Selected papers of William G. Purcell , 1919-1964

Overview of the Collection

Purcell, William Gray, 1880-1965
Selected papers of William G. Purcell
1919-1964 (inclusive)
3.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 267
William G. Purcell (1880-1965) was an architect in the firm of Purcell and Elmslie (active 1907-1921). The collection includes architectural drawings, correspondence, publications, and literary manuscripts.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

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).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes architectural plans, correspondence, reference materials, and literary manuscripts that reflect the career of William Gray Purcell, architect.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Architects--United States--20th century--Correspondence
  • Architecture--United States--20th century--Designs and plans
  • Prairie school (Architecture)--United States

Personal Names

  • Elmslie, George Grant, 1871-1952
  • Jager, John
  • Purcell, William Gray, 1880-1965
  • Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924

Corporate Names

  • Purcell and Elmslie

Form or Genre Terms

  • Correspondence