Julia Morgan–Walter T. Steilberg Collection, MS 144
Scope and Content Note
The Julia Morgan–Walter T. Steilberg Collection contains photographs and files relating to Julia Morgan commissions in the Bay Area, created by long-time staff member and engineer Walter T. Steilberg.
Project files and project photographs are arranged alphabetically by client name, followed by building type, city and date of construction. Cities listed on folder headings are located in California, unless noted otherwise.
Where possible, the provenance, or original organization, of the papers has been preserved. However, in order to simplify access to the collection for researchers, some materials in specific formats and topics were reorganized and refoldered to more accurately reflect their contents.
There are two series in the Julia Morgan–Walter T. Steilberg Collection:
- Personal Papers, including obituaries and Steilberg's photographs of buildings in California; and
- Professional Papers, including Steilberg's written and visual documentation of work for Julia Morgan.
The collection is housed in one box. Series 2 Professional Papers contains the most significant and unique portions of the collection, including both Steilberg's published and unpublished recollections of working in Julia Morgan's practice, as well as Steilberg's vintage photographs from the 1920s of various Morgan commissions soon after their completion.