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Alan E. Ribera Collection, 1964-1974
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Contents Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Alan E. Ribera Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1964-1974
    Collection Number: 1998-9
    Creator: Ribera, Alan E.
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection documents Ribera's work in parks and recreational planning.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alan E. Ribera Collection, (1998-9), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated in 1998.

    Access Points

    Landscape architects--California.
    Landscape architecture--California.
    Playgrounds--Design and construction.


    Alan E. Ribera received his first BA from the University of California, Berkeley in Political Science and a second in Landscape Architecture. During his career, Ribera worked as director of Planning for the Parks and Recreational Public Works Division at the landscape architecture and planning firm of Cardoza-Dilallo Associates Inc. During his career Ribera specialized in parks and recreational planning, including city-wide park systems and master planning, often working with associate John C. Sue. In addition to landscape and park design, Ribera began sculpting in 1964 and in subsequent years created numerous large-scale sculptural forms within his park designs. Ribera was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and of the California Parks and Recreation Society.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Alan E. Ribera collection consists primarily of project photographs and slides, arranged alphabetically within record type. These images depict Ribera's designs of various parks and recreational settings and their usage by the general public. Parks throughout California are represented, including Arcturus Park (Foster City, 1973), El Toro Community Park (Orange County), Fairfield Civic Center (Fairfield, 1971), Kennedy Plaza (San Pablo, 1969), Lincoln Square (Oakland), and Sunnyvale Community Center (Sunnyvale, 1973). A small file of promotional photographs and printed material is also included.