This collection pertains to Turner's research and writing on the
architecture of Stanford University, focusing primarily on the Quad, the museum, and
Hanna House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Included are photocopies of research
documents, articles, copy prints of historic photographs, modern photographs, reports,
correspondence, drafts of Turner's writings and the final publications. Hanna House
materials are largely about seismic repairs following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
There are a few original historic documents in the collection, including the 1886
booklet THE LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY MUSEUM ORIGIN AND DESCRIPTION; Lorenz
Eitner's, "The Development of the Stanford Museum 1964-1984"; and an 1887 print "The
Leland Stanford Junior University Now in the Course of Construction at Palo Alto,
Paul V. Turner, trained as an architect and art historian, has been on the faculty of
Stanford's Dept. of Art and Art History since 1971. His publications include THE
EDUCATION OF LE CORBUSIER; THE FOUNDERS & THE ARCHITECTS: THE DESIGN OF STANFORD
UNIVERSITY; and CAMPUS: AN AMERICAN PLANNING TRADITION. He chaired the university
committee overseeing the repair of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House, badly damaged in
the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and in 2001 received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for
distinctive contributions to undergraduate education.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University
Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is
given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission
must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See:
This collection is open for research.