Eduardo Catalano Papers 1940-2017

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Contents
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Creator
Catalano, Eduardo, 1917-2010
Size
6.5 linear feet (5 boxes, 2 legal boxes, 3 slide boxes, 1 flat box, and 4 flat folders); 1715 Megabytes
Call number
MC 00625
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The Eduardo Catalano Papers contains articles, news clippings, magazines, and books on Catalano's architectural projects and professional accomplishments, as well as photographs, digital photographs, photographic slides, negatives, positive transparencies, design drawings, and one videocassette. This includes books, articles, and other writings authored by Catalano, and diplomas, certificates, and certifications he received during his professional and educational careers. The collection also contains metal printing plates of Catalano's designs used in various publications covering his work. Many of these publications can be found in the Printed Materials, Writings, and Correspondence series. There is also a small amount of correspondence.

Eduardo Fernando Catalano (1917-2010) was a well-known modernist architect and Head of Architecture at the School of Design at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) from 1951 to 1956. Catalano was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 19, 1917. He attended the Universidad de Buenos Aires and graduated in 1940 with an Architect's Diploma and honors for his coursework. Having received scholarships to pursue studies in the United States, Catalano relocated to attend the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. He graduated in 1944 and 1945 respectively with a Master of Architecture degree. At Harvard, Catalano studied under two masters of modernist architecture, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

Biographical/historical note

Eduardo Fernando Catalano (1917-2010) was a well-known modernist architect and Head of Architecture at the School of Design at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) from 1951 to 1956. Catalano was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 19, 1917. He attended the Universidad de Buenos Aires and graduated in 1940 with an Architect's Diploma and honors for his coursework. Having received scholarships to pursue studies in the United States, Catalano relocated to attend the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. He graduated in 1944 and 1945 respectively with a Master of Architecture degree. At Harvard, Catalano studied under two masters of modernist architecture, Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer.

After graduation, Catalano taught at the Architectural Association in London from 1950 until 1951, when he was recruited by Henry Kamphoefner to relocate to the School of Design at North Carolina State College. Catalano is perhaps best known for his work with warped surfaces and hyperbolic paraboloids. It was during his time in Raleigh that Catalano became the famed architect of the Catalano House, originally at 1467 Caminos Drive (now Catalano Drive). Built in 1954 as his personal residence, and destroyed in 2001 after falling into disrepair, this three-bedroom house featured a 4,000 square foot hyperbolic paraboloid roof built of wood only 2.5" thick. The roof was warped into two structural curves similar to the shape of a shoehorn.

This home was also known as the Raleigh House, the Ezra Meir House, and because of its unique shape it was even referred to as the Potato Chip House and the Batwing House. The home was highly publicized and, in 1956, House and Home magazine named it the “House of the Decade.” Catalano even received high praise from Frank Lloyd Wright for the home’s design. The Catalano House in Raleigh is not to be confused with the Eduardo Catalano House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 3,285 square foot modernist home in Cambridge, located at 44 Grozier Road, was designed in 1980 and Catalano lived there in his later years.

As a young architect, Catalano won multiple awards for his innovative designs. He won second place in the 1945 General Motors design competition using a hyperbolic paraboloid, and that same year placed third in the Second Annual Small House Competition of the magazine, Arts & Architecture. Catalano’s projects were diverse and, in 1956, he received a prize for his design of an elementary school. He also won second place for his design for the Teatro Argentino de la Plata, to be located in the capital city of Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province.

Another innovative design Catalano created with Horacio Caminos in 1953 was the B. Richard Jackson House at 1317 Westfield, Raleigh, North Carolina. Also known as the Carrier Weathermaker National Prize Winning House, this was a showcase home in a moderate price range that exhibited the benefits of air conditioning, something new to home design at the time. Catalano and Caminos innovatively incorporated HVAC vents by encasing them in the concrete flooring system. For their design, Carrier Weathermaker awarded Catalano and Caminos with the first place cash prize of $5,000. The home received publicity in 1954 as a feature in Living For Young Homemakers magazine and Raleigh’s local newspaper, the News and Observer.

