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Wurster (Catherine Bauer) photograph collection
BANC PIC 1974.029  
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Carton 1, Folder 1

William Wilson Wurster sabbatical tour, Japan 1957

Scope and Contents

6 B&W photographs of Catherine and William Wurster visiting public housing in Japan, originating from the Asahi Shimbun Photo Section.
Carton 1, Folder 2

Portraits and images of Catherine Bauer Wurster circa 1930-1964

Scope and Contents

15 B&W photographs, 4 B&W negatives, and 3 color slides, including portraits, snaphots, and images of Wurster at events such as a meeting with the Mayor of Nashville (Ben West), a conference for a Seminar on Urbanization in India held at UC Berkeley, and a meeting with the Lake Michigan Region Planning Council, Inc.
Carton 1, Folder 3

Museum of Modern Art, Modern Architecture Exhibition 1931-1932

Scope and Contents

9 B&W photographs of architectural models, sketches, and structures, including The Healthhouse of Dr. P.M. Lovell in Los Angeles, designed by Richard Neutra), and Project for a House on the Mesa, Denver, Colorado (1931) and R.L. Jones House in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1931), both by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Carton 1, Folder 4

Images of buildings, William E. Lescaze 1932-1935

Scope and Contents

15 B&W photographs of buildings, sent by or attributed to architect William E. Lescaze.
Carton 1, Folder 5

California Tomorrow (Nevada City, Marysville, North San Juan) circa 1950s

Scope and Contents

15 B&W photographs of buildings and streets in Nevada City, Marysville, and San Juan.
Carton 1, Folder 6

Federal Housing Authority projects circa 1934-1964

Scope and Contents

25 B&W photographs of housing projects, including:
Arizona: Matthew Henson Project (Phoenix Housing Authority)
California: Wyvernwood (Los Angeles, Witmer and Watson Architects), Baldwin Hills Village (Los Angeles, Reginald Johnson, architect)
Pennsylvania: Jericho Manor (Abbingdon)
Maryland: Hilton Village (Baltimore), Veterans Housing Project (Kensington)
Virginia: Colonial Village (Arlington County)
Also includes Falkland Apartments (Louis Justement, architect); "owned homes" in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and Portland, Oregon; a "slum" in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn, New York; and North Hollywood houses insured by the F.H.A. and designed by Richard Neutra. Plot plans for Chatham Village (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); Interlaken Garden Apartments; Park Fairfax (Alexandria, Virginia); and Longview (Cowlitz County, Washington).
Carton 1, Folder 7

Farm Security Administration housing developments circa 1937-1964

Scope and Contents

50 B&W photographs of Farm Security Administration housing projects. Includes sharecropper families in South East Missouri (1938-1939); Chandler Farms project, Arizona (1938); Arizona Part- Time Farms (Maricopa County, Arizona, 1939-1940); Yuba City Farm Workers Community (Sutter County, California, 1940); South East Missouri Project (1940); Coal Miners' shacks (Scotts Run, West Virginia, 1938); Irwinville Farms (Georgia); Casa Grande Valley Farms (Arizona); Tulare Camp (Visalia, California); farm family in Gee's Bend (Alabama); "Rammed earth" houses in Gardendale (Alabama, 1937); the Granger Unit of the Washington Farm Workers Camp; Casa Grande Valley Farms (Pinal County, Arizona, 1940); dormitory structures for single defense workers. Also includes plan for a duplex farm worker's house in Ceres, California and a community center in Granger, Washington.
Carton 1, Folder 8

United States Housing Authority projects circa 1937-1964

Scope and Contents

38 B&W photographs of United States Housing Authority projects. Includes the following:
California: Harbor Hills (Los Angeles), Ramona (Los Angeles)
Florida: Brentwood Park (Jacksonville), Edison Courts (Miami),
Georgia: Tindall heights (Macon)
Massachusetts: Old Harbor Village (Boston)
New York: Red Hook Houses (Brooklyn, New York)
Ohio: Lakeview Terrace (Cleveland)
Pennsylvania: Hanover Acres (Allentown)
Wisconsin: Parklawn (Milwaukee)
Also includes stills from USHA film, "Housing in Our Time." Also includes newspaper and magazine images of housing.
Carton 1, Folder 9

