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Finding Aid for the Jody Greenwald research materials on Cliff May, circa 1930-circa 2009 0000138
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  • Custodial History note
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • 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, 1 flat file)
    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


    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. The flat file folder contains reprographic copies of floor plans and elevations for Cliff Mays' own homes. 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
    Photographic prints