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  • Title
    Arthur Norman Baldwinson aggregated collection of papers, architectural drawings and photographs, ca. 1918-1970
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  • Date

    ca. 1918-1970
  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    23 boxes, 1 outsize item

    Arthur Baldwinson (1908-1969) was born in Kalgoorlie and trained as an architect at the Gordon Institute of Technology at Geelong. In 1931 he won the RVIA Silver Medal and travelled to England. He worked in London with Australian expatriate Raymond McGrath and from 1934 with leading English modernist Maxwell Fry. Baldwinson became assistant to Walter Gropius when the pioneer modernist architect joined Fry's practice in 1935. Baldwinson returned to Australia in 1936 and after working with Stephenson and Turner in Melbourne and Sydney he set up an individual practice in 1938.
    Baldwinson closed his practice during the war years and was employed by the Department of Aircraft Production. He designed the Beaufort House, Australia's first successful prefabricated house, while working for the department. After the war he recommenced his practice, with a number of different partners over the ensuing years. Baldwinson was appointed senior lecturer in architecture at the University of Sydney, a position he held until his death. His architectural practice continued and Baldwinson, Booth and Peters won the Sulman Medal in 1956 for the Belmont Hotel, Belmont. He designed houses for a number of artists and photographers, including Max Dupain, Douglas Annand, Desiderius Orban and Elaine Haxton. He was an early exponent of modernist architecture in Australia and his work was widely published in contemporary journals and books
  • Scope and Content
    Collection 01 Part 1
    Arthur Norman Baldwinson papers mainly re architectural work, 1918-1968
    Presented by Mrs E. Baldwinson, 1969-1970

    Collection 01 Part 2
    Arthur Norman Baldwinson architectural drawings
    Presented by Mrs Elspeth Baldwinson, 1969
    Additional architectural drawings presented in 1986-1987 and 1996, incorporated with 1969 donation.

    Collection 01 Part 3
    Arthur Norman Baldwinson photographic albums, ca. 1918-1960
    Presented by Mrs Elspeth Baldwinson, 1969

    Collection 01 Part 4
    Arthur Norman Baldwinson further papers, with related papers, 1940-1969
    Presented by Mrs E. Baldwinson, [1970]

    Collection 02
    Arthur Norman Baldwinson further papers, 1923-1969
    Presented by Mrs E. Baldwinson, 1981

    Collection 03
    Arthur Baldwinson further papers, photographs and miscellaneous items
    Bequeathed by Mrs Elspeth Baldwinson in 1996

    Collection 04
    Arthur Baldwinson further papers, 1930-1968
    Presented by Marian Sully, 1986
  • Access Conditions
    Partly restricted
  • Published Information
    The Baldwinson papers were central to the development of the thesis by Michael Bogle `Arthur Baldwinson : regional modernism in Sydney 1937-1969’, PhD Thesis, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, 2008. ¶RMIT University. http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:7890 (accessed 9 August, 2013)
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