Gunnar Birkerts papers: 1930-2017
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Steno Book Travel Diaries with Written Notes and Letter Drafts [subseries]

The Travel Diaries with Conceptual Drawings subseries is especially noteworthy for giving the researcher insight into the spontaneous daily writings, musings and drawings of the architect while on the road visiting projects around the world. Handwritten and sometimes in his native Latvian language, these notebooks give the reader a sense of how Birkerts interacted with clients and associates while traveling. The tiny conceptual drawings on the pages of these diaries represent the spontaneity of his creative process, as he sought solutions to design problems on a train or plane. The volumes are arranged chronologically, with the notes and drawings for particular building projects indicated in the finding aid. The travel diaries contained in Box 11 were deemed by Birkerts to be too personal to be accessible to the public at the present time and thus are restricted for 50 years until 2033 to 2045.

Box   11  
1983 [Restricted until January 01, 2033]
Box   11  
1989 [Restricted until January 01, 2039]
Box   11  
1991 [Restricted until January 01, 2041]
Box   11  
Italy, Latvia and Dubai 1993 [Restricted until January 01, 2043]
Box   11  
Milano 1993 (2 volumes)  [Restricted until January 01, 2043]
Box   11  
Milano and Torino 1993-1994 [Restricted until January 01, 2043]
Box   11  
Riga and Italy 1995 [Restricted until January 01, 2045]
Box   11  
1995-1996 [Restricted until January 01, 2045]