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Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989

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Series 4: Architectural Writings, 1908-1990
(Boxes 14-24, 42, 49, 50; 10.2 linear feet)

McCoy published numerous articles, essays, books, and exhibition catalogs about modern architecture. She also lectured extensively on this subject. This subseries contains records of her research for, and publication of, these writings and lectures. Found here is correspondence relating to her research; drafts; financial records; printed material including publicity for, and reviews of, her work; research material; and related photographs.
The series is arranged as 5 subseries:
4.1: Books, 1908-1988
4.2: Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1942-1990
4.3: Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers, 1948-1989
4.4: Lectures, 1960-1988
4.5: Other Writings and Research Notes, 1937-1989, undated
4.1:Books, 1908-1988
Esther McCoy wrote and published six books on architecture, and contributed writings for several other book projects during her career. This subseries contains records of these writing projects. Files for books written by McCoy may consist of correspondence, draft versions, notes, research material, financial records, photographs, and publicity and reviews. Correspondence may include original correspondence between McCoy and the architects who were the subject of her work; correspondence with publishers and others relating to her work; and copies of correspondence that McCoy used for research. For example, files for her book
Vienna To Los Angeles: Two Journeys
include copies of correspondence between Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler and between Frank Lloyd Wright and Aline Barnsdall. Research material and notes document the formation of her ideas and may include notes made during tours of buildings and exhibitions, interview notes, printed material, and excerpts from sources relating to her research, including previous writings about the subjects by McCoy and others.
This series also contains records of McCoy's work on other book projects, such as writing essays for
Contemporary Architects
, and writing the introduction for
Francisco Artigas
. The Artigas material also includes interview transcripts. McCoy's records for
Vienna To Los Angeles: Two Journeys
includes material for a related article "Letters Between R. M. Schindler and Richard Neutra" and an essay written by Pauline Schindler about Taliesin.
DescriptionContainer
Photograph of Publications (Books), circa 1970s
14
28
Collier's Encyclopedia
, "Richard Josef Neutra,", 1959, 1985
14
29
Contemporary Architects
, Various Essays, 1978-1985
14
30
Craig Ellwood: Architecture
(1969)
Drafts, circa 1968
14
31
Project Documents, 1967-1970
14
32
Five California Architects
(1960, 1975)
Acknowledgements and Introduction, circa 1975
14
33
Captions and Credits, 1959
14
34
Correspondence (photocopies), 1908, 1911-1918, 1936
14
35
Correspondence, circa 1956-1963
14
36-38
Correspondence, 1967-1987
14
39-40
Drafts and Notes, Irving Gill, 1950s
14
41-46
Drafts and Notes, Bernard Maybeck, 1950s
14
47-49
Drafts and Notes, Bernard Maybeck, 1950s
15
1-2
Drafts and Notes, R. M. Schindler, 1950s
15
3-7
Financial Records, 1959-1965, 1974-1975
15
8
Notes, Greene and Greene, circa 1950s
15
9
Photographs, Irving Gill, 1950s
15
10
Photographs, Bernard Maybeck, circa 1959
15
11
Publicity and Reviews, circa 1959-1975
15
12
Research Material, Irving Gill, 1922-1933, 1958
15
13
Research Material, Bernard Maybeck, 1950s
15
14
Symposium and Home Tour, 1988
15
15
Francisco Artigas
(1972; Foreword and Introduction by Esther McCoy)
Correspondence, 1970-1973
15
16
Foreword, 1971
15
17
Illustrations, circa 1971
15
18
Interview Transcripts, 1970-1971
15
19
Introduction, 1971
15
20
Notes, circa 1971
15
21-22
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects
, Various Essays, 1980-1982
15
23-24
Modern California Houses: Case Study Houses 1946-1962
(1962, 1977)
Bibliography, circa 1960s
15
25
Blueprints, Craig Ellwood, Case Study House #16 (Salzman House), 1952
(Oversized rolled items housed in RD 49)
15
26
Blueprints, Charles Eames, Case Study Houses #8 and #9, circa 1949
(Oversized rolled items housed in RD 50)
15
27
Correspondence, 1960-1965, 1975-1978
15
28
Draft Fragments, circa 1962
15
29
Drafts, First Edition, circa 1962
15
30
Drafts, Second Edition, circa 1977
15
31
Notes and Research Material, circa 1960s
15
32-33
Photographs, circa 1940s-1950s
(Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand photographs not scanned.)
