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					UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RESEARCH GRANTS FOR LIBRARIANS

1. PROGRAM COVER SHEET

INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants send 10 printed copies of this form, accompanied with the body of the proposal,
which constitute an application packet to the Chair of the division Research Committee, who forwards the packet to
the Chair of the University-wide committee. Applicants must also supply the division Chair with a printed copy of this
application, including any authorizing signatures that are required.

DATE OF APPLICATION:       3 November 2000; revised 22 March 2001
TITLE OF PROPOSAL/PROJECT: Centennial History of the UCB Architecture Program

EXPECTED LENGTH OF PROJECT: This funding proposal is for the second year of a 2-year
project.

TOTAL FUNDS REQUESTED FROM LAUC UNIVERSITY-WIDE RESEARCH FUNDS:
          $ 12,560

PRIMARY APPLICANT:                  Elizabeth D. Byrne and Waverly Lowell
YOUR NAME:                          Elizabeth D. Byrne and Waverly Lowell

SIGNATURE:

ACADEMIC RANK & WORKING TITLE:
Elizabeth Byrne, Librarian V, Head, Environmental Design Library, and Architecture Librarian,
       UC Berkeley, and
Waverly Lowell, Librarian IV, Curator, Environmental Design Archives, UC Berkeley

UNIT/NON-UNIT MEMBER: Byrne, Non-Unit; Lowell, Unit

CAMPUS SURFACE MAIL ADDRESS:
    Elizabeth Byrne                                             Waverly Lowell
    Environmental Design Library,                               Environmental Design Archives
    Moffitt Library 5th Floor,                                  230 Wurster Hall, mc 1820
    University of California, mc 6000                           University of California
    Berkeley CA 94720-6000                                      Berkeley CA 94720-1820

TELEPHONE & EMAIL ADDRESS:
     ebyrne@library.berkeley.edu, 510/643-7323, FAX: 510/642-8266
     wlowell@uclink4.berkeley.edu, 510/642-5124, FAX: 510/642-2824

CO-APPLICANT(S) NAME:
UNIT/NON-UNIT MEMBER:
CAMPUS SURFACE MAIL ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE & EMAIL ADDRESS:




Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 1
ABSTRACT OF PROPOSAL: (Do not exceed space available in this space)
In 1903 President Benjamin Ide Wheeler established the UCB Department of Architecture and
appointed John Galen Howard, Campus Architect, to be its head and the first Professor of
Architecture. In 2003 the Department and the Environmental Design Library will celebrate their
hundredth anniversary. This project will create a Centennial History exhibit, website, and
monograph, and is intended to be an engaging and thoughtful review of the first hundred years
of the teaching of Architecture on the UCB Campus. The result will be a well-illustrated
combination of scholarly essays written by faculty on the development, contributions and future
of the program; reflections of faculty and alumni about their experiences here; a timeline/
chronology; lists of key people and contributions; and appendices of architecture faculty and
graduates.

Little has been written about the history of the UCB Architecture Department, the first west of St.
Louis and one of the most respected programs in the nation, or its libraries and archives. This
project will celebrate the centennial of the UCB Architecture program and recognize its
contributions to design and the cultural landscape, locally, nationally, and internationally,
promote fundraising, engage alumni, encourage future students, and document a historical
account of the program before key players in its development die.

Coordinated by Architecture Librarian Byrne and Environmental Design Curator Lowell (see
Project Methodology, pages 5 and 6 for specific activities and responsibilities), the project will
be a collaboration between librarians and Architecture Department faculty resulting in a website
on the Architecture Department server (with links from the Environmental Design Library,
College of Environmental Design, and Environmental Design Archives) with illustrations and
chronologies, an exhibit in the Environmental Design Library, Environmental Design Archives,
and the soon-to-be-retrofitted Wurster Hall, and an approximately 125-page softbound book. In
collaboration with the College, there may also be a symposium on the history of architectural
education.

A preliminary literature review revealed several similar book projects, but the most likely model
for our project is 100 Years of Architecture at Notre Dame. Detailed discussions with the author
provided us with sage advice on scheduling, content, production costs, publication runs, pricing
and marketing. We also looked at books on the histories of MIT’s, Penn’s and Harvard’s design
schools, and several articles on the topic (see attached photocopies). We have also worked
closely with the chair of the Architecture Department, the Dean of the College of Environmental
Design, and the Director of College of Environmental Design Development and Alumni
Relations, and have been assured of their cooperation and support.

