Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Florence Yoch Papers: Finding Aid
archYoch  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (185.59 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
 
 
Table of contents What's This?

 

Series I. Personal Papers. 1869, 1900-1972

Physical Description: 2 boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 6 drawings in 1 roll
Box 1, Folder 1

A. Florence Yoch Diary. 1949 July - September

Scope and Contents

Contains one spiral-bound notebook with handwritten entries. Notably, Yoch describes in some depth her views on Frederick Law Olmsted and his landscape design of Hancock Park in Los Angeles, California, including her perspective that the park should be developed with plants indigenous to the area and show "few evidences of man."
Box 1, Folder 2

B. Correspondence. 1960, 1964, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains three letters between Jean Walton, Florence Yoch, and Lucile Council, plus two pages of handwritten notes from a trip to England. A letter Yoch sent to Walton in February, 1964 describes Council's illness and death, and includes a card for the memorial service.
 

C. Personal Photographs.

Box 1, Folder 3-5

People. 1869, 1915-1972

Scope and Contents

Contains 23 photographs, including eight prints depicting Yoch and family members and their home in Laguna Beach, California (approximately 1900-1923); 14 portraits of Yoch and Council, individually and together (approximately 1915-1972); and a photograph of Catherine Isch Yoch at age 18 (1869). Also includes Catherine Yoch's obituary from the Santa Ana Register.
Box 1, Folder 6-11

Residences and other. Approximately 1934-1972, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains 84 photographs and three prints of plans, chiefly depicting gardens and interior and exterior views of Yoch and Council's residences in Carmel, Pasadena, and San Marino, California; photographers include George D. Haight, George de Gennaro, and William Aplin. Also includes five undated snapshots, labeled "Arbor Road" by James Yoch; it is unclear whether Yoch and Council resided there.
 

D. Drawings of Yoch/Council Residences. 1934-1940, 1960-1972

Folder OV 1

Residences, Carmel and San Marino, California. Approximately 1934-1940, 1960-1972

Scope and Contents

Contains one drawing depicting remodeling and interior details of Lazycroft Cottage in Carmel and seven portions of a photocopied drawing of the house and grounds of the residence in San Marino.
 

Residence, Pasadena, Calif.: 751 Linda Vista Avenue. Approximately 1940-1941

Folder OV 2

Blueprint of garden at residence, Linda Vista Avenue, Pasadena, Calif.

Scope and Contents

The drawing, by Yoch and Council, was featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens."
Box 32, Roll 72

Various plans.

Scope and Contents

Contains six rolled drawings.
Box 27

E. Photographs and postcards. Approximately 1915-1950

Scope and Contents

Contains five gelatin silver photographs, nine postcards, and one drawing featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens." Two of the photographs are portraits of Yoch taken in 1915 and 1945 and three depict Yoch and Council's Pasadena residence. The postcards, some pictorial and some photographic, depict various views of landscape features, chiefly in Europe, and were exhibited as one item (Item 9, approximately 1915-1950); two of the postcards, including one showing rubber trees in Algeria, are annotated.
Box 33, Folder 1

Negatives.

Scope and Contents

Contains negatives removed from Box 1, Folders 4, 7, and 8 (people and residences).
 

Series II. Professional Papers.

Physical Description: 12 boxes
Box 2, Folder 1-3

A. Correspondence. 1959-1971

Scope and Contents

Contains letters written to Yoch in 1964 by unidentified people and correspondence between Yoch, Council, and friend and fellow landscape designer Thomas Moore from 1959-1971.
Box 2, Folder 5-6

B. Writings. 1928, 1930, approximately 1952-1972

Scope and Contents

Contains articles written by Yoch dated 1928 and 1930 and lists of articles by her, compiled perhaps by Council. Also contains typescript of first chapter of Yoch's proposed book on landscape design, along with notes, a work outline, and a list of photographs; materials are dated from approximately 1952-1972.
 

C. Research Notes. 1942-1958, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains scores of Yoch's handwritten and typed research notes on a wide range of topics, many written on scraps of paper. Except where noted, titles are from Yoch's original files; additionally, alphanumeric classifications written on original folders have been copied onto the new folders.
Box 2, Folder 7

Bulbs and their relatives. Undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Classics, novelties, "plants have points". Undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Climate. Undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Color, flower, and foliage. Undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Composition and elements to consider in design. Undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Cutting garden, important specialties, and plant lists for California homes. Undated

Scope and Contents

Yoch's original folder title was "Cutting garden, important specialties, every home list for California."
Box 2, Folder 13

Design in planting and plants' contribution to design. Undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Gardens and garden design. 1940, undated

Box 2, Folder 15

Ground cover. Undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Growing conditions, maintenance, fertilizing, irrigation, and cultivation. 1957, undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Herbaceous. 1948, undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Modern design and architecture. 1958, undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Native plants. Undated

Box 2, Folder 20

Plant information. 1946

Box 2, Folder 21

Plants: notes on various topics. Undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Quotations from literature and history. Undated

Scope and Contents

Yoch's original folder title was "Quotations - literature, history, books."
Box 2, Folder 23

Reflections on mistakes, advantages, and disadvantages. Undated

Box 2, Folder 24

Roses. 1956, undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Schedules and calendars: becomingness, flowering together, seasonal. 1942, 1945, undated

Scope and Contents

Material originally found in two folders: "Our schedules and calendars, all seasonal" and "Becomingness, flowering together - see calendars, succession."
Box 2, Folder 26

Shrubs and hedges. Undated

Box 2, Folder 27

Soil - compost and humus. 1949, undated

Box 2, Folder 28

Styles and fashions. Undated

Box 2, Folder 29

Suitability and utility, appropriateness. Undated

Box 2, Folder 30

Trees. Approximately 1957, undated

Box 2, Folder 31

Vines. Undated

Box 2, Folder 32

Palazzo Ca'doro, Venice, Italy: Sketch [loose]. Undated

 

D. Reference and Subject Files. 1876, 1904, 1911-1968

Scope and Contents

Includes articles, clippings, booklets, books, catalogs, and periodicals concerning plants, gardening, and landscape design; articles and clippings were arranged according to an alphanumeric classification system. Materials are not annotated.
 

Articles and Clippings.

Box 2, Folder 33

Classifications E464.4-E636. 1916-1939, undated

Box 2, Folder 34

Classifications E812.3-E832. 1924-1932, undated

 

Various Other Publications.

Box 3

Books. 1904. 1931, 1938

Scope and Contents

Includes three books:
  • Edith Wharton, Italian Villas and their Gardens, London; John Lane, the Bodlyhead, 1st Edition (1904)
  • Winifred Starr Dobyns, California Gardens, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1st Edition (1931)
  • H. Luckenbach, Kunst und Geschichte. 4. Teil: Von 1800 bis zur Gegenwart (1938).
Dobyns's book featured more photographs of work by Yoch and Council than by other landscape architects.
Box 4

Booklets, Catalogs, Periodicals C-H.

 

Booklets. 1926-1927, 1938

Box 4, Folder 1

Aldrich, Amey and John Walker, A Guide to Villas and Gardens in Italy, Rome, American Academy. 1938

Box 4, Folder 2

Eastwood, Alice, A Key to the Common Families of Flowering Plants in California and A Guide for the Analysis and Description of Flowering Plants. 1938

Scope and Contents

Published by the California Botanical Club, California Academy of Sciences and the James H. Barry Company, San Francisco (17 pages).
Box 4, Folder 3

Victoria and Albert Museum, Picture Books. 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

Published by Waterloo & Sons Limited, London; each booklet approximately 20 pages. Titles are A Picture Book of 15th Wrought–Iron Work, March 1926; A Picture Book of Bookbindings, May 1927; and A Picture Book of 15th Century Italian Book Illustrations, November 1927.
 

