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Robert A. M. Stern Architects records

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1859

Scope and Contents

The records consist of project files, drawings, images, and a small number of models of projects undertaken by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP, as well as professional and personal correspondence, writings, lecture transcripts and notes, and television programming created by founding partner Robert A. M. Stern.

Dates

  • 1954-2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Records, except when noted as restricted, are open for research. Access restrictions are listed in both the Project Indexes and Project Records Inventories. Requests for access to restricted records should be sent to the Manager of Archives and Records at Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP. Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright interests in the collection materials held by Robert A. M. Stern Architects 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.



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.

Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish should be sent to the Manager of Archives and Records at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP.

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.

Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP, 2005-2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

Arrangement

The records were arranged by staff of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP. Material was received in a number of chronological accessions consisting of either project records or professional and personal records. Records for all accessions are listed within this inventory, except for the first three accessions of Project Records (2006-M-010, 2007-M-094, and 2009-M-066), for which there are corresponding project indexes linked to this inventory.

Across accessions, there are multiple inter-related projects. Whenever possible “See Also” references have been included.

Extent

771.71 Linear Feet (973 boxes)

3 DVD-Rs (2695.18 megabytes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1859

Overview

The records consist of project files, drawings, images, and a small number of models of projects undertaken by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP, as well as professional and personal correspondence, writings, lecture transcripts and notes, and television programming created by founding partner Robert A. M. Stern.

Biographical / Historical

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 220-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. It was founded in 1977. The firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial, and institutional work. The firm has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects.

Robert A. M. Stern, founder and senior partner in the firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York City, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and received the Medal of Honor in 1984 and the President’s Award in 2001 from its New York chapter. In 2002 he received the President’s Medal from the Architectural League of New York and in 2008 was the tenth recipient of the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum. Prior to becoming dean of the Yale School of Architecture in 1998, Stern was a professor of architecture and director of the Preservation program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. He served from 1984 to 1988 as the first director of Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Stern has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on both historical and contemporary topics in architecture. He is the author of several books, including New Directions in American Architecture; George Howe: Toward a Modern American Architecture; and Modern Classicism. Stern’s interest and experience in the development of New York City’s architecture and urbanism can be seen in books he has coauthored: New York 1880, New York 1900, New York 1930, New York 1960, and New York 2000. In 1981, Stern hosted Pride of Place: Building the American Dream, an eight-part, eight-hour documentary television series aired on PBS. In the fall of 2001, Stern lectured at Yale as the William Clyde DeVane Professor.

Sources: Firm information courtesy of Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP. Biographical information courtesy of Yale School of Architecture.

Other Finding Aids

For the first three accessions of Project Records (2006-M-010, 2007-M-094, and 2009-M-066), please consult the project indexes (linked to the finding aid), which provide a list of projects for each accession and indicate the box numbers in which project materials are located.
Title
Guide to the Robert A. M. Stern Architects Records
Status
Completed
Author
compiled by Laura Tatum, Larissa Woo, Susan Lane, Tim Reddy, and Suzanne Noruschat
Date
January 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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