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Earl Nisbet collection, 2011-05
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Language of Material: English
Physical Description: Document Box 1-2, Flat Box 3

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists primarily of personal correspondence received by Nisbet, and Holiday cards that Nisbet created. Personal photographs include images of Earl at Taliesin and photographs that he took during his apprenticeship.

A. Correspondence A. 1957-2007

Document-box 1, Folder 1

Nisbet, Mary Lou correspondence, 1957-1960

Document-box 1, Folder 2-3

Correspondence received, 1952-2006

Document-box 1, Folder 4

Nisbet designed and sent holiday cards, 1987-2001

Document-box 1, Folder 5-6

Holiday cards received, 1959-2007, n.d.


B. Writings

Document-box 2, Folder 7

Essay "On Frank Lloyd Wright", n.d.

Document-box 2, Folder 8

Notes, 1957-1991


C. Travel

Document-box 2, Folder 9

International Date Line certificate, 1957


D. Photographs

Document-box 2, Folder 10

Earl at Taliesin, n.d.

Document-box 2, Folder 11

Photographs, n.d.

Document-box 2, Folder 12

Portraits, 1945-1956

Document-box 2, Folder 13

Taliesin Photos, 1952-1953


E. Awards

Document-box 2, Folder 14

Dietary Services, Stanford Hospital Center, 1963


F. Sketches

Document-box 2, Folder 15

Drawings and sketches, n.d.


G. Scrapbook

Flat-box 3

Clippings related to Frank Lloyd Wright, n.d.



Language of Material: English
Physical Description: Document Box 4

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Contents note

The correspondence in this collection includes architects that Nisbet met while at Taliesin and correspondence from both the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Taliesin Fellowship and Preservation, Inc.

A. Correspondence

Document-box 4, Folder 1

Alvin Badenhop correspondence, 1958-1997

Document-box 4, Folder 2

Chuck Bass correspondence, 1959-1988

Document-box 4, Folder 3

Jackson Wong correspondence, 1988-2001

Document-box 4, Folder 4

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation correspondence, 1984-2003

Document-box 4, Folder 5

Taliesin Fellowship correspondence, 1950

Document-box 4, Folder 6

Taliesin Preservation, Inc. correspondence, 1987-2002

Document-box 4, Folder 7

Nisbet correspondence, 1998

Document-box 4, Folder 8

Correspondence received, 1988-1998


B. Reference Files

Document-box 4, Folder 9

Lecture notes on architectural perspective - George M. Allen, 1931



Physical Description: Document Box 5, 7

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Contents note

Photographs are from the Taliesin Fellows Exhibition at the Marin Civic Center and an exhibition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo of the Taliesin Fellows Northern California chapter.

A. Photographs

Physical Description: ** see Project Index
Document-box 5, Folder 1

Taliesin Fellows Exhibition, Marin Civic Center, 1995

Document-box 5, Folder 2

TFNC Cal Poly Exhibition, n.d.


B. Clippings

Document-box 5, Folder 3

Doo House publication clippings, 1958-1965

Document-box 5, Folder 4

Tanglewood House publication clippings, 1954, n.d.

Document-box 1, Folder 5

Various projects publication clippings, 1958-1968


C. Forms and Stationary

Document-box 5, Folder 6

Contract forms, n.d.

Document-box 5, Folder 7

Construction forms, n.d.

Document-box 5, Folder 8

Business cards n.d.



Physical Description: Document Box 5-6, Flat Files

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically

Scope and Contents note

This series includes project files, drawings, and photographs of projects both completed and envisioned by Nisbet.

A. Files

Physical Description: ** See Project Index

B. Photographs

Physical Description: ** See Project Index

C. Drawings

Physical Description: ** See Project Index