This collection includes typescript papers, printed papers, holograph papers, telegrams, bound volumes, pamphlets, and diazo prints.
This collection contains documents, statements, minutes, correspondence, notes, and reference materials related to the activities of the Joint Advisory Committee on Planning and Development of the United Nations Headquarters. Although materials relating to Wallace Harrison appear in this collection, there is otherwise no direct documentary connection in these papers between the members of this committee and the team of international architects that designed the UN's New York City headquarters.
Series I contains founding papers regarding the committee's formation and mandate and examples of historic competitions. Series II contains minutes of ten committee meetings between March 2, 1946 and October 29, 1946. Series III contains documents related to the “Statement on the Report of the Headquarters Commission" released by the Joint Advisory Committee on October 24, 1946. The largest portion of the collection, Series IV, contains correspondence between participating members dating from the founding of the Joint Advisory Committee in January 1946 to its close in January 1948. Series V contains general papers, including vouchers, personnel lists, memos, notes, and related correspondence. Lastly, Series VI contains reference files, primarily clippings from the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune dating rom February 1946 to September 1947.