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MC 00042 Guide to the George Matsumoto Papers, 1945-1991

The collection is divided into five series. The first of these series is the Correspondence series, which provides information on Matsumoto's relationship with his clients and the larger triangular relationship of the architect, client, and builder. Photographs by architectural photographer Joseph Molitor document completed projects and were used by Matsumoto for publications of his own projects. Tear sheets and photographs for most of Matsumoto's North Carolina projects comprise the second series, the Publications and Photographs Series. The third series includes Mounted Photographs used for presentations. The fourth series, Reduced Blueprints is a small sample of major commercial projects completed in California by the firm between 1964 and 1991, including the Bechtel Engineering Center at the University of California at Berkeley. Finally, the bulk of the collection lies in the Drawings and Sketches series, which includes much of his North Carolina work.
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Correspondence includes letters, contracts, invoices, statements, sketches, and other materials that document the professional relationship between Matsumoto, his client, and the builder on the project. The content of this material ranges from routine exchanges to in-depth discussions regarding the design process and client needs. The projects in this series are chiefly residential, however, several unbuilt commercial projects are represented. The series is arranged chronologically by client.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Matsumoto Residence, 1952-1956
[Box 1, Folder 2] Matsumoto Residence, 1953-1961
[Box 1, Folder 3] Kelly, Walter J., 1952
[Box 1, Folder 4] Kelly, Walter J., 1953
[Box 1, Folder 5] Kelly, Walter J., 1954
[Box 1, Folder 6] Kelly, Walter J., 1955-1956
[Box 1, Folder 7] Kelly, Walter J.: Statements and Contracts, 1952-1955
[Box 1, Folder 8] Kelly, Walter J.: Specifications, 1953
[Box 1, Folder 9] Taylor, Isaac, 1952-1953
[Box 2, Folder 1] Julian, Milton, 1953-1956
[Box 2, Folder 2] Aretakis, Gus, 1953-1956
[Box 2, Folder 3] Johnson Company, 1953-1954
[Box 2, Folder 4] Johnson Company, 1955-1960
[Box 2, Folder 5] Poland, George, 1954-1956
[Box 2, Folder 6] Poole Equipment Company, 1954-1959
[Box 2, Folder 7] Woodward, H., 1955
[Box 2, Folder 8] Hicks, Thomas, 1955-1966
[Box 3, Folder 1] Lipman, Eric M., 1955-1956
[Box 3, Folder 2] Lipman, Eric M., 1956
[Box 3, Folder 3] Lipman, Eric M., 1957
[Box 3, Folder 4] Lipman, Eric M., 1957-1963
[Box 3, Folder 5] Kaplan, Marcus, 1956-1960
[Box 3, Folder 6] North Carolina State College Fraternity Houses, 1956-1964
[Box 3, Folder 7] Woman's Day Project, 1948, 1957-1958
[Box 3, Folder 8] Woman's Day Project, 1958-1964
[Box 4, Folder 1] Hudson, Gwen, 1958-1959
[Box 4, Folder 2] Hudson, Gwen, 1959-1960
[Box 4, Folder 3] Jeffrey's Equipment Company, 1959-1964
[Box 4, Folder 4] DeWitt, B. S., 1959-1964
[Box 4, Folder 5] Thrower, Edwin K., 1959-1960
[Box 4, Folder 6] Thrower, Edwin K., 1960-1964
[Box 4, Folder 7] Tate, A. R., 1961-1967
[Box 4, Folder 8] Watkins, William, 1961-1963
[Box 5, Folder 1] Moore, Frank, 1961
[Box 5, Folder 2] Leiderman, P. H., 1962-1963
[Box 5, Folder 3] Martin, M. J., 1964-1968
[Box 5, Folder 4] Miscellaneous Projects and Inquiries, 1955-1962
The majority of this series contains tear sheets form various publications, chiefly from Pencil Point magazine, of the bulk of Matsumoto's North Carolina and Virginia residential work. It includes photographs taken by Joseph Molitor and used by Matsumoto to enhance the presentation of publications and articles on his projects. Generally the photographs in the series have been cut up or altered to match the relevant published photographs. The series is arranged chronologically by project.
[Box 5, Folder 5] Richter Residence, 1950
[Box 5, Folder 6] Julian Residence, 1953-1956
[Box 5, Folder 7] Poole Equipment Company, 1954
[Box 5, Folder 8] Poole Residence, 1954
[Box 5, Folder 9] Poole Lake House, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 10] Johnson Company House, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 11] North Carolina State College, School of Design Addition, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 12] Matsumoto Residence, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 13] Poland Residence, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 14] Adams Residence, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 15] Woman's Day Vacation House/Douglas Fir Plywood Association, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 16] Lipman Residence, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 17] Westinghouse House Project, 1961
[Box 5, Folder 18] Thrower Residence at Sedgefield, 1962
[Box 5, Folder 19] Blumeyer Apartments, St. Louis, Missouri, 1962
[Box 5, Folder 20] Park Shore Housing, Brooklyn, New York, 1965
[Box 5, Folder 21] City Gate West, Chicago, Illinois, 1968
[Box 6, Folder 1] Family Housing at the Presidio of San Francisco, 1968
[Box 6, Folder 2] School of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, 1974
[Box 6, Folder 3] Bechtel Engineering Center, University of California at Berkeley, 1984
[Box 6, Folder 4] City of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation, undated
[Box 6, Folder 8] Model of Unidentified Residence, undated
[Box 6, Folder 5] San Domenico School for Girls Library, undated
[Box 6, Folder 6] Publications, miscellaneous
[Box 6, Folder 7] Interview, March 30, 1996, March 30, 1996
[Box 6, Folder 8] Blueprint negatives
[Flat Box 7, Volume 1] Scrapbook, 1945-1958
[Flat Box 7, Volume 2] Scrapbook, 1959-1964
This series contains black and white photographs from selected Matsumoto projects mounted on 12 x 15 presentation boards for use in lectures and presentations. All photographs in this series were taken by Joseph Molitor, a prominent architectural photographer. Series is arranged chronologically by project.
[Oversize Flat Box 8] Richter Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina
5 presentation boards
[Oversize Flat Box 8] Julian Residence, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
10 presentation boards
[Oversize Flat Box 8] Poole Lake House, Raleigh, North Carolina
5 presentation boards
[Oversize Flat Box 8] Poole Equipment Company, Raleigh, North Carolina
11 presentation boards
Series includes a sample of four major projects from the firm of George Matsumoto and Associates between 1964 and 1991. These commercial works represent the major projects from Matsumoto's practice in California. Series is arranged chronologically by project.
