SAH Newsletter

Highlights from SAHARA: Institutions of Learning

by Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors | Sep 12, 2016
As many of us begin our busy fall season at universities, colleges, archives and libraries, and our children head back to school, we would like to highlight the diverse images of buildings related to education in SAHARA. The collection includes new and old architecture, re-purposed buildings, and buildings in ruin, from rural to urban settings—below is a small selection. Thank you to all the contributors who added content in this area.

Thanks to recent software updates from Artstor, we now have a much more efficient search system. You can start with a broad search, e.g. ‘Mexico’ and then drill down using search filters.

We also want to celebrate the fact that we now have more than 100,000 contributions to SAHARA! Thank you to all the SAH members who have contributed.

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Schoolhouse/library at the Migratory Labor Camp in Arvin, California. Built in 1935-36 by the Farm Security Administration. Photo: Josi Ward, 2013.

Remains of the madrasa at Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India. Built under the patronage of Firoz Shah Tughlaq, 1351-88. Photo: Susan N. Johnson-Roehr, 2009.

Elementary school in Sardinia, Italy, designed by Arturo Miraglia, 1935-36. Photo: Ruth Lo.

Interior Pod Locus 2 at Manhattan Village Academy High School, New York, NY. Designed by Beverly Willis, 1994. Photo: Beverly Willis.

Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Designed by D.O. Whildin in 1923-25. The main local school for white students, in 1957 civil rights leader Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth was brutally beaten when trying to register his children here. Photo: Dell Upton, 2006.

Corridor in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria. Designed by Maxwell Fry & Jane Drew, c. 1949-60. Photo: ‘Deyemi Akande, 2013.

The University of East Anglia, Norfolk, England. Designed by Denys Lasdun, 1965-69. Photo: Barnabas Calder, 2008.

Round schoolhouse with conical roof in Brookline, Vermont, designed by John “Thunderbolt” Wilson, 1822. Photo: William Morgan, 2010.

The Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India. Designed by Stein, Doshi & Balla Archiects, 1979-84. Photo: Peter Serenyi.

The Stewart Building, Toronto, Canada, which has been the home of the Toronto Athletic Club, Toronto Police Headquarters, and now the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Designed by Edward James Lennox, 1891-94 (renovated 2008 by Bortolotto Architects). Photo: Peter Clericuzio, 2011.
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