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Emma F. Brunson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: N123

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of specifications and plan sets for about 15 residences and private garages. Most of the plans are blueprint reproductions. Houses documented in the collection include those for Emma Brunson (1925), Hugo Koch (1923), Theodore Maier (1926), C.E. Smith (1926) and Dr. W.B. Stone (n.d.), all in St. Paul.

Dates

  • 1923-1926

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.

Biographical Note for Emma F. Brunson (1887-1980)

Emma Brunson (nee Gruetzke) was probably born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nothing is known of her education or training, but she worked as a drafter and specifications writer with Augustus F. Gauger for 15 years before establishing her own office. Brunson registered on December 23, 1921, soon after enactment of the Minnesota law requiring registration for architects and engineers. She continued to operate a one-person practice until her retirement in 1968. Most of her commissions were for dwellings.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection consists of specifications and plan sets for about 15 residences and private garages. Most of the plans are blueprint reproductions. Houses documented in the collection include those for Emma Brunson (1925), Hugo Koch (1923), Theodore Maier (1926), C.E. Smith (1926) and Dr. W.B. Stone (n.d.), all in St. Paul.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in two series:
  1. Specifications
  2. Working Drawings

Physical Location

Mezzanine, High Bay
Title
Emma F. Brunson papers
Author
Leslie Czechowski and Will Wright
Date
December 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Northwest Architectural Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3550