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 1] Design Folio, Department of Defense, Family Housing, 1964
20.75x24.75x3.25
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 2] Design Folio, Presidio of San Francisco, California, 150 Units Family Housing, 1966-1968
20.75x24.75x3.25
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 3] Multiple Crafts Shop Addition, Presidio of San Francisco, 1973
20.75x24.75x3.25
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 4] School of Nursing Building, UC-San Francisco Medical Center, 1968
20.75x24.75x3.25
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 5] Bechtel Engineering Center, UC-Berkeley, College of Engineering, 1978
20.75x24.75x3.25
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 6] East Oakland Senior Center and Library, Oakland, California, 1991
20.75x24.75x3.25
The bulk of the collection is represented by this group of drawings. Chiefly North Carolina projects, the drawings represent Matsumoto's award-winning residential work. Several unbuilt projects are represented and generally preliminary studies as well as completed working drawings are present. There are a limited number of design sketches and renderings, however several preliminary plans and studies with each project reflect the considerable time Matsumoto spent working closely with his clients. Series is arranged chronologically by project.
Kamphoefner Residence, 3 Conceptual Sketches, 1949
[Flat Folder 10] 30 x 12 ink on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 10] 18 x 12 ink on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 10] 18 x 12 blueprint
Nesselrode Doctor's Clinic, Kansas City, Missouri, 1947
[Flat Folder 11] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 11 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Ritcher Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1950
[Flat Folder 12] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 11 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Poole Lake House, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1950
[Flat Folder 12] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 7 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Jackson Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1951
[Flat Folder 12] Preliminary drawings, 36 x 24, 5 sheets, pencil on tracing paper, marked void
Matsumoto Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1952
[Flat Folder 13] Working drawings, 24 x 18, 14 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Kelly Residence, Southern Pines, North Carolina, 1952
[Flat Folder 14] Preliminary drawings, 36 x 26, 3 sheets, pencil on tracing paper, marked void
[Flat Folder 14] Preliminary drawings, 29 x 23, 2 sheets, blueprints with pencil mark up
Taylor Residence Project, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1952
[Flat Folder 15] Preliminary drawings, 32 x 21, 3 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 15] Preliminary drawings, 32 x 21, 2 sheets, blueprints
[Flat Folder 15] Preliminary drawings, 36 x 24, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 15] Preliminary drawings, 37 x 25, 2 sheets, pencil on linen
Julian Residence, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1952-1956
[Flat Folder 16] Preliminary drawings, 26 x 16, 5 sheets, blueprint with crayon markup
[Flat Folder 16] Preliminary drawings, 28 x 17, 4 sheets, pencil and ink on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 16] Preliminary rendering, 30 x 20, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 16] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 8 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 16] Car port drawing, 25 x 23, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 16] Plywood cabinet, 25 x 23, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 16] Basement enclosure, 37 x 24, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
Aretakis Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1953
[Flat Folder 17] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 9 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Johnson Company House, Oak Park, Illinois, 1953-1954
[Flat Folder 18] Preliminary sketches, 30 x 18, 17 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 18] Preliminary sketches, 36 x 24, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 18] Working drawings, 37 x 25, 24 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 18] Working drawing, 37 x 25, 1 sheet, blueprint
Demonstration House for the General Electric Company, 1953
[Flat Folder 19] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 8 sheets, pencil on tracing paper and linen
Poland Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1954
[Flat Folder 20] Preliminary drawings, 16 x 20, 9 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 20] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 10 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Lipman Residence, Richmond, Virginia, 1955-1957
[Flat Folder 21] Final breakdown of costs and one letter, 36 x 10, 5 sheets, typescript
[Flat Folder 21] Specifications, 36 x 10, 4 sheets, typescript
[Flat Folder 21] Preliminary drawings and revisions, 36 x 24, 11 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 21] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 15 sheets, pencil on tracing paper and 2 blueprints
Hicks Residence, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1955; 1958
[Flat Folder 22] Preliminary drawings, 25 x 18, 7 sheets, pencil on linen
[Flat Folder 22] Preliminary drawings, 36 x 24, 5 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 22] Design sketch, 24 x 17, 1 sheet, ink on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 22] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 12 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 22] Built-in cabinet addition, 36 x 18, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
Poole Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1956
[Flat Folder 23] Preliminary drawings and studies, 36 x 24, 9 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 23] Preliminary drawings and studies, 36 x 24, 1 blueprint with notations
Paschal Studio Addition, Durham, North Carolina, 1957
[Flat Folder 23] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 3 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Office/Warehouse - Virginia Cigarette Service, Roanoke, Virginia, 1956-1959
[Flat Folder 24] Preliminary and Working Drawings, 36 x 24, 13 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
2 and 3 Bedroom Homes for Woman's Day Magazine, 1957-1959
[Flat Folder 25] Preliminary Drawings and Perspectives, 24 x 18, 10 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Community Church of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1957
