Log In | Contact Us| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Harland Bartholomew and Associates (HBA) Collection (WUA00357)

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Unbound city planning report

Bound city planning reports: Labeled Black Binders

Bound city planning reports: Red Binders

Bound city planning reports: Unlabeled Black Binders

Bound city planning reports: Blue Binders

Bound city planning reports: White Binders

Bound city planning reports: Brown Binders

Bound city planning reports: Oversized Volumes

Norman Johnston Dissertation materials.

Speeches, articles, and reprints of Harland Bartholomew

Correspondence and Data files on microfilm

Historical information

Slides

Awards and Artwork



Contact us about this collection

Harland Bartholomew and Associates (HBA) Collection (WUA00357), 1919-1991 | WUA University Archives

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Harland Bartholomew and Associates (HBA) Collection (WUA00357), 1919-1991Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/06/wua00357

Primary Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates

Extent: 133.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

This collection has been arranged into fourteen series, as follows.

Series 1: Unbound city planning reports, 1920-1969, arranged alphabetically by city name. 11 boxes.

Series 2-8: Bound city planning reports, 1919-1977. over 90 volumes. Organization within each volume is alphabetical by city, but there is a great deal of alphabetical and chronological overlap among the volumes.

Series 2: Bound city planning reports: Labeled Black Binders, 1919-1958

Series 3: Bound city planning reports: Red Binders, 1947-1964

Series 4: Bound city planning reports: Unlabeled Black Binders, 1957-1966

Series 5: Bound city planning reports: Blue Binders, 1957-1966

Series 6: Bound city planning reports: White Binders, 1965-1969

Series 7: Bound city planning reports: Brown Binders, 1967-1977

Series 8: Bound city planning reports: Oversized Volumes, 1932 - 1975. Divided into 6 subseries, based on color. Please note color when requesting access.

Series 9: Norman Johnston Dissertation materials. Correspondence and research notes re: Norman John Johnston, "Harland Bartholomew: His Comprehensive Plans and Science of Planning" (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1964). 1 box.

Series 10: Speeches, articles, and reprints of Harland Bartholomew. 1 box, consisting of 3 bound volumes. Each volume arranged chronologically.

Series 11: Correspondence and Data files. 48 reels of microfilm. Finding aid not available online; paper finding aid available from the Washington University Archives.

Series 12: Historical Information, 1917 - 1991. Primarily compiled by Eldridge Lovelace while researching his book Harland Bartholomew: His Contributions to American Urban Planning.

Series 13: Slides

Series 14: Awards and Artwork

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection primarily contains city planning reports issued by Harland Bartholomew and Associates (Series 1 and 2). Other items in the collection include correspondence and data files; speeches and articles by Harland Bartholomew; and research notes related to Norman John Johnston's Ph.D. dissertation work on Harland Bartholomew.

Collection Historical Note

Harland Bartholomew was born in Stoneham Massachusetts in 1889 and died in St. Louis in December 1989. He came to St. Louis in 1916 at the invitation of the Civic League of St. Louis, with the charge of creating a comprehensive plan for the city of St. Louis. In 1919 he was appointed City Planning Commissioner, the first full-time planner employed by an American city. He served in that capacity until 1950. In 1919, he established Harland Bartholomew and Associates and served as its chairman until his retirement in 1962.

Harland Bartholomew and Associates designed city plans for several hundred cities across the United States. Many of these plans are represented in the collection. The firm's projects in the St. Louis area included the 1920 Comprehensive Plan, the 1932 Major Street Plan, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and the 1920 Comprehensive Plan for University City. The firm also helped plan the Metro system and the George Washington Parkway, in Washington D.C. In 1984 the firm was purchased by the Parsons Corporation, and its flagship offices were moved from St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee.

