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Guide To The Julia Morgan-Walter T. Steilberg Collection, 1908-1974, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie Jan 2007

Guide To The Julia Morgan-Walter T. Steilberg Collection, 1908-1974, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie

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Collection of architect and engineer Walter T. Steilberg, who worked for Julia Morgan in the 1920s and 1930s, including vintage photographic prints of Morgan projects and Steilberg’s published and unpublished recollections of Morgan and her practice.


Guide To The Julia Morgan-Sara Holmes Boutelle Collection, 1877-1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie Jan 2006

Guide To The Julia Morgan-Sara Holmes Boutelle Collection, 1877-1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie

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Julia Morgan practiced architecture in California during the first half of the twentieth century. The architectural drawings and plans, office records, photographs, correspondence, project files, student work, and personal papers created by or belonging to Julia Morgan in this collection were gathered by Morgan’s biographer, Sara Holmes Boutelle, in the course of her research on the architect over a period of more than 25 years. At Boutelle’s death in 1999, her collection was given to California Polytechnic State University.


Guide To The Sara Holmes Boutelle Papers, 1972–1999, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie Jan 2006

Guide To The Sara Holmes Boutelle Papers, 1972–1999, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie

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This collection contains the papers of architectural historian Sara Holmes Boutelle, including extensive correspondence, research notes, photographs, interview notes, book drafts, articles, book reviews, presentation notes, and newspaper clippings, primarily relating to California architect Julia Morgan, women in American architecture, and historic preservation in the Bay Area, donated by her heirs in 2000. Original Julia Morgan materials found in Boutelle’s papers have been processed separately as the Julia Morgan-Sara Holmes Boutelle Collection (MS 27).


Guide To The Charles E. Butner Papers, 1911-1957, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon, Catherine Trujillo Jan 2006

Guide To The Charles E. Butner Papers, 1911-1957, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon, Catherine Trujillo

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The Charles Edgar Butner Papers contain sketches and drawings from the architect’s travels in California and Europe; newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera, and a scrapbook on his service as an aviator in World War I and a limited number of Butner’s commissions in the San Joaquin Valley and Monterey Bay area in California in the early decades of the twentieth century. Purchased by Cal Poly in 1986.


Guide To The Julia Morgan Papers, 1835 – 1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie Jan 2006

Guide To The Julia Morgan Papers, 1835 – 1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie

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This collection contains architectural drawings and plans, office records, photographs, correspondence, project files, student work, family correspondence, and personal papers from the estate of California architect Julia Morgan, who practiced in San Francisco during the first half of the twentieth century. The bulk of the collection extends from 1896, when Morgan left for Paris to study architecture at the Beaux-Arts, to 1945 when her practice began to wind down. A persistent misperception exists that she destroyed records from her fifty-year practice when she retired in 1951. In fact, she carefully preserved many original architectural drawings and other business records, which ...