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C. P. Pesek collection

 Collection
Identifier: N209

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains floor and mechanical plans and elevation and structural details of the Sigma Nu fraternity house at the University of Minnesota.

Dates

  • 1930

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Note

Cyril Paul Pesek was born on May 30, 1904 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned his degree in architectural engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1925. He began his own architectural practice in 1929, after spending four years as a draftsman. In 1931, he partnered with Glynne Shifflet; this partnership lasted until 1942. In 1944, Pesek was hired as engineer and architect for 3M; he chose the location for the current 3M headquarters in Maplewood, MN and headed the team that designed the company's buildings throughout the world. He retired from 3M in 1969 as vice president of architecture, engineering and manufacturing.

Cyril Pesek died in July 1995.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Collection contains plans for the Sigma Nu fraternity house at the University of Minnesota, designed by architect C. P. Pesek.

Arrangement

The collection is organized alphabetically according to commission name.

Physical Location

High Bay
Title
C. P. Pesek collection
Author
Karen Spilman
Date
April 2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Northwest Architectural Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3550