Patrick McGrew Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Patrick McGrew Collection
Dates: Bulk 1990-2010
Collection Number: S2014.3
Creator/Collector: Patrick McGrew
Extent: 12 linear feet and 1 flat file drawer excludes book collection
Repository: Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs, California 92263
Abstract: Patrick McGrew AIA (1941-2013) was an architect and advocate for historic preservation. A practicing architect in San Francisco for forty-five years, he spent fourteen years as the president of the San Francisco Landmarks Commission. He served as chairman of the Architecture and Design Council at the Palm Springs Art Museum, member of the Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board and on the board of directors for the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.
Language of Material: English


The collection is open to qualified researches by appointment only.

Publication Rights

No interpretive restriction is placed on material. Separate permissions to be obtained for publishing material. Property rights to the physical object belong to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where Palm Springs Art Museum does not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

Patrick McGrew Collection. Palm Springs Art Museum

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired from his partner, Robert Stone in late 2013 (S2014.3).

Scope and Content of Collection

The Patrick McGrew Collection (S2014.3) was acquired in 2013 and contains computer files, books, magazines, national register nominations, research binders of local residential buildings, drawings, postcards, and working papers representing McGrew’s interest in architecture and preservation. There are 10 series in the collection.

Indexing Terms

Architecture – California - Palm Springs
Architecture – California - San Francisco
Historic Buildings – California - Palm Springs
Historic Buildings – California - San Francisco
McGrew, Patrick (1941-2013) - Archives
Palm Springs, California
San Francisco, California
Historic Preservation – California - Palm Springs
Historic Preservation - California - San Francisco
Architectural Historian – California - Palm Springs
Architects – California - San Francisco

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