This collection consists of the personal papers of the architect and business leader Charles Luckman (1909-1999). Luckman
was president of Pepsodent and Lever Brothers in the 1940s. In the 1950s, with William Pereira, he resumed his architectural
career and eventually developed a nationally-known firm responsible for such buildings as the Boston Prudential Center, the
Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles, and New York's Madison Square Garden.
The boy wonder of American business in the late 1930s and the 1940s, and then a leader in the field of architecture, Charles
Luckman—an only child—was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1909. Following graduation from Kansas City's Northeast High School
in 1925, and a stint in a Kansas City junior college, he took a job as a draftsman in an architect's office in Chicago. He
then enrolled in the University of Illinois in 1927, where he graduated with a degree in architecture in 1931. There he met
his future architectural partner William Pereira, a great architect in his own right.
96 archival document boxes; 16 oversize boxes; 2 unboxed scrapbooks, 2 flat files
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