAM V, 1937 June 29-July 2 5.0 pp., 2 copies
Separate sheets for June 29, June 30, July 1, and July 2.
5 9 Report on Solutions de principe, 1937 June 3.0 pp., 3 copies
Report of 1st CIAM V commission (president: Wiesmann) on report no. 1 by Le Corbusier. With a proposal for practical application projects ("cas d'application") for CIAM VI. With second incomplete copy (2 of 3 pp.)
5 9 Report on Cas d'application des villes, n.d. 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Report of 2nd CIAM V commission (president: Emery) on report no. 2 by Sert. With conclusions drawn from presented surveys of Zürich, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
5 9 Report on Cas d'application: régions et campagnes, 1937 July 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Report of 3rd CIAM V commission (president: Limperg) on report no. 3 by Syrkus, and Bézard's annexed report. With resolutions concerning rural development.
5 10 Architecture et médecine, 1937 June 9.0 pp.
Report of speech (numbered A 1) by P. Winter, concerning health and hygiene and their relationship to architecture and city planning. With a discussion of sunlight, and of improving city planning for children. (Text not fully reproduced on p. 7.)
5 10 Technique et finance au service du plan, n.d. 3.0 pp.
Text of speech (numbered A 2) by P. Lenoir, engineer. With a discussion of new construction methods and the need for financial prioritization.
5 10 Technik und Finanz im Dienste des Planes, n.d. 3.0 pp.
German copy of Lenoir's speech.
5 10 Propositions du groupe hollandais [...], 1937 June 3.0 pp.
Dutch section's critique (numbered A 3) of reports by Le Corbusier and Bézard. With a discussion of new agriculture.
5 10 Communication du groupe anglais, 1937 June 2.0 pp.
English section report (numbered A 4), with a brief discussion of London's development and the "Theory of Contacts".
5 11 Organisation des loisirs dans les cités ouvrières, 1937 June 4.0 pp.
Essay by Stanisław Tołwiński, of the Polish section, discussing the range of leisure activities that should be foreseen through needs analysis and made available by architects and city planners. Tołwiński sees the home interior as a conservative space, alterable only through exterior community planning. With a mention of the worker housing complex Rakowiec.
5 11 Les logements et les cités-ouvrières en Pologne, 1937 June 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Report by Helena Syrkus of the Polish section, concerning limits to be considered in budgets for worker housing construction. With a mention of Theodor Toeplitz and of the worker housing complex Zoliborz.
5 11 Intervention au 3ème rapport par le groupe hongrois sur les constructions rurales, n.d. 1.0 p.
Text of speech by Forbat Ligeti of the Hungarian section, on the need for government initiative in providing rural housing.
5 11 Les bases de la reconstruction rurale en Hongrie, n.d. 5.0 pp.
Text by Virgile Bierbauer, with a historical overview of Hungarian land use, agriculture and settlement patterns, and recommendations for rural development.
5 12 Plan d'aménagement d'une partie de l'agglomération anversoise (rive droite), n.d. 2.0 copies
Explanation of urban development plan for Antwerp, presented by Hannekroot, Braem and Hoste of the Belgian section.
5 12 Rapport sur l'exposition et le congrès d'urbanisme, 1937 June 11 4.0 pp.
Report from L'Equerre, of the Belgian section, on its recent participation in city planning exhibitions. With a solicitation of funds for mounting the next Liège exhibition, planned for 1939.
5 12 CIAM: Section belge, n.d. 1.0 p.
Explanation of Belgian section structure and mission.
5 12 Communication du groupe d'Algérie, n.d. 1.0 p.
Algerian section's response to report no. 2 by Sert.
5 12 Plan et règlement; Une étape de la biogénèse des villes: les cités satellites, 1937 June 23 4.0 pp.
Response of Jean-Pierre Faure, engineer based in Algiers, to sections 4 and 23 of Le Corbusier's report no. 1. States the need for a coherent body of city planning doctrines and updated building regulations, and analyzes the relations between the city center and its surrounding suburbs (garden cities or satellite cities).
5 12 L'urbanisme et l'architecture devant le danger aérien, n.d. 1.0 p.
Outline of speech by Colonel Vauthier, discussing ways to protect urban constructions from air attack (fire, explosive projectiles, poison gas).
5 12 Adresses de restaurants pour les congressistes, 1937
Restaurant list for CIAM V attendees.
5 12 Banquet de clôture, 1937 July 3 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Invitation to closing banquet, including visit to Le Corbusier and Jeanneret's "Pavillon des temps nouveaux" and recreational activities.
5 12 Logis et loisirs: Ve congrès CIAM, Paris, 1937 2.0 copies
Printed prospectus and order form for CIAM V publication. With full table of contents on verso; includes list of all reports and papers presented at congress.
5 13 Légende, Zeichenerklärung, Legend, n.d. 3.0 items
Fold-out indexes (numbered I, II and III) of signs and symbols for city planning documents.
Series III.F. CIAM VI, Liège (cancelled conference), 1938-1939 1.0 box(es)
Documents relate to the planned but cancelled 6th CIAM congress, planned for Liège, Belgium and cancelled in 1939.
Box Folder
6 1 Belgian section financial report, 1938 Apr 4 3.0 copies
Report for fiscal years 1936-1937-1938.
6 1 Circular to Belgian section, 1938 Apr 13
Belgian section meeting announced for Apr 25. With agenda.
6 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1938 Apr 4 3.0 pp.
Discussion of reorganization document; admission of Braem; questions by Hoste and De Koninck.
6 1 Extrait des statuts de l'association "Les congrès internationaux d'architecture moderne," n.d.
Excerpt of statute concerning CIRPAC meetings and the election of CIRPAC delegates.
6 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1938 Apr 25 2.0 pp.
De Koninck withdraws resignation; formation of work teams; CIRPAC meeting proposed for Belgium, 1938 May.
6 1 Agenda for Belgian section meeting, 1938 May 9
6 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1938 May 9 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Formation of work teams; CIRPAC in Belgium; publication of CIAM V book.
6 1 Giedion to CIAM delegates and members, n.d. 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Discussion of CIAM V publication ( Logis et loisirs) and CIAM IV publication, also a layman's publication on city planning, prepared by Sert and Perriand; preliminary preparations for CIAM VI.
6 1 CIAM, bulletin d'information bibliographique, 1938 July 18 2.0 copies
Plan for quarterly index of articles covering the work of CIAM architects.
6 1 CIAM, bulletin d'information bibliographique, n.d. 2.0 copies
Order form for CIAM bulletins.
6 2 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1938 Oct 17 2.0 pp.
Development of application studies ("cas d'application"); important points to communicate during 1939 Liège "Exposition d'urbanisme". With agenda for Nov 7 meeting, and duplicate of p. 1.
6 2 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1938 Nov 28 2.0 pp.
Flémalle-Haute survey; "Pavillon d'urbanisme" at planned Exposition internationale de Liège, 1939.
6 2 Fortecon, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Description of Fortecon, an international technical clearing-house for the construction and home furnishing industries. Written by P. Morton Shand.
6 2 Fortecon, société anonyme anglaise, n.d.
Advertisement card for Fortecon, with descriptive text. With mention of Cyril Sweett and P. Morton Shand.
6 2 Loose sheet, n.d.
Page 4 of a document recommending creation of city planning authorities, including a national office, an inspection service and an experimental institute.
6 2 La charte du logis, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Proposal by Paul Fitschy for a CIAM charter covering requirements for residences.
6 2 Handwritten notes, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Handwritten draft of Fitschy's "La charte du logis".
6 2 Roster, n.d. 3.0 pp.
Architects (delegates?) listed by country.
6 2 Thème du VIe congrès (résumé), n.d. 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Discussion of "La ville fonctionnelle: cas d'application de la Charte d'Athènes" as potential CIAM VI topic; draft text for document below.
