Architectural drawings collection, ARCH DR 01

Finding aid prepared by Jaime Henderson
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94105-4014
(415) 357-1848
reference@calhist.org
2014


Title: Architectural drawings collection
Identifier/Call Number: ARCH DR 01
Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 45 oversize folders (180 linear feet)
Date (bulk): 1900-1950
Date (inclusive): 1862-1983
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Location of Materials: Collection is stored onsite.
Abstract: This collection comprises architectural drawings, plans, and blueprints for residential, commercial, and civic buildings in Northern California and the Bay Area region, dating from 1862-1983, with the bulk of the materials dating from the first half of the 20th century.

Accruals

No additions expected.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Library and Archives, North Baker Research Library, California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Consent is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Architectural drawings collection, California Historical Society.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jaime Henderson in 2013.

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises architectural drawings, plans, and blueprints for buildings designed or constructed in Northern California and the Bay Area region, dating from 1862-1983, with the bulk of the materials dating from the first half of the 20th century. Residential, commercial, and civic buildings are represented, including the Montgomery Building (former home to the San Francisco Call), the Palace Hotel, (San Francisco), the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum (San Francisco) and the Humboldt Bank Building (San Francisco). Some of the architects and architectural firms represented include Francis Joseph McCarthy and Donald Joseph Forbes, W.J. Cuthbertson, H.W. Cleaveland, and Alfred Henry Jacobs.

System of Arrangement

All related architectural drawings pertaining to the construction of a building are stored together; architectural drawings of an architect or architectural firm are stored together.

Related Collection(s)

Some architectural drawings included in this survey are part of manuscript collections. Manuscript call numbers are indicated in the survey.

Additional collection guides

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Architects
Architectural drawings.
Architectural firms--California.
Architecture--California.
Blueprints.
Homewood Terrace (San Francisco, Calif.)
Humboldt Bank Building (San Francisco, Calif.)
Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society
Palace Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.)