Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006
- Existence: 1916-05-04 - 2006-04-25
Jane Jacobs (born in 1916) attended Columbia University's School of General Studies and became an associate editor at Architectural Forum magazine in 1952. The death and life of great American cities (1961) was her most well-known book. In addition to her writing, Jacobs was also an activist. Jacobs moved to Toronto with her family in 1969 in part due to her objection to the Vietnam War. She quickly became an influential figure in Toronto and soon after her arrival helped to stop plans for the construction of the Spadina Expressway. Her last book, Dark age ahead, was published in 2004. She died in 2006.
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This collection contains correspondence from urban planning activist and writer Jane Jacobs to David Gurin throughout his career as an urban planner. The collection also includes programs and other materials from conferences and award ceremonies related to Jacobs.
Collection is open for research.
These papers document the work of author and urban planning activist Jane Jacobs. They contain correspondence, clippings, lecture recordings, manuscripts, research material, and notes related to Jacobs's professional life. Also included are date books, awards and diplomas, scrapbooks, and photographs.
One exchange of letters between architect and affordable housing activist Seymour Rutkin to urbanologist and architectural critic Jane Jacobs regarding her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
Open for research.