John Randal McDonald Collection, 1949-2001 (bulk 1949-1958)


Summary Information
Title: John Randal McDonald Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1949-2001 (bulk 1949-1958)

Creator:
  • McDonald, John Randal, 1922-2003
Call Number: PH 6616; Mss 1076

Quantity: 12.1 cubic feet (165 oversize folders, 22 rolls, and 4 archives boxes) and 0.2 cubic feet of manuscripts (1 archives box)

Repository:
Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Abstract:
Collection of John Randal McDonald, an architect who designed houses and other buildings built in the Midwest, Florida, and the United States Virgin Islands. The collection includes original drawings and reproductions, conceptual drawings and sketches, photographs and transparencies, and a small amount of manuscript material. The bulk of the material focuses on McDonald's early Wisconsin regional designs, specifically his residential designs from 1949-1958 for clients mainly in Wisconsin and Illinois. McDonald's work represents how the Prairie style was adapted in the Midwest and illustrates Frank Lloyd Wright's influence on Wisconsin and Midwestern architects and architecture.

Language: English

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Biography/History

Architect John Randal McDonald, referred to sometimes as the “poor man's Frank Lloyd Wright,” was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1922. McDonald, who spent his childhood in the Milwaukee area, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science degree in art and a minor in music harmony before serving as an officer for the United States Navy in World War II. When he completed his tour of duty in the late 1940s McDonald returned to school, to study architecture at Yale under numerous important figures in modern architecture including Charles Eames, Alvar Aalto, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra, and Louis Kahn.

In 1945 McDonald married Josephine Elholm, of Racine, Wisconsin. They had five children: Karen, Jan, Lin, Jon, and Mark. McDonald established an architectural practice in Racine, Wisconsin designing a number of modest projects for clients who appreciated Frank Lloyd Wright's style but could not afford Wright's prices. McDonald, whose client base expanded throughout the Midwest, concentrated mainly on residential architecture but designed some public and religious buildings as well. In 1963 McDonald moved his business to Florida where, in addition to his residential work, he designed hotels, banks, office buildings, churches, and marinas throughout the world. At the pinnacle of his career he had offices in Boca Raton, Florida and Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

McDonald's residential designs accomplished what Wright said he was doing – designing residences for the middle class. The vast majority of Wright's Prairie Style residences were far too expensive for clients other than the wealthy. Although he never studied with Wright, McDonald's designs use the same architectural grammar as Wright – jutting, severe rooflines, repeating rectangle patterns, ribbon windows, and horizontal lines. McDonald's homes had similar spatial arrangements, but without the costly decorative masonry, art glass, or woodwork as Wright's designs, bridging the theories of Wright and the minimalist works of modern architects such as Mies van der Rohe. McDonald prided himself on designing Wright-like houses without Wright-like prices. McDonald's creative use of ordinary materials and his conservative use of masonry and woodwork made Prairie-style designs more accessible to middle-class clients. He integrated his love of nature and the outdoors with his knowledge of music theory into many of his designs. His designs broke tradition with the typical post World War II ranch house of asymmetrical one-story shapes dominated by low-pitched roofs, rambling facades, and lacking in decoration. McDonald himself said his designs were one part sky, one part land, and one part water.

McDonald, who continued practicing architecture until his death in December 2003, was often quoted as saying, “my favorite words – mark this down – my favorite words in this world are, ‘Would you be our architect?’”

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of original drawings and reproductions, conceptual drawings, presentation boards, and sketches with a small number of photographs and transparencies and occasional manuscript material including client files, building specifications, and material written by and about McDonald and his work. The bulk of the collection documents his early Wisconsin regional designs, specifically his residential designs from 1949-1958. During this period, McDonald designed about 100 homes for clients mainly in Wisconsin and Illinois. In addition to documenting McDonald's Midwest residential designs the collection also illustrates McDonald's adaptation of the Prairie style architecture, made famous by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and therefore documents Wright's influence on other architects, architecture, and architectural styles in Wisconsin and the Midwest. McDonald's background in art is evident in his drawings. His elevations and perspectives are good examples of Prairie-style and Mid-Century Modern rendering styles and techniques.

