Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is a private, graduate-only institution
which offers small class sizes.
18 – Harper Hall (1932) 150 East Tenth Street
This imposing building was designed by Gordon Kaufman as the administrative headquarters and classroom building for Claremont Graduate University. It is named after Jacob Harper; advisor of Ellen Browning Scripps, who donated the money for this building and most of the money for the land which has allowed all the newer campuses to be built. Just south of this building is a fountain and pergola dedicated to James Blaisdell, founder of the Claremont Colleges plan. Each column of the pergola bears a quotation of Blaisdell’s illustrating his vision and world view. Its bubbling fountain and shady bench offer a nice spot to rest and relax.
19 – Honnold/Mudd Library (1952)
800 N. Dartmouth Avenue • 909-621-8150
This is the major facility shared by all the Claremont Colleges and the Graduate University. The original library building was designed by Gordon Kaufman who also designed Scripps College and Hoover Dam. The library was expanded and remodeled in the 1960s and 1980s. Named for the mining engineer and philanthropist, William Honnold, it now holds 1.8 million volumes and over 6,000 periodicals. If you walk by the east side of the building after dark, you can see seven floors of books through the large window. That area is often called the “great stack.”
20 – Garrison Theater (1963)
Tenth Street Opposite the Honnold Library
The distinctive mosaics on the facade of this 750-seat auditorium were created by Millard Sheets, art professor at Scripps and the Graduate University, who is best known for the tile mosaics he designed for the Home Federal Savings Banks. He designed this building with David Underwood. The facility is shared by all the colleges.