Guide to the Morley Baer Photographs

Processed by Patricia White; machine-readable finding aid created by Patricia White
Stanford University Library Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
1999
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: PC0083
Creator: Baer, Morley
Title: Morley Baer photographs
Dates: 1954-1977
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Language(s): In English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Custodial History

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

[Identification of item] Morley Baer Photographs (PC0083). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Alternative Formats

Select photographs from the collection have been digitized and are available online: http://purl.stanford.edu/km757dx8336 

Biography

Morley Baer, former head of the photography department of the San Francisco Art Institute, was a prize-winning photographer, well-known for his photographs of Victorian houses in San Francisco as well as images of California's farmlands and coastline. He was based in Monterey, moving there in 1946 after his service in the Navy during World War II. His published books of photography include Painted Ladies: San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians, The Wilder Shore, and Adobes in the Sun. He died November 9, 1995.

Scope and Content

These photographs of Stanford University buildings were done by Baer for the architects or for the University. Buildings designed by Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons include the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1954, and Stanford Medical Plaza, 1959. There are a large number of images of the married student housing complex (Escondido Village) designed by Campbell and Wong, 1963-64; and of the Jean and Paul Hanna house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1962. Other buildings include the Faculty Club, 1967; the Lou Henry Hoover Library, 1968; Maples Pavilion, 1969; Cummings Art Building, 1969; the fire and police facility, 1970; Children's Hospital, 1970; Stanford Law School, 1975; and the engineering school's Terman Hall, 1977.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series. Series 1 Negatives is arranged by Baer's numbering system and each image is briefly described. Unless otherwise noted, the negatives are black and white and 8 x 10 in size. Series 2 Prints and Other Items is arranged alphabetically by title of the building, except for oversize mounted items which were housed together in box 5. Photo numbers are indicated in the listing but the image description is not repeated. The collection does not include prints for all the negatives.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Black and White Negatives (8x10 unless noted otherwise)

 

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, (Baer 81281) ca. 1954

Box 1

81281-1 Exterior

Box 1

81281-2 Exterior

Box 1

81281-3 Exterior (with garden)

Box 1

81281-4 Exterior (with garden)

Box 1

81281-5 Exterior (with patio and garden)

Box 1

81281-6 Exterior (with patios)

Box 1

81281-7 Interior - office

Box 1

81281-8 Interior - office

Box 1

81281-9 Interior - office

Box 1

81281-10 Interior - office

Box 1

81281-11 Interior - office

Box 1

81281-12 Interior - typing pool/office

Box 1

81281-13 Interior - typing pool/office

Box 1

81281-14 Interior - library

Box 1

81281-15 Interior - library

Box 1

81281-16 Interior - dining room

Box 1

81281-17 Interior - lounge (5x7 neg)

Box 1

81281-18 Interior - conference room (5x7 neg)

Box 1

81281-19 Interior - typing pool/office (5x7 neg)

Box 1

81281-20 Interior - typing pool/office (5x7 neg)

Box 1

81281-21 Interior - small office (5x7 neg)

Box 1

81281-22 Interior - small office (5x7 neg)

Box 1

81281-23 Interior - lounge (5x7 neg)

Box 1

81281-23A Interior - lounge (5x7 neg)

 

Stanford Medical Plaza, (Baer 81475) February 1959

Box 1

81475-1 Exterior, with cars in parking lot

Box 1

81475-2 Exterior

Box 1

81475-3 Exterior, with fountain

Box 1

81475-4 Exterior, with fountain (closer view)

Box 1

81475-5 Exterior, with fountain

Box 1

81475-6 Exterior, woman and child walking past terrace

Box 1

81475-7 Exterior, view of terrace

Box 1

81475-8 Exterior, view of terrace

Box 1

81475-9 Exterior, view of terrace

Box 1

81475-10 Exterior, view of garden

Box 1

81475-11 Exterior, entrance to an office

Box 1

81475-12 Exterior, entrance to A7, Dr. Ted Hopkins

Box 1

81475-13 Exterior, looking into office

Box 1

81475-14 Interior, waiting room

Box 1

81475-15 Interior, waiting room

Box 1

81475-16 Interior, waiting room

Box 1

81475-17 Interior, office

Box 1

81475-18 Interior, office

Box 1

81475-19 Interior, lab/office

Box 1

81475-20 Interior, office

Box 1

81475-21 Interior, lab/office

Box 1

81475-22 Interior, lab

Box 1

81475-23 Interior, exam room

Box 1

81475-24 Interior, xray machine

Box 1

81475-25 -28 Exterior, fountain (2 ¼ negs, two frames x'd out)

