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I. PERSONAL PAPERS 1874-1954

Physical Description: Boxes 1-15, Cartons 1-4, folders 1-305, oversize folder 2 B
 

A. Biographical Information

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Howard family genealogy, obituaries, and other personal records.
box 1, folder 1

Biographies and Publication Lists 1906, 1916, 1920

box 1, folder 2

Marriage Papers 1893

box 1, folder 3

Passport and Identification Letters 1918-1930

flat-file-drawer Oversize, folder 2 B

Passport and Identification Papers 1891, 1910, 1919

box 1, folder 4

Obituaries of J.G. Howard 1931

box 1, folder 5

Howard Genealogy: Research n.d.

box 1, folder 6

Howard Genealogy: Hapgood Family n.d.

box 1, folder 7

Howard Genealogy: Houghton Family n.d.

box 1, folder 8

Howard Genealogy: Howard Family n.d.

box 1, folder 9

Howard Genealogy: Sawin Family n.d.

box 1, folder 10

Howard Genealogy: Ancestral Tablets 1883

box 1, folder 11

Howard Genealogy: New England Historical Genealogical Society 1930-1931

box 1, folder 12

In Memoriam 1931

box 1, folder 13

John Galen Howard Autographs n.d.

 

B. Diaries

Scope and Content Note

John Galen Howard - v. 1-4, (1881-1883 and 1888-1894)
box 2, folder 14-17

Volumes I-VI 1881-1884, 1888-1894

 

C. Correspondence

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes incoming letters and letters written by John Galen Howard and Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard. The letters between John and Mary Howard describe life in Berkeley in the first part of the century, as well as describe John Howard's architectural work. The subseries also includes the courtship letters of John Galen and Mary Howard.
box 2, folder 18

Programs and Calling Cards n.d.

box 2, folder 19

Address Book n.d.

box 2, folder 20

Incoming Correspondence n.d.

box 2, folder 21

Correspondence to Family n.d.

box 2, folder 22

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence to Family n.d.

box 2, folder 23-27

Incoming Correspondence 1874-1889

box 2, folder 28

General Correspondence 1879-1888

box 2, 3, folder 29-30, 31-35

Correspondence to Family 1876-1889

box 3, folder 36

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence from Family 1886

box 3, folder 37-39

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence to Family 1873, 1880-1881, 1886, 1889

box 3, 4, folder 40-44, 45-46

Incoming Correspondence 1890-1894

box 4, folder 47

General Correspondence 1892-1894

box 4, folder 48-57

Correspondence to Family 1890-1901

box 4, folder 58-60

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence to Family 1891-1893

box 5, folder 61-67

Courtship Correspondence 1891-1893

box 6, folder 68-70

Incoming Correspondence 1894-1899

box 6, folder 71-77

Correspondence to Family 1894-1899

box 6, folder 78-81

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence to John Howard 1894-1899

box 7, folder 82-84

Incoming Correspondence 1900-1903

box 7, folder 87

Correspondence to Family 1900-1903

box 7, folder 88-90

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence to John Howard 1901-1903

box 8, folder 91-94

Incoming Correspondence 1904-1909

box 8, folder 95

General Correspondence 1908-1909

box 8, folder 96-97

Correspondence to Family 1904-1908

box 8, folder 98

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence from Family 1906-1908

box 8, folder 99-102

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence to Family 1904-1909

box 9, folder 103-106

Incoming Correspondence 1910-1913

box 9, folder 107-112

Correspondence to Family 1910-1913

box 9, folder 113-115

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence to John Howard 1910-1913

