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Finding Aid for the Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles Records, 1921-1944
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1944
    Collection number: 1257
    Creator: Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles
    Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles, California was founded ca. 1921 to provide municipal, county, state, and national governments with professional architects at a reasonable cost. AAALA did not accept or perform architectural services for private individuals or firms. The collection consists of the Association's minutes, financial records, publications, clippings, photographs, and contracts. Also includes minutes and financial records of the Architects Bureau Limited, Los Angeles.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Transferred from Architecture and Urban Planning Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles Records (Collection 1257). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230312 

    Biography

    The Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles, California was founded ca. 1921; its purpose was to “advance the art of architecture and by professional cooperation and collaboration to secure for and provide municipal, county, state, and national governments and organizations formed for civic betterment, or mutual or business advancement with the highest and best expression of the profession of architecture at the least possible cost...”; AAALA did not accept or perform architectural services for private individuals or firms.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of minutes, financial records, publications, clippings, photographs, and contracts related to the Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles (AAALA). Includes minute books (1921-36), scrapbooks of clippings about buildings, financial statements, photographs of preliminary sketches for various jobs including the Los Angeles Hall of Justice building, bulletins of the AAALA, and proceedings of the American Institute of Architects (1921-40). Also includes minutes and financial records of the Architects Bureau Limited, Los Angeles.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Minute books (Boxes 1-8).
    2. Financial records (Boxes 9-10).
    3. Projects (Boxes 11-20, 22).
    4. Records of Architects Bureau Ltd. (Boxes 21-22).
    5. Publications (Boxes 23-25).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles--Archives.
    Architects Bureau, Ltd.--Archives.
    Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Societies, etc.--Archival resources.
    Organization files.
    Clippings files.