Guide to the Records of Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. and the Papers of Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning O'Connor, and Mary Almy
MC.0009

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Almy, Mary, 1883-1953
Creator
Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964
Creator
Howe, Manning & Almy
Creator
Manning, Eleanor, 1884-1973
Title
Records of Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. and the papers of Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning O'Connor, and Mary Almy
ID
MC.0009
Date [inclusive]
1883-1972
Extent
25.0 cubic feet (21 record cartons, 4 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 5 flat storage boxes, 1 glass negative box, 1 roll, 54 oversize folders)
Location
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Abstract
The firm of Howe, Manning & Almy is believed to be the first architectural firm in Boston founded by women and the second in the United States. Lois Lilley Howe (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB 1890), whose commissions began in 1894, established her own firm in 1900 and asked Eleanor Manning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB 1906), one of her draftsmen, to be her partner in 1913, creating the firm of Lois Lilley Howe & Manning. In 1926, another draftsman from the office, Mary Almy (Radcliffe College, 1905, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB 1922) became a partner, assuming responsibility for the business aspects of the firm. Manning focused on the technical architectural work and design problems, and Howe continued to concentrate on design. The firm dissolved in 1937 when Howe retired, and Manning and Almy started separate practices. The emphasis of the firm was on domestic architecture and the partners did both building and remodeling. They were interested in urban housing problems and worked with the Architects' Small House Service Bureau of Massachusetts and the Boston Housing Association throughout the 1920s and 1930s. They submitted small house designs to the Department of the Interior for the Subsistence Homestead Communities, remodeled apartments for the Lynn Slum Clearance Project, and developed housing in Mariemont, Ohio. Materials of the firm include correspondence, financial data, reports, specifications, photographs, blueprints, drawings, and research materials that document the firm's projects and commissions. The collection also includes personal papers of the three architects including illustrated travel diaries, watercolors, sketchbooks, and architecural scrapbooks. Records from Eleanor Manning O'Connor's private architectural work after 1937 and material from the Seventeen Associated Architects are included. There are a number of documents about the Howe family in the personal papers of Lois Lilley Howe.

Citation

Records of Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. and the Papers of Lois L. Howe, Eleanor Manning O'Connor, and Mary Almy, MC 9, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections Copyright 1980

MIT Libraries
Building 14N-118
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139-4307
617.253.5690
mithistory@mit.edu

Revision Description

 Revised by Ewa Basinska and Elizabeth Andrews with the assistance of Joelle Burdette 2010

Access note

The collection is open for research.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Almy family papers, MC 235, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Architects Small Housing Bureau of New England
  • Architects' Small House Service Bureau of the United States
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Boston Society of Architects
  • Housing Association of Metropolitan Boston
  • Howe, Manning & Almy
  • M.I.T. Women's Association
  • Massachusetts Civic League. Housing Committee
  • Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cheney Room
  • National Housing Conference (U.S.)
  • President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership (1931 : Washington, D.C.)
  • Seventeen Associated Architects (Boston, Mass.)
  • Simmons College (Boston, Mass.) -- General subdivision--Architecture; Chronological subdivision--1883-1972.;

Genre(s)

  • Photographs.
  • Sketches.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Mariemont (Ohio)--History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Almy, Mary, 1883-1953
  • Emerson, William, 1873-1957
  • Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964
  • Manning, Eleanor, 1884-1973
  • O'Connor, Johnson, 1891-1973

Subject(s)

  • Architecture and women.
  • Poor--Housing.
  • Women as architects.
  • Women-owned architectural firms.

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Bibliography

“An Alumna’s Architectural Career,” Technology Review, vol. 66, no. 2 (December, 1963), pp. 21, 38.

Cole, Doris. The Lady Architects: Lois Lilley Howe, Eleanor Manning and Mary Almy: 1893-1937. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1990. MIT Libraries: NA737.H857.C65 1990.

Howe, Lois Lilley. Details from Old New England Houses, Measured and Drawn by Lois L. Howe and Constance Fuller. New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Co., 1913. MIT Libraries: NA707.H856

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1. Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. Records 

Scope and Contents note

A. Architecture Firm Records

Little remains of the firm’s correspondence and legal data that does not directly relate to their commission work. These remaining general records and correspondence of the firm have been drawn together in this section. Correspondence and information from organizations that had at least two of the partners as members are also in the general files. These organizations reflect some of the firm’s architectural interests. For example, solutions to the problems of low-cost and urban housing were sought by the Architects Small House Service Bureau and by the Boston Housing Association. Architectural organizations were not the only mutual interests of the firm members, however. All three women were active in MIT alumni groups, as well as in various professional women’s clubs, such as the College Club, the Business Women’s Club, and the American Association of University Women. More organizational records are in the personal papers series of this collection.

The general firm files also provide an idea of the publicity that the Howe, Manning & Almy architects received from both the public and their colleagues. There are reprints from professional journals as well as articles from local newspapers and clippings about architectural interests.

B. Commission Drawings and Files

Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. commission work is reconstructed, when possible, in this section. Some of the drawings and written material are unidentified, and are placed in front of the numbered commissions. The identification of commissions is based upon the list of job numbers that was found in the papers. The commissions are numbered consecutively, starting with work from Lois Lilley Howe’s private practice and continuing until the firm disbanded in 1937. The earliest commission files date back to about 1894. Only about ten percent of Howe’s private work remains, consisting primarily of linen drawings and tracings. The commission files for about forty-four percent of Lois Lilley Howe & Manning’s work and for almost sixty-five percent of Howe, Manning & Almy’s work are in the collection. These percentages are sufficient to provide information about the firm’s various types of architectural work.

The amount of information varies for each commission, and more data is present in the later commission files. Correspondence, financial data, specifications, reports, notes, drawings, tracings, blueprints, and photographs can all be found in the commission files. The files also include over five hundred rolled blueprints and tracings which have been cleaned, flattened, and placed in a map case. The folder list indicates the type of material available for each commission. Occasionally, assignment of a commission number was a guess. An annotated job list containing the dates for many of the firm’s commissions is included in this series.

C. Reference Files

The reference files in the collection reflect the extensive research that the Howe, Manning & Almy firm made to insure accurate plans. The three architects kept architectural postcards, design patterns, photographs, and drawings for reference purposes.

The measured drawings are of houses’ interior details, especially in the colonial style. These drawings are from homes that the firm worked on and historic houses that the architects visited. The measured drawings were filed alphabetically by the firm but were not always well identified. A list of names and, when possible, dates and addresses is in folder number 546.

The firm kept loose-leaf notebooks on the work they did for clients on various aspects of architectural design. The photographs and printed material were removed from these notebooks and are maintained in their original order. Photographs of work for clients is alphabetical, but some of the notebooks are missing. Photographs and printed material about architectural details, such as doorways and roofs, compose the remainder of the visual reference files. These details are alphabetical by subject.

The collection also included a considerable amount of printed material that the partners probably kept for reference use; their clipping files can be found in this series.

Historical note

Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. is believed to be the first women’s architectural firm founded in Boston and the second such in the country. The beginnings of the firm can be traced back to 1894 when Lois Lilley Howe started to receive commissions. The firm’s commission numbers start at this time and are continuous until 1937 when the firm disbanded. In 1913 Howe asked Eleanor Manning O’Connor, one of her draftsmen, to be her partner; the firm of Lois Lilley Howe & Manning resulted. The firm was successful and another draftsman from the office became a partner; Howe, Manning & Almy officially began on April 1, 1926. Since Mary Almy assumed responsibility for the business aspects of the firm, O’Connor focused on the technical architectural work and on design problems. Howe continued to concentrate on design and to guide her partners as the senior member of the firm. While the firm continued for eleven more years, the depression had an economic impact on the firm. The number of commissions decreased and the firm did more renovating than building during the 1930s. When Lois Lilley Howe retired at the age of 73, on September 1, 1937, O’Connor and Almy started separate practices. The firm’s connections did not dissolve, however; Howe occasionally worked for O’Connor’s private practice.

Lois Lilley Howe’s early work involved both the building and remodeling of houses. Throughout the firm’s existence, this emphasis on domestic architecture continued. Most of their commissioned work was done on houses, and the architects were well known for their ability to do renovations and alterations. The work was usually in the Colonial Revival style and the Georgian Revival style--a reflection of contemporary taste. The firm's architects did extensive research into the historical veracity of the revival styles by using measured drawings, photographs, postcards, and printed material. An example of their revival work is the Louis C. Cornish house, built in 1916 at 15 Fayerweather Street, the first 17th Century Revival house in Cambridge.

Revival work was only one aspect of the firm's interest in domestic architecture. During World War I, the firm began to concentrate on smaller, more efficient homes for middle-income families. Although the smaller house was a new concept, it was becoming a necessity. Development of smaller house designs was part of the architects’ interest in urban housing problems. The firm's architects worked with the Architect’s Small House Service throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The firm also submitted small house designs to the Department of the Interior for the Subsistence Homestead Communities, especially those in Massachusetts, and remodeled apartments for the Lynn Slum Clearance Project.

The architects received recognition for their contributions to housing throughout their careers. A prestigious commission was for John Nolen, the town planner. He chose them to be among the architects commissioned to design houses for Mariemont, Ohio, one of the country’s first planned communities. The firm designed the houses for Denny Place in Mariemont. These houses were built with stone from the area so that the buildings would blend into the environs and would be economical.

In 1913 McCall's magazine asked the firm to submit a design for their small house series. The design appeared in the March 1924 issue, and a book compiled by Marcia Mead also included the plan. In 1926, Howe, Manning & Almy won first prize in the Cape Cod home competition that the Cape Cod Real Estate Board sponsored. Because the small house was often used as a vacation home, the firm was familiar with Cape Cod design. In fact, Howe, Manning & Almy houses, including "Cape Cods," were built throughout New England’s summer resort areas. One of Howe, Manning & Almy's first commissions after Mary Almy joined was Mrs. Charles Almy’s house, which later served as a temporary residence for Governor Joseph Ely. The Almy house was one of ten houses chosen from  House Beautiful's Small House Competition. The plans appeared in the May 1929 issue and then were exhibited throughout the country.

Further published recognition came to the firm in the 1930s. The Frothingham house at 4 Grey Gardens, Cambridge, was included in an article titled “One Hundred Small Houses” in the October 1935 Architecture issue. The May 1937 issue of  American Architect and Architecture showed the Lynn home of James Morgan that the firm built.

Some of their other commissions included factory alterations, plans for barns and stables, and even an ice house. In 1916, the Concord Art Association house was remodeled, and in the 1920s the firm worked on the Art Center in Fitchburg. The architects also helped to plan both the Lynn Boy Scout Camp and the Fleur-de-Lis Camp. All three women were involved in many activities, and they did architectural work for their clubs and schools, including the College Club, the Business Women’s Club, Masschusetts Institute of Technology, Simmons College, and Radcliffe College.

 Subseries 1A. Architecture Firm Records 

Box Folder

General correspondence 1912-1938 

1 1-2

Correspondence, Elizabeth L. Strang undated 

1 3

Correspondence, E. Sohier Welch undated 

1 4

Christmas cards 1932-1958 

1 5

Correspondence, addresses undated 

1 6

American Association of University Women 1922-1926 

1 7

American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention reports 1925 

1 8

Architects Housing Bureau of New England and The Housing Company circa 1919-1920 

1 9

The Architects Small House Service Bureau 1921-1928, 1932 

1 10

The Architects Small House Service Bureau: “New England Homes” undated 

1 11
Map-case Folder

The Architects Small House Service Bureau: Plan #551 undated   oversize

6 12
Box Folder

Boston Army and Navy Canteen committees 1918-1919 

1 13-14

Boston Housing Association 1918-1921, 1932-1935 

1 15

Boston, Society of Architects 1921-1935 

1 16

Business Women’s Club, correspondence, pamphlet, and membership list undated 

1 17

Business Women’s Club, calendar of events 1914-1922 

1 18

College Club, Finance Committee and general information 1931-1934 

1 19

Housing Association of Metropolitan Boston 1935-1943 

1 20

MIT Alumni Association undated 

1 21

MIT Women’s Association, correspondence and reports 1907-1937 

1 22

MIT Women’s Association, Housing Committee 1918, 1946 

1 23

MIT Women’s Association, Margaret Cheney Room 1937 

1 24

MIT Women’s Association, National Housing Conferences 1917-1921 

1 25

MIT Women’s Association, Society of Technology Architects 1916-1920 

1 26

MIT Women’s Association, Women’s Municipal League, Housing Department circa 1919 

1 27

Partnership Agreement, Lois, Lilley, Howe & Manning 1913 

1 28

Partnership Agreement, Howe, Manning & Almy undated 

1 29

Reference lists, types of work and specification writing undated 

1 30

Notes and articles undated 

1 31

Blank forms from Howe, Manning & Almy office undated 

1 32

American Institute of Architects, standard forms 1925 

1 33

Bibliography, architecture undated 

1 34

The Small House, by Marcia Mead 1924 

1 35

Howe, Manning & Almy house, House Beautiful 1929 

1 36

Reprints, Howe, Manning & Almy houses, Architecture, 1925,  American Architect, 1937 1925, 1937 

1 37

Draft of Home Planning Handbook 1931 

1 38

Articles about small houses undated 

1 39

Newspaper clippings, Howe, Manning & Almy 1911-1937 

1 40

Newspaper clippings, housing and urban planning 1910-1961 

1 41-42

Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous undated 

1 43-45

Printed house pattern, Ladies Home Journal 1930 

1 46

 Subseries 1B. Commission Drawings and Files 

Box Folder

Howe, Manning & Almy job numbers 

1 47

Brookline House, unnumbered commission (written material only) undated 

1 48

Hathaway, unnumbered commission (written material only) undated 

1 49

Jaques, Rupert W., unnumbered commission (includes photographs and written material) 1937 

1 50

Unidentified drawings undated 

1 51-53
Map-case Folder

Unidentified drawings undated   oversize

6 54
Box Folder

Engineer’s drawings 1907 

1 55

Commission 9: Scudder, Mrs. Horace E. undated 

2 56

Commission 12: Pratt, R. Alcott undated 

2 57

Commission 14: Upton, Mrs. undated 

2 58

Commission 22: Hale, Richard W. 1897 

2 59

Commission 24: Pierce, H. Winthrop 1898 

2 60

Commission 25: Hale, Mrs. G. S. undated 

2 61

Commission 29: Vaughan, Mr. A. A. 1899 

2 62

Commission 31: Hale, Mrs. G. S. undated 

2 63

Commission 32: White, H. S. undated 

2 64

Commission 34: Foster, F. Apthorpe undated 

2 65

Commission 42: Osborne, Thomas Mott undated 

2 66

Commission 48: Carruth, Charles T. undated 

2 67

Commission 50: Storrow, Mrs. James J. undated 

2 68

Commission 53: Newell and Palache, Charles undated 

2 69

Commission 55: McIntyre, Dr. H. S. undated 

2 70

Commission 59: Piper, Mrs. William T. undated 

2 71

Commission 61: Noble, Mrs. George W. C. undated 

2 72

Commission 71: Whitwell, Miss M. H. undated 

2 73

Commission 83: Folsom, Mrs. Norton 1897 

2 74

Commission 86: Hallowell, F. W. 1899 

2 75

Commission 113: Handy, Mrs. Edward A.(written material only) 1907 

2 76

Commission 121: Frothingham, Theodore L. 1911 

2 77

Commission 149: Streeter, Dr. Edward C. 1909 

2 78

Commission 209: Collins, Thomas H.(written material only) 1911 

2 79

Commission 210: Paul, Miss Anne M. 1912 

2 80-81

Commission 220: Howe, J. Murray (written material only) 1912 

2 82

Commission 226: Business Women’s Club 1912 

2 83

Commission 243: Walnut Hill School (includes written material) 1913 

2 84

Commission 246: Kimball, Charles T. (includes written material) 1913 

2 85

Commission 247: Cotter, Mrs. John (includes written material) 1913 

2 86

Commission 248: Phelan, James Estate (includes written material) 1913 

2 87-88

Commission 251: Paul, Miss Anne M. (includes written material) 1913 

2 89-90

Commission 266: Pinkham, Mrs. Charles H. (includes written material) 1914 

2 91-92

Commission 267: Gleason, Charles B. 1914 

2 92a

Commission 268: Burnham, C. B. (includes written material) 1914 

2 93

Commission 271: Paul, Miss Anne M. (includes written material) 1914 

2 94

Commission 274: Carle, Mrs. James H. (includes written material) 1914 

2 95

Commission 283: Dennen, The Rev. Ernest J. (written material only) 1914 

2 96

Commission 287: Oxford Club (includes written material) 1914 

2 97

Commission 287: Oxford Club 1914 

22 98

Commission 293: Manning, James E. (includes written material) 1915 

2 99

Commission 294: Lewis, Miss Edna B. (includes written material) 1914 

2 100

Commission 299: Logan, Mrs. Thomas H.1 (written material only) 1915 

2 101

Commission 334: Cornish, Rev. Louis C. 

Box Folder

Commission 350: Carle, Mrs. James H. (includes written material) 1916 

2 102

Commission 351: Allyn, John (includes written material) 1916 

2 103-104
Map-case Folder

Commission 351: Allyn, John 1916 

6 105
Box Folder

Commission 352: Runkle, John C. (written material only) 1916 

2 106

Commission 353: Sturgis, John H. (includes written material) 1916 

2 107

Commission 354: Hale, Richard W. (written material only) 1916 

2 108

Commission 358: White, MacDonald E. (written material only) 1916 

2 109

Commission 361: Hart, J. G. (includes written material) 1916 

2 110

Commission 363: Yeatman, Pope (includes written material) 1916 

2 111

Commission 364: Henshaw, Miss Mabel (written material only) 1916 

2 112

Commission 366: Pevear, Mrs. Frederick S. (includes written material) 1916 

2 113

Commission 368: Crocker, Miss (includes written material) 1916 

2 114

Commission 369: Lyons, Mrs. (includes written material) 1916, 1923 

2 115

Commission 370: Durant, Mrs. W. B. (written material only) 1916 

2 116

Commission 374: Sweezy, Mr. (includes written material) 1917 

2 117

Commission 375: Savage, Henry W. 1916 

2 118

Commission 376: Carle, Mrs. James H. (written material only) 1917 

2 119

Commission 377: Estabrook, Mrs. H. K. (includes written material) 1917 

2 120

Commission 378: Locke, Mrs. A. W. (includes written material) 1917 

2 121

Commission 379: Chapman, The Misses (written material only) 1917 

2 122

Commission 383: Logan, Thomas H. (written material only) 1917 

2 123

Commission 386: Pinkham, Mrs. Charles H. 1917 

2 124

Commission 388: Gardiner, Dr. J. F. (includes written material) 1917 

2 125

Commission 389: M.I.T. (includes written material) 1917 

2 126

Commission 391: Devlin, Mrs. John E. (written material only) 1917 

2 127

Commission 393: Prudden, Mrs. Theodore P. 1917-1918 

2 128

Commission 395: Frismuth, Miss Anna Biddle (includes written material) 1917 

2 129

Commission 397: Russell, Mrs. Robert S. 1918 

2 130

Commission 398: Suffrage Coffee House (photographs only) 1917 

2 131

Commission 399: Nutter, George R., (includes written material) undated 

2 132

Commission 402: Moors, Mrs. F. J. (written material only) 1918 

3 133

Commission 403: Sanger, Mrs. (written material only) 1918 

3 134

Commission 404: Nutter, George R. (written material only) 1918 

3 135

Commission 405: Shaw, Mrs. Robert Gould (includes written material) 1918-1921 

3 136-143

Commission 406: Logan, Thomas H. (includes written material) 1918 

3 144

Commission 408: Lucy Stone Hospital (includes written material) 1918 

3 145

Commission 409: Manning, Arthur (includes photographs and written material) 1918 

3 146

Commission 411: Rantoul, Mrs. Charles Wm. Jr. (written material only) 1918 

3 147

Commission 413: Business Women’s Club (written material only) 1919 

3 148

Commission 414: Boston Army and Navy Canteen (includes written material) 1918 

3 149

Commission 417: East Boston Canteen (includes written material) 1918 

3 150

Commission 418: Liberty Bond Booth, Lynn (includes written material) 1918 

3 151

Commission 419: Bay State Allied Bazaar (includes written material) 1918 

3 152

Commission 420: Scudder, Dr. Charles L. (includes written material) 1918 

3 153

Commission 422: Columbus Avenue Canteen (written material only) 1919 

3 154

Commission 424: Binney, Mrs. Horace (includes written material) 1919 

3 155

Commission 427: Bradlee, Thomas (includes written material) 1919 

3 156

Commission 428: Carey (includes written material) 1919 

3 157

Commission 429: Belmore, B. W. (includes written material) 1919 

3 158

Commission 430: Manning, Charles F. (written material only) 1919 

3 159

Commission 431: Johnson, Mrs. F. Walker (includes photographs and written material) 1919 

3 160

Commission 433: Logan, T. H. (includes written material) 1919 

3 161

Commission 434: Albee, Amos D. (includes written material) 1919 

3 162

Commission 435: Jones, Amelia H. (written material only) 1919 

3 163

Commission 436: Gulick, Mrs. E. L. (includes written material) 1919 

3 164

Commission 438: Townsend, Mrs. C. W. (includes written material) 1919 

3 165

Commission 439: Turnbull, W. Hetherington (includes written material) 1919 

3 166

Commission 441: T. H. Logan & Co. 1919 

3 167

Commission 445: Brackett, Mrs. L. J. (includes written material) 1919-1920 

3 168

Commission 449: Richards, Mrs. S. M. 1919-1920 

3 169

Commission 450: Goell, Mrs. A. H. (includes written material) 1919 

3 170

Commission 451: Manning, J. E. (includes written material) 1919 

3 171

Commission 452: Frothingham, Miss Eugenia B. (includes photographs and written material) 1919-1920 

