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Series 1 Personal Papers 1859-1990 (bulk 1900-1957)

Physical Description: Boxes 1-10, Roll 19, Oversize Folders 1-60

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into nine subseries: Biographical Information (1.1); Correspondence (1.2); Student Work (1.3); Travel (1.4); Photographs (1.5); Financial records (1.6); Sketchbooks and Date books (1.7); Jean-Louis Bourgeois Family Papers (1.8); Family Papers (1.9).

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials related to the personal lives of Arthur Brown, Jr. and his family members. It includes biographical materials such as Brown's Curriculum Vitae, correspondence with personal friends and family, portraits and photographs of Brown and his family and associates, and family financial records. Of particular interest in this series is a travel diary kept by Brown during his first trip to Europe in 1889, the student drawings created by Brown during his time at the École des Beaux-Arts, a date book kept by Brown in 1897 while he was attending the École, and two early sketchbooks, probably kept by John Bakewell, Jr.
 

Subseries 1.1 Biographical Information 1892-1957

Physical Description: Box 1, box 2, folders 104; Oversize Folder 1a

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

The Biographical Information subseries contains many versions of Arthur Brown, Jr.'s Curriculum Vitae, correspondence with biographical publications, clippings about Arthur Brown, Jr., and some personal ephemera. This subseries also contains documents relating to Arthur Brown, Jr.'s large collection of books on architectural topics, and includes correspondence with book dealers from around the world
Box 1, Folder 1

Curriculum Vitae 1930-1957

Box 1, Folder 2

Biographical Publications 1911-1961

Box 1, Folder 3

Clippings about Arthur Brown, Jr 1917-1957

Box 1, Folder 4

Arthur Brown, Jr. Birth Certificate, copies 1920, 1939

Box 1, Folder 5

Arthur Brown, Jr. Military Registration Certificate 1918

Box 1, Folder 6

Arthur Brown, Jr. Passport 1950

Box 1, Folder 7

Arthur Brown, Jr. Calling Cards undated

Box 1, Folder 8-12

Library of Arthur Brown, Jr 1906-1959

Box 1, Folder 13

Ephemera 1892-1903

Box 1, Folder 14

Ephemera 1917-1929

Box 2, Folder 1

Ephemera 1930-1949

Box 2, Folder 2

Contact Lists and Addresses undated

Box 2, Folder 3

Miscellaneous Notes and Checklists undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Notes and Checklists 1944-1956

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 1

Arthur Brown Jr. Memorium Resolution by San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1957

 

Subseries 1.2 Correspondence 1909-1957

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 5-12; Box 3

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically if correspondent is a primary contact or chronologically if general correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a number of letters between Arthur Brown Jr. and his wife, Jessamine as well as correspondence between Arthur Brown, Jr. and his daughters, Victoria and Sylvia; Madame Camille Victor Laloux, wife of Brown's patron; and Frère and Mary Champney, letters of recommendations written by Brown for his personal associates, and other miscellaneous correspondence. It also includes items related to social and political organizations (e.g. Republican Party, Mills College French house), the Brown's rental of 949 Green Street (the Avenali house designed by Brown), the maintenance of Le Verger (the Brown's estate in Burlingame). It also contains several lists and notes, including lists of personal and professional contacts and reminders of whom Brown should meet on trips or at out-of-town clubs. This subseries does not include correspondence with professional associates who were also friends or clients who were also friends. These materials are filed in the Professional Papers and Project Records series respectively.
Box 2, Folder 5-6

Correspondence: Brown, Jessamine 1918-1956

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence: Brown, Sylvia 1935-1953

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence: Brown, Victoria 1941-1950

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence: Champney, Frere and Mary 1916, 1925-1933

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence: Garrett, Thomas circa 1915

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence: Laloux, Camille 1923-1948

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence: Regarding Camille Laloux 1946-1949

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence: General undated

Box 3, Folder 2-6

Correspondence: General 1909-1957

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence: 949 Green Street (Avenali House) 1918-1922

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence: Le Verger and Hillsborough Rentals 1921-1951

Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence: Medical 1917-1954

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence: Social and Political Committees 1918-1948

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence: Social Recommendations 1909-1948

Box 3, Folder 12

Correspondence: Daughters' Education 1932-1945

 

Subseries 1.3 Student Work 1888-1900

Physical Description: Box 4, folders 1-10; Oversize Folders 2-45; Roll 19

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains essays and notes from Brown's years at Oakland High School and UC Berkeley. It also contains several drawings and watercolor renderings completed by Brown during his time at the École des Beaux-Arts.
Oversize Drawer B, Folder 2

Diplomas 1892, 1896, 1901

Box 4, Folder 1

High School: Notes and Essays circa 1888

Box 4, Folder 2

High School: Geometry Notebook 1890-1891

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 3

High School: Sketches 1888

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 4

High School: Geometric Projections 1891

Box 4, Folder 3

UC Berkeley: Plane Geometry Notebook 1893

Box 4, Folder 4

UC Berkeley: Calculus Notebook 1894

Box 4, Folder 5

UC Berkeley: Essays 1892-1896

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 5

UC Berkeley: Bridge Calculations circa 1895

Box 4, Folder 6

Maybeck Studio Drawing 1895

Box 4, Folder 7

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Notes on Guadet circa 1897

Box 4, Folder 8

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Sketches circa 1900

Box 4, Folder 9

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: 1st Thesis Bridge Project circa 1900

Box 4, Folder 10

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Reproduction Prints circa 1900

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 6

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Analytique 1897

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 7

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Central Motif of Palace of Justice 1897

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 8

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Summer Reading Room in a Park 1897

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 9

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Vestibule on a corner 1898

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 10

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Carved Ceiling 1899

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 11

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Market 1899

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 12

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Projects in stone construction 1899

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 13

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Cours de dessin 1899-1901

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 14

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Campanile (Concours Godeboeuf) 1900

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 15

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Decoration of a Presidential Yacht (Prix Rougevin) 1900

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 16

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Interior of a Loggia 1900

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 17

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Naval Museum 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 18

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Une grille 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 19

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: An Episcopal Throne 1901

Roll 19

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: An Episcopal Throne 1901

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 20

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Bridge thesis project 1901

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 21

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Ecole Militaire 1901

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 22

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Entry to Orangerie 1901

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 23

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Garden Pavillion 1901

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 24

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Iron Rails for Monumental Stair (Councourse Godeboeuf) 1901

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 25

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: National Printing House (Grand Prix de Rome) 1901

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 26

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Savings Bank ("Une Caisse d'Epargne") 1901

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 27

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Door to Throne Room for Louis XVI 1902

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 28

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Educational Facility (Concourse Labarre: "Un Palais de l'Enfance") 1902

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 29

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Frontispiece of Works of Garnier (Prix Rougevin) 1902

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 30

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Loge in the Grand Theater ("Une Loge d'une Salle de Grand Theatre") 1902

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 31

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Monumnetal Fountain ("Une Fontaine") 1902

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 32

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Belfry 1903

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 33

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Faculty of Sciences (Concours Labarre: "Une faculte des sciences") 1903

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 34

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Glass Case for Exposition Of Precious Objects (Prix Rougevin) 1903

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 35

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Interior of a Wedding Chapel ("La paroi de fond d'une salle des mariages" 1903

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 36

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: "une place publique" (Grand Prix) 1903

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 37

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Research Station 1903

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 38

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Un tombeau abrite 1903

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 39

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Harbo circa 1900

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 40

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Municipal Bath House circa 1900

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 41

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Naval Shipyard circa 1900

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 42

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: American Pavilion for 1900 Worlds Fair circa 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 43

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Unidentified Student Project circa 1900

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 44

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Unidentified Student Project circa 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 45

L'Ecole des Beaux Arts: Reproductions of Arthur Brown, Jr.'s competition winning drawings 1900-1903

 

Subseries 1.4 Travel 1889-1950

Physical Description: Box 4, folders 11-15; Box 5, folders 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a diary from Brown's European trip with his parents in 1889 as well as ephemera, notes, and photographs from subsequent travel to Europe in 1920, 1934-1935, and 1949-1950.
Box 4, Folder 11-12

Europe, Diary (1 of 2) 1889

Box 4, Folder 13

Europe, Journal 1889

Box 4, Folder 14

Europe, Sketches of Frankfurt on Main Station 1889

Box 4, Folder 15

Italy, Watercolors 1902

Box 4, Folder 16

Europe, Ephemera 1920

Box 5, Folder 1

Europe, Ephemera 1935-1936

Box 5, Folder 2

Europe, Photos 1935-1936

Box 5, Folder 3

Europe, Ephemera 1949-1950

 

Subseries 1.5 Photographs circa 1889-1953

Physical Description: Box 5, folders 4-8; Oversize Folders 46-52

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains portraits of Arthur Brown, Jr. from throughout his life as well as photographs of family and friends.
Box 5, Folder 4

Portraits of Arthur Brown, Jr circa 1913-1953

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 46

Portraits of Arthur Brown, Jr. 1915, 1936

Box 5, Folder 5

Photographs of Arthur Brown, Jr. with others circa 1889-1952

Box 5, Folder 6

American Football Demonstration in France 1897

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 47

Atelier Laloux 1900

Box 5, Folder 7

Hornblower & Marshall Office 1904

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 48

San Francisco AIA Banquets 1912, 1914

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 49

Veteran Employees of Southern Pacific RR at PPIE, Including Arthur Brown, Sr. 1915

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 50

Portraits of Victor and Camille Laloux 1923

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 51

Social Gatherings 1910, 1920

Box 5, Folder 8

Friends and Family circa 1918-1933

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 52

Friends and Family circa 1922

 

Subseries 1.6 Financial records 1909-1956

Physical Description: Box 5, folders 9-13; Box 6, folders 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains financial summaries and investment statements of Arthur and Jessamine Brown, Jr. and the Brown family.
Box 5, Folder 9-13

Financial Records 1909-1956

Box 6, Folder 1

Income Taxes 1916-1954

Box 6, Folder 2

Property Taxes 1917-1954

Box 6, Folder 3

Investments 1932-1951

Box 6, Folder 4

Accountant Statements 1931-1941

Box 6, Folder 5

Sylvia and Victoria 1944-1953

 

Subseries 1.7 Sketchbooks and Date books 1897-1941

Physical Description: Box 6, folders 6-9

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a date book from 1897 (one of the years Brown spent at the École des Beaux-Arts), two unidentified sketchbooks (most likely John Bakewell, Jr.'s), and a notebook of Brown's in which he recorded both personal and professional items (e.g. household expenses or notes on a building under construction).
Box 6, Folder 6

Datebook 1897

Box 6, Folder 7-8

Sketchbook (probably John Bakewell, Jr.) undated

Box 6, Folder 9

Notebook circa 1935-1941

 

Subseries 1.8 Jean-Louis Bourgeois Papers circa 1900-1936

Physical Description: Box 7; Oversize Folders 53-55

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

In 1908, Jean-Louis Bourgeois, a French citizen, had been invited by Bakewell & Brown to San Francisco to carry out the sculptural decoration programs for the City of Paris department store, the Palace of Horticulture, and the San Francisco City Hall. Bourgeois also taught in the San Francisco Architectural Club with Arthur Brown, Jr. Having met at the École des Beaux-Arts, Jean-Louis Bourgeois and Arthur Brown, Jr. and remained close associates and friends until Bourgeois' tragic death in combat in 1915. Bourgeois had named Arthur Brown, Jr. as the executor of his estate before Bourgeois left to join France's 104th infantry in 1914, and thus many of the documents in this subseries relate to the settling of the Bourgeois estate. These documents include some of Bourgeois' personal papers, legal documents relating to the settling of the estate, and correspondence between Arthur Brown, Jr. and Bourgeois' family in France.
Box 7, Folder 1

Biography [1915]

Box 7, Folder 2

Portraits and [Student Drawing] circa 1900-1915

Box 7, Folder 3

Prints of fellow Ecole students' work circa 1900

Box 7, Folder 4

Descriptive Geometry Notebook circa 1900

Box 7, Folder 5

Travel Photos: Madeira circa 1906

Box 7, Folder 6

Reference Images: France circa 1906

Box 7, Folder 7

Reference Images: Italy circa 1906

Box 7, Folder 8

Watercolor, Santa Barbara 1913

Box 7, Folder 9

Sculptural Details, [Panama Pacific Exposition] circa 1914

Box 7, Folder 10

Personal Papers of Louis Bourgeois 1908-1914

Box 7, Folder 11-12

Settlement of Louis Bourgeois Estate 1914-1923

Box 7, Folder 13-14

Correspondence: Marie Bourgeios (in French) 1914-1923

Box 7, Folder 15

Correspondence: Antoine Bourgeois (in French) 1915-1922

Box 7, Folder 16-17

Correspondence: Justine Bourgeois 1917-1925, 1936

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 53

Portraits of Jean-Louis Bourgeios circa 1910

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 54

Jean-Louis Bourgeios' Papers from Ecole des Beaux-Art circa 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 55

Jean-Louis Bourgeios' Reference Images circa 1910

 

Subseries 1.9 Family Papers 1859-1990

Physical Description: Box 8-10, Oversize Folders 56-60

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically. Divided into Arthur and Victoria Runyon Brown, Sr.; Jessamine Garrett, Victoria, and Sylvia Brown, Jr.; and Rollin and Sylvia Brown Jensen.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the papers of Arthur Brown, Jr.'s parents, wife (Jessamine Garrett Brown), daughters (Victoria and Sylvia Brown), and son-in-law (Rollin Jensen).
 