15
34
Publicity and Reviews, 1962-1978
15
35
Richard Neutra
(1960)
Correspondence, 1958-1967
15
36
Drafts and Notes, 1950s-1960
15
37-39
Printed Material, circa 1960, 1977
15
40
The Second Generation
(1984)
Bibliography, Captions, and Index, circa 1980s
15
41-42
Building Plans used in Book, circa 1970s
15
43
Corrections to Galleys, 1983
15
44
Correspondence, General, 1977-1987
15
45-48
Correspondence, Gregory Ain, 1969-1972
16
1
Correspondence, J. R. Davidson, circa 1965-1982
16
2
Correspondence, Harwell Harris, 1978-1984
16
3-5
Drafts, Gregory Ain, circa 1980s
16
6-12
Drafts, J. R. Davidson, circa 1980s
16
13-16
Drafts, Harwell Harris, circa 1980s
16
17-22
Drafts, Raphael Soriano, circa 1980s
16
23-24
Financial Records, 1976, 1982-1984
16
25
Notes and Research Material, Gregory Ain, 1955, 1960s-1980s
16
26-28
Notes and Research Material, J. R. Davidson, circa 1960s-1980s
(oversized items housed in Box 42)
16
29-32
Notes and Research Material, General, circa 1970s-1980s
17
1-2
Notes and Research Material, Harwell Harris, circa 1960s-1980s
17
3-7
Notes and Research Material, Raphael Soriano, 1956-1982
17
8-9
Publicity and Reviews, circa 1984-1986
17
10
Vienna to Los Angeles: Two Journeys
(1979)
Acknowledgements and Bibliography, 1970s
17
11
Article, "Letters Between R. M. Schindler and Richard Neutra, 1914-1924" by Esther McCoy, 1974
17
12-15
Correspondence, General, circa 1958-1980
17
16
Correspondence, Philip and David Lovell (photocopies), 1926-1928, 1977
17
17
Correspondence, Erich Mendelsohn (photocopies), 1922
17
18
Correspondence, Pauline Schindler (photocopies), 1930-1976
17
19
Correspondence, R. M. Schindler (photocopies), circa 1914-1954
17
20-22
Correspondence, R. M. Schindler correspondence with Richard Neutra (photocopies), 1912-1924
17
23-25
Correspondence, R. M. Schindler correspondence with Richard Neutra, Draft Translations, circa 1972
17
26-27
Correspondence, R. M. Schindler correspondence with Richard Neutra, Typescripts, circa 1972
17
28-32
Correspondence, Frank Lloyd Wright re: Barnsdall House (photocopies), circa 1916-1925, 1934
17
33-36
Draft One, 1978
17
37
Draft Two, circa 1978
18
1
Draft Fragments, circa 1970s
18
2
Essay, "Taliesin in 1919" by Pauline Schindler, circa 1973
18
3
Foreword, 1970s
18
4
Introduction, 1973
18
5
Notes and Research Material, 1928-1970s
18
6-14
Photographs and Captions, circa 1910-1979
(Julius Shulman photographs not scanned.)
18
15-21
Publicity and Reviews, 1979-1980
18
22
Oversized Blueprints, Case Study House #16, 1952
(Scanned with Box 15, Folder 26)
RD 49
Oversized Blueprints, Case Study Houses #8 and #9, circa 1949
(Scanned with Box 15, Folder 27)
RD 50
Oversized Notes and Research Material, J. R. Davidson, circa 1960s-1980s
(Scanned with Box 16, Folders 29-32)
42
4.2:Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1942-1990
This subseries contains records of McCoy's work on several exhibition catalogs. McCoy worked on major museum exhibitions about architecture, such as
Blueprints for Modern Living
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;
Ten Italian Architects
at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and
High Styles
at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In some instances she was a curator for the exhibition and wrote the catalog, and in others she was asked to contribute an essay for the catalog. Files include correspondence, published catalogs, draft writings and photographs used for the catalogs, notes and research material, publicity and reviews, and other documentation of exhibition details. Of particular note are a video about the Case Study House Program that was released in conjunction with the
Blueprints for Modern Living
exhibition, and documentation regarding theft of items from the
Juan O'Gorman
exhibition.
DescriptionContainer
A. Quincy Jones: A Tribute
(1980)
Catalog, 1980
18
23
Drafts, circa 1979
18
24-25
Notes and Research Material, circa 1970s-1980
18
26
Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study House
(1989)
Correspondence, 1985-1989
18
27
Drafts, circa 1989
18
28-29
Notes, circa 1989
18
30
Project Description, 1989
18
31
Publicity and Reviews, 1987-1990
18
32
Video, "The Case Study House Program, 1945-1966,", 1989
(1 videocassette (VHS))
18
33
Felix Candela
(1957)
Catalog and Printed Material, 1957
18
34
Correspondence, 1957-1959
18
35-36
Drafts and Notes, 1956-1957
18
37-38
Exhibition Arrangements, 1957
18
39
Photographs, circa 1950s
18
40
High Styles
(1986)
Checklist Documents, circa 1985
18
41
Correspondence, 1983-1986
18
42-44
Drafts, circa 1985
19
1-2
Exhibition Arrangements, 1984-1985
19
3
Fabric Samples, circa 1956-1968
19
4
Museum Catalog Records (photocopies), circa 1985
19
5
Notes, circa 1984-1985
19
6
Photographs, circa 1942-1985
(photographs by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand not scanned)
19
7-8
Research Material, circa 1960s-1985
19
9
Reviews, 1985-1986
19
10-11
Home Sweet Home: The California Ranch House
(1983)
Correspondence and Exhibition Planning Documents, 1983-1984
19
12
Drafts, circa 1983
19
13
Notes, circa 1983
19
14
Photographs, 1945, 1958, undated
19
15
Printed Material, 1971, 1983-1984
19
16
Irving Gill
(1958)
Catalog, 1958
19
17
Correspondence, 1958-1960
19
18
Drafts, circa 1958
19
19
Exhibition Arrangements, 1958
19
20
Photographs for Catalog, 1958
(photographs by Marvin Rand not scanned)
19
21-23
Juan O'Gorman
(1964)
Catalog, 1964
19
24
Correspondence, 1958, 1963-1964
19
25
Drafts and Exhibition Arrangements, circa 1958-1964
19
26-27
Report on Theft, 1964
19
28
Marmo: The New Italian Stone Age
, Introduction by Esther McCoy, circa 1988-1989
19
29
Naives and Visionaries
(1975)
Correspondence, 1974-1977, 1984
19
30
Drafts, circa 1974-1975
19
31
Notes, circa 1974-1975
19
32
Photographs, circa 1960s-1970s
19
33
Printed Material, 1967-1981
19
34
Ten Italian Architects
(1967)
Acknowledgements and Captions, circa 1967
19
35
Blueprints, Ignazio Gardella, 1965
19
36
Catalog, 1967
19
37
Correspondence, 1963-1968
19
38-40
Financial Records, circa 1966-1968
19
41
Notebooks, circa 1963-1967
19
42-44
Notes, circa 1963-1967
20
1-2
Photograph Album, circa 1963-1967
20
3
Proposals, circa 1964
20
4
Publicity, 1967
20
5
Research Material, Franco Albini, circa 1963-1965
20
6
Research Material, General, circa 1957-1966
20
7
Research Material, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1963-1968
20
8
Research Material, Gino Valle, circa 1960s
20
9
4.3:Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers, 1948-1989
This subseries documents McCoy's work for journals, magazines, and newspapers, including publications for which she was a contributing editor, such as
Arts and Architecture
,
Lotus
, and
Progressive Architecture
. Articles are primarily on the topic of architecture, but also include a few writings on design, art, crafts, and travel. Files generally contain drafts of articles and related notes, but may also include related correspondence and photographs, as well as a clipping of the published article. Also found are general correspondence files regarding her work as an editor for
Arts and Architecture
,
Progressive Architecture
, and
Lotus
.
McCoy also worked for nearly two decades as a free lance writer for the
L. A. Times
, primarily writing about architecture and travel for the
Home Magazine
supplement. Found here are numerous draft articles, including regular features on California architects, and writings about Italy and Mexico.
Of note are articles on young architects written for
Arts and Architecture
and
Zodiac
magazines, an article on
Brasilia
for the
L. A. Times
, and an article about the Charles Eames office for
Progressive Architecture
.
