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Architecture & Urban Design

This Library Research Guide is intended as a starting place for UCLA researchers, pointing to resources and strategies for finding information about architecture and urban design topics.

Archival Research

Search the following databases in order to locate archival collections:

UCLA Library Special Collections

The Special Collections Department in the Young Research Library houses several important architectural archives, including the collections of architects  A. Quincy Jones, Richard Neutra and Lloyd Wright. The Max and Rita Lawrence papers document architectural pottery and other items associated with modern Los Angeles architecture and the S. Charles Lee drawings and photographs, documents the evolution of motion picture theater buildings. Papers of landscape architects include Ralph D. Cornell, Edward Huntsman-Trout, Ruth Shellhorn, Florence Yoch and Philip E. Chandler and there are also records of the American Institute of Landscape Architects. Consult the following links for additional collection information:

UCLA University Archives

The UCLA Archives houses records related to the history of the UCLA campus, including records related to campus planning and building projects.  Consult the following links for additional collection information: 

Southern California Special Collections and Archives

Selected sources for images of Southern California architecture, including repositories of architectural archives.

Other UCLA Special Collections