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WHC. American School Archive (Architecture)

 Record Group
Identifier: WHC
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.

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Albert Yanda Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2884
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.

Dates: 1947

Arley Rinehart Architectural Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2883
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

Brenda J. Stubel Architectural Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2882
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

Bruce Goff Designs for the Donald Pollock House

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2872
Scope and Contents

Architect. Designs (circa 1957) drawn by Bruce Goff for the Donald Pollock House in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1957

Bruce Goff Plans for the Wakil House

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2881
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.

Dates: 1971

Celestine Barby collection of Bruce Goff architectural papers

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2790
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

Chayo Frank papers

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2879
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

Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2875
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

Donald K. Olsen architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2854
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.

Dates: 1954-2013

Donald MacDonald papers and graphic materials

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2852
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

Ernest Burden architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2846
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

G. K. “Mickey” Muennig Architectural Papers and Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2868
Scope and Contents

Architect. The archives (1959-2018) of G. K. “Mickey” Muennig document his innovative organic architecture work in the Big Sur area of California. The collection primarily contains project files and architectural drawings (circa 1975-2004) produced during the planning and construction of residential and commercial properties along the Pacific coast, such as the Post Ranch Inn. These materials reflect Muennig’s dedication to eco-conscious designs that incorporated the surrounding landscape and ocean views. The collection also features drawings of Muennig’s early works in his hometown of Joplin, Missouri. Photographic prints and slides of his architectural projects and sources for inspiration are included, along with correspondence from friends and associates. The collection also contains architectural drafting tools used in his professional practice, and copies of publicity about his unique architectural style.

Dates: 1959 - 2018

Gerardo Brown-Manrique slides

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2874
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

Harvey Ferrero architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2853
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

Herb Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright Architectural Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2869
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.

Dates: 1950-1958

Herb Greene Cassidy School project drawing

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2873
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.

Dates: 1951

James Gardner architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2877
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

John Hurtig architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2856
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. The collection also contains a small series of largely copied materials (2009-2012) on fellow OU School of Architecture student, Vincent E. Van De Venter, sculptor Alphonso Iannelli, and architect Bruce Goff.

Dates: 1953 - 1983; 2009-2012

Kemp collection of Mendel Glickman papers

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2849
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

Kenneth Taber architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2871
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.

Dates: 1958-1960

Melvin Shivvers papers and architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2850
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

Mendel Glickman Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1033
Scope and Contents

Architect. Correspondence between Glickman and Frank Lloyd Wright concerning their collaboration on various construction projects (1932-1959), along with a few unidentified blueprints.

Dates: 1932-1967

Nick Harm collection on the American School of Architecture

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2867
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.

Dates: 1951-2010

Norman Froelich architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2876
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

Norman Rudi Collection on Bruce Goff and Frank Lloyd Wright

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2880
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

Reproductions of Bruce Goff drawings of the Corsaw Residence

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2847
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.

Dates: 1952

Robert A. Bowlby architectural slides

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2886
Scope and Contents

Architect. A collection of slides and other photographic materials (1958-2018) created or collected by architect Robert Alan Bowlby. They include slides, transparencies, prints, and negatives, in hard copy as well as digital formats. The images depict architectural works by Bowlby, his University of Oklahoma architecture professor, Bruce Goff, by architect Herb Greene, and by fellow OU School of Architecture alumni and others who designed in the organic American School style.

Dates: 1958 - 2018

Robert Ingulli drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2848
Scope and Contents

Architect. Drawings (1955-1956) created by Robert Ingulli as a student in the University of Oklahoma School of Architecture.

Dates: 1955-1956

Robert L. Faust architectural drawings

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2855
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

Stan W. Gralla architectural images and publication

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-2864
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