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Stephanie Childs Sigala

librarian , art historian

Stephanie Childs Sigala, American art historian, librarian. Grantee Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1969, National Defense Education Act Title II, 1970.


Sigala, Stephanie Childs was born on November 1, 1947 in Berkeley, California, United States. Daughter of Henry Everett and Mary Elizabeth (Baeck) Childs.


Bachelor in Art History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970. Medical Science Liaison Society, University Illinois, 1984.


Instructor art department University Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1971-1973, slide curator art history department Milwaukee, 1973-1974. Assistant professor department art Illinois State University, Normal, 1978-1983. Head library architecture and fine arts library Auburn (Alabama) University, 1984-1985.

Head library Richardson Memorial Library. St. Louis Art Museum, 1985—2000. Acting director education public programs St. Louis (Missouri) Art Museum, 2000—2002, manager gallery programs, since 2002.

Adjunct professor school library and information science University Missouri, Columbia, 1988-1996. Lecturer in art evening college University Missouri, St. Louis, 1990. Instructor continuing education program Auburn University, 1985.

Member education committee St. Louis Regional Library. Network, 1986-1988; speaker in field.


  • Contributing writer: A History of American Mass Market Magazines, 1990. Editor, chief writer: The Museum Building: Inside and Out, Then and Now, 1990, Art of the Ancient World, 1989. Editor: Art Documentation, 1996-2000.

    Contributor articles and reviews to professional journals.


Member American Library Association, Visual Resources Association, Art Libraries Society North America (collection development committee 1993-1994, art documentation advisory committee 1989-1992, vice chair Center Plains chapter 1987-1988, chair 1988-1989, national executive board 1995-1997), Special Libraries Association (program committee chair St. Louis Metro chapter 1993-1994, director-at-large 1989-1990), Archaeol. Institute American (board local chapter 1975-1976), Beta Phi Mu, Phi Kappa Phi.