Donald Aucutt architecture research collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
Research files, photographs, and secondary materials related to work done by Prairie School and Chicago School architects in the Midwest. Includes timelines of work, research on buildings along with genealogy and career information for individual architects. The collection focuses on architects Lawrence Buck, Henry L. Ottenheimer and his firm Ottenheimer, Stern & Reichert, Rudolph Schindler, Robert Seyfarth, and Robert C. Spencer, Jr. and his firm Spencer & Powers. Also includes information about Blanche Ostertag, who worked with several of the Prairie School architects, and a paint sample pamphlet from a company in Wausau, Wisconsin.
- Creation: approximately 1999-2015
- Aucutt, Donald M. (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Donald Aucutt architecture research collection is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Donald Aucutt architecture research collection is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of Donald Aucutt
Architectural historian and writer.
Donald Michael Aucutt is an architectural researcher with a primary focus on Chicago architect George W. Maher. Born in Tomah, Wisconsin, Aucutt grew up in South Dakota, graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and did graduate work at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He is the editor and publisher of the magazine Prairie: Popular and Progressive American and World Architecture, 1880-1940 (Newberry Library call number: folio NA712.5.P73 P73).
6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Research files, photographs, and secondary materials related to work done by Prairie School and Chicago School architects in the Midwest compiled by architectural historian Donald Aucutt.
Materials arranged alphabetically by firm or architect.
Collection Stack Location
1 41 1
Gift, Donald M. Aucutt, 2017-2020.
Catherine Grandgeorge, 2017.
- Ottenheimer, Stern & Reichert (Organization)
- Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.), 1887-1953 (Person)
- Seyfarth, Robert E., 1878-1950 (Person)
- Spencer & Powers (Organization)
- Spencer, Robert C. (Robert Clossen), 1864-1953 (Person)
- Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924 (Person)
- Buck, Lawrence H. (Person)
- Ottenheimer, Henry L. (Person)
- Inventory of the Donald Aucutt architecture research collection, approximately 1999-2015
- Catherine Grandgeorge
- Language of description
- Script of description