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Guide to the Julia Morgan Architectural Drawings, 1907-1929
BANC MSS 71/156 c  
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Description
The Julia Morgan Architectural consists of Morgan's drawings, chiefly from her partnership with Ira Wilson Hoover and records of from her own firm, for the years 1907-1929. The collection contains pencil sketches, along with blueprints, linens, and one specification for Morgan's commissions in San Francisco, the East Bay, including Berkeley, Oakland, and Piedmont, as well as other California communities. This finding aid contains digital images of selected Julia Morgan drawings from the collection.
Background
Julia Morgan was born in 1872 in Oakland, California where she continued to live throughout her life. Immediately after Morgan's graduation from Oakland High School, she enrolled in the College of Civil Engineering at University of California, Berkeley, receiving her degree in 1894. While at Berkeley she was introduced to Bernard Maybeck, who was an instructor of drawing at the university and taught architecture privately, since at that time there was no school of architecture. Maybeck encouraged students interested in architecture to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the foremost architectural program at the time. After graduation Morgan worked briefly for Maybeck, and then traveled to Paris in 1896 intending to enroll in the Ecole.
Extent
106 oversize folders, 8 tubes, 1 portfolio (18.7 linear ft.) 33 digital objects
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.