DOES THE PROPOSAL REQUIRE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

USE OF UC LIBRARY FACILITIES OR OTHER SITE(S) REQUIRING PRIOR APPROVAL?
(YES____/NO_XX__)
IF YES, INCLUDE BELOW SIGNATURE AND POSITION OF PERSON AUTHORIZED TO PERMIT
USE OF FACILITIES

RELEASE TIME (YES____/NO)_XX__.
IF YES, INCLUDE SIGNATURE (S) OF PERSON(S) AUTHORIZED TO
APPROVE RELEASE TIME ON PAPER COPY OF APPLICATION:

USE OF HUMAN SUBJECTS? (YES_XX__/NO)____.
IF YES, ATTACH APPROPRIATE UNIVERSITY FORM TO PAPER APPLICATION FORM.
(permission requested to interview selected emeritus faculty and alumni 10/27/00; tentative
approval granted prior to review by full committee 11/8/00)

Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 2
LIST ANY PREVIOUS RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS (DIVISIONAL & UNIVERSITY-
WIDE) FROM THIS PROGRAM THAT HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO THE PRIMARY
APPLICANT OR CO-APPLICANTS BY TITLE, INCLUDE DATE OF COMPLETION AND
AMOUNT FUNDED.
      Centennial History of the UCB Architecture Department, year one, 2000/01 LAUC
      Research Grant, $13,520

2. BUDGET SUMMARY: Note: This budget summary should be based on the detailed statement
from the body of your proposal (pt. 5). Do not include budget items funded by sources other than LAUC
Statewide Research Funds in this Summary.

TOTAL REQUESTED FROM LAUC STATEWIDE RESEARCH FUNDS:                                   $ 12,560.00

TOTAL AMOUNT REQUESTED FROM LAUC DIVISIONAL RESEARCH FUNDS:                                    $ -0
(no funds available from LAUC-B)

OTHER FUNDING OBTAINED OR EXPECTED (AMOUNT AND SOURCE):
        We have been informed (as of mid-March, 2001) that the UC Center for Studies in
Higher Education, which has expressed some interest in publishing our project, will be awarding
us a grant of $3,500, but we have not yet received formal notification or information on how the
funds must be used. We would like to use it increase the number of color reproductions and
digitized images to be used in the book, website, and exhibit.
        We will receive in-kind support from the College of Environmental Design and
Architecture Department one-person web services unit, which will provide limited advice and
mounting of the Centennial Project website on the CED website. The UCB Library Graphics
Department staff provide in-kind support via limited assistance in exhibition installation and
design, including design of labels and signage. The College Relations Department will assist
with publicity for the book, website and exhibit, and we have requested funding from the
Architecture Department for other costs associated with the website and exhibit; however, the
College and Department are focusing their limited discretionary funds on the renovation and
refurbishing of our building, Wurster Hall, which is currently under seismic retrofitting, and which
should have its "grand reopening" in time for the Centennial Project.
        We will also contact the following when we have a manuscript in hand: Graham
Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, William Stout, Chronicle Books, and Ginko
Press.

FISCAL YEAR OF APPLICATION:                   2001/2002

NEW PROJECT? (YES_____/NO_XX___): 2nd year of a two-year project

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING? (YES__XX /NO___):
     Grant from UC Center for Studies in Higher Education, $3,500
     In-kind support:
             Photocopying of CED materials, records, College of Environmental Design
             Server space for web document, limited technical advice, Architecture Dept.
             Exhibit labels, signage, UCB Library Graphics Department
     We will seek outside grant funding for publishing the book. See paragraph above.

