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Records of Alfred C. Williams, 1926-1991, (bulk 1926-1948)
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Series Description and Container List


I. Personal Papers 1926-1991

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists primarily of his student drawings and his travel sketches, which focus on Germany, Italy, and Spain. Also includes clippings collected by Williams, a copy of his obituary, and a photograph of Williams as a young man.

A. Biographical Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Alfred C. Williams Obituary 2006

Box 1, Folder 1

Alfred C. Williams Photograph n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Misc. professional envelopes and businesscard n.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

Autobiography 1962


B. Student Work

Box 4, Folder 1

Pencil Drawings of Classical Orders 1929

Box 5, Folder 1

Ink Drawings of Classical Orders 1926

Box FF 1

Student Drawings: Ink, Pencil, Watercolor ca. 1927-1932

Box T 1

Student Drawing: Ink, Pencil, Watercolor n.d.


C. Travel

Box 3, Folder V. 1

Sketchbook, Europe n.d.

Box 3, Folder V. 2

Sketchbook, Europe n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

Sketches, Europe n.d.


II. Professional Papers 1932-1991

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of a small amount of correspondence and a collection of articles and designs published by Williams. Also of note is a 1991 letter by Williams to the resident of 661 Caldwell Road in Oakland, CA, whose home burned in the 1991 Oakland hills fire. This Oakland residence was designed by Williams in 1941 as his own home and office. Research materials include industry information on concrete construction techniques. The publications focus primarily on modern residential design and were published in the mid-1930s to 1940s.
Box 1, Folder 2

Professional Correspondence 1944-1991

Box 1, Folder 2a

Correspondence Related to Concrete Construction Research 1948

Box 1, Folder 3

Publications ca. 1932-1944

Box 1, Folder 4

Twenty Designs for Modern Living 1948

Box 1, Folder 7

Publication Drafts ca. 1943-1944

Box 1, Folder 8

Office Records ca. 1950-1955

Box 1, Folder 9

Class Notes - Engineering, Science, and Management Defense Training 1942

Box 2, Folder 7

Concrete Construction, Manufacturer's Data and Research 1928-1948

Box 2, Folder 8

General Reference ca. 1928-1948

Box 2, Folder 9

General Reference 1946


IV.Project Records ca. 1937-1975

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of photographs of completed residential projects; the photographs are primarily of his own house at 661 Caldwell Road, Oakland, CA. Includes drawings for residential projects, some completed but many simply designs. Of primary interest are his plans and elevations for "Twenty Designs for Modern Living." Also included are designs for a few commercial, industrial and public structures and for several competitions.

A. Files

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index

B. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index

C. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

* See Project Index