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Reminiscences of Jan Hird Pokorny : oral history, 1998.

Creator: Pokorny, Jan Hird
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 185, 23 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Pokorny, Jan Hird (1914-). Childhood and schooling in Austro-Hungarian Empire and Czechoslovakia; familial memories: World War I, emigration to United States, contemporary memories; Munich Crisis; schooling at Columbia School of Architecture; architectural and teaching career, especially at Columbia University; influences on his career and architectural style; preservation efforts: American and Czech; involvement in American Fund for Czech Refugees; experiences at New York Landmarks Commission; colleague reminiscences.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information (Columbia University. Oral History Research Office, Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027).

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