Creator: DeHaas, John N.

Provenance Note: The initial donation of architectural drawing sets establishing the John N. DeHaas papers was gifted in 2004 by John and Bernice DeHaas. Additional documents, photographs, transparencies, and architectural drawings were provided in 2013 by Jocelyn H. DeHaas. This collection incorporated material formerly accessioned as collection number 2141.

Historical Note: John N. DeHaas was born July 3, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Bernice Wallace in 1950 and had two children. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Texas A and M University in 1948. In 1948 he received his Master of Education from Texas A and M University in 1950. DeHaas was appointed to the School of Architecture at Montana State University in 1951. He was Instructor of Architecture from 1951 to 1954, Assistant Professor of Architecture from 1954-1960, Associate Professor of Architecture from 1960-1968, Professor of Architecture from 1968-1980. He was awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus in Architecture circa 1980.

DeHaas served as a member of the State Historic Preservation Advisory Board, the Gallatin County Historic Preservation Board, the American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee, and co-founded the Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society. he was author of Montana's Historic Structures, volume 1, 1964, volume 2, 1969; Footlights and Fire Engines, October 1967; Central Montana Ghost Towns, 1975; Ghost Towns of Montana, 1970; and Historic Uptown Butte, 1977. Mr. DeHaas died April 7, 2011.

Content Description Note: The John N. DeHaas papers consist of documents, photographs, 35 mm transparencies, and architectural drawings created or collected by DeHaas from 1964-2004. The materials in this collection have been organized into three series; teaching materials, research materials, and architectural drawings. Within each series the files are organized alphabetically by subject according to the folder title assigned by DeHaas. Of interest are the manuscript drafts for Ghost Towns, Historic Sites and Mining Camps of Montana and Footlights and Fire Engines in Series two.

Contents

Series 1 Teaching Materials
Series 2 Research Materials
Series 3 Architectural Drawings

Series 1: Teaching Materials

The files in this series pertain to DeHaas' teaching materials and have been organized alphabetically by subject. Topics include architecture, mining, field trips, history theory, photography, and student projects.

Box 1
1. Adaptive Use - Historic Structures
2. The American Log Cabin - Brad Altman
3. Architectural History - Gerry Frost
4. Architectural History - Gordon Whirry
5. Architecture 327
6. Architecture 363 - Jim McArthur
7. Architecture 427 - Term Project - Deborah Kane
8. Architecture 429 - Teacher Evaluation, 1979
9. Architecture 429 - Teacher Evaluation, 1980
10. Architecture 435
11. Architecture 440 and 221
12. Architecture 470
13. Architecture 470 Special Problems. Historic Structures Research
14. Architecture 480
15. Architecture 480 - Craig Feldman
16. Architecture 555
17. Architecture - Knut Skram
18. Architecture Thesis Grading Sheets
19. Architecture - U.S.A. - Colonial to the Eclectic Period Roots of Contemporary Architecture
20. Architecture - U.S.A. - Colonial to the Eclectic Period Roots of Contemporary Architecture
21. "Coal and Copper" - Tim Hysell and Dan Fairchild
22. Collective Drawings - Calmer Ensness
23. Copper and Coal Mining of Montana - Tim Hysell
24. Court House, Sheridan County, Wyoming - Kayle Haworth
25. Creative Arts Building Program - Rev. 7170
26. Creative Arts Complex
27. Etruria and the Etruscans - J. Bruce Anderson
28. Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine
29. Etruscan, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine
30. Evolution of Architectural Styles
31. The False Front in Montana - Dave Skelton
32. Field Trip, 1968
33. Field Trip, 1975
34. Field Trip - Chicago with Option of Detroit
35. Field Trip - Dallas - Fort Worth
36. Field Trip - Denver
37. Field Trip - Oklahoma City
38. Field Trips - Proposed Locations, Etc. 1960-1961
39. Field Trip - San Francisco, 1962
40. Field Trip - San Francisco, 1968
41. Field Trip - San Francisco, 1978
42. Field Trip - San Francisco, Information
43. Field Trip - Summary
44. Gold - Hampton and Bensimon
45. "History Notebook" - Dan Fairchild
46. History Theory
47. History Theory
48. The Influence of Militarism upon Architectural Expression - John N DeHaas, Jr.
49. Islamic Romanesque
50. Islamic Romanesque
51. John DeHaas Student Records
Box 2
1. Gothic
2. Gothic
3. Grand Lincoln Hotel - John Ellingsen
4. Lectures on Architecture
5. Life and Times of the Early Miners - Tim Hysell
6. Log Cabin Construction - Warren Hampton and Ken Bensimon
7. Louisiana - Buffuto
8. Mexico 70 - Co-Chairmen: Richard Lohmuller, Thomas Tibbles
9. Minoan, Mycenaean, Greek
10. Minoan, Mycenaean Greek
11. Notes for Project Paper - Aboriginal History
12. Old Trail Town - Glen Murray
13. Outline of Frank Lloyd Wright in the Bitter Root Valley - Robert Woods
14. A Palace for Eternity - J. Bruce. Anderson
15. Photography
16. Pre-Historic, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Persian, Hittites, Sassanian, Hebew
17. Pre-Historic, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Persian, Hittites, Sassanian, Hebew
18. Proposed Montana State University Preservation Option
19. Red Bluff, Montana - Doug Oswood and Darrell Swanson
20. Renaissance, French - German and Austrian - English
21. Renaissance - Itailian - Florence and Venice and Rome - Spanish
22. Renaissance - Itailian - Florence and Venice and Rome - Spanish
23. Slide Identification Material
24. Slides of Architecture o Listings, Correspondence, Information
25. Slide Lists History I, II, and III
26. Special Photography Course

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Series 2: Research Materials

The records in this series concern research material collected or created by DeHaas and have been organized alphabetically by subject. Topics include the Historic American Buildings Survey, architecture, construction, mining, railroads, ghost towns, and Yellowstone Park. As regards DeHaas' interest in ghost towns, a collection of Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society newsletters are available in Special Collections' stacks; please ask staff for additional information.

Of interest in box 2 a draft of Ghost Towns, Historic Sites and Mining Camps of Montana can be found in folder 45. A draft of Footlights and Fire Engines is located in box 3 folder 28. A comprehensive report of the Helena, Montana Last Chance Gulch urban renewal project has been placed at the end of this series.

Box 2 (Cont.)
27. A.C.S.A
28. American Institute of Architects
29. American Institute of Architects Regional Preservation Program
30. Anaconda Housing and Urban Development Trial
31. Architects: Anaconda 1910-1918
32. Architects: Billings 1907-1919
33. Architects: Bozeman 1902-1919
34. Architects: Butte 1896-1918
35. Architects: Helena 1890-1920
36. Architecture Archives
37. Architecture Survey Forms
38. Arastre Mill and General Mining Information
39. Art Deco
40. Banks
41. Barns
42. Barrier Free Environment
43. Bell, Charles E.
44. Black, Henry N.
45. Book Draft
46. Bozeman - Data, Photos
47. Bozeman Methodist Church
48. Bozeman Survey
49. Bozeman Notes
50. Benevolent and Protective Oder of Elks Bozeman Lodge No. 463
51. Bricks
52. Bruce Goff
53. Butte - Building Permits
54. Butte - C.B.D. Contract
55. Butte - C.B.D. Survey
56. Butte Project C.B.D. Correspondence
Box 3
1. Butte's Architects
2. Cast Iron
3. Cataldo Mission
4. Catchfly Starch
5. Columbian Exhibition 1893
6. Committee Historic Resources - American Institute of Architects
7. Community Development
8. Correspondence, 1964-1973
9. Correspondence, 1972-1976
10. Correspondence, 1984-2004
11. Correspondence, 1992
12. Correspondence, 1993
13. Correspondence, 1994
14. Correspondence, 1995
15. Correspondence, 1996
16. Correspondence, 1997-1998
17. County History, Vivian Paladin
18. Coyle Prints, Catalog and Prices
19. Custer
20. Dempsey - Gibbons at Shelby
21. Dredge Boats
22. Early Montana Theater 1865-1930
23. Economic Benefits of Preserving Old Building Conference Seattle, July 31-August 2, 1975
24. Ellingsen, John
25. Enzymes
26. Fish and Game Historic Sites Correspondence
27. Fermentation Studies
28. Footlights and Fire Engines by the DeHaas - Magazine Articles
29. Frank Lloyd Wright in Montana
30. Gas Station
31. Ghost Town Exhibit
32. Ghost Towns, Historic Sites and Mining Camps
33. Governor's Committee on Historic Sites
34. Grant Writing
35. Haire, C.S.
36. Hancock Brothers - Fargo, North Dakota and Bozeman, Montana
37. Historic American Buildings Survey
38. Historic American Buildings Survey 13
39. Historic American Buildings Survey 14
40. Historic American Buildings Survey 15
41. Historic American Buildings Survey 16
42. Historic American Buildings Survey 17
43. Historic American Buildings Survey 22
44. Historic American Buildings Survey 23
45. Historic American Buildings Survey 24
46. Historic American Buildings Survey 25
47. Historic American Buildings Survey 26
48. Historic American Buildings Survey 27
49. Historic American Buildings Survey 28
50. Historic American Buildings Survey 29
51. Historic American Buildings Survey 30
52. Historic American Buildings Survey 31
53. Historic American Buildings Survey 36
54. Historic American Buildings Survey 37
55. Historic American Buildings Survey 37 (109)
56. Historic American Buildings Survey 38
57. Historic American Buildings Survey 39
58. Historic American Buildings Survey 40
59. Historic American Buildings Survey 41
60. Historic American Buildings Survey 42
61. Historic American Buildings Survey 43
62. Historic American Buildings Survey 44
63. Historic American Buildings Survey 45
64. Historic American Buildings Survey 50
65. Historic American Buildings Survey 51
66. Historic American Buildings Survey 52
67. Historic American Buildings Survey 53
68. Historic American Buildings Survey 54
69. Historic American Buildings Survey 55
70. Historic American Buildings Survey 56
71. Historic American Buildings Survey - Additional Information
72. Historic American Buildings Survey Inventory 1968-1969
73. Historic American Buildings Survey Inventory Class III
74. Historic American Buildings Survey Inventory Early sheets 1935
75. Historic American Buildings Survey - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
76. Historic American Buildings Survey Report - South Dakota Capital
77. Historic American Buildings Survey Write -ups: Helena, 17 units, 1968-1968
Box 4
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Write-ups. Final Drafts, 1965
2. Historic Preservation, Office - Bozeman
3. Historic Signs - Proposed Montana Sign
4. Historic Sites and Antiques Advisory Council Agenda
5. Historic Sites Compendium, 1973
6. Historic Sites Report 1973 - State Inventory
7. Historical Notes - from the Museum of the Rockies
8. History - General Agricultural Archaeology
9. Hyalite
10. Indian Culture
11. Indian Tee Pee (Tipi)
12. Ion Exchange Resins
13. Irma Hotel - Cody, Wyoming
14. It Happened in Montana
15. Kidder Specs., ca. 1890
16. Killen's House Remodeling
17. Kitchens. Student Research Paper
18. Link, John G.
19. Log Cabin Construction
20. The Manufacture of Terra Cotta in Chicago
21. Masonic Temple. Anaconda - Report of Damage
22. Membership Forms
23. Mini-Tours of Montana
24. Miscellaneous Data from Newspapers
25. Miscellaneous National Register Nominations and Survey Forms
26. Missoula (A.J. Gibson and Olf Bakke)
27. Montana Architects
28. Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society
29. Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society
30. Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society
31. Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society, Correspondence
32. Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society, Lewistown Booklet
33. Montana Ghost Town Preservation Society Minutes, 1975-1983
34. Montana Mining Sites
35. Montana Outdoors Article
36. Montana State Board of Architectural Examiners
37. Montana State Board of Architectural Examiners
38. Mortar
39. Museum of the Rockies
40. National Park Service Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation. Washington, D.C.
41. National Register Examples
42. National Register Forms 1977
43. National Register Forms 1978
44. National Register Nominations 1978
45. National Register of Historic Places Inventory
Box 5
1. National Register of Historic Places Inventory
2. National Register Reports 1976
3. National Register Sites in Montana
4. National Trust
5. National Trust for Historic Preservation
6. National Trust Summer School - Attingham Park, England
7. Newspapers
8. Old Faithfull Inn - Yellowstone Park
9. Organs
10. Occupational Safety Health Administration
11. Photo - Data Reports: 1967-1968
12. Planning - Montana Towns
13. Preservation
14. Publication, Magazines, etc.
15. Publicity
16. Purcell and Elmslile Architects
17. Railroads in Montana (Historical Sketch)
18. Railroads of Montana - Additional Information (1976)
19. Railroads of Montana - Copies of Existing Files
20. Railroads of Montana - New Material
21. Railroads - Other
22. Reamer
23. Reports
24. Restoration Firms
25. Restoration of the Governor's Old Mansion
26. Resume
27. The Rome Center - The International Center for Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property Rome - Italy
28. Saint Mary's, Stevensville, Ravalli County
29. Sanborn Maps
30. Sanborn's - History
31. Sand Creek, Montana
32. Save the Chamber
33. Selected Bibliography - Montana Ghost Towns and Mining
34. Seventy-Five Years (and a little more) of Architecture at Montana State
35. Seventy-Five Year History of Montana State University
36. Sheridan Inn, Sheridan Wyoming
37. Slide Data
38. South Willson Historic District 1978
39. State Inventory 1976
40. State Inventory 1978
41. State Inventory of Historic Sites
42. State Preservation Committee Reports
43. Study of Barley and Amylases
44. Texas A&M - Department of Architecture
45. Tax Certification
46. Tourism: A Blight or a Blessing. Conference - Glasgow and Glendive, August 25, 26, 1976
47. T.A. Moulton Ranch - Moose, Wyoming
48. Time Records - Monthly Records of Jobs
49. U.T.M. Grid
Box 6
1. Visual Adaptation
2. Wally Byam
3. West Yellowstone
4. Western History
5. Wilford Hopkins Reminiscences
6. Willson, Fred
7. Yellowstone Park Buildings
Box 7 Last Chance Gulch Urban Renewal Project, 1969-1972
Box 8 Last Chance Gulch Urban Renewal Project, 1969-1972

