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Robert B. Marquis Collection, c. 1947, 1953-1994
2009-04  
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Series Description and Container List

 

SERIES I. PERSONAL PAPERS

Physical Description: Box 1 and Flat Files

Series Scope and Content Summary

This small series consists of a resume from 1991 or later; a few personal photographic negatives; and drawings possibly originating during Marquis's studies at the University of Southern California.
Box 1, Folder 1

CV, negatives of personal photographs 1970, 1975, c. 1991

Flat Files FF1-2

Student drawings, [penthouse] c. 1947, 1948-1949

 

SERIES II. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Physical Description: Box 1

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains handwritten and typewritten transcripts and outlines for lectures, with some related correspondence and research articles. Original order was maintained.
 

A. Presentations

Box 1, Folder 1-5

Transcripts of and outlines for lectures; related correspondence and clippings 1964-1994

 

SERIES III. OFFICE RECORDS

Physical Description: Box 1-9

Series Scope and Content Summary

Office Records contain correspondence, public relations material, project portfolios and photographs. The most significant materials in the Office Records are files of design notes, and extensive documentation of completed projects including photographs, slides, clippings of articles about specific projects, and project descriptions.
 

A. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of drawings of projects and ideas with notes to design team members and a large file, "1994 Chron", of correspondence relating to projects and other matters including development of a planned "manifesto" on public housing.
Box 1, Folder 1-4

Correspondence file, "1994 Chron"

 

**See Project Index

Box 1, Folder 5-6

File, "Design Notes", Index 1977-1994

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Public Relations

Scope and Content Note

Contains firm brochures for Marquis and Stoller and Marquis Associates; the contents of several binders of project descriptions—some of which were prepared for award submissions; press releases; articles written about the firm; and a few unidentified drawings.
Box 1, Folder 7

Marquis Associates and Marquis and Stoller brochures n.d.

Box 1-2, Folder 8-10

Files of project descriptions, press releases and unidentified drawings 1964-1982

 

**See Project Index

Box 2, Folder 10A

Marquis Associates materials: Clippings 1972-1973, 1985

 

C. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 folders of photographs and slides of Marquis Associates staff, picnics, and parties. The remainder of the subseries contains photographs, slides, and design drawings of finished and a few un-built projects arranged alphabetically by project. These files appear to be used as source materials for marketing presentations.
Box 2, Folder 10B

Marquis Associates materials: Photographs 1976-1978, 1983

Box 2, Folder 10C

Marquis Associates materials: Slides 1978-1991

Box 2-7, Folder 11- 140

Finished project photographs, negatives, slides, clippings 1953-1991 (bulk 1960-1985)

 

**See Project Index

 

D. Project Portfolios

Scope and Content Note

Consists of files, arranged alphabetically by project name, containing one or more of the following types of materials: project descriptions; photographs; drawings; clippings; ephemera such as brochures, building dedication programs and postcards; and award submissions.
Box 8-9, Folder 141-215

Project descriptions, drawings, photographs, and clippings 1954-1994 (bulk 1960-1985)

 

**See Project Index

 

E. Project Lists

Scope and Content Note

Includes project histories and directories removed from their original binders but foldered in their original order which is alphabetically by project name or numerically by project number. Information includes cost data, subcontractor information, fact sheets, and directories for many projects. The information in these folders, 217-221, is not included on the project index under individual projects, but contains information on a majority of Marquis's projects.
Box 9, Folder 216

List of box contents c. 2009

Box 9, Folder 217-218

Binder "Job Histories" 1959-1969

Box 9, Folder 219

Binder "Old Project Directory" 1969-1994

Box 9, Folder 220

Unlabeled binder 1969-1992( bulk 1978)

Box 9, Folder 221

Binder "Job Histories L-Z" 1978-1994 (bulk 1978)

 

SERIES IV. PROJECT RECORDS

Physical Description: Box 10-29, Flat File and Tubes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Comprised of drawings, specifications, and correspondence relating to projects throughout Marquis's career. Significant projects include several San Francisco public housing projects; the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College in New York, U.S. Embassy buildings in Costa Rica and Bangladesh, projects for a number of U.C. campuses, community centers, libraries. The projects are arranged by project number, which follows a chronological numbering system. However, when projects have more than one project number they are all kept together under the earliest or most significant project number. Each project may contain various types of documents including drawings, reports, specifications, contracts and/or correspondence. The folders in the series are not numbered; the Project Index notes the box(es) that contains all folders for a given project.
Box 10, Folder 1

Clippings re unbuilt San Francisco penthouse 1956

Box 10, Folder 2

Clippings re modular housing project c. 1958

Box 10-29

Records relating to deisgn and construction of individual projects; drawings, plans, specifications, reports, contracts, and correspondence 1953-1993

 

**See Project Index

Flat Files FF3-36

Project drawings and plans 1953-1993

 

**See Project Index

Tube T1-11

Project drawings and plans 1960-1991

 

**See Project Index