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Howard Moïse Collection, 1911-1964
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Series Description

Boxes 1-3, 8

I. Personal Papers , 1911-1952

Scope and Content Note

Documents Moïse's life, education, and travels. Includes a humorous biographical sketch, diary, portraits of Moïse, photographs of friends and family, as well as snapshots of Moïse's years in the Army. Student records consist of notes and sketches, rather than elaborate projects. Travel sketches, photographs, slides, and two volumes of purchased photographs pertain to trips to Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, and within the United States. Architectural images from these travels may have been used for teaching.

A. Biographical Information


B. Photographs


C. Student Work


D. Travel

Box 4

II. Professional Papers , n.d., 1915-1961

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes and reports relating to early East Coast work as well as an outline for a 1961 speech, "Early Modern Architecture in California," given at Rhode Island School of Design. Also includes a cover for House Beautiful magazine, designed by Moïse.
Boxes 4-6, 8

III. Faculty Papers , 1933-1955

Scope and Content Note

Consist of photographs of students and student work, lecture notes, and exams. Reference files contain published reports and other printed matter, primarily relating to housing issues.

A. Photographs


B. Course Materials


C. Reference Files

Box 6

IV. Office Records , 1927-1962

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings, and a Moïse drawing of a residence by Ernest Coxhead.
Boxes 6-8, Flat Files

V. Project Records , 1917-1964

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically within subseries.
Files contain specifications for war housing projects, university dormitory housing, alterations and additions to the UC Berkeley Architecture Building, and photographs of Colgate University (Rochester). A few residential projects are also documented in the files. Drawings primarily relate to residential projects in the Bay Area, but also includes some early, unidentified sketches. A scrapbook and a few drawings of East Coast work are also included.

A. Files


B. Photographs


C. Drawings


VI. Art , n.d., 1920s

Scope and Content Note

Consists of sketches, photographs of Durr Freedley prints, etchings, and books printed by Grabhorn Press.