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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

Dissertation -research notes - study papers

Illustrations

Literary Productions

Maps

Negatives

Photos

Research

Slides

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Robert Coombs:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1992-2000, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Coombs, Robert
Title: Robert Coombs Papers,
Dates: 1992-2000
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, dissertation research notes, illustrations, literary productions, maps, negatives, photos, and slides.
Collection # S 1772.1
Quantity: 4 boxes (4 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Robert Coombs holds degrees from The Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 1957, MFA 1958), The University of Chicago (MA 1964) and Yale University, The School of Architecture (ARCH 1971). In addition he was the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Program, Kress Foundation, and Graham Foundation. He was published widely in architectural journals and served as the Editor of Perspecta, The Yale Architectural Journal. He was also assistant editor of Architectural Forum. He has taught at Yale, UCLA and Texas Tech University. Research in the Foundation Le Corbusier and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and at Notre Dame du Haut in northeastern France resulted in the book “Le Corbusier and the Ronchamp Riddle,” the writing of which he completed with the assistance of Richard Mason (see related collections.)

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Scope and Content

The donation consists of correspondence, dissertation research notes, illustrations, literary productions, maps, negatives, photos, and slides related to the creation of “Le Corbusier and the Ronchamp Riddle.”

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Organization

The collection is organized alphabetically by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Coombs, Robert, 1934-
Mason, Richard J.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University
Yale University
Subjects
Architectural Forum
Le Corbusier, 1887-1965--Themes, motives
Ronchamp (France)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Perspecta

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Related Material

The Land Rig Newsletter Records, 1990-2011 and undated

Richard Mason Papers, 1923-2009 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Coombs Papers, 1992-2000 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2009-0367-B

Gift, 2009

Processed by

William McDonald, 2013

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Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence

box folder
1 1 Letters from Bob Coombs to Richard Mason, 1992-1993
2 Letters from Richard Mason to Bob Coombs
3 List of authors from Bob Coombs

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Dissertation -research notes - study papers

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1 4 Appendix terms
5 Casino S.M. Delle CinQue Torre
6 Certosa di Vigodarzere
7 Church Plans
8 Clamor S. Sabastino
9 Cultrual and Social Change
10 Cultural views - form types
11 Establishing shots-film and video
12 Fransecso di Vollersa
13 Galluzzo
14 Garden City-the Jefferson Deal
15 History 15th 16th Apolulyptic
16 History of northern New Mexico Architecture
17 Hollywood creates modern architecture
18 Illustrations for reprint
19 Image populari site and superstition
20 Indulgences
21 Letters in French
22 Light and silence in architecture
23 Machine image in architecture
24 Macron Santicories
25 Marion Sancletour outline
26 Montepluciano
27 Notes 1
28 Notes 2
29 Notes 3
30 Notes 4
31 Notes 5
32 Notes 6
33 Paradise lost
34 Patitucci
35 Practicum Demas
36 Pustule S.M.Delle grogil
37 Renaissance copy of the tomb of the virgin
38 Rome Chapel of S. Demure S. Dressier
39 Rome S. Mallon
40 Rome San Giovanni
41 Rome San Martini Vatacano oratory
42 Rome San Pretro in varcano
43 Rome Santa Maria Maguire Cappella
44 Ronchamp tour
45 S Forsa Sistine Pallone Rene
46 S.P. 2-30
47 Saint Andrea Delle Certosa
48 San Sabastino Clitamro
49 San Sabastino Mantova
50 Santa Maria nous
51 Siena Forte grusta
52 Spoleto
53 Spoleto SM di Masaccio San Rocco
54 St. Peters
55 Study notes
56 T.U.M. Historian Jungle
57 The Roman tomb with a cruciform Chamber
58 todi IL Tempio Del SS. Crocetusso
59 Todi Santa Maria Della Consolaziore
60 Tomb of the virgin, Jerusalem
61 Tombs cunoroyh
62
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2 1 TUMM S.M. Ail moire duceppiseini
2 Tuscany Siena San Sabastino
3 Umbrian Spellocheisn
4 Venenzia San Giovanni Grisostomo
5 Venice san Geminiano
6 Venice San Giovanni elemosinario
7 Viterbo Santa Maria dell Solute

