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John F. Outcault architectural drawings, 1957-1998 0000355
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Description
The papers document John Outcault's architectural designs in the Coachella Valley in California through technical drawings, renderings and sketches. Some files also contain related papers and a few photographs, but original and reproduction drawings form the bulk of the collection. The papers appear to offer a complete view of Outcault's career, date from 1957 to 1998 and span circa 38 linear feet.
Background
John Outcault was born in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents moved to Palm Springs in 1936. They owned and operated the Townhouse Hotel (now the Avalon). Outcault graduated from Palm Springs High School in 1945 and served in the U.S. Navy in 1946.
Extent
38.0 Linear feet (24 record storage boxes, loose rolls)
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.