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Series 6: Project Files , 1916-1980s
10.6 Linear feet
Boxes 2-12, 42

Project, or "Job," files provide documentation of contracts for approximately 250 locations held by Burnham Studios throughout the United States and in Bellau, France, from the 1920s-1980s. Files typically include correspondence with clients, architects and builders, contracts, purchase orders, building plans, sketches, scattered photographs and some printed material. Found at the beginning of the series are some files relating to projects in general, including correspondence and job orders with metal window specialists, Chas. Haas Company; 2 sets of index cards listing project numbers and materials used; records of repair contracts; and a set of completed contracts for the firm Reynolds, Francis & Rohnstock from 1920s-1960s.
The series contains significant documentation for the following projects in particular: New York's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Saint Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois, Saint Martin's Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D. C.
Arrangement of this series reflects the studio's main system for organizing project files alphabetically by name of the town in which the job site was located. It can be assumed that all folder titles containing references to letters elsewhere in the collection (e.g. "Repairs, A-C, E,") also follow that system of arrangement. Beginning in the 1920s Burnham Studios began assigning numbers to contracts and several copies of a list of contracts by number were found in the collection. That list is provided below and allows for cross-referencing (albeit incomplete) of the projects arranged by location in this series with the design studies found in Series 10: Artwork and Sketchbooks. The list was transcribed from hand-written records which were incomplete and sometimes illegible.
Description Container Select
Appraisals, 1940s-1960s
2
26
Chas. Haas Company, 1950s-1960s
2
27-30
Contracts, Not Numbered, 1920s-1960s
2
31-33
Correspondence, 1922-1951
2
34
"Dead" Prospects, A, C, 1940s-1950s
2
35
Index Cards of Locations and Materials, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
index cards housed in Box 42
2
36
Index Cards of Subjects with Job Numbers, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
2
37-39
Notes on Transparencies Sent, 1950s-1960s
3
1
Numbered Lists of Contracts, #1-790, circa 1920s-1980s
3
2-3
Prospects, Y, 1950s
3
4
Repairs, A-C, E, 1940s-1960s
3
5
Repairs, F, G, L, 1950s-1960s
3
6
Repairs, M-N, P, T, W, 1940s-1960s
3
7
Reynolds, Francis & Rohnstock, Completed Contracts
Contracts, #106-174, 1921-1926
3
8
Contracts, #175-209, 1927-1929
3
9
Contracts, #213-245, 1930s
3
10
Contracts, #401-499, 1940s-1950s
3
11
Contracts, #500-592, 1950s
3
12
Contracts, #600-724, 1950s-1960s
3
13
Abilene, Texas, Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1950s-1970s
3
14-15
Akron, OH, Immaculate Conception Church, 1950s
3
16
Albany, NY, Saint Andrew's Church, 1940s-1950s
3
17-19
Albany, NY, Saint Paul's Church, 1940s
3
20-21
Albion, Michigan, Starr Commonwealth for Boys, 1950s
3
22
Arlington, MA, Pleasant Street Congregational Church, 1970s
3
23
Attleboro, MA, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
3
24
Auburndale, MA, Church of the Messiah, 1940s-1950s
3
25
Austin, TX, Austin Presbyterian Theological, 1940s
3
26
A, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
3
27-28
Baltimore, MD, Cathedral of Mary our Queen, 1950s
3
29
Baltimore, MD, Cathedral of the Incarnation, 1950s-1960s
3
30
Baltimore, MD, Church of the Holy Nativity, 1950s-1960s
3
31
Bellau, France, Bellau Chapel, 1916-1930s
3
32
Belmont, Massachusetts, All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1940s-1970s
3
33
Beverly, MA, Beverly Hospital, 1970s
3
34
