Guide to the Harry Charles Weller Papers 1940-1966
Cage 337

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Weller, Harry Charles
Title
Harry Charles Weller Papers
ID
Cage 337
Date
1940-1966
Extent
13400.0 items.
General Physical Description note
30.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and some printed material relating to professional and academic activities, particularly the American Institute of Architects and the Department of Architectual Engineering.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 337, Harry Charles Weller Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Harry Charles Weller was born in Puyallup, Washington on September 16, 1901, the son of Charles Amos and Elizabeth Weller. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Washington State University in 1923 and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University in 1928.

Weller joined the faculty of State College of Washington in 1928 and in 1949 he was promoted to a professorship. From 1955 until his retirement in 1966, he served as chairman of the Department of Architectural Engineering. He was also a member of various organizations such as American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Educational Commission, Washington State Council Architects, Scarab, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, Phi Kappa Phi and Kiwanis. As an active member of AIA, he served as Chairman of the Membership Committee, Spokane Chapter, in 1941, and Chairman of Library and Slides in 1957. During 1959-1962, he served a term as the Director of the Northwest Region of AIA

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Scope and Contents note

The Weller papers contain minutes, reports, publications and correspondence relating to his professional and academic careers. Approximately fifty per cent of the materials concern his many years of participation with the American Institute of Architects. Additional materials deal with his work with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the Engineer's Council on Professional Development, and the American Society of Engineering Education. In addition, there are records from Weller's departmental chairmanship, and some personal papers.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged into eleven series, reflecting Weller's original arrangement, which divided the material by professional associations. Series 1-9 generally concern professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, the Modular Building Institute, The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Engineers' Council on Professional Development. The minutes, reports and correspondence of these professional activities are arranged in chronological sequence. Series 6 is concerned with Weller's participation on a campus planning committee. Series 10 deals with Weller's chairmanship of the Department of Architectural Engineering. His correspondence as a chairman is arranged in two sequences: an alphabetical subject file and a chronological file. Series 11 consists of Weller's personal papers, arranged according to subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1977

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Harry Charles Weller were deposited in the Washington State University Library in May, 1975, by the Department of Architecture, Washington State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • Architects -- United States -- Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Weller, Harry Charles, 1901- --Archives

Subject(s)

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Architecture
  • Washington (State)
  • Washington State University. Dept. of Architecture

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: American Institute of Architects (AIA) 

Subseries 1.1: AIA Board of Directors and Executive Committee 

Subseries 1.1.1: AIA Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board: Agendas, minutes and reports 

Box Folder

 1958-1959   10

1 1-5

 1959-1960   45

2 6-9

 1960-1961   100

3 10-15

 1961   50

4 16-23

 1961-1963   10

5 24-27

Subseries 1.1.2: AIA Convention 1948-1966 

Box Folder

 1948-1962   170

6 28-33

 1962-1966   140

7 34-39

Subseries 1.1.3: AIA Committees 1955-1962 

Box Folder

AIA-AIAF Scholarship Awards 1962   4

8 40

Awards and Scholarship Committee 1955-1963   16

8 41

AIA Scholarships   80

8 42

Committee on Insurance and Sureties 1964   15

8 43

Insurance Trust May-June 1961   20

8 44

Committee on Professional Insurance   1

8 45

Nominating Committee 1959-1961   30

8 46-47

Proposed Organizational Structure   1

8 48

Judiciary Committee: National and Regional 1958-1961   50

8 49

Report on Membership Promotion   1

8 50

Report of the Committee on Committees 1961-1962   2

8 51

Preliminary Notes by Three Man Commission   1

8 52

Minutes, Meeting of Committee Chairman, January 1962   1

8 53

Description of Objectives Involved in Creation of a Department of Urban Affairs and Housing 1962   1

9 54

Committee on Preservation of Historical Buildings   13

9 55

Report of the Committee on the Profession 1961   1

9 56

Report of the Committee on the Profession 1960   1

9 57

Professional Liability and Responsibility 1960   1

9 58

An Evaluation of the Publication Policies of AIA and Their Effect on Institute Communication   2

9 59

Appendix to Report of the Committee on the Advancement of the Profession 1957   1

9 60

Speech and Feature Material for Community Relations Work   20

9 61

Board Advisory Committee on the Building Products Registry Service 1959-1960   40

9 62

Summary of the Activities of the Facilities Committee   1

10 63

The Steering Committee of the Committee on Education   1

10 64

Education Committee 1957-1963   180

10 65

National Architectural Accrediting Board   20

10 66

Annual Report of the President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board   1

