Finding Aid for the Jody Greenwald research materials on Cliff May, circa 1930-circa 2009 0000138

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino, revised and completed by Julia Larson
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
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University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
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Title: Jody Greenwald research materials on Cliff May
Identifier/Call Number: 0000138
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet (6 record storage boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1950-circa 2009
Location note: Box 1-6/ADC - regular 1 Flat File Folder/ADC - flat files misc
creator: Greenwald, Jody
creator: May, Cliff, 1908-1989

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Jody Greenwald, 2004.

Preferred Citation note

Jody Greenwald research materials on Cliff May, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Jody Greenwald, California interior designer, educator, lecturer and writer was born in Los Angeles, California on August 13, 1922. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for both her Bachelor’s degree in Design and Art History as well as her Master’s degree in Art and Architectural History. In 1972, she founded and was the director of the Interior and Environmental Design Program at UCLA Extension. During her career, Greenwald did extensive research on Cliff May for a prospective book that never came to fruition. Jody Greenwald died at the age of 88, on June 5, 2010.

Scope and Content note

The Jody Greenwald research materials on Cliff May span 6 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to circa 2009. The collection includes Cliff May’s correspondence organized by residential project, transcriptions of an interview Greenwald did with May in 1984, her personal research notes, magazine and newspaper clippings regarding Cliff May’s work, black-and-white photographs and slides of Cliff May’s residential designs, and VHS tape recordings of episode number 412 of the television show “If Walls Could Talk” which featured a Cliff May San Diego hacienda. Note that some of the materials in this collection, such as carbon copies of May's correspondence, were given to Greenwald by Cliff May before he donated his papers to the repository.

Related Archival Materials note

Cliff May papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000
Greenwald, Jody
May, Cliff, 1908-1989
Architecture -- California -- 20th century
Correspondence
Photographic prints

 

Research Files I. circa 1930s-circa 2009

Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet
creator: Greenwald, Jody
creator: May, Cliff, 1908-1989

Scope and Contents note

Research files include materials gathered by Jody Greenwald to use for her book on Cliff May (never published). The files include books on California houses; magazines, articles, and clippings on Cliff May and his work; videos from the TV show "If these Walls Could Talk"; and writings by Jody Greenwald.
 

Articles and Clippings A. Bulk, 1940-1965 circa 1935-2000

Scope and Contents note

Clippings from magazines and newspapers with articles about and or images of Cliff May designs. Some may have been sent to Greenwald by May from his own files.
Box 4, Folder 1

Americana "Evolution of the Ranch House" undated

Box 4, Folder 2

American Home articles 1935, undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Architectural Digest undated

Box 4, Folder 4

Architectural Forum articles undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Architectural Record article 1947

Box 4, FlatFile 6

Arts and Decoration "A Home in the Desert" 1940

Box 4, Folder 7

Beechcrafter "California Architect triples output with Beech Bonanza" 1954

Box 4, Folder 8

Better Homes and Gardens articles 1945-1963

Box 4, Folder 9

Boston Sunday Globe "The Open Plan" 1961

Box 4, Folder 10

Builder of the Year 1963

Box 4, Folder 11

Building Contractor circa 1950

Box 4, Folder 12

Building Materials and Designs undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous magazine and newspaper clippings and advertisements featuring Cliff May materials and designs.
Box 4, Folder 13

Byggekunst 1948

Box 4, Folder 14

California Arts and Architecture articles 1935-1939

Box 4, Folder 15

Chicago Fair Official Guidebook 1950

Box 4, Folder 16

Cliff May Homes undated

Box 4, Folder 17

Country Life: "Los Vientos" 1941

Box 4, Folder 18

Designers West: "The California Ranch House" 1980

Box 4, Folder 19

Eeva: "Greta peckin luona Kaliforniassa" 1961

Box 4, Folder 20

Evening Tribune: "Father of Ranch Home credits Hacienda" 1958

Box 4, Folder 21

Family Circle's Preview Plan of Cliff May Homes 1955

Box 4, Folder 22

Good Housekeeping Magazine articles undated

Box 4, Folder 23

Hidden Valley Fiesta 1963

Box 4, Folder 24

House Beautiful circa 1950-1957

Scope and Contents note

Includes photocopies of magazine articles on Cliff May, most with no date, some are only the magazine cover, with no accompanying story.
Box 4, Folder 25

