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Finding Aid for the Paul Sterling Hoag papers, circa 1950-circa 1985 0000141
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Paul Sterling Hoag papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000141
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 23.0 Linear feet (2 record storage boxes and 7 flat file drawers)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1950-circa 1985
    creator: Hoag, Paul Sterling, 1913-2002


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Paul Hoag, 1991.

    Preferred Citation note

    Paul Sterling Hoag papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical Note

    Paul Sterling Hoag was born in Spokane, Washington in 1913. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in architecture in 1934. From 1945 to 1946, Hoag worked as a draftsman for Richard Neutra. From 1946 to 1948, he worked for architect Paul Robinson Hunter. In 1949, Paul Sterling Hoag began his own independent architectural practice. His more notable projects include: the Rajagopal house, the Zeigler house, and Lechner house remodel. The majority of Hoag’s work took the form of commissioned residential buildings in the Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, West Bel-Air, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood areas. During his career Hoag was a prolific writer contributing on a regular basis to many journals and newspapers. Paul Sterling Hoag died in 2003, at the age of 89 in Bellevue, Washington State.

    Scope and Content note

    The Paul Sterling Hoag papers span 23 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to circa 1985. The collection consists of black-and-white and color interior and exterior photographs of Hoag’s buildings mounted on boards with small descriptions on the versos, clippings from Home magazine regarding Hoag’s work, a letter from Esther McCoy to Paul Hoag, architectural drawings and reprographic copies of primarily residential buildings in the Los Angeles area designed by Hoag.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Esther McCoy papers, 1920-1989, bulk 1920-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
    Richard and Dion Neutra Papers (Collection Number 1179). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
    R. M. Schindler papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hoag, Paul Sterling, 1913-2002
    Architectural drawings
    Photographic prints
    Reprographic copies