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Creator Madison (Wis.). Planning Dept.
Title Madison Auditorium Committee files.
Dates of Creation 1946-1974.
Physical Description 1 full size archives box and 1 half size archives box.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Madison Auditorium Committee Files are the working files for the various auditorium projects that were proposed for Madison, Wisconsin between 1946 and 1974, as kept by the City of Madison's Planning Department. The collection includes copies of official committee paperwork, as well as research files created by various members of the Planning Department. The files are arranged chronologically and include incoming and outgoing correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, annotated street maps, resolutions, handwritten notes, site plans, press releases, bibliographies, and other research materials on auditoriums. Meeting minutes (1965-1974) and environmental impact reports are arranged chronologically, but are not interfiled with the other materials. The files document the Planning Department's advisory role to the Auditorium Committee throughout the multiple project proposals that were investigated. Of particular interest are the many official site plans and feasibility reports written by the Planning Department staff for proposed auditorium and civic center projects including Monona Terrace, Monona Basin, and Metro Square, as well as less developed proposals for projects at Law Park, Olin Park, and the Triangle area (Greenbush neighborhood). A large portion of the materials pertain to the changing plans submitted for the project over the years by Frank Lloyd Wright and on behalf of him after his death by architects at his firm, Taliesin Associated Architects, most notably William Wesley Peters.
Archival History Transferred from the Madison Public Library, March 31, 1993. 1993.002
People Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Peters, William Wesley
Subjects Auditoriums
Social & civic facilities
City planning
Places1 Madison (Wis.)
Institutions1 Monona Terrace (Madison, Wis.)
Institutions2 Madison (Wis.). Municipal Auditorium Committee.
Institutions3 Madison (Wis.). City Planning Dept.
Institutions4 Madison (Wis.). City Plan Commission.
Object Name Records
Notes Additional materials preserved by the Madison Municipal Reference Service have been cataloged with the call number PAM 2006-16.
Call Number ARM 93-01
Catalog ID Number 1993.002.0001