Catalano left Raleigh in 1956 to accept a teaching position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He retired from teaching in 1977 to pursue other life pleasures, and received a certificate of recognition from MIT for his more than twenty years of service. In addition to emeritus professor of architecture at MIT, Catalano was also an honorary professor at his alma mater, the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Throughout Catalano’s career, he showed diverse interests. Not only did he focus on geometrical and structural properties of warped surfaces and hyperbolic paraboloids, he also worked with buildings systems and urban design. He was known for brutalist designs of government and corporate structures, such as the Julius Stratton Student Center at MIT, the Guilford County-Greensboro Government Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, and two United States Embassies in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Pretoria, South Africa. His other well-known projects include the Juilliard School of Music at New York City's Lincoln Center, the Charlestown Library (a branch of the Boston Public Library), the Ariston Club in Mar del Plata, Argentina, various other buildings at MIT, and corporate buildings throughout Massachusetts.

Another achievement for Catalano was winning the 1989 National Peace Garden competition to design a monument to peace in Washington, D.C. From the 985 entries, it was a unanimous decision by the jury to choose Catalano’s olive branch design. The design was later rejected in 1992 by the United States Commission of Fine Arts and, due to funding and time constraints, the National Peace Garden was never built.

Catalano retired from architecture in 1995 upon closing his Cambridge, Massachusetts, practice. In 2002, he briefly came out of retirement to create one of his best known design endeavors in Argentina: the Floralis Genérica. Erected in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas in Buenos Aires, this massive steel and aluminum flower sculpture reaches over seventy feet high. The six petals were designed with a system of motors to open and close depending on the time of day.

In 2007, Catalano received an honorary doctorate from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in a special presentation at Catalano's home in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Dean Marvin Malecha attended. Catalano passed away on January 28, 2010, in Cambridge.

Scope/content

The Eduardo Catalano Papers contains articles, news clippings, magazines, and books on Catalano's architectural projects and professional accomplishments, as well as photographs, digital photographs, photographic slides, negatives, positive transparencies, design drawings, and one videocassette. This includes books, articles, and other writings authored by Catalano, and diplomas, certificates, and certifications he received during his professional and educational careers. The collection also contains metal printing plates of Catalano's designs used in various publications covering his work. Many of these publications can be found in the Printed Materials, Writings, and Correspondence series. There is also a small amount of correspondence.

A significant amount of the collection covers Catalano's groundbreaking work with warped surfaces and hyperbolic paraboloids. His most well-known design in North Carolina is the Catalano House in Raleigh (also known as the Raleigh House), which is well represented in the collection. The Eduardo Catalano House in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is also represented. Other projects include Catalano's famous Argentinian flower structure, the Floralis Genérica, and various other projects in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Argentina. Of note in the collection are photographs of Walter Gropius, and two publications by R. Buckminster Fuller, one of which Fuller inscribed with a message addressed to Catalano.

The majority of the collection is in English, but there are also publications in Spanish, including multiple news and magazine articles and books. There is also one article in French, and one book published in Italian and English.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into three series and arranged alphabetically within each series:

  • 01. Printed Materials, Writings, and Correspondence
  • 02. Visual Materials and Printing Plates
  • 03. Born Digital Materials

Use of these materials

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eduardo Catalano Papers, MC 00625, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Materials from NCSU Libraries:

Materials from University of California, Berkley Environmental Design Archives:

Source of acquisition

Gift of Adrian Catalano, June 2017 (Accessions 2017.0164 and 2017.0174)

Processing information

Processed by: Jessica Serrao, 2017 August; machine-readable finding aid created by: Jessica Serrao, 2017 August; digital materials processed by Taylor de Klerk, 2017 October.

Printed Materials, Writings, and Correspondence 1940-2007 (MC 00625 Series 1)
Size: 2.5 linear feet (2.5 boxes, 0.5 legal box, 0.5 flat box, and 1 flat folder)

The Printed Materials, Writings, and Correspondence series includes books, magazines, articles, and news clippings about Catalano's work and professional accomplishments, especially covering his groundbreaking work with warped surfaces and hyperbolic paraboloids. It also contains books and articles authored by Catalano, and diplomas, certificates, and certifications he received during his educational and professional careers. There is a small amount of correspondence written to Catalano. Of note, this series contains two publications written by R. Buckminster Fuller, one of which Fuller inscribed with a note to Catalano.

