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Finding Aid for the Paul Revere Williams drawings, circa 1935-circa 1950 0000254
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Paul Revere Williams collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000254
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.5 Linear feet (1 flat box and 5 flat file folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1932-circa 1950
    Location note: Box 1/ADC - regular; 5 Flat File Folders/ADC - flat files misc.
    creator: Williams, Paul R., 1894-1980


    Processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Mrs. Paul R. Williams; Duque house drawings and a gift of the Duque family in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Gaberial C. Duque.

    Preferred Citation note

    Paul Revere Williams drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Paul Revere Williams was born February 18, 1894 in Los Angeles, California. Williams studied architecture at the University of Southern California from 1916 to 1919. He went on to study at Howard University, where he earned his doctorate in architecture. Williams became a certified architect in 1921. From 1921 to 1924, Williams worked as a draftsman in the office of Los Angeles architect John C. Austin, before establishing his own office by the age of 28. Williams practiced largely in southern California where he designed numerous homes, civic, and commercial buildings. Paul Revere Williams retired in 1973 and died in 1980.

    Scope and Content note

    This is an assorted collection of drawings from various sources. The Paul Revere Williams drawings span 6.5 linear feet and date from 1932 to circa 1950. The collection is composed of both original architectural drawings and reprographic copies for the following projects: St. Nicholas Model house, an unidentified single story residence, the Jay Paley residence, the Nellie Hirsh residence, and a series of drawings which were later published in 1946 by Williams in a book for prospective home-builders of floor plans and presentation drawings entitled New Homes for Today. Added to this collection in 2018 is a set of blueprints for the Gabriel C. Duque house, Los Angeles, 1932.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Julius Shulman photography archive, 1936-1997, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2004.R.10.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Williams, Paul R., 1894-1980
    Architecture -- California