Using the Collection

Digitized items in the Richard and Dion Neutra Papers collection can be accessed through the UCLA Library Digital Collections platform. Physical items are available for research and are located in UCLA Special Collections and in our off-site storage facility (Southern Regional Library Facility). Request physical items using the "Special Collections Request" links in the UC Library Search catalog record. View our video tutorial or contact Library Special Collections for more help on how to request items.

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About the Collection

Richard Josef Neutra was born in 1892 in Vienna. He immigrated to the United States in 1923 to work with the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Neutra's wife Dione Neutra (1901–1990) and their eldest son Frank immigrated in 1924. During the fall of 1924, Frank Lloyd Wright invited Richard Neutra to his Taliesin Estate located in Spring Green, WI where Wright resided and worked. Neutra subsequently moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1925. His most productive years were during the 1930s and 1940s. During his last decade, Richard Neutra worked in partnership with his son Dion (1926–2019), who worked on numerous projects in the Neutra and Neutra and Alexander offices. Dione Neutra was involved with her husband's career and served as his executive assistant and publicist. Richard Neutra published several books, including "Wie baut Amerika?" (1927) and "Survival Through Design" (1954). He died in 1970.

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    Art in Library Special Collections

    This research guide provides information on Library Special Collections materials in arts and architecture, which have an emphasis on the L.A. region.
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    Neutra Papers Finding Aid

    Detailed description of the UCLA Neutra (Richard and Dion) Papers collection in the Online Archive of California (OAC).

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