Herbert W. Congdon papers, 1900-1965

Overview of the Collection

Congdon, Herbert Wheaton, 1876-1965
Herbert W. Congdon papers
1900-1965 (inclusive)
16 linear feet, (39 containers, 23 folders)
Collection Number
Ax 593
Herbert Congdon (1876-1965) was an architect and writer who researched, designed and wrote about historical architecture and furniture, especially churches. The collection consists of an autobiography, manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, plans and photographs of churches and ecclesiastical furniture.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
Access Restrictions

UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. For more information, please submit a Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections

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

Herbert Congdon (1876-1965) was educated at Columbia University and became a junior partner in his father's architectural firm that specialized in the design and furnishing of Episcopal churches. Congdon became an architect and author.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of an autobiography, manuscripts, correspondence, drawings, plans and photographs of churches and ecclesiastical furniture.

The correspondence series, 1934-1961, is organized alphabetically by the person or organizational name, and each entry includes incoming and outgoing letters.

The book length manuscript series is organized by subject and files include correspondence, drafts, research and final versions. This series also includes an autobiography.

The drawings series is organized alphabetically by project and contains church drawings.

The photograph series is organized alphabetically by subject.

1974 Addenda contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, (1924-1964), photographs and glass negatives, architectural drawings and plans organized alphabetically by project title, tearsheets and publications.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert W. Congdon papers, Ax 593, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Herbert Wheaton Congdon in 1975.

Related Materials

Additional Herbert W. Congdon papers are located at the University of Vermont.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Architects--United States
  • Architecture--United States--History--20th century
  • Church architecture--United States

Personal Names

  • Congdon, Herbert Wheaton, 1876-1965
  • Congdon, Herbert Wheaton, 1876-1965

Form or Genre Terms

  • Architectural drawings
  • Correspondence
  • Glass negatives
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Negatives
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs