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.
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.
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.
Gift of the Lucille Webster Holling estate, 1990.
Brieflisted by Dydia DeLyser and Lilace Hatayama, 1990. Additional description by Lilace Hatayama, 2005.
[Identification of item], Lucille Webster Holling papers (Collection 1588). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
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.
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.
Arranged in the following series:
- 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)
- Letter to HCH, photograph of LW, sketch book, family letters (box 2)
- Webster family papers (boxes 3-4)
- Diaries and journals (box 5)
- Paper doll designs (box 6)
- Plaster cast of HCH's face by LWH (box 7).
Holling Clancy Holling papers (Collection 1012) . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233160
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Holling, Lucille Webster --Archives.