Finding Aid for the Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles Records, 1921-1944

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles Records, 1921-1944

Collection number: 1257

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, August 1980
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Container List

 

Minute books

Box 1

vol.1-2, 1921-1922.

Box 2

vol.3-5, 1923-May 1924.

Box 3

vol.6-7, May-November 1924.

Box 4

vol.8-9, November 1924-February 1925.

Box 5

vol.10-12, February-November 1925.

Box 6

vol.13-15, November 1925-July 1934.

Box 7

vol.16-17, July 1934-March 1936.

Scope and Content Note

vol.16 includes report and accounts, December 1933.
Box 7

Executive Committee, 1944.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 8

Investment Committee, 1944.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 8

Resolutions, 1921-1922.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
 

Financial Records

Box 9

Financial statements.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 10

Miscellaneous.

Physical Description: 4 vol.
 

Projects

Box 11

Volume containing articles of incorporation, by-laws and service contracts.

Box 11

Agreements and assignments relating to jobs.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 12

Agreements and reports relating to jobs.

Physical Description: 3 vol.
Box 13

Studies for Los Angeles Hall of Justice building.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 13

Photographs of preliminary sketches for various jobs.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 14

Photographs of preliminary sketches for various jobs.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 14

Photographs of jobs.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 15

Photographs of buildings.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Box 15

Scrapbook of clippings about buildings.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Boxes 16-20

Scrapbook of clippings about buildings

Box 22

Photographs and other reproductions of plans.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

Records of Architects Bureau, Limited

Box 21

Minute books, 1931-1939.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 22

Financial records.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
 

Publications

Box 23

Bulletins of the AAALA.

Box 24

Proceedings of the American Institute of Architects, 1921-1940.

Box 25

Visitors' book, 1925-1937.