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Guide to the Birge M. Clark Architectural Drawings
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0838
    Creator: Clark, Birge M. (Birge Malcolm), 1893-
    Title: Birge M. Clark architectural drawings
    Dates: 1909-1954
    Physical Description: 2000 items
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    Access: duplication requests must be approved by the University Archivist.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections 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, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    Birge M. Clark Architectural Drawings (SC838). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Associated Materials

    Related business records of Clark and his partners are housed in SC 823, Birge M. Clark, Architectural records and personal papers.

    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.

    Access Terms

    Clark, Arthur Bridgman, 1866-1948
    Clark, Birge M. (Birge Malcolm), 1893-
    Clark, David B.
    Ehrlich, Joseph.
    Potter, David F.
    Stromquist, Walter.
    Architects.
    Architecture, Domestic--California.
    School buildings--California--Design and construction.