The Lutah Maria Riggs papers span 253 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to circa 1984. The collection is composed of letters,
diaries, student work and research, clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, photographs, sketches, and architectural drawings.
Lutah Maria Riggs was born on October 31, 1896 in Toledo, Ohio. She came to Santa Barbara in 1914 and attended Santa Barbara
City Junior College until 1917 when she went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from Berkeley
in 1919 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Just out of school, Riggs found employment as a draftswomen and designer
for Ralph D. Taylor in Susanville.
253.0 Linear feet
(126 record storage boxes, 39 flat file drawers, 1 oversize drawing, 3 tubes, and 2 models)
Open for use by qualified researchers.