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Finding Aid for the Lucille Webster Holling papers, 1915-1982
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Note
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  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
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  • Title: Lucille Webster Holling papers
    Collection number: 1588
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3 linear ft. (6 boxes. 1 oversize box.)
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1982
    Abstract: Collection consists of diaries, journals, letters, sketches, notes, designs, a photograph of illustrator Lucille Webster Holling, Webster family papers, and a plaster cast of husband Holling Clancey Holling by LCW.
    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: Holling, Lucille Webster.

    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 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Lucille Webster Holling estate, 1990.

    Processing Note

    Brieflisted by Dydia DeLyser and Lilace Hatayama, 1990. Additional description by Lilace Hatayama, 2005.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lucille Webster Holling papers (Collection 1588). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Lucille Webster Holling was born on Dec. 8, 1900 in Valparaiso, IN; attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, where she met Holling Clancy Holling; designed theatrical scenery and costumes, and drew for fashion publications; married Holling in 1925; designed for drama dept. on the first University World Cruise, 1926-27; with Holling, produced national advertising art and foreign travel brochures; Lucille illustrated a number of books and together they illustrated textbooks; among the Hollings's joint publications are The Book of Indians (1935) and The Book of Cowboys (1936); moved to California, and worked with her husband on books; in 1951 she designed and oversaw the construction of their studio residence in Pasadena. She died on 31 December 1989.

    Scope and Content

    The papers consist of Webster family papers and photographs, design and art work by Lucille Webster Holling , personal papers of Lucille Webster Holling, including recipes, notes for a biography of Holling Clancy Holling and diaries, and a plaster of Paris mask of Holling Clancy Holling by Lucille Webster Holling.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Trailer plans, design ideas, Bible, fashion proofs, wedding idea, concept for a novel, 1 letter, color sketches, biographical notes regarding Holling Clancy Holling by LWH (box 1)
    2. Letter to HCH, photograph of LW, sketch book, family letters (box 2)
    3. Webster family papers (boxes 3-4)
    4. Diaries and journals (box 5)
    5. Paper doll designs (box 6)
    6. Plaster cast of HCH's face by LWH (box 7).

    Related Material

    Holling Clancy Holling papers (Collection 1012)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233160 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Holling, Lucille Webster --Archives.
    Illustrators--United States--Archives.