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

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Series 7: Printed Material , circa 1885-1990
(Box 28-31, 42; 2.9 linear feet)

This series contains a large amount of printed material of interest to and collected by McCoy, much of it documenting her professional activities. Found here are books, clippings, magazines, postcards, newsletters, press releases, and publications by subject. News clippings include articles about McCoy, articles written by McCoy, articles about architecture not written by McCoy, and other miscellaneous subjects. Architecture, art, and literary magazines found here often include articles written by McCoy. Additionally, she collected leftist magazines such as New Masses and Left Front. Certain printed materials are arranged by subjects which were of interest to McCoy for her writing projects. Included are printed materials gathered during her travels to Italy, Mexico, and Israel. These files may contain brochures, exhibition announcements and catalogs, booklets, travel guides, newsletters and other miscellaneous items.
This series has been arranged alphabetically by type of item followed by an alphabetical arrangement of subject files. Items within each folder are arranged chronologically. Researchers should note that additional printed materials, especially clippings, are also found in Series 4: Architectural Writings, Series 5: Projects, and Series 6: Architect Files.
Portions of this series has been scanned. Items not directly relating to McCoy's career as a writer and architectural historian have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Books, The Chapbook: A Miscellany, 1924
28
32
Books, Course in Making Mosaics, by Josef L. Young, 1957
28
33
Books, The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein, 1898
28
34
Books, Dante's Inferno by Dante Alighieri, Illustrated by M. Gustave Doré, circa 1885
28
35
Books, Dorothy M. Richardson by John Cowper Powys, 1931
28
36
Books, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos, 1925
28
37
Books, The Human Tragedy by Anatole France, circa 1920s
28
38
Books, Le Poém ?lectronique by Le Corbusier, circa 1958
28
39
Books, Little Blue Book, No. 659, "The Lost Phoebe" and "Old Rogaum and His Theresa" by Theodore Dreiser, 1918
28
40
Books, Studies in Pessimism by Arthur Schopenhaur, undated
28
41
Book Proofs, Cliff May, Western Ranch Houses Vol. II, circa 1985
(Oversized items housed in Box 42)
28
42
Book Proofs, Unidentified, undated
28
43
Calendars, War Resistance League, 1983-1984
29
1
Clippings, About Architecture (Not written by McCoy), circa 1937-1989
29
2-5
Clippings, About Esther McCoy, circa 1925, 1928, 1958-1990
29
6-7
Clippings, Arts and Architecture Title Pages (Photocopies), 1940-1967
29
8-12
Clippings, Writings by Esther McCoy, 1936-1954
29
13-16
Clippings, Writings by Esther McCoy, 1955-1959
(oversized items housed in Box 42)
29
17-20
Clippings, Writings by Esther McCoy, 1960-1988
29
21-23
Clippings, Writings by Esther McCoy, undated
29
24
Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1926-1984
29
25-29
Magazines
The Architectural Digest, 1929
29
30
Architectural Record, 1957-1964
29
31
Evergreen Review, 1959
29
32
Historic Preservation, 1972-1973
29
33
L. A. Architect, 1977, 1987-1988
29
34
Left Front, 1934
29
35
Museos Y Arte De Mexico, 1953
29
36
New Masses, 1934-1936
29
37-41
New Mexico Quarterly, 1955, 1957
29
42
Pacific Weekly, 1935
29
43
Partisan Review & Anvil, 1936
29
44
Plain Talk, 1929
29
45
Miscellaneous Architecture Magazines, 1957, 1964
29
46
Miscellaneous Architecture Magazines, 1968-1984
(Oversized items housed in Box 42)
30
1
Miscellaneous Art Magazines, 1959
30
2
Miscellaneous Magazines, General, 1961, 1969, 1973
30
3
Miscellaneous Literary Magazines, 1925, 1933-1947, 1958
(partially scanned)
30
4-6
Miscellaneous Socialist Magazines, 1966, 1967, 1971
30
7
Newsletters, 1968, 1970, 1982, 1989
30
8
Newsletters, Council for Planning and Conservation, 1968-1969
30
9
Postcards from Travels (Blank), circa 1940s-1970s
30
10-11
Press Releases, 1979, 1981-1986
30
12
Publications by Subject
Architecture and Urban Design, 1939-1989
(oversized items housed in Box 42)
30
13-19
Artists, circa 1936-1988
30
20-24
California (Historical and Cultural Landmarks), 1956-1975
30
25-27
Cast Iron, circa 1973-1976
30
28
Israel, 1960-1970
30
29-30
Italy, 1930-1972
30
31-33
Italy, 1930-1972
(oversized items housed in Box 42; not scanned)
31
1-10
Labor, 1932-1942
31
11-13
Mexico, 1947-1968
(oversized items housed in Box 42)
31
14-15
Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1973
31
16
Theatre, 1920-1936
31
17-18
Tour Brochures, 1951-1954
31
19
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1935-1985
31
20
Oversized Book Proofs, Cliff May, Western Ranch Houses Vol. II, circa 1985
(See also Box 28, Folder 41)
42
Oversized Clippings, Writings by Esther McCoy, 1956-1957
(See also Box 29, Folders 17-20)
42
Oversized Miscellaneous Architecture Magazines, 1986
(See also Box 30; Folder 1)
42
Oversized Printed Material on Architecture and Urban Design, 1939-1989
(See also Box 30, Folders 13-19)
42
Oversized Printed Material on Italy, 1930-1972
(See also Box 31, Folders 1-10)
42
Oversized Printed Material on Mexico, 1947-1968
(See also Box 31, Folders 14-15)
42

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