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Ackerberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: N234
The collection consists of 27 sets of drawings for a variety of buildings design by Sandy Ackerberg, Ackerberg and Cooperman, or Ackerberg Associates, architects. There are specifications available for 14 of the commissions

Dates

  • 1954-1979

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open to the public for research use.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the use of the materials in this collection. Copies may be requested if the condition of the materials warrants.

Extent

18 Cubic Feet

Overview

The collection consists of 27 sets of drawings for a variety of buildings design by Sandy Ackerberg, Ackerberg and Cooperman, or Ackerberg Associates, architects. There are specifications available for 14 of the commissions.

Biographical Note

Sanders "Sandy" Ackerberg was born in Minneapolis in 1923 and lived in that city for all but the last 13 years of his life. He died in 2009 in Plymouth, MN. He was graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

He worked during his university years for the prominent Minneapolis firm of Liebenberg and Kaplan, and continued in this employment until 1955 when he joined with James Cooperman to form the partnership of Ackerberg and Cooperman, Architects. In 1962 Ackerberg and Cooperman dissolved the partnership and Ackerberg continued to practice architecture until his retirement in 2006.

His many designs include the landmark Capp Towers Motel in owntown Minneapolis (MN) with a pool and domed cocktail lounge on the top floor (known in 2009 as the Millenium Hotel); the Capp Towers Motel, in St. Paul (MN), with a unique accordian-fold exterior walls; a 1958 addition to the Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority House at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (MN); and a number of commercial, residential, and institution structures.

Arrangement

The collection is organized alphabetically by commission name.

Physical Location

High Bay

Acquisition

The collection was donated in 2006 to the Northwest Architectural Archives by Sanders "Sandy" Ackerberg.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Marisa Tam in 2008.
Title
Ackerberg Papers
Author
Marisa Tam
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Northwest Architectural Archives Repository

Contact:

612-625-3550