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Guide to Minnesota Architecture collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: N125

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains book materials, including photocopies, research notes and photographs, used in the preparation of the book A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota, by David Gebhard and Tom Martinson, published in 1977.


  • circa 1970s


Language of Materials


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

Dr. David Gebhard (1927-1996) was an architectural historian and Professor in the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He was the author of numerous works on architectural history, especially relating to California, including: A Guide to Architecture in Southern California (1965) with Robert Winter, L.A. in the Thirties, 1931-1941(1975) with Harriette Von Breton, Santa Barbara Crosstown Freeway Historical Properties Inventory(1976), A Guide to Architecture in San Francisco & Northern California, A Guide to Architecture in Los Angeles & Southern California(1977), and Santa Barbara: The Creation of a New Spain in America(1982). He also authored guides to a number of exhibitions; most of these are held in the UCSB Arts Library Art Exhibition Catalog Collection.

Tom Martinson served as a planning consultant and was the former national director of the Society of Architectural Historians.


10 boxes


Collection contains book materials used in the preparation of the book A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota.

Physical Location


Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

Guide to Minnesota Architecture collection
Archives Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Northwest Architectural Archives Collecting Area