The collection comprises personal
correspondence, drawings, photographs, draft material for a monograph on Erich Mendelsohn,
professional materials and ephemera documenting Gallis's personal and professional life,
with particular attention to his years in training at the School of Architecture at the
University of Oregon, Eugene, as well as his independent architectural practice after 1953.
The collection excludes materials produced while Gallis worked with Erich
Michael Gallis was born Misha Alexander Haimovitch in 1909 to a merchant family in Russian
Siberia (present-day Shenyang, China), where the family had established a trading company
specializing in machinery and timber. His father was a Jewish merchant from the Minsk area
of Russia (now Belarus), and his mother was of Greek origin.
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