Finding Aid for the Roy and Carol Doumani Papers, 1979-1992

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Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Roy and Carol Doumani Papers, 1979-1992

Collection number: 288

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, June 2002
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Roy and Carol Doumani Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1979-1992
Collection number: 288
Creator: Doumani, Roy
Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Roy Doumani graduated from UCLA with a BA in business and finance in 1958. In 1978, architect Robert Graham started construction on their 7500 sq. ft. seaside home in Venice, California. The house, containing works by prominent artists, was bequeathed to UCLA at the end of 1988, and serves as a setting for UCLA arts activities and events. The collection consists of architectural drawings, records, correspondence, and memorabilia relating to the construction and history of the Doumani House.
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.
Language: English.

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roy and Carol Doumani, 1994.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roy and Carol Doumani Papers (Collection 288). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Roy Doumani graduated from UCLA with a BA in business and finance in 1958; managing partner in WSGP International; president of World Trade Bancorp and chairman, First Interstate Bank of Hawaii; member of UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees; his wife Carol Doumani is a screenwriter; in 1978 architect Robert Graham started construction on their 7500 sq. ft. seaside home in Venice, California; the house, containing works by prominent artists, was bequeathed to UCLA at the end of 1988, and serves as a setting for UCLA arts activities and events.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of architectural drawings, records, correspondence, and memorabilia relating to the construction and history of the Doumani House, designed by Robert Graham. It includes magazines and newspaper clippings, 3 VHS cassettes and one U-matic format videocassette, architectural renderings, photographs, and envelope with water color of the Doumani House by Chris Cary.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Plans and artists' renderings (Boxes 1-2).
  2. Artist and construction files (Boxes 3-4).
  3. Events and tours (Boxes 4-6).
  4. Articles and clippings (Boxes 7-9).
  5. Videos (Boxes 9-10).
  6. Photographs (Boxes 10-11).
  7. Art work (Box 11).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Doumani, Roy--Archives.
Doumani, Carol--Archives.
Graham, Robert, 1938- .
Doumani House (Venice, Los Angeles, Calif.)--Archives.
Dwellings--California--Archival resources.
Architectural drawings.
Doumani, Carol.


Container List

 

Plans and Artists' Renderings

Box 1, Folder 1

John Lautner plans - pre-Graham.

Box 1, Folder 2

David Norvos studies for fresco.

Box 1, Folder 3

Robert Graham's Doumani house in progress, California State University Long Beach, 1981.

Box 1, Folder 4

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - June 5, 1979. 2 rolls.

Box 1, Folder 5

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - September 30, 1980. Floor plan.

Box 1, Folder 6

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - July 22, 1980. Working plans.

Box 1, Folder 7

David Norvos fresco - 3 renderings.

Box 1, Folder 8

Cabinet mockup.

Box 2, Folder 1

Floor layouts, very early.

Box 2, Folder 2

Bardwell, Case & Gilbert - March 17, 1982. Reflecting pool.

Box 2, Folder 3

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - July 22, 1980. 2 rolls.

Box 2, Folder 4

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - n.d. Very early, 2 rolls.

Box 2, Folder 5

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - September 3, 1980.

Box 2, Folder 6

Master closet - September 15, 1980.

Box 2, Folder 7

Bardwell, Case & Gilbert - November 11, 1980. Windows.

Box 2, Folder 8

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - April 16, 1980.

Box 2, Folder 9

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - n.d. Structural.

Box 2, Folder 10

Kiraly / Chalmers - n.d. Very early.

Box 2, Folder 11

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - n.d. Very early (void on top sheet).

Box 2, Folder 12

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - September 30, 1980. Extra floor plans.

Box 2, Folder 13

Bardwell, case & Gilbert - October 10, 1980. Electrical.

Box 2, Folder 14

Misc. Lautner plans - pre-Graham.

Box 2, Folder 15

Ron Cooper studies for Saheb vase.

Box 2, Folder 16

Rene Illustre - October 17, 1978.

Box 2, Folder 17

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - June 25, 1979.

Box 2, Folder 18

Terry Schoonhoven studies for mural - February 1982.

Box 2, Folder 19

Kiraly / Chalmers Associates - June 5, 1979.

 

Artist and Construction Files

Box 3, Folder 1

Larry Bell.

Box 3, Folder 2

Billy Al Bengston.

Box 3, Folder 3

Tony Berlant.

Box 3, Folder 4

Robert Graham (folder 1 of 2).

Box 3, Folder 5

Robert Graham (folder 2 of 2).

Box 3, Folder 6

Michael Heizer.

Box 4, Folder 1

Tom Holland.

Box 4, Folder 2

Ed Moses.

Box 4, Folder 3

David Norvos.

Box 4, Folder 4

Eric Orr.

Box 4, Folder 5

Joanna Pousette-Dart.

Box 4, Folder 6

Elsa Rady.

Box 4, Folder 7

Terry Schoonhoven.

Box 4, Folder 8

De Wain Valentine.

Box 4, Folder 9

Construction documents.

Box 4, Folder 10

Construction records.

 

Events and Tours

Box 4, Folder 11

Benefits / parties.

Box 4, Folder 12

Tours.

Box 4, Folder 13

Classes.

Box 4, Folder 14

Venice Family Clinic - Estee Lauder event, July 1990.

Box 4, Folder 15

University of California at Irvine College Art Association.

Box 4, Folder 16

Il Modo Italiano for LAICA, 1983.

Box 4, Folder 17

Design Center - lecture, 1984.

