The Catherine Bauer Wurster photograph collection primarily contains black and white photographs related to Wurster's work
with public housing and planning. A large portion are images of housing projects undertaken in the United States by the Federal
Housing Authority, Farm Security Administration, United States Housing Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority, and defense
housing by the Public Housing Administration. Other images include public and private housing, public buildings, and housing
cooperatives in Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.S.S.R. Also includes a
photographic survey of housing in San Francisco (San Francisco Real Property Survey) from 1940; images of various buildings
in American cities and some images of Pueblo housing in New Mexico; images of Catherine Bauer Wurster; photographs from William
Wilson Wurster's sabbatical tour in Japan; and images from the Museum of Modern Art's Architecture Exhibition in 1932. Predominantly
exterior views, some aerial. Also included are photographic copies of architectural drawings and plans as well as postcards.
Considered one of the founders of American housing policy, Catherine Krouse Bauer Wurster (CBW) was born in Elizabeth, New
Jersey in 1905. Her parents were Jacob Louis Bauer, a transportation engineer and Alberta Krouse. She attended Vail-Deane
School and then Vassar College. In her junior year she transferred to the School of Architecture at Cornell University, but
returned to Vassar to graduate in 1926.
1.45 Linear Feet
1 carton, 1 slim document box
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of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively
with the user.
Collection is open for research.