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Wurster (Catherine Bauer) photograph collection
BANC PIC 1974.029  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1.45 Linear Feet 1 carton, 1 slim document box
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.