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Howard Moïse Collection, 1911-1964
1965-1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Howard Moïse Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1964
    Collection Number: 1965-1
    Creator: Moïse, Howard, 1887-1965
    Extent: 8 boxes, 1 flat file drawer
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection spans the years 1911-1964 and documents Moïse's architectural and teaching careers and his personal travels. The records include correspondence, photographs, slides, news clippings, class notes, sketches, and architectural drawings.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Howard Moïse Collection, (1965-1), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated in 1965.

    Access Points

    Architects--California.
    Architecture--California.
    Architects--Travel.
    Architecture--Study and teaching--California--Berkeley.
    University of California, Berkeley--School of Architecture.

    Biography

    Howard Moïse (1887-1965)
    Howard Moïse was born in 1887 in New Mexico and lived in Denver and Los Angeles. He attended Harvard University, earning his bachelor's degree in 1915, and his master's of architecture in 1916. He formed a partnership with Maurice M. Osborn in Boston, which lasted until the summer of 1917 when both partners entered the Army during World War I.
    His work during the Boston partnership included an addition to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, and the Holbrook Cow Barn. Later he took a job in the New York office of James Gamble Rogers. Some of his projects there included the exterior design of the main group of buildings at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the planning designs of that institution's Neurological Institute Building, Bard Hall, and Medical Student's Dormitory. He also was responsible for the design of additions to the Taft School at Watertown, New York, and a new campus at Rochester for the Colgate Rochester Divinity School.
    During the 1930s, Moïse was considered one of America's most modern designers. In 1932 he was invited to become a professor at the School of Architecture at University of California, Berkeley. From 1946 he also practiced in Berkeley, where he did mostly residential work. During this period he was responsible for the addition and alterations to the Architecture Building (The Ark), in association with Ellsworth Johnson and Carlton Steiner.
    After his retirement in 1955 Moïse was invited to teach courses at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. He died in California in 1965.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Howard Moïse collection spans the years 1911-1964 and documents Moïse's architectural and teaching careers and his personal travels. The collection is organized in six series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Faculty Papers, Office Records, Project Records, and Art. The records include correspondence, photographs, slides, news clippings, class notes, sketches, and architectural drawings.
    Personal papers relate to Moïse's education, Army career, and travels. Professional and faculty records contain reports, speeches, course materials, and reference files. Project records primarily document Moïse's work in the Bay Area, though some early East Coast projects are documented in photographs. Art collected by Moïse includes publications by Grabhorn Press.

    Related Collections

    Title: Howard Moïse Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 979
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    UC Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA