The bulk of the Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. Papers chronicles the
training and career of a professional educator and architect over the course of
sixty years, from approximately 1910-1975. The collection includes professional and
personal correspondence, photographs, academic documents, architectural renderings,
newspaper clippings, biographical and family memoirs, and an oral interview of
Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. in 1972. The extent of the collection spans nearly 130
years, including materials and photographs created by Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr., as
well as family memoirs written in the 1970s by Birdella Hill Laughlin, Andrew Putnam
Hill, Jr.’s daughter.
Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. was born June 4, 1886 in San José, California, the son
of Andrew Putnam Hill and Florence Watkins Hill. Raised at 1350 Sherman Street in
San Jose, California, he graduated from San José High School in 1906,
received his teaching certificate from the San José State Normal School in
1920, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University in June 1922. He
married Ruth Mary McKenney on August 24, 1910. The couple had two children; however,
only one child, Birdella, survived to adulthood.
Containers: 7 boxes
Volume: 2.14 cubic feet
Selected online items available
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