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Finding Aid for the Kem Weber papers, circa 1920-circa 1959 0000191
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Writings Series 1 1922-1954

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963

Scope and Contents note

The Kem Weber writings consist of typed and handwritten notes to himself as well as drafts of lectures, articles, and his autobiography. Writings span one linear foot (one box) of materials. Also included in this series is a home movie about Weber's garden, undated, no sound.
Box 14, Folder 4

Apologies 1933

Box 14, Folder 1

Autobiographical Notes & Writings 1935-1936, 1946, 1953, circa 1963

Box 14, Folder 6

Address to Pacific Art Association 1935

Box 14, Folder 7

The Application of Art to Industrial Life undated

Box 14, Folder 8

"Art & Business" Jan- Feb 1926

Box 14, Folder 9

Art Center School undated

Scope and Contents note

Undated lecture notes
Box 14, Folder 10

"At the Base of All Design is Construction" undated

Box 14, Folder 11

"Between Theoretical Training & Practical Application..." undated

Box 14, Folder 12

"Bit By Biy" CA Arts & Architecture June 1940

Box 14, Folder 13

"The Charm of Design" Exhibition Announcement undated

Box 14, Folder 14

"Decorative Merchandising" undated

Box 14, Folder 15

Radio talk on design undated

Box 14, Folder 16

"Design is not a superimposition..." undated

Box 14, Folder 17

"Development and growth of all home equiptment industries..." undated

Box 14, Folder 18

Education: "Industrial Design" undated

Box 14, Folder 19

"How Can The Artist Develop a Work of Art Out of a Necessity" circa 1928

Box 14, Folder 20

"Industrial Design" 1936

Box 14, Folder 21

"Industrial designing is the practical application..." 1927

Box 14, Folder 22

"Industry as pictured in the mind of the public..." undated

Box 14, Folder 23

"The Influence of Color in Package Design" ca. 1930

Box 14, Folder 5

"It is Prison" 1925

Box 14, Folder 24

"It's Up To You" undated

Box 14, Folder 25

Kem Weber von Eugene Meier Krieg undated

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten and typed in German
Box 14, Folder 26

"Making Design Interesting" undated

Box 14, Folder 27

"Modern Art for San Francisco" 1929

Box 14, Folder 28

"Modern Art Movement" undated

Box 14, Folder 29

Modern Furnniture for Modern Women undated

Box 14, Folder 30

"Modernism versus Classicism in Architecture" Los Angeles Times 19 April 1936

Box 14, Folder 31

"No Other Industry In The U.S. Has A Better Future Than The Furniture Industry" (Lectures) undated

Box 14, Folder 32

"Not so many years ago..." undated

Box 14, Folder 33

"Not the exotic, not the extraordinary..." undated

Box 14, Folder 34

Notes in Art Moderne 1929

Box 14, Folder 35

Notes on Barker Brothers undated

Box 14, Folder 36

Notes on Furniture 1936

Box 14, Folder 37

"1934 Salesman" 1933

Box 14, Folder 38

Philosophy undated

Box 14, Folder 39

"A Radio is not a Piece of Furniture" May 20, 1930

Box 14, Folder 40

"Seven Centuries in Twenty Years" 1934

Box 14, Folder 41

"Shall we in the home furnishing business..." 1934

Box 14, Folder 42

"The Shop" 1930

Box 14, Folder 65

Silver Tree Studio undated

Box 14, Folder 43

"Some Observations of American Design" undated

Box 14, Folder 44

"There is Hope" 1930

Box 14, Folder 45

"We Americans do not seem to find it difficult..." undated

Box 14, Folder 46

"We Modernists" 1928

Box 14, Folder 47

"We Need an American Art says Kem Weber" undated

Box 14, Folder 48

"What is all this Talk About Modern Furniture?" undated

Box 14, Folder 49

"Why has not this vivid individual, the American woman, a living room..." undated

Box 14, Folder 50

"Why Should the American Furniture Buyer, Manufacturer, and Designer Go To Europe?" undated

Box 14, Folder 51

The Word "Modern" as applied to the Developement of Design for Daily Commodities undated

Box 14b / Folder 1

Home movie of garden circa 1940

Scope and Contents note

Home movie of garden, no sound, on 8mm film.
 

Articles and Clippings Series 2 1922-1954

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963

Scope and Contents note

This series contains newspaper articles by and about Kem Weber and his designs, as well as typed and handwritten notes about various projects to be published.
Box 14, Folder 77

Airline Chair 1935

Scope and Contents note

Letters, articles, and advertisements for Airline Chair
Box 14, Folder 78

Alcoa Aluminum 1930

Box 14, Folder 2

Art Center School Program "Noted Designer Lectures at Los Angeles, CA undated

Box 14, Folder 52

Barker Brothers- "Tempo" advertisements 1934

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings of advertisements from 1934 for the Barker Bros. Tempo furniture designs
Box 14, Folder 53

Bentlock Furniture Higgins Manufacturing Company 1931

Box 14, Folder 86

Bentwood furniture designs undated

Box 14, Folder 79

Bismarck Hotel, (Chicago, IL) 1947

Box 14, Folder 54

Bixby, W.E. Residence (Kansas City, MO) circa 1936-1937

Scope and Contents note

Undated article in unidentified magazine about Bixby house in Kansas City, MO
Box 14, Folder 87

Defense Housing Development sketches circa 1940s

Box 14, Folder 55

Disney Studios (Burbank, CA) 1939, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clipping and magazine article about the Disney Studios restaurant
Box 14, Folder 56

"The Ideal Studio" (Will Connell) in Camera Craft 1937

Box 14, Folder 64

Kerr Glass Manufaturing Company (Texas) 28 May 1936

Box 14, Folder 57

Kimbell Residence (also Duffy), Santa Barbara ( Los Angeles Times Home Magazine) 1951

Box 14, Folder 58

Lloyd Manufacturing Company (Menominee, MI) 1934

Box 14, Folder 80

Miller, Lee Studio 1933

Box 14, Folder 81

Precision Built Homes, Otto M. Eitel (Chicago, IL) 1942

Box 14, Folder 59

Mueller Furniture Company (Grand Rapids, MI) circa 1936

Box 14, Folder 82

Sommer & Kauffman Shoe Salon (San Francisco, CA) 1959

Box 14, Folder 85

System Housing for Douglas Fir Plywood Association (Tacoma, WA) 1942

Box 14, Folder 60, Box 14, Folder 62

Weber, Kem, articles by and about circa 1930-circa 1959

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper and magazine clippings by and about Kem Weber; also includes some typed drafts of articles written by Weber. Some items are dated, many from the early 1930s, along with later articles and miscellaneous writings from the late 1950s.
Box 14, Folder 83

Weber, Kem Office Stationary circa 1958

Scope and Contents note

Stationary example and notes about planning a design school (Art Center?)
Box 14, Folder 84

Weber, Kem Studio (Santa Barbara, CA) 1948

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Architectural Forum magazine with specifics about the house and studio, folder also includes blueprints
Box 14, Folder 61

Weber, Kem Residence, (Santa Barbara, CA): Los Angeles Times Home Magazine 1956

 

Correspondence Series 3 1924-1968

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963

Scope and Contents note

This series contains letters to and from Kem Weber to various architects, designers, and companies with whom he worked. The letters are mostly typed originals and carbon copies, on letterhead stationary.
Box 14, Folder 66

Barker Brothers, letters from 1926

Box 14, Folder 67

Daily News, letter to 1934

Box 14, Folder 68

Letters regarding Exhibition of Contemporary Creative Architecture of California (Seattle, WA) 1968

Box 14, Folder 69

Industrial Design Magazine, letter from 1963

Box 14, Folder 70

Heinersdorff, letter to 1924

Box 14, Folder 71

Farnum, Royal B. (Bruno, Paul), letters about 1950

Box 14, Folder 72

Gropius, Walter; letters from 1945

Box 14, Folder 73

Dodds, J.; letters to 1953

Box 14, Folder 74

Office of War Information, Los Angeles, CA (Overseas Bureau), letter from 1944

Box 14, Folder 75

Schindler, R.M.; letters to 1930

Box 14, Folder 76

Weber, Kem Exhibition (San Diego, CA) 1935

Box 14, Folder 3

White, W. T.; telegraph to 1928

 

Photographs and Negatives Series 4 1922-1954

Physical Description: 17.0 Linear feet Boxes 1-13 contain photographs, Boxes 15-18 negatives and glass negatives
creator: Connell, Will, 1898-1961
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs, negatives, and glass negatives from Kem Weber design projects. The series is arranged by client/project name. Large groups of images include those of Barker Brothers, Disney Studios, and Union Oil. Large drawings, presentation boards, and large photographs can be found in the drawings, presentation boards, and sketches series.
Box 12, Folder 295

Aircraft Corporation, (Nashville, Tenn.): Wall Mural 1939

Box 1, Folder 1, Box 17 / 1 negative, Box 17 / 2 negatives

Airline Cabin undated

Scope and Contents note

Photographs and negatives include interiors and light standards
Box 17/ 17 negatives, Box 1, Folder 2-9, Box 17 / 7 negatives

Airline Chair 1934-1935

Box 1, Folder 10

Airline Waiting Room 1938

Box 1, Folder 11-12

Arlington Lodge Lake, (Arrowhead, Calif.) 1922

Scope and Contents note

Furniture for A. L. Richmond
 

Art Center School (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1934-1935

Box 17 / 1 negative

Art Center School Brochure

Box 1, Folder 13-15, Box 17 / 5 negatives

Art Center School Project 1934-1935

Box 1, Folder 16-17

Alteration 1934-1935

Box 1, Folder 18

Promotional Display 1934-1935

Box 1, Folder 19-21

Baker Building ? (Interior) undated

Scope and Contents note

Interior photographs of highly ornate building, possibly a piano store (?)
Box 1, Folder 22-23, Box 17 / 1 negative

Baker Furniture Company, (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 1936

 

Barker Bros.

