David Robert Campbell papers

Collection ID:
Campbell, David Robert, 1907-1963
1931-1975 and 1992
Physical Description:
3.2 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; photographs; drawings; scrapbook; and writings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1518: Correspondence and postcards; notes used for lectures; a photo album, personal photographs and photographs of work; several drawings; five project files with correspondence and specifications for houses that Campbell designed; a scrapbook containing clippings, photographs, letters, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: ca.500 oversize architectural drawings, mostly of unidentified residences and the Contemporary Crafts Museum, New York City; a certificate from the Board of Registration for Architects; notes from a client, Hazel Houston, outlining her requirements and ideas for the design of her home; a paper by Stephanie Newall, "One View of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen: Where It's Been and Where It's Going," 1974; 85 letters from Campbell to his wife, Flora King Campbell, many written during World War II when he served as an officer in the Navy on the East Coast; and a binder of color photocopies of photographs of Campbell-designed homes, compiled by Flora, 1992.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Architect and craftsman; Concord, N.H. Second director of New Hampshire League of Craftsmen, late 1930's-1950. Campbell played a large role in the formation of the American Craftsman's Council.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1518 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1518: Originals returned to Flora K. Campbell after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1518 lent for microfilming 1979, and remainder donated 1979 and 1995 by Flora K. Campbell, wife of David Campbell.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture, Domestic -- New Hampshire Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Handicraft -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- New Hampshire -- Concord Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artisans -- New Hampshire -- Concord Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Flora K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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