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John Blanton papers, 1956-2012, bulk 1963-2006
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: John Blanton papers
    Collection number: 2146
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 25.0 linear ft. (1 box, 9 flat boxes, and 12 roll boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1956-2012
    Date (bulk): bulk 1963-2006
    Abstract: John Blanton was an architect that worked predominantly in Southern California. Early in his career, he worked under architect Richard Neutra. In 1964 Blanton began his own practice in Manhattan Beach, California. The collection consists of architectural drawings related to Blanton’s solo career. Additionally included are publications with articles by and/or about Blanton.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Blanton, John -- Archives

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL AND AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Blanton Papers (Collection 2146). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7762435 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John Blanton, 2012.

    Biography/History

    John A. Blanton was born in Houston, Texas. He received both a BA (1948) and BS (1949) in Architecture from Rice University. He moved to Los Angeles in 1950 and began working under architect Richard Neutra. In 1964 Blanton started his own practice in Manhattan Beach, California. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects. During his career, Blanton contributed articles to professional publications and published a weekly column for the Easy Reader Newspaper titled Better Buildings (1994-1996).

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of architectural drawings and publications related to the career of architect John Blanton. The majority of the drawings represent resident dwellings with a small number of drawings for commercial buildings, some of which are unbuilt projects. Also included are six Compact Discs created by Blanton with pdf files of project drawings. The publications comprise articles both by and about John Blanton. Writings by Blanton include his column, Better Buildings, published in the Easy Reader Newspaper. Writings about Blanton consist of clippings and/or complete magazine publications from AIA Journal, Sunset, Home, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Notably absent from the collection are materials directly related to Blanton’s employment with Richard Neutra.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection has been organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Architectural Drawings
    • Series 2. Publications

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Blanton, John, 1928- -- Archives
    Architects -- California -- Archives