The collection is divided into three series: DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS, and MANUSCRIPTS.

The DRAWINGS series is divided into five subseries: Residences, Dorms/Fraternities/Rentals, Nonresidential, Other Projects, and Yale University Coursework. Each subseries is organized by state and then by city, where possible, and then by the last name of the client or project name listed on the drawings. For projects where a location is unknown, the drawings are alphabetical by client or project name. The variety and number of drawings varies with each project. In some cases there is only one drawing while in others more than twenty drawings exist. Included with some projects are concept sketches and preliminary drawings, usually executed on yellow tracing paper. In addition, there are several color presentation drawings in the collection. The other projects include unidentified drawings and a hand drawn poster advertising a lecture given by McDonald.

The PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS series includes images of both residential and non-residential designs as well as images of an exhibit about McDonald titled “Earth, Sky, and Water” that was at the San Damiano Studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a portrait of McDonald. The bulk of the imagery is for projects in Florida.

There is a limited amount of material in the MANUSCRIPTS series including a few writings by McDonald, writings about McDonald and buildings he designed, project lists, tour brochures from architectural tours featuring McDonald designed buildings, and his obituaries from various newspapers. There is also a copy of the 1998 edition of John Randal McDonald – Architect / by Brian Beno, which is a comprehensive list of McDonald's projects from 1948 to 1960 with descriptions and locations of projects built in Wisconsin during that time period.

Related Material

Robert C. Albert and John Randal McDonald Collection (PH 6906)

Administrative/Restriction Information
Acquisition Information

Presented by Josephine McDonald, Boca Raton, Florida, 2007. Accession Number: M2007-012


Processing Information

Processed by David Benjamin and Andrew Fajnzylber, 2009-2010; and David Erickson, 2014.


