618 rolls, 1 box, 8 oversize folders (33.70 cubic feet)
The collection is open for research. Drawings detailing airports, banks, and jails are restricted. See list of restricted drawings in Collection Inventory for more information.
This collection contains 616 rolls of architectural drawings and other project records created by Daniel L. Grantham or his firm, Helfrich, Grantham and Helfrich. The materials range in creation date from 1926 to 2001, and are broadly inclusive, featuring construction on private residences, military installations, offices and stores, churches, and public buildings. The majority of the building plans include a number of drafts, including perspective sketches, foundation, floor, and wall plans, and notes and details, and the client is typically identified. While most of the drawings feature new construction on southern and eastern boundaries of Savannah, Georgia, the collection also includes materials for additions and improvements on several prominent buildings in Savannah's Historic District. Additionally, there are several drawings for buildings located elsewhere in Georgia and 27 drawings for buildings throughout Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The collection also includes drawings of unidentified buildings. The Hunter Army Airfield Barracks Modernization drawings were originally folded in half and used as folders to contain other drawings. These drawings were unfolded and processed with the collection as one of Grantham's projects. Drawings of airports, banks, and jails are restricted. Access to these drawings may be granted by GHS staff on a case-by-case basis. The collection is organized into two series: Series 1. Architectural Drawings, and Series 2. Project Records. The project records include letters, a clipping, notes, plans, specifications, illustrations, and photographs and were originally located with the rolled drawings. These materials were arranged into series 2 and retain their associated drawing number.
[item identification], Daniel L. Grantham architectural drawings, MS 1718, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Copyright has been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and as the owner of copyright in items created by the donor. Although copyright was transferred by the donor, copyright in some items in the collection may still be held by their respective creator(s). For further information contact the Division of Library and Archives.
Cletus W. and William P. Bergen architectural drawings, MS 1363.
Georgia Historical Society collection of architectural drawings, 1822-1983, MS 1361-AR.
Daniel Lyndall Grantham (1918-1992) was a native of Georgia and a partner in the Savannah, Georgia, architecture firm of Helfrich, Grantham and Helfrich. He graduated from Clemson University in 1941 with a degree in architecture and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Lieutenant during World War II. With Helfrich, Grantham and Helfrich, Grantham both produced design plans for several of the mid-20th century Modern homes on Savannah's southern suburban periphery and participated in the restoration of buildings in the city's Historic District and Ardsley Park neighborhoods. Grantham was active in a number of local organizations, including the Civitan Club and the Oglethorpe Club, and served in a professional capacity as the president of the Georgia chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Collection materials are in English.
Finding aid is available in repository.