United States Housing Authority projects circa 1937-1964

Scope and Contents

44 B&W photographs of United States Housing Authority projects. Includes the following:
Maryland: Falkland (Silver Spring), Hilton Village (Baltimore), Dundalk, Northwood Apartments (Baltimore)
Massachusetts: Towne Court (Cambridge), private construction near Old Harbor Village (Boston)
New Jersey: Clement T. Branch Village (Camden)
New York: Willert Park (Buffalo), Red Hook Houses (Brooklyn), Yonkers, Willert Park (Buffalo), Queensbridge, Pioneer Homes (Syracuse), Eastern Project (Syracuse), Lakeview (Buffalo), Mulford (Yonkers)
Pennsylvania: Skyland- Anacostia, Hill Creek (Philadelphia), Bedford Dwellings (Pittsburgh)
Virginia: Buckingham (Arlington), Larchmont (Norfolk)
Washington, D.C.: Langston, Greenacres
Also includes plans for Tyler Gardens (Washington, D.C.) and Riverside Buildings (Brooklyn, N.Y.).
Carton 1, Folder 10

Unites States Housing Authority projects circa 1937-1964

Scope and Contents

54 B&W photographs of United States Housing Authority projects. Includes the following:
Alabama: Wm. B. Paterson Courts (Montgomery)
Florida: Dixie Court (Fort Lauderdale), North Boulevard Homes (Tampa), Edison Courts (Miami), Brentwood Park (Jacksonville), Dunbar Village project (Palm Beach), Durkeevile (Palm Beach), Liberty Square (Miami), Jordan Park (St. Petersburg), Fellwood Homes (Savannah)
Georgia: Pearces Alley (Augusta), Sunset Homes (Augusta)
Kentucky: East End (Louisville)
Louisiana: LaFitte Avenue Housing Project (New Orleans)
North Carolina: Country Club Apartments(Greensboro)
South Carolina: Gonzales Gardens (Columbia), Cromwell Alley (site of Robert Mills Manor, Charleston), Robert Mills Manor (Charleston), Meeting Street Manor and Cooper River Court (Charleston)
Texas: Santa Rita (Austin), Rosewood (Austin)
Also includes private developments in Memphis, Tennessee; Univeristy Terrace (unknown location)
Carton 1, Folder 11

United States Housing Authority projects circa 1937-1964

Scope and Contents

57 B&W photographs of United States Housing Authority projects. Includes the following:

California: Sunnydale, Potrero, Holly Courts, and Holly Park Low Rent Housing Projects (San Francisco), Carmelitos (Long Beach, Los Angeles), Peralta Villa (Oakland), Harbor Hills (Los Angeles), Gardena Project (Gardena)

Hawaii: Kamehameha Homes (Honolulu)

Illinois: Park Forest (Cook County), Trumbull Park Homes (Chicago), Jane Addams Houses (Chicago)

Indiana: Major Bowman Terrace (Vincennes), Taylor Street (Fort Wayne)

Minnesota: Lakeland Manor (St. Paul)

Montana: Parkdale (Great Falls)

New Jersey: Westfield Acres (Camden)

Ohio: Poindexter Village (Columbus), Olentangy Village (Columbus), Lakeview Terrace (Cleveland), Cedar- Central Apartments (Cleveland), Chas F. Weiler Homes (Toledo)

Tennessee: Dixie Homes (Memphis)
Washington: Edgewater Park (Seattle), Telocaset Heights (Vancouver)
Wisconsin: Parklawn (Milwaukee)
Carton 1, Folder 12

Unites States Housing Authority and National Capital Housing Authority projects circa 1937-1964

Scope and Contents

25 B&W photographs and 2 negatives of USHA and NCHA projects, including:
National Capital Housing Authority: James Creek Dwellings, Preston E. Wire Development, Highland Dwellings, Fort Du Pont, and other projects
California: Peralta Villa (Oakland)
New Jersey: Westfield Acres (Camden)
New York: Clasen Point (NYC), Fort Greene Houses (Brooklyn)
Pennsylvania: Carl Mackley Houses (Philadelphia)
Also includes housing specifications, reprints of plans, and publicity material
Carton 1, Folder 13

Tennessee Valley Authority, regional planning circa 1940

Scope and Contents

38 B&W photographs of Tennessee Valley Authority projects and public structures. Includes Norris Dam, Norris Powerhouse, Wheeler Control Building, Pickwick Landing Dam Power Plant, Norris- Knoxville Freeway bridge, Norris stone quarry, Pickwick Park, Norris dam construction quarry, Norris Park, Guntersville Dam in Alabama, and Wheeler Dam campground in Alabama. Also includes small blueprints for houses owned by Tennessee Land Company and used by American Steel and Wire Company, Fairfield, Alabama.
Carton 1, Folder 14

