The Arthur Brown, Jr. Photograph Collection contains approximately 200 glass negatives
representing primarily the early architectural work of Bakewell & Brown. The images are mostly of the
completed buildings and residences, but there are also photographs of drawings, models, and of building
construction. It also contains a number of portraits of the design team for San Francisco City Hall, and several
images of drawings produced by students at the San Francisco Architectural Club and the University of Oregon.
Arthur Brown, Jr. was born in 1874 in Oakland, California. After graduating from Oakland High School in 1892,
Brown went on to the University of California (UC), Berkeley to study civil engineering. During his time at UC,
Brown received informal training from architect Bernard Maybeck, who encouraged Brown to continue his
architectural studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Arthur Brown, Jr. began his studies at the Ecole in
1897 and graduated in 1901, achieving the status of Architecte Diplômé par le Gouvernement
Français. Brown stayed on in France to continue his training in the Atelier Laloux and to travel
through Europe until 1903.
Number of containers: 23 boxes (circa 210 glass negatives and 36 photographic prints)
Linear feet: approximately 9.2
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in
writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000.
Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright
owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Restricted Negatives: Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning
these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.