Ref NoDCS/2/4/3
TitleMARS Group (part 1)
Admin/Biog HistoryThe MARS Group (Modern Architectural Research Group) was founded in 1933 by a group of architects and critics including Wells Coates, E. Maxwell Fry, P. Morton Shand, H. de Cronin Hastings and John Gloag. The group was also joined by Amyas Connell, Basil Ward and Colin Lucas along with others including F. Skinner, Godfrey Samuel, Berthold Lubetkin, John Betjeman, F.R.S. Yorke, Cyril Sweet and Geoffrey Boumphrey. The group was formed to be a think tank for British modernisn and MARS produced plans and exhibitions until it disbanded in 1957.
DescriptionContains research material relating to MARS Group including:

-Photocopies of correspondence, dated December 1937-February 1938, between Connell, Ward and Lucas and M.B. Bradshaw, Exhibition Organiser for the 'New Architecture' exhibition organised by MARS Group in 1937-1938.
-Reminiscences by [Trevor] Dannatt on MARS Group, dated November 1998
-Photocopies of published articles, [dated 1930s-1970s], relating to MARS Group and exhibitions which the group held
-Draft article [written by Sharp], dated March 2003, entitled 'Contemporary views' relating to MARS Group
-Research notes by Sharp and Rendel (née Godwin), dated 2001
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