Rexford G. Newcomb Papers, 1902-65
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Brief Description: Papers of Rexford G. Newcomb (1886-1968), Professor of Architecture (1918-54) and Dean of the College of Fine & Applied Arts (1932-54), including correspondence (1908-57) scrapbooks with clippings relating to his life and work (1918-45); travel notes with observations on American & World Architecture (1921, 1929, 1946); publications on missions the history of architecture, color, tiles, ceramics, and architects, (1916-51); Manuscripts of his articles and speeches on art appreciation, rural architecture, city planning, the University of Illinois, and the Grand-Neosho River (1916-55); files with articles and information on American architecture and architects, bells, bridges, ceramics, color, Abraham Lincoln in Art, modern architecture, and tiles (1902-57); photographs of churches, homes, and other structures, especially in California, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, and China; and files, notebooks, and publication concerning the history of states and the types of architecture they contain (1902-65). The series contains extensive documentation on Franciscan missions in California, the uses of ceramics in architecture, photographs of midwestern architecture and Kansas history.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 12/2/23
Created by: Newcomb, Rexford (1886-1968)
Volume: 7.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/28/66; 8/19/71; 6/5/89; 3/1/94; 2010
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Arrangement: By type of material & alphabetical or chronological thereunder.
Subject Index
American Architects
Architectural Design
California Architecture
Color in Architecture
Faculty Papers
Fine and Applied Arts, College of
History of Architecture
Illinois Architecture
Kentucky Architecture
Lincoln, Abraham
Michigan Architecture
Music -- China - Art and Literature
New Mexico
Ohio Architecture
Wisconsin Architecture
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]