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Finding Aid for the Albert Frey papers, circa 1924-1993 0000134
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Description
The Albert Frey papers span 28 linear feet and date from circa 1924 to 1993. The collection primarily contains material concerning architectural projects Frey undertook in American between the years 1930 to 1982, in the form of architectural drawings and reprographic copies, black-and-white photographs, negatives, slides, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. The collection also includes Frey’s personal architectural reference books and color travel photographs, three-dimensional building samples from the Frey House II, his professional awards, and research notes.
Background
Albert Frey was born in Zurich, Switzerland on October 18, 1903. Frey received his formal architectural training at the Institute of Technology in Winterthur, Switzerland. During his education at the Institute of Technology, Frey apprenticed for two years under the architect A. J. Arter in Zurich. Graduating in 1924, Frey traveled around Europe and settled by 1925 in Brussels where he worked for Jean-Jules Eggericx and Raphael Verwilghen. Leaving Eggericx and Verwilghen in 1927, Frey moved to France where he worked as a draftsman for Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. In 1930, Frey’s visa application was approved and he relocated to New York.
Extent
28.0 Linear feet (15 record storage boxes, 3 flat file drawers, and 3 models)
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.