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William Gray Purcell (1880-1965) was an architect in partnership with George Grant Elmslie (1869-1952). They designed buildings in the "Prairie" or "Progressive" style in the East (Pennsylvania), the Midwest (Minnesota and Illinois), and the West (Oregon).
The collection includes architectural plans, correspondence, reference materials, and literary manuscripts that reflect the career of William Gray Purcell, architect.
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[Identification of item], Selected Papers of William G. Purcell, Ax 267, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon
|1||2||Miscellaneous correspondence and writings (photocopies)|
|1||3||Miscellaneous correspondence and writings (photocopies)|
|1||4||Architectural and philosophical writings|
|1||5||Architectural and philosophical writings|
|1||6||Advertising work, Alexander Brothers||1917-1920|
|1||7||Letters about and notes on Louis Sullivan|
|1||8||Notes on Louis Sullivan|
|1||9||Architectural drawings and sketches; miscellaneous drawings and sketches|
|1||10||Correspondence with Paul and Mary Carson (photocopies)||1939-1943|
|1||11||George Elmslie correspondence and sketches|
|1||12||Purcell and Elmslie architectural work, including notes, letters, data|
|1||13||Collection of photographs and writings representative of Purcell and Elmslie|
|1||14||Purcell and Purcell and Elmslie letterhead|
|1||15||Purcell and Elmslie--publications, photographs, records|
|1||16||Articles from Northwest Architect||1940-1955|
|1||17||St. Croix Trail Stories|
|1||18||Memorial to grandfather, Dr. William Cunningham Gray|
|2||1||Sketches and poems|
|2||4||Manuscript material for Cecily (photocopy)|
|2||5||Articles by Purcell in Northwest Architect that he intended to later collect for a book (photocopy)|
|2||6||Pencil Points, contains article , "George Grant Elmslie and the Chicago Scene" by Talbot F. Hamlin||September 1941|
|2||7||Morrison diary. Island Lake (photocopy)||1895|
|2||8||Purcell and Leonard Eaton, correspondence relating to Berlage||1955-1958|
|2||9||Curriculum vitae of John Jager|
|2||10||John Jager letters (unsorted)||1919-1959|
|2||11||John Jager letters (unsorted)||1919-1959|
|2||12||John Jager letters (unsorted)||1919-1959|
|2||13||John Jager letters (unsorted)||1919-1959|
|2||14||John Jager letters (unsorted)||1919-1959|
|2||15||John Jager letters (unsorted)||1919-1959|
|3||1||John Jager letters (unsorted)||1919-1959|
|3||2||Manuscript, "The Prairie Spirit of Architecture: The Architecture of William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie, 1909-1922 by David Gebhard (photocopy)|
|3||3||Van Evera Bailey correspondence|
|3||4||Van Evera Bailey correspondence|