Development records

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Development records


  • 1932-2013 (Creation)


5.5 linear feet (9 boxes)

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The Office of Development collection contains records related to the various fundraising efforts of the College. Many of the files were created by the directors of the Development departments, namely Paul Millman (Director of Annual Giving in the mid-late 1980s), Jay Sanders (Director of Individual Giving, Assoc. Director of Corporate Relations, and Director of Annual and Special Giving), and Dyan Sublett. Many of the other files are mass-produced brochures and appeals. The Administrative files consist of donor correspondence, internal planning documents, giving statistics, and communications with the Art Center community. Of particular interest are records from the early 1980s related to the creation of the alumni annual giving program.

The files in the Appeals series and Campaigns series consist mostly of mass-produced mailings and reports documenting the outreach efforts and major College campaigns throughout the years. The publication Why Design? is an elaborately illustrated appeal for the 1987 campaign, consisting of two booklets entitled "Why Design?" and "Why Art Center?" and a "How to Participate" brochure.

The Campus Development series consists of case books, master plans, and planning documents related to the College's architectural projects including the Ellwood building construction and updates, South Campus, and the Design Research Complex.

The Donor Recognition series and the Events series contain mainly invitations to donor and fundraising events. The Event series contains all of the printed materials for the Car Classic series.

The few files in the Foundation Relations series contain correspondence with foundations regarding giving. Of note is the Fairchild Foundation which helped fund the construction of the Pasadena campus and Ellwood building.

The Giving Groups series contains a sub-series for each giving group including: Art Center 100, Art Center Circle, Art Center Partners, and Legacy Circle. The files mainly consist of appeals and invitations to events.

The Planned Giving series and the Scholarships and Memorial Funds series contain mainly brochures and mailings.

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Series 1: Administrative Files
Series 2: Appeals
Series 3: Campaigns
Series 4: Campus Development
Series 5: Donor Recognition
Series 6: Events
Series 7: Foundation Relations
Series 8: Giving Groups
Series 9: Planned Giving
Series 10: Scholarships and Memorial Funds
Series 11: Videos

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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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