Skip to main content



Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Records for the Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Records for the Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio

Save page 1 of 2
Open Finding Aid

Finding Aid to the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Records for the Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio, 1996-2009

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501



Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Records for the Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio
Dates: 1996-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity: 0.42 Linear Feet
Abstract:Reports, architectural drawings, and photographs relating to the 1996 Historic American Buildings Survey of Georgia O'Keeffe's Abiquiu house.
Identification: MS.042
Language: English


Historical Note

The National Park Service (NPS) Heritage Documentation Programs administers the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Federal Government's oldest preservation program, and its companion programs: the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). Documentation produced through the programs constitutes the nation's largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation.

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is the nation's first federal preservation program, begun in 1933 to document America's architectural heritage. Creation of the program was motivated primarily by the perceived need to mitigate the negative effects upon our history and culture of rapidly vanishing architectural resources. At the same time, important early preservation initiatives were just getting underway, such as restoration of the colonial capital at Williamsburg and the development within the National Park Service (NPS) of historical parks and National Historic Sites. Architects interested in the colonial era had previously produced drawings and photographs of historic architecture, but only on a limited, local, or regional basis. A source was needed to assist with the documentation of our architectural heritage, as well as with design and interpretation of historic resources, that was national in scope. As it was stated in the tripartite agreement between the American Institute of Architects, the Library of Congress, and the NPS that formed HABS, a comprehensive and continuous national survey is the logical concern of the Federal Government. As a national survey, the HABS collection is intended to represent a complete resume of the builder's art. Thus, the building selection ranges in type and style from the monumental and architect-designed to the utilitarian and vernacular, including a sampling of our nation's vast array of regionally and ethnically derived building traditions.

United States National Park Service. "Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)." Last modified April 30, 2016.


Scope and Contents Note

Architectural documentation of the Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico was accomplished in June and July 1996, in accordance with the goals and standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey and the Center for Historic Architecture at the University of Houston College of Architecture. The objective of the project was to accurately measure and document the building and site.

The project was directed by Adjunct Professor Barry Moore, FAIA, of the University of Houston College of Architecture, with the assistance of field supervisors James P. Arnold and Karen Skaer Soh, graduate teaching assistant Aaron Jones, and graduate research assistant Stephen James. Members of the documentation team were graduate architecture students Paul H. Baros, Amy Harrell, Yu-Wen Diana Huang, Wade Clay Huggins, San Dinh Ma, Paul Rhodes, Gretchen Smith, Cheryl Sydow, Audrey Marie Trotti, and Penelope Van Horn. Professor David Wahlstrom of the University of Houston College of Technology directed the site survey. Their work was sponsored by the Center for Historic Architecture at the University of Houston College of Architecture, and The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation. Further support was provided by the Susan Vaughan Foundation, Sallie Bingham, Salley Chandler and Ron Blankenship, Cornerstones Community Foundation, Michael and Ci Ci Fowler, Barbara Foshay Miller, Lisa and Stephen Schaefer, and William Stern.

The bulk of the collection consists of reports, field notes, plans, elevations, drawings and photographs.


Arrangement

Materials are in original order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Records for the Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio, 1996-2009. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited by Barry Moore, Workshop for Historic Architecture, University of Houston College of Architecture in 2012.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Pat Bacha and Elizabeth Ehrnst in 2016.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Ownership and Rights

This collection is the physical property of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Reproductions of materials in this collection are restricted. Written permission to publish, distribute or reproduce is required concurrently from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the Center for Historic Architecture at the University of Houston. Please contact the archivist for further information.


Access Terms

Abiquiu (N.M.)
Architectural Drawings (visual works)
Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation
Historic American Buildings Survey
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
Photographs
University of Houston. College of Architecture


you wish to report:


...
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK