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Series 6: Project Files , 1956-1981, undated
(boxes 9-18; 8.25 linear ft.)

This series comprises the largest group within the Millard Sheets Papers and documents the design activities of Sheets and his design company. The projects vary in complexity from single family residential designs to downtown urban renewal projects. The scope of his designs include architectural concept drawings, interior floor plans and elevations, murals, and mosaics. Sheets used his design firm to promote and illustrate his philosophy that art should be incorporated into every aspect of daily living.
The files in this series document his efforts to create public and private spaces that reflect the history and natural features and resources of the region in their interior and exterior design. Of special interest to researchers will be the folders for the Home Savings and Loan Association, the Capitol Mall Project of Sacramento, International Pipe & Ceramics Corporation (Interpace), National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the District of Columbia, the University of Notre Dame mural, and the Pomona City mall and redevelopment project. These files reflect some of the highlights of Sheets's career as a designer. His designs for the bank branches of the Home Savings and Loan Association, in particular, rendered the institution's buildings instantly recognizable to the general population, and became a type of California architectural icon.
Files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the project. Within larger project headings, the material is then further grouped by document type. Folders are ordered chronologically.
Ahmanson, Howard F. to California Scottish Rite Memorial Temple, Correspondence are on reel 5688; California Scottish Rite Memorial Temple, Correspondence to Capitol Mall Project, Hearings and reviews of developer proposals are on reel 5689; Capitol Mall Project, Hearings and reviews of developer proposals to Capitol Mall Project, Proposals are on reel 5690; Capitol Mall Project, Reports to Hollywood Turf Club are on reel 5691; Hollywood Turf Club to Home Savings and Loan Association, Hollywood, Names for lettering are on reel 5692; Home Savings and Loan Association, Notes, drawings, photographs, and promotional materials to Home Savings and Loan Association, Santa Ana are on reel 5693; Home Savings and Loan Association, Santa Ana to Home Savings and Loan Association, Simi Valley are on reel 5694; Home Savings and Loan Association, Simi Valley to Home Savings and Loan Association, Shields and signs are on reel 5695; Home Savings and Loan Association, Status reports to International Pipe & Ceramics Corporation, Notes and drawings are on reel 5696; International Pipe & Ceramics Corporation, Notes and drawings to Philibosian, Mrs. Sirpuhe, Correspondence are on reel 5697; Philibosian, Mrs. Sirpuhe, Correspondence to Pamona First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Miscellaneous background material are on reel 5698; Porter Ranch entry to Southern California Savings and Loan Association, Requests to bid are on reel 5699; and Southern California Savings and Loan Association, Requests to bid to Webb School of California, Notes and drawings are on reel 5670.
Description Container Select
Ahmanson, Howard F.
Guest house, 1965
9
36
Mosaic tables, 1965
9
37
Ahmanson Memorial, 1968
9
38
Bank of America murals (Paul Williams, architect), Long Beach and Van Nuys, Calif., 1965, undated
9
39
Bert Stewart Memorial Fund, 1965
9
40
Beverly Wilshire Hotel mural, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1971-1974, undated
9
41
Buffums' Department Store, Pomona branch, Pomona, Calif., 1961-1963, undated
9
42
Bureau of Reclamation, US Department of the Interior, art program, 1969
9
43
California Masonic Memorial Temple, San Francisco, Calif., 1969-1971, undated
10
1-2
California Scottish Rite Memorial Temple, San Francisco, Calif.
Correspondence, 1960-1973
10
3-4
Job costs and billing statements, 1964-1965
10
5
Notes and miscellaneous background material, 1962-1964, 1972, undated
10
6
Cannell & Chaffin, Los Angeles, Calif., 1968-1969
10
7
Capitol Mall Project, Redevelopment Agency of the City of Sacramento, Sacramento, Calif.
