Robert L. Durham papers, circa 1930-1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Durham, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1912-1988
Title
Robert L. Durham papers
Dates
circa 1930-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.44 cubic feet including 1 oversize object and 1 vertical file
Collection Number
3477
Summary
Correspondence, reports and writings, and project files and awards of Robert L. Durham, an architect in Seattle, Washington
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.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Durham, a noted architect of churches, was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree and graduated cum laude from the University of Washington in 1936. Durham was senior partner in the firm of Durham, Anderson and Freed of Seattle. He served as secretary of the Washington State Chapter, American Institute of Architects, in 1942; Board member from 1947-1950; and President in 1954. He served as National President in 1967/68. In 1959, he advanced to Fellowship in the Institute for Design and Service to the Profession. Included among his public service are memberships in the Seattle Municipal Art Commission, 1955-1965; Seattle Building Code Advisory Committee, 1950-1965; and chairman, Seattle World's Fair Cultural Arts Committee, 1959-1961. He also served as a board member and vice president of the Guild for Religious Architecture.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, project files, awards and honors, clippings, and ephemera related to Robert L. Durham and his architectural projects.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3477-001: Robert L. Durham papers, 1930-1980Return to Top

2.61 cubic feet including 1 oversize object

Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, etc.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Robert Durham, 10/21/1983.

Description
Robert L. Durham papers

Accession No. 3477-002: Robert L. Durham papers, circa 1935-1986Return to Top

2.83 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Biographical features, job numbers (list of architectural projects), project files, financial records, lists, awards and honors, conferences and conventions, clippings, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Received 11/23/1992.

Description
Robert L. Durham papers

Accession No. 3477-003: Robert L. Durham papers, 1971-1992Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Correspondence, clippings, site plans, and notes and writings regarding the design of Mercer Island "Lid" and I-90.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: 1992-12-30

Description
Robert L. Durham papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Washington (State)
  • Architecture--Societies, etc
  • Architecture--United States
  • Architecture--Washington (State)
  • Arts--Washington (State)
  • Church architecture--Designs and plans
  • City planning--Washington (State)
  • Exhibitions--Washington (State)
  • Trade and professional associations--United States
  • Trade and professional associations--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Durham, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1912-1988--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Architects. Washington State Chapter
  • Seattle Arts Commission (1971-2002)
  • Seattle Planning Commission
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Speeches
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Seattle (Wash.). Mayor In-City Living Task Force (creator)
    • Seattle (Wash.). Municipal Art Commission (creator)
    • Seattle Chamber of Commerce Construction and Civic Development Committee (creator)
    • Seattle Downtown Coordinating Committee (creator)
    • Seattle Planning Commission (creator)
    • Seattle Public Schools. Year-Round School Committee (creator)
    • Young Men's Christian Association (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)