Banking on Beauty: Bibliography

Archival Collections Consulted

The Ahmanson Foundation Archives

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Autry National Center Collections

Braun Research Library

Denison Library, Scripps College

Fieldstead Archives

The Huntington Library

The Los Angeles Conservancy Vertical Files

Los Angeles Public Library

Loyola Marymount University Archives

Seaver Center for Western History Research, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum

Rufus Turner Collection

George Underwood Collection

UCLA Special Collections

UCLA University Archives

UCLA Oral History Collection

USC Special Collections

Larry Upham Collection

Walnut Creek Historical Society

City of Walnut Creek Planning Division Archives


Printed and Online Material

ABC7 News, “Mural Saved from Destruction at SJ Airport,” February 21, 2011,

Eric John Abrahamson, Building Home: Howard F. Ahmanson and the Politics of the American Dream (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013).

Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall, The Pageant of History and the Panorama of Today in Northern California: A Photographic Interpretation (San Francisco: American Trust Company, 1954).

Ahmanson Bank and Trust Company, “A Distinguished Bank for Distinguished People,” opening brochure.

Howard Ahmanson Jr., “The House Home Savings Built: What Howard Ahmanson Sr. Envisioned in the Days Before Koreatown,” Zócalo Public Square, March 21, 2012,

Patrice Apodaca, “Banking on It: Great Western Strives to Overcome Its Thrift Restrictions,” LAT, February 19, 1996,

Donald Appleyard, “Why Buildings Are Known: A Predictive Tool for Architects and Planners” Environment and Behavior 1, no. 2 (December 1969): 131–156.

Richard A. Anderson, “‘Super Successful People’: Robert Schuller, Suburban Exclusion, and the Demise of the New Deal Political Order” (MA thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011).

Adam Arenson, “Banking with Family in Postwar California: Howard Ahmanson, the Millard Sheets Studio, and the Home Savings & Loan Commissions, 1953–1991,” in Monica Jovanovich-Kelley and Melissa Renn, eds., Incorporating Culture: Corporate Patronage of Art and Architecture in the United States (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

Adam Arenson, “Home Savings in Pasadena: A Turning Point for the Millard Sheets Studio’s Art and Architecture, and Its Preservation,” California History (Leading Edge column) 93, no. 2 (Summer 2016): 57–60.

Adam Arenson, “Millard Sheets Mosaic Back in Beverly Hills,” April 16, 2013, KCET Departures Column,

Adam Arenson, “Paying Dividends: How Home Savings & Loan Perfected the Art of Banking in Southern California,” Huntington Frontiers (Fall/Winter 2011–2012), 18–24.

Adam Arenson, “Saving the Bank’s Artistic Assets,” Edge of the American West, April 24, 2009,’-artistic-assets

Rual Askew, “Mercantile Bank Sets New High in Blending Design with Work,” Dallas Morning News, February 23, 1958,

Associated Press, “Fed Approves Wells Fargo Takeover of Crocker Bank,” LAT, April 29, 1986, 1.

Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, and Natasha Chandani, eds., Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit (New York: Metropolis Books 2012).

Eric Avila, Popular Culture in the Age of White Flight Fear and Fantasy in Suburban Los Angeles (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).

Mark Baldassare, ed., The Los Angeles Riots: Lessons for the Urban Future (Boulder: Westview Press, 1994)

Kimball M. Banks, National Historic Preservation Act: Past, Present, and Future (London: Taylor and Francis, 2016).

Laura R. Barraclough, Making the San Fernando Valley: Rural Landscapes, Urban Development, and White Privilege (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011).

Stephanie Barron et al., Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900–2000 (Los Angeles: University of California Press and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000).

Mary Barber, “Huntington Park Plan Gathers Dust: Business Success Stalls Downtown Renewal Project,” LAT, January 20, 1974, SE1.

Dana Bartholomew, “The Art of Home Savings in San Fernando Valley Mosaics, Sculptures,” Los Angeles Daily News, October 10, 2011,

James Bates, “BankAmerica Takes over at Security Pacific: Acquisitions: The Merger Becomes Official Today, Creating the Nation’s Second-Largest Banking Company,” LAT, April 22, 1992,

Colleen P. Battle, “Note: Righting the Tilted Scale: Expansion of Artists’ Rights in the United States,” Cleveland State Law Review 34, 3 (1986): 441–475,

Robert A. Beauregard, When America Became Suburban (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006).

Jerry Belcher, “Rich-Voiced Announcer Harry von Zell Dies at 75,” LAT, November 23, 1981, C1.

Sarah Bennett, “Searching for Millard Sheets’ Murals in Long Beach,” Long Beach Post, September 14, 2012,

Susan Porter Benson, Counter Cultures: Saleswomen, Managers, and Customers in American Department Stores, 1890–1940 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986).

Eric N. Berg, “Bowery Savings Bank Is Sold for $200 Million,” New York Times, October 6, 1987,

Aaron Betsky, “Marble Palaces of Home Savings Remind Us What the Money’s For,” LAT August 29, 1991,

Beverly Hills Heritage, “Ahmanson Bank and Trust Company Local Landmark Designation #26,”


Michael Binstein and Charles Bowden, Trust Me: Charles Keating and the Missing Billions (New York: Random House, 1993).

Gerald A. Blackburn and Aerospace Legacy Foundation, Downey's Aerospace History, 1947–1999 (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009).

Gene Blake, “Judge Orders Sit-ins Halted at Torrance,” LAT, August 14, 1963, 2.

Hilda Blanco, “Style Matters: The Case of Santa Barbara,” Places 13, no. 2 (2000)

John E. Bodnar, Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

Matthew F. Bokovoy, The San Diego World’s Fairs and Southwestern Memory, 1880–1940 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005).

Catherine Coleman Brawer and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière (New York: Andrea Monfried Editions, 2014).

Gray Brechin, “A New Deal for California: Recovering a History Hidden in Plain Sight,” Boom: A Journal of California 4, no. 4 (winter 2014): 64–70.

Van Wyck Brooks, “'On Creating a Usable Past,” The Dial 64, no. 7 (April 11, 1918): 337–341,

Robert Bruegmann, Sprawl: A Compact History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).

Jason T Busch et al., Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939 (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art; and Kansas City, MO: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2012).

California Preservation Foundation Preservation Design Award, Interpretive Exhibits, to Margarita Jerabek, ESA PCR, and PIH Health, Montebello, September 2016,

California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation, “Casa de Rancho San Antonio (Henry Gage Mansion),”

Sara Campbell, Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon and the House of Duveen (Pasadena, CA: Norton Simon Museum, 2014).

Sara Campbell Abdo, Collector without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best (New Haven: Yale University Press and the Norton Simon Art Foundation, 2010).

Cameron Cartiere and Martin Zebracki, eds., The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion (New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016).

George Casen, “El Sereno Historic Overview,” April 18, 1994,

Claremont Heritage, “Underwood + Underwood: The Art + Architecture of Martha and S. David Underwood,” exhibition, May 2–16, 2014, booklet,

Lizabeth Cohen, A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America (New York: Knopf, 2003).

Diebold Essen, “Bye-bye, Best Products: An Architecture Fairy Tale,” 2002,

Judy Cool, “At Home with the Ahmansons,” Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, California Living section, August 22, 1965, 18–23.

Michan Andrew Connor, “Creating Cities and Citizens: Municipal Boundaries, Place Entrepreneurs, and the Production of Race in Los Angeles County, 1926–1978” (Ph.D. diss., American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, 2008).

Wanda M. Corn, The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915–1935 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).

Courvoisier Galleries, Millard Sheets catalog (San Francisco: Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, 1932).

Jefferson Cowie, Capital Moves: RCA’s Seventy-Year Quest for Cheap Labor (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999).

William Crouch, City of Beverly Hills Planning Division, “Cultural Heritage Commission Report,” January 8, 2014,

Jeffrey L. Cruikshank and Pam Korza, Going Public: A Field Guide to Developments in Art in Public Places (Amherst, MA: Published by the Arts Extension Service in cooperation with the Visual Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, 1988).

Lawrence Culver, The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Margaret L. Davis, The Culture Broker: Franklin D. Murphy and the Transformation of Los Angeles (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007).

Mike Davis, City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (New York: Verso, 1990).

Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, “The Living New Deal,”

William Deverell, Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).

Claire Doherty et al., Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art (Now) (London: Art/Books Publishing, in association with Situations, Public Art Agency Sweden, 2015).

Robin Dunitz, Street Gallery: Guide to 1000 Los Angeles Murals, 2nd ed. (Los Angeles: RJD Enterprises, 1998).

Richard Ellis, résumé,

Iris H. W. Engstrand, “Inspired by Mexico: Architect Bertram Goodhue Introduces Spanish Colonial Revival into Balboa Park,” Journal of San Diego History 58, nos. 1 and 2 (winter–spring 2012), 57–70.

Philip J. Ethington, Ghost Metropolis: Los Angeles, since 13,000 BP (multimedia historical exhibition and forthcoming book).

John Mack Faragher, Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles (New York: W. W. Norton, 2016).

Mary Faulkner, “Loaning Mosaic Beauty to Community,” Fort Myers News-Press, July 12, 1985, 1D, 2D.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, “The S&L Crisis: A Chrono-Bibliography,” updated December 20, 2002,;

John M. Findlay, Magic Lands: Western Cityscapes and American Culture after 1940 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992).

Robert Fishman, Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Corbusier (New York: Basic Books, 1977).

Michael W. Flamm, Law and Order: Street Crime, Civil Unrest, and the Crisis of Liberalism in the 1960s (New York: Columbia University Press. 2005).

Robert M. Fogelson, Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880–1950 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003).

Christine Fogg, “Master of Mosaic,” High Country Journal (March 1, 2006): 1, 3.

Timothy P. Fong, The First Suburban Chinatown: The Remaking of Monterey Park, California (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994).

Betty Davenport Ford and Harold H. Ford, The Sculpture of Betty Davenport Ford (Claremont, CA: Padua Press, 2004).

John Anson Ford, Albert Stewart, and Millard Sheets, Monument to Democracy (catalogued under Democracy Uniting the World) n.p., n.d. [1954].

Ilene Susan Fort and Michael Quick, American Art: A Catalogue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, distributed by University of Washington Press, 1991).

Seymour Freedgood, “Emperor Howard Ahmanson of S&L,” Fortune, May 1958, 150.

Nigel Freeman, The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Murals [auction catalog] (New York: Swann Galleries, 2009).

David M. P. Freund, Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Alice T. Friedman, American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010).

