Finding Aid for the Harwell Hamilton Harris drawings and model, 1937-1973 0000249

Finding aid prepared by Jillian O'Connor and Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu


Title: Harwell Hamilton Harris drawings and model
Identifier/Call Number: 0000249
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 549
Physical Description: 8.0 Linear feet (3 flat file folders and 1 model)
Date (inclusive): 1937-1973
creator: Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990

Custodial History note

Gift of Harwell Hamilton Harris, 1975. Entenza model gifted by the California Institute of the Arts, 1970.

Biographical/Historical note

Harwell Hamilton Harris was born on July 2, 1903. Harris studied at Pomona College and the Otis Art Institute and the Frank Wiggins Trade School in Los Angeles, California. After school, Harris worked as a draftsman for Richard Neutra from 1928 to 1932, before becoming the principle of his own firm in 1933, which was based in Los Angeles. In 1951, Harris relocated to Austin, Texas, where he remained until 1962, when he relocated his firm again to Raleigh, North Carolina until 1975. Harwell Hamilton Harris died on November 11, 1990.

Scope and Content note

The Harwell Hamilton Harris drawings and model span 8 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1973. The collection is composed of three flat file folders, each contain drawings for different projects. Projects include: the Village Hall (Whispering Pines, North Carolina), the C. H. Wyle residence (Ojai, California), and the John Entenza residence (Los Angeles, California). The collection also includes a model of the Entenza house built for the Harwell Hamilton Harris exhibit at the Chouinard Art School circa 1939.

Related Archival Materials note

ADC study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990
Architectural drawings
Reprographic copies

FlatFile 1

Village Hall (Whispering Pines, North Carolina) drawings 1973

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Two architectural drawings in the form of reprographic copies document the foundation plans and sections, as well as the floor and framing plans.
FlatFile 2

C. H. Wyle house (Ojai, Calif.) drawings 1942

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Specifications and seven architectural drawings in the form of reprographic copies documenting elevations (north, south, east, and west), floor plan, interior elevations, and details.
FlatFile 3

John Entenza house (Los Angeles, Calif.) drawings and model 1937-1939

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

One flat file containing 13 architectural drawings in the form of reprographic copies documenting the foundation, elevations, sections and details of the Entenza house. Folder also contains drawings of the model of the Entenza house built for an exhibition. Drawings for model include roof plan, elevations, and details.
 

John Entenza house model circa 1939

Language of Material: English

Biographical/Historical note

Model built for the Harwell Hamilton Harris exhibit at the Chouinard Art School, circa 1939.