Finding Aid for the Clark & Beuttler records, 1920-1968 0000118

Finding aid prepared by 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: Clark & Beuttler records
Identifier/Call Number: 0000118
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 40.5 Linear feet (14 record storage boxes and 10 flat file drawers)
Date (inclusive): 1920-1968
creator: Clark & Beuttler.


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Hervey Clark & Beuttler, 1978. Additional materials gifted by Isabel Clark, 1982 and 1983.

Preferred Citation note

Clark & Beuttler records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

The partnership of Hervey Parke Clark and John Frederick Beuttler began in 1946 when they established an architectural firm in San Francisco, California. Some of their major projects include the renovation and addition to the Citizen’s Federal Savings and Loan Association at Market and Kearny Street in San Francisco, the War memorial in the San Francisco Presidio, and the Storke Student Publications Building at Stanford University and at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as residences in Southern California.
Clark was born in 1899 in Detroit Michigan and moved to Santa Barbara in 1910. Clark attended Yale and later University of Pennsylvania Architectural School in 1926. After graduating the University of Pennsylvania, Hervey Clark found work at the New York office of Raymond Hood, Godley and Fouilhoux. In 1936, Clark moved to San Francisco and ten years later began a partnership with John Frederick Beuttler. In the mid-1950s through the 1970s, Clark taught design at Stanford’s school of architecture. Hervey Parke Clark died on January 31, 1982, at the age of 82.
John Frederick Beuttler, of Clark & Beuttler, was born in 1891 and died on February 5, 1976.

Scope and Content note

The Clark & Beuttler records span 40.5 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1968. The collection contains notes, clippings, small sketches, and correspondence, all organized by project. The collection also consists of black-and-white photographs, negatives, and Clarke’s postcard collection which is organized by location and/or subject.
Flat files contain architectural drawings and reprographic copies of work, primarily residential, done by Clark & Beuttler between the mid to late 1950s and into the 1960s, architectural awards and certificates, and Clark’s student work, the majority of which are watercolor paintings of buildings and date from the early 1920s.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Beuttler, John Frederick, b. 1891
Clark & Beuttler.
Clark, Hervey Parke, 1899-1982
Architectural drawings
Architecture -- California -- 20th century
Photographic prints
Reprographic copies