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Julia Morgan


Boutelle, Sara Holmes, Julia Morgan, Architect, rev. ed. (New York: Abbeville Press, 1995).

Coffman, Taylor, Building for Hearst and Morgan: Voices from the George Loorz Papers (Berkeley, Calif.: Berkeley Hills Books, 2003).

Donoho, Julia Esq., et al., “Julia Morgan AIA: Nomination for the 2014 Gold Medal.”

James, Cary, Julia Morgan (New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1990).

McNeill, Karen, “Building the California Women’s Movement: Architecture, Space, and Gender in the Life and Work of Julia Morgan,” (Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 2006).

Quacchia, Russell L., Julia Morgan, Architect and the Creation of the Asilomar Conference Grounds (Carmel: Qpublishing, 2005).

Richey, Elinor, Eminent Women of the West (Berkeley: Howell-North  Books, 1975).

Riess, Suzanne B., ed., The Julia Morgan Architectural History Project Vols. 1 and 2, manuscript (Berkeley: Regents of the University of California, 1976).

Wadsworth, Ginger, Julia Morgan: Architect of Dreams (Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 1990).

Wilson, Mark, Julia Morgan, Architect of Beauty (Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2007).


Drueding, Meghan, “Ahead of Her Time: California Icon Julia Morgan,” Preservation Magazine  (Summer 2015).

Favro, Diane, “Sincere and Good: The Architectural Practice of Julia Morgan,” The Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 9 (Summer 1992): 112-128.

Hawthorne, Christopher, “Gold Medal: Julia Morgan,” Architect (Summer 2014).

Kastner, Victoria, “Morgan and Associates: Julia Morgan’s Office Practice as Design Metaphor,” in Linda Kiisk AIA, ed., 20 on 20/20 Vision: Perspectives on Diversity and Design (Boston: Boston Society of Architects, 2003): 44-51.

Longstreth, Richard, “Julia Morgan: Some Introductory Notes,” Perspecta 15 (1975): 74-86.

Meares, Hadley, “How Julia Morgan Gave California Women Space for Leisure,” Curbed, August 20, 2014.

McNeill, Karen, “Julia Morgan: Gender, Architecture, and Professional Style,”Pacific Historical Review 76 (May 2007): 229-267.

_____________, “’Women Who Build’: Julia Morgan and Women’s Institutions,” California History 89 (Summer 2012): 41-74.


Bagwell, Richard, “Julia Morgan’s Paris,” (2013).

Celebrating Julia Morgan, FAIA, 2014 AIA Gold Medal Recipient (2014)

McNeill, Karen, “Architect Julia Morgan: Insights into Her Genius and Legacy,” University of California Extension (2013).

___________, “Julia Morgan: Engineering a Legacy,” Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Distinguished Alumni Banquet, October 10, 2013.

Wilson, Mark, “Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty,”ICAA Northern California Chapter (2012).


Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Special Collections, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo

Digital Collections


Julia Morgan Papers, Kennedy Library Online Archive, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Library of Congress

Online Archive of California

Women in Architecture: Julia Morgan’s Contemporaries

Berke, Arnold, Mary Colter: Architect of the Southwest (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002).

Callen, Anthea, Women Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1914 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1979).

Davies, Lillian Bridgman, Lillian Bridgman, Architect (Berkeley: Berkeley Architectural            Heritage Association, 1983).

Eddy, Lucinda Liggett, “Lilian Jeanette Rice: The Lady As Architect,” (M.A. thesis, University of San Diego, 1985).

Gutman, Marta, A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1950-1950 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014).

Sewell, Jessica, Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890-1915(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Thornton, Sally Bullard, Daring to Dream: The Life of Hazel Wood Waterman (San Diego: San Diego Historical Society, 1987).

Torre, Susana, Women in American Architecture: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective (New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1977).

San Francisco Bay Area & California History and Architecture

Bagwell, Beth, Oakland: The Story of a City (Novato: Presidio Press, 1982).

Bernard, Lance V., Architecture and Regional Identity in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1870-1879 (Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2007).

Brechin, Gray, Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).

Cardwell, Kenneth, Bernard Maybeck: Artisan, Architect, Artist (Santa Barbara: Peregrine Smith, Inc., 1977).

Freudenheim, Leslie M., Building with Nature: Inspiration for the Arts & Crafts Home (Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2005).

Gullett, Gayle Ann, Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women’s Movement (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000).

Hines, Thomas S., Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform: A Study in Modernist Architectural Culture (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2000).

Kastner, Victorian, Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000).

Longstreth, Richard, On the Edge of the World: Four Architects in the San Francisco Bay Area (University of California Press, 1983).

Starr, Kevin, Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1973).

Tilman, Jeffrey T., Arthur Brown, Jr.: Progressive Classicist (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006).

Trapp, Kenneth R., The Arts and Crafts Movement in California; Living the Good Life (New York: Abbeville Press, 1993).

Woodbridge, Sally Byrne, Bernard Maybeck: Visionary Architect (New York: Abbeville Press, 1992).

L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Clausen, Meredith L., “The Ecole des Beaux-Arts: Toward a Gendered History,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 69: 2 (June 2010): 153-161.

Drexler, Arthur, editor, The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1977).

Jacques, Annie, ed., Les Beaux-Arts, de l’Académie aux Quat’z’arts (Paris: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 2001).

Other Stewards of Julia Morgan Buildings

Historic Preservation

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA)

California Office of Historic Preservation

California Preservation Foundation

National Register of Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Presevation

Architectural Organizations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA East Bay

Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation

Organization of Women Architects