10 67

Commission on Academic Training 1962-1963   10

10 68

AIA Foundation Trustee   50

11 69

Public and Community Relations   10

11 70

Public Relations   15

11 71

Pre-Registration Program   4

11 72

Housing for the Aging Committee   20

11 73

Subseries 1.1.4: AIA Publications, Brochures 1949-1966 

Box Folder

Successful Organization 1962   1

12 74

Chapter Manual: films and speakers   1

12 75

Structure and Service   2

12 76

Rules of the Board of Directors 1957 1960   2

12 77

By-laws 1955 1959-1961   5

12 78

Standardized Accounting for Architects   2

12 79

AIA Documents   40

12 80

New Standards of Professional Practice   8

12 81

Public Relations   1

12 82

Legal Responsibilities in the Practice of Architecture and Engineering   1

12 83

AIA Brochures   20

13 84

AIA- What It Is, What It Does   1

13 85

Policy Statements, AIA 1959 1960   2

13 86

An Architect's View of Creativity   2

13 87

The Construction Survey System   1

13 88

Log Book   1

13 89

A Dictionary of Schools of Architecture   1

13 90

AIA on Color 1949   1

13 91

Committee Structure 1957-1958 1961-1962   4

13 92

AIA Organization Study 1960   1

13 93

The Octagon August 1940   1

13 94

Research News November 1965   1

13 95

Directory of Federal Agencies Contracting for Building Design 1957-1958   1

13 96

The Library Building   1

13 97

Post-Graduate Program 1956   1

13 98

Architect in Training Program   1

13 99

To the Committee of Fourteen   1

13 100

National Association of Organization of Students of Architecture   1

13 101

Books on Architecture 

14 102

Bulletin 1943-1946 

6 103

Newsletter 1951-1966   180

6 104-105

Reports 1962-1966   30

6 106

AIA Forms   80

6 107

Subseries 1.1.5: Correspondence 1959 1961-1963 

Box Folder

 1959 1961-1963   160

15 108-109

Subseries 1.1.6: Miscellaneous; List of the Board of Directors, List of AIA Corporate Members 

Box Folder

 1959-1962   80

15 110-112

Subseries 1.2: AIA Northwest Region 

Subseries 1.2.1: List of Presidents, Northwest Regional Chapters, Northwest By-Laws 

Box Folder

   140

16 113-114

Subseries 1.2.2: Correspondence 1959-1964 

Box Folder

 March-December 1959   100

16 115

 May-December 1960   120

16 116

 January-July 1961   130

17 117

 August-December 1961   130

17 118

 February 1960–March 1962   130

17 119

 October 1961-August 1963   50

17 120

 1964 

17 121

Subseries 1.2.3: Financial Reports, Travel 

Box Folder

Travel   70

18 122

Checks, Statements, Northwest Regional Council   20

18 123

Audit, Northwest Council 1959-1962   20

18 124

Subseries 1.2.4: Board of Directors Meeting, Executive Committee Meeting 

Box Folder

 1959-1962   150

18 125-129

Subseries 1.2.5: Northwest Region Chapters 

Box Folder

Expanded Services   20

19 130

Chapter Affairs Committee   4

19 131

Talk to Chapters on Log Book   33

19 132

Alaska Chapter 1961-1962   20

19 133

Hawaii Chapter   150

19 134-135

Idaho Chapter 1959-1962   40

19 136-137

Montana Chapter 1959-1963   60

19 138-139

Oregon Chapter 1961-1963   50

19 140-143

Oregon Chapter   100

20 144

Southwestern Oregon Chapter 1959-1962   50

20 145

Southwest Washington Chapter 1959-1965   100

20 146-147

Seattle Chapter 1961-1962   40

21 148

Spokane Chapter 1955-1966   500

21 149-156

Spokane Chapter   10

22 157

Student Chapter   140

22 158-161

Washington State Chapter 1955-1964   200

22 162-165

Subseries 1.2.6: Northwest Regional Conference 1957-1964 

Box Folder

 1957-1961   500

23 166-171

 1961-1964   60

24 172-177

Subseries 1.2.7: State Legislative Committee 

Box Folder

 1956-1959   110

24 178-179

Subseries 1.2.8: State Organizations; Pennsylvania, California, North Central States Region 

