Guide to the John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs [graphic], ca. 1905-1910

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Guide to the John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs [graphic], ca. 1905-1910

Collection number: f308x H849 pr

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs [graphic],
Date (inclusive): ca. 1905-1910
Collection Number: f308x H849 pr
Creator: Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931
Extent: 2 v. (822 photographic prints)
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs [graphic], f308x H849 pr, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Volume 1 contains projects at the University of California, Berkeley, where Howard was University Architect from 1903 to 1927: Doe Library, Sather Tower, Agriculture Hall (now Wellman Hall), Hearst Mining Building, roads and walks, Chemistry Auditorium, Boalt Hall (now Durant Hall), bridge on Campanile Way, Architecture Building addition (now North Gate Hall), Fertilizer Control Building, tennis courts, Zoology Museum, Pathology and Hygiene Building, Infirmary Annex, Sather Gate, President's House road.
Volume 1 also contains construction photographs of the dormitory at Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton.
Volume 2 contains primarily buildings in San Francisco, Berkeley and Seattle, some of which reflect Howard's partnership with J.D. Galloway. In San Francisco: Italian American Bank, Security Building, Levi Strauss Building, Adam Grant Building, Fremont Building, Easton Building, Continental Building and Loan Building (also shows Mitchell's Restaurant before demolition), J.D. Galloway House, Eddy Building, Third and Stevenson Building, theater and store building for Claus Spreckels. In Berkeley: Berkeley National Bank, Berkeley storefronts, 1909, First National Bank, chairs for the Greek Theatre, panorama of Berkeley.
Seattle photographs show construction of buildings at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Agriculture Building, Auditorium, Administration Building, Bandstand, Cascade Court, Chemistry Building, Engineering Building, Fire Station, Fisheries Building, Hospital, Manufactures Building, Mines Building, Music Pavilion, Power House, California Building, Rainier Subway, DAR Monument, Oregon and Washington Buildings, entrance gates.
Buildings in other locations in volume 2: Denver Post Office (drawings only), Santa Rosa Bank, Honolulu competition: drawings of Post Office, Customs House and Court House, Oakland YMCA Building (drawings only), and a pumping plant, Oakland.

Scope and Content

These volumes of photographs show the construction of various Howard buildings between approximately 1905 and 1910; in a few cases there are views of the site before the beginning of construction, but in some cases there are not even photographs of the completed buildings.
Volume 1 is devoted to projects at the University of California, Berkeley, where Howard was University Architect from 1903 to 1927. Volume 2 contains photographs of projects in San Francisco, Berkeley and Seattle primarily. The Seattle photographs are all of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Some of the buildings in San Francisco reflect Howard's partnership with J.D. Galloway. A few projects are represented by photographs of drawings only. Photographs in volume 2 are of San Francisco buildings unless otherwise noted or unless the location is unknown. Item numbers have been supplied to facilitate reference to particular images.
These albums bear Howard's bookplate and were given by him to the UC Department of Architecture, according to a notation in the volumes, but the date of this gift and the date of their transfer to University Archives has not been determined.

Container List

volume Volume 1, item 1-126

Library

item 127-182

Sather Tower

item 183-231

Agriculture Hall (now Wellman Hall)

item 232-234

Chemistry Auditorium

item 235-257

Agriculture Hall

item 258-273

Hearst Mining Building

item 274-289

Roads and walks

item 290

Roads north of the Library

item 291-297

Chemistry Auditorium

item 298-321

Boalt Hall (now Durant Hall)

item 322

View northeast from North Hall, Nov. 1908

item 323-335

Bridge on Campanile Way (below Football Statue)

item 336-339

Architecture Building addition (now North Gate Hall)

item 340-348

Fertilizer Control Building

item 349-351

Tennis Courts

item 352-354

Zoology Museum

item 355-357

Pathology and Hygiene Building

item 358-360

Infirmary Annex

item 361-376

Sather Gate

item 377-379

President's House road

item 380-389

Mt. Hamilton dormitory

item 390

Fertilizer Control Building (same 346, better contrast)

item 391-392

Pathology and Hygiene Building (391 out of focus; 392 same as 356)

volume Volume 2, item 1-13

Italian American Bank, San Francisco

item 14-33

Security Building, San Francisco

item 34-54

Levi Strauss Building

item 55-66

Adam Grant Building

item 67-87

Fremont Building (for Claus Spreckels)

item 88-94

Denver Post Office; photos of drawings only

item 95-99

Santa Rosa Bank

item 100-109

Berkeley National Bank

item 110-117

Honolulu competition; photos of drawings of Post Office, Custom House, and Court House

item 118-119

South Berkeley Bank

item 120

Easton Building

item 121-137

Continental Building and Loan Building; includes photos of Mitchell's Restaurant before demolition

item 138-145

Berkeley storefronts, 1909; includes Terminus [Hotel?], Howard building at southeast corner of Shattuck and University, etc.

item 146-150

J.D. Galloway House

item 151-170

Eddy Building

item 171-172

Oakland YMCA; photos of drawings only

item 173-183

Third and Stevenson Building

item 184-199

First National Bank (Berkeley) additions; includes photos of steel framing being manufactured at Berkeley Steel Co.

item 200-239

Theatre and store building for Claus Spreckels

item 240

Pumping plant, Oakland

item 241-242

Chairs for Greek Theatre

item 243

Panorama of Berkeley showing Berkeley National Bank

item 244

Greek Theatre

item 245-430

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle

Scope and Content Note

Includes the Auditorium, Agriculture Building, Administration Building, Bandstand, Cascade Court, Chemistry Building, Engineering Building (Machinery Hall), Fire Station, Fisheries Building, Hospital, Manufactures Building, Mines Building, Music Pavilion, Power House, California Building, Ranier Subway, DAR Monument, Oregon Building, Washington Building, Entrance Gates.