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Clare Cooper Marcus Collection2011-14
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Description
The Clare Cooper Marcus collection is primarily comprised of course materials and student work from her time teaching at the University of California, Berkeley from 1969 to 1994 and research notes from her field studies at St. Francis Square (San Francisco), Geneva Towers (San Francisco), Easter Hill, and Eichler Towers. This collection is organized into two series and documents her academic and research career from 1963 until the early 1990s. Series I: Professional Papers consists primarily of Marcus' correspondence, consulting work, unpublished writings, and book reviews, but also includes biographical information such as Marcus' CVs and graduate school work between 1963 and 1964. Series II: Faculty Records contains teaching and course materials, and extensive, detailed research notes from her field studies throughout the Bay Area. Throughout these research notes Marcus provides an array of observational data that she and/or her students conducted that ranges from survey interviews of residential community members, drawings done by young school students, and photographs. The Clare Cooper Marcus collection provides a wide range of information on Clare Cooper Marcus' career from environmental behavior consulting to her academic pursuits in the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.
Background
Clare Cooper Marcus first attended the University of London where she graduated in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in Cultural and Historical Geography. Soon after in 1958, Marcus received a master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Urban Geography. Marcus finished her education with master's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966 in City and Regional Planning. Her master's thesis at Berkeley was titled, Some Social Implications of House and Site Plan Design at Easter Hill Village: A Case Study, and outlined her, soon to be, lifelong interest in relations among physical environments and social behaviors.
Extent
8 Cubic Feet (14 Document Boxes, 1 Flat Box)
Restrictions
Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.