Architectural Archives

Richard Neutra / Longstreth Collections

Architect Thaddeus Longstreth (1909-1997) preserved a substantial amount of material related to his collaborations with renowned modernist Richard Neutra (1892-1970), beginning with his work in Neutra's office in California, and concluding with his supervision of Neutra's institutional and domestic commissions in the eastern United States in the 1950s and 1960s. These records are contained within the Archives' Longstreth Collections (009 & 270).l

Of particular note for scholars of Neutra's work are Longstreth's many color slides taken during the construction of the Edgar Kaufmann house (also called Kaufmann Desert House) in Palm Springs, California.  Notable for scholars of Philadelphia architecture are materials related to several houses designed by Neutra in the Philadelphia region.  Materials on Neutra's California projects include numerous photographs by Julius Schulman, who also photographed one house near Philadelphia (Pitcairn).

Related Collections


Thaddeus Longstreth Collection (009)

Thaddeus Longstreth Collection (270)