Finding Aid for the Henry Palmer Sabin papers, 1920-1955 0000171

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: Henry Palmer Sabin papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000171
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 23.0 Linear feet (6 record storage boxes and 5 flat file drawers)
Date (inclusive): 1920-1955
creator: Sabin, Henry Palmer, 1982-1956


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Peter S. Sabin, 1986.

Preferred Citation note

Henry Palmer Sabin papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Henry Palmar Sabin was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on November 1, 1892. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology starting in 1914 and graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1916. From 1918-1919 Sabin lived in Paris. Starting in 1920 he began to work in Europe and South America with the architectural firm York & Sawyer until 1924, when Sabin moved to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, from 1924 to 1927 Sabin worked for Allied Architects and then for Reginald Johnson from 1927 to 1928. In 1928, Sabin formed his own firm, Palmer Sabin, Architect. Some of his more well known projects include: Earhart Lab at Caltech, Pasadena Hall of Justice, Loma Alta Elementary School, and the Pasadena Art Institute. Henry Palmer Sabin died in 1956.

Scope and Content note

The Henry Palmar Sabin papers span 23 linear feet and date from 1920 to 1955. The collection is primarily composed of architectural drawings and reprographic copies, but also includes, black-and-white photographs and negatives, specifications, inspection reports, contracts, handwritten notes, and correspondence, all organized by project.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sabin, Henry Palmer, 1982-1956
Architectural drawings
Photographic prints
Reprographic copies