Finding Aid for the Paula Williams papers, circa 1970-circa 1980 0000194

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

Title: Paula Williams papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000194
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box)
Date: circa 1970-circa 1980
creator: Williams, Paula


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Paula Williams papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Paula Williams, wife of architect Wayne Williams, was an interior designer in the southern California region. She studied Industrial Design and Architecture at The Cooper Union University in New York City. Over the course of her career she completed the interior design and specification for over 150 projects. Her professional experience includes but is not limited to the following projects: Mendocino Hotel; Point Loma Inn; Thorpe Insulation Co.; The Customhouse & Gallery; Oscar’s Coffee Shops; “Severiana” Oceanographic Research Vessel”; banks across southern California; and residence in San Diego and Anaheim.

Scope and Content note

The Paula Williams papers span 1 linear foot and date from circa 1970 to circa 1980. The collection contains seven files for the following projects: the MTDB train, The Taco-Factory, Windmill House II, TJ Trolley Train, Del Mar II, Owen House, and Sutton Place in New York. The project files contain correspondence between Paula Williams and architects and clients; receipts for materials such as carpet and paint, purchased by Williams; color swatches; material samples; memos regarding missed telephone calls; sketches of interiors; and sign designs.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Williams, Paula