Contents List
PH 6616
Series: Drawings
Residences
Wisconsin
Bayside
Drawer   6
Folder   2
Resnick, Marvin, built, 1955
Drawer   6
Folder   4
Wallace, Jerome, built, 1954
Drawer   6
Folder   3
Wolfe, Adam, built, 1953
Drawer   13
Folder   158
Wolfe addition, Okami-Uchi, or “House of the Wolves,” 1999
Bristol
Drawer   6
Folder   8
Fowler, Horace, remodel, undated
Note: Lawrence Monberg, architect.
Brookfield
Roll   1-4
Ferguson-Mathews, built, 1997
Note: Formerly 6616.089
Drawer   6
Folder   5
Fratt, Carter, “Helio,” built, 1956
Drawer   12
Folder   166
Gallagher, Donald, Dr. and Mrs., built, 1955
Drawer   13
Folder   6
Gjenvick, Ben, built, 1954
Drawer   11
Folder   7
Liske, Robert W., “Sunny Crest,” not built, 1956
Drawer   13
Folder   165
Susnar, Mero, built, 1957
Brown Deer
Drawer   10
Folder   122
McNamara, Miles, built, 1976
Caledonia
Drawer   8
Folder   53
Auler, Raymond, “Sunslope,” built, 1953-1954
Drawer   12
Folder   129
Cliffside Cottages, 1952
Drawer   6
Folder   9
Outland, Richard, not built, 1957
Drawer   12
Folder   86
Rosenfeld, Abner G., undated
Cudahy
Drawer   8
Folder   95
Blair, George, built, 1953
Drawer   11
Folder   11
Gapinski, Harry, built, 1952
Drawer   11
Folder   116
Vanderbeke, George, Dr., built, 1953
Elm Grove
Drawer   6
Folder   13
Jeffords, James, 1957
Drawer   11
Folder   14
Vetter, Fred, “Sunspread,” built, 1952
Fox Point
Drawer   13
Folder   164
Armour, Irving, built, 1957
Drawer   11
Folder   15
Dolnick Seymour, “Woodwind,” built, 1956
Drawer   6
Folder   16
O'Connor, Martin J., built, 1957
Fox River
Drawer   11
Folder   1
Stracke, Victor, Dr., “Spindrift,” not built, undated
Grafton
Drawer   6
Folder   157A
Jungers, Sylvester, built, undated
Granville
Drawer   6
Folder   19
Sikorra, Raymond, built, 1956
Drawer   6
Folder   20
Toben, William F., Dr., built, 1955
Hale Park
Drawer   6
Folder   21
Heinzen, Howard, 1956
Kenosha
Drawer   6
Folder   22
Dilday, Charles, undated
Drawer   6
Folder   23
Shertz, Joseph W., 1956
Lake
Drawer   6
Folder   24
Fessler, Joseph, built, 1950
Lake Owen
Drawer   12
Folder   121
Erskine, Malcolm E., 1954
Madison
Drawer   11
Folder   25
Marshall Erdman and Associates, Hilltop Home, not built, 1957
Drawer   13
Folder   26
Runge, Carlisle P., not built, 1952-1953
Sunset Hills
Drawer   11
Folder   27
Lot 55, undated
Drawer   11
Folder   28
Lot 56, 1953 or 1955
Drawer   11
Folder   29
Lot 59, 1953 or 1955
Drawer   11
Folder   30
Lot 61, 1953 or 1955
Drawer   11
Folder   31
Lot 62, 1953 or 1955
Drawer   11
Folder   32
Lot 63, 1953 or 1955
Drawer   11
Folder   33
Lot 65, undated
Manitowoc
Drawer   13
Folder   34
Schmidtman, Emil, not built, 1954
Menomonee Falls
Drawer   6
Folder   18
Helbert, Clifford, built, 1955
Note: In Fussville neighborhood.
Drawer   8
Folder   82
Pruess, Carl, “Sunshaft,” built, 1956
Roll   5
Watson, John, “Hill Haven,” built, 1997
Mequon
Drawer   7
Folder   51
Canright, Wayne, built, 1957
Drawer   11
Folder   38
Coleman, John B., “River House,” 1951
Drawer   13
Folder   39
Remick, Frederick, 1951
Milwaukee