6 2 Programme du VI congrès CIAM (La ville fonctionnelle, cas d'application de la Charte d'Athènes), [1938] 4.0 pp., 2 copies
CIAM circular written by Sert, based on Brussels resolutions, with planned CIAM VI topic and project specifications.
6 3 CIAM: Bulletin d'information bibliographique, 1939 Mar 15 13.0 pp., 3 copies
Includes summary of Brussels meeting, 1938 July 10, with a report of L'Equerre's tenth anniversary celebration; city planning questions in Geneva (M. A. Bodmer) and southwest of Paris (M. André Noël); traffic calculation (E. Bachmann); advantages of the trolleybus (Thomann); climate and house construction in Palestine (J. Posener); thoughts on industrial housing production in the United States (K. [Knud] Lonberg-Holm and C. Theodore Larson). [#17]
6 4 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1939 Apr 19 2.0 pp.
Zürich CIRPAC meeting announced; Hoste expresses reservations on the choice of air pollution as sole topic for CIAM VI, Liège. With agenda for May 2 meeting.
6 4 Note concernant le congrès de Liège, 1939 Apr 23
Remarks by Hoste, for submission in May 2 section meeting.
6 4 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1939 May 2 6.0 pp.
Debate over amendments to CIAM VI topic.
6 4 Intervention de Braem, 1939 May 2 2.0 pp.
Handwritten notes of Braem's speech at Belgian section meeting.
6 4 Préparation VIe congrès CIAM, 1939 May 5 5.0 pp.
Handwritten notes, schedules and outlines relating to preparation and correspondence for CIAM VI, Liège. Includes notes on "les grandes expositions", commissions, air pollution, and the 1939 June 3 CIAM meeting held in Liège.
6 4 Organisation du congrès, n.d.
Handwritten note. With a mention of Didesch and Quétant.
6 4 Schéma du rapport relatif aux problèmes urbanistiques [...], n.d.
Handwritten note discussing need for CIAM study of air pollution (page 1 of longer document?).
6 4 Handwritten notes, n.d.
Addresses for L.G. Pineau, Heiberg and Fred Forbat. With a mention of a work on air pollution by René Humery.
6 4 List of CIRPAC delegates, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Listed by country, with addresses.
6 5 Wichtige Bemerkung, n.d. 3.0 copies
Notice of change in Zürich CIRPAC meeting dates from 1939 May 28-29 to 1939 July 8, with additional Liège meeting 1939 June 4.
6 5 Vorschläge der belgischen Gruppe der CIAM, 1939 May 16 6.0 pp., 3 copies
Belgian section suggestions for CIAM VI, Liège, including overall CIAM work methods, air pollution as proposed topic, and schedule for pre-conference topic preparation.
6 5 Remarque importante, n.d.
Notice of change in Zürich CIRPAC meeting dates from 1939 May 28-29 to 1939 July 8, with additional Liège meeting 1939 June 4.
6 5 Proposition de la section belge des CIAM à la réunion de CIRPAC à Zürich, 1939 May 16 7.0 pp., 2 copies
Belgian section suggestions for CIAM VI, Liège, including overall CIAM work methods, air pollution as proposed topic, and schedule for pre-conference topic preparation. The second copy is an earlier draft.
6 6 L'hygiène de la ville et de la campagne, 1939 May 30 34.0 pp.
Report written by O. Olsen for the "Organisation d'hygiène, Commission de l'habitation" of the Société des Nations. Contains discussions of air pollution, water supply and waste treatment. Stamped by F. Quétant.
6 6 Rundschreiben an die Delegierten, 1939 May 30
Announcement of Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1939 July 8, and CIAM VI, Liège, 1939 Sept First version of text.
6 6 Circulaire aux délégués, 1939 May 30
Announcement of Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1939 July 8, and CIAM VI, Liège, 1939 Sept First version of text.
6 6 Handwritten notes, n.d.
Addresses for Hans Schmidt, Sert, and Robert von der Mühll (H. R. von der Mühll).
6 6 Handwritten notes, n.d.
Addresses for Piero Bottoni, G. L. Baufi, L. B. Belgiojoso, G. Pollini, G. Terragni, G. Pagano, and Hans Brechbüller.
6 6 Addresses, 1939 June 1 3.0 pp.
Addresses of CIAM officers and delegates.
See Series IV. Box 10*, f. 4 for 1939 June 9 announcement of Zürich CIRPAC meeting and CIAM VI, Liège.
6 6 Liste des confrères, 1939 June 16 2.0 pp., 2 copies
List of recipients of Van Eesteren's June 9 circular and the Belgian report concerning the Zürich CIRPAC meeting and CIAM VI, Liège.
6 6 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1939 June 21 2.0 pp.
Zürich and Liège meetings; new candidates for membership.
6 7 CIAM: préparation du VI congrès, 1939 June 30 4.0 pp.
Report by Swiss CIAM group. List of conclusions of past CIAM VI topic meetings (Brussels, 1938 July 10; Amsterdam, 1939 June 9; Liège, 1939 May 16); recommendations for topics and proposed schedule.
6 7 Invitation pour la rencontre de CIAM à Zürich, 1939 June 14 2.0 copies
With program schedule.
6 7 Programme des délégués du congrès, 1939 July 8-11
Zürich CIRPAC meeting schedule.
6 7 Minutes of Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1939 July 9 8.0 pp., 3 copies
Debate over CIAM VI topic (air pollution or air, light, greenery, open spaces vs. "cas d'application"); exhibition of prepared application studies; future CIAM topics. With a list of attendees. Includes a supplement page: CIAM VI book proposal, presented by Le Corbusier.
6 8 Moser to Fitschy, 1939 July 5
Sends financial statement for fiscal years 1937-38 and 1938-39. With a request for dues.
6 8 Financial statement, 1939 July 1 5.0 pp.
Statement for fiscal years 1937 Apr-1938 Mar and 1938 Apr-1939 Mar.
See also Series IV. Box 10*, f. 5 for Finanzielle Leistungen der Ländergruppen: a graph showing contributions of CIAM national groups (1939 July 1).
6 8 Programme du congrès, tel qu'il fût décidé à Zürich, n.d. 2.0 copies
Program discussed at Zürich, including topic of air pollution.
6 8 Programme du congrès: contre-proposition du groupe belge, n.d.
Revised program, without mention of air pollution. With list of "cas concrets" for exhibition.
6 9 Notes for prospectus, n.d. 3.0 pp.
Handwritten notes; draft text for prospectus for CIAM VI, Liège.
6 9 Thèmes du VIe congrès: "cas concrets d'urbanisme", suivant les directives de la "Charte d'Athènes", n.d. 3.0 pp. plus fragment
Handwritten notes; draft text for prospectus for CIAM VI, Liège.
6 9 Text for prospectus for CIAM VI, Liège, n.d. 7.0 pp.
Typed draft text.
6 9 Layout for prospectus for CIAM VI, Liège, n.d.
Mock-up of title page.
6 9 Prospectus for CIAM VI, Liège, n.d. 8.0 pp., 2 copies
Printed, unbound booklet sheets with CIAM VI program details, schedule etc. With five extra sheets.
6 9 VIe congrès à Liège, 1939
Handwritten notes; rough draft text for prospectus for CIAM VI, Liège.
6 10 VIe Kongress in Liège, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Fragments of program text (German), with a listing of planned presentations.
6 10 Einladung zur Teilnahme des VI. Kongresses, 1939 3.0 pp.
Preliminary text (German) for invitation and schedule of CIAM VI, Liège.
See Series IV. Box 10*, f. 6 for further German text for announcement of CIAM VI, Liège.
6 10 Identity cards, 1939 3.0 items
Identity cards and reduced-fare train coupon for the 1939 Liège exposition ("Grande saison internationale de l'eau"). Train coupon has pencil notes on verso.
6 10 Aux délégués de CIAM, 1939 Aug 30
Draft text of letter cancelling CIAM VI, Liège.
