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Finding Aid for the Ruth Patricia Shellhorn papers, 1909-2006
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Description
Ruth Patricia Shellhorn (1909-2006) was a landscape architect who practiced in Southern California. She is best known for her contributions to the creation of a new commercial shopping center landscape style through her work at the Bullock's Department Stores and Fashion Squares. In addition to her work at Bullock's, Shellhorn's projects include Disneyland and University of California, Riverside, as well as residential gardens for many prominent Southern Californians. The collection consists of business records, drawings and plans, visual materials, correspondence, diaries, and other personal items.
Background
Ruth Patricia Shellhorn Kueser (September 21, 1909 - November 3, 2006) was a landscape architect who practiced in the Los Angeles area. Her best known projects include Disneyland, the Bullock's department stores and Fashion Squares, University of California at Riverside, and the Shoreline Development Study. Shellhorn's commercial work helped to establish an iconic Southern California landscape style.
Extent
155 document boxes (77.5 linear ft.) 134 rolled drawing boxes 98 flat boxes 17 shoe boxes 5 cartons 7 oversize specialty boxes.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.