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Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra, 1972-1980

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Title: Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra
Dates: 1972-1980
Number: 2010.M.58
Creator/Collector: Hines, Thomas S.
Extent: 1.7 Linear Feet (44 audio cassettes)
Abstract: A collection of sound recordings of interviews conducted by architectural historian Thomas S. Hines between 1972 and 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition about Richard J. Neutra, published in 1982. Interviewees include Neutra's family, friends, business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
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URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
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Author: Annette Doss

Biographical/Historical Note

Architectural historian Thomas S. Hines received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he has taught cultural and architectural history in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design and the History Department. He has published numerous articles and is the author of several books, including Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism, 1900-1970, Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture, and Irving Gill and the Architecture of Reform: a Study in Modernist Architectural Culture.


Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains 44 audio cassettes of interviews conducted by Thomas S. Hines from 1972 to 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition on Richard J. Neutra in 1982. Series I contains interviews with Neutra's friends and family members, including Norman Cousins, Dione Neutra, and Raymond J. Neutra. Series II is comprised of interviews with Richard J. Neutra's business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects. Interviewees include Gregory Ain, Philip Lovell, and Raphael Soriano. In one recording with Harwell Hamilton Harris, Shelly Kappe conducts the interview with Thomas Hines.

The audio cassettes have been digitized and are available online to on-site readers and to Getty staff. Click here to connect to the digital audio files.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: The files are arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically.
Series I. Family and friends, 1972-1980 ;
Series II. Business associates and clients, 1973-1978.


Restrictions

Access

Audio visual materials have been reformatted. Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

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Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Ain, Gregory, 1908-1988
Cousins, Norman
Hines, Thomas S.
Lovell, Philip
Neutra, Dion
Neutra, Dione
Neutra, Raymond, J.
Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970
Shulman, Julius
Soriano, Raphael, 1904-1988

Subjects - Topics

Architects -- United States -- Interviews
Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Architecture, Modern -- United States -- 20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Audiocasettes -- United States -- 20th century
Interviews -- United States -- 20th century
Oral histories (document genres)
Sound recordings -- United States -- 20th century

Contributors

Ain, Gregory, 1908-1988
Alexander, Robert
Blanton, John
Cousins, Norman
Davidson, Greta
Davidson, Julius Ralph, 1889-
Eisner, Simon
Fischer, Benno
Fybel, Regula Niedermann
Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990
Hines, Thomas S.
Koschin, Agnes
Lovell, Philip
Marsh, Fordyce
Neutra, Dione
Neutra, Dion
Neutra, Frida
Neutra, Raymond, J.
Serulnic, Dorothy
Shulman, Julius
Soriano, Raphael, 1904-1988

Related Material

Digital Collection

The audio cassettes were digitized in June 2010. Click here to connect to the digital audio files. Access is available only to on-site readers and to Getty staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra, 1972-1980, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, 2010.M.58.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2010m58

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas S. Hines in 2010.

Processing History

Initial processing by Vladimira Stefura. Further processing and cataloging by Annette Doss in 2010. The arrangement was devised by Beth Guynn. The audiotapes were digitized by Chace Audio in June 2010.


Container List

Series I. Family and friends, 1972-1980 20 audiocassettes
In this series Thomas S. Hines interviews the family and friends of Richard J. Neutra. The audio cassettes have been digitized and are available online to on-site readers and to Getty staff. Click here to connect to the digital audio files.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically.
box item
1 C1 Cousins, Norman, 1980 Mar 17
Norman Cousins was a friend of Neutra.
1 C2-C3 Davidson, Greta and J.R., 1974 Jun 27
Greta and J.R. Davidson were friends of Neutra.
Fybel, Regula Niedermann (Thorston), 1974
Regula Niedermann Fybel was the office manager for, and sister-in-law of, Neutra.
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1 C4 1974 May 16
1 C5-C6 1974 May 30
1 C7-C8 1974 Jun 27
1 C9 1974 Jul 24
Neutra, Dion, 1978
Interview with Neutra's son, Dion Neutra.
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1 C10-C11 1978 Dec 12
1 C12-C13 1978 Dec 20
Neutra, Dione, 1972
Interview with Neutra's wife, Dione Neutra.
box item
1 C14 1972 Feb 20
1 C15 1980 Feb 29
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2 C16-C17 1980 May 1
2 C18 Neutra, Frida and Agnes Koschin, 1978 Dec 5
Frida Neutra was the sister-in-law of Richard J. Neutra. Agnes Koschin was the wife of Sergei Koschin, an associate of Neutra.
2 C19-C20 Neutra, Raymond J., 1978 Feb 16
Interview with Raymond J. Neutra, Neutra's son.
Series II. Business associates and clients, 1973-1978 24 audiocassettes
This series contains interviews with business associates and clients of Richard J. Neutra. One interview with Harwell H. Harris was conducted by Thomas S. Hines and Shelly Kappe at the Kappe Residence. The audio cassettes have been digitized and are available online to on-site readers and to Getty staff. Click here to connect to the digital audio files.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by interviewee and then chronologically.
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2 C21-C23 Ain, Gregory, 1977 Apr 25
Gregory Ain was an architect and associate of Neutra. Interview conducted by Shelly Kappe.
2 C24-C25 Ain, Gregory, Harwell H. Harris and Thornton Abell, 1976 Sep 15
Gregory Ain, Harwell H. Harris, and Thornton Abell (also known as Thorton M. Abell) and Raphael Soriano participated in a panel discussion, moderated by Shelly Kappe, at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) as part of its Design Forum Public Lecture series.
Ain, Harris & Soriano were initially students of Neutra, who then became important L.A. architects.
2 C26-C27 Alexander, Robert, 1978 Dec 11
Interview with Neutra's business partner, Robert Alexander.
2 C28-C31 Blanton, John, 1978 Dec 1
Interview with Neutra's associate, John Blanton.
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3 C32 Eisner, Simon, 1976 Nov 4
Simon Eisner was a site planner.
3 C33-C34 Fischer, Benno, 1978 Dec 5
Interview with Benno Fischer, Neutra's business associate.
3 C35-C37 Harris, Harwell H., 1976 Sep 16
Thomas Hines and Shelly Kappe conducted this interview with Harwell H. Harris, an architect and associate of Neutra, at the Kappe Residence.
3 C38 Lovell, Philip, 1973 Feb 16
Philip Lovell was a client of Neutra.
3 C39 Marsh, Fordyce "Red," 1978 Dec 12
Fordyce "Red" March was a contractor who worked with Neutra.
3 C40-C41 Serulnic, Dorothy, 1978 Dec 8
Dorothy Serulnic was Neutra's office manager.
3 C42-C43 Shulman, Julius, 1976 Oct 11
Julius Shulman was an architectural photographer.
3 C44 Soriano, Raphael, 1977 Jun 21
Raphael Soriano was an architect, associate, and friend of Neutra.