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Tolles Architectural Collection

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TOLLES ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, 1964-1984





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Tolles, Bryant Franklin, b. 1939
Title:Tolles Architectural Collection
Dates:1964-1984
Quantity:4 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract:The Tolles Architectural Collection is comprised of notes and printed material compiled by Bryant and Carolyn Tolles for their book, Architecture in Salem.
Collection Number:MSS 166

Series List


SERIES I. Salem Architecture
SERIES II. Salem Common
SERIES III. Derby Street
SERIES IV. Center City
SERIES V. Upper Federal and Upper Essex Streets
SERIES VI. Chestnut and Broad Streets
SERIES VII. South Salem
SERIES VIII. North Salem
SERIES IX. Outlying Buildings
SERIES X. Non-Salem
A. Beverly
B. Danvers
C. Marblehead
D. Peabody
E. Swampscott

Scope and Content Note

The Tolles Architectural Collection is comprised of notes and printed material compiled by Bryant and Carolyn Tolles for their book, Architecture in Salem. It includes research on other Essex County towns such as Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, and Swampscott. The collection is arranged so that each series represents a chapter in the book. Photographs taken by Bryant Tolles for the book are located in the Photograph Collection, but may be used for study purposes. Bryant Tolles holds the copyright to these images.


Biographical Sketch

Bryant Tolles was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He has a B.A. degree in American Studies from Yale (1961), an MAT in History also from Yale (1962), and a Ph.D. in History (New England and American Studies) from Boston University (l970). Bryant was assistant dean at Tufts University from l965-71, assistant director of the New Hampshire Historical Society (Concord, NH) from l972 to 1974, executive director of the Essex Institute (Salem, MA) from 1974 to1984, and Professor of History and director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Delaware from 1984 to 2006.


Now retired, he and his wife, Carolyn, live in Concord, New Hampshire, where he has devoted time to book projects, nonprofit trustee and committee work, and part-time teaching (Tufts, Harvard). Focusing primarily on American architectural history in his scholarship, he has lectured and published books on New Hampshire and Salem, Massachusetts, architecture; summer cottages in the White Mountains; resort hotels of the White Mountains, the Adirondacks and the New England coast; and, college and university architecture and campus planning in New England before 1860.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Tolles, Bryant Franklin, b. 1939
Tolles, Carolyn K., b. 1940
Architecture
Historic buildings
Beverly (Mass.)--Historic buildings
Danvers (Mass.)--Historic buildings
Marblehead (Mass.)--Historic buildings
Peabody (Mass.)--Historic buildings
Salem (Mass.)--Historic buildings
Swampscott (Mass.)--Historic buildings

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Tolles Architectural Collection, MSS 166, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Bryant F. Tolles in 1985.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Prudence K. Backman, 1988. Updated by Tamara Gaydos, July 2017.


Related Material


"Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. | Museum of the White Mountains." Advisory Committee Members | Museum of the White Mountains. Plymouth State University, 2016. Web. 14 Jan. 2016. https://www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/about-the-museum/advisory-council/


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