The Elizabeth Kendall Thompson Papers contain records related to the professional career of author/editor E.K. Thompson (1910-1998)
and the journal Architectural Record. These records include manuscript materials, photographs and clippings. They reflect
Thompson’s role as West Coast Editor for Architectural Record including files related to articles in Architectural Record
and research material collected for her articles as well as her involvement with professional organizations.
One of the leading architectural journalists in the country, Thompson was born in New Orleans on July 23, 1910. Her father
John Smith Kendall was a writer and literary editor of the New Orleans Picayune and later a professor of Spanish at Tulane
University, her mother, Isoline Rodd taught high school Latin. Thompson graduated with a bachelor's degree in Latin and Greek
from Tulane University in 1929 and received a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in French and Spanish literature
a year later. She then studied architecture, first at Tulane for two years, and afterward, until 1934, at the University of
California at Berkeley.
7 linear feet
(5 cartons, 2 boxes)
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