SALARIES:
     Student Clerk/Research Assistant $15 per hr x 8 hrs week x 48 weeks =             $ 5,760.00
     Web designer                                                                      $ 1,200.00
     Exhibit designer                                                                  $ 800.00
                                                        TOTAL SALARIES:                $ 7,760.00

Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 3
REPRODUCTIONS AND PHOTOCOPIES:                                 TOTAL                   $ 4,600.00

TRAVEL/MILEAGE                 -                                                       $    200.00-

OTHER EXPENSES:                                        TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES: $                    0

TOTAL REQUESTED FROM LAUC STATEWIDE RESEARCH FUNDS:                                         $12,560

3. NEED FOR RESEARCH
Since the 1890s, when a building and financial boom brought a new group of mostly eastern
architects into the area, the San Francisco Bay Area has been a center for innovative and
influential architecture and environmental design. UC Berkeley has been at the heart of this
creativity since Bernard Maybeck began instruction in architecture in 1894, training architects,
hiring them to teach or design its buildings, or inviting them for lectures, critiques and
exhibitions. When President Benjamin Ide Wheeler formally established the Department of
Architecture in 1903, he appointed John Galen Howard to be its head and the first Professor of
Architecture. Howard immediately started the Architecture Library with a gift of $5,000 from
Phoebe Apperson Hearst. This was the first university architecture program and library west of
St. Louis.

Most of the influential architects in the Bay Area have been associated with Berkeley's
Architecture Department. From this extraordinary mixture of pioneering architects and their
diverse and broad views of design evolved the UCB Architecture Department, which influenced
the direction of both the study and practice of design in the Bay Area and beyond, and which
helped shape a distinct regional style. The history of the Architecture Department is also a
history of the development of the profession of architecture as practiced in the Bay Area, of
architectural education on the West Coast, and the architecture and planning of the Berkeley
campus, as well as the history of the built environment of Northern California, which forged a
unique link between the American Arts and Crafts aesthetic and European Modernism.

As the Architecture Department prepares to celebrate its forthcoming centennial, it is being
evacuated from its home in Wurster Hall and designing a retrofitted and hopefully renovated
facility for the future. This is an appropriate time for reflection on its founding and its future, yet
preliminary research indicates that the history of the Architecture Program is not well
documented. Documentation and dissemination of its history will provide the Campus with the
evolution of the Department and its contributions, coincide with the Department’s and Libraries’
return to their home in Wurster Hall, celebrate the centennial of the program and recognize the
Department’s contributions to design and the cultural landscape-- locally, nationally, and
internationally; -- promote fundraising, engage alumni, encourage future students, and
document a historical account of the program before key players in its development die. In
researching the Department’s history, information on the even-less-well-documented histories of
the Architecture Library (now called the Environmental Design Library), the Architecture Slide
Library, and the Environmental Design Archives will be brought to light and incorporated in the
project’s final products.

Related public exhibits on the history of the Architecture Department and its Libraries will be
displayed in the Environmental Design Library, Environmental Design Archives and College of
Environmental Design, and possibly the Brown Gallery in the Doe Library. The website with
reproductions of key pictorial material and chronologies from the history will be available to the
public. The book will be available for purchase and aimed at alumni, students, faculty,
architectural historians and architecture libraries.


Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 4
The UCB Center for Studies in Higher Education’s UC History Project has already expressed an
interest in publishing the monograph. A prospectus and outline of the book is attached.

As a direct result of our research from the first LAUC grant, the Environmental Design Library
and the Environmental Design Archives have already received donations of important books
and archival materials from Mrs. Phyllis (widow of Prof. Howard) Friedman, Mrs. Lois Kartwold,
(Arch. class of 1938), and Prof. Emeritus Claude Stoller. We expect that additional donations
enhancing our collections may be forthcoming. Preliminary interviews conducted during the first
year of the research have reinforced the fact that there is an untapped wealth of information
about architectural education and the UCB campus waiting to be captured. Faculty and student
experiences of the transition from traditional to modern architectural design and of the Free
Speech Movement at Berkeley will enhance campus and scholarly knowledge of these critical
times.

4. METHODOLOGY and PROJECT SCHEDULE
This is a two-year project, which received LAUC funding for the first year. For clarification
purposes, the methodology shows the tasks with responsibilities distributed between the two
project coordinators over the entire two-year period.

