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Finding Aid for the Victor Gruen Collection, 1952-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Victor Gruen Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1968
    Collection number: 93
    Creator: Gruen, Victor, 1903-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Victor Gruen (1903-1980) was an architect. He established Victor Gruen Associates in Los Angeles (1951) and designed shopping centers, including Northland Center in Detroit, Southdale Center in Minneapolis, The Mall in Fresno, California and Midtown Plaza in Rochester, New York (1962), the first inner-city enclosed mall. The collection consists of published articles by and about Victor Gruen.
    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.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services 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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Victor Gruen Collection (Collection 93). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233099 

    Biography

    Victor Gruen was born Victor David Grünbaum in 1903 in Vienna, Austria; attended the Architectural School and the Academy of Arts in Vienna, where he developed a private practice; moved to New York in 1938, working for the Ivels Corporation and in the office of Norman Bel Geddes; formed a design partnership with Elsie Krummeck (1940-48); settled in Los Angeles, where he established Victor Gruen Associates in 1951; designed shopping centers, including Northland Center in Detroit and Southdale Center in Minneapolis; also designed The Mall in Fresno, California and Midtown Plaza, Rochester, New York (1962), the first inner-city enclosed mall, and Sea World, San Diego (1968); Fellow, American Institute of Architects; he died on February 14, 1980.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of published articles by and about architect Victor Gruen.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gruen, Victor, 1903-
    Architects--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.