Finding Aid for the Lloyd Wright drawings, 1946-1971 0000225

Finding aid prepared by J Gibbs 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
2011


Title: Lloyd Wright drawings
Identifier/Call Number: 0000225
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 212
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (7 flat file folders)
Date (inclusive): 1946-1971
creator: Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Mr. Frank S. Nyle, 1971.

Preferred Citation note

Lloyd Wright drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Lloyd Wright was born on March 31, 1890, the eldest son of Frank Lloyd Wright, in the state of Illinois. Wright studied agronomy and engineering at the University of Wisconsin. He worked as a draftsman in the office of his father; worked with the firm Olmsted and Olmsted on the San Francisco Exposition; and later worked with Irving J. Gill and several landscape architects in California. In 1925, he established his own practice as an architect and landscape architect in Los Angeles. He was active until his death in 1978.

Scope and Content note

The Lloyd Wright drawings span 3 linear feet and date from 1946 to 1971. The collection is primarily comprised of architectural drawings and reprographics for exhibition installation design and models for an exhibit at the University of California, Santa Barbara Art Museum. The collection also includes the following drawings: details for the Martha Taggart residence, a topographic map of the Frank S. Wyle residential development, and street level plans and elevations of the Urban Recreation Center in Thanksgiving Square. One piece of printed ephemera from The American Weekly (1961), a fold out of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Last Dream, is included.

Related Archival Materials note

Lloyd Wright papers (Collection Number 1561). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978
Architectural drawings
Printed ephemera
Reprographic copies
Sketches

FlatFile 1

University Art Museum, UCSB Exhibition Installation Design 1970-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Reprographic copies and original sketches for constructing key corner concrete blocks, a concrete block entrance design for an exhibit at the University Art Museum. Also included is an elevation drawing of a model pedestal.
FlatFile 2

University Art Musem, UCSB Catholic Cathedral - exhibit model 1970-1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Reprographic copies of details (entrance panels, cruciform wall screen, etc), floor plans for model, and scaled section model drawings.
FlatFile 3

Hollywood Bowl Montage for UCSB Exhibition 1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Reprographic copies of model construction details (orchestral shell and base).
FlatFile 4

Martha Taggart residence (Los Angeles, California) 1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Reprographic copies of elevation drawings and small sketch of a caryatid figure for the residence.
FlatFile 5

Frank S. Wyle Residential Development (San Fernando Valley, California) 1946

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Topographic map of property.
FlatFile 6

Urban Recreation Center Thanksgiving Square (Dallas, Texas) 1971

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Reprographic copies of street level plans and a north elevation drawing of the structural frame.
FlatFile 7

Frank Lloyd Wright's Last Dream 1961

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content note

Printed ephemera from The American Weekly.