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Guide to the Arthur Brown Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0707
    Creator: Brown, Arthur, 1874-1957
    Title: Arthur Brown papers
    Dates: 1910-1961
    Physical Description: 7 linear feet
    Summary: The papers of Arthur Brown, Jr. include correspondence, professional papers, clippings, and architectural drawings, pertaining to Hoover Tower and other buildings designed for Stanford University.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Arthur Brown Papers (SC0707). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Separated Materials

    The following items were removed from the Arthur Brown Papers during processing and added to the Stanford University Archives Architectural Drawings collection: 1. Blueprint: Large Dormitory No. 2, Front Elevation, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge (stored under number 06-010); 2. Blueprint: History Corner, South Elevation, C. E. Hodges [printed in reverse] (stored under number 01-200); 3. Blueprint: Natural Sciences Building, North Elevation, Henry A. Schulze, 1899 [signed by Charles Lathrop 1901] (stored under number 01-120 / 01-160).

    Biographical/Historical note

    Arthur Brown, Jr. and John Bakewell, Jr. formed their San Francisco architectural firm, Bakewell and Brown, in 1906. They became associated with Stanford University in 1913. They designed a number of campus buildings, including the education building, art gallery, library (1919), Hoover tower, women's gymnasium, and several dormitories.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Arthur Brown, Jr. and John Bakewell, Jr. formed their San Francisco architectural firm, Bakewell and Brown, in 1906. They became associated with Stanford University in 1913. They designed a number of campus buildings, including the education building, art gallery, library (1919), Hoover tower, women's gymnasium, and several dormitories.

    Scope and Contents note

    The papers of Arthur Brown, Jr. include correspondence, professional papers, clippings, and architectural drawings, pertaining to Hoover Tower and other buildings designed for Stanford University. The correspondence dates from 1923-61 and largely pertains to the design and construction of Hoover Tower, including the carillon bells. Correspondents include Ray Lyman Wilbur, Ralph H. Lutz, Herbert Hoover, Hunter and Hudson (consulting engineers), F. E. Terman (re installation of radio antennae on the tower), Clifford M. Swan (acoustical engineer), and Frank F. Walker. The correspondence file labeled "Stanford Question," 1929-39 pertains to Brown's dispute with Bakewell and Weihe on responsibility for work at Stanford and use of corporate names. Also included in the correspondence are letters from Herbert Hoover to Mrs. Brown after Arthur Brown's death, 1957-61. The professional papers include drawings, notes, reports, and photographs pertaining to Stanford buildings, including Hoover Tower, the education building, and proposed law and chemistry buildings. The architectural drawings and specifications date from 1916-41, with many drawings undated; Stanford buildings include Hoover Tower, Memorial Auditorium, education building, library, dormitories, Encina Gym, Home for Convalescent Children, and proposed law quad and dormitories. There are also drawings and specifications for a new wing at the Stanford Hospital in San Francisco.

    Description of the Collection

    These papers of Arthur Brown, Jr. include correspondence, professional papers, clippings, and architectural drawings, pertaining to Hoover Tower and other buildings designed for Stanford University. The correspondence dates from 1923-61 and largely pertains to the design and construction of Hoover Tower, including the carillon bells. Correspondents include Ray Lyman Wilbur, Ralph H. Lutz, Herbert Hoover, Hunter and Hudson (consulting engineers), F. E. Terman (re installation of radio antennae on the tower), Clifford M. Swan (acoustical engineer), and Frank F. Walker. The professional papers include drawings, notes, reports, and photographs pertaining to Stanford buildings, including Hoover Tower, the education building, and proposed law and chemistry buildings. The architectural drawings and specifications date from 1916-41, with many drawings undated; Stanford buildings include Hoover Tower, Memorial Auditorium, education building, library, dormitories, Encina Gym, Home for Convalescent Children, and proposed law quad and dormitories. There are also drawings and specifications for a new wing at the Stanford Hospital in San Francisco.

    Access Terms

    Bakewell and Brown
    Brown, Arthur
    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
    Lutz, Ralph Haswell, 1886-1968
    Stanford University--Buildings
    Swan, Clifford M.
    Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982
    Walker, Frank Fish, 1896-1978
    Wilbur, Ray L., (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949
    Architectural drawings
    Architecture--California