Series IIe: Architectural Commissions circa 1916–1980

This series contains correspondence, photographs, negatives, transparencies, plans, contracts, drawings, writings and publicity documenting the various architectural projects of Josef Albers's commissioned by others. The earliest commission was a stained glass work, Rosa Mystica Ora pro Nobis, circa 1916–1917 in St. Michael's Church, Bottrop. The piece was destroyed and there is little existing documentation regarding its existence. His last work, Stanford Wall, was commissioned by Stanford University and due to various complications was not until after Albers's death, in 1980. Josef's highest profile commissions were for the Pan American Building (current Met Life Building) in New York, Manhattan, in 1963 (removed in 2001 and subsequently destroyed); and the Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Münster, Two Supraportas, in 1972

Description Dates Box Folder

Circa 1916–1917 St Michael’s Church, Bottrop Rosa Mystica Ora
pro Nobis

undated 57 1

1953 Benton County P.U.D. Administration Building Seattle,
unrealized commission

1953 57 5

1955 St. John’s Abbey Chapel, Collegeville, MN White Cross
Window
and unrealized commission for large window (includes
correspondence with Marcel Breuer)

1957–1974 57 6–7

1955 Rouse House Fireplace, North Haven, CT

undated 57 8

1957 Cinestage Theater, Chicago, ornamented illuminated doors
(includes drawings)

undated 57 9

1959 DuPont House Fireplace, Woodbridge, CT

1955 57 10

1959–1960 Corning Glass Building Lobby, New York, Two
Structural Constellations

1958–1960 57 11–12

1961 Time and Life Building, New York, Portals

1961–1962 57 13–14

1961 St. Patrick’s Church, Oklahoma City, OK, altar wall [see also
Box 59 Folder 9]

1963–1969 57 15–16

1963 Pan American Building (currently Met Life Building), New York,
Manhattan

undated 57 17–18

1963 Yale University Art and Architecture Building Repeat and Reverse

undated 58 1

1967 Rochester Institute of Technology, Growth and RIT Loggia Wall

1966–1975 58 2–4

1972 University of the Ruhr, Bochum, Germany, two untitled murals

1971–1973, undated 58 5

1972 Celanese Building Lobby, New York, Reclining Figure

undated 58 6

1972 Grand Avenue National Bank Lobby, Kansas City, MO, Gemini

1971–1975, undated 58 7

1976 Mutual Life Center, Sydney, Australia, Wrestling

1971–1976, undated 58 8–9

1980 Stanford University, Lomita Mall, Stamford Wall, (includes
correspondence with AA)

1960–1980, undated 58 10–13

1980 Stanford University Lomita Mall, Stamford Wall

1960–1980 59 1–4

1972 Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster,
Two Supraportas

undated, 1969–1975 59 5–8

Notebook with descriptions and photographs of ten architectural
commissions

undated 59 9

Notes and lists of architectural commissions

undated 59 10

1922 Haus Sommerfield, Berlin-Dahlem, stained glass window
(destroyed) Photographs

1922 118 11

1922–1923 Haus Otte, Berlin-Zehlendorf, stained glass window
(destroyed). Photographs

1923 118 10

1926 Grassi Museum, Leipzig, ten stained glass windows (destroyed).
Photographs

1926–1927 118 12

1928 Ullsteinhaus, Berlin-Tempelhof, three stained glass windows
(destroyed). Photographs

1926–1927 118 13

Reinstallation of Wrestling

2013-2015 58 8b