Drawer   7
Folder   42
Vetter, Edward, duplex, built, 1956
Drawer   11
Folder   43
Wawrzynowski/Kilmurry, Irene, built, 1949
Drawer   11
Folder   45
Wolfe, Adam, 1951
Mount Pleasant
Drawer   7
Folder   60
Erskine, John E., “Hillside Home,” built, 1955
New Berlin
Drawer   11
Folder   40
Franz, Richard and Mrs., built, 1954
Oconomowoc
Drawer   7
Folder   48
Schirmer, Stanley and Harriet, “Spindrift,” built, 1957
Pewaukee
Drawer   11
Folder   49
Graper, Fred, built, 1953-1954
Plymouth
Drawer   7
Folder   50
Enheper, Mark, addition to “Landfall,” 1996
Drawer   12
Folder   85
Steffan, Dr. and Mrs., “Landfall,” Mullet River, built, 1958
Racine
Drawer   10
Folder   52
Aldrich, David, “Windwood,” built, 1955
Roll   6A-B
Ballew family home, “Hawks Eye,” built, 2000
Drawer   11
Folder   55
Beebe, Ray, “Cliffside,” 1952
Drawer   7
Folder   57
Christensen, Richard, built, 1952
Drawer   11
Folder   58
Dockery, J.N., Dr., built, 1953
Drawer   7
Folder   59
Erickson, Robert, built, 1956
Drawer   8
Folder   61
Erskine, John, kitchen plan, Old Davidson Road, 1952
Drawer   10
Folder   110
Erskine, Malcolm, “Crossbow I” and “II”
Drawer   8
Folder   62
Fazen, Louis Jr., Dr., 1953
Drawer   6
Folder   1
Goodman, Robert, built, 1949-1950
Drawer   7
Folder   63
Goulais, built and demolished, 1949
Drawer   7
Folder   64
Graf, A.E., “Lake Lodge,” additions, built, undated
Drawer   8
Folder   65
Harrass, Vernon H., built, 1951
Drawer   8
Folder   66
Johns, Robert, “Spindrift,” / “Sailfish,” built, 1952-1955
Roll   7
Johns, Robert, “Spindrift” / “Sailfish” (continued)
Drawer   9
Folder   67
Kahn, Ludwig, built, 1956
Drawer   9
Folder   68
McDonald, John Randal, built, 1949
McDonald, John Randal, 1960
Drawer   8
Folder   69
Mason, Harold, “Lakelodge,” built, 1958
Drawer   8
Folder   79
Miller, Wallace Charles, “River Run”
Drawer   9
Folder   72
Murray, James and Barbara, addition to Goodman house
Roll   8
Northbay, undated
Drawer   8
Folder   73
Peterson, Elmer, built, 1950-1951
Drawer   8
Folder   74
Postorino, Dr. and Jean, built, 1951
Drawer   8
Folder   75
Quadracci remodeling, 1954
Drawer   8
Folder   77
Silver, Robert, built, 1949
Drawer   9
Folder   78
Van Sickle, Lewis, built, 1950
River Hills
Drawer   9
Folder   80
Heckman, Lewayne, addition to Kalupy, 1992
Drawer   8
Folder   94
Kalupy, Anthony A., built, 1953-1954
Drawer   10
Folder   41
Leroy, Lloyd, built, 1954
Drawer   7
Folder   44
Wegner, Norman, “Hillrun,” built, 1953
Sturgeon Bay
Drawer   13
Folder   167
Stearns, Richard, not built, 1959
Sturtevant
Drawer   7
Folder   81
Creuziger, C. Ellwood, built, demolished, 1953
Wauwatosa
Drawer   8
Folder   71
Miller, Gerald, “Sunslope,” built, extant, 1953
Waukesha
Roll   9
Fauber-Lanke, John and Luann, built, extant, undated
Drawer   8
Folder   70
Melster, John, “Hillsun,” built, 1954
Drawer   8
Folder   83
Schnoebelen, John E., 1953
Wausau
Drawer   9
Folder   84
Rosemurgy, Stuart, “Moonmist,” undated
Windpoint (Racine)
Drawer   7
Folder   56
Birkholz, Arthur, “Ridgerunner,” built, extant, 1952
Roll   10-11
