Milton S. Osborne papers, 1918-1979

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Collection Overview

Title:
Milton S. Osborne papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1918-1979
Creator:
Osborne, Milton S.
Abstract:
Nationally known for his architectural drawings, Milton S. Osborne directed the Penn State School of Architecture (1946-1962) and maintained a private practice (1925-1972). The collection primarily focuses on his architectural work on urban rejuvenation projects and the Dwight D. Eisenhower home at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Collection Number:
1092
Size:
21.27 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical Note

Milton S. Osborne, born in 1897 in Zanesville, Ohio, received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Ohio State (1922) and Columbia (1925), and a master's degree from Columbia (1928). He was associate professor of architecture at Alabama Polytechnic in Auburn, Alabama (1925-1929), and directed the School of Architecture at the University of Manitoba for seventeen years (1929-1946) before joining the faculty at Penn State (1946-1962). At Penn State, he headed the School of Architecture while maintaining a private practice, gaining national recognition for his architectural sketches and work rejuvenating business districts. Together with his wife, the interior designer Sophia N. Bookwalter Osborne, they redesigned the Eisenhower Farm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He donated his sketches to the Library of Congress and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. He retired with emeritus status and continued his architectural practice until his death in 1972.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Milton S. Osborne Papers, PSUA 1902, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Architectural
  • Graphic
  • Cartographic
  • Photographic
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Osborne, Milton S.

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General note

The collection consists primarily of architectural drawings and photographs from Milton Osborne's architectural work on urban rejuvenation projects and the Dwight D. Eisenhower home at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It includes some correspondence; 13 presentation-size images; and sketches, photographs, and albums from his travels.

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Collection Inventory

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