On September 21, 2019 Frank Lopez, Palm Springs Art Museum archivist and librarian, reported that the museum’s entire archive of architect Hugh Kaptur’s architectural models, drawings and photographs had been digitized, including:
Drawings – 220 projects, 5873 sheets
Photographs – 2 projects, 7 items
Boards/Rendering – 9 projects, 11 items
Slides – 0 projects, 184 items
Models – 5 projects, 7 items
On February 18, 2018 PSPF vice president Gary Johns announced the first recipient of PSPF’s “Patrick McGrew Memorial Research Grant.” Receiving the grant on behalf of the Palm Springs Art Museum was Frank Lopez who serves as the archivist and librarian of the museum’s Lorraine Boccardo Archive Study Center. The $10,000 grant was awarded for the purpose of preserving and digitizing the museum’s archive of architect Hugh Kaptur’s architectural models, drawings and photographs.
The grant announcement was made at an evening cocktail event at the Thomas and Berniece Griffing Residence in the historic Southridge neighborhood of Palm Springs. Built in 1962 and designed by Ross Patton and Albert “Duke” Wild, the California Ranch-style midcentury residence has recently been restored by homeowner and preservation architect Susan Secoy-Jensen.
To read the PSPF press release, which provides additional details about the grant, click here.