Mitchell-Kosterman, “Kazesake,” undated
Roll   12
Mitchell-Kosterman, additions, 2001
California
Rancho Mirage
Drawer   14
Folder   184
Penrith, John and Geraldine, “Thunderbird,” built, 1961
Illinois
Barrington
Drawer   8
Folder   90
Borah, Al, 1957
Des Plains
Drawer   8
Folder   91
MacAndrews, 1956
Evanston
Drawer   8
Folder   76
Sauer, Paul W., “Deeprun,” 1952
Highland Park
Drawer   8
Folder   93
Buellesbach, R.J., built, destroyed by fire, 1953-1954
Drawer   8
Folder   96
Cawley, William, 1953
Hinsdale
Drawer   8
Folder   97
Wright, Joseph T., 1956
Lake Forest
Drawer   8
Folder   98
Walker, Robert and Jane, built, 1956
Niles
Drawer   12
Folder   112
Filko, Vladamir, “Ledgestone,” built, 1961
Drawer   13
Folder   161
Householder, Warren, Dr., built, 1961
Drawer   9
Folder   99
Phillips, Dr. and Randi, “Sun Swirl,” 1960
Drawer   8
Folder   100
Murphy, Charles, 1958
River Forest
Drawer   11
Folder   101
Hansen, Fred and Lula, 1953
Rockford
Drawer   11
Folder   102
Sjostrom, Eugene, built, 1955
Indiana
Fort Wayne
Drawer   9
Folder   113
Federspiel, Fred, family, built, 1955
Warsaw
Drawer   13
Folder   114
Levin, Howard, “Aqua Sphere,”1961
Drawer   11
Folder   171
Light, 1962
Iowa
Dubuque
Drawer   9
Folder   103
Hughes, H.L., “Riverhome,” built, 1958
Kansas
Wichita
Drawer   12
Folder   117
Taylor, W.W., 1956
Louisiana
Opelousas
Drawer   11
Folder   104
Schwartzenberg
Michigan
Kalamazoo
Drawer   11
Folder   105
Orwin, Walter, 1957
Grand Rapids
Drawer   14
Folder   181
Guerin, 1958
New York
Chestnut Hills
Drawer   14
Folder   183
Lepkanich, 1989
Grandview
Drawer   13
Folder   160
Masini, Al, 1962
New Jersey
Princeton
Drawer   13
Folder   163
Krosnick, Arthur, “Melody Woods II,” 1979
New Mexico
Las Campanas
Drawer   13
Folder   162
Krosnick, Arthur, not built, 1999
Ohio
Salem (and Phoenix, Arizona)
Drawer   12
Folder   172
Sartick, Paul, Dr., not built, 1960
Pennsylvania
Bucks County
Drawer   9
Folder   107
Krosnick, Arthur, “Melody Woods I,” and addition, built, 1956
Rhode Island
Block Island
Drawer   12
Folder   170
Lois Ares, 1986
Utah
Provo
Drawer   11
Folder   108
Joseph Hafen, 1957
United States Virgin Islands
Saint Croix
Drawer   9
Folder   109
Bertram, Joseph, “Seahome - Judith's Fancy”
Roll   13
Goelet
Unknown locations
Drawer   15
Folder   189
New Homes Guide #1809
Drawer   8
Folder   182
New Homes Guide #1826
Roll   14
New Homes Guide #1826 (continued)
Drawer   8
Folder   179
New Homes Guide #1904
Drawer   15
Folder   187
New Homes Guide #1914
Drawer   12
Folder   169
New Homes Guide #1945
Drawer   15
Folder   188
New Homes Guide #2009
Drawer   14
Folder   175
New Homes Guide #2057
Drawer   15
Folder   185
New Homes Guide #2107
Drawer   15
Folder   186
New Homes Guide #2221
Drawer   14
Folder   174
New Homes Guide #2258
Drawer   12
Folder   123
Otte
Drawer   12
Folder   111
Pastor Bachmann, 1955
Roll   15
Shooting Star
Drawer   10
Folder   125
Small (New) Homes Guide #1632
Roll   16
Swan's Song
Drawer   12
Folder   127
Two-bedroom expandable house
Drawer   12
Folder   128