Box Folder

California Council   60

25 180-183

Eighteenth Annual Convention   4

25 184

North Central States Region   1

25 185

Ordinances   1

25 186

Pennsylvania Society of Architecture   10

25 187-189

Report on Suggestions for Improving the School Construction Program   1

25 190

Subseries 1.2.9: Non-AIA Conference Invitations 

Box Folder

VI Pan American Congress of Architecture Students 1966   1

25 191

XI Pan American Congress of Architects   1

25 192

Pacific Coast Schools of Architectural Meeting 1955   70

25 193

School Building Architectural Exhibit 1961-1962   2

25 194

Conference on Church Architecture 1961-1962   2

25 195

Subseries 1.2.10: Chapter Publications 

Box Folder

Progress Report of New Jersey Society of Architects   1

26 196

AIA Digest for Chapter 1962   1

26 197

Association of Student Chapter 1960   2

26 198

Inland Empire Architect Bulletins, Spokane Chapter   10

26 199

Inland Architect, Chicago Chapter   1

26 200

Newsletter, Potomac Valley Architect   10

26 201

Subseries 1.2.11: Non-AIA Material 

Box Folder

Catalogue: Equipment   20

26 202

Curtain Walls of Stainless Steel   1

26 203

American Architectural Foundation   1

26 204

Motive   1

26 205

Architects' and Engineers' Third Party Negligence Liability   1

26 206

Construction Survey Institute   1

26 207

The Education Court Digest   1

26 208

Pacific Northwest News Letter   1

26 209

Report of the Union Internationale des Architects; Copenhagen September 1960   1

26 210

Newsletter, Special Report   30

26 211

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Series 2: Modular Building Institute 

Box Folder

Modular Building Institute 1959   20

26 212

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Series 3: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 

Subseries 3.1: Statistics of Member Schools, List of Officials 

Box Folder

Statistics of Member Schools 1956-1962   20

27 213

List of officials, organizational structure   3

27 214

List of Member Schools   20

27 215

Subseries 3.2: ACSA Committees 

Box Folder

Advancement of Architectural Education 1961   2

27 216

Architectural Internship   3

27 217

Audio-Visual Teaching   4

27 218

Career Guidance and Aptitude Testing   1

27 219

Individual Membership   1

27 220

Journal of Architectural Education   1

27 221

Relations with Foreign School of Architecture   3

27 222

Relations with Industry   2

27 223

Revision of the ACSA Constitution   1

27 224

Special Committee on Teachers' Salaries   7

27 225

Subseries 3.3: ACSA Annual Meeting 

Box Folder

 1948-1964   80

27 226-235

Regional Conference, Pullman 1963   120

28 236

Subseries 3.4: ACSA Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1955-1963   100

28 237

Subseries 3.5: AIA-ACSA Teacher Seminar 1948-1965 

Box Folder

 1957-1963   130

28 238-246

Subseries 3.6: Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

Architect-Engineer Joint Recommendations 1961   3

28 247

Building Research Institute   1

28 248

A Study of the Prediction of Academic Success in Architectural School   1

28 249

National Architectural Accrediting Board 1956-1963   10

28 250

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Series 4: Engineers Council on Professional Development (ECPD) 

Box Folder

Review of Engineering Curricula: Montana State College   20

29 251-253

Course Outline for ECPD Accrediting Committee 1960   14

29 254
Box

Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Curricula Submitted by WSU January 1960   2

29255
Box Folder

ECPD 1960   20

29 256

ECPD Inspection   40

29 257

ECPD Syllabi; Accredition 1955   20

29 258

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Series 5: The American Society of Engineering Education 1964-1965 

Box Folder

The American Society for Engineering Education   6

30 259

Brochures   5

30 260

Materials for Convention   42

30 261-269

Materials for Convention   32

31 270-276

Materials for Convention   10

32 277-278

The Rationale for Civil Defense in Total War   1

32 279

Manual Workshop on Bioengineering   1

32 280

Education in Industry   1

32 281

Third Conference on Engineering Design Education Proceedings   1

32 282

Computer Graphics   1

32 283

Journal of Engineering Education   1

32 284

Factors Influencing Engineering Enrollment   1

32 285

Perimeter and Area Problems   1

32 286

ASEE-AGC Joint Cooperative Committee Meeting, Pullman, WA. 1966   5

32 287

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Series 6: WSU Ten Year Plan Committee 

