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Finding Aid for the Walter L. Reichardt papers, circa 1930-circa 1966 0000166
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  • Conditions Governing Use note
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  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Walter L. Reichardt papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000166
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12.0 Linear feet (1 box of drawings, 2 flat file drawers, 1 box of rolls)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1966
    creator: Reichardt, Walter L., (Walter Louis), 1908-1995

    Conditions Governing Use note

    On deposit from Thomas Reichardt.


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Preferred Citation note

    Walter L. Reichardt papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Walter L. Reichardt was born on June 4, 1908 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1930. From 1930 to 1933 Reichardt attended the American Academy in Rome. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Reichardt worked at the firm of Reginald D. Johnson as a designer from 1934 to 1936. In 1937, he worked as a designer for Gordon B. Kaufman and a year later in 1938, Reichardt worked as a designer for Roland E. Coate. From 1939 to 1941, Reichardt worked with Paul R. Hunter as Hunter and Reichardt, Architects. In 1943, he became a partner with Eugene Weston Jr. as Weston and Reichardt, Architects. In 1945, Reichardt formed his own firm and retired in the early 1990s. Walter L. Reichardt died on October 1, 1995. Throughout his career some of his more notable projects included the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Homes Housing Project in Long Beach, residences and schools in the southern California area, and military housing in San Diego, San Pedro, and Camp Pendleton.

    Scope and Content note

    The Walter L. Reichardt papers span 12 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1966. The collection consists of presentation boards, four of Reichardt’s college projects in the Beaux Arts style, architectural drawings, reprographic copies, and specifications.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Reichardt, Walter L., (Walter Louis), 1908-1995
    Architectural drawings
    Photographic prints
    Presentation drawings (proposals)
    Reprographic copies