DescriptionContainer
AIA Review
, "The Dodge House,", 1965
20
10
AIA Review
, "Is Mies Doing Anything Interesting?,", 1968
20
11
Angeles
, "Homage to Reyner Banham" (September 1988), 1988
20
12
Architectural Digest
, "City Map Guide No. 23: Los Angeles" (No. 7), 1974
20
13
Architectural Forum
, "Dr. Salk Talks about His Institute" (December 1967), 1967
20
14-15
Architectural Forum
, "A Health Center with Muscles" (March 1969), 1969
20
16
Architecture
, Review: "R. M. Schindler by August Sarnitz,", 1989
20
17
Architecture and Urbanism
, "Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown" (December 1981), 1981
20
18
Arts & Architecture
Correspondence, 1951-1966, 1982, 1985
20
19-20
"Architecture in Mexico" (August 1951), 1951
20
21
"The New University City of Mexico" (August 1952), 1952
20
22
"The Bradbury Building" (April 1953), circa 1953
20
23-24
"Notes on Greene and Greene" (July 1953), 1953
20
25
"Four Houses of the '20s by R. M. Schindler, Architect" (September 1953), 1953
20
26
"R. M. Schindler 1890-1953" (May 1954), 1954
20
27
"Weaving by Saul Borisov" (June 1954), 1954
20
28
"Pier Luigi Nervi - Concrete Sections from Two New Stadiums" (September 1956), 1956
20
29
"Concrete Shell Forms - Felix Candela" (May 1957), 1957
20
30
"Tribute to Sardinia" (November 1962), 1962
20
31
"William Morris, Designer, Craftsman, Victorian" (March 1963), 1960-1963
20
32-33
"Italian Designs" (May 1963), 1963
20
34
"Mosaics of Juan O'Gorman" (February 1964), 1964
20
35
"West Coast Architects II: William Wilson Wurster" (July 1964), 1964
20
36
"West Coast Architects III: Victor Gruen" (October 1964), 1964
20
37
"Pure Research,", 1964
20
38
"West Coast Architects V: John Lautner" (August 1965), 1965
20
39
"Young Architects: The Small Office" (February-March, 1966), circa 1962-1966
20
40-43
[Death of Susan Jonas,], circa 1960s
20
44
"Gregory Ain" (Winter 1981), 1979-1982
20
45
"The Greenhouse" (Spring 1982), circa 1982
20
46
"The Death of Juan O'Gorman" (Spring 1982), 1982
20
47
"Garrett Eckbo: The Early Years" (Fall 1982), 1982
20
48
"Retrospect: Bruce Goff" (Summer 1983), 1983
20
49
"John Entenza" (Winter 1984), 1984
20
50
Arts in Society
, "Avant-Garde Architecture" (1962), 1962
20
51
California Magazine
, "Geography as Destiny" (March 1986), 1986
20
52
California Magazine
, "Ray Eames" (1988), 1988
20
53
Design Book Review
, "On the Edge of the World by Richard Longstreth" (1983, December 23), 1983
20
54
Design Quarterly
, "Charles and Ray Eames" (1975), circa 1973-1975
20
55
Domus
, "Review: Bruce Goff in Architecture" (July 1971), 1970-1971
20
56
Domus
, "Post-Mies: Architecture di Anthony J. Lumsden" (November 1975), circa 1975
20
57
Global Architecture
, "Gunnar Birkerts" (Volume 31), circa 1973-1974
20
58-60
Harvard Architecture Review
, "Post Modern: Pelli and Gehry" (Unpublished), 1977-1979
20
61-62
Historic Preservation
, "Irving Gill, Architect" (April-June 1972), 1972
20
63
Hudson Review
, "Luis Barragan,", 1989
20
64
Journal of Architectural Education
, Review of
Beyond Metabolism: The New Japanese Architecture
by Michael Franklin Ross, 1979
20
65
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
, "Letters from Louis H. Sullivan to R. M. Schindler" (December 1961), 1961
21
1-2
L. A. Architect
"J. R. Davidson" (May 1977), 1977
21
3
"A Walk with Lutah Riggs" (July 1979), 1979
21
4
"Obituary: A. Quincy Jones: 1913-1979" (September 1979), 1979
21
5
"Gio Ponti: 1891-1979" (November 1979), 1979
21
6
"Konrad Wachsman: 1901-1980" (January 1981), 1981
21
7
"Ray Eames" (October 1988), 1988
21
8
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
Article on Craig Ellwood, 1955
21
9
"Case Study House #17" (1956, April 8), 1956
21
10
