Skip to main content

R.V. McCann papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: N175

Scope and Content Note

The papers of this collection are composed of records from the firms of R.V. McCann and McCann-Wasmuth. Represented in the collection are office buildings and residences from McCann's practice in the St. Louis, Missouri area, as well as later projects in Minnesota that focus largely on churches and other institutional work. This collection features plans, job files, photographs and specifications.


  • 1937-1973


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

R.V. McCann was an architect in St. Louis, Missouri and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had his own firm in St. Louis, under the name of R.V. McCann, and he continued with his firm when he relocated to Minneapolis in 1947. The architectural firm became known as McCann-Wasmuth in 1963, and later, in 1971, it returned to the original name of R.V. McCann. In 1955, McCann was elected president of the Minneapolis chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


7 Cubic Feet


Collection consists of architectural records from the firms of R.V. McCann and McCann-Wasmuth.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by commission name.

Physical Location

Mezzanine; High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Christine Emeott in August 1999.

R.V. McCann papers
Karen Spilman
April 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Northwest Architectural Archives Collecting Area