Tom Furlong, “Home Savings Seeks to Switch Deposit Insurers: Nation’s Biggest Thrift Prefers Fund for Banks over Ailing Agency for S&Ls,” LAT, February 25, 1989,

Tom Furlong, “Home Savings Tower Sold to Partnership,” LAT, July 20, 1990,

Tom Furlong, “Mario J. Antoci Named CEO of American S&L: Home Savings President Will Assume Post When Bass Group Takes Control,” LAT, December 19, 1988,

Tom Furlong, “Thrifts Split Over Advertising Approach,” LAT, December 3, 1985,

Matt Garcia, A World of Its Own: Race, Labor, and Citrus in the Making of Greater Los Angeles, 1900–1970 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

Anna Gavriel, “Public Art in Privately Owned Public Space: ‘Towards an Urban Renaissance’ or Modernist Mistake?” (Ph.D. diss., University of London, 2004).

Stephen Gee, Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles (Santa Monica, CA: Angel City Press, 2013).

Stephen Gee, Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture (Santa Monica, CA: Angel City Press, 2016).

Steven M. Gelber, “Working to Prosperity: California’s New Deal Murals,” California History 58, no. 2 (summer 1979): 98–127.

Jessica Gelt, “L.A. Again Carries a Torch for 1984 Olympic Murals, Their Artists,” LAT, August 20, 2014,

Richard Germain, Dollars through the Doors: A Pre-1930 History of Bank Marketing in America (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996).

Lauren Gold, “Millard Sheets’ Rose Parade Mural Finds a New Home at Pasadena City College,” Pasadena Star-News, May 22, 2014,

Golden Gate International Exposition, Decorative Arts: Official Catalog (San Francisco: Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939).

Peter S. Goodman and Gretchen Morgenson, “Saying Yes, WaMu Built Empire on Shaky Loans,” New York Times, December 27, 2008,

Colin Gordon, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).

James S. Granelli, “The American Dream: A Thrift once Blasted for ‘Redlining’ Has Shown It Can Do Well by Doing Good,” LAT, January 17, 1994,

Thurman Grant and Joshua G Stein, Dingbat 2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis (Los Angeles: DoppelHouse Press, 2016).

Nick Green, “Historic Preservation Law Won’t Save Old Torrance Craftsman House from Demolition,” Daily Breeze [South Bay, Los Angeles], January 3, 2016,

Clement Greenberg, “Abstract Art,” The Nation April 15, 1944, 450–451.

Kirsten Grind, The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual--The Biggest Bank Failure in American History (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012).

Victor Gruen and Larry Smith, Shopping Towns USA: The Planning of Shopping Centers (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1960).

Catherine Gudis, Buyways: Billboards, Automobiles, and the American Landscape (New York: Routledge, 2004).

Saul Hansell, “Time Is Changing the Model S.& L.: Home Savings Pushes ahead into Full-Service Banking,” New York Times, May 22, 1996,

Saul Hansell, “Great Western Accepts Rival Takeover Bid,” New York Times, March 7, 1997,

Suzette Harris, Little White Houses: How the Postwar Home Constructed Race in America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

Christopher Hawthorne, “Consider the Social–Architectural Context of LACMA's 1965 Design,” LAT, April 10, 2015,

Dolores Hayden, “Building the American Way: Public Subsidy, Private Space” (orig. 2004), reprinted in Becky M. Nicolaides and Andrew Wiese, eds. and comps., The Suburb Reader, 1st ed. (New York: Routledge, 2006), 273–281.

Jessica Helfand, “Ezra Winter Project,” Design Observer Group,

Alan Hess, “Banking on Babylon,” L.A. Style (March 1987): 50, 54, 95.

Alan Hess, Forgotten Modern: California Houses, 1940–1970 (Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2007).

Alan Hess, Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1986).

Alan Hess and Andrew Danish, Palm Springs Weekend: The Architecture and Design of a Mid-Century Oasis (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001).

Alan Hess and Alan Weintraub, The Architecture of John Lautner (London: Thames & Hudson, 1999)

Amy E. Hillier, “Redlining and the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation,” Journal of Urban History 29, no. 4 (May 2003): 394–420.

Patricia Hills and Roberta K. Tarbell, The Figurative Tradition and the Whitney Museum of American Art: Paintings and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection (New York: Whitney Museum; and Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1980).

Historic Resources Group, Los Angeles Conservancy, historic context statement draft, “The Northeast Los Angeles Subregional Planning Area of the City of Los Angeles,” February 12, 1990,

Gerald Horne, Fire This Time: The Watts Uprising and the 1960s (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995).

Daniel HoSang, Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010).

Vicki Howard, From Main Street to Mall: The Rise and Fall of the American Department Store (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).

Karen E. Hudson, Paul R. Williams, Architect: A Legacy of Style (New York: Rizzoli, 1993).

Jeff Huebner, “Roger Brown's Last Wish,” Chicago Reader November 6, 2003,

Kirk Huffaker, “Defining Downtown at Mid-Century: The Architecture of the Bank Building & Equipment Corporation of America,” 2010,

Lester H. Hunt, Character and Culture (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997).

William Dudley Hunt, Total Design: Architecture of Welton Becket and Associates (New York: McGraw-Hill 1972)

Mary Anne Hunting, Edward Durell Stone: Modernism’s Populist Architect (New York: Norton, 2013).

Andrew Hurley, Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010)

Robert M. Hyatt, “Pomona’s Dream Comes True,” Westways (November 1962).