House Beautiful "12 best houses of the last 12 years" Sept. 1947

Box 4, Folder 26

House Beautiful "125 miles away from town but only 50 minutes away" March 1948

Box 4, Folder 27

House Beautiful "A house can be modern and not look it" Oct 1945

Box 4, Folder 28

House Beautiful "How good can a kitchen be in 1948?" Sept. 1948

Box 4, Folder 29

House Beautiful "Pace-Setter House" Feb. 1948

Box 4, Folder 30

House Beautiful "Station Wagon Way of Life" June 1950

Box 4, Folder 31

House Beautiful "The 'perfect house' that wasn't good enough" June 1951

Box 4, Folder 32

House Beautiful's Home Maintenance and Building Manual 1950-1951

Box 4, Folder 33

House and Garden Magazine articles 1941, 1957

Box 4, Folder 34

Landscape Architecture: "Tommy Church and his Gardens" 1981

Box 4, Folder 35

Lear, William House 1959-1961

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles in English and French about the Cliff May designed Lear house in Switzerland.
Box 4, Folder 36

Life: "A Round Table on Housing" undated

Box 4, Folder 37

Los Angeles Examiner Clippings 1951

Box 4, Folder 38

Los Angeles Examiner Pictoral Living articles 1956-1958

Box 4, Folder 39

Los Angeles Times: "Designs here reflect influence of Spain" 1962

Box 4, Folder 40

Los Angeles Times Home Magazine articles 1958-1973

Box 4, Folder 41

Los Angeles Times - miscellaneous clippings 1945-1980

Box 4, Folder 42

Los Angeles Times West 1967

Box 4, Folder 43

May, Melany, clipping from 1985

Box 4, Folder 44

Miscellaneous Clippings 1948-1978

Box 4, Folder 45

National Real Estate and Building Journal 1945-1954

Box 4, Folder 46

Nob Hill Gazette: "Cliff May" 2000

Box 4, Folder 47

Pageant: "A Hole in Every Roof" undated

Box 4, Folder 48

Paradise Cay Brochure undated

Box 4, Folder 49

Parents Magazine articles undated

Box 4, Folder 51

Popular Mechanics Magazine: "Plan for indoor-ourdoor Living" 1956

Box 4, Folder 50

Pictoral California: "Haciendas" undated

Box 4, Folder 52

Ranch House Articles undated

Box 4, Folder 53

Real Estate Listings and Advertisements undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous real estate advertisements for Cliff May homes.
Box 4, Folder 54

Riviera Ranch 1940

Box 4, Folder 55

Saga - Tempo "Two Styles Merged" 1968

Box 4, Folder 56

"Simplicity and Genius" by Jody Greenwald undated

Box 4, Folder 57

Southern Florist and Nurseryman: "Maynard Parker of Vermont" 1981

Box 4, Folder 58

Southland articles 1962-1964

Box 4, Folder 59

Southwest: "From the Rancho, a contemporary style" undated

Box 4, Folder 60

"Sunset's Lane: He leads his readers by the hand" 1951

Box 4, Folder 61-62

Sunset Magazine circa 1951

Scope and Contents note

Articles discussing the Cliff May-designed Sunset magazine headquarters.
Box 4, Folder 63

This Earth: "Hallmark Home" 1957

Box 4, Folder 64

Western Building Magazine articles 1941-1946

 

Books B. circa 1970-circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

The sub-series Books are research materials Greenwald used in her study of the Cliff May family history, and the history of architecture in California.
Box 3

Petaluma Adobe by Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park undated

Box 3

Old Mission San Juan Capistrano: History and Tour by Raymond C. Kammerer 1980

Box 3

Golden Era of the Missions: 1769-1834; paintings by Chesley Bonestell, text by Paul Johnson 1974

Box 3

Decoration of the California Missions by Norman Neuerburg 1989

Box 3

California Bungalow by Robert Winter 1980

Box 3

Architecture of the Monterey Peninsula undated

General Physical Description note: Pages falling out; no title page.
Box 3

Adobes in the Sun; Photographs by Morley Baer and text by Augusta Fink 1972

Box 3

Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California: 1800-1850 by Donald R. Hannaford and Revel Edwards 1990

Scope and Contents note

Preface to book by David Gebhard.
 