Box 1, Folder 26-27

Barker Bros. Album - Furniture 1934

Box 1, Folder 24-25

Barker Bros. Studio, Metalwork - Lamps and Benches

Box 21, Folder 1-5, Box 3, Folder 57-62

Barker Bros. (Unidentified Material)

Scope and Contents note

Box 3 contains unidentified black and white sketches of furniture and interiors Box 21 contains colored drawings on boards; unidentified interiors of stores and furniture
Box 15 / 1 negative, Box 15 / 2 glass negatives, Box 17 / 32 negatives

Negatives and glass negatives

General note

Each negative and glass negative has specific description written on sleeve.
Box 15 / 14 glass negatives, Box 1, Folder 28-29, Box 17 / 8 negatives, Box 2, Folder 37-52, Box 3, Folder 53-54, Box 2, Folder 30-36

Barker Bros. Modes & Manners Shop (Hollywood, Calif.) 1926

Box 3, Folder 55-56, Box 17 / 28 negatives

Barker Bros. Tempo Rooms circa 1934

Box 3, Folder 63

Bedroom and Furniture (project) 1930

Box 17 / 2 negatives, Box 3, Folder 64

Bentlock Furniture, Higgins Manufacturing Co. 1930

Box 17 / 25 negatives, Box 3, Folder 65-67

Berkey and Gay Furniture Co., (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 1936

Box 3, Folder 69-74, Box 3, Folder 68, Box 4, Folder 75-79

Bismarck Hotel, (Chicago, Ill.) 1946-1947

Box 1, Folder 80-81, Box 17 / 5 negatives

Bissinger, J.W. Residence, (San Francisco, Calif.) 1929

 

Bixby, W.E. Residence, (Kansas City, MO) 1936-1937

Box 17 / 17 negatives

Negatives

Scope and Contents note

Negatives show interiors and furniture; 2 negatives are of the floor plan with schematic furniture arrangement, one negative of the right side of the plan, the other of the left side of plan.
Box 4, Folder 82-89

Photographs

Box 28

Oversize photographs

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of interior of house, mounted on boards
Box 4, Folder 90

Boar's Head Restaurant late 1940's

Box 4, Folder 91

Brilliant Glass Co., (Weston, WV) 1928

Box 4, Folder 92

Brooklyn Museum Exhibitions of Bentlock Furniture 1931

Scope and Contents note

For Higgins Manufacturing Company(?)
Box 17 / 6 negatives, Box 4, Folder 93

Cannell & Chaffin Inc., (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1936

Box 4, Folder 94-95

Carders Restaurant, (Chicago, Ill.) 1945

Scope and Contents note

Interior Remodeling and Furniture
Box 5, Folder 99-100

Clayburgh, H. Residence, (San Francisco, Calif.) 1929

Box 17 / 15 negatives, Box 5, Folder 101

Colburn Fur Store, (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1940

Scope and Contents note

Commercial Building Interiors and Furniture
Box 17 / 2 negatives, Box 5, Folder 102

Connell, Will Studio, (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1934, 1936

Box 5, Folder 103-104

Connor Hotel, (Laramie, WY) 1945

Box 17 / 11 negatives

Demolished House

Box 5, Folder 109

DeWitt, J. Residence, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1946

Box 5, Folder 110-123, Box 46*, Box 44*, Box 45*, Box 17 / 24 negatives

Disney, Walt Studios, (Burbank, Calif.) circa 1939

Scope and Contents note

Photographs (Box 5) and graphite and colored pencil renderings on boards (Boxes 44-46) of interiors, exteriors, and furniture for Disney Studios.
Box 6, Folder 124

Disney, Walt Studios, (Burbank, Calif.): Walt Disney with people 1939

Scope and Contents note

Photos of Walt Disney with various unnamed people, as well as promotional photos
Box 6, Folder 125, Box 6, Folder 126

Dodd, Dr. J. Residence, (Palo Alto, Calif.) 1930

Scope and Contents note

Large photographs of interior and exterior of house in two folders
Box 6, Folder 127

Elkus, Chas. Residence (San Francisco, Calif.): Bedroom Furniture circa 1929

Box 6, Folder 128

Farmers Market, Monument to Consumers and Producers undated

creator: Barnes, Carroll

Scope and Contents note

Carroll Barnes, Sculptor, Kem Weber, Designer
Box 6, Folder 129, Box 17 / 6 negatives

Federal Housing Exhibition, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Barker Bros. building 1935

Box 6, Folder 130, Box 17 / 9 negatives

Franklin, E. Residence (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1938

Box 6, Folder 131

Frederick & Nelson Dept. Store, (Seattle, Wash.) 1920's-1930s

Scope and Contents note

Display Room, Furniture, Flatware, and Tea Set
Box 6, Folder 132-136, Box 17 / 42 negatives, Box 15 / 8 glass negatives

Friedman, J.C. Residence, (Banning, Calif.) 1927-1929

Box 6, Folder 137-144, Box 17 / 3 negatives, Box 15 / 5 glass negatives

Friedman Silver Co. (New York, NY): Designs 1928

Box 6, Folder 145

Freuedeman, A.E. Residence, (Beverly Hills, Calif.) 1929

Box 6, Folder 146

Furniture Construction Photos 1939

Scope and Contents note

In Coluburn Furs box, in envelope from Will Connell to Jere (?) Johnson
Box 6, Folder 147

Gerlach, M. Residence, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1953

Box 6, Folder 148-149, Box 17 / 1 negative, Box 7, Folder 150-152

Gisler, E. Residence, (Glendale, Calif.) 1942-1943

Box 17 / 2 negatives

Grand Rapids Chair Co. 1929

Box 17 / 6 negatives, Box 7, Folder 153

Grand Rapids Furniture Co., (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 1936

Box 17 / 7 negatives, Box 7, Folder 154-155

Gray, David Residence, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1953-1954

Box 7, Folder 156-157

Haskell, Ruth Residence, (Newport Beach, Calif.) 1954

Box 7, Folder 158-159

Heidelberg Restaurant, (Chicago, Ill.) undated

Box 7, Folder 160-161

Hillside House, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1951

Box 7, Folder 162, Box 17 / 1 negative

Hudson's Credit Jewelers, (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1934

Box 7, Folder 163

Jewelry Designs (Misc.) undated

Box 7, Folder 164

Karpen & Bros. Furniture, (Chicago, Ill.) 1936

Box 7, Folder 165, Box 17 / 2 negatives

Kaufmann Department Store, (Philadelphia, Penn.): Project 1928

Box 17 / 3 negatives, Box 7, Folder 166

Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company, (Texas) 1936

Box 17 / 14 negatives, Box 7, Folder 167

Kerr Sports Shop, (Beverly Hills, Calif.) 1937

Box 17 / 1 negative, Box 7, Folder 168-172

Kimball, Mrs. D. Residence, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1948-1949

Box 15 / 1 glass negative

Lake Delaware Boys Club: Insignia undated

Box 7, Folder 173

Lamp Standards 1939

Box 7, Folder 174

LANE Furniture Co., (Milwaukee, Wisc.) undated

Box 7, Folder 175

La Salle Kock Dept. Store, Ready-to-Wear, (Toledo, Ohio) undated

Box 17 / 2 negatives, Box 7, Folder 176

Lawson Clocks, (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1934

Box 17 / 22 negatives, Box 7, Folder 177

Lloyd Manufacturing Co., (Menominee, Mich.) 1934

Box 7, Folder 181, Box 18 / 12 negatives, Box 7, Folder 178-179, Box 15 / 1 glass negative, Box 7, Folder 180, Box 2, Folder 1-12

Macy's Department Store, (New York, NY): "The First International Exposition" 1928

Scope and Contents note

The First International Exposition of Arts & Trades-- folder 178-179 The First International Exposition of Arts & Culture-- folder 180 The First International Exposition of Art in Industry-- folder 181
Box 7, Folder 182

Masonite Composition (Chicago, Ill.): "A Century of Progress" Exhibit 1933

Box 7, Folder 183-186, Box 15 / 9 glass negatives, Box 18 / 14 negatives

Mayers Company, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Office Files 1928?

Box 18 / 6 negatives, Box 8, Folder 187-190

Mayfair Hotel, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Rainbow Isle Supper Room 1926-1927

Box 18 / 1 negative, Box 8, Folder 191

Medical Center, (Los Angeles, Calif.): project? 1937-1940?

Box 8, Folder 192-194, Box 18 / 40 negatives

Mueller Furniture Co., (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 1936

Box 8, Folder 195-196

Oasis Hotel, (Palm Springs, Calif.) 1921-1927

Box 8, Folder 197-199

Palace Theater, (Chicago, Ill.) 1945-1946

Box 8, Folder 200-201, Box 18 / 1 negative

Paramount Studios, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Set designs 1932-1934

Box 8, Folder 202

Parker, Maynard Residence 1930's

Box 8, Folder 203-206

Paul, Bruno, Kammergericht, (Berlin, Germany) undated

Box 8, Folder 207

Peer, Ralph Residence, (Hollywood, Calif.) 1945-1947?

Box 8, Folder 208

Penny Market, (Los Angeles, Calif.) circa 1946

Box 18 / 4 negatives, Box 8, Folder 209

Peters, George Residence, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1948

Box 9, Folder 210-211

Plains Hotel, (Cheyenne, WY) 1945

Box 9, Folder 212

Theoretical Designs for the Use of Plywood undated

Box 9, Folder 213

Porter Blanchard Pewter Designs, (Burbank, Calif.) 1928-29

Box 15 / 2 glass negatives, Box 9, Folder 214-220

Pumphrey Residence, (Hollywood, Calif.) 1926?

Box 9, Folder 221

Richfield Oil Company Service Station 1935

Box 18 / 1 negative, Box 9, Folder 222

Rike-Kumler Department Store, (Dayton, Ohio): Furniture exhibition 1935-36

Box 9, Folder 223

Roadside Restaurant (project) 1935

Box 15 / 6 glass negatives, Box 9, Folder 224-227

Roos Shoe Salon, (San Francisco, Calif.) 1929-1930

Box 9, Folder 228, Box 40*, Folder 3

Rothwell, T.F. Residence, (Beaumont, Tex.) 1936

Box 9, Folder 229, Box 18 / 1 negative

Rueline Residence, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Box 18 / 1 negative, Box 9, Folder 230-233

St. Charles Hotel, (New Orleans, LA) 1953

Box 18 / 1 negative

Sailboat 1950

Box 9, Folder 234

Samstag & Hilder Bros., (New York City, NY): Handbag Designs 1928

Box 9, Folder 235

Santa Barbara Yacht Club 1948, 1950

Box 9, Folder 236, Box 10, Folder 237, Box 18 / 1 negative

Savery Hotel, (Des Moines, Iowa) 1957

Box 10, Folder 238

Silver Designs (Misc.) undated

Box 18 / 3 negatives, Box 10, Folder 239

Smithsonian Gallery of Art Competition (Washington, DC) 1939

 