"Candela Exhibition" (1957, April 28), 1957
21
11
"Los Angeles: A Private Proving Ground" (1980, February 6), 1980
21
12
Los Angeles Times
Home Magazine
, "Mexico" Issue (1952, October 19), 1952
21
13
"Then and Now" (1952, December 14), 1952
21
14
"House With Sloping Walls,", 1952
21
15
"Who Starts a Style?" (1953, July 19), 1953
21
16
"Northwest Roundup,", 1953
21
17-20
Home Magazine
, "Mexico" Issue (1954, January 24), 1954
21
21-22
"La Jolla's First Architect" (1954, March 28), 1954
21
23
"60 Years of Architectural Progress Hailed by AIA" (1954, August 29), 1954
21
24
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (J. R. Davidson, 1954, November 21), 1954
21
25
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (Gregory Ain, 1955, January 2), 1954
21
26
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (Thornton Abell, 1955, May 1), 1955
21
27
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (John Lautner, 1955, May 16), 1955
21
28
"Great Maya Builders of Yucatan" (September 1955), 1955
21
29
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (Irving Gill, 1955, November 6), 1955
21
30
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (George Russell, 1955, November 20), 1955
21
31
"Bolton Hall,", 1955-1980s
21
32
"The Subject of the Researches is Man" (1956, January 22), 1956
21
33
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons, 1956, February 19), 1956
21
34
"California Landscaping No. 1" (1956, February 26), 1956
21
35
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (Richard Neutra, 1956, March 18), 1956
21
36
"California Landscaping No. 2" (1956, May 13), 1956
21
37
"Salute to AIA, Well Earned" (1956, May 13), 1956
21
38
"What I Believe? A Statement of Architectural Principles" (Milton Sessions, 1956, November 18), 1956
21
39
"Roots of California Contemporary Architecture,", circa 1956
21
40
"California Landscaping No. 9" (1957, April 21), 1957
21
41
"Italy Boasts Finest Greek Marble" (1958, February 2), 1958
21
42
"Where to Look for Arts and Crafts on Travels Abroad" (1958, April 2), 1958
21
43
"In Sardinia Design is Ruled by Spontaneity" (1958, October 14), 1957-1958
21
44-46
"The War and Ensenada" (1958, November 16), 1958
21
47
Various Articles on Italian Crafts, circa 1958
21
48
"Those Crazy Domes" (1959, February 22), circa 1959
21
49
"Room for 2 Million in the Hills" (1959, March 18), circa 1958-1959
21
50
"Italy's Marble" (1959, November 1), 1959
21
51-52
"Brasilia" (1959, November 22), Correspondence, 1959-1960
21
53
"Brasilia" (1959, November 22), Notes and Research Material, 1959-1960
21
54
"Brasilia" (1959, November 22), Photographs, circa 1959
21
55-56
"The Time Kendall Tried to Build a Modern House" (1960, March 20), 1960
21
57
"Chess in Cuernavaca" (1960, July 31), 1960
21
58
"Wanted: Architect (preferably a dead one)" (1960, August 21), 1960
21
59
"Israeli Craft: A Fusion of Many Cultures" (1960, October 9 and 1961, June 4), 1960-1961
21
60-62
"Flying off the Handle at International Airport" (1962, October 14), 1962
21
63
"Santa Monica's Inspiration Point - It's at End of the Line" (1962, October 28), 1962
21
64
"Megastructures for Megalopoli" (1967, January 15), 1966-1967
21
65
"Richard Neutra" (1968, February 11), 1967-1968
21
66
"Architecture in California: 1868-1968,", 1968
21
67
Various Articles, circa 1957-1977
21
68
Lotus
Correspondence, 1963-1983
(Includes general correspondence with editor, Bruno Alfieri)
21
69-71
"Buildings in the United States, 1966-1967" (1967-1968, v. 4), 1966-1968
21
72-74
"R. M. Schindler" (1968, v. 5), 1968
21
75
Documents used for
Lotus 5
, circa 1968
21
76
"17 Miles Between Mesa and Apache Junction" (1974, v. 8), 1974
21
77
Mademoiselle's Living
