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Finding Aid for the Barton Myers papers, circa 1968-circa 2004 0000161
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Barton Myers papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000161
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1552.5 Linear feet (627 record storage boxes, 1,630 tubes, 52 boxes of drawings, 65 bagged drawings, 2 flat file drawers, 243 presentation boards, and 4 models)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1968-circa 2004
    creator: Myers, Barton, 1934-


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Barton Myers, 2000, 2008, and 2011.

    Preferred Citation note

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

    Biographical/Historical note

    Barton Myers was born in 1934 in Norfolk, Virginia. From 1952-1956 he attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science. In 1961, Myers went back to school to get his Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1964. Just out of school, Barton Myers found work as a draftsman for Louis I. Kahn in Philadelphia. Two years later, in 1968, Myers launched his architectural career in Canada by opening up his own firm in Ontario. In 1975, Myers moved his firm to Los Angeles, where he continues to practice today. Aside from practicing architecture Myers taught at the University level. He was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, at the University of Pennsylvania and at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University. He currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles, a position he has held since 1980. Barton Myers’ more notable projects include: the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and the Tempe Center for the Arts.

    Scope and Content note

    The Barton Myers papers span approximately 800 linear feet and date from circa 1968 to circa 2004. The collection contains architectural drawings and reprographic copies, photographs, contracts, specifications, and correspondence.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Myers, Barton, 1934-
    Architectural drawings
    Reprographic copies