Contracts, 1963-1966
10
8-9
Correspondence, 1962-1966, undated
10
10-15
Fee negotiations, 1963-1964, undated
10
16
Hearings and reviews of developer proposals, 1963-1966
10
17-18
Informational material for developers, 1962-1964, undated
10
19-20
Job costs and billing statements, 1962-1967, undated
10
21
Minutes of meetings, 1959-1960
10
22
Minutes of meetings, 1961-1966
11
1-4
Notes, 1962-1966, undated
11
5
Proposals, 1963-1966, undated
11
6
Reports, 1957-1965
11
7
Schedules and miscellaneous background material, 1962-1966, undated
11
8
Stone-Sheets v. Tishman, 1966-1968, undated
11
9-10
Transmittals, 1963-1966, undated
11
11
Carnation Company, Los Angeles, Calif., 1964-1965, undated
11
12
Carson City Mall, Carson City, Nevada, 1965-1968, undated
11
13
Central California Federal Savings & Loan Association, Auburn, Calif., 1969
11
14
Chapman, Mr. & Mrs. Charles R., residence, 1969-1971, undated
11
15
Children's Home Society of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1965
11
16
Church of the Brethren, La Verne, Calif., 1962-1964, undated
11
17
Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura, Ventura, Calif., 1971-1975, undated
11
18
County Seal, County of Los Angeles, Calif., 1967
11
19
Crow's Nest Camp, Bohemian Grove, Calif. (see also Series 4, Bohemian Club, San Francisco, Calif., 1964-1978), 1968-1969
11
20
Cruishank, Mrs. F. G., residence, 1963-1972, undated
11
21
Damman, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph, residence, 1968-1971, undated
11
22
Dixie College Fine Arts Center, St. George, Utah, 1970
11
23
Dorn, Mr. & Mrs. Warren M., residence, 1974
11
24
Dunbar, Mr. & Mrs. John R., residence, 1967-1969, undated
11
25
Expo `74 Commemorative Medallions, Funding Associates, N. Hollywood, Calif., 1973-1974
11
26
"Family of Man" mural, Los Angeles City Hall Annex, Los Angeles, Calif.
Contracts and proposal, 1968-1971
11
27
Correspondence, 1970-1973
11
28
Job costs and billing statements, 1970-1972
11
29
Notes and architectural drawings, 1969-1972, undated
11
30
First Church of Christ, Scientist, San Francisco, Calif., 1970-1972, 1977, undated
11
31
Fulton National Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga., 1966-1967, undated
11
32
Garrison Theater, Claremont Graduate School and University Center, Claremont, Calif., 1964-1976, undated
11
33
Goodwill Industries of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. (see also Series 4, Goodwill Industries of Southern California, Board of Governers, 1971-1981, undated), 1973-1975
11
34
Griswold's Old School House, Claremont, Calif. (see also Series 6, Hallet Development Corp., Claremont Project, Claremont, Calif., 1966), 1972
11
35
Hallet Development Corp., Claremont project, Claremont, Calif. (see also Series 6, Griswold's Old School House, Claremont, Calif., 1972), 1966
11
36
Hearthstone Insurance Company of Massachusetts, Brookline, Mass., 1969-1971, undated
11
37
Hilton Rainbow Tower, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1968-1969, 1975
11
38
Hollywood Turf Club, Inglewood, Calif., 1966-1968, undated
11
39
Home Savings and Loan Association, Los Angeles, Calif.
Branch Offices
Ahmanson Center, 1971-1976, undated
12
1
Alhambra, 1977-1978
12
2
Anaheim, 1969-1971, undated
12
3
Arcadia, 1975
12
4
Balboa Park (Pacific Beach), 1977
12
5
Barstow, 1975-1977, undated
12
6
Berkeley (Bloom remodel), 1976-1977, undated
12
7-8
Beverly Hills, 1966-1977, undated
12
9
Buena Park, 1976-1979, undated
12
10
Burbank, 1977
12
11
Century City, 1977
12
12
Compton, 1979
12
13
Cupertino, 1972-1976
12
14
Encino, 1973-1977, undated
12
15
Fremont, 1973-1977, undated
12
16-17
Fresno, 1976
12
18
Garden Grove, 1973-1976, undated
12
19
Grossmont, 1975-1977, undated
12
20
Highland Park, 1973-1974, undated
12
21
Hollywood, Contracts, 1967-1977
12
22
Holywood, Correspondence, 1966-1968, undated
12
23
Hollywood, Job costs and billing statements, 1967-1970
12
24
Hollywood, Names for lettering, 1967-1968, undated
12
25
Hollywood, Notes, drawings, photographs, and promotional materials, 1967-1968, undated
12
26
Home office, 1967
12
27
Huntington Harbor, 1979, undated
12
28-29
Huntington Park, 1975-1976, undated
12
30
La Mirada, 1976-1979, undated
12
31
Lakewood, 1975-1979, undated
12
32
Long Beach, Correspondence, 1977-1980, undated
12
33
Long Beach, Miscellaneous background material, 1963, 1977-1980, undated
12
34
Long Beach, Notes and drawings, undated
12
35
Los Angeles (temporary downtown structure), 1974
12
36
Menlo Park, 1975-1977
13
1
Montebello (see also Series 6, Branch Offices, Rolling Hills, 1972-1974, undated), 1972-1974, undated
13
2-3
Mountain View, Correspondence, 1974-1977
13
4
Mountain View, Job costs and billing statements, 1974-1978
13
5
Mountain View, Miscellaneous background material, 1973-1976, undated
13
6
Mountain View, Notes and drawings, 1974-1978, undated
13
7
Newport Beach (Irvine), 1974-1979, undated
13
8
Novato, 1970-1972, undated
13
9
Oakland (18th Street), undated
13
10
Redlands, 1976-1980, undated
13
11
Redwood City, 1973, undated
13
12
Rialto, 1969-1972
13
13
Riverside, 1973
13
14
Rolling Hills, Correspondence (see also Series 6, Branch Offices, Montebello, 1972-1974), 1972-1974, undated
13
15
Rolling Hills, Job costs and billing statements (see also Series 6, Branch Offices, Montebello, 1972-1974), 1972-1974
13
16
Rolling Hills, Notes and drawings (see also Series 6, Branch Offices, Montebello, 1972-1974), 1973, undated
13
17
Santa Ana, 1965-1967, undated
13
18
Sacramento, Point West building, Correspondence, 1972-1979
13
19
Sacramento, Point West building, Job costs and billing statements, 1976-1980
13
20
Sacramento, Point West building, Notes, drawings, and miscellaneous background material, 1972-1976, undated
13
21
Sacramento, 10th and L Streets building, 1977, undated
13
22
San Bernardino, 1971-1974, undated
13
23-24
San Diego, 1971-1977, undated
13
25
San Francisco, Correspondence, 1973-1977
13
26-27
San Francisco, Job costs and billing statements, 1973-1977
13
28
San Francisco, Notes, drawings and miscellaneous background material, 1962, 1971-1976, undated
13
29
San Gabriel, 1973-1976
14
1
San Jose, 1971-1972, undated
14
2
Santa Cruz, Correspondence, 1973-1979
14
3
Santa Cruz, Job costs and billing statements, 1973-1978, undated
14
4
Santa Cruz, Notes, drawings, and miscellaneous background material, 1973-1977, undated
14
5
Branch Offices, Santa Maria, 1975-1976
14
6
Santa Monica, 1968-1971, undated
14
7
Simi Valley, 1976-1977
14
8
Studio City, 1966-1969, 1977, undated
14
9
Tiburon, Correspondence, 1972-1980, undated
14
10
Tiburon, Job costs and billing statements, 1972-1980
14
11
Tiburon, Notes, drawings, and miscellaneous background material, 1966, 1970-1973, undated
14
12-13
Torrance, 1976-1980, undated
14
14
Tujunga, 1978-1979, undated
14
15
Vacaville, 1976, undated
14
16
Valencia, 1976-1977
14
17
Vallejo, 1976-1977
14
18
Walnut Creek, 1973-1976, undated
14
19
West Portal, 1973-1977, undated
14
20
Westminster, 1976-1980, undated
14
21
Westlake Village, 1966, 1976-1980, undated
14
22-23
Whittier, 1974-1975
14
24
Building Committee minutes of meetings and reports, 1976-1977
14
25-27
Flow charts, 1977
14
28
Imperial Bank horse sculpture, 1975
14
29
Miscellaneous background material, 1961-1977, undated
14
30
Shields and signs, 1972, undated
14
31
Status reports, 1976
14
32
Temporary modular structure, 1975-1976, undated
14
33
Hunter, Joseph, residence, Anchor Bay, Calif., 1964
14
34
Hunter, R.O., Jurupa Estates residence, 1969
14
35
International Pipe & Ceramics Corporation (Interpace), Los Angeles, Calif.