Box
32
Box Folder

Colleges, Schools and Departments of WSU   20

33 288

Preliminary Presentation by Department of Building and Grounds   5

33 289

Minutes: Space Priorities Committee   5

33 290

A Summary of Some College Enrollment Studies   1

33 291

Meeting Calls, Ten Year Plan Committee   3

33 292

Growth Forecasts, Ten Year Plan Committee   6

33 293

Minutes: Ad Hoc Campus Improvements   20

33 294

Minutes: Ten Year Plan Committee   20

33 295

Ten Year Plan Sub-Committee   70

33 296

Functional Classification of Rooms   1

33 297

WSU Long Range Campus Plan   1

33 298

Miscellaneous   6

33 299

General Information on WSU's Institutional Operations   130

33 300

Distribution of Advisory Program 1956-1959   1

33 301

Traffic and Parking Problems   1

33 302

Statements of Building Need   20

34 303

Tentative List of Capital Outlays   2

34 304

Capital Outlay List 1959-1961 1963-1969   20

34 305-306

Capital Outlay Exhibits 1959-1970   1

34 307

Stanley A. Smith's Report   1

34 308

President's Letter on Ten Year Plan 1947   3

34 309

WSU Committee Manual 1957-1958   20

34 310

Justification for New Building and Facilities 1954-1959 1964   200

34 311-313

Capital Outlay Expenditure Estimates 1963-1969   1

34 314

WSU Planning   20

35 315

Institute of Technology   1

35 316

Institute of Agricultural Sciences   2

35 317

Priority Listing for Various Biennial   30

35 318

WSU Report on the Use of Space 1953-1954   1

35 319

Campus Improvement Committee   1

35 320

Correspondence 1946-1966   270

35 321-323

Educational Policies Committee   10

35 324

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Series 7: School Building Research and A.A. Cleveland Conference 1959-1964 

Box
35
Box Folder

School Building Research   220

36 325-326

Landscaping, School Planning   10

36 327

School Lighting   30

36 328

Daylighting: General   30

36 329

A.A. Cleveland Conference 1959-1964   10

37 330

Lighting Outline   1

37 331

Audio-Visual Materials, School Planning   30

37 332

Daylighting: Skylight, Clerestory, Unilateral, Bilateral   20

37 333-336

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Series 8: Earthquake, Information Concerning Earthquake Resistant Design 

Box
37
Box Folder

Bibliography, Articles on Earthquake   20

37 337

Earthquake-Resistant Design   4

37 338

World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Berkeley, California June 1956   1

37 339

Correspondence: Concrete Block Research   30

37 340

Reinforce Brick Masonry   20

37 341

Concrete Information   30

37 342

Material to Seattle   6

37 343

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Series 9: State Board Examinations for Licensing Architects 

Box
37
Box Folder

Licenses   20

38 344

License Law for Architects   40

38 345

Architectural Examination, State of Washington 1925-1953   100

38 346

Architectural Examination 1955-1964   150

38 347

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Series 10: Department of Architectural Engineering 

Box
38

Subseries 10.1: Departmental Financial Papers 

Box
38
Box Folder

Departmental Requisitions; Motor Pool Accounts, Phone Toll Information, Journal Vouchers 1962-1968   40

39 348

Budgets 1956-1964 1968   90

39 349-351

Correspondence on Budget   30

39 352

Faculty Salary   10

39 353

Interdepartmental Invoices 1962-1964   40

39 354

Faculty Service Reports 1960-1966   2

39 355

Subseries 10.2: Architectural Engineering Program 

Box
39
Box Folder

Architectural Engineering Program   20

40 356

Department Brochure   2

40 357

Drafting Tables   4

40 358

Kiwanis Club of Pullman   1

40 359

Special Paper   1

40 360

Property Inventory   1

40 361

Departmental Costs   2

40 362

Washington State Regional School Laboratory   5

40 363

Staff Meetings Agenda   7

40 364

Barlow, Dr. Howard W., Director, Washington State Institute of Technology   15

40 365

Architectural College Magazine   4

40 366

School Research, Darlington Project   10

40 367

Light Construction Building Arts and Sciences   70

40 368

The Department of Defense's Special Courses on "Protective Construction" 1962   1

