Finding Aid for the Mary McLaughlin Craig papers, 1921-1982, bulk circa 1924-1946 0000122

Finding aid prepared by Alexandra Adler and Chris Marino
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu
2015


Title: Mary McLaughlin Craig papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000122
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 8.0 Linear feet (2 half record storage boxes and 2 flat file drawers)
Date (inclusive): circa 1925-1946
Location note: Box 1-2/ADC - regular 2 Flat File Drawers/ADC - flat files
creator: Craig, Mary McLaughlin, 1889-1964

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Mary McLaughlin Craig papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Custodial History note

Gift of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, 1976. Additional material gifted by Bennet Skewes-Cox, 1981.

Biographical/Historical note

Mary McLaughlin Craig was born in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1889. In 1911, following the death of her father, Mary moved with her mother to Pasadena, California. Six years later in 1917 Mary met James Osborne Craig and the two married in 1919. Mary assisted her husband with his architectural projects, despite her lack of formal training. When her husband James died suddenly, she took on his practice, finishing the Plaza de la Guerra restoration project as well as the Campbell Mansion in Goleta. The majority of Mary Craig’s work after her husband’s death in Santa Barbara comprised residential buildings in the Santa Barbara region. Mary McLaughlin Craig died at the age of 74, in 1964.

Scope and Content note

The Mary McLaughlin Craig papers span 8 linear feet and date from circa 1925 to 1946. The collection includes correspondence, specification reports organized by project, architectural drawings and reprographic copies, handwritten notes regarding the building process of Craig’s many projects, and a series of photographs of a topographical map of Santa Barbara County. The majority of architectural drawings and reprographic copies are of Mary Craig’s residential designs.

Related Archival Materials note

James Osborne Craig papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Arrangement note

The following arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order. The collection is organized into three series: personal papers, project records, and architectural drawings. Within project records, files are arranged in two subseries: materials about the Slater house, and specifications. The architectural drawings are organized alphabetically by client last name or name of project.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Craig, James Osborne, 1888-1922
Craig, Mary McLaughlin, 1889-1964
Architectural drawings
Photographic prints
Reprographic copies
Specifications

 

Personal papers Series 1: 1946, 1982

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (1 half record storage box)
creator: Craig, James Osborne, 1888-1922
creator: Craig, Mary McLaughlin, 1889-1964

Scope and Contents note

Personal papers contains a biography of Mary M. Craig, 1982, and a letter from James W. Craig, 1946, that includes geneological information about the Craig family.
Box 1, Folder 1

Biography of Mary McLaughlin Craig 1982

Scope and Contents note

Typed biography of Mary McLaughlin Craig written by her daughter, Mary Osborne Craig Skewes-Cox. Also includes a photographic print of a sketch of Mary M. Craig and Mary O. Craig, dated 1927.
Box 1, Folder 2

Letter from James W. Osborne 1946

Scope and Contents note

Copy of a letter from James W. Craig to Mrs. Craig, with a geneological chart of the Craig family.
 

Specifications 1923-1939

creator: Craig, Mary McLaughlin, 1889-1964

Scope and Contents note

Series includes specifications for 23 architectural projects. Materials in this series are dated between 1923 and 1939.
Box 1, Folder 7

Andrews, Mrs. J.A. Automobile building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

Two typed copies of specifications with handwritten additions
Box 1, Folder 8

Bryce, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cooper beach cottage (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

Two copies of specifications, one original and one photocopy, with handwritten notes.
Box 1, Folder 9

Campbell, Mrs. Colin house (Goleta, Calif.) 1924

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 1, Folder 10

County National Bank and Trust Buena Vista house #1 (Montecito, Calif.) 1931

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 1, Folder 11

Cramer, Mrs. Ambrose house (Montecito, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 1, Folder 12

Crow, Mrs. Mildred S. "The Jade Tree" (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 1, Folder 13

Dieterich, Mrs. A.E. beach cottage (Sandyland, Calif.) 1930

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 1, Folder 14

Finley, Miss Pauline M. house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1939

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 1, Folder 15

Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen house (Solvang, Calif.) 1937

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 1, Folder 16

Harvey, Miss Katherine beach cottage (Serena, Calif.) 1933

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 1, Folder 17

Hodges, Mr. and Mrs. Wetmore house (Tucson, Arizona) 1939

Scope and Contents note

Two typed copies of specifications.
Box 2, Folder 1

Hoffman, Bernard house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 2

Jefferson, Mr. J.P. service cottage (Montecito, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 3

Kirkbride, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald de l. house (Montecito, Calif.) 1933

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 4

Lasky, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse house (Beverly Hills, Calif.) 1937

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 5

Miley, Mrs. E.J. house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 6

Pascal, Ernest addition to garage (Hollywood, Calif.) 1937

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 2, Folder 7

Perkins, Charles and Mary ranch house (Solvang, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 2, Folder 8

Santa Barbara, City of Board of Education school building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

Three typed copies of specifications with handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 9

Slater, William A. beach cottage (Serena, Calif.) 1933

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 2, Folder 10

Slater, Mr. and Mrs. William A. house (Montecito, Calif.) 1927-1930

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 2, Folder 11

Urmston, Miss Elizabeth house (Pasadena, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

One typed copy of specifications.
Box 2, Folder 12

Von Waldt-Hausen, Mr. Herman studio buildings (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

Four typed copies of specifications.
 

