Finding Aid for the Lawrence C. Test papers, 1891-1981 0000183

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Lawrence C. Test papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000183
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet (1 record storage box and 1 flat file drawer)
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1980
creator: Test, Lawrence C., 1891-1981


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Lawrence Test, 1980.

Preferred Citation note

Lawrence C. Test papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Lawrence C. Test was a Pasadena based architect. Born in 1891, Test apprenticed under Reginald Johnson. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects from 1930-1935 and from 1945 to 1953. Test’s more notable projects include: the Hernly House (1949) and the Dickinson House (1941). Lawrence Test died in 1981.

Scope and Content note

The Lawrence C. Test papers span 4.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1980. The collection contains architectural drawings and reproductions, presentation boards, and newspaper clippings from The Los Angeles Times regarding the Hernly House. The architectural drawings are primarily of residences and residential remodels in the Pasadena, California area.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Test, Lawrence C., 1891-1981
Architectural drawings
Presentation drawings (proposals)
Reprographic copies