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Chris W. Runge Collection, ca. 1933, 1960s
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Chris W. Runge Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1933, 1960s
    Collection Number: 1976-3
    Creator: Runge, Chris W., 1906-1972 Ashley, Keyser & Runge
    Extent: ca. 7 oversize folders, ca. 20 tubes
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection contains architectural drawings that include student work by Runge as well as projects completed by the firm Ashley, Keyser & Runge.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Chris W. Runge Collection, (1976-3), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated in 1976.

    Access Points



    Chris W. Runge (1906-1972)
    Chris W. Runge was born in San Francisco. He attended San Francisco Polytechnic High School and studied through an atelier of the San Francisco Architecture Club between 1928 and 1934. He graduated from the Harvard School of Architecture in 1935.
    He worked as a draftsman with Frederick Meyer (1928-1933, 1936-1937), H.A. Minton (1933-1934), A.R. Williams (1937-1940), A.W. Earl (1940-1942), and Meyer & Evers (1945-1954). During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion. In 1954 he became a partner in the firm of Meyer & Evers. He remained with the successor firms to Meyer & Evers including Ashley (George Fred), Keyser (Lawrence H.) & Runge; Johnson (Alfred W.) & Runge; Runge (Chris W.).

    Runge, Chris. AIA Application for Corporate Membership, 1955

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Chris W. Runge collection consists primarily of architectural drawings, both student renderings and professional commercial and residential projects. The collection is organized into two series: Personal Papers, which consist of student works, and Project Records, which contain drawings by the firm Ashley, Keyser & Runge.

    Related Collections

    Title: Frederick H. Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: (1976-1),
    Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives