I. Introduction: The Idea, the Place, and the People

II. Open Competition, Antwerp, 1898

III. Final Competition, San Francisco, 1899

IV. Bénard's New Project, 1900

V. The Howard/Wheeler Campus, 1901-24

VI. The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Gym Memorial, 1922-30

Exhibition Catalog



"Roma Pacifica: The Phoebe Hearst International Architectural Competition and the Berkeley Campus, 1896-1930" was curated by Robert Judson Clark, Professor Emeritus of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University. Supported by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Holt Hinshaw Architects, and Virginia and Adoph Rosekrans, the exhibition was on display at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, December 8, 1999-April 23, 2000.

The original exhibition would not have been possible without the loan of objects from the Environmental Design Archives at the College of Environmental Design and the University Archives at The Bancroft Library. Especially essential were the assistance and efforts of the staffs of these institutions. They are Waverly Lowell, Kelcy Shepherd, and Jody Stock at the Environmental Design Archives, and William Roberts at the University Archives.

The Center for Studies in Higher Education and the UC History Digital Archives developed the online exhibition of selected items with the support of grants from The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley; The Hearst Foundations; and Capital Projects, UC Berkeley. Sally Thomas oversaw the development of the site with the assistance of Joyce Wong, web designer. Steve Finacom and John Douglass provided editorial assistance.

A selection of items from the original exhibition were scanned by Daniel Johnston of the Preservation Office of Doe Library. Other items were photographed on site at the Berkeley Art Museum by Benjamin Blackwell; scans were then made from photographic color transparencies. John Hickey provided assistance in checking the quality of the scans against the original items.

Copyright on all images is held by the Regents of the University of California. Images cannot be reproduced without express permission of either of the contributing archives -- the Environmental Design Archives or the University Archives, The Bancroft Library.

Questions and comments on the online exhibition are welcomed, and should be directed to Sally Thomas, associate director of the UC History Digital Archives.



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