Don Leon Collection about the Korean War Veterans Memorial, 1989-1992

PSUA 550

Collection Overview

Title:
Don Leon Collection About the Korean War Veterans Memorial
Dates (Inclusive):
1989-1992
Creator:
Leon, Don Alvaro
Abstract:
Four Penn State University professors in architecture and landscape architecture, Don Leon, John Lucas, Veronica Burns Lucas, and Eliza Pennypacker Oberholtzer, submitted a design for the Korean War Memorial in 1989.
Abstract:
This collection contains drawings, photographs, newspaper articles, correspondence, and audio recording of a radio interview and a videotape documenting the controversy over the Korean War Memorial design created by four Penn State professors in 1989.
Collection Number:
PSUA 550
Size:
1.36 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 or Historical Note

Four Penn State University professors in architecture and landscape architecture, Don Leon, John Lucas, Veronica Burns Lucas, and Eliza Pennypacker Oberholtzer, submitted a design for the Korean War Memorial in 1989. Their design was chosen from 542 entries. However, the project's architectural firm later altered the design without the professors' consent, leading to complications that caused the team to withdraw their design and delayed dedication of the memorial until 1995.

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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], Don Leon Collection about the Korean War Veterans Memorial (550), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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