George Holmes Perkins Collection (054), Architect, 1904-2004
George Holmes Perkins was an educator, urban planner, and architect that remade architectural instruction at the University of Pennsylvania. During World War II, Perkins took a leave of absence from teaching at Harvard to work in Washington, D.C. with the National Housing Agency, later becoming the director of its Urban Development Division.
This collection includes materials related to Perkins' teaching and general professional life, materials related to his architectural projects (consulting, planning and design projects) and personal materials. The University Archives and Records Center is the repository for records of his work as Dean of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, as well as for all his correspondence during his tenure as Dean.