Two-bedroom expandable residence, 1951
Dorms/Fraternities/Rentals
Wisconsin
Ashland
Drawer   12
Folder   131
Northland College Dorm
Madison
Drawer   12
Folder   130
Sigma Chi Fraternity House
Racine (Caledonia)
Drawer   12
Folder   129
Cliffside Country Colony
California
Santa Monica
Drawer   9
Folder   87
Pacific Ocean Palisades apartments, 1962
Nonresidential
Wisconsin
Cudahy
Drawer   12
Folder   119
Clinic, 1953
Drawer   12
Folder   168
Packard professional building, 1962
Kenosha
Drawer   10
Folder   132
Saint Therese Parish, 1961
Drawer   10
Folder   133
Convent, undated
Drawer   10
Folder   134
School, 1958
Milwaukee
Drawer   13
Folder   159
Schlitz Audubon Center, undated
Racine
Drawer   12
Folder   36
J.H. Haumersen Office, undated
Drawer   10
Folder   136
Lakeside Malleable Cast Company, undated
Drawer   12
Folder   137
Racine Hydraulics and Machinery Company, 1953
Drawer   12
Folder   138
Racine Tool and Machinery Company, 1951
Drawer   12
Folder   135
Summer Lodge for YWCA, 1962
Pewaukee
Roll   17-19
Saint Peter and Paul's Church and School, not built, undated
West Allis
Drawer   14
Folder   177
Watson Medical Building, undated
Wind Point
Drawer   12
Folder   10
Beach Community House, undated
Connecticut
New Haven
Roll   20
First Building Design by John Randal McDonald, 1949
Illinois
Chicago
Drawer   14
Folder   178
Phillips Hospital and Research Tower, 1960
Drawer   8
Folder   180
Ralph Lauren, undated
Wilmette
Drawer   12
Folder   143
Walther Motors addition, 1957
Ohio
Columbus
Drawer   14
Folder   176
Marble Cliffs, undated
United States Virgin Islands
Saint Croix
Drawer   10
Folder   144
Aquaries, studio for J.R. McDonald, undated
Drawer   10
Folder   145
Hotel on the Cay, 1987
Unknown locations
Drawer   12
Folder   146
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1952
Drawer   12
Folder   54
Petersen Carpet Shop sign, 1954
Drawer   10
Folder   148
Trellis Coryell Landscape Gardeners, undated
Other projects
Drawer   14
Folder   139
Unidentified projects, undated
Drawer   12
Folder   141
McDonald lecture poster, undated
Yale University coursework
Box   3
Office of Labor, 1947
Box   3
Professional Equipment Company, 1947
Box   3
Factory, 1948
Box   3
Philadelphia Residence, 1948
Box   4
Residential Study, 1949
Box   3
Unknown Project
Series: Photographic Materials
Drawer   15
Folder   157B
“Earth, Sky, and Water,” 1978-1979 exhibit panels
Drawer   15
Erskine, Mason, and Schirmer houses: mounted photographs
Roll   21
Publicity poster: photostat
Prints
Residential
Wisconsin
Bayside
Box   1
Folder   33-36
Resnick, Marvin, 1955
Box   1
Folder   45-47
Wallace, Jerome, 1954
Box   1
Folder   52
Wolfe, Adam, 1953
Brookfield
Box   1
Folder   11
Ferguson-Mathews, 1997
Box   1
Folder   12
Fratt, Carter, “Helio,” 1956
Box   1
Folder   13
Gjenvick, Ben, 1954
Box   1
Folder   40
Susnar, Mero, 1957
Cudahy
Box   1
Folder   41
Vanderbeke, George, Dr., 1953
Elm Grove
Box   1
Folder   43
Vetter, Fred, “Sunspread,” 1952
Fox Point
Box   1
Folder   7
Dolnick Seymour, “Woodwind,” 1956
Box   1
