WHC. American School Archive (Architecture)
The American School team is working with the University of Oklahoma Libraries to develop The American School archive as part of the OU Western History Collection. The American School Archive will include drawings, models, and historical documentation related to American School architecture, design, and pedagogy. Key figures of The American School, including Donald MacDonald, Arn Henderson, Vince Mancini, John Hurtig, Don Olsen, and Jim Gardner, have already donated materials to The American School archive, and the collection continues to grow.
Creator: University of Oklahoma
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Architect. Three drawings (1947) created by Albert Yanda while attending the University of Oklahoma’s School of Architecture. The drawings depict a design for a fountain pen to be worn on the finger, an exterior view of a residence, and a service station.
Scope and Contents Architect. Architectural drawings (1960-1963) created by Arley Rinehart as a student at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Architecture. The drawings depict a laboratory, chapel, doctor’s clinic, and other buildings and architectural concepts.
Dates: 1960 - 1963
Scope and Contents Architect. Architectural drawings by Brenda J. Stubel primarily for the set design of Everyman: A Sacred Opera, which premiered at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, Texas, in March of 1986. Stubel was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Architecture and a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.
Dates: 1978 - 1986
Scope and Contents Architect. A set of architectural plans (1971) by Bruce Goff for an unbuilt house for Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Wakil and family in Houston, Texas. This set of drawings was owned by Georgia architect and Bruce Goff scholar, Nelson Brackin.
Scope and Contents Collector. Correspondence, architectural drawings, textile samples, photographs, and financial records (1963-1991) related to three homes architect Bruce Goff designed for Celestine Barby. The residences were built in Beaver, Oklahoma, and Tucson, Arizona; a third home in Golden, Colorado, was not built. The collection also includes published materials about Goff, and issues (1983-1988) of Friends of Kebyar.
Dates: 1963 - 1991
Scope and Contents Architect. Chayo Frank’s typescript reminiscences on Bruce Goff and the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture during the period of 1962-1967. The collection also contains a full-color printed brochure on Frank’s self-designed “sanctuary paradise” home in Miami, Florida.
Dates: approximately 2020
Scope and Contents College of Architecture. Original drawings by students and architects associated with the University of Oklahoma’s School of Architecture. The organic architecture style depicted in the drawings resulted from the influence of OU professor Bruce Goff and others, and is now known as the American School of Architecture. The school later became the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture.
Dates: 1936 - 1989
Scope and Contents Architect. The collection contains architectural drawings (1954-1956) created by Donald K. Olsen as a student at the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture, and architectural drawings and papers (1956-2013) he created during his career as a professional architect in the Sausalito, California, area.
Scope and Contents Architect. Correspondence and research materials (1983-1991) on the American School of Architecture, and the 1985 Royal Institute of British Architects’ (R.I.B.A.) London exhibition, The American School of Architecture: The Bruce Goff Legacy. The correspondents are primarily the exhibition curator Susan King, architect Donald MacDonald, and Jane Preger of the British Architectural Library. The collection also includes a series of board-mounted drawings and images (undated) of structures in California and Washington by Donald MacDonald Architects.
Dates: 1983 - 1991
Scope and Contents Architect. Architectural drawings (1954-1956) created by Ernest Burden, Jr., as a student at the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture, where he studied under Herb Greene and Bruce Goff. The collection consists of original and copy prints of drawings, digitized drawings in jpeg and pdf formats, and slides of artists’ illustrations.
Dates: 1954 - 1956
Scope and Contents Architect. A collection of color photographic slides (1974-1978) taken by architect and professor Gerardo Brown-Manrique. The slides depict Bruce Goff’s Bavinger House, the Herb Greene House (the “Prairie Chicken”), student projects for architecture courses in 1951-1960 at the University of Oklahoma, and projects by students in Brown-Manrique’s Graphics 2 classes.
Dates: 1974 - 1978
Scope and Contents Architect. Drawings of residences, commercial buildings, and design concepts by Michigan architect Harvey Ferrero, who apprenticed with Bruce Goff in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in 1958-1960. The collection includes drawings (1955-2014) for built and unbuilt projects for which he was architect, as well as several Bruce Goff-designed residences. Photographs (1960-2010) in the collection depict renderings, residences, and commercial buildings by Ferrero, including the Max Klein Building in Southfield, Michigan. An accompanying minor series of papers (1957-2019) contains news articles on architecture, original and copies of letters to Ferrero from Goff, and a published portfolio (2014) of Ferrero’s works.