Box 4, Folder 18

USC Law School reunion, May 1987.

Box 4, Folder 19

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Incorporated (LACE) benefit - February 26, 1984.

Box 4, Folder 20

Tripod benefit - March 1985.

Box 5, Folder 1

Chamber Music in Historic Places - May 1986.

Box 5, Folder 2

Cal Arts jazz benefit - September 1985.

Box 5, Folder 3

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra benefit - January 21, 1986.

Box 5, Folder 4

Harpsichord concert - October 16, 1983.

Box 5, Folder 5

UCLA Chancellors' Association - May 16, 1984.

Box 5, Folder 6

UCLA Arts Council - Jasper Johns, October 10, 1987.

Box 5, Folder 7

UCLA Arts dinner - April 1992.

Box 5, Folder 8

UCLA Dean Blocker party - February 1992.

Box 5, Folder 9

House - UCLA Bruin Belles.

Box 5, Folder 10

House - UCLA brochure.

Box 5, Folder 11

Guest book - April 4, 1982-February 28, 1985.

Box 5, Folder 12

Guest book - Arts & Architecture tour, April 28, 1985.

Box 6, Folder 1

Letters of thanks 1983-1984.

Box 6, Folder 2

UCLA Art Council.

Box 6, Folder 3

Getty Scholar reception.

Box 6, Folder 4

UCLA Extension.

Box 6, Folder 5

UCLA Law School reunion.

Box 6, Folder 6

UCLA Las Donas.

Box 6, Folder 7

UCLA Alumni Association tour.

Box 6, Folder 8

Friends of Baxter tour (Cal Tech).

Box 6, Folder 9

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (folder 1 of 2).

Box 6, Folder 10

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (folder 2 of 2).

Box 6, Folder 11

Palm Springs Desert Museum.

Box 6, Folder 12

University of California at Riverside.

Box 6, Folder 13

Art Affiliates University of California at Santa Barbara.

Box 6, Folder 14

Marcia Weisman.

Box 6, Folder 15

Phoenix Art Museum.

Box 6, Folder 16

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - Art Museum Council.

Box 6, Folder 17

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - Museum Service Council.

Box 6, Folder 18

French Friends of French Art.

Box 6, Folder 19

Walpole Society.

Box 6, Folder 20

Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Box 6, Folder 21

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - 1982 tour.

Box 6, Folder 22

UCLA Extension.

Box 6, Folder 23

Los Angeles Today.

Box 6, Folder 24

Collectors Forum.

Box 6, Folder 25

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - Modern & Contemporary Art Council.

Box 6, Folder 26

Gamble House group.

Box 6, Folder 27

Vassar.

Box 6, Folder 28

Art Affiliates - Santa Barbara.

Box 6, Folder 29

Cancelled tours 1984-1985.

 

Articles and Clippings

Box 7, Folder 1

Los Angeles Times Calendar article (file).

Box 7, Folder 2

Vogue article (file).

Box 7, Folder 3

Architectural Digest article (file).

Box 7, Folder 4

Students' papers (file).

Box 7, Folder 5

Miscellaneous press clippings (file).

Box 7, Folder 6

Architectural Digest (Italian edition), September 1983.

Box 7, Folder 7

Los Angeles Magazine, October 1983 (2 copies).

Box 7, Folder 8

Architektur Und Wohnen, August / September 1988 (2 copies).

Box 7, Folder 9

Washington Post Magazine, November 16, 1986 (2 copies).

Box 7, Folder 10

House Beautiful, May 1986.

Box 7, Folder 11

Architectural Digest (Japan edition), March 1984.

Box 7, Folder 12

Art In America, January 1985.

Box 8, Folder 1

Miscellaneous Articles and Clippings

Box 9, Folder 1

Los Angeles, February 1985.

Box 9, Folder 2

Architectural Digest, March 1983.

Box 9, Folder 3

No Place Like Home by Amy Arbus. Doubleday & Company, 1986.

Box 9, Folder 4

Town and Country, November 1989.

Box 9, Folder 5

UCLA Magazine, Summer 1989.

Box 9, Folder 6

Real Estate As Art by Giovanni & Martinez. Sewell Archives, 1992. (1 copy cataloged on ORION).

Box 9, Folder 7

Architecture In Los Angeles by Gebhart / Winter. Peregrine Smith: 1985.

 

Videos

Box 9, Folder 8

Carol Doumani - Tour of Unfinished House - November 1981 (VHS cassette).

Box 10, Folder 1

Carol Doumani - Tour of Unfinished House - November 1981 (U-matic format).

Box 10, Folder 2

Doumani House to UCLA - KCBS News, February 15, 1989 (VHS cassette).

Box 10, Folder 3

Take Five - KCET - June 21, 1989 - Doumani House (VHS cassette).

 

Photographs

Box 10, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Photos.

Box 11, Folder 1

Construction album I, photos 1-50.

Box 11, Folder 2

Construction album 1, photos 51-100.

Box 11, Folder 3

Construction album 1, photos 101-139.

Box 11, Folder 4

Construction album 2, photos 140-190.

Box 11, Folder 5

Construction album 2, photos 191-218.

Box 11, Folder 6

White House by J.A. Shearer, 1983. Black and white, signed on mat.

Box 11, Folder 7

Sand painting photo by Michael McCall, February 26, 1984. From board & staff of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Incorporated (LACE).

 

Art Work

Box 11, Folder 8

Envelope with water color by Chris Cary of the Doumani House, April 15, 1991.