The Curlett & Beelman records span circa 15 linear feet and date from circa 1924 to circa 1932. This collection is composed
of specification files, four flat file drawers of blueprints, and oversize rolled blueprints.
The Curlett & Beelman firm was formed by Alexander (Aleck) Curlett (1880-1942) and Claud W. Beelman (1884-1963) in 1919. They
are well known for their large scale architecture and the fact that their firm planned, designed, and superintended the construction
of most of their buildings. Some of their more noted projects, many of which are designated Historic Monuments and/or listed
in the National Register of Historic Places, include: Barker Brothers, Elks Temple, Pershing Square Building, Insurance Exchange
Building, LA Fur Mart Building, Commercial Club: Hotel Case, Harris Newark Building, Board of Trade Building, and Culver Hotel,
as well as buildings in Pasadena and Long Beach. Their office was located in Beverly Hills, California. By 1932, however,
the firm had dissolved.