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Guide to the Leigh Fisher Papers related to Chicago O’Hare International Airport 1960/1962

Overview of the Collection

Fisher, Leigh

Title:

Leigh Fisher Papers related to Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Dates:

1960-1962

Size:

22.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Transportation Library

Northwestern University Library (Level 5, North tower)
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL,
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation
Email: trans@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-5273

Abstract:

Leigh Fisher (1922-1982) was an airport consultant and founder of Leigh Fisher Associates (LFA) who advised on the design and construction of airports throughout the second half of the 20th century. Fisher advised on over 200 airports worldwide. He participated in the design and construction of Chicago O'Hare International Airport from the airport lease negotiations in 1959 to participation as a member of the Chicago Airlines Top Committee, a small working group of airline companies and consultants who worked on the execution of design details of the construction of the airport, from 1959-1963. Charles W. Duke was the field manager of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport project for Leigh Fisher Associates. The collection consists of 22 memoranda.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago Airlines Top Committee--Correspondence

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Personal Name

Fisher, Leigh--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Separated Materials

None.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. By appointment only. Researchers wishing to review the physical collection must contact the Transportation Library at (847) 491-5273 for appointment.

Preferred Citation

Leigh Fisher Papers related to Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Related Materials

None.

Arrangement of Materials

Memoranda in the collection are arranged chronologically.

INVENTORY

1

Memorandum

July 28, 1960

Manny, Carter M. H.

Note:

Memorandum, June 28, 1960. To: George L. Dement, Commissioner of Public Works, Chicago. From: Carter M.H. Manny, Jr., Naess & Murphy. Subject: Chicago-O'Hare International Airport parking facilities.

3 leaves

36 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

2

Memoranda

Nov. 30, 1960

Note:

Memoranda, To: Charles W. Duke, Leigh Fisher & Associates. From: Airlines operating out of Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Subject: Count of employees at ORD per airline. Memoranda from: Air France, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Pan American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Chicago Helicopter Airways, Inc., Tran World Airlines, Interstate Hosts, Northwest Airlines. Dated: Nov. 29, 1960-Dec. 3, 1960.

6 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Statistics

Topical Term

Airlines--Illinois--Chicago--Employees--Statistics

3

Memorandum

Jan. 16, 1961

Duke, Charles W.

Note:

Memorandum, Jan. 16, 1961. To: Project file, LF (i.e., Leigh Fisher), JBJ, RKJ (i.e., Robert K. Joerger), CWD (i.e., Charles W. Duke). From: CWD (i.e., Charles W. Duke). Subject: Reports for period: Jan 3-13, 1961.

5 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

4

Memorandum

Jan. 24, 1961

Landrum, Charles Otis, 1917-1976

Note:

Memorandum, Jan. 24, 1961. To: William E. Downes, Jr., Commissioner of Aviation, Chicago, Ill.. From: Chas. O. Landrum, (i.e., Charles O. Landrum), Landrum and Brown. Subject: Parking requirements at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

6 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

5

Memorandum

Feb. 20, 1961

Leigh Fisher Associates

Note:

Memo to: C.W. Dukes, Secretary, CATC (i.e., Chicago Airlines Top Committee). From: Leigh Fisher & Associates, Advisor. Subject: O'Hare International Airport Auto Parking Requirements. Date: Feb. 20, 1961.

2 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

6

Memorandum

Mar. 10, 1961

Duke, Charles W. Manny, Carter M. H.

Note:

Memo to: LF (i.e., Leigh Fisher), JBJ, RKJ (i.e., Robert K. Joerger). From: CWD (i.e., Charles W. Duke). Subject: O'Hare International Airport Auto Parking Requirements. Date: Feb. 20, 1961. Includes memo from Carter H. Manny, Jr., Naess & Murphy, to Charles Duke, Leigh Fisher Associates, Mar. 8, 1961.

5 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

7

Memorandum

Mar. 29, 1961

Fisher, Leigh

Note:

Memorandum, Mar. 29, 1961. To: Chicago Airlines Top Committee. From: Leigh Fisher, Leigh Fisher & Associates. Subject: Industry position on parking lot requirements for Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

2 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

8

Memorandum

Apr. 7, 1961

Duke, Charles W.

