Edward Bright Hussey (1897-1976)
Edward Bright Hussey graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in architecture in 1923. He worked during the summers for Julia Morgan and spent the summer of 1921 in San Simeon working on the Hearst Castle. Hussey was the on-site architect for a number of Morgan projects including the Honolulu and Tokyo YWCAs. He also worked on projects by Morgan and Bernard Maybeck such as Wyntoon and Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.
The Edward Bright Hussey collection consists of correspondence, notes, reports, clippings, photographs, and drawings spanning the years 1915-1975. These records primarily relate to Hussey’s architectural career and include projects completed under the direction of Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck. The bulk of the collection relates to Principia College, with drawings forming the largest part of the series along with correspondence, reports, photographs, and publications. The collection also includes Hussey’s field reports from William Randolph Hearst’s Wyntoon, photographs of Principia College, and construction photographs of the YWCA Honolulu.