1.9.1 Arthur and Victoria Runyon Brown, Sr. 1859-1917

Physical Description: Box 8, Oversize Folders 56-58

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains some structural calculations, drawings, and photographs by Arthur Brown, Sr., including drawings of car ferries the Contra Costa and the Solano (1879), and letters to and from both Arthur and Victoria Runyon Brown, Sr. It also includes clippings about Arthur Brown, Sr. collected by Arthur Brown, Jr.
Box 8, Folder 1

Arthur Brown, Sr. Correspondence 1859-1913

Box 8, Folder 2

Victoria Runyon Brown, Sr. Correspondence 1880-1917

Box 8, Folder 3

Cost of snow sheds and galleys - Central Pacific RR 1867-1869

Box 8, Folder 4

Arthur Brown, Sr. datebook 1874

Box 8, Folder 5

Arthur Brown, Sr. account book 1891-1895

Box 8, Folder 6

Mr. Moore's sketchbook, Bridges & Buildings Dept circa 1870-1880

Box 8, Folder 7

"Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Leland Stanford 1893-1894

Box 8, Folder 8

Inventory of 324 Vernon Street circa 1915

Box 8, Folder 9

Southern Pacific RR Depot at Los Angeles circa 1880

Box 8, Folder 10

"Horse in Motion" by Muybridge 1878

Box 8, Folder 11

Photographs of Tay Bridge and Viaduct circa 1870

Box 8, Folder 12

Photographs of Car Ferries Contra Costa and Solano undated

Box 8, Folder 13

Photographs of Oakland Mole 1961, 1965

Box 8, Folder 14

Letters and clippings re: Arthur Brown, Sr. 1912-1941

Box 8, Folder 15

Letter to Jessamine Brown re: Arthur Brown, Sr. Papers 1959

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 56

Portraits of Mark Hopkins circa 1870

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 57

Works by Arthur Brown, Sr. circa 1870-1896

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 58

Works by Arthur Brown, Sr. circa 1870-1896

 

1.9.2 Jessamine Garrett, Victoria, and Sylvia Brown 1914-1970

Physical Description: Box 9; Box 10, folders 1-6, Oversize Folder 59

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Jessamine Garrett Brown took great interest in her husband's work and communicated frequently with his work associates. Those letters, plus many personal letters are included in this subseries. A small number of letters to and from Victoria and Sylvia Brown are also included.
Box 9, Folder 1

Jessamine Brown Passport 1949

Box 9, Folder 2

Clippings re: Arthur Brown, Jr. Family 1945-1951

Box 9, Folder 3

Jessamine Brown Correspondence undated

Box 9, Folder 4-11

Jessamine Brown Correspondence (some in French) 1914-1957

Box 9, Folder 12

Jessamine Brown Letters from Herbert Hoover 1951-1957

Box 9, Folder 13

Sympathy Letters to Jessamine Brown 1957

Box 9, Folder 14

Jessamine Brown Correspondence 1957-1970

Box 10, Folder 1

Jessamine Brown Correspondence re: Capitol Extension 1957-1960

Box 10, Folder 2

Jessamine Brown Correspondence re: Disposition of Arthur Brown, Jr. Papers 1957-1959

Box 10, Folder 3

Program from Jessamine Brown's Funeral 1970

Box 10, Folder 4

Letters from Victor Laloux to Brown Family 1924-1925, 1936

Box 10, Folder 5

Victoria Brown Correspondence 1940, 1951-1952

Box 10, Folder 6

Sympathy Letters to Sylvia Brown 1957

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 59

Photographs given as gifts to Jessamine Brown 1917, 1924

 

1.9.3 Rollin and Sylvia Brown Jensen 1959-1990

Physical Description: Box 10, folders 7-23; Oversize Folder 60

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of Arthur Brown, Jr.-designed buildings taken by Sylvia Brown Jensen and her colleagues, research notes and articles about Arthur Brown, Jr. projects, and a sampling of photocopies of documents found elsewhere in the collection that Rollin Jensen used for research purposes.
Box 10, Folder 7

Correspondence: General 1959-1969

Box 10, Folder 8

DeYoung Museum Exhibit circa 1966

Box 10, Folder 9

Beale, Truxtun Residence 1989-1990

Box 10, Folder 10

Berkeley City Hall 1960, 1990

Box 10, Folder 11

California School of Fine Arts (SF Art Institute) circa 1965, 1980

Box 10, Folder 12

Coit Tower 1932, 1968

Box 10, Folder 13

Crocker Residence (Sky Farm) 1970

Box 10, Folder 14

Fagan Residence 1968, 1979-1980

Box 10, Folder 15

Hearst Memorial Fountain 1926, circa 1965

Box 10, Folder 16

Miscellaneous clippings and copies 1915-1990

Box 10, Folder 17

Pacific Gas & Electric Building circa 1965

Box 10, Folder 18

Pope Residence circa 1965

Box 10, Folder 19

San Francisco City Hall 1912, 1965

Box 10, Folder 20

San Francisco War Memorial 1923-1983

Box 10, Folder 21

San Francisco War Memorial, extension 1978-1979

Box 10, Folder 22

U.S. Government: Board of Architectural Consultants 1927

Box 10, Folder 23

University of California, Berkeley: Library Annex circa 1965

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 60

Posters for American Renaissance Exhibit at DeYoung Museum 1980

 

Series 2 Professional Papers 1900-1957

Physical Description: Boxes 11-35; Box 36, folders 1-9; Box 90, folders 1-2; Box 97-98; Oversize Folders 61-80

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into six subseries: Correspondence (2.1); Presentations (2.2); Associations and Committees (2.3); Awards (2.4); Reference Files (2.5); Jurying (2.5); and Faculty Papers (2.7).

Scope and Content Note

This series represents the professional activities of Arthur Brown, Jr. outside the practice of designing and managing the construction of buildings. Some of the records in this series could be interpreted as more personal in nature (e.g. those for various social clubs and French cultural organizations), but as these records document significant networking activities in Arthur Brown, Jr.'s career, they have been placed in the Professional Papers series. At the core of this series is a large quantity of correspondence between Arthur Brown, Jr. and other design professionals, which documents, to a certain extent, their informal discussions of the major issues in architectural theory and practice. Many of these same issues are addressed in the correspondence and meeting minutes of the various professional committees on which Brown served as well as in the clippings collected by Brown. The images and drawings collected by Brown reveal in part the visual inspiration for Brown's architectural work. The small collection of faculty papers in this series reflects Brown's methods for teaching architectural design.
 

Subseries 2.1 Correspondence 1900-1957

Physical Description: Boxes 11-21

Arrangement

Correspondence with key contacts is arranged alphabetically by correspondent; general correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Brown maintained many lifelong friendships his classmates and colleagues from the École des Beaux-Arts. Brown was particularly close with fellow American students William Adams Delano, Edward Bennett, and Robert Fahrquhar, and French students Jean Paul Alaux, Paul Bigot, Andre Blanchecotte, Georges Gromort, and Gustave Jaulmes. Other significant correspondents were Arthur Upham Pope, Clarence Zantzinger, Edward S. Dodge, Howard Greenly, and Harrie T. Lindberg. Although many of Brown's friends chided him for being a poor correspondent, Brown sustained communication with many of his associates for over fifty years. Aside from these primary contacts, Brown corresponded for short periods of time with many prominent figures both inside and outside the architectural profession, including President Herbert Hoover, for whom Brown later designed the Hoover Institution Library. This subseries also includes many letters of reference or introduction written by Brown for other design professionals.
Box 11, Folder 1

Alaux, Jean-Paul (in French) 1920-1953

Box 11, Folder 2-3

Bennett, Edward H. 1917-1954

Box 11, Folder 4-5

Bigot, Paul (some in French) 1908-1937

Box 1, Folder 6

Blanchecotte, Andre (in French) 1926-1955

Box 11, Folder 7-8

Delano, William Adams 1911-1929

Box 12, Folder 1-5

Delano, William Adams 1930-1956

Box 12, Folder 6

Dodge, Edwin S. 1916-1938

Box 13, Folder 1

Farquhar, Robert 1911-1954

Box 13, Folder 2-3

Greenly, Howard 1915-1957

Box 13, Folder 4

Gromort, Georges (in French) 1902-1954

Box 13, Folder 5

Guillaume, H. (in French) 1919-1926

Box 13, Folder 6

Jaulmes, Gustave (in French) 1920-1951

Box 13, Folder 7

Laloux, Victor (in French) 1912-1937

Box 13, Folder 8-9

Lindberg, Harrie T. 1940-1955

Box 14, Folder 1-2

Pope, Arthur Upham 1925-1956

Box 14, Folder 3

Quinan, Henry Bremarton 1896-1932

Box 14, Folder 4-5

Zantzinger, Clarence C. 1912-1952

Box 14, Folder 6

Aldrich, Chester 1916-1938

Box 14, Folder 7

Ayers, Louis 1929-1947

Box 14, Folder 8

Bosworth, Welles 1929-1956

Box 14, Folder 9

Butler, Lawrence Smith 1924-1951

Box 14, Folder 10

Corbett, Harvey Wiley 1926-1943

Box 15, Folder 1

Cret, Paul 1913-1938

Box 15, Folder 2

Eddy, John 1926-1941

Box 15, Folder 3

Evermann, Tox Bronte 1916-1925

Box 15, Folder 4

Garrett, Edward 1920-1950

Box 15, Folder 5

Gwin, William (Billy) 1936-1957

Box 15, Folder 6

Heath, Ferry K. 1930-1935

Box 15, Folder 7

Hoover, Herbert 1938-1952

Box 15, Folder 8

Hopkins, Timothy 1919-1941

Box 15, Folder 9

Hyde, James 1944-1956

Box 15, Folder 10

Jones, Isaac 1940-1943

Box 15, Folder 11

Labatut, Jean 1939-1941

Box 15, Folder 12

MacAuley, Captain Edward 1923-1952

Box 15, Folder 13

Medary, Milton 1927-1928

Box 15, Folder 14

Parsons, William E. 1915-1937

Box 15, Folder 15

Pennoyer, Sheldon and Richard 1933-1948

Box 15, Folder 16

Pope, John Russell 1915-1937

Box 15, Folder 17

Prideaux-Brune, Denys 1949-1950

Box 15, Folder 18

Simon, Louis 1928-1934

Box 15, Folder 19

Stringham, Mrs. Frank 1947

Box 15, Folder 20

Tobin, Richard (Dick) 1929-1950

Box 15, Folder 21

White, Lawrence Grant 1939-1956

Box 15, Folder 22

Williams, Wheeler 1938-1956

Box 15, Folder 23

Zogbaum, Rufus 1933-1946

Box 16, Folder 1-2

Recommendations 1908-1956

Box 16, Folder 3

Calling Cards undated

Box 16, Folder 4-5

Calling Cards (French) undated

Box 16, Folder 6-26

General Correspondence (some in French) 1900-1918

Box 17, Folder 1-16

General Correspondence (some in French) 1919-1926

Box 18, Folder 1-12

General Correspondence (some in French) 1927-1932

Box 19, Folder 1-14

General Correspondence (some in French) 1933-1939

Box 20, Folder 1-19

General Correspondence (some in French) 1940-1949

Box 21, Folder 1-15

General Correspondence (some in French) 1950-1957

Box 21, Folder 16-18

General Correspondence (some in French) undated

 

Subseries 2.2 Presentations 1919-1951

Physical Description: Box 22, folders 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a relatively small number of drafts and final transcripts for talks given by Arthur Brown, Jr. at the Commonwealth Club and at San Francisco State College.
Box 22, Folder 1

Miscellaneous 1919, 1926-1943

Box 22, Folder 2

Commonwealth Club 1939, 1941

Box 22, Folder 3

Architectural League 1939

Box 22, Folder 4

AIA Convention 1939

Box 22, Folder 5

2000th Anniversary of Lutetia 1951

 

Subseries 2.3 Associations and Committees 1900-1957

Physical Description: Box 22, folders 6-18; Box 23-29; Box 30, folders 1-11; Oversize Folders 61-64

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into American Architecture and Art Associations; French Architecture and Art Associations; French Culture Associations; Miscellaneous Associations and Committees; and Social Clubs.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and other materials from various architecture, art, and other cultural associations to which Arthur Brown, Jr. belonged.
 

