Scope and Contents note
Call Number: SC0280
Hanna, Paul Robert, 1902-1988.
Title: Hanna House collection
46 Linear feet (95 volumes, 193 architectural drawings, 5 photograph albums, 7 microfilm reels)
Summary: Correspondence, blueprints, drawings, photographs, and other records relating to the planning, design and construction of
the campus home of Professor and Mrs. Paul R. Hanna.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more
information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Hanna House Collection (SC0280). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
In 1935, Paul and Jean Hanna commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design their home to be built on the Stanford University campus.
Construction, begun in 1937, continued in four stages over 25 years. The house was the first structure in the world to use
Frank Lloyd Wright's hexagonal grid system, which has subsequently been used widely in American architecture.
Scope and Contents note
Correspondence, blueprints, drawings, photographs, and other records relating to the planning, design and construction of
the campus home of Professor and Mrs. Paul R. Hanna. The collection focuses on the Hanna's work with architect Frank Lloyd
Wright extending from the initial planning of the house through later renovations.
Most of the correspondence and other records were arranged chronologically by the Hannas, with each document given a number
that starts with the year of the document. These were then placed in 3-ring binders. There is a detailed index to the first
53 volumes, which is available in a separate binder. Make note of the document numbers you wish to see and then consult the
listing here to find the volume number. You will need to complete a paging slip for each volume you wish to consult.
Accession 2008-247 is a photograph album of the March 1, 1977 Nissan Motor Corporation visit to the Hanna House. After ownership
of the house was transferred to Stanford University, the Nissan Motor Company provided a $500,000 endowment towards its maintenance.
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Architecture --California --20th century.
Architecture, Modern--20th century.