Is This Your Eichler?

Could the Environmental Design Archives have the plans to your Eichler home? Help fund this project to find out!
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Environmental Design Archives
Education
Berkeley, California
United States
1 Team Member
This campaign is raising funds on behalf of Regents Of The University Of California At Berkeley, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.

Objective

Help the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California at Berkeley to fund the processing and arrangement of the architectural plans created by architects Claude Oakland and Kinji Imada for Joseph Eichler.

History

Beginning in 1948 Eichler worked with the architectural firm of Anshen & Allen to develop more than 1,000 design variations for modern housing. In 1950 Claude Oakland began work for Anshen + Allen, where he acted as principal designer for Eichler homes establishing his own practice in 1960. Oakland designed single family homes, townhouses, and apartment buildings for Eichler until Eichler’s death in1974.

Plans for many of these homes are held by the Environmental Design Archives but to find out which ones the Oakland & Imada Collection needs to be organized and cataloged according to archival standards. 

Project Details

Archival processing requires resources. Your support through funding is needed to provide comprehensive access to this collection. Archival processing includes both the physical and intellectual steps required to take boxes and tubes full of folders, loose papers, clippings, photographs, drawings, and other materials and end up with a preserved, organized, and documented collection ready for research.

The Environmental Design Archives raises funds for all our work through grants and donations. Your donation will fund an archivist to complete the processing of the Oakland & Imada Collection, allowing the Archives to respond efficiently and confidently when we are contacted by someone looking for Eichler home plans.

For example, once the processing is complete, we will be able to check our index for location and model number to see if we have the records for a particular house.

If we raise more than our goal, the additional funds will be applied to make these materials available in other ways such as digitizing development site plans, model cards, and photographs, and developing an online exhibit of Eichler House records. 

Thank you for your support. For more information on the Environmental Design Archives, please visit our website at  http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives

Image Credits

Many of the photographs were taken by photographer Ernest Braun and were used courtesy of Ernest Braun Photography (http://www.ernestbraun.com/)

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    Donations of $100 or more receive an Environmental Design Archives tote bag.

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    Donations of $250 or more receive a copy of the books Modern Public Gardens: Robert Royston and The Suburban Public Parks (by Reuben M. Rainey and JC Miller) and The Donnell and Eckbo Gardens (by Marc Treib) in an EDA tote bag.

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    Donations of $500 or more receive a copy of the book Thomas Church, Landscape Architect: Designing a Modern California Landscape (edited by Marc Treib), as well as Modern Public Gardens: Robert Royston and The Suburban Public Parks (by Reuben M. Rainey and JC Miller) and The Donnell and Eckbo Gardens (by Marc Treib) in an EDA tote bag.

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    Donations of $1000 or more receive an Eichler matted print, along with a copy of the book Thomas Church, Landscape Architect: Designing a Modern California Landscape (edited by Marc Treib), as well as Modern Public Gardens: Robert Royston and The Suburban Public Parks (by Reuben M. Rainey and JC Miller) and The Donnell and Eckbo Gardens (by Marc Treib) in an EDA tote bag.

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    Donations of $2500 or more receive an Eichler matted print, as well as a tour of the archives and Eichler collection with Curator Waverly Lowell. You will also receive the items listed at the other pledge levels.

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