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Subseries 4.3 | A Finding Aid to the Esther McCoy papers, 1876-1990, bulk, 1938-1989 | Digitized Collection

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

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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
.
Titles of publications found in this subseries are arranged alphabetically, and individual articles are arranged chronologically by publication date. The exact publication date, when known, is given in parentheses.
This subseries has been scanned in its entirety.
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

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