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Reminiscences of Adolf K. Placzek, 1985

Creator: Placzek, Adolf K.
Project: Austrian project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 62 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Librarian, Art historian

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Vienna; switch from medical studies to art history, University of Vienna; escape from Nazis to England, 1939-1940; M.L.A., Columbia University School of Library Service, 1942; enlistment in United States Army, 1942-46; assistant librarian, Avery Architectural Library, Columbia University, 1949-59, Acting Librarian, 1959: collection of famous trade catalogues drawings, development of Avery Periodical Index; Professor of Art History, Columbia, 1972-80, Professor Emeritus, 1980- ; general editor, architectural books, DaCapo Press; contributions to McMillan Encyclopedia of Architects


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1992

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