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Series 3: Architectural Drawings

136 architectural drawings created or collected by DeHaas. The majority of the drawings represent work done in Montana including residential and commercial plans, remodels and restoration, diagrams, and town site maps. Some DeHaas drawing sets were donated to MSU as portions of different architectural collection accessions and have not been included with the sets described in this series.  Drawing sets 71, 81, and 84 have specification booklets that are located in Box 7, these sets are denoted with an asterisk (*). To assist researchers in identifying specific drawing sets, regardless of their location, a special online catalog is available. Click here for access to the Architectural Drawing Catalog.

001: Proposed remodeling of the R.G. Duntsch home, 1966
002: City Plan, Bozeman Montana - master street plan
003: Print room table and paper storage unit, 1959
004: Pat O'Connell Residence, 1977
005: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Graeme Baker, 1956
006: Design for the Development of a Civic Center, 1958
007: Restoration of the Pierre Wibaux House and assorted site plans, 1975
008: Additions to the Residence of Mr. and Mrs. John N. DeHaas, Jr., 1954
009: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kirchhoff, 1958
010: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Scheel
011: A Residence for Mrs. Margaret J. Weaver, 1959
012: Proposed new Ravalli County Courthouse, 1974
013: Navasota Medical Clinic design contest
014: A Swimming Pool, Fence and Porch and a Carport Addition for the R.H. Devoe Residence, 1967
015: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Neal F. Weaver, 1958
016: Belgrade Veterinary Hospital, 1973
017: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Holker, 1959
018: Valley View Golf Club Building Plans, 1961
019: A House for Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kirwin, 1965
020: A Residence for Harriette Cushman, 1956
021: A Residence for George T. Davis, 1957
022: The William C. Child Ranch, the Octagonal House
023: Proposed Chemistry Building Addition (Montana State University-Bozeman), 1959
024: Universal Enterprises Inc. - various Memorial Parks, 1962
025: A Proposed Motel for Clarence J. Trentman, 1955
026: A Cabin remodel for Alva Flower, 1972
027: Proposed design for display of the old fire bell at Bozeman City Hall - Fire Station, 1973
028: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Weaver, Jr., 1959
029: A rendering of the Sunset Chapel
030: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Alva Flower
031: A Residence for Miss Katherine Fisher
032: A Residence for Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Safford, 1953
033: Bar and Restaurant for Bowman Corner, 1963
034: A Residence for J.N. DeHaas, Sr., 1948
035: House plans for Bruce Mecklenburg/ Proposed Residence for Bruce Mecklenburg and Howard Gower, 1956
036: Spring Creek Addition Entrance Gateway
037: A Proposed House Remodeling for Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson, 1962
038: Diagrams of large letters (Noel)
039: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood, 1959
040: Addition the R.G. Soper Residence, 1972
041: Remodeling of the Robert C. Graham Residence, 1966
042: A Clinic for Dr. R. Means, 1955
043: A Residence for E.E. DeCosse
044: A Metal Bike Rack, 1972
045: Remodeling of Paul W. Jennings Residence, 1974
046: Bozeman United Methodist Church, 1976
047: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Leon H. Johnson, 1955
048: Restoration drawings for School and Masonic Temple, 1975
049: Nine Types of Log Joints
050: Framed and Lighted Box for Officer's Photographs - BPOE #463, 1966
051: A Proposed School Building for Paradise Valley Consolidation
052: A Proposed Clinic for Dr. E. King, ca. 1955
053: Proposed Civic Center
054: Capitol - rotunda and court areas
055: Competitive sketch for Anaconda City Hall, etc., 1895
056: Theatre Building for Washoe Amusement Company, 1930
057: Building for Judith Lodges No. 30 Inc. [IOOF/KP], 1914
058: Elks' Club alterations, 1963
059: A funeral home for Jerry Cloyd, 1961
061: Missoula County Courthouse renovations
