Guide to the Marcel Sedletzky Archive 1946-1995

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Guide to the Marcel Sedletzky Archive, 1946-1995

Collection number: MS46

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Marcel Sedletzky Archive,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1995
Collection number: MS 46
Creator: Sedletzky, Marcel
Extent: 56 boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains Marcel Sedletzky's architectural projects & teaching slide collection, architectural renderings and plans, project photographs and a limited amount of personal papers and project correspondence.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Restricted Material

Box 57 is RESTRICTED.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Marcel Sedletzky Archive. MS 46. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Barbara Sedletzky in 2001.

Biography

Marcel Eugen Sedletzky was born March 29, 1923 to Elena and Apollon Sedletzky in Tsaritsyn (now Volgograd), Russia, a port city on the Volga River. Sedletzky's Polish father was an architect who worked primarily in landscape design, while his mother was a physician. In the early 1930's everything changed dramatically for the Sedletzky family when Apollon was taken away by uniformed Bolshevik soldiers and sent to Siberia. Mother and son fled to Poland, where Apollon's family lived. After an unknown length of time there, long enough however for Sedletzky to attend elementary school, they moved south, where he attended the German-run Real Gymnasium for Men in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He graduated in 1941 with a Matura degree, the equivalent to two years of junior college in the United States.
Not much is known of his activities during World War II, although both Sedletzky and his mother were conscripted into the German army, where the two of them worked behind the front lines. Sedletzky rode a motorcycle, clearing the way for ambulances en route from the front to the field hospital where his mother worked. The war's end found Sedletzky and his mother living near the town of Zell am See in Austria.
In 1946, he entered the Technische Hochschule (today the Technical University) in Graz, Austria, where he began pursuing an interest in engineering and industrial design with a focus on architecture. During his course of study he participated in least one workshop with Le Corbusier, the influential Swiss-born architect who was among the leaders of the International Style. After two years at the school, while working simultaneously in Zell am See as a junior draftsman, Sedletzky and his mother, like thousands of other displaced persons, left Europe on a ship bound for New York. Originally assigned to a sponsoring family in Kansas, they instead went to Indianapolis and worked as domestics for the attorney Warrack Wallace and his wife. With the Wallaces' help, Sedletzky gained admission to the University of Cincinnati, in spite of his limited English skills. In 1950, at the age of 27, he entered an accelerated program established to allow men whose academic pursuits had been interrupted by the war to move more rapidly through course work and on-the-job training. Sedletzky graduated in June 1952 with a B.S. in Architecture. While at the university, he met and married his first wife Gunnel Rodën, a Swedish woman several years his junior who had come to Cincinnati to study art.
Following graduation and a move to California, Sedletzky was hired into planning office of the architectural firm Victor Gruen and Associates in Los Angeles. Run by two other émigrés, Victor Gruen and Rudolf L. Baumfeld, VGA was one of the nation's prime players in urban planning and shopping center design in the 1950's and 1960's. Sedletzky worked first as a designer, then as staff architect, staff planner, and project director at VGA, becoming an associate planner in 1956. He was involved in a number of the firm's large projects in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to his more traditional staff role at VGA, Sedletzky for several years taught a course on perspective drawing to other staff members. His small class met at the office one night a week, and was, according to former colleagues, "the absolutely perfect class on perspective."
Though immersed in the busy world of Victor Gruen and Associates, and perhaps in part because he was frustrated by doing more planning than architecture, Sedletzky found time to explore residential design projects on his own. In 1957, after receiving his California architecture license, he designed a small Hollywood Hills house for a Russian family, the Shevtzoffs, who were friends and camping companions of the Sedletzkys. The Shevtzoffs' house was never built, but his spare, soft pencil, drawings reflect the clean, rectilinear purity of residences designed in mid-century Los Angeles.
Sedletzky left Victor Greun Associates to take a job in Carmel with the small architectural firm of Robert C. Jones. His mother and her second husband, a Russian instructor at the Defense Language Institute, had preceded him in the move to the Monterey Peninsula. Sedletzky rose quickly in the Jones firm, becoming the unofficial principal designer in the office. From the outset, he demonstrated expertise in planning and design innovation, and in the production of presentation drawings. Jones's appreciation of his new employee's talents translated into free reign for Sedletzky. As he had done in Los Angeles, Sedletzky eagerly explored the spectacular environment around Carmel. He hiked more than ever before, alone or with his wife and three children. By the time he left the Jones firm in 1960 to launch a private architectural practice, Sedletzky had acquired a set of skills and experiences that provided a strong underpinning for a bold designer who was not afraid to strike out anew. He had a natural talent at both engineering and drawing, and his European and American architectural training had sharpened those innate skills. The years at Victor Gruen Associates steeped him in the complexities of planning, and the time at Jones gave him confidence in his ability to translate a vision into a practical, buildable set of plans.
Marcel conducted his solo practice in Carmel for fourteen years until he moved to San Luis Obispo in 1974 to teach at California Polytechnic State University. During his Carmel years he had managed to bring fifteen houses to completion and design numerous other projects that never advanced beyond sketches. One house per year was an all consuming job that meant he never made much money and the occassional lulls led to hiring himself out for part-time work. Another added pressure was the dissolution of his marriage to Gunnel. For the first time Sedletzky began think and look beyond Carmel. Paul Neel, a friend who was the director of the architecture program at Cal Poly, invited him to teach a class in January 1972. In spite of some initial trepidation, Sedletzky enjoyed the change of pace and indicated he would like to increase his involvement from lecturer to a full tenured position. This meant he would have to return to school for an advanced degree. He was accepted into UC Berkeley's Masters in Architecture program in January 1973 and graduate the same year in December. In March 1974, he was hired as an Associate Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly. Later that year, Marcel closed his practice in Carmel and moved to San Luis Obispo with his second wife Barbara. Although he would continue to design additions and remodels for previous clients and his own Casa Concha, the days of bold ideas translated into dramatic houses were essentially behind him. He retired from teaching in 1992 and moved permanently to Casa Concha in Bahia Kino, Mexico where he died in 1995.
Sedletzky managed to balance and integrate two powerful, radically different views of architecture, manifest in the writings and work of his two heroes, Le Corbusier the modernist and Wright the proselytizing "organicist," the European and the American. Perhaps because he was an immigrant himself, born in one world and working in another, Sedletzky was able to meld the two visions of the built world , and, over the course of a dozen years, from 1960 until 1973, to translate theoretical notions into distinctive and sometimes extraordinary residences on the Central Coast of California.
Excerpted from Marcel Sedletzky: Architect and Teacher by Bill Staggs.

Scope and Content of Collection

The majority of this archive is Sedletzky's slide collections for documenting his architectural projects and for illustrating his teaching & lectures. In addition, there are architectural sketches, renderings, and plans for the projects, both built and not built, showcasing Sedletzky's drawing abilities, along with project photographs. There is also a limited amount of personal papers and project correspondence and notes. The reference books have been cataloged separately.

Arrangement

The material has been arranged into five series:

Series 1 Slide Collection, 1955-1995

Series 2 Biographical Material, 1946-1995

Series 3 Archictectural Projects, 1950-1995

Series 4 Photographs & Negatives, 1955-1995

Series 5 Restricted Material, undated

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Sedletzky, Marcel
Architecture, Domestic--California--Carmel
Seaside architecture--California--Carmel
Carmel (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Monterey (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture, Modern--20th century--California, Central Coast
Architect designed houses--California, Central Coast
Architecture, Domestic--Designs and plans
Architecture--California--Monterey Bay

Related Material

Staggs, Bill (2002) Marcel Sedletzky: Architect and Teacher. Santa Cruz, CA. Wild Coast Press, Special Collections, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1  Slide Collection 1955-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 1-9

5328 slides

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Sedletzky's personal slides documenting architectural projects, reference slides for teaching, and family and travel slides many of which document architectural details.

Arrangement

The slides are organized in five groups; Architectural Projects, Family & Travel, Education, Lectures/Teaching, and Student Work.

Arrangement

The slides are in donor order by box/slide tray number & slide number.
 

Architectural Projects 1958-1995

Physical Description: Box 1:A-F

1154 slides

Scope and Content Note

This grouping contains slides documenting Sedletzky's architectural projects. Included at the end are slides taken by Donna Kempner from 1999-2001.

Arrangement

The slides are in donor order by box/slide tray number & slide number.
Box 1A

Casa des Botes

Box 1A

CBK #1-37

Box 1A-B

Casa Concha

Box 1A

CC-77 #1-18

Box 1A

CC-78 #1-47

Box 1A

CC-79 #1-25

Box 1A

CC-80 #1-25

Box 1A

CC-81 #1-45

Box 1B

CC-81 #46-69

Box 1B

CC-82 #1-11

Box 1B

CC-83 #1-13

Box 1B

CC-84 #1-22

Box 1B

CC-85 #1-13

Box 1B

CC-87 #1-22, 25-31

Box 1B

CC-88 #1-3

Box 1B

Casa Concha Construction

Box 1B

CCC #1-32

Box 1B

CCC unnumbered [1-30]

Box 1B

Cluster Housing

Box 1B

CH #1-17

Box 1B

Chordas House

Box 1B

CHH #1-6

Box 1B

Commodore Leo House

Box 1B

CLH #1-4

Box 1C

Cooper House

Box 1C

CRH # 1-7

Box 1C

Component System Models

Box 1C

CSM #1-25

Box 1C

Furniture & Crafts

Box 1C

FC #1-11

Box 1C

Fort Ord Drive-in

Box 1C

FO #1-11

Box 1C

Gansa House

Box 1C

GH #1-10

Box 1C

General Work

Box 1C

GW #1-20

Box 1C

Esther Hill House

Box 1C

HH #1-33

Box 1C

Jackson House

Box 1C

JH #1-17

Box 1C

Jadan House

Box 1C

JNH #1-29

Box 1C

Kallay House

Box 1C

KH #1-16

Box 1C

Low Cost Building System

Box 1C

LCS #1-27

Box 1D

Los Gatos Apartments

Box 1D

LG #1-5

Box 1D

La Mirada Shopping Center

Box 1D

LM #1-16

Box 1D

Milk Foods

Box 1D

MF #1-13

Box 1D

O'Neal House

Box 1D

ONH #1-15

Box 1D

Penhoet Ranch

Box 1D

PER #1-33

Box 1D

Plastic in the hands of Architect

Box 1D

PLA #1-18

Box 1D

Sur Coast Houses

Box 1D

SCH #1-6

Box 1D

Seaside Fire Station

Box 1D

SF #1, 1a-b, 2a-c, 3, 3a-b, 4a-b, 5a-b, 6a-b, 7a-b, 8a-c, 9a, 10a-b, 11a-c

Box 1D

SF unnumbered [1-6]

Box 1D

Schulte House

Box 1D

SHH #1-14

Box 1D

SHH unnumbered [1-20]

Box 1D

Sea Palm House

Box 1D

SPH #1-11

Box 1D-E

St. Maria Church

Box 1D

SMC #1-11

Box 1E

SMC #12-21

Box 1E

Stahl House

Box 1E

STH #1-95, 101-141

Box 1E

STH unnumbered [4,6,13-34]

Box 1E

Woodlake Church

Box 1E

WCH #1-25

Box 1E

Experimental Work

Box 1E

XW #1-9

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Cooper House (Dykman)

Box 1F

CRH-k [1-12]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Schulte House

Box 1F

SHH-k [1-8]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides -Kallay House

Box 1F

KH-k [1-16]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Buzaid House

Box 1F

BZ-k [1-9]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Gansa House

Box 1F

GH-k [1-21]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Leo House

Box 1F

CLH-k [1-10]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Jackson House

Box 1F

JH-k [1-15]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Light Residence

Box 1F

LT-k [1-12]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Campbell House

Box 1F

CAM-k [1]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - "Tree" House

Box 1F

TR-k [1-12]

Box 1F

D. Kempner slides - Casa Concha

Box 1F

CC-k [1-23]

 

Family & Travel 1950-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 2:A-F; 3:A-B

1491 slides

Scope and Content Note

This group contains family vacation slides and travel slides documenting architectural details.

Arrangement

The slides are arranged in donor order by box/slide tray number & slide number.
Box 2A

Family Outings

Box 2A

O1 #1-27, 29-38, 40-65, 67-76, 78-90, 92-100, [101-102]

Box 2A

P3 #11, 15, 19, 41, 45

Box 2A

New Mexico

Box 2A

NM #1-26

Box 2A

Oregon

Box 2A

OT #1-72, 75-76

Box 2A-B

California

Box 2A

[1-13]

Box 2B

[14-73]

Box 2B-C

Mexico

Box 2B

Oaxaca, Monte Alban, Veracruz, Edzna ruins, Venta ruins

Box 2B

F2 #1-100

Box 2B-C

Uxhal Ruins, Campeche, Palenque ruins, Tulum ruins, Chicken Itza ruins

Box 2B

F3 #1-50

Box 2C

F3 #34-100

Box 2C

Sweden

Box 2C

SCA #1-100

Box 2C

Switzerland

Box 2C

SWZ #1-14

Box 2C-D

Algeria

Box 2C

P4 #1-35

Box 2D

P4 #36-100

Box 2D

P5 #1-62

Box 2D-E

Italy

Box 2D

ITA #1-70

Box 2E

ITA #71-96

Box 2E

France

Box 2E

FR #1-85

Box 2E-F

Russia

Box 2E

RUS #1-70

Box 2F

RUS #71-100

Box 2F

Russia (Moscow)

Box 2F

M #1-157

Box 2F

Russia (Stavropol)

Box 2F

C #1-3

Box 2F

Russia (Kiev)

Box 2F

URK-K #1-25

Box 3A

Russia (Kislovodsk)

Box 3A

KS #1-45

Box 3A

Russia (Suzdal)

Box 3A

S #1-43

Box 3A

Russia (Sochii)

Box 3A

SO #1-42

Box 3A

Russia (Ukraine)

Box 3A

URK #1-5

Box 3A

Russia (Vladimir)

Box 3A

V #1-9

Box 3A

Russia (Volgograd)

Box 3A

VG #3-44

Box 3A-B

Russia (Zagorsk)

Box 3A

Z #1-10

Box 3B

Z #11-47

 

Education 1950-1995

Physical Description: Box 3:B-D

724 slides

Scope and Content Note

This group contains the education slides, documenting architectural details and examples.

Arrangement

The slides are in donor order by box/slide tray number & slide number.
Box 3B

Antique City Maps

Box 3B

ED 1 #1-39

Box 3B

Le Corbusier

Box 3B

ED 1 #40-74

Box 3B

Understand Architecture

Box 3B

ED 2 #1-40

Box 3B

Solar Energy Conference

Box 3B

ED 2 #41-47

Box 3B-C

Regional Architecture

Box 3B

ED 3 #1-28

Box 3B

Santa Barbara Court House

Box 3B

ED 3 #29-53

Box 3C

ED 3 #54-[62b]

Box 3C

Carmel, San Antonio

Box 3C

ED 3 #63-66

Box 3C

Santa Cruz Mall

Box 3C

ED 3 #67-75

Box 3C

Mexico

Box 3C

Tlayacapan

Box 3C

ED 3 #76-99

Box 3C

Oaxaca Motel

Box 3C

ED 3 #100-108

Box 3C

Oaxaca, Regional

Box 3C

ED 3 #109-115

Box 3C

Colonia Pitic, Hermosillo

Box 3C

ED 3 #116-120

Box 3C

Regional Studio

Box 3C

ED 4 #1-71

Box 3C-D

Architects

Box 3C

ED 5 #1-11 John Lautner

Box 3C

ED 5 #12-17 Carlos Diniz

Box 3C

ED 5 #18-22 Charles Moore

Box 3C

ED 5 #23-29 Gustavo Aguilar

Box 3C

ED 5 #30-72 Francisco Artigas

Box 3D

ED 5 #73-103 Price House - B. Goff

Box 3D

ED 5 #104-122 Oklahoma Botanical Gardens

Box 3D

Mega Structures

Box 3D

ED 6 #1-19

Box 3D

University of Oklahoma

Box 3D

OK #1-25

 

Teaching/Lecture Slides 1970-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 4-6 1382 slides

Scope and Content Note

This group contains the lecture/teaching slides used by Sedletzky for presentations, classes given at Monterey Peninsula College and at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Arrangement

The slides are in donor order by box/slide tray number & slide number.
Box 4

Character (left)

Box 4

#1L 1 - 1L 25

Box 4

#1L 26-1L 50

Box 4

#1L 51-1L 75

Box 4

#1L 76-1L 80

Box 4

Arch-Techtonics (right)

Box 4

#1R 1-1R 20

Box 4

#1R 21-1R 42

Box 4

#1R 43-1R 65

Box 4

#1R 66-1R 80

Box 4

Form & Space (left)

Box 4

#2L 1-2L 6

Box 4

#2L 7-2L 26

Box 4

#2L 27-2L 47

Box 4

Form & Space (right)

Box 4

#2R 1-2R 20

Box 4

#2R 21-2R 40

Box 4

#2R 41-2R 50

Box 4

Color & Texture (left)

Box 4

#3L 1-3L 12

Box 4

#3L 13-3L 36

Box 4

#3L 37-3L 45

Box 4

Color & Texture (right)

Box 4

#3R 2-3R 15

Box 4

#3R 16-3R 40

Box 4

#3R 41-3R 45

Box 4

Unity & Balance (left)

Box 4

#4L 1-4L 19

Box 4

#4L 20-4L 45

Box 4

#4L 46-4L 50

Box 4

Unity & Balance (right)

Box 4

#4R 1-4R 15

Box 4

#4R 16-4R 43

Box 4

#4R 44-4R 50

Box 4-5

Scale & Rhythm (left)

Box 4

#5L 1-5L 13

Box 5

#5L 14-5L 33

Box 5

#5L 34-5L 56

Box 5

#5L 57-5L 77

Box 5

Scale & Rhythm (right)

Box 5

#5R 2-6, 9, 11, 15-18, 20-26

Box 5

#5R [1-15]

Box 5

#5R [16-31]

Box 5

#5R D.C. R136

Box 5

#5R D.C.- DF

Box 5

#5R OA 32 - Fort Worth

Box 5

#5R UG 84 IN: New Harmony

Box 5

#5R UO 98 TX: Dallas

Box 5

#5R UF 25 TX: Dallas

Box 5

#5R RE 44 Tex: Houston

Box 5

Taliesin, 1938 Ariz: Phoenix

Box 5

#5R W625 Wash, D.C.

Box 5

#5R QJ02 FR: Savoie

Box 5

Proportion & Contrast (right)

Box 5

#6R 1-6R 5

Box 5

#6R 6-6R 22

Box 5

#6R 23-6R 27

Box 5

#6R 43-6R 62

Box 5

#6R 63-6R 70

Box 5

Proportion & Contrast (left)

Box 5

#6L 1-6L 12

Box 5

#6L 13-6L 27

Box 5

#6L 44-6L 50

Box 5

#6L 51-6L 70

Box 5

Philosophy of Architectural Theory (right)

Box 5

#7R [1-4]

Box 5

#7R [5-26]

Box 5

#7R PN 71

Box 5

#7R FR;_E

Box 5

#7R FR;_G

Box 5

#7R FR. TX08

Box 5

#7R FR: Paris Q561

Box 5

#7R FR: AW74

Box 5

#7R Ind: IL70

Box 5

#7R 6314 Eng: London

Box 5

#7R ___ Eng: London (ext.1851)

Box 5

#7R 35-7R 38

Box 5

#7R 39-7R 41

Box 5

#7R 43-7R 45

Box 5

Philosophy of Architectural Theory (left)

Box 5

#7L [1-31, 36-40]

Box 5

#7L QQ53

Box 5

#7L France

Box 5

#7L 6369

Box 5

#7L QK45

Box 5

#7L Fr: Paris

Box 5

#7L QJ20

Box 5

#7L France

Box 5

#7L Fr: Garabit

Box 5

#7L Q562

Box 5

OLAF [Odello Land Acquisition Fund](left)

Box 5

#L1-L7

Box 5

#L8-L29

Box 5

#L30-L51

Box 5

#L52-L75

Box 5

Experiment in Color (left)

Box 5

#L1-L5

Box 5

#L6-L30

Box 5

#L31-L36

Box 5

Experiment in Color (right)

Box 5

#R1-R19

Box 5

#R20-R36

Box 6

OLAF [Odello Land Acquistion Fund] (right)

Box 6

#R1-R22

Box 6

#R23-R45

Box 6

#R46-R67

Box 6

#R68-R75

Box 6

General Architecture

Box 6

#1-18

Box 6

#[19-43]

Box 6

#[44-67]

Box 6

#[68-91]

Box 6

#[92-117]

Box 6

#[118-141]

Box 6

#[142-167]

Box 6

#[168-192]

Box 6

#[193-218]

Box 6

#[219-244]

Box 6

#[245-269]

Box 6

#[270-290]

Box 6

Florida Site Competition

Box 6

#1-21

Box 6

#22-34

 

Student Work 1970-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 3:D-F; 7-8

501 slides

Scope and Content Note

This grouping contains examples of student work and models.

Arrangement

The slides are in donor order by box/slide tray number & slide number.
Box 3D

Mega City

Box 3D

SW 1 #1-37

Box 3D

Art Co-op

Box 3D

SW 2 #1-4

Box 3D

WIG-75

Box 3D

SW 3 #1-10

Box 3D

Nickolson Lane D.C.

Box 3D

SW 4 #1-6

Box 3D

Creative Art Colony

Box 3D

SW 5 #1-4

Box 3D

University Art Center

Box 3D

SW 6 #1-32

Box 3D-E

Systems Building

Box 3D

SW 7 #1-20

Box 3E

SW 7 #21-32

Box 3E

Other Labs 4th Year

Box 3E

SW 8 #1-40

Box 3E

West Side Story

Box 3E

SW 9 #1-73

Box 3E

Roosevelt Island Housing

Box 3E

SW 10 #0-35

Box 3E

Cuesta College

Box 3E

SW 11 #1-41

Box 3E

Alisal Community Center

Box 3E

SW 12 #1-3

Box 3E-F

Monterey Aquarium

Box 3E

SW 13 #1-5

Box 3F

SW 13 #6-53

Box 3F

Estero Kino Hotel

Box 3F

SW 14 #1-14

Box 3F

Cannery Row

Box 3F

SW 15 #1-11

Box 3F

5th Year Studio 1986

Box 3F

SW 16 #1-8

Box 3F

Hotel Kino

Box 3F

SW 17 #1-5

Box 3F

Roosevelt Island Housing

Box 3F

SW 18 #1-25

Box 3F

[Untitled]

Box 3F

SW 19 #1-73

Box 7

A. Gin

Box 7

#2-22

Box 7

Dan Dang

Box 7

#1-20

Box 7

B. Cravens

Box 7

#1-20

Box 7

Lisa Demetro-Kenney

Box 7

#1-20

Box 7

Guttman

Box 7

#1a-11

Box 7

Polson

Box 7

#1-20

Box 7

Anderson

Box 7

#1-10

Box 7

David Wai Ho

Box 7

#1-12

Box 7

S. Kattner

Box 7

[#K1-12]

Box 7

K. Hight

Box 7

#1-12

Box 8

Student Models

Box 8

#[SM 1-23]

Box 8

#[SM 24-38]

Box 8

Student Work

Box 8

#[1982:1-9]

Box 8

#[1982:10-35]

Box 8

Low Cost Component Housing

Box 8

#[1-25]

 

2" x 2" slides 1950-1970

Physical Description: Box 9

41 slides

Scope and Content Note

This group contains 2" x 2" slides of family vacations, furniture designs and SRA H.E. Project.

Arrangement

The slides are grouped by subject and consecutively numbered.
Box 9

SRA H.E. Project, [#1-15]

Box 9

Family vacation, [#16-28]

Box 9

Furniture design, [#29-41]

 

Series 2  Biographical Material 1946-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 10-12

Scope and Content Note

Contains biographical material related to Marcel Sedletzky, papers written by him and reference material used in his practice.

Arrangement

The material has been arranged chronologically where possible.
Box-folder 10:1

Correspondence 1949-1991

Box-folder 10:2

Technische Hochschule, Graz - School papers 1946-47

Box-folder 10:3

Organization Internationale pour les Refugies April 5, 1949

Box-folder 10:4

Displaced Persons Commission April 13, 1949

Box-folder 10:5

California Department of Employment - application July 9, 1950

Box-folder 27:7

"Univ. of Cincinnati" [3-ring notebook]: "Notebook #1" 1950-51

Box-folder 10:6

University of Cincinnati - papers 1952

Box-folder 10:7

American Institute of Architects - junior application March 16, 1953

Box-folder 10:8

California State Board of Architecture Examiners - diploma April 13, 1956

Box-folder 10:9

University of California, Masters of Architecture - papers 1973

Box-folder 10:10

Vitae & Professional Record 1946-1986

Box-folder 27:4

"AIA Architect Promotional Material, Begin 1982" 1982-91

Box-folder 27:5

"Marcel's School Matters 1982- " 1984-89

Box-folder 10:11

Address books 1960-1995

Box-folder 10:12

Diary pages April 5-July 31, 1993

Box-folder 10:13

Misc. writings & notes n.d. 1971-1990

Box-folder 10:14

News Clippings 1952-1995

Box-folder 27:1

"News Clips" 1987-90 n.d.

Box-folder 10:15

Marcel Sedletzky, "Organic Pluralism"

Box-folder 10:16

Marcel Sedletzky, "Systems Approach to the Creation of the Human Habitat", Paper written for Dept. of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley 1971

Box-folder 10:17

Marcel Sedletzky, "Systems Approach to the Creation of the Human Habitat", Talk given at the 28th Conference of the Society of Plastic Industries, May 5-8 1971

Box-folder 10:18

Marcel Sedletzky, "Plastics in the Hands of Architects" , paper written for Dept. of Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley 1973

Box-folder 10:19

Marcel Sedletzky, chairman - Commission for Conservation, AIA Monterey Bay Chapter 1970-72

Box-folder 10:20

Cal Poly, Graduate Studies & Research - grant proposal w/corrections 1972

Box-folder 11:1

Jackson House - abstracts, plans 1962

Box-folder 11:2

"Tree" House - plans 1964

Box-folder 11:3

Jadan House - abstract 1964

Box-folder 11:4

Gansa House - abstract 1967

Box-folder 11:5

Del Monte Heights Fire Sub-station - abstracts, plan 1969

Box-folder 11:6

Stahl House - abstract 1970

Box-folder 11:7

Garvy House - notes 1973

Box-folder 11:8

Casa Concha - sales brochure 1977

Box-folder 11:9

Penhoet Equestrian Ranch - abstract, plans & articles 1979

Box-folder 11:10

"Lamps by Marcel" - business venture

Box-folder 11:11-12

Miscellaneous papers

Box-folder 11:11

"Article 15, Suppl. General Conditions"

Box-folder 11:12

Cal Poly, "Tom Wolfe" Award

Box-folder 11:13

Educational sabbatical travel papers 1990

Box-folder 11:14

Art 12 [MPC] "William Wilson Wurster & Charles Willard Moore" 1987-88

Box-folder 12:1

Victor Gruen Associates. "Visitors Center, Washington, D.C. proposal 1966-67

Box-folder 12:2

Donald P. Grant. "Problem Orientation" vs. "Opportunity Orientation" in Environmental Problem Solving Efforts, Environ. Problem ID: Treatise #1 1975

Box-folder 12:3

Gruen Gruen + Associates. "Economic & Market Analysis Study for Downtown Santa Maria" February 1972

Box-folder 12:4-5

Monterey Architecture Resource Inventory. "A Significant Building Survey for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea" January 1979

Box-folder 12:4

Pt. 1, pgs.1 - Goold Building

Box-folder 12:5

Pt. 2, Doud Building - Lost Carmel Building List

Box-folder 12:6

Eckbo, Dean, Austin & Williams. "Street Tree Plan for City of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California

Box-folder 12:7

E. Nomellini, J. Wileman. "Historic Buildings Survey, City of Monterey" September 1982

Box-folder 12:8

Donald MacDonald at the Round Table in Moscow, Union of Soviet Architects 1987

Box-folder 12:9

Richard Janick. "Flanders Mansion Proposal" May 1988

Box-folder 12:10

In the Now

Box-folder 12:11

Rochon Associates presentation folder

 

Series 3  Architectural Projects 1950-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 21, 23-44, 46-56

Scope and Content Note

This series contains architectural drawings and presentation materials related to specific projects. The material is separated by format into three sub-series: Architectural Drawings, Presentation Materials and Project correspondence & notes.

Arrangement

Within each sub-series, the material is arranged chronologically by project and by size.
 

Drawings, plans, & renderings 1950-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 28-44, 46-56

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains architectural drawings, renderings, and plans related to specific projects.
Materials from Box 45-46 (Orig. tube #132-134, 136-137) have been removed and de-accessioned. Box 45 no longer exists.

Arrangement

The material within this sub-series is arranged generally by original tube number and by size.
Box 28

Roberts, Los Gatos, (orig. tube 6) 1962

Box 28

Shevtzoff, Los Angeles, (orig. tube 7) 1957

Box 28

Pietras, Monterey, (orig. tube 9) 1961

Box 28

Mission de Guadalupe, Bahia Kino, (orig. tube 16/145) 1980

Box 29

Light, Monterey (orig. tube 10) 1962

Box 29

Jackson, Carmel (orig. tube 13) n.d.

Box 30

Rice - Travel Trailer Project, San Jose (orig. tube 14) 1963

Box 30

Lakeshore Apartments, Seaside (orig. tube 15) 1964

Box 31

Jadan, Virgin Islands (orig. tube 16) 1964

Box 31

Hill/Kallay, Carmel (orig. tube 17) 1964-65 1975

Box 31

Rusty Shankle Realty, Seaside (orig. tube 18) 1965

Box 31

Santa Cruz Hotel Project, Santa Cruz (orig. tube 18) 1965

Box 31

Stewart and Longstreth, Carmel Valley (orig. tube 18) 1965

Box 31

Sullivan, Carmel Valley (orig. tube 19) 1967

Box 32

Armstrong, Carmel (ori. tube 21) 1962

Box 32

Cunningham, Seaside (ori. tube 21) 1966

Box 32

Doud, Carmel (ori. tube 21) 1967

Box 32

Foster, Carmel (ori. tube 21) 1965

Box 32

Buzaid, Pebble Beach (ori. tube 22) 1966

Box 33

Janko, Carmel (ori. tube 23) 1968

Box 33

Gansa, Aptos (ori. tube 24) 1967

Box 33

Senior Citizen Housing Study - Redevelopment Agency of Seaside, Seaside (ori. tube 26) 1969

Box 33

Dai-Chen, Carmel (ori. tube 29) 1971

Box 33

Janko, Monterey (ori. tube 29) 1969

Box 33

Peninsula Animal Hospital, Monterey (ori. tube 29) 1971

Box 34

Westside Commercial Development, Santa Maria (ori. tube 28) 1976

Box 35

Roberts, Los Gatos (ori. tube 5) 1961

Box 35

Rockwell, Seaside, Laguna Seca, Pebble Beach (ori. tube 30) 1971

Box 35

Wright, Carmel (ori. tube 32) 1965

Box 35

Vout, Monterey 1962

Box 36

Di Lorenzo Realty, Seaside (ori. tube 101, 103) 1971

Box 36

Mesick, Seaside (ori. tube 102) 1971

Box 36

"The Bucket" Restaurant (ori. tube 105) 1963

Box 36

Anderson, Carmel (ori. tube 106) 1963

Box 36

Cerrito, Monterey (ori. tube 107)

Box 36

Jackson, Wyoming (ori. tube 108) 1965

Box 37

Gehrig (ori. tube 109) 1965

Box 37

Pimentel, Cayucos (ori. tube 111, 112) 1981

Box 37

Mason Shopping Center, Carmel Valley (ori. tube 117)

Box 38

Terman (O'Neal), Pebble Beach (ori. tube 113) 1987

Box 38

Chordas, Salinas (ori. tube 114) 1980

Box 38

Simkin, Big Sur (ori. tube 115) 1969

Box 39

Cunningham, Pebble Beach (ori. tube 116) 1980

Box 39

Sedletzky, Mexico (ori. tube 31) 1977

Box 39

Sedledzky, Perspective Rule

Box 39

Salinas Court House Drawings, Salinas

Box 39

Two unidentified drawings

Box 40

R.R. Jones - Hotel Seville, Las Vegas (ori. tube 118) 1959

Box 40

Del Monte Fire Station, Seaside (ori. tube 119)

Box 40

Highlander Inn, Mt. Shasta (ori. tube 126)

Box 40

Motel sketches, unsigned (ori. tube 128)

Box 41

Jackson, Carmel, (ori. tube 1) 1962

Box 42

Stahl, Carmel Valley, (ori. tube 121) 1970

Box 42

Jackson, Carmel, (ori. tube 1) 1962

Box 43

Stahl, Carmel Valley, (ori. tube 121) 1970

Box 43

Stahl addition, Carmel Valley, (ori. tube 123) 1977

Box 43

Stahl remodel, Carmel Valley, (ori. tube 124) 1981

Box 44

Stahl, Carmel Valley, (ori. tube 125) 1995

Box 44

Garvey, Carmel Valley, (ori. tube 130) 1973

Box 44

Hovgard, Camel Meadows, (ori. tube 131) 1973

Box 45

Penhoet (ori. tube 132-134, 136-137), de-accessioned 2/2012 1973

Box 46

Khashoggi, Big Sur, (ori. tube 135) 1974

Box 47

Schulte, Atascadero, (ori. tube 138, 140) 1983

Box 48

Schulte, Atascadero, (ori. tube 139) 1983

Box 48

Schulte, Atascadero, (ori. tube 142) 1990

Box 49

Schulte, Atascadero (ori. tube 141) 1990

Box 49

Kallay, Carmel (ori. tube 143) 1975

Box 49

Bahia Kino Resort, Mexico (ori. tube 147)

Box 49

Leo, Monterey, (ori. tube 148) 1968

Box 50

U.S. Army, Fort Ord Drive-in Restaurant, (ori. tube 2) 1961

Box 50

First Methodist Church, (ori. tube 4) 1960

Box 50

Sedletzky, (ori. tube 999)

Box 50

Sedletzky brass plaque layout, (ori. tube 999)

Box 50

Lamps by Marcel, (ori. tube 999)

Box 50

Glover, Seaside, (ori. tube 30) 1971

Box 50

Stevens, Berkeley, (ori. tube 999) 1982

Box 50

Stevens, Santa Fe, (ori. tube 999) 1993

Box 51

Miraloma Development Co., Pacific Grove, (ori. tube 3) 1961

Box 51

Bogatirev, Pacific Grove 1961

Box 51

Jones W., Carmel, (ori. tube 27) 1967

Box 51

Compagno, Monterey, (ori. tube 30) 1971

Box 51

Pacific Panel Inc., Elk Grove, (Job no. 195, 200) 1969

Box 51

Jones P., Valley Springs Lodge, Santa Cruz, (ori. tube 999) 1960-1962

Box 51

Wiley, Pebble Beach, (Job. no. 174)

Box 52

Pacific Panels Inc., Del Monte Heights, (Job no. 200)

Box 52

St. Francis Gabrini Church, Woodlake, (ori. tube 999) 1962

Box 52

St. Elizabeth's Church, McFarland 1962

Box 52

Dudley roof trusses, Honolulu

Box 52

Ruffoni Buildings Remodel, Santa Maria, (Job no. 773)

Box 52

Jones, P.- Rancho Fiesta, Carmel Valley, (orig. tube 146) 1961

Box 52

Genovese - Coach House Restaurant, (Job no. M712) 1971

Box 52

Liang - Sand's Cafe addition, Sand City (Job no. M701) 1970

Box 52

Greun - Desert Inn Center, Palm Springs (Job no. 55-182) 1956

Box 53

Searle - Shasta Lake cabin proposal 1964

Box 53

Handzel, Van Nuys 1952

Box 53

Jones, B., Carmel Highlands, (Job no. M663) 1966

Box 53

O'Neal, Pebble Beach, (Job no. 198) 1969

Box 53

Schultz, Pebble Beach, (Job no. 190, 190-2) 1967-1968

Box 54

Jones W., Carmel, (Job no. 164-E) 1963

Box 54

Jones, R. - Arvida Orchids Shopping Center

Box 54

Ice Skating & Curling Rink 1960

Box 54

Aero-Jet Corporation 1960

Box 54

Monterey Peninsula Country Club 1960

Box 54

All Saints Episcopal Church 1960

Box 54

Elks Club

Box 54

Kallal, Pasadena 1967

Box 54

Ferguson - Carmel Square, Carmel, (Job no. M702) 1971

Box 54

Catholic Parishes - Proposed Grammar School, Capitola 1961

Box 54

Hogan - Hidden Hills, 2 of 2, (Job no.187) 1965-1966

Box 54

Di Lorenzo Realty - Del Monte Heights residences, Seaside, (Job no. 211) 1972

Box 55

Gateways Project - Big "O" Tires, (orig. tube 27 )

Box 55

Bortels, W., Summerland, (orig. tube 4) 1961

Box 55

Azar, Summerland (orig. tube 4) 1957

Box 55

Peterson, Isla Vista, (orig. tube 4) 1958

Box 55

[Santa Barbara Apartments] 1957

Box 55

Equity Enterprises, Oxnard, (orig. tube 4) 1960

Box 55

Jebah Building Co., Summerland 1962

Box 55

Abodes Inc., Santa Barbara, (orig. tube 4) 1960

Box 55

Ostbye, Isla Vista 1958

Box 55

Ebat, Santa Barbara 1961

Box 55

North - Santa Barbara Apartments, Santa Barbara 1961

Box 56

Greun - World Peace Exposition

Box 56

Greun - Southdale Apartment Development 1954

Box 56

Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainsville, (orig. tube 127) 1985

Box 56

Greun - Regional shopping center, Irvington, (Job no. 54-95) 1954

Box 56

Robello - "A Rest Home", Monterey, (orig. tube 27) 1968

Box 56

Carli & Associates - Apartment complex, (orig. tube 129 ) 1975

Box 56

Hogan - Hidden Hills, 1 of 2, (orig. tube 20/187) 1965-1966

 

Presentation materials & panels 1961-1985

Physical Description: Box 21

Scope and Content Note

Contains presentation booklets and display panels related to specific projects.

Arrangement

The material within this sub-series is arranged chronologically by project and by size.
Box-folder 21:1

Sedletzky, Marcel. Analysis of the Proposed Holman's Expansion. Pacific Grove, CA. Sassoon & Wenzlik, Structural & Civil Engineers, Marcel Sedletzky, Architect & Planner. 1961

Box-folder 21:2

Sedletzky, Marcel. Housing for Low and Moderate income Families: A Feasibility Study. Hannon Project/ Calif. R - 81. Redevelopment Agency, Seaside, California. (1969)

Box-folder 21:3

Architectural Design Lab. Westside: A conceptual design proposal for the ten block Westside area of Santa Maria, California. Cal Poly State University, Marcel Sedletzky, Architect & Planner, Associate Professor. March 1976

Box-folder 21:4

Jackson House - Photos mounted on 1/4" masonite boards

Box-folder 21:4

14" x 14" Roof view

Box-folder 21:4

14" x 14" Side view, looking up at front

Box-folder 21:4

14" x 14" Side view, looking from back to front

Box-folder 21:5

San Frances Gabrini, Woodlake, CA - Photos mounted on 1/4" masonite boards

Box-folder 21:5

14" x 14" Front view of model

Box-folder 21:6

Jadan House - Horizontal panels, blue prints mounted on cardboard

Box-folder 21:6

11" x 17" Situation

Box-folder 21:6

11" x 17" Site Plan

Box-folder 21:6

11" x 17" Floor Plan

Box-folder 21:6

11" x 17" Cross section & Storm Door Detail

Box-folder 21:6

11" x 17" Living Room

Box-folder 21:6

11" x 17" Transition of Function & Form & Bedroom

Box-folder 21:7

Seaside Fire Station - Photos mounted on 1/4" masonite boards

Box-folder 21:7

14" x 14" View of model

Box-folder 21:8

Stahl House - Photos mounted on 1/4" masonite boards

Box-folder 21:8

14" x 14" Roof view of roof valley

Box-folder 21:8

14" x 14" Fireplace outside wall

Box-folder 21:8

14" x 16.75" Outside back view

Box-folder 21:8

14" x 16.75" Outside side view

 

Project correspondence & notes 1962-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 23-27

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Sedletzky and contractors, owners, and other architects, related to specific projects.

