Law School (University of Michigan) records: 1852-2010
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Correspondence [subseries]

The Correspondence subseries within the Professional Papers series contains voluminous documentation of Birkerts' appearances as a guest lecturer or professor at universities and professional conferences. These letters demonstrate the architect's personal commitment to educating students across the country and to his immense popularity as a speaker to diverse, international audiences. Correspondence regarding his participation on architectural competition juries and in exhibitions of his own work is also included here. Within the sub-subseries General Correspondence, a number of letters from other famous architects and engineers, such as Robert Venturi, Cesar Pelli and Leslie Robertson (structural engineer for many of Birkerts' buildings and for Minoru Yamasaki's World Trade Center), can be found. In addition, letters from students of all ages and professors and architects from around the world show the breadth of Birkerts' influence in architectural design.

 
Regarding Speeches and Lectures
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Inventory of Lectures/Juries/Exhibitions Correspondence
 
Academic Institutions
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1966-1969
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1970-1979
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1980-1984
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1985-1989
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1990-2000
 
Professional Associations and Public Audiences
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1957-1979
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1980-1985
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1986-1989
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1990-1999
 
Regarding Juries and Advisory Groups
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1966-1979
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1980-1994
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Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts Architect Selection Committee 1969-1970
 
Regarding Exhibitions
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1968-1985
Box   7  
1986-1997
 
General Correspondence
Box   7  
1959-1989
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1990-1995