Catalogs. 1876, 1926, 1939, 1964

Box 4, Folder 4

Catalog of a Loan Exhibition of Early Oriental Carpets, The Art Club of Chicago, Arthur Upham Pope. January, 1926

Physical Description: 1 volume, 122 pages, 31 x 23 cm
Box 4, Folder 5

Dreer's Garden Calendar for 1876, Philadelphia. 1876

Physical Description: 1 volume, 96 pages, plus calendar on endpaper, 19 x 12 cm
Box 4, Folder 6

Other Assorted Catalogs. 1964, undated

Physical Description: 2 volumes, 29 x 22 cm and 24 x 21 cm

Scope and Contents

Contains two catalogs:
  • Italian Terra Cotta Company, Inc., Manufacturers of Genuine Italian Terra Cotta Vases and Jars, Los Angeles, April 1, 1964, 8 pages; includes price list
  • Garden Ornaments, The Erkins Studios, Price List Number 56, undated; 31-pages including order form/price list
Box 4, Folder 7

Advertisements and Photographs. 1939, undated

 

Periodicals (complete issues). 1915-1965

Box 4, Folder 8

California Garden, Vol. 20, No. 4. October, 1928

Physical Description: 1 volume, 16 pages, 26 x 18 cm

Scope and Contents

Published by the San Diego Floral Association; the issue includes Theodore Payne address stamp on front cover.
Box 4, Folder 9

The Craftsman, Vol. XXVII, No. 6. March, 1915

Physical Description: 1 volume, approximately 130 pages, 27 x 21 cm

Scope and Contents

Contains the Garden issue.
Box 4, Folder 10

Gardeners Chronicle. 1964-1965

Physical Description: 9 volumes, each approximately 35 pages, each 31 x 23 cm

Scope and Contents

Contains nine issues of periodical published by Purnell & Sons, Ltd., London, England. Issues include: Vol. 156, Nos. 10-12, 14, and 20 (September and October, 1964); Vol. 158, Nos. 9-12 (August and September, 1965) and unidentified Number (October 16, 1965); the latter issue was found with covers and other pages torn off.
Box 4, Folder 11

Gardening Illustrated (incomplete). 1949-1952

Physical Description: 9 volumes, each approximately 30 pages, each 30 x 23 cm

Scope and Contents

Contains nine issues of periodical published in London, England as a "Country Life" publication: Vol. LXVI No. 10 (October, 1949) and No. 12 (December, 1949); Vol. LXVII No. 2 (February, 1950), No. 4 (April, 1950), and No. 10 (December, 1950); Vol. LXVIII No. 1 (January, 1951), No. 3 (March, 1951), and No. 4 (April, 1951); and LXIX No. 2 (February, 1952). Some of the issues have torn covers.
Box 4, Folder 12

Home Gardening. March-April, 1951

Physical Description: 2 volumes, each approximately 20 pages, each 28 x 20 cm
Box 5

Periodicals J-U, Other. 1911-1968

Box 5, Folder 1

Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, Vol. LXXXII, Part 3. March, 1957

Physical Description: 1 volume, approximately 55 pages, 23 x 15 cm
Box 5, Folder 2-3

Landscape Architecture: A Quarterly. 1937, 1951-1953

Physical Description: 6 volumes, each approximately 55 pages, each 28 x 22 cm

Scope and Contents

Contains six issues of periodical published in Boston, Massachusetts, as the official organ of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Issues include: January, 1937; April, 1937; April, 1951; July, 1951; July, 1952; and October, 1953. The issues from 1937 are water damaged, with pages sticking together.
Box 5, Folder 4

The Masterkey, Volume II, No. 4. November-December 1928

Physical Description: 1 volume, 31 pages

Scope and Contents

Periodical published by the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California, covering anthropology, artifacts, and landscaping, with a focus on the United States Southwest.
Box 5, Folder 5

The Pacific Garden, Vol. VII, No. 6. May, 1914

Physical Description: 1 volume, 15 pages, 31 x 23 cm

Scope and Contents

Published in Pasadena, California. Found with covers torn off.
Box 5, Folder 6

The Santa Barbara Gardener. December, 1927; July, 1942

Physical Description: 2 volumes, 12 pages (1927 issue) and 7 pages (1942 issue), each 28 x 22 cm

Scope and Contents

The 1927 issue is the Second Anniversary Number.
Box 5, Folder 7

The Studio: The Gardens of England in the Northern Counties. 1911

Physical Description: 1 volume, 35 pages of text and 136 pages of plates, 30 x 21 cm

Scope and Contents

The Special Spring Number; the issue is missing back cover and has torn front cover.
Box 5, Folder 8

United States Department of Agriculture Bulletin, No. 1329. May, 1925

Physical Description: 1 volume, 46 pages, 23 x 15 cm

Scope and Contents

Issue is "Bamboos: Their Culture and Uses in the United States"; the periodical was published in Washington, D.C.
Box 5, Folder 9

Other Periodicals. 1957-1958, 1968

Physical Description: 3 volumes

Scope and Contents

Includes:
  • Bonsai in California, Vol. 2, 1968, California Bonsai Society, Los Angeles, 51 pages, 26 x 18 cm
  • National Horticultural Magazine, Special Issue: Handbook of Hollies, January, 1957, 193 pages, 26 x 17 cm
  • Horticulture: America's Authentic Garden Magazine, May 1958 and July 1958, approximately 30 pages each, 28 x 21 cm
 

E. Photograph Albums. 1914-1964

Box 6

Jardines de España por Santiago Rusiñol: Portfolio of photographic plates. 1914

Physical Description: 1 volume, 34 pages, sleeve and 22 photographs 35 x 24 cm, 12 photographs 16 x 19 cm and smaller.

Scope and Contents

Disbound portfolio published by Renacimiento, Madrid, Spain, containing 34 images, chiefly color photographs depicting garden features and landscape architecture from Spain; some images include captions.
Box 7

Photographs of Casa Alvarado, Mexico. Approximately 1931

Physical Description: 2 volumes

Scope and Contents

One album contains 11 matted gelatin silver prints of exteriors and garden features. The other album contains duplicates of these prints, plus three postcards and another print. The postcards were written to Yoch and Council by Zelia Nuttall, two from Tampico, Mexico, on New Year's Eve in 1931, and the other undated, from Mexico City. According to James Yoch, Yoch and Council did not provide original landscape design for Casa Alvarado, but may have contributed ideas and altered existing gardens at Casa Alvarado.
 

Photographs of European landscapes and buildings. Approximately 1915-1964

Physical Description: 3 volumes

Scope and Contents

Three sets of photographs, designated A, B, and C by the cataloger, depicting landscapes, buildings, exteriors, and features in various European locales. The photographs are mostly commercial, pasted onto pages made of fabric; it is possible that all three sets originally belonged to one volume.
Box 8

Set A.

Physical Description: 1 volume, unpaged, 49 pages, album 22 x 34 cm, prints chiefly 20 x 25, some smaller

Scope and Contents

Contains approximately 75 gelatin silver prints showing buildings and landscapes in Italy, chiefly reproductions from Italian museums. Most of the images include captions, and some pages contain handwritten captions and notes, including about costs and types of materials for items depicted.
Box 9

Sets B and C.

Physical Description: 2 volumes, Set B: 18 pages, pages 21 x 32 cm, prints chiefly 25 x 19 cm and 19 x 25 cm. Set C: 38 pages, 24 x 36 cm, prints chiefly 25 x 19 cm and 15 x 10 cm

Scope and Contents

Two sets of photographs possibly belonging to Council. Set B, a disbound album, contains 18 photographs and has no covers. Set C contains approximately 50 items on 38 pages, including art reproductions, maps, prints, postcards, and snapshots; text on cover is "Lucile Council, 1432 Wayne Avenue, South Pasadena, California." Box 9 also includes one photograph depicting the Villa Borghese in Rome, with handwritten note by Yoch, dated 1964; it was found loose with Sets B and C.
 

Snapshots of European and Mexican landscapes and garden features. Approximately 1915-1950

Physical Description: 2 volumes
Box 10

Set A.

Physical Description: 1 volume, approximately 100 pages, approximately 29 x 41 cm, pages 28 x 35 cm, snapshots chiefly 6 x 9 cm and 9 x 6 cm

Scope and Contents

Album belonging to Council contains approximately 700 gelatin silver snapshots of various garden features and sites, chiefly in Europe but also in Mexico, including Casa Alvarado. Most pages contain captions.
Box 11

Set B.