Folder   26
O'Connor, Martin J., 1957
Menomonee Falls
Box   1
Folder   29-32
Pruess, Carl, “Sunshaft,” 1956
Box   1
Folder   48
Watson, John, “Hill Haven,” 1997
Mequon
Box   1
Folder   2
Canright, Wayne, 1957
Milwaukee
Box   1
Folder   44
Vetter, Edward, duplex, 1956
Mount Pleasant
Box   1
Folder   8
Erskine, John E., “Hillside Home,” 1955
Oconomowoc
Box   1
Folder   37
Schirmer, Stanley and Harriet, “Spindrift,” 1957
Pewaukee
Box   1
Folder   15
Graper, Fred, 1953-1954
Plymouth
Box   1
Folder   39
Steffan, Dr. and Mrs., “Landfall,” Mullet River, 1958
Racine
Box   1
Folder   1
Aldrich, David, “Windwood,” 1955
Box   1
Folder   3
Christensen, Richard, 1952
Box   1
Folder   6
Dockery, J.N., Dr., 1953
Box   1
Folder   14
Goodman, Robert, 1949-1950
Box   1
Folder   16
Harrass, Vernon H., 1951
Box   1
Folder   18
Johns, Robert, “Spindrift” / “Sailfish,” 1952-1955
Box   1
Folder   19
Kahn, Ludwig, 1956
Box   1
Folder   54
McDonald, John Randal, 1949
Box   1
Folder   55
McDonald, John Randal, 1960
Box   1
Folder   24
Mason, Harold, “Lakelodge,” 1958
Box   1
Folder   27
Peterson, Elmer, 1950-1951
Box   1
Folder   28
Postorino, Dr. and Jean, 1951
Box   1
Folder   38
Silver, Robert, 1949
Box   1
Folder   42
Van Sickle, Lewis, 1950
River Hills
Box   1
Folder   20
Kalupy, Anthony A., 1953-1954
Folder   23
Leroy, Lloyd, 1954
Folder   49-51
Wegner, Norman, “Hillrun,” 1953
Sturtevant
Box   4
Creuziger, C. Ellwood, 1953
Wauwatosa
Box   1
Folder   5
Diehl residence
Note: No drawings.
Illinois
Niles
Box   1
Folder   17
Householder, Dr. Warren, 1961
Indiana
Fort Wayne
Box   1
Folder   10
Federspiel, Fred, family, 1955
New Jersey
Princeton
Box   1
Folder   22
Krosnick, Arthur, “Melody Woods II,” 1979
Pennsylvania
Bucks County
Box   1
Folder   21
Krosnick, Arthur, “Melody Woods I,” 1956
Nonresidential
Connecticut
New Haven
Box   1
Folder   25
New Haven Lincoln Mercury
Other projects
Box   1
Folder   53
Unidentified projects
Box   1
Folder   56
McDonald artwork
Box   1
Folder   57
McDonald furniture
Box   1
Folder   58
McDonald miscellaneous pictures of people
Box   1
Folder   59
McDonald, John Randal, portrait
Box   1
Folder   60
McDonald Studio, pictures with clients
Transparencies
Box   2
Folder   8
Notes, 1950-1958
Residential
Wisconsin
Bayside
Box   2
Folder   6
Resnick, Marvin, 1955
Box   2
Folder   7
Wallace, Jerome, 1954
Box   2
Folder   7
Wolfe, Adam, 1953
Brookfield
Box   2
Folder   2
Fratt, Carter, “Helio,” 1956
Box   2
Folder   3
Gallagher, Dr. and Mrs. Donald, 1955
Box   2
Folder   3
Gjenvick, Ben, 1954
Box   2
Folder   6
Susnar, Mero, 1957
Caledonia
Box   2
Folder   1
Auler, Raymond, “Sunslope,” 1953-1954
Cudahy
Box   2
Folder   7
Vanderbeke, Dr. George, 1949
Note: Drawings in Robert C. Albert Collection (PH 6906)
Box   2
Folder   7
Vanderbeke, Dr. George, 1953
Elm Grove
Box   2
Folder   7
Vetter, Fred, “Sunspread,” 1952
Grafton
Box   2
Folder   4
Jungers, Sylvester, undated
Lake
Box   2
Folder   2
Fessler, Joseph, 1950
Menomonee Falls
Box   2
Folder   3
Helbert, Clifford, 1955
Box   2
Folder   5