Sommer & Kaufmann Shoes Salon, (San Francisco, Calif.) 1936

Box 10, Folder 240-250

Photographs

Box 15 / 63 glass negatives, Box 18 / 7 negatives

Negatives and Glass Negatives 1936

Scope and Contents note

Sleeves for negatives have description of photograph (i.e. 4th floor, display racks, etc.)
Box 15 / 5 glass negatives, Box 18 / 1 negative

Sommer & Kaufmann Ext. - L.A. Paper Box Company - Standard Paper Box 1936

Box 1, Folder 81, Box 10, Folder 251-258, Box 18 / 1 negative

Systems Housing: Kem Weber System Precision Built Homes 1942-1943

Box 18 / 7 negatives

Swanson-Peterson (Pasadena, Calif.) 1939

Box 10, Folder 259

Terese Ann Shop, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1951

Box 10, Folder 260

Standard Paper Box Corporation Office Interiors undated

Box 10, Folder 261

"The Stein" Restaurant/Bar (project) late 1940's

Box 18 / 1 negative, Box 11, Folder 262

Ultra-Violet Products 1934

Box 11, Folder 263

Unidentified Arts & Crafts Furniture undated

Box 11, Folder 264

Unidentified Sculpture undated

Box 11, Folder 265, Box 12, Folder 291

Unidentified Photos and Related Material July 21, 1939

Box 11, Folder 266

Unidentified Clay Model for Lamp undated

Box 16 / 15 glass negatives, Box 18 / 8 negatives, Box 11, Folder 267, 275-278, Box 15 / 2 glass negatives, Box 17 / 1 negative

Unidentified Furniture 1920's-1940s

Scope and Contents note

Folders include unidentified copies of photographs from Barker Bros. Tempo Rooms, Rothwell Residence, Roos Shoe Shop, and miscellaneous sketches
Box 18 / 7 negatives, Box 18 / 8 negatives

Unidentified Ship model undated

Box 11, Folder 268-274, Box 16 / 5 glass negatives

Unidentified Spanish Colonial Revival House undated

Box 18 / 8 negatives, Box 12, Folder 292-293, Box 18 / 4 negatives

Unidentified Villas c. 1918-1921

Scope and Contents note

Contains sketches of different unidentified villas
 

Union Oil Company circa 1940s

Box 11, Folder 279

Unionettes Presentation Brochure undated

Box 11, Folder 280-282, Box 18 / 26 negatives

Photo Album, Miscellaneous projects undated

Box 12, Folder 283-285

Service Station: Market Center Type circa 1947

Box 12, Folder 286

Service Station: Modernization Program, Neighborhood Type undated

Box 12, Folder 287

Service Station: Miscellaneous projects 1945-1946

Box 12, Folder 288

Service Station: 101 Coast Highway, Highway type circa 1946-1947

Box 12, Folder 290

Service Station: Sepulveda Blvd 1945-1947

Box 12, Folder 289

Service Station: Redwood, Highway Type undated

Box 12, Folder 290b

Service Station: Panama 1945-1947

Box 12, Folder 290c

Designs for Triton Oil containers circa 1946-1947

Box 12, Folder 290

Service Station (Hynes, CA): proposed truck service station 1945-1947

Box 12, Folder 290e

Service Station Trucks 1945-1947

Box 12, Folder 294, Box 18 / 2 negatives

Vine Street School, (Hollywood, Calif.): Exterior Remodeling 1938-1939 (?)

Box 12, Folder 296-297

Weber, Kem, (Berlin, Germany): Early Projects 1912-1914

Box 18 / 3 negatives, Box 12, Folder 298

Weber, Kem Studio, (Hollywood, Calif.) 1927

Box 18 / 5 negatives, Box 12, Folder 299

Weber, Kem, (Lafayette Park Place, Calif.): Studio 1934

 

Weber, Kem Studio, (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1945-1947

Box 16 / 4 glass negatives, Box 18 / 3 negatives, Box 17 / 1 negative

Negatives and glass negatives

Box 17 / 1 negative, Box 1, Folder 1

Letter Head 1930's

Box 12, Folder 300-301

Photographs

Box 12, Folder 302, Box 18 / 3 negatives

Weber, Kem (Los Angeles, Calif.): photographs circa 1930-1936

Box 18 / 10 negatives, Box 12, Folder 303-304

Wedemeyer Residence, (Altadena, Calif.) 1937

Box 12, Folder 305

West, J.M. (Houston, Tex.): Table undated

Box 12, Folder 306-307

Wyoming Hotel (project) undated

Box 18 / 39 negatives, Box 12, Folder 308-309, Box 16 / 1 glass negative, Box 13, Folder 310-314, Box 40*, Folder 4

Zacho's Department Store, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Commercial building and furniture circa 1937, 1941-1942

 

Drawings, presentation boards, and sketches Series 5 1922-1954

Physical Description: 34.0 Linear feet Flat files in map cases, presentation boards in oversize boxes, boxes of large photographs
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963
creator: Weber, Kem, 1889-1963

Scope and Contents note

This series contains large drawings, sketches, presentation boards, and large photographs, including those mounted on boards. The series is arranged by client or project name. Large collections include Barker Brothers, Disney Studios, and Union Oil Company, among others. Corresponding photographs and negatives can be found in the Photographs and Negatives series.
Box 19, Folder 1