2.3.1 American Architecture and Art Associations 1905-1957

Physical Description: Box 22, folders 6-18; Box 23-25; Box 26, folders 1-11; Oversize Folders 61-62

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Brown was an active member of architectural associations such as the American Institute of Architects and the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects. Brown was also an active member and sometime president of the San Francisco Art Association, from which the California School of Fine Arts (later the San Francisco Art Institute) and the San Francisco Museum of Art (later the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) were formed. Of particular interest is discussion about who should, and more importantly who should not, be elected to the elite organizations such as the Academy of Arts and Letters.
Oversize Drawer B, Folder 61

Certificates of Membership 1905-1953

Box 22, Folder 6-8

American Institute of Architects: General 1915-1957

Box 22, Folder 9-12

American Institute of Architects: Correspondence 1911-1952

Box 22, Folder 13

American Institute of Architects: Press Bond Holders 1927-1929

Box 22, Folder 14

American Institute of Architects: Committee on Allied Arts 1933-1934

Box 22, Folder 15

American Institute of Architects: Committee on Architectural Competitions 1936-1937

Box 22, Folder 16

American Institute of Architects: Committee on Foreign Relations 1926-1931

Box 22, Folder 17

American Institute of Architects: Committee on the National Capital 1930-1934

Box 22, Folder 18

American Institute of Architects: Committee on War Memorials 1944-1946

Box 23, Folder 1

American Institute of Architects: Northern California Chapter 1928-1957

Box 23, Folder 2-5

Beaux-Arts Institute of Design - New York 1916-1956

Box 23, Folder 6

American Institute for Iranian Art & Archaeology (The Asia Institute) 1935-1954

Box 23, Folder 7-10

International Congress of Architects 1929-1947

Box 24, Folder 1-2

National Academy of Design 1943-1957

Box 24, Folder 3-8

National Institute of Arts and Letters 1940-1956

Box 25, Folder 1

National Institute of Arts and Letters: Correspondence Re: Nominations and Elections for Membership 1941-1957

Box 25, Folder 2-5

San Francisco Architectural Club 1911-1952

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 62

[San Francisco Architectural Club] sketches circa 1910

Box 25, Folder 5-8

San Francisco Art Association: Correspondence 1918-1953

Box 25, Folder 9

San Francisco Art Association: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1920-1939

Box 26, Folder 1-2

San Francisco Art Association: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1940-1957

Box 26, Folder 3

San Francisco Art Association: Montalvo Committee 1930-1951

Box 26, Folder 4

San Francisco Art Association: Rincon Annex Post Office Murals 1953

Box 26, Folder 5

San Francisco Art Association: Bulletin, Membership, Events 1917-1955

Box 26, Folder 6-8

San Francisco Art Association: San Francisco Museum of Art 1918-1956

Box 26, Folder 9

San Francisco Civic Center Committee 1919-1936

Box 26, Folder 10

Society of Beaux-Arts Architects 1925-1937

Box 26, Folder 11

State Association of California Architects - Northern Section 1930-1940

 

2.3.2 French Architecture and Art Associations 1900-1955

Physical Description: Box 26, folders 12-14; Box 27; Box 90, folders 1-2; Oversize Folder 63

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Brown maintained lifelong interest in and connections with France, both personally and professionally. Of the numerous honors awarded him over his lifetime, he took the most pride in those from French organizations, particularly the Institut de France, parent organization of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. Brown was elected Correspondent de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1920 and Associé Étranger de l'Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1926, succeeding the chair held by painter John Singer Sargent (only eight chairs were allowed to be occupied by Americans). Also in 1926, Brown was elected Membre de l'Institut de France, the highest official honor in intellectual and artistic circles in France. Brown was also appointed Officier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1932, and later Membre de l' Académie d'Aix-en-Provence in 1950.
Box 26, Folder 12

Academie D'Aix 1950

Box 26, Folder 13-14

Atelier Laloux 1900-1935

Box 27, Folder 1-2

Atelier Laloux: Gazette Laloux 1916-1917

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 63

Atelier Laloux: "Hommage a Laloux" 1935

Box 27, Folder 3

Atelier Laloux: "Hommage a Laloux" 1937

Box 27, Folder 4

Atelier Laloux: Portraits of Laloux circa 1930

Box 27, Folder 5-7

Insitut de France 1918-1954

Box 27, Folder 8

Legion d'Honneur 1921-1954

Box 27, Folder 9

Ministre de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux Arts 1921-1924

Box 27, Folder 10-11

Société des Architectes Diplômés par le Gouvernement 1902-1955

Box 27, Folder 12

Miscellaneous French Architecture and Art Associations 1915-1950

Box 90, Folder 1-2

Plaster Cast Portraits of Victor Laloux circa 1930

 

2.3.3 French Culture Associations 1913-1956

Physical Description: Box 28, folders 1-8

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Acting in the interest of the preservation and promotion of French culture, Brown was heavily involved with and intermittently president of the Comité France-Amerique of San Francisco. During his association with France-Amerique, Brown helped to organize several campaigns to send aid to France during World War II in the form of supplies and food staples. The Browns maintained close connections with their French comrades during the war, corresponding frequently and sending regular "care packages" to the Laloux family and those of many of Brown's fellow École graduates.
Box 28, Folder 1

Alliance Française 1913-1939

Box 28, Folder 2

Association Française d'Action 1936-1939

Box 28, Folder 3-6

Comité France-Amerique 1938-1956

Box 28, Folder 7

French War Relief and C.A.R.E. Packages 1941-1948

Box 28, Folder 8

Friends of France 1915-1920

 

2.3.4 Miscellaneous Associations and Committees 1912-1957

Physical Description: Box 28, folders 9-18; Box 29, folders 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials related to Brown's involvement in organizations such as the Alumni Association of the University of California, Berkeley, the Grace Cathedral Building Fund, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and the Industrial Association.
Box 28, Folder 9

Civilian Advisory Council 1942

Box 28, Folder 10

Engineers' Club of San Francisco 1912-1914

Box 28, Folder 11

Grace Cathedral Building Fund 1928-1930

Box 28, Folder 12

Industrial Association 1922-1934

Box 28, Folder 13

Japanese Peace Conference Citizens Committee 1951

Box 28, Folder 14

Keith, William Memorial, St. Mary's College 1931-1954

Box 28, Folder 15

Miscellaneous Committees and Associations 1920-1947

Box 28, Folder 16

Polk, Willis Memorial 1924, 1954

Box 28, Folder 17

San Francisco Architectural Museum 1934

Box 28, Folder 18

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 1921-1939

Box 29, Folder 1

San Francisco Committee of the International Exposition of 1937 in Paris 1936

Box 29, Folder 2

San Francisco Employers Council 1939-1942

Box 29, Folder 3-5

University of California, Berkeley: Alumni Association, Class of 1896 1920-1957

 

2.3.5 Social Clubs 1911-1957

Physical Description: Box 29, folders 6-12; Box 30, folders 1-10

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

When not at work, Brown spent much of his time at various exclusive social clubs, where he presumably built relationships with wealthy local businessmen to form a network of future clients and collaborators. Associates at the Bohemian Club, the Pacific-Union Club, the Olympic Club, the University Club (all in San Francisco), the Burlingame Country Club, and the Century Club in New York, were often involved in the commissions Brown received.
Box 29, Folder 6-10

Bohemian Club 1930-1956

Box 29, Folder 11-12

Burlingame Country Club 1922-1956

Box 30, Folder 1

Burlingame Country Club 1954

Box 30, Folder 2-4

Century Club 1936-1957

Box 30, Folder 5

Faculty Club, University of California 1947-1956

Box 30, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Clubs 1916-1935

Box 30, Folder 7

Olympic Club 1913-1937

Box 30, Folder 8-9

Pacific-Union Club 1917-1956

Box 30, Folder 10

University Club 1911-1928

 

2.3.6 Awards 1933-1940

Physical Description: Box 30, folder 11; Oversize Folder 64

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains primarily awards given for outstanding design for specific building projects.
Box 30, Folder 11

Awards 1933-1940

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 64

Awards 1935

 

Subseries 2.4 Reference Files 1800-1957

Physical Description: Box 30, folders 12-13; Box 31-35; Box 36, folders 1-4; Box 97-97; Oversize Folders 65-80

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains clippings about architecture and related topics as well as photographs and drawings of architectural projects not designed by Brown, but presumably used as inspiration for Brown's projects.
 

2.4.1 Clippings and Scrapbook 1906-1957

Physical Description: Box 30, folders 12-13; Box 31-34; Box 35, folders 1-3

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Brown collected newspaper and magazine clippings related to a variety of subjects. Because of the extensive quantity and diversity of clippings, they have been arranged topically for facilitated access. Clipping subject categories include Architecture, Politics, Art, France, and Bay Area Development, and give insight into many of the ideas that shaped and reflected Brown's views on architecture and the political climate of the time. Many of the clippings have notes written in Jessamine Brown's hand, presumably to highlight for Arthur Brown some point of interest in the article. There is also a scrapbook that contains newspaper clippings primarily about Burnham & Co., Willis Polk, and the rebuilding of San Francisco after the earthquake in 1906. Brown also retained some documentation of works by his close associates.
Box 30, Folder 12

Collected speeches and quotes 1941-1953

Box 30, Folder 13

Vers Une Architecture by Le Corbusier-Saugnier 1923

Box 31, Folder 1-9

Clippings -- Architecture -- General 1907-1939

Box 32, Folder 1-5

Clippings -- Architecture -- General 1940-1957

Box 32, Folder 6

Clippings -- Architecture -- Exposition 1930-1939

Box 32, Folder 7

Clippings -- Architecture -- United Nations 1946-1957

Box 32, Folder 8-11

Clippings -- Architecture -- Bay Area 1912-1949

Box 33, Folder 1-3

Clippings -- Architecture -- Bay Area 1950-1957

Box 33, Folder 4-6

Clippings -- Planning/Development -- Bay Area 1930-1957

Box 33, Folder 7

Clippings -- Planning/Development -- Bay Area -- Freeways 1947-1957

Box 33, Folder 8

Clippings -- Planning/Development -- Bay Area -- Civic Center 1953-1957

Box 33, Folder 9

Clippings -- Art 1920-1957

Box 34, Folder 1

Clippings -- Art Association/Art Commission 1917-1957

Box 34, Folder 2

Clippings -- France/France-related 1931-1937

Box 34, Folder 3-7

Clippings -- French newspapers and journals 1915-1957

Box 34, Folder 8-13

Clippings -- Politics 1920-1957

Box 35, Folder 1

Clippings -- People/Social Life 1927-1957

Box 35, Folder 2

Clippings -- Miscellaneous 1913-1955

Box 35, Folder 3

Scrapbook 1906-1915

 

2.4.2 Photographs and Drawings 1896-1949

Physical Description: Box 35, folders 4-7; Box 36, folders 1-4; Oversize Folders 65-80

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

The photographs in this subseries are primarily commercially published (e.g. Alinari) documentary images of well-known buildings in French and Italian cities. There are also a few unpublished photographs of American and European buildings. This subseries also contains unpublished and published drawings and photographs of works by fellow architects, kept presumably either as inspiration for design or as souvenirs of work by good friends. This subseries also contains many signed reproductions of works by Brown's associates at the École des Beaux-Arts.
Oversize Drawer C, Folder 65

Burnham Plan of San Francisco 1905

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 66

French Decorative Plates and Plans for Au Printemps 1920

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 67

French Railroad Station Drawings circa 1880s

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 68

Reference Images: America 1905-1926

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 69

Reference Images: Europe circa 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 70

Reference Images: Plates from Books 1899-1949

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 71

Reference Images: Plates from Books circa 1900

Box 35, Folder 4-7

Reference Images undated

Box 97, Folder 1

Scrapbook of Reference Images: French Architecture and Drawings by fellow students of L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts circa 1900

Box 98, Folder 1

Scrapbook of Reference Images: Italian Architecture 1896

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 72

Miscellaneous Prints and Artwork circa 1900-1930

Box 36, Folder 1

Drawings by fellow students of L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts circa 1900-1930

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 73

Works by Fellow Ecole Students circa 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 74

Works by Fellow Ecole Students circa 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 75

Works by Fellow Ecole Students circa 1900

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 76

Works by Fellow Ecole Students 1903-1922

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 77

Model of Rome by Paul Bigot circa 1905

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 78

Works by E. Frere Champney circa 1912

Box 36, Folder 2

Edelman, A.M: B'nai B'rith Temple, Los Angeles undated

Box 36, Folder 3

Reid Bros: Various Projects circa 1905

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 79

Works by Victor Laloux 1878, 1900

Box 36, Folder 4

Rixford, Loring: University of California, Berkeley, Memorial Pagoda (proposed) undated

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 80

Works by associates of Brown 1903-1944

 

Subseries 2.5 Jurying 1923-1956

Physical Description: Box 36, folders 5-7

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a small amount of correspondence relating to Brown's work as a juror for the 10th Olympiad International Jury of Award for Architecture and for the University of Brussels Competition.
Box 36, Folder 5

University of Brussels Competition 1923

Box 36, Folder 6

Tenth Olympiad Award for Architecture 1932

Box 36, Folder 7

Corregidor-Bataan Memorial 1956

 

Subseries 2.6 Faculty Papers 1907-1954

Physical Description: Box 36, folders 8-9

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains assignments from and correspondence related to Arthur Brown, Jr.'s teaching activities at the San Francisco Architectural Club, Harvard University, and University of California, Berkeley. It also contains a few photographic prints representing work done by students in Brown's atelier at the San Francisco Architectural Club. A large number of glass negatives of San Francisco Architectural Club student work are also available in BANC PIC 1981.161.
Box 36, Folder 8

University of California, Berkeley 1907-1927

Box 36, Folder 9

Harvard University 1917-1918, 1956

 

Series 3 Office Records 1905-1956

Physical Description: Box 36, folders 10-19; Boxes 37-44, 91-93, 95-96

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into six subseries: Administrative (3.1); Correspondence (3.2); Financial Records (3.3); Public Relations (3.4); Product Literature (3.5); and Appointment Books (3.6).

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials related to the day-to-day operation of the offices of Bakewell & Brown and Arthur Brown, Jr. and Associates, such as financial records and correspondence with and about personnel. It does not contain the primary documentation of buildings designed by Arthur Brown, Jr.; those records are located in the Project Records and Major Projects series. However, letters included in this series between Arthur Brown, Jr. and his primary employees contain discussion of current progress of projects in the office.
 

Subseries 3.1 Administrative circa 1905-1956

Physical Description: Box 36, folders 10-16

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials regarding office policies and procedures, the physical office space of Bakewell & Brown and later Arthur Brown, Jr. (includes layout drawings), and the dissolution of Bakewell & Brown.
Box 36, Folder 10

Office Management Policies and Procedures 1929-1942

Box 36, Folder 11

Architectural License 1919-1956

Box 6, Folder 12

Bakewell & Brown Standard for General Conditions undated

Box 36, Folder 13

Letterhead circa 1905, circa 1915

Box 36, Folder 14

251 Kearny (Firm Office) 1933-1956

Box 36, Folder 15

251 Kearny (Firm Office) 1927-1951

Box 36, Folder 16

Dissolution of Bakewell & Brown 1927-1928

 

Subseries 3.2 Correspondence 1910-1954

Physical Description: Box 36, folders 17-19, Box 37-38; Box 39, folders1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into General Correspondence; Primary Associates/Employees; and Personnel.
 

3.2.1 General Correspondence 1913-1954

Physical Description: Box 36, folders 17-19

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes miscellaneous correspondence regarding the basic operations of the firm.
Box 36, Folder 17

General Correspondence 1913-1954

Box 36, Folder 18

General Correspondence 1913-1954

Box 36, Folder 19

Internal Office Correspondence 1932-1935

 

3.2.2 Primary Associates/Employees 1913-1953

Physical Description: Box 37, Box 38, folders 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Content Note

Brown traveled extensively between 1928 and 1933 during his firm's most prolific period after the dissolution of Bakewell & Brown. During this time, he maintained regular and extensive correspondence with his assistant, Edith Fremdling, who kept Brown informed of the detailed daily activities of the office with updates on activities and progress related to all ongoing projects and office architects. Similar letters were exchanged with Edward Frick and John Davis Hatch, with more detail relating to the progress of building projects.
Box 37, Folder 1

Bakewell, John, Jr. 1917-1949

Box 37, Folder 2

Baur, John 1932, 1950-1951

Box 37, Folder 3

Brown, Arthur & Jessamine (to office staff, while in Europe) 1935-1936

Box 37, Folder 4

Fox, William 1949-1950

Box 37, Folder 5-13

Fremdling, Edith 1928-1938

Box 37, Folder 14-15

Frick, Edward 1913-1953

Box 38, Folder 1

Hatch, John David 1935-1949

Box 38, Folder 2

Kruse, Lawrence 1920-1949

Box 38, Folder 3

LeConte, Helen 1949-1950

Box 38, Folder 4

Weihe, Ernest 1916-1920

 

3.2.3 Personnel 1910-1949

Physical Description: Box 38, folders 5-11, Box 39, folders 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with and about current and past employees and students, recommendations to Brown for potential employees, letters from job seekers, and completed job applications.
Box 38, Folder 5-8

Correspondence with/about current and past employees and students 1911-1953

Box 38, Folder 9-10

Recommendations to Brown 1910-1949

Box 38, Folder 11

Job Seekers 1913-1947

Box 39, Folder 1-2

Job Applications 1931-1942

 

Subseries 3.3 Financial Records 1905-1953

Physical Description: Box 39, folders 3-10; Boxes 40-42, Box 43, folder 1; Boxes 91-93, 95-96

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes bookkeeping records for Bakewell & Brown, John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr. Associated Architects, Arthur Brown, Jr. & Associates, and Bakewell & Weihe. Of particular interest in this subseries are records of individual project costs ("job costs"), and time sheets, which document the amount of time that each employee worked on each project.
Box 39, Folder 3

Firm Condition Reports 1908-1919

Box 39, Folder 4-7

Bills Receivable, Arthur Brown, Jr. 1928-1952

Box 39, Folder 8

Bills Receivable, Bakewell & Brown 1914, 1920-1923

Box 39, Folder 9

Bills Receivable, John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr. 1929-1946

Box 39, Folder 10

Addresses and Job Contacts circa 1930s

Box 40, Folder 1

Distribution of Expenses 1938-1949

Box 40, Folder 2

Expense Reports: John Davis Hatch 1928-1936

Box 40, Folder 3

Accounts Payable, Engineers: Various 1928-1940

Box 40, Folder 4

Accounts Payable, Engineers: C.H. Snyder 1927-1936

Box 40, Folder 5

Accounts Payable, Engineers: Hunter & Hudson 1914, 1928-1930

Box 40, Folder 6

Accounts Payable, Engineers: Leland & Haley 1914, 1929-1939

Box 40, Folder 7

Accounts Payable, Engineers: George Wagner, Inc. 1927-1940

Box 40, Folder 8-12

Job Costs 1925-1950

Box 40, Folder 13

Bakewell & Brown, Cash Book 1905-1912

Box 95, Folder 1

Bakewell & Brown Bookkeeping Card File 1913-1923

Box 96, Folder 1

Bakewell & Brown Cash Account Ledger 1915-1919

Box 96, Folder 2

Bakewell & Brown Cash Book Ledger 1919-1925

Box 41, Folder 1

Bakewell & Brown, "Bills" circa 1914-1926

Box 41, Folder 2-4

Bakewell & Brown, Time Sheets 1917-1927

Box 41, Folder 5

Bakewell & Brown, Check Stubs 1930-1939

Box 41, Folder 6-10

Bakewell & Brown, Job Book 1921-1940

Box 41, Folder 11

Bakewell & Brown, Wages 1912-1927

Box 42, Folder 1

Bakewell & Brown, Distribution of Wages & Overhead 1924-1927

Box 42, Folder 2-8

Arthur Brown, Jr: Office Accounts 1928-1952

Box 42, Folder 9

Arthur Brown, Jr: Statements of Accounts 1930-1942

Box 43, Folder 1

Arthur Brown, Jr: Petty Cash Record Books 1938-1953

Box 91, Folder 1

Arthur Brown, Jr: Record of Completed Jobs 1928-1929

Box 91, Folder 2

Arthur Brown, Jr: Record of Job Costs, B-P 1928-1948

Box 91, Folder 3

Arthur Brown, Jr: Record of Job Costs, R-Washington 1928-1948

Box 91, Folder 4

Arthur Brown, Jr: Record of Labor Costs, per employee for each project 1934-1950

Box 91, Folder 5

Arthur Brown, Jr: Record of Monthly Labor Distribution 1928-1931

Box 91, Folder 6

Arthur Brown, Jr: Record of Monthly Labor Distribution 1932-1950

Box 91, Folder 7

Arthur Brown, Jr: Accounts Receivable 1928-1950

Box 91, Folder 8

Arthur Brown Jr: Assets 1928-1950

Box 91, Folder 9

Arthur Brown Jr: Liabilities 1928-1950

Box 91, Folder 10

Arthur Brown Jr: Income 1928-1948

Box 91, Folder 11

Arthur Brown Jr: Expenses 1928-1950

Box 92, Folder 1

Arthur Brown Jr: Cash Receipts 1928-1948

Box 92, Folder 2

Arthur Brown Jr: Voucher Register 1928-1931

Box 92, Folder 3

Arthur Brown Jr: Voucher Register 1931-1936

Box 92, Folder 4

Arthur Brown Jr: Voucher Register 1936-1942

Box 92, Folder 5

Arthur Brown Jr: Bank Statement 1927-1935

Box 92, Folder 6

Arthur Brown Jr: Bank Statement 1936-1943

Box 92, Folder 7

Arthur Brown Jr: Bank Statement 1944-1950

Box 92, Folder 8

Arthur Brown Jr: Journal 1928-1935

Box 92, Folder 9

Arthur Brown Jr: Journal 1936-1950

Box 92, Folder 10

Arthur Brown Jr: Office Accounts Ledger Cover circa 1928

Box 96, Folder 3

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Cash Book 1925-1939

Box 93, Folder 1

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Journal 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 2

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Cash Book 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 3

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Assets and Liabilities 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 4

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Income and Expenses 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 5

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, John Bakewell 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 6

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Arthur Brown, Jr. 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 7

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Statements 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 8

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Accounts Receivable 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 9

John Bakewell & Arthur Brown, Jr., Associated: Bookkeeping Records, Job Book 1940-1942

Box 93, Folder 10

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Division of Profits 1932

Box 93, Folder 11

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Journal 1928-1945

Box 93, Folder 12

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Cash Box 1928-1937

Box 93, Folder 13

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Cash Box 1937-1945

Box 93, Folder 14

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Statements 1930-1945

Box 93, Folder 15

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Profit & Loss 1928-1929

Box 93, Folder 16

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Expenses 1930-1945

Box 93, Folder 17

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Bakewell Account 1928-1946

Box 93, Folder 18

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Weihe Account 1928-1946

Box 93, Folder 19

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Balance 1928-1945

Box 93, Folder 20

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Accounts Receivable 1928-1946

Box 93, Folder 21

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Accounts Payable 1929-1944

Box 93, Folder 22

Bakewell & Weihe: Bookkeeping Records: Overhead Refunds 1944-1945

 

Subseries 3.4 Public Relations 1911-1950

Physical Description: Box 43, folders 2-5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a small portfolio of Arthur Brown, Jr. projects, press releases, and correspondence with publishers of professional architectural journals.
Box 43, Folder 2

Portfolio circa 1941

Box 43, Folder 3-5

Press Releases & Correspondence with Publishers 1911-1950

 

Subseries 3.5 Product Literature 1910-1955

Physical Description: Box 43, folders 6-9; Box 44, folders 1-10

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes information about various architectural products and services and files on decorators and sculptors that may be commissioned for architectural projects.
Box 43, Folder 6-9

Building Materials & Services 1910-1955

Box 44, Folder 1

Decorators: Reynolds, George undated

Box 44, Folder 2

Sculptors: Crenier, Henri undated

Box 44, Folder 3

Sculptors: Cummings, Earl 1926

Box 44, Folder 4

Sculptors: Derujinksky 1937-1938

Box 44, Folder 5

Sculptors: Gaumont undated

Box 44, Folder 6

Sculptors: Graham, Celia A. undated

Box 44, Folder 7

Sculptors: Malmquist, O.C. 1934

Box 44, Folder 8

Sculptors: Miscellaneous undated

Box 44, Folder 9

Sculptors: Schnier, Jacques 1935-1936

Box 44, Folder 10

Sculptors: Walter, Edgar circa 1927

 

Subseries 3.6 Appointment Books 1921

Physical Description: Box 44, folders 11-12

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Two appointment books, one for Arthur Brown, Jr. the other for John Bakewell, Jr. from the year 1921, in which the partners recorded their daily work activities.
Box 44, Folder 11

Arthur Brown, Jr. Date book 1921

Box 44, Folder 12

John Bakewell, Jr. Date book 1921

 

Series 4 Project Records 1900-1957

Physical Description: Box 44, folders 13-14; Boxes 45-61; Box 94

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into five subseries: Project Lists (4.1); Files and Specifications (4.2); Photographs and clippings (4.3); Drawings (4.4); and Full Scale Details (4.5).

Scope and Content Note

This series, along with the Major Project series, represents the bulk of the Arthur Brown, Jr. Papers and includes a large number of sketches and finished drawings for most of the projects designed by Arthur Brown, Jr. Correspondence files, especially for smaller residential projects are much less complete, and some projects have only specifications in addition to drawings. Photographs taken by professional architectural photographers and clippings about projects are filed with individual projects.
 

Subseries 4.1 Project Lists 1910-1949

Physical Description: Box 44, folders 13-14; Box 45-46; Box 94; Oversize Folders 81-84

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes an index, created in the 1940s, of project drawings as they were filed in tubes and envelopes in the office of Arthur Brown, Jr. & Associates at 251 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA. This index exists in both a binder and card file form. This subseries also contains a group of ledgers in which are recorded individual sheet listings for each project, which include information such as sheet titles, drawing completion dates, the name of the draftsperson responsible for the sheet. This subseries also contains some reference drawings used in research for large projects and a "Comparison of Towers by Arthur Brown, Jr."
Box 44, Folder 13

Filing Tubes Index circa 1940

Box 44, Folder 14

Miscellaneous Filing Indexes circa 1940

Box 94, Folder 1

Project Card File circa 1940

Box 45, Folder 1

Bakewell & Brown Drawing Index "Book No. 1" 1911

Box 45, Folder 2

Bakewell & Brown Drawing Index "Book No. 2" 1912-1918

Box 45, Folder 3

Bakewell & Brown Drawing Index "Book No. 3" 1917-1920

Box 45, Folder 4

Bakewell & Brown Drawing Index "Book No. 4" 1920-1927

Box 45, Folder 5

Bakewell & Brown Drawing Index "Book No. 5" 1924-1927

Box 45, Folder 6

Arthur Brown, Jr. Drawing Index "Book No. 6" 1928-1938

Box 46, Folder 1

Bakewell & Brown/Arthur Brown, Jr. Envelope Index circa 1926-1937

Box 46, Folder 2-5

Arthur Brown, Jr. Drawing Index Washington DC 1929-1936

Box 46, Folder 6

Arthur Brown, Jr. Drawing Index Federal Building and Jobs 1939-1949 1930-1949

Box 46, Folder 7

Fireplaces Designed in the Office circa 1910

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 81

San Francisco Surveys and Photos of Waterfront circa 1920

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 82

Comparative Porticos and Monumental Buildings circa 1934

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 83

Balusters circa 1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 84

Comparison of Towers by Arthur Brown, Jr. circa 1940

 

Subseries 4.2 Files and Photographs 1900-1957

Physical Description: Boxes 47-60; Box 61, folders 1-19; Oversize Folders 88, 98, 140, 163, 193, 200, 240-248, 252, 366, 370, 372, 386, 400, 447, 456

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes contracts, change orders, specifications, and correspondence with clients and contractors for some projects. It also includes correspondence and specifications found rolled with drawings, but now filed with other manuscript materials. Also includes correspondence and meeting minutes relating to Arthur Brown, Jr.'s work on the Century of Progress Exposition and the Golden Gate International Exposition planning committees. This subseries also includes a small amount of correspondence with clients who were also personal friends of Arthur Brown, Jr., namely Mrs. Truxtun (Marie) Beale, William and Agnes Bourne, and Mrs. (Celia) Tobin Clark; these letters are interfiled with project correspondence. This subseries also includes correspondence regarding prospective projects (not commissioned) and competitions not won by Arthur Brown, Jr. This subseries also includes photographs of finished projects and some construction photographs, in addition to clippings from newspapers, magazines, and professional journals about these projects. Presumably because Arthur Brown, Jr. maintained an interest in the buildings he designed long after he was officially involved in them, clippings dates range from the time of the commission and construction of a building to many years after its completion.

Note

 

Subseries 4.3 Drawings 1904-1949

Physical Description: Oversize Folders 85-497 (197-198 RESTRICTED); Rolls 1-3, 20-38, 49-57

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes sketches and preliminary and finished drawings for most of the projects designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., both built and unbuilt. Some significant projects in this subseries include Berkeley Town Hall, the California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco Art Institute), the City of Paris department store, Coit Tower, the Pacific Gas & Electric Building, and Temple Emanu-El. Also included are drawings for competitions not won by Arthur Brown, Jr.

Note

 

Subseries 4.4 Full Scale Detail Drawings 1909-1937

Physical Description: Rolls 70a-91c (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Detail drawings depict elements of a building, often at a 1-to-1 scale (Full Scale Detail or FSD), and were used as a guide for the craftspeople producing these elements. This subseries contains numerous such drawings, ranging in size from 10-inches to 34-feet long, with an average length of 8-feet. They are generally damaged from original use, unwieldy because of their size, and contain relatively little information in comparison to the smaller scale drawings in the previous subseries. Due to their fragile nature, these FSD drawings have been RESTRICTED for use and require special permission from the Curator.

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Series 5 Pasadena City Hall 1925-1928

Physical Description: Box 61, folders 20-24; Oversize Folders 498-501 (498 RESTRICTED) ; Rolls 4-5 (RESTRICTED); Roll 39, 91d-98c (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into three subseries: Files and Photographs (5.1); Drawings (5.2); and Full Scale Details (5.3).
 

Subseries 5.1 Files and Photographs 1925-1928

Physical Description: Box 61, Folders 20-24

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes minimal correspondence (two letters from the Pasadena City Manager's office and a few notes about specific building elements) and a set of building specifications. It also contains a few photographs of the completed building and magazine and newspaper clippings depicting or describing the building. An album of construction progress photographs is located in Bakewell & Brown photograph collection, BANC PIC 2000.073.
Box 61, Folder 20-23

Specifications 1925-1928

Box 61, Folder 24

Correspondence & clippings 1925-1928, 1953

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 501

Photograph 1925-1928

 

Subseries 5.2 Drawings 1925-1928

Physical Description: Oversize Folders 498-501 (498 RESTRICTED); Rolls 4-5 (RESTRICTED), Roll 39

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the final set of architectural and structural linen drawings, one large perspective drawing, detail drawings mostly of decorative elements and light fixtures, pre-construction site surveys, and plans for future development. A partial listing of these drawings can be found in "Book No. 5" (Box 45, folder 5) in subseries 4.1 of this collection. The original linen drawings for this project are RESTRICTED due to fragility, but microfilm copies and select negatives are available for use.
Roll 4

Drawings: sheets 1-9B 1925

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 5

Drawings: sheets 101-111, 643, 709, 732, 756 1925

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 39

Drawings: surveys & plans for future development 1924-1925

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 498

Drawings: sheets: S1-22 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Oversize Drawer C, Folder 499

Drawings: sheets: 3M, 6M, 10M, 19M, 28M, 30M, 31M, 652, 809, 814, 821, 821A, 851 1925-1928

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 500

Drawings: miscellaneous 1925-1928

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 501

Drawings: perspective, floor plans w/ room numbers 1925-1928

 

Subseries 5.3 Full-Scale Detail Drawings 1925-1928

Physical Description: Rolls 91d-98c (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains numerous large scale and full scale detail drawings for elements ranging from the dome finials to the window framing. A full listing of these drawings can be found in "Book No. 5" (Box 45, folder 5) and the "Envelope Index" (Box 46, folder 1) in subseries 4.1 of this collection. Due to their fragile nature, these detail drawings have been RESTRICTED for use and require special permission from the Curator.
Roll 91d

Drawings: miscellaneous drawings 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 92a

Drawings: sheets F1-21 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 92b

Drawings: sheets 141-154 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 92c

Drawings: sheets 155-164 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 92d

Drawings: sheets 165-171 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 93a

Drawings: sheets 500-503 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 93b

Drawings: sheets 504-507 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 93c

Drawings: sheets 507A-510 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 93d

Drawings: sheets 510-520 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 94a

Drawings: sheets 521-527 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Box 94b

Drawings: sheets 532-535 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Box 94c

Drawings: sheets 536-540 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Box 94d

Drawings: sheets 541-550 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 95a

Drawings: sheets 551-560 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 95b

Drawings: sheets 560-569 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 95c

Drawings: sheets 570-580 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 95d

Drawings: sheets 581-588 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 96a

Drawings: sheets 589 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 96b

Drawings: sheets 590-599 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 96c

Drawings: sheets 601-629 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 96d

Drawings: sheets 631-663 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 97a

Drawings: sheets 664-699 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 97b

Drawings: sheets 700-708 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 97c

Drawings: sheets 710-720 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 97d

Drawings: sheets 721-735 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 98a

Drawings: sheets 736-750 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 98b

Drawings: sheets 751-760 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 98c

Drawings: sheets 800-862 1925-1928

Note

RESTRICTED
 

Series 6 Saint Mark's Cathedral 1926-1949

Physical Description: Boxes 62-68, Oversize Folders 502-518; Rolls 58-61, 98d (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into two subseries: Files and Photographs (6.1); and Drawings (6.2).

Scope and Content Note

Plans for Saint Mark's Cathedral began in 1922 when the diocese of Olympia hired Brown's École colleague E. Frere Champney to design a new Gothic-style cathedral for Seattle. Difficulties between Champney and the cathedral building committee precipitated the hiring of Arthur Brown, Jr. in 1926 to associate with Champney on the project. The project was beset with numerous budget difficulties, exacerbated by the stock market crash in 1929, and thus caused much disagreement between the architect and the building committee and required many re-designs. This series documents Brown's involvement with the project from his hiring in 1926 to his final legal settlement with the diocese in 1949.
 