"Two Grangers in Three Acts,", 1948-1949
21
78
"Kirk House on Finn Hill, Seattle,", 1949
21
79
"Gregory Ain's Mar Vista Project for Veterans,", 1950
21
80
"Kumler House, Phoenix, Arizona,", 1950-1951
21
81
New West
, "Palms" (1976, June 7), 1976
22
1
New York Times
, Article on Japanese Design, 1959
22
2
The Pacific Spectator
, "West Coast Architecture: A Romantic Movement Ends,", 1952
22
3
Perspecta
, "Case Study Houses" (1976, v. 15), circa 1976
22
4-5
Progressive Architecture
Correspondence, 1964, 1969-1974
22
6-10
Correspondence, 1975-1989
22
11-15
Financial Records, 1969-1976
22
16
General Notes, 1966-circa 1970s
22
17
"Owens Valley Study,", circa 1970
22
18
"Central City" (March 1970), 1970
22
19
"Who's Hurting Here" (July 1971), 1971
22
20
"Designing for a Dry Climate" (1971, n. 8), 1971
22
21
"Toward the G Intensity Silhouette,", circa 1971
22
22-23
"Performing Arts Building, UC Santa Cruz,", 1971-1972
22
24
"St. Paul's Cathedral" (January 1972), 1970-1972
22
25
"Gamble House" (November 1972), 1971-1972
22
26
Article on Charles Moore and Christopher Alexander, 1972
22
27
"Hearst Castle" (January 1973), 1972-1973
22
28
"Scottsdale" (March 1973), 1972-1973
22
29
"Interior Design: The Charles Eames Office, An Affection for Objects" (August 1973), circa 1973
22
30-34
"High Tech Images" (February 1974), 1974
22
35
"Report from Guanajuato" (September 1974), 1974
22
36
"Before the Silvers" (1976, n. 10), 1976
22
37
"Pacific Design Center" (October 1976), 1976
22
38
"Annenberg Building" (March 1977), 1976-1977
22
39
"Everyman's Casa" (July 1978), 1977-1978
22
40
"Something to Wrap the Herring In" (February 1986), 1986
22
41
"Frank Gehry" (October 1986), 1986
22
42
"Second Guessing Schindler" (1989, n. 4), 1989
22
43
Various Articles, 1969
22
44
Various Articles, 1970
22
45-46
Various Articles, 1971
22
47
Various Articles, 1972
22
48-49
Various Articles, 1973-1974
22
50
Various Articles, 1975
22
51
Various Articles, 1976
22
52
Various Articles, 1977
22
53
Various Articles, 1978-1979
22
54
Various Articles, 1980-1981
22
55
Various Articles, 1982-1983
22
56
Various Articles, undated
22
57
Review
(Society of Architectural Historians), "Charles Greene's Presence" (Spring 1982), 1981
22
58
Sunset Magazine
, Various Articles, 1952, 1955
22
59
UCLA Alumni Magazine, "The New North Campus, 1966-1967,", circa 1967
22
60
Ville Giardini
, Various Articles, circa 1977-1983
22
61
Western Architect and Engineer
, "Wilshire Boulevard" (September 1961), circa 1961
23
1-4
Zodiac
, "Neutra in California" (1961, v. 8), 1961
23
5
Zodiac
, "Young Architects in the United States" (1961, v. 8), 1960-1961
23
6-8
Zodiac
, "Young Architects in the United States: 1963" (1964, v. 13)
Correspondence, 1962-1964
23
9-10
Drafts, circa 1963, 1964
23
11
Notes and Research Material, 1960-1963
23
12-14
4.4:Lectures, circa 1960-1988
This subseries contains many of the lectures given by McCoy at museums, galleries, universities, colleges, and architecture societies. Some of the lectures are for classes that McCoy taught at the University of California (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz) between 1965 and 1975. Others are exhibition and gallery lectures for the shows that she curated. Also included are lectures and talks she gave regarding her publications and tours. Files may consist of drafts of lectures, notes, and related printed material. One lecture, "Schindler in California" was released by Pidgeon Audio Visual as part of a series of talks about architecture. Included are a sound cassette of the lecture by McCoy and series of 24 slides. This subseries also includes two files of schedules and notes for house tours that McCoy led for various organizations.