Physical Description: 1 volume, 97 pages, approximately 29 x 36 cm, prints chiefly 6 x 9 cm and 9 x 6 cm

Scope and Contents

Bound photograph album containing gelatin silver snapshots of buildings, landscapes, and garden features chiefly in Mexico, North Africa, and Spain, but also in other European countries; the album includes an index. Pages 3, 4, and 12 contain pasted-in notes by Yoch about a project for Harriet Doerr.
Box 12

Souvenir Postcard Albums. Approximately 1915-1967

Physical Description: 4 volumes

Scope and Contents

Set of four volumes belonging to Yoch with postcards from Europe, Mexico, and Africa, some containing correspondence or annotations. Three albums have indexes; the volumes are labeled "F.Y." with numbers 1-4.
Volume 1 contains approximately 180 postcards from Africa, Austria, Belgium, and England, several with brief handwritten annotations (65 pages). Volume 2 contains approximately 180 postcards from France, Germany, Holland, and Hungary (50 pages). Volume 3 contains approximately 390 photographs of Italy, Mallorca, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland (98 pages); the album includes several loose items. Volume 4 contains approximately 170 items, including postcards and photographs depicting landscapes, flowers, people, missions, exteriors and interiors of homes, artwork, statues and frescoes, and other imagery; many of the works shown are from the Museo Nationale, and several photographs are probably by Yoch and Council (45 pages).
 

Series III. Office Records.

Physical Description: 8 boxes, approximately 8 linear feet
 

A. Administrative.

 

Index of Clients. 1916-1941, undated

Physical Description: 2 boxes, 12 x 7 x 16 cm

Scope and Contents

2 boxes containing typed index cards recording names of 165 clients and information about projects undertaken chiefly from 1927-1932; some of the clients have multiple projects listed.
Box 13

Clients A-Q.

Scope and Contents

Index cards A-P. There are no entries under Q.
Box 14

Clients R-Z.

Scope and Contents

There are no entries under X or Z.
Box 15, Folder 1

Office Account Book.

Physical Description: 1 volume, approximately 350 pages, 23 x 17 cm

Scope and Contents

Contains 3-ring binder with detailed information about projects, materials, and other matters pertinent to Yoch and Council's business; entries are dated from 1925-1941. The book, which includes client, materials, and features indexes, is arranged alphabetically by client last name or by material/feature name. In addition to itemized information about projects including costs, plant lists, and materials, the book contains instructions, specifications, and other pertinent information. Examples include a recipe labeled Bleaching Teak, specifications for features such as plant boxes built for various clients, and an overview of building laws (all filed under B). Also included are lists of clients for whom Yoch and Council performed particular jobs, such as designing pebble pavements and more.
Box 15, Folder 2

Cover, Lucile Council portfolio.

Scope and Contents

Contains portfolio cover with "L. Council" handwritten in ink on front; the portfolio was found empty.
 

B. Photograph Albums.

Physical Description: 3 volumes
Box 16

Presentation photographs.

Physical Description: 1 volume, 17 pages, album size 43 x 35 cm, photographs chiefly 20 x 25 cm or 25 x 20 cm

Scope and Contents

Album with suede binding containing 17 gelatin silver photographs of Yoch and Council's work on George Cukor's estate. The photographs, by Fred R. Dapprich, depict exterior views including the pool, statues, patios, and gardens; several of the photographs are signed by Dapprich. Most of the photographs have no captions.
Box 17

Photographs of sites and features.

Physical Description: 1 volume, 64 pages, snapshots chiefly 5 x 9 cm, some larger

Scope and Contents

Album contains approximately 470 gelatin silver snapshots depicting various views of landscapes and buildings in Europe and Mexico. The album has "Office" on the cover, and photographs are numbered by Yoch and Council according to alphanumeric classification. Some of the photographs are loose.
Box 26

Various Projects.

Physical Description: 1 volume, 70 pages, 35 with photographs, album 20 x 35 cm, photographs 19 x 24 cm and 24 x 19 cm

Scope and Contents

Presentation album containing gelatin silver prints depicting many of Yoch and Council's garden projects, including work for Mrs. Howard Huntington (1 print); the Women's Athletic Club (1 print); the Misses Davenport (2 prints); F. A. Bovey (3 prints); Mary Stewart (11 prints); Eleanor Hague (1 print); W. K. Knowlton (1 print); Douglas Smith (4 prints); and Mrs. G. W. Gates (6 prints). Also includes 2 uncaptioned photos. Nearly all pages have handwritten captions.
 

C. Publications about Yoch and Council.

Box 15, Folder 3

Articles and tear sheets. 1927-1937, 1950-1951, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains clippings and tear sheets, most illustrated with photographs, about Yoch and Council's work from publications including The House Beautiful (1927, 1930); Arts & Decoration (1928); House & Garden (1928); Western Florist and Nurseryman (1930); California Arts & Architecture (1927, 1930, 1931, 1937); American Home (1937); Los Angeles Times Magazine (1950); and Sunset (1951). Also includes bibliography of articles featuring Yoch and Council's work, and two unidentified clippings, one of a home and one of a redwood plant box and fence.
Box 15, Folder 4

Newspaper clippings. Approximately 1920-1932

Scope and Contents

Contains clippings from the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Star-News, Pasadena Post, and unidentified newspapers.
Box 15, Folder 5

Periodicals. 1925, 1931

Scope and Contents

Contains complete issues of periodicals featuring Yoch and Council's work, including The Western Architect: Architecture and Allied Arts (May, 1925); California Arts & Architecture (March, 1931); and Pencil Points: A Journal for the Drafting Room (August, 1931).
 

D. Horticultural Instructions and Plant Notebooks.

Box 18

Garden Instruction Book and related materials. Approximately 1948

Physical Description: 1 volume, 24 pages, 29 x 24 cm

Scope and Contents

Contains the Garden Instruction Book plus two folders' worth of assorted files. The book covers topics including general garden information (soils, climate, humus); maintenance; types of plants; maintaining the health of the garden; compost; alternations and successions; cutting gardens and potted plants; a garden calendar; and special directions. Per note written by the executor of Florence Yoch's estate, Connie Ward, one of Yoch and Council's clients referred to this book as "the sacred black book."
Related materials include a folder containing a garden calendar and various instructions, such as care and maintenance of soil; pest management; and formulas for cement mixtures for colored concrete flagstones.
Box 19

Notebooks on Plants and Planting.

Physical Description: 4 volumes

Scope and Contents

Four notebooks containing articles and clippings, handwritten and typed notes, plant lists, and other information on plants and planting; titles are from spines or were devised by cataloger. Some of the material from the notebooks was found missing.
Notebooks include:
Bulbs - Cosper and Lime (approximately 1936), a 3-ring binder referencing Cosper, a horticultural consultant and soil analyst who co-wrote a book, Gardens for Victory, about victory gardens with Jean-Marie Putnam in 1942.
Planting instructions and notes on Lloyd Cosper (approximately 1962, title devised), a 3-ring binder containing directions concerning various plant varieties, pest and other treatment instructions, and troubleshooting; includes "Directions for Red Aggregate Paving for Mrs. Hancock Banning Cottage at Laguna."
Check List of local flora, Los Angeles (undated), an 18-page typed list of plants in alphabetical order by plant name; names are in Latin.
Miscellaneous (approximately 1936; title on spine: "Misc."), a 3-ring binder containing articles on floral decoration and on various geographic areas, including Florida and the Colorado Rockies in the United States, Mexico, and New Zealand.
Box 20

E. Travel Journals. 1920-1935

Physical Description: 5 volumes, 4 bound softcover journals, each 18 x 10 cm, various pagings, and 1 hardcover volume, 349 pages, 23 x 15 cm.

Scope and Contents

Includes four travel journals containing Yoch's sketches and notes on places visited in Europe and Africa (Items 1-4) and one hardcover volume of Yoch's handwritten travel notes (Item 5, 349 pages). The travel journals, which were featured in the exhibition "Personal Edens," contain drawings and notes on various landscape design features in places including Italy and England (Item 1, 1922, 50 pages); Spain, Brussels, and North Africa (Item 2, 1924 and 1935, 28 pages); Spain and Switzerland (Item 3, approximately 1924, 27 pages); and England and Spain (Item 4, approximately 1924, 51 pages). Notably, Item 2, which is labeled "Old Travel Sketches - FY" on the front cover, contains a list of plants of North Africa dated 1935 and sketches for the landscaping for the film, The Garden of Allah; and Item 4 includes two typed pages of lists of flowers. Item 5, dated 1920, contains indexes on countries and on some topics, several pasted-in maps and other materials, and inserted notes pages; the item is extremely fragile.
 

Series IV. Project Records.