Airline Cabin Interior ca. 1935

Scope and Contents note

Cabin interior for private plane: 4 drawings, graphite and colored pencil on paper, mounted on boards.
Drawer 89, FlatFile 1

Airline Chair Company, “Airline” Chair 1934-1935

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of chair; plan for chair, side view, dated September 6, 1946
Box 20, Folder 1

Ambassador Hotel, Coco bar, Coconut Grove Bar 1935

Scope and Contents note

8 boards: color drawings of interior; 1 interior floor plan, 1 exterior elevation.
Box 20, Folder 2

Arrowhead and Puritas Water Company, Exhibit for San Diego Exposition 1935

Scope and Contents note

Watercolor(?) on board
Box 26*

Art Center (Pasadena, Calif.): presentation drawings 1934-1935

Box 17 / 1 negative

Airstream automotive design undated

Box 25*

Barker Brothers (Los Angeles, Calif): Album of show room designs 1933

Scope and Contents note

Merchandising Survey, floors 1-6: Detailed plans for all six floors of department store; also includes photographs of furniture
Box 22

Barker Brothers “Modes and Manners” Shop, Interiors and Furniture 1926; 1933; 1934

Scope and Contents note

Box 22 contains a large assortment of color drawings of tables, bedroom sets, desks, chairs, as well as room interiors.
Box 19, Folder 2-3

Barker Brothers Studio, “Tempo” Shop Showrooms and Furniture 1933-1939

Scope and Contents note

14 photos mounted on boards (folder 2); 11 photos mounted on boards (folder 3)
Box 25*, Folder 1

Barker Brothers Unidentified materials, Presentation Sketches 1921-1933

Scope and Contents note

Color renderings on boards
Box 35A*, Folder 1

Bekins Van and Storage Company, WareResidence Exterior Remodeling 1940

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on board (rusty staples in corner)
Box 35A, Folder 3, Box 24

Berkey and Gay Furniture Company, (Grand Rapids, Mich.): Furniture 1936

Scope and Contents note

Box 24 contains color presentations and furniture sketches Box 35A contains color presentations of furniture
Box 19, Folder 4, Box 35A*, Folder 2

Bismarck Hotel, (Chicago, Ill.): Hotel Building Remodeling and Furniture 1946-1947; 1954

Scope and Contents note

Two drawings- colored pencil on paper; one board- colored pencil on paper (box 19) Drawings- colored pencil on paper; photographs on board of interiors (box 35A)
 

Bixby, W. E., House (Kansas City, MO): Residence and Furniture 1936-1937

Box 27B*

Presentation boards and photographs

Scope and Contents note

Color renderings on boards of interior of house; includes schematic floor plan for first and second floors as well as presentation book- black and white photographs of interior.
Drawer 89, FlatFile 2

Drawings

Scope and Contents note

Copy drawings of plans/elevations by Edward Tanner
Box 23, Folder 2

Candy Display undated

Scope and Contents note

Graphite on tracing paper, and colored pencil on board
Box 23, Folder 4, Box 4, Folder 96

Castle Hotel, (Des Moines, Iowa): Hotel Building Interior 1951

Box 23, Folder 1, Box 4, Folder 97-98

Christian Science Reading Room, (Santa Barbara, Calif.): Religious Building 1951

Box 23, Folder 3

Connell, Will, Photographic Studio (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1934, 1936

creator: Connell, Will, 1898-1961
Box 27A*

Connor Hotel, (Laramie, WY): Hotel Building Remodeling 1945

Scope and Contents note

Color rendering of interior on board
Box 23, Folder 5, Box 5, Folder 105-108

Dabney, S., (Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.): Ranch House 1952

Box 27A*

Disney, Walt Studios: promotional photographs of people 1939

Scope and Contents note

Photos of Disney studios, people (including Walt Disney), and buildings, mounted on boards

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright Disney Studios; all rights reserved.
 

Disney, Walt Studios, (Burbank, Calif.) 1939-1995

Drawer 89, FlatFile 3

Drawings and Plans 1990-1995

Scope and Contents note

Floor and site plans prepared as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey, 1995
Drawer 89, FlatFile 4

Display Fixture 1949-1950

Scope and Contents note

Graphite on tracing paper
Box 27A*, Box 44*, Box 45*, Box 46*

Presentation boards: Studio buildings and furniture circa 1939

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil renderings of building interiors and exteriors on boards.
Box 32*

Federal Housing, Exhibition and exposition building 1935

Box 29, Folder 1

Franklin, Elizabeth, Residence (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1938

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored renderings (interior and exterior) on boards
Box 32*

Friedman, J. D., House (Banning, Calif): 1927-1929

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencils on boards
Box 32*

Gardena Theater Building: exterior remodeling undated

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on board
Box 31*, Box 29, Folder 2

Gisler, E., Residence (Glendale, Calif.) 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil interiors on boards
Drawer 89, FlatFile 5

Gray, David, Jr., House and Studio (Monticito, Calif.) 1953-1954

Scope and Contents note

One photograph; detailed floor plans and elevations
Box 32*

Hartfield Hosiery Company, commercial building exterior 1936

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on board
Box 32*

Haskell, Ruth, Residence, (Newport Beach, Calif): aka Haskell beach house 1954

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on boards
Box 43*

Hat Displays, “Oh Deer” and “Soldiers Dream” 1944

Scope and Contents note

Full color sketches of tree shaped hat stands, with models
Box 39*, Drawer 89, FlatFile 6, Box 32*

