Finding Aid for the Jacob Berg design for architectural panels, circa 1930 0000109

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
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
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Jacob Berg design for architectural panels
Identifier/Call Number: 0000109
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 10.0 Linear feet (1 box and three architectural panels)
Date: circa 1930
Location note: Box 1/ADC - regular 3 decorative aluminum panels/Devereux (33 X 75 1/2 X 4"(one) and 44 X 75 1/1 X 5" (two))
creator: Berg, Jacob


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Oakland Museum of Art, 1979. Transferred from AD&A Museum's fine arts collection to the Architecture and Design Collection, 2009.

Preferred Citation note

Jacob Berg design for architectural panels, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Jacob Berg was an Oakland-based woodcarver and artist during the 1930s.

Scope and Content note

The Jacob Berg collection comprises three decorative panels that were installed on the second floor of the Gray Shop, which stood on the corner of 20th and Broadway in Oakland from 1931-1978. The architectural embellishments are cast aluminum panels in the art deco style. Accompanying the three panels, are a series of photographs and negatives that feature the panels.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Berg, Jacob
Architect-designed decorative arts -- United States -- 20th century
Architecture -- California
Art Deco