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Bryn Athyn Cathedral Edit

Summary

Identifier
Mss.003

Dates

  • 1912-1996 (label)

Extents

  • 13.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 13.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection holds letters, sketches, architectural drawings, photographs and media articles regarding the design and construction of Bryn Athyn Cathedral.  There are files for many of the craftsmen and artists that worked on the project, as well as construction notes written by Raymond Pitcairn regarding the interior and structural design of hte building.  Several boxes of photographs document the various stages of construction. A slide show and audio tape is included that was used by one of the stained glass producers to teach art classes.  There is also oral history interviews with a curator of the Cathedral, who is also the son of the chief stained glass maker mentioned above.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection is divided into seven series: construction, stained glass, photographs, newsclippings & articles, architectural drawingsand audio/visual.  Construction and stained glass series are described to the folder level.

  • Accruals and Additions

    2010/07/26 - Symbolism of the Key Cabinet, prepared by Ariel Gunther in 1979 for the Cathedral tour guides.  Placed in Cathedral Box 1, General, Symbolism folder.

    2011/09/02 - Copy of Richard Linquist's unpublished book "My Story of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral" received from Bryn Athyn Cathedral Staff.  Added to Box 3

    2012/03/16 - Transcript of letters from Lawrence Saint to Raymond Pitcairn regarding "jet" paint for painting on stained glass.  Found in the home of Lynn Hyatt and donated to Glencairn Museum.         2013/08/30 - Transcripts of Lawrence Saint paint formulas and other notes previously kept in a closet added to collection as File 4.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

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  • Related Materials

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Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    24 boxes

Components