Beverly, MA, Saint Peter's Church, 1940s-1950s
3
35
Bloomfield Hills, MI, Kirk in the Hills, 1940s-1970s
3
36-38
Bloomfield Hills, MI, Kirk in the Hills, 1940s-1970s
4
1-4
Boston, MA, Boston University School of Theology, 1940s
4
5
Boston, MA, Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 1940s-1960s
4
6
Boston, MA, Old South Church in Boston, 1940s-1960s
4
7
Boston, MA, Saint Clement's Church, 1940s
4
8
Boston, MA, Saint Elizabeth's Hospital, 1940s
4
9
Braintree, MA, Emmanuel Church, 1930s-1960s
4
10
Bridgeport, CT, First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1920s-1950s
4
11
Brighton, MA, Saint John's Seminary, 1950s
4
12
Brighton, MA, Temple B'nai Moshe, 1950s-1960s
4
13-14
Bristol, RI, Saint Michael's Church, 1940s-1960s
4
15
Bristol, TN, First Presbyterian Church, 1960s
4
16
Bronxville, NY, Christ Church, 1940s-1960s
4
17-18
Brookline, MA, All Saints Church, 1950s-1960s
4
19
Brookline, MA, Leyden Congregational Church, 1920s-1930s
4
20
Brookline, MA, Residence of S. Harvey McKenney, 1950s-1960s
4
21
Brunswick, GA, Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1970s
4
22
B, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1980s
4
23-26
Cambridge, MA, Episcopal Theological School, 1940s-1950s
4
27
Cambridge, MA, Saint James Episcopal Church, 1960s
4
28
Camp Lejeune, NC, Chapel, 1940s-1970s
4
29
Canton, OH, First Presbyterian Church, 1950s
4
30
Central Falls, RI, Saint George's Church, 1940s-1950s
4
31
Chappaqua, NY, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, 1950s-1960s
4
32
Charlotte, NC, First Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
4
33
Charlotte, NC, Myers Park Baptist Church, 1940s-1950s
4
34
Charlotte, NC, Providence Baptist Church, 1970s
4
35
Chattanooga, TN, Congregation B'nai Zion, 1960s
4
36
Chattanooga, TN, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1960s-1970s
4
37-38
Chattanooga, TN, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1960s-1970s
5
1-2
Chattanooga, TN, First Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
5
3
Chestnut Hill, MA, Church of the Redeemer, 1920s-1960s
5
4
Chestnut Hill, MA, First Church in Chestnut Hill, 1950s
5
5
Chevy Chase, MD, Chevy Chase Methodist Church, 1950s-1960s
5
6-7
Chevy Chase, MD, Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 1960s
5
8
Chevy Chase, MD, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 1920s-1950s
5
9
Cincinnatti, OH, Calvary Church, Clifton, 1930s-1960s
5
10
Cincinnatti, OH, Wayside Cathedral, 1930s-1940s
5
11
Clarksville, TN, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1950s-1960s
5
12
Clayton, NY, Christ Episcopal Church, 1960s
5
13
Clearwater, FL, Church of the Ascension, 1950s-1960s
5
14-15
Cleveland, OH, Church of the Covenant, 1940s
5
16
Cleveland, OH, Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, 1940s
5
17
Cleveland, OH, First Baptist Church, 1940s
5
18
Cleveland, OH, Our Lady of Peace Church, 1940s-1950s
5
19
Cleveland, OH, Saint Jerome's Church, 1950s
5
20
Cleveland, OH, Trinity Cathedral, 1930s-1950s
5
21
Clinton, MA, Saint John's Church, 1930s-1940s
5
22
Colorado Springs, CO, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 1960s
5
23
Colorado Springs, CO, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1960s
5
24
Colorado Springs, CO, Grace Church and Saint Stephen's, 1940s-1960s
5
25-27
Colorado Springs, CO, Grace Episcopal Church, 1940s-1950s
5
28
Colorado Springs, CO, Pauline Chapel, 1940s
5
29
Columbus, OH, Trinity Church, 1940s
5
30-32
Concord, NH, South Congregational Church, 1961
5
33
Concord, MA, Trinity Church, 1940s
5
34
C, Miscellaneous, 1930s-1970s
5
35
Dedham, MA, Church of the Good Shepherd, 1940s-1960s
5
36
Denver, CO, Epiphany Episcopal Church, 1950s-1970s
5
37
Detroit, MI, Saint Mary of Redford Parish, 1920s-1950s
5
38
Dobbs Ferry, NY, Ferncliff Chapel, 1930s
6
1
Dorchester, MA, Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 1940s-1950s
