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Clarence A. Tantau Collection, 1921-1939
19XX-8  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Clarence A. Tantau Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1939
    Collection Number: 19XX-8
    Creator: Tantau, Clarence A., 1884-1943
    Extent: 2 flat file drawers
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection primarily consists of architectural drawings for Northern California residences.
    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], Clarence A. Tantau Collection, (19XX-8), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance of the collection is unclear.

    Access Points

    Architects--California.
    Architecture--California.
    Architecture, Domestic--California--San Francisco Bay Area.

    Biography

    Clarence A. Tantau (1884-1943)
    Clarence Tantau was a San Francisco Bay Area architect for nearly 30 years. Tantau's practice was primarily residential, and included homes in Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Santa Cruz, and the Monterey Peninsula. He also designed the Monterey Peninsula Country Club and the Pasatiempo Clubhouse in Santa Cruz. Tantau is best known for his Spanish style architecture, which he employed frequently in both residential and commercial designs. He was a member of the Northern California Chapter of the American Institute of Archives and the State Association of California Architects.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Clarence A. Tantau collection consists primarily of residential drawings produced between 1921 and 1939. Locations include Atherton, Berkeley, Hillsborough, Monterey, Moss Beach, Pebble Beach, Piedmont, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. Non-residential drawings in the collection include the Monterey Peninsula Country Club (1925) and the Pasatiempo Clubhouse (1930). A project list is available in the Archives.

    Related Collections

    Title: Thomas Church Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: (1997-1)
    Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives