INVENTORY OF THE THOMAS S. HINES INTERVIEWS REGARDING RICHARD J. NEUTRA, 1972-1980

Finding aid prepared by Annette Doss


Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra
Date (inclusive): 1972-1980
Number: 2010.M.58
Creator/Collector: Hines, Thomas S.
Physical Description: 1.7 linear ft. (44 audio cassettes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: A collection of sound recordings of interviews conducted by architectural historian Thomas S. Hines between 1972 and 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition about Richard J. Neutra, published in 1982. Interviewees include Neutra's family, friends, business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical/Historical Note

Architectural historian Thomas S. Hines received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has taught cultural and architectural history in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design and the History Department. He has published numerous articles and is the author of several books, including Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism, 1900-1970, Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture, and Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform: a Study in Modernist Architectural Culture.

Administrative Information

Access

Audio visual materials have been reformatted. Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra, 1972-1980, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, 2010.M.58.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas S. Hines in 2010.

Processing History

Initial processing by Vladimira Stefura. Further processing and cataloging by Annette Doss in 2010. The arrangement was devised by Beth Guynn. The audiotapes were digitized by Chace Audio in June 2010.

Digital Collection

The audio cassettes were digitized in June 2010. Click here to connect to the digital audio files.  Access is available only to on-site readers and to Getty staff.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains 44 audio cassettes of interviews conducted by Thomas S. Hines from 1972 to 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition on Richard J. Neutra in 1982. Series I contains interviews with Neutra's friends and family members, including Norman Cousins, Dione Neutra, and Raymond J. Neutra. Series II is comprised of interviews with Richard J. Neutra's business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects. Interviewees include Gregory Ain, Philip Lovell, and Raphael Soriano. In one recording with Harwell Hamilton Harris, Shelly Kappe conducts the interview with Thomas Hines.
The audio cassettes have been digitized and are available online to on-site readers and to Getty staff. Click here to connect to the digital audio files. 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: The files are arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically.Series I. Family and friends, 1972-1980 ; Series II. Business associates and clients, 1973-1978.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Ain, Gregory, 1908-
Cousins, Norman
Hines, Thomas S.
Lovell, Philip
Neutra, Dione
Neutra, Dion
Neutra, Raymond, J.
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970
Shulman, Julius
Soriano , Raphael, 1904-1988

Subjects - Topics

Architects--United States--Interviews
Architecture, Modern--United States--20th century
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiocasettes--United States--20th century
Interviews--United States--20th century
Oral histories (document genres)
Sound recordings--United States--20th century

Contributors

Ain, Gregory, 1908-
Alexander, Robert
Blanton, John
Cousins, Norman
Davidson, Greta
Davidson, Julius Ralph, b. 1889
Eisner, Simon
Fischer, Benno
Fybel, Regula Niedermann
Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990
Koschin, Agnes
Lovell, Philip
Marsh, Fordyce
Neutra, Dion
Neutra, Dione
Neutra, Frida
Neutra, Raymond, J.
Serulnic, Dorothy
Shulman, Julius
Soriano , Raphael, 1904-1988


Container List

 

Series I. Family and friends, 1972-1980

Physical Description: 20 audiocassettes

Scope and Content Note

In this series Thomas S. Hines interviews the family and friends of Richard J. Neutra. The audio cassettes have been digitized and are available online to on-site readers and to Getty staff. Click here to connect to the digital audio files. 

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically.
Box 1, Item C1

Cousins, Norman, 1980 Mar 17

Scope and Content Note

Norman Cousins was a friend of Neutra.
Box 1, Item C2-C3

Davidson, Greta and J.R., 1974 Jun 27

Scope and Content Note

Greta and J.R. Davidson were friends of Neutra.
 

Fybel, Regula Niedermann (Thorston), 1974

Scope and Content Note

Regula Niedermann Fybel was the office manager for, and sister-in-law of, Neutra.
Box 1, Item C4

1974 May 16

Box 1, Item C5-C6

1974 May 30

Box 1, Item C7-C8

1974 Jun 27

Box 1, Item C9

1974 Jul 24

 

Neutra, Dion, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Neutra's son, Dion Neutra.
Box 1, Item C10-C11

1978 Dec 12

Box 1, Item C12-C13

1978 Dec 20

 

Neutra, Dione, 1972

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Neutra's wife, Dione Neutra.
Box 1, Item C14

1972 Feb 20

Box 1, Item C15

1980 Feb 29

Box 2, Item C16-C17

1980 May 1

Box 2, Item C18

Neutra, Frida and Agnes Koschin, 1978 Dec 5

Scope and Content Note

Frida Neutra was the sister-in-law of Richard J. Neutra. Agnes Koschin was the wife of Sergei Koschin, an associate of Neutra.
Box 2, Item C19-C20

Neutra, Raymond J., 1978 Feb 16

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Raymond J. Neutra, Neutra's son.
 

Series II. Business associates and clients, 1973-1978

Physical Description: 24 audiocassettes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains interviews with business associates and clients of Richard J. Neutra. One interview with Harwell H. Harris was conducted by Thomas S. Hines and Shelly Kappe. The audio cassettes have been digitized and are available online to on-site readers and to Getty staff. Click here to connect to the digital audio files. 

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically.
Box 2, Item C21-C23

Ain, Gregory, 1977 Apr 25

Scope and Content Note

Gregory Ain was an architect and associate of Neutra.
Box 2, Item C24-C25

Ain, Gregory, Harwell H. Harris and Thornton Abell, 1976 Sep 15

Scope and Content Note

Gregory Ain, Harwell H. Harris, and Thornton Abell (also known as Thorton M. Abell) participated in a conversation held at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC).
Box 2, Item C26-C27

Alexander, Robert, 1978 Dec 11

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Neutra's business partner, Robert Alexander.
Box 2, Item C28-C31

Blanton, John, 1978 Dec 1

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Neutra's associate, John Blanton.
Box 3, Item C32

Eisner, Simon, 1976 Nov 4

Scope and Content Note

Simon Eisner was a site planner.
Box 3, Item C33-C34

Fischer, Benno, 1978 Dec 5

Scope and Content Note

Interview with Benno Fischer, Neutra's business associate.
Box 3, Item C35-C37

Harris, Harwell H., 1976 Sep 16

Scope and Content Note

Thomas Hines and Shelly Kappe conducted this interview with Harwell H. Harris, an architect and associate of Neutra.
Box 3, Item C38

Lovell, Philip, 1973 Feb 16

Scope and Content Note

Philip Lovell was a client of Neutra.
Box 3, Item C39

Marsh, Fordyce "Red," 1978 Dec 12

Scope and Content Note

Fordyce "Red" March was a contractor who worked with Neutra.
Box 3, Item C40-C41

Serulnic, Dorothy, 1978 Dec 8

Scope and Content Note

Dorothy Serulnic was Neutra's office manager.
Box 3, Item C42-C43

Shulman, Julius, 1976 Oct 11

Scope and Content Note

Julius Shulman was an architectural photographer.
Box 3, Item C44

Soriano, Raphael, 1977 Jun 21

Scope and Content Note

Raphael Soriano was an architect, associate, and friend of Neutra.