The Curlett & Beelman records span 9 linear feet and date from circa 1924 to circa 1932. This collection is primarily composed
of specifications, but also includes two flat file folders of architectural reprographic copies of the Eastern Outfitting
Company building and the Barker Brothers building.
The Curlett & Beelman firm was formed by Alexander (Aleck) Curlett (1880-1942) and Claud W. Beelman (1884-1963) in 1919. They
are well known for their large scale architecture and the fact that their firm planned, designed, and superintended the construction
of most of their buildings. Some of their more noted projects, many of which are designated Historic Monuments and/or listed
in the National Register of Historic Places, include: Barker Brothers, Elks Temple, Pershing Square Building, Insurance Exchange
Building, LA Fur Mart Building, Commercial Club: Hotel Case, Harris Newark Building, Board of Trade Building, and Culver Hotel,
as well as buildings in Pasadena and Long Beach. Their office was located in Beverly Hills, California. By 1932, however,
the firm had dissolved.