Hillside House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1951

Scope and Contents note

Colored renderings on boards
Box 32*

Hudson’s Credit Jewelers, (Los Angeles, Calif.): commercial building exterior 1934

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on board
Box 31*

International Electric Exhibition: exhibition building and light standards for exterior 1952

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on boards
Box 14, Folder 63

Jardine, John project (Los Angeles, Calif.): description of lot 24 Oct 1922

Box 18 / 1 negative, Box 30

Karpen, S. & Bros. (Chicago, Ill): Furniture 1936

Scope and Contents note

Box 30 contains colored pencil on boards-- renderings of furniture
Box 29, Folder 3

Kaufman house 1937

Box 30

Kaufmann’s Department Store, (Philadelphia, Penn): Public Dining Room 1928

Scope and Contents note

Colored pencil on board
Box 31*

Kerr Glass Company, Exhibition Display Area, Golden Gate International Exposition 1939

Scope and Contents note

Color renderings on boards
Box 31*, Box 30

Kerr Sport Shop, (Beverly Hills, Calif.): Commercial Building and Furniture 1936-1937

Scope and Contents note

Box 31 contains photographs on boards of the interior of shop; box 30 holds spiral book with photographs and drawings.
Box 30

Lawson Clocks, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Designs for Clocks 1934

Scope and Contents note

Colored pencil on boards
Box 33*

Lloyd Manufacturing Company, (Menominee, Mich.): Tubular Steel Furniture 1934

Scope and Contents note

Some colored pencil on board sketches, some display photographs on board
Box 34*, Folder 1

Macy’s Department Store, Interiors for The First International Exposition of Arts and Trades 1928

Scope and Contents note

Watercolor(?) of bathroom; 3 views
Box 35B*, Folder 1

Mailbox designs, Proposals for mailbox designs undated

Box 36*, Folder 1

Mandel Brothers Department Store (Chicago, Ill.): survey, Commercial Building Remodeling 1944

Scope and Contents note

Typed description of store remodeling/remerchandising, floor by floor, with plans and sketches
Box 36*, Folder 2

Mayers Company, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Office Interior and Furniture 1928-1929

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of furniture; office interior
Box 35B*, Folder 2

Medical Center Project (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1937-1940

Box 34*, Folder 3

Mueller Furniture Company, (Grand Rapids, Mich.): Furniture 1936

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on boards; also photographs from catalog
Box 37*, Folder 2

Palace Theater (Chicago, Ill.): building remodeling 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Color renderings on presentation boards
Box 35B*, Folder 3

Paramount Pictures, Set Designs 1932-1934

Scope and Contents note

Unidentified set designs; some dated circa 1932-33
Box 37*, Folder 1

Plains Hotel (Cheyenne, WY): Hotel Building Remodeling and Furniture 1945

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on boards
Box 34*, Folder 2

Plastic Designs for "Household Doo-Dad File" 1941, 1948

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on boards
Box 39*, Folder 1

Roos Brothers Shoe Shop, (San Francisco, Calif.): Commercial Building Interior and Furniture 1929-1930

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencils on paper
Box 38*, Folder 4

Rueline House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on board
Box 38*, Folder 2

Samarkand Hotel, (Santa Barbara, Calif.): Main Dining Room 1925-1929

Scope and Contents note

Colored pencil sketch of interior detail
Drawer 89, FlatFile 7, Drawer 89, FlatFile 8

Santa Barbara Yacht Club, (Santa Barbara, Calif.): Club Building 1948, 1950

Scope and Contents note

Full color presentation boards
Box 38*, Folder 5

Savery Hotel, (Des Moines, IA): Hotel Building Interior Remodeling 1957

Scope and Contents note

Unidentified hotel renderings in Box 39* also possibly Savery Hotel.
Box 41*, Folder 3

Scandinavian Airlines System, Sales Office Interior 1954

Scope and Contents note

Rendering of interior of sales office; note on back lists location as Los Angeles sales office
Drawer 89, FlatFile 9

Smithsonian Gallery of Art, (Washington, DC): Museum Building Competition 1939

Scope and Contents note

Plans and elevations for building competition Graphite on board
Box 39*, Folder 2, Box 40*, Folder 2

Sommer and Kaufmann Shoe Store, (San Francisco, Calif.): Commercial Building, Remodeling 1929-1936

creator: Williams, Albert R.