box 9, 10, folder 116-119, 120-121

Incoming Correspondence 1914-1918

box 10, folder 122

General Correspondence 1914-1918

box 10, folder 123-129

Correspondence to Family 1914-1918

box 10, folder 130-133

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence To Family 1914-1918

box 10, 11, folder 134-136, 137-138

Incoming Correspondence 1919-1920

box 11, folder 139

General Correspondence 1919

box 11, folder 140-143

Correspondence to Family 1919-1920

box 11,12, folder 144-149, 150-153

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence To Family 1919-1920

box 12, folder 154-156

Incoming Correspondence 1921-1925

box 12, folder 157-158

Correspondence to Family 1921-1925

box 12, folder 159-165

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence To Family 1921-1925

box 13, folder 166-167

Incoming Correspondence 1926-1929

box 13, folder 168-172

Correspondence to Family and Publishers 1926-1929

box 13, folder 173-177

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence To Family 1926-1929

box 14, folder 178-182

Incoming Correspondence 1929-1931

box 14, folder 183-184

General Correspondence 1930-1931

box 14, folder 185

Correspondence to Family 1931

box 14, folder 186-187

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence To Family 1930-1931

box 14, folder 188

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Correspondence: Incoming and Outgoing after Howard's Death 1931-1954

box 14, folder 189-195

Condolence Letters 1931

 

D. Student Work

box 15, folder 196-197

Student Papers n.d.

box 15, folder 198

McKim Scholarship Writings n.d.

box 15, folder 199

Award Medal from MIT 1886

flat-file-drawer Oversize, folder 2 B

School Diplomas and Awards 1882, 1883, 1892

 

E. Travel

box 15, folder 200

Travel Itinerary, Tickets, Postcards, Sketches 1904-1911

 

F. Poetry

Arrangement

Poetry arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Includes manuscripts of titled and untitled poems, reviews and publication information for Brunelleschi and Pheidias. Also includes collected poems not by John Galen Howard.
carton 1, folder 201

Poetry: A-Be n.d.

carton 1, folder 202-204

Poetry: Brunelleschi ca. 1913

carton 1, folder 205-212

Poetry: Cezarronet ca. 1930

carton 1, folder 213

Poetry: Ch-Fa n.d.

carton 1, folder 214-216

Poetry: Flights Afield n.d.

carton 1, folder 217

Poetry: The Forest Nuptials 1917

carton 1, folder 218

Poetry: Fount- From n.d.

carton 1, folder 219

Poetry: From Olive Groves of Academe ca. 1913

carton 1, folder 220

Poetry: G-Ga n.d.

carton 2, folder 221-222

Poetry: Grasmere ca. 1912

carton 2, folder 223-224

Poetry: H-L n.d., 1910, 1921

carton 2, folder 225

Poetry: Madrigals for Maia n.d.

carton 2, folder 226

Poetry: Ma-Pe n.d.

carton 2, folder 227-234

Poetry: Pheidas ca. 1929

carton 2, folder 235

Poetry: Pi-Q n.d.

carton 2, folder 236

Poetry: Ra-Rom n.d.

carton 2, folder 237

Poetry: Rose and Harp 1887

carton 3, folder 238-239

Poetry: Recent Poetry n.d.

carton 3, folder 240

Poetry: S-Song n.d.

carton 3, folder 241-242

Poetry: Sonnets in the Terza Rima n.d.

carton 3, folder 243-246

Poetry: Sp-Z n.d.

carton 3, folder 247-250

Poetry: Untitled & Fragments n.d.

carton 3, folder 251

Poetry: Poem Book Vol. I ca. 1887

carton 3, folder 252

Poetry: Poem Book Vol. II 1887

carton 3, folder 253

Poetry: Poem Book Vol. III 1890

carton 3, folder 254

Poetry: Poem Book Vol. IV & V n.d.

carton 3, folder 255

Poetry: Notes and Research: Others' Poetry n.d.

carton 3, folder 256

Poetry: Quotations: Book n.d

carton 3, folder 257

Poetry: Quotations: Handwritten n.d., 1929

carton 3, folder 258-261

Poetry: Brunelleschi Publication Correspondence 1912-1914

carton 3, folder 262-268

Poetry: Pheidas Publication Correspondence 1920, 1929-1930

carton 4, folder 269

Poetry: Correspondence with John Howell, Publisher 1912-1921

carton 4, folder 270

Poetry: Publishing Correspondence 1900-1930

carton 4, folder 271

Poetry: Correspondence with John Niehardt, Epic Poet 1914-1929

carton 4, folder 272

Poetry: Clippings about John Niehardt, Epic Poet 1918

 

