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Finding Aid for the Lucille Webster Holling Papers, 1915-1982
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  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lucille Webster Holling Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1982
    Collection number: 1588
    Creator: Holling, Lucille Webster.
    Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.) 1 oversize box.
    Abstract: Collection consists of diaries, journals, letters, sketches, notes, designs, a photograph of illustrator Lucille Webster Holling, Webster family papers, and a plaster cast of husband Holling Clancey Holling by LCW.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of 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, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.


    Lucille Webster Holling was born on Dec. 8, 1900 in Valparaiso, IN; attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, where she met Holling Clancy Holling; designed theatrical scenery and costumes, and drew for fashion publications; married Holling in 1925; designed for drama dept. on the first University World Cruise, 1926-27; with Holling, produced national advertising art and foreign travel brochures; Lucille illustrated a number of books and together they illustrated textbooks; among the Hollings's joint publications are The Book of Indians (1935) and The Book of Cowboys (1936); moved to California, and worked with her husband on books; in 1951 she designed and oversaw the construction of their studio residence in Pasadena. She died on 31 December 1989.

    Scope and Content

    The papers consist of Webster family papers and photographs, design and art work by Lucille Webster Holling , personal papers of Lucille Webster Holling, including recipes, notes for a biography of Holling Clancy Holling and diaries, and a plaster of Paris mask of Holling Clancy Holling by Lucille Webster Holling.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Trailer plans, design ideas, Bible, fashion proofs, wedding idea, concept for a novel, 1 letter, color sketches, biographical notes regarding Holling Clancy Holling by LWH (box 1)
    2. Letter to HCH, photograph of LW, sketch book, family letters (box 2)
    3. Webster family papers (boxes 3-4)
    4. Diaries and journals (box 5)
    5. Paper doll designs (box 6)
    6. Plaster cast of HCH's face by LWH (box 7).

    Indexing Terms

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


    Holling, Lucille Webster --Archives.
    Illustrators --United States --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material


    Related Material

    Holling Clancy Holling Papers (Collection 1012)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA Library.