Scope and Contents note

Interior and exterior color renderings, box 39; Interior photographs, box 40
Box 41*, Folder 2

Standard Paper Box Corporation, Office Interiors and Furniture 1930

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of office interior
Box 38*, Folder 6

St. Charles Hotel, (New Orleans, LA) 1953

Scope and Contents note

Interior renderings of lobby/bar/cocktail lounges in color on boards
Box 41*, Folder 1, Drawer 89, FlatFile 10

System Housing, (Tacoma, Wash.): Douglas Fir Plywood Association, Pre-Fabricated Residences (Defense Housing) 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Color floorplan, elevation, and rendering for different house configurations; Graphite on tracing paper- floor plans and elevations in flat file
Box 38*, Folder 7

Tel-O-Liner (Roll-A-Liner), Reading Device 1949, 1952

Drawer 89, FlatFile 11

Tovell, Allen, House (Capistrano Beach, Calif.) 1947

Scope and Contents note

Colored pencil on paper
Box 38*, Folder 1

Ultra-Violet Products, Incorporated, Lamp 1934

Scope and Contents note

Graphite and colored pencil on board (rendering of desk lamp)
Box 42*, Folder 1-2, Box 42*, Folder 2

Unidentified, Interiors, Chairs, and Furniture 1933, 1935, 1941, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Oversize Box 42 contains unidentified sketches and presentation boards of chairs, other furniture, and building interiors in two large folders. Folder 1: living room furniture, bedroom furniture (1942), dining room furniture, and 15 chair designs. Folder 2: sketches and renderings of chairs, living room sets and hallways (1935); living room interiors (1941); dining room interior (1933), bedroom, living room and other interiors; sketches of chairs and 1 photograph of a lamp.
Box 43*

Unidentified, Household Objects circa 1948

Scope and Contents note

Graphite on tracing paper sketches of pitcher, vase, and bowl
Box 43*

Unidentified, Residental and Restaurant Interiors circa 1933

Scope and Contents note

Oversize Box 43 contains sketches and full color presentation boards of unidentified residence exteriors and interiors, as well as undentified restaurant/bar interiors.
Box 43*

Unidentified, Residence (Hillside House?) undated

Scope and Contents note

11 undated renderings (some graphite sketches on boards, some full color on boards) of interior and exterior of possibly the same house (Hillside House??)
Drawer 89, FlatFile 12

Unidentified Building Designs undated

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous sketches of residences, or possibly a hotel, resort, or movie set?
 

Union Oil Company, Unionettes 1945-1947

Box 48*

Unionette for various locations circa 1945

Scope and Contents note

Undated presentation board for service station in Panama; "Unionette for a valley highway"; "Unionette with a small general store"
Box 48*

Unionette, basic small station circa 1945

Scope and Contents note

Two full color renderings, one deluxe, one basic
Box 48*

Unionette for a Desert Highway 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Unionette with cafe presentation board
Box 48*

Unionette for a Coast Highway 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Unionette with Cafe presentation board
 

Union Oil Company, Service Stations

Box 49B*

Market Center type 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Full color presentation boards: Two seperate interior renderings Paste-up presentation board
Box 49B*

Marketing Station Office Building 1945

Scope and Contents note

Marketing station presentation board "Basic unit A, small office"
Box 49B*

Marine Service Station 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Four renderings: Project #2, marine supplies (full color) and one colored pencil sketch (Balboa, CA) Two unidentified stations, one full color, one graphite sketch
Box 49A*

Redwood Service Station 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Full color presentation board; Small size rendering; Paste-up presentation board;
Box 49B*

Service Station for Small Airport 1945-1947

Box 49A*

Service Station and Motor Lodge (Bridgeport, CA) 1946, 1948

Scope and Contents note

Two small color presentation drawings, graphite and colored pencils on boards
Box 49A*

Truck Service Station Remodeling (San Diego, CA) 1946

Scope and Contents note

Full color rendering on presentation board
Box 49A*

Truck Service Station (Hynes, CA) 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Three renderings of Hynes station (Project #4, Project #4 revised, and proposed plan)
Box 49A*

Container, Products Display, and Vehicle Color Schemes 1946-1947

Scope and Contents note

Four boards with truck color schemes; one board with cashbox design; one board can display (1946); One presentation board with photographs of oil cans
Box 48*

Reception Room? Interior 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Full color presentaion board of unnamed interior room
Box 47*

Service Station Modernization Program 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Three full color renderings on boards: Station Type 106A (study #2); Station Type 106A (Study #1); Minute Man Service
Box 47*

Service Stations Projects circa 1945

Scope and Contents note

Undated presentation boards named: Projects #18 & #33; Typical Two canopy station; Minute man Service; Project #6; Minimun station design #3C; Minimun station design #1A; Unnamed rendering of corner station
Box 47*

Service Stations, Washington state 1946

Scope and Contents note

Project #10, Seattle; Project #24, Yakima; Project #34, Cheney; Project #12, Spokane
Box 47*

Service Stations, California 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Project #25, Barstow (two renderings, one small, one large) Project #38, Los Angeles
Box 39*, Folder 3

Vine Street School, School Building Remodeling 1938-1939

Scope and Contents note

Rendering of exterior, on board
Drawer 89, FlatFile 13

Vultee Aircraft Corporation, (Nashville, Tenn.): Mural 1939

Scope and Contents note

Full color presentation board
Box 38*, Folder 3

Wakefield House (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1955

Scope and Contents note

Exterior renderings on boards
Box 40*, Folder 1

Weber, Kem, Studio-Residence (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1945

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of exterior of house
Box 39*, Folder 4

Wyoming Hotel, Dining Room and Bar undated

Scope and Contents note

Color renderings on boards
Drawer 89, FlatFile 14

Zacho’s Department Store, (Los Angeles, Calif.): Commercial Building, Furniture, and Building Remodeling 1937-1939; 1941-1942; 1953

Scope and Contents note

Color presentation board; photographs on presentation boards