Pond Family Papers: 1841-1939
Summary Information
Title: Pond Family Papers
Creator: Pond Family.
Dates: 1841-1939
Extent: 9.6 linear feet (in 13 boxes), 2 oversize drawers, 1 microfilms
Abstract:
Ann Arbor, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois family. Correspondence of Elihu B. Pond, editor of Michigan Argus, his sons, Chicago architects, Irving Kane and Allen Bartlit Pond, founders of firm of Pond & Pond, and other family members; include materials concerning family affairs, architectural projects, Jane Addams and the work of Hull House, European travels, politics especially as relates to period of the Civil War and the election of 1896; also photographs, architectural drawings and other visual materials.
Call number: 852090 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections staff; Jennie Zukowski (reprocessing)

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The bulk of the collection was donated in 1940 by the estate of Irving K. Pond (donor no. 1085). Some materials were donated in the same year by the American Academy of Arts and Letters (donor no. 1168).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

The copyright status of the collection is unknown. The microfilm autobiography of Irving K. Pond may not be quoted, reproduced, or published without permission of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Pond Family Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

Summary Contents List

  1. Allen Bartlit Pond papers [Boxes 1-3]
  2. Irving Kane Pond papers [Boxes 3-6]
  3. Other family members and miscellaneous
    • Elihu B. Pond papers [Box 6]
    • Louise Pond papers [Box 6]
    • Miscellaneous Pond materials [Box 6]
  4. Visual materials
    • Photographs [Box 7]
    • Sketches and watercolors [Box 7]
    • Cased photographs [Box 8]
    • Albums [Box 9]
    • Etching plates [Box 9]
    • Outsize architectural drawings [Box 10 and Drawers 1 and 2]
    • Outsize photographs [Box 10]
    • Outsize sketches and watercolors [Boxes 11-13 and Drawer 2]

Biography

Irving Kane (1857-1939) and Allen Bartlit Pond (1858-1929) were born and educated in Ann Arbor. They were the sons of Elihu Bartlit and Mary Barlow Pond. Elihu Pond was editor and publisher of an Ann Arbor newspaper and later the warden in the state prison at Jackson. Early in their careers, the brothers moved to Chicago. Irving Pond moved there in 1879 after receiving his degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked as a draftsman in various architectural firms. Then in 1886, he joined his brother Allen (who had recently moved to Chicago) in the practice of architecture under the firm name of Pond & Pond. Together they shared credit for many buildings including Hull House, the Chicago Commons, the City Club in Chicago. And in Ann Arbor, their buildings included the Michigan Union and the Michigan League.

By Allen's own characterization, Irving was the more creative of the two and Allen the more scholarly. Consequently, in the Chicago firm of Pond & Pond, Irving was the more productive architect, while Allen assumed most of the responsibility for the business affairs of the firm. The firm accepted jobs throughout the country and Irving often traveled to supervise construction.

Like his father Elihu, Allen Pond worked diligently for reform in public and special education. He sat on the Board of the Public Education Association and became very interested in the cause of education for the blind and the handicapped. Allen had taught Latin for three years in Ann Arbor before moving to Chicago, and it was while teaching at Chicago's Armour Mission School that he was first introduced to the young Jane Addams. Excited by her idea of establishing a settlement house in Chicago on the model of London's Toynbee Hall, he helped Addams to locate the original Hull House building and to organize the settlement. One of the first trustees of Hull House, he remained on the board for life and became a close personal friend of Miss Addams. In her speech at his funeral, which is included in the printed text of the Memorial Service for Pond, she recounted their many years' work together. Miss Addams was acquainted with the Pond family in Ann Arbor and the family letters include many references to her visits and speeches there.

Except for the original building which was the old Hull family home, all of the structures in the Hull House complex were designed by Irving and Allen Pond. Both firmly believed that the social effectiveness of the project was dependent upon the physical environment. Allen repeatedly expressed the opinion that architecture, unlike the more ephemeral arts of music, literature and theater, and the less conspicuous arts of painting and sculpture, could greatly influence the human spirit. In an essay, he suggests that architecture "offers the opportunity to aid signally in making an environment that shall contribute to the health, comfort, charm and distinction of human life". The brothers' dedication to architecture was founded upon the belief that man needs beauty if he is to prosper spiritually. Art to them was a necessary counter-influence to the growth of industry and mechanization in the city.

These architects' involvement in settlement houses was not restricted to Hull House. They also designed and were active in the management of the Chicago Commons, the Northwestern University Settlement, the Gads Hill Center and the Henry Booth House.

