Guide to the John Galen Howard Papers, 1874-1954

(bulk 1888-1931)

Processed by Elizabeth Konzak
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University of California, Berkeley
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Guide to the John Galen Howard Papers, 1874-1954 (bulk 1888-1931)

Collection number: BANC MSS 67/35 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Elizabeth Konzak
Date Completed:
October 2000
Encoded by:
Michael Conkin
© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: John Galen Howard Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1874-1954 (bulk 1888-1931)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 67/35 c
Creator: Howard, John Galen (1864-1931)
Extent: 21 boxes, 5 cartons, 1 volume, 4 oversize folders, 5 tubes
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research, with the following exception: Panama-Pacific International Exposition drawings are RESTRICTED (Extremely fragile). Consult the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, regarding access.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Galen Howard Papers, BANC MSS 67/35 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Microfilm

Microfilm duplicating selected drawings from the collection is available at the following repositories:
  • Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library:
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC FILM 2546
  • Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Library:
    Identifier/Call Number: MICROFILM 78264 NA

Related Collections

Title: Howard, John Galen collection of progress photographs ca. 1905-1910,
(f308 x H849 pr) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Howard, John Galen,
Title: Sketches of buildings, etc., for the University of California, Berkeley 1904.
(CU-402.1) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Architectural Drawings of University of California Buildings,
(CU-402) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Inventory of the Specifications, Contracts, and Bids for Construction of University of California, Berkeley, Buildings, 1896-[ongoing],
(CU-13) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Hearst, Phoebe Architectural Plan for the University of California. Competition Drawings. Ca. 1897-1898.
(CU-403) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Views of Campus Buildings,
University Archives Pictorial Collection, (UARC PIC) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Records of the President of the University of California,
(CU-5) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Records of the Regents of the University of California, 1896-1933,
(CU-1) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Hearst, Phoebe Architectural Plan for the University of California. Concours Phoebe A. Hearst pour les plans de reconstruction de l'universite. 1er prix. Projet de E. Bernard.
(ff308gh.u, ff308gh.u.1900, ff308gh.u.pah) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Hearst, Phoebe,
Title: Correspondence concerning the Phoebe Hearst Architectural Plan for the University of California, 1896 Oct 22-23.
(308gh.cor) University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Collection,
University Libraries, University of Washington, Special Collections, http://content.lib.washington.edu/aype/index.html 

Materials Catalogued Separately

Photographs are available in the Bancroft Pictorial Collection (BANC PIC 1967.016-018). Three autographed poems by George Sterling were removed and added to the George Sterling Papers (BANC MSS C-H 60).

Administrative Information

Funding

Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

John Galen Howard was born May 8, 1864 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He began his architectural education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the nation's only architectural program at the time, although he left in 1885 before completing his degree. He apprenticed himself to Henry Hobson Richardson in Brookline, Massachusetts, gaining a practical knowledge of drafting. After Richardson's death he left the firm and went to Los Angeles where he worked with the firms Caulkin & Hass, and James M. Wood. Unhappy with the prospects in Los Angeles after a year, Howard left to tour Europe in 1888. Returning to the United States, he went to work for McKim, Mead & White, first in Boston then in New York. Encouraged by the partners of the firm, who offered financial assistance, Howard left for Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1890 to 1893. Although he left shortly before completing the training, he brought the tradition and style of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts back to the United States.
In 1893 Howard married Mary Robertson Bradbury, starting a family of five including Henry Temple (1894), Robert Boardman (1896), Charles Houghton (1899), John Langley (1902), and Jeanette (1905). Howard opened a private practice in 1895 with Samuel Cauldwell in New York. The partners built residential and commercial buildings in New York and New Jersey. In 1898, Howard & Cauldwell entered the Phoebe Hearst International Competition for the plan for the University of California in Berkeley. Emile Bénard won the competition, however, he did not wish to leave Paris for Berkeley. Howard, whose entry with Cauldwell came in fourth place, was appointed to the Advisory Board of Architects for the Perpetuation of the Phoebe Hearst Architectural Plan for the University of California. Phoebe Hearst hired Howard to design the Hearst Mining Building, sending him on a tour of Europe in 1900 to study University buildings, particularly those relating to mining. Because Bénard proved too difficult for the Regents to work with, President Wheeler, a strong supporter of Howard's talents, offered Howard the position of Supervising Architect of the University in 1901. The Howards moved to California in 1902. In 1903, the University of California provided funding for a department of architecture. Howard was appointed professor at the new school, and settled into life in the Bay Area.
Because of Howard's work on the University, he soon had a growing private practice. In 1906 he opened an office in San Francisco in partnership with engineer John Debo Galloway. He was also an advisory member of the Reconstruction Committee of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Away from his work at the University, Howard was the supervising architect for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Howard was also involved with the Panama-Pacific Exhibition of 1915 in San Francisco. He was a member of the Exposition advisory committee as well as a member of the board that supervised the plan for the San Francisco Civic Center. He also designed the San Francisco Civic Auditorium for the Exposition. Howard also designed a variety of residential and commercial buildings in Berkeley and San Francisco.
In 1913 Howard was appointed Director of the School of Architecture at the University. In his capacity as Supervising Architect for the University, Howard completed the Hearst Memorial Mining Building, the Greek Theater, Boalt Hall, California Hall, Agriculture Hall, the University Library, the Sather Tower (known as the Campanile), Sather Gate, Wheeler Hall, Hilgard Hall, Gilman Hall, Hesse Hall, Le Conte Hall and Haviland Hall, thoroughly adapting the Phoebe Hearst Architectural plan to display his preferred designs.
In 1917, Howard took a sabbatical to live and write poetry in Carmel, California. In 1918, he went on "war leave" to Europe. There he helped establish the American Expeditionary Forces University, which was intended to educate soldiers as they awaited transport home. Returning in 1919, he found the University reluctant to spend money and saw his authority as Supervising Architect start to deteriorate. Howard was officially dismissed by the Regents of the University in 1924, and in 1926 resigned as Director of the School of Architecture. He and his wife, Mary Robertson Bradbury, moved to San Francisco, residing on Russian Hill, where Howard continued to write and publish his own poetry. He died suddenly from a heart attack in 1931.

