Scope and Content
Title: Ralph D. Cornell papers
Date (inclusive): 1925-1972
Collection number: 1411
Creator: Cornell, Ralph D.
80 boxes (40 linear ft.)
16 cartons (16 linear ft.)
56 oversize boxes
23 oversize folders
Abstract: Ralph D. Cornell was the supervising landscape architect at UCLA from 1937-72. Some of Cornell's other landscape architecture
projects included Pomona College, Torrey Pines Park, Los Angeles Music Center, and La Brea Tar Pits. The collection consists
of office files, business records, correspondence, photographs, slides, glass negatives, and books related to Ralph D. Cornell's
career as a landscape architect and designer.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library 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 UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Selected digitized images from this collection.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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
Vera Barnes Cornell, bequest, 1992.
[Identification of item], Ralph D. Cornell papers (Collection 1411). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
UCLA Catalog Record ID
UCLA Catalog Record ID:
Ralph D. Cornell was born in Holdrege, New England; his family moved to Long Beach, California, in 1908; attended Pomona College,
California and Harvard Graduate School of Landscape Architecture; enlisted in U.S. Armed Forces during World War I; supervising
landscape architect, UCLA, 1937-72; some of Cornell's other landscape architecture projects included Pomona College, Torrey
Pines Park, Los Angeles Music Center, and La Brea Tar Pits; died on April 6, 1972.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of office files, business records, correspondence, photographs, slides, glass negatives, and books related
to the career of landscape architect and designer Ralph D. Cornell.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Cornell, Ralph D.--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--History.
Landscape architects--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Genres and Forms of Material
Half a Century as a Southern California Landscape Architect [oral history transcript] / Ralph D. Cornell, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1970. Available at UCLA
Library Special Collections.