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Clark (Birge M.) Architectural Drawings
SC0838  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Birge M. Clark architectural drawings
    creator: Clark, Birge M. (Birge Malcolm)
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0838
    Physical Description: 2000 item(s)
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1954
    Abstract: Collection contains architectural drawings by Birge M. Clark, his brother David B. Clark, and other partners Walter Stromquist, David F. Potter and Joseph Ehrlich, with a few drawings by his father A. B. Clark. Projects were mostly located in Palo Alto, Stanford, and other communities on the Peninsula and included residences, schools, businesses, and city offices. Most of the drawings are pencil on tissue but other formats are also represented.

    Cite As

    [identification of item], Birge M. Clark Architectural Drawings (SC0838). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Other Finding Aids

    Index to Stanford homes: http://purl.stanford.edu/tp324pd7026 

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Birge M. Clark began his architectural practice in Palo Alto after World War I, when he helped his father A. B. Clark with the design of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's home on the Stanford campus. He went on to design many homes and businesses in Palo Alto, including the Post Office, the Lucie Stern Community Center, and the Hewlett-Packard plant. His contributions to Stanford's architecture include the Seeley G. Mudd Chemistry Building and the John Stauffer Chemical Laboratories.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection contains architectural drawings by Birge M. Clark, his brother David B. Clark, and other partners Walter Stromquist, David F. Potter and Joseph Ehrlich, with a few drawings by his father A. B. Clark. Projects were mostly located in Palo Alto, Stanford, and other communities on the Peninsula and included residences, schools, businesses, and city offices. Most of the drawings are pencil on tissue but other formats are also represented.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Architects.
    School buildings -- California -- Design and construction.
    Architecture, Domestic -- California
    Clark, Arthur Bridgman
    Potter, David F.
    Stromquist, Walter.
    Clark, Birge M. (Birge Malcolm)
    Ehrlich, Joseph.
    Clark, Birge M. (Birge Malcolm)
    Clark, David B.