Dates: 1955 - 2019
Scope and Contents Architects. The collection contains architectural drawings (1950-1958) by Herb Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright. Projects depicted include Wright’s Lamberson home in Iowa, and Greene’s homes in Oklahoma for the Greene, Lyons, and Joyce families, an unidentified home, and an architectural screen for the Roosevelt Granite Company in Snyder, Oklahoma.
Scope and Contents Architect. One drawing (1951) by Herb Greene of a fine arts building for Cassidy School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The drawing was completed as part of Greene’s coursework for his fourth year studio class in the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture.
Scope and Contents Architect. Architectural drawings by James Gardner as a student at the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture under Bruce Goff. The projects depicted include a residence for the Gardner family in Shawnee, Kansas; a restaurant and club for the Tulsa Zoo; a fire station, along with other drawings and paintings.
Dates: 1953 - 1957
Scope and Contents Architect. Drawings and paintings (1953-1983) created by architect John Hurtig primarily during his years as a student of Bruce Goff at the University of Oklahoma during the 1950s. The works are primarily architectural in nature. Some works are on art boards, others are on loose sheets of paper, and one framed diptych is in the collection.
Dates: 1953 - 1983
Scope and Contents Architect. A collection of architect Mendel Glickman’s papers (1952-1967) and related architectural drawings owned by fellow architect, Edward V. Kemp. The papers contain Glickman’s correspondence with Taliesin Associated Architects of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, primarily regarding his engineering services for building projects in California and Wisconsin. The architectural drawings (1965-1966) were produced for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hall of Justice and Veterans Memorial Auditorium of the Marin County, California, civic center. The collection also includes copies of Edward V. Kemp’s American Institute of Architects corporate membership application and related papers (1977-1986), and lithograph plates of the Winslow House from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wasmuth portfolio.
Dates: 1952 - 1986
Scope and Contents Architect. Drawings by Kenneth Taber, completed as part of his student coursework while attending the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture. The drawings depict a ski lounge in Colorado, and a science building for a small liberal arts college.
Scope and Contents Architect. The collection contains class notebooks, architectural drawings, and artifacts (1954-1963) produced by Melvin Shivvers while he was a student in the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture. The collection also contains sepia and blueline prints from glass slides depicting examples of Renaissance architecture that were used for study by students.
Dates: 1954 - 1963
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Architect. A collection of papers, slides, and printed materials on the American School of Architecture collected by University of Oklahoma faculty member and architect, Nick Harm. The collection focuses on Bruce Goff’s career and influence on students at the OU School of Architecture.
Scope and Contents Architect. Architectural drawings (1955-1957) by Norman Froelich as a student at the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture under Bruce Goff. The projects depicted include a mortuary and chapel, and an auto teller bank for Norman, Oklahoma.
Dates: 1955 - 1957
Scope and Contents Architect. A collection of printed materials and ephemera on architects Bruce Goff and Frank Lloyd Wright, gathered by Iowa architect Norman Rudi. The materials pertain in part to the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture, where Bruce Goff taught and from which Norman Rudi graduated.
Dates: 1948 - 2010
Scope and Contents Architect. Reproductions of architectural drawings (undated) of the Corsaw Residence in Norman, Oklahoma. Bruce Goff designed the home for the Roger Corsaw family in 1952.
Scope and Contents Architect. Architectural drawings (1952-1956) created by Robert L. Faust as a student of Bruce Goff at the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture. The drawings depict a forestry fire control station, a gas station, an airport for Oklahoma City, a motel, and other structures. Faust’s projects completed for Goff’s aesthetic course illustrate various design concepts and their practical application. Many of the drawings are on board, or cased in original board frames.
Dates: 1952 - 1956
Scope and Contents Architect. A collection of digitized architectural images (circa 1962-1964, undated) and a publication (2013) depicting designs by equine architect and University of Oklahoma School of Architecture alumnus, Stan W. Gralla. The digitized images show examples of Gralla’s student and professional works. The publication is a full-color booklet titled “Gralla Equine Architects: The Authority on Equine Design.”
Dates: approximately 1962-2013
Scope and Contents Architect. Original drawings by Vincent Mancini, completed as part of his student coursework while attending the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture. The drawings depict a “theatre on the prairie” for Julie Harris.
Scope and Contents Architect. Papers and architectural drawings by William Haney, who studied architecture at the University of Oklahoma under Bruce Goff. The papers contain Haney’s recollections of his early interest in architecture, his student days at OU, and his later work as a minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church in Columbia, Missouri. The drawings reflect Haney’s work during the period of 1949-1965, which includes some assignments as an architecture student. The collection also contains photographs of Bruce Goff with Duke Ellington, and digitized copies of the photographs and selected drawings.