This series is arranged in alphabetical order.

Architecture diploma, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina 1941 March 3
Flat folder 4
Ariston Club, Mar del Plata, Argentina, article undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Arquitectos Argentinos en el Mundo: Diálogos y Proyectos, Colección 2006 by Luis Grossman and Daniel Casoy 2006
Box 1, Folder 2
Arquitectos Made in Argentina by Luis J. Grossman and Daniel O. Casoy 2004
Box 1, Folder 3
Arte y Ciencia by Eduardo Catalano, Separata de Anales de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires 2001
Box 1, Folder 4
Auditorium of Buenos Aires, Argentina, article in Revista de Arquitectura 1948 June
Box 1, Folder 5
Auditorium of Buenos Aires, Argentina, articles 1947-1948, undated
Legal box 6, Folder 1
Auditorium of Buenos Aires, Argentina, news clipping undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Baystate West Shopping Mall, Springfield, MA, article in Architectural Record 1974 April
Legal box 6, Folder 2
Cambridge Park, 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA, promotional brochure undated
Legal box 6, Folder 3
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA, article in Architectural Record 1980 August
Legal box 6, Folder 4
Carrier Weathermaker House, Raleigh, NC, article in Living for Young Homemakers 1954 April
Flat box 11, Folder 1
A Case for Systems by Eduardo Catalano, article in Progressive Architecture 1969 May
Box 1, Folder 7
Catalano, Eduardo educational and professional achievements, news clippings 1952, 1996, undated
Box 1, Folder 8
Catalano, Eduardo honorable mention in Revista de Arquitectura 1950 March
Box 1, Folder 9
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, news clippings 1984 January, 1985 January
Box 1, Folder 10
Catalano, Eduardo news clippings 1970 July-August, 1997 May
Legal box 6, Folder 5
Catalano, Eduardo third-place article in Winning Designs: Second Annual Small House Competition of the Magazine Arts and Architecture circa 1945
Legal box 6, Folder 6
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, article in LIFE magazine 1957 November 11
Flat box 11, Folder 2
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, article in New York Times Magazine 1956 January 8
Flat box 11, Folder 3
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, article in Time magazine 1956 July 2
Box 1, Folder 11
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, articles 1954 February-1956 July, undated
Legal box 6, Folder 7
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, news clippings 1985 April, undated
Legal box 6, Folder 8
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, news clippings and articles on demise of house 2000 September-2001 March
Legal box 6, Folder 9
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, news clipping on demise of house 2001 February 18
Flat box 11, Folder 9
Center for Real Estate Development headquarters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, article undated
Box 1, Folder 12
Certificate of Recognition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1977
Box 1, Folder 13
Chair patent 210, 578 1968
Box 1, Folder 14
The Constant: Dialogues on Architecture in Black and White by Eduardo Catalano 2000
Box 1, Folder 15
Correspondence 1953-2000
Box 1, Folder 16
Curriculum vitae and autobiography 1989, undated
Box 1, Folder 17
Diploma of Honor, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina 1942 May 7
Flat folder 4
Eduardo Catalano by Jorge O. Gazaneo and Mabel M. Scarone 1956
Box 1, Folder 18
Eduardo Catalano: Architects and Engineers, portfolio undated
Box 1, Folder 19
Eduardo Catalano: Buildings and Projects, book excerpt undated
Box 1, Folder 20
Eduardo Catalano: Buildings and Projects edited by Camillo Gubitosi and Alberto Izzo 1978
Box 2, Folder 1
Eduardo Catalano on Architecture and Rhinoceroses, article in North Carolina Architect undated
Box 2, Folder 2
Elementary school design prize, article in Architectural Forum 1956 March
Legal box 6, Folder 10
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, article in Competitions 2003 Summer
Box 2, Folder 3
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, article in Gente magazine 2002 April 15
Box 2, Folder 4
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, article in La Nacion Revista 2003 March 16
Box 2, Folder 5
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, news clippings 2000-2004
Legal box 6, Folder 11
Floralis Genérica: Una Nueva Flor en Buenos Aires by Eduardo Catalano 2002
Box 2, Folder 6
