Finding Aid for the Lucille Webster Holling Papers, 1915-1982

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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Lucille Webster Holling Papers
Date (inclusive): 1915-1982
Collection number: 1588
Creator: Holling, Lucille Webster.
Extent: 6 boxes (3 linear ft.) 1 oversize box.
Abstract: Collection consists of diaries, journals, letters, sketches, notes, designs, a photograph of illustrator Lucille Webster Holling, Webster family papers, and a plaster cast of husband Holling Clancey Holling by LCW.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Lucille Webster Holling estate, 1990.

Processing Note

Brieflisted by Dydia DeLyser and Lilace Hatayama, 1990. Additional description by Lilace Hatayama, 2005.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lucille Webster Holling Papers (Collection Number 1588). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Lucille Webster Holling was born on Dec. 8, 1900 in Valparaiso, IN; attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, where she met Holling Clancy Holling; designed theatrical scenery and costumes, and drew for fashion publications; married Holling in 1925; designed for drama dept. on the first University World Cruise, 1926-27; with Holling, produced national advertising art and foreign travel brochures; Lucille illustrated a number of books and together they illustrated textbooks; among the Hollings's joint publications are The Book of Indians (1935) and The Book of Cowboys (1936); moved to California, and worked with her husband on books; in 1951 she designed and oversaw the construction of their studio residence in Pasadena. She died on 31 December 1989.

Scope and Content

The papers consist of Webster family papers and photographs, design and art work by Lucille Webster Holling , personal papers of Lucille Webster Holling, including recipes, notes for a biography of Holling Clancy Holling and diaries, and a plaster of Paris mask of Holling Clancy Holling by Lucille Webster Holling.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Trailer plans, design ideas, Bible, fashion proofs, wedding idea, concept for a novel, 1 letter, color sketches, biographical notes regarding Holling Clancy Holling by LWH (box 1)
  2. Letter to HCH, photograph of LW, sketch book, family letters (box 2)
  3. Webster family papers (boxes 3-4)
  4. Diaries and journals (box 5)
  5. Paper doll designs (box 6)
  6. Plaster cast of HCH's face by LWH (box 7).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Holling, Lucille Webster --Archives.
Illustrators --United States --Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Diaries.

Related Material

Holling Clancy Holling Papers (Collection 1012)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA Library.

Container List

 

Design and art work

Box 1, Folder 1

LWH's trailer plans. 1935-1936.

Scope and Content Note

Includes design for redwood frame and screen, folding bookcase and writing desk, guest house and trailer.
Box 1, Folder 2

LWH's design ideas - things to make for the home. ca. 1930s-1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Includes kitchen and living room design, furniture and doors.
Box 1, Folder 3

Sketches and printed items. 1931 and no date.

Scope and Content Note

Pencil sketches, watercolors, pages from Junior Home and Kimo box.
Box 1, Folder 4

Children's book illustrations - samples of other illustrators. no dates.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly color plates from children's books.
Box 1, Folder 5

Fashion design. 1920s.

Box 1, Folder 6

Rancho de Taos - water color sketch. 1922.

Scope and Content Note

"First water color done in New Mexico on first trip west. Ranchos de Taos, La Cumbré, Sept. 1922".
Box 1, Folder 7

LWH's proofs - fashion. 1920s.

Box 1, Folder 8

Weddings, Inc. by Lucille. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Ideas for a wedding planning business.
Box 2, Folder 3

Learning to write - composition book with pencil sketches laid in. no date.

Box 2, Folder 8

LWH - glass etching designs. no date.

Scope and Content Note

The designs are on cardboard and many are broken.
Box 6, Folder 1

Paper dolls designed by Lucille Webster - prototypes - Mexico. no date.

Scope and Content Note

In cardboard box (damaged).
Box 6, Folder 2

Paper dolls designed by Lucille Webster - prototypes - India, Japan, Holland. no date.

Scope and Content Note

In cardboard box (damaged).
Box 7, Folder 1

Plaster cast of HCH's face by LWH. no date.

