Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Alumni
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This collection consists of records from the Alumni office, from when it began as the independent Society of Art Center Alumni (SACA) in 1960 to the school-run Art Center Alumni Association (ACCDAA) in the 1980s, and the current Alumni Relations. Series 1 (Administrative Files) contains early bylaws and minutes from the origin of the office. The minutes provide a detailed look into the concerns and projects of the association before it stopped charging membership dues, and only document one year after the change to the ACCDAA. Chronological files maintained by the association secretary are mostly meeting agendas, although some correspondence with members is included. This series also includes recent announcements made by the Office.
Series 2 (Directories) consists of printed alumni directories from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. Series 3 (Events) contains printed invitations and brochures for the annual meetings and reunions, receptions, and workshops. The annual meeting brochures show images from the previous meeting, most of which are in the Photograph archives. Series 4 (Exhibitions) contains mostly exhibition books and announcements from the annual exhibit organized by the Society of Art Center Alumni. Series 5 (Fundraising) outlines the fundraising efforts made by the Office. It is possible that alumni fundraising records will appear in the Development collection, as they have managed fundraising efforts for many years. Series 6 (Membership and Outreach) show some of the materials given to alumni in order to create an alumni network. Series 7 contains the various alumni newsletters and publications published by Art Center over the years. Series 8 contains records on some of the projects created by the Alumni office. Series 9 (CD-ROMs) contains published CD-ROMs of alumni work.
This book contains clippings, correspondence, brochures, and photographs related to Jergenson's professional organizations, The Society of Art Center Alumni, an Art Center trip to Europe, and student projects. The section on professional organizations begins with a handwritten brief history of industrial design societies, especially S.I.D. and IDI, and his participation in them over the years. In 1959, he and Strother MacMinn travelled to Norway, Sweden, England, Italy, and France on behalf of the Industrial Design Department and the trip is documented with correspondence and photos. Much of the images of student work are clippings from Art Center catalogs, but also included are photos of Jergenson teaching classes. Of special interest are photographs of students building and testing watercraft for the 1961 Catalina Project.