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Thomas D. Church Collection, 1933-1977
1997-1  
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Series Description

Boxes 1-11

I. Office Records, ca. 1942-1977

 

A. Prospects

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by geographical region.
Contains a few sketches and correspondence between Church and prospective clients.
 

B. Public Relations

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by record type, alphabetically within.
Correspondence, photographs, and a small number of clippings related to the publication of Church's work, articles by Church, and articles about him.
 

C. Photographic Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Consists primarily of photographs, with clippings and printed material also included. Images of landscape structures and details predominate.
 

D. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Photographs of completed projects as well as portraits and photographic studies taken during foreign travel.
 

E. Exhibit Boards

Scope and Content Note

Mounted photographs and drawings of projects created for exhibitions and presentations.
 

F. Carolyn Caddes Files

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and correspondence files created by photographer Carolyn Caddes. The photographs include portraits of Church, photographs of his office, and some images of his completed projects.
Boxes 12-109, Tubes

II. Project Record, 1933-1977

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by client.
Contains correspondence, drawings, photographs, clippings and drawings. The majority of drawings are interfiled with the textual records. Over two hundred projects are included. Though the bulk of the records relate to residential commissions, Church's corporate and institutional projects are well-documented. These include the Caterpillar Company, Longwood Gardens, Stanford University, and University of California, Santa Cruz. Researchers should note that additional photographs are located in the first series, Office Records. Additional photographs and drawings can be found in the final series.
 

A. Files

 

B. Drawings

 

Digital Images

 

Blackwood (H.C.) Residence, Menlo Park, CA, 1949

 

Bradley (John D.) Residence, Hillsborough, CA, 1939-1940

 

Butcher (Preston) Residence, Menlo Park, CA, 1973-1975

 

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA, 1953-1955, 1966-1967

 

Dohrmann (Bruce) Residence, St. Helena, CA, 1963-1972

 

Donnell (Dewey) Residence, Sonoma, CA, 1947-1954

 

Halstead (Eminel) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1944-1974

 

Goldsmith (Louis R.) Residence, Palo Alto, CA, 1967-1968

 

Henderson (Wellington) Residence, Hillsborough, CA, 1958-1959

 

Hunter, Jr. (Norman) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1960-1962

 

Kirkham (Francis) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1948

 

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, 1970-1975

 

Lyon (Richards) Residence, Berkeley, CA, 1959

 

Martin (Charles O.) Residence, Aptos, CA, 1947-1948

 

Meyer (Ernest W. ) and Kuhn (Charles) Residence, Aptos, CA, 1948

 

Mudd (Thomas) Residence, Woodside, CA, 1970-1972

 

Raoul-Duval (Richard) Residence, Burlingame Hills, CA, 1938-1973

 

Rheem (R.S.) Residence, Orinda, CA, 1936-1939

 

Shuey (Charles S.) Residence, Claremont, CA, 1930

 

Sperry (Leonard M.) Residence, Los Angeles, CA, 1952-1953

 

Sullivan (Jerd) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1935

 

Tower (R. Lockwood) Residence, Montecito, CA, 1967

 

Ross and Whipple Residences, Contra Costa County, CA, 1933

 

University of California, Berkeley, CA, 1963-1971

 

Varian Associates, Palo Alto, CA, 1956-1964

 

United States Housing Authority (Valencia Gardens), San Francisco, CA, 1956-1964

 

Wheeler (Mrs. Frederick) Residence, St. Helena, CA, 1946

 

Phillips (Clarence A. ) Residence, Belvedere, CA, 1956

 

McAllister (Decker) Residence, Hillsborough, CA, 1945-1948

 

Exhibit Panels, ca. 1940

 

Clark (G.D.) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1952-1955

 

Gardiner (John) Residence, Kentfield, CA, 1962-1964

 

Giffin (Michael) Residence, Fresno, CA, 1952-1953

 

Russell (Leon B.) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1949-1950

 

Skewes-Cox (Martin V.) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1957-1958

 

Stanford University: Math Corner, Stanford, CA, 1962-1964

 

Wolff (Mrs. George) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1950-1951

 

Wiley (Mrs. James) Residence, San Francisco, CA, 1964-1970

 

Zelinsky (Mervin G.) Residence, Atherton, CA, 1947-1956

 

Hiatt (R.S.) Residence, Modesto, CA, 1939-1940

Flat Files

III. Display Boards, ca. 1939

Scope and Content Note

Contains thirteen multimedia boards illustrating projects completed with William Wurster and Gardner Dailey. These were assembled by Robert Royston for Church's store, Cargoes.
Boxes 110-114

IV. Additional Donations, ca. 1937, 1980s

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically within subseries.
Contains photographs and drawings of Church projects, donated separately. Photographs may be from the 1983 edition of "Gardens Are for People."
 

A. Photographs

 

B. Drawings

 

C. Rheem Residence Drawings

 

D. Shuey Residence Drawing