Skip to main content

Seth Temple Papers

Identifier: MsC0339

  • Staff Only
  • Please navigate to collection organization to place requests.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three large wallet folders of drawings made by Seth Temple, some during his travels in Europe.


  • Creation: 1895-1900


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Seth Temple was born in 1867 in Winona, Minnesota. After attending Winona High School, he attended the Columbia School of Mines in New York City. He received a BSc in architecture in 1892. From 1892 to 1895 he was a teacher in the school of architecture with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In 1896, he was awarded the Columbia traveling fellowship in architecture and during twenty months in 1895 -- 1896 he studied in Europe. After teaching at the University of Illinois, he came to Davenport, Iowa, where he was associated with various architectural firms over the years.


3.00 items

2.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Architect of Davenport, Iowa. These are architectural drawings, and they are not really organized, but they are not exactly unprocessed either. They are kept in three large-size wallet type folders. They are candidates for presesrvation.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Malcolm Temple, executor of the Arthur Temple estate, in 1952.

Related Materials

MAIN Oversize FOLIO, call number NA2600 .A4 (In Original storage)

Camp McClellan During the Civil War

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, Iowa Authors Collection

Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)