Finding Aid for the Albert Raymond Walker Papers, 1920-1940

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Albert Raymond Walker Papers, 1920-1940

Collection number: 199

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, December 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Albert Raymond Walker Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1940
Collection number: 199
Creator: Walker, Albert Raymond, 1881-1958
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Albert R. Walker (1881-1958) was a architect who collaborated with Percy A. Eisen to design the Ardmore Apartments in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Plaza Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, the Edwards and Wildey Building and the Fine Arts Building (Signal Oil Building) in Los Angeles, the Bay Cities Guaranty Building in Santa Monica, and the Texaco Building in Los Angeles. The collection consists of photographs, newspaper articles and scrapbooks of buildings designed by Walker.
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Albert Raymond Walker Papers (Collection 199). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Walker was born in 1881 in Sonoma, California; in 1902 he went East to attend Brown University, returning to join the architectural firm of Hebbard and Gill in San Diego; after a year he moved to Los Angeles, continuing his apprenticeship with Parkinson and Bergstrum and later with A.F. Rosenheim, Hunt and Grey; in 1909 established his own practice, and in 1910 formed a partnership with John Terrell Vawter; shortly after World War I, Walker formed a partnership with Percy A. Eisen that lasted until 1941; together they designed the Ardmore Apartments in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Plaza Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, the Edwards and Wildey Building and the Fine Arts Building (Signal Oil Building) in Los Angeles, the Bay Cities Guaranty Building in Santa Monica, and the Texaco Building in Los Angeles; Walker died on September 17, 1958.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photographs, newspaper articles and scrapbooks of the buildings, primarily in Southern California, designed by Albert R. Walker.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Walker, Albert Raymond, 1881-1958--Archives.
Architects--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Architecture--California, Southern--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Papers, 1920-1940

Physical Description: (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Papers, photographs, and ephemera.
Contains photographs, newspaper articles and scrapbooks of the buildings designed by Albert R. Walker, a Los Angeles architect. The buildings are primarily in Southern California.