ICF International for City of Santa Monica Planning Division, “2600 Wilshire Boulevard (former Home Savings) Santa Monica, California City Landmark Assessment Report,” July 2013,

Alison Isenberg, Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).

Neil Jackson, California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002).

Lynn F. Jacobs, Opening Doors: The Early Netherlandish Triptych Reinterpreted (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012).

Marquis James and Bessie Rowland James, Biography of a Bank: The Story of Bank of America (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1954)

Thomas A. Jamison, “La Jolla Hermosa,” 1985, San Diego History Center, Institute of History, n. 21,

Al Johns, “In East San Gabriel Valley: Ten-City Complex Hums With Development,” LAT, May 8, 1960, pg. N1.

Christy Johnson, ed., Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California, 1945–1975 (Pomona, CA: American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2012).

Christy Johnson, ed., Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California, 1945–1975 (Pomona, CA: American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2012).

Reed Johnson, “Carlos Almaraz’s Time Is Coming, Nearly 30 Years After Death,” LAT, March 8, 2014,

E. Terrence Jones, Fragmented by Design: Why St. Louis Has So Many Governments (St. Louis: Palmerston & Reed, 2000).

Monica Jovanovich-Kelley and Melissa Renn, eds., Incorporating Culture: Corporate Patronage of Art and Architecture in the United States (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

Vickey Kalambakal, “Saving the Art of Home Savings,” Westways (September 2010),

Sam Hall Kaplan, “A ‘New’ Art Museum for Laguna, Too,” LAT, November 29, 1986,

Wendy Kaplan et al., California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011).

Jerold S. Kayden, New York Department of City Planning, and Municipal Art Society of New York, Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience (New York: John Wiley, 2000).

John Kendall, “Home Savings Signs Pact to Curb ‘Redlining’: REDLINING PACT,” LAT, July 19, 1975, B1.

Barbara M. Kelly, Expanding the American Dream: Building and Rebuilding Levittown (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993).

Allison Keyes, “Destroyed by Rockefellers, Mural Trespassed on Political Vision,” Weekend Edition Sunday, March 9, 2014,

Adrian Glick Kidler, “Lloyd Wright’s Palos Verdes Moore House Demolished Today,” Curbed Los Angeles, April 25, 2012,

John King, “Commentary: Postmodern Clock Tower a Victim of the Times,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 14, 2014,

Jan Klunder, “Huntington Park Leads Attack on Critical Study,” LAT, September 19, 1982, LB1.

Christopher Knight, “Terry Schoonhoven, 56; A Premier American Muralist, Co-Founder of L.A. Fine Arts Squad,” obituary, LAT, December 23, 2001 ,

Joyce Kozloff, “Biography,” January 2015,

Chris Kraul, “Leadership Changes at Ahmanson,” LAT, October 27, 1993,

Chris Kraul and Tom Furlong, “Homefed Seized by Regulators,” LAT, July 7, 1992,

Chris Kraul and Robert A. Rosenblatt, “Great Western to Buy Most of Failed HomeFed,” LAT, December 1, 1993,

Kent Kreuter and Gretchen Kreuter, “The Vernacular History of A. M. Simons,” Journal of American Studies 2, no. 1 (April 1968): 65–81.

Samuel Glendening Krueger, “Delimiting the Postmodern Urban Center: An Analysis of Urban Amenity Clusters in Los Angeles” (MS thesis, Geographic Information Science and Technology, University of Southern California, August 2012).

Kevin Michael Kruse, White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005).

Kevin Michael Kruse and Thomas J. Sugrue, eds., The New Suburban History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Matthew D. Lassiter, The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006).

Anthony W. Lee, Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics, and San Francisco's Public Murals (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).

Daryl Lembke, “Huntington Park Area Loses Bid to Form School District: Race Issue Brought up by Braden,” LAT, April 26, 1963, A1.

Stuart W. Leslie, “The Strategy of Structure: Architectural and Managerial Style at Alcoa and Owens-Corning,” Enterprise & Society 12, no. 4 (December 2011): 863–902.

Steven Lipin, “Washington Mutual Nears Pact to Acquire American Savings,” Wall Street Journal, July 22, 1996,

Richard W. Longstreth, City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920–1950 (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997).

Los Angeles Conservancy, “About,”

Los Angeles Conservancy, “Millard Sheets: A Legacy of Art and Architecture,” booklet in conjunction with Pomona Valley sites tour (March 2012),

Los Angeles Conservancy, Modernism Committee, “Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A.,”

Janice Lovoos, “The Renaissance Studio of Millard Sheets,” American Artist 24, no. 8 (October 1960): 20ff.

Janice Lovoos and Edmund F. Penney, Millard Sheets: One-Man Renaissance (Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1984).

Frederick C. Luebke, ed., A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990).

Mary Mallory, “Hollywood Heights--Einar Petersen and His ‘Aladdin and His Lamp’ Murals,” Daily Mirror blog, December 9, 2013,

Mary Mallory, “Einar Petersen Mural from the Rosslyn Hotel--Found on eBay,” Daily Mirror blog, June 23, 2013,

Laura Jane MacDonald, “The Millard Sheets–Designed Scottish Rite Masonic Temple of Los Angeles, California: Prospective Reuse Scenarios for a Mid-Twentieth Century Fraternal Building” (MA thesis, University of Southern California, 2017).

