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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.
Titles of works are arranged alphabetically and individual files are also arranged alphabetically. McCoy's books Five California Architects and The Second Generation featured sections on specific architects, and her correspondence, drafts, and research material are all alphabetically arranged by architect.
The bulk of this subseries has been scanned. Photographs by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand and other select folders have not been scanned.
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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)
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