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Finding Aid for the Howell, Arendt, Mosher & Grant records, circa 1929-circa 1977 0000142
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Howell, Arendt, Mosher & Grant records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000142
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 11.0 Linear feet (5 record storage boxes, and 2 flat file drawers)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1946-1961
    Date (inclusive): circa 1929-circa 1977
    Location note: Boxes 1-5/Mosher - regular 2 Flat File Drawers/ADC - flat files
    creator: Howell, Arendt, Mosher & Grant.


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Ward and Marilyn Arendt, 1998. Additional material gifted by Penelope Tinker, 2004.

    Preferred Citation note

    Howell, Arendt, Mosher & Grant records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The firm Howell, Arendt, Mosher & Grant was formed with architects Wallace W. Arendt, Glen Gaylord Mosher, Robert Grant, and Henry W. Howell. Wallace W. Arendt received his Bachelor’s of Architecture degree in 1940 from the University of Southern California. Both Glen Gaylord Mosher and Robert Grant graduated with degrees in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1938. Henry W. Howell left the firm in 1959 and died three years later in 1962. The firm’s office was located in Santa Barbara, California.

    Scope and Content note

    The Howell, Arendt, Mosher & Grant records span 11 linear feet and date from circa 1929 to circa 1977, though the bulk of the records date from the 1940s and 1950s. The collection is primarily composed of the work of Howell, Arendt, Mosher & Grant but also includes the work of Howell and Arendt as well as the work of Arendt, Mosher, & Grant, in the form of architectural drawings, reprographic copies, and handwritten notes, all organized by project. The majority of the projects are in the Santa Barbara area, with some buildings in Ojai and Ventura as well.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Arendt, Wallace W.
    Grant, Robert Sumner
    Howell, Henry W.
    Mosher, Glen Gaylord
    Architectural drawings
    Reprographic copies