Gallion, Arthur

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Arthur ​Gallion (1902-1978)Gallion Portrait

Arthur Banta Gallion graduated with a B.S. in Architecture from University of Illinois-Champagne-Urbana in 1924. Following a Steedman Travelling fellowship in Europe he worked as supervising architect of UIUC, in private practice, and in the offices of public works in Urbana and then for PWA housing division in Washington DC. In 1936 Gallion moved to Oakland, California, establishing a residential practice while also working as project planner and director of development for federal housing authorities throughout the western region (1938 to 1945). He left Oakland in 1945 to become dean of Architecture at USC. Gallion was elected a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1957 and served as dean of Architecture at the University of Southern California until 1964.

The collection consists of student work, travel scrapbooks, and architectural drawings. Titled "An Architect's Journey through Europe" travel scrapbooks contain drawings, sketches, photographs, and notes on buildings. The project records, comprised solely of drawings include housing and furniture designs as well as work from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, the WPA housing division in Washington, DC, and his own private practice in Oakland, CA.