H17-1970.30. Dinkeloo, John (1918-1981). Papers, 1976-1981. 1 folder.


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A native of Holland, Michigan, John G. Dinkeloo was born to William and Bessie (Brouwer) Dinkeloo in 1918. He attended Hope College from 1936-1939 and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1942 with a BA in architecture in architectural engineering. He served as a lieutenant in the Naval Construction Battalion during World War II. After the war, he served as head of production for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago until joining Eero Saarinen’s firm in 1950 where he became a partner in 1956. In 1961, after Saarinen’s death, he continued the firm with Joseph N. Lacy and Kevin Roche. In 1966, the firm became known as Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo & Associates and was based in Hampden, Connecticut. The collection includes John Dinkeloo’s 1981 obituary and a 1976 oral history interview with John Dinkeloo by Eileen Beyer (audiotape/transcript/digital). (D)


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