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Title: Philip B. Fleming Letter to Edmund R. Purves
Author: Fleming, Philip B.
Date: 02/07/1947

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Bibliographic Metadata

Author: Fleming, Philip B.
Title: Philip B. Fleming Letter to Edmund R. Purves
Date: 02/07/1947
Archive: Special Collections, Gelman Library, George Washington University
Collection name: Louis Justement papers, 1946-1968
Document location: Box 1 Folder 3 Item 97
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Editorial notes: Gosplan was the committee for economic planning in the Soviet Union under Communist rule.
Description: A letter from the the Federal Works Agency Administrator, Major General Philip B. Fleming, to the Director of Public and Professional Relations at the American Institute of Architects, Edmund R. Purves. In the letter Fleming agrees with Purves that architects should be included in city planning. He explains that it is important for architects and engineers to work together and uses the establishment of "Building Brigades" in the Soviet Union in 1944 as an example of this type of cooperation. At the end of the letter he notes that the "Building Brigades" called for more state control then would be acceptable in the United States.
Subjects: Purves, Edmund Randolph, 1897-1964;; Fleming, Philip B. (Philip Bracken), 1887-1955;; American Institute of Architects;; Federal Works Agency

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Date scanned: 03/02/2006
Person scanning: J. Murck
Date converted: 03/02/2006
Person converting: J. Murck
Scanner used: Fujitsu fi-4220C
OCR program: PixEdit 7 Rev. 7.3.6
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