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

Contact Information

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Address
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7130
Hours
Monday-Friday, 10:00-4:30, by appointment
Contact
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu
Website

34.4139629, -119.848947

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
No
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
Access procedures

None

Management

Archive / Collection information

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.

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