One of Harland Bartholomew's business partners, Eldridge Lovelace, authored the book Harland Bartholomew: His Contributions to American Urban Planning (Urbana, IL: Dept of Urban & Regional Planning, 1993), which provides a history of Bartholomew's life and career. The full-text of this book can be downloaded in PDF format from: http://stlouis-mo.gov/archive/harland-bartholomew/

Copies of this title are also available from the Washington University Libraries.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Access Restrictions: 7 reels of the microfilmed correspondence in Series 11 are open only by permission of Harland Bartholomew and Associates or their successor. Researchers should contact Special Collections staff for further information. Other parts of the collection are open without restrictions.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by University Archives Staff. Updated in Spring 2016 by Miranda Rectenwald. Updated in May 2017 by Sarah Schnuriger.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Meg Tuomala in November 2012. Updated in May 2017 by Sarah Schnuriger.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Unbound city planning report, 1920-1969],
[Series 2: Bound city planning reports: Labeled Black Binders, 1919-1958],
[Series 3: Bound city planning reports: Red Binders, 1935-1964],
[Series 4: Bound city planning reports: Unlabeled Black Binders, 1957-1966],
[Series 5: Bound city planning reports: Blue Binders, 1957-1966],
[Series 6: Bound city planning reports: White Binders, 1965-1969],
[Series 7: Bound city planning reports: Brown Binders, 1967-1977],
[Series 8: Bound city planning reports: Oversized Volumes, 1932-1975],
[Series 9: Norman Johnston Dissertation materials.],
[Series 10: Speeches, articles, and reprints of Harland Bartholomew],
[Series 11: Correspondence and Data files on microfilm],
[Series 12: Historical information, 1917-1991],
[Series 13: Slides],
[Series 14: Awards and Artwork],
[All]