Architectural projects Series 3: 1920-1939

Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet (2 flat file drawers)
creator: Craig, Mary McLaughlin, 1889-1964

Scope and Contents note

Series contains primarily architectural drawings for projects designed by Mary Craig. Also included are some photographs of the Campbell house alterations, and a few documents regarding the Slater house. Specifications for 23 projects are in the Specifications series.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 1

Andrews, Mrs. J.A. house #3 Plaza del Rubio (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1926

Scope and Contents note

7 original drawings: north and west elevation, various details, second floor plan, foundation plan, south and east elevation, plot plan for Plaza del Rubio, first floor plan.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 2

Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew house (San Marino, Calif.) 1931

Scope and Contents note

12 original drawings and 2 reproductions: scale details of mantels, details of patio and kitchen, floor plans, elevations, window and door details, roof plan, various details, foundation plan, rendering of exterior.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 3

Brown, Mrs. Andrew house remodel Puente Drive (Pasadena, Calif.) 1926-1927

Scope and Contents note

3 original drawings: window details, second floor plan, elevations.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 4, 4a, 4b

Campbell, Mrs. Colin house (Goleta, Calif.) 1920-1924

Scope and Contents note

84 original drawings and 3 reproductions: garden gate plan, details of grilles, survey map of property, heating diagram, door details, dining room chimney top, detail of door latches, detail of balcony, cabinetry plan, window plan, details of exterior french doors, elevation of wall, details of exterior shutters, plan of hearth in sitting room, various details, full size details, renderings.
 

Campbell, Mrs. Colin house alterations (Goleta, Calif.) circa 1920-1921

Box 2, Folder 14

Photographs and negatives 1921

Scope and Contents note

Two photographs and one negative of a map showing pipelines around the Campbell ranch.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 5

Drawings circa 1920

Scope and Contents note

14 original drawings: basement plan, first floor plan, second floor plan, elevations, chimney detail, elevation of book case, detail of bell pulley, second floor bedroom plans, detail of grille, detail of bedroom fireplace, detail of sewing room fireplace, plan of bell hangar.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 6

Campbell, Mrs. Colin barn (Goleta, Calif.)

Scope and Contents note

4 original drawings: floor plan, foundation plan, east and north elevation, west elevation and cross section.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 7

Cowles Esq., W.H. garage building Eucalytus Hill (Montecito, Calif.) 1926

Scope and Contents note

6 original drawings: details, floor plan and elevations, detail of latches, side elevation of doors, drawing of a weather vane.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 8

Craig, Mrs. James Osborne house Lilac Drive (Montecito, Calif.) 1939

Scope and Contents note

3 original drawings: elevations, door details, floor plan.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 9

Crow, Mildred S. commercial building "The Jade Tree" (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1924

Scope and Contents note

1 blueprint: contour property map.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 10

Dietrich, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. pavilion (Montecito, Calif.) 1931-1933

Scope and Contents note

8 original drawings: south elevation, full size detail through south front, floor plan, foundation plan, sketch of a lobster, corner plan, various details.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 11

Dietrich, Mr. and Mrs. A.E. beach cottage (Sandyland, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

1 blueprint: map of Sandyland cove.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 12

Dog hospital East Haley Street (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1922

Scope and Contents note

2 original drawings: north and west elevation, south and east elevation.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 13, 13a

Dupont house (unknown) undated

Scope and Contents note

181 original drawings: elevations, various details, renderings.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 14

Dupont, Miss Amy garage building (Wilmington, Delaware) 1933

Scope and Contents note

2 blueprints: west and south elevation, north and east elevation.
Drawer 88, Folder 15

French, Colonel G. Watson house alterations (Montecito, Calif.) 1928

Scope and Contents note

5 original drawings and 4 blueprints: mirror details, door details, dining room paneling, pantry details, elevations, dining room tile layout.
Drawer 88, FlatFile 16

Harvey, Miss Katherine beach cottage (Serena, Calif.) 1933

Scope and Contents note

82 original drawings and 1 blueprint: floor plans, details of book case, details of sliding doors, details of mantels, pantry details, south elevation, elevations, various details, renderings.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 17

Jefferson, Mr. J.P. service cottage (Montecito, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

