Horace G. Simpson Collection, 1907-1917

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Environmental Design Archives
College of Environmental Design
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University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
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The Regents of California. All rights reserved.

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Arts and Humanities--Architecture History--California History--Bay Area History History--California History Geographical (By Place)--California Geographical (By Place)--California--Bay Area

Horace G. Simpson Collection, 1907-1917

Collection Number: 1966-1

Environmental Design Archives



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Environmental Design Archives
  • College of Environmental Design
  • 230 Wurster Hall #1820
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
  • Phone: (510) 642-5124
  • Fax: (510) 642-2824
  • Email: archives@socrates.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/
Processed by:
Archives Staff
Date Completed:
April 1999
Encoded by:
Archives Staff
Funding:
Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation.
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.