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Willis Polk Collection
1934-01  
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SERIES I. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

 

A. Correspondence

 

Correspondence 1892-1924

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Architectural News 1890-1891

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|3
 

Preservation of the Fine Arts Palace 1915

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

B. Writings

 

Writings 1904-1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|2
 

The Guild of Arts & Crafts of San Francisco, Action to Create a Board of Public Works 1894

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|4
 

Hobart Building Controversy 1914-1915

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|5
 

C. Reference Files

 

News Clippings 1899-1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|7
 

Building Report and Specification n.d., 1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|8
 

News Clippings Scrapbook 1901-1914

Physical Description: 1 Box: 2
 

"Civic Beautification' of America" Clipping from The Graphic 1911

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Clippings Scrapbook of The American Architect and Building News 1887-1901

Physical Description: 1 Box:3
 

D. Photographs

 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|10
 

E. Post-Mortem Materials

 

Post-Mortem Materials 1924-1937

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|9
 

SERIES II. OFFICE RECORDS

 

A. Financial Records

 

Cash Ledger 1893-1897

Physical Description: 1 Box: 2
 

B. Published Projects

 

Items from Polk Scrapbook n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

C. Built and Unbuilt Projects n.d.

 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of photographs and lithographs of built and unbuilt projects by Willis Polk and his firms. Some identified projects include: the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial, the Linderhof residence, a proposal for a Golden Gate Park Stadium, and a proposal for an addition to the New Chronicle Building
 

SERIES III. PROJECT RECORDS

 

Alexander Young Building (Honolulu, HI) 1900

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1900

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Photographs 1900

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Atkins, J.H.P. n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 1
 

Boericke, Dr. William (San Francisco, CA) 1890

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1890

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 2
 

Bourn Jr., Wm. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Polk (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 40
 

Bourn Sr., Mrs. Wm. "Madrono" (St. Helena, CA) 1898

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble, Polk & Polk (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1898

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 41
 

Breeze, Thomas H. (Fair Oaks) (San Mateo, CA) 1907

Collaborator: Burnham & Co (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1907

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 3
 

California Mid-winter International Expo. Proposed Admin. Bldg. (San Francisco, CA) 1893

Collaborator: Polk (architect)

Project Type

exposition
 

Drawings 1893

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 42
 

Carolan, Francis Estate (Burlingame, CA) 1909

Collaborator: Burnham (architect)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1909

Physical Description: 1 Box: Box 4, FF4
 

Chamberlain & Procter (San Francisco, CA) 1920

Project Type

residential-multi
 

Drawings 1920

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 5
 

Chamberlain & Procter (San Francisco, CA) 1917

Project Type

residential-multi
 

Drawings 1917

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 6
 

Crocker (Hillsborough, CA) 1894, 1916

Project Type

residential
 

Manuscripts 1894, 1916

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Drawings 1894, 1916

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|5
 

Crocker Building - proposed (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 43
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Design: Hall of Fame n.d.

Project Type

cultural
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Design: Stadium in Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

recreational
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Dohrmann, A.B.T. (San Francisco, CA) 1919

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1919

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 44
 

Empire Mines (Grass Valley, CA) 1905-1906

Collaborator: Polk & Wright (architects)

Project Type

industrial
 

Drawings 1905-1906

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 7
 

Ferry Building - Peristyle & Arch at the foot of Market Street (San Francisco, CA) 1897

Project Type

transportation
 

Drawings 1897

Physical Description: 1 Frame: 60
 

Filoli Estate (Woodside, CA) n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 1-5
 

First National Bank Building of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) 1907

Collaborator: Polk & Burnham (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1907

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Frederick's & Co (San Francisco, CA) 1909

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1909

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 8
 

Fuller & Co. Warehouse (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Garden of Allah [see White, Ralston]

 

Griffith, Misses A.S. & C.L. (San Francisco, CA) 1910

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1910

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 9
 

Henshaw, William G. (Oakland, CA) 1911

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1911

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 10
 

Henshaw, William G. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 11
 

Hooker, Katherine P. [see also Dohrmann] (San Francisco, CA) 1913

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1913

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 12
 

Hooker, R.G. (San Francisco, CA) 1908

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1908

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 13
 

Hotel Arcadia (Santa Monica, CA) 1893

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1893

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 45
 

Howard, Charles Webb (Oakland, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 46
 

Howison, G.H. n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 14
 

Jackling, D.C. (Hillsborough, CA) 1918

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1918

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 15
 

Jolliffe Residence n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Photographs n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Polk (architects)
 

Lee, Cuyler (Oakland, CA) 1913

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1913

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 16
 

Martin, Mrs. Walter S. (Hillsborough, CA) 1915

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1915

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Merchants Exchange Building (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 10 Tubes: 6-15
 

Mills Building Addition (San Francisco, CA) 1912-1913

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1912-1913

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 16
 

Moffitt, J.K. (Piedmont, CA) 1911

Collaborator: Burnham, D.H. & Co., Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1911

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 18
 

Naphtaly, S.L. (San Francisco, CA) 1913

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1913

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)
Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 19
 

Opera House interior (San Francisco, CA) ca. 1912

Project Type

cultural
 

Drawings ca. 1912

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 47
 

Osbourne, Lloyd (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Percy, G.W. (architects)
Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 20
 

Pacific Union Club (San Francisco, CA) 1909

Project Type

recreational
 

Drawings 1909

Physical Description: 1 Tube: FF 21, T 17-18
 

Pacific Union Club- alterations (San Francisco, CA) 1919

Project Type

recreational
 

Drawings 1919

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 19
 

PG & E Jesse Street Station (San Francisco, CA) 1905-1909

Collaborator: Burnham & Polk (architects)

