Guide to the Harry L. Sanders Planning Documents

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0674
Creator: Sanders, Harry L., collector.
Title: Harry L. Sanders planning documents
Dates: 1940-1970
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
Summary: This collection includes reports, proposals, agenda, minutes, transcripts of public hearings, and other documents pertaining to development in San Francisco, especially Diamond Heights and the Western Addition, 1948-54; and reports, booklets, and brochures pertaining to planning in general, 1940-70. Of note in the latter group is the book MEMOS FROM RUSSIA 1969; A STUDY--INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE BUILDING PROCESS IN RUSSIA AND ENGLAND, written and illustrated by Bill Caudill and privately printed in 1970 by the architectural firm Caudill Rowlett Scott.
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

Provenance

Gift of Harry L. Sanders, 1995.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

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

Harry L. Sanders Planning documents (SC0674). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Harry L. Sanders came to Stanford in 1956 as associate director of planning. In 1960 he became director of planning, the University's first full-time director; he retired in 1976. In addition to managing the complex development of the campus, Sanders was a cofounder of the Society of College and University Planning, member of the design team for California State Highway 280, and planning consultant to Menlo College and Tulane University.

Description of the Collection

This collection includes reports, proposals, agenda, minutes, transcripts of public hearings, and other documents pertaining to development in San Francisco, especially Diamond Heights and the Western Addition, 1948-54; and reports, booklets, and brochures pertaining to planning in general, 1940-70. Of note in the latter group is the book MEMOS FROM RUSSIA 1969; A STUDY--INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE BUILDING PROCESS IN RUSSIA AND ENGLAND, written and illustrated by Bill Caudill and privately printed in 1970 by the architectural firm Caudill Rowlett Scott.

Access Terms

Caudill, William Wayne.
Sanders, Harry L., collector.
Building --Russia.
Building --Soviet Union.
Cities and towns --Growth.
City planning --California --San Francisco.
Community development, Urban.
Construction industry --Russia.
Construction industry --Soviet Union.
Urban renewal --California --San Francisco.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

San Francisco Planning Documents

Box 1, Folder 1

City Planning, Dept. of, miscellaneous printed maps and drawings, 1948-49

Box 1, Folder 2

Diamond Heights: Land Acquisition Plan, n.d., and Redevelopment in Diamond Heights, 1950

Box 1, Folder 3

Diamond Heights: "San Francisco Moves Ahead on Diamond Height Redevelopment" (The American City Nov. 1951); transcript of public hearing on redevelopment of the Diamond Heights, Jan. 15, 1952; Report on Improved Properties. . . , Sept. 10, 1953; Documentation in Support of the Redevelopment Plan for the Diamond Heights Approved Redevelopment Project Area B-1, Nov. 18, 1953

Box 1, Folder 4

Health and Safety Code Community Redevelopment Law 1951 (CA Senate Bill No. 1031)

Box 1, Folder 5

Housing Conservation Round Table, from house + home, Oct. 1953

Box 1, Folder 6

Redevelopment Agency, Public Hearing October 14, 1952 (transcript),

Box 1, Folder 7

Redevelopment Agency, agenda and documents for meeting of Jan. 13, 1953

Box 1, Folder 8

Redevelopment Agency, agenda and documents for special meeting of June 4, 1953

Box 1, Folder 9

Redevelopment Agency, minutes, Sept. 15 and 29, 1953

Box 1, Folder 10

Redevelopment Agency, assorted documents, 1952-53

Box 1, Folder 11

Redevelopment Agency, court case documents, 1954

Box 1, Folder 12

South of Market Area: The Feasibility of Redevelopment in the South of Market Area, July 16, 1952; Recommendation for Designation of a South of Market Redevelopment Area, Feb. 17, 1953; The Selection of a Project Area in the South of Market Redevelopment Area, Nov. 27, 1953

Box 1, Folder 13

Western Addition: transcript of public hearing on redevelopment, June 3, 1948; map of suggested site development, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

Western Addition: plans and reports, 1952-54

Box 2, Folder 2

Housing Authority, 8th annual report 1947 ("Down Through the Years; the Story of a People's Love for Their City" )

Box 2, Folder 3

Master Plan of San Francisco 1946: Studies for the Location of a Central Airline Bus Terminal; and Summary

Box 2, Folder 4

Redevelopment in the John McLaren Park Area, July 1951

 

General Planning Documents

Box 2, Folder 5

Adams, Frederick J., Urban Planning Education in the United States, 1954

Box 2, Folder 6

American Institute of Planners 1965 National Convention: The Sierra Club Presents the Crucial Resource

Box 2, Folder 7

Baltimore: Waverly, a Study in Neighborhood Conservation, 1940

Box 2, Folder 8

Blueprint for Neighborhood Conservation, a working manual by the Build American Better Council, 1953

Box 2, Folder 9

California cities: The Phantom Cities of California (California Tomorrow, 1963) and program from 55th annual conference of the League of California Cities, October 1953

Box 2, Folder 10

Chicago: Redevelopment Project No. 4 [residential area in near southwest side], 1949

Box 2, Folder 11

Federal Housing Administration, "How to Test Financial Soundness of Rental Housing Properties," 1951

Box 2, Folder 12

Holmes, Jeffrey, 20/20 Planning; a short history of the first twenty years of the Society for College and University Planning. 1985

Box 2, Folder 13

Memos from Russia – 1969; a study—industrialization of the building process in Russia and England. CRS [Caudill Rowlett Scott] Investigation 19. [Written by Bill Caudill]

Box 3, Folder 1

Menlo Park (CA), master plan, 1952

Box 3, Folder 2

Palo Alto (CA), Parks and Recreation Policy Study, Sept. 1969

 

Rehabilitation:

Box 3, Folder 3

A Primer on Rehabilitation under Local Law Enforcement (National Association of Real Estate Boards, 1952)

Box 3, Folder 3

Rehabilitation as a Business (National Association of Real Estate Boards, 1954)

 

Roads:

Box 3, Folder 4

Roadside Protection in California; a Handbook for Local Action (California Roadside Council 1952)

Box 3, Folder 4

Roadside Protection (American Automobile Association, 1951)

Box 3, Folder 4

The Modern Freeway – and Billboards (brochure by the California Roadside Council 1952)