School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) records, 1905-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Oregon. School of Architecture and ArtsUniversity of Oregon. School of Architecture and Allied ArtsUniversity of Oregon. School of Fine ArtsUniversity of Oregon. School of Architecture and Fine Arts
Title
School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) records
Dates
1905-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
62.5 linear feet, (57 containers)
Collection Number
UA 033
Summary
The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Design was founded in 1914 by Ellis Lawrence; it has gone through many name changes and department additions and eliminations. The collection (1905-2007) contains records from multiple departments and the school depending on how it was organized at the time when the records were created.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Design was founded in 1914 by Ellis Lawrence. From the beginning, the school was unique among its contemporaries for its non-competitive, individual approach to learning and for its affiliation with the allied arts (painting, crafts, sculpture, etc.), rather than with engineering.

The current name of the school is School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA). Throughout the years the name of the Architecture school has changed, it has gone through reorganization, and has added and eliminated many departments. Former names of the school and departments include:

School of Architecture and Allied Arts, School of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Allied Arts, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Art Education, Department of Art, Department of Art History, Department of Urban Planning, and Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains records from multiple departments and the school depending on how it was organized at the time when the records were created. Departments/schools include (but are not limited to): Departments/schools include the School of Architecture and Allied Arts; School of Architecture and Design; Department of Architecture; Department of Architecture and Allied Arts; Department of Landscape Architecture; Department of Fine Arts; Department of Fine and Applied Art;, Department of Art Education; Department of Art; Department of Art History; Department of Urban Planning; and Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.

Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive) Just below are accessions that were generically titled; they could involve many departments. Accessions that that were more Arts and PPPM related can be found below this first section.

Accession 00037.A: Office files, Summer programs from the 1950s, Ione Lewis Fellowship, campus planning committee files, unification of the school of A and AA, and personal correspondence of P.L. Campbell, 1911-1963.

Accession 09.032.A: Office of the Dean records: gifts, institutional program development, accreditation, publications, administrative committees, planning records, policies, procedures, and meeting minutes, 1975-2004.

Accession 10.115.A: AAA Project committee: Lawrence Hall, 1979; AAA Building Committee, 1979-1980; and Building Project: ADD PROJ 3 ARCHIT, October - December 1987.

Accession 10245.A: colmmittee files, minutes, biennial reports, other reports, and visiting lecturer files, 1924-1963.

Accession 10757.A: "Documents pertaining to the operation of the School," 1958.

Accession 10831.A: Correspondence from former students who served in the armed services during WWII. Many letters are addressed to Dean Lawrence and to a Mrs. Houck (possibly a librarian at the AAA library), 1943-1945.

Accession 10852.A: office files, correspondence, AAA Library, museum files, manual, and reports, 1950-1973.

Accession 11.004.A: course information, 1965-1967.

Accession 11124.A: Oregon International Sculpture symposium records including reports, news releases, interviews, accounts, audio tapes, and correspondence, 1970-1979.

Accession 11282.A: Office of the Dean records: minutes and departmental records, biennial reports, gift records, committee files, and FAA bylaws and accreditation, 1960s-1975.

Accession 11353.A: minutes, office files, faculty files, and projects, 1963-1971.

Accession 11434.A: Office of the Dean records: meeting minutes, committee files, information regarding building and remodeling of the AAA building, and NAAB accreditation files, 1955-1987.

Accession 11437.A: Office of the Dean records: commitee files, minutes, building project information, and reports, 1922-1990.

Accession 11438.A: Includes diary of Moses Williams, historic preservation of Jacksonville, Oregon hotel, and another hotel in Salem, Oregon, 1964-1967 (MISSING?)

Accession 11468.A: office files, minutes, correspondence, departmental and committee reports, 1954-1991.

Accession 12.018.A: special events and study abroad records, 2000-2006.

Accession 12.158.A: exhibit regarding Ellis Lawrence's work including photographs, negatives and mock-ups.

Accession 1996.156.A: Minutes and General Packets for Deans and Department Heads and Faculty meetings, 1988-1990.

Accession 1996.231.A: long range planning, architecture building remodel designs, project manual, National Architecture Accreditation Board report, Ellis Lawrence building survey by Historical Preservation program, and a Urban Planning program guide, 1961-1995.

Accession 1996.304.A: National Architectural Accreditation Board reports, 1962-1975.

Accession 1996.340.A: teaching guide, proposals, teacher education committee, National Art Education Association committee, 1967-1982.

Accession 1996.528.A: lecture records and posters, 1983-1991.

Accession 1996.539.A: lecture records, 1966-1984.

Accession 1996.553.A: minutes and graduate studies committee files, 1968-1989.

Accession 1996.612.A: Leisure Studies, extended education, office files 1968-1982.

Accession 1996.799.A: building surveys, videotapes, plaque, plans, and Ellis Lawrence files, 1905-1991.

Accession 2001.17.A: NAAB accreditation reports and working files, advising handbook, 1966-1997.

Accession 2002s.139: Oregon International Sculpture symposium, transcripts, news clippings, and brochures, 1974.

Accession 2002s.289.A: Sculpture Symposium slides, 1980-1985.

Accession 2005.41.A: scrapbook, 1950-1967. Arts Education, Fine Arts, Arts and Administration, and Art History records: Below are accessions that are more "Arts" related.

Accession 10.108.A: Arts Administration department meeting minutes, 1993-2000.

Accession 10336.A: Art Education graduate program files, High School evaluations, committee files, minutes, plans and blueprints for the AAA building Ballinger Addition, and State Art Norms, 1953-1965.

Accession 10619.A: Fine Arts advisory committee files, minutes, policies, events leading to departmental location changes, 1966-1969.

Accession 11.176.A: AAD faculty minutes and documents, audio and video related to the history/evolution of the Art and Administration program, including its change from Arts Education to Arts and Administration, 1966-2007.

Accession 1996.13.A: Community Arts Study Program, workshop files, photographs, America the Beautiful project files, proposals, and questionnaires, 1966-1978.

Accession 1996.149.A: Book of remembrance for Prince Lucien Campbell and Murray Warner that contains signatures and gift information regarding donations to the fine arts building, 1921-1977. This is an oversize old-fashioned journal (very heavy).

Accession 2002s.209.A: Department of Art Education minutes, 1908-1974. Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) records: Below are accessions that were specifically titled PPPM.

Accession 2004.36.A: PPPM meeting minutes, faculty committee reports, guides, and accreditation information, 1976-1982.

Accession 2006.15.A: PPPM graduate handbooks, curriculum information, development of semester conversion proposal, and department meeting minutes, 1990-2000.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) records, UA 033, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architecture--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Eugene
  • Art--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Eugene
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene
  • Education, Higher--Oregon--Eugene
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon--Eugene
  • Personal Names :
  • Campbell, Prince Lucien, 1861-1925
  • Lawrence, Ellis F. (Ellis Fuller), 1879-1946
  • Willcox, W. R. B. (Walter Ross Baumes)
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. School of Fine Arts--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon. School of Architecture and Allied Arts--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon. School of Architecture and Arts--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon. School of Architecture and Fine Arts--Records and correspondence
  • University of Oregon--Faculty
  • University of Oregon--Students
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Office files
  • Photographs
  • Records (documents)
  • Reports