6
2
Dover, NH, Saint Thomas's Church, 1920s-1960s
6
3
Durham, NC, Trinity Methodist Church, 1920s-1970s
6
4-5
D, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
6
6
East Falmouth, MA, Grace Chapel, 1960s
6
7
Eaton Rapids, MI, Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home Chapel, 1950s
6
8
Elyria, OH, Saint Andrew's Church, 1930s-1940s
6
9
Evanston, IL, First Presbyterian Church, 1940s-1950s
6
10
E, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
6
11
Fall River, MA, Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1960s
6
12
Falmouth, MA, Saint Barnabas Memorial Church, 1960s
6
13
Fitchburg, MA, Saint Bernard's Chapel, 1940s
6
14
Frankfort, KY, Church of the Ascension, 1950s
6
15
Fredericksburg, VA, Saint George's Episcopal Church, 1942-1943
6
16
F, Miscellaneous, 1950s-1970s
6
17
Galveston, TX, Northern, Mary Moody, with Swain Restoration Company, Inc., 1970s
6
18
Glendale, CA Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1950s
6
19-21
Gloucester, MA, Saint John's Church, 1950s-1970s
6
22
Gloucester, MA and Newfoundland, Mrs. Spencer Lake, 1970s
6
23
Grand Rapids, MI, East Congregational Church, 1930s-1950s
6
24
Grand Rapids, MI, South Congregational Church, 1950s
6
25
G, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
6
26-27
Hamburg, NY, Hamburg Methodist Church, 1960s
6
28
Hamilton, MA, Christ Church, 1920s-1970s
6
29
Hamilton, MA, Church of Saint Paul, 1970s
6
30
Hartford, CT, Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1950s
6
31
Holyoke, MA, Mount Holyoke College, 1930s
6
32
Holyoke, MA, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1940s-1960s
6
33
Holyoke, MA, Providence Mother House Chapel, 1930s-1960s
6
34
Honolulu, HI, Central Union Church, 1960s
6
35
Houston, TX, Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1950s-1960s
6
36
Houston, TX, Saint Vincent de Paul Church, 1950s-1960s
7
1-2
Huntingdon, PA, Abbey Reformed Church, 1950s-1960s
7
3
H, Miscellaneous, 1930s-1970s
7
4
I, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
7
5
Joseph G. Reynolds Associates, 1920s-1970s
7
6
J-K, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1970s
7
7
Keene, NH, Saint James Episcopal Church, 1950s
7
8
Lawrence, MA, Central Methodist Church, 1940s-1950s
7
9
Leominster, MA, Pilgrim Congregational Church, 1940s
7
10
Lewes, DE, Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, 1950s-1960s
7
11
Litchfield, CO, Saint Michael's Parish, 1940s-1960s
7
12
Lonsdale, RI, Christ Church, 1940s-1960s
7
13
Los Angeles, CA, Saint Vincent's Church, 1920s-1930s
7
14
L, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1980s
7
15-17
Manchester, NH, Grace Church, 1940s-1950s
7
18
Marlborough, MA, First Congregational Church, 1960s-1970s
7
19
Mechanicville, NY, Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1940s
7
20
Millis, MA, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1970s
7
21
Millwood, Virginia, Christ Church, 1940s-1970s
7
22
Milton, MA, Milton Academy, 1940s
7
23
Minneapolis, MN, Saint Mary's Church, Collis Hardenbergh, 1970s
7
24
Montgomery, AL, Church of the Ascension, 1940s
7
25
Montpelier, VT, Saint Augustine's Church, 1930s-1950s
7
26
Morgantown, WV, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1950s
7
27
Muncie, IN, Wearly Monuments, 1960s
7
28
M, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
7
29-30
Needham, MA, Christ Episcopal Church, 1930s-1970s
7
31
New Bedford, MA, Saint Andrew's Church, 1940s
7
32
New Haven, CT, Evergreen Cemetery Chapel, 1940s
7
33
New Orleans, LA, Christ Church Cathedral, 1950s-1960s
7
34-35
New York, NY, Calvary Church, 1940s-1960s
7
36-37
New York, NY, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1920s-1940s, 1975
8
1-11
New York, NY, Church of the Epiphany, 1950s-1960s
8
12
New York, NY, Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1930s
8
13
