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Wurster (Catherine Bauer) Papers
BANC MSS 74/163  
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The Catherine Bauer Wurster Papers contain material related to the personal and professional career of author/activist/educator/ C.B. Wurster (1905-1964). These records include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, and presentations; records of her involvement with numerous organizations, manuscripts, reprints and tear sheets of her articles other writings; notes; extensive subject files on housing and city planning; files relating to her teaching career at Berkeley and elsewhere; bibliographical material, ephemera, and clippings; etc. They reflect Wurster’s travel experiences, consulting projects, correspondence with a wide range of thinkers, activists, architects and planners; involvement in the housing movement and city and regional planning on national and international levels; creating legislation, and serving as a professor in U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.
Considered one of the founders of American housing policy, Catherine Krouse Bauer Wurster (CBW) was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1905. Her parents were Jacob Louis Bauer, a transportation engineer and Alberta Krouse. She attended Vail-Deane School and then Vassar College. In her junior year she transferred to the School of Architecture at Cornell University, but returned to Vassar to graduate in 1926.
62.35 linear feet (34 boxes, 39 cartons, 2 oversize folders)
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Collection is open for research.