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William G. Merchant Collection, 1934-1941
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Series Description

Box 1

I. Personal Papers, n.d., 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Contains an undated photograph of Merchant and correspondence from Bernard Maybeck to Merchant.
Box 1, Flat Files, Tubes

II. Golden Gate International Exposition, n.d., 1934-1941

Scope and Content Note

Contains a variety of materials concerning particular committees and general fair topics. Includes correspondence and documents regarding the early planning for GGIE, reference materials and reports of lectures discussing other fairs, correspondence and contractual agreements with sculptors, and correspondence related to planning for a stadium facility at GGIE.
Also included are reports regarding rules and regulations, correspondence of the Architectural Commission and other GGIE committees, and reports and correspondence created by the San Francisco Recreation Commission. There are also blue prints of the Temple of Music and the Monolith Figures and Sculptural Models at East Towers and Lagoon and a photograph of the Pacific House.
The financial records include GGIE ledger books from 1936-41, the 1939 Bay Exposition Expense Account and the Redwood Empire Expense Account. In addition, there is correspondence regarding Merchant's financial claim against the San Francisco Bay Exposition.

A. Administration


B. Projects

Flat Files, Tubes

III. Project Records, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drawings for a residence, (A.J. Callahan), a Mausoleum and Chapel and St. Mary's Square in San Francisco.

IV. Additional Donation, 1940

Scope and Content Note

Bergerot Residence Drawings