The collection consists of
student work, travel scrapbooks, and architectural drawings. Titled "An
Architect's Journey through Europe" travel scrapbooks contain drawings,
sketches, photographs, and notes on buildings. The project records,
comprised solely of drawings include housing and furniture designs as well
as work from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, the WPA housing
division in Washington, DC, and his own private practice in Oakland,
Arthur Banta Gallion (1902-1978) was born June 30, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the
University of Illinois-Champagne-Urbana (UIUC) in 1924, Gallion traveled from
1927 to 1928 on a Steedman fellowship in Europe, and attended the École des
Beaux Arts in Paris. Following his time abroad, he worked for UIUC as
supervising architect under University Architect James M. White during which he
also worked in private practice and in the offices of public works in Urbana
until 1934. Later he moved to Washington, DC to work with the Public Works
Administration (PWA) housing division, from 1934 to 1936.
7.5 Cubic Feet:
2 Document Boxes, 1 Tall Box, 11 Flat
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in
the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Collection is open for research.