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Finding Aid for the Victor Cusack papers, 1915-2005, bulk 1932-1989 0000125
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Personal papers 1915-1947

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Contents note

Series includes biographical documents, professional resume, and clippings and photographs relating to Cusack, as well as Cusack family research. Cusack's interest in Frank Lloyd Wright and his year at Taliesin with Wright (October 1938-December 1940) are documented in photographs, drawings of nature and landscape, and an unfinished Taliesin memoir. His war service is documented through the Buccaneer newsletters, which Cusack was in charge of producing while he was stationed with the U.S.S. Pittsburgh.
Box-folder 1/1

Resume of architectural practice 1944-1993 ca. 1993

Box-folder 1/2

Biographical materials n.d.

Box-folder 1/3

Biographical photos and clippings ca. 1934-1960

Box-folder 1/4

Birth certificate (photocopy) 1915

Box-folder 1/5

Cusack family research

Scope and Contents note

Cusack-Hooke family tree, coat of arms, and family history.
Box-folder 1/6

Yale University diploma 1943

Box-folder 1/7

California State Board of Architectural Examiners certificate 1952

Box-folder 3/1

AIA, certificate of membership 1957

Box-folder 1/8

Appointment to Naval Reserve, certificate 1944

Box-folder 1/9

Buccaneer Newsletters 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Cusack was editor and illustrator, while stationed with the U.S.S. Pittsburgh.
Box-folder 1/10

Taliesin memoir: manuscript excerpt, “F. L. Wright at Yale” 1994

Box 2

A Taliesin memoir 1935-1940 circa 1994

Scope and Contents note

145 pp of text, photographs, and supporting material for Cusacks unfinished account of his time at Taliesin West and the significance of F. L. Wright in his training as an architect.
Box-folder 3/2

Photographs taken at Taliesin East (Wisconsin) and Taliesin West (Arizona) 1938-1940

Scope and Contents note

Photographic prints by Cusack, Edgar Tafel, and others of people and the sites.
Box-folder 1/11

Drawings done at Taliesin 1938-1940

Scope and Contents note

Cusack’s drawings from nature.
Box-folder 1/12

“Guggenheim redux,” Journal of the Taliesin Fellowship, #12 1993-1994

Scope and Contents note

Article recounts the F.L. Wright exhibition at the Guggenheim, on which Victor Cusack worked for Wright, building models.
Box-folder 1/13

“Two Retrospectives in Retrospect,” Victor Cusack, in Journal of the Taliesin Fellowship, #13 1994

Box-folder 1/14

Cusack materials from David Russell

Drawer 589, FlatFile 1

4 watercolor drawings 1934, 1937, 1954

Box-folder 1/15

Notes on evenings with Claire Falkenstein 1991-1993, 1997, 2004

Physical Description: 8.0 Items (8 pages)

Scope and Contents note

Typed notes that document Victor Cusacks's conversations with Claire Falkenstein about her work and career, that took place between 1991 and 1997, the date of his last conversation with her. Some of the notes were typed up years later, presumeably from his hand-written notes.
 

Papers relating to William Pereira ca. 1970-1985

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

Includes manuscripts and a drawing by William Pereria, and printed materials about him as well as a video recording of interviews with people who knew him.
Box-folder 1/16

Pereira manuscript on planning

Scope and Contents note

Edited typescript and original handwritten mss.
Box-folder 1/17

Clippings and printed materials about Pereira

Box-folder 1/18

Manuscript draft of Pereira's speech to the FAA, Washington, D.C. 1971

Box-folder 1/19

Time magazine issue with Pereira on cover Sept. 6, 1963

Box 1

“Legacy of William L. Pereira”: VHS recording by Bronya Pereira

Existence and Location of Copies note

DVD use copy available.

Scope and Contents note

Includes interview with Victor Cusack, among others.
 

Architectural projects 1941-1989

Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet (1 box and 1 flat file drawer)
Box-folder 6/3

Cairn Lea School for Joan Landon (Brentwood, Los Angeles, Calif.) 1949

Scope and Contents note

Proposed plan and elevation
 

California Federal Savings and Loan headquarters (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1965

Box-folder 1/43

Photographs and printed ephemera

Drawer 589, FlatFile 16

Drawings

creator: Charles Luckman Associates.

Scope and Contents note

11 drawings of plans, sections, and elevations.
Box-folder 6/4

California State Governor's Residence competition entry 1962

Scope and Contents note

Drawings on two boards: elevations, plans, and sections
Drawer 589, FlatFile 24, Drawer 589, FlatFile 31

California World's Fair master plan (Long Beach, Calif.) 1967-1968

creator: Charles Luckman Associates.

Scope and Contents note

3 drawings of site plan and aerial view. One birds' eye perspective.
Box-folder 1/46

Chapman College Natural Sciences building (Orange, Calif.) 1968

Scope and Contents note

Printed empemera and photographs; William Pereira & Associates, Victor Cusack, designer.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 27

Communications City master plan 1953

creator: Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners.

Scope and Contents note

Plan on tracing paper, mounted on board. Cuscak was the designer for Pereira & Luckman.
 

Community Design Hospital competition entry 1961

Box-folder 1/40

Photographs and printed ephemera

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of model, clipping, and grand prize certificate of award for design by Victor Cusack, Ronald Meza and James Moore.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 12

Large format photographs of model

Scope and Contents note

3 photographs of model.
Box-folder 1/22

Community Hospital (Hobbs, New Mexico) 1950

Scope and Contents note

Clipping: William Pereira, architect; Victor Cusack, designer.
 

Eckley, Amory house (Catalina Island, Calif.) 1947

Box-folder 6/1

Plan and perspective mounted on board

Drawer 589, FlatFile 4

Architectural Drawing

Scope and Contents note

2 drawings of floor plan and perspective (possibly not Eckley, but Lieberman house plan)
Box-folder 1/31

Edwards Air Force base, master plan circa 1953

Scope and Contents note

Printed ephemera. Cusack was the project captain for this project.
Box-folder 1/26

El Paso Medical Center (El Paso, Tx) 1951, 1953

Scope and Contents note

William Pereira, architect; Victor Cusack, designer: photograph of drawing and printed page with text and construction photos.
Box-folder 1/20

Ellsworth house (Simsbury, Conn.) 1941

Box-folder 1/27

Farmers and Stockmen’s Bank (Phoenix, Az.) 1950-1951

Scope and Contents note

William Pereira, architect.
Box-folder 1/27

Photographs, clippings and printed ephemera circa 1951

Drawer 589, FlatFile 7

Drawings 1950-1951

creator: Pereira, William L., 1909-1985

Scope and Contents note

11 drawings of plans, sections, elevations, and details.
 

Hertzka & Knowles assorted projects circa 1956-1958

Scope and Contents note

Printed ephemera and photographs of projects on which Victor Cusack worked for this San Francisco firm: Lakeshore Towers Apartments (Oakland, Calif.); Study for Standard Oil Company office building (San Francisco); New Store for Moore’s (San Francisco); Market Street office annex to Crocker Bank (San Francisco); C2 building at Skidmore; America-Fore Insurance Co. building.
 

Proposed Lake Park Hotel and apartments (Oakland, Calif.) circa 1957

Box-folder 1/34

Photograph of rendering

Drawer 589, FlatFile 9

Drawing for Lakeshore Towers apartments

Scope and Contents note

One copy of perspective drawing of apartment building.
 

Pacific Employers Insurance Co. (San Francisco, Calif.) circa 1957

Box-folder 1/35

Photographs of renderings

Drawer 589, FlatFile 10

Drawings

creator: Hertzka & Knowles, Architects.