Box 1

81475-29 -32 Exterior, entrance to B7 and three of details from terraces (2 ¼ negs)

Box 1

81475-33 -36 Exterior ( 2 ¼ negs)

Box 1

81475-37 -40 Two entrance views, two images of ground treatment ( 2 ¼ negs)

Box 1

81475-41 -44 Exterior views ( 2 ¼ negs)

Box 1

81475-45 -48 Terrace fences, A6 and A8 offices ( 2 ¼ negs)

Box 3

81475-49/50 Exterior, courtyard with fountain ( 2 ¼ negs)

Box 3

81475-51/52 Exterior( 2 ¼ negs)

Box 3

81475-53/54 Exterior, with parking lot ( 2 ¼ negs)

Box 1

81475-55 Exterior

Box 1

81475-56 Exterior, fountain (negative scratched)

Box 1

81475-57 Exterior

 

Married Student Housing, model for, (Baer 81876) March 1962

Box 1

81876-1 View of model

Box 1

81876-2 View of model

Box 1

81876-3 View of model

 

Hanna House, (Baer 81960) September 1962

Box 1

81960-1 Entrance

Box 1

81960-2 Entrance

Box 1

81960-3 Terrace

Box 1

81960-4 Master bedroom, cascading fountain, garden house

Box 1

81960-5 View from cascading fountain, looking down at library

Box 1

81960-6 Living room

Box 1

81960-7 Fireplace in living room

Box 1

81960-8 View from living room into dining room

Box 1

81960-9 Terrace outside dining room

Box 1

81960-10 Dining room, with view into living room and onto terrace

Box 1

81960-11 View from dining room into the kitchen and living room

Box 1

81960-12 Kitchen, with a view into the dining room

Box 1

81960-13 Kitchen, with view into the dining room blocked off

Box 1

81960-14 On terrace looking at master bedroom

Box 1

81960-15 On terrace next to master bedroom with view under tree

Box 1

81960-16 Master bedroom, with view on terrace

Box 1

81960-17 Master bathroom

Box 1

81960-18 Library

Box 1

81960-19 The working library

Box 1

81960-20 Map in the library

Box 1

81960-21 Typewriter in the library

Box 1

81960-22 Case with chess pieces

Box 1

81960-23 View of the garden house from behind the fountain

Box 1

81960-24 View of the garden house from next to the master bedroom

Box 1

81960-25 Closer view of the front of the garden house

Box 1

81960-26 Looking down on outdoor chess tables

Box 1

81960-27 View up the cascading waterfall to the fountain

Box 1

81960-28 View of the shop from garden terrace

Box 1

81960-29 Hobby shop interior

Box 1

81960-30 Hobby shop interior

Box 1

81960-31 Hobby shop interior

Box 1

81960-32 Exterior, terrace

Box 1

81960-33 Terrace and large oak tree

 

Married Student Housing (Escondido Village), prelims, (Baer 82124) (all 2 ¼ x 3 ¼ negs) November 1963

Box 3

82124-1 View of low-rise and high-rise buildings

Box 3

82124-2 View of low-rise and high-rise buildings, with parking lot

Box 3

82124-3 Grassy area between two low-rise buildings

Box 3

82124-4 Patios of low-rise buildings

Box 3

82124-5 Playground with buildings behind

Box 3

82124-6 Playground with buildings behind

Box 3

82124-7 High-rises

Box 3

82124-8 View of low-rise and high-rise buildings

Box 3

82124-9 Playground with high-rises in background

Box 3

82124-10 Rear of low-rise block, high-rise in background

 

Married Student Housing (Escondido Village), (Baer 82138) (all 2 ¼ x 3 ¼ negs) December 1963

Box 3

82138-1 View of low-rise buildings from high-rise

Box 3

82138-2 View of low-rise buildings from high-rise, balcony railing visible

Box 3

82138-3 View of low-rise buildings from high-rise, balconies visible to the right

Box 3

82138-4 Playground and oak tree

Box 3

82138-5 Low-rise buildings with parked cars, oak tree on right edge of image

Box 3

82138-6 Interior of low-rise building (living/dining area)

