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Roy Rydell Papers
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Description
This collection includes correspondence, client files & sketches, business papers, scrapbooks, family photographs and photograph albums.
Background
Amnell Roi Rydell (17 Sep 1915 - 2000) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to a large extened Swedish family. Roy studied at the Minneapolis Art Institute before moving to Los Angeles in 1929. There he continued his art studies at the Chouinard Art School and University of Southern California followed by work at University of California, Berkeley and at Ecole de la Grand-Chaumière in Paris. In 1943 he married Frances L. Cooksey (1914-1998) in Las Vegas, Nevada. After living in the Los Angeles area and traveling, the Rydells moved to Scotts Valley (1948-1953) where they took a caretaking job for the Robert Law family on the Lawridge Farm in Scotts Valley. They became good friends and neighbors to Svea V. Lindquist and Helga O. Olsen, landscape designers and consultants. The ladies introduced Roy, then a struggling artist, to their clients and mentored him in landscpe design.
Extent
115 boxes
Restrictions
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit Special Collections and Archives Duplication & Reproduction Policy.
Availability
Collection open for research.