6 10 An die Delegierten der CIAM, 1939 Aug 30
Draft text of letter cancelling CIAM VI, Liège.
6 10 Aux délégués de CIAM, 1939 Sept 7 3.0 copies
Final bilingual cancellation announcement for CIAM VI, Liège, with annotations.
6 10 Envelope, 1939 Sept
Envelope to L'Equerre from Imprimerie Georges Thone. With handwritten accounting (in francs).
6 10 Nos universités, n.d.
Postcard of modern university building with two men in foreground. Pencilled on verso: "L'Equerre."
6 10 Advertisement clipping, n.d.
Portion of pre-war advertising text for low-cost apartments, produced by L'Equerre. With mention of Falise, Fitschy, Klutz, Parent and Tibaux.
6 10 Address labels, n.d.
Address labels for the pre-war Belgian section.
6 10 Receipt, n.d.
For printing, copying or photography services.
6 10 Résidence Maghin, n.d. 3.0 card(s)
Advertisement for building located near site of Liège exposition, to have lodged attendees for CIAM VI, Liège attendees.
Series III.G. CIAM VI, Bridgwater, 1946-1948 10.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 6th CIAM congress, held in Bridgwater, England in 1947.
Box Folder
7 1 Proposal for agenda of June 21 Belgian section meeting, 1946 June 17 3.0 pp.
Reorganization; CIRPAC proposals. With mention of possible topics for future congresses.
7 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1946 June 21 3.0 pp.
CIAM relations with the United Nations and RIA; CIRPAC planned for Paris, 1946 Sept.
7 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1946 July 10 4.0 pp.
Annual assembly meeting. Future congress themes; Belgian section reorganization.
7 1 Minutes of MARS Group executive committee meeting, 1946 July 10 3.0 pp.
Russian architects; reconstitution of German CIAM section; proposed congress themes; creation of the International Union of Architects, to be inaugurated in London, 1946 Sept 21-Oct 5. With attendance of Helena and Szymon Syrkus.
7 1 Rapport à l'intention de MM. C. van Eesteren et S. Giedion, 1946 July 19 2.0 pp.
Requests CIRPAC meeting for first half of September; will prepare proposal of congress themes.
7 1 Propositions du groupe liégeois de la section belge des CIAM relatives aux thèmes des prochaines assises des CIAM, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Proposes a city planning manifesto to assist reconstruction efforts, with mention of law reform, self-financing and standardization. With pencilled annotations.
7 1 XVIIIe congrès international pour l'habitation et l'urbanisme: programme provisoire, 1946 Oct 7-12 3.0 pp.
Preliminary program for conference in Hastings, England.
7 1 Giedion to CIAM members, 1946 Oct 12
Cover letter for CIAM meeting report.
7 1 Minutes of London CIAM meeting, 1946 Sept 28 4.0 pp.
Formation of International Union of Architects and its foreseen relations with CIAM; CIAM VI preparation; proposed CIAM VI themes. With appended sheet: "Proposal put before IRA conference in London to form a world organisation of architects."
7 1 Giedion to CIAM members, 1946 Oct 12
French translation of Giedion's cover letter for CIAM meeting report.
7 1 Minutes of CIAM meeting, 1946 Sept 28 5.0 pp.
French translation of London CIAM meeting minutes.
7 1 Fitschy to CIAM members, 1946 Dec 2
Cover letter for translation of London CIAM meeting minutes.
7 2 CIAM Chapter for Relief and Post War Planning Inc., 1946 Nov
Resolution of CIAM USA: submits program of action for the Interprofessional Committee on urban planning, with outline of intended legislative and planning research.
7 2 Minutes of CIAM USA section meeting, 1946 Dec 10
Death of Moholy-Nagy; response to London meeting; Lonberg-Holm's questions on CIAM VI theme (Community development vs. Neighborhood unit); first meeting of Interprofessional committee on urban planning (Sert and Papadaki).
7 2 Report, CIAM chapter for relief and postwar planning, n.d.
Creation of postwar reconstruction CIAM group, formed at meeting in New York, 1944 May 20, with planned actions.
7 2 Technical news service, n.d.
Announcement of bibliographic service documenting advances in American building techniques for foreign distribution. With list of sources.
7 2 Giedion, Chart of the sixth congress, n.d.
American proposal for CIAM VI theme: "Constitution of a chart [sic] of the principles of reconstruction."
7 2 CIAM: American chapter for relief and postwar planning, n.d.
Planned activity.
7 2 Report, Comité CIAM pour les secours et l'urbanisme d'après-guerre, n.d. 4.0 pp.
French translation of previous four documents relating to CIAM American chapter for relief and postwar planning.
7 2 Zusammenarbeit in den drei Kategorien: Architektur, Bildhauerei und Malerei, 1946 Dec 4.0 pp.
Swiss questionnaire for proposed CIAM VI topic: Architecture and its relation to painting and sculpture. With short explanatory essay.
7 2 The impact of contemporary conditions upon architectural expression, 1947 Jan 6.0 pp., 2 copies
British MARS Group questionnaire for proposed CIAM VI topic. With English translation of Swiss essay and questionnaire, "Relation between architect, painter and sculptor."
7 2 Applications for British Council summer courses, 1947 5.0 copies
Town planning course form.
7 3 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1947 Mar 28
Requests comments on translated questionnaires.
7 3 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1947 Mar 28
Zürich CIRPAC meeting; money exchange; distribution of American, British and Swiss questionnaires and documents.
7 3 Merkelbach to L'Equerre, 1947 Apr 8
Cover letter for Dutch group request for participation of younger architects at CIRPAC.
7 3 Architectenvereeniging "de 8" to CIRPAC secretary, 1947 Apr 8
Letter by Dutch CIAM group proposing increased involvement of younger architects in CIAM affairs, and recommending attendance of J. B. Bakema as guest at CIRPAC.
7 3 Swedish CIAM group, 1947 Apr 25 2.0 pp.
Cover letter and questionnaire on urban housing units, for CIAM VI, Bridgwater. With pencil inscription: "Giedion to Yugo." [#26]
7 3 Communication of "de 8" to CIAM secretariat, 1947 May 19 5.0 pp.
Proposal and treatment for CIAM VI topic: "Wohnungvorrat und Wohnungbedarf, Wohnungproduktion und der Anteil der Architekten bei dieser Produktion." With questionnaire.
7 3 VI CIAM niederländische jüngeren, n.d.
Dutch CIAM section provides four theoretical points through which to view CIAM VI topics, centering on social justice, freedom and cooperation.
7 3 Composition de la section belge, 1947 May
Roster of Belgian section members, with status information.
7 3 Program of the VIth congress, 1947 June
Brief description of purposes and procedures for CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
7 3 Minutes of Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1947 May 2.0 pp.
Purposes of CIAM VI: to plan CIAM VII, to reestablish contact between the national CIAM groups, to explore the city planning situation in each country, and to conceive the future ("envisager l'avenir").
7 3 Programme du VIe congrès, 1947 June
French translation of purposes and procedures for CIAM VI, Bridgwater.
7 3 Minutes of Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1947 May 2.0 pp.
Second transcription of CIRPAC meeting minutes.
7 3 Hartland Thomas (MARS Group) to Belgian section, 1947 July 26 2.0 pp.
Invitation to CIAM VI, Bridgwater, 1947 Sept 7-14. With cost information and list of Belgian section members expected to attend.
7 3 Memo to CIAM Groups, 1947 Aug 12
Jane Drew to be London contact person for CIAM VI attendees.
7 4 Minutes of CIRPAC meeting, 1947 Sept 13 3.0 pp.
Members to report on commission conclusions; 20th anniversary publication; dues; press releases; Dutch conclusions on lowering of housing standards; location of CIAM VII; full CIRPAC delegate roster.
7 4 CIAM press communiqué: World congress of architects, 1947 Sept 22 2.0 pp.
CIAM VI, Bridgwater press release, describing CIAM origins, leadership and conference events.