Pruess, Carl, “Sunshaft,” 1956
Box   2
Folder   7
Watson, John, “Hill Haven,” 1997
Mequon
Box   2
Folder   1
Canright, Wayne, 1957
Milwaukee
Box   2
Folder   4
Wawrzynowski/Kilmurry, Irene, 1949
Mount Pleasant
Box   2
Folder   2
Erskine, John E., “Hillside Home,” 1955
Oconomowoc
Box   2
Folder   6
Schirmer, Stanley and Harriet, “Spindrift,” 1957
Pewaukee
Box   2
Folder   3
Graper, Fred, 1953-1954
Plymouth
Box   2
Folder   6
Steffan, Dr. and Mrs., “Landfall,” Mullet River, 1958
Racine
Box   2
Folder   1
Aldrich, David, “Windwood,” 1955
Box   2
Folder   1
Christensen, Richard, 1952
Box   2
Folder   2
Erickson, Robert, 1956
Box   2
Folder   3
Goodman, Robert, 1949-1950
Box   2
Folder   3
Goulais, 1949
Box   2
Folder   3
Harrass, Vernon H., 1951
Box   2
Folder   4
Johns, Robert, “Spindrift” / “Sailfish,” 1952-1955
Box   2
Folder   4
Kahn, Ludwig, 1956
Box   2
Folder   5
McDonald, John Randal, 1949
Box   2
Folder   5
McDonald, John Randal, 1960
Box   2
Folder   5
Mason, Harold, “Lakelodge,” 1958
Box   2
Folder   5
Peterson, Elmer, 1950-1951
Box   2
Folder   5
Postorino, Dr. and Jean, 1951
Box   2
Folder   6
Silver, Robert, 1949
Box   2
Folder   7
Van Sickle, Lewis, 1950
River Hills
Box   2
Folder   4
Kalupy, Anthony A., 1953-1954
Box   2
Folder   4
Leroy, Lloyd, 1954
Box   2
Folder   7
Wegner, Norman, “Hillrun,” 1953
Sturtevant
Box   2
Folder   1
Creuziger, C. Ellwood, 1953
Waukesha
Box   2
Folder   5
Melster, John, “Hillsun,” 1954
Wauwatosa
Box   2
Folder   1
Casper residence
Note: No drawings.
Box   2
Folder   1
Diehl residence
Note: No drawings.
Illinois
Highland Park
Box   2
Folder   1
Buellesbach, R. J., 1953-1954
Niles
Box   2
Folder   2
Filko, Vladamir, “Ledgestone,” 1961
Box   2
Folder   3
Householder, Dr. Warren, 1961
Indiana
Fort Wayne
Box   2
Folder   2
Federspiel, Fred, family, 1955
New York
Grandview
Box   2
Folder   5
Masini, Al, 1962
New Jersey
Princeton
Box   2
Folder   4
Krosnick, Arthur, “Melody Woods II,” 1979
Nonresidential
Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Box   2
Folder   6
San Damiano Studios
Note: No drawings.
Oconomowoc
Box   2
Folder   1
Cistercian Monastery
Note: No drawings.
Pewaukee
Box   2
Folder   6
St. Peter and Paul's Church and School
Racine
Box   2
Folder   6
Tri-Store Dairy
Note: No drawings.
Other projects
Box   2
Folder   5
McDonald furniture
Box   2
Folder   5
McDonald Studio, pictures with clients
Box   2
Folder   5
McDonald logo and clients (various)
Box   2
Folder   6
Saudi Arabia: Prince Kahlid, exhibit mockup?
Mss 1076
Series: Manuscripts
Box   1
Folder   1
“My First Best Building” / by John Randal McDonald
Box   1
Folder   2
Client/Project lists
Box   1
Folder   3
Big Boulder Lodge letter, 1935
Box   1
Folder   4
Schlitz Audubon Center proposal
Box   1
Folder   5
Building tours/events
Box   1
Folder   6
Publicity
Box   1
Folder   7
John Randal McDonald obituaries
Box   1
Folder   8
“Earth, Sky, Water,” 1978-1979
Box   1
Folder   9
John Randal McDonald – Architect, 1998 edition
Box   1
Folder   10
John Randal McDonald business card