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Finding Aid for the Santa Barbara Community Arts Association records, circa 1922-circa 1935 0000172
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  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: Santa Barbara Community Arts Association records
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000172
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 31.22 Linear feet (5 half record storage boxes, 4 oversize boxes and 4 flat file drawers)
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1955
    Location note: Box 1-6/ADC - regular Box 7-8/ADC - oversize* Box 9/ADC - oversize**
    creator: Alllied Architects Association of Los Angeles.
    creator: Craig, James Osborne, 1888-1922
    creator: Craig, Mary McLaughlin, 1889-1964
    creator: Edwards & Plunkett.
    creator: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.
    creator: Johnson, Reginald D., 1882-1953
    creator: Lockard, E. Keith, 1892-1968
    creator: Muir, Edla, 1906-1970
    creator: Santa Barbara Community Arts Association.
    creator: Smith, George Washington, 1876-1930, American Architect
    creator: Soule, Murphy and Hastings.
    creator: Soule, Winsor, b. 1883
    creator: Winslow, Carleton Monroe, 1876-1946

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Preferred Citation note

    Santa Barbara Community Arts Association records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The Santa Barbara Community Arts Association was a non-profit corporation, founded on April 24, 1922. The non-profit’s stated purpose was “to afford individuals the opportunity of self-expression, training and education in Music, Drama and the Allied Arts and to aid in the cultural improvement of the people and in the beautification of the City of Santa Barbara.” The Community Arts Association contained four branches: Drama, Music, Plans and Planting, and the Art School. In November of 1922, the Community Arts Association received a five year grant of $25,000 a year from the Carnegie Corporation. The grant was secured through the efforts of Dr. Pritchett who at the time was the President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a current resident of the city of Santa Barbara. The work of each branch was under the control of its own board, which in turn, was responsible to the general board on which each branch had representation. The Santa Barbara Community Arts Association dissolved in the mid to late 1930s.

    Scope and Content note

    The Santa Barbara Community Art Association records span 31.22 linear feet and date from 1915 to 1955. The collection is primarily related to the Association's Plans and Planting section and contains architectural drawings and reprographic copies which were entries for the various architectural competitions the Community Arts Association sponsored. The collection also includes black-and-white photographs and negatives that document Santa Barbara community events and activities in the 1930s, ephemera and letters regarding various competitions the Santa Barbara Community Arts Association sponsored, the association’s budget for the year of 1924, newspaper clippings, sketches, specifications for the houses submitted to the small house competition of 1926, presentation boards, art supplies, photolithography blocks, VHS tapes, and one DVCAM tape.

    Arrangement note

    The following arrangement scheme for this collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order. The collection is arranged in 4 series by material format: Manuscript material, Photographs and negatives, Drawings, and Drawing and Printing supplies and Video. Each series is organized alphabetically within its subseries, except the Manuscript materials series, which is arranged chronologically.

    Related Archival Materials note

    ADC Study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Craig, James Osborne papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Craig, Mary McLaughlin papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Johnson, Reginald papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Muir, Edla papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Riggs, Lutah Maria papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Smith, George Washington papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Soule, Murphy and Hastings drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Vhay, Anna Louise Murphy drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Pearl Chase oral history, UCSB, Davidson Library, Special Collections

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Chase, Pearl
    Santa Barbara Community Arts Association.
    Adobe houses
    Architects -- California
    Architectural drawings
    Architectural firms -- California
    Architectural photographs
    Architecture -- California
    Architecture -- California -- Santa Barbara -- 20th century
    Architecture, Spanish Colonial -- California, Southern
    Blueprints
    California missions
    Commercial buildings
    Dwellings -- Design and construction -- Economic aspects -- United States
    Exterior elevations
    Floor plans
    Landscape architecture -- California
    Negatives
    Photographic prints
    Prefabricated houses -- United States
    Presentation drawings (proposals)
    Printed ephemera
    Reprographic copies
    Sketches
    Spanish Colonial Revival
    Specifications
    Women architects