RESEARCH AND INFORMATION GATHERING:
Year One: July-December 2000
  Review similar publications, such as: (Byrne, completed)
     Architectural Education at IIT 1938-1978
     Perspectives on Two Decades, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT
     100 Years of Architecture at Notre Dame
     Book of the School, Dept. of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
  Prepare Literature search (Byrne, completed)
     Books
     Periodical articles
     Dissertations, theses
     Oral histories
  Identify research materials in University Archives, Bancroft (Lowell, underway)
     Correspondence
     Departmental founding, curricula, accreditation
     Course catalogs
     Student records
     Pictorial material
     Faculty lists, papers
     Student listings
     North Gate Hall, Wurster Hall
     Architecture Library history
  Review materials in Environmental Design Archives (Lowell, underway)
     Student organization records
     Student publications
     Scrapbooks
     Faculty papers
     Correspondence
     Pictorial materials
  Review materials in Dean and Departmental Chair records (Lowell, underway)
  Establish Advisory Board (Lowell and Byrne, completed)
     Dean Harrison Fraker


Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 5
      Emeritus Dean Roger Montgomery
      Emeritus Dean Richard Bender
      Prof. E. Marc Treib
      Prof. C. Cris Benton, Chair, Architecture Dept.
      Prof. Joan Draper, U. Colorado, alumnae
   Meetings with emeritus faculty, alumni, current faculty, present and former staff (Byrne and
    Lowell, underway Fall, 2000)
   Assignment of essays (Byrne and Lowell, underway, see attached MSS status report)
   Creation of website (preliminary site soliciting information under construction, Fall 00)

BOOK OUTLINE, WRITING ASSIGNMENTS, FUND SEEKING
Year One: January – March 2001
  Refinement of outline of book (Byrne and Lowell, underway)
  Assignments of essays to faculty, alumni and editors (Byrne and Lowell, underway)
  Seek additional funding for exhibit and publication of book (Lowell and Byrne, underway)
  Conduct interviews with selected emeriti faculty and alumni (Lowell and Byrne)
  Transcribe interview notes (underway)

WRITING, ASSEMBLING, FIRST DRAFT
Year One: April – June 2001
  Begin writing essays (faculty, Byrne, Lowell)
  Begin editing early receipts of essays (Byrne and Lowell)
  Complete chronology, timeline, and faculty and alumni lists (Byrne and Lowell)
  Identify designer and publisher (Byrne and Lowell)
  Continue looking for funding (Lowell)
  Begin work on website design (Lowell, Byrne)

At this writing (November, 2000) great progress has been made, and we are ahead of schedule
in most categories. By the end of the first year of this project the book will be well underway. A
firm outline will be in place and content will be in process. Background information will have
been collected from archival records and published sources, authors of the essays will have
been identified, “signed on” for the project and begun writing, and proposals for additional
funding for publication will have been prepared and submitted. Oral interviews will have been
conducted and transcribed (meeting Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects Criteria).
It is our goal to have identified a publisher for this project as well as book and web designers by
the end of the first year’s funding. In addition, we will have completed the chronology of the
history of the Department of Architecture, a timeline, and faculty and alumni lists.

The following activities are projected for the second year of the grant, for which this proposal
seeks funds (see also detailed Project Schedule, attached):

BEGIN EDITING, SECOND DRAFT
Year Two: July – December 2001
  Complete essays (faculty, Byrne)
  Write essay on student life (Lowell)
  Assemble visual materials, credits, permissions, reproductions from variety of media; input
   metadata for scanned materials (Lowell, student clerk/research assistant)
  Begin work on virtual exhibit on website (Lowell, Byrne)
  Complete timeline (Byrne, Lowell, student clerk)
  Draft narrative history of department (Lowell, Byrne)
  Draft list of key accomplishments, contributions (Lowell, Byrne, student clerk)
  Edit essays (Byrne)


Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 6
   Continue seeking funding (Lowell)

FINAL EDITING, COMPLETION
Year Two: January – June 2002
  Final Draft of essays and lists (Byrne and Lowell)
  Complete bibliography (student clerk)
  Proof galleys (Byrne and Lowell)
  Publication
  Marketing, publicity, distribution (Byrne and Lowell, CED Development, and Arch. Dept.)
  Finalize website, including virtual exhibit (Byrne, Lowell, web designer)
  Prepare exhibit for re-inhabiting of Wurster Hall (Lowell, exhibit designer)

