Finding Aid for the Edgar Bissantz photographs, 1935-1936 0000220

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Edgar Bissantz photographs
Identifier/Call Number: 0000220
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1935-1936


Open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Edgar F. Bissantz, 1988.

Preferred Citation note

Edgar Bissantz photographs, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Edgar Bissantz was born in Wichita, Kansas on August 8, 1901. He attended Cornell University where he studied architecture. Following school Bizzantz traveled extensively in Europe, visiting Italy, France, Germany, England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Turkey. After Bissantz’s European travels, he found work as a designer in the United States under the Californian architect Roland E. Coate and then for the architecture firm of Allison & Allison. Circa 1935, Bissantz joined forces with H. Roy Kelley and H. G. Spielman to form Kelley, Bissantz and Spielman, Associated Architects. By 1939 Bissantz was the Master Planning Architect for the San Francisco City Planning Commission. Bissantz retired in 1962 and died in 1998.

Scope and Content note

The Edgar Bissantz photographs collection spans 1 linear foot and dates from 1935 to 1936. The collection is composed of interior and exterior photographs of the John R. Little Residence (La Canada, California) and the Vernon Larsen Residence (Chapman Woods, California), both designed by Bissantz.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bissantz, Edgar, 1901-1998
Photographic prints