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Guide to the John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs [graphic], ca. 1905-1910
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs [graphic],
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1905-1910
    Collection Number: f308x H849 pr
    Creator: Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931
    Extent: 2 v. (822 photographic prints)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Galen Howard collection of progress photographs [graphic], f308x H849 pr, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Volume 1 contains projects at the University of California, Berkeley, where Howard was University Architect from 1903 to 1927: Doe Library, Sather Tower, Agriculture Hall (now Wellman Hall), Hearst Mining Building, roads and walks, Chemistry Auditorium, Boalt Hall (now Durant Hall), bridge on Campanile Way, Architecture Building addition (now North Gate Hall), Fertilizer Control Building, tennis courts, Zoology Museum, Pathology and Hygiene Building, Infirmary Annex, Sather Gate, President's House road.
    Volume 1 also contains construction photographs of the dormitory at Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton.
    Volume 2 contains primarily buildings in San Francisco, Berkeley and Seattle, some of which reflect Howard's partnership with J.D. Galloway. In San Francisco: Italian American Bank, Security Building, Levi Strauss Building, Adam Grant Building, Fremont Building, Easton Building, Continental Building and Loan Building (also shows Mitchell's Restaurant before demolition), J.D. Galloway House, Eddy Building, Third and Stevenson Building, theater and store building for Claus Spreckels. In Berkeley: Berkeley National Bank, Berkeley storefronts, 1909, First National Bank, chairs for the Greek Theatre, panorama of Berkeley.
    Seattle photographs show construction of buildings at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Agriculture Building, Auditorium, Administration Building, Bandstand, Cascade Court, Chemistry Building, Engineering Building, Fire Station, Fisheries Building, Hospital, Manufactures Building, Mines Building, Music Pavilion, Power House, California Building, Rainier Subway, DAR Monument, Oregon and Washington Buildings, entrance gates.
    Buildings in other locations in volume 2: Denver Post Office (drawings only), Santa Rosa Bank, Honolulu competition: drawings of Post Office, Customs House and Court House, Oakland YMCA Building (drawings only), and a pumping plant, Oakland.

    Scope and Content

    These volumes of photographs show the construction of various Howard buildings between approximately 1905 and 1910; in a few cases there are views of the site before the beginning of construction, but in some cases there are not even photographs of the completed buildings.
    Volume 1 is devoted to projects at the University of California, Berkeley, where Howard was University Architect from 1903 to 1927. Volume 2 contains photographs of projects in San Francisco, Berkeley and Seattle primarily. The Seattle photographs are all of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Some of the buildings in San Francisco reflect Howard's partnership with J.D. Galloway. A few projects are represented by photographs of drawings only. Photographs in volume 2 are of San Francisco buildings unless otherwise noted or unless the location is unknown. Item numbers have been supplied to facilitate reference to particular images.
    These albums bear Howard's bookplate and were given by him to the UC Department of Architecture, according to a notation in the volumes, but the date of this gift and the date of their transfer to University Archives has not been determined.