Richard Josef Neutra (1892-1970) was born in Vienna. He was the city architect for Luckenwalde, then worked as a draftsman-collaborator with Erich Mendelsohn in Berlin before immigrating to the United States in 1923. He worked with Frank Lloyd Wright (1924) before settling in Los Angeles. His most productive years were during 1930s and 1940s. In the 1960s, Richard J Neutra worked in partnership with his son Dion. The collection consists of correspondence both personal and professional belonging to Richard J Neutra as well as his wife Dione Neutra, travel records and sketches, publications, drawings, blueprints, oversized rolled plans, audio recordings, and photographs.
The Caro Minasian collection was acquired by the UCLA Charles E. Young University Research Library in 1968 from Isfahan born physician and collector, Dr. Caro Owen Minasian. The Collection consists of: Armenian manuscripts, among which is the noteworthy Armenian Gospel of Gladzor; Early Armenian printed books; Persian, Arabic, Ottoman Turkish and Urdu manuscripts which relate to Persian and Arabic lexicography, Persian literature and history, Shi'ite theology and jurisprudence, practical arts, philosophy, and logic; Persian calligraphy; artifacts and objects; and this collection which includes material relating to the Armenian community of Isfahan, Iran in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
This collection consists of original artwork, printing blocks, photographs and other visual material produced by or related to artist and designer Eric Gill. Items include prints, printing blocks, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, architectural plans, ephemera, and artists' proofs, as well as broadsides, posters and printed reproductions.
A collection of declassified satellite images of major cultural regions in China. These images are from the United States Corona Satellite program, which was a reconnaissance imaging program that focused on photographing the Soviet Union and China Flight missions span from the early 1960s to the middle 1970s. These images were obtained from USGS by Dr. Li Min with the support of a UCLA Office of Instructional Development teaching enhancement grant for designing and teaching the class "Archaeological Landscapes of China" in Anthropology and Asian Languages and Cultures.
The Los Angeles Latino Families Photo Project was launched at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) spring 2012. It is an extension of an earlier initiative launched in 2007 to combat the invisibility of the Mexican American contribution to Los Angeles and California history predating the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s within textbooks, trade, and academic books and articles. With the generous support of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, the CSRC was able to digitize close to 3,000 images from the Edward R. Roybal Papers and the Yolanda Retter Vargas Collection of Orphan Photographs. The first collection documents Edward Roybal’s public service career from the 1940s to the 1990s as a Los Angeles city councilman and a U.S. congressman. The second was collected by the previous librarian, Yolanda Retter-Vargas, who found the photographs at various flea markets. This collection consists of “orphan” photographs—images with no provenance information. They appear to belong to six families. Both collections have been completed and are available on the UCLA Digital Library. <br><br>After completing this project we quickly realized that Los Angeles Latino history is incomplete without the stories of its citizens. The Los Angeles Latino Families Photo Project was developed as a way to fully capture the complexity of this city’s history as well as address the issue of preservation through the digitization of vulnerable image-based collections. The photographs found in this particular collection were digitized and preserved during a Friends of the Library workshop held at the Chicano Studies Research Center spring 2012. They highlight the day-to-day lives of Latinos and Latinas living in Los Angeles over time. They document their families' histories and cultures capturing their movements between the United States and Latin America. One of the project’s goals is to provide the opportunity for community members to contribute additional photographs and information for the archival record. <br><br>For more information regarding this project or these photographs contact the CSRC Archivist & Librarian at email@example.com
Yu-shan Han (1899-1983) taught at the History Department, UCLA (1941 to 1966). The collection consists of 24 histories of academies in China published between 1684-1910, a printed text of the Diamond Sutra (1798), a set of original woodblocks for the Diamond Sutra, imperial examination papers (1646-1904), imperial edicts, and manuscript scrolls.
Nancy Van Lauderback Tovar grew up in Chino, CA where she attended local schools for her formative studies, eventually graduating from UCLA. Following graduation, she joined the staff of the Los Angeles graphics powerhouse: Saul Bass Associates, later named Bass/Yaeger. This agency was internationally known for creating iconic logos and packaging for Hollywood's major motion pictures, airlines, telephone, and food industries. After an illustrious 40-year career she retired as Vice President and Director of Production. Ms. Tovar was an active member of the Vestry for the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights. She was a creative force organizing classes that produced artistic banners, streamers, posters, and urban photography that reflected the Mexican heritage of the community. As an activist, Ms. Tovar was also a participant and supporter of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium. She wrote several books including: Diary of a Ruko (her husband's journey as a civil rights activist and WWII Veteran), The Parks Family Home in Chino, Tales from the Tovar Garden, as well as journals of her life in the barrio and her personal battle with cancer. Ms. Tovar lost this battle and passed away on March 13, 2010. The photographs in this collection represent her passion for documenting art and life in Los Angeles, and her commitment to the struggle of la Raza.
Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) was a modern dance pioneer influenced by Walt Whitman, Emerson and American Transcendentalism. She first gained recognition and support for her work after moving to London (1899). In 1904, she met Edward Gordon Craig, and they worked and toured together for three years. Later, she opened a school of dance for children in Bellevue near Paris (1914), and another in Moscow (1921). She continued to dance until her accidental death in 1927. Howard M. Holtzman (1921-1990) was a poet, lawyer and collector. His interest in Isadora Duncan began when he read her memoirs and sought to explore and document the influence of her artistic expression on the history of art. Recognizing the role that certain relationships, both personal and artistic, came to play in shaping her artistic development, Holtzman collected materials that reflect others' influences on Isadora, documented the impressions of many people who had seen her perform, and acquired the Edward Gordon Craig material in this collection. The collection consists of Isadora Duncan's business and personal papers, primary writings, and material about her. There are also materials by and about Edward Gordon Craig, Raymond Duncan, and Ellen Terry. Materials include dance programs, business correspondence, writings by Isadora Duncan, photographs, objets d'art created by her brother Raymond, research materials compiled by her biographer, Allan Ross Macdougall and collector Howard Holtzman, correspondence between Howard Holtzman and Irma Duncan, and programs and photographs of other dancers who influenced or were influenced by Isadora Duncan.
SOUL Publications was established in 1966 in Los Angeles by Regina and Ken Jones. The impetus for SOUL was the Watts Riots, which inspired local newsman Ken Jones to develop a vehicle for documenting and expressing the African American perspective in a self-representative way. Equipped with his vision and the industrious drive of his wife, Regina Jones, the company initially focused on providing promotion and recognition for Black musicians, who received scant publicity at that time. Its publications grew to include other aspects of Black cultural production, including film, television, literature, and the visual arts.
The collection consists of manuscript scores (holographs or copies) and open reel tapes of music composed by Herschel Gilbert for television series and motion pictures, and includes some related materials such as parts, cues, lyrics sheets, and sketches.
The East Asian Maps Collection consists of 1079 maps of China, Japan, Korea, Manchuria, and other areas in East Asia. The maps were produced between 1800 and 1960s. A majority of them produced by the Office of Strategic Service, the American Map Society, the National Geographic Magazine, and government agents or commercial publishers in China, Great Britain, and Japan. Some of the maps were once highly classified and produced in limited quantities.
Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894-1963) was a prolific writer of novels, essays, poetry, criticism, and screenplays. The Aldous Huxley Papers portion of the collection consists correspondence between Aldous Huxley and publishers Harper & Row, personal correspondence, holographic notes, literary manuscripts and personal effects. Laura Archera Huxley (1911-2007) was a musician, author, psychological counselor and lecturer. The materials in the collection that comprise the personal papers of Laura Archer Huxley include personal correspondence, holographic and typewritten notes, manuscripts, collected articles and clippings and interviews. As well, there are photographs and audiovisual recordings of both Aldous Huxley and Laura Archera Huxley.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was an American writer, director, and political activist. She authored numerous essays, short stories, novels, and non-fiction books, as well as films and plays that she also directed in the United States and abroad. The recipient of many honors and awards throughout her life, Sontag's works have been translated into over thirty languages. The contents of the Susan Sontag Papers reflect her intelligence, energy, and the seamless integration of her wide-ranging interests in her work and life. In addition to notes, research, and manuscript material related to her writing, theatre, and film projects, the collection includes the following: personal and professional correspondence; journals; schoolwork; teaching material; ephemera and correspondence related to her public appearances, institutional involvement, and political activism; publicity and press; highlights from her library; personal and professional photographs; personal materials including calendars and notes; along with digital materials. The digital materials include drafts for published and unpublished works, contact lists, lists of her favorite words, books, restaurants and more, and email correspondence regarding travel plans and world events.