Jody Greenwald writings C. circa 1985-circa 1998

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains materials gathered by Greenwald for research for her book on Cliff May. It also contains items pertaining to the UCLA Extension program, the Cliff May house tours conducted by Greenwald, and articles written by Greenwald.
Box 2, Folder 83

Biographies of Guest Lecturers undated

Box 2, Folder 84

Book Project Notes undated

Scope and Contents note

Detailed notes on Cliff May projects, with house and client info, notes about house design, many San Diego houses.
Box 2, Folder 85

Cliff May - Creator of the Modern American Ranch House, 1908-1989 undated

Scope and Contents note

Rough draft of article on Cliff May (possibly obituary?)
Box 2, Folder 86

Cliff May - Foremost American Architect undated

Scope and Contents note

Undated short article by Greenwald, includes copies of rough drafts
 

Cliff May House Tours circa 1985-circa 1995

Box 2, Folder 89

Cliff May Study Tour Report by Elizabeth Harlow undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes color photographs of houses on tour, including tour participants and home owners
Box 2, Folder 90

Homeowner Correspondence 1990

Scope and Contents note

Letters to/from owners of Cliff May houses in LaJolla/San Diego area about house tour
Box 2, Folder 92

Itinerary: Cliff May architecture in San Diego 1990

Scope and Contents note

Items related to planning June 1990 study tour in San Diego, including correspondence with participating home owners, detailed itinerary, maps, and handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 91

Itinerary: Camarillo, Santa Barbara, and Solvang house Tour 1993

Box 2, Folder 93

On Site Study tour of Cliff May Ranch Houses (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1988

Scope and Contents note

Includes list of houses on tour and map of house locations.
Box 2, Folder 94

Preliminary Trip Itinerary: Aguoura to Solvang undated

Box 2, Folder 95

Two-day Study tour of Cliff May estates 1989

Scope and Contents note

Includes detailed trip itinerary, maps, and possible tour participant correspondence. Tour includes Camarillo, Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Oxnard.
Box 2, Folder 88

Cliff May Ranch House undated

Scope and Contents note

Article by Greenwald on May ranch houses.
Box 2, Folder 87

Cliff May Lecture Series 1991

Box 2, Folder 96

"Constiticion del Estado de California" undated

Box 2, Folder 97

Declaration of Jody Greenwald 1986

Scope and Contents note

Legal deposition about Cliff May
Box 2, Folder 98

Estudillo Family Genealogy 1969

Scope and Contents note

Background material on Cliff May family history in California by San Diego Genealogy Society.
Box 2, Folder 99

Index undated

Scope and Contents note

Possible preliminary book index.
Box 2, Folder 100-103

Interviews with Cliff May 1984-1987

Scope and Contents note

4 folders each with copy of same interviews.
Box 2, Folder 104

List of Clients March 1985

Scope and Contents note

List of clients and owners of Cliff May houses and buildings, including addresses.
Box 2, Folder 105

Miscellaneous Notes circa 1983

Scope and Contents note

Assorted notes for book, handwritten.
Box 2, Folder 106

Notes circa 1984- circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten notes on paper, envelopes about book project.
Box 2, Folder 107

Outline for Book undated

Scope and Contents note

Two page rough outline for book chapters/overview
Box 2, Folder 108

Table of Contents / Magazine Articles undated

Scope and Contents note

List of magazine articles on Cliff May, possibly for use writing Greenwald's book. Two copies.
Box 2, Folder 109

UCLA Extension circa 1982

 

Magazines D.