5. BUDGET DETAIL
We are requesting funds for a student clerk/research assistant (to be supervised by Waverly
Lowell) to do preliminary review of original archival materials located in several collections
(Bancroft, University Archives, Environmental Design Archives, CED Dean and Architecture
Chair offices); compile the bibliography; assist with exhibit fabrication and installation, compile
lists of faculty and alumni, assist with compilation of timeline, input metadata for scanned
images, compile lists of key contributions and events, and assist with obtaining reproductions
and permissions and noting credits for illustrations. Student clerk/research assistant will be
working with a variety of media, including glass plate negatives, slides, original drawings,
photographs, and scans. The pay rate is that currently used in the College of Environmental
Design departments and the Environmental Design Archives for positions which require
advanced research skills and experience handling reformatting and reproduction of special
collections and archival materials. This would save the time of the project managers for the
evaluation and organization of the research and writing, and provide excellent field work and
training for a graduate student in architectural history. (While we would prefer release time for
both Lowell and Byrne, the difficulty in hiring part-time temporary staff in the current job market
and with the new restrictions placed on temporary hires makes it nearly impossible.)

Our request also includes funding for a short-term project-based web designer and exhibit
designer/fabricator. We may be able to contract with a web designer in the Library Graphics
Office (outside her normal work hours) on a short-term, project basis.

No equipment purchases are anticipated, and computer, phone and fax use will be absorbed by
existing budgets. Mileage at the University-approved rate (32.5 cents per mile) will be
requested for approximately 6 round-trips by automobile travel to interview emeriti faculty and/or
view or pick up scrapbooks, donations and other memorabilia.

Detailed budget break-out is below:
       SALARIES:
       Student clerk and research assistant (archival research and transcribing interviews and
           notes, scanning, obtaining reproductions, proofreading, etc.)          $ 5,760.00
       Web designer                                                               $ 1,200.00
       Exhibit designer                                                           $    800.00
                                                           TOTAL SALARIES           $7,760.00
       REPRODUCTIONS:
       150 b & w scans @ $15 each                                  $ 2,250
       25 prints from * x 10" glass plate negatives @ $18 each     $ 450
       20 color transparencies @ $50 each                          $ 1,000
       40 color scans @ $15 each                                   $ 600
       Photocopies                                                 $ 300


Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 7
                                                     TOTAL REPRODUCTIONS: $             4,600.00

       TRAVEL/MILEAGE:                                                              $     200.00

       OTHER EXPENSES:                               TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES: $              0

TOTAL REQUESTED FROM LAUC STATEWIDE RESEARCH FUNDS:                                     $12,560

6. PERSONNEL
The project managers are well qualified to coordinate the Centennial History. Byrne, an art,
architecture and design librarian for 30 years, has been Head of the UCB Environmental Design
Library for 16 years, and has authored numerous publications. Lowell, a nationally-known
architectural archivist, is Curator of the Environmental Design Archives at UCB (previously
entitled College of Environmental Design Documents Collection; 50% College of Environmental
Design and 50% Library), and former Director of the National Archives, Pacific Sierra Region
and the California Cooperative Preservation of Architectural Records Project. She has curated
many exhibits and authored numerous books and articles. Respected Architecture Department
faculty, both current and emeritus, will contribute essays and reflections for the publication.
Letters from the Dean of the College of Environmental Design and the Chair of the Architecture
Department endorsing the project are enclosed, along with resumes of the project managers.


7. TIMETABLE FOR COMPLETION

Year One: previously funded by LAUC research grant (July 2000 - June 2001)
  RESEARCH AND INFORMATION GATHERING: (underway)
   July-December 2000
  OUTLINE, ASSIGNMENTS, FUND SEEKING (underway)
   January – March 2001
  WRITING, ASSEMBLING, FIRST DRAFT
   April - June 2001
Year Two: we are requesting additional funding for the second year of the project (July
2001 - June 2002)
  BEGIN EDITING; and SECOND DRAFT
   July – December 2001
  FINAL EDITING, COMPLETION
   January – June 2002




Elizabeth Byrne and Waverly Lowell, LAUC Research Grant Proposal, Centennial History of the UCB
Architecture Department, Nov. 2000, rev. Mar. 2001, p. 8

				
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