Floralis Genérica: Una Nueva Flor en Buenos Aires by Eduardo Catalano, article in Revista de Arquitectura 2001 June
Box 2, Folder 7
Gorton Corporation national headquarters, Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA, article undated
Box 2, Folder 8
Guilford County-Greensboro Government Center, Greensboro, NC, news clippings 1984 March
Box 2, Folder 9
Hampden County Hall of Justice and County Offices, Springfield, MA, news clipping 1969
Box 2, Folder 10
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree ceremony for Eduardo Catalano, commemorative book 2007
Box 2, Folder 11
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, North Carolina State University, diploma 2007 May 12
Flat folder 4
Honorary Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, certificate 2002 December 26
Flat folder 4
In Celebration of Bob Burns's Return to the Studios and On That Magnificent Day by Eduardo Catalano, poems 1991, undated
Box 2, Folder 12
Juilliard School of Music at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, article in Architectural Record 1970 January
Legal box 6, Folder 12
Julius Stratton Student Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, articles and postcards 1966, undated
Legal box 6, Folder 13
Major Building Components are Special Design Double Tees by Eduardo Catalano, article in Concrete International 1979 January
Box 2, Folder 13
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, diploma 1944 October 31
Flat box 11, Folder 4
Monumento Simbólico by Eduardo Catalano, news clipping undated
Box 2, Folder 14
A Multi-Story Garage for Public Parking by Basil Yurchenco and Eduardo Catalano, article in Architectural Engineering 1947 April
Box 2, Folder 15
National Peace Garden, Washington, DC, newsletter and news clippings 1989, undated
Legal box 6, Folder 14
National University of Tucumán, Argentina, article in Nuestra Arquitectura 1950 September
Box 2, Folder 16
Peace Be in Thy Garden by Eduardo Catalano, article in Journal of the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture 1990 Spring
Box 2, Folder 17
Planteamiento de un Problema Urbanístico: Un Ingenio de Azúcar en Tucumán by Eduardo Catalano, Carlos Coire, and Horacio Caminos 1942
Box 2, Folder 18
Por Una Arquitectura de Sistemas by Eduardo Catalano, article in La Prensa 1969 March
Box 2, Folder 19
Progetti Napoli per Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Facoltá di Architettura Celebrazioni del Cinquantenario della Fondazione edited by Giancarlo Alisio, Alberto Izzo, and Roberta Amirante 1987
Box 2, Folder 20
Registered Architect, Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects, certificate 1965 June 2
Flat box 11, Folder 5
Registered Architect, Ministerios de Obras Públicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina, certificate 1947 August 28
Flat folder 4
Seminario de Cultura Contemporanea, 2001 by Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes 2002
Box 3, Folder 1
Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA, news clipping 1970 August 16
Box 3, Folder 2
Stadium designs for North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, article in Arts and Architecture 1953 April
Legal box 6, Folder 15
Structures of Warped Surfaces by Eduardo F. Catalano, article in Arts and Architecture 1963 December
Legal box 6, Folder 16
Teatro Argentino de la Plata Sociedad del Estado (ECTASE), 2nd place design, article in Concurso National de Anteproyectos undated
Box 3, Folder 3
Temas de la Academia: El Sentido de la Arquitectura by Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes 2002
Box 3, Folder 4
Teoría de las Sombras y Trazados de Perspectiva by Oscar F. Crivelli, Rene Nery, and Eduardo Fernando Catalano 1940
Box 3, Folder 5
That Seed that Grows into a Tree that Gives a Fruit, Eduardo Catalano exhibition guide, NCSU Visual Arts Center 1997
Box 3, Folder 6
United States Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, news clippings 1966 September 18
Box 3, Folder 7
United States Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa, article undated
Box 3, Folder 8
Universal Requirements of a Dwelling Advantage: Teleologic Schedule, inscribed; and Designing a New Industry: A Composite of a Series of Talks by R. Buckminster Fuller 1946, 1949
Box 3, Folder 9
Warped surface and paraboloid structures, articles undated
Box 3, Folder 10
Warped surface and paraboloid structures, magazine covers 1956, 1958
Flat box 11, Folder 6
Visual Materials and Printing Plates 1945-2004 (MC 00625 Series 2)
Size: 4 linear feet (2.5 boxes, 1.5 legal boxes, 3 slide boxes, 0.5 flat box, and 3 flat folders)

