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Finding Aid for the Ralph D. Cornell papers, 1925-1972
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ralph D. Cornell papers
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1972
    Collection number: 1411
    Creator: Cornell, Ralph D.
    Extent: 80 boxes (40 linear ft.) 16 cartons (16 linear ft.) 56 oversize boxes 23 oversize folders
    Abstract: Ralph D. Cornell was the supervising landscape architect at UCLA from 1937-72. Some of Cornell's other landscape architecture projects included Pomona College, Torrey Pines Park, Los Angeles Music Center, and La Brea Tar Pits. The collection consists of office files, business records, correspondence, photographs, slides, glass negatives, and books related to Ralph D. Cornell's career as a landscape architect and designer.
    Language: Finding aid is written in 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 UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Vera Barnes Cornell, bequest, 1992.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ralph D. Cornell papers (Collection 1411). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964537 

    Biography

    Ralph D. Cornell was born in Holdrege, New England; his family moved to Long Beach, California, in 1908; attended Pomona College, California and Harvard Graduate School of Landscape Architecture; enlisted in U.S. Armed Forces during World War I; supervising landscape architect, UCLA, 1937-72; some of Cornell's other landscape architecture projects included Pomona College, Torrey Pines Park, Los Angeles Music Center, and La Brea Tar Pits; died on April 6, 1972.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of office files, business records, correspondence, photographs, slides, glass negatives, and books related to the career of landscape architect and designer Ralph D. Cornell.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Cornell, Ralph D.--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--History.
    Landscape architects--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Gardens--California, Southern--Design.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Half a Century as a Southern California Landscape Architect [oral history transcript] / Ralph D. Cornell, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1970. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.