Physical Description: 30 linear feet of papers, photographs, and flat and rolled drawings in 20 boxes and 16 oversize folders

General

Please refer to Project Index for listing of all records associated with individual projects.

Arrangement

Projects are organized first according to type (Film projects; residential and organizational projects; topical projects). Film and topical projects are arranged alphabetically by film title or topic. Residential and organizational projects are organized by format (photographic and manuscript materials; rolled drawings and other oversize materials) and then arranged within each in alphabetical order client's last name.
 

A. Film projects. Approximately 1936-1941

Box 21, Folder 1-5

Correspondence, photographs, and sketches.

Scope and Contents

Folder 1 contains photocopies of 24 pages of correspondence, an agreement, two snapshots, one publicity photograph, and three later prints of sketches documenting Yoch and Council's work on The Garden of Allah. The correspondence includes handwritten letters from Yoch to George Cukor and David O. Selznick written from Algeria and Rome and a letter from Selznick to J. J. Cohn urging that they engage Yoch for this project because "the landscaping must be simply magnificent, as so much of the story depends on the beauty of the garden." Folder 2 contains materials documenting work on Gone with the Wind, including a construction estimate, set list, three photographs, and one drawing. Folder 3 contains three publicity photographs for The Good Earth and Folder 4 a publicity photograph for How Green Was My Valley. Folder 5 contains 20 photographs depicting design work for Romeo and Juliet.
Box 34

Film sets: photographs and program.

Scope and Contents

Contains 9 gelatin silver photographs and one souvenir program, all featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens." Six of the photographs depict the set of Romeo and Juliet (1936); four are by Yoch (Item 2) and two are by unidentified photographers (Items 1 and 3). Three photographs by Fred R. Parrish depict the set of Gone With The Wind (Items 4-7, approximately 1939); the souvenir program is also from this film.
 

B. Residential, Commercial, Organizational, and Topical.

Arrangement

Projects are arranged first according to type (residential and organizational projects; topical projects). Residential, commercial, and organizational projects are further organized by format (photographic and manuscript materials; rolled drawings; and flat oversize materials) and then arranged within each in alphabetical order client's last name.
 

Photographic and manuscript materials.

Box 21

Arzner - Council.

Box 21, Folder 6

Arzner residence, Hollywood, Calif. 1933-1936, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains one snapshot and seven gelatin silver prints, five by George D. Haight and one by Mott Studios, plus hand-lettered portfolio.
Box 21, Folder 7

Asche residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1937, 1939

Scope and Contents

Includes photocopies of a planting plan and of two pages from a California Arts and Architecture magazine piece on Yoch and Council's landscape design for the residence (April, 1939).
Box 21, Folder 8

Asche residence, Montecito, Calif. 1958-1959

Scope and Contents

Contains one-page typed outline of costs and later print of planting plan.
Box 21, Folder 9

Banning residence, San Marino, Calif. 1948

Scope and Contents

Contains two later prints of garden plans.
Box 21, Folder 10

Banning residence, Laguna Beach, Calif. Undated

Scope and Contents

Contains one page of typed directions for red aggregate paving for cottage.
Box 21, Folder 10A

Bell and Bent residences, San Marino, Calif. Approximately 1927

Scope and Contents

Contains two snapshots, possibly for a client or clients with surname of Bell, and one gelatin silver print with caption "Stanley Bent."
Box 21, Folder 11-11A

Bishop residence (Il Vescovo), Bel Air, Calif. 1927

Scope and Contents

Folder 11 contains three prints by William M. Clarke and a print by Hiller of a drawing of Villa Vescovo. Folder 11A contains 29 later prints depicting exterior views of the residence.
Box 21, Folder 12

Bixby residence (Rancho Los Alamitos), Long Beach, Calif. Approximately 1928

Scope and Contents

Contains three later prints depicting exterior views.
Box 21, Folder 13

Bovey residence, Pasadena, Calif. Approximately 1921, 1926

Scope and Contents

Contains three gelatin silver prints depicting the garden and statues, two by Hiller and one by Hiller Studios.
Box 21, Folder 13A

Brown residence, [Calif.?]. Undated

Scope and Contents

Contains one gelatin silver print by William E. Clarke depicting exterior stairs and trees.
Box 21, Folder 14

Bryner residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1928-1929

Scope and Contents

Contains four later prints of planting plans.
Box 21, Folder 15

Bundy residence, Arcadia, Calif. 1937, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains five gelatin silver prints, four by George D. Haight depicting ramps, oak tree terrace, and a flower border; and one by William H. Peters depicting pebble pavement and porch. Also contains one print of the plan for the Bundy's winter home.
Box 21, Folder 16

Burke residence, [Brentwood, Calif.]. 1937-1940, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains three snapshots, including two copies of a photograph of a pergola and one of an arbor.
Box 21, Folder 17-18

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. Approximately 1930-1931

Scope and Contents

Folder 17 contains 11 gelatin silver prints depicting the Athenaeum, patio, Blacker House, Fleming Court, and sunken court; five of the photographs are by D. Brown, four by Hiller, one by William M. Clarke, and one by an unidentified photographer. Also includes hand-lettered portfolio and three later prints showing various views of the Institute. Folder 18 contains 11 photographs depicting various exterior views of the dormitories, including one gelatin silver print each by D. Brown and by Hiller and nine later prints.
Box 21, Folder 19

Casa Abrego Club, Abrego Adobe, Pasadena, Calif. 1957

Scope and Contents

Contains one later print of garden plan.
Box 21, Folder 20

Charnley residence, San Marino, Calif. Approximately 1931

Scope and Contents

Contains seven gelatin silver prints depicting gardens and exteriors, including three by D. Brown, three by George D. Haight, and one by an unidentified photographer; also includes hand-lettered portfolio and later print of garden development plan.
Box 28, Roll 10

Charnley residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1936

Scope and Contents

Contains one garden plan.
Box 21, Folder 21

Colby residence, Pasadena, Calif. Undated

Scope and Contents

Contains one gelatin silver print of garden by Hiller.
Box 21, Folder 22-23

Council, W. H., residence, South Pasadena, Calif. 1930, 1933

Scope and Contents

Folder 22 contains 21 gelatin silver prints, including six prints by George D. Haight, six snapshots, and nine prints by unidentified photographers; one of the prints by Haight has pencil sketch on verso. Folder 23 contains 45 later prints, 42 depicting various garden features and three showing garden plans.
Box 22

Cukor - Gladwin.

Box 22, Folder 1-4

Cukor residence, Los Angeles, Calif. 1936-1937

Scope and Contents

Folder 1 contains 19 snapshots showing views of the grounds; some of these depict phases of construction. Folder 2 contains 15 photographs, including seven gelatin silver prints and nine later prints depicting the patio, pool, and various garden features; 14 of the photographs are by Fred R. Dapprich. Folder 3 contains eight later prints of plans and sketches and one of the patio; and Folder 4 later prints of the patio and grounds, plus a reproduction of the cover of Country Life from June, 1937, featuring a color image of Cukor's patio.
Box 22, Folder 5

Davenport residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1922

Scope and Contents

Contains two views of the patio, one a gelatin silver print by Hiller and one a snapshot. The verso of the gelatin silver print contains a typed caption stating that the house "illustrates what may be accomplished on a narrow city lot," plus an annotation, in pencil, that the house and garden are situated on a lot that is "only 60' wide."
Box 22, Folder 6

Davis residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1965-1967

Scope and Contents

Contains eight later prints of planting and landscape design plans.
Box 22, Folder 7

Doerr residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1961, 1988

Scope and Contents

Includes original and two copies of letter from Yoch to Doerr containing horticultural and garden instructions (1961); plus eight pages of Yoch's handwritten notes on gardening, some on small pieces of paper and one on the back of a bank check. Also contains photograph by George Waters of Mexican statue in garden (1988).
Box 22, Folder 8-9

Doud residence, Monterey, Calif. 1970-1971

Scope and Contents

Folder 8 contains two plant lists for the Doud House garden and a greeting card with a photocopy of a handwritten note by Yoch; the greeting card features an illustration of the Doud house, and the note mentions lessons Yoch learned as a child about lavender from Helena Modjeska. Folder 9 contains nine color snapshots depicting views of the exterior and walkways and five later prints of plans, including one of a design for a bench.
Box 22, Folder 10