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains magazines which feature articles about Cliff May houses. Some are just clippings of the individual articles and some contain the full magazine.
Box 1, Folder 1

Architectural Digest, entire magazine 1960

General note

entire issue on Cliff May's residence.
Box 1, Folder 2

Architectural Digest "Power Residence" 1964

General note

Article on Power residence (Camarillo, Calif.), by Cliff May
Box 1, Folder 3

Architectural Digest 1970

Box 1, Folder 4

Architectural Digest "Visits: Zubin and Nancy Mehta" May 1985

Box 1, Folder 5

Architectural Digest "Visits: Robert Wagner" May 1987

General note

Article on Cliff May- designed house owned by actor Robert Wagner. Folder includes extra copy of article.
Box 1, Folder 6

Architectural Digest "Remembering Cliff May" May 1991

Box 1, Folder 7

Architectural Record "Attractive setting helps tourist court set record" July 1940

Scope and Contents note

Cliff May designed Rancheria motel in Montecito, Calif.
Box 1, Folder 8

Arts and Decoration "The California Hacienda" Sept. 1936

Box 1, Folder 9

Book of Low Cost Houses by Architectural Forum 1940

Box 1, Folder 10

Building Ideas "The Ranch House- an American classic" 1976

Box 1, Folder 11

Californian "Hacienda House" Feb. 1946

General note

Articles on Hacienda House, Cliff May, and May's relatives pp. 92-95.
Box 1, Folder 12

Coastlines: UCSB Alumni Association 2000

Box 1, Folder 13

Good Housekeeping "Building Forum" Feb. 1947

Box 1, Folder 14

Home Furnishings Ideas by Better Homes and Gardens 1957

Box 1, Folder 15

House Beautiful "Meet a Family that really knows how to Live" April 1946

Box 1, Folder 16

House Beautiful "Home the most wonderful place" October 1951

Box 1, Folder 17

House Beautiful Feb 1971

Box 1, Folder 18

House Beautiful's Home Maintenance and Building Manual "Pace Setter House" 1949

Box 1, Folder 19

House & Garden "Hallmark House Number 1" Feb. 1957

Box 1, Folder 20

Los Angeles Home and Garden "Adventures in Space" Dec. 1980

Box 1, Folder 21

Old House Journal "The Ranch House" Oct 1998

Box 1, Folder 22

San Diego Magazine "Native Genius" Dec. 1984

Box 1, Folder 23

Sunset March 1936

Box 1, Folder 24

Sunset "Western Home Awards" Oct. 1973

Box 1, Folder 25

Sunset "Ranch House Rides Again" 1992

 

Photographs E.

Scope and Contents note

The sub-series Photographs contains photographs of houses designed by Cliff May, photos of May and Greenwald, and photos of Cliff May's own house, Mandalay, from the 1980s.
Box 5, Folder 1

California Ranch House undated

creator: Parker, Maynard

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photographs of color renderings of four ranch houses for the Cliff May book California Ranch House. Clients are: Max Naef, Oliver Johnston Jr., Frank Coe, and Frank Appleton.
Box 5, Folder 2-3

Crawford, George house (Los Angeles, Calif.) undated

creator: Parker, Maynard

Scope and Contents note

Includes black and white photographs of interior and exterior of house. Additional materials for this house located in the Cliff May Archive #156.
Box 5, Folder 4

Jones, Robert house (Fresno, Calif.) undated

Box 5, Folder 5

Low Cost Housing undated

Scope and Contents note

15 negatives of low-cost housing floor plans. Negatives were cut from a larger sheet; words and images are not complete on some images.
Box 5, Folder 6-10

Mandalay- Cliff May house #5 (Los Angeles, Calif.) undated

creator: Cleveland, Robert C
creator: Skipsey, Eric

Scope and Contents note

Includes black and white and color photographs of the interior and exterior of the house, negatives taken by Ursula Fairchild, and slides possibly taken by Jody Greenwald which also include slides of the Riviera Ranch and Robert Wagner properties.
Box 5, Folder 11

May, Cliff and Jody Greenwald undated

Box 5, Folder 12

McMahon, George house (Fresno, Calif.) undated

Drawer 549

Miscellaneous Drawings 1954-1969

creator: May, Cliff, 1908-1989

Scope and Contents note

Contains floor plans and elevations for Cliff May's Mandalay and Sullivan Canyon houses, as well as a plan for his office, and an unidentified restaurant.
Box 5, Folder 13