G. Writings and Lectures

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscrips of fictional stories and a lecture given to the Bohemian Club.
carton 4, folder 273

Writings: "Broke" n.d.

carton 4, folder 274

Writings: "Dr. Ann Hunyerfurd" n.d.

carton 4, folder 275

Writings: "Eleventh Laneare" n.d.

carton 4, folder 276

Writings: "The Essence of Potential Transmutability" n.d.

carton 4, folder 277

Writings: "Ideals" n.d.

carton 4, folder 278

Writings: "The Lamp of Truth" n.d.

carton 4, folder 279

Writings: "Noquisqua, the Indian's Hostage" n.d.

carton 4, folder 280

Writings: "The Poetry of Architecture" n.d.

carton 4, folder 281

Writings: "The George T. Plowman Exhibit Brochure" 1914

carton 4, folder 282

Writings: "The School Spirit" n.d.

carton 4, folder 283

Writings: "Through the Dark Gate" n.d.

carton 4, folder 284

Writings: "An Unknown of Class Four" n.d.

carton 4, folder 285

Writings: Stories n.d.

carton 4, folder 286

Writings: Unidentified Chapters and Notes n.d.

carton 4, folder 287

Lecture: "Dans le Quartier" for the Bohemian Club n.d.

 

H. Personal Account Records

box 15, folder 288-289

Account and Notebooks n.d., 1889-1902

box 15, folder 290

Bank Account Books 1916-1919

box 15, folder 291

Bills and Accounts 1929-1931

box 15, folder 292

Leases and Property n.d., 1904, 1930

 

I. Family Papers

Scope and Content Note

Includes the writings, travel narratives, and diaries of Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard, the Howard children's memorabilia, and information on the deaths of Howard's mother and brother.
box 15, folder 293

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Manuscripts of Stories and Articles n.d., 1890

box 15, folder 294

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Travel Articles ca. 1890

box 15, folder 295-298

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard Diaries 1880-1882, 1886-1892

box 18, folder 297

Mary Robertson (Bradbury) Howard diary entries (2 page spread) September 16-17, 1886 BANC MSS 67/35 c,

Additional Note

This material was selectively digitized from a larger resource or collection.
box 15, folder 299

Children's Writings and Memorabilia 1886-1916

box 15, folder 300

Lydia Jane Howard Estate n.d.

box 15, folder 301

Dr. Amasa Howard In Memorium n.d.

 

J. Clippings

box 15, folder 302

General Interest n.d.

box 15, folder 303

French Newspapers ca. 1892

box 15, folder 304

Obituaries ca. 1919-1927

box 15, folder 305

John Galen Howard and Henry T. Howard 1901-1922

 

II. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS 1889-1930

Physical Description: Boxes 16-18, folders 306-356, oversize folder 2 B
 

A. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Between Howard and his partners, Dan Waid and Samuel Cauldwell, recommendation letters for students and colleagues, and information about Howard's employment with the University of California.
box 16, folder 306-309

Professional Correspondence n.d., 1889-1924, 1927-1930

box 16, folder 310

Cauldwell, S. Correspondence 1894

box 16, folder 311

Waid, D.E. Correspondence 1901-1904, 1910

box 16, folder 312

Professional Writings Correspondence 1890-1930

box 16, folder 313

Recommendations for Students and Colleagues 1914-1931

box 16, folder 314

Columbia University Job Offer Correspondence 1912

box 16, folder 315

Post-War Army Education Commission 1918-1919

box 16, folder 316

Employment and Professional Correspondence 1910

box 16, folder 317

University of California Employment Correspondence 1912-1930

box 16, folder 318

University of California Supervising Architect Memoranda 1922-1925

 

B. Writings

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title

Scope and Content Note

Articles about architectural subjects, including several about the progress of work on the University of California.
box 16, folder 319-320

