Johnson, Jane Hall, Architectural Collection Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, 1955-1994 Ms.2000.051

Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection, 1955-1994 Ms.2000.051


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2000.051
Title
Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection1955-1994
Quantity
26 Cubic Feet, 56 oversize folders; 3 boxes
Creator
Johnson, Jane C. Hall, 1919-2001
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Jane Hall Johnson (1919-2001) was an architect in Boston and St. Louis. The architectural collection contains drawings, blueprints, and photographs of Johnson's architectural projects.

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in June 2001.

Processing Information

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

The Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection contains drawings, blueprints, and photographs of Johnson's architectural projects. The collection is divided into three series: I. Personal Papers; II. Professional Papers and Office Records; and III. Project Records.

Series I. Personal Papers, 1955-1971, 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.

Series II. Professional Papers and Office Records, 1960-1994, 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.

Series III. Project Records, 1955-1986, includes blueprints, drawings, and sketches of projects Johnson worked on 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.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

Series I. Personal Papers Series II. Professional Papers and Office Records Series III. Project Records

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Architects
  • Architectural drawing -- 20th century
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Women -- History
  • Women-owned architectural firms

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Jane Hall Johnson Architectural Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

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