Buildings Reborn, 1880s-1985

Scope and content:

Materials from major projects centering on the re-adaptive use of historical buildings in the United States, which culminated in a series of nationally-acclaimed books and related exhibits: Buildings Reborn (first volume published in 1979), and Remaking America (first volume published in 1986). Formats in the project files include correspondence, printed materials (including many articles and clippings), photographs, color slides, clippings, photocopies, drafts, notes, and general working files. Earliest materials are research copies and are dated based on content rather than date of creation.

Subseries is divided further into Book, Exhibition, General Working Files, and Research Files; folders are arranged alphabetically by title. Original folder titles have been retained. There is considerable overlap between materials in the General Working Files subseries of Buildings Reborn and Remaking America.


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Collection restrictions:

Access restricted. Access to this collection requires the written permission of the donor. Please contact Research Services for information about how to request permission.

Original audiovisual and electronic media are closed to use; use copies are available unless noted otherwise in the collection guide. All researchers requesting copies of audiovisual materials from the collection for purposes other than private study and research are required to present written permission from the donor approving the request.

Due to size and complexity, all audiovisual materials are described in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection, a separate collection guide.

Digital use copies and files in this collection have been migrated to a library server unless otherwise noted, and can be accessed on-site in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access, please contact Research Services prior to visiting the library.

Use & permissions:

All distribution, publication, and other commercial use requests require the prior written permission of the donor.

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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