Pettersen, Charles undated

Box 5, Folder 14

Rattan Stylists, Inc. undated

creator: Laszlo, Paul, 1900-1993

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photographs of rattan furniture, two images list Paul Laszlo as designer, three images do not have any identifying markings.
Box 5, Folder 15-22

Slides- Miscellaneous undated

Scope and Contents note

Slides include images of many Cliff May houses including: Mandalay, Riviera, Axline, Blow, Caughey, Estudillo House/ Santa Margarita ranch, Flag is up Ranch, Zubin Mehta, Mondavi winery, Sunset magazine headquarters, Robert Wagner, Lawrence Welk. Also includes photographs of Cliff May and Jody Greenwald on tours of his houses circa 1980s.
Box 5, Folder 23

Unidentified Photographs undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes small color snapshots of exteriors of Cliff May houses (possibly on a house tour in San Diego), as well as hacienda-style interior and exterior photographs.
Box 5, Folder 24

Unidentified Sketches undated

 

Videos F.

Scope and Contents note

Videos feature Cliff May ranch houses on Home and Garden TV special on ranch houses, and an episode of "If These Walls Could Talk", featuring a Cliff May house.
Box 6

"If These Walls Could Talk" Episode #412 circa 2000

Scope and Contents note

one VHS copy; dub of master. Donkey milk/first/creole
Box 6

HGTV: Ranch Houses, Wilson Home, R. Quinn Int; E Studillo house (San Diego, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

VHS, one copy
Box 6

HGTV: Ranch Houses, Wilson Home (San Diego, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

VHS, one copy
Box 6

HGTV: Ranch Homes, Sy Gomberg (Los Angeles, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

VHS, three copies
Box 6

HGTV: Ranch Homes, Monty Roberts (Solvang, Calif.) undated

Scope and Contents note

VHS, three copies
 

Correspondence II. circa 1930s-circa 2009

Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet
creator: Greenwald, Jody
creator: May, Cliff, 1908-1989

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence includes letters between Cliff May and Jody Greenwald; copies of letters to and from Cliff May about specific projects (such as the Pace-Setter house) with other people; correspondence with Elizabeth Gordon and other House Beautiful staff about various projects; and materials dealing with Greenwald and the UCLA Extension program in which she taught and headed the program on interior design. May gave Greenwald copies of letters from his files before he donated his archive to the repository.
 

Cliff May Correspondence A.

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains letters to and from Cliff May, who then gave the letters (originals and/or copies) to Jody Greenwald for research purposes. The bulk of the letters are inquires about the Pace-Setter house and correspondence with the House Beautiful magazine staff, including editor Elizabeth Gordon.
Box 2, Folder 1

Applebaum, Norm, letter from 1982

Box 2, Folder 2

Carrick, Robert, letters to and from 1950-1951

Scope and Contents note

Cliff May letters and telegrams to and from-- managing editor of House Beautiful magazine. Also includes text and captions for House Beautiful article on May.
Box 2, Folder 3

Freshwater, Philip, letter from 1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes copy of Sacramento Bee article where Philip Freshwater incorrectly identifies May as deceased, and apology letter.
Box 2, Folder 4

Fuller, Mrs. Boyd, letters from 1935

Box 2, Folder 5

Gebhard, David, letter from 1983

Box 2, Folder 6-8

Gordon, Elizabeth, letters to and from 1947-1951

Scope and Contents note

Letters and telegrams, some hand written, mimeographed copies of May's letters to Gordon ( House Beautiful magazine's editor).
Box 2, Folder 9

Gough, Marion, letters to and from 1951

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters and telegrams between May and the features editor of House Beautiful magazine.
Box 2, Folder 10

Gunzburg, M.L., letter from 1973

Box 2, Folder 11

Hacienda House, letters about 1935-1938

Scope and Contents note

Letters from people interested in the Cliff May Hacienda style houses in San Diego. Most handwritten, some typed.
Box 2, Folder 12

Hamar, Nathan, letter from 1982

Box 2, Folder 13

Harris, Robert S., letter from 1983

Box 2, Folder 14

Heard, Frances, letters to and from 1948-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters and telegrams to and from May and the home furnishings editor of House Beautiful magazine.
Box 2, Folder 15

Hoefer, Richard, letters to and from 1949-1958

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters and telegrams between May and the House Beautiful magazine publisher
Box 2, Folder 16

