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Esther McCoy papers

Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Names:
Historic American Buildings Survey  Search this
Society of Architectural Historians  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles. School of Architecture and Urban Planning  Search this
Ain, Gregory, 1908-1988  Search this
Barragán, Luis, 1902-  Search this
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-  Search this
Davidson, Julius Ralph, b. 1889  Search this
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945  Search this
Ellwood, Craig  Search this
Gill, Irving, 1870-1936  Search this
Grotz, Dorothy  Search this
Hollein, Hans, 1934-  Search this
Jones, A. Quincy (Archie Quincy), 1913-1979  Search this
Maybeck, Bernard R.  Search this
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970  Search this
O'Gorman, Juan, 1905-  Search this
Rand, Marvin  Search this
Schindler, R. M. (Rudolph M.), 1887-1953  Search this
Shulman, Julius  Search this
Soriano, Rafael, 1920-  Search this
Watanabe, Makoto  Search this
Worlidge, T. (Thomas), 1700-1766  Search this
Extent:
44.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Etchings
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Drawings
Memoirs
Date:
circa 1876-1990
bulk 1938-1989
Summary:
The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 44.4 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 44.4 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects.

Biographical and family material consists of awards, resumes, identification documents, and other documentation of McCoy's personal life. Included are a transcript of a 1984 interview of McCoy by Makoto Watanabe and material relating to her friend, Theodore Dreiser.

Correspondence focuses on her personal relationships with family, friends, and lovers, and general correspondence relating primarily to her work as a writer. McCoy's personal correspondence is valuable to researchers who are interested in her personal life, her struggles as a young writer, and the way in which her family, friends, lovers, mentors, and colleagues helped to shape her work and career. As documented in this correspondence, her life offers a glimpse into twentieth-century American social and political history, especially the radical leftist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. Researchers interested in the roots of feminism in the United States should also find these papers useful in documenting the life of a creative and productive woman who was successful in a field then almost entirely dominated by men. Correspondents of note include her husband Berkeley Tobey, lovers Geoffrey Eaton and Albert Robert, writers Ray Bradbury and Theodore Dreiser, and artists and architects, such as Dorothy Grotz, Craig Ellwood, A. Quincy Jones, Hans Hollein, and J. R. Davidson. General correspondence is primarily with researchers, professors, architects, publishers, and professional organizations.

Personal writings include McCoy's diaries, notebooks, and memoirs, and writings by others including friends, lovers, and colleagues. Also included are drafts of McCoy's fictional works, both published and unpublished, including short stories, teleplays, and novels.

The collection contains in-depth documentation of McCoy's pioneering study of the modernist work of twentieth-century architects in Southern California. The bulk of her papers consist of her writing files for books, exhibition catalogs, articles, and lectures on architecture. Because many of the architects about whom McCoy wrote were her contemporaries, she developed personal relationships with several of them through her research and writing. Her writing files include drafts, notes, research material, photographs, and correspondence. McCoy also traveled extensively, particularly in Italy and Mexico, and wrote about architecture, craft, and culture in those countries. Project files document McCoy's other activities related to architectural history, such preservation projects, juries, grants, the Dodge House Preservation Campaign and related film project, her work for the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), and her work at the UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Planning, compiling a slide library and cataloging the Richard Neutra's papers. McCoy also maintained architect files which may contain correspondence, notes, photographs, research material, interview transcripts, about architects and their works. Among these extensive records, the files documenting the careers of R. M. Schindler, Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, and Juan O'Gorman are particularly rich.

Printed material in this collection documents McCoy's career as well as her personal interests. Included are books, clippings, magazines, newsletters, press releases, as well as publications arranged by subject such as architecture, art, Italy, and Mexico. McCoy also collected literary and leftist publications. The small amount of artwork in this collection consists of artwork sent to her by friends, including a drawing of her by Esther Rollo and etchings by various artists including Thomas Worlidge.

There are personal photographs of family and friends and of McCoy at different times in her life, as well as photographs gathered during the course of her research on architecture. Found here are photographs of architects and their works, including a large number depicting the work of Gregory Ain, Luis Barragan, J. R. Davidson, Irving Gill, Bernard Maybeck, Juan O'Gorman, R. M. Schindler, and Raphael Soriano. Many of these photographs were taken by notable architectural photographers Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand. Also found are photographs of architecture designed for the Case Study House program of Arts & Architecture magazine; exhibition photographs, primarily for the exhibition "Ten Italian Architects" in 1967; and other research photographs primarily documenting architecture and craft in other countries and the history of architecture in California. This series also includes approximately 3,600 slides of architecture.

Audio and video recordings include a videocassette of McCoy's 80th birthday party and 55 taped interviews with architects, people associated with architectural projects, and artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical and Family Material, 1881-1989 (boxes 1, 48; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1896-1989 (boxes 1-6, 4.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Writings, 1919-1989 (boxes 6-14; 8.1 linear feet)

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

Series 5: Projects, circa 1953-1988 (boxes 24-26, 47, FC 53-56; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Architect Files, 1912-1990 (boxes 26-28, 42; 2.2 linear feet)

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

Series 8: Artwork, 1924-1967, undated (box 31; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs and Slides, circa 1876-1989 (boxes 31-38, 41-46, 51; 8.7 linear feet)

Series 10: Audio and Video Recordings, 1930-1984 (boxes 38-40, 47; 2.5 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Esther McCoy (1904-1989) is remembered best for her pioneering work as an architectural historian, critic, and proponent of Southern California modern architecture of the early to mid-twentieth century. McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. Although her professional interests ranged from writing fiction to studying the folk architecture and crafts of Mexico, McCoy achieved her most notable success for her numerous articles, books, and exhibitions about Southern California architecture and the architects associated with the modernist movement.

Born in Arkansas in 1904, Esther McCoy grew up in Kansas and attended various schools in the Midwest. In 1926 she left the University of Michigan to launch a writing career in New York, where she moved in avant-garde literary circles and conducted research for Theodore Dreiser. She began writing fiction in New York and continued to write after moving to Los Angeles in 1932, working on short stories, novels, and screenplays. She published numerous short stories between 1929 and 1962, with works appearing in the New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, and university quarterlies. Her short story, "The Cape," was reprinted in Best Short Stories of 1950. Many of the novels that she wrote from the mid-1960s through the 1980s were related thematically to architects and architecture.

During the late 1920s and throughout the 1930s, McCoy participated in the politically radical movements of the period and wrote for leftist publications. Her interest in the lowcost housing projects of modern architects was prompted by one of her articles about slums for Epic News. During World War II she entered a training program for engineering draftsmen at Douglas Aircraft and in 1944 was hired as an architectural draftsman for the architect R.M. Schindler. As she became increasingly interested in modern architecture and design, she combined her two major career interests and began to focus her energies on architectural research, writing, and criticism. Her first article on architecture, "Schindler: Space Architect," was published in 1945 in the journal Direction.

McCoy began writing about architecture in earnest in 1950 as a free-lance contributor to the Los Angeles Times. From then until her death in 1989, she wrote prolifically for Arts & Architecture magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Architectural Record, L'Architectura, Zodiac (Italy), Progressive Architecture, Lotus (Italy), and Architectural Forum. In addition to her numerous articles, McCoy wrote several books on Southern California modern architecture and architects. Her first major work, Five California Architects, published in 1960, is now recognized as a classic work in modern architectural history. It promoted a serious study of modern architecture in Southern California and introduced to the world several leading California architects and their work: Bernard Maybeck, Irving Gill, Charles and Henry Greene, and R.M. Schindler. That same year, she published another important book focusing on the work of the California architect Richard Neutra. Other books by McCoy include Modern California Houses: Case Study Houses (1962), Craig Ellwood (1968), Vienna to Los Angeles: Two Journeys (1979), and The Second Generation (1984).

In addition to these books, McCoy organized and wrote catalogs for several significant exhibitions focusing on contemporary architects. Her first was the R.M. Schindler Retrospective, a 1954 exhibition at the Landau Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Her other exhibitions and accompanying catalogs include Roots of California Contemporary Architecture, 1956, Los Angeles Municipal Art Department; Felix Candela, 1957, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Irving Gill, 1958, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Juan O'Gorman, 1964, San Fernando Valley State College; and Ten Italian Architects, 1967, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Moreover, McCoy contributed numerous essays to other exhibition catalogs and publications, lectured at the University of Southern California, participated in preservation projects, organized tours for the Society of Architectural Historians, and contributed to a number of documentary films. Her energy and interests also led her to catalog and transcribe Richard Neutra's papers at the University of California Los Angeles Archives.

McCoy received national recognition from the American Institute of Architects for her seminal and prolific work in the field of Southern California modern architectural history and criticism. Her interests, however, were not exclusively bound to California. She traveled the world and was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. She made five extended trips to Italy during the 1950s and 1960s, publishing regularly about the architecture there and curating the exhibition Ten Italian Architects. She was a contributing editor to two Italian journals, Zodiac and Lotus, and was awarded the Star of Order of Solidarity in 1960 by the Republic of Italy for her research and writing.

Esther McCoy died of emphysema on December 30, 1989, at the age of eighty-five. Her last contribution was an essay for the exhibition catalog Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study House. The show opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles one month before her death.

1904 -- Born November 18 in Horatio, Arkansas. Raised in Kansas.

1920 -- Attended preparatory school at Central College for Women, Lexington, Missouri.

1922-1925 -- College education: Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; University of Michigan.

1924 -- Visited Theodore Dreiser in Michigan.

1926-1938 -- Began writing in New York City.

1926-1938 -- Researched and read for Theodore Dreiser.

1926-1938 -- Worked for editorial offices and publishers.

1926-1938 -- Traveled to write in Paris (1928), Key West, Florida (1930), and Los Angeles, California (1932-1935).

1938 -- Moved to Santa Monica, California.

1941 -- Married Berkeley Greene Tobey.

1942-1944 -- Employed as engineering draftsman at Douglas Aircraft.

1944-1947 -- Worked as architectural draftsman for R.M. Schindler.

1945 -- Began architectural writing career.

1950 -- Wrote script for film Architecture West.

1950 -- Joined editorial board of Arts & Architecture.

1950-1968 -- Worked as free-lance writer for the Los Angeles Times.

1951-1955 -- Traveled to, researched, and wrote about Mexico and Mexican art and architecture.

1954 -- R.M. Schindler Retrospective exhibition at the Landau Art Gallery, Los Angeles.

1956 -- Roots of California Contemporary Architecture exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Department.

1957 -- Felix Candela exhibition, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

1958 -- Irving Gill exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Traveled to Italy.

1959-1968 -- Contributing editor to Italian periodicals Zodiac and Lotus.

1960 -- Five California Architects (New York: Reinhold).

1960 -- Richard Neutra (New York: G. Braziller).

1960 -- Awarded Star of Order of Solidarity by the Republic of Italy for reporting on arts and crafts in Italy.

1962 -- Death of Berkeley Greene Tobey.

1962 -- Modern California Houses: Case Study Houses (New York: Reinhold) (reprinted as Case Study Houses, Los Angeles: Hennessey and Ingalls, 1978).

1963 -- Resident Fellow at Huntington Hartford Foundation.

1964 -- Juan O'Gorman exhibition, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, Calif.

1965 -- Consultant for the California Arts Commission.

1965-1966 -- Wrote and produced the film Dodge House.

1965-1968 -- Lecturer at University of California at Los Angeles, School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

1966 -- Resident Fellow at MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire.

1967 -- Ten Italian Architects exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

1967 -- Honorary Associate of the Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

1967 -- Regents' Lecturer at University of California, Santa Barbara.

1968 -- Craig Ellwood (New York: Walker).

1968 -- Distinguished Service Citation from the California Council of AIA.

1969-1970 -- Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

1969-1989 -- Contributing editor of Progressive Architecture.

1971-1978 -- Graham Foundation Grants.

1974 -- Regents' Lecturer at the University of California,Santa Cruz.

1979 -- Vienna to Los Angeles: Two Journeys (Santa Monica, Calif.: Arts & Architecture Press).

1979 -- Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

1981 -- Los Angeles Chapter Women's Architectural League Honorary Member.

1982 -- Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Modern and Contemporary Art Council Award for Distinguished Achievement.

1983 -- Home Sweet Home: The California Ranch House exhibition at California State University.

1984 -- The Second Generation (Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books).

1985 -- American Institute of Architects, Institute Honor.

1986 -- High Styles exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

1987 -- Vesta Award for outstanding scholarship.

1989 -- Award from the Historical Society of Southern California.

1989 -- Award from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

1989 -- Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study House exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Died in Santa Monica, California, December 30.
Related Material:
Also in the Archives of American Art are eight sound cassettes of a transcribed interview with Esther McCoy conducted by Joseph Giovannini, June 8-November 14, 1987.
Provenance:
The collection was given to the Archives of American Art by Esther McCoy in 1986. Before her death in 1989, McCoy assisted in the organization and identification of the papers. Original pre-print film elements for Dodge House 1916 were donated to the Archives of American Art by the Academy Film Archive in 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Architectural historians -- California  Search this
Art critics -- California  Search this
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Mexico  Search this
Architects -- Italy  Search this
Architecture, Domestic -- California  Search this
Authors -- California  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Europe  Search this
Architects -- California  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Etchings
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Transcripts
Drawings
Memoirs
Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccoesth
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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Extent:
(Box 28-31, 42; 2.9 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1885-1990
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement note:
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.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccoesth, Series 7
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Archives of American Art
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Architects

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1898-1980s
Scope and Contents note:
Found here are photographs of works by architects, which McCoy compiled for her books, exhibition catalogs, articles, and other professional projects. Photographs primarily depict architecture by Southern California architects, but also including works by architects working elsewhere in the United States, Italy, and Mexico. Some of these photographs also document architecture by young architects working in the U.S. during the mid-1960s. Photographs depict various interior and exterior views, construction, and occasionally found are photographs of the architect. A large number of photographs found here depict the work of Gregory Ain, Luis Barragan, J. R. Davidson, Irving Gill, Bernard Maybeck, Juan O'Gorman, R. M. Schindler, and Raphael Soriano. Photographs were taken by Esther McCoy, prominent architectural photographers Marvin Rand and Julius Shulman, and many others.
Arrangement note:
Files are arranged alphabetically by name of architect; works by that architect are arranged chronologically by construction date. Date of construction is included in parentheses when it is known. When only one or two photographs represent the work of an architect, it was placed in a file of "Miscellaneous Architects, A-Z." Researchers should note that additional photographs of architects and architecture can be found in Series 4: Architectural Writings, Series 5: Projects, and Series 6: Architect Files.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccoesth, Subseries 9.2
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Esther McCoy papers / Series 9: Photographs and Slides
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Archives of American Art
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General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1989
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries primarily contains letters concerning McCoy's career in architectural history and criticism. Her career in fiction writing is covered to a lesser degree. Among the correspondents are researchers, writers, professors, architects, art professionals, publishers, and professional associations. Topics covered include research and writing projects, Los Angeles area preservation and restoration projects, and grant projects.

Major correspondents in this series include the American Institute of Architects, the Graham Foundation, City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board, Domus Magazine, Los Angeles Times, editor Monica Pidgeon, architectural critics Reyner Banham, David Gebhard, William Jordy, Robin Middleton, Allan Temko, and Nathan Shapira, and architects J. R. Davidson, Craig Ellwood, Joseph Giovannini, Hans Hollein, A. Quincy Jones, and Bruno Zevi. Also found is extensive correspondence with the University of California, Berkeley, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. Correspondence for 1959 contains a letter from Albert Camus requesting McCoy's assistance with helping Spanish refugees, and correspondence for 1989 contains photographs of Esther McCoy and others at the Athenaeum at Caltech for the third annual gala of the Historical Society of Southern California.

See Appendix for a list of selected correspondents from Series 2.3.
Arrangement note:
Material is arranged chronologically. The bulk of McCoy's correspondence with architects is arranged in Series 6: Architect Files. Additional correspondence pertaining to specific projects can be found in Series 4: Architectural Writings and in Series 5: Project Files. Correspondence in this series complements the files found in these other series and they should be consulted together for a better understanding of McCoy's career.
Appendix: Selected Correspondents from Series 2.3:
Abbot, Mary Squire (McIntosh and Otis, Inc.), 1949, 1950, 1953, 1957

Adahura, Yuki, 1942

Adams, Christopher, 1962

Albinson, Don, 1989

Alexander, Christopher, 1965

Allen, Albert, 1968

Amantea, Kirjah, 1982

Ambre, Reuth, 1986

American Academy in Rome, 1970

American Federation of Arts, 1966

American Film Institute, 1975

American Institute of Architects, 1959, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989

American Institute of Interior Designers, 1974

Anderson, Sherwood, undated

Andrews, Wayne, 1983

Architecture -- , 1985

Architecture in Australia, 1974

Architectural Forum -- , 1965, 1966, 1968

Architectural History Foundation, Inc., 1982, 1983, 1984

Architectural Publishing Co., 1967

Architectural Record -- , 1959

Archive of Women in Architecture, 1975

Archives of American Art, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

Arizona Quarterly -- , 1949

Arizona State University, 1969

Arts in Society -- , 1964

Ashton, Raymond J., 1948

Ashton, Ruth (KNX Radio), 1964

Atkinson, Janet Irene, 1980, 1985

Author and Journalist, 1951

Bailey, Van Evera, 1953

Baldauf, Lisa, 1989

Balint, Dr. D. P., 1963

Banham, Reyner (Peter) and Mary, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, undated