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California Polytechnic, "Architecture in Transition,", 1970
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15
Columbia University, "Architecture in the West as a Cottage Industry,", 1972
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16
House Tours, Schedules and Notes, 1966-1979
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17-18
La Jolla, "Post Modern,", 1977
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19
Lecture on Brasilia, circa 1960
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20
Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright, circa 1970s
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21
Lecture on "Italian Modern,", circa 1970s
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22
Lecture on "Library Use,", 1985
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23
Lecture on Modern Architecture, circa 1970s
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24
Lectures on R. M. Schindler, circa 1970s
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25
Lecture on "Schindler in California,", circa 1970s
(includes slides and 1 sound cassette)
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26-27
Lecture on Tony Lumsden, 1975
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28
Lecture Tour, "Case Study Houses,", 1978
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29-30
Lecture Tours, "The Second Generation,", 1977, 1983-1984
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31-32
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The Architecture of R. M. Schindler,", 1967
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33
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Lecture on Museums, 1981
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34
National Trust for Historic Preservation, "The Architecture of Irving Gill,", 1971
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35
Rice Design Alliance, Lecture on Five California Architects, 1976
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36
San Diego Museum of Art, "Gill's Birthday,", 1979
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37
Santa Barbara Museum, "The Modern Tradition in Southern California,", 1971
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38
Southern California Institute of Architecture, "Schindler,", 1979
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39
University of California Extension, "The American Home as a Work of Art,", 1968
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40
University of California Extension, "Fantasy and Reality in Italian Design,", 1979
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41
University of California, Los Angeles
"Ain,", 1982
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42
"Case Study Houses,", 1974
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43
"The Colloquium: From Vienna to Los Angeles,", 1988
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44
Lecture on R. M. Schindler, 1975
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45
"Maybeck and Gill,", 1975
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46
"Mexican Architecture,", 1980
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47
"Richard Neutra and the Second Generation Moderns in Southern California,", 1975
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48
University of California, Santa Barbara, Lecture on Case Study Houses, circa 1970s
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49
University of California, Santa Barbara, "The Office of R. M. Schindler,", 1967
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50
University of California, Santa Barbara, "Roots of Modern Architecture,", 1969-1970
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51-55
University of California, Santa Barbara, "The Building as Environment Shaper,", 1970
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56
University of California, Santa Cruz, "Observing Architecture,", 1973-1974
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1-2
University of Southern California, "The Forties,", 1979
24
3
University of Southern California, "Landscape Architecture in the Urban Scene,", 1965
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4
University of Southern California, "Memorial for Wachsman,", 1981
24
5
Women's Building, "Conversation with Lutah Maria Riggs, FAIA,", 1978
24
6
4.5:Other Writings and Research Notes, 1937-1989, undated
This subseries contains other architectural writings and research notes written by McCoy that were either unpublished or for which the publication information is unknown. Found here are writings arranged by title and by subject. Titled writings include essays about her colleagues John Entenza and Julius Shulman. Subject files include writings about architecture, creativity, and Italian and Mexican architecture and culture. Also included here are notes and handwritten transcripts of an interview of architect Louis Kahn, conducted by McCoy in 1964. A recording of this interview is available in Series 10: Audio and Video Recordings. Additional material in this subseries includes book reviews written by McCoy and other unidentified writings and notes.
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Book Reviews, circa 1950s-1985
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7
Miscellaneous Unidentified Writings and Notes, circa 1950s-1980s
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8
Writings By Title
"Architecture West,", 1950
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9
"Bethlehem Baptist Church Story,", 1939, undated
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10
"Broadway Plaza,", circa 1973
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11
"Bunker Hill,", undated
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12
"Derwin Ranch,", circa 1960s
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13
"Edward Weston,", undated
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14
"Heth Wharton,", 1958
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15
"Interview with Wayne Williams on Color,", undated
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16
"John Entenza,", circa 1980
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17
"Julius Shulman,", 1989
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18
"LA, LA" Book Proposal, circa 1985-1986
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19
"Los Angeles Slums,", 1937-1938
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20
"Pallladio of Vicenza,", undated
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21
"Ranch House: Sugar Bush Hill,", circa 1940s
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22
"Report to the Board,", undated
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23
"Richard Lechner House: Studio City,", undated
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24
"Suave Fruits from Mexico,", 1955
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25
"Thoughts on the Eye,", circa 1980s
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26
"Watts Towers,", circa 1965
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27
"Wiltern Theatre,", 1980
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28
Writings and Notes by Subject
Architecture, circa 1950s-1988
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29-30
Creativity, circa 1960-1970
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31
Italian Architecture and Culture, circa 1950s-1960s
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32
Louis Kahn Interview, 1964
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33
Mexico's University City (Ciudad Universitaria), circa 1952-1954
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34
Mexican Architecture and Culture, circa 1950-1957
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35-37
Mexican Gardens and Nurseries, circa 1955
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38
New Mexico, 1949
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39

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