Box 3

82138-7 Entrances to several low-rise units

 

Married Student Housing (Escondido Village), (Baer 82155) March 1964

Box 2

82155-1 High-rises and parking lot

Box 2

82155-2 High-rises and parking lot

Box 2

82155-3 Low-rise unit with high-rise in background, man and two children walking on path

Box 2

82155-4 Playground with parents and children

Box 2

82155-5 Low-rise units with parked cars

Box 2

82155-6 Low-rise units with parked cars, large oak tree in front

Box 2

82155-7 Playground [negative has red tape on it]

Box 2

82155-8 Low-rise units and high-rise units with lawns

Box 2

82155-9 Low-rise units with lawns

Box 2

82155-10 Low-rise units and high-rise units with lawns (closer view than no. 8)

Box 2

82155-11 High-rise with outside seating area in front

Box 2

82155-12 High-rise, vertical format

Box 2

82155-13 Low-rise unit 58B with high-rise in background, people sitting on grass

Box 2

82155-14 Elevated view of high-rise and low-rise units

Box 2

82155-15 Elevated view of playground and low-rise units, Stanford Avenue in background

Box 2

82155-16 Elevated view of low-rise units looking toward main campus, Hoover Tower visible

Box 2

82155-17 Elevated view of low-rise units looking toward faculty housing and the hills

Box 2

82155-18 Elevated view of low-rise units looking toward faculty housing and the hills (closer focus)

Box 2

82155-19 Elevated view of playground looking toward campus, Hoover Tower visible

Box 2

82155-20 Side of unit 76J with large oak tree

Box 2

82155-21 View of low-rise units with parked cars

Box 2

82155-22 Entrances to units 90E and F

Box 2

82155-23 Entrances to units 60A, B, C, high-rise in background

Box 2

82155-24 Entrances to units 60A, B, with more of building to the left

Box 2

82155-25 Entrance to unit 59A

Box 2

82155-26 Entrances to units 93A, C, and D

Box 2

82155-27 Entrances to units 56C and D

Box 2

82155-28 View of low-rise units with playground

Box 2

82155-29 Side wall of low-rise units with three children

Box 2

82155-30 Interior, possibly waiting are in high-rise unit

Box 2

82155-31 Interior, living room in high-rise

Box 2

82155-32 Interior, same living room showing kitchen area

Box 2

82155-33 Interior, high-rise showing balcony

Box 2

82155-34 Interior, bedroom in high-rise

Box 2

82155-35 Interior, living/dining area in low-rise unit

 

Faculty Club, (Baer 82831) October 1967

Box 3

82831-1A-D Aerial view of front entrance (2 ¼ negs)

Box 2

82831-2 Entrance

Box 2

82831-3 Exterior, rear of building

Box 2

82831-4 Exterior, rear of building

Box 2

82831-5 Entrance to rear courtyard

Box 2

82831-6 Rear courtyard

Box 2

82831-7 Rear courtyard

Box 2

82831-8 Exterior staircase from second level

Box 2

82831-9 Exterior staircase from ground level

Box 2

82831-10 Interior, dining room

Box 2

82831-10X Interior, dining room [marked "Do not use in set"]

Box 2

82831-11 View of plaque and freestanding fireplace [upper left corner of neg broken off]

Box 2

82831-12 Lounge with freestanding fireplace

Box 2

82831-13 Bar

Box 2

82831-14 Sitting room with fireplace (in wall)

Box 2

82831-15 Exterior corner showing roof, brick pillars, landscaping

Box 2

82831-16 Close-up of ceiling timbers (could be either interior or exterior)

 

Lou Henry Hoover Library, (Baer 82917) April 1968

Box 2

82917-1 Exterior

Box 2

82917-2 Exterior with Hoover Tower in background

Box 2

82917-3 Exterior, angled view of windows

Box 2

82917-4 Interior, reading room

 

Maples Pavilion, (Baer 83046) February 1969

Box 3

83046-1 Aerial view (2 ¼ neg)

Box 2

83046-3 Exterior, corner view

Box 2

83046-4 Exterior, doors to sections 6-7-8

Box 2

83046-5 Exterior, landscaping at C6 doors

Box 2

83046-6 Interior, view from top of end zone seating

Box 3

83046-7 View of playing floor from section 9 upper level (2 negs, 2 ¼ size)

