Collection Scope and Content Note
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Collection includes extensive correspondence, blueprints, sketches, drawings, financial
records, and photographs from Holden's private practice around New York City;
correspondence, articles, surveys and reports documenting his service on many boards,
committees, and commissions including the Executive (1943-1947), Civic Design
(1935-1942), and Housing (1947-1949) Committees of the New York Chapter of the American
Institute of Architects, the New York Urban League, Inc. (1922-1923), the A.I.A.
Committee on Post-war Planning (1944-1946), the President's Commission on Home Building
and Home Ownership (1928-1930), the National Construction Council (1931-1932), and the
Mayor's Committee on City Planning, New York City (1934-1938); and personal
correspondence (1920-1953). Also included are drafts and copies of articles and books
including The Settlement Idea and Sonnets for My City; and
a bound volume, "Are Bankers Credit Allocators?", of photocopies of a collection of
commentaries, based on a New York Times article.