Finding Aid for the Elliott Welsh papers, circa 1965-circa 1995 0000192

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: Elliott Welsh papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000192
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box, 1 flat file folder, and 2 boxes of drawings)
Date (inclusive): circa 1965-circa 1995
creator: Elda, Muir, 1906-1971
creator: Welsh, Elliot, 1916-1997

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Elliott Welsh papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Elliot Welsh was born on June 19, 1916. He graduated from University High School and went on to technical school where he studied design. After school, Welsh worked shortly for the architect Paul Williams whom Welsh credited with having taught him the fundamentals of residential architecture. During WWII, Welsh worked as a draftsman for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica. After the war he began to practice architecture out of his home on 26th street in Santa Monica, designing primarily homes in the Brentwood and Bel Air areas. From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, Welsh worked with architect Elda Muir. The two worked out of her office in Santa Monica. Welsh died on April 21, 1997.

Scope and Content note

The Elliott Welsh papers span 5 linear feet and date from circa 1965 to circa 1995. The collection consists of the work of two architects, Elliot Welsh and Elda Muir. Within the Elliott Welsh collection there is one file folder filled with Elda Muir’s architectural drawings for the Louis R. Busch residence dated 1965. Aside from this folder, the rest of the collection regards the work of Welsh in the form of architectural drawings and reprographic copies of residences and residential remodels in the Los Angeles area, as well as specifications, agreements, and letters from Welsh to clients concerning projects.

Related Archival Materials note

Elda Muir papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Muir, Edla, 1906-1970
Welsh, Elliot, 1916-1997
Architectural drawings
Reprographic copies
Specifications