Emery residence (Ruth van Platen garden), San Marino, Calif. 1927

Scope and Contents

Contains one later print depicting the forecourt of the garden.
Box 22, Folder 11

Erdman residence, San Marino, Calif. Approximately 1938-1941

Scope and Contents

Contains 14 photographs depicting various views of the garden and exteriors, including four gelatin silver prints by Sally Tearse.
Box 22, Folder 12

Eshman residence, Bel Air, Calif. Approximately 1935

Scope and Contents

Contains three gelatin silver photographs by George D. Haight and two prints of the garden development plan.
Box 22, Folder 13

Fudger residence, Los Angeles, Calif. Approximately 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

Contains eight photographs depicting various views of exterior and gardens, including six gelatin silver prints by William M. Clarke; also includes hand-lettered portfolio.
Box 22, Folder 14

Fudger residence, Beverly Hills, Calif. 1931

Scope and Contents

Contains eight gelatin silver photographs by George D. Haight depicting various views of garden and garden features and one later print of the garden development plan.
Box 22, Folder 15

Galli-Curci residence, Westwood, Calif. 1936, 1941, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains nine photographs depicting patio, gates, and various garden features, including eight gelatin silver photographs by George D. Haight and one snapshot. Also includes one later print of the plan for the Galli-Curci's winter home and a hand-lettered portfolio.
Box 22, Folder 16

Gates residence, Pasadena, Calif. Approximately 1922-1929

Scope and Contents

Contains 16 photographs depicting gates, pool, and landscaping, including six gelatin silver prints and 10 later prints. Photographers include A. E. Arnold, Hiller, and Hiller Studios; also includes hand-lettered portfolio.
Box 22, Folder 17

Gladwin residence, Montecito, Calif. 1937-1939

Scope and Contents

Contains 17 snapshots and four later prints depicting various aspects of landscape design including the garden, the flower border, and plans for the arbor and garden steps. Three of the snapshots are of Gila Pueblo in Arizona; it is not clear if Yoch and Council served as landscape architects for this property.
Box 23

Goodell - Pitcairn. 1918-1966, undated

Box 23, Folder 1

Goodell residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1920

Scope and Contents

Contains one gelatin silver print by Frederick Martin.
Box 23, Folder 2

Griffith residence, Los Angeles, Calif. 1929, 1933-1934, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains five gelatin silver photographs depicting views of the garden, including four by George D. Haight and one by William C. Clarke; and four later prints of drawings, three of renderings by Harrison Clarke and one of the design plan for the garden by Yoch and Council.
Box 23, Folder 3

Hague residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1931, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains one snapshot depicting a wall and statue and one later print showing a portion of the garden and benches.
Box 23, Folder 4

Haines-Foster Incorporated, Hollywood, Calif. 1964-1966

Scope and Contents

Contains two gelatin silver photographs by Fred R. Dapprich depicting exterior of building and foliage. One of the photographs contains a handwritten note by Yoch on verso stating that the print is her only copy.
Box 23, Folder 5

Haldeman residence, Los Angeles, Calif. 1939

Scope and Contents

Contains one later print of garden plan by Yoch and Council.
Box 23, Folder 6

Hasbrouck residence, [Calif.?]. 1945

Scope and Contents

Contains one-page typed planting plan, with some light annotation and a sketch on back.
Box 23, Folder 7

Heard residence (Casa Alvarado), Monterey, Calif. Approximately 1955-1957, 1962

Scope and Contents

Contains 14 color snapshots depicting views of garden and exteriors, plus two later prints, one of a drawing of the guest house and of one of the plans for the 1957 redesign of the garden.
Box 23, Folder 8

Hodges residence (Hodges-Sapp), Pasadena, Calif. approximately 1927

Scope and Contents

Contains three gelatin silver prints depicting walkways and garden views, including one by Hiller and two by unidentified photographers; also includes a hand-lettered portfolio. The photograph by Hiller has pencil sketches on the back.
Box 23, Folder 9

Hoffman residence, Santa Barbara, Calif. 1938, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains four gelatin silver photographs, including one print by F. W. Reed Company and three snapshots, one with outlines of trees penciled into photograph. Also includes hand-lettered envelope stamped "Kodaks Supplies F. W. Reed Co." and photocopies of garden plans.
Box 23, Folder 10

Honeyman residence (Rancho Los Cerritos), Capistrano, Calif. 1946-1948

Scope and Contents

Contains 10 snapshots, including one by M. Barrett and nine found in hand-lettered sleeve; though the sleeve mentions negatives, none were found. Also includes five later prints of plans and designs, including for a pebble pattern and drain.
Box 23, Folder 11

Hotchkis residence, San Marino, Calif. Approximately 1929

Scope and Contents

Contains two gelatin silver prints by William M. Clarke depicting the house and landscape, plus a photocopy of a 22-page typed set of garden instructions, "Garden Maintenance Directions for Mrs. Preston Hotchkis," by Yoch and Council.
Box 23, Folder 12

Huntington residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1918

Scope and Contents

Contains two prints depicting the pool garden designed by Yoch, one of a drawing by Katherine Bashford and one a later print of a photograph.
Box 23, Folder 13

Jackson residence (Rancho San Carlos), Montecito, Calif. 1931-1933

Scope and Contents

Contains 31 photographs depicting exterior views of landscaping and grounds, including five gelatin silver prints by George D. Haight; one gelatin silver print by Pierre Photo; and 26 snapshots. Also includes one later print of a proposed design for pebble paving; a photocopy of a two-page typed cost list for 1931-1933; and a hand-lettered portfolio.
Box 23, Folder 14

Jefferson residence, Montecito, Calif. 1934, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains three gelatin silver prints and seven snapshots by unidentified photographers, plus hand-lettered portfolio and one photocopy of Reginald Johnson's general plan for the estate.
Box 23, Folder 15

Johnson, A. Parley, residence, Downey, Calif. Approximately 1925

Scope and Contents

Contains four later prints, three of planting plans and one of a design for a gate.
Box 23, Folder 16

Johnson, Reginald, residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1948, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains 10 photographs depicting exterior views, including one gelatin silver print by William Aplin, six snapshots, and one sheet from photo album, plus a photocopy of the plot plan for the residence.
Box 23, Folder 17-18

Johnston Botanical Garden (B. F. Johnston), Los Mochis, Mexico. Approximately 1929-1930, 1958

Scope and Contents

Folder 17 contains 11 photographs, including one gelatin silver print by William Aplin (1958) and 10 snapshots, some containing captions identifying plants. Also contains four prints of renderings by Harrison Clarke; these are copies of some of the artwork featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens." Folder 18 includes two original pencil drawings depicting garden designs, possibly by Yoch.
Box 23, Folder 19

Kaufmann residence, Los Angeles, Calif. Approximately 1929

Scope and Contents

Contains two gelatin silver prints by William M. Clarke.
Box 23, Folder 20

Kellogg Ranch, Pomona, Calif. Approximately 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

Contains one reprinted color rendering of the garden and stairs by Harrison Clarke, from the Pencil Points Series of Color Plates.
Box 23, Folder 21

Maxwell residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1947

Scope and Contents

Contains eight photocopies of drawings including garden plans, grades, and dimensions.
Box 23, Folder 22

Minor residence, Merced, Calif. 1968, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains three prints of plans for kitchen, landscape, and planting.
Box 23, Folder 23

Murphy residence, Los Angeles, Calif. Approximately 1929

Scope and Contents

Contains six snapshots depicting garden features and pebble pavements; two of the photographs have some penciled-on drawing on their surfaces.
Box 23, Folder 24

Niven residence, South Pasadena, Calif. Approximately 1939

Scope and Contents

Contains six snapshots depicting exteriors and landscape.
Box 23, Folder 25

O'Melveny residence, South Pasadena, Calif. 1931

Scope and Contents

Contains three snapshots depicting fountains.
Box 23, Folder 26

Orange County Park (Irvine Park), Irvine, Calif. 1920-1921

Scope and Contents

Contains 20 snapshots depicting various views of the landscape and structures and three prints of plans of the park and gateway, two annotated and one with pencil sketch on verso. Two of these prints have captions, possibly written by Yoch, describing plans and ideas, and one has a pencil sketch of a tree.
Box 23, Folder 27

