Ernst Johnson student drawings

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ernst Johnson student drawings
Date
1929-1935
Extent
5 Cubic Feet
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
14 drawings by Ernst Johnson, done as part of his architecture studies at Yale University, 1929-1935.

Contents of the Collection

Architectural Drawings

A Doorway

  • Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Elevation plan and section details of a doorway with "1st medal" written on it in red pencil. The nameplate in the bottom right corner says "Ernest Vern Johnson, Cleveland School of Architecture, Class B V Analytique, A Doorway."

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Emerson Prize: a shop front for a jeweler of international reputation

  • Folder 2
Scope and Contents

"Mention" has been written in read pencil on the side. The nameplate in the bottom right corner says "Ernst Vern Johnson, Yale University, Emerson Prize, A Shop Front." There is a stamp by the bottom right corner that says "Yale School of the Fine Arts, Class A Design 34-35."

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A Memorial to an American Sculptor, 1929-1930

  • Folder 3
Scope and Contents

The nameplate in the bottom right corner says "Ernie Vern Johnson, Yale University, Col-Prince-Yale Comp., A Memorial." A stamp above the name plate says "Yale School of the Fine Arts, Second Year Design 29-30."

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A Town House

  • Folder 4
Scope and Contents

"1st medal" has been written on the side in red pencil. The nameplate in the bottom right corner says "Ernie Vern Johnson, Yale University, Class B V Project, A Town House." A stamp above the nameplate says "Yale School of the Fine Arts, Second Year Design 29-30."

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Longitudinal Section of the National Radio Broadcasting Center

  • Folder 5
Scope and Contents

The Drawing is signed "Ernst Vern Johnson."

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unlabeled drawing of the National Radio Broadcasting Center

  • Folder 6
Scope and Contents

The Drawing is signed "Ernst Vern Johnson."

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unlabeled elevation design for the National Radio Broadcasting Center

  • Folder 7
Scope and Contents

Writing at the bottom of the elevation denotes that scale as one sixteenth inch equals one foot. The drawing is signed "Ernst Vern Johnson."

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A Recreation Center

  • Folder 8
Scope and Contents

"1st medal" is written in red pencil on the side of the drawing. The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Ernst Vern Johnson, Yale University, Class A VI project, A Recreation Center."

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A University Club, 1931 January

  • Folder 9
Scope and Contents

The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Ernie Vern Johnson, Yale University, Class A III Project, A University Club." Written below the nameplate in pen is the date Jan 1931.

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American Embassy in Russia

  • Folder 10
Scope and Contents

A large blue X has been drawn through the top part of the drawing. "1st medal" has been written in red pencil on the side of the drawing. The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Ernst Vern Johnson, Yale University, Class A II Project, An American Embassy in Russ."

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Apartment House Development

  • Folder 11
Scope and Contents

"2nd medal" has been written in on the side in red pencil. The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Yale University, Department of Architecture, Student project, Apartment House Development by Ernest Vern Johnson from the School of the Fine Arts."

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A Small County Courthouse, 1933 October

  • Folder 12
Scope and Contents

"2nd medal" is written on the side in red pencil. The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Ernst Vern Johnson, Yale University, Class A Project 1, A Small County Court House." A stamp above the nameplate says "Yale School of the Fine Arts Oct. 1933, Class A 33-34."

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A Stock Exchange, 1930 December 6

  • Folder 13
Scope and Contents

The bottom right corner of the drawings says "Ernie Vern Johnson, Yale University, Dec-6-30."

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An Historical Museum for Chicago

  • Folder 14
Scope and Contents

"Mention" is written in red pencil on the side of the drawing. The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Ernst Vern Johnson, Yale University, Class A IV Project - Font - Ainebleau Scholarship, A City History Museum, I am a citizen of the United States." The bottom of the drawing is signed E. V. Johnson.

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An Academy of Science, 1931 November 24

  • Folder 15
Scope and Contents

"2nd medal" is written in red pencil on the side of the drawing. The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Ernie Vern Johnson, Yale University, An Academy of Science 11/24/31."

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A Private Building House

  • Folder 16
Scope and Contents

"Mention" is written in red pencil on the side of the drawing. The nameplate at the bottom right corner says "Ernie Vern Johnson, Yale Uni. Class A-IV Project, A Private Banking House, I am a citizen of the U.S. - E. V. Johnson."

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A National Radio Broadcasting Center

  • Folder 17
Scope and Contents

The bottom of the drawing is signed Ernst Vern Johnson.

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