The October 2020 (vol. 81, no. 9) issue of College and Research Libraries News, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, features student work by Robert Faust from the University of Oklahoma (OU) Libraries’ American School of Architecture Archive.

During the 1950s, OU’s architecture program become a site where individual creativity and resourcefulness rather than rote learning became pedagogical practice. Dubbed the “American School,” in contrast with programs that embraced European modernist agendas, students at OU were asked to respond to conceptual prompts like “opacity,” “rhythm,” and, in the featured cover image (above), “modulation.”

The launch of the American School of Architecture archive is also covered in the “News from the Field” section of the publication, in an article by David Free (p. 422).

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