Box 3

83046-8 View of loge seating and sections 9, 10, 11 (2 negs, 2 ¼ size)

Box 3

83046-9 View of corner from playing floor, looking up (2 negs, 2 ¼ size)

Box 2

83046-10 Exterior, rear view [scratch neg]

Box 2

83046-11 Exterior, front view

Box 2

83046-12 Exterior, south gate

Box 2

83046-13 Exterior, rear view

 

Cummings Art Building, (Baer 83055) March 1969

Box 2

83055-1 Exterior, from the Quad

Box 2

83055-2 Exterior, from the Quad with Hoover Tower in background

Box 2

83055-3 Front entrance with oak tree

Box 2

83055-4 Front entrance from sunken steps

Box 2

83055-5 Entrance to auditorium with palm tree and Hoover Tower

 

Fire/Police Facility, (Baer 83203) ca. 1970

Box 2

83203-1 Exterior, front view

Box 2

83203-1X Exterior, front view

Box 2

83203-2 Exterior, front view

Box 2

83203-4 Front view from side (vicinity of corner of Serra & Campus)

Box 2

83203-5 Exterior, view of single story wing

Box 2

83203-6 Interior, counter and waiting area

Box 2

83203-7 View of fire trucks in garage

Box 2

83203-8 Inside garage, view of antique and current fire trucks [upper left corner of neg clipped off]

Box 2

83203-9 Firemen's lockers

Box 2

83203-10 Communication Center with man at console

Box 2

83203-11 Interior, dining hall

Box 2

83203-12 Interior, sleeping area

Box 2

83203-13 Exterior, side view

Box 2

83203-14 Fire tower behind station, men at work

Box 2

83203-14A Fire tower behind station

Box 2

83203-15 Police garage

 

Children's Hospital, (Baer 83232) May 1970

Box 2

83232-1 Entrance (possibly outpatient)

Box 2

83232-2 Exterior, framed by tree

Box 2

83232-3 Entrance

Box 2

83232-4 Courtyards

Box 2

83232-5 Courtyards (vertical format)

 

Law School, (Baer 83916) October 1975

Box 2

83916-1 Exterior, front

Box 2

83916-1A Exterior, front

Box 2

83916-2 Exterior, front

Box 2

83916-3 Exterior, sculpture at front entrance

Box 2

83916-4 Exterior, sculpture at front entrance (different angle than number 3)

Box 2

83916-5 Exterior, view down arcade

Box 2

83916-6 Exterior, Arther E. Cooley Courtyard

Box 2

83916-7 Exterior, close-up of Arther E. Cooley Courtyard sign

Box 2

83916-8 Exterior, Kresge Auditorium

Box 2

83916-9 Exterior, Kresge Auditorium (different angle than number 8)

Box 2

83916-10 Exterior, view down arcade from Kresge Auditorium

Box 2

83916-11 Exterior, side view

Box 2

83916-12 Exterior, side view (different angle)

Box 2

83916-13 Exterior, view down arcade

Box 2

83916-14 Exterior, garden courtyard

Box 2

83916-15 Exterior, garden courtyard (different angle)

Box 2

83916-16 Interior, library

Box 2

83916-17 Interior, lecture hall

Box 2

83916-18 Exterior, close-up of "School of Law" on wall, with bicycles

Box 2

83916-19 Exterior, Kresge Auditorium doors

Box 2

83916-20 Interior, skylight

 

Engineering School, Terman building, (Baer 84033) September 1977

Box 2

84033-1 Exterior

Box 2

84033-2 Exterior, with pond (6 sec. F16)

Box 2

84033-3 Exterior (4 sec. F11)

Box 2

84033-4 Exterior, with pond (6 sec. F11)

Box 2

84033-5 Exterior, with pond (8 sec. F11)

Box 2

84033-6 Exterior, reflection in pond (8 sec. F11)

Box 2

84033-7 View from second floor walkway (4 sec. F11)

Box 2

84033-8 Exterior, with pond (6 sec. F11)

Box 2

84033-9 Exterior, end view with staircases (4 sec. F 11)

Box 2

84033-10 Exterior, other end view with staircases (9 sec. F 8)

Box 2

84033-11 Exterior

 

Series 2 Prints and Other Items

Digital surrogates

 