Through his activities with Hull House and in an attempt to further the cause of Chicago's many reform movements, Allen initiated in 1896 an attack on corruption in the city government. The Municipal Voters' League, which he founded that same year, and the Union League Club were two organizations which were useful to him in effecting social change. As an expert on labor relations, he often served as an arbitrator in Chicago's strikes and boycotts.

The distinction between the professional and non-professional aspects of the Pond brothers' careers was never very clear. With the same talents by which they earned their livings, they were able to serve the city and bring about their ambitions of social change and reform. The belief in cooperation and the power of complementary forces - artistic, social and spiritual - is a theme which runs through the writings of both and is perhaps best exemplified by their own lives together.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Pond Family papers consist primarily of correspondence and other materials of architects, Irving Kane (1857-1939) and Allen Bartlit Pond (1858-1929) documenting family matters, European travels, their involvement in the civic and social life of Chicago, and professional activities. The collection has been divided into four subgroups: Allen B. Pond papers; Irving Kane Pond papers; papers of other family members and miscellaneous; and visual materials.

Correspondence comprises the bulk of both the Allen and Irving Pond subgroups. This correspondence consists almost exclusively of exchanges between the brothers when they were separated because of travel, and with their parents and sister. There is little correspondence with clients, professional associates, or others outside of the family. The letters, however, are often detailed and revealing of the thoughts and activities of the Pond brothers. In addition to the usual descriptions of landscapes and social events when traveling abroad, their letters contain many comparisons of European and American trends in architecture, housing, the development of cities. To their family and with each other, the brothers also wrote of their non-professional interests: Chicago politics, social settlements in the city, humanitarian causes, and their involvement with various literary groups. Of note in the Allen Pond papers are letters containing references to Jane Addams and her work at Hull House. There are also accounts they received from family about Jane Addams and her talks when visiting Ann Arbor. Letters concerning Jane Addams are dated Sept. 1896; Jan. 1898; Sept. 18, 1898; Jan. 22,1900; Mar. 1901; May 28,1901; June 15,1901; undated 1901; Apr. 21,1902; July 7,1902; Aug. 18,1902; Feb. 16, 1903; Jan. 12,1904; Jan. 23,1905; Feb. 1905; May 29,1907; Mar. 1908; and Apr. 1908.

Their sister, Mary Louise and their mother, Mary Barlow (Allen) Pond wrote weekly of family affairs and the social and cultural events of Ann Arbor. Both comment extensively on the ideas and activities of many of the leading intellectual and literary figures of the day - William James, John Dewey, Kipling, Wharton and Shaw - as well as on their daily interactions with Angells, Cooleys and other prominent Ann Arbor families. Unfortunately, there are few surviving letters from Allen and Irving to the family in Ann Arbor. Much of the information in the collection about their work is therefore by indirect reference only.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
  • Architects -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Europe -- Description and travel.
  • Illinois -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
  • Michigan argus.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1837-1950.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1877-1898.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1896.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Voyages and travels.
  • Architecture.
  • Cadillac (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • California.
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Construction industry.
  • Detroit (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • East Lansing (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Harbor Point (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Hotels and taverns.
  • Illinois.
  • Interiors -- Hotels and taverns.
  • Interiors -- Theaters.
  • Italy.
  • Lansing (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Mason (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Saint Joseph (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Theaters -- United States.
  • Albums.
  • Ambrotypes.
  • Architectural drawings.
  • Caricatures.
  • Daguerreotypes.
  • Diaries.
  • Drawings.
  • Paintings.
  • Photographs.
  • Prints.
  • Pond, Allen Bartlit, 1858-1929.
  • Pond, Elihu Bartlit, 1826-1898.
  • Pond, Irving K. (Irving Kane), 1857-1939.
  • Addams, Jane, 1860-1935.
  • University of Micigan -- Buildings.
  • University of Michigan -- Football.
  • Detroit Opera House (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Hill Auditorium (University of Michigan)
  • Michigan League.
  • Michigan State University -- Buildings.
  • Michigan Union.
  • Northwood Hotel (Cadillac, Mich.)
  • Pond, Allen Bartlit, 1858-1929.
  • Pond, Ashley, 1827-1910.
  • Pond, Elihu Bartlit, 1826-1898.
  • Pond, Irving K. (Irving Kane), 1857-1939.
  • Pond, Mary Barlow Allen, 1826-1915.
  • Student Publications Building (University of Michigan)
  • Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936.
  • University of Michigan -- Buildings.
  • Whitcomb Hotel (Saint Joseph, Mich.)
  • World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
  • Pond, Allen Bartlit, 1858-1929.
  • Pond, Elihu Bartlit, 1826-1898.
  • Pond, Irving K. (Irving Kane), 1857-1939.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Allen Bartlit Pond [subgrp]

The Allen Bartlit Pond subgroup is divided into Biographical Material, Correspondence and Writings. The correspondence is primarily with is brother Irving and other family members. The writings include some poetry and articles and essays on architecture and a variety of social issues. While in Europe, Allen Pond conducted several studies of European settlement houses from which he prepared a number of the articles and essays. These writings are included in the folder Notes and Manuscripts re: Settlement Houses.

 
Biographical materials [series]
Box   1  
Text of Memorial Service for Allen B. Pond
Box   1  
Miscellaneous information
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
Undated, 1881-December 1895 (35 folders)
Box   2  
January 1896-December 1907 (43 folders)
Box   3  
January 1908-1914 (15 folders)
Box   3  
1926-1927, 1937

(letter received after his death)

 
Writings [series]
Box   3  
Poetry
Box   3  
"Architecture and Religious Life"

(Manuscript copy)

Box   3  
"James Russell Lowell"-Paper presented to the Chicago Congregational Club (2 folders)
Box   3  
Notes and Manuscripts re: Social Settlements
Box   3  
Manuscripts re: Employer-Employee relations
Box   3  
Juvenile writings pre-1880 (4 folders)
 
Miscellaneous manuscripts
Box   3  
1886-1890
Box   3  
1912-1923
Box   3  
Undated
Box   3  
Scrapbook of published articles by Allen B. Pond 1880s-1890s

(includes unsigned articles, perhaps of Irving K. Pond)

 
Irving Kane Pond [subgrp]

The Irving Kane Pond subgroup is comprised of three series: Biographical materials, Correspondence and Writings and Miscellaneous.

 
Biographical materials [series]

The Biographical materials series contains one folder of personal and family information and one reel of microfilm of a draft manuscript autobiography probably written in the 1920s. The manuscript of about 300 pages provides information about Pond's youth in Ann Arbor; his experiences at the University of Michigan, including scoring the first touchdown for the varsity football team in 1879; and information about various architectural projects and social causes in which he and his brother were involved.

Box   3  
Miscellaneous information
Roll   1  
Autobiography of Irving Kane Pond (1 microfilms (positive and negative copies))

(Original located at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Not to be quoted, reproduced, or published without permission.)

 
Correspondence [series]
Box   4  
Undated, 1876-December 1882 (12 folders)
Box   4  
January 1883-December 1893 (37 folders)
Box   5  
January 1894-December 1939 (41 folders)
 
Writings and miscellaneous [series]

Although Irving Pond was involved with settlement houses and reforms, his interests carried him more deeply into the artistic and literary circles of Chicago. A more prolific writer than Allen, he contributed regularly to the Chicago Literary Club, published several books. He often lectured on art and architecture, and he documented his travels and his career with numerous sketches and watercolors. Irving never lost his childhood fascination with the circus, and in 1937 he published his book Big Top Rhythms on this subject. He was himself an accomplished gymnast, and he saw gymnastics as an art equal to any of the more traditional forms of artistic expression. This series includes most of his extant writings.

Box   6  
Certificates
Box   6  
Musical Compositions
Box   6  
Poetry
Box   6  
Speeches (2 folders)
Box   6  
Big Top Rhythms (2 folders)

(Manuscript copy)

Box   6  
"History of the Class of '79: University of Michigan"

(Manuscript copy)

Box   6  
Manuscripts Submitted to the Chicago Literary Club (4 folders)
Box   6  
Articles and Reviews re: Art and Architecture
Box   6  
Manuscripts re: Puritans
Box   6  
Notes and Drafts
Box   6  
Miscellaneous Manuscripts circa 1874-1879 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Miscellaneous Manuscripts undated
Box   6  
Miscellaneous
 
Other family members and miscellaneous [subgrp]

The subgroup titled Other Family members and Miscellaneous contains correspondence and other material by Elihu and Louise Pond and a short history of the architectural firm of Pond & Pond and a listing of the major works by the Pond brothers.

 
Elihu Pond [series]

Included in the family papers is a small amount of the correspondence and writing of Elihu B. Pond, father of Allen and Irving. A journalist by profession, his letters offer many observations and opinions on politics, economics and the affairs of the University of Michigan. The 1896 Presidential campaign and the issue of Free Silver were discussed in particular depth and the letters often contain specific comment on the implications of current events for Chicago business and politics.

