William Otis Raiguel Collection, 1905-1932

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Arts and Humanities--Architecture History--California History--Bay Area History History--California History Geographical (By Place)--California Geographical (By Place)--California--Bay Area

William Otis Raiguel Collection, 1905-1932

Collection Number: 1947-1

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:
Environmental Design Archives staff
Date Completed:
September 1998
Encoded by:
Campbell J. Crabtree
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: William Otis Raiguel Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1905-1932
Collection Number: 1947-1
Creator: Raiguel, William, 1875-1941
Extent: 1 half box
Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California
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 Director.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Otis Raiguel Collection, (1947-1), Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California

Access Points

Architects--California.
Architects--Travel.
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931

Biography

William Otis Raiguel was born in Freehold, New Jersey on September 25, 1875. In 1905, he traveled to England, France, and Italy. In 1911, Raiguel traveled from San Francisco to Portland, Seattle, and Canada. After taking the train across Canada, he visited Pennsylvania and New York and then boarded a ship for Europe. From July 18 to the middle of December, Raiguel traveled in England, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and Egypt.
William Raiguel was a member of John Galen Howard's office, and assisted in preparing plans for some of the buildings on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The buildings he collaborated on include Boalt Hall, Wheeler Hall, Sather Gate, and the Campanile on the Berkeley campus, and the First Congregational Church in Oakland. In 1926 he retired to his home in Monterey, California . He died in 1941.

Scope and Content

The William Otis Raiguel papers span the years 1905-1932 and include correspondence, contractual agreements, travel diaries, and an insurance application. The correspondence, dated from 1909-1920, is between Raiguel and John Galen Howard, and documents some of their financial arrangements. The three travel diaries completed on his trip to England, France, and Italy include sketches of architectural plans, buildings, and architectural details. The diary from his later trip around the United States, Canada, and Europe contains small photographs, itineraries, and a few articles and brochures.
The collection was donated in 1947.

Related Collections

Title: John Galen Howard Collection,
Identifier/Call Number: 1955-4,
Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives

Container Listing

Folder Folder 1

Correspondence/Contracts with John Galen Howard, 1909-1920

Folder Folder 2

Unidentified Illustration, n.d.

Folder Folder 3

Insurance Application, 1932

Folder Folders 4-6

Travel Diaries, 1905

Folder Folder 7

Travel Diary, 1911