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Lawrence, Tucker and Wallmann records

Identifier: Coll 113

Scope and Contents

Records of Lawrence, Tucker and Wallmann consist primarily of project files. These files are arranged in numerical order by job number. Contents within each file appear in reverse chronological order and are comprised of correspondence between the firm, its clients and contractors. Also included in the collection are a few early letters from the firm of Lawrence and Holford, dating back to 1926, concerning the University of Oregon Medical School hospital. Additionally, there are letters from the firm Lawrence and Lawrence, dating from 1944-1946.

Drawings in the collection are arranged according to job number. For the most part they represent work done by Lawrence, Tucker and Wallmann at the University of Oregon in Eugene and the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, although other projects are included. It should be noted that drawings are not available for every project file listed in the finding aid.

The collection includes 73 prints of projects, including the Erb Memorial Union at UO and the UO Medical School (now Oregon Health & Science University). The collection also contains a reel-to-reel film of the construction of the University of Oregon Medical School Hospital.


  • 1926-1960


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The architectural firm of Lawrence, Tucker and Wallmann (1946-1960) was based in Portland, Oregon and enjoyed a reputation of national prominence. Principals of the firm, formed in 1946, included H. Abbott Lawrence (1906-1967), Ernest F. Tucker (1900-1976), and George Wallmann (1906-1984). Lawrence, Tucker and Wallmann was the successor firm for Tucker and Wallmann (1933-1946) and Lawrence and Lawrence (1944-1946), the firm of Ellis F. Lawrence and his son H. Abbott Lawrence. The firm was responsible for buildings at the University of Oregon both in Eugene and Portland, as well as buildings for the Oregon Zoo and Portland State University.


11.75 linear feet (6 containers, 6 folders)

Language of Materials



Lawrence, Tucker & Wallmann was an architectural firm in Portland, Oregon, from 1946-1960. It was the successor firm to Tucker and Wallmann, and Lawrence and Lawrence, two other Portland, Oregon firms. The principals of the firm were Abbott Lawrence, Ernest F. Tucker, and George R. Wallmann. The collection includes project files, drawings, and film.


Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Project FilesSeries II. DrawingsSeries III. Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of George Wallmann in 1965.

Physical Description

6 containers, 6 packages

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Lawrence, Tucker and Wallmann records
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Finding aid prepared by Randy McGeough, Manuscripts Processor
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Finding aid is in English.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA