Finding Aid for the Rudolf L. Baumfeld papers, 1940-1989

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Rudolf L. Baumfeld papers
Date (inclusive): 1940-1989
Collection number: 1694
Creator: Baumfeld, Rudolf L., d. 1988
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box. 1 poster box. 6 map folders.
Abstract: Rudolf Lothar Franz Israel Baumfeld (1903-1988) worked with his friend and fellow architect Victor Gruen in New York and Los Angeles. Baumfeld was the principal designer for Victor Gruen and Associates (founded, 1951). He designed several projects in Europe and the U.S., including Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza and the Tishman 615 Building in downtown Los Angeles. The collection consists of drawings, sketches, blueprints, photographs, personal materials and ephemera related to Rudolf L. Baumfeld's architectural career with Victor Gruen and Associates.
Language: English
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.
Photographs by Julius Shulman may not be copied.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Edberg, 1989; gift of Margaret Gruen, 2000.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rudolf L. Baumfeld papers (Collection 1694). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462313 

Biography

Rudolf Lothar Franz Israel Baumfeld was born in 1903; he was a native of Vienna, Austria who worked with his friend and fellow architect Victor Gruen in New York and Los Angeles, where Baumfeld was principal designer for Victor Gruen and Associates (founded, 1951); he designed several projects in Europe and the U.S., including Costa Mesa's South Coast Plaza and the Tishman 615 Building in downtown Los Angeles; he died in 1988.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of drawings, sketches, blueprints, photographs, personal materials and ephemera related to Rudolf L. Baumfeld's architectural career with Victor Gruen and Associates.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Drawings, sketches, and blueprints
  2. Photographs
  3. Personal material and ephemera

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Baumfeld, Rudolf L., d. 1988--Archives.
Victor Gruen Associates--Archives.
Architects--United States--Archival resources.
Architect-designed furniture.

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings.
Photographs.
Blueprints.


Container List

 

Drawings/Sketches/Blueprints

Map Folder 4

Item no. 32 Stand for Webster's Dictionary. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 33 RLB's oak buffet in dining room. no date

Physical Description: 2 items.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 34 RLB's desk in Gruen's San Vicente Blvd. office. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 35 RLB's desk in Gruen's Doheny Dr. office. 1960

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 36 Desk with black-stained birch substructure. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 37 Hi-Fi cabinet for RLB's Horn Ave. apartment (1153 Horn Ave. #2, L.A.) Dwg. 2. 1958

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 38 Speaker cabinet for RLB's Horn Ave. apartment, Dwg. 1. 1958

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 39 Cabinet with adjustable shelf (three sectioned). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 40 Teak "drawer-cabinet" with marble top in RLB's study. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 41 Template for teak "drawer-cabinet" with marble top in RLB's study. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 42 Oak cabinet in RLB's bedroom (for shirts). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 43 RLB's drawing-collection cabinet in study. 1961

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 44 Drawing-collection cabinet for Segerstrom corporate office. no date

Physical Description: 3 items.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 45 Teak drawer knobs (RLB's office). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 46 Bookcase. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 47 Lacquered bookcase for RLB's bedroom, fabricated by Murphy Thompson, L.A.. 1987

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 48 Oak bench in RLB's bedroom (to which bookcasewas later added?). no date

Physical Description: 2 items.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 49 Solid oak bench. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 50 Oak, teak and brass bed frame. no date

Physical Description: 1 item, may be in Katkov's possession.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 51 Pencil holder. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 52 Compote/jelly tray (three sections). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 53 Maple picture frame for RLB. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 54 Picture frame. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 55 Boxes (details). no date

Physical Description: 9 items.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 56 Boxes: A, B, C. 1970

Physical Description: 3 items, Probably fabricated by Dave Edberg for friends.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 57 Boxes. no date

Physical Description: 2 items.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 58 Rosewood drawer/shelf unit. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 59 Chairs. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 60 Round rosewood saladbowl for Ruth Segerstrom. 1980

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 61 Bowls. no date

Physical Description: 10 items.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 62 Table lamp in RLB's living room. 1957

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 63 Light fixture for house on Kings Road. 1960

