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Finding Aid for the Roy C. Wilson papers, circa 1924-circa 1966 0000201
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  • Access
  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Roy C. Wilson papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000201
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 54.0 Linear feet (54 record storage boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1924-circa 1966
    creator: Wilson, Roy C., 1918-2007

    Access

    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of George E. Wilson, 1987.

    Preferred Citation note

    Roy C. Wilson papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Roy C. Wilson was born in 1887 in Freemont, Kansas. In 1900, his family moved west to southern California. At age 12, Wilson left school and started work at the firm of Edwin C. Thorne as a draftsman. Wilson left Thorne’s firm for Berkeley, California, where he begun to take classes in architecture at the University of California. After the earthquake struck San Francisco in 1906, Wilson left Berkeley and moved back to Los Angeles where he married his Thorne’s daughter. The two moved to Santa Paula in 1914. Around 1915, Wilson established the first architectural practice in Ventura County. He received three commissions from the Limoneira Company: a residence for the company’s President, C.C. Teague (known today as the Teague mansion), a company headquarters building, and a recreation facility on the company’s ranch. Other notable projects include: the William (Guiseppi) Ramelli residence, Hueneme Elementary School, and the Foster Bowl in Ojai, California. Roy C. Wilson died in 1975.

    Scope and Content note

    The Roy C. Wilson papers span 54 linear feet and date from circa 1924 to circa 1966. The collection consists of files organized by project containing: cost analysis worksheets, letters to clients regarding particular project, architectural drawings, Wilson’s office meeting minutes, receipts from reprographics companies, interoffice memos, and contracts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wilson, Roy C., 1918-2007
    Architectural drawings
    Contracts
    Letters