Guide to the Howard Moïse papers, 1933-1962

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Guide to the Howard Moïse Papers, 1933-1962

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 979

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1965
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Howard Moïse Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1933-1962
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 979
Creator: Moïse, Howard
Extent: Number of containers: 4 boxes
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence, lecture notes, and business files relating to his career as architect and as professor, University of California, Berkeley.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard Moïse papers, BANC MSS C-B 979, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

The papers of Berkeley architect Howard Moïse, who also taught at the University of California in Berkeley, came to the Bancroft Library via the Gift Division of the Main Library from Professor Moïse's estate, in July 1965.
The collection contains business files regarding the construction or alteration of residences, accounts, some correspondence, and miscellaneous information relating to Moïse's career as architect, and also lecture notes and other material pertaining to courses given at the University.

Container List

Box 1:

Business files, A-L

Scope and Content Note

(These files usually include correspondence, blueprints, contractors' estimates, and specifications.)
Box 2:

Business files, M-Z

Box 3:

Accounts, 1946-1957


Alterations to Moïse's house


Building specifications and contracts



Scope and Content Note

(mainly bills and letters from Moïse)


Scope and Content Note

(form letters offering services)


Scope and Content Note

(Misc. letters, arranged chronologically)



State Compensation Insurance Fund

Scope and Content Note

(informational material)


Scope and Content Note

(Included are a guest book and a garden book)
Box 4:

Lecture notes and materials relating to architecture courses given at the University of California, Berkeley.

Partial List of Correspondents


American Institute of Architects. Northern California Chapter


Letter, June 28, 1956, by Donald P. Smith. Letter folder in Box 3

box Homestake Mining Co. folder, Box 1

Bjorge, Guy Norman, 1887-

box Boyden folder, Box 1

Boyden, David Dodge


California. University. Berkeley


Letter, Apr. 28, 1949, by J. H. Corley Letter folder in Box 3


Corley, James Henry, 1904-

see California. University, Berkeley

box Evans Folder, Box 1

Evans, Griffith Conrad, 1887-

box Wood folder, Box 2

Field, Sara Bard, 1882-

box Douglas folder, Box 1

Hill, Henry

box Anderson folder, Box 1;, box Conaghan folder, Box 1;, box Dowell folder, Box 1;, box Huffaker folder, Box 1;, box Johnson folder, Box 1;, box Roberts (Animal Hospital) folder, Box 2;, box Watt folder, Box 2;, box Winterbotham folder, Box 2.

Many written as associate architect in Moïse's office.

Johnson, Ellsworth

box Mackay folder, Box 2

Mackay, Donald Sage, 1892-

box Homestake Mining Co. folder, Box 1;, box McLaughlin folders (2) in Box 2

McLaughlin, Donald Hamilton, 1891-


Progressive Architecture


Letter, Aug. 23, 1953, by George A. Sanderson. Letter folder in Box 3


Smith, Donald Powers, 1906-

see American Institute of Architects. Northern California Chapter