Barnette-Stratford, Mrs. Lou, 1968

Barsocchini, Michael, 1970

Beach, John, 1984

Beebe, Tina, 1989

Behrman, S. N., 1960

Belluschi, Pietro, 1949

Beltram Carla, 1966

Bendixson, T. M. P., 1961

Bennett, Janey, 1986

Berkeley, Ellen Perry, 1975, 1987, 1988, undated

Bicknell, Catherine, 1985

Birkmeyer, Karl, 1968

Blanton, John, 1988

Blau, Milton, 1947

Boaz, Joseph N., 1949

Bowlby, Bob, 1983, 1989

Boyer, John, 1982

Brant, Sandra, 1975

Brooks, Allen, 1975

"The Bradbury Girls," 1972

Brunati, Mario, 1963, 1965, 1966

California Coastal Commission, 1977, 1978

California Council of Architects, 1957

California Department of Parks and Recreation, 1973

California Historical Society, 1979

California Magazine -- , 1985, 1986

California Polytechnic State University, 1978, 1984

California State Office for Historic Preservation, 1978

Camus, Albert, 1959

Carrott, Richard, 1973

Carson, Sam, 1969

Casabella (Gian Antonio Bernasconi), 1965

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930

Chang, Ching Yu, 1977, undated

Chase, John, undated

Chermayeff, Serge, undated

Choate, Forrest, 1986

Christian Science Monitor -- , 1987

City Attorney, Santa Monica, California, 1968

City of Beverly Hills, 1982, 1983, 1984

City of Los Angeles, Cultural Heritage Board, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988

Clark, Alson, 1984, undated

Cochran, Victor E., 1953

Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1985

Cohen, Stuart, 1979

Colgan, Susan, 1979

Collier's -- , 1953

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1947, 1948

Columbia University, 1972, 1973

Communication Dynamics, 1963

Compagnia Nazionale Artigiana, 1956, 1960

Contini, Edgardo, 1963

Correa, Frederico, 1975

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1983

Cragar, Robert, 1949, 1950

Craig, Mary, 1945

Crosbie, Michael, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989

Cross, Paula, 1981

Culot, Maurice, 1972, 1973

Curtis, William, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1989

Dailey, Gardner A., 1948

Dale, John R., 1989

Davidson, Barnaby, 1984

Davidson, Carlos, 1984

Davidson, Erica, 1983, undated

Davidson, J. R. and Greta, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, undated

Davidson, Tom, 1981, undated

Day, Peter, 1985

De Bretteville, Peter and Sheila (The Woman's Building), 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978

De Long, James, 1947

Dearborn-Massar, 1961

Delano, Leonard H., 1949

Design Quarterly -- , 1975, 1987

Dictionary of American Biography -- , 1975

Dictionary of Art -- , 1986

Diefenbach, John, 1973

Dimster, Frank, 1966

Dixon, John Morris, 1979

Domus -- (Lisa Licitra Ponti), 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1982

Donohoe, Victoria, 1965, undated

Dorman, Richard, 1970

Dougherty, Carole, 1989, undated

Downing, Holly, 1974

Dudley, George, 1984, 1988, undated

Dukeminier, Jesse, Jr., 1967

Dyson, Arthur, 1985, 1987

Easton, Bob, 1977

Eckbo, Gerrett, 1977, 1982

Eder, Richard, 1987, 1988

Edilizia Moderna, 1965

Eisner, Richard K., undated

Elliott, James, 1986

Ellwood, Craig, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1984, 1988

Elwyn, Adolph, 1946

Emanuel, Muriel, 1979

Emmons, Donn, 1975

E. P. Dutton and Co., 1975

Favro, Diane, 1987

Fetherson, Kate, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988

Feiss, Carl, 1948, 1949

Field, Ellen, 1964

Filler, Martin, 1986

Fisher, Shirley, 1978

Flack, Peter, 1975

Fonda-Bonardi, Mario, 1989

Ford, Edward R., 1986

Foreign Service of the United States of America, 1959, 1962

Forsyth, Robert J., 1961, 1962

Fortune -- , 1936

Francis, Marcia, 1979

Franks, Milton, 1962

Franzen, Ulrich, 1968, 1969

Frey, Albert, 1988

Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, 1972, 1974, 1977, undated

Friends of Kebyar, 1984

Fulton, Weldon, undated

Gebhard, David, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, undated

Geddes, Robert L., 1977

General Services Administration, 1973

Giella, Alfonso and Bobbi, 1967, 1974, 1982

Gill, Dorothy, 1985

Giovannini, Joseph (Gio), 1979, 1981, 1986, 1988, 1989, undated

Goldberger, Paul, 1972, 1973, 1975

Goldman, Shifra M., 1979, undated

Goldstein, Barbara, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989, undated

Gordon, Don, 1980, undated

Gould, Jean, 1965

Graham Foundation for Studies in the Fine Arts (Carter Manny), 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, undated

