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Paul Rudolph Centennial Exhibit Catalogs Selected for the Library of Congress Collection

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THE NATION’S LIBRARY

It’s a special place—and an immense resource. Let’s have its head—the “Librarian of Congress” herself, Carla Hayden—describe it succinctly:

                The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

                The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors. Whether you are new to the Library of Congress or an experienced researcher, we have a world-class staff ready to assist you online and in person.

THE LIBRARY AND PAUL RUDOLPH

The Library of CongressPrints and Photographs Division holds the world’s largest collection of Paul Rudolph papers: their Paul Marvin Rudolph archive is comprised of hundreds-of-thousands of Rudolph drawings & documents. It is an indispensable source for anyone doing serious research on Rudolph. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation has been greatly benefited by the Library’s gracious help—particularly from the head of their Prints and Photographs Division, Ms. Mari Nakahara. Our recent exhibit, Paul Rudolph: The Personal Laboratory, was meaningfully enriched by being able to utilize images from the Library of Congress’ collection—and we continue to do research there, hoping to help share this immense source of Rudolph-ian creativity and knowledge.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

2018 was Paul Rudolph’s centenary year, and—to celebrate that—“Paul Rudolph: The Personal Laboratory” and “Paul Rudolph: The Hong Kong Journey” were exhibits mounted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The Library of Congress helped greatly in making our exhibition program a success—and we have now made a contribution back— We send them a set of our exhibit catalogs:

The “Personal Laboratory” and the “Hong Kong Journey” catalogs were produced in association with the two corresponding exhibits that were mounted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The set is    available through Amazon   .    Photo: The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

The “Personal Laboratory” and the “Hong Kong Journey” catalogs were produced in association with the two corresponding exhibits that were mounted by the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The set is available through Amazon.

Photo: The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just received an official response from the head of the Library of Congress’ Monographs Section: the catalogs have been “selected for addition” to the library’s collection. We are glad to have these publications be a part of the nation’s greatest library!

PRHF celebrates Paul Rudolph with the Library of Congress

Kelvin Dickinson, President and Eduardo Alfonso, Exhibition Coordinator of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation with Liz Waytkus, Executive Director of Docomomo US visiting the Paul Rudolph collection at the Library of Congress

Kelvin Dickinson, President and Eduardo Alfonso, Exhibition Coordinator of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation with Liz Waytkus, Executive Director of Docomomo US visiting the Paul Rudolph collection at the Library of Congress

Members of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation traveled on Friday to attend a day-long Paul Rudolph Centenary Symposium about Paul Rudolph’s life and work at the James Madison building of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

Photo: Kelvin Dickinson, Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

Photo: Kelvin Dickinson, Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

The event featured numerous speakers including former Dean of the Yale School Architecture Robert A.M. Stern, members of the Library of Congress Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering in the Prints & Photographs Division and architects who had renovated or built additions to significant Rudolph buildings.

The highlight of the event was the chance to view original materials from the collection, including a special surprise by Mari Nakahara, Curator of Architecture, Design & Engineering of the original model of the Modulightor Building facade which is the headquarters of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.