Finding Aid for the Jody Greenwald research materials on Cliff May, circa 1950-circa 2009 0000138

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
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu


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)
Date (inclusive): circa 1950-circa 2009
creator: Greenwald, Jody
creator: May, Cliff, 1908-1989

Access

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 collection spans 6 linear feet and dates 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.

Related Archival Materials note

Cliff May papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Greenwald, Jody
May, Cliff, 1908-1989
Architecture -- California -- 20th century
Correspondence
Photographic prints