The Visual Materials and Printing Plates series includes photographs, photographic slides, negatives, positive transparencies, drawings, and one videocassette relating to Catalano's architectural projects. Of note, there is a significant amount of material relating to two homes Catalano designed in which he lived: The Catalano House in Raleigh, NC (also known as the Raleigh House) and the Eduardo Catalano House in Cambridge, MA.

This series also includes metal printing plates of Catalano's designs used in various publications covering his work. Many of these publications can be found in the Printed Materials, Writings, and Correspondence series.

This series is arranged in alphabetical order.

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. A portion of the Visual Materials series contains copyright markings, in particular the photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies. Adrian Catalano, Eduardo Catalano's son, holds copyright to many of these items, which may or may not be clearly marked. Additionally, several sets of professional photographs are marked with copyright. It is the full responsibility of the user to determine copyright for any materials not clearly marked.

Algebraic function three-dimensional representation, model photograph 1958
Box 3, Folder 11
Anatomy of a Dome design, printing plate negative undated
Box 3, Folder 12
Ariston Club, Mar del plata, Argentina, photograph undated
Box 3, Folder 13
Artwork sketches undated
Flat box 11, Folder 7
Atom bomb design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 1
Atom Bomb design, printing plate photograph and negative undated
Box 3, Folder 14
Auditorium of Buenos Aires, Argentina, drawing undated
Legal box 6, Folder 17
Auditorium of Buenos Aires, Argentina, model photographs and negatives 1947, undated
Box 3, Folder 15
Auditorium of Buenos Aires, Argentina, printing plate (1 of 2) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 2
Auditorium of Buenos Aires, Argentina, printing plate (2 of 2) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 3
Baystate West Shopping Mall, Springfield, MA, slides undated
Box 3, Folder 16
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, Cambridge, MA, transparencies undated
Box 3, Folder 17
Carrier Weathermaker House, Raleigh, NC, photograph and floor plans 1953, undated
Box 3, Folder 18
Catalano, Eduardo and Caminos, Horacio at NCSU, photograph undated
Box 3, Folder 19
Catalano, Eduardo and Gropius, Walter at Gropius House, Lincoln, MA, photographs undated
Box 3, Folder 20
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, drawings 1980, undated
Flat folder 2
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, negatives undated
Box 3, Folder 21
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, photograph undated
Box 3, Folder 22
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, slides undated
Box 3, Folder 23
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, slides (1 of 4) undated
Slide box 8
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, slides (2 of 4) undated
Slide box 8
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, slides (3 of 4) undated
Slide box 8
Catalano, Eduardo House, 44 Grozier Road, Cambridge, MA, slides (4 of 4) undated
Slide box 8
Catalano, Eduardo in front of Julius Stratton Student Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, photographs circa 1966
Box 4, Folder 1
Catalano, Eduardo photographs and negatives 1976-1980, undated
Legal box 6, Folder 18
Catalano, Eduardo photographs by Doran, Walter for House and Home 1955 June 24
Box 4, Folder 2
Catalano, Eduardo photographs by Karwan Photos 1984 May 3
Box 4, Folder 3
Catalano, Eduardo portraits, slides undated
Slide box 8
Catalano, Eduardo, slides undated
Box 4, Folder 4
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, photograph undated
Flat box 11, Folder 10
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, photographs 1953-1975, undated
Box 4, Folder 5
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, photographs by Catalano, Adrian 2001 January
Box 4, Folder 6
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, photographs by Heil, Gene undated
Box 4, Folder 7
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, photographs by Stoller, Ezra undated
Box 4, Folder 8
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, slides undated
Slide box 9
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, student publications print undated
Flat folder 3
Catalano House, 1467 Catalano Drive, Raleigh, NC, transparencies undated
Box 4, Folder 9
Central Plaza office building, Cambridge, MA, groundbreaking, photograph undated
Box 4, Folder 10
Chair sketches undated
Box 4, Folder 11
City network design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 4
City network design, printing plate slide undated
Slide box 9
Curvatures three-dimensional representations, model photographs undated
Box 4, Folder 12