Public Housing Administration, Defense Housing 1941-1944

Scope and Contents

20 B&W photographs and one B&W transparency of Defense Housing projects. Includes Happy Homes (Southeast Los Angeles, Ed Krist Company); Federal Works Agency housing in Vallejo, CA; McLaughlin Heights (Vancouver, WA); Groton, CT; Chicopee, MA; Sunnyvale, CA; Newton D. Baker Village (Columbus, GA); Kearney Mesa Housing (San Diego,CA); Indian Head, MD; Radford, VA; and other projects of the California Defense Housing Project. Also includes neighborhood plans.
Carton 1, Folder 15

Housing, Denmark 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

31 B&W photographs and 15 B&W postcards of public housing and other structures in Denmark, primarily Copenhagen. Also includes plans, clippings from magazines, and maps.
Carton 1, Folder 16

Housing, England 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

76 B&W photographs,2 B&W negatives, and 1 color slide of public housing and other structures in England. Includes Sudbury Town Station, Chiswick Park Station, Oaklands Estate, White City Estate (L.C.C.- London County Council), Nottingham Estate, Browning Estate (London), houses built by Orlit Ltd., Bourneville Village Trust, rural public housing in Grantchester, council houses, Loughborough Corporation houses, Tabard Gardens Estate, Welwyn, Horfield Estate (Bristol), King's Head Estate (Hackney), and a series of photographs chronicling the struggle of the Stevenage Residents Protection Association against the development of a new town at Stevenage, proposed by Mr. Lewis Silkin, M.P. the Minister of Town and Country Planning and undertaken by Stevenage Development Corporation.' Also includes maps, plans, and magazine clippings about housing developments in Manchester, Leeds, and Liverpool.
Carton 1, Folder 17

Housing, Finland 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

3 B&W photographs of public housing in Helsinki.
Carton 1, Folder 18

Housing, France 1920s-1940s

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31 B&W photographs and 1 B&W negative of housing in France. Includes reconstruction projects in Vosges, Orleans, Maubeuges; Maisons- Alfort (Seine, Paris); La Cite- Jardins de Chatenay-Malabry (Paris); Les Maisons préfabriquées Fillod; Cite Jardin Joseph Depinay, les Lilas (Seine); Hotel Particulier, Rue Denfert- Rochereau (Le Corbusier); De Beistegui Penthouse (Le Corbusier); Hotel de Mons (Andre Lurcat); Hotels Particuliers by Andre Lurcat. Also includes magazine articles about French housing and maps, elevation plans, and aerial views for Cites Jardines Du Departement de la Seine, Cite de Tergnier, and a B&W postcard of Cite du Plessis-Robinson (Seine).
Carton 1, Folder 19

Housing, Germany circa 1929-1949

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50 B&W photographs and 11 B&W postcards of housing and other structures in Germany. Includes public housing in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Potsdam, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, and Berlin; architectural concept sketches by Bruder Rasch; Lange House in Krefeld, Germany (Mies Van Der Rohe); Romerstadt Housing Development (Frankfort-on-Main); public buildings in Frankfurt designed by Ernst May. Also includes two images of Villa Tugendhat in Brno (then Czechoslovakia), designed by German architect Mies van der Rohe.
Carton 1, Folder 20

Housing, Germany circa 1928-1949

Scope and Contents

Magazine clippings, prints, and plans relating to German housing and architecture.
box 1, Folder 1

Housing, Holland 1930s-1940s

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53 B&W photographs. 1 B&W negative, and 5 B&W postcards of housing and other structures in Holland. Includes municipal developments, cooperatives, slums, apartments, and farm housing in Rotterdam, The Hague, and Amsterdam; Amstel Station; model towns in Wieringermeer that were flooded during the occupation of WWII; a village in Walcheren destroyed by wartime flooding; Kief Hoek Housing Development in Rotterdam. Also includes maps, renderings, plans, and magazine clippings about housing in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Carton 1, Folder 21

Housing, Italy and unknown circa 1930s-1940s, 1959

Scope and Contents

Two magazine clippings showing public housing in Rome. Two color photographs and corresponding negative, unknown location (likely South Asia).
Carton 1, Folder 22

Housing, Norway 1930s-1940s

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5 B&W photographs and 5 B&W postcards of housing and structures in Oslo, Norway. Includes the town hall, Lutheran Bible School, house of the ship-owners, theatre, and housing by Oslo Bolig- og Sparelag (OBOS), including Galgeberg, Mapidalsveien, Frydenberg, Balkeby, and Thorshang cooperative apartments.
Carton 1, Folder 23

