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Guide to the Gordon and Anna Watkins papers
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Series 1 Personal papers. 1903-1970, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of correspondence, photographs, press clippings, and other material related to Gordon and Anna Watkins. Included in this series are press clippings regarding Anna Watkins, photographs ranging from graduation portraits of Gordon Watkins to photographs of both Gordon and Anna Watkins at social and university related functions, diplomas and certificates received by both Gordon and Anna Watkins,and quilts made for the couple by members of the UCR community.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by format type.
Box 4

Banner with an embroidered "Welcome" (pink and gold). undated.

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence and other material regarding Gordon and Anna Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin T. Coman, Helen Freeland, and Lallie Brownell. 1956-1968.

Box 5

Design sketches and fabric samples for the Gordon and Anna Watkins quilts. circa 1955-1959.

Map-Case A5, Folder 4

Diplomas and certificates received by Gordon and Anna Watkins. 1903-1960.

Box 1, Folder 2

Newspaper clippings, photographs and other material regarding Anna Watkins. 1956-1970.

Box 1, Folder 6

Photographs of Gordon Watkins. undated.

Box 4

Photographs of Gordon Watkins (framed). undated.

Box 3, Folder 4

Press clippings from various German newspapers. 1923-1936.

Box 1, Folder 5

Press clippings, memorandums, and other material regarding the death of Gordon Watkins. 1970-1971.

Box 4

Portrait of Gordon Watkins (charcoal drawing). undated.

Box 5

Quilt made for Anna Watkins by the UCR Affiliates featuring her initials. circa 1955-1959.

Box 5

Quilt made for Gordon Watkins by the UCR Affiliates featuring his initials. circa 1955-1959.

Box 4

Sound recording of Gordon Watkins' memorial service. January 17, 1971.

 

Series 2 Professional papers. 1920-1971, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of manuscripts, press clippings, correspondence, and other material related to the professional career of Gordon Watkins as well as the Watkins' time at UCR. Includes material regarding plans for the establishment and construction of UCR, the development of Watkins House, and the creation of the Watkins Award. Additionally, this series contains ephemera related to and recognizing the many contributions of Gordon and Anna Watkins to the UCR community.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by format type.
Box 1, Folder 3

Articles and academic addresses written by Gordon Watkins. 1920-1954.

Box 1, Folder 4

Articles by and about Gordon Watkins regarding UCR including his appointment as provost, the selection of his cabinet staff, and his retirement announcement. 1953-1961.

Box 3, Folder 3

Brochures and other material regarding the opening of Watkins House. undated.

Box 3, Folder 1

Brochures regarding furniture upholstery and construction materials for Watkins House. undated.

Box 4

Certificate honoring Gordon and Anna Watkins from the UCLA Founders Club. undated.

Box 4

Coin presented to Gordon Watkins as a delegate to the 400th Anniversary Celebration of the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico (housed in velvet box). 1951.

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence and memorandums by and about Gordon Watkins regarding the Watkins Award and UCR. 1949-1966.

Box 6, Folder 15

Correspondence and memorandums regarding major and minor capital improvements. 1951.

Box 6, Folder 10

Correspondence and minutes regarding the Library building. 1950-1951.

Box 6, Folder 11

Correspondence and minutes regarding the Physical Sciences building. 1950-1951.

Box 6, Folder 14

Correspondence and minutes regarding the Plant and Biological Science building. 1950-1951.

Box 6, Folder 13

Correspondence and minutes regarding the Social Science and Humanities building. 1950-1951.

Box 7, Folder 10

Correspondence and other material regarding Charter Day 1950 circa 1949-1950.

Box 7, Folder 11

Correspondence and other material regarding Charter Day 1951. circa 1950-1951.

Box 7, Folder 13

Correspondence and other material regarding housing and water needs at UCR. circa 1950.

Box 7, Folder 12

Correspondence and other material regarding publicity for UCR. circa 1950-1951

Box 7, Folder 15

Correspondence and other material regarding the UCR campus dedication. 1950.

