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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 of Illinois, 1984.


Instructor art Department, University Wisconsin, Whitewater, 1971-1973;slide curator art history Department, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1973-1974;assistant professor department art, Illinois State University, Normal, 1978-1983;head library architecture and fine arts library, Auburn (Alabama) U., 1984-1985;head library Richardson Memorial Library., St. Louis Art Museum, since 1985. Adjunct Professor school library and information science U. Missouri, Columbia, since 1988. Lecturer in art evening college U. Missouri, St. Louis, 1990.

Instructor continuing education program Auburn U., 1985. Student assistant classics library University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1983-1984, 76-78, graduate teaching assistant, 1975-1978. Slide cataloger University of California at Los Angeles Visual Resources Center, 1970-1971.

Student assistant University of California at Los Angeles Art Library. and Belt Library. of Vinciana, 1967-1970. Member education committee St. Louis Regional Library. Network, 1986-1988; speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • 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 auction steering committee Missouri National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, St. Louis, 1993. Member American Library Association, Visual Resources Association, Art Libraries Society North America (collection development committee 1993-1994, art documentation advising committee 1989-1992, vice chair central plains chapter 1987-1988, chair 1988-1989, Executive Board since 1995), 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), Mid-WestArt History Association, Art History Association Champaign-Urbana (president 1977-1978), American Association of University Professors (chapter treasurer 1979-1980), Beta Phi Mu, Phi Kappa Phi.


Henry Everett Childs

Mary Elizabeth (Baeck) Childs