Finding Aid for the Eugene Otto Weber Murmann Papers, ca. 1900-1962

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé and edited by Josh Fiala.
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/
© 2005
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene Otto Weber Murmann Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1962
Collection number: 1237
Creator: Murmann, Eugene Otto Weber, b. 1874
Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.) 3 cartons (3 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Abstract: Murmann is the author of California gardens: how to plan and beautify the city lot, suburban grounds and country estate, including 50 garden plans and 103 illustrations of actual gardens from photographs by the author (c1914). The collection consists of manuscript material for an unpublished cookbook, photographs and original drawings and watercolors of flora and fauna, lecture notes and glass slides prepared for Murmann's lectures on furniture designs and nature study.
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

PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugene Otto Weber Murmann Papers (Collection 1237). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Murmann is the author of California gardens: how to plan and beautify the city lot, suburban grounds and country estate, including 50 garden plans and 103 illustrations of actual gardens from photographs by the author (c1914).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscript material for an unpublished cookbook, photographs and original drawings and watercolors of flora and fauna, lecture notes and glass slides prepared for Murmann's lectures on furniture designs and nature study.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Murmann, Eugene Otto Weber, b. 1874--Archives.

Genres and Forms of Material

Slides.

XXX

Items Removed from Collection

These items on indefinite loan to the Museum of Cultural History, UCLA. (KS 1979)
  • Baush and Lomb glass slides projector. Model BB, “Balopticon”, 1911.
  • Handcrafted slide projector.
Removed to Collection 99  :
  • Italy - 4 images.
  • Kings Canyon, California - 2 images.
  • New Zealand - 1 image.
  • Norway - 18 images.
  • Rhodesia - 18 images.
  • South Africa - 9 images.
  • Spain - 2 images.
Missing 4/91: Addenda: Pkg. 1: Miscellaneous unidentified pencil illustrations of flora and house plants. 9 items.

Container List

Boxes 1-2

Unpublished cookbook, Russian Meals.

Physical Description: Final draft, typescript.
Box 3

Russian Meals.

Physical Description: Early draft, typescript.
Box 4

Russian Meals.

Physical Description: Early draft, arranged chapter by chapter.
 

Photographs

Box 5, Folder 1

Portrait of the artist, Eugene O. Murman.

Box 5, Folder 2

Photographs of illustrations for Russian Meals.

Box 5, Folder 3

Photographs of ethnic costumes.

Box 5, Folder 4

Photographs of EOM's drawings of ethnic costumes.

Box 5, Folder 5

Photographs of art objects.

Box 5, Folder 6

Photographs of residential interiors.

Box 5, Folders 7-11

Flora.

Box 5, Folder 12

Drawings on photogrpahs.

Box 5, Folder 13

Color photographs

Box 5, Folder 14

Photographs of California gardens.

Box 6

Penicl and watercolor sketches of fauna and flora; miscellaneous notes.

Box 7

Black and white watercolor drawings of exotic plants.

Physical Description: Mounted.
 

Drawings, Captions and Test re Ethnic Costume and Cookbook Material

Box 8, Folder 1

Menus and reminiscences of Murman's youth in Russia.

Box 8, Folder 2

Text on edible and poisonous mushrooms.

Box 8, Folder 3

Captions for Russian Meals illustrations.

Box 8, Folder 4

Drawings for Russian Meals.

Box 8, Folder 5

Pirozhki recipes.

Box 8, Folder 6

Recipe scrapbook.

Box 8, Folder 7

Sketch of EOM's design for a Russian oven.

Box 8, Folder 8

Architecture drawings.

Box 8, Folder 9

Preliminary sketches of ethnic costumes.

Box 8, Folder 10

Pencil and watercolor sketches of ethnic costumes.

Box 8, Folder 11

Pencil and black and white watercolor drawings of ethnic costumes.

Physical Description: Mounted.
Box 8, Folder 12

Mounted drawings of ethnic costumes.

Box 8, Folder 13

Watercolor sketches for costumes.

Box 8, Folder 14

Black and white watercolor drawings of art objects.

Box 8, Folder 15

Travel notes.

 

Furniture and Flora

Box 9, Folder 1

Penicl sketches of plants, leaves and seeds.

Box 9, Folder 2

Color lithographs of plants and butterflies.

Box 9, Folder 3

Photo scrapbook of furniture styles.

Box 9, Folder 4

Furniture sketches and blueprints.

Box 9, Folder 5

Notes on furniture and the decorative arts.

Box 9, Folder 6

Watercolors of interiors.

Box 9, Folder 7

Lecture programs from EOM's talks.

Box 9, Folder 8

Lectures, typescript.

Box 9, Folder 9

Lectures, drafts.

Box 9, Folder 10

Notes for lectures.

Box 9, Folder 11

Receipts.

Box 9, Folder 12

Financial records of sales to UCLA Library.

Box 9, Folder 13

Holograph accounts of EOM's collecting trips; autobiographical information.

Box 9, Folder 14

“Photoplays” by EOM.

Box 10

Notebooks, memobooks, travel photo album.

Box 11

Correspondence. 1928-1962

Box 12

Negatives, some glass.

Note

(glass slides separated into another carton for S/C storage)
 

Glass Slides

Box 13

EOM's decorative art, architecture and furniture watercolors.

Physical Description: 82 slides.
Box 13

Decorative arts, art objects, costumes.

Physical Description: 93 slides.
Box 14

Architecture, art objects, fabrics from the Caucasas and Turan.

Physical Description: 72 slides.
Box 14

Art and architecture from the Caucasas and Turan; scenes of Switzerland.

Physical Description: 90 slides.
Box 15

Switzerland; Scandanavia.

Physical Description: 108 slides.
Box 15

Interiors, furniture, Europe, Russia, including EOM's watercolors.

Physical Description: 47 slides.
Box 16

Watercolors of plants and flowers.

Physical Description: Mounted on posterpoard; 7 items.
Box 16

Album of furniture styles, “die Fünfundreissig Möbelsytle.”

Box 17

Butterflies.

Physical Description: Mounted in wooden box.