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Oakland & Imada Collection
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The Oakland & Imada Collection spans the years 1942-2002 (bulk 1953-1999) and includes files documenting the projects of the firm and its predecessor, Claude Oakland & Associates, and the activities of the two partners. The Collection is organized into five Series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, Non-Eichler Project Records and Eichler Project Records. The Eichler Project Records make up the bulk of the collection and contain documentation for projects commissioned by Joseph Eichler and his development companies. Records consist of files, photographs, slides, architectural drawings, and presentation drawings.
Claude Oakland was born in Louisiana in 1919. He earned his degree in architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans and then served in the South Seas with the Seabees construction battalion during World War II. While at Camp Parks in Dublin, California, Oakland met fellow Seabee architect Bruce Goff and was persuaded to join his office in Berkeley, California.
57 Cubic Feet: 15 document boxes, 1 flat box, 19 flat file drawers, 6 tubes
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Collection is open for research.