7 4 Communiqué de presse, 1947 Sept 22 3.0 pp.
French translation of CIAM VI, Bridgwater press release.
7 4 Résumé du rapport adressé au congrès de Bridgwater, 1947 Sept 2.0 pp.
Belgian section report on present state of architecture and city planning in Belgium.
7 4 Rapport relatif à l'activité de la section belge de 1939 à 1947, 1947 Sept 2.0 copies
Belgian section activity during the war.
7 4 Rapport relatif à la situation générale de l'architecture et de l'urbanisme en Belgique, 1947 Sept 6.0 pp., 2 copies
Report covering economic, legal and administrative, demographic, technical, public relations, architectural and aesthetic aspects of city planning in Belgium.
7 5 Publication VIth congress, 1947 Oct 2.0 pp.
Proposal for publication of "CIAM: 1928-1948" (ultimately entitled A decade of new architecture), with outline.
7 5 Annex to article V of the outline, 1947 Nov 6 2.0 pp.
Subdivisions of work to be included in publication; directives for choice of material. Written by Max Bill.
7 5 CIAM publication VIe congrès, 1947 Nov 19 4.0 pp.
French translation of "Publication VIth congress" document, with annex to article V.
7 5 Une politique réaliste de l'habitat en Suède, 1947 Dec 2.0 pp.
Article by A. and H. Persitz on the H.S.B. (Hyresgästernas Sparkasse- och Byggnadsföreningars Ricksförbund, or L'Association nationale de locataires pour l'épargne et la construction), a Swedish cooperative for housing construction. Appeared in L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, 1947 Dec
7 5 Commission I: Réaffirmation des buts des CIAM, 1947 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Restatement of CIAM goals.
7 5 Rapport final de la Commission II, 1948 Apr 15 4.0 pp.
Report of CIAM reorganization committee conclusions, 1947 Sept 12, discussing organizational structure, work methods, frequency of meetings etc.
7 5 Rapport de la Commission III A, urbanisme: Préparation du VIIe congrès, 1948 Mar 23 4.0 pp.
Contains proposed CIAM VII topics: national and regional city planning, and neighborhood planning. With questionnaires.
7 6 Table de matières contenues dans le rapport anglais, 1948 Apr 17
Table of contents for English CIAM VI, Bridgwater report.
7 6 CIAM VI, Bridgwater report, 1948 Apr 17 27.0 pp.
French version of report, including cover letter, table of contents of English report, CIAM goals (Commission I report), CIAM reorganization (Commission II), city planning and neighborhood planning questionnaires (Commission III A), architectural expression questionnaire (Commission III B), essay on the collaboration of architecture, sculpture and painting, principles of architectural education (Commission IV), and minutes of 1947 Sept 13 CIRPAC meeting. Report by Emery.
7 7 CIAM VI, Bridgwater report, 1948 Apr 17 27.0 pp.
Second copy of report.
7 8 CIAM VI, Bridgwater report, 1948 Apr 17 24.0 pp.
Third copy of report, missing pages 21-23.
7 8 Belgian section member roster, 1947 Dec
Pencilled date: 1948 May.
7 8 August Verschaeren's business card, n.d.
Originally paper-clipped to Apr 17 Fitschy letter.
7 8 Fitschy to CIAM members, 1948 Apr 17
Additional copy of Fitschy's cover letter for CIAM VI, Bridgwater report, originally paper-clipped to Verschaeren's business card.
7 9 Gropius to A. Van der Goot (UNESCO), 1947 Nov 7 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Discussion of reports to be completed for UNESCO conference in Mexico. With a mention of Giedion and Holford.
7 9 Guiding principles established at Bridgwater, presented at UNESCO, 1947 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Commission IV, architectural education: summary of discussion between Gropius, Holford, Desyllas, Fuchs, Oberlander and Townsend.
7 9 Speech by Gropius, n.d. 6.0 pp., 2 copies
Discusses community replanning and rehabilitation; housing prefabrication; standardization; easing urban overpopulation through settlement of unemployed in neighborhood units outside cities.
7 10 Open letter to Julian Huxley (UNESCO), 1947 Mar 6 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Call for educational standards and training curriculum for architects and city planners. Signed by 32 architects, including Gropius, Giedion, Sert, Le Corbusier.
7 10 Teaching of history to architects: Preliminary remarks on architectural education, 1947 3.0 pp., 2 copies
Report sent to Julian Huxley for the Mexico UNESCO conference.
7 10 Education questionnaire, MARS Group, n.d. 4.0 pp., 2 copies
Questionnaire no. 1.
Series III.H. CIAM VII, Bergamo, 1948-1949 2.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 7th CIAM congress, held in Bergamo, Italy in 1949.
Box Folder
7 11 MARS Group to CIAM, 1948 Feb 25 2.0 copies
Announcement for international conference of the Architectural Students Association, 1948 Aug 24-Sept 3.
7 11 MARS Group to CIAM, 1948 Feb 25
French translation of Architectural Students Association conference announcement.
7 11 Minutes of CIAM council meeting, Paris, 1948 Mar 28-31 5.0 pp., 2 copies
Preparations for CIAM VII; proposed CIAM VII date (1949 Apr) and location (Prague, Bergamo or the Netherlands); CIAM VII themes (applications of Athens charter; synthesis of fine arts); architectural education (including UNESCO negotiations and MARS Group's CIAM summer school); planned CIAM publication; treasury report; Bridgwater statutes; CIAM relations with other organizations. With attendee list and agenda. Reported by Sive.
7 11 Summary report, CIAM council meeting, Paris, 1948 Mar 28-31 7.0 pp.
Two French copies of identical text, with extended discussion of planned CIAM publication, CIAM treasury and dues, and negotiations with Julian Huxley to establish a "board for architecture and planning" within UNESCO. Reported by Giedion.
7 11 Meeting of the CIAM council in Paris, 1948 Mar 28-31 3.0 pp.
English version of Giedion's report on CIAM council meeting.
7 11 CIAM Section belge, 1948 Apr
Belgian section member roster, with address corrections.
Box Folder
8 1 Memo from CIAM council, 1948 May 28-31
Announcement for "First CIAM Summer School", to be held in London, 1948 July 19-Sept 6, focusing on urban center reconstruction. With list of faculty and collaborators.
8 1 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1948 Sept 9 2.0 pp.
Refusal to readmit Hoste; group activity of younger members; Brussels section issues; CIAM VII work and themes ("urbanisme, arts frères, enseignement de l'architecture"); resignation of Bourgeois.
8 1 Commission 2: expression architecturale, 1948 Oct 21 4.0 pp.
Minutes of Liège work group meeting, with mention of Groupe EGAU. CIAM VII postponed to 1949; discussion of architectural expression questionnaire. Report by Ch. Carlier.
8 1 Fitschy to Liège section members, 1948 Nov 5
Announcement of Commission 2 section meeting Nov 10, with agenda.
8 1 Commission 1: urbanisme, 1948 Nov 2 3.0 pp.
Excerpts from articles and works on city planning: Hermann Herrey, "Réflections sur une théorie organique de l'urbanisme", L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, 1947 Jul. 12, and "The Future Coventry."
8 1 Commission 1: urbanisme, 1948 Nov 3 2.0 pp.
Minutes of Liège work group meeting.
8 1 Fitschy to Liège section members, 1948 Nov 13
Postponement of Commission 1 meeting.
8 1 Fitschy to Liège section members, 1948 Nov 19 2.0 pp.
With minutes of Commission 2 meeting, 1948 Nov 10; report by Ch. Carlier.
8 1 Préparation du VIIe congrès, 1949 Mar 9 4.0 pp.
Report from CIAM council meeting, Paris, 1949 Mar 4-6. Includes CIAM VII location and dates (Bergamo, 1949 July 23-30); themes ("application de la charte d'Athènes; rapport des arts majeurs; réforme de l'enseignement architectural"); CIAM summer school. With instructions for presenting CIAM grids, and a mention of Jaqueline Tyrwhitt.