Note

Sources:

  • Partridge, Loren, John Galen Howard and the Berkeley Campus: Beaux-Arts Architecture in the "Athens of the West," Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association, 1978.
  • Moss, Stacey, The Howards: First Family of Bay Area Modernism, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA 1988.

Scope and Content

The John Galen Howard papers span the years 1874-1954 (bulk 1888-1931). It contains correspondence, diaries, drafts and manuscripts of poems, transcripts of speeches, articles, and course lectures, relating to Howard's career as an architect, a professor, and a poet. The collection provides a look at Howard's personal and family life, his interests outside of architecture, as well as his architectural work. The collection is organized into five series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Faculty Papers, Office Records, and Project Records.
Howard's personal papers forms the bulk of the collection, and contains biographical and genealogical information, diaries, incoming and outgoing correspondence, and correspondence between family members. The majority is between Howard and his wife, Mary, and includes love letters before their marriage as well as correspondence throughout their married years. Their letters provide a valuable portrait of life in the university community of Berkeley and the artist community of Carmel during the early part of the century, and also reveal a great deal about Howard's professional life as an architect, including explanations of the problems he faced with many of his projects. Correspondence between family members about their travels abroad at several different times are filled with vivid descriptions, while the letters between Mary, Howard, and their sons during and after World War I describe the situation in France. The collection includes Howard's student papers from his work in the United States during the mid 1880's, as well as manuscripts and drafts of his poetry. Included are reviews and correspondence relating to the publishing of his works, Brunelleschi and Phidias, as well as a number of manuscripts of fictional stories. The family papers also contain several travel narratives written by Mary Howard before her marriage, and memorabilia from the Howard children, along with personal account records and newspaper clippings.
Howard's professional papers contain correspondence with partners Samuel Cauldwell and Dan Waid, recommendations for students and colleagues, and information on his position with the University of California. Drafts and publications of articles on architecture include several articles relating to the accomplishments of Howard's work at the University of California, and include transcripts and notes from speeches given about architectural issues. Information about Howard's involvement in multiple associations and committees includes correspondence about the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of the Pacific Coast, the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects, and several other organizations.
Faculty papers include information on the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Architecture, course lectures and plate lists for many architectural classes, an exam, and a translation of J. Gaudet's Eléments et Théorie de l'Architecture.
Howard's office records include a list of his professional library, information on several projects, loose newspaper clippings of his projects, and a scrapbook of clippings.
Project records include specifications for many of Howard's 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. Drawings for three projects, the Panama Pacific International Exposition Auditorium, Emerson School of Oakland, and a theater building for Claus Spreckels are also included.
Guide to the Project Index:
The Project Index is a way to organize the various formats of architectural records from the same project. Each horizontal row holds information about a project and the location of the project records.
Client Name/Project Name:
The first column lists the Client or Project name. The client name is always listed first. If the project has a name, this may be listed with a see reference to the client. This is the most likely way that researchers will wish to find a project.
Collaborator / Role:
Often architects worked with other architects, engineers, or landscape architects. The name of the collaborator is listed, Last name, and first initial. The role of the collaborator follows in the same column in parenthesis.

e.g. Maybeck, B. (architect) = Maybeck as a collaborating architect
Physical Location of Materials:

Manuscript Records, Drawings, Detail Drawings, Photographs

  • The next set of fields are used to designate the physical location of any materials related to the project. Materials may include records, files, correspondence, and papers, drawings, detail drawings, or photographs.
  • The location of the materials is formatted to have the box number, then folder number.

