Manuscript Collections - Wetherell, Harrison, and Wagner

Oct 18, 2021

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WETHERELL, HARRISON AND WAGNER
HERBERT HOOVER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY RECORDS, 1958-1970
2 linear feet, 2 linear inches (5 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE

Wetherell, Harrison and Wagner was the Des Moines architectural firm that designed the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. The firm was bought by McKlevan and Carney and Associates which worked on several Library expansions. 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection contains correspondence, contracts, specifications and proposals. Most of the correspondence is between the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association board members and the architects. Included is the correspondence between Bill Wagner and Allan Hoover regarding the building of the Library. Organized alphabetically by type of material and thereafter chronologically. Additional materials, including blue prints and drawings, are located in the map drawers.

FOLDER LIST

Box      Contents

1          Architecture correspondence 1959–1961
            Building correspondence, 1958-1962 (7 folders)
           
2          Building correspondence, 1963-1969 (12 folders)

3          Architectural Drawings (2 folders) 
            West Branch Projects, 1962-1968 (7 folders)
            Second Extension, Electrical Contract
                     Seig Company Contract
                     William Knudson and Son Contract
                     Plumbing and Heating Contract
4          Second Extension Furnishings and Equipment Contract
            Specifications
                     Technical, May 15, 1959
                     Electric, May 15, 1959
                     Plumbing, May 15, 1959
                     Excavation, May 15, 1959
                     General, March 5, 1963
                     Electric Wiring, March 5, 1963
5
                     Steel Shelving, March 5, 1963
                     Mechanical, March 5, 1963
                     Architectural and Structural, July 13, 1970
                     Mechanical and Electrical Work, July 13, 1970
                     Proposal Forms I and II, October 1, 1970
                     Proposal Forms III, October 1, 1970