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Horace G. Simpson Collection, 1907-1917
1966-1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Indexing Terms
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Horace G. Simpson Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1917
    Collection Number: 1966-1
    Creator: Simpson, Horace G. Wood & Simpson
    Extent: 2 folders, 5 oversize folders, 2 albums, 1 framed drawing
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection is comprised of consists of photographs and drawings relating to Simpson's education and to competition entries by the firm Wood & Simpson.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Horace G. Simpson Collection, (1966-1), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The bulk of the collection was donated in 1966.

    Indexing Terms

    Architects--California.
    Architecture--California.
    Wood & Simpson.

    Biography

    Horace G. Simpson practiced architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early twentieth century.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Horace G. Simpson collection consists of photographs and drawings relating to Simpson's education and to competition entries by the firm Wood & Simpson. Photographs include images of Simpson's second place drawings for the 1908 Rotch Scholarship Competition and a group photograph that may be a class picture. Student work includes drawings from the 1907 and 1908 Rotch competitions, a study for a New York hotel, and a perspective drawing of a skyscraper. Drawings from the firm Wood & Simpson are primarily competition entries for public buildings such as the San Francisco Civic Center and the Santa Barbara County Couthouse. The collection also contains two volumes of full-size details illustrating building in Italy, Greece, France, and Venice.