Scope and Contents note

2 perspective drawings.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 11

Van Ness Avenue Hotel and office building (San Francisco, Calif.) circa 1957

Scope and Contents note

5 small drawings of site plan, plot plan, and floor plans; 2 photographs of model.
Box-folder 1/49

Hollywood-Burbank Airport Master plan 1975

Scope and Contents note

Draft, final report; William Pereira & Associates
Box-folder 1/37

Hotel-Office complex (Los Angeles, Calif.): photographs of renderings circa 1960

Scope and Contents note

Charles Luckman is architect of record. Cusack was the designer.
 

Hutchison, J.S. house (Chatsworth Park, Calif.) 1950, 1975

Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet
creator: Cusack, Victor A., b. 1915
creator: Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 6

Blueprints 1950

Physical Description: 18.0 Items
creator: Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners.

General note

18 blueprints in file; all have digital object files
Box-folder 1/24-25

Photographs 1950, circa 1975

Scope and Contents note

Photographs from 1950 and color photographs and real estate brochure from circa 1975. Designed by Victor Cusack for William Pereira Associates.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 8

Lazarus, S.M. house 1952

Scope and Contents note

2 drawings of site plan and perspective.
 

Lear, Jack house (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1949-1950

Box 1, Folder 23

Elevations 1949

Box 1, Folder 23

Photograph 1950

Box-folder 1/28

Library for Cal Tech (Pasadena, Calif.) circa 1952

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of drawings: William Pereira, architect; Victor Cusack, designer.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 3

Lieberman, Jack house 8646 Hillside Ave. (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1946

Scope and Contents note

3 drawings of plans, sections, and elevations.
 

Lockheed Corporation headquarters (Calabassas, Calif.) 1963, 1979, 1983

Scope and Contents note

William Pereria & Associates, Victor Cusack designer.
Box-folder 1/44-45

Photographs and printed ephemera

Box-folder 3/3

Photographs of drawing and model

Drawer 589, FlatFile 17

Architectural Drawings

creator: William Pereira Associates.

Scope and Contents note

50 drawings of plans, sections, elevations, and details.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 18

Study sketches 1979

creator: William Pereira Associates.

Scope and Contents note

50 drawings of study sketches for site plans, elevations, and sections.
Box-folder 1/38

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1960, 1987

Box-folder 1/38

Agreement for architectural services between William Pereira and Museum Associates (LACMA) 1960

Box-folder 1/39

Victor Cusack's letter regarding LA TImes review 1987

Scope and Contents note

Clippings and manuscript of Cusack's letter to the Los Angeles Times, regarding the review by the LA Times critic, John Dryfuss of the architectural design by Pereira.
 

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Bulk, 1980-1982 circa 1954-2004

Box 4

Chronology of the Master Plan development circa 1980

FlatFile FF

LAX Terminal building schematic not after 1954

Drawer 589, FlatFile 23

LAX West Terminal building original concept sketch circa 1955

Drawer 589, FlatFile 25

LAX Master Plan 1952

creator: Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners.

Scope and Contents note

19 drawings and schematics of site plans for LAX.
Box-folder 1/51

West Terminal building circa 1980-1982

Scope and Contents note

Photographs and printed ephemera
Box-folder 1/52

West Terminal and Theme building circa 1980-1982

Scope and Contents note

Clippings, photographs, printed ephemera
Box-folder 1/53

Dana Goodyear, "Hotel California," profile of Paul Revere Williams in New Yorker

Box-folder 1/54

Accounts of the LAX Theme building

Scope and Contents note

Clippings and printed ephemera
Box 2

Victor Cusack and Harrison Lewis Whitney, "An Illustrated Account of the conception, development and construction of the Theme building, LAX," manuscript circa 2004

Scope and Contents note

Early manuscript for the book eventually published by the Flight Path Museum, 2005.
Box-folder 1/29

Los Angeles Music Center proposal circa 1952

Scope and Contents note

printed ephemera
Drawer 589, FlatFile 28

MCA/ Universal City Cinema Complex (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1981

creator: Pereira, William L., 1909-1985

Scope and Contents note

49 drawings of sketch studies of site, plot, and floor plans, sections, and elevations for various schemes.
Box-folder 1/47

Occidental College Administration and residence buildings 1968

Scope and Contents note

Printed ephemera and photographs; William Pereira & Associates, Victor Cusack designer.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 19

Pacific Mutual Building 505 Sansome St. (San Francisco, Calif.) 1975

creator: William Pereira Associates.

Scope and Contents note

Photocopied drawings, photographs, annotations
Drawer 589, FlatFile 30

Pereira & Luckman offices 9220 Sunset Blvd. (Los Angeles, Calif.) undated

creator: Pereira and Luckman, Architects, Engineers and Planners.

Scope and Contents note

One drawing of front elevation.
Box-folder 1/32

Resort development master plan, Malaga Spain 1954-1955

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of preliminary design: site plan and perspectives.
 

Rissman, Robert house (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1948-1949

Scope and Contents note

3 drawings on trace, mounted on separate boards: perspective, plan, revised plan and perspective.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 2

Ross, John G. house High Farms Rd. (West Hartford, Conn.) 1941

Scope and Contents note

17 drawings of plans, sections, elevations, and details.
Box-folder 1/42

Santa Monica Airport complex 1963

Scope and Contents note

Photographs of model. Charles Luckman, architect; Victor Cusack, designer.
Box-folder 1/21

Small Hillside House, by Victor Cusack, published in Arts & Architecture 1946

Drawer 589, FlatFile 26

Stephens, Mrs. V.E. house (Malaga, Spain) circa 1955

Scope and Contents note

4 drawings of plans, sections, and elevations.
 

TransAmerica building Annex (San Francisco, Calif.) 1975

Box-folder 1/48

Photographs

Drawer 589, FlatFile 29

Unidentified Office building (Ontario, Calif.) 1982

creator: William Pereira Associates.

Scope and Contents note

2 drawings of elevations.
Box-folder 1/30

Union Oil Center building (Los Angeles, Calif) 1952-1957

Scope and Contents note

Photographs, drawings, notes, printed ephemera.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 15

Union Oil Company building (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1963

creator: Charles Luckman Associates.

Scope and Contents note

Elevation, bird's eye view perspective, and site plan (reproductions). Victor Cusack chief designer for William Pereira. Project later credited to Charles Luckman Associates when Luckman bought out Pereira.
Drawer 589, FlatFile 20

University of California, Irvine, Faculty Club 1977

Scope and Contents note

One copy of drawings of elevations.
Box-folder 1/36

University of California Santa Barbara Master Plan: photograph of rendering circa 1959

Box-folder 1/50

University of Southern California, Hydrocarbon Institute 1979

 

World's Fair, American Pavilion (Flushing, NY) 1962-1964

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Victor Cusack for Charles Luckman and Associates.
Box-folder 1/41

Photographs of drawings, sketches, printed ephemera

Drawer 589, FlatFile 14

Drawings and sketches

Scope and Contents note

3 sketches of perspective drawings.
 

Publications circa 1960-circa 1990

Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Box 5

Los Angeles International Airport by William Schoneberger, Ethel Pattison, Lee Nichols, and Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California 2009

Box 5

Building Program: West Terminal Los Angeles Interational Airport by Pereira, Dworsky, Sinclair, Williams 1981

Box 5

Design Development: Los Angeles International Airport West Terminal by Pereira, Dworsky, Sinclair, Williams 1981

Box 5

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Program Definition Study by William L. Pereira Associates 1980

Box 5

Pereira: 50th Anniversary Retrospective by Ray Cunneff circa 1981

Scope and Contents note

Box also includes rough draft of book.
Box 5

"Third Annual Design Competition Awards: Long Range Planning for Medical Care Facilities in the Community" 1961

Box 5

William Pereira edited by James Steele 2002

Box 5

A Symbol of Los Angeles: The History of the Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport 1952-1961 by Victor A. Cusack and Harrison Lewis Whitney 2005

Box-folder 5/1

Ephemera for A Symbol of Los Angeles book 2004-2009