Physical Description: 1 item, may be in Elsie Crawford's possession.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 64 Polished brass/basket shade lamp. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 65 Lamps for RLB's apartment. 1958

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 66 Hall light and floor lamp for RLB's apartment. 1957

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 67 Floor plan for RLB's Horn Ave. apartment. no date

Physical Description: 2 items.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 68 Blueprints of Rubin residence floor plan. no date

Physical Description: 2 items.
Map Folder 5

Item no. 69 Gruen Associates spec sheet/dwg form. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 70 Picture frame. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 71 Low conference table. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 72 Paper towel holder. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 73 Metal lined bin. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 74 Cabinet. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 75 Salt and pepper shakers. no date

Physical Description: 22 items.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 76 Door handle. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 77 Bowl. no date

Physical Description: 10 items.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 78 Pencil holder. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 79 Drawer. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 80 Conference room projector stand. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 81 "Centipede" table. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 82 Cabinet. 10/15/1989

Physical Description: 2 items.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 83 Table. no date

Physical Description: 4 items
Map Folder 6

Item no. 84 Pull-out bed. no date

Physical Description: 1 item [Missing].
Map Folder 6

Item no. 85 Conference room floor plan sections. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 86 Built-in cabinets. no date

Physical Description: 3 items.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 87 Segerstrom Corp. conference room (revised). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 88 Segerstrom Corp. conference room projector stand. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 89 Quadrapede. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 90 Segerstrom Corp. conference room display table. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Item no. 91 Coffee table. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 6

Box and lids. no date

Physical Description: 1998.15.59.
Map Folder 6

Boxes and lids. no date

Physical Description: 1989.15.58.
Map Folder 6

Working drawing - pedastal. no date

Physical Description: 1989.15.55.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 92 Sketch. 1989

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 93 Floor Plan. no date

Physical Description: upper level; enclosed space, porch and stairs.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 94 Garage. no date

Physical Description: car port, workshop, storage.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 95 Floor plan with elevations. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 96 Door & window details (sheet #9). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 97 Foundation plan. no date

Physical Description: Foundation and plot and roof plan.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 98 Floor plan (upper and lower floors). no date

Physical Description: David Edberg residence.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 99 Elevations/sections. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 100 Foundation details (sheet #4). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 101 Roof framing details. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 7

Item no. 102 Door & window details (sheet #8). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 8

House drawings. no date

Physical Description: 5 items.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 1 The London Shop. no date

Physical Description: 4 items, Elsie Crawford may have details.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 2 The Ski Shop. no date

Physical Description: 1 item [MISSING].
Map Folder 9

Item no. 3 Shop. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 4 Mesa Verde Center, shopping center. no date

Physical Description: 1 - handtinted blueprint, 9 - detailed sketches.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 5 May Company Mall. no date

Physical Description: 2 - blueprints.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 6 South Coast Plaza (interiors/furnishings), blueprints. 1966, 1972, 1977

Physical Description: 1 item - 1977 Phase 3 expansion, 1 item - 1972 Project 1 expansion, 4 items - 1966.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 7 Ed Rubin residence (646 Hightree Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402) alterations and additions. 1985

Physical Description: 2 ; 3 - blueprints; 2 - entrance stairs ("void"); 5 - 1/5-5/5; 5 - 1/5-5/5 duplicate set.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 8 Ed Rubin residence remodel. 1985

Physical Description: 12 items - #1-12; 3 items - "i6"; 3 items - "i7".
Map Folder 9

Item no. 9 Oak and teak dining table for Elsie Crawford. 1969

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 10 Dining table for Norman and Betty Katkov (West L.A.). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 11 Teak dining table for Herman (RLB's partner) and Mrs. Guttman. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 12 Table for Peggy Gruen. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 13 Round coffee table for Elsie Crawford. 1956

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 14 Display table for Segerstrom Corporate office conference room (3315 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, CA). 1981

Physical Description: 1 original, 1 revised.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 15 "The Centipede" display table. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 16 Miriam and Dick Katkov coffee table, with drawer. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 17 Coffee table with laminated top. 1956

Physical Description: 1 item, perhaps in Elsie Crawford's possession.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 18 Tables. no date

Physical Description: 18 items.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 19 RLB's worktable (new top, new legs). no date

