Spotlight: The Donald Zimmer Frank Lloyd Wright Archive at Nova Southeastern University

20 Oct 2022 8:20 AM | Anonymous

In observance of American Archives Month, the Nova Southeastern University Archives spotlights the Donald Zimmer Frank Lloyd Wright Archive. This collection is part of an acquisition of books, photographic slides, and personal papers related to Mr. Frank Zimmer's pastime of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW).   

One of the images, highlighted here, is of the Charles E. Roberts Residence in Oak Park, Illinois, from the Illinois Photos-Frank Lloyd Wright Structures. The FLW image collections were added to the NSUWorks repository with the assistance of two archives students: MLIS intern Kristan Smith and undergraduate Tony Su.    

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who conceived more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright followed a philosophical conviction of architectural design that advocated harmony with humanity and the natural environment.  

Donald Zimmer traveled the United States photographing Frank Lloyd Wright structures featured in this collection from the late 1950s to the early 2000s. The complete collection comprises approximately 5,600 photographs spanning over 50 years. 

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