Granger, Kathleen, 1981

Gray, Paul, 1977

Greenbaum, Katherine, 1980

Greene, Herb, 1971, 1972, 1976, undated

Greenhill, Nigel, 1973

Gregory, Dan, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987

Guss, Jack, 1961

Hall, Milly, 1970, 1976, 1977

Hanks, David, 1986

Harnish, John, 1960

Harper and Row, 1979

Harper's Bazaar -- , 1951, 1952, 1961

Harris, Robert, 1981, 1982

Harvard Architecture Review -- , 1977, 1979

Harvey, Harold E., 1972, 1973

Haupt, Peter, 1967

Hayden, Dolores, 1984, undated

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, 1967, 1969

Hernandez, Diana, 1976, undated

Herron, Ron, 1969

Hess, Alan, 1985

Hillyer, Elinor, 1949

Hinerfeld, Susan and Robert, 1984

Hines, Tom, 1971, 1975

Historical Society of Southern California, 1988, 1989

Hitchcock, H. R., 1956

Hite, Garron S., 1972

Hoag, Paul Sterling, 1981

Hollein, Hans, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1976, 1984, undated

Hollywood Revitalization Committee, 1979

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977

Houvener, Robert, 1969

Howe, John H., 1980

Howe, Sanora Babb, 1980, 1982, 1989

Humanities West -- , 1984, 1985

Huxley, Aldus, 1960

Ingalls, David K., 1987

Interiors -- , 1984, 1985

Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero, 1970

Jansen, Virginia, 1978

Japan Architect -- , 1968

Jarrico, Paul, 1971

Johnson, Mark R., 1981

Jokl, Magda, 1978

Jonas, Susan, 1963

Jones, A. Quincy and Elaine, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, undated

Jordy, William H., 1959, 1961, 1967, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984

Jourdan, Erven, 1951

Jurney, David, 1957

Kahn, Louis, 1960

Kamerling, Bruce, 1980, 1985

Kappe, Raymond and Shelly, 1970, 1973

Kazin, Alfred, 1961, 1984

KCRW 89.9 FM, 1989

Kennedy, Jacqueline (letter to and reply from secretary), 1964

Kershner, Irvin, 1960

Khoury, E. M., 1960, 1963

Killingsworth, Edward, 1989

King, Jean, 1975, 1977, 1987, undated

King, Robert I., 1963

Kirsch, Jonathan, 1977

Koeper, Fred, 1980

Kotas, Jerry, 1971, 1973, undated

Kripacz, Francisco, 1985

Kultermann, Udo, 1967

Lagorio, Elena, 1975

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1977, 1986

Lamb, Paul, 1982

Landau, Sarah B., 1971

Langer, Elinor, 1975, 1983

Lawson, John Howard (Jack), 1947

Lebovich, William, 1979

Lee, Joyce, 1975

Leedy, Walter, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, undated

Legorreta, Ricardo, 1971

Lehman, John, 1948

Le Veque, Ann, 1980

Library of Congress, 1983

Lindauer, Theodore, 1983

Lingeman, Richard, 1986, 1987

Longstreth, Richard, 1982

Lorman, William, 1954

Los Angeles Conservancy, 1984, 1986

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966, 1967, 1982

Los Angeles Times, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985

Lovell, Gary, 1968, 1978

Lovell, Leah, 1960

Lovell, Philip, 1968, 1972

Lowenkopf, Anne, 1975

Lumsden, Anthony, 1969, 1974

Luna, Fernando, 1971, 1974

Lyman, Frederic, 1974, 1989

Lyndon, Maynard, 1983, 1984, undated

MacDowell Colony Fellows, 1988

Mangiarotti, Angelo, 1970

Manson, Grant, 1974

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Maston, Carl, 1969, 1970, 1972

May, Cliff, 1983, 1985

McCoy, John, 1954, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988

McCoy, Tori, 1974

McCulloch, Peter, 1962

McWilliams, Carey, 1980

Mendelsohn, Mrs. Eric, 1974, 1975

Meyer, Kurt, 1969

Middleton, Robin, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988

Mies Van Der Rohe Centennial Project, 1984

Miller, R. Craig, 1973

Miller, Donald M., 1986

Minister, Chancery of Pakistan, 1965

Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, 1966, 1969

Mouton, Pierre, 1986, 1988, 1989

Muller, Louis, 1988

Murphy, William (Bill), 1969, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, undated

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1976

Museum of Modern Art, 1961, 1964, 1976

Mutlow, John, 1982

Nakamura, Toshio, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985

National Building Museum, 1981

National Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners, 1933

National Endowment for the Arts, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982

