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  • Language of Material: Undetermined
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Lou Henry Hoover House Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0076B
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1949


    These papers consist primarily of correspondence between the Hoovers, Professor Clark, and Mr. Clark regarding planning and construction of the Lou Henry Hoover house; and sketches and specifications for the house. Part of the correspondence consists of copied materials from the Lou Henry Hoover papers in the Herbert Hoover Library (West Branch, Iowa), some of which concern Louis Mullgardt's plans for a house. Also included are materials used for and final edition of Mr. Clark's MEMOIRS ABOUT MR. AND MRS. HERBERT HOOVER, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE PLANNING AND BUILDING OF THEIR HOME ON SAN JUAN HILL (Palo Alto: privately printed, 1969).


    Birge M. Clark (born 1893) was the son of Arthur B. Clark, who came to Stanford in 1892 as an Instructor in Drawing. Birge Clark received his A.B. from Stanford, 1914, and B.Arch from Columbia, 1917, and was an architect in Palo Alto. Both A. B. Clark and Birge Clark served as advising architects to Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover for their house on the Stanford campus.

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    [Identification of item] Birge Clark. Lou Henry Hoover House Papers (SC0076B). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of Birge M. Clark, 1970.

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    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lou Henry Hoover House (Stanford, Calif.)
    Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944
    Clark, Arthur Bridgman
    Hoover, Herbert