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Guide to the Morley Baer Photographs
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  • Overview

    Call Number: PC0083
    Creator: Baer, Morley
    Title: Morley Baer photographs
    Dates: 1954-1977
    Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
    Language(s): In English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History


    Information about Access


    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item] Morley Baer Photographs (PC0083). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Alternative Formats

    Select photographs from the collection have been digitized and are available online: http://purl.stanford.edu/km757dx8336 


    Morley Baer, former head of the photography department of the San Francisco Art Institute, was a prize-winning photographer, well-known for his photographs of Victorian houses in San Francisco as well as images of California's farmlands and coastline. He was based in Monterey, moving there in 1946 after his service in the Navy during World War II. His published books of photography include Painted Ladies: San Francisco's Resplendent Victorians, The Wilder Shore, and Adobes in the Sun. He died November 9, 1995.

    Scope and Content

    These photographs of Stanford University buildings were done by Baer for the architects or for the University. Buildings designed by Wurster, Bernardi and Emmons include the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1954, and Stanford Medical Plaza, 1959. There are a large number of images of the married student housing complex (Escondido Village) designed by Campbell and Wong, 1963-64; and of the Jean and Paul Hanna house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1962. Other buildings include the Faculty Club, 1967; the Lou Henry Hoover Library, 1968; Maples Pavilion, 1969; Cummings Art Building, 1969; the fire and police facility, 1970; Children's Hospital, 1970; Stanford Law School, 1975; and the engineering school's Terman Hall, 1977.


    The collection is arranged in two series. Series 1 Negatives is arranged by Baer's numbering system and each image is briefly described. Unless otherwise noted, the negatives are black and white and 8 x 10 in size. Series 2 Prints and Other Items is arranged alphabetically by title of the building, except for oversize mounted items which were housed together in box 5. Photo numbers are indicated in the listing but the image description is not repeated. The collection does not include prints for all the negatives.