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Karen McNeill, Julia Morgan Scholar Speaking at Berkeley, Envir. Design Archives

November 8, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Karen McNeill presents a lecture on

Julia Morgan

Wurster Hall, Room 112

6:30 PM

The talk is free and open to the public

Dr. Karen McNeil

Karen McNeill is a historian based in Oakland. She has been researching and writing about Julia Morgan since 2000 and has published multiple articles on the subject, including most recently, “‘Women Who Build’: Julia Morgan & Women’s Institutions,” in the Summer 2012 issue of California History. Her work focuses on women and gender in the architectural profession as well as how Progressive Era women used the built environment to expand their roles society as consumers, reformers, educators, and professionals. Dr. McNeill is currently completing a book manuscript on Julia Morgan. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Autry National Center, the Bancroft Library, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Beyond her work on Julia Morgan, Dr. McNeill teaches history and architectural history at colleges and universities in the Bay Area and has been involved in historic preservation, authoring several context statements for major surveys and successfully nominating a range of buildings to the National Register of Historic Places.

Environmnetal Design Archives is presenting a special exhibit through December 17, during the statewide, Julia Morgan 2012 Festival

The Environmental Design Archives holds nearly 100 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment. These records span a century, 1890-1990, and contain primary source materials such as correspondence, reports, specifications, drawings, photographs, and artifacts. Though the archives’ primary focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, designers and projects from throughout California, the United States, and the world are found in the collections.

Environmental Design Archives

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November 8, 2012
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


College of Environmental Design
U.C. Berkeley-Wurster Hall, Room 12
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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