The Stanley Reifel papers span 1 linear foot and date from circa 1967 to circa 1970. The collection is primarily composed
of black-and-white photographs and negatives that document the exhibit spaces Reifel designed at the University of California,
Santa Barbara’s Art Museum as well as letters to and from Reifel regarding his book
A Study for Exhibition Design. The collection also includes nine cassette tapes that hold recorded interviews Reifel conducted with the following exhibition
designers: Gordon Anson, Gil Ravenel, Joe Shannon, Lemar, Bill Ryan, Don Werner, Benjamin Lawless, Lenore Miller, Roland Force,
T. Donnasan, Arthur Cortmanche, Mike Monroe, Stewart Silver, Arthur Cortmoncheshirsh, and Hermes K. Met.
Stanley Reifel was a furniture and exhibition designer. For fourteen years Reifel was involved in private furniture design
and fabrication commissions throughout the state of California. From 1959 to 1966 he worked with Paul Tuttle, Kipp Stewart,
Stuart MacDougall, and Rex Goodie. In 1964, Reifel began work as the head of exhibition design at the University of California,
Santa Barbara’s Art Museum, overseeing the design and installation of exhibitions. In 1965, Reifel oversaw the design and
construction of the De Silva Gallery in Montecito, California. During the course of his career Reifel also wrote a book entitled
A Study for Exhibition Design which was published in 1970.