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Finding aid for the Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra, 1972-1980
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1980
    Number: 2010.M.58
    Creator/Collector: Hines, Thomas S.
    Physical Description: 1.7 linear ft. (44 audio cassettes)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: A collection of sound recordings of interviews conducted by architectural historian Thomas S. Hines between 1972 and 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition about Richard J. Neutra, published in 1982. Interviewees include Neutra's family, friends, business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Architectural historian Thomas S. Hines received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has taught cultural and architectural history in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design and the History Department. He has published numerous articles and is the author of several books, including Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism, 1900-1970, Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture, and Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform: a Study in Modernist Architectural Culture.

    Administrative Information


    Audio visual materials have been reformatted. Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra, 1972-1980, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, 2010.M.58.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Thomas S. Hines in 2010.

    Processing History

    Initial processing by Vladimira Stefura. Further processing and cataloging by Annette Doss in 2010. The arrangement was devised by Beth Guynn. The audiotapes were digitized by Chace Audio in June 2010.

    Digital Collection

    The audio cassettes were digitized in June 2010. Click here to connect to the digital audio files.  Access is available only to on-site readers and to Getty staff.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains 44 audio cassettes of interviews conducted by Thomas S. Hines from 1972 to 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition on Richard J. Neutra in 1982. Series I contains interviews with Neutra's friends and family members, including Norman Cousins, Dione Neutra, and Raymond J. Neutra. Series II is comprised of interviews with Richard J. Neutra's business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects. Interviewees include Gregory Ain, Philip Lovell, and Raphael Soriano. In one recording with Harwell Hamilton Harris, Shelly Kappe conducts the interview with Thomas Hines.
    The audio cassettes have been digitized and are available online to on-site readers and to Getty staff. Click here to connect to the digital audio files. 


    The collection is arranged in two series: The files are arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically.Series I. Family and friends, 1972-1980 ; Series II. Business associates and clients, 1973-1978.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Ain, Gregory, 1908-
    Cousins, Norman
    Hines, Thomas S.
    Lovell, Philip
    Neutra, Dione
    Neutra, Dion
    Neutra, Raymond, J.
    Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970
    Shulman, Julius
    Soriano , Raphael, 1904-1988

    Subjects - Topics

    Architects--United States--Interviews
    Architecture, Modern--United States--20th century
    Architecture--California--Los Angeles--20th century

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Audiocasettes--United States--20th century
    Interviews--United States--20th century
    Oral histories (document genres)
    Sound recordings--United States--20th century


    Ain, Gregory, 1908-
    Alexander, Robert
    Blanton, John
    Cousins, Norman
    Davidson, Greta
    Davidson, Julius Ralph, b. 1889
    Eisner, Simon
    Fischer, Benno
    Fybel, Regula Niedermann
    Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990
    Koschin, Agnes
    Lovell, Philip
    Marsh, Fordyce
    Neutra, Dion
    Neutra, Dione
    Neutra, Frida
    Neutra, Raymond, J.
    Serulnic, Dorothy
    Shulman, Julius
    Soriano , Raphael, 1904-1988