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Guide to the Birge M. Clark Architectural Drawings
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0838
    Creator: Clark, Birge M. (Birge Malcolm), 1893-
    Title: Birge M. Clark architectural drawings
    Dates: 1909-1954
    Physical Description: 2000 Item(s)
    Summary: Collection contains architectural drawings by Birge M. Clark, his brother David B. Clark, and other partners Walter Stromquist, David F. Potter and Joseph Ehrlich, with a few drawings by his father A. B. Clark. Projects were mostly located in Palo Alto, Stanford, and other communities on the Peninsula and included residences, schools, businesses, and city offices. Most of the drawings are pencil on tissue but other formats are also represented.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Cite As

    [identification of item], Birge M. Clark Architectural Drawings (SC0838). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Other Finding Aids

    Index to Stanford homes: http://purl.stanford.edu/tp324pd7026 

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Birge M. Clark began his architectural practice in Palo Alto after World War I, when he helped his father A. B. Clark with the design of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's home on the Stanford campus. He went on to design many homes and businesses in Palo Alto, including the Post Office, the Lucie Stern Community Center, and the Hewlett-Packard plant. His contributions to Stanford's architecture include the Seeley G. Mudd Chemistry Building and the John Stauffer Chemical Laboratories.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection contains architectural drawings by Birge M. Clark, his brother David B. Clark, and other partners Walter Stromquist, David F. Potter and Joseph Ehrlich, with a few drawings by his father A. B. Clark. Projects were mostly located in Palo Alto, Stanford, and other communities on the Peninsula and included residences, schools, businesses, and city offices. Most of the drawings are pencil on tissue but other formats are also represented.

    Access Terms

    Clark, Arthur Bridgman, 1866-1948
    Clark, Birge M. (Birge Malcolm), 1893-
    Clark, David B.
    Ehrlich, Joseph.
    Potter, David F.
    Stromquist, Walter.
    Architects.
    Architecture, Domestic--California.
    School buildings--California--Design and construction.