K. J. Kossak - Design and the Arts Library Collections

Records:  1957-1972
7 oversize folders, 1 box, 1 cubic foot

Born in Poland in 1922, K. J. Kossak earned a degree in architecture from Manchester University in England in 1951.  After working in England, British West Africa, and Canada, he came to the United States in 1960 and worked with the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz in New York and Philip Johnson Associates in New York and Houston.

This project consists of drawings for projects that Kossak worked on, including several prominent buildings in New York:  Philharmonic Hall, Opera House, United Nations Library, and the New York State Theatre, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  The collection also includes project specifications for the Beth Zion Tempe (Buffalo, New York); the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, Illinois); and the Convention Center (Niagara Falls, New York).

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