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HUC 8906.305.7

Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947. Drawings for assignments in Architecture 7a by William Sumner Appleton, Jr. : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUC 8906.305.7
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947
Title: Drawings for assignments in Architecture 7a by William Sumner Appleton, Jr., 1907.
Date(s): 1907.
Quantity: 0.1 cubic feet
Quantity: 8 drawings
Language of materials: English
Abstract: William Sumner Appleton, Jr. became the first full-time, professional preservationist in the United States when he founded The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1910. This collection consists of eight assignments submitted in the Harvard course Architecture 7a, "Theory of Pure Design, Harmony, Rhythm, and Balance." The course had a profound impact on Appleton's career as a preservationist.

Acquisition Information:

Received from the estate of William Sumner Appleton, Jr.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in September 2013 by Kate Bowers.
Titles were chiefly transcribed from the drawings themselves. Titles devised by the archivist are in square brackets.

Researcher Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Existence and Location of Copies:

Four drawings have been digitized and are available online. Links to digital images accompany the individual descriptions of the drawing.

Preferred Citation:

Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947. Drawings for assignments in Architecture 7a by William Sumner Appleton, Jr. HUC 8906.305.7, Harvard University Archives.

Related Materials

he Harvard University Archives also holds material dating from William Sumner Appleton, Jr.'s undergraduate days. Appleton's later records and archives are held in the library and archives of Historic New England, the later name of the Society he founded.

Historical note

William Sumner Appleton, Jr. (1874-1947) became the first full-time, professional preservationist in the United States when he founded The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPINEA) in 1910. He earned his Harvard AB in 1896 but took a Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences course, Architecture 7a "Theory of Pure Design, Harmony, Rhythm, and Balance," in 1906-1907, ten years after he had earned his undergraduate degree. The course had a profound impact on Appleton's career as a preservationist. SPINEA has since been renamed Historic New England.

Arrangement

The sheets are in order by assignment number.

Scope and Content

Eight designs, exercises, and color charts in watercolor and pastel, with penciled notations and titles. Two of the drawings include comments by instructor Denman Waldo Ross. Most have grades penciled in the upper left-hand corner.

General

This document last updated 2014 April 21.

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