William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898) commanded the Army of the Cumberland during the Tullahoma campaign and at the battles of Stone's river and Chickamauga during the U.S. Civil War. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles, California and became an advocate for railroad building and Mexican trade in the West before being appointed as the U.S. Minister to Mexico (1868). He later served in the U.S. Congress (1881-85), and as the Register of the U.S. Treasury (1885-93). The collection consists of correspondence, papers, diaries, accounts, photographs, maps, realia, and related printed material of Major General William S. Rosecrans and his family. The papers cover nearly a century of American history and are comprised of materials from three generations of the Rosecrans family.
Hugo Ballin (1879-1956) was born in New York City. He began his Hollywood career creating motion picture sets for Samuel Goldwyn and later worked as a director and producer. He ultimately gave up his film career to focus on art and writing. The collection consists of original paintings and drawings by Ballin, correspondence, literary manuscripts, books, clippings, and photographs.
Roy Newquist (b.1925) was a copy supervisor for various advertising agencies in Minneapolis and Chicago (1951-63), a literary editor for Chicago's American and a critic for the New York Post (1963). He also hosted a radio program called Counterpoint, WQXR, New York. His published books include Counterpoint (1964) and Conversations (1967). The collection consists of audiotape recorded interviews and documentation related to interviews of various authors and entertainers conducted by Newquist.
Interviews of prominent figures in the arts conducted by Martin Perlich. Interviewees include writers, directors, choreographers, and musical figures from Jazz, World music, and classical music, including contemporary composers. His interviews and other programming were broadcast during Cleveland Orchestra intermissions, and on WMMS radio in Cleveland, KMET and KCSN radio in Los Angeles, NBC television, and Public Television outlets in Los Angeles and New York.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Dept. of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
On Wednesday, October 30, 1895, Armenians were massacred in Erzurum and the surrounding Armenian villages. American journalist William Sachtleben happened to be in Erzurum at that time, investigating the disappearance of American cyclist Frank Lenz. During the massacre Sachtleben was in the American mission building, where over 200 Armenians fled for protection. Sachtleben witnessed the aftermath of the massacre; he took photographs of the victims in the Armenian Cemetery and wrote three lengthy and detailed letters about the massacre that were published, unsigned and attributed to an Occasional Correspondent, in the London Times on November 16, 27 and December 9. In the Nov. 16 letter he wrote: "Saturday, Nov. 2...I went with one of the cavasses of the English Legation, a soldier, my interpreter, and a photographer (Armenian) to the Armenian Gregorian Cemetery. The municipality had sent down a number of bodies, friends had brought more, and a horrible sight met my eyes. Along the wall on the north in a row 20ft. wide and 150ft. long, lay 321 dead bodies of the massacred Armenians..." In the Times Nov. 27 letter, Sachtleben wrote: "The number of houses of Armenians in Erzerum is about 2,000...Of these 2,000 houses, about 1,500 to 1,800 are completely emptied of their contents. Many families, formerly well-to-do, are now completely in poverty, having lost all their goods in the shops and all their household articles as well..."
Recommend for future cataloging/collection management system. If going to scan large number of postcards recommend developing metadata schema that follows University of Delaware model http://fletcher.lib.udel.edu/collections/dpc/index.htm.Specific fields to create: sender's message, addressee, post mark, etc.
The Los Angeles branch of the National Urban League stems from a 1921 organization founded by Katherine Barr and others who attended Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The league gathered information about racial discrimination against African Americans and other minorities in jobs, health services, and housing; helped develop fair employment programs during World War II, and was active in the formation of the City Human Relations Commission.
S. Charles Lee was born in Chicago on September 5, 1899; graduated, Technical College, Chicago, 1918; senior architect, South Park Board, City of Chicago, 1918; U.S. Navy, 1918-20; graduated, Armour Institute of Technology, Art Institute of Chicago, 1921; moved to Los Angeles, 1921; opened architectural office, Los Angeles, 1922; designed and built Tower Theatre (1927), Fox Wilshire Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre (1929), Max Factor buildings, Hollywood (1931-35), Fox Florence Theatre (1931), Municipal Light, Water and Power Buildings, Los Angeles (1934-35), Bruin Theatre (1937), Tower Bowl, San Diego (1940), and built several theaters in Mexico City (1942); honored by Royal Institute of British Architects at International Exhibit of Contemporary Architects, London, 1934; began partnership with Sam Hayden, 1948; began development of Los Angeles International Airport Industrial District, 1948; established S. Charles Lee Foundation, 1962; named Vice Consul to Beverly Hills! by President of Panama, 1963; established S. Charles Lee Chair, UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1986; died in 1990.