[Flat Folder 26] [Cecil D. Elliot, Associate]
[Flat Folder 26] Preliminary plans and perspectives, 31 x 21, 16 sheets, blueprint
[Flat Folder 26] Plot plan, 31 x 19, 1 sheet, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 26] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 14 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Radio Station WCBT and Transmitter, Roanoke Rapids, 1957
[Flat Folder 27] Preliminary Plans, 36 x 24, 10 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Adams Residence, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, 1957-1965
[Flat Folder 28] Sketches, preliminary plans, additions, various sizes, 21 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 28] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 17 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 28] Revisions, 36 x 24, 3 sheets, blueprints
Residence for Cecile and Bryce DeWitt, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1958
[Flat Folder 29] Sketches, preliminary drawings, various sizes, 12 sheets, pencil and ink on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 29] Working Drawings, 36 x 24, 14 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Hudson Residence, Richmond, Virginia, 1958-1959
[Flat Folder 30] Preliminary plans, 26 x 19, 3 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 30] Working drawings, 36 x 20, 14 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Office Building for Pitt Medical Associates, Greenville, North Carolina, 1958-1960
[Flat Folder 31] Preliminary plans, 36 x 24, 18 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 31] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 21 sheets, pencil and ink on tracing paper
Vacation House for Woman's Day - Douglas Fir Plywood Association, 1958
[Flat Folder 32] Preliminary plans and sketches, 36 x 32, 5 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Bellefonte Country Club Addition, Ashland, Kentucky, 1958
[Flat Folder 33] Perspectives and Plans, 36 x 16, 9 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Jack Rowland Beach Cottage, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, 1958
[Flat Folder 34] Preliminary Plans, 36 x 24, 4 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
North Florida Junior College, Madison County, Florida, 1958-1959
[Flat Folder 35] Site Plans, 36 x 24, 7 sheets, blueprints with notations
Wohlman Studio Apartments, 1959
[Flat Folder 36] Preliminary plans, 36 x 24, 2 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Westinghouse Total Electric Houses, 1959
[Flat Folder 37] Preliminary Plans, 36 x 24, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 37] Florida Area, 7 sheets
[Flat Folder 37] Little Rock, Arkansas, 8 sheets
[Flat Folder 37] Jackson, Mississippi, 8 sheets
[Flat Folder 37] Atlanta, Georgia, 8 sheets
Thrower Residence I, Sedgefield, North Carolina, 1959-1960
[Flat Folder 38] Lot Plan, Sedgefield development, 2 sheets, blueprints
[Flat Folder 38] Conceptual sketches, various sizes, 11 sheets, ink on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 38] Prelim. plans and revisions, 36 x 24, 15 sheets, pencil on tracing paper and blueprints
[Flat Folder 38] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 17 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Thrower Residence II, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1974-1975
[Flat Folder 39] Preliminary plans, 36 x 24, 29 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Thrower Residence III, Key Largo, Florida, 1981
[Flat Folder 40] Preliminary plans, 34 x 23, 8 sheets, blueprints
[Flat Folder 40] Revisions, 34 x 23, 1 sheet, ink on paper
North Carolina State College Fraternity Houses
[Flat Folder 41] Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon, 1960-1961
[Flat Folder 41] Preliminary plans, 23 x 17, 17 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 41] Preliminary plans, 36 x 24, 11 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 41] Details, Alcoa Extrusions, 36 x 24, 8 sheets, ink on tracing paper
IBM Building, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1960
[Flat Folder 42] Rendering, 18 x 12, 1 sheet, photostatic copy
[Flat Folder 42] Sketches, 36 x 14, 2 sheets, ink on tissue paper
[Flat Folder 42] Preliminary drawings, 36 x 24, 10 sheets, blueprints and pencil on tracing paper
IBM Building, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1960
[Flat Folder 43] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 28 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Tate Residence, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1961
[Flat Folder 44] Preliminary drawings, 36 x 24, 3 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Residence for Frank Moore, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1961
[Flat Folder 45] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 15 sheets, pencil on tracing paper and blueprints
Vacation Cabin for Masonite Corporation and Woman's Day Magazine, Cape Code, Massachusetts, 1961
[Flat Folder 46] Sketch and Preliminary drawings, 36 x 24, 9 sheets, pencil on tracing paper and blueprints
Watkins Residence, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1962
[Flat Folder 47] Preliminary drawings, 25 x 18, 9 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 47] Preliminary drawings, 36 x 24, 2 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 47] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 20 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
Branch Office Building, IBM Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1963
[Flat Folder 48] Conceptual sketches, 32 x 18, 8 sheets, black crayon on tissue paper
Branch Office Building, IBM Corporation, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1963
[Flat Folder 49] Preliminary schemes and drawings, 36 x 24, 21 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
[Flat Folder 50] Site plan, topographic maps, 36 x 24, 5 sheets, blueprints
[Flat Folder 51] Working drawings, 36 x 24, 38 sheets, pencil on tracing paper architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical
U.S. Department of Defense, Military Housing, 1963
[Flat Folder 52] Preliminary Study, 36 x 24, 41 sheets, pencil on tracing paper and blueprints
Park Shore Development, Brooklyn, New York, 1963-1964
[Flat Folder 53] Preliminary studies, 36 x 24, 18 sheets, pencil on tracing paper, 2 blueprints
Park Shore Development Housing, Brooklyn, New York, 1965
[Flat Folder 54] Misc. sketches and studies, various sizes, 78 sheets, pencil on tracing paper
City Gate West, Chicago, Illinois, 1968
[Flat Folder 55] Misc. presentation posters, var. sizes, 16 sheets, blueprints, photostats, and negatives
Project flowchart, 2 sheets, blueprints