Professional Writings n.d., 1890-1906

box 16, folder 321

Professional Writings: "Architectural Plans for the University of California" 1903

box 16, folder 322

Professional Writings: "The Family Tree of Architecture" n.d.

box 16, folder 323

Professional Writings: "The Function of Architecture" n.d.

box 16, folder 324

Professional Writings: "The Library" n.d.

box 16, folder 325

Professional Writings: Book Review n.d.

box 16, folder 326

Professional Writings: "Outdoor Life and the Fine Arts" 1915

box 16, folder 327

Professional Writings: "Outlooks and Inlooks Architectural" n.d.

box 17, folder 328

Professional Writings: "The Paris Training" n.d.

box 17, folder 329

Professional Writings: Program of the Competition for an Architect for Oakland City Hall n.d.

box 17, folder 330

Professional Writings: "Some Present Problems in Architecture" n.d.

box 17, folder 331

Professional Writings: "Henry Hobson Richardson - A Study of the Man" n.d.

box 17, folder 332

Professional Writings: "Recent Controversy over Architectural Education in America" n.d.

box 17, folder 333

Professional Writings: "San Francisco Civic Center Planning" 1916

box 17, folder 334

Professional Writings: "Progress on the Plan for A Greater University" 1913

box 17, folder 335

Professional Writings: "University of California: Doe Library" n.d., 1907

box 17, folder 336

Professional Writings: "University of California: Hearst Mining Building" n.d.

box 17, folder 337

Professional Writings: "University of California: Report on a Memorial Stadium Site" n.d.

box 17, folder 338

Professional Writings: "University of California: Sather Tower" 1913

 

C. Speeches

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Content Note

Contains transcripts of speeches given about architecture, including the dedication of Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
box 17, folder 339

Professional Speeches: Various Speeches, Speech Notes n.d., 1911

box 17, folder 340

Professional Speeches: "The Art of City Planning" 1914

box 17, folder 341

Professional Speeches: "Bordeaux and Beaune in Wartime" 1919-1920

box 17, folder 342

Professional Speeches: "Dedication of Hearst Mining Building" 1907

box 17, folder 343

Professional Speeches: French Gardens n.d.

box 17, folder 344

Professional Speeches: "The Future of Architecture on the Pacific Coast" 1912

box 17, folder 345

Professional Speeches: The Role of the Dwelling House in the Betterment of Social Conditions 1908

box 17, folder 346

Professional Speeches: The Significance of the Civic Center 1912

 

D. Associations and Committees

Scope and Content Note

Information and correspondence about associations including American Institute of Architects, Architectural League of the Pacific Coast, the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, and several others.
box 18, folder 347-348

Professional Associations Correspondence 1891-1895, 1906, 1927-1930

box 18, folder 349

American Institute of Architects Correspondence 1929-1930

box 18, folder 350

American Institute of Architects Juries and Committees 1910, 1929-1930

box 18, folder 351

American Architect Forms 1919-1920

box 18, folder 352

Architectural League of the Pacific Coast n.d.

box 18, folder 353

Architect's Small House Bureau 1930

box 18, folder 354

Society of Beaux-Arts Architects 1894

box 18, folder 355

Third Pan-American Congress of Architects, Buenos Aires 1927

 

E. Awards and Certificates

Scope and Content Note

Includes award from the St. Louis World's Fair.
box 18, folder 356

St. Louis World's Exposition Award 1904

flat-file-drawer Oversize, folder 2 B

Awards and Certificates 1903, 1915-1916, 1929

 

F. Publications

flat-file-drawer Oversize, folder 1 A

"The Architect" University of California Edition 1917

flat-file-drawer Oversize, folder 1 A

University of California Memorial Stadium Plan Proposal 1921

 

III. FACULTY PAPERS 1905-1928

Physical Description: Cartons 4-5, folders 357-408

Arrangement

Course lectures arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes information about the University of California, Berkeley School of Architecture, as well as lectures, lists of architectural plates and an exam for various courses in architecture. Also includes a translation of J. Guadet's Eléments et Théorie de l'Architecture.
carton 4, folder 357-359

