Carleton Winslow, Sr. Papers, MS 161
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, project files, and drawings of Carleton Winslow, Sr. The collection is comprised of personal and professional correspondence in Box 1, project files and photographs in Box 2, and oversized project drawings housed in one flat file. The collection includes correspondence from World War I, the 1920s and early 1930s, with the bulk of records dating from 1935 to 1945.
Church project files in the collection include St. Mary of the Angels in Hollywood, one of Winslow Sr.'s better-known designs; the Episcopal Home for the Aged in Alhambra; Mission of the Holy Comforter chapel in Los Angeles; St. David’s Episcopal Church of North Hollywood and St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
The collection contains a project file as well as photographs of the Los Angeles Public Library, which Winslow and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue began work on following the California-Pacific Exposition of 1915. Julius Shulman took the photo of the library.
There are letters illustrated with sketches by Carleton Winslow, Sr., from his hospital bed in 1944, to his son Carleton, Jr., and letters from Carleton, Jr. to his mother and father when he was deployed in the Pacific during World War II.
Researchers should note that when the architectural drawings and records of both Carleton Winslow, Sr. and Carleton Jr. were found in the same client file, the work by Carleton Jr. was extracted and placed in the more extensive Carleton Winslow, Jr. Collection.
With offices in Santa Barbara as well as Los Angeles from 1917 on, Carleton Winslow, Sr. designed Cottage Hospital and residences like the Bliss House. In San Marino, he designed a Spanish style, studio residence for portrait painter Adolf Muller-Ury, for which there is correspondence in the collection. There is also a publicity list of Carleton Winslow’s work, dated 1921 and 1924, and an invitation list, which includes colleagues and clients.
Joe Weston's letters to Winslow during World War I describe aerial observer training and service in France, as well as Weston's wish to pursue a future in architecture. Weston had been employed by Winslow as an architectural draftsman before the war and would become a partner in Winslow and Weston, Associated, from 1935 to 1936. The letters and the later financial records of this partnership are also in the collection. Winslow's professional correspondence regarding National Service during World War I is in Series 2, subseries B.
Where possible, the provenance, or original organization, of the papers has been preserved. However, in order to simplify access to the collection for researchers, some materials in specific formats and topics were reorganized and refoldered alphabetically or chronologically to reflect their contents.
The Carleton Winslow, Sr. Papers are housed in 2 boxes and one flat file. It is divided into four series:
- Personal Papers, 1910-1946
- Professional Papers, 1917-1944
- Project Records, 1921-1943
- Art, undated