The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Design was founded in 1914 by Ellis Lawrence. From the beginning, the school was unique among its contemporaries for its non-competitive, individual approach to learning and for its affiliation with the allied arts (painting, crafts, sculpture, etc.), rather than with engineering.
The current name of the school is School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA). Throughout the years the name of the Architecture school has changed, it has gone through reorganization, and has added and eliminated many departments. Former names of the school and departments include:
School of Architecture and Allied Arts, School of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Allied Arts, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Art Education, Department of Art, Department of Art History, Department of Urban Planning, and Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.
The collection contains records from multiple departments and the school depending on how it was organized at the time when the records were created.
Departments/schools include (but are not limited to):
Departments/schools include the School of Architecture and Allied Arts; School of Architecture and Design; Department of Architecture; Department of Architecture and Allied Arts; Department of Landscape Architecture; Department of Fine Arts; Department of Fine and Applied Art;, Department of Art Education; Department of Art; Department of Art History; Department of Urban Planning; and Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.
Material is organized by accession and includes the following material: (lists are not comprehensive)
Just below are accessions that were generically titled; they could involve many departments. Accessions that that were more Arts and PPPM related can be found below this first section.
Accession 00037.A: Office files, correspondence, records of the Carnegie program, Ione Lewis Fellowship, professional files, sketches, and extensive personal correspondence of Ellis Lawrence, and P.L. Campbell, 1911-1963.
Accession 09.032.A: Office of the Dean records: gifts, institutional program development, accreditation, publications, administrative committees, planning records, policies, procedures, and meeting minutes, 1975-2004.
Accession 10.115.A: AAA Project committee: Lawrence Hall, 1979; AAA Building Committee, 1979-1980; and Building Project: ADD PROJ 3 ARCHIT, October - December 1987.
Accession 10245.A: office files, correspondence, enrollment files, biennial reports, other reports, and visiting lecturer files, 1924-1963.
Accession 10246.A: office files, correspondence, and "documents pertaining to the operation of the School," 1958.
Accession 10831.A: office files and correspondence. Also included are correspondence, photographs and questionnaire answers from former students who served in the armed services during WWII. Many letters are addressed to Dean Lawrence and to a Mrs. Houck (possibly a librarian at the AAA library), 1943-1945.
Accession 10852.A: office files, correspondence, AAA Library, museum files, manual, and reports, 1950-1973.
Accession 11.004.A: course information, 1965-1967.
Accession 11124.A: Oregon International Sculpture symposium records including roster, interviews, accounts, correspondence, and financial records, 1970-1979.
Accession 11282.A: Office of the Dean records: correspondence, minutes, office files, and departmental records, 1960s-1975, and enrollment statistics from 1914.
Accession 11353.A: correspondence, minutes, office files, faculty files, and projects, 1949-1970s.
Accession 11434.A: Office of the Dean records: W.R.B. Willcox correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, committee files, information regarding building and remodeling of the AAA building, and George Hodge meeting files, 1955-1987.
Accession 11437.A: Office of the Dean records: correspondence, minutes, building project information, day files and reports, 1922-1990.
Accession 11438.A: Office of the Dean files, Historic Preservation, diary of Moses Williams, historic preservation of Jacksonville, Oregon hotel, and another hotel in Salem, Oregon, 1964-1967.
Accession 11468.A: office files, minutes, correspondence, departmental and committee reports, 1954-1991.
Accession 12.018.A: special events and study abroad records, 2000-2006.
Accession 12.158.A: exhibit regarding Ellis Lawrence's work including photographs, negatives and mock-ups.
Accession 1996.156.A: office files, correspondence, and minutes, 1989-1990.
Accession 1996.231.A: long range planning, architecture building remodel designs, National Architecture Accreditation Board report, Ellis Lawrence building survey by Historical Preservation program, and a Urban Planning program guide, 1961-1995.
Accession 1996.304.A: National Architectural Accreditation Board reports, 1962-1975.
Accession 1996.340.A: teaching guide, proposals, teacher education committee, National Art Education Association committee, office files, and correspondence, 1967-1982.
Accession 1996.528.A: lecture records and office files, 1983-1990.
Accession 1996.539.A: lecture records and office files, 1966-1984.
Accession 1996.553.A: minutes and office files, 1970-1994.
Accession 1996.612.A: Leisure Studies, extended education, office files, and correspondence, 1968-1982.
Accession 1996.799.A: building surveys, videotapes, plaque, plans, correspondence, and Ellis Lawrence files, 1905-1991.
Accession 1998.76.A: correspondence, 1988-1995
Accession 2001.17.A: subject files, 1966-1997.
Accession 2002s.139: Oregon International Sculpture symposium, transcripts, news clippings, and brochures, 1974.
Accession 2002s. 289.A: slides, and Sculpture Symposium files, 1980-1985.
Accession 2005.41.A: scrapbook, 1950-1966.
Accession 2005.48.A: faculty profiles and publicity materials filed in manilla envelopes titled with name of faculty member, undated.
Arts Education, Fine Arts, Arts and Administration, and Art History records:
Below are accessions that are more "Arts" related.
Accession 10.108.A: Arts Administration department meeting minutes, 1993-2000.
Accession 10336.A: office files, correspondence, and records of Thomas O. Ballinger (Head of the Department of Art Education) including departmental and personal correspondence, 1955-1965; general professional files relating to Architecture and Allied Arts Building; curriculum; community, state and national art programs; and programs for the under-privileged, 1953-1967.
Accession 10619.A: Fine Arts administrative changes, Fine Arts advisory committee files, policies, events leading to departmental location changes, 1966-1969.
Accession 10757.A: two copies of Art School Digest, programs, degree descriptions, and documents pertaining to the operation of the school, 1929-1942.
Accession 11029.A: Department of Art History correspondence organized chronologically. August 15, 1973 - August 14, 1977.
Accession 11.176.A: subject files and also documents, audio and video related to the history/evolution of the Art and Administration program, including its change from Arts Education to Arts and Administration, 1966-2007.
Accession 1996.13.A: Institute for Art Studies, art education, office files, proposals, correspondence, and questionnaires, 1966-1978.
Accession 1996.149.A: Book of remembrance for Prince Lucien Campbell and Murray Warner that contains signatures and gift information regarding donations to the fine arts building, 1921-1977. This is an oversize old-fashioned journal (very heavy).
Accession 2002s.209.A: Department of Art Education minutes, 1908-1974.
Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) records:
Below are accessions that were specifically titled PPPM.
Accession 2004.36.A: PPPM meeting minutes, department goals, faculty committee reports, accreditation information, 1976-1982.
Accession 2006.15.A: PPPM graduate handbooks, curriculum information, development of semester conversion proposal, accreditation, and department meeting minutes, 1990-2000.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.
Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Materials may need to be reviewed by the University Archivist for confidential materials prior to access.
Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, or digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.Restrictions on Use :
Property rights reside with Special Collections & 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 & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.
Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.
If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) records, UA 033, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Material within this collection has been organized by accession. This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.
Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.
Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.
Processing Note :
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2012.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.Related Materials :
Other collections relating to the School of Architecture and Allied arts and/or Ellis Fuller Lawrence, at Special Collections and University Archives include:
Ellis Fuller Lawrence papers, Ax 056; School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) scrapbooks, UA 077; University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1; University Archives photographs, UA Ref 3; University Archives publications, UA Ref 4; University Archives alphabetical subject single files, UA Ref 6.Future Additions :
Continued transfers of records from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) are expected indefinitely.Acquisition Information :
The records have been acquired through occasional transfers from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA).