Skip Navigation
*To search for student contact information, login to FlashLine and choose "My Campus" tab.

Search by campus:

Special Collections and Archives

Robert C. Gaede Papers

Robert C. Gaede papers, 1949-1957

Finding Aid

Prepared by Virginia Dressler, July 5, 2006
1 record storage box, one oversized folder, 1 cubic foot, 11th floor


Biographical Note

Robert C. Gaede was born in Cleveland Heights on November 6, 1920. Gaede earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan in 1947, during which time he served in the United States Air Force for almost four years. After graduation, Gaede returned to Cleveland where he was employed at the architectural firm of Garfield, Harris, Robinson and Schafer. He then turned his efforts to teaching and applied for a position at Kent State University.

His appointment at Kent State began in 1948 as Instructor of Industrial Arts. After a short re-enlistment period with the Air Force in 1952, Gaede was promoted to Assistant Professor of Architecture. His papers reflect his contribution to the early beginnings of the School of Architecture as well as Gaede's own research interests in the field. During his time at Kent, Gaede also formed a Kent City Planning Committee. Gaede was called back into service for the Air Force in the early 1950's, and later moved to Cleveland. He is the author of a few regional books on architecture, such as Guide to Cleveland architecture and Project--Preservation Cleveland: an historic and comparative analysis.


Scope and Content

Gaede's papers include his personal notebooks, class notes, newspaper clippings and correspondence from the years in which he taught at Kent State. Also included are papers reflecting his involvement in the early stages of creating the Kent Planning Committee. The notes included in this collection range from project and class plans to more minor notes on miscellaneous issues.

The collection is divided into series as follows:

Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Clippings
Series 3: Class Notes and Grades
Series 4: Sketches and Sketchbooks
Series 5: Miscellaneous

Grade books are restricted.


Box 1

Series 1: Correspondence

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence, Letter from John Justin Carr to Dewey F. Barich, May 18, 1948

