Donald Kubly papers

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Donald Kubly papers


  • 1953-1987 (Creation)


1 linear foot (2 boxes)

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(1917 November 14 - 2011 May 26)

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Donald Kubly was director of Art Center from 1964 to 1969 during Edward A. Adams's last administrative years. He became President upon Adams's retirement in 1969 and remained until his own retirement in 1985. Kubly was the first President to also be an alumnus of Art Center (ADVT 1949).

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The Donald Kubly Papers are a small collection of materials from Kubly's presidency. His Board Meeting Notes are outlines of the information he presented at Board of Regents (now Board of Trustees) Meetings. The materials related to the Executive Board include a brochure explaining the duties of the Board. The various reports include the President's annual reports on the state of Art Center. The W.A.S.C. Accreditation files consist mainly of correspondence about the accreditation process and draft reports. Also included in this collection are Faculty and Staff directories maintained by his administrative assistant, Dolores Dils.

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Alphabetical, then chronological

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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