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).
The collection includes architectural plans, correspondence, reference materials, and literary manuscripts that reflect the career of William Gray Purcell, architect.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.Restrictions on Use :
Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives. 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 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], Selected Papers of William G. Purcell, Ax 267, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon
Processing Note :
Collection processed by processing staff, March 1986.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.Related Materials :
William Gray Purcell Papers (N3), Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.
William Gray Purcell papers, #15\3\m.119, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Detailed Description of the Collection