8 1 Official press release for all countries, n.d.
CIAM VII press release, written by Giedion.
8 1 Handwritten note, 1949 June 21
Accounting in francs, with names of Belgian section members.
8 1 Belgian section member roster, 1949 July
With address changes.
Series III.I. CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon, 1949-1951 3.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 8th CIAM congress, held in Hoddesdon, England in 1951.
Box Folder
8 2 CIAM circular, 1949 Dec 5.0 pp.
CIAM VII, Bergamo; CIAM publication ( A decade of new architecture / Dix ans d'architecture contemporaine); CIAM summer school 1949 and 1950; CIAM VIII plan proposed by MARS Group.
8 2 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1950 Jan 4
Cover letter for CIAM circular; announcement of Belgian section meeting Jan 12, with agenda.
8 2 Minutes of Belgian section meeting, 1950 Jan 12 4.0 pp.
Belgian section responses to Giedion's circular; Belgian collaboration with permanent CIAM commissions; proposed CIAM VIII themes and locations.
8 2 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1950 Jan 31
Cover letter for Jan 12 minutes; announcement of Commission I meeting Feb 2, with agenda; dues matters.
8 2 Fitschy to Belgian section, 1950 Feb 4
Cover letter for Jan 12 meeting; announcement of Commission II meeting Feb 9. With list of commission members.
8 2 Programme du 8e congrès CIAM, n.d. 2.0 pp.
CIAM VIII location and dates (Hoddesdon, 1951 July 7-14), theme (Heart of the city, Core or "Les noyaux"), and development of Bergamo resolutions. Written by Honegger.
8 2 8th international congress for modern architecture, n.d.
Location, prices, travel information, related events.
8 3 Programme provisoire de sessions, visites etc., n.d. 2.0 pp., 2 copies
Schedule of planned events for CIAM VIII.
8 3 Fitschy, Propositions pour le developpement de l'étude du problème du core, 1951 July 12
Work method for final CIAM VIII conclusions. With pencil notes on verso.
8 3 Communication au sujet du problème du "Core", 1951 July 12 3.0 pp.
Handwritten notes; text of Fitschy document for CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon.
8 3 International Federation for Housing and Town Planning council meeting, 1951 July 14-19 3.0 pp.
Schedule of events for conference related to CIAM VIII, including lecturers and papers presented.
8 3 CIAM council member and delegate roster, 1951 5.0 pp.
Members and groups established at CIAM VIII, with addresses.
8 3 Carte au 2.500° de Flémalle-Haute: Zoning, bâtisses, n.d.
Color key for Flémalle-Haute plans.
For Flémalle-Haute plans, see Series IV. Box 11*.
8 3 Urbanisation de Flémalle-Haute, n.d.
Document list.
8 3 CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon, n.d. 2.0 pp.
List of attendees, with copious pencil notes on verso, concerning the "Core".
8 3 Announcement of Venice CIAM summer school, n.d.
Gives dates (1951 Sept 10-Oct 10), topic (connection of Venice to the mainland), instructors and collaborators (including Le Corbusier and Aalto).
8 3 The core of the city, 1951
Notice of CIAM book publication (based on CIAM VIII), with description. Verso contains full table of contents, with contributors.
8 3 A decade of new architecture / Dix ans d'architecture contemporaine, 1951
Notice of CIAM book publication (based on CIAM VI and VII), with description.
8 4 Reports of commissions and meetings, 1951 24.0 pp. plus jacket
CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon report. Includes meetings minutes, July 7, 11, 13; reports of open sessions on the Core; congress commission reports (I, II, V, VI); architectural education reports (III and IIIA); industrialization of building technique reports (IV); and Dutch group report on the "Charte de l'habitat".
Series III.J. CIAM IX, Aix-en-Provence, 1952-1954 7.0 folder(s)
Documents relate to the 9th CIAM congress, held in Aix-en-Provence, France, 1953.
Box Folder
8 5 Fred Forbat to CIAM groups, 1952 Mar 10 2.0 pp.
Announcement from Swedish CIAM group of council meeting in Sigtuna, 1952 June 25-29. With mention of optional architectural tour of Finland, to be organized by Aalto.
8 5 B. F. Reiner to A. F. Ewing, 1952 May 15 2.0 pp.
Record of conversation with Bodiansky, of the CIAM Commission for industrialization of building techniques. Discusses proposed housing exhibit at the Palais des Nations; CIAM lectures; council meeting in Sweden.
8 5 Trevor Dunnett (MARS Group) to CIAM Groups, 1952 June 10
Cover letter for MARS Group CIAM IX proposal.
8 5 MARS Group proposal for CIAM IX, 1952 June 2.0 pp.
Treatment of proposed topic "Charte de l'habitat", and suggestions for project presentation.
8 5 CIAM address roster, 1952 June 6.0 pp.
Addresses of CIAM council members, CIAM group delegates, and CIAM groups in formation.
8 5 CIAM junior groups, 1952 Oct
Cover letter for "Team 3" leaflet.
8 5 Team 3, CIAM junior groups, 1952 Sept
Folded leaflet describing purposes and organization of Junior CIAM. With text by P. Keatinge Clay; illustrations by Lanfranco Bombelli Tiravanti.
8 5 Brochure text, 1952 2.0 pp.
CIAM summer school brochure.
8 5 CIAM summer school, 1952-1954, 1956 4.0 items
Brochures describing Venice summer school courses and admissions.
8 6 Projet de programme pour le IXe congrès CIAM, 1952-1953 17.0 pp.
Collection of CIAM IX texts prepared by A. Wogenscky and ASCORAL. Contains discussion of congress theme (La charte de l'habitat); invitation to CIAM groups with location and dates (Aix-en-Provence, 1953 July 19-26); program of the sixth "Festival d'Aix-en-Provence", 1953 July 10-30; announcement of CIAM council meeting, Paris; CIAM IX program, including topics, work methods and presentation; minutes of CIAM council meeting, 1953 Feb 15.
8 6 Minutes of CIAM council meeting, 1953 Feb 15 4.0 pp.
CIAM IX themes and organization; project presentation; work methods; financial assistance for students; relations with UNESCO and the publisher Lund Humphries. Written by Giedion.
8 7 Programme du CIAM IX, 1953 Apr 15 9.0 pp., 2 copies
Covers congress theme (La charte de l'habitat); work goals; work presentation; reservations and other congress matters.
8 7 Projet de programme, 1953 July 19-25 3.0 pp.
Proposed CIAM IX schedule, appended to "Programme du CIAM IX".
8 7 Programme général de travail: répartition du travail entre les commissions permanentes, 1953 July 19-26 7.0 pp.
Lists analyses of each grid to be undertaken by individual CIAM commissions.
8 7 Poser la question de l'habitat moderne, 1953 June 5.0 pp.
CIAM IX introduction text, written by Le Corbusier in Chandigarh. With pencilled list of Belgian section members on verso of final page.
8 7 CIAM IX: Contribution à la charte de l'habitat, 1953 July 19-25 20.0 pp.
Published by L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, with text by André Bloc, Vladimir Bodiansky, Michel Ecochard, Marcel Lods. Contains information from Bodiansky's "Moroccan Habitation" grid, in chart prepared by Georges Candilis, B. Kennedy, P. Mas and Shadrach Woods.
8 7 Aix-en-Provence: festival de musique, 1953 July 10-30
Brochure: schedule of performances and events for music festival. Includes insert leaflet for "Exposition Cézanne", an art exhibition held conjointly.
For oversized CIAM IX map, see Series IV. Box 10*, f. 9.
8 7 Architectures, peintures, lithographies, céramiques d'Aix-en-Provence, 1953 2.0 items
Invitation for CIAM IX event.
8 7 Invitation, 1953
Fitschy's invitation card to attend CIAM 25th anniversary roof party at the Unité d'habitation, Marseille.
