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Box 1

 Container

Contains 17 Collections and/or Records:

J.J. Polivka papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 48
Overview Papers of J.J. Polivka, internationally renowned Czechoslovakian structural engineer. Collection documents his collaboration with Frank Lloyd Wright on many of Wright's later projects including the Guggenheim Museum. Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs and photograph negatives.

Correspondence, 1945

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Includes patent for 1949 invention.

Correspondence, 1946 January-July

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Includes letter of introduction, correspondence and notes regarding the Guggenheim Museum and Roger Lacy Hotel.

Correspondence, 1946 August-December

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Includes invoices, further discussion of the Guggenheim Museum.

Correspondence, 1947-1949

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Includes testimony and cost estimates for the Butterfly Bridge.

Correspondence, 1950-1957

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence about the Johnson Wax Tower, the Illinois, the Butterfly Bridge, the Belmont Pavilion.

Correspondence, 1957 January-February

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents All folders contain correspondence and notes pertaining to projects.

Correspondence, 1957 March-November

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Includes receipts, correspondence and press regarding the Belmont Pavilion, and a draft of Polivka's article, "What it's like to work with Wright."

Correspondence, 1958-1959

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents All folders contain correspondence and notes pertaining to projects.

Correspondence, undated

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: I
Scope and Contents Includes "Aesthetics of bridges" written by Polivka, notes.