Mary Davis MacNaughton, “‘I Am an Immigrant among the Animals’: The Art of Susan Hertel,” in Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Susan Hertel: A Retrospective (Claremont, CA: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, in association with University of Washington Press, 1998).

Mary Davis MacNaughton, Susan Hertel: A Retrospective (Claremont, CA: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, in association with University of Washington Press, 1998).

B. Marchand, The Emergence of Los Angeles: Population and Housing in the City of Dreams, 1940–1970 (London: Pion, 1986).

Roland Marchand, Creating the Corporate Soul: The Rise of Public Relations and Corporate Imagery in American Big Business (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998).

Gebe Martinez and Lily Dizon, “Sad Homecomings at Emerald Bay,” LAT, October 29, 1993 ,

David Lawrence Mason, From Buildings and Loans to Bail-Outs: A History of the American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831–1995 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

John Russell McCarthy, Joseph Francis Sartori, 1858–1946 (Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1948).

John Russell McCarthy and Millard Sheets, The Founding of Los Angeles, 1781 (Los Angeles: Automobile Club of Southern California, 1931).

Gordon McClelland, Millard Sheets: The Early Years (1926–1944) (Newport Beach: California Regionalist Art Information Center, 2010).

Lisa McGirr, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001).

John D. McKinnon and Dan Fitzpatrick, “Former WaMu CEO Blames Wall Street ‘Club,’” Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2010,

Ruth McManus and Philip J. Ethington, “Suburbs in Transition: New Approaches to Suburban History,” Urban History 34, pt. 2 (2007): 317–337.

Carey McWilliams, “Has Success Spoiled Dick Nixon?” The Nation, June 2, 1962, 491.

Barbara Melosh, Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991).

Michael Barry Miller, The Bon Marché: Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store, 1869–1920 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981).

Arthur Millier et al., Millard Sheets (Los Angeles: Dalzell Hatfield, 1935).

Arthur Millier, “Mural Painted for Bank: ‘California’ Is Theme of Decoration Done by Noted Artist for La Jolla Institution,” LAT, December 22, 1929, B9.

Arthur Millier, “Take Your Olympic Guest On Mural-Paintings Tour,” LAT, May 29, 1932, B9.

Arthur Millier, “Two Launched on Career,” LAT, April 28, 1929, 16.

Frank Moore, “With a Grain of Salt” column, Redlands Daily Facts, November 26, 1970, 20.

Jo Mora, Betty Hoag McGlynn, and Mary Murray, Jo Mora: Artist and Writer (Monterey, CA: Monterey Museum of Art, 1998).

Pamela Moreland, “Deregulation Worries Minority S&Ls: Many May Lose to Giants, President-Elect of Industry Group Says,”
LAT, October 19, 1980, E3.

Louise A. Mozingo, Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011).

Suzanne Muchnic, “Tamara B. Thomas, 63; Melded Art and Business,” obituary, LAT, April 6, 2004,

Municipal Art Society of New York and Urban Arts Committee of Miami Beach, Beyond the Box: Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Miami and New York (New York: Municipal Art Society of New York, 2002).

Mural Conservancy, “About,”

Michelle Murphy, Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers (Durham: Duke University Press, 2006).

Sharon Ann Musher, Democratic Art: The New Deal’s Influence on American Culture (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015).

National Savings and Loan League, Savings and Loan Associations: Their Services, Their Place in the Community, Their Part in American History (Washington, DC: National Savings and Loan League, 1952).

Natural History Museum, “Museum Archives FAQs,”

Harold B. Nelson, ed., The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945–1985 (San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2011).

Valerie Nelson, “Artist Made Mosaics for Home Savings,” Denis O’Connor obituary, LAT, February 21, 2008,

Eugen Neuhaus, The Art of Treasure Island: First-Hand Impressions of the Architecture, Sculpture, Landscape Design, Color Effects, Mural Decorations, Illuminations, and Other Artistic Aspects of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1939).

Chris Nichols, The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister (Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2007).

Michelle M. Nickerson, Mothers of Conservatism: Women and the Postwar Right (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012).

Becky M. Nicolaides, My Blue Heaven: Life and Politics in the Working-class Suburbs of Los Angeles, 1920–1965 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002).

Becky Nicolaides, On the Ground in Suburbia: A Chronicle of Social and Civic Transformation in Los Angeles Since 1945, ongoing.

Matt Novak, “Broadacre City: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unbuilt Suburban Utopia,” April 16, 2014,

Daniel Okrent, Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center (New York: Viking, 2003).

Elisabeth Orr, “Living Along the Fault Line: Community, Suburbia and Multi-Ethnicity in Garden Grove and Westminster, CA 1900–1995” (Ph.D. diss., Indiana University, December 1999).

Jan Ostashay, “Millard Sheets City-Wide Artwork Installations,” report prepared for City of Beverly Hills Community Development Department, Planning Division, October 2013,

Nathalie Overland, “Treasures of the Heart,” WorldVision 7, no. 1 (August 2003): 3, 24, 26;

Merry Ovnick, Los Angeles: The End of the Rainbow (Los Angeles: Balcony Press, 1994).

Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, “Huddle’s Springs Restaurant,”

Claudia Palma, “Pasadena Honors Community Members with 2015 Historical Preservation Awards,” Pasadena Star-News, June 3, 2015,

Olga Pantelidou, “Bank Spatial Strategies: From the Vault to Alternative Delivery Channels” (Ph.D. diss., Yale University, ongoing).

