The collection spans the years 1945-1959 and contains correspondence, notes, drawings and clippings, which document the collaboration of J.J. Polivka and Frank Lloyd Wright. Projects documented are the San Francisco Butterfly Bridge, the Johnson Research Tower, the Guggenheim Museum, the Morris House, the Rogers Lacy Hotel and the Belmont Pavilion. Correspondence primarily concerns financial and travel arrangements. The collection also includes drafts of letters and articles by Polivka including "What's It Like to Work with Wright," "The Aesthetics of Bridges," and "Are Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesins Educational Institutions." Photograph subjects include Polivka, Wright, family, friends, and students at Taliesin West, as well as project planning.
Terms of Access
The J.J. Polivka papers, 1945-1959 are open for research.
From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 3 negative storage boxes)