Finding Aid for the Chester J. Carjola drawings, circa 1930-circa 1960 0000208
Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino and Julia LarsonThe processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum11/8/2012
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
Title: Chester J. Carjola drawings
Identifier/Call Number: 0000208
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 25.0 Linear feet (10 flat file folders and 1 box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1960
creator: Carjola, Chester J., 1901-1985
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.
Chester J. Carjola papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Chester Carjola was born in 1901 in Menehga, Minnesota. In 1928, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota. A year later in 1929, Carjola and his wife moved to Santa Barbara, California. It was in Santa Barbara that Carjola decided to set up his own architectural practice, which he operated for thirty years, from 1932 until 1962 (the year he retired). Chester Carjola died in October of 1985. Over the course of his career his more notable projects include: the Museum of Natural History Auditorium (Santa Barbara), the Tuberculosis Hospital (Santa Barbara), and the University of California, Santa Barbara Library.
The Chester J. Carjola drawings span 6 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1960. The collection consists of architectural drawings and reprographic copies for the following Santa Barbara based projects: the Converse residence, the Cottage Hospital connecting passage, the Golden West estates, the Emily W. De Ware residence addition, the A. H. Woodhill residence, Wilson Elementary School, and the Sterling Morton residence. The collection also contains three presentation boards for the following projects: the Mrs. W.P. Hamilton residence, the Converse residence, and an unidentified residence dated 1930. A donation in 2015 added blueprints for the Mrs. Alfred B. Clark house, Montecito.
University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Building records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
ADC Study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Carjola, Chester J., 1901-1985
Presentation drawings (proposals)
Drawer 536, FlatFile 1
Box 1**, Folder 1
Drawer 536, FlatFile 2
Drawer 536, FlatFile 3
Drawer 536, FlatFile 4
Box 1**, Folder 2
Drawer 536, FlatFile 8
Drawer 536, FlatFile 10
Drawer 536, FlatFile 5
Drawer 536, FlatFile 8
Box 1**, Folder 3
Drawer 536, FlatFile 6