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David Robert Campbell papers, 1931-1975 and 1992

Campbell, David Robert, 1907-1963



Collection Information

Size: 3.2 Linear feet (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence; photographs; drawings; scrapbook; and writings.
REEL 1518: Correspondence and postcards; notes used for lectures; a photo album, personal photographs and photographs of work; several drawings; five project files with correspondence and specifications for houses that Campbell designed; a scrapbook containing clippings, photographs, letters, and printed material.
UNMICROFILMED: ca.500 oversize architectural drawings, mostly of unidentified residences and the Contemporary Crafts Museum, New York City; a certificate from the Board of Registration for Architects; notes from a client, Hazel Houston, outlining her requirements and ideas for the design of her home; a paper by Stephanie Newall, "One View of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen: Where It's Been and Where It's Going," 1974; 85 letters from Campbell to his wife, Flora King Campbell, many written during World War II when he served as an officer in the Navy on the East Coast; and a binder of color photocopies of photographs of Campbell-designed homes, compiled by Flora, 1992.

Biographical/Historical Note

Architect and craftsman; Concord, N.H. Second director of New Hampshire League of Craftsmen, late 1930's-1950. Campbell played a large role in the formation of the American Craftsman's Council.


Material on reel 1518 lent for microfilming 1979, and remainder donated 1979 and 1995 by Flora K. Campbell, wife of David Campbell.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1518: Originals returned to Flora K. Campbell after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1518 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

David Robert Campbell papers, 1931-1975 and 1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.