Finding Aid for the Walter L. Reichardt papers, circa 1930-circa 1966 0000166

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: Walter L. Reichardt papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000166
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 12.0 Linear feet (1 box of drawings, 2 flat file drawers, 1 box of rolls)
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1966
creator: Reichardt, Walter L., (Walter Louis), 1908-1995

Conditions Governing Use note

On deposit from Thomas Reichardt.


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Walter L. Reichardt papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Walter L. Reichardt was born on June 4, 1908 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1930. From 1930 to 1933 Reichardt attended the American Academy in Rome. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Reichardt worked at the firm of Reginald D. Johnson as a designer from 1934 to 1936. In 1937, he worked as a designer for Gordon B. Kaufman and a year later in 1938, Reichardt worked as a designer for Roland E. Coate. From 1939 to 1941, Reichardt worked with Paul R. Hunter as Hunter and Reichardt, Architects. In 1943, he became a partner with Eugene Weston Jr. as Weston and Reichardt, Architects. In 1945, Reichardt formed his own firm and retired in the early 1990s. Walter L. Reichardt died on October 1, 1995. Throughout his career some of his more notable projects included the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Homes Housing Project in Long Beach, residences and schools in the southern California area, and military housing in San Diego, San Pedro, and Camp Pendleton.

Scope and Content note

The Walter L. Reichardt papers span 12 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1966. The collection consists of presentation boards, four of Reichardt’s college projects in the Beaux Arts style, architectural drawings, reprographic copies, and specifications.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Reichardt, Walter L., (Walter Louis), 1908-1995
Architectural drawings
Photographic prints
Presentation drawings (proposals)
Reprographic copies