Series 14: Awards and ArtworkAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The International Urban Affairs Award, Lambda Alpha International, Harland Bartholomew, October 20, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Rutgers Engineering Society, Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Engineering, Harland Bartholomew, April 1965Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rutgers University, Civil Engineering, Harland Bartholomew, July 18, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Institute of Consulting Engineers Inc Membership, Harland Bartholomew, December 3, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 3: State of Missouri Professional Engineer Certificate, Harland Bartholomew, July 31, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Rutgers University, Doctor of Science, Harland Bartholomew, June 7, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American Institute of Planners Distinguished Service Award, Harland Bartholomew, April 1, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 6: University of Illinois Retirement Recognition, Harland Bartholomew, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: United States Department of the Interior Conservation Service Award, Harland Bartholomew, January 18, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: American Society of Planning Officials (ASPO) Honorary Life Membership, Harland Bartholomew, January 1, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The American Society of Civil Engineers Honorary Member, Harland Bartholomew, May 15, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The National Council of State Board of Engineering Examiners Certificate of Qualification, Harland Bartholomew, August 31, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Engineers' Club of St. Louis Honorary Member, Harland Bartholomew, May 28, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Organization for the Preservation of an Unblemished Shoreline Certificate of Merit, Harland Bartholomew, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 13: United States Department of Commerce Certificate of Service, Harland Bartholomew, March 29, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Urban America, Inc. Service to the Cause of City Planning, Harland Bartholomew, December 9, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The Engineers' Club of St. Louis Recognition of 50 Years of Membership, Harland Bartholomew, May 18, 1978Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Plate 9, St. Louis, MO City Plan Commission, Three Periods of Industrial Construction, 1920-1934, 1935-1944, Jan. 1945 - Dec. 1948, December 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Plate Number Six, St. Louis, MO City Plan Commission, Average Block Age of Residential Buildings, Works Progress Administration Official Project 1443, January 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Cost of Various Municipal Services by Districts Five Year Average Costs 1930-1935, Income from Various Sources by Districts Five Year Average 1930-1935, City Plan Commission, Works Progress Administration Official Project 1443, August 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Plate 1 Number of Manufacturing Wage Earners, Selected Industrial Areas, City Plan Commission, December 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: No. 2 View of the St. Louis Memorial Plaza, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: No. 11 Proposed Approach to Jefferson Memorial and Entrance to Forest Park, April 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 7: No. 17 Intersection of Lindell & Kingshighway, City Plan Commission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: No. 18 McKinley Bridge Plaza, Development of Civic Center with Salisbury Ave Approach to McKinley Bridge and Playground Opposite Clay School as Proposed by the City Plan CommissionAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Plate 5, Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan Area, Tentative Plan of Major Thoroughfares, March 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Plate Number Four, Total Number of Family Accommodations Provided for in Four Types of Residential Buildings According to Permits Issued by the Building Commissioner's Office 1920-1940, City Plan Commission, February 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Plate Number Sixteen, Soulard Neighborhood District, Site Plan - Preliminary Study, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Plate Number Twenty-Seven, Airport Plan for the St. Louis Region, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Plate Number Three, Comparison of Park Areas & Facilities in St. Louis & Five Similar Cities 1940, City Plan Commission, January 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Plate Number Twenty, A Preliminary Plan for the Development of Randolph-Jefferson Playfield, St. Louis, Mo, City Plan Commission, December 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Plate 4, Typical Section of Elevated Roadway, City Plan Commission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Plate 10, Proposed Development of the Southern River Front, St. Louis City Plan Commission (Fred Graf), 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Plate 13, Typical Section of Minnesota Avenue, Southern Riverfront Development, City Plan Commission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Plates 11, Southern Extension of the Proposed River Front Development, St. Louis, City Plan Commission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Map No. 2 of the Southwest Section of the City of St. Louis Showing Present Development , Map. No. 3 of the Southwest Section of the City of St. Louis Showing Proposed Development, Map. No. 4 of the Southwest Section of the City of St. Louis Showing Used Districts, City Plan Commission, February 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Plate 10, Section of the Third Street Elevated Trafficway (Fred Graf)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Plate 15, Section of Plaza, Central River Front Development for St. Louis, City Plan Commission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Plate 1, Cross Sections, Major Streets & Trafficways, St. Louis, MO, City Plan CommissionAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Proposed Municipal Buildings Group, City Plan Commission, Bird's-eye view showing proposed Public Buildings Group Plan (Fred Graf)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Distribution of Population 1910, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Plan No. 5 Map of the City of St. Louis Showing All Streets Having a Width Greater Than 60 Feet, City Plan Commission, March 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Map of the City of St. Louis Density of Population, Census of 1920, City Plan Commission, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Plate Number Six, System of Major Highways, Increase in Motor Vehicle Registration & Miles of Hard Surfaced Highways in St. Louis County, MO, June 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Street Design, Standards for Roadway Design and Traffic Regulation, Economical Roadways for Existing 60 Foot Streets, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Master Development Plan, Roosevelt and Washington Parks, Waukean Park District, Waukegan, IL, November 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 30: The Proposed Civic Center, City Planning and Zoning Commission, New Orleans, Louisiana (Fred Graf)Add to your cart.
Folder 31: City Planning Progress, Newark, NJ (2 items)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Unidentified rendering of cityscapeAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Unbound city planning report, 1920-1969],
[Series 2: Bound city planning reports: Labeled Black Binders, 1919-1958],
[Series 3: Bound city planning reports: Red Binders, 1935-1964],
[Series 4: Bound city planning reports: Unlabeled Black Binders, 1957-1966],
[Series 5: Bound city planning reports: Blue Binders, 1957-1966],
[Series 6: Bound city planning reports: White Binders, 1965-1969],
[Series 7: Bound city planning reports: Brown Binders, 1967-1977],
[Series 8: Bound city planning reports: Oversized Volumes, 1932-1975],
[Series 9: Norman Johnston Dissertation materials.],
[Series 10: Speeches, articles, and reprints of Harland Bartholomew],
[Series 11: Correspondence and Data files on microfilm],
[Series 12: Historical information, 1917-1991],
[Series 13: Slides],
[Series 14: Awards and Artwork],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.762 seconds (using 225 queries).
Using 10.82MB of memory. (Peak of 11.11MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign