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Finding Aid for the Harwell Hamilton Harris drawings and model, 1937-1973 0000249
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  • Custodial History note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Harwell Hamilton Harris drawings and model
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000249
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 549
    Physical Description: 8.0 Linear feet (3 flat file folders and 1 model)
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1973
    creator: Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Harwell Hamilton Harris, 1975. Entenza model gifted by the California Institute of the Arts, 1970.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Harwell Hamilton Harris was born on July 2, 1903. Harris studied at Pomona College and the Otis Art Institute and the Frank Wiggins Trade School in Los Angeles, California. After school, Harris worked as a draftsman for Richard Neutra from 1928 to 1932, before becoming the principle of his own firm in 1933, which was based in Los Angeles. In 1951, Harris relocated to Austin, Texas, where he remained until 1962, when he relocated his firm again to Raleigh, North Carolina until 1975. Harwell Hamilton Harris died on November 11, 1990.

    Scope and Content note

    The Harwell Hamilton Harris drawings and model span 8 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1973. The collection is composed of three flat file folders, each contain drawings for different projects. Projects include: the Village Hall (Whispering Pines, North Carolina), the C. H. Wyle residence (Ojai, California), and the John Entenza residence (Los Angeles, California). The collection also includes a model of the Entenza house built for the Harwell Hamilton Harris exhibit at the Chouinard Art School circa 1939.

    Related Archival Materials note

    ADC study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990
    Architectural drawings
    Reprographic copies