National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977

Nelson, June Kompass, 1985

Nelson, Sara, 1974

New West -- , 1976

New Yorker -- , 1953, 1962, 1968, 1974, 1975, 1876, undated

Nichols, Henry L., 1982, 1987

Nishimoto, Kenneth, 1959, 1968

Nixon, Peg and Chuck, 1976, 1989, undated

North Carolina State University, 1983

Novotny, Norbert, 1973

Nunis, Doyce, Jr., 1989

Oakley, Susan H., 1974

O'Gorman, Brit and Peter, 1983

O'Gorman, James F., 1973, 1984

Ohannesian, Paul B., 1978, 1979

On Site -- , 1975

Owen, Tom, 1963, undated

Pacific Design Center, 1985

Palazzo Dell'Edilizia, 1963, 1964

Pan American World Airways System, 1955, 1956

Pardee, Clark, 1989

Park, Donald, 1986

Park, Helen, 1979

Paul, Stella, 1988

Peregrine Press, 1971, 1977, 1986, 1989

Perspecta (Jeff Limerick), 1961, 1975, 1976, undated

Pflueger, Donald, 1989

Pidgeon, Monica, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986

Plantin Press, Ltd., 1984

Praeger Publishers, Inc., 1972

Price, Joe D., 1969

Price, Martin, 1964

Prinsloo, Ivor, 1988

Producer-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan, 1960

Pyne Press, 1974

Rand, Marvin, 1989

Read, Gardner, 1968

Reinhold Book Division, 1968

Reinhold Publishing Division, 1960, 1970

Rhode Island Historical Society, 1977

Rhode Island School of Design, 1977

Ricasoli, Bettino, 1960

Ricci, Leonardo, 1966

Rice Design Alliance, 1976

Richardson, Betty, 1982

Richardson, Sara, 1987

Riggs, Lutah Maria, 1978

Rinehart, Arley, 1977, 1978

Roark, I. L., Jr., 1948

Robertson, A. G., 1954

Robinson, Sidney, 1973

Roche, Kevin, 1968

Rosa, Joseph, 1987, 1988

Rose, Ronald, 1984

Rosenberg, George, 1952

Rosenstone, Robert, 1973, 1974

Ross, Michael Franklin, 1979

Ross, William D., 1952

Roth, Leland, 1978

Rouillard, Dominique, 1985

Rucker, Karen Conan, 1985, 1986

Ruff, Carl, 1977

Ruocco, Ilse, 1946

Russell, Julia, 1982

Rydell, Roy, 1974, 1976

Sadler, H. G., 1973

San Diego City Council, 1984

San Diego Museum of Art, 1979

San Francisco State College, 1968

Sanders, Terry, 1965

Sanguinetti, Vittorio, 1963, 1964

Santa Monica Landmarks Commission, 1981

Santini, Pier Carlo, 1964

Saturday Evening Post -- , 1959, 1960

Sauer, Louis, 1968

Sawelson-Gorse, Naomi, 1989

Secrest, Meryle, 1988

Serulnic, Mrs. George, 1967

Sewell, Elaine K., 1966

Shapira, Nathan, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1979, 1983, undated

Shaw, Lawrence C., 1948

Shultz, Susan, 1969

Simo, Melanie, 1987, 1988

Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1963

Smith, C. Ray, 1972

Smith, Frank Folsom, 1967

Smith, Kathryn, 1979, 1987, 1988, undated

Smith, Robert, 1972

Smith, Whitney, 1970

Smithson, Alison, 1983, 1985

Snow, C. P., 1960, 1961

Solomon, Barbara Probst, 1984

Southern California Institute of Architecture, 1989

Southwest Review -- , 1952

Space Design -- , 1984

Speiss, Fred, 1977, undated

Stahlberg, Arlen, 1976

Stanfield, Cecil E., 1949

Stegner, Wallace, 1947, 1951

Steinbrueck, Victor, 1964

Stern, Robert and Lynn, 1965, 1966, 1973

Sterner, Carl John, 1974

Stickney, Charles, 1964, 1967

Stone Magazine -- , 1965

Strand, Janann, undated

Straub, Calvin, 1970

Sunset Magazine -- , 1981

Sussman, Deborah, 1987, 1989, undated

Super, Rob, 1974

Taylor, Crombie, 1967

Tazewell, E. Bradford, Jr., 1967

Temko, Allan, 1957, 1966, 1970, 1988, 1989

The Modern Quarterly -- , 1948

The Pacific Spectator -- , 1947

Thiry, Paul, 1949

Tigerman, Stanley, 1965, 1977

Toland, James, 1955, 1957

Travers, David, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1987, undated

Tulane University, 1982, 1983, undated

Turner, George P., 1960

Underhill, Anna A., 1941

University of California, Berkeley, 1974, 1978

University of California Extension, 1974

University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1982, 1987

University of California, Santa Cruz, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979