Physical Description: 2 items, may be in Norman Katkov's possession.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 20 RLB's dining table. no date

Physical Description: 1 item, may be in Michael or Peggy Gruen's possession.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 21 RLB's reading table in living room. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 22 RLB's living room table (in front of sofa). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 23 Side table in RLB's office (?). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 24 RLB's living room table (?). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 25 Tables. no date

Physical Description: 2 items.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 26 Table ("not executed"), like the one in RLB's Gruen office. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 27 Small aqua blue table with drawer-pull sketches. no date

Physical Description: 15 items.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 28 Small table (?). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 29 Telephone stand in RLB's dining room. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 9

Item no. 30 Telephone stand. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Map Folder 4

Item no. 31 Telephone stand for Gere Kavanaugh. no date

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 10, Folder 1

Scrapbook with sketches of furniture designs. no date

Physical Description: 1 item. Gift of Gere Kavanaugh, 2000. Box 10 is an oversize flat box, 15 x 19 x 3."
Box 10, Folder 2

Scrapbook with sketches of decorative objects and architectural styles and features. no date

Physical Description: 1 item. Gift of Gere Kavanaugh, 2000. Box 10 is an oversize flat box, 15 x 19 x 3."
 

Personal Papers

Box 3, Folder 1

Certificate of Authenticity: Hupa Storage Basket (c. 1900-1910). 1984

Box 3, Folder 2

Poem/present by Hortense Hocket to RLB. no date

Box 3, Folder 3

Burial Papers for Maria Jenker (RLB's governess). 1973

Physical Description: Ville de Menton, France.
Box 3, Folder 4

Papers pertaining to RLB's print collection (biographies of artists, etc.). no date

Box 3, Folder 5

Professional resumes, letters of recommendation/verification, chronology of professional career. no date

Box 3, Folder 6

Personal documents including passports, certificates, diplomas, etc. c. 1924-1957

Physical Description: German Passport (1940); Supplement of Alien's Personal History and Statement, L.A. County (1948); Dept. of Employment, State of California, ID card; Passage Contract (ticket) from Lisbon, Portugal, to New York, USA (1940); various diplomas and certificates of membership to professional societies; ID papers issued by Vienna, Austria, police; Marriage Certificate (1945); etc.
Box 3, Folder 7

Miscellaneous correspondence. c. 1973-1974

Map Folder 8

Birthday wishes to Elsie. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1

"Where I would like to live..." Drawings for Christmas and Birthdays. no date

Physical Description: 3 items. Poster box.
 

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 1

Lanz shop, Vienna, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Immendorf shop, Vienna, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2, Folder 3

Hello shop, Vienna, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2, Folder 4

P.C. Leschka & Co. shop, Vienna, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 2, Folder 5

Restaurant/Bar, Vienna, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 6

Mirror item for Joseph Magnin shop. no date

Physical Description: 1 item, location unknown.
Box 2, Folder 7

Cyril Magnin and RLS, Joseph Magnin, Century City (?). no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 8

Furniture and Lamps. no date

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 2, Folder 9

Lamps, California. no date

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 2, Folder 10

RLS apartment. no date

Physical Description: 7 items + 1 color transparency.
Box 2, Folder 11

Coldwater Canyon house. no date

Physical Description: 16 items + 1 color print.
Box 2, Folder 12

Kreuzberg Villa, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 13

MH (?) house, Vienna, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 14

House, Vienna, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 2, Folder 15

Low-Beer Mansion, Brunn, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, exterior. 1938-1939

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 2, Folder 16

Low-Beer Mansion, Brunn, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, interior. 1938-1939

Physical Description: 33 items.
Box 2, Folder 17

Low-Beer Mansion, Moravia, Czechoslovakia. 1938-1939

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 2, Folder 18

To be determined. no date

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 2, Folder 19

Kreuzberg Villa, Austria. no date

Physical Description: 5 - 8x10 b/w negatives.
Box 2, Folder 20

Untitled. no date

Physical Description: 2 - color negatives.
Box 2, Folder 21

Joseph Magnin, San Diego. no date

Physical Description: 7 - proofsheets + 5 - 4x5 color transparencies.