Alan Liddle papers, 1940-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Liddle, Alan, 1922-2009
Title
Alan Liddle papers
Dates
1940-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.47 cubic feet (12 boxes)
Collection Number
5883
Summary
Alan Liddle's papers related to historic and cultural institutions in Tacoma, Washington and his career as an architect
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Tacoma architect Alan Curtis Liddle was a prominent figure in that city's civic life. He played an active role in the development of the Old City Hall Historic District in Tacoma, and participated in numerous other civic projects and advocacy for historic preservation, arts and cultural engagement in the Tacoma area. He was a driving force behind the creation of the Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Liddle was born in 1922 in Tacoma. He received his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Washington in 1948. After graduation, he worked for a year as a draftsman at Lea, Pearson and Richards, Architects in Tacoma. Around 1952, he began his own firm in Tacoma. Liddle returned to the University of Washington as Assistant Professor, 1953-1954. In 1957, he created the firm of Liddle and Jones. His partnership with Robert Jones continued until 1968, after which he struck out on his own again. From 1977 to 1998, Liddle worked with Robert Jacklin in the firm of Liddle and Jacklin. Liddle became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1970. Liddle died in 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers and scrapbooks related to Liddle's career as an architect and his involvement with historic and cultural institutions in Tacoma and Washington state.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5883-001: Alan Liddle papers, 1949-2003Return to Top

4.25 cubic feet (11 boxes)

Scope and Content: Papers primarily relating to historic and cultural institutions in Tacoma and Washington state, including the Old City Hall Historic District, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Philharmonic, Tacoma-Pierce County Civic Arts Commission, Allied Arts of Tacoma, Washington State Arts Commission, Tacoma Spur Art Project, Point Defiance Park Citizens Advisory Committee, Tacoma Zoological Society, Friends of Lakewold Gardens, and University of Washington Architectural Alumni Association. This collection also includes materials related to Liddle's career, awards, daily planners, press clippings, and genealogy research.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Alan Liddle Transferred from Visual Materials, April 2015, 2015-04-08

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5883-001
Leo A. Daly Presentation Book: New Tacoma Project
1963
1 5883-001
Landmark preservation ordinance
1966-1973
1 5883-001
City of Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission
1974
1 5883-001
City of Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission
1975-1981
1 5883-001
Freeway Advisory Council
1969-1973
2 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District, National Register of Historic Places application
c. 1976
2 5883-001
Tacoma Old City Hall Historic District
1977-1983
2 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Merchants Association
c. 1970s
2 5883-001
Draft of Old City Hall Historic District Commercial Revitalization Guide
1980
2 5883-001
Old City Hall District Association
1980-1983
2 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District
1981
2 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Association
1981
2 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Association
1982
3 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Commercial Revitalization Guide
1982
3 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Association
1982-1984
3 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Association
1983
3 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Association
1983-1985
3 5883-001
Tacoma Old City Hall Historic District
1989-1997
3 5883-001
Photos for publication on Old City Hall Historic District
undated
3 5883-001
Tacoma Art League
1956-1965
3 5883-001
Tacoma Art Museum
1964-1969
4 5883-001
Tacoma Art Museum
1961-1968
4 5883-001
Tacoma Art Museum
1970-1975
4 5883-001
Tacoma Art Museum
1976-1979
4 5883-001
Tacoma Art Museum
1986
4 5883-001
Tacoma Art Museum Planning Committee
1988
4 5883-001
Tacoma Art Museum Long Range Plan, final draft
1988
4 5883-001
A History of Tacoma Art Museum
1997
5 5883-001
Tacoma Philharmonic Board of Trustees
1958-1967
5 5883-001
Tacoma-Pierce County Civic Arts Commission
1964-1966
5 5883-001
Tacoma-Pierce County Civic Arts Commission
1967-1970
5 5883-001
Tacoma-Pierce County Civic Arts Commission
1969
5 5883-001
Tacoma-Pierce County Civic Arts Commission Arbor Committee, etc.
1969, 1980, 1995
5 5883-001
Tacoma-Pierce County Civic Arts Commission Performing Arts Committee
1964-1967
5 5883-001
Tacoma-Pierce County Civic Arts Commission Performing Arts Subcommittee
1968-1969
6 5883-001
Allied Arts of Tacoma
1958-1962
6 5883-001
Allied Arts of Tacoma Fine Arts Center
1957-1962
6 5883-001
Allied Arts of Tacoma records
1962-1970
6 5883-001
Allied Arts of Tacoma Gallery 2
1972-1973
7 5883-001
Allied Arts of Tacoma records
1971-1975
7 5883-001
Washington State Arts Commission
1973-1976
7 5883-001
Tacoma Spur Art Project
1983-1989
7 5883-001
Point Defiance Park Citizens' Advisory Committee
1975-1979
7 5883-001
Tacoma Zoological Society records
1964-1976
7 5883-001
Tacoma Zoological Society records
1968-1981
7 5883-001
Liddle mountain cabin Open Space Agreement
1971
7 5883-001
Friends of Lakewold Gardens
1985-1988
7 5883-001
UW Architectural Alumni Association
1954
8 5883-001
Ski Magazine articles
1963-1967
8 5883-001
"Whither Tacoma" presentation notes
1968-2002
8 5883-001
Portfolio for AIA Fellowship Nomination
c. 1969-1970
8 5883-001
AIA Journal articles and reviews
1969-1971
8 5883-001
Awards
1971-1984
8 5883-001
Fine Homebuilding
1990-1993
8 5883-001
Building Stone magazine
1984
8 5883-001
Correspondence with magazines
1985-1995
8 5883-001
Gold Nugget Awards jury
1987
8 5883-001
Society of Architectural Historians, PNW Chapter
1998-2003
8 5883-001
Correspondence and notes
1984-1998, undated
8 5883-001
Liddle architectural resumes
undated
8 5883-001
Liddle and Hewitt Building, 7th and Pacific
1967-2001
9 5883-001
Tacoma Sheraton project
1981-1982
9 5883-001
Notes on Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities
c. 1962
9 5883-001
Charles Moore reference file
1964-1994
9 5883-001
Alvar Aalto reference file
1949-1998
9 5883-001
Fall-Out Shelter Design reference file
1959-1963
9 5883-001
Records of Liddle donation of house to TAM
1983-1997
9 5883-001
Maytum family genealogy research
1985-2002
9 5883-001
Press clippings
c. 1960s
10 5883-001
Press clippings
1967-1991
10 5883-001
Press clippings
2000-2003
11 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District Association, members and friends contact cards
undated
11 5883-001
Daily planners
1967, 1989, 1994
11 5883-001
Liddle awards
1950, 1954, 1970, 1983, 1998
11 5883-001
Old City Hall Historic District records
undated

Accession No. 5883-002: Alan Liddle architecture scrapbooks, circa 1940sReturn to Top

0.22 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Three scrapbooks containing clippings of exteriors and floorplans of homes. Many of the clippings appear to have come from magazines and Liddle seems not to have designed the homes.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Acquisition Info: Alan Liddle, 2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Architecture--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Liddle, Alan, 1922-2009--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Records (Documents)
  • Research (documents)