American Institute of Architects, Washington State Chapter records, 1937-1984

Overview of the Collection

American Institute of Architects. Washington State Chapter
American Institute of Architects, Washington State Chapter records
1937-1984 (inclusive)
1937-1957 (bulk)
0.54 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
4277 (Accession No. 4277-001)
Records of a professional society of architecture, 1894-1961
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The American Institute of Architects, Washington Chapter, was the original chapter for the entire state. Its successors are the local chapters, small units that comprise the present AIA. The Washington State Council was incorporated in June of 1960 and is composed of all the Washington State local chapters. Washington State Council is not a successor to AIA. Charles Pearson served as president of the Tacoma Society of Architects, as well as on various other AIA committees.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Bulletins, 1938-1957; related series, including correspondence, 1937-1956; necrology.

AIA archive in Washington, D.C. has annual reports of the Washington Chapter, 1894-1898, additional material concerning the chapter from 1901-1914 and scattered material for later periods.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles T. Pearson, 11/15/1990.

Processing Note

Processing completed in 1992. Because most of the accession deals with Pearson's writings for the Bulletin, all correspondence has been left together rather than separating into Bulletin and non-Bulletin folders. Some issues of the Bulletin contain meeting minutes and/or committee lists. Committee lists can also be found in correspondence files.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Organizational Features 1952
1/2 Incoming Letters 1938-1955
1/3 Outgoing Letters 1952
1/4-6 Intra-Organizational Correspondence 1937-1956
1/7 Intra-Organizational Correspondence 1941-1953
1/8-2/1 Bulletin - A.I.A. Washington Chapter 1938-1957
2/2 Bulletin - A.I.A. 1942-1943
2/3 Bulletins - Miscellaneous 1947-1957
2/4 Minutes 1951
2/5 Reports 1947-1955
2/6 Membership Records 1938-1984
2/7 Legislation 1949
2/8 Announcements 1938-1954
2/9 Conferences 1953-1956
2/10 Information for Speakers 1948
2/11 Publication - "Architecture of the West" 1942
2/12 Clippings 1948-1955
2/13 Ephemera 1937-1955
2/14 Bulletin Committee - Annual Reports 1938-1951
2/15 Legislative Committee 1937-1956
2/16 Emergency Planning Committee approximately 1941

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Architectural firms--Washington (State)--History--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Corporate Names

  • American Institute of Architects. Washington State Chapter--Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Alden, Charles H (creator)
    • Pearson, Charles T (creator)