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Herbert Beckhard Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MD
Date: 5 Nov 2010

Biographical History

Herbert Beckhard (1926-2003) was an American architect. With Frank Richlan, he was a founding member of the achitectural firm Herbert Beckhard Frank Richlan and Associates in 1982. Previously, Beckhard was associate architect, and later partner, in the firm Marcel Breuer and Associates (later MBA Architects and Planners).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Herbert Beckhard Papers consists of office records, project files, photographs, architectural drawings, architectural models and project presentation materials (mounted drawings, photos and renderings). Most of the material relates to work done by the firm Herbert Beckhard Frank Richlan and Associates (1982-2003). There is a small amount of material related to the firm Marcel Breuer and Associates (later MBA Architects and Planners).

Arrangement of the Collection

This collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Marcel Breuer Papers for additional material related to Herbert Beckhard.

Subject Headings


Beckhard, Herbert.
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-1981.
Richlan, Frank.

Corporate Bodies

Herbert Beckhard Frank Richlan and Associates.
MBA Architects and Planners.
Marcel Breuer and Associates.


Architectural design.
Architectural drawing -- United States -- 20th century.
Architectural firms.
Architectural practice.
Architecture -- Designs and plans.
Architecture -- Details.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- United States.
Architecture, American.
Architecture, Domestic -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Blueprints (reprographic copies)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Herbert Beckhard Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Herbert Beckhard, 2010.

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