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Guide to the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter: Centennial Drawing Collection
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  • Collection Summary
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter: Centennial Drawing Collection
    Collection Number: 2011-17
    Creator: American Institute of Architects. San Francisco Chapter
    Extent: Number of containers: 187 oversize folders and 5 tubes
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Physical Location: Environmental Design Archives.
    Abstract: Consists of 195 individual project files, containing over 900 drawings created from the 1930s through 1976, which were collected during 1982, the centennial year of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This collection of architects' drawings was established to further develop the events planned for the celebration year, as well as to demonstrate the artistic talents in the Bay Area and give historical perspective on local development. Primarily design drawings rather than construction documents created by the following individuals and firms: Anshen & Allen; Edward Charles Basset; Bliss & Faville; Henrik Bull; Field Bull, Volkmann & Stockwell; John Field; Aaron Green; Harwell H. Harris; Hart, Krivatsky & Stubee; Henry Hill; Hill & Kruse; Knorr, Elliott and Associates; John Kruse; Lane, Knorr, Elliott; Alton Lee; Mendelsohn, Dinwiddie & Hill; Donald Olsen; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Douglas Dacre Stone; Stone, Marraccini & Patterson; John Carl Warnecke & Associates.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    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. Copyright for material created by Henrik Bull, Henry Hill, Hill & Kruse, John Kruse, and Donald Olsen is held by the Environmental Design Archives. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish those items for which the EDA does not hold copyright must be submitted to both the Environmental Design Archives and acquired from the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter: Centennial Drawing Collection, 2011-17, Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The centennial collection of the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, consisting of drawings donated to the chapter by its members, was given to the Bancroft Library by John I. Field on January 25, 1983 (Banc mss 81/1c). In 2011 the collection was transferred to the Environmental Design Archives. The EDA holds the records of many of the firms represented in this artificial collection. In fact 84% of the projects were designed by architects and firms held by the EDA. The collection was Processed by William Mitchell; and the initial finding aid completed by Mary Morganti.