Gilmore David Clarke, American landscape architect & chairman of the National Commission of Fine Arts, died 1985.
Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.
Finding aid in repository and online.
Correspondence relating to the activities of the National Commission of Fine Arts and subject files relating to his work on the New York World's Fair in 1964-1965 and to his views on the works of other architects and artists. There are also many photographs, primarily of sculptures commissioned for the World's Fair and of views of New York State parkways and gardens designed by his firm, Clarke & Rapuano. The printed materials include bound volumes of city planning studies supervised by Clarke. Major correspondents include Robert Moses, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-5. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Gift of Gilmore D. Clarke, 1960 (transferred from the Oral History Related Papers, 1985); bequest of Gilmore D. Clarke, 1985.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gilmore D.Clarke papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.