Subseries 6.1 Files and Photographs 1926-1949

Physical Description: Boxes 62-68

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a great deal of correspondence between Brown and the cathedral building committee, consultants, and other interested parties; reports on trips to Seattle by various staff members; ephemera related to fundraising for the cathedral; newspaper clippings; cost estimates and proposals; certificates; test reports; and specifications for several different design schemes. It also includes a collection of hundreds of receipts for blueprints ordered for the job. A unique record type within the collection, they were preserved as an example of the original scope of work involved in this complicated and lengthy project. It also contains photographs of models and a series of construction photographs.
Box 62, Folder 1-10

Correspondence 1926-1929

Box 63, Folder 1-11

Correspondence 1929-1930

Box 64, Folder 1-12

Correspondence 1930-1947

Box 65, Folder 1-4

Correspondence 1947-1949

Box 65, Folder 5-6

Reports on Trips to Seattle 1929-1930

Box 65, Folder 7

Travel Expense Reports 1926-1930

Box 65, Folder 8

Ephemera and Fundraising 1926-1931

Box 65, Folder 9

Upholstery Samples circa 1930

Box 65, Folder 10

Clippings 1927-1947

Box 65, Folder 11

Contracts 1926-1928

Box 65, Folder 12

Receipts from Blueprint Orders 1927-1932

Box 65, Folder 13

Cost Estimates and Proposals 1927-1930

Box 66, Folder 1-7

Certificates 1-16 1928-1930

Box 67, Folder 1-6

Certificates 17-31 1930-1931

Box 67, Folder 7

Reports and Tests 1929

Box 68, Folder 1

Specifications: Second Scheme 1927

Box 68, Folder 2-5

Specifications 1928-1930

Box 68, Folder 6-9

Construction Photographs 1929-1930

Box 68, Folder 10

Construction Photographs and Model Photographs 1929-1930

 

Subseries 6.2 Drawings 1927-1930

Physical Description: Box 68, folder 11; Oversize Folders 502-518; Rolls 58-61, 98d (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a large number of preliminary sketches and drawings (pencil on trace) for the many schemes proposed for this project; sets of drawings (ink on linen) for "scheme #1," "scheme #2," and "final scheme" (all 1928); preliminary and final "temporary scheme" (1927-1930); and large-scale and full-scale detail drawings.
Box 68, Folder 11

Drawings and Sketches circa 1927

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 502

Drawings: perspectives circa 1928

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 503

Sketches 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 504

Sketches 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 505

Sketches 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 506

Sketches 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 507

Sketches 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 508

Sketches 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 509

Sketches 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 510

Drawings 1927

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 511

Drawings 1928

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 512

Drawings 1928

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 513

Drawings 1929

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 514

Drawings 1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 515

Drawings 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 516

Drawings 1927-1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 517

Drawings: sheets: 101-133 1929

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 518

Drawings: preliminary and final temporary scheme 1927-1930

Roll 98d

Full Scale Details Drawings: sheets 501-519 1927-1930

Note

RESTRICTED
 

Series 7 San Francisco City Hall 1912-1918, 1953

Physical Description: Box 10, folder 19; Box 61, folders 1-11; Box 95, folder 2; Boxes 99-100; Oversize Folders 519-539 (526-529 RESTRICTED); Rolls 6-17 (RESTRICTED), 40-41, 99a-105c (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into three subseries: Files and Photographs (7.1); and Drawings (7.2); and Full Scale Details (7.3).
 

Subseries 7.1 Files and Photographs 1912-1918, 1953

Physical Description: Box 10, folder 19; Box 61, folders 1-11; Box 95, folder 2; Oversize Folders 519, 539; Roll 17

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains relatively little correspondence given the significance of this project in the oeuvre of Bakewell & Brown. It includes letters of congratulation sent to Brown after he received the commission; minimal correspondence with City representatives; some miscellaneous notes and correspondence; a report titled "Future Occupancy of City Hall," written in 1953 and presumably given to Brown given his historical relationship with the building; and numerous newspaper and magazine clippings reporting on or depicting -- even just as a backdrop -- San Francisco City Hall. Of particular interest is a card file (Box 95) of research interviews with future building occupants in 1912. This card file also includes a set of specifications. This subseries also includes some construction photographs and photographs taken after the completion of the building. An album of photographs of the newly completed City Hall taken in 1915 can be found in BANC PIC 1905.12274 - ALB.
Box 69, Folder 1

Letters of Congratulations 1912

Box 69, Folder 2

Correspondence 1912

Box 69, Folder 3

Ground Breaking Ceremony Program 1913

Box 69, Folder 4

Notes circa 1913

Box 69, Folder 5

Correspondence 1918-1951

Box 69, Folder 6

Future Occupancy of City Hall 1953

Box 69, Folder 7

Clippings 1912-1915

Box 69, Folder 8

Clippings 1925-1943

Box 69, Folder 9

Clippings 1948-1956

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 519

Clippings 1925, 1933, 1938-1951

Box 95, Folder 2

Research and Specifications 912-1914

Box 69, Folder 10

Construction Photographs 1913

Box 69, Folder 11

Photographs circa 1915-1929

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 539

Photographs undated

Roll 17

Photographs circa 1965

 

Photograph circa 1915

 

Subseries 7.2 Drawings 1912-1916

Physical Description: Boxes 99-100; Oversize Folders 520-538 (526-529 RESTRICTED); Rolls 6-17 (RESTRICTED), 40-41

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains the competition entry drawings; numerous sketches and drawings of the overall scheme as well as interior and exterior details; a watercolor rendering of the cupola; final detail drawings, many of light fixtures; and the final set of architectural and structural linen drawings. A partial listing of these drawings can be found in "Book No. 2" (Box 45, folder 2) in subseries 4.1 of this collection. The original linen drawings for this project are RESTRICTED due to fragility, but microfilm copies, select negatives, and select duplicate blueprints and photostats are available for use.
Box 69, Folder 12

Drawings and Sketches circa 1912

Box 99, Folder 1-5

Reference Copies: Full Scale sheets: 2, 7-16, 18-21, 23 1913-1915

Box 100, Folder 1-3

Reference Copies: Full Scale sheets: 101-104, 112-114, 132, 134, 156, 160, 172, 173, F54, F65 1913-1915

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 520

Reference Copies: Reduced Scale sheets: 8, 10-12, 15-16 1913

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 521

Reference Copies: Reduced Scale sheets: 17, 19, 22, 101, 103-104 1913

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 522

Reference Copies: Reduced Scale sheets: 107-108A, 122-123, 133 1913

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 523

Reference Copies: Reduced Scale sheets: 135, 156, 160, 172, 175A 1913

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 524

Competition drawing portfolio, floor plan portfolio 1912-1913

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 525

Print of old city hall, competition entry drawing by Righetti & Headman circa 1900, 1912

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 526

Competition drawings 1912

Note

RESTRICTED
Oversize Drawer C, Folder 527

Competition drawings 1912

Note

RESTRICTED
Oversize Drawer C, Folder 528

Competition drawings 1912

Note

RESTRICTED
Oversize Drawer C, Folder 529

Competition drawings 1912

Note

RESTRICTED
Oversize Drawer C, Folder 530

Cupola circa 1913

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 531

Preliminary Sketches circa 1913

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 532

Exterior Sketches 1913

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 533

Exterior Sketches 1913

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 534

Interior & Exterior Detail Sketches 1914-1916

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 535

Interior & Exterior Detail Sketches 1916-1916

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 536

Hand-Colored Prints 1913-1916

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 537

Drawings: sheets: 17, 33, 38, 48-49, 51, 108A, 178, 187, 190, 193, 18E, 103E-106E, F188-189 1915

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 538

Drawings: sheets: 208E-210E, 213E, 257, 330, 330A, 350, 368, 384-385, 389, 396, 401 1914-1916, 1927

Roll 6

Drawings: sheets 1-11 1913-1914

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 7

Drawings: sheets 15-23, 26-27 1913-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 8

Drawings: sheets 101-107A, 109, 111-112 1913-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 9

Drawings: sheets 113-123 1914-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 10

Drawings: sheets 124-135, 137-138 1913-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 11

Drawings: sheets 2-7, 156-158, 160, 172-183 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 12

Drawings: sheets S1-35 1913-1914

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 13

Drawings: sheets S1-17, S30-31 1913-1914

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 14

Drawings: sheets 7E-17E 1914

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 15

Drawings: sheets 7P, 8HP-13HP, 14H, 15P-17P, 24P 1913-1914

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 16

Drawings: sheets 108, 175, F65, 379 1913-1914

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 17

Drawings: façade dome & lantern 1913-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 40

Drawings: masonry drawings circa 1914

Roll 41

Drawings: plaster model drawings, 10, 12-14, 31, 44, 57 1915

 

Drawings 1913-1914

 

Subseries 7.3 Full Scale Detail Drawings 1912-1915

Physical Description: Rolls 99a-105c (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains numerous large scale and full scale detail drawings for elements ranging from the column capitals to the window framing. A full listing of these drawings can be found in "Book No. 2" (Box 45, folder 2) in subseries 4.1 of this collection. Due to their fragile nature, these detail drawings have been RESTRICTED for use and require special permission from the Curator.
Roll 99a

Drawings: sheets 176-199 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 99b

Drawings: sheets 203-204 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 99c

Drawings: sheets 206-208 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 99d

Drawings: sheets 210-211 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 100a

Drawings: sheets 214-216 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 100b

Drawings: sheets 217-218 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 100c

Drawings: sheets 219-220 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 100d

Drawings: sheets 221-223, 225 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 101a

Drawings: sheets 224, 226-227 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 101b

Drawings: sheets 228-230 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 101c

Drawings: sheets 231-235 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 101d

Drawings: sheets 236-242 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 102a

Drawings: sheets 243-251 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 102b

Drawings: sheets 253-265 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 102c

Drawings: sheets 266-276 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 102d

Drawings: sheets 277-287 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 103a

Drawings: sheets 288-291 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 103b

Drawings: sheets 292-295 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 103c

Drawings: sheets 297-315 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 103d

Drawings: sheets 316-325 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 104a

Drawings: sheets 326-337 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 104b

Drawings: sheets 338-367 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 104c

Drawings: sheets 369-383 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 104d

Drawings: sheets 386-399 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 105a

Drawings: sheets 101E-102E, 211E 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 105b

Drawings: sheets F30-64 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 105c

Drawings: sheets F66-82, F192-193 1912-1915

Note

RESTRICTED
 

Series 8 San Francisco War Memorial 1919-1951

Physical Description: Box 43, folder 2; Box 69, folders 13-20; Box 70; Oversize Folders 540-545; Rolls 42-44, 62-68; Framed Storage

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into two subseries: Files and Photographs (8.1) and Drawings (8.2).

Scope and Content Note

The San Francisco War Memorial project began in 1913 with plans to replace the San Francisco opera house that had been destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, but the program expanded to include, in addition to other programmatic elements, a war memorial after World War I. Brown became officially involved in the project as a part of the War Memorial Architectural Advisory Committee in 1922, but he may have had informal involvement in the project before 1922, as Brown was a close associate of Willis Polk, the well-known San Francisco architect who had been given the original opera house commission. In 1924, Brown, with Willis Polk and G. Albert Landsburgh, was contracted to develop plans for the two buildings of the War Memorial: the Opera House and the Veterans Building. After Willis Polk's death in 1924 and several more years of fundraising, Brown was asked to take over the entire commission. After several more years of controversy over the design of the War Memorial, the buildings were completed in 1932.
 

Subseries 8.1 Files and Photographs 1921-1941

Physical Description: Box 43, folder 2; Box 69, folders 13-20; Box 70, folders 1-10; Oversize Folders 540, 543

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a good deal of correspondence spanning the many years of controversy over the design of the buildings; progress reports on the building plans; War Memorial Board of Trustees meeting minutes; several versions of Brown's contract; specifications for the final design; correspondence regarding alterations and additions to both buildings, including the conversion of the upper level of the Veterans Building into the San Francisco Museum of Art; ephemera; newspaper clippings reporting on and depicting the War Memorial buildings; and photographs of the completed building.
Box 69, Folder 13

Correspondence 1921-1925

Box 69, Folder 14-17

Correspondence 1927-1929

Box 69, Folder 18

Correspondence 1933, 1937

Box 69, Folder 19

Progress Reports on Plans 1928-1929

Box 69, Folder 20

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes 1931-1932

Box 70, Folder 1-2

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes 1932-1933

Box 70, Folder 3

Contracts 1924-1934

Box 70, Folder 4

Specifications 1931-1936

Box 70, Folder 5

Alterations and Additions 1935-1941, 1953

Box 70, Folder 6

San Francisco Museum of Art 1947

Box 70, Folder 7

Ephemera 1926, 1931-1932

Box 70, Folder 8

Clippings 1920-1939

Box 70, Folder 9

Clippings 1951-1956

Box 70, Folder 10

Photographs circa 1932

Box 43, Folder 2

Photographs circa 1940

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 540

Photographs circa 1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 543

Photographs 1923, 1932

 

Subseries 8.2 Drawings 1919-1940

Physical Description: Box 70, folder 11, Oversize Folders 540-545; Rolls 42-44, 62-67; Framed Storage

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains some early (1919-1923) sketches and drawings, likely in collaboration with Willis Polk; presentation drawings (1926); and preliminary and final sets of blueprints for both the Opera House and Veterans Building (1928-1932).
Box 70, Folder 11

Drawings and Sketches circa 1925

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 540

Drawings circa 1930

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 541

Sketches and Drawings 1919-1934

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 542

Presentation Drawings 1926

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 543

Drawings 1923, 1932

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 544

Drawings 1924-1928

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 545

Drawings & Drawings, additions & alterations 1930-1932, 1934-1940

Roll 42

Drawings: sheets 1A, 3-22 1931

Roll 43

Drawings: sheets 23-49 1931

Roll 62

Drawings: sheets 4-28 1932

Roll 63

Drawings: sheets 29-49 1932

Roll 67

Drawings: sheets S1-30 1929, 1931

Roll 66

Drawings: miscellaneous drawings circa 1930

Roll 68

Drawings: foundation plans, structural 1929

Roll 44

Drawings: sheets 3-38 1931

Roll 64

Drawings: sheets 4-16, 20-25 1928

Roll 65

Drawings: sheets 4-15 1932

Roll 66

Drawings: miscellaneous circa 1930

Roll 67

Drawings: sheets S1-30 1929, 1931

Roll 67

Drawings: foundation plans, structural 1929

 

Longitudinal Section Presentation Drawings 1926

 

Series 9 United States Government 1909, 1927-1941, 1956-1957

Physical Description: Box 43, folder 2; Boxes 71-75; Box 90, folder 4; Boxes 101-114; Oversize Folders 546-565; Rolls 18, 45-46, 69, 105d-108d (RESTRICTED); Framed Storage

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Arranged into six subseries: Board of Architectural Consultants (9.1); Department of Labor/Interstate Commerce Commission/Connecting Wing (9.2); San Francisco Federal Office Building (9.3); Federal Reserve Board Competition (9.4); San Francisco Subtreasury Competition (9.5); and U.S. Capitol Building East Front Extension Committee (9.6).

