Manuscript Collections - Wetherell, Harrison, and Wagner

2022

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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