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John Blanton papers, 1956-2012, bulk 1963-2006
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Description
John Blanton was an architect that worked predominantly in Southern California. Early in his career, he worked under architect Richard Neutra. In 1964 Blanton began his own practice in Manhattan Beach, California. The collection consists of architectural drawings related to Blanton’s solo career. Additionally included are publications with articles by and/or about Blanton.
Background
John A. Blanton was born in Houston, Texas. He received both a BA (1948) and BS (1949) in Architecture from Rice University. He moved to Los Angeles in 1950 and began working under architect Richard Neutra. In 1964 Blanton started his own practice in Manhattan Beach, California. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects. During his career, Blanton contributed articles to professional publications and published a weekly column for the Easy Reader Newspaper titled Better Buildings (1994-1996).
Extent
25.0 linear ft. (1 box, 9 flat boxes, and 12 roll boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.