Eliptical functions, model slides undated
Slide box 9
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, delivery and installation, photographs 2002
Box 4, Folder 13
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, drawings 2000-2002, undated
Flat folder 1
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, inauguration, slides 2002 April 13
Slide box 9
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, model drawings undated
Box 4, Folder 14
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, model transparencies, negatives, and photographs undated
Box 4, Folder 15
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, slides 2002
Slide box 9
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, slides (1 of 3) undated
Slide box 9
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, slides (2 of 3) undated
Slide box 10
Floralis Genérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, slides (3 of 3) undated
Slide box 10
Floralis Genérica, Concierto de Inauguración, Plaza Naciones Unidas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, moving image videocassette 2002 April 13
Box 4, Folder 16
Geometric cone model and design, slides undated
Slide box 10
Geometric precast concrete essay design, printing plate negative undated
Box 4, Folder 17
Geometric precast concrete essay design, printing plates undated
Legal box 7, Folder 5
Gropius, Walter at school party, photograph circa 1945
Box 4, Folder 18
Guilford County-Greensboro Government Center, City Hall, Greensboro, NC, photograph by Schenck, Gordon H., Jr. undated
Box 4, Folder 19
Guilford County-Greensboro Government Center, Council Chamber, Greensboro, NC, photograph circa 1969
Box 4, Folder 20
Guilford County-Greensboro Government Center, Greensboro, NC, drawing undated
Flat folder 3
Guilford County-Greensboro Government Center, Greensboro, NC, not as built, model negative undated
Box 4, Folder 21
Guilford County-Greensboro Government Center, Greensboro, NC, transparency undated
Box 4, Folder 22
Hacia una Arquitectura student exhibition, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, photographs circa 1947
Box 5, Folder 1
Hampden County Hall of Justice and County Offices, Springfield, MA, model photograph circa 1973
Box 5, Folder 2
Hampden County Hall of Justice and County Offices, Springfield, MA, photographs circa 1973
Box 5, Folder 3
Hyperbolic paraboloid design, negative undated
Box 5, Folder 4
Hyperbolic paraboloid surfaces as helic structure design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 6
Hyperboloid of revolution multifunctional building design, printing plate negatives circa 1954
Box 5, Folder 5
Infrastructure as an urban network system design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 7
Infrastructure of a city as a system design, printing plate photograph and negative undated
Box 5, Folder 6
Interlocking spaces structural system design, printing plate negative undated
Box 5, Folder 7
Julius Stratton Student Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, photographs 1962, undated
Legal box 6, Folder 19
Mathematical model of an eliptical function by Eduardo Catalano, Harvard University, model photographs 1945
Box 5, Folder 8
Minimum surfaces within a cube, model photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 9
Mona Lisa design, printing plate negatives and photograph undated
Box 5, Folder 10
Montecalvario urban proposal, Naples, Italy, section of an infrastructure showing housing and several levels of service, printing plate negatives and design drawing slides undated
Box 5, Folder 11
Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 8
National Peace Garden, Washington, DC, design negatives and transparencies undated
Box 5, Folder 12
National Peace Garden, Washington, DC, drawing undated
Legal box 6, Folder 20
National Peace Garden, Washington, DC, model negatives undated
Box 5, Folder 13
National Peace Garden, Washington, DC, model transparencies undated
Box 5, Folder 14
National Peace Garden, Washington, DC, printing plate photographs and negatives undated
Box 5, Folder 15
National Peace Garden, Washington, DC, slides undated
Slide box 10
Office building structural plan, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 9
Open system, model photograph undated
Box 5, Folder 16
Pavilion for the Court of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, drawings 2004
Flat folder 3
Perspective of structural columns for hyperbolic paraboloid, slide undated
Slide box 10
Quartieri Spagnoli, Naples, Italy, double ramps design proposal, printing plate negatives and slide undated
Box 5, Folder 17
Quartieri Spagnoli 1, Naples, Italy, urban design site plan roof view, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 10
Quartieri Spagnoli 1 and 2, Naples, Italy, urban design site plan roof view and at ground level, printing plate slides undated
Box 5, Folder 18
Quartieri Spagnoli 2, Naples, Italy, urban design site plan at ground level, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 11
