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Guide to the David F. Chapman construction records, 1945-2010 MS 563
David F. Chapman was born in Pennsylvania, and raised in California. He attended and graduated from Rice University with a degree in architecture in 1953. Mr. Chapman married in 1951 and began working in his father-in-laws construction company Farnsworth & Chambers. Quickly moving up the company, Mr. Chapman went through several joint ventures and name changes to support those expansions. The company grew into the largest construction company in the Houston area and competed and won several jobs including buildings in both the medical center and the Nasa complex.
This collection reflects the professional career of David F. Chapman and the several companies he worked for and lead. Items included are project papers, featuring Chapman's work with Gilbane, Mayan, Warrior, and Farnsworth & Chambers. Construction lists of the 1980's, Mayan recommentdation letters from 1975-1986, and completed Texas procects. Interviews, newsclippings, curriculum vitae and company media literature. Historical overview of the companies evolution, and Gilbane's marketing for higher education, data storage, and federal government.
Conditions Governing Access note
This material is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to publish from this material must be obtained through the Woodson Research Center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.348.2586.
Donated by Rice alumnus David F. Chapman, 8/20/2010.