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Finding Aid for the Berkeley Brandt papers, circa 1900-circa 1931 0000114
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  • Custodial History note
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Berkeley Brandt papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000114
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box and 1 flat file folder)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1900-circa 1931
    Location note: Box 1/ADC - regular Box2/ADC - oversize** 1 Flat File Drawer/ADC - flat files
    creator: Brandt, Berkeley


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of B.F. Armstrong, 1970.

    Preferred Citation note

    Berkeley Brandt papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Berkeley Brandt was born in Illinois in 1874. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1895, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1900, and received his architect license in Illinois in 1902. Brandt was a practicing architect in the Chicago region from circa 1910 to circa 1920. In the late 1920s Berkeley Brandt and his family moved to Ventura, California, where he continued to practice architecture. He lived in Ojai in the mid-1930s and was a citrus grower, as well as town fire commissioner (he also designed the town fire house). Brandt died in 1944.

    Scope and Content note

    The Berkeley Brandt papers span 4 linear feet and date circa 1900 to circa 1931. The collection is composed of watercolor paintings (most of which are mounted on boards) of the interiors of residential homes, pencil drawings of the interior of St. Etinne Church, and architectural drawings and reprographic copies of both residential and commercial buildings designed by Brandt. The majority of watercolor paintings, architectural drawings, and reprographic copies are of residential homes located in the Midwest (primarily Chicago, IL). The collection also includes clippings from The Los Angeles Times as well as other architectural periodicals such as the American Architect and Building News.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Brandt, Berkeley
    Architectural drawings
    Architecture -- California
    Reprographic copies
    Watercolor paintings