Note:

Memorandum, Apr. 7, 1961. To: LF (i.e., Leigh Fisher), RKJ (i.e. Robert K. Joerger). From: CWD (i.e., Charles W. Duke. Subject: Parking lot information.

2 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

9

Memorandum

Apr. 15, 1961

Joerger, Robert K.

Note:

Memorandum, Apr. 15, 1961. To: CWD (i.e., Charles W. Duke). From: RKJ (i.e. Robert K. Joerger). Subject: O'Hare International Airport--auto parking requirements.

2 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

10

Memorandum

Apr. 20, 1961

Duke, Charles W.

Note:

Memorandum, Apr. 20, 1961. To: AWC. From: CWD (i.e., Charles W. Duke). Subject: O'Hare parking facilities.

1 leaf

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

11

Memorandum

Apr. 21, 1961

Joerger, Robert K.

Note:

Memorandum, Apr. 21, 1961. To: AWC, LF (i.e., Leigh Fisher), JBJ. From: RKJ (i.e. Robert K. Joerger). Subject: O'Hare parking requirements.

1 leaf

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

12

Memorandum

Apr. 28, 1961

Fisher, Leigh

Note:

Leigh Fisher & Associates to: CWD (i.e., Charles W. Duke). Date: Apr. 28, 1961. Re: O'Hare parking lot requirements. From: LF (i.e., Leigh Fisher).

2 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

13

Memorandum

Apr. 28, 1961

Note:

Memo to: RKJ (i.e., Robert K. Joerger, Leigh Fisher Associates). From: JCH. Subject: O'Hare Parking Lot; summary of LAX parking. Date: April 28, 1961.

1 leaf

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Los Angeles International Airport

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--California--Los Angeles

14

Memorandum

Apr. 28, 1961

Melinette, George N., 1913-1989

Note:

Memorandum, April 28, 1961. To: Robert K. Joerger, Leigh Fisher Associates. From: George N. Melinette, the Port of New York Authority, Dept. of Real Estate. Subject: summary of New York/New Jersey auto parking lots. Attachments: map of Newark Airport, rev. to Feb. 28, 1961, and map of New York International Airport, dated Dec. 10, 1959.

3 leaves

37 cm x 28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--New York Metropolitan Area

New York International Airport--Maps

Newark Airport--Maps

15

Memorandum

May 2, 1961

Joerger, Robert K.

Note:

Memorandum, May 2, 1961. To: Top Committee. From: Advisor (i.e., Robert K. Joerger). Subject: O'Hare International Airport parking lot requirements.

6 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities

16

Memorandum

May 4, 1961

O'Rourke, Michael J., comptroller

Note:

Memorandum, May 4, 1961. To: Robert K. Joerger. From: M.J. O'Rourke, comptroller, Dade County Port Authority, Miami International Airport. Subject: Parking lot requirements, Miami International Airport.

2 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Miami International Airport

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Florida--Miami

17

Memorandum

May 5, 1961

Note:

Memorandum, May 5, 1961. To: All Members Top Committee. From: Secretary. Subject: O'Hare parking requirements.

2 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

18

Memorandum

May 22, 1961

Fisher, Leigh

Note:

Memorandum, May 22, 1961. To: All Members of the Top Committee. From: Advisor (i.e., Leigh Fisher). Subject: Planning O'Hare parking requirements.

1 leaf

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction

19

Memorandum

June 22, 1961

Fisher, Leigh

Note:

Memorandum, June 22, 1961. To: All Top Committee Members. From: Advisor (i.e., Leigh Fisher). Subject: Analysis and recommendations regarding the concession lease policy for Chicago-O'Hare International Airport.

14 leaves

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport retailing--Illinois--Chicago

Leased departments, concessions, etc.--Illinois--Chicago

20

Memorandum

Apr. 27, 1962

Duke, Charles W.

Note:

Memorandum, April 27, 1962. To: Raymond Simon, Deputy Administrative Officer, City of Chicago. From: Charles W. Duke, secretary, Chicago Airlines Top Committee. Subject: Proposal to establish a Parking Lot Analysis Group.

1 leaf

28 cm

Access Terms

This content is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction

Topical Term

Airport parking facilities--Illinois--Chicago--Design and construction