This collection pertains to Turner's
research and writing on the architecture of Stanford University, focusing primarily on the
Quad, the museum, and Hanna House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Included are photocopies
of research documents, articles, copy prints of historic photographs, modern photographs,
reports, correspondence, drafts of Turner's writings and the final publications. Hanna House
materials are largely about seismic repairs following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. There
are a few original historic documents in the collection, including the 1886 booklet THE
LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY MUSEUM ORIGIN AND DESCRIPTION; Lorenz Eitner's, "The
Development of the Stanford Museum 1964-1984"; and an 1887 print "The Leland Stanford Junior
University Now in the Course of Construction at Palo Alto, Cala."
Paul V. Turner, trained as an architect and art historian, has been on the faculty of
Stanford's Dept. of Art and Art History since 1971. His publications include THE EDUCATION
OF LE CORBUSIER; THE FOUNDERS & THE ARCHITECTS: THE DESIGN OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY; and
CAMPUS: AN AMERICAN PLANNING TRADITION. He chaired the university committee overseeing the
repair of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House, badly damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta
earthquake, and in 2001 received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for distinctive
contributions to undergraduate education.
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:
This collection is open for research.