House Beautiful, letters to and from 1949-1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters and telegrams from May to many different House Beautiful magazine employees; most letters are typed, some handwritten notes.
Box 2, Folder 17

Laine, Tom, telegram from 1975

Box 2, Folder 18

Lane, L.W., letter from 1973

Box 2, Folder 18a

Lane, Ruth, letter from 1969

Box 2, Folder 19

Lee, Ruth, letters to and from 1958-1960

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters to and from May to the housing consultant for the J. Walter Thompson Company.
Box 2, Folder 20

Lester, Jack, letter from 1983

Box 2, Folder 21

Lull, Ray, letter from 1951

Box 2, Folder 22

Mallory, Blaine, letter from 1983

Box 2, Folder 23

Marston, George, letters from 1938

Box 2, Folder 24

Mason, Joseph, letter from 1981

Box 2, Folder 25

May, Hillary, letter from 1977

Box 2, Folder 26

Mondavi, Robert 1979-1984

Box 2, Folder 27

Moon, Thomas, letter from 1977

Box 2, Folder 28

Nickel, George, letters from 1979-1981

Box 2, Folder 29

Norcross, Carl, letters to and from 1947-1985

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters to and from May, as well as letter from Thermador Electrical Manufacturing about Norcross kitchen problem. Norcross was the husband of Elizabeth Gordon.
Box 2, Folder 30-32

Pace Setter Inquiries, letters to and from 1949-1961

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters from consumers to May about the Pace Setter house, featured in the House Beautiful magazine in 1948, and May's response to the consumer. two folders
Box 2, Folder 33

Palmer, Lois Stanford, letter to 1963

Box 2, Folder 34

Richards, C. Merlyn, letter from undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Schieder, Mrs. S.H., letters to and from 1963

Box 2, Folder 36

Scudder, Eric, letter to and from 1963

Box 2, Folder 37

Van Roekel, Robert 1980

Box 2, Folder 38

Vause, Ruth, letters to and from 1951

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters between May and Vause, the secretary to the Editor, Elizabeth Gordon , of House Beautiful magazine
Box 2, Folder 39

Welk, Lawrence, letter from 1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter from Ernst Plesset about May building the Welk home.
Box 2, Folder 40

Zeidberg, David, letter from 1984

 

May-Greenwald Correspondence B. circa 1980s

Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains correspondence sent to Jody Greenwald from Cliff May of letters sent to him by clients, as well as correspondence with business partners. This sub-series also contains partial transcripts of an interview done by Lasky with Cliff May.
Box 2, Folder 41

"A Plan for your comfort and pleasure" undated

Scope and Contents note

Draft of writing by Cliff May, sent to Jody Greenwald in 1984
Box 2, Folder 42

"Canyon Dwellers" 1988

Scope and Contents note

Article on Cliff May and family living in Sullivan Canyon, and description of Cliff May's connection to early Californians.
Box 2, Folder 43

Century Woods undated

Scope and Contents note

Report from Ring Bros.- Ray Watt Partnership about Cliff May's lawsuit. Sent to Jody Greenwald by May's assistant, Sue.
Box 2, Folder 44

Cliff May Designed and Built Houses undated

Scope and Contents note

List of Cliff May houses, including list of original owner, address, date built, condition, and handwritten notes by May about the houses. No originals, all photocopies
Box 2, Folder 45-47

Cliff May Miscellaneous Correspondence circa 1980s

Scope and Contents note

Letters to Cliff May, which he bundled together and sent to Jody Greenwald to use in her book.
Box 2, Folder 48

Credit Ranch House 1982

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Greenwald with enclosed list of "credit to ranch house" listing of magazine articles about Cliff May
Box 2, Folder 49

Design requirements/specifications and cost breakdowns, letter from Whitney Museum of Art Oct. 9, 1985

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Cliff May's secretary, Tracy Landers, to Jody Greenwald which included list of enclosures, one of which is missing (letter from Charles Palm, director of Ronald Reagan Foundation).
Box 2, Folder 50

