The Architecture Collection documents the study of architectural instruction and practice from MIT's Course Four through more than 15,000 student thesis drawings from 1873 through the 1960s. Program books, often with photographs of student presentations, record studio competitions from 1905 through 1956. The collection is rich in study drawings, such as travel sketches by MIT students awarded the Rotch traveling fellowship, today awarded by the Boston Society of Architects. Also included is work for instruction in architectural design and graphics by European and American architects of the 1840s through the 1920s, including Samuel Chamberlain, Louis Rosenberg, Bertram Goodhue, as well as Emmanuel Brune and Piranesi prints brought to MIT in the 1860s.

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Typewritten and handwritten notes; revisions for "Introduction" to "Process in…


Transparencies from binder sheets: Carter School other (25), Halasz Residence…

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Imre Halasz Collection

Documents of a master teacher and architect

The collection consists of Imre Halasz’s archive of papers, notes, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, artwork, and journals. The collection also contains nearly 6,000 drawings, ranging from preliminary sketches through construction drawings, representing many of the projects of Imre and Anthony Halasz, Inc. as well as his independent work. See the Imre Halasz Collection finding aid …

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Four copies of presentation book page. 4 items.

Four small interior perspective sketches of the project.

Transparencies: Kendall Sq Waterfront (28), Level I Spring 82 Theater…