Guide to the Stanford University, Museum, Committee for Art, Stanford Portfolio Records SC0264

Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
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Stanford, California, 94305
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October 2010

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Title: Stanford University, Museum, Committee for Art, Stanford portfolio records
Identifier/Call Number: SC0264
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1970-1980
Summary: Research files of Hametia Fielder King relating to the design and construction of the Stanford Museum of Art, used by the Museum docent program for their "Stanford Portfolio." A number of the files pertain to George Washington Percy and Ernest Ransome and there are some files pertaining to other campus buildings. Materials include notes and correspondence of Mrs. King, photocopied historic sources, and contemporary brochures, articles, and clippings.
creator: Stanford University. Museum of Art. Committee for Art.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of The Committee for Art, 1981.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Stanford University, Museum, Committee for Art, Stanford Portfolio Records (SC0264). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

Research files of Hametia Fielder King relating to the design and construction of the Stanford Museum of Art, used by the Museum docent program for their "Stanford Portfolio." A number of the files pertain to George Washington Percy and Ernest Ransome and there are some files pertaining to other campus buildings. Materials include notes and correspondence of Mrs. King, photocopied historic sources, and contemporary brochures, articles, and clippings.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

King, Hametia Fielder.
King, Hametia Fielder.
Percy, George Washington.
Percy, George Washington.
Ransome, Ernest.
Ransome, Ernest.
Stanford University--Buildings.
Stanford University. Museum of Art. Committee for Art.
Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Buildings.;

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Hametia Fielder King, “The Patrons and the Professionals; the planning, design and construction of the Leland Stanford Junior Museum. Part One: 1884-1906”

Box 1, Folder 2

Transcript of Stanford Historical Society meeting Nov. 6, 1978

Box 1, Folder 3

Gifts generated by museum building research

Box 1, Folder 4

Concrete in fine arts, 1977

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence with American Concrete Institute (Mrs. King), 1978

Box 1, Folder 6

Excerpts from 1906-07 volume of Architect and Engineer of California

Box 1, Folder 7

Interview notes re museum structure

Box 1, Folder 8

Milestones in development of concrete (various sources)

Box 1, Folder 9

Texts containing references to Stanford Museum structure

Box 1, Folder 10

Earthquake – general and museum

Box 1, Folder 11

Museum press quotes

Box 1, Folder 12

Architects and engineers: Hamilton, Percy, Ransome, Babson

Box 1, Folder 13

Architects biographies: Hamilton, Hodges, Schultze, Bugbee and Percy

Box 1, Folder 14

Sequence of events – design team, construction of museum, day-to-day operations

Box 1, Folder 15

Olmsted

Box 1, Folder 16

Olmsted – Codman - Austin

Box 1, Folder 17

G. W. Percy – career

Box 1, Folder 18

Percy and family

Box 1, Folder 19

Ransome and family

Box 1, Folder 20

Richardson – Coolidge – museum design; correspondence with Max Ferro, 1973-75

Box 1, Folder 21

Winery (Christian Brothers in Napa Valley)

Box 1, Folder 22

Letter from Bruce Ricks and various sources re Stanford lands

Box 2, Folder 1

Bronze doors

Box 2, Folder 2

Greece / Heinrich Schliemann [correspondence with Greek officials re design of Stanford museum]

Box 2, Folder 3

Classical Revival architectural style

Box 2, Folder 4

Rotunda (marble, etc.)

Box 2, Folder 5

Cornerstone [of the museum]

Box 2, Folder 6

Mosaics: Paoletti

Box 2, Folder 7

Sculpture for museum portico

Box 2, Folder 8

Stanford’s interest in architecture and building

Box 2, Folder 9

Sacramento house / Washington house / Port Washington house

Box 2, Folder 10

Nob Hill house

Box 2, Folder 11

Campus – assorted sources

Box 2, Folder 12

Escondite Cottage / Tower House

Box 2, Folder 13

Other Stanford [family member]’s homes

Box 2, Folder 14

Stanford University campus buildings in general

Box 2, Folder 15

Tour of Percy building: Museum

Box 2, Folder 16

Tour of Percy building: S.F. Unitarian Church

Box 2, Folder 17

Tour – summary of talk by Elizabeth K. Thompson, 1977

Box 2, Folder 18

Jordan, Days of a Man – notes from

Box 2, Folder 19

Elliott’s book – notes from

Box 2, Folder 20

Walker, F. A.

Box 2, Folder 21

Kevin Starr on Stanford museum

Box 2, Folder 22

Argonaut – groundbreaking for museum

Box 2, Folder 23

Live Oak – copies of articles from

Box 2, Folder 24

List of plans and book lists

Box 2, Folder 25

Very early research

Box 2, Folder 26

Earthquake

Box 2, Folder 27

Study materials

Box 2, Folder 28

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1973-74

Box 3, Folder 1

Miscellaneous sources

Box 3, Folder 2

Miscellaneous notes and sources

Box 3, Folder 3

Photocopied sources

Box 3, Folder 4

Sources on Ransome concrete methods

Box 4, Folder 1

National Archaeological Museum Collection of Sculpture, a Catalogue (Athens 1968)

Box 4, Folder 2

Book in Greek, probably on Greek antiquities

Box 4, Folder 3

Print of Christian Brothers Winery building, St. Helena [drawing by Titus 1972]