Oswald residence, Ukiah, Calif. 1965

Scope and Contents

Includes one print of planting plan.
Box 23, Folder 28-29

Park residence, Montecito, Calif. 1959-1961

Scope and Contents

Folder 28 contains two drawings of the Jacaranda Walk. Folder 29 contains 14 prints of planting and landscape design plans and one print of a rendering of a fountain.
Box 23, Folder 30

Perin (Serendipity Antique Shop), Pasadena, Calif. 1927

Scope and Contents

Contains five photographs depicting views of garden and garden features, including four by Hiller Studios; two postcards, each featuring a photograph of the courtyard; and two later prints.
Box 23, Folder 31

Pitcairn residence, Pasadena, Calif. Approximately 1927

Scope and Contents

Contains one gelatin silver print depicting the pool and garden by unidentified photographer.
Box 24

Rusmore - Work. 1919-1970, undated

Box 24, Folder 1

Rusmore residence, [Calif.?]. Undated

Scope and Contents

Contains one-page typescript, "Notes on garden preparation for Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Rusmore."
Box 24, Folder 2

Scanlon residence, Carmel, Calif. 1963

Scope and Contents

Includes eight typed pages containing gardening instructions, planting information, and plant and cost lists; one page of handwritten notes; and one handwritten flower planting plan. All pages are photocopies.
Box 24, Folder 3

Selznick residence, Beverly Hills, Calif. 1934

Scope and Contents

Contains 14 photographs, including five gelatin silver prints by George D. Haight; five snapshots; and four later prints, including one of the plan for the estate. Two of the snapshots have trees drawn onto them in pencil, presumably by Yoch.
Box 24, Folder 4

Sherman residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1929

Scope and Contents

Contains one gelatin silver print of residence exterior by Don Brown; the print contains pencil sketch on verso.
Box 24, Folder 5

Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho. 1919

Scope and Contents

Contains 12 photographs, including four gelatin silver prints (two by Bisbee, 1907?); seven snapshots, one with ink drawing on it; and one photograph of a drawing by Yoch, Proposed development of Shoshone Falls Memorial Park, 1919.
Box 24, Folder 6

Slemons residence, Los Angeles, Calif. Approximately 1925

Scope and Contents

Contains one gelatin silver print of garden and entryway by George D. Haight.
Box 24, Folder 7

Smith residence, Altadena, Calif. Approximately 1925

Scope and Contents

Contains nine gelatin silver photographs depicting views of garden, arbor, and various garden features; four by William M. Clarke and five by Hiller or Hiller Studios. Also includes three later prints depicting views of the garden and arbor.
Box 24, Folder 8

Stewart residence (Il Brolino), Montecito, Calif. Approximately 1922-1923

Scope and Contents

Contains three gelatin silver prints, including one by Hiller, one by Hiller Studios, and one snapshot by an unidentified photographer; also includes one postcard depicting the Villa Medici fountain, sent to Yoch from Rome by an unidentified person.
Box 24, Folder 9-10

Sturgis residence, Pasadena, Calif. 1930-1931

Scope and Contents

Box 24, Folder 9 contains one snapshot; five gelatin silver prints, two by William E. Clarke and one by Hiller; and two later prints, one depicting the garden and its features and one a reproduction of Yoch and Council's design for the grounds. Box 24, Folder 10 contains 16 photographs, including eight gelatin silver prints mounted on cardstock and signed by William M. Clarke and eight snapshots. Also includes hand-lettered portfolios.
Box 24, Folder 11

Taylor residence, Pasadena, Calif. Approximately 1952-1970

Scope and Contents

Contains three gelatin silver prints depicting various garden views by William M. Clarke, plus two later prints of garden plans.
Box 24, Folder 12

Unitarian Church, [Los Angeles, Calif.]. Approximately 1927-1928

Scope and Contents

Contains three gelatin silver photographs of fountain on patio, including two by William M. Clarke and one by M. L. Bailey, with pencil sketch on verso.
Box 24, Folder 13

Valentine residence, San Marino, Calif. 1946, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains 17 photographs, including two gelatin silver prints by William Aplin; 11 snapshots; and three prints by an unidentified photographer.
Box 24, Folder 14

Von Hasseln residence, Monterey, Calif. 1955-1962

Scope and Contents

Contains eight snapshots depicting exterior views and five later prints of planting and landscaping plans.
Box 24, Folder 15

Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena, Calif. 1921

Scope and Contents

Contains two later prints of drawing by Katherine Bashford of Yoch's garden design.
Box 24, Folder 16-17

Warner residence, Beverly Hills, Calif. 1935-1937

Scope and Contents

Folder 16 contains three gelatin silver prints of the patio, pool, and stairs by Fred R. Dapprich and 18 snapshots depicting various views of exteriors and landscape, including construction; one of the snapshots is a later print. Folder 17 contains 31 later prints depicting various landscape design features and 19 later prints of various plans, including elevations.
Box 24, Folder 18-19

Women's Athletic Club, Los Angeles, Calif. 1925, 1931

Scope and Contents

Folder 18 contains 11 photographs depicting the roof garden and other exterior views, including five gelatin silver prints by Padilla Studios; five snapshots depicting a tree being hoisted to the roof of the building; and one mounted gelatin silver print by an unidentified photographer. Also includes hand-lettered portfolio. Folder 19 contains 14 later prints, 12 depicting construction and other exterior views and two showing pages from a 1925 ledger listing costs for the job.
Box 24, Folder 20

Work residence, Monterey, Calif. Approximately 1952-1962

Scope and Contents

Contains five snapshots showing exterior views; two are color (dated 1962) and three are black and white.
Box 25

Topical and other project files.

Scope and Contents

Contains 145 photographs, one postcard, and six photocopies of drawings, chiefly gelatin silver prints and snapshots documenting topical aspects of projects (Folders 1-14); also includes photographs that may be related to research or to projects or that are from unidentified projects (Folders 15 and 16).
Topics depicted include European sources (Folder 1, undated); fences and gate (Folder 2, undated); incinerators and barbecues (Folder 3, 1938); light modulator (Folder 4, undated); millstones (Folder 5, 1937, undated); pavements and pebble design (Folder 6, 1937-1962, undated); pools and fountains (Folder 7, 1932, undated); pots and ornament (Folder 8, 1930, 1941, undated); rock, natural effects (Folder 9, undated); seats and benches (Folder 10, 1930-1953, undated); Spanish patios and tropical glades (Folder 11, 192?, undated); stonework and walls (Folder 12, 1932-1938, 1958, undated); tiles (Folder 13, undated); and trees and tree moving (Folder 14, approximately 1931, undated). Folder 15 contains eight undated photographs depicting Gillespie Place (Montecito, California); Alice Park Garden; and the Santa Inés Mission. Folder 16 contains photographs depicting various views of landscape design at unidentified residences, including 12 gelatin silver prints and 7 later prints by photographer William Aplin (undated) and two gelatin silver prints by photographer Sally Tearse (1929, undated). The later prints by Aplin and photographs of the Alice Park Garden were originally found in a folder labeled "Yoch designs."
 

Oversize materials.

 

Drawings: rolled.

Box 28, Roll 1-18

Asche - Erdman.

Scope and Contents

Projects include: Asche (Montecito residence, Rolls 1-2); Banning (San Marino residence, Roll 3); Bovey (Roll 4); Bundy (Roll 5); California Institute of Technology (Roll 6); Candy (Roll 7); Casa Abrego Club, Abrego Adobe (Roll 8); Chandler (Roll 9); Charnley (Roll 10); Cohn, Oakmead Farm (Roll 11); Cukor (Roll 12); Davis (Rolls 13-15); Doud and Sycamore Rosewood Apartments (Rolls 16-17); and Erdman (Roll 18).
Box 28A, Roll 19-32

Fudger - Oswald.

Scope and Contents

Projects include: Fudger (Beverly Hills residence, Roll 19); Gladwin (Roll 20); Griffith (Roll 21); Haldeman (Roll 22); Heard (Rolls 23-24); Hubele (Roll 25); Jackson (Roll 26); Johnson, A. Parley (Rolls 27-28); Minor (Rolls 29-30); O'Melveny (Roll 31); and Oswald (Roll 32).
Box 29, Roll 33-42

Park.

Scope and Contents

Contains various plans created for Mrs. David E. Park (Rolls 33-42).
Box 30, Roll 43-54

Scanlon - Ward.

