University of California, Santa Barbara, University Art Museum, Architecture and Design Collection

Address: 
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130
United States
Contact: 
Phone: 
805-893-2724
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Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

UCSB professor David Gebhard (1927-1996) founded the Architecture and Design Collection in 1963. Today it is one of the largest architectural archives in North America with more than 1,000,000 drawings, as well as papers, photographs, scrapbooks, models, decorative objects, and furniture. The focus of the collection is the design and architecture of southern California from the late 19th through the early 21st century. More than 230 collections and archives make up the ADC, a portrait of design in the region through the work of well-known figures such as Irving Gill, John Byers, Roland Coate, Sr., George Washington Smith, Myron Hunt and Harold Chambers, Robert Stacy-Judd, R. M. Schindler, Lutah Maria Riggs, Thornton Abell, Gregory Ain, Julius R. Davidson, Palmer Sabin, Kem Weber, Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams, John Woolf, Edward Killingsworth, Rex Lotery, Maynard Lyndon, and Barton Myers, among others.

Regions covered: 
Southern California

Management

Online Catalog URL: 
http://www.museum.ucsb.edu/collections/architecture-design
Catalog System: 
Collection level cataloging records for archives are available through the Online Archive of California and the museum's online catalog URL.
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
Yes
Exhibited?: 
Yes