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Inventory of the Bernard Maybeck Records at the University of California Berkeley, 1895-1956 (bulk 1902-1940)
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Description
The Bernard Maybeck materials at the University of California, Berkeley encompass all aspects of his life. The contents include personal papers, correspondence, office files, project files, drawings, and photographs. The records describe the unique vision of Maybeck's designs, including his use of unusual materials and color schemes. The materials are useful for researching the Bay Regional style, the use of industrial materials in architecture, the use of cement and other earthquake and fire resistant materials, and the planning of campuses or town spaces. There are no records from his work as an instructor for the University of California or his involvement with the establishment of the Department of Architecture.
Background
Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957)
Extent
35 boxes, 5 flat boxes, 1 card file box, 2 oversize volumes, 35.5 flat file drawers, 227 tubes, 8 large framed drawings, table, carved panel, plaster ornament (ca. 351.1 linear feet)
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