A Guide to the Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, 1955-1994 Johnson, Jane Hall, Architectural Collection Ms2000-051

Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, 1955-1994

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Collection Number Ms2000-051


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2000-051
Title
Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, 1955-1994
Physical Description
26.0 cu. ft. 56 oversize folders; 3 boxes
Creator
Johnson, Jane C. Hall
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, Ms 2000-057, Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection were donated to Special Collections at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in June 2001.

Processing Informatiom

The processing, arrangement and description of the Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection began in December 2001 and was completed in July 2002. The arrangement and description was updated March 2011.


Biographical Note

Jane Hall was born in Maryville, Missouri on October 11, 1919. She was the second of three daughters born to her parents, who were both school teachers. Shortly after her birth the family moved to St. Louis where Jane attended elementary and high school. In 1941, Hall graduated from the Missouri School of Mines with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation Hall worked at numerous firms as a structural engineer on highway design and airplane stress analysis. In 1949 Hall decided to go back to school to study architecture and graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor in Architecture, from Harvard University. In 1970 this degree was changed to a Master of Architecture.

From 1955-1959 Hall worked in Boston as an architect for several firms, generally on working drawings and drafting, before moving back to St. Louis. On October 11, 1969, she married Benjamin Johnson and in 1970 they opened their own firm in St. Louis. Some of their larger clients included: the St. Louis Redevelopment Authority, the Human Development Corporation, Montgomery Hyde-Park. Johnson also completed numerous residences in the St. Louis area. Johnson enjoyed photographing her own projects.

Jane Hall Johnson retired in 1997. She passed away in 2001.

Scope and Content Information

Drawings, blueprints, photographs of Jane Hall Johnson's architectural projects.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series : Personal Papers; Professional Papers/Office Records; and Project Records.

PERSONAL PAPERS, 1955-1971. This series contains drawings, presentation boards, photographs of models, slides, negatives of work for Johnson's thesis, "An International Student Center." Also included is a drawing of a separate graduate school project for a small residence.

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS/OFFICE RECORDS, 1960-1994. This series contains materials relating to Johnson's professional life including school diplomas and continuing education certificates, office correspondence and brochures for Johnson's firm, awards, portfolios, and photographs of projects.

PROJECT RECORDS, 1955-1986. This series includes blueprints, drawings, and sketches of projects Johnson worked on while working for two firms, Anderson Nichols & Co, and Kilham, Hopkins, Greeley & Brodie after graduation, as well as, preliminary drawings, sketches, construction drawings, presentation boards, for projects completed by Johnson's own firm. There are a few drawings that have no noted firm affiliation, or date, but were done early in Johnson's career. These materials are organized under Miscellaneous Projects.

Index Terms

    Genre and Form Terms:

  • Architectural drawings.
  • Occupations:

  • Architects.
  • Subjects:

  • Architectural drawing--20th century.
  • Women-owned architectural firms.
  • Local Subjects:

  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)

