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

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Title: Lucille Webster Holling papers
Collection number: 1588
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3 linear ft. (6 boxes. 1 oversize box.)
Date (inclusive): 1915-1982
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.
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.
Creator: Holling, Lucille Webster.

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to 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.

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 1588). UCLA Library 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).

Related Material

Holling Clancy Holling papers (Collection 1012)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233160 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Holling, Lucille Webster --Archives.
Diaries.
Illustrators--United States--Archives.

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.
See also: Collection 1012 for photographs and negatives from the trailer trip including: negatives (box 35), professional photographs of the Hollings and the trailer (box 27, folder 1), and other photographs of the trailer and from the trip (box 27, folders 2 and 4).
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.
See also: Collection 1012 for Lucille's correspondence, notes, drawings, and plans for Deerwood. Plans for building and remodeling (box 7, folder 4), plans for building and remodeling and architectural drawings (box 10), property details (box 27, folder 5), photographs of Deerwood (box 27, folders 6-8), notes on possible developments and plans for Deerwood (box 162, folders 1 and 5), architectural drawings and notes (box 165, folder 6), and correspondence (box 187, folder 5 and 6).
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.
See also: Collection 1012 for more of Lucille’s sketches and artwork (boxes 161-166 and 168), proofs and two copies of Kimo (box 161, folders 22 and 23), and Junior Home Magazine covers and correspondence (box 49, folder 6; box 63, box 64; and box 163, folder 1).
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.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more of Lucille’s fashion sketches (box 161, folder 3; box 164, folder 21; and box 165, folder 9), her costume designs (box 162, folder 17), and photographs of Lucille modeling costumes (box 29, folder 9).
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".
See also: Collection 1012 for more Taos paintings and illustrations (box 162, folder 14 and box 163, folder 6).
Box 1, Folder 7

LWH's proofs - fashion. 1920s.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more of Lucille’s fashion sketches (box 161, folder 3; box 164, folder 21; and box 165, folder 9), her costume designs (box 162, folder 17), and photographs of Lucille modeling costumes (box 29, folder 9).
Box 1, Folder 8

Weddings, Inc. by Lucille. 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Ideas for a wedding planning business.
See also: Collection 1012 for more ideas for Weddings, Incorporated (box 165, folder 8) and other ideas of Lucille’s for business and products (box 161, folder 7; box 162, folder 13; box 163, folders 7 and 13; box 164, folder 5; box 165, folder 13; box 166, folder 3; and box 167, folders 6 and 7).
Box 2, Folder 3

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more of Lucille’s sketches and artwork (boxes 161-166 and 168).
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).
See also: Collection 1012 for more paper dolls, including: more Mexican paper dolls made by Lucille (box 161, folder 14), other paper dolls made by Lucille (box 161, folders 12-16 and box 166, folder 3), and other paper dolls (box 124, folder 11; box 125, folder 13; box 130, folder 9; and box 168, folders 1, 2, and 6).
Box 6, Folder 2

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

Scope and Content Note

In cardboard box (damaged).
See also: Collection 1012 for more paper dolls, including: more Dutch paper dolls made by Lucille (box 161, folder 15), more Japanese paper dolls (box 124, folder 11), other paper dolls made by Lucille (box 161, folders 12-14 and 16 and box 166, folder 3), and other paper dolls (box 125, folder 13; box 130, folder 9; and box 168, folders 1, 2, and 6).
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".
See also: Collection 1012 for more materials related to Lucille sculpting HCH, including: a bust of HCH made by Lucille (box 185) and photographs of Holling posing for her class and of Holling with the finished bust (box 28, folder 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
See also: Collection 1012 for materials related to the Hollings’ religious observance, including: Lucille’s journal of prayers (box 165, folder 10), material related to their membership to the Church of Life (box 5, folders 4 and 5), and HCH’s bible (box 174, folder 1).
Box 1, Folder 11

Letters to Brother Mandus. 1969.

Box 1, Folder 12

Car accident. 1971.

Scope and Content

Lists of costs incurred by her car accident, including processed checks and doctor’s bills.
See also: Collection 1012 for more material relating to the Hollings’ finances (box 5, folders 9-16; box 6; box 7; box 9, folder 21; box 11; box 18, folder 8; box 27, folder 5; box 40, folder 12; box 48, folders 6 and 15; box 49, folders 2 and 5; box 56, folder 1; box 59, folder 15; box 61, folder 17; box 148, folder 9; box 150, folder 2; box 163, folder 18; box 165, folders 7 and 12; box 188, folder 7; box 189, folder 6; and box 198, folders 3 and 10).
Box 2, Folder 1

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more correspondence between Lucille and HCH (box 22, folder 15; box 39, folders 2 and 3; box 41, folder 6; box 42, folder 1; box 47, folders 3-4 and 8; box 117, folder 5; box 188, folder 1; and box 189, folder 1).
Box 2, Folder 2

Photograph of Lucille Webster [Holling]. 1915.

