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Farquhar (Robert D.) Collection
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Projects for William Andrews Clark, Jr. Series I.  1920-1930

Container Summary: 4 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials relating to the architecture of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and William Andrews Clark's Mausoleum. Also included is a scrapbook created around 1877. Included are photographs and pictorial negatives, ephemera, and correspondence.
box 1, box 2

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library 1924-1926

Scope and Contents note

Two boxes of photographs and negatives detail the construction, interior, and exterior of the Clark Library building. Also included are letters sent between Clark and Farquhar as well as photographic negatives from some of Farquhar's other building projects.
box 3

William Andrews Clark Jr.'s Mausoleum 1920-1930

Scope and Contents Note

Included are prints and negatives of the mausoleum (located in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles) and its mosaics, materials relating to Clark's funeral, and Clark's obituary.
box 4

Scrapbook circa 1877

Scope and Contents Note

This scrapbook inlcudes ephemera and photographs from a journey to Europe, possibly by Farquhar or by a member of the Clark family. Cities included are: Turin, Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples, Venice, Paris, Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor, Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Liverpool, Glasgow, Warwick, London (including the Crystal Palace), Edinburgh, Stirling, Abbotsford, Melrose, Aberdeen, and Balmoral which are memorialized through photographs, postcards, and handwritten quotes. Some of the photographs appear to date from 1877.

Other Projects and Personal Papers Series II.  1900-1967

Container Summary: 3 boxes

Scope and Contents note

This series includes two scrapbooks with photographs from Farquhar's architectural projects and his travels in Italy with the Red Cross. Also included are photographic negatives and prints from the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition and Farquhar's personal papers, photographs, and printed ephemera.
box 5

Panama-Pacific International Exposition 1915

Scope and Contents Note

Included are many photographs and negatives of the Festival Hall, designed by Farquhar. Also included are printed ephemera including newspaper clippings, Exposition Souvenier Booklet, Exposition Fact Pamphlet, and Women's Board Pamphlets.
box 6-7, 9-11


Scope and Contents Note

The scrapbook in Box 6 includes the following architectural projects:
  • California Club
  • William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
  • William Andrwes Clark Mausoleum
  • Wiliam H. Tippett Residence
  • Marion Macneil Smith Residence
  • Harvey Mudd Residence
  • R.I. Rogers Residence
  • Stevens House
  • John Cravens Pool
  • William Garland Residence
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Quinn Residence
  • Mr. and Mrs. Billy Workman Residence
  • Panama-Pacific International Exhibition
  • The Pentagon
Also included are photographs from Farquhar's time in Italy with the Red Cross 1918-1919, ephemera, and non-Farquhar buildings.
The scrapbook in Box 7 incldues the following architectural projects:
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Beach Residence
  • Alice McManus Clark Memorial Library
  • Beverly Hills High School
  • Mrs. Christian Herter Residence
  • Harry Gorham Residence
  • O.T. Higgins Residence
  • Johnson Bransford Residence
  • Dwight C. Lefferts Residence
  • Major General J.P. Story Residence
  • Fenyes Residence
  • Mr. and Mrs. Billy Workman Residence
  • Mrs. H.L.Macneil Residence
  • Hanson Moore Residence
  • Rob A. Rowan Residence
  • Dr. McReynolds Residence
  • William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
  • Dr. John R. Haynes Residence
  • Charles Eaton Residence
  • Ralph Burnham Residence
  • J.T. Lindley Residence
  • T.H.Graham Residence
  • Jim Page Library
  • E.R. Kellam Residence
Also included are Farquhar's personal photographs.
The scrapbooks in Boxes 9-11 contain a mix of professional projects, personal photographs and images of famous buildings and artworks, presumably used as visual references. Projects included are the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, California Club, Stevens House, Thomas Eton House, Beverly Hills High School, Festival Hall, R.A. Rowan Residence, and Clark Building, University of Nevada Reno. Others may be included as well.
box 8

Personal Papers

Scope and Contents note

Family photographs, correspondence, and printed ephemera including newspaper clippings, postcards, and a calling card.