Finding Aid for the Berkeley Brandt papers, circa 1900-circa 1931 0000114

Finding aid prepared by Jillian O'Connor, Chris Marino
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Berkeley Brandt papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000114
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box and 1 flat file folder)
Date (inclusive): circa 1900-circa 1931
creator: Brandt, Berkeley


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of B.F. Armstrong, 1970.

Preferred Citation note

Berkeley Brandt papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Berkeley Brandt was born in Illinois in 1874. Brandt was a practicing architect in the Chicago region from circa 1910 to circa 1920. In the late 1920s Berkeley Brandt and his family moved to Ventura, California, where he continued to practice architecture. Brandt died in 1944.

Scope and Content note

The Berkeley Brandt papers span 4 linear feet and date circa 1900 to circa 1931. The collection is composed of watercolor paintings (most of which are mounted on boards) of the interiors of residential homes, pencil drawings of the interior of St. Etinne Church, and architectural drawings and reprographic copies of both residential and commercial buildings designed by Brandt. The majority of watercolor paintings, architectural drawings, and reprographic copies are of residential homes located in the Midwest (primarily Chicago, IL). The collection also includes clippings from The Los Angeles Times as well as other architectural periodicals such as the American Architect and Building News.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brandt, Berkeley
Architectural drawings
Reprographic copies
Watercolor paintings