Chris W. Runge Collection, ca. 1933, 1960s

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Chris W. Runge Collection, ca. 1933, 1960s

Collection Number: 1976-3

Environmental Design Archives



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Environmental Design Archives
  • College of Environmental Design
  • 230 Wurster Hall #1820
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
  • Phone: (510) 642-5124
  • Fax: (510) 642-2824
  • Email: archives@socrates.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/
Processed by:
Archives Staff
Date Completed:
April 2000
Encoded by:
Archives Staff
Funding:
Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation.
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Title: Chris W. Runge Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1933, 1960s
Collection Number: 1976-3
Creator: Runge, Chris W., 1906-1972 Ashley, Keyser & Runge
Extent: ca. 7 oversize folders, ca. 20 tubes
Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California.
Abstract: The collection contains architectural drawings that include student work by Runge as well as projects completed by the firm Ashley, Keyser & Runge.
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], Chris W. Runge Collection, (1976-3), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in 1976.

Access Points

Architects--California.
Architecture--California.

Biography

Chris W. Runge (1906-1972)
Chris W. Runge was born in San Francisco. He attended San Francisco Polytechnic High School and studied through an atelier of the San Francisco Architecture Club between 1928 and 1934. He graduated from the Harvard School of Architecture in 1935.
He worked as a draftsman with Frederick Meyer (1928-1933, 1936-1937), H.A. Minton (1933-1934), A.R. Williams (1937-1940), A.W. Earl (1940-1942), and Meyer & Evers (1945-1954). During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion. In 1954 he became a partner in the firm of Meyer & Evers. He remained with the successor firms to Meyer & Evers including Ashley (George Fred), Keyser (Lawrence H.) & Runge; Johnson (Alfred W.) & Runge; Runge (Chris W.).
Sources:

Runge, Chris. AIA Application for Corporate Membership, 1955

Scope and Contents Note

The Chris W. Runge collection consists primarily of architectural drawings, both student renderings and professional commercial and residential projects. The collection is organized into two series: Personal Papers, which consist of student works, and Project Records, which contain drawings by the firm Ashley, Keyser & Runge.

Related Collections

Title: Frederick H. Collection
Identifier/Call Number: (1976-1),
Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives

Series Description

 

I. Personal Papers , ca. 1933

Scope and Content Note

Consists of renderings made while studying with the San Francisco Architectural Club.
 

II. Project Records , 1960s

Scope and Content Note

Contains drawings for architectural projects, primarily commercial designs from the firm Ashley, Keyser & Runge.