40 369

Subseries 10.3: Correspondence 

Box
40
Box Folder

Bishop, R,J.   10

40 370

Brislawn, G.M.   30

40 371

Culler, G., Martell and Norrie   10

40 372

Czaja, E.   10

40 373

Darlington, R.P,   70

40 374

Eddy, Carlson   10

40 375

Enrollment   1

40 376

Ericson, Ed K.   20

40 377

Former Students   80

40 378

Friends of the Library   30

41 379

Fuller, R.B,   15

41 380

Gessel, H.B.   6

41 381

Jones, L., Helms & Jones   10

41 382

Keene, P.E.   3

41 383

Lea, Pearson & Richard   1

41 384

Moore, E.B.   4

41 385

Pattison, A.   10

41 386

Peterson, C.D.   30

41 387

Pettibone, C.   40

41 388

Private Practice by Staff   20

41 389

Registrar and Director of Admissions   20

41 390

Roeder, G.M.   10

41 391

Romish, John   10

41 392

Rounds, F.G,   10

41 393

School Insurance Economics   30

41 394

Specification Seminar   30

41 395

Spokane, City of; Planning Commission   3

41 396

General Correspondence (R,S,T)   40

42 397-398

Taylor, W.A.   10

42 399

General Correspondence (U,W)   50

42 400-401

Visiting Lecturer and Critics   30

42 402

Walker, M.   1

42 403

Wikers, H.E.   5

42 404

General Correspondence (W.X.Z)   5

42 405

General Correspondence 1944-1962   200

42 406-408

Douglas Fir Plywood Association 1963   20

42 409

General Correspondence 1963   80

42 410

General Correspondence 1964-1966   630

43 411-413

Subseries 10.4: Department Chairman Meeting. Staff Meeting 

Box
43
Box Folder

McCartan, Arthur E.   5

44 414

Spielmans, J,P.   150

44 415

Advisory Board, Institute of Technology   150

44 416
Box

Proposed Educational Specifications for a New High School 1959   2

44417
Box Folder

WSU Research Project   10

44 418

Staff Meeting 1963-1966   90

44 419-420

Subseries 10.5: Prospective Faculty, Prospective Students 

Box Folder

Lockridge, Don   6

45 421

Prospective Faculty 1957-1963   420

45 422-424

Prospective Faculty 1964-1965   250

46 425-426

Scott, David M.   100

46 427

Prospective Faculty 1965-1966   100

46 428

Prospective Faculty 1966   150

47 429

Prospective Faculty, Employment Bulletins   100

47 430

Recommendation   20

47 431

Prospective Students 1955-1961   170

47 432-433

Prospective Students 1961-1963   360

48 434-436

Subseries 10.6: Competitions, Acoustics Programs, Grants, Job for Students 

Box Folder

System Analysis   20

48 437

Wheat Museum 

48 438

Photography   6

48 439

Equipment Orders 1963   6

49 440

3M Competition   20

49 441

C. Clement French   4

49 442

Acoustics Program   10

49 443

Dietz, Robert H., Yakima Meeting   30

49 444

Educational Policies Committee   30

49 445

Scholarship Grants   7

49 446

Seismic Design   1

49 447

Jobs for Students 1957-1966   130

49 448-449

Subseries 10.7: Syllabi and Statements of Courses 

Box Folder

Departmental Curriculum   1000

50-55 450-520

Subseries 10.8: Student Designs 

Box Folder

First Year - Fourth Year Design   180

56 521-529

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Series 11: Personal Papers 

Subseries 11.1: Christmas Letter and Newsletter to Graduates 

Box Folder

Christmas Letter and Newsletter to Graduates 1958-1963   550

57 530-534

Christmas Letter and Newsletter to Graduates 1964-1965   250

58 535-536

Subseries 11.2: Subjects File (Lecture Notes and Civic Associations) 

Box Folder

Alpha Rho Chi Medal Award 1962   10

58 537

Boston Pop Concert   10

58 538

Boy Scout Merit Badge   5

58 539

Campus Improvement Committee   3

58 540

CUB   1

58 541

Herman Light Seating   5

58 542

Hotel Planning   2

58 543

Housing Research   10

58 544

Improvement of Instruction   1

58 545

Knoll Furniture   10

58 546

Langley Scholarship   10

58 547

Library Committee   10

58 548

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards   10

58 549

OMNI (Structural Products, Inc.)   6

58 550

Pencil Rendering   3

58 551

Photographs   20

58 552

Plumbing Notes   10

58 553

Recreation Committee   10

58 554

Scarab   60

59 555-557

Solar Energy   1

59 558

Spokane Field Trip 1948   4

59 559

Sub-Committee on Color   3

59 560

Systematic Parking   6

59 561

Tau Beta Pi Association   10

59 562

Union Expansion Committee   20

59 563

General Correspondence (David M. Scott)   10

59 564

Subseries 11.3: Speeches 

Box Folder

Speeches   30

60 565

Material for Preparing Speeches   70

60 566-567

Speeches for Architects in their Community, AIA   50

60 568

Subseries 11.4: Fraternity House Addition 

Box Folder

Kappa Delta Sorority House Additions   60

61 569-570

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