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Finding Aid for the Ernest Born Collection of Italian Medieval and Renaissance Architectural and Art Photographs, ca. 1890-1920
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Description
Ernest Born was born in 1898. He studied architecture under John Galen Howard at the University of California, Berkeley and then went to work in Europe. After the war Born returned to architectural practice in San Francisco. He also became professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, during which time he designed additions and alterations to the William Randolph Hearst Theater on the Berkeley campus, and began his association with Walter Horn. The collection consists of 2128 photographs in 27 photograph albums. Most are silver prints, with a few albumen prints as well. The majority of the photographs are by the Alinari Company, but there are smaller but significant groups of photographs by Brogi, Anderson and others.
Background
Ernest Born was born in 1898. He studied architecture under John Galen Howard at the University of California, Berkeley and then went to work in Europe. On his return he worked in New York for almost ten years with the distinguished architects Gehron and Ross, and Arthur Loomis Harmon, and on special projects with Corbett, Harrison and McMurray. In the 1930s he worked as art director with Architectural Records and then with Architectural Forum. Born's architectural practice in San Francisco began with exhibit buildings and exhibit design at the 1939/40 Golden State International Exposition in Treasure Island. He spent the war years in Manaus, Brazil, with architect Gardner Dailey, and then in the US on special military projects. After the war Born returned to architectural practice in San Francisco. He also became professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, during which time he designed additions and alterations to the William Randolph Hearst Theater on the Berkeley campus, and began his association with Walter Horn. Throughout the 1960s Born was consultant to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). He was appointed to the San Francisco Art Commission by several mayors, and served as chairman of its Civic, Design, Planning and Architecture committee. Through the 1970's Born devoted himself almost exclusively to working on The plan of St. Gaul with Walter Horn.
Extent
27 photograph albums in 27 oversize boxes.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.