Finding Aid for the Jack A. Charney drawings, 1948-circa 1965 0000316

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: 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