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Balthazar Korab photographs

Identifier: UA-28.25

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs and copy negatives 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".


  • Creation: 1976 - 1981


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical Note

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1926, Balthazar Korab wass 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. Korab passed away on January 15, 2013.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Archival Materials

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

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Processing Information

Record group changed from c.00609 to UA 28.25 to reflect the collection's connection to Michigan State University. -M. Badgley-Malone, May 2022.


Balthazar Korab Photographs
4 Published And Cataloged
K. Grimm
February 2010
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US