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Architecture Archives Collections

The Architecture Archives preserves collections related to architecture, landscape architecture, design, construction, and plannning. The collections support scholarly research, historic preservation, and the education of students.

Access to these collections is provided by the alphabetically arranged list of Architecture Archives collections below. In addition, you can search guides to the collections in the department or browse certain collections that have been grouped under subject headings.

The UF Digital Collections (UFDC) provides access to digital reproductions of selected drawings, photos and other items held by the Architecture Archives.

Architecture Educational Collection, 1930-2010. This collection of architectural drawings was assembled to support education and research needs at UF. Many of the designs and plans were created or collected as part of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) in the 1960s and 1970s. Numerous cities and counties in Florida are well represented, including St. Augustine, Pensacola, Key West, Tampa, etc. The drawings represent a large number of architects and firms, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Paul Rudolph, Alfred Browning Parker, Hershel Shepard, and many others. Ms Group 273.

Turpin Chambers Bannister. Papers, 1939-1982. Bannister (1904?1982) was a leading architectural historian in the mid-20th Century, the first president of the Society of Architectural Historians, and a professor of architecture at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida.

Guy Chandler Fulton. Papers and plans, circa 1930-1948. Fulton was the State of Florida Architect to the Board of Control from 1945 until 1956. In this position he had the responsibility both designing and supervising the construction of buildings at state education institutions during the post-World War II boom. This collection includes plans for private residences and commercial buildings in Florida. See also the Building Program Records of the Architect for the Board of Control, part of the University of Florida Archives.

Jefferson M. Hamilton Architectural Drawings and Photographs, 1926-1947. Plans, renderings, and photographs related to the architecture of Hamilton in Tampa, Florida. 1 box. Ms Group 185.

Marilyn Staton Hapsis-Hugo Design Collection, 1956-2009 (bulk: 1956-1986). Designs and a small number of photographs documenting the design work of Hapsis-Hugo for Albert Hugo Associates, as well as freelance and student work. Ms Group 286.

Hotel Ponce de Leon (St. Augustine). Architectural drawings, blueprints and related material for the Hotel Ponce de Leon (now Ponce de Leon Hall at Flagler College) in St. Augustine, Florida. The hotel was designed by the Carrère & Hastings firm for Henry M. Flagler. The collection also includes items related to other buildings constructed and operated by Henry M. Flagler and the East Coast Hotel Company.

John Howey's Sarasota School of Architecture Collection, 1926-2001. Photographs, drawings, models and research materials collected or created by John Howey during the creation of the book and exhibition entitled, The Sarasota School of Architecture, 1941-1966. The materials pertain to the numerous modern architects working in Sarasota, Florida, during that period: Carl Abbott, Bert Brosmith, Joseph Farrell, Mark Hampton, Philip Hiss, Gene Leedy, Victor Lundy, Paul Rudolph, William Rupp, Tim Seibert, Frank Folsom Smith, Ralph Twitchell, Jack West and Ralph and William Zimmerman, among others. Ms Group 274.

Memorial Presbyterian Church (St. Augustine). Architectural drawings and blueprints for the Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida. The church was designed by the Carrère & Hastings firm for Henry M. Flagler.

Rufus Nims. Architectural Drawings, 1950-1992. Nims is best known for his work with the Howard Johnson hotels and restaurants and his residential work in South Florida and the Caribbean. Includes plans for residences and buildings in Florida, Louisiana, New York, Costa Rica, and several countries in the Caribbean. 19 ln.ft. MS Group 177.

Edward T. Potter, FAIA Architectural drawings, ca. early 1870s. Water color and pen and ink drawings of Potter's design for St. John's Church, Jacksonville, Florida. 15 items. Ms Group 186.

F. Blair Reeves, FAIA. Papers, 1960-1995. Reeves was a professor of architecture at the University of Florida from 1949 to 1987, and he was a leader in historical architectural preservation both in teaching and in professional organizations. The collection includes his significant work with the Historic American Building Survey (HABS).

John Ormsbee Simonds, FASLA. Collection, 1912-2005. Drawings, project files, correspondence, writings, speeches, and other papers of landscape architect and planner John Ormsbee Simonds. Ms Group 50.

Wallis Baker Associates. Thomas H. Wallis, Jr. and William H. Baker Landscape Architecture Collection, 1961-2009. Plans, photographs, project manuals, and miscellaneous materials created by the landscape architecture firm Wallis Baker Associates and its principals. MS Group 285.

Rudolph Weaver, FAIA. Architectural records, circa 1920-1940. Weaver was the State of Florida Architect to the Florida Board of Control as well as the first director of the School of Architecture at the University of Florida. Includes technical drawings, plans, photographs, and sketches of academic buildings, private residences and commercial structures. See also the Building Program Records of the Architect for the Board of Control, part of the University of Florida Archives.

Newly Acquired and Unprocessed Collections

These collections have been acquired by the Architecture Archives, but the processing of the materials has not been completed. Once all preservation, arrangement and description activities are finished, guides to the collections will be made available online. In the meantime, Archives personnel can answer questions related to these holdings.

  • EDSA, Inc.
  • Alfred Browning Parker, FAIA
  • Kenneth Treister, FAIA
  • William Morgan, FAIA
  • Darrel Fleeger
  • John Howey, FAIA
  • Alain Huin
  • Jonathon Seymour, FASLA
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings for the University of Florida Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House.
  • Herschel E. Shepard, Jr., FAIA
  • Robert C. Broward, FAIA
  • Fred B. Stresau


For further information about the Architecture Archives, please contact: John Nemmers, Archivist in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections.


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