Agendas and minutes of meetings, 1964-1971
14
36
Annual reports, 1962-1970
14
37
Coco Palms Mural, Kauai, Hawaii, 1968-1971, undated
14
38
Contract and position description, 1968, undated
14
39
Correspondence
Adleta Show Case & Fixture Manufacturing Company, 1965
15
1
Betts, John F., 1963-1972
15
2
Bowler, C.N., Jr., 1964-1967
15
3
Choo, Yoon, 1971
15
4
Filsinger, E. Phil, 1958-1971
15
5
Folks, Eugene, F., 1964-1967
15
6
Goodrich, Hobert R., 1961-1967
15
7
Hirsh, Allan M., Jr., (see also Series 2, Hirsh, Mr. & Mrs. Allan M., Jr., 1965-1971), 1963-1967
15
8
House, Elliot M., 1965-1967, undated
15
9
Kennison, Hugh F., 1963-1973, undated
15
10
Lawton, Richard C., 1963-1965
15
11
Loder, Marc, 1966-1967
15
12
Maloof, Sam, 1966
15
13
McComas, Owen L., 1963-1966
15
14
Miscellaneous, 1961-1973
15
15-16
Moffitt, David S., 1963-1966
15
17
Pulling, Richard K., 1971
15
18
Seton, Louis H., 1963-1966
15
19
Stanton, Sheridan G., 1964-1971
15
20
Swanson, Harold V., 1964-1966
15
21
Wagner, Jack L., 1964-1966
15
22
Whitmore, C. F., 1965-1966
15
23
Job costs and billing statements, 1966-1974, undated
15
24
Miscellaneous background material, 1965-1969, undated
15
25
Notes and drawings, 1959, 1962-1973, undated
15
26
Photographs (see Series 12), 1963-1965, undated
15
27
Johnson, Robert, residence, Escondido, Calif., 1966-1969
15
28
Keenan, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B., residence and stables, Claremont, Calif., 1968-1969
15
29
Kosa, Emil J., residence, 1968
15
30
Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, Calif., 1968-1971
15
31
Los Feliz Inn, Los Angeles, Calif., 1975
15
32
Loyola University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif., 1963-1966, undated
15
33
Lubbock National Bank, Lubbock, Tex.
Charles E. Maedgen, Jr. Memorial Surgical Waiting Room, Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, Tex., 1973-1974
15
34
Main Branch
Contract and proposal, 1970-1974
15
35
Correspondence, 1965-1978
15
36-37
Custom Business Interiors (Cal Margulies), 1966-1972
15
38
Drawings, photographs, and promotional material, 1965-1967, undated
15
39
Job costs and billing statements, 1966-1974
15
40
Notes, 1965-1972, undated
15
41
Third floor additions, 1971-1972, undated
15
42
Southwest Lubbock National Bank, Lubbock, Tex., 1977-1978, undated
15
43
Malone Ranch, Riverside County, Calif., 1961-1966, undated
15
44
Masi, Mr. & Mrs. Sebastian, residence, Cucamonga, Calif., 1964-1966, undated
15
45
Medallion Restaurant, Los Angeles, Calif., 1973, undated
15
46
Mercantile National Bank, Dallas, Tex., 1958, 1964-1965
15
47
Merit Development Company, San Francisco, Calif., 1964
15
48
Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, Calif., 1966-1968
15
49
National Paint and Coatings Association, 1975
15
50
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., 1962-1971, undated
Contract and job specifications, 1964
16
1
Correspondence, General, 1964-1970
16
2
Correspondence, Maginnis and Walsh and Kennedy, Boston, Mass., 1963-1974, undated
16
3
Correspondence, Ravenna Mosaic Company, St. Louis, Mo., 1965-1971
16
4
Drawings, notes, and research material, 1962-1968, undated
16
5
Job costs and billing statements, 1964-1969
16
6
"Native Diver" memorial, Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif., 1968-1970, undated
16
7
Notre Dame mural ("Word of Life"), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1962-1968, 1987-1988, undated
16
8
Padelford, Mrs. Louise, residence, Claremont, Calif., 1966-1967, undated
16
9
Perino's Restaurant, Los Angeles, Calif. (see also Series 6, Pierce National Life Insurance Company, 1966-1969, undated), 1967
16
10
Perpetual Savings and Loan Association, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1966
16
11
Person, Roy, residence, 1974, undated
16
12
Philibosian, Mrs. Sirpuhe, residence
Correspondence, 1965-1969
16
13
Job Costs, "Desert" house, 1965-1966, undated
16
14
Job Costs, "Persian" house, 1965
16
15
Notes, drawings, and miscellaneous material, 1965-1967, undated
16
16
Pierce National Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles, Calif. (see also Series 6, Perino's Restaurant, Los Angeles, Calif., 1967)
Bids, 1967-1968, undated
16
17
Correspondence, 1966-1969
16
18
Job costs, 1966-1969, undated
16
19
Notes, drawings, and miscellaneous material, 1966-1968, undated
16
20
Pomona, City of, Mall and redevelopment project
Contracts and proposals, 1959-1965
16
21
Correspondence, Alvin, Joe, 1960-1963, undated
16
22
Correspondence, General, 1956-1971
16
23-24
Correspondence, Sharp, Frederick W., 1959-1971
16
25
Job costs and billing statements, 1959-1965
16
26
Miscellaneous background material, 1958-1976, undated
16
27-29
Notes and drawings, 1960-1966, undated
16
30
Parking lot and landscaping, 1960-1962
16
31
Pomona First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Pomona, Calif.
Claremont Architectural Commission, minutes of meetings, 1968-1969
16
32
Contracts and proposals, 1968-1979
16
33
Correspondence, Berry Construction Company, Ontario, Calif., 1968-1969
16
34
Correspondence, General, 1965-1979
16
35
Correspondence, Lee, Joseph P., 1967-1969
16
36
Drawings and sketches, undated
16
37
Job costs and billing statements, 1965-1969, 1976
16
38
Miscellaneous background material, 1968-1969, undated
16
39
Porter Ranch entry, Macco Realty Company, Newport Beach, Calif., 1964-1966
16
40
Rainier, F.E. ("Buzz") and Barbara, residence, Carmel, Calif., 1969-1971
16
41
Richard Hardin & Associates, proposal, Austin, Tex., 1971
16
42
Roberts, Dr. & Mrs. Ernest R., residence, 1967
16
43
Ruddick, Mrs. Harold M.., residence, 1965-1966
16
44
St. Joseph's Church, Upland, Calif., 1979-1980, undated
17
1
St. Paul Civic Center, I. A. O'Shaughnessey Plaza fountain, St. Paul, Minn., 1973
17
2
San Antonio Plaza fountain, San Antonio, Texas, 1966-1967
17
3
San Jacinto Savings Association, Houston, Texas
Correspondence, 1964-1967
17
4-5
Job costs and billing statements, 1964-1966
17
6
Notes and miscellaneous background material, 1964-1965, undated
17
7
Photographs (see Series 12, same heading), circa 1966
17
8
San Jose Mercury News (San Jose Air Terminal mural), 1976-1977
17
9
Santa Rosa Savings & Loan Association, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Contracts, 1967-1968
17
10
Correspondence, 1967-1972
17
11-12
Field inspection reports, 1968
17
13
Job costs and billing statements, 1967-1969
17
14
Notes, drawings, and miscellaneous background material, 1957, 1967-1969, undated
17
15
Proposals , 1968-1969
17
16
Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, Los Angeles, Calif., 1964-1970
17
17
Scripps College, Claremont, Calif.
Architectural contract for Humanities Building, 1967-1968, undated
17
18
President's Suite, 1967, 1971, undated
17
19
Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, San Francisco, Calif., 1969-1971, undated
17
20
Southern California Edison Company, Los Angeles, Calif., 1971-1973, undated
17
21
Southern California Savings and Loan Association, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bruner Pacific (marble), 1968-1969
17
22
Buckeye Realty and Management Corp., 1968-1969, undated
17
23
Carpets, furniture, and lighting, 1969-1970, undated
17
24
Columbia Showcase and Cabinet Company, 1969
17
25
Pinton Freres (tapestries), 1968-1969
17
26
Requests to bid, 1969
17
27
Resolution, 1970
17
28
Wilshire & Doheny branch office, 1968-1970, undated
17
29
Stone, Ralph, addition to residence, Santa Rosa, Calif., 1970-1971, undated
17
30
Sunset Magazine
Christmas card painting (see also Series 11, Sunset Magazine, Christmas card text, 1973), 1973
17
31
Dining room mural, Menlo Park, Calif., 1973
17
32
Travis Savings and Loan Association, San Antonio, Tex.
Correspondence, 1965-1975, undated
17
33-34
Design sketches, architectural drawings, and photographs, 1966-1968, undated
17
35
Job costs, 1966-1969, undated
17
36
Notes and research material, 1966-1970, undated
17
37
Travis sculpture, 1965
17
38
Truman's Restaurant and Drive In, Los Angeles, Calif., 1964-1971, undated
17
39-40
United Air Lines calendars, 1963-1967
17
41
Upland Woods housing complex, Upland, Calif., 1977, undated
17
42
Warner Brown Hospital, El Dorado, Ark., circa 1975
17
43
Washington Cathedral/Mount Saint Alban, Washington, D.C., 1966-1967
17
44
Webb School of California, Claremont, Calif.
Change orders and credit memos, 1965-1967, undated
17
45
Contracts and proposals, 1965-1966
17
46
Correspondence, Bayne, Peter F., 1965-1968
18
1
Correspondence, General, 1965-1978
18
2
Correspondence, Hooper, Frederick R., 1965-1973
18
3
Job costs and billing statements, 1965-1967, undated
18
4
Liens and work releases, 1966
18
5
Miscellaneous background material, 1965-1975, undated
18
6
Notes and drawings, 1965-1966, undated
18
7

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