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Finding Aid for the Jack A. Charney drawings, 1948-circa 1965 0000316
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Jack A. Charney drawings
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000316
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet circa 55 rolls of drawings
    Date (inclusive): 1948-circa 1965
    creator: Charney, Jack A


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Collection acquired when disgarded in 2012.

    Preferred Citation note

    Jack A. Charney drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Jack A. Charney was born in New York on June 26, 1921. Charney was a licensed general contractor before opening his own architectural firm in Los Angeles, California in 1956. While practicing as a contractor, Charney attended the Art Center School where he studied architecture under R. M. Schindler and Richard Neutra. Over the course of his architectural career his more notable projects included: Sierra Towers (West Hollywood, California), Diamond Heights Shopping Center (San Francisco, California), and Pacifica Hospital (Los Angeles, California). His practice consisted primarily of apartment buildings, commercial buildings, and some houses.

    Scope and Content note

    The Jack A. Charney drawings span 6 linear feet and date from 1948 to circa 1965. The collection is composed of architectural drawings in the form of both original drawings and reprographic copies. The majority of the architectural drawings are of apartment complexes in the southern California region (Los Angeles, San Diego, and Long Beach) but the collection also includes architectural drawings of restaurants, store buildings, and single family homes. Some plans in the collection list architect Alfred March as well as Jack A. Charney.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Charney, Jack A
    March, Alfred
    Architectural drawings
    Reprographic copies