New York, NY, Riverside Church, 1920s-1960s
8
14-16
New York, NY, Saint Thomas Chapel, 1927-1935
8
17
Newport, RI, Saint George's School Chapel, 1940s
8
18
Newton, MA, Grace Church, 1940s-1970s
8
19
Newton Highlands, MA, Saint Paul's Church, 1940s-1960s
8
20
Norfolk, VA, Holy Trinity Church, 1950s
8
21
Norfolk, VA, Naval Operating Base, Our Lady of Victory Chapel, 1940s
8
22-23
North Adams, MA, Saint John's Church, 1940s
8
24
North Andover, MA, Merrimack College, 1950s
8
25
North Saugus, MA, North Saugus Union Church, 1940s
8
26
Norwalk, CT, Saint Paul's Church, 1940s-1960s
8
27
Norwich, CT, Christ Church, 1960s
8
28
Notre Dame, IN, Holy Cross Seminary, 1920s-1930s
8
29
N, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
8
30-31
Orleans, MA, Methodist Church, 1950s
8
32
O, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1960s
8
33
Pascoag, RI, Calvary Church, 1940s
8
34
Peabody, MA, Saint Paul's Church, 1950s-1960s
8
35
Peoria, IL, Bishop Schlarman Chapel, 1940s
8
36
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, 1930s
8
37
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Nave Windows, 1930s
8
38-39
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Saint Thomas More Chapel, 1930s-1940s
8
40
Peoria, IL, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Thomas More Murals, 1940s
8
41
Philadelphia, PA, Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields Church, 1940s-1950s
9
1
Pittsburgh, PA, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 1930s
9
2
Pittsburgh, PA, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Mellon Memorial Chapel, 1940s
9
3
Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh, Heinz Chapel, 1930s
9
4
Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh, Heinz Chapel Notes and Sketches, 1930s
9
5-6
Pittsfield, MA, Saint Mary the Morning Star Church, 1940s
9
7
Plainfield, NJ, Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
9
8-9
Portland, ME, Trinity Church, 1950s-1960s
9
10
Portland, OR, Holy Redeemer Church, 1950s
9
11
Portland, OR, Holy Trinity Church, 1950s
9
12
Portland, OR, Saint Mary Magdalene Church, 1950s
9
13
Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Chapel, 1920s-1930s
9
14
Proctor, VT, Union Church, 1950s-1960s
9
15
Providence, RI, Saint Martin's Church
General, 1940s-1970s
9
16-17
Aisle, 1940s
9
18
Altar, 1940s-1950s
9
19
Chapel, 1940s
9
20
Porch Window, 1940s-1950s
9
21
West Window, 1940s
9
22
Providence, RI, Saint Pius Church, 1960s
9
23
P, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1970s
9
24-26
Quincy, MA, Wollaston Methodist Church
9
27
Q, Miscellaneous, 1960s
9
28
Reims, France, Cathedrale de Reims, 1920s-1930s
9
29
Richmond, VA, Saint Paul's Catholic Church, 1950s
9
30
Rockport, MA, Saint Mary's Church, 1940s-1950s
9
31
Roslindale, MA, Church of Our Saviour, 1920s-1940s
9
32
R, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1960s
9
33
Saint Augustine, FL, Trinity Church Episcopal, 1940s
9
34
Saint Louis, MO, Church of Saint Michael and Saint George, 1940s
9
35
Saint Louis, MO, First Congregational Church, 1940s-1970s
9
36-40
Saint Mary's City, MD, Trinity Church, 1950s-1960s
9
41
Saint Paul, MN, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 1940s-1950s
10
1-2
Salisbury, MD, Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1940s
10
3-4
San Rafael, CA, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1930s-1950s
10
5
Sioux Falls, SD, First Congregational Church, 1960s
10
6
Southhampton, NY, Saint Andrew's Dune Church, 1950s-1960s
10
7
Spartanburg, SC, Episcopal Church of the Advent, 1950s-1960s
10
8-9
Spotswood, NJ, Saint Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church, 1940s
10
10
Springfield, MA, Holy Family Church, 1940s
10
11
Springfield, MA, Hope Congregational Church, 1940s
10
12
Springfield, MA, Trinity Methodist Church, 1940s-1960s
10
13-14