Creator

Matsumoto, George, 1922-

Quantity

12.5 Linear feet

Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of George Matsumoto, 1996 June 6; 1997 July 23.

Processing

Processed by: David Jackson; machine-readable finding aid created by: Lois Fischer Black, Nancy J. Kaiser, and Katherine M. Wisser

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of these papers and drawings document the architectural practice of George Matsumoto and Associates between 1948 and 1961. These years correspond to his residence in Raleigh, North Carolina, and his tenure on the faculty of North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). The collection relates solely to Matsumoto's architectural practice, and there is limited information regarding Matsumoto's personal life and teaching career. Projects in the collection include residential work chiefly in Raleigh, but also in Chapel Hill, Sedgefield ( Greensboro), and Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia. Formats include correspondence, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, architectural drawings, blueprints, specifications, and sketches.

Biographical Note

July 16, 1922 Born, San Francisco, California
1943 Earned B.A., Architecture, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
1945 Earned M.A. with honors, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; studied under Eliel Saarinen
1945-1946 Senior Designer, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, Illinois
1946-1947 Senior Planner-Designer, Saarinen and Swanson, Birmingham, Michigan
1947-1948 Principal, Runnells, Clark, Waugh, and Matsumoto, Kansas City, Missouri
1948-1961 School of Design, North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering
1948-1951 Assistant Professor of Architecture
1951-1957 Associate Professor of Architecture
1957-1961 Professor of Architecture
1961-1967 Professor, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley
1961-1969 Principal, George Matsumoto and Associates, San Francisco, California
1969-1970 Principal, J. Francis Ward and George Matsumoto, San Francisco, California
1970-1991 Principal, George Matsumoto and Associates, San Francisco, California

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Matsumoto Papers, MC 42, NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center.

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