This list is a work in progress and is meant to serve as a general overview of the major collections held by the OA+D Archives. As more items and new collections are constantly being added to the OA+D Archives, we will work to keep it updated with as much regularity as possible.
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:: COLLECTIONS LIST ::
C. Amarantides Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1953-1973). A major archive documenting over 60 years of involvement with the Taliesin Fellowship, Taliesin Associated Architects, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. includes original drawings, prints, photographs, slides, negatives, digital files (external hard drive), ephemera, magazines, books, and correspondence. Approximately 10 linear feet.
BELL: Robert Gene Bell Papers
Alden Dow Associate/Architect. Large collection of Dow Studio-related material plus Bell’s own work, including numerous 35 mm slides, magazines, and articles. Approximately 10 linear feet.
BONEBREAK: Jerri Hodges Bonebreak Collection
Secretary to Bruce Goff (University of Oklahoma, 1950-1955). A large group of materials related to Bruce Goff, the University of Oklahoma and the Friends of Kebyar. Approximately 6 linear feet; 30 flat pieces, and other.
BRINK: Lawrence Brink Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1958). The bulk of his architectural office records, including most plans and correspondence. Approximately 20 flat file drawers and 25 linear feet of shelf files.
DRESSER: James Dresser Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1950). Practicing architect in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Gift of Barbara Fritz Dresser. Approximately 300 sets of plans and flat material (1953-2015). Approximately 10 linear feet.
FEDDERSEN: Phil Feddersen Papers
Alden Dow Associate/Architect/Designer. Drawings, printed materials, 35 mm slides. Approximately 5 linear feet.
FYFE: William Bye Fyfe Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1932). Bulk of surviving materials related to Fyfe’s architectural work; includes original drawings, prints, correspondence and large lot pertaining to Taliesin Fellowship. Approximately 10 linear feet.
GRANTHAM: Larry Wayne Grantham Papers
Bruce Goff Associate/Architect. Bulk of his architectural records, drawings, slides, and ephemera. Approximately 7 linear feet.
HENNING: Randolph C. Henning Collection
Historian/Author/Architect/OA+D Co-Founder. Materials related to Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin Associated Architects, Purcell & Elmslie, and other organic architects, including post cards, posters, architectural plans, books, etc. 5 linear feet.
G. Kalec Collection
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1965-1969) Historian/Author. Materials related to Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin Associated Architects, and organic architecture, including hundreds of architectural plans (cyanotype, blue line, and brown line), artwork, printed ephemera, FLLW Schumacher textile samples, slides, photographs, books, etc. 30 linear feet.
KRUTY: Paul Kruty Collection
Historian/Author. Architectural models of unbuilt Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Burley Griffin houses; books related to the work of Wright and Griffin.
KUCZYNSKI: Anthony Kuczynski Collection
Frank Lloyd Wright music stand restoration documentation; 35 mm slides, etc. 1 linear foot.
MATTHEWS: Zachary Matthews Collection
OA+D Archives Board Member. Bruce Goff glass fragments, etc. 1 linear foot.
MINIC: Minic Accessories Collection
Frank Lloyd Wright licensee. Donated by William Minnich, son of Valentine Minnich, founder of the manufacturing company. Two circa 1955 wooden vases and the original drawings done in collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright. Approximately 2 linear feet.
MITCHELL: Dr. Glen Mitchell Collection
Bruce Goff client [Dodge City, Kansas]. Biographical and Goff commission related information. 1 linear foot.
NICHELE-ROSENTHAL: Paul and Gloria Nichele-Rosenthal Collection
Frank Lloyd Wright contractor. Kalamazoo/The Acres commissions field plans and construction images, including 6 sets of plans and scrapbook of photographs. 1 linear foot.
NISBET: Earl Nisbet Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1955). Group of drawings, photos, personal effects and correspondence relating to Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin Fellowship, and his private practice. Approximately 2 linear feet.
M. O'Malley Collection
OA+D Archives Co-Founder. Materials related to Frank Lloyd Wright (especially the Imperial Hotel), Taliesin Associated Architects, Louis Sullivan, and other organic architects, including architectural plans, architectural building fragments, postcards, printed ephemera, specification books, textiles, slides, photographs, books, etc. 10 linear feet.
OLIVER: W. Kelly Oliver Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1955). Taliesin Associated Architects materials; and records of the Khalita Humphrey Theater [documents and photographs] and Gillin house by Frank Lloyd Wright. Drawings, plans, photos, slides, negatives, specifications books, ephemera, and magazines. Approximately 6 linear feet.
OTTENHEIMER: John U. Ottenheimer Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1955-1995). Substantial collection of materials related to projects of Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Associated Architects. A significant resource for material on the Greek Annunciation Church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Approximately 5 linear feet.
PETERS: Brandoch Peters Collection
Grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright, son of Wesley and Svetlana Peters. Large collection representing the bulk of the estate. Includes a major decorative screen by Eugene Masselink, other Masselink paintings and artwork; large volume of personal items including scrapbooks, photo albums, correspondence; a significant amount of architectural material from Wes Peters’ Evansville career (1933-36); a portfolio of his Box Projects, an original copy of the 1910 Wasmuth Portfolio, personal items such as clothing, etc. Approximately 15 linear feet.
Blair Scott, Jr. Collection
OA+D Archives Co-Founder. Materials related to Frank Lloyd Wright and organic architecture, including architectural plans, original art, architectural building fragments, printed ephemera, textiles, slides, photographs, books, etc. 10 linear feet.
Recent owner of the Thomas Hardy House in Racine, WI. Two original Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art glass windows from the Hardy House.
SMITH: Kathryn Smith Collection
Historian/Author. Frank Lloyd Wright materials related to Taliesin, Hollyhock House, and several restoration master plans for a variety of buildings; includes photographs and correspondence. Approximately 5 linear feet.
SPANGENBURG: Leonard Spangenburg Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1950). Major New Orleans Architect. Collection de-accessioned by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to OA+D Archives. Approximately 50 rolls of plans; may include photos, newspaper articles, etc. Approximately 6 linear feet.
SPENCER: Brian Spencer Collection
Historian/Author/Architect. Approximately 60 35 mm slides by David Henry, 216 photos from his book The Prairie School Tradition, etc. Apprximately 2 linear feet.
WIEHLE: A. Louis Wiehle Papers
Taliesin Fellowship Apprentice (1950-1964)/Architect. The bulk of his professional records from the 1950s to the mid-1980s, with additional projects related to restorations of Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner buildings during the 1990s and 2000s; and materials related to the Taliesin Fellows organization, including the Journal of the Taliesin Fellows.
WRIGHT: Iovanna Lloyd Wright Collection
Daughter of Frank Lloyd Wright. Gift of Eve Lloyd Wright, including all materials in the possession of Iovanna Lloyd Wright at her passing in 2014. These materials are primarily related to the Dance and Music Festivals held at Taliesin. Other materials include late correspondence, some dance costumes or other clothing, books, and related material. Approximately 6 linear feet.
WYTHE: Joseph Henry Wythe Papers and Library
Bruce Goff associate/Author/Architect. Bulk of architectural records including approximately 2,000 plan sheets and a library of over 300 volumes related to organic architecture. Approximately 25 linear feet.