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Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates records

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1884

Scope and Contents

The papers are comprised of drawings, photographs, correspondence, specifications, and publicity materials generated by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates in the process of designing buildings, both built and unbuilt. Major projects include the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Oakland Museum, the Knights of Columbus Headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut, and several projects in New York City, including the Ford Foundation Headquarters, the United Nations Plaza, and the Central Park Zoo. The 2012-M-042 addition to the papers consist of interviews conducted by Susan O'Keefe with Kevin Roche and others, notes and bibliographic index cards.

Dates

  • 1964-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright interests in the collection materials held by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates have been transferred by the donor to Yale University. Nonetheless, the collection materials may contain content owned by third-party copyright holders. Determination of the copyright status of specific material may require extensive research and it is the responsibility of researchers and others intending to use the materials to secure permission of the appropriate copyright holder(s). All other uses not requiring permission of third-party copyright holders are permitted only in accordance with the restrictions and requirements specified herein.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kevin Roche, 2007-2013 and 2015-2016; Will Miller, 2010; Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, 2011, ASSA ABLOY, 2011.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged by job number. Please consult the project index to access individual boxes. The addition is arranged by topic.

Extent

1192.25 Linear Feet (1674 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1884

Overview

The papers are comprised of drawings, photographs, correspondence, specifications, and publicity materials generated by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates in the process of designing buildings, both built and unbuilt. Major projects include the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Oakland Museum, the Knights of Columbus Headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut, and several projects in New York City, including the Ford Foundation Headquarters, the United Nations Plaza, and the Central Park Zoo. Also included are interviews conducted by Susan O'Keefe with Kevin Roche and others, notes and bibliographic index cards.

Biographical / Historical

Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates in Hamden, Connecticut was a direct outgrowth of Eero Saarinen and Associates, which was originally established in 1950. When Eero Saarinen died in September 1961, the practice was taken over by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo with Kevin Roche resolving the remaining design issues of the twelve major projects on which Mr. Saarinen had been working at the time of his death. These included the Dulles International Airport, the St. Louis Gateway Arch, the CBS Headquarters and the TWA building in New York. In 1966 the firm became Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates (KRJDA).

KRJDA completed over 200 projects throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Kevin Roche, recipient of the Pritzker Prize in 1982, designed a variety of institutional and corporate projects including 38 corporate headquarters, three hotel/apartment buildings, eight museums, numerous research facilities, theaters, schools, factories, performing arts centers, houses and the Central Park Zoo in New York. From 1967 to 2015, he was the architect for the master plan and expansion of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, designing all of its new wings and installing many of its collections. Source: Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. More information on the firm can be found at www.krjda.com

Other Finding Aids

For a list of projects and the boxes in which project materials are located, please consult the Project Index.

List of projects in collection

Project Number Project Name/Client/Title
6601 Aetna Life and Casualty Computer Headquarters
6309 Air Force Museum
9911 Banco Santander Central Hispano "Ciudad Grupo Santander"
8302 Bouygues World Headquarters
8001 Central Park Zoo
6804 Church Street Plaza
6703 College Life Insurance Company of America Headquarters
6010 Columbia Broadcasting System Headquarters
6305 Concordia Senior College
7904 Conoco Inc. Petroleum Headquarters
9408 Cummins / Fleetguard Filter Company Ltd
6311, 6316, 7802 Cummins Engine Company, Components Plant, Darlington
7709 Cummins Engine Company, Headquarters
7003, 9102 Cummins Engine Company, Sub-Assembly Plant, Walesboro
9403 Cummins Engine Company, Columbus Engine Plant
6512 Cummins Modification Facility
9402 Cummins/Tata Cummins Private LImited, Jamshedpur, India
7501 Deere and Company Headquarters - West Office Building
6402 Deere and Company Administrative Center
8105 Denver Block I Development
8004 EF Hutton - 51 West 52nd Street, New York
7701 Exxon Chemical Company Headquarters
6902 Federal Reserve Bank of New York
7203 Fiat World Headquarters
6312 Ford Foundation Headquarters
7704 General Foods Corporation Headquarters
6605x01 Harlem River - Turtle Bay
6903 IBM Computer Technology Museum
6106 IBM Pavilion - NY World's Fair 1964-1965
6905 IBM Radio Tracer Laboratory
6701 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
6604 International Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, Columbia University
6606 Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company
79-- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
8101 John Deere Computer Center
7908 John Deere Educational Center
7803 John Deere Financial Services Headquarters
7302 Kentucky Power Company Headquarters
No# Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates 1962-1975 [Book by Yukio Futagawa]
6502 Knights of Columbus Headquarters
6704 Metropolitan Museum of Art
8002 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for 20th Century Art (Southwest Wing)
0015 Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, Phase I and II
8402 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Japanese Galleries
9301 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Later Chinese Galleries
6704x55 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andre Meyer Galleries
9206 9313 0016 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greek and Roman Courtyard, Greek and Roman, Greek & Roman Wing Phase IV
6704x01 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert Lehman Wing
6704x03 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing
6704x09 6704x39 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Egyptian Wing, Phase I, II and III
6704x15 Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Wing with the Charles Engelhard Court
7705 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Astor Court
8502 Metropolitan Museum of Art, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Wing & the Carroll & Milton Petrie European Sculpt Ct
6704x10 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michael C. Rockefeller Wing for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
9007 Millenia Singapore Office Buildings & Hotel
7903 Miller, J. Irwin and Xenia S. Residence
6406 National Center for Higher Education
6603 National Fisheries Center and Aquarium
6211 Neiman-Marcus Department Store
6509 New Haven Coliseum
79-- New York Historical Society
6104 Oakland Museum
1968 Orangery (Irwin Miller Pavilion)
7201 People's Bank, Indiana and Michigan Electric Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana
1971 Philadelphia Bicentennial
6508 Power Center for the Performing Arts, University of Michigan
6602 Resident College, Vassar College
6202 Richard C. Lee High School
7006 Richardson-Vicks, Inc. Headquarters
6214 Rochester Institute of Technology
7101 Royal Bank of Canada, Office Complex Proposal
7602 Texas Christian University, Moudy Visual Arts & Communications Building
6307 Trans World Airlines
7605 Union Carbide Corporation World Headquarters
6904 United Nations Development Corporation, United Nations Plaza Office and Apartment/Hotel Phase I
6510 United States Post Office
7707 United States Embassy London
5504 University of Chicago, Women's Residence Hall
5504 6511 7303 University of Chicago, Law School
6401 University of Massachusetts, Fine Arts Center
6513 Wesleyan University, Creative Arts Center
6313 Women's Resident Colleges, University of Pennsylvania
7005 Worcester County National Bank (7005 final design / 6802 original design)
Title
Guide to the Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates Records
Status
Under Revision
Author
Compiled by Linda Scinto and Laura Tatum and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
July 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2016: Finding aid revision description not supplied.

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