Guide to the Stanford Architecture Collection

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0831
Creator: Turner, Paul Venable
Title: Stanford architecture collection
Dates: 1886-2005
Physical Description: 4 Linear feet
Summary: 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, Cala."
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department 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

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Stanford Architecture Collection (SC0831). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.

Description of the Collection

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, Cala."

Access Terms

Eitner, Lorenz.
Stanford University--Buildings.
Stanford University. Museum.
Turner, Paul Venable
Paul R. Hanna House (Stanford, Calif.)


Collection Contents

 

Records

 

Photographs - Quad

Box 1, Folder 1

Copy prints: Memorial Arch frieze

Box 1, Folder 2

Copy prints: assorted buildings

Box 1, Folder 3

Copy prints: views of Stanford land ca. 1887

Box 1, Folder 4

Copy prints: miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous negatives

Box 1, Folder 6

Photographs, miscellaneous, some with negatives

Box 1, Folder 7

Copy prints: plans, drawings for Stanford University

Box 1, Folder 8

Copy prints: Stanford buildings

Box 1, Folder 9

Copy prints: Stanford maps

Box 1, Folder 10

Copy prints: non-Stanford buildings

Box 1, Folder 11

Negatives (35mm) of historic images and photographs

 

Photographs - Museum

Box 1, Folder 12

Negatives (35mm), miscellaneous images

 

Photographs – Hanna House

Box 1, Folder 13

Color photos, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

Photograph of exterior by Norris Pope, with accompanying note, 2002

Box 1, Folder 15

Photographs of opening reception and donor dinner, 1999

Box 1, Folder 16

Copy prints from Hanna House Collection in Stanford University Archives

Box 1, Folder 17

Photographs and slides of reconstruction/seismic repair, 1998-99

 

Quad

Box 2, Folder 1

Stanford chronology for 1883-1892

Box 2, Folder 2

Copies of Olmsted correspondence, 1887-1910, 1944

Box 2, Folder 3

Birds-Eye rendering of Stanford quad (difference versions, question of authorship, etc.)

Box 2, Folder 4

Possible Stanford influence on other buildings and institutions

Box 2, Folder 5

Stanford architecture exhibition (Art Gallery) 1976

Box 2, Folder 6

Inventory of Stanford University drawings (Olmsted Historic Site holdings)

Box 2, Folder 7

Research images – 1

Box 2, Folder 8

Research images – 2

Box 2, Folder 9

Research images – 3

Box 2, Folder 10

Research sources – issues of The Sequoia 1895

Box 2, Folder 11

Research sources – Mary Jo McNamara, "The Memorial Frieze: Its Iconography and Sources"

Box 2, Folder 12

Research sources – 1

Box 2, Folder 13

Research sources – 2

Box 2, Folder 14

Research sources – 3

Box 3, Folder 1

Research sources – 4

Box 3, Folder 2

Founders and Architects – correspondence, 1976-2000

Box 3, Folder 3

Stanford architectural research – correspondence, 1975-83

 

Museum

Box 3, Folder 4

Essay text and plans, 1985

Box 3, Folder 5

Essay text with revisions

Box 3, Folder 6

The Leland Stanford Jr. University Museum. Origin and Description. 1886

Box 3, Folder 7

Research materials

Box 3, Folder 8

Eitner, Lorenz, "The Development of the Stanford Museum 1964-1984"

Box 3, Folder 9

Ernest Ransome (and Percy & Hamilton)

Box 3, Folder 10

Construction using whaler forming systems

Box 3, Folder 11

Report: Damage to Unreinforced Masonry Buildings at Stanford University in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake by Gretchen W. Smith and Robert Reitherman, 1984

Box 4, Folder 1

Miscellaneous research

Box 4, Folder 2

American museums

Box 4, Folder 3

Athens museum and other European museums

 

Stanford University, other buildings

Box 4, Folder 4

Library (1905) – source materials

Box 4, Folder 5

Library (1905) – Imprint article and correspondence, 1976

Box 4, Folder 6

List of Stanford buildings, 1975

Box 4, Folder 7

Articles by Turner

Box 4, Folder 8

Lewis Mumford at Stanford

Box 4, Folder 9

Stanford family and the university in general

 

Hanna House

Box 5, Folder 1

Documents from Laura Jones (Planning Office), 1999-2000

Box 5, Folder 2

Documents from Laura Jones (Planning Office), 2002-2004

Box 5, Folder 3

Documents from Laura Jones (Planning Office) – furnishings, 2003-2005

Box 5, Folder 4

Documents from Laura Jones (Planning Office) – floors, 2003-2004

Box 5, Folder 5

Documents from Laura Jones (Planning Office) – lighting, 2004-2005

Box 5, Folder 6

Recommendations for Seismic Repair and Conservation of Historic Features, Final Report (Architectural Resources Group), February 1991

Box 5, Folder 7

Turner, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House Restored [SU booklet 1999]

Box 5, Folder 8

Booklet published by The Stanford Restoration Fund

Box 5, Folder 9

Miscellaneous information

Box 5, Folder 10

Article for Development Office – text and correspondence, 1999

Box 5, Folder 11

Article – drafts, notes, and correspondence, 1998-99

Box 5, Folder 12

Book project with Bret Lizundia and John Burton

Box 6, Folder 1

Board of Governors, 1987-89

Box 6, Folder 2

Morley Baer photo collection in S.U. Archives

Box 6, Folder 3

Hanna House papers in S. U. Archives

Box 6, Folder 4

FLW and earthquake design

Box 6, Folder 5

Articles

Box 6, Folder 6

Miscellaneous correspondence and other materials, 1994-99

Box 6, Folder 7

Oya-stone urn

Box 6, Folder 8

Correspondence with Paul and Jean Hanna and related material, 1980-99

Box 6, Folder 9

T-shirt design

Box 6, Folder 10

Furnishings

Box 6, Folder 11

Furnishings – inventory 2004

 

Oversized materials

Box 7, Folder 1

Print: The Leland Stanford Junior University Now in the Course of Construction at Palo Alto, Cala. Issued with the Christmas Number San Francisco News Letter, 1887 [same as SUA Print 016.1]

Box 7, Folder 2

Miscellaneous oversized photographs and copied documents

Box 7, Folder 3

Matted negatives for printing, 1976

Box 7, Folder 4

A. B. Clark, Art Principles in House, Furniture, and Village Building (1921) – photocopied at 112% enlargement