The John Elgin Woolf papers span 74 linear feet date from circa 1941 to circa 1980. The collection consists of architectural
drawings and reprographic copies, receipts concerning design purchases, correspondence between the Woolf’s and their clients,
newspaper and magazine clippings regarding projects, fabric swatches, and black-and-white as well as color photographs documenting
the exterior and interiors of projects.
John Elgin Woolf was born on January 4, 1908 in Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Georgia Institute
of Technology in 1929. After completing school Woolf moved to Hollywood, California. In the 1940s Woolf met Robert Koch, an
interior designer. The two became partners and together created homes for many wealthy and famous Los Angeles residents. His
style today is known as Hollywood Regency and his more notable projects include: the James B. Pendleton Residence, the renovation
of Case Study House 17, as well as homes for celebrities such as Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Katharine Hepburn, among
others. John Elgin Woolf died on September 24, 1980.
74.0 Linear feet
(14 record storage boxes and 20 flat file drawers)
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.