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Guide to the Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. Papers, 1860-1986
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Series Description

 

 SERIES I. Personal Papers, 1875-1975

Physical Description: 30 folders, 14 envelopes

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged by subject. The series contains biographical materials such as an oral interview with Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. in 1972, and selected letters written by Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. and Birdella Hill Laughlin; ephemeral items such as commencement programs, landscaping notes, fraternal membership cards, and Christmas cards designed by Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.; newspaper clippings chronicling Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.'s marriage to Ruth Mary McKenney; newspaper clippings pertaining to a variety of educational and conservationist topics; a selection of Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr.’s datebooks; a 1913 California Legislature Handbook; and Florence Watkins Hill’s Autograph Book from the San José Normal School’s Class of 1875. Note: Copies of the newspaper articles are in Box 1, and the originals can be found in Box 4.
 

Hill Family–Biographical Information, 1917-1972

Box 1, Folder 1

Hill, Andrew Putnam, Jr.: Interview 1972

Box 1, Folder 2

Hill, Andrew Putnam, Jr.

Box 1, Folder 3

Hill, Andrew Putnam, Sr.

Box 1, Folder 4

Hill, Frank Ernest

Box 1, Folder 5

Hill Family Ancestor Chart

Box 1, Folder 6

Laughlin, Birdella Hill: Recollections

 

Letters, 1896-1972

Box 1, Folder 7

Hill, Andrew Putnam, Sr.

Box 1, Folder 8

Hill, Ruth Mary McKenney

Box 1, Folder 9

Laughlin, Birdella Hill

 

Ephemera, 1904-1942

Box 1, Folder 10

Ames Alliance Cookbook

Box 1, Folder 11

Birthday Book – Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.

Box 1, Folder 12

Button Photograph circa 1896

Box 1, Folder 13

Christmas Cards

Box 1, Folder 14

Interior Design

Box 1, Folder 15

Hill & McKenney Wedding

Box 1, Folder 16

Kiwanis Club

Box 1, Folder 17

Landscaping Notes

Box 1, Folder 18

Leland Stanford, Jr. University

Box 1, Folder 19

Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity

Box 1, Folder 20

Programs

Box 1, Folder 21

Redwood Tree (poem)

Box 1, Folder 22

San José High School

Box 1, Folder 23

San José State College

Box 1, Folder 24

Sketch of a Woman

 

Newspaper Clippings, 1910-1975

Box 1, Folder 25

Andrew Putnam Hill,Jr.

Box 1, Folder 26

Environmental Conservation

Box 1, Folder 27

Hill and McKenney Wedding 1910

Box 4, Folder 1

Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.

Box 4, Folder 2

Environmental Conservation

Box 4, Folder 3

Hill and McKenney Wedding 1910

 

Datebooks, 1909-1949

Box 2, Envelope 1

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1909

Box 2 , Envelope 2

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1910

Box 2 , Envelope 3

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1911

Box 2 , Envelope 4

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1911

Box 2 , Envelope 5

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1912

Box 2 , Envelope 6

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1913

Box 2 , Envelope 7

Address Book, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1913

Box 2 , Envelope 8

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1919

Box 2 , Envelope 9

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1920

Box 2 , Envelope 10

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1921

Box 2 , Envelope 11

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. 1923

Box 2 , Envelope 12

Datebook, Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. n.d.

Box 2 , Envelope 13

Autograph Book, Florence Watkins Hill 1875

Box 2 , Envelope 14

Handbook, California Legislature 1913

 

 SERIES II. Professional Papers, 1909-1949

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged by subject. Materials in this series include professional correspondence regarding Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.'s appointment as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Stockton, California in 1942; credentials such as a certificate from the California State Board of Education granting Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. permission to teach secondary grade Manual and Fine Arts; diplomas from the State Teachers College of San Jose in 1920 and from Leland Stanford, Jr. University for a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1922; and transcripts of speeches given by Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. in the late 1940s on the subject of residential architecture, such as The House Designed for More Than One Level, given in 1949.
Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence

Box 3, Folder 2

Course Materials: Grammar Grade Problems in Mechanical Drawing 1916

Box 3, Folder 3

Credentials

Box 3, Folder 4

Diplomas

Box 3, Folder 5

Publications

Box 3, Folder 6

Speeches: Architecture

 

 SERIES III. Project Records, circa 1921

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged by subject. The series includes such materials as Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.'s architectural renderings and floorplans, which provide an excellent example of his aesthetic skill in creating homes incorporating such features as large, gracious living spaces, kitchen and laundry areas designed for efficiency and practicality, and attractive outdoor landscaping. In addition, the series contains the book Art Principles on House, Furniture and Village Building (1921), in which a few of Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.'s architectural designs are prominently featured. Note: the oversized folder, "Architectural Plans," can be found in Box 4.
Box 3, Folder 7

Architectural Plans

Box 3, Folder 8

Blueprint of the Vista de Loma Tract

Box 3, Folder 9

Art Principles on House, Furniture and Village Building 1921

Box 4, Folder 4

Architectural Plans, oversized

 

 SERIES IV. Photographs, 1860-1935

Physical Description: 329 photographs

Scope and Content Note

This series is arranged by subject. The series contains photographs chronicling approximately 110 years of California history, from 1860 to 1970. Architectural photographs include interior and exterior shots of homes designed by Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr., offering an excellent overview of residential architecture in the early twentieth century. Additional photographs in the collection include images of Hill family members throughout the generations; Hill family gatherings in Big Basin Redwoods State Park; and carte de visite images of the San José Normal School’s graduating class of 1875, of which Andrew Putnam Hill Jr.’s mother, Florence Watkins Hill, was a part. Note: the majority of the images in Binder 1, "Buildings, Interior & Exterior – San José, Santa Cruz, & Agnews State Hospital, California," are Tucker photos. Note: the photographs of houses designed by Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. can be found in Box 4.
Box 4, File 5

Houses Designed by Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr.

Binder 1

Buildings, Interior & Exterior – San José, Santa Cruz & Agnews State Hospital, California

Binder 2

Photographs by Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr.

Binder 2

Hill Family Photographs

Binder 2

California Schools and Churches

Binder 2

Rose Parade 1926

Binder 2

Long Beach, California Earthquake 1933

Binder 2

Cabinet Portraits – Hill Family Friends

Binder 3

Hill Family in Redwoods

Binder 3

"Redwoods" Postcard Series

Binder 3

Hill Family and Friends

Binder 3

Cartes de Visite – Hill Family Members and Members of the Class of 1875 San José Normal School, 1875

Binder 3

Miscellaneous Postcards, 1860-1935

Binder 3

Andrew Putnam Hill, Sr. – Memorial Fountain Dedication, 1946

Binder 3

Andrew Putnam Hill, Jr. Family Photographs, 1860-1935

Binder 3

Contact Sheets – Various Hill Family Images; and (1) Photographic Negative Strip of San José, California, 1906 Earthquake