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Thomas D. Church Collection, 1933-1977
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Series Description

Boxes 1-11

I. Office Records, ca. 1942-1977


A. Prospects

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically by geographical region.
Contains a few sketches and correspondence between Church and prospective clients.

B. Public Relations

Scope and Content Note


Arranged by record type, alphabetically within.
Correspondence, photographs, and a small number of clippings related to the publication of Church's work, articles by Church, and articles about him.

C. Photographic Subject Files

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically.
Consists primarily of photographs, with clippings and printed material also included. Images of landscape structures and details predominate.

D. Photographs

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically.
Photographs of completed projects as well as portraits and photographic studies taken during foreign travel.

E. Exhibit Boards

Scope and Content Note

Mounted photographs and drawings of projects created for exhibitions and presentations.

F. Carolyn Caddes Files

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and correspondence files created by photographer Carolyn Caddes. The photographs include portraits of Church, photographs of his office, and some images of his completed projects.
Boxes 12-109, Tubes

II. Project Record, 1933-1977

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically by client.
Contains correspondence, drawings, photographs, clippings and drawings. The majority of drawings are interfiled with the textual records. Over two hundred projects are included. Though the bulk of the records relate to residential commissions, Church's corporate and institutional projects are well-documented. These include the Caterpillar Company, Longwood Gardens, Stanford University, and University of California, Santa Cruz. Researchers should note that additional photographs are located in the first series, Office Records. Additional photographs and drawings can be found in the final series.

A. Files


B. Drawings


Digital Images


Blackwood (H.C.) Residence, Menlo Park, CA, 1949


Bradley (John D.) Residence, Hillsborough, CA, 1939-1940


Butcher (Preston) Residence, Menlo Park, CA, 1973-1975


Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, 1953-1955, 1966-1967


Dohrmann (Bruce) Residence, St. Helena, CA, 1963-1972


Donnell (Dewey) Residence, Sonoma, CA, 1947-1954


Halstead (Eminel) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1944-1974


Goldsmith (Louis R.) Residence, Palo Alto, CA, 1967-1968


Henderson (Wellington) Residence, Hillsborough, CA, 1958-1959


Hunter, Jr. (Norman) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1960-1962


Kirkham (Francis) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1948


Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, 1970-1975


Lyon (Richards) Residence, Berkeley, CA, 1959


Martin (Charles O.) Residence, Aptos, CA, 1947-1948


Meyer (Ernest W. ) and Kuhn (Charles) Residence, Aptos, CA, 1948


Mudd (Thomas) Residence, Woodside, CA, 1970-1972


Raoul-Duval (Richard) Residence, Burlingame Hills, CA, 1938-1973


Rheem (R.S.) Residence, Orinda, CA, 1936-1939


Shuey (Charles S.) Residence, Claremont, CA, 1930


Sperry (Leonard M.) Residence, Los Angeles, CA, 1952-1953


Sullivan (Jerd) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1935


Tower (R. Lockwood) Residence, Montecito, CA, 1967


Ross and Whipple Residences, Contra Costa County, CA, 1933


University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1963-1971


Varian Associates, Palo Alto, CA, 1956-1964


United States Housing Authority (Valencia Gardens), San Francisco, CA, 1956-1964


Wheeler (Mrs. Frederick) Residence, St. Helena, CA, 1946


Phillips (Clarence A. ) Residence, Belvedere, CA, 1956


McAllister (Decker) Residence, Hillsborough, CA, 1945-1948


Exhibit Panels, ca. 1940


Clark (G.D.) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1952-1955


Gardiner (John) Residence, Kentfield, CA, 1962-1964


Giffin (Michael) Residence, Fresno, CA, 1952-1953


Russell (Leon B.) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1949-1950


Skewes-Cox (Martin V.) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1957-1958


Stanford University: Math Corner, Stanford, CA, 1962-1964


Wolff (Mrs. George) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1950-1951


Wiley (Mrs. James) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1964-1970


Zelinsky (Mervin G.) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1947-1956


Hiatt (R.S.) Residence, Modesto, CA, 1939-1940

Flat Files

III. Display Boards, ca. 1939

Scope and Content Note

Contains thirteen multimedia boards illustrating projects completed with William Wurster and Gardner Dailey. These were assembled by Robert Royston for Church's store, Cargoes.
Boxes 110-114

IV. Additional Donations, ca. 1937, 1980s

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically within subseries.
Contains photographs and drawings of Church projects, donated separately. Photographs may be from the 1983 edition of "Gardens Are for People."

A. Photographs


B. Drawings


C. Rheem Residence Drawings


D. Shuey Residence Drawing