Morgan Papers


© Cal Poly, SLO

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Robert E. Kennedy Library
Morgan, Julia, 1872–1957 ; Architecture -- California ; Hearst Castle (Calif.) -- History ; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863–1951 -- Correspondence.
Contains architectural drawings and plans, office records, photographs, correspondence, project files, student work, family correspondence, and personal papers from the estate of California architect Julia Morgan, who practiced in San Francisco during the first half of the twentieth century. The bulk of the collection extends from 1896, when Morgan left for Paris to study architecture at the Beaux-Arts, to 1945 when her practice began to wind down. A persistent misperception exists that she destroyed records from her fifty-year practice when she retired in 1951. In fact, she carefully preserved many original architectural drawings and other business records, which were given to California Polytechnic State University by her heirs.
Dates covered:
English, French, German, Italian
Collection Size:
99 boxes, 25 flat file drawers, 12 tubes, 7 artifacts
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Citation Sample:
Julia Morgan Papers, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Collection policy:
Collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only. Collection stored remotely. Advance notice for use required.