Américo Paredes, “With His Pistol in His Hand”: A Border Ballad and Its Hero (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1958).

Manuel Pastor Jr., “Looking for Regionalism in All the Wrong Places: Demography, Geography, and Community in Los Angeles County,” Urban Affairs Review 36, no. 6 (July 2001): 747–782.

Louis W. Pauly, Opening Financial Markets: Banking Politics on the Pacific Rim (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1988).

Robert Perine, Chouinard, an Art Vision Betrayed: The Story of the Chouinard Art Institute, 1921–1972 (Encinitas, CA: Artra, 1985).

Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (New York: Hill and Wang, 2001).

Rick Perlstein, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014).

Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (New York: Scribner, 2008).

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Pomona First Federal Savings and Loan, “Panorama of the Pomona Valley,” opening brochure [1956].

Liz Pulliam, “Home Savings’ Buyer to Close 161 Calif. Offices,” LAT, October 7, 1998,

Liz Pulliam, “Washington Mutual to Keep Home Savings Art,” LAT, May 13, 1999,

Raymond Quek, “Situating the Postmodern: The Delay of the Architectural Avant-Garde beyond the Western World,” South African Journal of Art History 22, no. 1 (2007): 134–150.

James Quinn, “Hope Grows to Revitalize Downtown Highland Park,” LAT, February 6, 1977, GB1.

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Cecilia Rasmussen, comp., “UNDERSTANDING THE RIOTS--SIX MONTHS LATER: Money and Power/Making It in the Inner City: The Corporate Giants: How Are They Helping?” LAT, November 18, 1992,

Ronald Reagan, “A Time for Choosing,” October 27, 1964,

Melissa Leigh Renn, “LIFE in the Art World, 1936–1972” (Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2011).

Jonathan Rieder, “The Rise of the ‘Silent Majority,’” in Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle, eds., The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930–1980 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990), 243–268.

Frank Riley, “Ahmanson: A 1967 interview,” Los Angeles Magazine, January 1967, 34.

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Larry E. Rivers, Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000).

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Elihu Rubin, Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012).

Ruth Ryon, “100th Birthday Celebrated: Honolulu Honors an L.A. Muralist [Einar Petersen],” LAT, October 20, 1985,

Ruth Ryon, “Rites Mark Topping of Home Savings Tower,” LAT, October 4, 1987

Lynne B. Sagalyn, “Negotiating for Public Benefits: The Bargaining Calculus of Public-Private Development,” Urban Studies 34, no. 12 (1997): 1955–1970.

St. Louis Art Museum et al., Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament (New York: W. W. Norton, 1986), 159–198.

Santa Monica Auctions, “Astrid Preston, Palisades, 1998,” sold on November 3, 2013,

Alex Schaefer, “Chase Freedom,” August 2009,

Alex Schaefer, “links to my story of protest art so far,” 2012 and September 19, 2014,

Sarah Schrank, Art and the City: Civic Imagination and Cultural Authority in Los Angeles (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

Elaine Sciolino, “Iran Missile Hits a Gulf Tanker Owned in U.S.,” New York Times October 16, 1987,

Ridley Scott et al., Blade Runner (Burbank: Warner Bros. Studios, 1982).

The Security Pacific Collection: Twenty Years, 1970–1990 (Los Angeles: Security Pacific Corp., 1990).

Security Trust & Savings Bank, Crown of the Valley: The Story of Pasadena (1927).

Security Trust & Savings Bank of Los Angeles, A Daughter of the Snows: A Story of the Great San Fernando Valley (1923).

Security Trust & Savings Bank, El Pueblo: Los Angeles Before the Railroads (1928).

Security Trust & Savings Bank, First of the Ranchos: The Story of Glendale (1927).

Security Trust & Savings Bank of Los Angeles, The Five Friendly Valleys: The Story of Greater Highland Park (1923).

Security Trust & Savings Bank of Los Angeles, On Old Rancho San Pascual: The Story of South Pasadena (1922).

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Christopher C. Sellers, Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012).

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Michael Several, The Public Art of Los Angeles, Part 1: El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument and Adjacent Freeway Murals (Los Angeles[?], n.p., 1991).

David Shearer, “Rufus L. Turner A.I.A 1929--2014,”

Carolyn Sheets Owen-Towle, Damngorgeous: A Daughter’s Memoir of Millard Owen Sheets (Oceanside, CA: Oceanside Museum of Art, [2008]).

Millard Sheets, American Culture 1958: The Beginning or the End? (Claremont, CA: Friends of the Colleges at Claremont, 1959).

Tony Sheets and Janet Blake, A Tapestry of Life: The World of Millard Sheets (Pomona, CA: Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at Fairplex, 2007).

Jube Shriver Jr., “South L A. Patrons Pay a Hefty Price as Banks Leave,” LAT, November 26, 1991, VYA1.

Stacey L. Smith, Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

Robin Sidel, “WaMu’s Branches Lose the Smiles,” Wall Street Journal April 7, 2009,

Josh Sides, L.A. City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to the Present (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).

Josh Sides, “Straight into Compton: American Dreams, Urban Nightmares, and the Metamorphosis of a Black Suburb,” American Quarterly 56, no. 3 (September 2004): 583–605.