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences ca. 1954

Box 4, Folder 1

Prints, 8 by 10: 81281-1 through 81281-5

Box 4, Folder 2

Prints, 8 by 10: 81281-6 through 81281-10

Box 4, Folder 3

Prints, 8 by 10: 81281-11 through 81281-15

Box 4, Folder 4

Prints, 8 by 10: 81281-16 through 81281-20

Box 4, Folder 5

Prints, 8 by 10: 81281-21 through 81281-23 and 23A

Box 4, Folder 6

Prints, 4 by 6: 81281-1 through 81281-5

Box 4, Folder 7

Prints, 4 by 6: 81281-6 through 81281-10

Box 4, Folder 8

Prints, 4 by 6: 81281-11 through 81281-14

Box 4, Folder 9

Prints, 4 by 6: 81281-15, 16, 18

Box 4, Folder 10

Prints, 4 by 6: 81281-19 through 81281-23

Box 4, Folder 11

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-1 and 81281-3

Box 4, Folder 12

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-5

Box 4, Folder 13

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-6

Box 4, Folder 14

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-8

Box 4, Folder 15

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-9

Box 4, Folder 16

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-10 and 81281-11

Box 4, Folder 17

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-12 through 81281-16

Box 4, Folder 18

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-19 and 81281-20

Box 4, Folder 19

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-21

Box 4, Folder 20

Duplicate copies, 8 by 10: 81281-22 and 81281-23

Box 4, Folder 21

Clipping on Center (use of image #81281-2), Sept. 26, 1954

 

Engineering School (Terman Hall) September 1977

Box 4, Folder 22

Print, 8 by 10: 84033-11

 

Hanna House (color transparencies copyrighted) 1962 1978

Box 4, Folder 23

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-1 through 81960-3

Box 4, Folder 24

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-4 through 81960-7

Box 4, Folder 25

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-8 through 81960-11

Box 4, Folder 26

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-12 through 81960-15

Box 4, Folder 27

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-16 through 81960-18

Box 4, Folder 28

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-19 through 81960-22

Box 4, Folder 29

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-23 through 81960-27

Box 4, Folder 30

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-28 through 81960-31

Box 4, Folder 31

Prints, 8 by 10: 81960-32 and 81960-33

Box 4, Folder 32

Color transparencies I, 8 by 10 (library fireplace - 5 images with slight differences in the fire)

Box 4, Folder 33

Color transparencies II, 8 by 10 (living room fireplace - 5 images with slight differences in the fire)

Box 4, Folder 34

Color transparencies III, 8 by 10 (dining room - 3)

Box 4, Folder 35

Color transparencies IV, 8 by 10 (kitchen - 2 copies; display of chess pieces - 2 copies)

Box 4, Folder 36

Color transparencies V, 8 by 10 (garden house and terrace - 2 copies; fountain - 2 copies)

 

Law School October 1975

Box 4, Folder 36

Prints, 8 by 10: 83916-1, 83916-1A, 83916-3, 83916-14

Box 4, Folder 37

Prints, 8 by 10: 83916-16, 83916-17, 83916-19, 83916-20

 

Maples Pavilion February 1969

Box 4, Folder 38

Prints, 8 by 10: 83046-1, 83046-7, 83046-8, 83046-9

 

Married Student Housing (Escondido Village)

Box 4, Folder 39

Color transparencies, 8 by 10: woman and children at playground (4 slightly different images)

 

Stanford Medical Plaza February 1959

Box 4, Folder 40

Prints, 8 by 10: 81475-1 through 81475-4

Box 4, Folder 41

Prints, 8 by 10: 81475-6 through 81475-8 and 81475-12

Box 4, Folder 42

Prints, 8 by 10: 81475-14, 81475-15, 81475-17

Box 4, Folder 43

Print, 4 by 4.5: 81475-51

 

Miscellaneous Items

Box 4, Folder 41

Original negative sleeves marked by Baer with information or instructions (82831-7, 82831-10X, 84033-1, 84033-4, 84033-6 through 84033-10)

 

Mounted Prints

Box 5

Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences (81281-4 and -10)

Box 5

Hanna House (81960-1)

Box 5

Stanford Law School (83916-1, -10, -14 and -19)

Box 5

Portfolio: Crown Quadrangle Stanford Law School Dedicated September 25, 1975, containing seven mounted prints (83916-1, -1A, -3, -12, -13, -14, -16)