The collection is closed while being processed. The 2011-062 accession, 25 linear feet, is unprocessed but available.
Included are the design and architectural archives of Mark Adams, a selection of his tapestries and associated design cartoons.
Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust, 2010 and 2011. Accessions 2010-053, 2010-098, and 2011-062. Gift of Deborah Corsini, 2012, accession 2012-167.
Adams became established early in his career as a tapestry and stained-glass designer who could wonderfully blend art with architecture. He designed the windows for Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco's largest synagogue, in Presidio Heights. He also did the stained glass for Grace Episcopal Cathedral on Nob Hill. His tapestry works can be found locally at the de Young Museum and at San Francisco International Airport. Later in life he turned to watercolors as an artistic expression.