Scope and Content Note

This photo taken by Lucille's sister Mildred.
See also: Collection 1012 for more photographs of Lucille (boxes 23-29).
Box 2, Folder 6

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

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, inscriptions, high school letter, programs, memorabilia.
See also: Collection 1012 for other scrapbooks made by Lucille (box 165, folder 15 and box 168, folder 3), correspondence between Lucille and her high school teacher Mr. Strauss (box 164, folder 26 and box 165, folder 1), and her Waller High School Mid-Year book (box 165, folder 3).
Box 2, Folder 7

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more of Lucille’s correspondence (box 164, folder 26).
Box 6, Folder 3

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

Scope and Content

See also Collection 1012 for materials related to Lucille’s family, including: clippings regarding Lucille’s family members (box 164, folder 24) and Lucille’s family photos (box 23, folders 13-15 and box 24, folder 2).
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.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more material relating to the Hollings’ finances (box 5, folders 9-16; box 6; box 7; box 9, folder 21; box 11; box 18, folder 8; box 27, folder 5; box 40, folder 12; box 48, folders 6 and 15; box 49, folders 2 and 5; box 56, folder 1; box 59, folder 15; box 61, folder 17; box 148, folder 9; box 150, folder 2; box 163, folder 18; box 165, folders 7 and 12; box 188, folder 7; box 189, folder 6; and box 198, folders 3 and 10).
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.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012: for more Webster family photos (box 23, folders 13-15 and box 24, folder 2).
Box 4, Folder 5

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012: for more photos with the Popelkas (box 23, folder 15; box 24, folder 4 and 7; box 26, folder 7 and 10; and box 39, folder 4).
Box 4, Folder 6

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012: for more photos with the Popelkas (box 23, folder 15; box 24, folder 4 and 7; box 26, folder 7 and 10; and box 39, folder 4).
Box 4, Folder 7

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012: for more Webster family photos (box 23, folders 13-15 and box 24, folder 2).
Box 5, Folder 1

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for another of Lucille’s diaries (box 165, folder 4) and for many of HCH’s diaries.
Box 5, Folder 2

LWH - looseleaf diary. 1957.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for another of Lucille’s diaries (box 165, folder 4) and for many of HCH’s diaries.
Box 5, Folder 3

LWH - looseleaf diary. 1963 Jan - 1964 Oct.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for another of Lucille’s diaries (box 165, folder 4) and for many of HCH’s diaries.
Box 5, Folder 3

LWH - looseleaf diary. 1964 Nov - 1967 Apr.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for another of Lucille’s diaries (box 165, folder 4) and for many of HCH’s diaries.
Box 5, Folder 4

LWH - address books. no date.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for notes, an address book, and a calendar of Lucille’s (box 163, folder 17).
Box 5, Folder 5

LWH - camping trip log. 1963.

Box 5, Folder 6

LWH - recipe notes. no date.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more material related to Lucille and food, including: research on wild food (box 163, folder 14), Lucille’s recipes (boxes 137 and 164), plans for cookbooks (box 164, folder 5 and box 167, folder 6), a mockup cookbook (box 167, folder 7), an article about a party Lucille hosted (box 161, folder 1), and promotional photographs of Lucille cooking with Sunkist products (box 28, folder 20).
Box 5, Folder 7

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for more materials related to the Paddle-to-the-Sea movie, including: a Paddle-to-the Sea movie reel (box 90), a Paddle-to-the-Sea DVD (box 75, folder 13), an article about the film (box 197, folder 16), the contract for the sale of the film rights (box 48, folder 15), and letters regarding production (box 48, folders 16 and 17).
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.

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for Lucille’s notes on HCH (box 9, folders 11, 14, and 22; and box 163, folder 15), autobiographical notes on HCH (box 9, folders 10 and 12; box 36, box 132; and box 198, folder 3), and HCH's and Lucille’s journals and diaries.
Box 2, Folder 4

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

Scope and Content

See also: Collection 1012 for Lucille’s notes on HCH (box 9, folders 11, 14, and 22 and box 163, folder 15), autobiographical notes on HCH (box 9, folders 10 and 12; box 36; box 132; and box 198, folder 3), HCH’s and Lucille’s journals and diaries, and biographical information on HCH’s parents and grandparents.
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.
See also: Collection 1012 for Lucille’s notes on HCH (box 9, folders 11, 14, and 22 and box 163, folder 15), autobiographical notes on HCH (box 9, folders 10 and 12; box 36; box 132; and box 198, folder 3), HCH’s and Lucille’s journals and diaries, biographical information on HCH’s parents and grandparents, and HCH's correspondence including fan mail and his replies.