University of Cambridge, Department of Architecture, 1975

University of Oklahoma, 1949, 1985

University of Pennsylvania, 1984

University of Southern California, 1970

University Press of Kentucky, 1974

University Prints, 1957

University Women's Club, 1972, 1975, 1983

Vaccarino, Donna, 1989

Van Doren, Phyllis, 1984

Veret, Jean-Louis, 1960

Ventre, Francis T., 1985

Veronesi, Giulia, 1966, 1974

Via -- , 1976

Victor Gruen Foundation for Environmental Planning, 1972

Victor, Michael, 1983

Voelcker, John, 1968

Von Breton, Harriette, 1969

Von Eckardt, Wolf, 1981, 1983, 1984

Vreeland, Thomas, 1965, 1969, 1974, 1984

W. W. Norton and Co., 1966

Walker Art Center, 1975

Walker, Derek, 1982

Walker, Sam, 1985

Walton, Billy, 1986

Ward, Robert and Sandra Williams Photography of Architecture, 1977, 1978

Ward, Robertson, 1981

Wasserman, Steve, 1984, 1985, 1986

Waugh, Arthur B., 1959

Wayne, June, 1981, 1985

Weirick, James, 1970, 1974

Weiss, Peggy, 1982, 1984

Wemple, Emmet L., 1974, undated

Western Association of Art Museums, 1967

Wicks, Ebba L., 1949

Wight, Frederick S., 1966

Wilk, Christopher, 1987

William Morris Agency, 1957

William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1950

Williams, Alexander Kruse, 1985

Williams, Wayne R., 1952, 1953, 1972

Wills, David, 1969

Wilson, Forrest, 1972, 1975, 1983,1987

Wilson, Richard Guy, 1981

Winslow, Carleton Monroe, 1969, undated

Winter, Bob, 1964, 1975, 1976, undated

Woman's Building, 1987

Woman's Day -- , 1957

Women's Architectural League, 1981

Wood, Donna, 1981

Woodbridge, Sally, 1977, 1982

Woollen, Evans, 1983, 1984

Wright, Eric Lloyd, 1984

Writers Guild of America, West, 1967, 1969

Wurster, William, 1964

Zevi, Bruno, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1974
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Exhibition Photographs

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1952-1969
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries consists of exhibition photographs, the bulk of which document the 1967 exhibition "Ten Italian Architects" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Photograph documentation of this exhibition includes installation views and photographs used for the exhibition catalog. Other photographs related to this exhibition are arranged by name of architect. Not all of the photographs found here were used in the catalog. Researchers should note that additional documentation of this exhibition catalog, written by McCoy, can be found among her architectural writings in Series 4.2: Exhibition Catalogs. Additional files in this subseries include installation views of an exhibition of work by Antoni Gaudi and copies of photographs used in three other exhibitions.
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Research Photographs

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1915-1970s
Scope and Contents note:
Found here are photographs which were primarily compiled by McCoy as research photographs during her work as a writer. Many of these photographs were taken to accompany her series of travel articles written for the Los Angeles Times. Files are arranged by subject, and often document craft and architecture in various countries such as Italy, Mexico, Brazil, and Israel. Also found are files of photographs documenting California architectural history. Researchers should note that related photographs may be found among McCoy's architectural writings in Series 4.
Arrangement note:
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Note:
(photographs by Julius Shulman and Marvin Rand not scanned)
Container:
Box 19, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1942-1985
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Lecture on "Schindler in California"

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Extent:
(includes slides)
Container:
Box 23, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s
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Architectural Writings

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Extent:
(Boxes 14-24, 42, 49, 50; 10.2 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1990
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement note:
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
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Books

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908-1988
Scope and Contents note:
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.
Arrangement note:
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.
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Identifier:
AAA.mccoesth, Subseries 4.1
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Photograph of Publications (Books)

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s
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Collier's Encyclopedia, "Richard Josef Neutra,"

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959, 1985
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Contemporary Architects, Various Essays

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1985
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Craig Ellwood: Architecture (1969)

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
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Drafts

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1968
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Project Documents

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1970
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Five California Architects (1960, 1975)

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
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Acknowledgements and Introduction

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1975
Collection Restrictions:
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Esther McCoy papers / Series 4: Architectural Writings / 4.1: Books / Five California Architects (1960, 1975)
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Archives of American Art
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Captions and Credits

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 4: Architectural Writings / 4.1: Books / Five California Architects (1960, 1975)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccoesth-ref396

Correspondence (photocopies)

Collection Creator:
McCoy, Esther  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908, 1911-1918, 1936
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of audiovisual recordings without access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Esther McCoy papers
Esther McCoy papers / Series 4: Architectural Writings / 4.1: Books / Five California Architects (1960, 1975)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mccoesth-ref397

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