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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Class Notes and Exams 1932 - 1940

Series II. Programs and Projects 1929 - 1933

Series III. Correspondence

Series IV. Plans, Estimates

Series V. Publications, Plans, Course Catalogs

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Stayton Nunn papers, 1927-1967 MS 389



creator Author (aut) Nunn, Addison Stayton
Title: Stayton Nunn papers
Dates: 1927-1967
Abstract This collection contains Stayton Nunn’s papers from 1927-1967 and includes notes and materials related to architecture classes, building projects in the Houston area, house plans and other architectural-related papers. Nunn taught architecture classes at the Rice Institute and was an alumnus as well.
Identification: MS 389
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft.1 box
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

Addison Stayton Nunn graduated from the Rice Institute in 1921, won several national architecture competitions, and was credited with creating “Houston architecture,” a type of home adapted to the Houston climate. He became an Assistant Professor of Architecture in 1928 and became a Fellow in Architecture in 1930. In 1934, he was promoted to Instructor of Architectural Construction and taught until 1945. Nunn also worked for William Ward Watkin at his architectural firm and helped Watkin design some of his best buildings.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains Stayton Nunn’s papers from 1927-1967 and includes notes and materials related to architecture classes, building projects in the Houston area, house plans and other architectural-related papers. The collection also contains a Harvard University Graduate School of Architecture course catalog, Royal Institute of British Architects publications, Rice Architecture alumni correspondence, and a proposed building program for Galveston Public Schools. Nunn taught architecture classes at the Rice Institute and was an alumnus as well.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Stayton Nunn Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Stayton Nunn Papers, 1927-1967, MS 389, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to Fondren by Stayton Nunn (’21) and was received in April 1987.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I. Class Notes and Exams 1932 - 1940
creator Author (aut) Nunn, Addison Stayton

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1 Class notes 1932-34 1927-1967
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2 Arch 530 class notes of Walter Johnson 1932-1933
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3 Arch 430b final exams 1933
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4 Arch 430b final exams 1934
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5 Arch 430 final exam papers for various students 1934
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6 Arch 100/Arch 530 Class Notes, 1934-35 1934-1935
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7 Arch 330 Exam Questions/Solutions 1936 – 1942
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8 Arch 530 Exam Questions/solutions 1937 - 1940
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9 Arch 330, 530 Class notes

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Series II. Programs and Projects 1929 - 1933

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10 Proposed building program – Galveston Public Schools, c. 1929
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11 Construction costs for projects 1932 – 1933
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12 Construction costs publications 1932 – 1933

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Series III. Correspondence

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13 Correspondence 1922
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14 Rice Architecture alumni correspondence 1956 1956

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Series IV. Plans, Estimates

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15 Plans loaned out (list) 1958 – 1967
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16 Model plans, n.d
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17 Architecture Department proposed practice content 1961 1961
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18 Cost data estimates 1927 – 1933

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Series V. Publications, Plans, Course Catalogs

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19 Architecture Society publications
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20 Royal Institute of British Architects publications
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21 House plans, finishing schedules, n.d.
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22 Harvard University Graduate School of Architectures course catalog 1935 - 1936

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