Michael Sisk, “The Future of the Bank Branch,” American Banker, July 27, 2009,

Lillian Sizemore, “Millard Sheets and the Tree of Life: A Case Study in Northern California,” paper delivered at the “Creative Collaboration--Honoring Millard Sheets: Master of Art & Design” event, San Francisco, January 14, 2016, sponsored by Peter Mullins.

Anna Deavere Smith, Twilight--Los Angeles, 1992 on the Road: A Search for American Character (New York: Anchor Books, 1994).

Elizabeth A. T. Smith and Esther McCoy, Blueprints for Modern Living: History and Legacy of the Case Study Houses (Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; and Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989).

Elizabeth A. T. Smith et al., Case Study Houses (New York: Taschen, 2002).

Edward W. Soja, “Los Angeles, 1965–1992: From Crisis-Generated Restructuring to Restructuring-Generated Crisis,” in Allen John Scott and Edward W. Soja, eds., The City: Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End of the Twentieth Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996), 426–462.

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John H. Sprinkle Jr., “‘Of Exceptional Importance’: The Origins of the ‘Fifty-Year Rule’ in Historic Preservation,” The Public Historian 29, no. 2 (spring 2007): 81–103.

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Kevin Starr, Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950–1963 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

James Steele, William Pereira (Los Angeles: University of Southern California, Architectural Guild Press, 2002).

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Scott Stoddard, “Mural of Travis’ Death Now Needs New Home,” San Antonio Express-News, May 26, 2011,

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Jon C. Teaford, The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006).

Jon C. Teaford, The Rough Road to Renaissance: Urban Revitalization in America, 1940–1985 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990).

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Title Guarantee and Trust Company, Murals in the Title Guarantee Building (Los Angeles: Title Guarantee and Trust Company, 1931).

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James W. Tottis, The Guardian Building: Cathedral of Finance (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008).

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Robert C. Twombly, “Undoing the City: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Planned Communities,” American Quarterly 24, no. 4 (October 1972), 538–549.

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Matt Vella, “World’s Biggest Bank” (Fortune Classics, 1947), August 28, 2011,

Elizabeth Venant, “Acquiring Minds: When Buyers Are in a Hurry to Get Something on the Walls, a Controversial New Variety of Specialists, Art Consultants, Can Fill the Order,” LAT, June 19, 1988,

Peter Vergo, Art in Vienna, 1898–1918: Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Their Contemporaries, 4th ed. (London: Phaidon Press, 2015).

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Debora Vrana and James F. Peltz, “Home Savings to Be Acquired in $10.1-Billion Deal,” LAT, March 18, 1998,

D. J. Waldie, “A Necessary City,” LA Weekly, May 29, 2002,

D. J. Waldie, Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir with a new Introduction and Afterword (orig. publ. 1996; New York: W. W. Norton, 2005).

D. J. Waldie, “What to Do with Parker Center, L.A.’s Former Police Headquarters?,” LAT, April 4, 2015,

Ruth Wallach, Miracle Mile in Los Angeles: History and Architecture (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2013).

Ruth Wallach, Public Art in Los Angeles,

Washington Mutual, Inc., “Washington Mutual, Inc. (WM) Yearly Returns,”

Marc Wanamaker, San Fernando Valley (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011), 55–61.

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Earle Vonard Weller, Treasure Island, “The Magic City,” 1939–1940: The Story of the Golden Gate International Exposition (San Francisco: Pisani, 1941).

Leon Whiteson, “The Home Tower: A Flawed Link of Old and New L.A.,” LAT, March 19, 1989,

Andrew Wiese, Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).

Adriana Williams, Covarrubias Doris Ober, ed.(Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994).

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Mary H. Williams, “Mural Is Picture of County’s History,” Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 9, 1985, 38C.

Janelle L. Wilson, Nostalgia: Sanctuary of Meaning (Cranbury, NJ: Bucknell University Press, 2005).

William Wilson, “A Populist Work That’s Commissioned by an S&L,” LAT, June 1, 1990,

Wim de Wit and Christopher James Alexander, eds., Overdrive : L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2013).

Evelyn De Wolfe, “Home Savings Tower Sits atop Transit Stop: Project Seeks to Bridge Chasm Between Downtown L.A.’s Older, Newer Buildings,” LAT, January 22, 1989,

Douglas Woods and Melba Levick, Classic Homes of Los Angeles (New York: Rizzoli, 2010).

Richard Wurts and Stanley Appelbaum, The New York World’s Fair, 1939/1940, in 155 Photographs (New York: Dover Publications, 1977).

Phoebe S. K. Young, California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006).

Stephen I. Zetterberg, “A New Savings and Loan Building,” Claremont Courier, March 23, 1968.

Samuel Zipp, Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

“1969 to Prove Year of Construction Activity,” LAT, December 29, 1968, SG_A1.

“A Child’s View,” Home Sights 4, no. 11 (September 1966): 1.

Albert Stewart (Claremont, CA, Scripps College, 1966).

Alfred Jacob Miller: Romancing the West in the Bank of America Collection (Kansas City, MO: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2010).

Anaheim branch, “Best Public Art,” in Best of OC 2012 issue, OC Weekly,

The Art Collection: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (San Francisco: Federal Reserve Bank, 1986).

“Artist Commissioned,” Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, October 8, 1961.

“The Arts at Home Savings--Lombard/Van Ness Office,” 1977, opening brochure.