18 original drawings: living room fireplace details, elevations, plans, ceiling beams in living room, full size details of window grilles, floor plan, kitchen cabinet details, detail of bookcase in living room, first floor plan, foundation plan, details of chimney tops.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 18

Keeney, Seth A. property maps (Montecito, Calif.) 1921

Scope and Contents note

2 blueprints: property maps.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 19

Marwick, James subdivision proposal (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1924

Scope and Contents note

3 original drawings and 2 blueprints: topographical maps and subdivision plot plans.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 20

Miley, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. house (Montecito, Calif.) 1924-1927

Scope and Contents note

19 original drawings, 10 reproductions and 2 blueprints: survey map, various details, plans and elevations of bathrooms, chimney top details, fireplace details, ceiling details, patio elevation, sections, elevations of door openings, detail of bridge on service drive, gate and fountain details, main stair elevations, servants passage elevation, cellar floor plan, first floor plan, second floor plan, roof plan, west and south elevation, north and east elevation, full size details, interior elevations.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 21

Miley, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. house remodel (Montecito, Calif.) 1924-1927

Scope and Contents note

32 original drawings and 7 blueprints: first floor plan, gutter details, full size details of bookcase, full size details of window frames, full size details of bedroom mantel, full size detail of dining room fireplace, full size detail of main entrance arch, full size detail of wall fountain, full size detail of folding table, full size detail of wall gate, foundation plan, second floor plan, north and west elevation, south and east elevation, various details, various full size details, plot plan of service court.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 22

Miley, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. house entrance gate and gate lodge (Montecito, Calif.) 1924-1927

Scope and Contents note

40 original drawings and 7 blueprints: gate lodge plan, foundation plan, exterior perspective, elevations, various details, second floor plan, renderings, drawing of a column, full size detail of main entrance gate, full size detail of column caps, full size detail of pediment finial, full size detail of encased columns, entrance gate plan, full size detail of cornice, various full size details.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 23

Miley, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. house service buildings (Montecito, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

7 original drawings and 7 blueprints: alterations to gardners cottage, alterations to cottage #3, alterations to cottage #2, stable elevations, stable plan, pipe diagram, implement building sections, implement building plan, implement building elevations, implement building roof plan.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 24

Miley, Mr. and Mrs. E.J. house service cottage alterations (Montecito, Calif.) 1924-1927

Scope and Contents note

3 original drawings: elevations, plans, kitchen case details.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 25

Miscellaneous maps (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1918,1924

Scope and Contents note

5 blueprints: map of Hermosilla Park, maps of Cabrillo Park tract, contour map of A.E. Borie property.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 26

Montecito County Water District administration building (Montecito, Calif.) 1926

Scope and Contents note

5 blueprints: floor plan, foundation plan, elevations, plan of directors room, various details.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 27

Rogers, Cameron pump house (unknown) 1939

Scope and Contents note

1 original drawing: floor plan and elevations.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 28

Santa Barbara, city of School Board building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

1 blueprint: survey of block 190.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 29

Spaulding, Mr. William S. house (Montecito, Calif.) 1930-1931

Scope and Contents note

20 original drawings and 2 blueprints: full size detail of lantern, full size detail of fireplace, detail of dining room entry, full size detail of stucco gate posts, full size detail of library paneling, full size detail of living room doors, full size detail of pantry window, full size detail of bathroom cases, full size detail of stair railing, full size detail of dining room cases, topographical map, interior elevations.
 

Slater house, Mr. and Mrs. William A. (Montecito, Calif.) 1927-1930

Box 1, Folder 3-6

Receipts, Invoices, letters regarding construction 1927-1930

Scope and Contents note

Receipts and invoices from various companies for construction work on the Slater house. Also letters between Craig and construction companies.
Box 2, Folder 13

Sketches 1927-1930

Scope and Contents note

Several small scale sketches of the floor plan, a sketch of a fireplace and several sketches of various details. Also includes a newspaper clipping.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 30

Thorne-Thomsen, G.T. house (Ojai, Calif.) 1924

Scope and Contents note

2 blueprints: topographical maps of Rancho Ojai.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 31

Unidentified drawings (unknown) undated

Scope and Contents note

8 original drawings: various details, door details, door to garden, sections, elevations, various renderings.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 32

Unidentified house (Montecito, Calif.) 1933

Scope and Contents note

4 blueprints: west and south elevation, north and east elevation, second floor plan, first floor plan.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 33

Urmston, Miss Elizabeth house Puente Drive (Pasadena, Calif.) 1925

Scope and Contents note

11 original drawings and 4 blueprints: full size details, plan of main entrance, door details, foundation plan, interior elevations, topographical maps, zone map of Pasadena, elevations, plot plan.
Drawer 87, FlatFile 34

Von Waldt Hausen, Herman studio building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

7 original drawings: plot plan, first floor plan and foundation plan and elevations, first floor plan, elevations, section thru workroom, foundation plan and sections, full size door details.