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Palm Springs Art Museum
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Physical collections: 19
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Broderick (Harold C.) / Arthur Elrod Associates, Inc. Collection

Upon his death Harold C. Broderick A.S.I.D. (1925-2006) donated to the Palm Springs Art Museum his collection of materials dealing with his association with the company Arthur Elrod Associates, Inc. along with some personal materials. Arthur Elrod (1926-1974) began his...

California Palm Fan: Dennis V. Johnson Collection

Collection of magazine articles or covers depicting the California Palm Fan on location where the palm occurs naturally in the Coachella Valley area of California.

Cody (William F.) Collection

William Francis Cody (1916-1978) FAIA was a desert modern architect working in Palm Springs during the peak of the Modern Architecture movement. He was born in 1916 in Dayton, Ohio and studied architecture at the University of Southern California. After...

Frey (Albert) Collection

Albert Frey, FAIA, was born 1903 in Switzerland, and earned his architecture diploma there in 1924. He moved to Paris in 1928 to work for Le Corbusier, on projects including the Villa Savoye. Moving to New York in 1930, Frey...

Kaptur (Hugh M.) Collection

One of five children, Hugh Michael Kaptur, AIA was born on May 22, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. Kaptur is an American architect whose practice is primarily in California's Coachella Valley, especially in the Palm Springs area. Kaptur has designed residential...

McGrew (Patrick) Collection

Patrick McGrew AIA (1941-2013) was an architect and advocate for historic preservation. A practicing architect in San Francisco for forty-five years, he spent fourteen years as the president of the San Francisco Landmarks Commission. He served as chairman of the...

Miller (Louis Shoall) Collection

Louis Shoall Miller, AIA (1908-1996) was born in New York and died in Orange County, California at the age of 88. He maintained his practicing architectural firm in Long Beach, California and was a member of American Institute of Architects...

New York World’s Fair 1939: S. Zanelli Collection

Collection of brochures, magazines and books regarding the New York World's Fair 1939.

Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council - Symposium and Lecture Series Collection

The Architecture and Design Council (ADC) was formed in 2003 and focuses on contemporary issues and innovations in architecture and design. It sponsors an Annual Symposium and Lecture Series which has been videorecorded for historical research purposes. Not all of...

Palm Springs Art Museum Institutional Archives Collection

Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in 1938 as the Palm Springs Desert Museum, specializing in Native American artifacts, the natural sciences, and the environment of the surrounding Coachella Valley. The museum moved several times within the downtown Palm Springs...

Palm Springs Modern Banking District: Bruce Emerton Collection

Collection of materials related to the modern banks and buildings in the core financial district of Palm Springs, California.

Powelson (Val J.) Collection

Valentine Joseph Powelson, Jr., more commonly known as Val Powelson, AIA was born in Los Angeles (1924) and died in Ft. Lauderdale (1997) at 72. He maintained his practice in Los Angeles during the mid-1950’s to mid-1960’s and was a...

Toor (Frances) Collection

The collection relates to Mexico, including pre-Columbian objects, paintings and works on paper by Mexican modernists, and other artworks were likely collected by Frances Toor and following her death, acquired by inheritance by her brother Herbert Toor. Frances Toor, American,...

Urrutia (Francisco J.) Collection

Architect Francisco (Frank) J. Urrutia AIA, FARA, was born in 1945 and studied at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (1969) and started his career with William Cody FAIA in Palm Springs (1968-1973). Urrutia formed business partnerships with Donald...

Waltz (Harold E. "Buzz") Collection

A local resident of Palm Springs, Buzz Waltz owned and operated the family business, Harold E. Waltz, Photographs and Blueprinting from 1962 to 2012. He provided both commercial photography as well as a complete plan duplicating service for architects and...

Wexler (Donald A.) Collection

Donald A. Wexler FAIA was born in South Dakota in 1926. He remains one of the most influential and famous architects to leave his mark on modern and midcentury architecture in the Palm Springs area. He is known for pioneering...

Willard (Stephen H.) Photography Collection & Archive

Stephen Hallet Willard (1894-1966) was born in Illinois and grew up in Corona California. He photographed the deserts and mountains of the West for 58 years. His mastery of the black and white photograph, combined with his passion for the...

Willard (Stephen H.) Postcards: Jim De Grado Collection

This collection of Stephen H. Willard postcards represents photographic images circa 1940-60’s of hotel buildings and scenes in Palm Springs, California.

Williams (E. Stewart) Collection

The architecture designed by E. Stewart Williams FAIA (1909-2005) from 1947 until his retirement in 1996 is integral to the fabric of Palm Springs. Producing residencies, banks, schools, hospitals, and colleges, he initially worked with his father Harry and bother...