Still River, MA, Immaculate Heart of Mary of Saint Benedict, 1970s
10
15
S, Miscellaneous, 1960s
10
16-17
Taunton, MA, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
10
18
The Plains, Va, Grace Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
10
19-21
Toledo, OH, Hope Lutheran Church, 1950s-1960s
10
22
Toledo, OH, Saint Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 1950s-1970s
10
23-24
Tryon, NC, Tryon Presbyterian Church, 1950s-1960s
10
25-26
Tulsa, OK, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1920s-1960s
10
27-28
T, Miscellaneous, 1940s
10
29
Valhalla, NY, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kelley Mausoleum, 1940s
10
30
Versailles, KY, First Christian Church, 1950s-1960s
10
31
Waban, MA, Union Church, 1930-1960s
10
32
Wakefield, MA, Emmanuel Parish Church, 1950s-1960s
10
33
Wakefield, MA, Universalist Church, 1940s
10
34
Wallingford, CT, Choate School, 1940s
10
35
Washington D. C., American Red Cross Building, 1940s
10
36
Washington D. C., Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1950s
10
37
Washington D. C., Saint David's, 1950s-1960s
10
38
Washington D. C., Saint Paul's Church, Rock Creek Parish, 1940s-1960s
10
39-41
Washington D. C., Washington Cathedral
General, 1940s-1960s
11
1-2
Annunciation Window, 1930s-1940s
11
3-4
Apse Windows, 1940s
11
5
Baptistry Windows, 1950s
11
6
Book of Common Prayer Window, 1940s
11
7
Clerestory Windows, 1940s-1950s
11
8
James Sheldon Correspondence, 1930s-1940s
11
9-13
Joan of Arc Panel, 1940s-1960s
11
14
Lee Jackson Windows, 1950s
11
15
North Transept, 1940s-1960s
11
16-17
North Wall Great Choir Windows, 1940s
11
18
Rose and Lancet Windows, 1950s-1960s
11
19-20
Stair Well Windows, 1940s-1950s
11
21
Sayre Memorial, 1950s-1960s
11
22
Worcester Windows, 1950s
11
23
Washington, GA, First United Methodist Church, 1950s-1960s
11
24
Waterbury, CO, Bunker Hill Congregational Church, 1940s-1960s
11
25
Watertown, CO, Christ Church, 1930s-1940s
11
26
Watertown, MA, Union Church, 1950s
11
27
Webster, MA, Church of the Reconciliation, 1920s-1960s
11
28
Webster Groves, MO, Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 1950s-1970s
11
29-31
Wellesley, MA, Saint Andrew's Church, 1950s-1960s
12
1-2
West Columbia, TX, Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 1950s
12
3
West Haven, CO, Christ Church Parish, 1940s-1970s
12
4
West Lynn, MA, Sacred Heart Church, 1940s
12
5
West Roxbury, MA, Holy Name Church, 1920s-1940s
12
6
West Roxbury, MA, Jewish Cemetery, 1940s
12
7
West Roxbury, MA, Saint Theresa's, 1920s-1940s
12
8
Westfield, MA, Saint Mary's Church, 1940s
12
9-10
Whitinsville, MA, Trinity Church, 1940s
12
11
Wilmington, DE, Calvary Episcopal Church, 1950s
12
12
Wilmington, DE, Trinity Church, 1950s
12
13
Winchester, MA, First Congregational Church, 1940s
12
14
Winchester, MA, Parish of the Epiphany, 1940s-1960s
12
15
Winston Salem, NC, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 1940s-1960s
12
16-19
Winter Park, FL, Rollins College, Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1931-1938
12
20
Winter Park, FL, Rollins College, Knowles Memorial Chapel, circa 1931-1950
12
21
Wollaston, MA, Wollaston Methodist Church, 1950s
12
22
Woods Hole, MA, Church of the Messiah, 1950s
12
23
Worcester, MA, All Saint's Church, 1930s-1970s
12
24-27
Worcester, MA, Central Congregational Church, 1950s
12
28
Worcester, MA, Chestnut Street Congregational Church, 1940-1960s
12
29-30
Worcester, MA, Higgins, Mary, Residence, 1970s
12
31
Worcester, MA, Johnson, Mrs. Herbert F., 1970s
12
32
Worcester MA, Sacred Heart Church, 1940s
12
33
Worcester, MA, State Mutual Life Assurance Company, 1950s
12
34
Worcester, MA, Trinity Lutheran Church, 1950s
12
35
W, Miscellaneous, 1950s-1980s
12
36-37
Index Cards of Locations and Materials, circa 1920s-circa 1980s
index cards from Box 2, F36
42

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