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Inventory of the Ernest and Esther Born Collection, 1924-1985
2001-16  
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Series Description

 

I. Personal Papers 1938-1971

Physical Description: 10 folders and one flat file.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of drawings of mosque details and designs from Tunisia in addition to travel slides of various locales throughout Europe.
 

A. Travel Slides 1965-1971

 

B. Writings and Artwork 1924

 

II. Professonal Papers 1929-1989

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This series contains negatives of Carl F. Gromme's Anderson Ranch and a San Francisco residence designed by John Eken Dinwiddie.
 

A. Reference Files n.d.; 1938

 

III. Project Records 1960-1985

Physical Description: Boxes 2-4, 8; and 23 flat files.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of photographs and drawings for numerous private residences; presentation renderings for improvements to San Francisco's Alcatraz Island, Embarcadero, and Fisherman's Wharf; and drawings for the North Beach Place Housing Project. The project files also include a number of design projects for plaques, exhibits, and publication

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project/client name.
 

A. Project Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index

 

IV. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 1965-1981

Physical Description: Boxes 5-7 and one flat file.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This series includes research for BART signs, files, construction photographs, and drawings for the Balboa, Glen Park, and Lake Merritt BART stations.
 

A. Project Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index

 

V. Golden Gate International Exposition 1938-1940

Physical Description: Boxes 2-15.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is primarily photographic and contains many photographs by Esther Born.
 

A. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Drawings

 

**See Project Index

 

VI. University of California, Berkeley Greek theatre Reconstruction 1954-1963

Physical Description: Boxes 9-4; and 4 flat files.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes limited information concerning performances at the Greek theatre from 1904 through 1957. In addition, it contains correspondence with the Hearst Corporation, building contractors, and UC administrators. This series also contains historical information about the theater's sculptural elements and their installation and numerous drawings concerning the various stages of construction, in addition to photographs and text.
 

A. Project Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index

Container List

 

I. Personal Papers 1938-1971

 

A. Travel Slides 1965-1971

Box 1, Folder 1

Aachen: Dom Rathaus 1965

Box 1, Folder 2

Carrara, Lerici 1971

Box 1, Folder 3

Cologne: Cathedral, Opera House, Museum 1965-1966

Box 1, Folder 4

Montreal: The Expo 1967

Box 1, Folder 5

Montreal: Bonaventure Hotel and General Views 1967

Box 1, Folder 6

Montreal: Villa Marie, Banks, General 1967

Box 1, Folder 7

Stockholm: Water Views and Mills Garden 1965

Box 1, Folder 8

Stockholm: Town Hall; London: Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Embankment 1965

Box 1, Folder 9

Garden 1965

Box 1, Folder 10

London: Zoo 1965

 

B. Writings and Artwork

Folder FF 1

Tunisian Mosque Details 1924

 

II. Professional Papers 1929-1987

 

A. Reference Files

Box 1, Folder 11

Anderson Ranch designed by Carl F. Gromme (negatives) n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

H.W. Smith Residence designed by John Eken Dinwiddie (negative) 1938

 

III. Project Records 1960-1981

 

A. Project Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index

 

IV. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 1960-1981

 

A. Project Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index

 

V. Golden Gate International Exposition 1933-1940

 

A. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Drawings

 

**See Project Index

 

VI. University of California, Berkeley Greek theatre Reconstruction 1954-1963

 

A. Project Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index