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Rock and Galloway Office Records

Identifier: SEAA-168

Scope and Contents

This collection of records from New Orleans architects Rock and Galloway (John Walter Rock, 1923- 2009; William J. Galloway, Jr., 1927-1992)'s office includes project photographs, specifications, and correspondence regarding academic, business, religious, and residential buildings. Teaching records, publicity material, and project models of apartments, churches, and schools are also maintained.


  • 1950s-1992


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is the physical property of Tulane University Special Collections. Copyright belongs to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or owner’s heir for permission to publish where Tulane University Special Collections does not hold the copyright. For further information, please contact Research Services at

Biographical / Historical

John Walter Rock was a native of New Orleans who briefly attended Tulane University before completing his studies at the University of Illinois (B.Arch. 1950). While in Urbana, he was a draftsman for the Small Homes Council. An opportunity to teach at Tulane prompted his return to New Orleans in 1950, where he also had a private practice. William J. Galloway, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Galloway graduated from Tulane University (B.Arch. 1952), where John Rock was one of his instructors. They designed residences, churches, apartment buildings, and schools. The firm was established in 1956.


18.65 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

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This collection is arranged into four series: Series 1: Small Project Drawings, Photographs, and Specifications; Series 2: Publicity and John Rock Teaching Records; Series 3: Oversized Project Drawings and Photographs; Series 4: Project Models.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Models were given by John Rock to SEAA in 2003. Other records were promised by him in 2003 and later given by his widow, Lorraine Rock.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US