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials pertaining to Brown's employment by the United States Government, both as a consultant and as a designer.
 

Subseries 9.1 Board of Architectural Consultants 1927-1935

Physical Description: Box 71, folders 1-6; Oversize Folder 546

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

The Board of Architectural Consultants was charged with the task of planning the Federal Triangle complex in Washington DC. Brown was appointed to this committee in 1927. This subseries contains correspondence; committee meeting minutes; and drawings of overall plans for the Federal Triangle as well as some preliminary elevation drawings for buildings on the Federal Triangle.
Box 71, Folder 1

Correspondence 1927

Box 71, Folder 2-5

Meeting Minutes 1927-1934

Box 71, Folder 6

Drawings 1930-1935

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 546

Drawings 1928-1932

 

Subseries 9.2 Department of Labor Building/Interstate Commerce Commission Building/Connecting Wing 1927-1941

Physical Description: Box 43, folder 2; Box 71, folders 7-10; Box 72; Box 73, folders 1-9; Box 90, folder 4; Box 101-111; Oversize Folders 547-555; Rolls 18, 45-46, 69, 105d-108d (RESTRICTED); Framed Storage

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into: Files and Photographs; Drawings; and Full Scale Detail Drawings
 

9.2.1 Files and Photographs 1927-1941

Physical Description: Box 43, folder 2; Box 71, folders 7-10; Box 72; Box 73, folders 1-8; Box 90, folder 4; Oversize Folder 549; Framed Storage

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence; contracts; several specifications for different elements of construction; cost data; payment vouchers; newspaper clippings; photographs of buildings and building elements presumably used as inspiration for the design; construction photographs; photographs of the completed building; and a sample of the oak stain used in the building.
Box 71, Folder 7-8

Correspondence 1927-1941

Box 71, Folder 9

Contracts 1928-1932

Box 71, Folder 10

Specifications (for Bidders): Excavating/Foundations, 1933

Box 72, Folder 1-2

Specifications (for Bidders): Landscaping/Sprinklers, Lighting Fixtures 1933

Box 72, Folder 3

Specifications and Contracts: Models, Sculpture 1934-1935

Box 72, Folder 4-6

Specifications (for Bidders): General 1932-1935

Box 72, Folder 7

Specifications: Motion Picture, Sound, Dictaphone, 1934-1935

Box 72, Folder 8

Specifications: Steel Shelving, Furniture 1934-1935

Box 72, Folder 9

Specifications: Miscellaneous Fittings 1934-1935

Box 73, Folder 1

Specifications: Furniture 1934

Box 73, Folder 2

Specification Addendums 1933-1934

Box 73, Folder 3

Cost Data 1933-1937

Box 73, Folder 4

Payment Vouchers 1933-1937

Box 73, Folder 5

Clippings 1929-1952

Box 73, Folder 6

Reference Photographs 1934

Box 73, Folder 7

Sculpture Photographs 1935

Box 73, Folder 8

Photographs 1932-1933

Box 43, Folder 2

Photographs circa 1940

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 549

Photographs 1935

 

Construction Photographs and Aerial View circa 1933

Box 90, Folder 4

Oak Stain Sample 1934

 

9.2.2 Drawings 1927-1935

Physical Description: Box 73, folder 9; Boxes 101-103; Box 104, folder 1, Box 111; Oversize Folders 547-555; Rolls 18, 45-46, 69

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Note

A partial list of these drawings can be found in the "Washington D.C. Drawing Index" (Box 46, folder 2-5) in series 4.1 elsewhere in this collection.
Box 73, Folder 9

Drawings: miscellaneous 1929

Box 101, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B1-27, B100-150 1933-1935

Box 102, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B151-231 1933-1935

Box 103, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets BS405-1 to 419-5, BP400-1 to 400-5 1933-1935

Box 104, Folder 1

Drawings: sheets BF401-1 to 404-10 1933-1935

Box 111, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets BE 450-492, BP450-484, BPH491-493 1933-1935

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 547

Drawings: sheets PA 22-23 1929

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 548

Drawings: Sculpture 1935

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 550

Drawings: sheets PG 4-9, 11-12, 14 1929

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 551

Drawings: sheets PSICC 30-31, PA 18, 27, 29, 32, 59; PSL 22-29 1927, 1929

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 552

Drawings 1933

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 553

Drawings circa 1933

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 554

Drawings: Subway, sheets: B50-57 1933

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 555

Drawings: miscellaneous 1934-1935

Roll 18

Drawings: sheets PSICC 20-27 1929

Roll 45

Drawings: Federal Triangle General Plan, Labor/ICC studies 1 & 2, sheets PA15-17, 32; PSICC 32, 35 1927, 1929

Roll 46

Drawings: sheet PG10 1929

Roll 69

Drawings: planting, walks, sprinkler & lighting 1931-1933

 

9.2.3 Full Scale Detail Drawings 1929-1935

Physical Description: Boxes 104, folders 2-8; Boxes 105-110; Rolls 105d-108d (RESTRICTED)

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Note

A full list of these drawings can be found in the "Washington D.C. Drawing Index" (Box 46, folder 2-5) in series 4.1 elsewhere in this collection. Due to their fragile nature, these detail drawings have been RESTRICTED for use and require special permission from the Curator.
Box 104, Folder 2-8

Drawings: sheets B2000-2012 1933-1935

Box 105, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B2011-2030 1933-1935

Box 106, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B2031-2050 1933-1935

Box 107, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B2051-2070 1933-1935

Box 108, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B2071-2090 1933-1935

Box 109, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B2091-2125 1933-1935

Box 110, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B2126-2139, 2150-2159, 2198 1933-1935

Roll 105d

Drawings: sheets F1-20 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 106a

Drawings: sheets F21-35 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 106b

Drawings: sheets F36-45 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 106c

Drawings: sheets F46-84 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 106d

Drawings: sheets FW1-24 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 107a

Drawings: sheets B1-2C, B2098 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 107b

Drawings: sheets B58, B2044A, BF61-67, BM300-315 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 107c

Drawings: sheets BM316-329 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 107d

Drawings: sheets BM330-349 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 108a

Drawings: sheets BM352-398 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 108b

Drawings: sheets BM401-430 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 108c

Drawings: sheets BF87-105 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
Roll 108d

Drawings: sheets BF106-126 1929-1935

Note

RESTRICTED
 

Subseries 9.3 San Francisco Federal Office Building 1928-1936

Physical Description: Box 43, folder 2, Box 73, folder 10-15; Box 74, folders 1-12; Boxes 112-114; Oversize Folders 556-558; Framed Storage
 

9.3.1 Files and Photographs 1928-1936

Physical Description: Box 43, folder 2; Box 73, folders 10-15; Box 74, folders 1- 11; Oversize Folder 556, Framed Storage

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains minimal correspondence; specifications for many elements of construction; newspaper clippings; and photographs.
Box 73, Folder 10

Correspondence 1928-1936

Box 73, Folder 11

Contracts: Engineers 1931-1932

Box 73, Folder 12-13

Specifications/Contracts 1932-1933

Box 73, Folder 14

Specifications: Rough Excavating 1932

Box 73, Folder 15

Specifications: Topographical Survey, Test Boring, Water Analysis, Old Foundations, Excavating, Elevators 1932-1935

Box 74, Folder 1

Specifications: Hardware, Lighting Fixtures 1932-1935

Box 74, Folder 2

Specifications: Cover 1932-1935

Box 74, Folder 3-4

Specifications: General - First Issue 1933

Box 74, Folder 5

Specifications: Elevator Plant [1933]

Box 74, Folder 6-7

Specifications: Second Series - As Built 1933-1935

Box 74, Folder 8

Specifications: Mechanical, Revisions 1935

Box 74, Folder 9

Specifications: Revisions 1936

Box 74, Folder 10

Clippings 1931-1941

Box 74, Folder 11

Photographs circa 1931-1934

Box 43, Folder 2

Photographs circa 1940

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 556

Photographs 1931, circa 1933

 

Photographs circa 1935

 

9.3.2 Drawings 1931-1935

Physical Description: Box 74, folders 12; Box 112; Box 114, folders 3-8; Oversize Folder 556-558

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Note

A partial list of these drawings can be found in the "Drawing Index Federal Building and Jobs 1939-1949" (Box 46, folder 6) in series 4.1 elsewhere in this collection.
Box 74, Folder 12

Drawings, Miscellaneous 1931

Box 112, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B1-9, B100-102, B201-227, B401-423 1932-1935

Box 114, Folder 3-8

Drawings: sheets BE450-460, BP450-459, BPH460, BH450-461, BHP462 1932-1935

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 556

Drawings 1931, circa 1933

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 557-558

Drawings 1931

 

Drawing: Fulton Street Elevation 1931

 

9.3.3 Full Scale Detail Drawings 1931-1935

Physical Description: Boxes 113; Box 114, folders 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Note

A full list of these drawings can be found in the "Drawing Index Federal Building and Jobs 1939-1949" (Box 46, folder 6) in series 4.1 elsewhere in this collection.
Box 113, Folder 1-8

Drawings: sheets B2000-2025 1932-1935

Box 114, Folder 1-2

Drawings: sheets B2026-2044 1932-1935

 

Subseries 9.4 Federal Reserve Board Competition 1935

Physical Description: Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes the program and regulations for the competition; sketches; a copy of The Architectural Forum from July, 1935, publishing the winning and recognized entries into the competition; and preliminary and competition entry drawings.
Box 75, Folder 1

Correspondence and Drawings 1935

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 559-562

Drawings 1935

 

Subseries 9.5 San Francisco Subtreasury Competition 1909

Physical Description: Box 75, folder 2; Oversize Folder 563

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes correspondence regarding entry into the competition and a copy of regulations for "Designs and Specifications for Public Buildings to be Erected Under the Supervision of the Treasury Department," and Bakewell & Brown's competition entry drawings.
Box 75, Folder 2

Correspondence and Drawings 1909

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 563

Drawings 1909

 

Subseries 9.6 U.S. Capitol East Front Extension Committee 1956-1957

Physical Description: Box 75, folders 3-7; Oversize Folders 564-565

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains correspondence; notes; meeting agendas and reports; photographs of the U.S. Capitol before the extension project; and historical and contemporary drawings of the Capitol building and environs. Because Brown died before the final committee report could be submitted, the documentation is relatively incomplete.
Box 75, Folder 3-7

Correspondence 1956-1957

Box 75, Folder 8

Notes 1956-1957

Box 75, Folder 9

Meeting Agendas and Reports 1956-1957

Box 75, Folder 10

Photographs 1956-1957

Box 75, Folder 11

Drawings 1956-1957

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 564-565

Drawings 1956-1957

 

Series 10 University of California, Berkeley 1910-1954 (bulk 1938-1948)

Physical Description: Boxes 76-89; Box 90, folder 5; Oversize Folders 566-582; Rolls 47-48

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into two subseries: Supervising Architect (10.1) and Project Records (10.2).