Scope and Contents

Projects include: Scanlon (Roll 43); Shoshone Falls (Rolls 44-45); Smits (Roll 46); Taylor (San Marino residence, Roll 47); Taylor (Pasadena residence, Rolls 48-51); von Hasseln (Rolls 52-53); and Ward (Roll 54).
Box 31, Roll 55-63

Warner.

Scope and Contents

Drawings include various plans for the Warner project (Rolls 55-63).
Box 32, Roll 64-72

Warner-Yoch.

Scope and Contents

Projects include Warner (Rolls 64-69), Wilson (Roll 70), and Work (Roll 71); the drawings in Rolls 68 and 69 from the Warner project were featured in the exhibition "Personal Edens." Also includes drawings of Yoch and Council's residence in Pasadena (Roll 72).
 

Flat oversize drawings and photographs.

 

B-C.

Folder OV 3

Bowen - Bundy.

Scope and Contents

Contains two plans, one for a lath house (Bowen, 1925) and one for a winter home (Bundy, 1937).
Folder OV 4

Bryner. Approximately 1929

Scope and Contents

Contains six blueprints featuring planting and garden plans by Yoch and Council. One drawing, a revised planting plan for Mrs. Bryner, was featured in the exhibition "Personal Edens."
Folder OV 5

Council, W. H. Approximately 1924

Scope and Contents

Contains one plan in pencil and wash by Lucile Council; the drawing was featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens."
Folder OV 6

Cukor. 1936

Scope and Contents

Contains original and copy of hillside garden plan; the original drawing was featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens."
Folder OV 7

California Institute of Technology, Casa Abrego Club, Doud.

Scope and Contents

Contains six drawings, including California Institute of Technology: landscape plan for grounds (photocopy, nearly illegible); Casa Abrego Club/Monterey Foundation, Abrego Adobe: garden plan (original pencil drawing); and Doud residence: three original pencil drawings of arbor, planting plan, and suggested garden design, and one copy of the latter drawing.
Box 35

Various B-C. Approximately 1921-1936

Physical Description: 2 linear feet

Scope and Contents

Contains eight gelatin silver prints and one postcard featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens," for projects including: Bovey (Item 1); California Institute of Technology (Items 2, 4, and 5), Charnley, Pasadena (Item 6), Council (Item 7), and Cukor (Items 8-12). Also includes color rendering of terrace by Harrison Clarke for unidentified project (Item 3). Photographers include Hiller, D. Brown, William M. Clarke, George D. Haight, and Fred R. Dapprich.
 

D-J.

Folder OV 8

Driver.

Scope and Contents

Contains two blueprints of dimension plans for grounds; one has annotations.
Folder OV 9

Erdman, Eshman.

Scope and Contents

Contains five copies of elevations for plant box design (Erdman) and one garden development plan (Eshman).
Folder OV 10

Gladwin, Hoffman, Honeyman.

Scope and Contents

Contains nine drawings, including one print of garden steps (Gladwin); four photocopies of garden plans and rendering of house (Hoffman), and three original pencil drawings of pool design, planting plan, and pebble pattern (Honeyman, Rancho Los Cerritos); also includes copy of the latter drawing.
Folder OV 11

Gladwin, Johnson.

Scope and Contents

Contains two original pencil renderings of house and exteriors, presumably of the Gladwin residence and possibly by Yoch. Also contains one photocopy of a drawing of the Parley A. Johnson residence.
Folder OV 12

Huntington.

Scope and Contents

Contains 10 plans and designs by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, dated May, 1906.
Box 36

D-H, Various. Approximately 1921-1940, 1988

Physical Description: 11 photographic prints

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs and drawings featured in the exhibition "Personal Edens". Projects depicted include: Davis, garden detail and magnolia walk (Items 1 and 2); Doerr, photographs of garden terrace (Items 3 and 4); Erdman, photographs of garden, including with Yoch and Council (Items 5-7); Gladwin, drawing, teakwood half barrel for azalea (Item 8); Griffith, two renderings by Harrison Clarke (Items 9 and 10); and Honeyman, drawing of pebble pattern by Yoch (Item 11). Photographers include George Waters and Sally Tearse. Item 2 may have been shown in the exhibition.
 

Johnston, Kellogg, and unidentified projects: renderings by Harrison Clarke.

Box 37

Johnston Botanical Garden. Approximately 1930

Physical Description: 2 linear feet

Scope and Contents

Contains six color renderings of the garden: Gateway to the garden from the motor entrance (Item 1); Vista from house down canal bordered by Italian cypress (Item 2); Circle of giant rubber trees and pool (Item 3); Stone pines on lawn (Item 4); Trial garden for citrus fruit (Item 5); and Avenue of royal palms and tropical shrubbery (Item 6). All of the renderings were featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens."
Box 38

Johnston, Kellogg, and unidentified.

Scope and Contents

Contains Johnston Botanical Garden plan (Item 1); Staircase with white highlights, for the Kellogg project (Item 2); and two renderings for unidentified projects: Garden terrace (Item 3) and Double stair with fountain (Item 4).
Box 39

Johnston: Portfolio (partial). 1929

Scope and Contents

Contains one leather portfolio with title page and one black and white drawing by Harrison Clarke. The title page is a hand-lettered draft that includes editing marks.
 

P-W.

Folder OV 13

Park, Selznick, Sherman, Stewart.

Scope and Contents

Contains five drawings for projects including: Park, general planting plan (original pencil drawing); Sherman, planting plan (photocopy); Selznick, plan of grounds (original and print); and Stewart, planting plan (photocopy).
 

Stewart: Il Brolino. 1996

Scope and Contents

Contains three cibachrome photographs by Skeet McAuley; the items were featured in the exhibition, "Personal Edens."
Folder OV 14

Garden view.

Folder OV 15

Topiary parterre and exedra.

Folder OV 16

View to the villa.

Box 40

Various S-W.

Physical Description: 13 photographic prints

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs and drawings featured in the exhibition "Personal Edens." Projects include: Smith, photographs of arbor and tile fountains (Items 1 and 2); Vroman's Bookstore, original drawing of garden by Katherine Bashford (Item 3) and photographs of Spanish patio (Item 4); Warner, photographs of motor court and seahorse fountain terrace, pool stairs, and the start of construction (Items 5-9); and Women's Athletic Club, photographs of tree moving and two presentation photographs (Items 10-12). Photographers include Yoch, Lucia Fox Edwards, Hiller, and Fred R. Dapprich.
 

Various.

Box 41

D-W: Color photographs. approximately 1988, undated

Physical Description: 9 photographic prints

Scope and Contents

Contains nine color photographs, eight by George Waters and one by an unidentified photographer, all dated approximately 1988. Four photographs were used in the exhibition, "Personal Edens": depictions of the Davis garden, red granite terrace and woodland walk (Items 1 and 2, 1988); and of the Doerr garden, view of lower garden and view to summer house (Items 3 and 4, 1988). Also includes one photograph, possibly of the Doerr garden, that was marked "not being used" (Item 5); three photographs of the Stewart estate, Il Brolino (Items 6-8); and one photograph of the Warner estate (Item 9). Items 5-8 are by George Waters; it is possible that Items 6-9 were exhibited.
Folder OV 17

Unidentified garden plan.

 

E. Negatives.

Box 33

Various projects.

Scope and Content Note

Contains negatives removed from film project records including The Garden of Allah, Gone With the Wind, and How Green Was My Valley (Folders 2-4); and from project records for Banning, Bishop, California Institute of Technology, Council, Cukor, Doud, Emery, Galli-Curci, Gates, Griffith, Huntington, Jefferson, Parley A. Johnson, Johnston, Niven, Stewart, Valentine, Vroman's Bookstore, and Warner (Folders 5-20). Also includes negatives for topical projects: millstones, pavements and pebble design, rock, seats and benches, stonework and walls, and trees and tree moving (Folders 21-26). Folder 25 contains negatives of renderings by Harrison Clarke, including for some projects; and Folders 28-38 contain negatives from James Yoch's exhibition, book, and research files, many depicting Yoch and Council's work on various projects, chiefly Warner.
Folder OV 21

Oversize.

Scope and Content Note

Contains one negative of 1946 design for a drain, Honeyman project, and one of an unidentified sketch of a house.
 

Series V. Artifacts.

Access Information

NOT AVAILABLE. Objects (Boxes 42-45) do not circulate. Please contact Reader Services for more information.
Box 42

Tiles, terra cotta.

