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Edward A. Adams papers
- 1930-1981 (Creation)
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Name of creator
Edward A. "Tink" Adams was born on August 3, 1898 in Tucson, Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked in advertising in Chicago and New York. In 1930, Adams founded the Art Center School with a group of fellow professionals and was the school's first President until ill health forced his retirement from active management of the college in 1964, and complete retirement in 1969. He continued to serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees until he died in Los Angeles on December 1, 1981.
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The Edward A. Adams Papers relate mainly to Adams's personal life. The pieces related to Art Center are a brochure announcing the opening of the school, correspondence about the school's federal tax exemption, memos about design education in Australia, student honors and awards, as well as the publication "The Future of Japanese Industrial Design". The bulk of the correspondence is to his friends and family members, including daughter Marjorie Stotsky. The legal papers relate to various personal property issues. Three of the photographs are of Adams, one taken on a visit to Japan. The remaining two photographs are promotional images of an advertising class.
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