3 172

Commission 455: Pinkham, Mrs. C. H. (includes written material) 1919-1920 

3 173

Commission 458: Gallishaw, John (includes written material) 1920 

3 174

Commission 459: Reed, Miss Mary (includes written material) 1920 

3 175

Commission 460: Logan, Mrs. T. H. (written material only) 1920 

3 176

Commission 461: Johnson, Mrs. F. Walker (includes photographs and written material) 1920 

3 177-178

Commission 463: Sargent – Treadwell (written material only) 1920 

3 179

Commission 464: Howe, James M. (includes written material) 1920 

3 180

Commission 470: Community Service of Boston, Inv. (includes written material) 1920 

3 181

Commission 474: Wadsworth, Mrs. Richard (written material only) 1920 

3 182

Commission 476: Shuman, Mrs. Sydney (includes photographs and written material) 1920 

3 183

Commission 477: Howland, Miss Bertha M. (includes written material) 1920 

3 184

Commission 478: Howe, Miss Barbara (includes written material) 1920 

3 185

Commission 479: Bumsted, The Misses (includes written material) 1920 

3 186

Commission 482: Abbot, Mrs. Charles E. (written material only) 1920-1921 

3 187

Commission 483: Savage, Mrs. Henry W. (Miss Bettina) (includes written material) 1920 

3 188

Commission 486: Manning, C. F. (written material only) 1920 

3 189

Commission 488: Dexter, Mrs. George (includes written material) 1920-1922 

3 190

Commission 489: Wood, Orin G. (written material only) 1920-1921 

3 191

Commission 495: Treadwell, Miss Grace W. (photographs and written material only) 1920-1921 

3 192

Commission 499: Donovan, John R. (written material only) 1921 

3 193

Commission 502: Modern Priscilla (written material only) 1921 

3 194

Commission 503: Soule (written material only) 1921 

3 195

Commission 504: Knowlton, Major F. K. (includes written material) 1921 

3 196

Commission 508: Hale, Richard W. (written material only) 1921 

3 197

Commission 511: Scudder, Dr. Charles L. (includes written material) 1921 

3 198

Commission 513: Kimball, Mrs. James H. (written material only) 1921 

3 199

Commission 514: Rothery (includes written material) 1921 

3 200

Commission 515: Shaw, Mrs. R. G. (includes written material) 1921 

3 201

Commission 516: Welch, Martin E. (written material only) 1921 

4 202

Commission 517: Hitchings, Mrs. Luther (written material only) 1921 

4 203

Commission 519: Haines, S. Earle (written material only) 1921-1922 

4 204

Commission 520: Roberts, Miss Elizabeth W. (includes written material) 1922-1923 

4 205

Commission 524: Williston, Miss Emily (written material only) 1922 

4 206

Commission 526: Lyons, Mrs. (written material only) 1922 

4 207

Commission 527: Vinal, Miss Ella J. (includes written material) 1922 

4 208

Commission 528: Davis, Miss Lucy (includes written material) 1922 

4 209

Commission 529: Chapman, Miss A. B. (includes written material) 1922-1925 

4 210

Commission 533 : Oxford Club (written material only) 1922 

4 211

Commission 535: Colby, Mrs. Grace P. (written material only) 1922 

4 212

Commission 536: Bradford, Mrs. George G. (includes written material) 1922 

4 213

Commission 537: College Club (includes written material) 1923 

4 214

Commission 539: Hannon, J. Lennox (includes written material) 1922-1924 

4 215-216

Commission 540: Frothingham, Miss Eugenia (includes photographs) 1922 

4 217

Commission 541: Eastman, Mrs. Myrtie M. (includes written material) 1922 

4 218

Commission 545: Carle, Mrs. James H. (includes written material) 1922-1923 

4 219

Commission 547: Savage, Mrs. Henry W. 1923 

4 220

Commission 548: Cabot, Mrs. Godfrey L. (includes written material) 1922 

4 221

Commission 549: Johnson, Mrs. F. Walker (includes written material) 1922 

4 222

Commission 552 : Hamlen, Paul S. (includes photographs and written material) 1922 

4 223

Commission 553: Hale, Richard W. (written material only) 1922-1923 

4 224

Commission 554: Howe, Mrs. A. M. (written material only) 1922 

4 225

Commission 555: O’Keefe, Mrs. (written material only) 1922-1923 

4 226

Commission 557: Mariemont (includes photographs and written material) 1923-1925 

4 227-234

Commission 558: Lennox, Mrs. Lawrence (includes written material) 1923 

4 235

Commission 561: Crowley, Mrs. John E. (includes written material) 1923 

4 236

562: Merrill, Mrs. Charles H. (includes written material) 1923 

4 237

Commission 563: Pierce, Mrs. Irving B. (includes written material) 1923 

4 238

Commission 564: Stone, Miss Marguerite (includes written material) 1923 

4 239

Commission 566: Walker, Dr. D. Harold 1924 

4 240
Map-case Folder

Commission 566: Walker, Dr. D. Harold 1924 

6 241
Box Folder

Commission 568: Helburn, J. W. (includes written material) 1923 

4 242

Commission 569: Nolen, John (includes written material) 1923 

4 243

Commission 572: Logan, Mrs. Thomas H. (written material only) 1923 

4 244

Commission 574: McCall’s Magazine (includes written material) 1923-1924 

4 245

Commission 577: Flint, George M. (includes written material) 1923 

4 246

Commission 578: Peet, Miss Harriet (written material only) 1923 

4 247

Commission 579: Allen, Miss Mary W. (includes written material) 1923-1925 

4 248

Commission 581: McLane, Mrs. John R. (includes written material) 1923-1924 

4 249
Map-case Folder

Commission 581 : McLane, Mrs. John R. 1923-1924   oversize

6 250
Box Folder

Commission 582: Eustis, Mrs. Augustus H. (written material only) 1924 

4 251

Commission 586: Chec-R Shoe Store (includes photographs and written material) 1923 

4 252-253

Commission 587: Bagley, Frederick P. (includes written material) 1924-1925 

4 254-257

Commission 588: Dewing, Mrs. Arthur (includes written material) 1924 

4 258

Commission 589: Strang, Mrs. Elizabeth Leonard (written material only) 1924 

4 259

Commission 592: Johnson, Mrs. F. Walker (includes written material) 1924 

4 260

Commission 594: Paeff, Miss Reba 1924 

4 261

Commission 595: Savage, Mrs. Henry W. (includes written material) 1924-1925 

4 262

Commission 596: Women’s Republican Club (includes written material) 1924 

4 263

Commission 599: Hart, John G. (written material only) 1924-1925 

4 264

Commission 600: Dawson, W. F. (includes photographs and written material) 1924 

4 265

Commission 601: Carle, Mrs. James H. (includes photographs and written material) 1924 

4 266

Commission 602: Nichols, Miss Grace (photographs and written material only) 1924-1925 

4 267

Commission 603: O’Keefe, Mrs. Edward Scott (written material only) 1924-1925 

4 268-269

Commission 604: Hale, Richard W. (written material only) 1924 

4 270

Commission 606: Pinkham (includes written material) 1925 

5 271

Commission 608: Benedict, Mrs. George L. (includes written material) 1924-1925 

5 272

Commission 609: Myers, Mrs. John W. (written material only) 1924 

5 273

Commission 610: Nolen, John (written material only) 1924-1925 

5 274

Commission 611: Lyons, Mrs. P Henry (includes written material) 1924-1925 

5 275

Commission 613: Nutter, George R. (includes written material) 1924-1925 

5 276

Commission 614: Bachrach, Louis F. (includes written material) 1925 

5 277-278

Commission 616: Parsons, Mrs. Wm. Barclay, 1925 1925 

5 279

Commission 617: Hindle, Winston R. (includes photographs and written material) 1925 

5 280-282
Map-case Folder

Commission 617: Hindle, Winston R. 1925   oversize

6 283
Box Folder

Commission 618: Lyons, Mrs. P. Henry (includes written material) 1925 

5 284

Commission 620: Bull, Miss Mary (written material only) 1925 

5 285

Commission 624: Crosby, Mrs. S. V. R. (includes photographs and written material) 1925 

5 286

Commission 627: Moore, J. L. (includes written material) 1925 

5 287

Commission 628: Lyman, Mr. Frank (written material only) 1925 

5 288

Commission 629: Savage, Miss Bettina (includes photographs and written material) 1925 

5 289

Commission 633: Hale, Richard W. (includes written material) 1925 

5 290

Commission 635: Holbrook, Mrs. E. S. (includes photographs and written material) 1925 

5 291

Commission 636: Taylor, William (includes photographs and written material) 1925 

5 292-294
Map-case Folder

Commission 636: Taylor, William 1925   oversize

6 295
Box Folder

Commission 638: Eaton, Mrs. C. M. (includes written material) 1925-1926 

5 296

Commission 639: Davis, Harvey (written material only) 1925 

5 297

Commission 640: Simmons College (includes written material) 1925-1926 

5 298

Commission 642: Prichard, Charles R. (includes written material) 1925 

5 299

Commission 643: O’Conner, Johnson (includes written material) 1925 

5 300

Commission 645: Williams, Mrs. Joseph B. (includes written material) 1925-1926 

5 301

Commission 647: Lynn Gas & Electric Co. (written material only) 1926 

5 302

Commission 649: McLane, John R. (includes written material) 1927-1928 

5 303
Map-case Folder

Commission 649: McLane, John R. 1927-1928   oversize

6 304
Box Folder

Commission 650: Greene, Mrs. Edgar (includes written material) 1926 

5 305

Commission 652: Fitchburg Art Centre (includes written material) 1926-1929 

5 306

Commission 654: Perry, Miss Margaret (written material only) 1926 

5 307

Commission 655: Carle, Mrs. James H. (written material only) 1926 

5 308

Commission 658: White, Mrs. Moses Perkins (includes written material) 1926 

5 309

Commission 659: Hall, Richard W. (includes written material) 1926 

5 310

Commission 660: Cape Cod Competition (written material only) 1926 

5 311
Map-case Folder

Commission 660: Cape Cod Competition (written material only) 1926   oversize

6 312
Box Folder

Commission 661: Balch, Miss Agnes (written material only) 1926 

5 313

Commission 662: Simmons College (includes written material) 1926 

5 314

Commission 663: Nutter, George R. (written material only) 1926 

5 315

Commission 664: Hale, R. W. (written material only) 1926 

5 316

Commission 666: Fisk, Miss Sarah (written material only) 1926 

5 317

Commission 667: Beals, Mrs. George (includes written material) 1926 

5 318

Commission 668: Sheridan, Mrs. John (includes written material) 1926 

5 319

Commission 670: Prichard, C. H. (includes photographs and written material) 1926 

5 320

Commission 671: Scarborough, Mrs. Wm. B. (includes written material) 1926 

5 321-322

Commission 672: Tompson, Harold Foss (includes photographs and written material) 1926 

5 323

Commission 673: McAll, Mrs. E. S. (includes photographs and written material) 1926 

5 324

Commission 674: Almy, Charles Jr. 1926 

5 325

Commission 677: Manning (includes written material) 1926 

5 326

Commission 678: Fay, Miss Sarah B. (written material only) 1926 

5 327

Commission 679: O’Keefe, Dr. & Mrs. Edward Scott (written material only) 1926 

5 328

Commission 681: Logan, Mrs. Thomas H. (written material only) 1926 

5 329

Commission 682: Dunbar, David (includes written material) 1926 

5 330

Commission 683: Eaton, Mrs. C. H. (includes written material) 1926 

5 331

Commission 684: College Club (includes written material) 1926 

5 332

Commission 686: Pine Manor (written material only) 1926 

5 333

Commission 688: Shaw, Mrs. Josephine (includes written material) 1926-1927 

5 334

Commission 689: Brown, Mrs. Daniel (written material only) 1927 

5 335

Commission 690: Bethesda Society (includes written material) 1927 

5 336

Commission 694: Warren, John L. (includes written material) 1927 

5 337

Commission 695: Wulsin, F. R. (includes written material) 1927 

5 338

Commission 696: Mores, Mrs. James H. Jr. (includes written material) 1927 

5 339

Commission 698: Pinkham-Burnham (includes photographs and written material) 1927 

5 340-341

Commission 699: Powers, Dr. George H. (includes photographs and written material) 1927 

5 342-343

Commission 700: Paul, Miss Anne M. (includes written material) 1927 

5 344

Commission 702: Treadwell, Miss Grace (written material only) 1927 

5 345

Commission 703: Nelson, Miss Margaret (includes written material) 1927 

5 346

Commission 704: Holbrook, Mrs. E. S. (includes photographs and written material) 1927 

5 347

Commission 706: George, Mrs. Andrew J. (includes photographs and written material) 1927 

5 348

Commission 707: College Club (includes photographs and written material) 1927 

6 349-352

Commission 708: Nutter, George R. (includes written material) 1927 

6 353

Commission 709: Richardson, Mrs. Wyman (includes written material) 1927 

6 354

Commission 711: Rose, Mrs. Stephen (includes photographs and written material) 1927 

6 355-356

Commission 712: Magrane, Charles (includes written material) 1927-1929 

6 357-363

Commission 713: Sever, Francis W. (written material only) 1927 

6 364

Commission 714: Manning, Warren (written material only) 1927 

6 365

Commission 716: Bass, Mrs. Robert P. (includes written material) 1928 

6 366

Commission 720: Johnson (includes written material) 1928 

6 367

Commission 721: Ramseyer (written material only) 1927 

6 368

Commission 723: Pinkham (includes written material) 1928 

6 369

Commission 724: Radcliffe (includes written material) 1928 

6 370-371

Commission 725: Gilchrist Co. (includes written material) 1928 

6 372

Commission 726: McLane, John R. (includes written material) 1928 

6 373
Map-case Folder

Commission 726: McLane, John R. 1928   oversize

6 374
Box Folder

Commission 727: Briggs, Albert (includes written material) 1928 

6 375

Commission 728: Pickman, Mrs. Dudley (includes written material) 1928 

6 376

Commission 729: Fuller, Richard (includes written material) 1928 

6 377

Commission 731: Fremont-Smith, Dr. Frank (includes written material) 1928 

6 378

Commission 732: Reed, Mrs. Paul (includes written material) 1928 

6 379

Commission 735: Codman, William C. 1928 

6 380

Commission 736: Sanger, Mrs. Charles R. (includes written material) 1928 

6 381

Commission 738: Enebuske, Mrs. C. J. (written material only) 1928 

6 382

Commission 739: Cabot, Henry B. (includes written material) 1928 

6 383

Commission 743: Straw, Mrs. H. E. (includes written material) 1928 

6 384

Commission 744: Bass, Mrs. Robert R. (includes written material) 1928-1930 

6 385-387

Commission 745: Bransfield, Miss Margaret (includes photographs) 1928-1932 

6 388

Commission 747: Kimball, Mrs. John (includes written material) 1928 

6 389

Commission 748: Bass, Mrs. Perkins, (includes written material) 1928 

6 390

Commission 749: Simmons, Mrs. M. J. (includes written material) 1928-1930 

6 391

Commission 752: Hyams, Miss Isabel (includes photographs and written material) 1928-1930 

6 392

Commission 753: Savage, Mrs. Henry W.(written material only) 1928 

6 393

Commission 754: Bazeley, Mrs. W. A. L. (includes written material) 1929-1930 

6 394

Commission 757: Carle, Mrs. James H. (includes written material) 1929 

6 395

Commission 758: Taylor, Warren O. (includes written material) 1929 

6 396

Commission 763: Taylor, Mrs. William (includes written material) 1929 

6 397
Map-case Folder

Commission 763: Taylor, Mrs. William 1929   oversize

6 398
Box Folder

Commission 764: McGiffert, Mrs. G. H. (written material only) 1929 

6 399

Commission 765: Shattuck, Mrs. Frederick C. (includes written material) 1929 

6 400

Commission 767: Ainsworth, Miss Harriet (includes photographs and written material) 1929 

6 401

Commission 769: McLane, John R. 1929 

6 402

Commission 770: Bruno, Charles F. (includes written material) 1929 

6 403

Commission 773: Lewis, Alfred Baker (written material only) 1929 

6 404

Commission 774: Hardaway, Paul (includes written material) 1929 

6 405

Commission 777: Hurd, John C. (includes written material) 1930-1931 

6 406

Commission 778: Fuller, Richard (includes photographs) 1929 

6 407

Commission 779: Laughlin, Ledlie I. (includes written material) 1929-1930 

6 408

Commission 780: Ainsworth, Mrs. Nellie (includes written material) 1929 

6 409

Commission 783: Perkins, Mrs. Elliot (written material only) 1929-1930 

6 410

Commission 786: Magrane, Charles E. (includes written material) 1929 

6 411

Commission 787: Gregory-Swett (includes written material) 1929-1930 

7 412

Commission 788: Crothers, Dr. Bronson (includes written material) 1930 

7 413

Commission 790: Glynn, Mrs. Martin (includes written material) 1930 

6 414-415

Commission 791: McLane, John R. (includes photographs and written material) 1930-1931 

6 416
Map-case Folder

Commission 791: McLane, John R. 1930-1931   oversize

6 417
Box Folder

Commission 794: Lee, George C. Jr. (includes written material) 1930 

7 418

Commission 795: Manning, Arthur 1930 

7 419

Commission 797: Prichard, Charles R. Jr. 1930 

7 420

Commission 802: Nutter, George R. (written material only) 1930 

7 421

Commission 804: Hall, Mrs. A. E. (includes photographs and written material) 1930 

7 422
Map-case Folder

Commission 804: Hall, Mrs. A. E. 1930 

6 423
Box Folder

Commission 807: Pevear, Mrs. Frederick (written material only) 1930 

7 424

Commission 808: Putnam, Charles W. (includes written material) 1930-1931 

7 425

Commission 809: Lawton, Stanley H. (includes written material) 1930-1931 

7 426

Commission 812: Woodworth, Mrs. A. V. (includes photographs and written material) 1931 

7 427-428

Commission 813: McAleer (photographs only) undated 

7 429

Commission 816: Perkins, T. N. (includes written material) 1931-1932 

7 430

Commission 817: Lee, Miss Mary (includes written material) 1931 

7 431

Commission 818: Capon, Charles (includes photographs and written material) 1931 

7 432

Commission 820: Page, Mrs. Calvin Gates (includes written material) 1931 

7 433

Commission 822: Holbrook, Mrs. E. S. (includes written material) 1931 

7 434

Commission 825: Greason, James B. Jr. (includes photographs and written material) 1931 

7 435

Commission 827: Morse, Miss Blanche 1931 

7 436

Commission 828: Carruth, Mrs. Charles T. (photographs and writings only) 1931-1932 

7 437
Map-case Folder

Commission 828: Carruth, Mrs. Charles T. 1931-1932   oversize

6 438
Box Folder

Commission 829: Hopkinson, Miss Leslie W. (includes photographs and written material) 1931 

7 439

Commission 831: Fleur-de-Lis Camp (includes written material) 1931 

7 440

Commission 832: Smith (includes written material) 1932 

7 441

Commission 833: Binney, Mrs. Horace (written material only) 1932 

7 442

Commission 834: Stevens Institute of Technology (includes photographs) 1932 

7 443

Commission 835: Winship (photographs only) 1932 

7 444

Commission 836: Bodwitch, Ingersoll (written material only) 1932 

7 445

Commission 837: Morgan, James (includes written material) 1932 

7 446-447
Map-case Folder

Commission 837: Morgan, James 1932   oversize

6 448
Box Folder

Commission 839: Chapman, Miss Annie B. (written material only) 1932 

7 449

Commission 840: Colt, Mrs. Henry (written material only) 1932 

7 450

Commission 841: Putnam, Dr. James J. (includes written material) 1932 

7 451

Commission 845: Brown, Dr. Harold F. (includes written material) 1932 

7 452

Commission 846: McLane, John R. (includes photographs) 1933 

7 453

Commission 847: Magrane, Charles E. 1933 

7 454

Commission 848: Perry, Miss Margaret (includes written material) 1933 

7 455
Map-case Folder

Commission 848: Perry, Miss Margaret 1933   oversize

6 456
Box Folder

Commission 851: Meryweather, Miss Juliana B. 1933 

7 457

Commission 852: Magrane (includes photographs and written material) 1933-1935 

7 458-465
Map-case Folder

Commission 852: Magrane 1933-1935   oversize

6 466
Box Folder

Commission 854: Staley, Mrs. Harriet B. (includes written material) 1933 

7 468

Commission 856: Wing, L. C. (includes photographs and written material) 1933 

7 470

Commission 858: Hannan, James L. (includes written material) 1933-1934 

7 471

Commission 859: Wadsworth, Mrs. W. A. (includes written material) 1934 

7 472

Commission 860: Warren, John L. (includes written material) 1933 

7 473

Commission 861: Lynn Slum Clearance Project (includes photographs and written material) 1933-1934 

