Haverford College Architectural Drawings and Plans
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Many of the architectural drawings and plans were completed by Philadelphia firms, including William S. Vaux; Morris and Vaux; Savery, Scheetz, and Savery; Addison Hutton; Price and Walton; E. Nelson Edwards; Harbeson, Hough, Livingston, and Larson; Vincent G. Kling; George Spencer Morris; Louis T. Klauder; G.M. Ewing; Carroll, Grisdale and Van Alen; Robert E. Lamb; Mellor, Meigs, and Howe; Baily and Bassett; and others. Many of the landscaping plans were created by Stevenson W. Fletcher, Jr., Director of Campus Planning.
This collection consists of architectural drawings, blueprints, site plans, and other visual works representing the architecture and landscaping of Haverford College from the 1870s to the 2010s.
Most materials are arranged by building or site. Groupings of plans by specific architects and landscape designers have been maintained where possible.
This collection is likely to grow as additional drawings and plans are transferred to the College Archives.
The majority of material in this collection was transferred from various offices and departments at Haverford College to the College Archives. Some materials were donated by individuals.
Processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger; completed February, 2022.
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
- Finding Aid Date
- February, 2022
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Apply (U.S. Title 17)
Lawson, Oscar A. Lithographic prints. Founders Hall front view and interior floor plans with letter of same size advertising the college and requesting objects of Natural History, etc. dated 4th Mo. 13th 1833.Physical Description
1 items38 cm x 56 cm
"Plans for Founders Hall, Haverford College." "First floor," "Second Story Third Story," "Basement Story Attic Story." These appear to be originals, although not architect originals.Physical Description
1 items37 cm x 46 cm
Founders Hall renovation plans. April 6, 1988. Four pages: ground, first, second, third floors. Final Draft. Photocopy.Physical Description
1 items28 cm x 43 cm
Blueprints, William S. Vaux, "Revision of Third Floor Founders Hall," May 29, 1907 (2 copies)Physical Description
1 items75 cm x 48 cm
Founders-Brass Tube Dumb Waiter. George Mass. Phila, Pa. Architect
Underground Heating System-Gymnasium to Founders Hall. Morris and Vaux Architects, Phila, Pa.
Founders HC Dining Hall-Kitchen and Basement Fixtures. W.S. Vaux Architect
Founders Porch-Steps-Iron Railing-Granolothic Porch Floor Section. Savery-Scheetz-Savery Architects-Phila, Pa.
Founders Hall-Third Floor Renovations. Walter J. Johnson and Company Architects
Sketch of the exterior of the library by Price & Walton. Matted 36cm x 56cm. Print of pencil drawing, 16cm x 25cm.Physical Description
1 items36 cm x 56 cm
Exterior view of the proposed library building. by E. Nelson Edwards. Predates Magill. Print of pencil or charcoal drawing. Two copies: 33cm x 47cm, 42cm x 55cm.Physical Description
2 items33 cm x 47 cm ; 42 cm x 55 cm
"Proposed Library for Haverford College." By E. Nelson Edwards. Exterior view of the proposed library. Predates Magill. Print of pencil or charcoal drawingPhysical Description
1 items39 cm x 48 cm
Details of plans for renovation of Library. "Alterations to the Philips Room". Harbeson Hough Livingston and Larson. Interior details.Physical Description
1 items73 cm x 103 cm
Details of plans for renovation of Library. "Alterations to the Philips Room". Harbeson Hough Livingston and Larson. Exterior details.Physical Description
1 items71 cm x 102 cm
Copy of floor plan for library addition. 1924. "Proposed Extension to Haverford College Library". Price and Watson, Architects. 26cm x 36. Matted, 36cm x 56cm.Physical Description
1 items36 cm x 56 cm
Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson, ''The Haverford College Library, East Elevation of South Wing Showing Christopher Morley Alcove." Color drawing on heavy paperboard. Transparent overlay showing balcony and staircase detached.Physical Description
1 items56 cm x 76 cm
Blueprint. E. Nelson Edwards, "Plan Showing Proposed Alterations & Additions to Old Library Building Haverford College," February 13, 1941.Physical Description
1 items76 cm x 66 cm
Blueprint. E. Nelson Edwards, "Alteration to Old Stack Building to House the Quaker Collection," January 24, 1941.Physical Description
1 items93 cm x 56 cm
Blueprint. Harbeson Hough Livingston & Larson, "Haverford College Library: Second Tier," 2/18/1965.Physical Description
1 items92 cm x 68 cm
Blueprint. Harbeson Hough Livingston & Larson, "Haverford College Library: First Tier," 2/10/1965.Physical Description
1 items92 cm x 66 cm
The Library Stack Addition-Sections-Foundation-First Tier Plans-Second and Third Tier Plans-Framing Plans-Column Schedule-Elevations. Architect E. Nelson Edwards, Phila, Pa
Library building plans by Virginia Metal Products, 1st set-Plan and Details of Bookstacks, Main-Basement-First Tier Plan-Second Tier Plan-Third Tier Plan-Fourth Tier Plan-DetailsPhysical Description
Library building plans by Virginia Metal Products, 2nd set-Plan and Details of Bookstacks, Main-Basement-First Tier Plan-Second Tier Plan-Third Tier Plan-Fourth Tier Plan-DetailsPhysical Description
Library building plans by Virginia Metal Products, 3rd set-Plan and Details of Bookstacks, Main-Basement-First Tier Plan-Second Tier Plan-Third Tier Plan-Fourth Tier Plan-DetailsPhysical Description
Proposal by Louis T. Klauder and Associates. 4 copies.Physical Description
Preliminary floor plan for Stokes. Print. Vincent G. Kling, Architect.Physical Description
1 items28 cm x 35 cm
Artist's conception of Stokes' exterior, "Haverford College Physical Sciences Building." Vincent G. Kling, Architect. Mounted on cardboard. February 14, 1961.Physical Description
1 items61 cm x 91 cm
Architect's plan for Barclay. "Revised elevation showing dormers of wood". Labeled "Sheet No.6". 1876. Addison Hutton.Physical Description
1 items43 cm x 58 cm
Barclay Hall Floor Plans-No architect listed
Barclay Hall Extension Underground Heating System- George Spencer Morris, Architects
Barclay Fire Restoration- Floor Plan and Sections. E. Nelson Edwards- Phila Pa
Barclay Hall Fire Escape and Exits. E. Nelson Edwards-Architect
Barclay Hall-East and West Elevations-Center Section. Earle Nelson Edwards Architects
Two pencil drawings. Artist's conception of a room in Leeds. G.M. Ewing.Physical Description
1 items36 cm x 28 cm
Pencil sketch of the exterior of a section of Leeds dormitory. Shows two men seated on a bench by the front entranceway.Physical Description
1 items43 cm x 35 cm
Four views of Leeds before construction. "Proposed New Dormitories for Haverford College". Print. Shows N, S, E, W elevations.Physical Description
1 items69 cm x 76 cm
Blueprint. Basement, first, and second floor plans for Leeds. "Dormitory Bldgs. for Haverford College". 1954.Physical Description
1 items77 cm x 115 cm
Site plan with elevations and tree locations for Leeds Hall and future adjoining dormitory [Gummere]. "Rough plot plan for Dormitory Group". G.M. Ewing. 1954.Physical Description
1 items75 cm x 78 cm.
Drawing [pencil and crayon?]. Artist's conception of Leeds as two facing buildings. Signed "Isaacs".Physical Description
1 items42 cm x 66 cm
Site layout for Leeds as two facing buildings. "Proposed New Dormitories for Haverford College". George M. Ewing Co. Mounted on cardboard.Physical Description
1 items69 cm x 76 cm
First floor plans of the two proposed Leeds buildings. "Proposed New Dormitories for Haverford College". George M. Ewing Co.
Leeds Floor Plans. Includes never-built 'Section B'. George M. Ewing Company.
Plot plan, Haverford College. George M. Ewing Co. Leeds, Field House are sketched in.Physical Description
1 items75 cm x 91 cm
Plot plan, Haverford College. Scheme 'P'. George M. Ewing Co. Leeds, Field House are sketched in, January 6, 1954.Physical Description
1 items78 cm x 79 cm
Plot plan, Haverford College. Scheme 'F'. George M. Ewing Co. Leeds, Field House are sketched in.Physical Description
1 items60 cm x 60 cm
Plot plan, Haverford College. Scheme 'E'. George M. Ewing Co. Leeds and Field House are sketched in.Physical Description
1 items62 cm x 60 cm
Includes note reading "Preliminary plans for Field House (Curved Roof) Cross Section, Long. Section and Ground Floor Plan 1954 Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen." Largest plans are 113 cm x 90 cm and 110 cm x 92 cm (unfolded).Physical Description
1 items113 cm x 90 cm
Proposed design and interior of Strawbridge Observatory Library. 1966. Matted. Plans by Harbeson Hough Livingston and Larson.Physical Description
1 items41 cm x 56 cm
Observatory Building for Haverford College, Mellor and Meigs, Arch'ts. Artist's rendering of exterior (copy). Written on back: "Return to W.M. Wills, Centenary Office HC, 3 col. ] P.W. Sunday," and "Observatory B-18."Physical Description
1 items28 cm x 34 cm
HC Observatory-Morris Wheeler and Company Architects, Phila, Pa
Observatory-Iron Work-Stair Railing and Operating Device for trap door. Cornell Iron Studio Inc.
