FRK Collection

May 10, 2013

The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago started a Fazlur R. Khan Collection in 1992 when my mother donated some of my father’s papers and slides. There were still other files of his at home, and I looked through these as carefully as I could when I was working on Engineering Architecture. Now that the book is completed, I have decided to donate the rest of his papers so they can all be in one place. I will eventually also donate most of his slides (I want to sort through them and keep personal photos). The Collection does include some personal items, such as my father’s passport from the 1970s, to which a remarkable number of extension pages were added because of his extensive travel, a matted photo of a project given to him by Bruce Graham and signed “Another fine collaboration,” and the transcript of an oral history recording made by him in 1978.

“To Faz, Another fine collaboration,” Bruce” (this image is included in Engineering Architecture on page 255)

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One Response to “FRK Collection”

  1. Helen Spencer Schlie Says:

    I’m a 93 year lemenold WW One Widow…Impressed with your Father’s personal involvement with fellow-beings..May I suggest you share your Father’s Architectural theories with President Trump and hope he would take to heart also the ability to appreciate each human element…The Son-in Law might profit also..( pun intended )


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