7 474-475
Map-case Folder

Commission 861: Lynn Slum Clearance Project 1933-1934   oversize

6 476
Box Folder

Commission 862: Ciampolini, Dr. Ettore (includes written material) 1933-1934 

7 477

Commission 855: Carle, Mrs. James H. (includes photographs) 1933 

7 469

Commission 863: Makanna, Miss Katharine (includes written material) 1933 

7 478

Commission 864: Phillips, E. C., 1934 (written material only) 1934 

7 479

Commission 865: Fleur-de-Lis Camp (includes photographs and written materia 1933 

7 480
Map-case Folder

Commission 865: Fleur-de-Lis Camp 1933   oversize

6 481
Box Folder

Commission 866: Subsistence Homesteads (written material only) 1933-1934 

7 482

Commission 867: Lynn Boy Scout Camp 1934 

7 483

Commission 870: McLane, Mrs. John R. undated 

7 484
Map-case Folder

Commission 870: McLane, Mrs. John R. undated   oversize

6 485
Box Folder

Commission 873: Paine Webber Co. 1934 

7 486

Commission 874: Searle, Miss Katharine(written material only) 1934 

7 487

Commission 875: Kimball, Robert F. (written material only) 1934 

7 488

Commission 877: Miller, Mrs. Clarence C. (includes photographs and written material) 1934 

8 489

Commission 878: National City Bank, Lynn (includes written material) 1934 

8 490

Commission 879: Jouett, Mrs. Fred R. (written material only) 1934 

8 491

Commission 880: Magrane – Boston (includes photographs and written material) 1934 

8 492

Commission 881: Woodworth, Mrs. Arthur V. 1935 

8 493

Commission 882: Cobb, Mrs. John C. (written material only) 1934 

8 494

Commission 883: Mower, Mrs. Martin (includes written material) 1934 

8 495

Commission 884: Radcliffe 1935 

8 496

Commission 885: Pinkham, Smith, Burnham (written material only) 1934 

8 497
Map-case Folder

Commission 885: Pinkham, Smith, Burnham 1934   oversize

6 498
Box Folder

Commission 887: Glynn, Mrs. Martin (includes written material) 1934-1935 

8 499

Commission 888: Ballantine, Edward (written material only) 1934 

8 500

Commission 889: Nutter, George R. (written material only) 1934-1935 

8 501

Commission 890: Cambridge Social Union (includes written material) 1935 

8 502

Commission 893: Fleur-de-Lis Camp (includes written material) 1935 

8 503

Commission 895: Clarke, Miss Susan (includes written material) 1935 

8 504

Commission 902: Little 1935 

8 505

Commission 906: Draper, Mr. Kinsley (includes written material) 1935 

8 506

Commission 907: Durgin, Miss Helen (includes photographs and written material) 1935-1936 

8 507-508

Commission 909: Eaton (includes written material) 1935-1936 

8 509

Commission 910: Wood, Miss Frances E. (written material only) 1936 

8 510

Commission 911: Vinal, Miss Ella J. (includes written material) 1935-1936 

8 511-513

Commission 913: McLane, John R. (includes written material) 1936 

8 514
Map-case Folder

Commission 913: McLane, John R. 1936   oversize

6 515
Box Folder

Commission 915: Loomis, Miss Corinne (written material only) 1936 

8 516

Commission 916: McLane, Davis & Carleton (includes photographs and written material) 1936 

8 517

Commission 920: Radcliffe College (includes photographs) 1936 

8 518

Commission 924: Buckmaster, Mrs. 1936 

8 519

Commission 925: McLane Guest House (includes written material) 1936-1937 

8 520

Commission 926: Johnson (includes photographs and written material) 1936-1937 

8 521

Commission 927: Perkins, Mrs. Josephine (written material only) 1936-1937 

8 522

Commission 928: Moors, Mrs. Francis J. (includes written material) 1936-1937 

8 523

Commission 929: Beveridge, Mrs. Henry L. (written material only) 1936 

8 524

Commission 930: Handicraft Shop (includes written material) 1937 

8 525

Commission 931: Ballantine, Edward (includes written material) 1937 

8 526

Commission 932: Duff, Mrs. Alexander 1936-1937 

8 527

Commission 933: Sweezy, Mrs. Everett B. (photographs and written material only) 1936-1937 

8 528

Commission 938: Bass, Mrs. Robert P. (written material only) 1937 

8 529

Commission 940: Marbel, Dr. Alexander (written material only) 1937 

8 530

Commission 941: Fleur-de-Lis Camp (includes written material) 1937 

8 531

Commission 942: Jones, Mrs. Gladys B.7 (includes photographs and written material) 1937 

8 532
Map-case Folder

Commission 942: Jones, Mrs. Gladys B. 1937   oversize

6 533
Box Folder

Commission 943: Greason, James B. Jr. (written material only) 1937 

8 534
Map-case Folder

Commission 943: Greason, James B. Jr. 1937   oversize

6 535
Box Folder

Commission 944: Garland School (includes photographs and written material) 1937 

8 536
Map-case Folder

Commission 944: Garland School 1937   oversize

6 537
Box Folder

Commission 945: Simmons, Mrs. Frank (includes photographs and written material) 1937 

8 538
Map-case Folder

Commission 945: Simmons, Mrs. Frank 1937   oversize

6 539

 Subseries 1C. Reference Files 

Box Folder

Architectural postcards with notes undated 

8 540

Index cards for contract composition undated 

8 541-543

Reference designs circa 1900-1918 

8 544

Measured drawings, England 1930 

8 545

Measured drawings, Alphabetical, A-P undated 

8 546-554

Measured drawings, Alphabetical, R-W undated 

9 555-558

Measured drawings, A windmill 1914 

9 559

Measured drawings, Unidentified undated 

9 560

Photographs from Howe, Manning & Almy’s work, alphabetical 

9 561-579

Arbors, fences, trellises undated 

9 580-581

Churches: Greek, colonial, modern undated 

9 582-584

Cupboards, and measured drawings of windows undated 

9 585

Doorways, measured drawings, 1700-1850 undated 

9 586-588

Doorways, 1700-1800 undated 

9 589-591

Fireplaces and paneling undated 

9 593-595

Fireplaces and mantels undated 

9 596-598

Fireplaces and mantels, measured drawings undated 

9 599-600

Foreign houses undated 

9 601-603

Furniture undated 

10 604-609

Gambrel roofs undated 

10 610-612

Gardens undated 

10 613-615

Gazebos and houses undated 

10 616

Hip roofs undated 

10 617-621

Houses undated 

10 622

Houses, one and a half stories undated 

10 623-625

Interiors, wallpapers undated 

10 626-628

Ironwork undated 

10 629-631

Lean-to roofs undated 

10 632

Porches undated 

10 633-635

Stables, barns, sheds undated 

10 636

Stairs, measured drawings undated 

10 637

Stairs undated 

10 638-640

Stone houses: Pa. stone; N.Y. stone; Avon, Conn., and southern stone undated 

10 641

Vases undated 

10 642-644

Windows and doors undated 

10 645-646

Unidentified printed matter undated 

10 647

Furniture drawings undated 

10 648-651

Furniture drawings undated 

22 652

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 Series 2. Mary Almy Personal Papers 

Biography

Mary Almy, 1883-1967, BA 1905, Radcliffe College; SB in architecture, 1922, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mary Almy was born at Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, to Judge Charles Almy and Helen Jackson Cabot Almy. After graduating from Radcliffe College in 1905, Almy taught at the Boardman School in Cambridge until 1917, when she started to study architecture at MIT. Her course work was finished in 1920, although her SB degree was not awarded until 1922. Her thesis was titled “Design for an Office Building.” After MIT, Almy worked in London at the architectural firm of Collcut and Hamp for two years. When she returned to the United States, she was a draftsman for Ellwell and Rachall and for the Lois Lilley Howe and Manning architecture firm. She was also associated with the Small House Service Bureau of House Beautiful for a short time.

Mary Almy became partners with Lois Lilley Howe and Eleanor Manning O’Connor in 1926, the same year that she was admitted to the American Institute of Architects. She assumed responsibility for much of the correspondence and other business matters when she joined the firm. Mary Almy’s family connections helped to gain commissions for the firm. For example, many of the houses at the Almy vacation complex in Cotuit were designed by the Howe, Manning & Almy firm.

After the firm disbanded in 1937, Mary Almy went into architecture practice with Henrietta Pope, a landscape architect. She later started a private practice in her own home. Almy’s other activities gradually superseded her architecture work. During World War II, she served as an administrator for the Red Cross. From 1947 until 1949, she was social secretary to Rebecca Bradford, wife of Governor Robert Bradford, during his term in office.

Mary Almy was active in many clubs and organizations, such as the Cambridge Historical Society, the Cambridge Social Dramatic Club, and the MIT Women’s Association. After working on the Membership Committee, she was the College Club’s director from 1932 to 1934. For ten years, starting in 1938, she served as secretary to the Board of the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Her most active participation was with Radcliffe alumnae. In 1933, she designed the Radcliffe Booth for the Century of Progress building at the International Exposition in Chicago. Three years later she helped to create the Radcliffe Exhibit for the Harvard Tercentenary. Throughout her life she remained active with Radcliffe alumnae; in 1961, she served on the board of the Radcliffe Quarterly.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a small number of personal papers of Mary Almy, an architect in the firm of Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. Other personal papers of Mary Almy can be found at the Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College, where the Almy Family Papers are housed.

Box Folder

Exhibit plans for Radcliffe College circa 1936 

14 653

Allez Plans 1966 

14 654

Transcript of radio broadcast by Mary Almy circa 1936 

14 655

Travel data undated 

14 656

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 Series 3. Lois Lilley Howe Papers 

Scope and Contents note

This series are personal papers of Lois Lilley Howe, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, who earned the SB degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1890. A few of her sketchbooks contain drawings she made at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she studied design. Sketchbooks, sketches, watercolors, photographs, and portraits of a later period are also present. Family papers including genealogical notes, family and personal correspondence (1826-1959), a scrapbook, and photographs are part of this series. It also includes a small amount of material from some of the public organizations with which Lois Lilley Howe was involved, including the Old Cambridge Shakespeare Association and the Cambridge Historical Society.

The collection also has some of Howe’s architectural scrapbooks which contain many drawings from her early work. The scrapbook’s original order is intact. Few dates and no commission numbers are on the drawings; a client’s name is usually present, however.

Biographical note

Lois Lilley Howe, 1964-1964, was born into the Cambridge, Massachusetts, family of Estes and Lois Lilly White Howe. In 1882, she entered the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, concentrating on design, and finished the program in 1886. Her later architectural work reflected this artistic training, and she maintained contacts with artists throughout her life. She became a member of the Copley Society of Boston, an association of artists, in 1883. She joined the Council of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1897; later the Museum School named her an annual “Visitor to the School.” She also served as director of the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts from 1916 to 1919.

As a result of her alteration of a stairway for the Reverend Francis G. Peabody’s home, she gained the admiration of architect Robert Swain Peabody, and he became her mentor. In 1888, she entered the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and took the two-year course in “Partial Architecture,” earning an SB degree in 1890. At MIT she was a founding member of the women's group Eta Sigma Mu; this sorority later beame Cleofan.

With Peabody’s help, Lois Lilley Howe was hired as a draftsman with the firm of Allen and Kenway after finishing at MIT. Peabody also told her of the competition for a Women’s Building at the Columbian Exhibition of 1893 in Chicago. She and her classmate Sophia Hayden Bennett (also MIT class of 1890) both entered. Hayden won and Howe placed second. The prize money made it possible for Lois Howe to take her mother and sisters to Europe. After fifteen months Howe returned to Boston and worked as a part-time librarian in the MIT School of Architecture. She received her first commission to build a house in 1894 and worked alone and with various partners until 1900. She then established her own firm.

Lois Lilley Howe concentrated on domestic architecture from the beginning of her career. This emphasis continued when her firm added as partners Eleanor Manning in 1913 and Mary Almy in 1926. Howe's work with houses was often innovative. For example, an article about her experimental plaster work appeared in a 1907 issue of Architectural Review and   Architectural Record. In another 1907 issue she gave advice about designing serving pantries for small houses. Lois Lilley Howe initiated Howe, Manning & Almy’s use of the Colonial Revival style for both building and renovating and stressed the need to research architectural details.  Details from Old New England Houses was published in 1913 by Howe and Constance Fuller (MIT class of 1914).

The problems of urban housing concerned Howe enough to steer the Howe, Manning & Almy firm towards the development of small houses and of urban planning. Howe was on the Planning Committee for the Architect’s Small House Bureau and was a member of the Boston Society of Architect’s Small House Service Bureau of the American Institute of Architects. She also participated in the Committee on Small Houses for AIA and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Housing Association of Metropolitan Boston. The housing committees of both the MIT Women’s Association and the Business Women’s Club were chaired by her as well.

Organizations concerned with housing problems represented only part of Lois Lilley Howe’s activities. She supported women’s educational opportunities as a member of the American Association of University Women and as the MIT representative for the general committee of the “Naples Table,” which later became the Association to Aid Scientific Research by Women. In 1918, Howe was elected vice-president of the MIT Women’s Association and subsequently president. Firm partner Eleanor O’Connor became the next president. Howe helped to found the Business Women’s Club, and she was part of the Organizing Committee for Technology Architects.

Professionally, Howe was a leader since there were few women architects at that time. In 1901, she became the first woman to be officially elected when Robert Swain Peabody sponsored her for membership in the AIA. She was also one of the first women admitted to the Boston Society of Architects. Perhaps her greatest honor came in 1931, when she was elected a Fellow of the AIA, the first woman to be chosen.

Lois Lilley Howe retired and the firm Howe, Manning & Almy disbanded in 1937, but Howe never stopped working. After retirement, she occasionally worked on commissions for Eleanor O’Connor’s private practice. Howe was also treasurer of the Old Cambridge Shakespeare Association, president of the Cambridge Plant Club, vice-president of the Cambridge Historical Society, a member of the Cambridge Social Dramatic Club and other organizations in Cambridge, Massachusetts. When she died in 1964, she was twelve days short of her hundredth birthday.

Box Folder

Autobiographical information by and about Lois Lilley Howe, 3 folders 1888-1954 

1 1-3

100th birthday message from President Lyndon Johnson (1964); "Massachusetts Women of Accomplishment" (1921) 

1 4

"Lois Lilley Howe, M.I.T. ’90, 1864-1964" 1964 

4 1

White family genealogy 1752-1867 

4 2

Descendants of Abijah and Anna Maria Howard 1844-1936  (Bulk, 1924-1936)

1 5

Abijah White and Anna Maria Howard, daughter of Ann Lillie and Samuel Howard 1848-1885, undated 

1 6

Obituaries and histories 1851-1954 

1 7

Anna Lillie Howard, children of Samuel, Charles, Harriet (Fay), Anna, Marie (White), Caroline (Gilman), George 1868, undated 

1 8

List of students in Clara Howe’s school; note and photo of Professor Ko’s children, Helen and Dabney Horton 1878-1891 

1 9

Sara R. Howe and Dr. Estes Howe wills, financial affairs, burial lots 1886-1917 

1 10

Scrapbook, "Log of McAndrews Clan 'Fugo Igo'." 1899 

1 11

"Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of James Russell Lowell by the Cambridge Historical Society, February 22, 1919." Proceedings of the Cambridge Historical Society. 1919 

1 12

Tract on Warren Delano (born 7/11/1852) by his brother Frederic A. Delano (belonged to Clara Howe) 1920 

1 13

Genealogical notes of Dr. Estes Howe; handwritten copies of deeds and wills by Dr. Estes Howe undated 

1 14

Album of handwritten poetry, pressed flowers and fern wreaths undated 

2 1

Photograph undated 

9
Box

Glass plate negatives undated 

8
Box Folder

Letters from Grandmother, Aunt Lucy, Aunt Marci, Aunt Caddy, five folders 1826-1855 

2 2-6

Howe letters to Lois from William, to Sallie Horton from O. Pomeroy, to Estes from Lois Lilley Howe 1853-1869 

2 7

Correspondence 1897-1955  (Bulk, 1903-1955)

4 3

Assorted letters 1910-1920 

2 8

Correspondence between Lois Lilley Howe and Howard Elliot, relation to Lois Lilley White family 1927, undated 

2 9

Lois Lilley Howe correspondence with the Museum of Fine Arts 1957-1959 

2 10

Letters to Lois Lilley Howe from various Horton relatives 1940-1948 

2 11

Correspondence between Lois Lilley Howe and Radcliffe Alumnae Association regarding Clara Pomeroy Folsom, Mabel Granger Howe Kerrisin, Katherine Coolidge Howe, and Clara Howe 1941-1944 

4 4

Cambridge Gas Light bill 1887 

4 5

Odd Volume Club 1906-1908 

4 6

Notes on Colonel Henry Vassall (1721-1769) his Wife Penelope Royall, his House at Cambridge and his Slaves Tony and Darby, by Samuel Francis Batchelder, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1917 

2 12

Report on showing historic houses 1930 

4 7

“How Cambridge People Used to Travel,” by Lois Lilley Howe. Cambridge Historical Society. 1936 October 27 

2 13

“The History of Garden Street,” by Lois Lilley Howe. 1949 April 25 

2 14

“Cambridge Trees,” by Lois Lilley Howe 1950 January 25 

2 15

Lois Lilley Howe "Saturday Morning Club: Early Recollections" 1951 November 17 

2 16

"Old Cambridge Shakespeare Association: 1900-1901" 1942-1951 

2 17

"Old Cambridge Shakespeare Association, reminiscences of Lois Lilley Howe 1930-1955" 1955 

2 18

The Old Cambridge Shakespeare Association, 1880-1940. Cambridge: Cosmos Press, 1940. 

2 19

“Miss Howe’s Reminiscences of the Early Years of the Old Cambridge Shakespeare Society,” at the 75th anniversary 1957 

2 20

"The meeting houses of First Congregational Society of Waltham Masschusetss," by Mosetta Vaugh. Historical Society of Watertown. 1942 September 30 

2 21

"The Story of A Lost Brook," by Lois Lilley Howe. Cambridge Historical Society. undated 

2 22

Lectures, Garden Club and others undated 

4 7

The Purple Cow 1895 

2 23

The Lark, number 7 1895 

2 24

The Lark, number 8 1895 

2 25

The Lark, number 9 1896 

2 26

The Lark, number 10 1896 

2 27

The Lark, number 11 1896 

2 28

The Lark, number 14 1896 

2 29

Newsclippings showing images of Harvard Square 1859-1949 

2 30

Photograph "On the Hallowell's Porch, Osterville" 1884 

7 1

Portrait, "To Mrs. Edward Brooks, Christmas 1887" 

7 2

Two photographs of Lois Lilley Howe undated 

7 3

"Old New England Door Yard," Francis E. Getty 1925 

7 4

"Steps at Bosworth Street from Provence Street Boston," Francis E. Getty 1927 

7 5

"Hancock House built 1737," Francis E. Getty photograph 1927 

7 6

"Law Office of E. H. Robbins,"photograph undated 

7 7

"Gooch House Now Called Churchill House," photograph undated 

7 8

"Parson Robbins’ House," photograph undated 

7 9

Humphrey House, Dorchester, envelope 

7 10a

Humphrey House, Dorchester, photographs and clippings 

7 10b

Humphrey House, Dorchester, plans 

7 10c

Humphrey House, Dorchester, plans 

7 10d

Humphrey House, Dorchester, plans 

7 10e

Humphrey House, Dorchester, plans and correspondence 

7 10 f

"Lois Lilley Howe Sketchbook , M.F.A. April 10, 1883" 1883 

3 1

"Lois Lilley Howe Sketchbook, Osterville August 1884" 1884 

3 2

"Lois Lilley Howe Sketchbook, Museum of Fine Arts November 1884" 1884 

3 3

Sketchbook 1890-1891 

3 4

Art notes circa 1909 

3 5

Sketchbook circa 1912 

3 6

Watercolors and drawings 1933-1936 

3 7

Watercolors undated 

22 667

Architectural drawings 

5 1-4

Architectural drawings for Pratt 

6 672a

Architectural drawings for Underwood 

6 672b

Architectural drawings for Underwood 

6 672c

Architectural drawings for Needham and unidentified 

6 672d

Architectural drawings for Davis 

6 672e

Architectural drawings for Donald and unidentified 

6 672 f

Architectural drawings for Donald 

6 672g

Architectural drawings for Morse 

6 672h

Architectural drawings for Parker 

6 673a

Architectural drawings for Foster 

6 673b

Architectural drawings for Brewster 

6 673c

Architectural drawings for Brewster 

6 673d

Architectural drawings for Morisson 

6 673e

Architectural drawings for Vining 

6 673 f

Architectural drawings for McIntre/Howe and unidentified 

6 673g

Architectural drawings for Rand 

6 673h

Architectural drawings for Farlow 

6 674a

Architectural drawings for Farlow 

6 674b

Architectural drawings for Baker 

6 674c

Architectural drawings for Storrow 

6 674d

Architectural drawings for Whitwell 

6 674e

Architectural drawings for Needham 

6 674 f

Architectural drawings for Needham 

6 674g

Architectural drawings for Batchelder 

6 675a

Architectural drawings for Davis 

6 675b

Architectural drawings for Heath 

6 675c

Architectural drawings for Heath 

6 675d

Architectural drawings for Handy 

6 675e

Architectural drawings for Prudden 

6 675 f

Architectural drawings for Stowell, Balch, and Nutter 

6 675g

Architectural drawings for Parker and unidentified 

6 675h

Architectural drawings for Abbot and Harvard Law School 

6 675i

Architectural drawings for unidentified 

6 675j

Notes approximately 1908-1916 

3 8
Box

Photographs of L.L. Howe and family undated 

9
Box Folder

Unidentified photographic negatives undated 

9 1

Unidentified photographic negatives undated 

9 2

Unidentified photographic negatives undated 

9 3

Unidentified photographic negatives undated 

9 4
Box

Photograph in case, unidentified subject undated 

10

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 Series 4. Eleanor Manning O'Connor Papers 

Biography

Eleanor Manning (later O'Connor), 1884-1973, earned the SB in architecture in 1906 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Eleanor Manning was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Delia Josephine Grady and James Manning, a building contractor. Unlike Lois Lilley Howe and Mary Almy, Eleanor Manning started studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Architecture after she finished high school. Upon completion of a thesis titled “Design for a Country Residence,” she received her degree in 1906. During her senior year, she served as president of Cleofan, the Institute’s club for women.

Two years after graduation Eleanor Manning started to work as a draftsman for Lois Lilley Howe. While in this position, she also did some private architectural commissions. Her classmate Eliza J. Newkirk Rogers (MIT class of 1905) helped with these commissions, and they may have entered into an informal partnership for a short period. When Manning took an extended leave of absence from Howe’s office in 1912, she went to Europe with Eliza Newkirk Rogers. Eleanor Manning cut her trip short in order to accept Howe’s offer of partnership.

During World War I, Eleanor Manning served on the Mayor’s Committee for an Open Air Canteen and on several committees for the Boston Army and Navy Canteen, a facility that Lois Lilley Howe & Manning built. She also chaired the Business Women’s Club’s Social Committee and was on the Ways and Means Committee for the Massachusetts Women’s Suffrage Association.

Eleanor Manning started teaching after World War I. She was a special instructor of architecture and then of housing at Simmons College for fifty years. During the 1930s she also began to teach at three other schools: Pine Manor Junior College, Chamberlain School for Retailing, and Garland College. She was also involved in the College Club and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Throughout her career, Eleanor Manning O’Connor was a frequent lecturer and guest instructor in the New England area. In the 1940s, one of her major tasks as housing chairman of the Massachusetts Civic League was the development and implementation of one of the country’s early Housing Management courses for housing specialists.

Eleanor Manning O’Connor’s major professional concern was housing and urban planning. After World War I, the rise of middle-income families and the growth of the urban population created a need for more compact, less expensive, housing. In addition to her work with the Howe, Manning & Almy firm, she was on both the Committee to Reclaim Areas for Better Housing and the Women’s Committee on Membership for the Boston Housing Association. In her home town of Lynn, she served on the City Planning Board for seven years starting in 1923; this position led to her role as secretary for the Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards. She also attended the 1931 President’s Conference on Home Building and Ownership, where she served on both the Design and the Kitchen Committees. In 1941, she served on the Committee on Housing the Family for the White House Conference on Children in a Democracy. Because of her ten-year chairmanship of the Housing Committee for the Massachusetts Civic League, she was appointed to the Executive Committee of the New England Regional Council of the National Association of Housing Officials in 1944. She belonged to the Housing Association of Metropolitan Boston and to the Architect’s Small House Service Bureau and served on Housing Committees for her non-architectural clubs, such as the AAUW and the Business Women’s Club.

One of O’Connor’s greatest honors as a housing expert was her partnership with the Seventeen Associated Architects. This select group of architects planned Old Harbor Village, the first low-cost housing project in Boston, with funding from the Public Works Administration. O’Connor worked with the Seventeen Associated Architects from 1933 to 1938, while continuing as a partner of Howe, Manning & Almy.

After the Howe, Manning & Almy firm dissolved, Eleanor O’Connor went into private architectural practice. Her practice continued until at least 1959. Home-building and renovating predominated, but she also designed for Providence Gas, the Garland School, the William Lawrence Camp, and the Fleur-de-Lis Camp.

Eleanor O’Connor kept close ties with architectural colleagues. She became a member of the American Institute of Architects in 1923 and the following year attended the AIA convention as a delegate from the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). She participated in various committees for the BSA such as the Entertainment Committee and the Rogers Building Exhibit Committee, as well as serving as secretary for the Education Committee. She was also a member of the Massachusetts Association of Architects and the Society of Technology Architects.

Eleanor Manning O’Connor also continued her connections with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1924 to 1926, she served as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women’s Association. Later, she was a member of Tech Dames and worked on the Rotch Scholarship Committee for the MIT Alumni Association.

In 1931, Eleanor Manning became Johnson O’Connor’s second wife; they died within days of each other in 1973. Johnson O’Connor founded the Human Engineering Laboratory and the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation. Eleanor O’Connor traveled around the country with him visiting laboratories and served on the Board of Directors and as treasurer. She also designed laboratories and compiled architectural vocabularies for the Human Engineering Laboratory.

Scope and Contents note

A. General Materials

Eleanor Manning O’Connor’s personal papers form a large part of the collection. The first subgroup in her section consists of general material, including correspondence, engagement calendars, organizational data, notes, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence and the engagement calendars are in chronological order. The organizational data does not relate to O’Connor’s architectural concerns.

B. Travel Albums, Diaries, Sketches, and Notes

Eleanor Manning O’Connor traveled extensively and recorded the trips through diaries and sketches. Her interest in architecture is reflected in the drawings and notes that are in this section. The material is arrange chronologically. Besides diaries and sketches, the travel section includes letters to her family during her first trip to Europe and information from later trips.

C. Seventeen Associated Architects Records

Eleanor Manning O’Connor’s partnership in Seventeen Associated Architects is an important aspect of her career. The architects used blueprints to disseminate information, such as financial data, and these copies are in this section along with correspondence, reports, contracts, and a newspaper clipping file about the group. O’Connor remained with Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. while working with Seventeen Associated Architects; their agreement about this arrangement is also in this section.

D. O'Connor's Office Records

Eleanor Manning did some private commission work before she became partners with Lois Lilley Howe, and went into private practice after the firm disbanded. O'Connor's records include general correspondence, addresses, notes, and a ledger.

E. O'Connor's Commission Drawings

The bulk of Eleanor Manning O'Connor's records consists of identified and unidentified commission files. The unidentified files include a few drawings by other architects that O’Connor probably referred to for her own work. Both a report and drawings for various Human Engineering Laboratories are also in the unnumbered group. The numbered commissions start with three examples of O’Connor’s earliest work. In her later practice she continued with Howe, Manning & Almy's numbering system for the commissions; the firm stopped at number 946 and O’Connor starts with commission 1000. The commission files include photographs, financial data, notes, reports, specifications, correspondence, tracings, blueprints, and printed material. The folder listing indicates the contents for each commission.

There was no complete job listing for O’Connor’s private practice included in the collection. As a result, the exact commission number and the client’s full name are not always available.

F. Professional Affiliation Files

Eleanor Manning O’Connor was active in many organizations. Her predominant affiliations were with groups concerned about housing. Her work for better housing and urban planning is well documented and shows her involvement on both the local and federal levels. This section also contains articles and notes from O’Connor’s research on housing solutions. The associations are in alphabetical order and the general housing information and notes are at the end. Other records concerning organizations are in Series 1.

G. Articles, Lectures, and Teaching Information

O’Connor’s educational activities are documented in this section. Her articles and lectures are about architecture and housing. She taught at women’s colleges in the Boston area, and her course outlines, notes, lectures, exams, grades, reports, and correspondence are in this section of her personal papers. Her articles and lectures precede the unidentified course information and her teaching material from Chamberlain, Garland, Pine Manor, and Simmons College.

G. Book Drafts

Eleanor Manning O’Connor wrote a book that is an in-depth discussion of house-building. She included chapters on the history of housing, how to choose a site and obtain a plan, as well as details about excavating, plumbing, furnishing, etc. Essentially a “how-to” book, it was probably started in 1928, and it was still being revised in 1942. The book was never published.

This section also includes the architectural vocabulary booklets that O’Connor compiled for the Human Engineering Laboratory.

H. Watercolors and Oil Paintings

The collection includes watercolors and oil paintings that Eleanor Manning O’Connor painted, usually during her trips to Europe. These paintings are of buildings and landscapes.

 Subseries 4A. General Materials 

Box Folder

Biographical information undated 

14 677

Registered architects certificate undated 

22 678

Correspondence, personal undated 

14 679-681

Correspondence 1910-1936 

14 682-688

Correspondence 1937-1973 

15 689-695

Address books circa 1913, 1918-1931, 1958 

15 696-698

General organizational data undated 

15 699

Altrusa Club, correspondence undated 

15 700

Altrusa Club, membership book 1941-1946 

15 701

College Club undated 

15 702

Legal data circa 1930 

15 703

Engagement calendars 1916-1918, 1937-1938, 1942-1947, 1959 

15 704-711

Engagement calendars 1960-1961, 1965, 1967-1971 

16 712-721

Birthday book undated 

16 722

Lists undated 

16 723

Notes undated 

16 724

Technology Review 1966 

16 725

Newspaper clippings 1912-1966 

16 726

 Subseries 4B. Travel Albums, Diaries, Sketches, and Notes 

Box Folder

Itineraries and notes undated 

16 727

Houseboat trip, photograph album 1904 

16 728

European trip, correspondence and notes 1912 

16 729

European trip, sketches and notes 1912 

16 730-733

Snowshoe trip 1924 

16 734

European trip, sketches and notes 1926 

16 735

European trip, diary 1931 

16 736

European trip, diary 1934 

16 737

 Subseries 4C. Seventeen Associated Architects Records 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1935-1940 

17 738

Contracts 1935 

17 739

Reports and memos 1935-1940 

17 740

Balance sheets 1935-1940 

17 741-742

Clipping file 1935-1936 

17 743

 Subseries 4D. O'Connor's Office Records 

Box Folder

Correspondence undated, 1910, 1937-1967 

17 744

Index cards, addresses 1937-1938 

17 745

Ledger 1937 

17 746

Information and notes undated 

17 747

 Subseries 4E. O'Connor's Commission Drawings 

Box Folder

Unidentified commission data undated 

17 748

Unidentified drawings undated 

17 749
Map-case Folder

Unidentified drawings undated   oversize

6 750

College Club, W. C. Chase, Architect undated   oversize

6 751

Cook, Helen T., Loring and Phipps, Architect undated 

6 752

Massachusetts State Industrial School for Girls, new dormitory, W. G. Preston, Architect undated 

6 753
Box Folder

Human Engineering Laboratory, Report for reorganization of HEL offices (written material only) 1932 

17 754

Human Engineering Laboratory, Hoboken 1932, 1939-1940 

17 755

Human Engineering Laboratory, Fort Worth, Texas 1947, 1951 

17 756
Map-case Folder

Human Engineering Laboratory, Fort Worth, Texas undated   oversize

6 757
Box Folder

Human Engineering Laboratory, Office Plans undated 

17 758
Map-case Folder

Human Engineering Laboratory, Office Plans undated   oversize

6 759
Box Folder

O’Connor House 1937-1938 

17 760

Commission 3: Thompson, the Misses 1911 

17 761

Commission 8: Logan, T. H. 1911 

17 762-763

Commission 9: Harney, J. W. 1912 

17 764

Commission 1000: Hickey, Henry J. (includes photographs and written material) 1937-1938 

