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Mudd Hall of Philosophy at U.S.C
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features Fantasia and Pinocchio. His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for Fantasia, is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
The University of Southern California was dedicated October 6, 1880. Architect Ralph Carlin Flewelling designed the Italian Romanesque style two-story red brick 1928/30 Mudd Hall of Philosophy at USC, also known as the Seeley Wintersmith Mudd Hall of Philosophy and the Mudd Memorial Hall of Philosophy. Located at 3709 Trousdale Parkway, the building is trimmed in cast stone, roofed in tile, and built around three sides of a courtyard containing a central fountain, with an open cloister running along the fourth side. At the junction of the north and west wings is a clock and chimes tower.
The clock tower is visible in this view of the Mudd Hall of Philosophy at USC.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-553 8x10
University of Southern California.--School of Philosophy
University of Southern California.--Mudd Hall
College buildings--California--Los Angeles
Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles
Architecture, Romanesque--California--Los Angeles--Italian influences
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Towers--California--Los Angeles
University Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Flewelling, Ralph Carlin,1894-1975

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