|Stevens Institute Archives|
The Stevens Institute Archive contains records regarding the founding and history of Stevens Institute of Technology. The archive has information about faculty, student organizations and institute publications, including the Stute, the Indicator, the Link, and school catalogs. The Stevens Institute Archives also has many small collections including, but not limited to, Hoboken, Babylonian cuneiform, Japanese battle armor from 1504 and the original drawings of the Civil War ironclad U.S.S. Monitor.
The Stevens Library also collects and houses major art works as well as other pieces for the 55 acre campus grounds and public buildings. Among the collections:
MARY STEVENS ROOM. This room, located on the first floor of the library in the great hall, is furnished with top quality American and European antiques mostly from the Stevens Castle. These have been donated to Stevens Institute by various members of the John Stevens family of America. Three of the principal donors are Mary Stuart Stevens (Baird), Emily Custis Lewis Stevens Tully, Basil Stevens.
FREDERICK WINSLOW TAYLOR ROOM. Furnished with some of the finest Chippendale, Empire, and Queen Anne furniture this collection was assembled by the American pioneer in Scientific management Frederick Winslow Taylor and his wife Louisa. The Taylor Room is on Level II.
THE STEVENS MOBILE is hanging in the Great Hall of the Library. The Mobile is an art form invented by Stevens alumnus, Alexander Calder '19.
HARD TO SWALLOW can be seen on Level II of the Library. The Stabile is an art form invented by Stevens alumnus Alexander Calder '19. Visit the Calder Foundation site for more information.
TORCH BEARERS. The huge equestrian statue of a naked rider on a horse being passed a flaming torch from a fallen runner was sculpted by the American artist, Anna Hyatt Huntington. It is the largest cast aluminum sculpture in the world. It is on the great lawn east of the library.
SAFARI (8 ft by 32 ft) is a colorful wall mural carved in linoleum by Pierre Bourdelle. It can be seen on the West wall of the Great Hall. Carved and enameled linoleum -This art form, now practiced in elementary schools, was developed by the French American sculptor, Pierre Bourdelle.
AMERICAN SPREAD WING EAGLE by Pierre Bourdelle. Cast Aluminum Sculpture -Pierre's son Peter Bourdelle (Stevens Class of '70) tracked this piece for many years and helped arrange for its donation by the Friends of the Library in 1995 to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Stevens Institute of Technology.
CARILLON. The bells that ring each hour over Castle Point and play tunes at various selected times were given to the library by New York socialite, Elizabeth Markush. The Carillon can be played from a keyboard or from digitally programmed tapes that drive the bell strike mechanism.
STEEL SEED The contemporary American sculptor, Barry Blair, welded this hulking dome like sculpture in CorTen Steel. It matches the exterior finish steel of the library. It is on the brick terrace on the East front of the building.
CONCRETE BIRD Stevens engineering and design students using a concrete plaster on a hollow frame developed this 10 foot sculpture from a small bronze model. It faces out from one of the East windows of the library on Level I.
KALEIDOSCOPIC. The sculpture is mounted on a red square frame and appears on the inner West wall to the right of the Bourdelle SAFARI mural.