Finding Aid for the University High School architectural drawings, 1923-1984

Processed by Simon Elliott, 2004; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: University High School architectural drawings
Date (inclusive): 1923-1984
Collection number: 443
Creator: University High School
Extent: 31 oversize folders and 1 oversize box.
Abstract: The collection is comprised of blueprints and blueline prints of most of the original building on the University High School campus located at 11800 Texas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025, as well as most of the various additions and replacement buildings that have been constructed through 1984.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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 University High School, 2004.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University High School architectural drawings (Collection 443). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 6362785 

History

The school is located at 11800 Texas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025. It was known as Sawtelle High School while it was under construction, but was named Warren G. Harding High School when it opened in 1924. In 1929 it was renamed University High School. It is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The original Administration building, completed in 1924, was designed by the firm Russell & Alpaugh, and still stands today. It once featured an octagonal tower and a portico, but these features were toppled by the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake. The original auditorium was demolished after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake.

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of blueprints and blueline prints of most of the original building on campus, as well as most of the various additions and replacement buildings that have been constructed through 1984.

Organization and Arrangement

Drawings are arranged by building and project.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

University High School.


Container List

Folder 1

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Additional facilities. 1975

Folder 2

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase I. Additional facilities. Theater and cafeteria 1973

Folder 3

Reconstruction. 1973

Folder 4

New class room building 1956

Folder 5

Emergency housing units 1949

Folder 6

Fire damage repairs to Room AA-1620 1983

Folder 6

Plot plans 1964, with revisions to 1975, & no date

Folder 7

Music Building 1930 with 1931 revisions

Folder 8

Auditorium no date

Folder 9

1- and 2-storey portable buildings no date

Folder 9

2 standard 1-unit classroom bungalows 1939

Folder 10

Planting plans for arboretum, athletic field and campus by Mark Daniels no date

Folder 10

Senior Court 1965

Folder 11

Rehabilitation of Boys' Gymnasium 1936

Folder 11

Construction of Girls' Gymnasium 1936

Folder 12

[Administration Building] - Sawtelle High School 1923 & no date

Folder 13

Alterations to Domestic Science and Shop Building 1957

Folder 14

New Boys Shower and Locker Building 1960

Folder 15

Bleachers - Warren G. Harding High School 1926

Folder 15

Agricultural Buildings - Warren G. Harding High School 1925

Folder 15

Electrical Plan - Warren G. Harding High School 1925

Folder 15

Grading - Warren G. Harding High School 1925

Folder 16

Auditorium (Folder 1 of 4) 1962

Folder 17

Auditorium (Folder 2 of 4) 1930 with 1931 revisions

Folder 18

Auditorium (Folder 3 of 4) 1930 with 1931 revisions

Folder 19

Auditorium (Folder 4 of 4) 1930 with 1931 revisions

Folder 20

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase I. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture (Folder 1 of 2) 1973

Folder 21

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase I. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture (Folder 2 of 2) 1973

Folder 22

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 1-45. (Folder 1 of 8) 1975

Folder 23

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 46-91. (Folder 2 of 8) 1975

Folder 24

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 92-111. (Folder 3 of 8) 1975

Folder 25

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 112-143. (Folder 4 of 8) 1975

Folder 26

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 154-187. (Folder 5 of 8) 1975

Folder 27

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 1-44. Copy 2. (Folder 6 of 8) 1975

Folder 28

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 46-91. Copy 2. (Folder 7 of 8) 1975

Folder 29

Replacement of pre-1933 facilities - Phase II. Boys' Gymnasium / Performing Arts & Cafeteria / Shop / Agriculture. Sheets 92-127 & 131-134. Copy 2. (Folder 8 of 8) 1975

Folder 30

Alterations to main building for new counseling offices 1956

Folder 30

Standard wood bleachers 1935

Folder 30

Science rooms and laboratories 1947

Folder 30

New public address system ca. 1970s

Folder 30

Kitchen equipment details 1958

Folder 30

Teepee Junction layout ca. 1965

Folder 30

Drainage improvements 1984

Folder 30

Proposed library drawn by students 1947

Folder 31

Proposed addition to Administration Building ca. 1930s

Folder 31

Proposed faculty lounge no date

Folder 31

Plot plans no date, 1964, 1972, 1959 & 1974

Folder 31

Food and snack shop plan 1974

Folder 31

Proposed shot put area 1967

Folder 31

Attendance office proposed alterations and partitions 1947

Folder 31

Girls' gymnasium and surrounding areas 1960

Folder 31

Hall trophy case plan 1960 & no date

Folder 32

Fragments of plans various dates

Folder 32

Profiles for Barrington and Texas Avenues (rolled) 1924 - 1927

Folder 32

High school design criteria 1947