Arrangement

The material within this sub-series is arranged chronologically by project.
Box-folder 23:1-2

Light Residence, Job #167

Box-folder 23:1

Specifications 1962-63

Box-folder 23:2

1962-63

Box-folder 23:3-6

Jackson Residence, Job #168

Box-folder 23:3

Invoices 1962-64 1970

Box-folder 23:4

Specifications 1962-63

Box-folder 23:5

1962-64

Box-folder 23:6

Construction Documents 1962-64

Box-folder 23:7

Cooper Residence, Job #176 1964-65

Box-folder 23:8

Hill Residence, Job #177 1964-68

Box-folder 23:9

Stahl Residence, Job #201 1971

Box-folder 23:10

Penhoet, Job #729 1979

Box-folder 24:1

Kallay, Addition to Residence, Job #751 1976-85

Box-folder 24:2

Stahl Addition, Job #762 1976-78

Box-folder 24:3

Penhoet, Engineering and Solar Calcs, Job #812 1982-85

Box-folder 24:4-6

Schulte Residence

Box-folder 24:4

Job #813 1983-86

Box-folder 24:5

Structural Analysis, Misc. #2, Job #813 1983

Box-folder 24:6

New Drive and Gate, Job #819 1988-89

Box-folder 24:7-8

Terman Remodel

Box-folder 24:7

Job #826 1986-88

Box-folder 24:8

Supplementary file, Job #826 1987-89

Box-folder 25:1-3

Schulte Addition, Swimming Pool and Access Building

Box-folder 25:1

[#1], Job #829 1990-91

Box-folder 25:2

[#2], Job #829 1992

Box-folder 25:3

[#3], Job #829 1992-93

Box-folder 25:4-7, 26:1-3

Schulte

Box-folder 25:4

Recreation Wing Addition, Construction Docs, Job #829 1991-92

Box-folder 25:5

Miscellaneous #1, Job #829 1991-92

Box-folder 25:6

Miscellaneous #2, Job #829 1992

Box-folder 25:7

Miscellaneous #3, Job #829 1992

Box-folder 26:1

Miscellaneous #4, Job #829 1992-93

Box-folder 26:2

Addition; Swimming Pool etc., Job #829 1993

Box-folder 26:3

Notes & Drawings, Job #829 [1990]

Box-folder 26:4

Stahl House Alterations, Job #860 1980-83

Box-folder 26:5-6

Schulte; The Barn, Job #910

Box-folder 26:5

[#1] 1990-91

Box-folder 26:6

[#2] 1990

Box-folder 26:7

Stahl House Additions, Job #911 1991-95

Box-folder 26:8

Penhoet, Exercise Horse Ring Cover, Job #913 1993

Box-folder 26:9

Penhoet, Job #914 1993-94

Box-folder 26:10

Mision de Guadalupe - Kino - Misc. work for Church 1989

Box-folder 27:2

"File #150, General Office Expenses" 1991-94

Box-folder 27:3

"File #150, Business Correspondence" 1988-1993

Box-folder 27:6

Stevens House 1993

 

Series 4.  Photographs and Negatives 1955-1995

Physical Description: Boxes 13-19, 22

Scope and Content Note

This series contains reference photographs and negatives of the architectural projects.

Arrangement

Arranged by size and architectural project.
Box 13

4 x 5 photos

Box 13

Personal 1948-1995

Box 13

Milk Foods 1959

Box 13

Kono House 1961

Box 13

Light House 1962

Box 13

Jackson House 1962-63

Box 13

Buzaid House 1966

Box 13

Gansa House 1967

Box 13

Leo House 1968

Box 13

Simkin House 1968

Box 13

O'Neal House 1969

Box 13

Stahl House 1970

Box 13

Casa Concha 1977-1987

Box 13

Schulte House 1984-85

Box 13

Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Box 13

Mexico Field Trips 1980s

Box 13

Russian Architecture 1990

Box 14

5 x 7 photos

Box 14

Personal 1948-1995

Box 14

Milk Foods 1961

Box 14

Campbell House 1961

Box 14

Light House 1962

Box 14

Jackson House 1962-63

Box 14

Hill/Kalley House 1964

Box 14

Tree House 1964

Box 14

Buzaid House 1966

Box 14

Gansa House 1967

Box 14

Sullivan House 1967

Box 15

5 x 7 photos

Box 15

Leo House 1968

Box 15

Simkin House 1968

Box 15

Casa Concha 1977-87

Box 15

Penhoet Ranch 1979

Box 15

Schulte House 1984-85

Box 15

Mexico Field Trips 1980s

Box 15

Furinture Designs 1960-70s

Box 15

Russian Architecture 1990

Box 15

Miscellaneous

Box 16

8 x 10 Oversize photos

Box-folder 16:1

Milk Foods 1959

Box-folder 16:2

Light House 1962

Box-folder 16:3

Jackson House 1962-63

Box-folder 16:4

Cooper House 1964

Box-folder 16:5

Tree House 1964

Box 17

8 x 10 Oversize photos

Box-folder 17:1

Jadan 1964

Box-folder 17:2

Woodlake Church, St. Francis Gabrini 1964

Box-folder 17:3

Buzaid House 1966

Box-folder 17:4

Gansa House 1967

Box-folder 17:5

Sullivan House 1967

Box-folder 17:6

Seaside Housing for the Elderly 1967

Box-folder 17:7

Leo House 1968

Box-folder 17:8

Simkin House 1968

Box-folder 17:9

Seaside Fire House 1969

Box-folder 17:10

Stahl House 1970

Box-folder 17:11

Casa Concha 1977-87

Box-folder 17:12

Chordas House 1980

Box-folder 17:13

Schulte House 1984-85

Box-folder 17:14

Family & Houses contact Sheets 1950-70

Box-folder 17:15

Furniture & Lighting Designs 1960s

Box-folder 17:16

Tallinn Buildings for Olympics 1990

Box-folder 17:17

Crocker House, Pebble Beach

Box-folder 17:18

M. Sedletzky, Portrait

Box 18-19

Negatives - 4 x 5

Box-folder 18

Amir Farr, photographer ca. 1964-65

Box-folder 19

Donna Kempner, photographer 1999

Box 22

Additional Photos

Box 22:1

Buzaid House, Jadan House, etc.

Box 22:2

Jadan House

 

Series 5  RESTRICTED Material undated

Physical Description: Boxes 57

Scope and Content Note

This series contains RESTRICTED interviews with Sedletzky's clients, former students and building owners.