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Reminiscences of Adolf K. Placzek: oral history

Title
Reminiscences of Adolf K. Placzek: oral history, 1985.
In
Austrian project.
Description
Transcript: 53 leaves.
Tape: 3 cassettes.
Abstract
Librarian, Art historian.
Summary
Childhood in Vienna; switch from medical studies to art hisotry, University of Vienna; escape from Nazis to England, 1939-1940; M.L.A., Columbia University School of Library Service, 1942; enlistment in United States Army, 1942-46; assistant librarian, Avery Architectural Library, Columbia University, 1949-59, Acting Librarian, 1959: collection of famous trade catalogues drawings, development of Avery Periodical Index; Professor of Art History, Columbia, 1972-80, Professor Emeritus, 1980- ; general editor, architectural books, DaCapo Press; contributions to McMillan Encyclopedia of Architects.
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Access: Permission required to cite or quote.
Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1992. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Notes
Interviewed by Rose Stein.
Forms part of: Austrian project.
Provenance
Gift of Adolf K. Placzek.
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Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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