Elihu served as warden of the Jackson State Prison from 1883 to 1885, and on the Ann Arbor Board of Education for many years. He discussed the problems encountered in these activities in his editorials for the Michigan Argus and the American Peloponnesus. His journals from 1864, 1865, 1867 and 1898 offer explicit accounts of the weather, but little of substance concerning his work or his times.

Box   6  
Manuscripts for the American Peloponnesus 1847-1850
Box   6  
Miscellaneous manuscripts
Box   6  
Journals 1864, 1865, 1867, 1898 (4 volumes)
Box   6  
Scrapbook containing editorials written by Elihu B. Pond for the Argus
 
Louise Pond [series]
Box   6  
Poetry
Box   6  
Compositions
Box   6  
Composition Fragments
Box   6  
Autograph book
 
Miscellaneous [series]
Box   6  
Miscellaneous family correspondence 1866-1910
Box   6  
Pond & Pond Architectural Firm: Historical background and list of works
 
Visual materials [subgrp]

The Visual Materials subgroup contains photographs, sketches, watercolors, and architectural drawings of Irving Kane Pond, his brother Allen Bartlit Pond, and their architectural firm, Pond & Pond. It includes materials relating to architectural commissions, especially in Chicago and Chicago suburbs and at the University of Michigan; also travel sketches and paintings of Irving Kane Pond from Italy and California. The photographs, including some daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, are images of buildings designed by the Pond brothers, individual and family photos, photos of the family of Lorado Taft and drawings of collaborations between Pond and Taft.

 
Photographs [series]
 
Architectural subjects [subseries]
 
Illinois
 
Chicago
Box   7  
Baptist Home Missionary Training School for Women 1908
Box   7  
Chicago Telephone Building [construction] 1904
Box   10  
F.I. Carpenter House, Woodlawn Avenue
Box   7  
LaSalle Street Factory
Box   7  
McCormick House, Buena Avenue 1890s
Box   10  
McCormick House, Buena Avenue
Box   7  
Pullman Building 1883
Box   7  
Ravenswood Church 1915
Box   7  
Tulane Building?
Box   7  
Evanston. C.M. Howe House
 
Oregon
Box   7  
Public Library 1907
Box   7  
Soldiers' Memorial
Box   7  
Park Ridge Public Library
Box   7  
Pullman. Pullman Lake
 
Rock Island
Box   7  
Royal Neighbors of America National Headquarters 1928
 
Indiana
 
West Lafayette
Box   7  
Purdue University Memorial Union
 
Kansas
 
Lawrence
Box   7  
Kansas University Memorial Union 1926
 
Michigan
 
Ann Arbor
 
Michigan League
Box   7  
Construction
Box   7  
Exteriors
Box   7  
Interiors
Box   7  
Paintings by J.E. McBurney
 
Michigan Union
Box   7  
Construction
Box   7  
Exteriors and interiors
 
Cadillac
Box   10  
Northwood Hotel
 
Harbor Point
Box   7  
Dummer Cottage
 
Lansing
Box   7  
Mutual Building 1928
 
Mason
Box   7  
Mason Public School
 
St. Joseph
Box   7  
Whitcomb Hotel 1927
Box   10  
Whitcomb Hotel
 
Miscellaneous
Box   10  
Sturges Crematorium
Box   10  
Unidentified
 
Nebraska
 
Omaha
Box   10  
War Memorial 1925
 
New York
 
Wyoming
Box   7  
Fire Station 1900
Box   7  
The Hall 1900
 
Washington
 
Seattle
Box   7  
Washington With the Sword of State, statue
 
Washington, D.C
Box   7  
Department of State Building proposal
 
Wisconsin
 
Kenosha
Box   7  
First National Bank
 
Unidentified
 
Buildings
Box   7  
Construction
Box   7  
Exteriors (2 folders)
Box   7  
Interiors
Box   7  
Unidentified ornaments
Box   7  
Unidentified sculpture
Box   7  
Unidentified theater
 
Personal subjects [subseries]
Box   7  
Allen B. Pond
Box   7  
Ashley Pond
Box   7  
Elihu B. Pond
Box   7  
Irving K. Pond
Box   7  
Mary Barlow Allan Pond (Mrs. Elihu B. Pond)
Box   7  
Groups
Box   7  
Homes
Box   7  
Individuals, Identified (2 folders)
Box   7  
Individuals, Unidentified (2 folders)
Box   7  
Oregon, Illinois, with family of Lorado Taft
Box   7  
Miscellaneous
Box   10  
Various
 