Quartieri Spagnoli 4, Naples, Italy, urban design plan, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 12
Quartieri Spagnoli 4, Naples, Italy, urban design proposal, printing plate slide undated
Box 5, Folder 19
Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA, transparency and slide undated
Box 5, Folder 20
Stadium La Nina design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, model and printing plate photographs circa 1952
Box 5, Folder 21
Stadium La Nina design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, slides undated
Slide box 10
Stadium Santa Maria design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, model photographs and drawings circa 1952
Box 5, Folder 22
Stadium Santa Maria design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, slides undated
Slide box 10
Structural cut architectural form using the "simple cut" of double Ts, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 13
Teatro Argentino de la Plata Sociedad del Estado (ECTASE), 2nd place design, printing plate negative undated
Box 5, Folder 23
Tennis racket, sketches undated
Box 5, Folder 24
That Seed that Grows into a Tree that Gives a Fruit, Eduardo Catalano exhibition, NCSU Visual Arts Center, photographs 1997
Box 5, Folder 25
Topological system design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 14
Transatlantic passenger liner experimental design, drawings 1957
Box 5, Folder 26
Transatlantic passenger liner experimental design, slides undated
Slide box 10
Unidentified building atrium, negative undated
Box 5, Folder 27
Unidentified building exterior, transparency undated
Box 5, Folder 28
Unidentified drawings undated
Legal box 6, Folder 21
Unidentified drawings undated
Flat folder 1
Unidentified drawings undated
Flat folder 3
Unidentified interior atrium with stairs, transparency undated
Box 5, Folder 29
Unidentified interior seating area, transparencies undated
Box 5, Folder 30
Unidentified models and designs, slides undated
Slide box 10
Unidentified printing plate negatives undated
Box 5, Folder 31
Unidentified printing plate negatives and photograph undated
Box 5, Folder 32
Unidentified printing plates (1 of 7) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 15
Unidentified printing plates (2 of 7) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 16
Unidentified printing plates (3 of 7) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 17
Unidentified printing plates (4 of 7) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 18
Unidentified printing plates (5 of 7) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 19
Unidentified printing plates (6 of 7) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 20
Unidentified printing plates (7 of 7) undated
Legal box 7, Folder 21
Unidentified projects and images, slides undated
Slide box 10
Unidentified sketches undated
Box 5, Folder 33
Unidentified theater interior, transparency undated
Box 5, Folder 34
United States Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, groundbreaking, photographs 1971 April 7
Box 5, Folder 35
United States Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, photograph undated
Box 5, Folder 36
Urban modular lineal structural system design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 22
Vertical city design, printing plate undated
Legal box 7, Folder 23
Victoria Regia structure of lily leaf, slides undated
Slide box 10
Warped surface structure design, printing plate negatives circa 1952-1957
Box 5, Folder 37
Warped surface structure models and designs, slides undated
Slide box 10
Warped surfaces and paraboloids, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, model photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 38
Warped surfaces and paraboloid structures, model photographs undated
Flat box 11, Folder 8
Born Digital Materials 2006, 2017 (MC 00625 Series 3)
Size: 2 Electronic file transfer (email/ETC)s (1715 megabytes)

The Born Digital Materials series is comprised of two electronic file transfers of Catalano's photographs. Materials in this series may be related to materials in other series in this collection.

Files are arranged as received.

Researchers may request copies of digital files. The Special Collections Research Center cannot guarantee that all files will open and will not in all cases have software available to read files.

File count is approximate and excludes system files, deleted files, and duplicates that may have been created during processing.

"Book Fotos" photographs 2006 (2017.0248)
Size: 1 Electronic file transfer (email/ETC); 94 files; 1007 Megabytes
"Raleigh Familia" photographs 2017 (2017.0248)
Size: 1 Electronic file transfer (email/ETC); 119 files; 708 Megabytes

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eduardo Catalano Papers, MC 00625, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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