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Finding Aid for the Patricia and David Gebhard research papers, circa 1950-2005 0000312
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Research 1950-2005

Physical Description: 28.0 Linear feet (28 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

Research materials for books, articles, and unrealized projects include manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, publications, photographs and slides. Topics relate to architecture and design and include Purcell and Elmslie, George Washington Smith, Santa Barbara and California architecture as well as other subjects. Four boxes contain notes and photographs related to Turkish vernacular architecture, a subject David and Patricia Gebhard worked on together but never published.
Box 1-5, 14

Purcell and Elmslie architects and Prairie architecture

Scope and Contents note

Printed materials, notes, various manuscripts of David Gebhard's book on Purcell and Elmslie, photographs, slides, and publications.
Box 6-10

George Washington Smith

Box 9, 11-12

Santa Barbara architecture

Box 10, 13

California topics

Box 14-20

Various research topics, and unsorted

Box 21-24

Turkish vernacular architecture

Box 25

Islamic architecture, notecards

Box 26-27


Scope and Contents note

Slides relate to various topics, many are of California buildings.

Art works and decorative objects

Physical Description: (4 objects)
Box 28

Art works and posters

Scope and Contents note

Art works given to Patricia and David Gebhard, posters, a few photographs, and a pencil portrait of George Washington Smith, as well as a sketch, in the style of Lutah Maria Riggs, of a building copied from a published photograph.
Box 29

Decorative household objects

Artifact 30-33

Purcell and Elmslie decorative designs

Scope and Contents note

Decorative designs of or copied from Purcell and Elmslie, include two pieces of redwood with stenciled designs and a placque of color tiles in plaster and wood.