Finding Aid for the Bennett & Bennett records, 1946-1973 0000110

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Bennett & Bennett records
Identifier/Call Number: 0000110
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (1 flat file folder)
Date (inclusive): 1946-1973
Location note: 1 Flat File Drawer/ADC - flat files (misc. architects)
creator: Bennett & Bennett.
creator: Bennett, Cyril, 1891-1957
creator: Bennett, Robert Edward, b. 1915


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Robert E. Bennett, 1999.

Preferred Citation note

Bennett & Bennett records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Bennett & Bennett, formally Bennett & Haskell, was an architectural firm located in Pasadena, California. The practice was a father and son partnership, Cyril Bennett (father) born in 1890 and Robert E. Bennett (son) born 1915. Some of the more prominent work done by this firm includes, the Physical Science Building at University of California Riverside, the Langendorf Bakery in East Los Angeles, and additions/alterations to the Memorial Coliseum in downtown Los Angeles, which began in the 1940s.

Scope and Content note

The Bennett & Bennett records span 3 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1973. The collection contains architectural drawings for the additions and alterations to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that the Bennett & Bennett architectural firm designed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bennett & Bennett.
Bennett, Cyril, 1891-1957
Bennett, Robert Edward, b. 1915
Architectural drawings
Architectural firms -- California
Architecture -- California -- 20th century