    e.g. Box # | Folder # - one box, one folder: 5 | 2
  • Folders in consecutive order, but the same box will be hyphenated. e.g. additional folders - same box, consecutive: 5 | 6-9
  • Folders not in consecutive order, but in the same box will be separated by a comma.

    e.g. additional folders - same box, not consecutive: 5 | 6, 11
  • Materials that reside in more than one box are separated in the cell with a comma.

    e.g. additional folders - different box: 4 | 3, 5 | 2
  • If the material is not a box, but actually a Tube, a T will be entered before the tube number.
  • If an oversize folder contains the material, the size of the folder will be entered after the folder number.

    e.g. number, oversize folder - 10 B
Date:
The date of the project. May be a single year, a range of years, or a circa date.
Location and State:
The geographical location of the project.
Project Type:
The general term for the category of building.

e.g. a commercial building or a residence.
Microfilm:
This column will appear if the collection has been microfilmed. The column tracks the amount of material microfilmed for each project: all, selected or none.

Container List

 

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

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
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

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Poetry arranged alphabetically by title.
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

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.
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 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

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title
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

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.
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

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Course lectures arranged chronologically.
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 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

Scope and Content Note

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

 

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

Project Index (Alphabetical by Client/Project Name)

 

AYPE (Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition): Auditorium [see University of Washington: Auditorium] 1907-1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

exposition
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 419

AYPE: Emergency Hospital 1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

exposition

Microfilm:

none
 

AYPE: Fine Arts [see University of Washington: Chemistry] 1909

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

exposition
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 420

AYPE: Fire Station 1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

exposition

Microfilm:

none
 

AYPE: Power House [see University of Washington: Power House] 1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

exposition
 

AYPE: Power Plant [see University of Washington: Power Plant] 1907-1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

exposition
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 421

Continental Building (Grant, Joseph) 1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

none
Drawings Oversize Folder: 1 C

Emerson School 1912

Collaborator/Role: Donovan, J. (supervising architect)
Oakland, CA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 422-423

First National Bank, addition 1903, 1909, 1917

Berkeley, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 424

Grant, Adam: Murphy & Grant Co. 1907-1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

selections
 

Grant, Joseph [see Continental Building] 1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 425

Levi Strauss Realty Co. #1 1906

San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

selections
 

Mason McDuffie Company, Northbrae Circle [see Northbrae Circle] 1913

Berkeley, CA

Project Type:

transportation
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 426

McDuffie, Duncan, garage 1910-1911

Berkeley, CA

Project Type:

residential

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 427

Northbrae Circle (Mason McDuffie Company, Northbrae Circle) 1913

Berkeley, CA

Project Type:

transportation

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 428

Nurses' Settlement 1906

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

residential-multi

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 19 | 429-430, Drawings Oversize: Tubes 1-5

Panama Pacific International Exposition Auditorium (San Francisco Civic Auditorium) 1912-1913

Collaborator/Role: Meyer & Reid, (architects)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

exposition

Microfilm:

selections
Manuscript Box/Folder: 20 | 431

Pierce-Arrow 1912

San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

selections
 

San Francisco Civic Auditorium [see Panama Pacific International Exposition Auditorium] 1912-1913

Collaborator/Role: Meyer & Reid, (architects)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

exposition
Manuscript Box/Folder: 20 | 432

Santa Rosa Bank 1906-1907

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Santa Rosa, CA

Project Type:

commerical

Microfilm:

selections
Manuscript Box/Folder: 20 | 433

Sprague, Lucy 1905-1906

Berkeley, CA

Project Type:

residential

Microfilm:

selections
Manuscript Box/Folder: 20 | 434

Spreckels, Anna C., stable 1909

San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

residential

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 20 | 435

Spreckels, Claus: Market & Eddy 1908-1909

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 20 | 436

Spreckels, Claus: Market & Fremont 1907

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 20 | 437, Drawings Oversize Folder: 2 C

Spreckels, Claus, theater and stores 1908-1910

San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

selections
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 438

Stern, J. 1907

San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

commercial

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 439-441

Union Oil Company ca.1920

Los Angeles, CA

Project Type:

commerical

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 442

University of California: Bridge at College Avenue 1916

Berkeley, CA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

none
Details Oversize Folder: 1 A

University of California: Memorial Stadium 1922

Berkeley, CA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 443

University of California: Sacramento Building 1907

San Francisco, CA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 444-445

UW (University of Washington): Auditorium (Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition: Auditorium) 1907-1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 446

UW: Chemistry (Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition: Fine Arts) 1909

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

selections
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 447

UW: Power House (Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition: Power House) 1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

none
Manuscript Box/Folder: 21 | 448

UW: Power Plant (Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition: Power Plant) 1907-1908

Collaborator/Role: Galloway, J., (engineer)
Seattle, WA

Project Type:

educational

Microfilm:

none