Sketches and watercolors [series]
 
Architectural subjects
 
China
 
Shanghai
Box   11  
United States Building, Burlingame Ward Memorial 1914

(also includes adaptations for Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro)

 
Illinois
 
Chicago
Box   7  
Chicago Woman's Club 1921
Box   11  
Chicago Woman's Club
Box   11  
Churches
Box   11  
David Swing Settlement Buildings
Box   11  
Hull House and Chapel at Ewing Street
Box   7  
Hull House Coffee House
Box   11  
L.Z. Leiter Building
Box   11  
North American Building
Box   7  
North American Building
Drawer   2  
North American Building 1910
Box   11  
Residences and offices
Box   7  
South Shore Congregational Church
 
Des Plaines
Box   11  
Congregational Church 1927
 
Evanston
Box   11  
Judge Eliot Anthony Residence
 
Highland Park
Box   11  
Highland Park Club House
Box   7  
Highland Park Club House
 
Kankakee
Box   11  
Federal Building 1904-1906
 
Lake Forest
Box   11  
Gymnasium
 
LaSalle
Box   11  
Hegeler House
 
Oak Park
Box   7  
Paul Blatchford Squash Court, etc
 
Oregon
Box   7  
Artists' Colony
Box   7  
Public Library
Box   11  
Public Library
 
Park Ridge
Box   11  
Public Library
 
Riverside
Box   7  
Langford Residence
 
Sycamore
Box   11  
Gymnasium and Music Hall 1901
 
Indiana
 
Culver
Box   11  
Culver Military Academy Memorial Gate 1922
 
West Lafayette
Box   11  
Purdue University Memorial Union 1921
 
Massachusetts
 
Wellesley
Box   11  
Student-Alumnae Building proposal
 
Michigan
 
Ann Arbor
Box   7  
Michigan League
Box   12  
Michigan League 1927-1928
Box   12  
Michigan Union 1910
Box   12  
School of Religion proposal 1923
Box   12  
School of Music proposal 1929
 
Detroit
Box   12  
Detroit Opera House 1887, 1933
Box   12  
Ashley Pond Stable
 
East Lansing
Box   12  
MAC Union Memorial Building 1922
 
St. Joseph
Box   12  
Whitcomb Hotel 1926
 
Missouri
 
Kansas City
Box   13  
Kansas City Exchange Building proposal 1886
 
New Brunswick
 
St. John
Box   13  
General Public Hospital 1928
 
New York
 
Wyoming
Box   13  
Clock Tower 1902
Box   13  
The Hall 1900
Box   7  
The Hall
 
Washington, D.C
Box   7  
Roosevelt Memorial proposal
 
Washington
 
Seattle
Box   13  
Washington With the Sword of State, statue 1906
Box   13  
Illustrations for The Meaning of Architecture
 
Unidentified
Box   13  
Churches
Box   13  
Miscellaneous
Box   7  
Miscellaneous
Box   13  
Student work
Box   7  
Portraits and caricatures

(also in oversize box 13)

 
Travel

(also in oversize box 13)

Box   7  
Illinois
Box   7  
Italy
Box   7  
Michigan
Box   7  
Unidentified landscapes and buildings

(also in oversize box 13)

Box   7  
Miscellaneous (2 folders)
 
Cased photographs [series]
 
Daguerreotypes [subseries]
Box   8  
Unidentified man writing

(no. 1)

(broken binding, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
Man with hair standing up

(no. 2)

(broken binding, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
"Elia" (penciled on binding), young man writing with scroll in hand

(no. 3)

(1 clasp, broken binding, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
"Stephen Allen" (penciled on binding)

(no. 4)

(good condition, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
Woman with lace gloves and bonnet

(no. 5)

(poor condition, no case, unsealed, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
"Jared---" (penciled on binding), man with blue shirt

(no. 6)

(out of case, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
Man with long neck

(no. 7)

(out of case, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
Family group

(no. 8)

(good condition, nice case, 4.5"x3.5")
Box   8  
Woman with open book

(no. 9)

(good condition, no clasps, 4.5"x3.5")
Box   8  
Stern man with cane

(no. 10)

(medium good condition, 4.5"x3.5")
Box   8  
Man with checkered vest

(no. 11)

(broken binding, 4.5"x3.5")
Box   8  
Man with hand on book

(no. 12)

