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Guide to the Scripps College Architect and Construction Files at Scripps College
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This collection consists of correspondence, architectural drawings, daily construction notes, photographs, specifications, contracts, invoices, financial records, and other miscellaneous records pertaining to the construction of buildings and facilities at Scripps College in Claremont, California. The collection covers the years 1926 to 1992, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1927 to 1933.
Scripps College is frequently described as one of America’s most beautiful college campuses. Scripps’ scenic 30-acre campus, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, was designed by architect Gordon Kaufmann in collaboration with landscape architect Edward Huntsman-Trout. The plan for Scripps campus was designed with the idea that there would be an artistic connection between the buildings and its landscape. One such example is the walkways that line the campus. Each walkway was designed to link walks and vistas to architectural approaches. Examples of such walkways include: the vista between the entrance to Balch Auditorium and the entrance to the President’s House, through a grassed lane shaded by rows of American elms; the north-south axis of the campus, the orange tree-bordered walk from the Oak Terrace above the Bowling Green to the door of Toll Hall, with the fountain entrance to the Florence Rand Lang Art Building framed in the tree-formed vista from Toll terrace; and the east-west crosswalk extending the width of the campus near the halls of residence, focused Dorsey Hall’s great window.
10.5 cubic feet
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This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.