062: Deer Lodge Museum, 1977
063: Fort Benton Old Fire Engine House restoration, 1978
064: Voss Inn remodel, 1983
065: Old Faithful Tavern, YNP, Upper Basin, 1903
066: Residences D and E for Mr. A.J. Dean, 1928
067: Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mayfield, 1952
068: An Office Building for Jefferson County, 1977
069: Northern Pacific RR - Missoula Station, 1901
070: Northern Pacific RR - Billings Station, 1908
071: Madison County Courthouse remodel, 1973
072: Colwell Bldg. - restoration and addition, 1977
073: Marcus Daly Motel-Hotel remodeling, 1964
074: Proposed SAE Addition and remodel
075: Remodel of house for Mr. and Mrs. O. Wirak, 1956
076: Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity House, 1958
077: Flynn Farmhouse, 1977
078: Malmborg Octagonal School
079: Tracy House
080: Gallatin Gateway Station for Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Ry. (Gallatin Gateway Inn), 1927
081: Restoration of Hearst Free Library, 1975
082: Remodel of Old Livingston Jail, 1977
083: Hamilton City Hall
084: Antique Block, Facade Restoration and Structural Renovation, 1976
085: Bass Residence
086: Proposed Main Hall - Montana State Agricultural College
087: Monte Cristo house plan
088: Dormitory for Hamilton Stores, Old Faithful, YNP, 1952
089: Interior restoration of the Montana State Governor's Old Mansion (William A. Chessman Mansion), 1972
090: Old Governor's Mansion preliminary drawings, 1971
091: Gallatin County Fairgrounds Site proposed Master Plan, ca. 1979
092: Bannack town site with ownership plotted, 1968
093: J.K. Wells Hotel, 1970
094: F.A. Davy's Store, 1970
095: Kelly's Saloon, 1970
096: Grand Union Hotel, 1970
097: Reed's Fort Post Office
098: Town Site map - Pony, Montana, 1902
099: House remodel, 1980
100: Building for T.C. Power, 1889
101: Ruby Theater remodel
102: School building
103: Gallatin State Bank remodel, 1st floor
104: Residence for T.C. Power
105: Metals Bank Rehabilitation Project - 7th Floor- Restaurant and Lounge
106: Plan for Louis Accola residence, 1900
107: Elevations and Plans for a Garage for Mr. Louis Accola, 1912
108: Presentation for Zales Ecton house
109: John S. Mendenhall home, 1890
110: Bozeman City Hall and Opera House, September 9, 1919
111: Julia Martin House
112: A Residence for Mr. and Mrs. J.N. DeHaas, July 16, 1953
113: Townhouse Plans for: Village Greens Townhouses
114: Sun Angle Chart for Latitude 45° N.
115: Parkside Duplex, June 8, 2004
116: Bozeman United Methodist Church - Addition and Remodeling, July 16, 1993
117: Building as a System, 1966
118: Proposed Platform Design - Rankin Ranch, October 25, 1976
119: Residence of Joe Q. Public
120: Plat of Midland Empire Fairgrounds, 1916
121: Plat of the Claim of John R. Lucas et al., October 22 to 24, 1913
122: Atlas Building, March 15, 1969
123: Design of a Hamburger Stand, July 12, 1951
124: Existing Tatum House, April 3, 1969
125: Residence for J.N. DeHaas
126: Redesign of a Residence for J. N. DeHaas, 1948
127: Five Room and Bath Residence with Garage
Box 9
071: Specifications for Madison County Courthouse Remodel, 1973
081: Specifications for Restoration of Hearst Free Library, 1975
084: Specifications for Antique Block, Façade Restoration and Structural Renovation, 1976
128: Specifications for Bozeman Deaconess Foundation Hillcrest Homes Nursing Home Facility, 1967
129: Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Intensive Care Unit, (Invitation to bid), 1968
130: Proposal for Construction Documents for Stabilization and Preservation of an 1870's Thoroughbred Barn, Grant Kohrs Ranch, 1985
Box 10
131: Program Statement for the New Library Building, University of Montana, 1966
132: Specifications for New Academic Unit for Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 1970
133: Specifications for C.M. Russell Gallery, 1967
134: Specifications for Hospital Building Number 154 and Alterations to Buildings Numbers 142, 150, and Utilities for Veterans Administration Hospital, 1961
135: An Application for Conveyance, "Old Federal Building", 1978
136: Specifications for Restoration of Façade and Stabilization of Structure for the Parchen Building

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