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Beverly Willis, a life in architecture oral history transcript / c2008.
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Title:

Beverly Willis, a life in architecture oral history transcript / c2008

Creator/Contributor:

Willis, Beverly, 1928-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Geraci, Victor W. (Victor William), 1948-, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Rubens, Lisa, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Brown, Bruce L., interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Casey, John, 1943-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Coldoff, David, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Wilbur, Hamilton, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Johnson, Gary (Gary Robert), interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Legg, Lorraine, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Peel, Wesley, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Pollard, Donald, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Saitowitz, Stanley, 1949-, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Smuin, Michael, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Wallace, Sid, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Interviews document the life and work of Beverly Willis, FAIA, an American architect known for her work as a designer and an urban planner, a real estate developer, and a philanthropist. An in-depth interview with Willis and supplemental interviews with key professional associates document the career of this architectural pathbreaker and innovative thinker. Interviews focus on specific projects such as the Ballet Building in San Francisco and the Aliamanu housing development in Hawaii, as well as complex problems Willis solved through her innovative use of technology, materials, and strategic partnerships.

Date:

2006 (issued)

Subject:

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Women architects -- United States
Architecture -- California -- History
Architecture -- California -- San Francisco
Femmes architectes -- √Čtats-Unis
Architecture -- Californie -- Histoire
Architecture -- Californie -- San Francisco
Architecture
Women architects
California
California -- San Francisco
United States
Willis, Beverly -- 1928- -- Interviews
Willis, Beverly -- 1928-

Note:

interviews conducted by Victor W. Geraci in 2008. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Includes supplemental interviews conducted 2006-2008 by Victor Geraci and Lisa Rubens with: Bruce L. Brown, John Casey, David Coldoff, Wilbur Hamilton, Gary Johnson, Lorraine Legg, General Wesley Peel, Donald Pollard, Stanley Saitowitz, Michael Smuin, and Sid Wallace.
Interview transcripts also available online.
Video interviews with Beverly Willis available on dvd with call number Motion Picture 1182 E.
Oral histories are made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Duplicate transcripts: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.

Type:

biography
History
Interviews
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (various pagings) ; 29 cm.
6 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/projects/beverlywillis/index.html

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Oral histories are made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Item:

http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/projects/beverlywillis/index.html