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Irving F. and Gertrude Comfort Morrow Collection, 1914-1958
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Series Description

Boxes 1, 6

I. Professional Papers , 1914-1943

Scope and Content Note

Consists of biographical, professional, and student records of both Irving and Gertrude Morrow. Includes minutes for the Northern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, meeting minutes from the Commonwealth Club of California, Sections on Architecture, Roads and Highways, and Forests, as well as selected journals (1932-1943).
Boxes 2-5, 7-8, Flat Files, Tubes

II. Project Records , 1914-1952

Scope and Content Note


Arranged by firm, chronologically within.
Includes photographs, textual records and drawings for residences, institutional and commercial projects. Projects represented include the Golden Gate Bridge, the Alameda-Contra Costa County Building for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, the Mission San Juan Bautista and accompanying Maryknoll Hospice, Cowell House, the Bethlehem-Alameda shipyard, and homes in St. Francis Woods.

A. Files

Scope and Content Note

Arranged as follows: Irving F. Morrow, 1914 Morrow & Garren, 1916-1925

Gertrude Morrow, 1918-1925

Morrow & Morrow, 1925-1952

B. Drawings

Boxes 5-6

III. Historical American Buildings Survey (HABS) , 1932-1941

Scope and Content Note

Contains historic building certificates, San Juan Bautista photographs and drawings, catalogs from 1938 and 1941, and file cards.

IV. Additional Donation , n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of one drawing of a proposed laboratory in Pacific Grove, donated separately.