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Inventory of the Henry Hill and John Kruse Collection
2002-2  
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Series Descriptions

Box 1, tube

I.  Personal Papers 1961-1985

Series Scope and Content Summary

Biographical information on Hill and Kruse comes in three forms: two applications that provide both personal and resume-like information on the two architects, and an obituary for Hill written by Kruse. Student work is drawings done by Kruse during his time at the naval architecture program at MIT. Writings consist of some quotations collected by Hill.
 

A.  Biographical Information

 

B. Student Work

 

C. Writings

Box 1

II.  Professional Papers 1952-1962

 

A.  Writings

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains papers highlighting Hill's professional career: a list of publications for Hill and his work from 1939-1963, articles written by Hill on architectural topics, clippings about Hill and his professional activities, and a few clippings on specific projects. It also includes a few photographs that appear to be professionally-related.
 

B.  Presentations

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Includes drafts and final copies of lectures that Hill gave to professional groups on architectural topics.
 

C.  Reference Files

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains clippings that Hill collected on architectural ideas, such as sculpture and the Japanese influences on Western architecture. It also contains an extensive file on Coventry Cathedral, on which Hill gave a presentation in 1962.
Box 1

III. Office Records 1952-1985

 

A.  Administrative

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of a client list, produced in 1976, for houses designed by Hill c.a. 1946-1959.
 

B.  Correspondence

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Correspondence collects communications between Hill & Kruse clients and between the architects themselves. Some of the correspondence is personal or professional in nature, but is generally project-related.
 

C. Financial Records

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Comprised of a ledger produced for projects during 1976-1977.
 

D. Portraits

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

A few photographs of Hill, used as publicity.
 

E. Public Relations

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains promotion and publicity materials on Kruse's award-winning San Rafael home.
 

F. Photographs

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of two unidentified bound portfolios of finished Hill and/or Kruse projects, as well as a folder of random collected unidentified photographs.
 

G. Clippings

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains articles written about Hill & Kruse projects. Hill's only representative is a collection publicizing his design of the Gunnison prefab Homes; Kruse's articles highlight multiple projects: the Capp home, a project in Davenport, IA, and his San Rafael home. Also includes tearsheets from various projects such as Hill's early work with Dinwiddie.
 

H. Details

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of an extensive collection of master drawings of building and furniture details that John Kruse collected.
 

I.  Product Literature

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains publicity materials for a Pack River product called Tenex that Hill apparently used in his projects. Tenex was waferwood textured paneling used for cabinets, sliding doors, storage walls, furniture, and counter fronts.
Boxes 2-6

V. Project Records 1971-2000

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains 253 project records from throughout Hill's and Kruse's careers. Most records contain drawings of projects, and many contain project files as well, including cost accountings, correspondence, construction notes, and specifications. A few project records also contain photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project.
 

A.  Files

 

B.  Photographs

 

C.   Drawings

Container List

 

I. Personal Papers

 

A. Biographical Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Architectural Qualifications Questionnaire, Hill & Kruse 1961

Box 1, Folder 1

Who's Who in the West application, J. Kruse 1987

Box 1, Folder 1

Obituary, H. Hill, draft 1985

Box T, Folder 1

Drawings, J. Kruse, Naval architecture, MIT 1942

 

B. Writings

Box 1, Folder 2

Writings n.d.

 

II. Professional Papers

 

A. Writings

Box 1, Folder 1

Publicity Record 1963

Box 1, Folder 1

Publications, Clippings, Photographs 1952-1961

 

B. Presentations

Box 1, Folder 2

Presentations 1958-1959

 

C. Reference Files

Box 1, Folder 3

Clippings 1955-1961

Box 1, Folder 4

New Coventry Cathedral 1962

 

III. Office Records

 

A. Administrative

Box 1, Folder 1

Client list 1976

 

B. Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 2

Clients 1957-1985

Box 1, Folder 3

Hill and Kruse c.a. 1974-1982

 

C. Financial Records

Box 1, Folder 4

Financial Records 1976-1977

 

D. Portraits

Box 1, Folder 5

Portraits n.d.

 

E. Public Relations

Box 1, Folder 6

Public Relations n.d.

 

F. Photographs

Box 1, Folders 7-9

Photographs n.d.

 

G. Clippings

Box 1, Folder 10

Hill project, Gunnison Homes 1952

Box 1, Folder 11

Kruse projects 1954-1985

Box 1, Folder 12

Tearsheets, Hill & Kruse, selected projects n.d.

 

H. Details, John Kruse

Box 1, Folder 13

Building n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

Furniture n.d.

Box 1, Folder 15

Pack River Sales, Tenex c.a. 1957

 

I. Project Portfolios

 

**See Project Index 1946-1967

 

IV. Project Records

 

A. Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index