Fonds CAC 98 - Witold Rybczynski Fonds

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Witold Rybczynski Fonds

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approximately 6 m of textual records

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Biographical history

Architect Witold Rybczynski was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Polish parents. As a child he moved to Canada, where he studied architecture at McGill University, graduating with a B.Arch in 1966, M.Arch. in 1972, and S.D. in 2002. He was a faculty member at the McGill School of Architecture from 1973 and 1993 and is currently Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. His book "Home: A Short History of an Idea" was, notably, nominated for the 1986 Governor General's Award. It is one of the approximately 300 publications Rybczynski has authored on architecture and technology, including many for non-academic audiences.

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Donated by Witold Rybczynski to the Canadian Architecture Collection in 2018.

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The fonds contains the professional papers of Canadian-American architect Witold Rybczynski. They comprise textual records including book manuscripts and proofs, research materials, reviews, correspondence, and teaching material, as well as slides and digital files representing his career as an author and educator.

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Based on ordering of original inventory from creator (document found in Box C-98-01). Files originally stored in numbered and labelled file folder boxes (the creator's inventory describes and lists these).

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USB key located in Box C-98-01 (unprocessed).

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Please note that processing is ongoing. Please contact the CAC for further information.

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