School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) Student Drawings Collection, 1914-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Oregon. School of Architecture and Allied Arts
Title
School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) Student Drawings Collection
Dates
1914-1970 (inclusive)
1925-1955 (bulk)
Quantity
1612 drawing(s)
The drawings range in size from 18" x 28" to 46" x 72".
Collection Number
AAA 001
Summary
This collection contains approximately 1,600 drawings created by architecture students in the University of Oregon's school of Architecture and Allied Arts during the years 1914-1970. Stored in the Architecture and Allied Arts Library in Lawrence Hall, the works are arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by creator. They were created using various media, including charcoal, watercolor, and blueprint, and range in size from 18" x 28" to 46" x 72".
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Architecture and Allied Arts Library. Please ask a librarian for assistance.

Additional Reference Guides

See the Current Collection Guide for detailed description and requesting options.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The architecture school was established at the University of Oregon in 1914, with Portland architect Ellis F. Lawrence as the director. Lawrence appointed Walter R. B. Willcox in 1922 to serve as the head of the architecture program. Willcox advocated individualized and noncompetitive approaches to instruction, which were innovative at the time and encouraged creative solutions for assignments. After World War II, the program grew and diversified as returning veterans enrolled in classes.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This finding aid points to a collection of approximately 1,600 drawings created by architecture students in the University of Oregon's school of Architecture and Allied Arts during the years 1914 - 1970. Stored in the Architecture and Allied Arts Library in Lawrence Hall, the works are arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by creator. They were created using various media, including charcoal, watercolor, and blueprint, and range in size from 18" x 28" to 46" x 72". Many of the drawings are encased in mylar to prevent damage.

The collection contains student drawings which demonstrate the pedagogy of the program, including analytiques, ornamentation, and sketch problems. The works reflect the changing styles of periods from Beaux-Arts to midcentury Modernism. They give a unique insight to the development of the Pacific Northwest architectural style, and the collection as a whole provides insight into the first works of artists who became important architects of the region, including: Chloethiel B. Woodard (Smith), Lee Nelson, Mel Streeter, Edith Yang, Howard Backen, Hollis Johnston, Mary L. Allen (Rosenberg), Eyler Brown, Wallace Hayden, and Walter Church.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Architects--Oregon
  • Architects--Oregon--20th century
  • Architects--Oregon--Portland
  • Architectural rendering
  • Architecture students
  • Architecture, Domestic--Designs and plans
  • Architecture, Domestic--Northwest, Pacific--Designs and plans
  • Architecture, Domestic--Oregon--Designs and plans
  • Architecture, Modern--20th century
  • Architecture--Northwest, Pacific--20th century--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Northwest, Pacific--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Oregon--20th century--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Oregon--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Oregon--Eugene--History--19th century--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Oregon--History--20th century--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Study and teaching--Oregon--Eugene
  • Architecture--United States--History--20th century
  • Art deco (Architecture)
  • Art--Study and teaching (Continuing education)--United States
  • Capitols--Designs and plans
  • College students--Oregon.
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene--Social conditions
  • Gardens--Design
  • Gardens--Northwest, Pacific--Designs and plan
  • Interiors—Commercial
  • Interiors—Domestic
  • Interiors—Schools
  • Landscape architects--Northwest, Pacific
  • Landscape architects--Oregon
  • Landscape architecture--Northwest, Pacific
  • Landscape architecture--Northwest, Pacific--Designs and plans
  • Landscape design--Northwest, Pacific
  • University of Oregon--Alumni and alumnae
  • Women college students--Oregon--Eugene
  • Women landscape architects
  • Women landscape architects--Oregon
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural drawings--Oregon
  • Blueprints
  • Charcoal drawings
  • Drawings
  • Landscape architecture drawings
  • Technical drawings.
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Oregon. School of Architecture and Allied Arts (fmo)