Physical Description: 5 three-dimensional objects

Scope and Contents

Contains group of five terra cotta tiles, used as garden edges, designed by Florence Yoch.
Box 43

Urn, terra cotta.

Physical Description: 2 three-dimensional objects: 1 urn in two pieces. 61 cm (height); circumference 137 cm at widest.

Scope and Content Note

Contains terra cotta urn base and top; the top was broken off prior to the Huntington's accession.
 

Urn and stand.

Physical Description: 2 three-dimensional objects: Two pieces. Urn approximately 73 cm height, circumference approximately 174 cm. Stand approximately 40 cm height, circumference approximately 167 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Contains one urn and accompanying stand.
Box 44

Urn.

Box 44A

Stand.

Box 45

Watering can. 1900

Physical Description: 1 three-dimensional object: approximately 29 cm height, 65 cm widest portion of vessel, 82 cm circumference, including handle and spout.

Scope and Contents

One antique watering can. The item is European of unidentified origin.
 

Series VI. James Yoch Papers.

Scope and Contents

Contains James Yoch's files relating to his exhibition, Personal Edens; his book, Landscaping the American Dream; and his scholarly research on landscape architecture. The files include materials concerning publication of his manuscript and planning for the exhibition; and research files in the form of notes, articles, clippings, photographs, drawings, and approximately 2500 slides regarding Yoch and Council's projects and design work. See also Box 33, Folders 28-38 for negatives from James Yoch's exhibition, book, and research files, many depicting Yoch and Council's work on various projects, chiefly Warner.
 

A. Administrative.

Box 46

General and book: Landscaping the American Dream.

 

Exhibition: Personal Edens.

Box 47

Correspondence, brochure, and checklists.

Box 48

Development, press releases, Florence Yoch slide set.

Box 49

Exhibition labels.

Scope and Contents

Contains approximately 70 exhibition labels.
 

B. Research Files.

Box 50

General: articles, bibliographies, and notes.

Box 51

Research on reference and subject files.

Scope and Contents

Includes prints and photocopies of photographs and drawings of Yoch and Council's residences, garden and horticultural instructions; and various projects including Perin's Gift Shop (Serendipity Antique Shop), the Stewart residence (Il Brolino), and James Yoch's reconstructions of various drawings and plans. Also includes subject files concerning Casa Alvarado, Mexico; Harrison Clarke; Helena Modjeska; and Pasadena Public Library; as well as later prints of various drawings and plans by Yoch and Council.
Box 52

Research on Yoch and Council office records.

Scope and Contents

Includes photocopies of Yoch and Council's office account book and notebooks, along with photocopied sketches from these that appeared in Landscaping the American Dream: The Gardens and Film Sets of Florence Yoch, 1890-1972
 

Research on Yoch and Council projects.

Box 53

Film projects, residential projects A-H.

Scope and Contents

Includes James Yoch's research files concerning the films The Garden of Allah, Gone with the Wind, The Good Earth, How Green Was My Valley, and Romeo and Juliet. Also includes his research files concerning Yoch and Council's projects for Arzner; Banning; Bishop; Bixby; Bovey; Bryner/Doerr; Bundy; California Institute of Technology; Casa Abrego Club/Abrego Adobe; Charnley; Colby; W. H. Council; Cukor; Davenport; Davis/Call; Doud; Emery/Von Platen; Fudger (Los Angeles and Beverly Hills); Galli-Curci; Gates; Gillespie Place; Gladwin; Goodell; Griffith; Hague; Haldeman; Hambleton; Heard; and Hoffman.
Box 54

Projects H-Y.

Scope and Contents

Includes James Yoch's research files concerning Yoch and Council's projects for Hotchkis; Huntington; Jackson; Jefferson; A. Parley Johnson; Reginal Johnson; B. F. Johnston; Kaufmann; Kellogg; Charnley; Maxwell; Minor; Niven; Orange County Park; O'Melveny; Oswal; Park; Perin (Serendipity Antique Shop); Pitcairn; Robinson's Department Store; St. Edmund's Church; Santa Ynez Mission; Scanlon; Selznick; Shoshone Falls; Smith; Spear/Van de Kamp; Stanton; Stewart; Sturgis; Taylor; Unitarian Church; Valentine; Von Hasseln; Vroman's Bookstore; Warner; Wilshire Country Club; Women's Athletic Club; Work; and Wotkyns. Also includes his research files for the topics of millstones; seats and benches; stonework and walls; tiles and edging; and various gardens in Pasadena.
 

C. Slides.

Physical Description: Approximately 2500 photographic slides in three boxes

Scope and Contents

The slides, in color and in black and white, chiefly depict residential and other projects that Yoch and Council worked on, including film and commercial projects; slides also concern various subject matter, such as Arden (the estate of Helena Modjeska). James Yoch identified the topics of the slides using handwritten tabs. Boxes 55 and 56 each hold six smaller boxes that contain approximately 190 slides each; these have been designated as A-F. Box 57 contains two smaller boxes holding approximately 80 slides each; these have been designated 57A and 57B.
Box 55

Projects and subjects Abrego - Johnston.

Scope and Contents

Projects and subjects depicted in Box 55A include Arden, Arzner, Asche/Hambleton, Bishop, Bixby, Bovey, and Bryner/Doerr. Those in Box 55B continue with Bryner/Doerr and also include Bundy, California Institute of Technology, and Casa Alvarado. Slides in Box 55C include Charnley, Clarke, Colby, Council garden, Crocker/von Platen/Emery, and Cukor. Slides in Box 55D include Cukor, Davenport, Davis/Call, Doud, Episcopal Church, Erdman, Eschman, Florence Yoch Exhibition, Feely/Linda Vista, Flora, and Fry. Slides in Box 55E include Fudger I, Fudger II, Galli-Curci, The Garden of Allah, Gates (C. W.), Gillespie, Gladwin, The Good Earth , Goodell, Griffith, Hague, Haines-Foster, Haldeman, and Hambleton. Slides in Box 55F include Hart, Heard, Hodges, Hoffman, Honeyman, Hotchkis, How Green Was My Valley, Huntington, Jefferson, Jackson, A. Parley Johnson, Reginald Johnson, and Johnston.
Box 56

Projects and subjects Kaufmann - Florence Yoch account book.

Scope and Contents

Projects and subjects depicted in Box 56A include Kaufmann, Louther Adobe, Millar, Minor, Kellogg, Morse, Murphy, Nuttal: Casa Alvarado, O'Melveny, Orange County Park, Oswald, Park, Pasadena Public Library, Perin, Pitcairn, Romeo and Juliet, Florence Yoch Sampler, Schultz, Selznick, Shipton Court, Shoshone Falls, Slemons, Smith, Stanton, and Sturgis. Slides in Box 56B include Sturgis, Taylor, Florence Yoch: Tara, Tiles and Rocks, Unitarian Church, Valentine, Van de Kamp, von Hasseln, and Vroman's. The slides in Box 56C depict various aspects of the Warner estate and Yoch and Council's projects there, and those in Box 56D continue with slides depicting the Warner estate, along with the projects Wilshire Country Club, Women's Athletic Club, and Frank Work house. Box 56D also contains slides depicting Yoch and Council's residences in Carmel and San Marino, California (the latter on Roanoke Road) and Florence Yoch's travel photographs and sketches. Slides in Box 56E depict Florence Yoch's travel sketches; account book; the "black album" (garden instructions); Yoch and Council; Yoch's parents; Santa Ana; Laguna Beach; Florence Yoch's notes; Jackson Ranch; and Il Brolino. Box 56F contains slides depicting Il Brolino and Yoch and Council's office account book.
Box 57

Various.

Scope and Contents

Box 57A includes slides labeled "Florence Yoch: UCLA"; "Cukor Modern Pictures"; and "Dallas Talk," including slides depicting various projects. Box 57B includes slides labelled "F. Yoch slides to amplify talk" and duplicate slides, chiefly depicting Il Brolino. Box 57B also contains approximately 35 unidentified slides.
 

D. Various Oversize Materials.

Folder OV 18

Clippings and photographic prints.

Folder OV 19

Drawings.

Folder OV 20

Reconstructions of designs by Yoch and Council. 1982-1992

Physical Description: 5 Sheets

Scope and Contents

Contains four drawings.