Final Costs- House on Talmadge drive 1984

Box 2, Folder 51

Financial Files- Cliff May 1931-1932

Box 2, Folder 52

Greenwald, Jody, letters to and from Cliff May 1984-1987

Box 2, Folder 53

"Heritage" circa 1940s

Box 2, Folder 54

Interview with Cliff May for Designer's West magazine 1980

Scope and Contents note

Typed draft of article for Designer's West magazine, sent to Jody Greenwald in 1985. Includes letter from Carol King, editor and rough transcript of interview.
Box 2, Folder 55

Interview: May-Laskey, tapes 2 and 3 circa 1982

Scope and Contents note

Contains typed transcript of Cliff May interview with Marlene Laskey for UCLA's Oral History Program; only contains portion of tape 2 (pages 122-149).
Box 2, Folder 56

Interview: May-Laskey, tapes 4 and 5 1982

Scope and Contents note

Typed transcript of interview between Cliff May and Marlene Laskey for UCLA's Oral History Program. Only side two of tape 4 is in this folder, as well as tape 5.
Box 2, Folder 57

Keynote Address to the AIA and article on the inventor of the ranch house July 31, 1986

Box 2, Folder 58

"La Jolla Hermosa: A Subdivision Triumph" circa 1985

Box 2, Folder 59

Land Grant Proceedings undated

Scope and Contents note

Typed reproductions from 1852, 1861, 1865, and 1870 dealing with the Magee family land holdings in San Diego county
Box 2, Folder 60

Luckman, General Anthony, letter to 1984

Box 2, Folder 61

May v. Morganelli-Heumann lawsuit 1985

Box 2, Folder 62

Miracle, O.U. Company Files 1933-1938

Scope and Contents note

Financial records of O.U. Miracle Company; handwritten, with some typed correspondence with May. Miracle was one of May's first financial backers in San Diego.
Box 2, Folder 63

Pettersen, letter from 1982

Box 2, Folder 64

Ranch houses in Bronx, NY Dec. 26, 1984

Box 2, Folder 65

Rancho Santa Margarita y los Flores 1988

Scope and Contents note

Article sent by Cliff May to Jody Greenwald; folder also includes separate correspondence to Greenwald with photocopies of photographs of interior of house
Box 2, Folder 66

Sale of first house (Cliff May) 1988

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Cliff May with copy of receipt for purchase of real estate for house sale in 1932 to Col. and Mrs. Arthur O'Leary; also included in correspondence is letter from Sunset magazine about building a house for Shirley Temple Black.
Box 2, Folder 67

Speech by Frank Lloyd Wright 1985

Box 2, Folder 68-69

Western Ranch Houses book by Cliff May 1972-1974

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with publishers about book, and chronological list of all published articles about May's ranch houses from 1934 until 1975 including name of magazine, year, issue, and title of article or description of photo/story.
Box 2, Folder 70

Woldenberg, Susan, letter from Dec. 14, 1984

Box 2, Folder 71

Unidentified Sketches undated

Scope and Contents note

Copies of sketches (pencil on paper) of unidentified houses.
 

Jody Greenwald Correspondence C. circa 1984-circa 2000

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This sub-series contains personal correspondence between Greenwald and others, including an invitation to a Cliff May celebration.
Box 2, Folder 72

Cliff May Celebration Letters 1988

Scope and Contents note

Letters to participants in Cliff May Celebration (80th birthday); also includes programs and guest list.
Box 2, Folder 73

Deane, Jeffrey letter from 1998

Box 2, Folder 74

Erickson, Anne letter from 1984

Box 2, Folder 75

Giesen, Tom: "If Walls Could Talk" TV show letters to/from 2000

Box 2, Folder 76

Lisi, David letter to 1986

Box 2, Folder 77

Phillips, Eleanore letter from 1985

Box 2, Folder 78

Richardson, Marjorie letter from 1986

Box 2, Folder 79

Shea, Dorothy letter from 1989

Scope and Contents note

Holiday card includes photograph
Box 2, Folder 80

Smeder, Marilee letter from undated

Scope and Contents note

From Nob Hill Gazette, includes returned photo of Cliff May, used for publication
Box 2, Folder 81

"Time to Celebrate" undated

Box 2, Folder 82

Waycott, Ralph letter from 1993