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Francis Joseph McCarthy Collection, 1935-1971
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I. Office Records , 1935-1971

Scope and Content Note

Contains contracts relating to residential, commercial, and municipal projects, primarily from the 1950s. Also includes correspondence and literature pertaining to low-cost construction materials and proposals for low-cost tract housing in relation to an organization termed the Seven San Francisco Architects Association. Members of this association included McCarthy and the firms of Wurster, Bernardi, & Emmons, Anshen & Allen, Worley Wong, and Henry Hill. Drawings and brochures relating to the group Telesis are also included.

II. Project Records , 1936-1969

Scope and Content Note


Arranged alphabetically by project.
Drawings and specifications form the bulk of McCarthy's project records, though correspondence and estimates are included for some projects. The majority of these records relate to residences in the Bay Area, but churches, hotels, hospitals, office, and apartment buildings are also represented. In addition, numerous libraries, both public and academic, are documented.