Balthazar Korab Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Korab, Balthazar
Balthazar Korab collection
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet , 196 photographs

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biography of Balthazar Korab

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1926, Balthazar Korab is a photographer based in Detroit. After fleeing Hungary for France in 1949, Korab received a diploma in architecture from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1956, Korab immigrated to the United States and became respected in the architectural community in Detroit. In 1956, Korab placed fourth in the international design competition for the Sydney Opera House. President Bill Clinton presented Korab’s portfolio of photography to former Hungarian President Arpad Goncz in 1994.

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Scope and Contents note

The Balthazar Korab Collection contains photographs taken by Balthazar Korab for a study of outdoor sculpture in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing, Michigan. Korab’s photos were published in Fay Hendry’s "Outdoor Sculpture in Grand Rapids", "Outdoor Sculpture in Kalamazoo", and "Outdoor Sculpture in Lansing" (See LC 149 Finding Aid).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Photographs transferred by Fay Hendry to the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections.

Accession: HC 00476 Date: April 6, 1981

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See Also: 00149 (Fay L. Hendry Outdoor Sculpture Project Records)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hendry, Fay L., 1937-


  • Photography

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Collection Inventory




Grand Rapids. Architectural Sculpture. (29) 

Grand Rapids. Fountains. 

Grand Rapids. Free-Standing Sculpture.(20) 

Grand Rapids. Memorial Sculpture. (12) 

Grand Rapids. Playground Sculpture. (7) 

Kalamzoo. Architectural Sculpture.(22) 

Kalamazoo. Fountains. (3) 

Kalamazoo. Free-Standing Sculpture. (20) 

Kalamazoo. Memorial Sculpture. (9) 

Lansing. Architectural Sculpture. (27) 

Lansing. Fountains. 

Lansing. Free-Standing Sculpture. (35) 

Lansing. Memorial Sculpture. (8)