Scope and Content Note

In 1938 Arthur Brown, Jr. was hired as the campus's Supervising Architect, overseeing the architectural and aesthetic direction of the buildings and campus plan at UC Berkeley. As Supervising Architect, Brown oversaw the design and construction of several campus buildings, including the Women's Dormitory (1938-1942), later named Stern Hall, the Forestry Building (1946-1948), later named Mulford Hall, and an unbuilt Little Theater project (1938-1942). Brown himself also designed several structures for the Berkeley campus, many during his tenure as Supervising Architect, including the Class of 1910 Bridge (1910); Student Infirmary Building (1930), later Cowell Hospital; Administration Building (1941), later named Sproul Hall; the Emergency Classroom Building (1941), later named Minor Hall; the 184" Cyclotron Buildings (1940); and his final building project, the Doe Library Annex (1946-1949) later home of the Bancroft Library. Brown was eventually asked to resign as UC Berkeley's Supervising Architect by the UC Regents in 1948, but not before detailing campus plans that would carry John Galen Howard's original plan through the subsequent twenty years of expansion. Brown's suggestions were not carried out and the Regents eliminated the position of Supervising Architect for the campus.
 

Subseries 10.1 Supervising Architect Records 1938-1949

Physical Description: Box 76-79; Box 80, folders 1-9; Oversize Folder 568

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into Correspondence, Projects Records, and Campus Planning.
 

10.1.1 Correspondence 1937-1949

Physical Description: Box 76; Box 77, folders 1-7

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of general correspondence and notes by Brown in his position as Supervising Architect as well as several versions of Brown's contract with UC Berkeley and pay stubs for Brown's services.
Box 76, Folder 1-11

Correspondence and Notes 1937-1948

Box 77, Folder 1-3

Correspondence and Notes 1948-1951

Box 77, Folder 4

Correspondence re: Architects' Fees 1939-1946

Box 77, Folder 5

Correspondence re: Granitex (see also Administration Building correspondence) 1948

Box 77, Folder 6

Contract and Revisions 1938, 1945

Box 77, Folder 7

Pay Stubs 1938-1949

 

10.1.2 Projects Supervised 1939-1949

Physical Description: Box 77, folders 8-12; Box 78; Box 79, folders 1-6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of minutes from meetings of the Building Committee; general correspondence; and correspondence, cost data, specifications and drawings for individual building projects.
Box 77, Folder 8-11

Building Committees 1944-1948

Box 77, Folder 12

Executive Architects - Correspondence and Notes 1944-1948

Box 78, Folder 1

Executive Architects - "Dossiers" and Correspondence 1946-1947

Box 78, Folder 2

"Dossiers" - Engineer and Architects 1944-1948

Box 78, Folder 3

Building Proposals - Various 1939-1944

Box 78, Folder 4

Building Proposals - Engineering 1943-1944

Box 78, Folder 5

Cost Data - Various Projects 1940-1946

Box 78, Folder 6

Cost Data, Engineering - Various Projects 1940-1943

Box 78, Folder 7-8

Various Projects: Correspondence and Notes 1938-1949

Box 78, Folder 9

Women's Dormitory: Correspondence 1938-1939

Box 78, Folder 10

Remington Rand Building/First Street Store Front, alterations 1940-1943

Box 78, Folder 11-12

Little Theater: Correspondence 1938-1942

Box 78, Folder 13

Little Theater: Cost Estimates, Preliminary Designs, Research 1938

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 568

Little Theater: Drawings 1938-1942

Box 78, Folder 14

184" Cyclotron Projects "D" and "E": Correspondence 1944-1947

Box 79, Folder 1-2

Forestry Building: Specifications 1946

Box 79, Folder 3

Classroom Building and Auditorium: Correspondence 1938

Box 79, Folder 4

Classroom Building 1948

Box 79, Folder 5

Public Health Building 1947-1948

Box 79, Folder 6

Hilgard Hall and Haviland Hall, repairs 1948

 

10.1.3 Campus Planning 1938-1947

Physical Description: Box 79, folders 7-13; Box 80, folders 1-9; Oversize Folders 566-567

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of campus planning records, including the 1940 Key Plan, the 1943 General Plan, the 1944 Report on the Status of the "General Plan" for the Berkeley Campus, related correspondence, and meeting minutes from the Committee on Campus Development and Building Locations. Several draft and final campus planning drawings are also included.
Box 79, Folder 7-9

Committee on Campus Development and Building Location - Meeting Minutes 1938-1947

Box 79, Folder 10-13

Campus Planning 1940-1946

Box 80, Folder 1-2

Campus Planning 1946-1947

Box 80, Folder 3

Campus Planning: Report on Status of the "General 1944

Box 80, Folder 4

Campus Planning: Report on Status of the "General Plan" - Drafts and Notes 1944

Box 80, Folder 5

Campus Planning: Report on Status of the "General Plan" - Regents' Committee on Grounds and Buildings 1944

Box 80, Folder 6

Campus Planning: Property Acquisition 1944-1947

Box 80, Folder 7

Campus Planning: Proposed Campus Maps and 1940

Box 80, Folder 8

Campus Planning: Maps of Other University Campuses 1940

Box 80, Folder 9

Campus Planning: Other University Campuses 1940-1945

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 566-567

General Plan Drawings 1944

 

Subseries 10.2 Project Records 1910-1954 (bulk 1938-1949)

Physical Description: Box 80, folders 10-13; Boxes 81-89; Box 90, folder 5; Oversize Folders 569-582; Rolls 47-48

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically. Divided into Administration Building, Cyclotron Building, Emergency Classroom Building, Infirmary Building, Library Annex, Medical-Physics Building, and Miscellaneous Projects.
 

10.2.1 Administration Building (Sproul Hall) 1938-1949

Physical Description: Boxes 80, folders 10-13; Box 81, Box 82, folders 1-10; Oversize Folders 569-570

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, certificates, landscape specifications, clippings, photographs, presentation drawings, and landscape drawings (landscape architect: Ned Rucker). Original (pencil on trace) final drawing set for this project is located in University Archives collection CU-402.
Box 80, Folder 10-13

Correspondence and Notes 1938-1940

Box 81, Folder 1-10

Correspondence and Notes 1940-1942

Box 82, Folder 1-4

Correspondence and Notes 1942-1949

Box 82, Folder 5-7

Certificates 1940-1942

Box 82, Folder 8

Landscape Specifications 1948

Box 82, Folder 9

Clippings 1940-1953

Box 82, Folder 10

Photographs 1940-1943

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 569

Drawings circa 1940

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 570

Drawings 1939-1941

 

10.2.2 Cyclotron Building 1939-1947

Physical Description: Box 82, folders 11-12; Box 83, folders 1-9; Oversize Folder 571

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes general correspondence; correspondence about the 184" Cyclotron, Project "B" (Laboratory and Shop Buildings), and Project "C" (Lab Building, Storehouse, and Sheet Metal Shop); cost estimates; newspaper clippings; architectural and structural drawings; and maps.
Box 82, Folder 11

Correspondence 1940-1954

Box 82, Folder 12

184" Cyclotron Building 1939-1941

Box 83, Folder 1-2

184" Cyclotron Building 1941-1943

Box 83, Folder 3-4

Project "B" - Laboratory and Shop Building 1942-1943

Box 83, Folder 5-7

Project "C" - Lab Building, Storehouse, Sheet Metal Shop 1943

Box 83, Folder 8

Cost Estimates 1940-1943

Box 83, Folder 9

Clippings 1940-1954

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 571

Drawings: 184" Cyclotron 1940, 1947

 

10.2.3 Emergency Classroom Building (Minor Hall) 1940-1948

Physical Description: Box 83, folders 10-12; Box 84, folder 1; Oversize Folder 572

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, notes, certificates, change orders, and some drawings. Original (pencil on trace) final drawing set for this project is located in University Archives collection CU-402.
Box 83, Folder 10-12

Correspondence and Notes 1940-1948

Box 84, Folder 1

Certificates and Change Orders 1941-1942

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 572

Drawings 1940

 

10.2.4 Infirmary Building (Student/Cowell Hospital) 1927-1930, 1947

Physical Description: Box 84, folders 2-6; Oversize Folder 573

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes contracts; certificates; specifications; change orders; structural and mechanical drawings for the original building; and architectural drawings for an addition in 1947. Drawings for this project are also located in University Archives collection CU-402.
Box 84, Folder 2

Contracts 1927, 1929

Box 84, Folder 3-4

Certificates 1929-1930

Box 84, Folder 5

Specifications 1928-1929

Box 84, Folder 6

Floor Plans, Change Orders 1929-1930

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 573

Drawings 1927-1930, 1947

 

10.2.5 Library Annex (Bancroft Library) 1934-1950

Physical Description: Box 84, folders 7-11; Boxes 85-88; Box 89, folder 1; Box 90, folder 5; Oversize Folders 578-582, Rolls 47-48

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes research and planning notes; correspondence; specifications; landscape specifications (landscape architect: H.L. Vaughn); furniture and equipment notes; contracts and change orders; progress and test reports; certificates; job costs; newspaper clippings; photographs; a wall color sample; numerous preliminary sketches and drawings; and a blueprint set of architectural, structural, and landscape drawings.
Box 84, Folder 7

Research/Planning 1934-1945

Box 84, Folder 8-11

Correspondence and Notes 1938-1946

Box 85, Folder 1-7

Correspondence and Notes 1947-1948

Box 86, Folder 1-8

Correspondence and Notes 1949

Box 87, Folder 1-4

Correspondence and Notes 1945-1950

Box 87, Folder 5-7

Specifications 1948

Box 87, Folder 8

Landscaping Specifications 1949

Box 87, Folder 9

Furniture and Equipment 1949

Box 87, Folder 10

Contracts 1945-1947

Box 87, Folder 11

Contract and Change Orders: Elevator Work 1948-1948

Box 88, Folder 1

Contract and Change Orders: Plumbing/Heating 1948-1949

Box 88, Folder 2

Contract and Change Orders: General Contractor 1948-1949

Box 88, Folder 3

Contract and Change Orders: Electrical 1948-1949

Box 88, Folder 4

Construction Progress Reports 1948

Box 88, Folder 5-6

Test Reports - Concrete 1948-1949

Box 88, Folder 7-9

Certificates 1948-1949

Box 88, Folder 10

Job Costs 1945-1949

Box 88, Folder 11

Clippings 1948-1952

Box 89, Folder 1

Photographs circa 1948-1952

Box 90, Folder 5

Wall Color Sample circa 1948

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 578

Drawings 1946-1950

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 579

Drawings 1946-1950

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 580

Drawings 1944-1950

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 581

Drawings 1946-1949

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 582

Drawings 1944-1945

Roll 47

Drawings: sheets A1-38 1947

Roll 48

Drawings: sheets 108, 111, S1-15, L1-3, furniture 1947-1949

 

10.2.6 Medical-Physics Building (Donner Lab) 1941-1943, 1947

Physical Description: Box 89, folders 2-7; Oversize Folders 574-575

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes certificates; correspondence regarding original and annex buildings; and some drawings for original and annex buildings. Original (pencil on trace) final drawing set for this project is located in University Archives collection CU-402.
Box 89, Folder 2-5

Correspondence and Certificates 1941-1943

Box 89, Folder 6-7

Annex Building 1942-1943

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 574

Drawings 1941

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 575

Drawings, addition 1947

 

10.2.7 Miscellaneous Projects 1910, 1918, 1927-1948

Physical Description: Box 89, folders 8-14; Oversize Folder 577

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and drawings for the Class of 1910 Bridge and Shop Buildings for Corporation Yard; correspondence regarding proposed dormitories, Sather Tower plaque; and contracts for various projects.
Box 89, Folder 8

Class of 1910 Bridge: Drawings, Photographs and Clippings 1910-1927

Oversize Drawer A, Folder 576

Class of 1910 Bridge: Drawings 1910

Box 89, Folder 9

Dormitories (proposed) n.d.

Box 89, Folder 10

Sather Tower Plaque 1918

Box 89, Folder 11-12

Shop Buildings for Corporation Yard: Correspondence 1939-1940

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 577

Shop Building for Corporation Yard: Drawings 1938-1939

Box 89, Folder 13-14

Contracts: Various Projects 1927-1948