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A guide to the George H. Wayland naval architectural drawings, 1929-1947, and undated
HDC1534 (SAFR 22206)  
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Description
The George H. Wayland plans collection (HDC 1534) contains 721 items, the majority of which are original pencil on paper naval architectural drawings of yachts and smaller motor craft designed by George H. Wayland between 1921 to 1947. Most are undated. This collection is open for use without restrictions, except where noted for individual items at the file level.
Background
BIOGRAPHY: George H. Wayland (1885-1947). George H. Wayland was educated at the University of Washington and began his professional career in the Seattle area. During World War I he worked for the Emergency Fleet Corporation at shipyards in Seattle and Tacoma, where he rose to the position of assistant superintendent of the Tacoma yard. Following the War, Wayland joined the Seattle design firm of Lee & Brinton, and was instrumental in opening their San Francisco office. In 1926 he left the firm to begin a solo design practice. Over the next two decades, Wayland either worked with or did contract work for the following ship and boat building yards on the west coast: Colberg Boat Works (Stockton); Geo. C. Boardman Co. (San Francisco); H.R. Fish & Co.; Wayland for Haviside Company; J.H. Madden and Co.; Madden and Lewis (Sausalito); Nunes Bros.; and Rasmussen Boat Works.
Extent
721.00 items
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.