Box 7, Folder 14

Correspondence and other material regarding the Western College Association, University Extension, Robert G. Sproul. circa 1950-1951.

Box 6, Folder 18

Correspondence and reports regarding the UCR campus Master Plan. 1948-1949.

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence, brochures, and other material regarding Watkins House. undated.

Box 7, Folder 5

Correspondence, press clippings, and other material regarding the annexation of the area that contains UCR into Riverside, California. circa 1954-1961.

Box 7, Folder 4

Correspondence, maps, and other material regarding the purchase of the UCR "Big C" property on Box Springs Mountain. circa 1954-1964.

Box 6, Folder 7

Correspondence regarding campus environs and subdivisions. 1950-1951.

Box 6, Folder 8

Correspondence regarding campus organizations. 1950.

Box 6, Folder 6

Correspondence regarding obtaining building materials for Life Sciences, Physical Education and Library buildings. 1951-1952.

Box 6, Folder 5

Correspondence regarding obtaining building materials for Physical Science and Social Science & Humanities buildings. 1951-1952.

Box 6, Folder 16

Correspondence regarding Program Committees for campus buildings. 1950.

Box 6, Folder 17

Correspondence regarding the Campus Plan. 1950-1951.

Box 6, Folder 12

Correspondence regarding the Committee on Buildings and Campus Development. 1951.

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding Watkins House. 1954-1956.

Box 7, Folder 1

Correspondence, reports, and other material regarding Gordon Watkins' sabbatical leave. 1949-1950.

Box 7, Folder 2

Correspondence with Charles B. O'Neill. 1950-1966.

Box 7, Folder 3

Correspondence with Charles B. O'Neill. 1967-1970.

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence with Citrus Experiment Station Director Leon Batchelor. 1949-1951.

Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence with University of California Vice President C.B. Hutchison regarding UCR building plans. 1951.

Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence with University of California Vice President James Corley. 1950-1951.

Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence with various people including Nobel Prize winner Ralph Bunche and Dr. Remsen Bird, declining to be considered for the chancellorship at UCLA. 1950-1951.

Box 7, Folder 7

Lease and correspondence between the Beaumont Irrigation District and the Regents of the University of California regarding land. circa 1939-1941

Box 7, Folder 8

Lease and correspondence regarding the UCR "Big C" property on Box Springs Mountain. circa 1962-1963.

Box 7, Folder 6

Lease between The Berylwood Investment Company and the Regents of the University of California regarding the "T.R. Bard Tract." circa 1938.

Box 4

Mailing tube from UC Berkeley to Provost Gordon Watkins, UCR. July 1956.

Box 2, Folder 2

Manuscript and correspondence regarding Justice as a Dynamic Ideal by Gordon Watkins (manuscript chapters 1-6/typed). undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Manuscript of Justice as a Dynamic Ideal by Gordon Watkins (manuscript chapters 10-14/typed). undated.

Box 2, Folder 4

Manuscript outline by Gordon Watkins titled The Quest for the Good Society (typed/hand annotated). undated.

Box 2, Folder 4

Manuscripts of articles written by Gordon Watkins regarding UCR (typed). 1962.

Box 6, Folder 9

Minutes of meetings held on the Physical Education Building. 1950-1951.

Box 7, Folder 9

Minutes of the Provost's Advisory Administrative Council. 1951.

Box 4

Photobook documenting Gordon Watkins' tenure at UCR. undated.

Box 4

Plate honoring Gordon and Anna Watkins (replica of UCR Watkins Award). undated.

Box 4

Plate honoring Gordon Watkins presented by Pacific Telephone commemorating the first long distance phone call from Riverside, California to the White House June 19,1954.

Box 2, Folder 1

Press clippings and publications regarding labor economics. 1918-1922.

Box 1, Folder 7

Press clippings, correspondence, and other material regarding UCR. 1954-1970.

Box 4

Sound recording of speech given by Gordon Watkins at Watkins House. circa 1963-1965.