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Finding Aid for the Victor Cusack papers, 1932-2002 0000125
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Personal papers 1932-1947

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical documents, professional resume, and clippings and photographs relating to Cusack, as well as Cusack family research. Cusack's interest in Frank Lloyd Wright and his year at Taliesin with Wright are documented in photographs, drawings of nature and landscape, and an unfinished Taliesin memoir.
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Resume of architectural practice 1944-1993 ca. 1993

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Biographical materials n.d.

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Biographical photos and clippings

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Birth certificate (photocopy)

Box-folder 1/5

Cusack family research

Scope and Contents note

Cusack-Hooke family tree, coat of arms, and family history.
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Yale University diploma 1943

Box-folder 1/7

California State Board of Architectural Examiners certificate 1952

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AIA, certificate of membership 1957

Box-folder 1/8

Appointment to Naval Reserve, certificate 1944

Box-folder 1/9

Buccaneer Newsletters 1944-1945

Box-folder 1/10

Taliesin memoir: manuscript excerpt, “F. L. Wright at Yale” 1994

Box 2

A Taliesin memoir, 1935-1940 circa 1994

Scope and Contents note

145 pp of text, photographs, and supporting material for Cusacks unfinished account of his time at Taliesin West and the significance of F. L. Wright in his training as an architect.
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Photographs taken at Taliesin East (Wisconsin) and Taliesin West (Arizona) 1938-1940

Scope and Contents note

Photographic prints by Cusack, Edgar Tafel, and others of people and the sites.
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Drawings done at Taliesin 1939-1940

Scope and Contents note

Cusack’s drawings from nature.
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“Guggenheim redux,” Journal of the Taliesin Fellowship, #12 1993-1994

Scope and Contents note

Article recounts the F.L. Wright exhibition at the Guggenheim, on which Victor Cusack worked for Wright, building models.
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“Two Retrospectives in Retrospect,” Victor Cusack, in Journal of the Taliesin Fellowship, #13 1994

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Cusack materials from David Russell

FlatFile folder 1

4 watercolor drawings 1934, 1937, 1954


Papers relating to William Pereira

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Includes manuscripts and a drawing by William Pereria, and printed materials about him as well as a video recording of interviews with people who knew him.
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Pereira manuscript on planning edited typescript and original handwritten mss.

Scope and Contents note

Edited typescript and original handwritten mss.
Box-folder 1/17

Clippings and printed materials about Pereira

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Manuscript draft of Pereira's speech to the FAA, Washington, D.C. 1971

Box-folder 1/19

Time magazine issue with Pereira on cover Sept. 6, 1963

Box 1

“Legacy of William L. Pereira”: VHS recording by Bronya Pereira

Scope and Contents note

Includes interview with Victor Cusack, among others.

Architectural projects 1941-1989

Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet (1 box and 1 flat file drawer)
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Ellsworth house (Simsbury, Conn.): elevation 1971

FlatFile Folder 2

John G. Ross house (West Hartford, Conn.) 1941

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Small Hillside House, by Victor Cusack, published in Arts & Architecture 1946

FlatFile folder 3

Jack Lieberman house, Los Angeles 1946


Emory Eckley house (Catalina Is., Calif.) 1947

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Plan and perspective mounted on board

FlatFile folder 4



Community Hospital (Hobbs, New Mexico), 1950 1950

Scope and Contents note

Clipping: William Pereira, architect; Victor Cusack, designer.

Robert Rissman house (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1948-1949

Scope and Contents note

3 drawings on trace, mounted on separate boards: perspective, plan, revised plan and perspective.
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Proposed Cairn Lea School for Joan Landon (Brentwood, Los Angeles, Calif.): plan and elevation 1949

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Jack Lear house (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1949-1950

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Elevations 1949


Photograph 1950


J. S. Hutchison house (Chatsworth Park, Calif.) 1950, 1975

Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet
creator: Cusack, Victor A., b. 1915
creator: Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners.
FlatFile foler 6

Blueprints 1950

Physical Description: 18.0 Items
Box-folder 1/24-25

Photographs 1950, circa 1975

Scope and Contents note

Photographs from 1950 and color photographs and real estate brochure from circa 1975. Designed by Victor Cusack for William Pereira Associates.
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El Paso Medical Center (El Paso, Tx) 1951, 1953

Scope and Contents note

William Pereira, architect; Victor Cusack, designer: photograph of drawing and printed page with text and construction photos.
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Farmers and Stockmen’s Bank (Phoenix, Az.) 1950-1951

Scope and Contents note

William Pereira, architect.
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Photographs, clippings and printed ephemera circa 1951

FlatFile folder 7

Drawings 1950-1951

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Library for Cal Tech (Pasadena, Calif.) circa 1952

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of drawings: William Pereira, architect; Victor Cusack, designer.
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Los Angeles Music Center proposal, printed ephemera circa 1952

FlatFile folder 8

S. M. Lazarus house: perspective and plan 1952

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Union Oil Center building (Los Angeles, Calif) 1952-1957

Scope and Contents note

Photographs, drawings, notes, printed ephemera.

Publications circa 1960-circa 1990

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)