Philip Trammell Shutze papers
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Philip Trammell Shutze papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Shutze, , Philip Trammell
Title: Philip Trammell Shutze papers
Dates: 1880-1982
Quantity: 26.61 linear ft. (forty-eight document cases, six half document cases, and five oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS498

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip Trammell Shutze (1890-1982) was the son of Philip Trammell Shutze and Sarah Lee Erwin. Soon after Shutze turned nine, his father died and his mother with three young children moved from Columbus, Georgia to Atlanta, Georgia and then to West Point, Georgia. In 1912, Shutze received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. He continued his education at Columbia University in New York and received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree in 1913. Shutze won one of four prizes awarded by the American Academy in Rome, Italy in 1915 and received his diploma in 1920. His studies at the Academy were interrupted by World War I in 1918 and the death of his mother in 1919.

After received his diploma from the Academy, Shutze began working for a New York architectural firm, F. Burrall Hoffman, Jr. and Mott Schmidt. In 1923, he returned to Atlanta and began work with the firm Hentz, Reid, and Adler. Shutze became a full partner in 1962 upon the death of Neel Reid. Shutze remained with the firm until his retirement in 1960 although he held a valid architectural license until 1980.

Shutze also was devoted to the cultivation and showing of the Camellia Japonica and a decorative arts collector. His collection of decorative arts included furniture, porcelains, silver, paintings, and books.

Scope and Content Note

The Philip Trammell Shutze collection is arranged in three series:

Series I. The personal papers of Philip T. Shutze - contains topical subject files; correspondence; antiques correspondence and bills of sale; personal financial data; and certificates and diplomas.

Series II. Design sources - includes architectural periodicals, color samples, architectural fixtures catalogs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and photomechanical images.

Series III. Job files and data - includes job files from the architectural office, office indices and lists, articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and brochures.

Index Terms

Adler, Rudolph Satorius
Architecture, Domestic--Georgia
Associations, institutions, etc.--United States
Atlanta (Ga.)
Columbus (Ga.)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hentz, Hal, 1883-1972
Interior architecture
Reid, J. Neel (Joseph Neel), 1885-1926
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Philip Trammell Shutze papers, MSS 498, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1982 with subsequent additions.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



1Collection inventory, 1880-1982 View online.