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Specifications Manuals for the Service, Museum, and Manton Buildings

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute:

A Guide to Specifications Manuals for the Service, Museum, and Manton Buildings, 1952-1973

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St. Williamstown, MA 01267

March 31, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lacy Schutz February 12, 2009
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Collection Summary

Repository:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Creator:Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Title: Specifications Manuals for the Service, Museum, and Manton Buildings
Dates: 1952-1973
Quantity:2.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: These are manuals prepared for three buildings on the Clark campus and detailing the construction specifications.
Identification:CAI ARC 2009.09
Language: English

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged by building.

Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection contains specification manuals for three buildings on the Clark campus: the service building, designed by Daniel Perry and built in the 1960s; the museum building, designed by Daniel Perry and completed in 1955; and the Manton building, designed by Pietro Belluschi and the Architects Collaborative and completed in 1973. The manuals detail all aspects of construction, including materials, HVAC systems, plumbing, etc.


History of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

In 1950 Sterling and Francine Clark chartered the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as a home for their extensive art collection. Opened to public in 1955, the Institute has built upon this extraordinary group of works to become one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, known for its intimate galleries and stunning natural environment. One of the few institutions in the United States that combines a public art museum with a complement of research and academic programs, including a major art history library, the Clark is now a leading international center for research and discussion on the nature of art and art history. Building upon the founders' legacy, the Institute has recently unveiled its master plan for the twenty-first century, which fosters the Clark's commitment to providing space for its expanding research and museum programs while maintaining the unique character of its beautiful rural setting.


Index Terms

Names:

Belluschi, Pietro, 1899-1994
Perry, Daniel, d. 2002

Organizations:

Architects Collaborative, Inc.
George A. Fuller Company
Meyer, Strong & Jones Inc.

Subjects:

Museum architecture
Art museums

Places:

Williamstown (Mass.)

Document Types:

Technical Manuals

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is currently restricted.

Restrictions on Use

This material is currently restricted.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

These materials were collected and kept by the Facilities department.

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item (as appropriate)], Specifications Manuals for the Service, Museum, and Manton Buildings, 1952-1973, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information

These materials were transferred to the Archives from Facilities in February 2009.

Processing Information

These materials were rehoused in acid free boxes.


Related Material

Related materials may be found in the following collection within the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Records: The Architects Collaborative Records of the Manton Building, 1966-1973.


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