Collection RG 32 - Transportation Design Department records

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32-RG 32

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Transportation Design Department records

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  • 1949-2014 (Creation)

Extent

.75 linear foot (2 boxes)

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(1948-)

Biographical history

Originally a part of the Industrial Design Department, the Transportation Design Department was established in 1991.
The Transportation Design Department, along with its corporate sponsors, provides students the opportunity to design automobiles, motorcycles, marine and aircraft, commercial transport, personal mobility and public transit.

List of department chairs:
George Jergenson, 1948-1969 (Chair of ID)
Keith Teter, 1969-1985 (Chair of ID)
Ronald C. Hill, 1987-2000 (Chair of ID, then Chair of TRAN in 1991)
Ken Okuyama, 2001-2004
Geoffrey Wardle, 2004-2005, Acting Chair (Associate Chair)
Stewart Reed, February 2005 - present

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The bulk of the collection came from Department Chair, Ron Hill's office.
This collection consists of 3 series.

Corporate sponsored project files form Series 1. The majority of the work here pertains to corporate sponsored automobile design projects. Included are scope of the projects, letters of intent, class schedules, lists of students assigned to projects, and various memos and faxes pertaining to the funding, time requirements, and/or timing of the specified project. These files are arranged by year, term and corporate sponsor.

Series 2 (Syllabi) contain course syllabi, 1992, 1997, 2009 -

Series 3 (Printed Material) contains brochures, event programs, and design contest. Box 2, Folder 15 contains a hand written obituary by Don Kubly on the death of Strother MacMinn.

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Series 1: Sponsored Projects
Series 2: Syllabi
Series 3: Printed material

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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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