Charles Klauder Architectural Drawings of Penn State Buildings, 1919-1951

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Collection Overview

Title:
Charles Klauder architectural drawings of Penn State buildings
Dates (Inclusive):
1919-1951
Creator:
Klauder, Charles Z. (Charles Zeller)
Abstract:
Charles Zeller Klauder (1872-1938) was one of the leading architects of his time. Known as the collegiate Gothic architect, he gave distinct identities to many American campuses.
Abstract:
This collection consists of 39 drawings, blue prints, and floor plans for buildings at Penn State.
Collection Number:
543
Size:
39 item(s)
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Charles Zeller Klauder was born in Philadelphia in 1872. In 1887 he began working for the Philadelphia architect T.P. Chandler, and by 1891 he had won the silver medal of the Philadelphia T-Square Club. He worked for various firms such as Wilson Brothers, Walter Cope, and Horace Trumbauer before settling as the chief draftsman for Frank Miles Day and Brother in 1900. The firm's name changed to Charles Z. Klauder in 1927 and remained so until Klauder died in 1938. Klauder, one of the leading architects of his time, co-authored College Architecture in America with Herbert C. Wise, in 1929. He was the collegiate gothic architect who transformed many American campuses from disparate collections of stylish buildings into memorable places with distinct identities. He is known for being the creator of background buildings, the warp of the tapestry of great American college campuses. Klauder believed that each campus should reflect its own unique combination of distinguishing factors, and that diversity was essential. Some campuses he worked on were Brown University, Princeton University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Collection Overview

This collection consists of drawings, blue prints, floor plans, and plot plans for buildings at Penn State. These buildings include the Agriculture Experiment Station, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Sciences, Atherton Hall, Botany, Carnegie Hall, Chemistry and Physics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Units A,B and C, farms, Forestry, Grange Dormitory, Health Center and its addition, Home Economics, Horse Barn, Infirmary, Library, Main Engineering, Mens Dormitory and cafeteria, Mines, Old Main, Physical Education, Power Plant, Recreation Hall, Varsity Club, Womens Activities, Womens Dormitory, Womens House Group, and service buildings. There are also sketches for the statue of Atherton designed for the Pattee Library terrace and an aerial map of horticulture farms.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Klauder Architectural Drawings of Penn State Buildings (543), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Cartographic
  • Architectural

Personal Name(s)

  • Klauder, Charles Z. (Charles Zeller)

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