Housing, Sweden circa 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

104 B&W photographs, 2 B&W negatives, and 6 B&W postcards of housing and other public structures in Sweden. Includes municipal housing and housing created by cooperative unions and building societies in Stockholm, Goteborg, Kristineberg, and Inverness; housing for workers in Gustavsberg porcelain factory. In Stockholm- Elfvinggarden, Akterspeglen. Includes buildings created by the Union Building Producers for the Swedish Cooperative Wholesale Society, and by the cooperative housing association HSB (Hyresgästernas sparkasse). Also includes plans and diagrams.
Carton 1, Folder 24

Housing, Switzerland circa 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

7 B&W photographs of municipal housing in Zurich. Also includes magazine clippings and a neighborhood plan.
Carton 1, Folder 25

Housing, U.S.S.R. circa 1939-1949

Scope and Contents

65 B&W photographs, 39 B&W postcards, 1 color postcard of municipal housing, worker housing, prefabricated structures, public landmarks and structures, and residents in Leningrad, Moscow, and Sochi. Includes postcards of buildings and pavillions for the Society Agricultural Show, 1939.
Carton 1, Folder 26

Housing, European balconies circa 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

15 B&W photographs on municipal housing in Drancy (near Paris), Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Cologne, Stockholm, London, and Hackney. Also includes a brochure for 10 Palace Gate W8 apartment block, designed by Wells Coates and managed by Ellis & Sons.
Carton 1, Folder 27

Housing, New Mexico circa 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

9 B&W photographs of housing in New Mexico. One image of Phillip House in Taos, one image of car encampment near Roosevelt Field, one of Chimayo, and six images of homes of Pueblo people and Ancestral Puebloan structures, including Pueblo of Laguna, Pueblo of Jemez, Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde, and Chetro Ketl. Also includes one print reproduction of an oil panting of the restoraction of Chetro Ketl.
Carton 1, Folder 28

Housing, miscellaneous 1920s-1940s

Scope and Contents

11 B&W photographs, plans, and clippings of mostly unidentified buildings. Identifiable buildings include Land Ventilation Building, New York City; storefront for H.A. Cassebeer; Peoples Savings Bank in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; plans for the Shoreham in Washington, D.C.; illustration of Charles A. Pillsbury residence, Minneapolis.
Carton 1, Folder 29

Housing, miscellaneous circa 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

63 B&W negatives 70 B&W photographs of various locations. Includes a newly built town called George in Washington state, with shots of nearby town Othello and other Washington locations; Arpaho Apartments in San Mateo, California. Also includes clippings and a conceptual city plan.
Carton 1, Folder 30

Housing, miscellaneous circa 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

32 B&W photographs of unknown locations in Europe, United States, and possibly Asia.
Carton 1, Folder 31

Housing, miscellaneous circa 1930s-1940s

Scope and Contents

5 B&W photographs and one B&W negative of unknown locations. 9 B&W postcards of Niagara Falls (Canada), Teotihuacan (Mexico), and Brockway Hotel, Lake Tahoe (California). 2 color postcards of Niagara Falls. Also includes magazine clippings.
Carton 1, Folder 32

Governor's Conference on California's Urban Areas and the State Highway System 1960

Scope and Contents

6 B&W photographs of the conference and Catherine Bauer Wurster's participation.
Carton 1, Folder 33

San Francisco Real Property Survey 1940

Scope and Contents

31 B&W photographs, separated into the following categories.
Modern: modern single and two-family homes; modern conversions from single to double family homes; conversion of basement into modern dwelling unit; modern apartment house; modern homes built with business units.
Structures typical of San Francisco: single family house, double family house, three family three decker; six family double three decker; mixture of modern apartment house with old type dwellings.
Comparative views showing how modern homes "dwarf" outmoded and sub-standard dwellings, which exist along side of them and in the rear.
Panoramic view showing hillside shacks intermingled with modern homes.
Old style apartment houses.
Carton 1, Folder 34

San Francisco Real Property Survey 1940

Scope and Contents

36 B&W photographs, separated into the following categories.
Multi-family strctures, physically converted into small rooming and apartment houses.
Individual structures converted into dwelling units.
Views showing how industry is crowding out the residential utility of a locality.
"Back alley" structures unfit for habitation (but inhabited).
box 1, Folder 2

San Francisco Real Property Survey 1940

Scope and Contents

35 B&W photographs, separated into the following categories.
Section of Hunter's Point in which entire streets contain structures unfit for use.
A number of abandoned shacks, located along the bay-shore line, unfit for habitation.
Structures over fifty years old, [upon which] no improvements or rennovations have been made during the entire period of their existence.
box 1, Folder 3

San Francisco Real Property Survey 1940

Scope and Contents

23 B&W photographs, organized into the following categories:
An illustration of how deceptively structures cover the poor condition which actually exists.
A "colony" of one family shacks located in the rear.