Harland Bartholomew and Associates (HBA) Collection
- Harland Bartholomew & Associates (Organization)
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Harland Bartholomew and Associates designed city plans for several hundred cities across the United States. Many of these plans are represented in the collection. The firm's projects in the St. Louis area included the 1920 Comprehensive Plan, the 1932 Major Street Plan, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and the 1920 Comprehensive Plan for University City. The firm also helped plan the Metro system and the George Washington Parkway, in Washington D.C. In 1984 the firm was purchased by the Parsons Corporation, and its flagship offices were moved from St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee.
One of Harland Bartholomew's business partners, Eldridge Lovelace, authored the book Harland Bartholomew: His Contributions to American Urban Planning (Urbana, IL: Dept of Urban & Regional Planning, 1993), which provides a history of Bartholomew's life and career. The full-text of this book can be downloaded in PDF format from: http://stlouis-mo.gov/archive/harland-bartholomew/
Copies of this title are also available from the Washington University Libraries.
This collection has been arranged into fourteen series, as follows.
Series 1: Unbound city planning reports, 1920-1969, arranged alphabetically by city name. 11 boxes.
Series 2-8: Bound city planning reports, 1919-1977. over 90 volumes. Organization within each volume is alphabetical by city, but there is a great deal of alphabetical and chronological overlap among the volumes.
Series 2: Bound city planning reports: Labeled Black Binders, 1919-1958
Series 3: Bound city planning reports: Red Binders, 1947-1964
Series 4: Bound city planning reports: Unlabeled Black Binders, 1957-1966
Series 5: Bound city planning reports: Blue Binders, 1957-1966
Series 6: Bound city planning reports: White Binders, 1965-1969
Series 7: Bound city planning reports: Brown Binders, 1967-1977
Series 8: Bound city planning reports: Oversized Volumes, 1932 - 1975. Divided into 6 subseries, based on color. Please note color when requesting access.
Series 9: Norman Johnston Dissertation materials. Correspondence and research notes re: Norman John Johnston, "Harland Bartholomew: His Comprehensive Plans and Science of Planning" (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1964). 1 box.
Series 10: Speeches, articles, and reprints of Harland Bartholomew. 1 box, consisting of 3 bound volumes. Each volume arranged chronologically.
Series 11: Correspondence and Data files. 48 reels of microfilm. Finding aid not available online; paper finding aid available from the Washington University Archives.
Series 12: Historical Information, 1917 - 1991. Primarily compiled by Eldridge Lovelace while researching his book Harland Bartholomew: His Contributions to American Urban Planning.
Series 13: Slides
Series 14: Awards and Artwork
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Part of the Local History Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US