University of California School of Architecture n.d., 1915, 1925

carton 4, folder 360-361

Lectures: Theory of Architecture Course 1905

carton 4, folder 362-367

Lectures: I -- XLIII 1905-1906

carton 4, folder 368-369

Lectures: I -- XII 1906-1907

carton 4, folder 370-373

Lectures: Modern Architecture, I -- XIV 1907

carton 4, folder 374-375

Lectures: Gothic and Renaissance Architecture, XIII -- XXV 1907

carton 4, folder 376-379

Lectures: History of Allied Arts, I -- XIV 1908

carton 5, folder 380-383

Lectures: History of Architecture 5A, I -- XXVII 1908-1909

carton 5, folder 384-385

Lecture: Gothic Architecture Aug.- Dec. 1909

carton 5, folder 386-387

Book X: Elements of Composition in Buildings for Public Usage 1909

carton 5, folder 388-389

Lecture: Italian Renaissance Architecture, Jan.-May 1910

carton 5, folder 390

Lecture: List of Plates for Architecture 5A 1911

carton 5, folder 391-392

Lectures: Architecture 5C, Aug.-Dec. 1912

carton 5, folder 393

Lectures: Architecture 5A, Aug.- Dec. 1913

carton 5, folder 394

Lectures: List of Plates for Architecture 5F, Jan.- Mar. 1914

carton 5, folder 395-396

Lectures: XIII -- XI, Mar.- Apr. 1914

carton 5, folder 397

Lectures: List of Plates for Architecture 5C, Aug.-Nov. 1915

carton 5, folder 398

Lectures: List of Plates for Architecture 5B, Jan.-May 1915

carton 5, folder 399

Lectures: List of Plates for Architecture 5D, Jan.-Apr. 1916

carton 5, folder 400

Lectures: Architecture 5E, Aug.-Dec. 1916

carton 5, folder 401

Lectures: List of Plates for Architecture 5F, Jan.- May 1917

carton 5, folder 402

Exam: Theory of Architecture 1928

carton 5, folder 403-408

"Elements et Theorie de L'Architecture" per J. Gaudet Translation n.d.

 

IV. OFFICE RECORDS 1890-1925

Physical Description: Box 18, folders 409-418, vol. 1

Scope and Content Note

Contains a list of Howard's professional library, information on several projects, loose newspaper clippings of his projects and a scrapbook of clippings.
box 18, folder 409

Office Records 1897, 1909-1918

box 18, folder 410

Professional Library Book Lists n.d., 1913

box 18, folder 411

Index of Drawing Locations n.d.

box 18, folder 412

Binghamton City Hall Competition Description n.d.

box 18, folder 413

Sather Gate and Sather Tower Correspondence 1910-1914

box 18, folder 413

Letter from Benjamin S. Wheeler to John Galen Howard October 31, 1910 BANC MSS 67/35 c

Scope and Content Note

Letter regarding artists for Sather Gate.
box 18, folder 414

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Grounds by John Carton Olmstead 1906

box 18, folder 415

Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Architectural Scheme ca. 1908

box 18, folder 416

Clippings: Public Baths Competition 1890

box 18, folder 417

Clippings: Majestic Theater 1902

box 18, folder 418

Clippings: University of California 1901-1925

volume volume 1

Scrapbook of Clippings

 

V. PROJECT RECORDS 1903-1922

Physical Description: Boxes 19-20, folders 419-448, oversize folders 1 A, 3-4 C, tubes 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by project.
 

A. Specifications

Scope and Content Note

Included are specifications for many of his projects, including the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, the Panama Pacific International Exposition Auditorium, the University of Washington, the University of California, buildings for Claus Spreckels and Duncan McDuffie, as well as other commercial and residential projects.

Note

See project index
 

B. Drawings

Scope and Content Note

Contains drawings for three projects, the Panama Pacific International Exposition Auditorium, Emerson School of Oakland, and a theater building for Claus Spreckels.

Note

See project index