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Morgan (Julia) Records at the University of California Berkeley

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The Julia Morgan materials at the University of California, Berkeley represent the papers and records of one of the earliest female architects in the United States. The materials serve as a window into California architecture and design in the early 20th century. The collections, when taken together, provide insight into the method of practice undertaken by Morgan, especially for residential projects. Important to note in the collection are the number of female clients she worked with, as well as her professional collaborations with other architects such as Ira Hoover, Bernard Maybeck, and Edward Hussey, and engineer Walter Steilberg. Important records include documentation from her work designing buildings and residences for William Randolph Hearst, including the residences at San Simeon and Wyntoon in Northern California. The collections also contain papers from her education at the University of California, Berkeley and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.... View collection guide.

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