Drawing of proposed Hilles design (either for remodel or construction). Mounted on stiff paperboard.Physical Description
1 items41 cm x 58 cm
Mellor and Meigs (Architects) and H. Berkeley Hackett (Consulting Engineer) "Science Building" blueprints. Set of 5 blueprints, March 1928.Physical Description
1 items105 cm x 73 cm
INSC construction plans-elevationsPhysical Description
2 itemsPlan 1: 43 cm x 41 cm; Plan 2: 43 cm x 38 cm
Includes Design Development Lab Furnishings Set (October 9, 1998); Design Development Steering Committee Review Set (October 9, 1998); Design Development Sign Off Volume 1--Architectural (October 9, 1998, revised January 8, 1999); and Design Development Sign Off Volume 3--HVAC/Plumbing/Fire Protection/Electrical. Ayers Saint Gross (Architecture), CUH25 (Engineering), and Earl Walls Associates (Programming and Laboratory Planning)
1 itemsLargest plan approximately 85 cm x 53 cm
"Alterations and Additions: Library Annex No.1, Ground Floor, Lyman Beecher Hall. Proposal by Louis T. Klauder and Associates."
1 items68 cm x 67 cm
Dining Center lower level renovations-HVAC basement plan-lighting plan-power plan. Kreider/Matsinger Associates
Plans and plot plans for Marshall Fine Arts Center. Cope, Lippincott, Slifer, Architects.
1 itemsLargest plans measure about 90 cm x 72 cm.
Gummere, Revised 2004. Building plans for basement and first floor.Physical Description
1 items29 cm x 43 cm
Two building plan sheets of the Dining Center showing the basement and first floor. Revised 2004.Physical Description
1 items28c m x 43 cm
Two copies of the building plans for Jones Hall showing the basement, first floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor, and fifth floor
Roberts Hall plans, revised August 2004. Four sheets showing basement, main floor (basement), first floor, second and third floor.Physical Description
1 items43 cm x 28 cm
Whitehead campus center architecture plans. 5 sheets.Physical Description
1 items43 cm x 28 cm
Entirety of Founders Hall/Gest Center/Chase Hall renovations and transparencies (36 items)Physical Description
1 itemsApproximately 110 cm x 83 cm
Copy of elevation and floor plan [for Hall?]. "Proposed alteration to building at Haverford College". Walter F. Price, Architect.Physical Description
1 items24 cm x 43 cm
Notations on the plans indicate the boiler house and vault were never builtPhysical Description
1 items96 cm x 63 cm
1 items63 cm x 87 cm
1 items28 cm x 53 cm
Blueprint for fountain by Walton Field, York & SawyerPhysical Description
1 items104 cm x 73 cm
Presentation drawing showing Haverford's campus with a paper overlay of the Douglas B. Gardner '83 Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC). The drawing was done by Lorenz Mahimtura[?] around 2002. 61.5 cm x 91 cm
Blueprint, "Preliminary Sketch for Improvement of Skating Pond," February 1897, Samuel M. GarriguesPhysical Description
1 items56 cm x 50 cm
Blueprints for tree and plant plots by S. W. Fletcher. Gym, "HC No. 2," Feb. 4, 1954. Note in pencil on back reads "Gymnasium"Physical Description
1 items36 cm x 59 cm
Blueprints for tree and plant plots by S. W. Fletcher. Chemistry Lab, "HC No. 6," Feb. 4, 1954. Note in pencil on back reads "Chemistry Lab"Physical Description
1 items32 cm x 61 cm
Blueprints. Tree/plant plots, S. W. Fletcher, Feb. 4, 1954. Barclay Hall, "H.C. No. 5"Physical Description
1 items77 cm x 37 cm
Blueprints. Tree/plant plots, S. W. Fletcher, Feb. 10, 1954. Founders Hall, "H.C. No. 7"Physical Description
1 items77 cm x 35 cm
Blueprints. Tree/plant plots, S. W. Fletcher, January 3, 1954. Sharpless, unnumbered.Physical Description
1 items70 cm x 44 cm
Blueprints. Tree/plant plots, S. W. Fletcher, January 5, 1954. Cricket Pavilion, "H.C. No. 3"Physical Description
1 items69 cm x 44 cm
Preliminary master plan study: Landscape master plan for Haverford College. Prepared by Wallace Roberts & Todd.
Mass Planting Plan for Magill Library. Harbeson, Hough, Livington, & Larson Architects. S.W. Fletcher, Jr. Landscape Architect.
1 College Lane (no date or architect given).Physical Description
1 items70 cm x 51 cm
No architects listed.
No architects listed.
No architect listed.
Three mock-ups showing aerial views of campus buildings. The mock-ups show additions to the campus over time (1833-1899, 1900-1929, and 1930-1983). A note in pencil on the back reads "The Spirit and the Intellect," suggesting it was prepared for Greg Kannerstein's book of the same name, published in 1983.