Project Type

industrial
 

Drawings 1905-1909

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 20
 

Pullman, Mrs. Hariett; Carolands Estate (Hillsborough, CA) 1914

Collaborator: Polk & Sanson (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1914

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 22
 

Robert Lewis Stevenson Memorial, Portsmouth Square (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

cultural
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Competition: San Francisco City Hall (San Francisco, CA) ca. 1912

Project Type

governmental
 

Drawings ca. 1912

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 23
 

San Francisco National Bank (San Francisco, CA) 1908-09

Collaborator: Burnham & Co (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1908-09

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 24
 

San Francisco Plan (San Francisco, CA) 1905

Collaborator: Burnham (architect)
 

Drawings 1905

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 25
 

San Francisco War Memorial (San Francisco, CA) 1923-1924

Collaborator: Bakewell & Brown; Lansgurgh

Project Type

cultural
 

Manuscripts 1923-1924

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|4
 

San Francisco, United Railroads - street lamps (San Francisco, CA) 1916

Collaborator: Polk & Lentelli, Leo (sculptor)

Project Type

transportation
 

Drawings 1916

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 26, T 21
 

Selby, Mrs. H.I. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 27
 

Sisters of the Holy Name Family (San Francisco, CA) 1911

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

residential-multi
 

Drawings 1911

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 28
 

Spring Valley Water Co. Mason St. (San Francisco, CA) 1922

Project Type

commercial
 

Manuscripts 1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|2
 

Drawings 1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|2
 

St. Mark's Parish (Berkeley, CA) 1908-12

Project Type

religious
 

Drawings 1908-12

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 29, T 22
 

St. Matthew's Church (San Mateo, CA) n.d.

Project Type

religious
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 30
 

Stevenson, Mrs. R.L. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Percy, G.W. (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 31
 

Swedenborgian Church - art piece (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

religious
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Tilden Admission Day Monument (San Francisco, CA) 1896

Collaborator: Polk/ D. Tilden

Project Type

art
 

Drawings 1896

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 32
 

Torquay Town Site, Cascade Improvement Co. (South San Mateo, CA) 1907

Collaborator: Burnham & Co (architects)
 

Drawings 1907

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 33
 

Unidentified circa 1890

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings circa 1890

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 34
 

Unidentified 1904

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1904

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1| II. 1
 

Unidentified n.d.

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

cultural
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1| II. 1
 

Unidentified drawings 1890, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|5
 

Unidentified photo studies (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 35
 

Unidentified tower memorial n.d.

 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 36
 

Union Passenger Terminal at Goat Island (Proposed) (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

transportation
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Frame: 88
 

University Club Building (San Francisco, CA) 1904

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

recreational
 

Drawings 1904

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1| II. 1
 

Valentine, J.A. Rey (Belvedere, CA) 1893

Project Type

Residential
 

Drawings 1893

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 36A
 

Viavi Co. (Law Bros.) (San Francisco, CA) 1930

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1930

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 37
 

Welch, Mrs. Andrew (San Francisco, CA) 1915

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1915

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 38
 

White, Ralston "Garden of Allah" (Mill Valley, CA) 1914-1917

Project Type

residential
 

Manuscripts 1914-1917

Physical Description: 2 Folders: 5 | 4-5
 

Drawings 1914-1917

 

Photographs 1914-1917

Physical Description: 3 Folders: 5 | 1-3
 

Women's City Club (National League for Women's Service) (San Francisco, CA) 1923

Project Type

recreational
 

Manuscripts 1923

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|3
 

Drawings 1923

Physical Description: 1 Frame: 64
 

Photographs 1923

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|3
 

SERIES IV. ART AND ARTIFACTS

 

Drawing of Mission San Jose Window in San Antonio, Texas 1890

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Polk Sketch of Mabel Street, San Francisco 1902

Physical Description: 1 Box: 4
 

Watercolor of Keith Residence and Swedenborgian Church 1900

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Award to Polk from Panama Pacific International Exposition 1915

Physical Description: 1 Box: 4
 

Polk Oil Painting of San Francisco Skyline 1902

Physical Description: 1 Box: 6
 

Carved Oak Bookcases (2) n.d.

Physical Description: 2 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Walnut desk n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Oak Table with Terra Cotta Supports n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Putnam Bronze n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Pegasus Bronze n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Keith, William Oil Paintings (1 landscape, 1 portrait) n.d.

Physical Description: 2 Frame: 48, 63
 

SERIES V. ADDITIONAL DONATIONS

 

A. Portrait of Willis Polk, by Bruce Porter

Physical Description: 1 Box: 4
 

B. Drawings for Bourn Residence

 

[See Project Records]

 

C. Drawings of Residences, Exposition, and Commercial Buildings

 

[See Project Records]

 

D. Drawings of Merchants Exchange Building

 

[See Project Records]

 

E. Microfiche Reproduction, Charles Templeton Crocker Residences (Uplands)

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

F. Ralston White Residence "Garden of Allah," Mill Valley, CA

 

[See Project Records]

 

G. Drawings of Filoli Estate

 

[See Project Records]

 

H. Family Material

 

Polk, Willis Photographs

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|6
 

Polk, Daisy correspondence (to, from, about)

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|7
 

Polk, Daisy photographs

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|8
 

Polk, W.W. and Polk, W.A. photographs

Collaborator: Arnold Genthe (photographer)
Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|9
 

Buildings and Drawings of Building Photographs

Collaborator: Frances Benjamin Johnston (photographer)
Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|10
 

Architectural News (2 volumes) 1890, 1891

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|11