Contents List

Personal Papers 1955-1971
  • Box-Folder 1-3
    Continuing Education certificates 1967, 1971
  • Folder 2
    Graduate School Project, a Small Residence, drawings 1955
  • Box-Folder 1-16
    Box-Folder 1-17
    Graduate School Projects, photos, slides, and negatives 1955
  • Box-Folder 1-4
    Folder 4
    Harvard diplomas 1958, 1970
  • Box-Folder 1-14
    Photographs of Jane Hall Johnson 1959-1965
  • Folder 57
    Poster, The Architectural Review vol CXIII no. 675, [on Bainbridge Board, with pixelation Union Jack and hand stamped crowns and crests] March 1953
  • Box-Folder 1-22
    Box-Folder 1-23
    Folder 3
    Sketchbooks and Color Experiments
  • Thesis, "An International Student Center for the Greater Boston Area"
    • Folder 2
      Interior drawings
    • Box-Folder 1-15
      Photo book of models 1955
    • Box-Folder 1-18
      Photographs
    • Folder 1
      Presentation Boards
    • Box-Folder 1-1
      Thesis 1955
Professional Papers/Office Records 1960-1994
  • Box-Folder 1-2
    Awards 1971 and undated
  • Box-Folder 1-8
    Correspondence 1973-1976
  • Box-Folder 1-6
    Box-Folder 1-7
    Firm brochures 1973-1976; 1981; 1984
  • Box-Folder 1-9
    Firm brochures, proposal write-ups 1986
  • Photographs 1955-1969, undated
    • Box-Folder 1-18
      Fruin-Colman Building, 3rd floor, slides
    • Box-Folder 1-19
      Girl Scouts, prints and negatives
    • Box-Folder 1-18
      Illinois Power, Mt. Vernon, prints
    • Box-Folder 1-18
      Municipal Theater, prints and negatives
    • Box-Folder 1-19
      Retirement Homes, prints and negatives
    • Box-Folder 1-20
      Spanish Pavilion, prints and slides 1960-1969
    • Box-Folder 1-19
      St. Pancrious [?], prints and negatives
    • Folder 56
      Negatives, Miscellaneous projects
  • Box 2
    Box 3
    Portfolios
  • Box-Folder 1-2
    Resume, partial
  • Folder 4
    Society of American Registered Architects, Membership certificate
  • Box-Folder 1-2
    Standard Forms 254 and 255 Architect-Engineer and Related Services Questionnaire [gives a summary of the firms projects and fees for the last five years] July 1984
  • Box-Folder 1-2
    State Registration Certificates 1961-1994
Project Records 1955-1986
  • Anderson-Nichols & Co 1955-1961
    • Drawings 1955-1956
      • Folder 5
        Raynham Elementary School
      • Folder 5
        Sharon High School
    • Blueprints 1956-1961
      • Folder 6
        University of Missouri, Student Annex
      • Folder 6
        Building connecting vocational recreational building and proposed treatment building
      • Folder 6
        Laclede Gas Company, Meter Storage Building
      • Folder 6
        Raynham Elementary School
    • Laclede Steel, Interior rooms n.d.
      • Folder 7
        Sketches
      • Folder 8
        Presentation Boards
  • Jamieson Spearl Hammond & Grolock Architects 1961
    • Box-Folder 1-5
      Wood River Township Hospital interior room sketches 1961
      1 small folder
  • Kilaham, Hopkins, Greeley 1957-1962
    • Drawings 1957-1961
      • Folder 9
        Franklin School
      • Folder 9
        Cushing Academy
      • Folder 9
        Central Junior High
      • Folder 9
        Blytheswood
    • Blueprints 1961-1962, n.d.
      • Folder 10
        Cook Middle School, n.d.
      • Folder 11
        Minut-Shop Stores Inc., 1961
      • Folder 12
        Renovation Caroline Mission, 1962
  • Jane C. Hall, Architect 1973-1986
    • Folder 13
      B.P.O Elks Lodge, Presentation Board 1973
    • Folder 14
      Retirement Village, Cuba, Missouri, Presentation Boards 1973
    • Folder 15
      Folder 16
      Montgomery Hyde Park Health Clinic, Presentation Boards 1973
    • Schaller Residence, Prototype Single Family Residence 1974, 1979
      • Folder 18
        Preliminary Drawings 1974
      • Folder 19
        Presentation Boards
    • HDC Retirement Village 1975-1976
      • Folder 21
        Preliminary Drawings 1975
      • Folder 20
        Drawings 1975-1976
      • Folder 38
        Presentation Boards 1980
    • Folder 22
      New City Place, Drawings 1976
    • Antoine Residence 1976-1982
      • Folder 23
        Preliminary Sketches 1976
      • Folder 24
        Folder 25
        Preliminary Drawings 1976
        2 folders
      • Folder 26
        Drawings 1976-1982
      • Folder 27
        Construction Drawings 1976-1978
      • Folder 28
        Folder 29
        Presentation Boards 1976-1978
        2 folders
      • Box-Folder 1-21
        Interior Photos 1986
        1 small folder
    • Folder 30
      Williams Residence Addition, Construction Drawings 1977-1979
    • Folder 30
      Walnut Park Senior Citizens Home 1977-1979
    • Folder 30
      Fairfax Senior Citizens Home-Ramp 1977-1979
    • Folder 31
      Q-Pit, Drawings 1978
    • Folder 32
      Remodeling for Clarice Murphy, Construction Drawings 1978
    • Folder 33
      Towne Furniture, Preliminary Drawings 1978-1979
    • Folder 33
      Behlman Residence, Preliminary drawings 1978-1979
    • Folder 33
      Royal Vagabonds Tennis Courts and Swimming Pool, Preliminary drawings 1978-1979
    • Folder 34
      Schaller Residence, Construction Drawings 1979
    • Folder 35
      Herdlick Residence, Construction Drawings 1979
    • Folder 36
      Rite Hall, Grand Haven Senior Citizens Center, Preliminary Drawings 1979
    • Folder 37
      Benton Pride Senior, Carondelet, Montgomery Hyde Park Senior Citizens Home, Construction Drawings 1980
    • Parent Child center 1981
      • Folder 39
        Schematic Design 1981
      • Folder 39
        Construction Drawings 1981
      • Folder 39
        Drawings 1981
    • Folder 40
      Wellston Municipal Building, Preliminary Drawings 1981
    • Folder 41
      Shop Plaza News, Preliminary Drawings 1982
    • Folder 42
      Jockerst Residence, Preliminary Drawings 1982
    • Folder 43
      Frank's Tower, Preliminary Drawings 1982
    • Folder 44
      Sun Crest Senior Citizens Housing, Preliminary Drawings 1982
    • Case Residence 1983-1985
      • Folder 45
        Construction Drawings 1983
      • Folder 46
        Presentation Boards 1984-1985
    • Folder 47
      NRG Saves Inc/Energy Savings Shop, Drawings 1983
    • Folder 48
      CMC Medical Buildings, Preliminary Drawings 1893-1984
    • Folder 48
      Credit Systems Cafeteria Patio, Preliminary Drawings 1983-1984
    • Folder 49
      Daniels Residence, Construction Drawings 1984
    • Folder 46
      Grand View Heights, Presentation Boards, 1984-1985
    • Folder 50
      Vlasaty Residence, Construction Drawings 1985
    • Folder 50
      Branday Residence 1985
    • Folder 51
      Melone Addition, Construction Drawings 1985
    • Folder 51
      Places for People, Stair Addition, Construction Drawings 1985
    • Folder 52
      Two Town houses, Preliminary Drawings 1986
    • Folder 53
      Frimel Addition, Drawings 1986
    • Kennerly Temple Apartments n.d.
      • Folder 54
        Presentation Boards
      • Folder 54
        Drawings
  • Miscellaneous Projects
    • American Insurance Company n.d.
      • Box-Folder 1-11
        Handrail scheme sketches
        1 small folder
      • Box-Folder 1-12
        Lobby scheme sketches
        1 small folder
    • Box-Folder 1-10
      Daniel and Henry, Lobby Sketches n.d.
      1 small folder
    • Unidentified Projects n.d.
      • Box-Folder 1-13
        Lounge and Patio sketches
        1 small folder
      • Folder 40
        Folder 55
        Materials for unidentified project n.d.