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Oral interview of Graham Erskine

 Collection
Identifier: 91-39
Erskine, in interviews with Richard D. Adkins, discusses architects and the regulation of the profession in Nevada, uniform building codes, the State Board of Architecture, his experience working with the United States government on housing projects at Stead Air Force Base, the effect of unionization of building trades on architecture, and creation of the Reno and Las Vegas chapters of the American Institute of Architects.

Dates

  • 1990

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (21 leaves)

Abstract

Erskine, in interviews with Richard D. Adkins, discusses architects and the regulation of the profession in Nevada, uniform building codes, the State Board of Architecture, his experience working with the United States government on housing projects at Stead Air Force Base, the effect of unionization of building trades on architecture, and creation of the Reno and Las Vegas chapters of the American Institute of Architects.

Biographical Note

Erskine was a Reno, Nevada architect responsible for creating a state board of architecture and architectural licensing laws for Nevada. 1946 and 1949. He was a member/owner of the architectural firms of Ferris and Erskine, Erskine and Hardin, and his own firm Graham Erskine Architect.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Interview; Ronald James, Div. of Historic Preservation and Archeology; Carson City, NV; Donation; 07/31/91; 91-39.
Title
Oral interview of Graham Erskine
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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