James P. Warfield Papers, 1936-2018 | University of Illinois Archives
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James ("Jim") Perry Warfield (1942-2019), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Distinguished Professor, held positions as lecturer (1972-73), assistant professor (1973-76), associate professor (1976-86), professor (1986-2003), and professor emeritus (2003-19) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) School of Architecture. Professor Warfield was a specialist in vernacular architecture and studied sites around the world, including Yangtze River water towns in China, Mediterranean villages in Europe, round barns in the American Midwest, and Zinacantan dwellings in Mexico.
The James P. Warfield Papers contain drawings by Warfield; awards and honors; publications; professional and sabbatical research (e.g. local surveys of Chinese water towns in Chinese); grants and fellowships; materials relating to his exhibitions; conference papers; correspondence; committee work; architecture project folders and plans; and travel and study abroad materials, including the Tongji University and UIUC Summer Program, established and coordinated by Professor Warfield (1988, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012). Also included is his collection of UIUC Architecture Department publications Ricker Reader (1973 and 1976-81) and Ricker Notes (1982-87). In addition, the collection contains Professor Warfield's research notes and final report from his field study of Zincantan vernacular architecture (1963), which was undertaken under the auspices of American cultural anthropologist Professor Evon Z. Vogt (1918-2004) and included in Vogt's publication Zinacantan: A Maya Community in the Highlands of Chiapas (1969).
As of March 2021, photographs and original born-digital files relating to Professor Warfield's scholarship, travels, teaching, and architectural practice can be accessed online through a website maintained by his family: https://www.jameswarfield.us/.
Series Arrangement: Series 1, Personal Files (1936-2012), Series 2, Publications (1966-2005), and Series 3, Subject Files (1962-2018), are arranged chronologically. Series 4, Teaching Materials (1972-2012), is arranged by course number. Series 5, Architecture Projects (1966-2006), is arranged alphabetically by project name, followed by project-related subject files in chronological order.