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Finding Aid for the Lloyd Wright papers, 1920-1978
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lloyd Wright papers
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1978
    Collection number: 1561
    Creator: Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978
    Extent: 42 boxes (21 linear ft.) 62 cartons (62 linear ft.) 224 oversize boxes 375 oversize folders
    Abstract: Lloyd Wright (1890-1978) was the eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright. He trained as a draftsman/delineator in his father's Oak Park Studio, and studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin (1908-09). He was a landscape architect for various Los Angeles projects (1922-24), provided the shells for the Hollywood Bowl (1924-25 and 1928), and produced the Swedenborg Memorial Chapel (or Wayfarer's Chapel) at Palos Verdes, California (1946-71). The collection consists of Wright's original drawings, renderings, blueprints, photographs, models and office files. Many of the photographs in the collection are by Will Connell.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    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.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Papers cannot be published without permission of Eric Lloyd Wright.
    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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

    • Eric Lloyd Wright, purchase, 1990.
    • Gift of Eric Lloyd Wright, 1993.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lloyd Wright papers (Collection Number 1561). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Lloyd Wright, eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright, was born in 1890; trained as a draftsman/delineator in his father's Oak Park Studio; studied engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1908-09; joined Olmsted and Olmsted in Boston, Massachusetts; sent to San Diego, California, to work on Panama California Exposition, 1911; worked for Irving J. Gill; formed landscape architectural practice with Paul Thiene and continued professional activities as landscape architect through the 1920s; worked with father, Frank Lloyd Wright, on Hollyhock House and other Los Angeles projects, 1922-24; produced project for multilayered civic center, Los Angeles, 1925; provided the shells for the Hollywood Bowl, 1924-25 and 1928; much of his work from 1930s through post-World War II dealt with variations of California ranch houses; produced Swedenborg Memorial Chapel (or Wayfarer's Chapel) at Palos Verdes, California, 1946-71; died in 1978.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of original drawings, renderings, blueprints, photographs, models and office files of Southern California architect Lloyd Wright. Includes materials related to over 360 of Wright's architectural projects. Also includes correspondence between Wright and his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, about the Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California. Many of the photographs in the collection are by Will Connell.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Files
      • A. Inventions
      • B. Office
      • C. Projects
      • D. Theatre design.
    2. Blueprints, plans and drawings, photos, renderings, and other material.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978--Archives.
    Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959--Correspondence.
    Hollyhock House (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)--Designs and plans.
    Wayfarers' Chapel--Designs and plans.
    Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Designs and plans.
    Architects--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Architecture--California, Southern--20th century.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Blueprints.
    Notebooks.
    Architectural drawings.
    Photographs.