  2. Correspondence, Letter from K. A. Staley from W. D. Riddle, May 2, 1952

  3. Correspondence, Letter from Bob Morrow to Gaede, [no date]

  4. Correspondence, Letter from Joseph Morbito to Gaede, May 4, 1948

  5. Correspondence, Letter from Roger Dailey to Gaede, May 19, 1948

  6. Correspondence, Letter from Dewey F. Barich to Gaede, June 9, 1948

  7. Correspondence, Letter from Dewey F. Barich to Gaede, July 7, 1948

  8. Correspondence, Letter from John Reed Spicer to Gaede, August 11, 1948

  9. Correspondence, Letter from Fred J. Abendroth to Gaede, November 9, 1948

  10. Correspondence, Letter from Florence M. Hellman to Gaede, December 11, 1948

  11. Correspondence, Letter from A. O. DeWeese to Gaede, January 19, 1949

  12. Correspondence, Letter from E. R. Oswall to Gaede, January 19, 1949

  13. Correspondence, Letter from George W. Homan to Gaede, January 21, 1949

  14. Correspondence, Letter from F Fuller to Gaede, January 22, 1949

  15. Correspondence, Letter from Fred J. Abendroth to Gaede, February 15, 1949

  16. Correspondence, Letter from H. F. Raup to Gaede, March 4, 1949

  17. Correspondence, Letter from G. V. Parmeleee to Gaede, August 31, 1949

  18. Correspondence, Inter-Departmental Correspondence, October 13, 1949

  19. Correspondence, Letter from Jack Gergen to Gaede, October 5, 1950

  20. Correspondence, Letter from W. V. Marshall to Gaede, February 5, 1951

  21. Correspondence, Letter from Jack Williams to Gaede, April 26, 1951

  22. Correspondence, Letter from Arlyn Nieswander to Gaede, May 1, 1951

  23. Correspondence, Letter from H. M. Philpott to Gaede, May 14, 1951

  24. Correspondence, Letter from Leonard B. Hiebel to Gaede, June 1, 1951

  25. Correspondence, Letter from Manufacturers to Gaede, Winter 1951

  26. Correspondence, Letter from Eric N. Rackham to Gaede, April 8, 1952

  27. Correspondence, Letter from President George A. Bowman to Gaede, August 18, 1955

  28. Correspondence, Letter from E. W. Tishendorf to Gaede, August 18, 1955

  29. Correspondence, Letter from E. W. Tishendorf to Gaede, August 23, 1955

  30. Correspondence, Letter from President George A. Bowman to Gaede, September 12, 1955

  31. Correspondence, Letter from President Nancy Jo Greene to Faculty, February 26, 1957

  32. Correspondence, Letter from Olive Woodruff to Gaede, March 4, 1957

  33. Correspondence, Letter from K. A. Staley to Gaede, March 4, 1957

  34. Correspondence, Letter from Fred S. Toguchi to Gaede, March 4, 1957

  35. Correspondence, Letter from K. A. Staley to Gaede, March 5, 1957

  36. Correspondence, Letter from R. A. Goodenberger to Gaede, March 5, 1957

  37. Correspondence, Letter from Ballard Brady to Gaede, March 12, 1957

  38. Correspondence, Letter to Manufacturers from Gaede, [no date]

  39. Correspondence, Letter to Community from Gaede, December 13, 1948

  40. Correspondence, Letter to Early Committee from Gaede, January 13, 1949

  41. Correspondence, Letter to Mayor of Kent and City Council from Gaede, January 19, 1949

  42. Correspondence, Letter to Chris Miller from Gaede, February 1, 1949

  43. Correspondence, Letter to Unknown about Planning Committee from Gaede, February 17, 1949

  44. Correspondence, Letter to Unknown about Planning Committee from Gaede, February 28, 1949

  45. Correspondence, Letter to Kent Area Planning Committee from Gaede, April 8, 1949

  46. Correspondence, Letter to Unknown about city planning from Gaede, May 26, 1949

  47. Correspondence, Letters Requesting Information from Gaede, 1950- 1951

  48. Correspondence, Letter to Students from Gaede, June 5, 1950

  49. Correspondence, Letter to George Dalton from Gaede, April 17, 1951

  50. Correspondence, Letter to John Williams from Gaede, April 17, 1951

  51. Correspondence, Letter to Arlyn Nieswander from Gaede, April 27, 1951

  52. Correspondence, Letter to T. H. Schmidt from Gaede, May 2, 1951

  53. Correspondence, Letter to H. M. Philpott to Gaede, May 2, 1951

  54. Correspondence, Letter to John Williams from Gaede, May 7, 1951

  55. Correspondence, Letter to T. H. Schmist from Gaede, May 7, 1951

  56. Correspondence, Letter to H. M. Philpott from Gaede, May 17, 1951

  57. Correspondence, Letter to Leonard Hiebel from Gaede, May 28, 1951

  58. Correspondence, Letter to E. W. Tischendorf from Gaede, October 19, 1951

  59. Correspondence, Letter to American Society of Heating & Ventilating Engineers from Gaede, October 19, 1951

  60. Correspondence, Letter to Carrier Corporation from Gaede, October 19, 1951

  61. Correspondence, Letter to Cyril Tasker from Gaede, October 30, 1951

  62. Correspondence, Letter to E. W. Tischendorf from Gaede, November 7, 1951

  63. Correspondence, Letter to Manufacturers from Gaede, Winter 1951

  64. Correspondence, Letter to Cleveland Visitors Bureau from Gaede, April 2, 1952

  65. Correspondence, Letter to Edward C. Brennen from Gaede, April 18, 1952

  66. Correspondence, Letter to Edward C. Brennen from Gaede, May 4, 1952

  67. Correspondence, Letter to Edward C. Brennen from Gaede, May 4, 1952

  68. Correspondence, Letter to R. M. Kanings from Gaede, May 23, 1952

  69. Correspondence, Letter to Foster D. Poe from Gaede, June 3, 1952

  70. Correspondence, Letter to E. W. Tischendorf from Gaede, August 25, 1955

  71. Correspondence, Letter to Dean Eric Rackham from Gaede, October 5, 1955

  72. Correspondence, Letter to Wilma Waterman from Gaede, October 26, 1955

  73. Correspondence, Letter to Harvey Cummings and Ralph Comey from Gaede, December 19, 1955

  74. Correspondence, Letter to Unknown from Gaede, March 1, 1957

  75. Correspondence, Letter to Joseph F. Morbito from Gaede, March 25, 1957

  76. Correspondence, From Gaede, [no date]


Series 2: Clippings

Folder -- Contents

  1. Clippings, Akron Beacon Journal, January 1949-May 1951
  2. Clippings, Kent Courier Tribune, December 1948-March 1951
  3. Clippings, Kent Stater, May 1951
  4. Clippings, [no date]

Series 3: Class Notes and Grades

Folder -- Contents

  1. Notes, Course Records, Copies, fall 1948 to spring 1952
  2. Notebook on AIA meetings, November 17, 1948 to February 28, 1949
  3. Notes, Suggested Master Plan for Parma, November 19, 1948
  4. Notebook on Kent Planning Committee, July 20, 1949
  5. Notebook, fall 1949
  6. Notebook, Notes and Grades, winter 1950
  7. Notebook, Notes and Grades, spring 1950
  8. Notebook, Notes [no date]
  9. Notes, Final Project Outlines, Industrial Arts 246/345/346, 1950-1951
  10. Class Notes, Architecture 184/185, fall 1950
  11. Class Notes, Grades, Architecture 186, spring 1951
  12. Class Notes, Architecture 369, spring 1951
  13. Class Notes, Architecture 351, fall 1951
  14. Class Notes, Architecture 288, winter 1951
  15. Class Notes, Grades, Architecture 368, winter 1951
  16. Class Notes, Grades, Architecture 352, spring 1952
  17. Miscellaneous Notes, June 5, 1952
  18. Class Notes, Architecture 287, winter 1952
  19. Class Notes, Grades, Architecture 353, winter 1952
  20. Class Notes, Grades, Architecture 447, fall 1955
  21. Class Notes, Grades, Architecture 346, winter 1957
  22. Grades, Class Records (Riggs notebooks), September 1948
  23. Grades, Class Records (Riggs notebooks), 1950-1951
  24. Grades, Grading Sheets Architecture 246-345, spring 1951
  25. Grades, Class Records (Riggs notebooks), 1951-1952
  26. Grades, Architecture 351, fall 1951
  27. Grades, Architecture 287, winter 1952
  28. Grades, [no date]

Series 4: Sketches and Sketchbooks

Folder -- Contents

  1. Sketch, March 1949
  2. Sketchbook and Notes, spring 1949
  3. Sketchbook, Development of Kent, [no date]

Series 5: Miscellaneous

Folder -- Contents

  1. Bulletin, City of Cleveland Bulletin, January 31, 1949
  2. Newsletter, Association of Alumni & Students in Architecture, spring 1952
  3. Pamphlets, KSU Industrial Arts, 1948-1952
  4. Papers, Miscellaneous, spring 1949
  5. Photograph, Welded Bridges Design, 1950
  6. Program, International Lighting Exposition, May 1952
  7. Portfolio of work accomplished, fall 1948, OVERSIZED
  8. Architectural sketch of Project Z, March 1951, OVERSIZED
  9. Sketches from class 447, fall 1955, OVERSIZED
 
-->