Finding Aid for the Stanley Reifel papers, circa 1967-circa 1970 0000167

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Stanley Reifel papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000167
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1967-circa 1970
creator: Reifel, Stanley


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Stanley Reifel, 2001.

Preferred Citation note

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

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Scope and Content note

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Reifel, Stanley
Photographic prints
Sound recordings