17 765-768
Map-case Folder

Commission 1000: Hickey, Henry J. 1937-1938   oversize

6 769
Box Folder

Commission 1001: Marble, Alexander (includes written material) 1938 

17 770-771
Map-case Folder

Commission 1001: Marble, Alexander 1938   oversize

6 772
Box Folder

Commission 1002: Hanson, the Rev. Miles (includes written material) 1938 

17 773-775

Commission 1003: Nichols, Mrs. Phillip (includes photographs and written material) 1938 

18 776-777

Commission 1004: Winant, John G. (includes photographs and written material) 1937-1938 

18 778

Commission 1005: Hindle, Winston R. (includes photographs and written material) 1937 

18 779

Commission 1006: Goell, Blanche (includes photographs and written material) 1937-1938 

18 780

Commission 1007: McLane, Mrs. John R. (includes written material) 1937-1940 

18 781

Commission 1008: Dow, Ula M. (includes photographs and written material) 1939 

18 782-783

Commission 1009: Pine Manor (includes photographs and written material) 1939 

18 784

Commission 1010: Straw, Mrs. H. Ellis (includes photographs and written material) 1939 

18 785

Commission 1011: Fleur-de-Lis (includes photographs and written material) 1940 

18 786-787
Map-case Folder

Commission 1011: Fleur-de-Lis 1940   oversize

6 788
Box Folder

Commission 1013: Garland School (includes written material) 1940 

18 789

Commission 1014: Siebold, Helen V. (includes written material) 1941 

18 790

Commission 1015: Scott, Miss Marion (includes photographs and written material) 1941 

18 791

Commission 1016: Bass, Mrs. Robert P. (includes written material) 1941 

18 792

Commission 1020: Burroughs, Phillips B. (includes written material) 1942 

18 793-794

Commission 1023: Garland School (includes written material) circa 1943 

18 795
Map-case Folder

Commission 1023: Garland School circa 1943   oversize

6 796
Box Folder

Commission 1027: Lutweiler, C. S. Jr. (includes written material) 1945-1946 

18 797-798

Commission 1030: Human Engineering Laboratory, Chicago (includes photographs and written material) 1946 

18 799
Map-case Folder

Commission 1030: Human Engineering Laboratory, Chicago 1946   oversize

6 800
Box Folder

Commission 1031: Savage, Mrs. Henry W. (includes written material) 1946 

18 801

Commission 1032: Human Engineering Laboratory, Tulsa (includes written material) 1946 

18 802
Map-case Folder

Commission 1032: Human Engineering Laboratory, Tulsa 1946   oversize

6 803
Box Folder

Commission 1034: McLane, John R. 1948-1950 

18 804-806
Map-case Folder

Commission 1034A: McLane, John R. 1948-1950   oversize

6 807
Box Folder

Commission 1040: William Lawrence Camp (includes photographs and written material) 1948 

18 808
Map-case Folder

Commission 1040: William Lawrence Camp 1948   oversize

6 809
Box Folder

Commission 1042: Garland School (includes written material) 1949 

18 810
Map-case Folder

Commission 1042: Garland School 1949   oversize

6 811
Box Folder

Commission 1043: Providence Gas (includes written material) 1949 

18 812-813

Commission 1044: Brown, Daniel L. (includes photographs and written material) 1949 

18 814

Commission 1051: Scott, Miss Marion 1950 

18 815

Commission 1054: Trickey, John Jr. (includes written material) 1952 

18 816

Commission 1055: Lee, the Misses (includes written material) 1952 

18 817

Commission 1057: unidentified (written material only) ciirca 1952 

18 818

Commission 1058: O’Connor, Johnson 1953 

18 819
Map-case Folder

Commission 1058: O’Connor, Johnson 1953   oversize

6 820

Commission 1060: Human Engineering Laboratory, Tulsa 1953   oversize

6 821
Box Folder

Commission 1061: Hall, John M. (includes written material) 1954 

18 822

Commission 1062: Lebenbaum, Paul (includes written material) 1953 

18 823
Map-case Folder

Commission 1062: Lebenbaum, Paul 1953   oversize

6 824

Commission 1063: Scott 1954   oversize

6 825
Box Folder

Commission 1064: Ferris, Richard S. 1954 

18 826
Map-case Folder

Commission 1064: Ferris, Richard S. 1954   oversize

6 827
Box Folder

Commission 1065: Casey, Paul (includes written material) 1954-1955 

18 828
Map-case Folder

Commission 1065: Casey, Paul 1954-1955   oversize

6 829
Box Folder

Commission 1066: Smith, J. Verity (includes written material) 1954 

18 830
Map-case Folder

Commission 1066: Smith, J. Verity 1954   oversize

6 831
Box Folder

Commission 1067: Randall, Donn 1955 

18 832

Commission 1068: McLane, John R. (written material only) 1954 

18 833

Commission 1069: MaKanna, Mrs. C. 1955 

18 834
Map-case Folder

Commission 1069: MaKanna, Mrs. C. 1955   oversize

6 835

Commission 1070: Logan 1956   oversize

6 836
Box Folder

Commission 1071: Sater, Chester W. (includes written material) 1956 

19 837-838
Map-case Folder

Commission 1071: Sater, Chester W. 1956   oversize

6 839
Box Folder

Commission 1072: Randall, Donn S. (includes written material) 1956 

19 840
Map-case Folder

Commission 1072: Randall, Donn S. 1956   oversize

6 841
Box Folder

Commission 1073: Hyde, George (written material only) 1957-1958 

19 842
Map-case Folder

Commission 1073: Hyde, George 1957-1958   oversize

6 843
Box Folder

Commission 1074: Hannan, Mrs. John Lennox (includes written material) 1957 

19 844
Map-case Folder

Commission 1074: Hannan, Mrs. John Lennox 1957   oversize

6 845
Box Folder

Commission 1075: Burroughs, Robert P. 1957 

19 846
Map-case Folder

Commission 1075: Burroughs, Robert P. 1957   oversize

6 847
Box Folder

Commission 1076: Randall, Donn S. 1959 

19 848

Commission Reference plans done by others undated 

19 849-850

 Subseries 4F. Professional Affiliation Files 

Box Folder

Boston Housing Authority 1945, 1949 

19 851

Boston Society of Architects 1924-1937, 1949-50 

19 852

Citizens’ Planning Council of Greater Boston 1941 

19 853

Lynn City Planning Board 1923-1927 

19 854

Massachusetts Civic League, Housing Committee 1936-1949 

19 855

Massachusetts Civic League, Housing Management Course 1942-1943 

19 856

Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards 1925-1929, 1934 

19 857

National Association of Housing Officials 1935-1944 

19 858

New York World’s Fair: Massachusetts Advisory Committee on Women’s Participation 1938-1939 

19 859

President’s Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership 1930-1933 

19 860

“Committee Report on Kitchens and Other Work Areas” 1931 

19 861

White House Conference on Children in a Democracy 1941 

19 862

General Federal Housing Information 1933-1945 

19 863

Housing Publicity Group, press releases 1936 

19 864

General housing information, notes from books and articles undated 

19 865-866

General housing information, notes udnated, 1927-1942 

19 867-868

Printed housing information undated, 1919-1943 

19 869

 Subseries 4G. Articles, Lectures, and Teaching Information 

Box Folder

“Modern Houses from Old Ones” 1933 

19 870

“Architecture as a Profession for Women” 1934 

19 871

“Housing as the Architect Views It” 1938 

19 872

Articles on housing undated 

19 873

Articles on kitchens undated 

19 874

Correspondence regarding lectures undated, 1935-1950 

19 875

Lecture, “Houses in Town, Village and Country” circa 1928 

19 876

Lecture, “Small Houses for Families to Live in,” Fitchburg Summer School 1939 

19 877

Lecture, “Impressions of Modern Italy” undated 

19 878

Lecture, “What is Architecture?” undated 

19 879

Lectures on gardens undated, 1926, 1939, 1950 

19 880

Lectures on housing for families undated 

19 881

Lectures on housing undated 

19 882

Lectures on housing undated 

20 883

Lectures on interior decoration and homes undated 

20 884

Panel discussion: American Institute of Pioneers 1947 

20 885

Correspondence and general information regarding teaching undated 

20 886

Course outlines undated, 1934-1942 

20 887

Course notes, lectures undated 

20 888

Course examinations and projects undated 

20 889

Grades and lists of students undated, 1968 

20 890

Women’s history course for Massachusetts Women’s Suffrage Association undated 

20 891

Interior decoration course undated 

20 892

Color charts undated 

20 893

Chamberlain School 1938-1972 

20 894-895

Garland School 1936-1950 

20 896

Pine Manor, correspondence undated 

20 897

Pine Manor, lecture notes, course outlines, exams, grades undated 

20 898

Pine Manor, house building bluebooks 1938, 1943 

20 899-900

Simmons College, correspondence 1931-1970 

20 901

Simmons College, course outlines 1926-1947 

20 902

Simmons College, course lectures and notes circa 1940s 

20 903

Simmons College, exams and projects 1924-1965 

20 904

Simmons College, housing bluebooks 1938 

20 905

Simmons College, student drawings 1923 

20 906

Simmons College, list of students and grades 1936-1962 

20 907

Simmons College, reports 1941 

20 908

 Subseries 4H. Book Drafts 

Box Folder

Notes for book undated 

20 909

Book undated 

20 910-915

Book undated 

21 916-936

Architectural Vocabularies for Human Engineering Laboratories, 1938-1956 1938-1956 

21 937

 Subseries 4I. Watercolors and Oil Paintings 

Box Folder

Watercolor paintings 1934 

21 938

Watercolor paintings undated 

22 939-940

Watercolor sketchbook circa 1936 

21 941

Paintings undated 

21 942-944

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 Series 5. Photographs 

Scope and Contents note

Whenever possible, photographs of a specific commission of the Howe, Manning & Almy architecture firm are in the appropriate commission file. Some photographs could not be identified according to commission number, however, and those photographs constitute this series. Some photographs are labeled; completely unidentified photographs of houses and other buildings are at the end of this series. Some of these may be pictures from the firm’s own work, but most of them are historical houses or tourist shots of foreign buildings. These snapshots were probably used by the Howe, Manning & Almy, Inc. firm for reference purposes.

Box Folder

Bass undated 

21 945

Bates undated 

21 946

Carle undated 

21 947

Chapman undated 

21 948

College Club undated 

21 949

Collingwood 1923 

21 950

Dawson undated 

21 951

Fuller undated 

21 952

Glynn undated 

21 953

Howe, Manning and Almy, doorways undated 

21 954

New York World’s Fair 1938 

21 955

San Antonio undated 

21 956

Scarborough undated 

21 957

Somerset, English manor houses undated 

21 958

Taylor house undated 

21 959

Wellesley Inn undated 

21 960

Howe, Manning and Almy house undated 

21 961

Houses, unidentified undated 

21 962

Small houses undated 

21 963

Historical houses undated 

21 964

Historical buildings undated 

21 965

Tourist photographs undated 

21 966-967

On the Hallowell’s Porch – 1884, Osterville 1884 

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