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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Lloyd Wright papers
    Creator: Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.1561
    Physical Description: 83 Linear Feet (42 boxes, 62 cartons, and 375 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1978
    Abstract: Lloyd Wright (1890-1978) was the eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright. He trained as a draftsman/delineator in his father's Oak Park Studio, and studied engineering at the University of Wisconsin (1908-09). He was a landscape architect for various Los Angeles projects (1922-24), provided the shells for the Hollywood Bowl (1924-25 and 1928), and produced the Swedenborg Memorial Chapel (or Wayfarer's Chapel) at Palos Verdes, California (1946-71). The collection consists of Wright's original drawings, renderings, blueprints, photographs, models and office files. Many of the photographs in the collection are by Will Connell.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Papers cannot be published without permission of Eric Lloyd Wright.
    Property rights to the objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.
    • Eric Lloyd Wright, purchase, 1990.
    • Gift of Eric Lloyd Wright, 1993.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lloyd Wright papers (Collection 1561). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    We are committed to providing ethical, inclusive, and anti-racist description of the materials we steward, and to remediating existing description of our materials that contains language that may be offensive or cause harm. We invite you to submit feedback about how our collections are described, and how they could be described more accurately, by filling out the form located on our website: Report Potentially Offensive Description in Library Special Collections.  

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9936492913606533 

    Biography

    Lloyd Wright, eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright, was born in 1890; trained as a draftsman/delineator in his father's Oak Park Studio; studied engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1908-09; joined Olmsted and Olmsted in Boston, Massachusetts; sent to San Diego, California, to work on Panama California Exposition, 1911; worked for Irving J. Gill; formed landscape architectural practice with Paul Thiene and continued professional activities as landscape architect through the 1920s; worked with father, Frank Lloyd Wright, on Hollyhock House and other Los Angeles projects, 1922-24; produced project for multilayered civic center, Los Angeles, 1925; provided the shells for the Hollywood Bowl, 1924-25 and 1928; much of his work from 1930s through post-World War II dealt with variations of California ranch houses; produced Swedenborg Memorial Chapel (or Wayfarer's Chapel) at Palos Verdes, California, 1946-71; died in 1978.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of original drawings, renderings, blueprints, photographs, models and office files of Southern California architect Lloyd Wright. Includes materials related to over 360 of Wright's architectural projects. Also includes correspondence between Wright and his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, about the Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California. Many of the photographs in the collection are by Will Connell.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Files
      • A. Inventions
      • B. Office
      • C. Projects
      • D. Theatre design.
    2. Blueprints, plans and drawings, photos, renderings, and other material.

    Related Material

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Designs and plans
    Architectural drawings (visual works).
    Photographs.
    Notebooks.
    Blueprints.
    Architecture -- California, Southern -- 20th century.
    Architects -- California -- Los Angeles -- Archives
    Hollyhock House (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Wayfarers' Chapel--Designs and plans.
    Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959--Correspondence.
    Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978--Archives.