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Illustrations

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2 7 Viterbo Santa Maria dell Solute
8 Random Slides
9 Slide 15
10 Slides 19 and 30
11 Slides 39 thru 43
12 Slides 50 thru 59
13 Slides 60 thru 69
14 Slides 70 thru 120

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Literary Productions

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2 15 Blueprint
16 Cna't do it after Forty
17 Cheri and Sylvie
18 Dance Bug
19 Dance Bug (1)
20 Frank L Wright docudrama (research)
21 Frank L Wright docudrama (research)
22 Frank L Wright docudrama mini series
23 Frank L Wright a docudrama
24 Frank L Wright a docudrama
25 Frank L Wright a docudrama
26 Illustration list Ronchamp
27 Inventory of literary records of Robert Coombs
28 Letter from Richard Mason to Bob Coombs with corrections
29 Loza
30 Metro Look
31 Modular City
32 Moon and Sun - Chapter 3
33 Ned-Rough Draft
34 Ned-rough draft 3
35 Photo Proofs, undated
36 Prologue to Heretic's drama
37 Prologue to Heretic's drama
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3 1 Robert Coombs Rough Draft 4
2 Ronchamp chapter 5
3 Ronchamp a Marian Mystery Play
4 Ronchamp chapter 1
5 Ronchamp chapter 2
6 Ronchamp chapter 2
7 Ronchamp chapter 2 part 1
8 Ronchamp chapter 2 part 2
9 Ronchamp chapter 2 part 2
10 Ronchamp chapter 3
11 Ronchamp chapter 4
12 Ronchamp chapter 4
13 Ronchamp chapter 5
14 Ronchamp chapter 5
15 Ronchamp chapter 6
16 Ronchamp chapter 6
17 Ronchamp chapter 7
18 Ronchamp chapter 7
19 Ronchamp chapter 7
20 Ronchamp chapter 8
21 Ronchamp ccorrections chapter 3
22 Ronchamp corrections letter chapter 2
23 Ronchamp manuscript letter
24 Ronchamp papers
25 Ronchamp part 1 page 1-126
26 Ronchamp part 2 127-155
27 Ronchamp revisions
28 Ronchamp revisions part 1
29 Scissors
30 Screenplay Dance Bug
31 Screenplay Dance Bug
32 Screenplay Dance Bug (research)
33 Slides 1-10
34 Slides completed illustrations of Ronchamp
35 The Colossal Keepsake Conspiracy
36 Travels abroad-misc luggage tags and tickets

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Maps

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4 1 Certosa di Pavia, Cesamp, Ferrara, La Basilica Paleocristiana dei Martini Felicia e Fortunato Vicenza, Mondavio,Padova, Spoleto, Umbria, Vatican City, Venenzia

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Negatives

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4 2 Bergamo
3 Bibbona
4 Casino SM Della Acqua
5 Chianciano SM Rosa
6 Crotone SM Nuova
7 Ferrara SG Battista
8 Firenze Certozza Di Galluzzo
9 Firenze Certozza Di Galluzzo
10 Firenze Pazzi Chapel
11 Firenze Uffizi Chapel
12 Genova SM Assunta
13 Macerata SM Di Loreto
14 Mantova San Sabastino
15 Milano San Satiro
16 Milano SM Della Grazie
17 Mongiovino IL Santuario
18 Norcia SM Steccata
19 Padova Sarcelles Di S Maria
20 Parma SM Steccata
21 Perugia Ognisanti
22 Prato SM Carcere
23 Random Negatives not labeled
24 Roccaveranno SS Annuzione
25 Siena San Sabastino
26 Spoleto SM Loreto
27 Todi SM Consolaziore
28 Todi SS Crsifisso
29 Verona

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Photos

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4 30 Ronchamp

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Research

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4 31 Architectural Research
32 Basilica S Mariae Maioris
33 Chapel of San Zerore San Palsied
34 GLF Acciaioli di Firenze
35 Le Language Plastique
36 Palermo SM Miracoli
37 San Alessandro Milan
38 Will and Testament

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Slides

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4 39 Bears and Yellow Gloves
40 Bird man of Madrid
41 Crevice Flowers
42 Death Flower
43 Madrid 1999
44 Random
45 Sunrise and Bear

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