8 7 Train tickets, 1953 July 18 6.0 items
Receipts and tickets from Fitschy's train travel to Paris and Marseille.
8 8 Programme de CIAM IX, 1953 July 19-25
Schedule of CIAM IX meetings, with commission list. With pencilled note on verso.
8 8 Présentation des grilles aux participants de CIAM-neufs, 1953 July 20-22 2.0 pp.
Schedule of grid presentations.
8 8 Groupe CIAM Alger: Bidonville Mahieddine, 1953 July 20 2.0 copies
Explanatory remarks for survey of Algiers "bidonville".
8 8 Bidonville Mahieddine, Résumé de la grille, 1953 July 22 3.0 pp.
Analysis of Algiers CIAM group grid, according to CIAM commission topics.
8 8 Unité d'habitation Anvers-Kiel, 1953 July 21 4.0 pp.
Analysis of Antwerp section grid for housing project in Antwerp, according to CIAM commission topics. Reported by Orsem.
8 8 Grille du groupe de Liège (Belgique), , n.d. 2.0 pp., 4 copies
Explanatory remarks for Liège section grid, with analysis according to CIAM commission topics. With pen corrections; third copy annotated in pen. [#29]
8 8 Handwritten notes, 1953 2.0 pp.
Rough draft in pen for "Grille du groupe de Liège (Belgique)".
8 8 Schedule, 1953 July 23
Handwritten schedule of Thursday's meetings and excursions.
8 8 Honegger to Fitschy, 1953 July 24 2.0 copies
Receipt for Liège section CIAM dues.
8 9 Urbanisme 1C: report, 1953 July 21 2.0 pp.
Conclusions of sub-commission meetings, reported by [Roger?] Aujame.
8 9 Urbanisme 1D: Le logis dans l'unité d'habitation: le quartier, la ville, la région, 1953 July 20-25 3.0 pp.
Conclusions of sub-commission meetings, presided over by Bakema.
8 9 Les "coeurs" en fonction de l'importance du groupe social, 1953 July 22 2.0 pp.
Comments of Commission I members, reported by Wogenscky.
8 9 Report of commission IV, 1953 July 23 6.0 pp.
English report of industrialized building techniques commission conclusions, with recommendations for the Charte de l'habitat.
8 9 Commission IV, n.d.
Beginning of commission IV report.
8 9 Rapport de la commission IV, 1953 July 23 4.0 pp.
French version of report.
8 9 Commission VI: questions sociales, n.d. 4.0 pp.
Conclusions of social questions committee.
8 9 Transfer committee, 1953 July 24
Proposal for committee to monitor CIAM group activity and suggest changes in CIAM structure, written by Sert.
8 10 Communication du groupe anglais, n.d. 3.0 pp.
Conclusions of English group on human relations and the dwelling ("l'habitation"). Prepared by Alison and Peter Smithson, and Jill and Bill Howell.
8 10 Groupe CIAM portugais: Considérations sur le logement, n.d.
Discussion of housing crisis, with recommendations for the Charte de l'habitat.
8 10 Groupe CIAM Opbouw, Rotterdam, n.d. 6 pp. plus 3 illusrations
Detailed description of planned community (including light industry and hothouse agriculture) near Rotterdam, on the Prince Alexander polder. Includes brief description of projects presented at Bergamo and Hoddesdon, and recommendations for the Charte de l'habitat.
8 10 Plan pour les projets de récréation: Réunion Opbouw, Rotterdam, n.d. 7.0 pp. plus cover
Detailed plan by Opbouw for calculating necessary recreation space in a large city.
8 11 CIAM IX: Rapports des commissions, 1954 Dec 41.0 pp.
CIAM IX reports, assembled after congress. Contains list of council members; Le Corbusier's introduction to the congress; reports for Commission I ("Urbanisme") including Ia, Ib, Ic; Commission II ("Synthèse des arts plastiques"); Commission III ("Formation de l'architecte"); Commission IV ("Techniques de construction"); Commission V ("Législation"); Commission VI ("Questions sociales"). Body of text 37 pp. plus 4-page annex with list of grids.
Series III.K. CIAM X, Dubrovnik, 1954-1957 1.0 box(es)
Documents relate to the 10th CIAM congress, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1956.
Box Folder
9 1 CIAM Dutch group to CIAM groups, 1954 Mar 1
Cover letter for Doorn meeting minutes, 1954 Jan 29-31. With a mention of Gutmann, Lassdun and Wogenscky.
9 1 Statement on habitat, 1954 Jan 29-31 3.0 pp. 2 copies
Doorn meeting minutes. Proposes "scale of association"; gives timeline of theoretical developments in city planning. With participation of Bakema, Van Eyck, Van Ginkel, Hovens Greve, Smithson and Voelcker.
9 1 CIAM X Alger: Programme de travail, 1954
Schematic outline of congress work plan.
9 1 Réunion du conseil CIAM, 1954 June 30
Brief agenda for CIAM council meeting.
9 1 CIAM Pays-Bas, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Remarks by De 8 and Opbouw prior to June 30 CIAM council meeting, concerning CIAM IX and X and efforts to involve younger architects in CIAM.
9 1 Suggestions pour une méthode de travail en CIAM X, 1954 June 2.0 pp.
Remarks expanding on the Doorn meeting conclusions, by De 8 and Opbouw. With a mention of Lonberg-Holm, Piet Zwart and Max Bill.
9 1 Arrangements for CIAM X, September 1955 at Algiers, 1954 July 4
Cover page for CIAM council minutes. With CIAM X topic: "The problems of the human habitat: first CIAM proposals: statements and recommendations."
9 1 Minutes of CIAM council and delegates meeting, 1954 June 30 5.0 pp.
Request for CIAM IX reports; debate over CIAM X topic; work program; formation of CIAM X committee (Team X); deadlines; proposed CIAM X dates and location (Algiers, 1955 Sept); CIAM publications (including "The human habitat"); the abandonment of CIAM junior groups; Brazilian architectural competition. With list of attendees.
9 2 CIAM X: Problèmes de l'habitat, 1954 Sept 14 3.0 pp.
Minutes of Team X meeting, Paris. With mention of "Draft Framework 3: Instructions to all groups"; criticisms of CIAM IX and suggestions for improvement of CIAM X; proposal of four work commissions (metropolis, town, village, isolate); deadlines; finances. With participation of Giedion and Le Corbusier; reported by Tyrwhitt.
9 2 CIAM X: orientation, 1954 Dec 5.0 pp.
CIAM X group instructions. Mentions shortcomings of the Charte d'Athènes and CIAM IX, and evolution of CIAM discussion towards human associations; need for four work commissions (cité, ville, village, maison); formation of group to develop Doorn ideas on habitat (Bakema, Smithson, Candilis, Gutman etc.). With mention of CIAM X topic, work method ("whole structure of urbanism" as setting for habitat) and presentation requirements. With pencil corrections.
9 2 Bakema to CIAM groups, 1954 Dec 21
Cover letter for English CIAM X group instructions.
9 2 Draft framework 5: CIAM X: Instructions to groups, 1954 Dec 6.0 pp.
English version of CIAM X group instructions.
9 2 CIAM Hollande: Groupe 8 et Opbouw, 1954 Dec
Short discussion of aspects of habitat: the greater reality of the threshold ("seuil"); the aesthetics of number; growth and change.
9 2 CIAM Hollande: "de 8" en Opbouw, 1954 Dec
English version.
9 3 Le Corbusier, Habitat dans la ville, n.d. 4.0 pp.
Presentation of plans and photographs of the Unité d'habitation, Marseille; presented by Team X as sample grid for CIAM X.
9 3 CIAM to CIAM groups, 1955 Jan 5 2.0 pp.
Critique of sample grid; defense of Charte d'Athènes; observations on planned CIAM X committees. Written by Sert, Gropius, Giedion and Tyrwhitt.