Scope and Content Note

In oversize box, 12-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 6-1/2".
 

Personal

Box 1, Folder 10

Lucille Webster's bible. 1919.

Scope and Content Note

Inscribed "To Lucille from Papa, As a guide to her pathway and a lamp to her feet. Jan. 13, 1919"i
Box 1, Folder 11

Letters to Brother Mandus. 1969.

Box 1, Folder 12

Car accident. 1971.

Box 2, Folder 1

Letter to Holling Clancy Holling from LWH. 1929 Oct 8.

Box 2, Folder 2

Photograph of Lucille Webster [Holling]. 1915.

Scope and Content Note

This photo taken by Lucille's sister Mildred.
Box 2, Folder 6

My High School Days - Lucille A. Webster - scrapbook. 1919.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, inscriptions, high school letter, programs, memorabilia.
Box 2, Folder 7

Family letters - from her sister's family. 1940s-1970s.

Box 3, Folder 1

LWH - family photo album, family photos, family history. ca. 1890s-1950s.

Box 3, Folder 2

Mother Webster's papers. 1930s-1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Some family correspondence, bills, receipts, bank book.
Box 3, Folders 3-4

Webster family papers. 1940s-1950s.

Physical Description: [2 folders.]
Box 3, Folder 5

HCH & LWH - expenses. 1948-1949.

Box 3, Folder 6

Mother and her friends (photos). ca. 1862-1950.

Box 3, Folder 7

LWH - Mother's funeral. 1951.

Scope and Content Note

Condolences and related documents.
Box 4, Folder 1

Webster family - Mother's letters and papers. (folder 1 of 3). 1949-1950 and no date.

Box 4, Folder 2

Webster family - Mother's letters and papers. (folder 2 of 3). ca. 1938-1944 and no date.

Box 4, Folder 3

Webster family - Mother's letters and papers. (folder 3 of 3). ca. 1930-1939 and no date.

Box 4, Folder 4

Webster family - Shirley Conger Langhoff and family - photos. ca. 1940s-1950s.

Box 4, Folder 5

Webster family - Robert Webster Popelka and family and Paul - photos. ca. 1940s-1950s.

Box 4, Folder 6

Webster family - Barbara Popelka Andresen and family - photos & clipping. ca. 1940s-1950s.

Box 4, Folder 7

Webster family - Virginial Kellogg and family - photos & clipping. ca. 1930s-1940s.

Box 5, Folder 1

LWH - diary - written in a 5-year leather bound diary. 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, 1950.

Box 5, Folder 2

LWH - looseleaf diary. 1957.

Box 5, Folder 3

LWH - looseleaf diary. 1963 Jan - 1964 Oct.

Box 5, Folder 3

LWH - looseleaf diary. 1964 Nov - 1967 Apr.

Box 5, Folder 4

LWH - address books. no date.

Box 5, Folder 5

LWH - camping trip log. 1963.

Box 5, Folder 6

LWH - recipe notes. no date.

Box 5, Folder 7

LWH - notes re movie, Paddle to the Sea. 1965-1967.

Box 5, Folder 8

LWH - notes. 1941, 1962 and no date.

Box 5, Folder 9

LWH - pocket dictionary. no date.

Scope and Content Note

With Vroman's sticker.
Box 5, Folder 10

LWH - identity cards. no date.

Box 5, Folder 11

LWH - trip log - Arizona, New Mexico, Utah. 1962.

Box 5, Folder 12

LWH - trip log & AAA Triptik - Nevada, Utah, Idaho... Minnesota, North Dakota ... Washington, Oregon. 1963.

 

Writings

Box 1, Folder 9

Concept for a novel. 1965.

Box 1, Folder 13

LWH's notes on Holling Clancy Holling. no date.

Box 2, Folder 4

LWH's note re Holling Clancy Holling for biography. (folder 1 of 2). ca. 1965-1977.

Box 2, Folder 5

LWH's note re Holling Clancy Holling for biography. (folder 2 of 2). ca. 1929-1967.

Scope and Content Note

With children's letters to HCH, letters from family and friends.