Finding Aid for the Chester J. Carjola drawings, circa 1930-circa 1955 0000208

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
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu


Title: Chester J. Carjola drawings
Identifier/Call Number: 0000208
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 552
Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet (7 flat file folders and 1 box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1955
creator: Carjola, Chester J., 1901-1985

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Chester J. Carjola papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Chester Carjola was born in 1901 in Menehga, Minnesota. In 1928, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota. A year later in 1929, Carjola and his wife moved to Santa Barbara, California. It was in Santa Barbara that Carjola decided to set up his own architectural practice, which he operated for thirty years, from 1932 until 1962 (the year he retired). Chester Carjola died in October of 1985. Over the course of his career his more notable projects include: the Museum of Natural History Auditorium (Santa Barbara), the Tuberculosis Hospital (Santa Barbara), and the University of California, Santa Barbara Library.

Scope and Content note

The Chester J. Carjola drawings span 6 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1955. The collection consists of architectural drawings and reprographic copies for the following Santa Barbara based projects: the Converse residence, the Cottage Hospital connecting passage, the Golden West estates, the Emily W. De Ware residence addition, the A. H. Woodhill residence, Wilson Elementary School, and the Sterling Morton residence. The collection is also composed of three presentation boards for the following projects: the Mrs. W.P. Hamilton residence, the Converse residence, and an unidentified residence dated 1930.

Related Archival Materials note

University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Building records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
ADC Study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Carjola, Chester J., 1901-1985
Architectural drawings
Presentation drawings (proposals)
Reprographic copies