9 4 CIAM-contact Nederland-België, 1955 Feb 21 5.0 pp.
Transcript of Dutch-Belgian meeting in Amsterdam, 1955 Feb 19, on CIAM X programming and work methods. Pagination: [1], 2, 3, 3a, 4. Discussants: Braem, Van Eyck, Bakema, Wynants, Van der Meeren, Hovens Greve, Merkelbach, Wissing.
9 4 Giedion to CIAM groups, 1955 Mar 4
Announcement of CIAM Council X delegates meeting in Paris, 1955 July 2.
9 4 Invitation to the CIAM X congress at Algiers, 1955 May 13 3.0 pp.
Lists documents sent to date on CIAM topic and instructions, program, methods. With a precise definition of "habitat", and application for CIAM X projects. Written by Le Corbusier and Candilis.
9 4 Résumé des réactions dans "Instructions aux groupes", 1955 Apr 5.0 pp.
Assemblage of reactions by CIAM groups to instructions sent 1954 Dec 22 by Team X (see Box 9, f. 2).
9 4 Invitation au 10ème congrès CIAM à Alger, 1955 May 13 3.0 pp.
Copy of handwritten rough draft of CIAM X, Algiers invitation.
9 4 Report on definition of community, 1955 June 5.0 pp.
CIAM X report by Planning Workshop of New York: Alfred Bush, James Collins, Arnold Oshin, Gertrude Bush, Herbert H. Stevens Jr.
9 5 CIAM X: Rapport du groupe CIAM portugais à la réunion CIRPAC, 1955 June 29 3.0 pp.
Report by Viana de Lima (Portuguese CIAM group) for CIRPAC meeting, 1955 July 4: critique of CIAM work methods to date, and suggestion that CIAM X be postponed to 1956.
9 5 Résumé du rapport du groupe portugais, 1955 June 29
Summary of Portuguese CIAM group arguments.
9 5 Rapport sur le schéma de grille proposée, 1955 July 4 2.0 pp.
Report by Viana de Lima (Portuguese CIAM group) for CIRPAC meeting, 1955 July 4: plan for integrating various CIAM grids.
9 5 Procès verbal de la réunion du CIRPAC, 1955 July 4 4.0 pp.
Minutes of CIRPAC meeting in Paris, July 4, with attendee list. CIAM X postponement to 1956, preparation and criticism; Algiers uncertain as CIAM X location; need for "statut du logis". Participants: Albini, Candilis, Emery, Giedion, Le Corbusier, Roth, Viana de Lima, Van Eyck, Rogers, Lods, Tyrwhitt, Sert. With mention of Ecochard and Wogenscky. Reported by Emery.
9 5 Réunion au Château de La Sarraz, 1955 July 10 2.0 pp.
Announcement of CIAM council meeting at La Sarraz, 1955 Sept 8-11. CIAM X preparation; "Statut du Logis"; "Habitat".
9 5 Alfred Roth to CIAM groups, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Invitation to CIAM council meeting at La Sarraz: topics, lodging. Includes description of documents to be prepared for meeting.
9 5 Compte rendu de la réunion, La Sarraz, 1955 Sept 8-10 3.0 pp.
Minutes of CIAM delegates' meeting at La Sarraz: preparation of "Déclaration sur le logis"; final CIAM X topic ("L'habitat, problème de relations. Premières propositions CIAM. Constatations et résolutions"); CIAM X location to be Dubrovnik (or Braga, Portugal), not Algiers; treasury matters; quality of CIAM group work.
9 5 Annexe I: Déclaration sur le logis, 1955 Sept 10 2.0 pp.
Table of contents: twelve main points to be addressed.
9 5 Annexe II: Exposé de Dr. S. Giedion, 1955 Sept 10 2.0 pp.
Statement of purpose for CIAM X.
9 6 CIAM Team X, 1955 Nov 4.0 pp.
Discussion of new and changing human relations to be stimulated through architecture, and possible CIAM X projects. With a list of Team X documents circulated to date. Appendix: clarification of group instructions.
9 6 CIAM Team X, 1955 Nov 6.0 pp.
Rough draft of previous document, with handwritten corrections. Includes copy of Giedion's exposé (1955 Sept 10).
9 6 CIAM Team X, 1955 Nov 6.0 pp.
English version of previous documents (including Giedion's exposé).
9 6 Preparation for CIAM X, 1955 Dec 2.0 pp.
Final CIAM topic ("The Habitat: problem of inter-relationships: CIAM's first proposals, statements and resolutions"); list of relationships for discussion; CIAM X grid presentation requirements.
9 6 Commentary on the reactions received by CIAM X, n.d.
Brief summary of comments: definition of habitat; objectives of CIAM X; work method.
9 6 Commentaires des réactions des groupes, n.d.
French version of above document.
9 6 Alfred Roth to CIAM groups, 1956 Feb 12
Dates and travel arrangements for CIAM X, on Adriatic steamer and in Budva, Yugoslavia, 1956 Aug 3-13. With a mention of Drago Ibler.
9 6 Alfred Roth, Avis important, n.d.
Boat arrangements for travel to Yugoslavia for CIAM X.
9 7 CIAM: Préparation du Xe congrès, Yougoslavie, 1956 Aug 15.0 pp. plus cover
Collection of documents relating to CIAM X, assembled by Fitschy for the Belgian section. Includes Fitschy's cover letter (1956 Mar); Roth's letter (1955 Feb 12); Preparation for CIAM X (1955 Dec); CIAM Team X document (1955 Nov); La Sarraz meeting minutes, with "logis" main points and Giedion exposé (1955 Sept 10).
9 7 Document de préparations finales, 1956 May 28 2.0 pp.
List of relationships proposed for study by CIAM groups, with Team X responses and further instructions.
9 7 Réorganisation des CIAM, 1956 Nov 1 2.0 pp.
CIAM X propositions based on CIRPAC, general assembly and committee meetings in Dubrovnik, Aug 10-12: total reorganization of CIAM; full autonomy of national CIAM groups; nomination of individual members to continue CIAM work. With mention of Bakema, Emery, Howell, Rogers, Roth, Smithson, Woods, Candilis and Le Corbusier. Written by Emery.
9 7 CIAM en réorganisation, 1956 Dec 5 3.0 pp.
Response to Emery letter; request for CIAM reorganization suggestions and nominations for individual CIAM members. With observations and work method, and a mention of Lonberg-Holm. Written by Bakema.
9 7 Réorganisation des CIAM: questionnaire, n.d. 2.0 pp.
Questionnaire by CIAM secretariat, with a list of candidates for individual CIAM membership.
9 8 Bakema to CIAM council, delegates, reorganization committee, 1957 Aug 13 2.0 pp.
Preparatory letter for La Sarraz meeting, 1957 Sept 14-17, on CIAM reorganization or dissolution.
9 8 CIAM en réorganisation, 1957 Aug 13 2.0 pp.
Roster of names proposed as individual CIAM members, and of those currently working in architectural education.
9 8 CIAM dissolution, 1957 March 22
Letter from the English CIAM group: disagreement with CIAM plans; need for informal contacts between architects working intensively. Signed by Howell, Lasdun, Smithson and Voelcker; forwarded by Bakema.
9 8 The future of the CIAM, n.d.
Letter by Jerzy Soltan: importance of continuing CIAM for architects in Eastern Europe and Asia; regrets suspension of congresses. With suggestion for younger CIAM member (Oskar Hansen). Forwarded by Bakema.
9 8 Extraits des lettres reçu par Bakema [sic], 1957 Aug 13 7.0 pp.
Detailed inventory of letters on the subject of CIAM reorganization, 1956 Aug 10-1957 July 28, with senders, dates and main points.
9 8 CIAM Norddeutschland, 1957 Aug 25 3.0 copies
Importance of CIAM for finding city planning solutions. With translations.
9 9 Minutes of reorganization committee, La Sarraz, 1957 Sept 1-2 6.0 pp.
