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Gallion, Arthur B. Collection
2012-08  
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Description
The collection consists of student work, travel scrapbooks, and architectural drawings. Titled "An Architect's Journey through Europe" travel scrapbooks contain drawings, sketches, photographs, and notes on buildings. The project records, comprised solely of drawings include housing and furniture designs as well as work from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, the WPA housing division in Washington, DC, and his own private practice in Oakland, CA.
Background
Arthur Banta Gallion (1902-1978) was born June 30, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois-Champagne-Urbana (UIUC) in 1924, Gallion traveled from 1927 to 1928 on a Steedman fellowship in Europe, and attended the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. Following his time abroad, he worked for UIUC as supervising architect under University Architect James M. White during which he also worked in private practice and in the offices of public works in Urbana until 1934. Later he moved to Washington, DC to work with the Public Works Administration (PWA) housing division, from 1934 to 1936.
Extent
7.5 Cubic Feet: 2 Document Boxes, 1 Tall Box, 11 Flat Files
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection is open for research.