Reminiscences of R. Buckminster Fuller and Harold Cohen Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Predominant Dates: 1955-1959
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Scope and Contents: Two personal accounts by Al Gowan of professors in the design department of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, circa 1955-59. One is a four-page unpublished typescript, titled "How Harold L. Cohen made all the difference," describing Cohen's tenure as chairman of design at SIUC and his recruitment of R. Buckminster Fuller and of Cohen's ties to Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and the "American Bauhaus" movement centered in Chicago in the 1940s. The other is a two-page published essay titled "A Baptist Meets Bucky," Print, 47:4 (July/August, 1993), 266. Describes Fuller's arrival at SIUC in October, 1959, and the author's experience as Fuller's student, including participation in building Fuller's geodesic dome house in Carbondale in December, 1959. Also an email exchange with the author, dated 3 March, 2010.