Discussion of CIAM group activity since CIAM X; practical proposals for CIAM reorganization; renaming CIAM; drafting of La Sarraz declaration, 1957; membership of coordinating committee; preliminary US Charte de l'habitat. Participants: Roth, Giedion, Hebebrand, Tyrwhitt, Voelcker, Fitschy, Stranik, Wogenscky, Bakema, Albini, Ibler, Korsmo, Syrkus, Brera, Rogers.
9 9 Déclaration de La Sarraz, 1957 Sept 2
Gives conclusions and resolutions of La Sarraz meeting on CIAM reorganization. Written by Bakema, Giedion, Roth and Tyrwhitt.
9 9 Reorganization of CIAM, n.d.
Letter by Giedion announcing reorganization of CIAM under new name ("CIAM: Research group for social and visual relationships"), with diminished membership and dissolution of national CIAM groups.
9 9 Giedion to CIAM council and delegates, 1957 Sept 20
Cover letter for La Sarraz documents, with penned note to Fitschy. Date in pen.
9 9 Groupe de coordination CIAM, 1957 Oct 22 2.0 pp.
Statement of purpose for new CIAM, with quotes from Le Corbusier, Smithson, Tange, Bakema, Asada, Ibler, Wogenscky, and Rogers. Requests nominations for committee members to discuss the current task of architects. Written by Bakema, with pencil corrections.
9 9 Coordinating group to former CIAM members, 1957 Nov 12
Renewed request by Bakema for nominations to CIAM coordinating committee.
9 9 Fitschy to former CIAM members, 1957 Dec 11
Invitation to participate in reorganized CIAM. With second copy of Bakema's Oct 22 circular, and the Sept 2 La Sarraz declaration.
Series IV. Oversized materials, 1933-1955 29.0 items 3 boxes, 1 flat file folder
This short series contains individual items taken from each of the first three series and stored separately due to their larger size. The series includes handwritten minutes (including the first page of the 1938 July 10 minutes, the remainder of which is stored in Series II. Box 4, f. 5) as well as drafts and copies of correspondence, document text and financial records. Congress and exhibition ephemera include a brochure for the 1939 Swiss National Exhibition in Zürich, a CIAM IX map and an informational brochure for Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation in Marseille. There are also several examples of the CIAM grids or "grilles", developed by Le Corbusier in 1948 and used extensively by CIAM as a city planning and exhibition tool. Notable is the set of plans and grids for L'Equerre's city planning project at Flémalle-Haute, intended for exhibition at CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon, 1951 (Box 10*, f. 7 and Box 11*; see Series III. Box 8, f. 3 for further materials). Also of interest are clippings of five newspaper articles (one authored by Huib Hoste) representing a range of views, from enthusiatic to critical, of CIAM, the Belgian section and city planning activities in Belgium (Box 12*).
Box Folder
10* 1 Réunion pour la préparation du VIe congrès à Bruxelles, 1938 July 10
First page of handwritten meeting minutes. See Series II. Box 4, f. 5 for further minutes.
10* 2 Van Eesteren to Swiss CIAM group, 1939 May
Handwritten draft of Zürich meeting minutes, 1939 May 4. Discussion of CIAM VI location (Liège or Sweden), topics and preparation; also CIAM in the United States. Includes cover message. With mention of Giedion, Le Corbusier, Paulsen, Markelius, Forbat and Mme. de Mandrot.
10* 3 Exposition nationale Suisse, Zürich, 1939 May-Oct
Promotional brochure (printed in 1938) for national Swiss exposition.
10* 4 Rundschreiben an die Delegierten / Circulaire aux délégués, 1939 June 9 6.0 copies
Announcement of Zürich CIRPAC meeting, 1939 July 8, and CIAM VI, Liège, 1939 Sept With a mention of proposed primary topics ("Air, light, greenery and open spaces", air pollution) and secondary topics (New York, Zürich and Liège exhibitions, "mobilisation du sol").
10* 5 Finanzielle Leistungen der Landesgruppen, 1939 July 1
Document from 1939 Zürich CIRPAC meeting, showing financial contributions of national CIAM groups.
10* 6 Themen des VIen Kongresses: Die konkreten städtebaulichen Aufgaben, 1939 2.0 pp.
German text for announcement of CIAM VI, Liège . With themes, projects for presentation, and work methods. Includes a list of previous congresses.
10* 7 Liège city planning grids, possibly 1951 2.0 sheets
Grids with color-coded legend, likely of Flémalle-Haute project prepared for CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon. Includes mention of "core". See also Series IV. Flat file folder 1** for accompanying grid, "Étude de l'urbanisation de la ville de ___".
10* 8 Fitschy to English CIAM members, 1952 July 1
Repeat of June 17 letter to Van Eesteren. Announcement of Liège city planning exhibition, 1952 Sept: requests CIAM speakers for conference on industrial area planning (for draft copy see Series II. Box 4 f. 1).
10* 9 CIAM IX map, 1953 July 19-26
Map of Aix-en-Provence (30 x 32 cm.), showing location of CIAM IX.
Box
11* Plans for Flémalle-Haute, Liège, Belgium, 1951 May 10.0 items
Liège group city planning project, exhibited at CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon. Includes charts, maps and site plans. Planned by Groupe L'Equerre: P. Fitschy, E. Klutz, E. Parent, A. Tibaux.
Box
12* Newspaper clippings, 1936-1950 5.0 items
Clippings concerning CIAM and Belgian section activities, and other architectural or city planning issues. Includes: Huib Hoste, "Het Kongres voor nieuw bouwen te La Sarraz", publication unknown, 1936; "Une singulière façon d'urbaniser!", publication unknown, 1947 Oct 28; Freddy Darimont, "L'urbanisation du domaine forestier du Sart-Tilman", La Wallonie, 1948 Feb 7-8; Léon-Louis Sosset, "L'architecture, la décoration et la peinture à travers les revues", La Nouvelle Gazette, 1950 July 6; "Une nouvelle route procurera à Liège un débouché vers le nord", Dernière Heure, 1950 July 19.
Oversize
1** Exposition d'architecture rationnelle et urbanisme, 1933 Mar 1-31
Blueprint floor plan of exhibition hall, for modern architecture and city planning exhibition organized in Liège by L'Equerre. 26 x 48 cm.
1** Programme de travail du Ve congrès, 1937
CIAM V, Paris outline for economic zone surveys, focusing on country, region, city, and sanitary infrastructure. The document, originally over 130 cm. long, has been cut into three sections (10 x 24 cm., 106 x 24 cm., 17 x 24 cm.) and taped. Translation by Fitschy. See Series III. Box 5, f. 6 for paper copy.
1** Congrès CIAM 1947: Thèmes, proposition Braem Anvers, 1947 3.0 copies
Idea flowchart of CIAM past, present and future work, leading to the "ligne générale technique et idéologique de la nouvelle architecture." Divided into three sections: "Bilan de l'action CIAM de l'avant-guerre"; "Situation actuelle"; "Que faire?". Prepared by Braem of the Antwerp section for CIAM VI, Bridgwater. 30 x 84 cm. [#31]
1** Unité d'habitation Le Corbusier à Marseille, 1949
Presentation brochure of Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation for CIAM VII, Bergamo, printed by Editions L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui. Text divided into four panels: "Solution architecturale"; "Le logis"; "Techniques et machines"; "Réalisation". With photo illustrations, charts and diagrams. 48 x 62 cm.
1** Étude de l'urbanisation de la ville de P___, possibly 1951
Liège city planning grid, possibly prepared for CIAM VIII, Hoddesdon. 53 x 91 cm. See Series IV. Box 11*, f. 7 for accompanying grids.
1** Groupe CIAM portugais, 1955
Portuguese CIAM group grid presentation for Paris CIRPAC meeting, 1955 July 4. 30 x 120 cm. For related materials, see Series I. Box 4, f. 3 and Series III. Box 9, f. 5.


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