Advertising Department

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Advertising Department


  • 1931- (Creation)


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Biographical history

The Advertising Department was one of the initial departments starting in 1930. During the early 1970s-1986 Communications Design included Advertising and Graphics/Packaging. Advertising was re-established as a department in May 1986.

List of Chairs:

Edward A. Adams (1930 - circa 1951)
Harvey Thompson (circa 1951 - circa 1976)
Charles Davidson (1976-1980)
George Gaw, acting Chairman (circa 1980-1983)
Julian Ryder and Paul Hauge, co chairman (1983-1986)
Martin Lipson (1986-1990)
Paula Goodman, Assoc. Chair (circa 1990-1992)
John Littlewood (circa 1992-1995)
Mikio Osaki (1995-2008)
Elena Salij (2008-2009) (acting?)
James Wojtowicz, Acting Chair (2010-2012)
Gary Goldsmith (2012 - )

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The Advertising Department fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Advertising department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Advertising collection of documents and Photograph collection.

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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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