(broken case inlaid with mother-of-pearl, 3"x3.5")
 
Ambrotypes [subseries]
Box   8  
Girl with locks

(no. 13)

(good condition, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
Man with gold tie-pin

(no. 14)

(good condition, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
Baby

(no. 15)

(poor condition, broken, exposed, scratched, 3"x3.5")
Box   8  
Boy by chair

(no. 16)

(poor condition, out of case, scratched, 5.5"x4")
Box   8  
Mary Allen Pond

(no. 17)

(out of case but sealed, 2.75"x2.75")
Box   8  
Mary Allen Pond with daughter

(no. 18)

(out of case, 4.25"x3.5")
Box   8  
Elihu Pond

(no. 19)

(Out of case, cracked, 2.75"x3.5")
 
Albums [series]
Box   9  
Leather-bound family albums (4 volumes)
Box   9  
Small red cloth-bound album with 6 photographs
Box   9  
Small red cloth-bound album marked "Irving K. Pond--Sketches"

(includes portraits, caricatures, and sketches of Chicago)

(5"x7")
Box   9  
Larger red cloth-bound album marked "Irving K. Pond--Sketches"

(includes water colors of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Chicago, the Columbian Exposition, Wisconsin, and Ann Arbor scenes)

(6"x9")
 
Etching plates [series]
Box   9  
1880 (2 items)
 
Architectural drawings [series]
 
China
Drawer   2  
Shanghai. United States Building, Burlingame Ward Memorial 1914
 
Illinois
 
Chicago
Drawer   2  
Chicago Tribune Building proposal (1 sheets)
Drawer   2  
Gads Hill Center
Box   10  
Passenger Terminal proposal 1913
Box   10  
Polish National Alliance Building
Drawer   2  
Pond and Pond Offices 1909, 1926
Box   10  
State Street Improvements
 
Evanston
Box   10  
James T. Hatfield Residence addition
 
Wheaton
Box   10  
American Theosophical Society Building 1925
 
Kansas
Drawer   2  
Lawrence. Kansas University Memorial Union 1924
 
Michigan
 
Ann Arbor
Drawer   2  
Campus plot plan undated (1 blueprints)
Drawer   2  
Hill Auditorium 1911 (2 blueprints)
Drawer   2  
Michigan League 1929, 1930, undated

(site plan and details. Blueprints)

Drawer   1  
Michigan League 1927 (38 volumes (bound sheets; Ink on linen))

(elevations, sections, details, footing plan, floor plans, roof plan, mechanical plans, tree plan, site plans.)

Drawer   1  
Michigan Union 1916-1917 (100 bound sheets (60 for 1916; 40 for 1917; Ink on linen))

(site plan, foundation plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details, framing plans and details, heading and ventilating plans, mechanical, structural, and electrical schedules)

Drawer   1  
Michigan Union 1917, 1929

(details, elevations, and floor plans showing addition; also 1 rendering watercolor; donor no. 260)

(Ink on linen)
Drawer   1  
Michigan Union circa 1916-1917
Drawer   2  
Physical Laboratory, folder 1 of 3, proposed addition undated (4 sheets)

(elevations, sections, floor plans; Blueprints)

Drawer   2  
Physical Laboratory, folder 2 of 3 undated
Drawer   2  
Physical Laboratory, folder 3 of 3 undated
Box   10  
Pond Monument, Forest Hill Cemetery 1930
Drawer   1  
Press Building [Student Publications Building] 1930 (14 volumes (bound sheets; Ink on linen))

(floor plans, roof plan, elevations, sections, details)

Drawer   2  
School of Religion proposal 1923

(1 floor plan. Blueprint)

Drawer   2  
University Club proposal 1931

(floor plans and elevations. Blueprints)

 
Detroit
Drawer   2  
Detroit Opera House 1897
 
Port Huron
Drawer   2  
Port Huron General Hospital, details for Power House (8 sheets)
 
St. Joseph
Drawer   2  
Royalton ,Hadleigh Hill, Dickinson Residence (8 sheets)
 
Oregon
 
Hood River
Drawer   2  
A. Cox Residence (9 items)
 
Washington
 
Seattle
Drawer   2  
Washington With the Sword of State, statue
Box   10  
Washington With the Sword of State, statue
 
Washington, D.C
Drawer   2  
Roosevelt Memorial
 
Wisconsin
 
Kenosha
Drawer   2  
First National Bank
Drawer   2  
Unidentified
Box   10  
Unidentified Library