“The Arts at Home Savings--Pacific Beach Office,” opening brochure, 1978.

“Bank / Art,” (October 2013), Esoteric Survey blog,

“Biggest Association--Opens Four Branch Offices on a Single Day,” Savings and Loan News, October 1960, 28.

“Burgers with Culture in Phoenix,” TILE (September 1955), 12.

“Cal-Aero: Civilian School Trains 4,000 Army Fliers a Year,” LIFE, October 13, 1941, 79–83.

“Chase Bank / Lytton Savings,”

“Citizen-Arrests Made of Seven in ‘Dwell-in,’” LAT, October 24, 1962, A1.

“Claremont Modern: The Artists of the GI Bill,” Claremont Heritage, February 17–26, 2012,

Claremont Modern: The Convergence of Art + Architecture at Midcentury DVD, directed by Paul Bockhorst (Monrovia, CA Paul Bockhorst, 2016).

“David Stary-Sheets; Furniture Designer, Art Dealer,” obituary LAT, June 7, 2000,

“Deals,” LAT, December 26, 2000,

“Detroit Library’s New $35,000 Jigsaw Puzzle,” Detroit News Sunday Pictorial, November 11, 1962, cover, 28–29.

Design for Modern Living: Millard Sheets and the Claremont Art Community, DVD, directed by Paul Bockhorst (Monrovia, CA: Paul Bockhorst, 2014).

“Donald Roy Betzsold,” obituary, Orange County Register, May 29, 2014,

El Sereno Star, July 2, 1964, twelve-page special section,

Establish a Select Senate Committee on Technology and the Human Environment: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations . . . on S. Res. 68, March 15, 16, 20, April 5, 6, and 11, 1967 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967).

“Fete [Celebrates] Unions Which Erected New Home,” Los Angeles Herald & Express, March 15, 1956, C-3.

“Former Lytton Savings bank is historic-cultural monument,” Los Angeles Independent December 23, 2016

“H. F. Ahmanson Sells Los Angeles Complex,” Wall Street Journal, November 5, 1981, 40.

“Highland Park Murder Rate in Sharp Rise,” LAT, June 18, 1972, GD1.

“Home Savings Association,” ID Confirmation & Report Selection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,

“Home Savings is Designated!” Santa Monica Conservancy, April 3, 2017,

“Home Savings Moves to New Headquarters,” LAT, June 16, 1985,

“Home Savings New Beverly Hills Bldg. under Construction,” Los Angeles Herald & Express, October 27, 1954.

“Home Savings of America, FSB,” U.S. Bank Locations,

Home Savings of America, FSB and H. F. Ahmanson & Company v. United States, No. 04-5020. No. 04-5032. United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, March 7, 2005, Thanks to Sarah Smizer for mentioning this arrangement.

“Home Savings Tower to Get Under Way: $75-Million Office Building Will Rise in Downtown Block with Historical Edifices,” LAT, July 13, 1986,

“Knight Opens New Savings, Loan Home,” LAT, March 8, 1956, 2.

“Lawrence Tenney Stevens,” Millard Sheets Center for the Arts,

“The Legacy of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company: More Than a Business,” California African American Museum, 2012–2013,

“Mosaics,” episode #1005, Visiting . . . with Huell Howser, California's Gold, Huell Howser Productions, January 2002, 28 minutes, in DOC.

“New $2,000,000 Savings Loan Unit Completed,” LAT, March 4, 1956, F21.

“Nixon to Speak Here, Study Mall Work Tomorrow,” Pomona Progress-Bulletin, May 10, 1963.

The Pageant of History & the Panorama of Today in Northern California: Two Paintings by Millard Sheets, Commissioned on Its One Hundredth Anniversary by American Trust Company, San Francisco (San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1954)

Paul R. Williams Internet Site,

“Project Sparks Lake Corridor: Pasadena Towers Is Latest Addition to Revitalized Area,” LAT, June 19, 1988,

“Prosperous Omaha Should Turn to Culture--Ahmanson,” Omaha World-Herald, February 11, 1961.

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office), 1968,

Report of the Presidential Task Force on Market Mechanisms: Submitted to the President of the United States, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, United States Presidential Task Force on Market Mechanisms, Nicholas F. Brady, chair (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1988).

Request for Postponement of Landmark Proceedings for the Property at 9245 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, request from Mr. Paul Rohrer, attorney on behalf of the property owner, for postponement of Landmark proceedings by the City of Beverly Hills, Cultural Heritage Commission, January 14, 2015,

“Royal Savings to Sell Assets,” LAT, April 1, 1974, B12.

“Rufus L. Turner” obituary, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, March 16, 2014,

“Scripps Art Show,” Riverside Daily Press, October 30, 1957, D-2.

Seal Fountain in Seal Court, Scripps College, Claremont Colleges Photo Archive,

“Sheets Supervises Color in ‘Salome,’” St. Petersburg Times, October 11, 1952, 20,,4793804.

“Sit-in Ends, Negro Buys Monterey Park Home,” LAT, April 6, 1962, A1.

“Tapestry with Foliage and Butterflies,”

“Theme in Stone Identifies Banks.” Stone Magazine, November 1965, 21–23.

“Torrance Pickets Will Continue Tract Protest,” LAT, August 10, 1963, 10.

“Valley Leaders See Bright, Booming ’65: Continued Growth Forecast,” LAT, January 3, 1965, SG_A1.