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Tallie Maule Collection 2014-12
2014.-12  
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Description
The Tallie Maule Collection spans the dates 1937 to circa 1970 and contains material that document his academic and architectural career. The Collection is organized into five series. The first series, Personal Papers is comprised of biographical information and Maule's MFA thesis. Office Records, the second series, contains material that documents Maule's career but are not project specific and include: awards and certificates, brochures from the firms Maule led or worked for, his AIA fellowship nomination, and scrapbooks and writings chronicling his career. The third series, Project Records consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, and drawings documenting 45 projects Maule designed while working for SOM, Maule, Clinton and Associates, and on his own. United States Department of the Army: Okinawa Engineer District, series four, is composed of materials that document Maule's time as a designer for SOM when they were in contract with the United States Army in Okinawa Japan. Material in this series includes: photographs, reports, and project records concerning residential and recreational projects. The final series, Bay Area Rapid Transit consists of correspondence, public relations documents, drawings, photographs, and clippings documenting Maule's work as Chief Architect of Design Coordination for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Agency from 1966 through 1973.
Background
Born in 1917 in Sand Spring, Oklahoma, Architect Tallie Maule practiced in Tennessee, Okinawa, and San Francisco from the early 1950s into the mid-1970s. He earned an M.B. degree at Oklahoma State University and served with the United States Navy as a Line Officer in the U.S. Amphibious Forces during WWII from 1943 until 1946. Maule earned his M.F.A. in architecture at Princeton University (1948) where he was a Lowell Palmer Fellow. During his studies at Princeton, before completing his degree, Maule taught architecture for one year at Oklahoma State University (1947- 1948). As a result of his time teaching, Maule conceptualized an Architectural Laboratory, as place "To develop visual sensibility, to correlate seeing, feeling and thinking, to provide means to manipulate space, form, light and color through DIRECT EXPERIENCE." This Architectural Laboratory was realized at Princeton University, three years later, as a space where students could construct their designs.
Extent
22.5 Cubic Feet 7 doc boxes, 1 flat box, 6 flat file drawers
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.