Art Center School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Alumni

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Allen Stross audio

Allen Stross (PHOT 1948) discusses his student years at Art Center going into great detail about photography lessons and assignments, including Ansel Adams’s zone system. While looking at a 1950 school catalog and some photographs, he reminisces about field trips to Malibu and his favorite instructor, Al King. He talks about his professional work in Detroit and Berkeley and recounts some of his favorite photographs, including the llama photo that won him a car.

Stross, Allen

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Allen Stross (PHOT 1948) discusses his student years at Art Center going into great detail about photography lessons and assignments, including Ansel Adams’s zone system. While looking at a 1950 school catalog and some photographs, he reminisces about field trips to Malibu and his favorite instructor, Al King. He talks about his professional work in Detroit and Berkeley and recounts some of his favorite photographs, including the llama photo that won him a car.

Stross, Allen

Alumni Memoir - Bob Smith, 2012

Bob D. Smith (ADVT 1958) submitted this 30-page memoir excerpted from "Introversion, Race & Art" at the suggestion of his friend Emerson Terry (ILLU 1953). It begins in 1954 with his discharge from the U.S. Army and application to the Art Center School. He relates his struggles as an African American student unfamiliar with the dominant (white) culture that is so ingrained in his fellow students and faculty. He also discusses defying friends and family who wanted him to teach. The essay ends with his first job search and the encouragement of his grandmother. Includes a summary of his 42-year career as a designer and illustrator.

Smith, Bob D.

Alumni Memoir - Emerson Terry, 2012

Emerson Terry (ILLU 1953) submitted this 25-page memoir titled "My Journey to Art Center and Beyond..." to Alumni Relations in 2012. This cheerfully anecdotal essay begins with his childhood in Columbus, Ohio and continues to his Naval service in World War II to his move to California where he got a job as a sign painter. He enrolled at the Art Center School in 1949 on the G.I. Bill. He lists some of his teachers and includes eight examples of his student work. He also covers his career as an illustrator with examples of his professional work (including book covers and movie posters). The essay ends with his retirement, community service, and the accomplishments of his children. His memoir is illustrated throughout with photos, some of which whimsically have a young Emerson photoshopped into images of 1952 Art Center.

Terry, Emerson

Alumni Relations records

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.

Art Center Printed Materials

This file contains a few printed materials from Art Center that Gilson collected. His laminated Society of Art Center Alumni life membership card, circa 1955. The President's Report from 1972. Fundraising flyers for the new Pasadena campus, circa 1973. Two Certificates of Merit awarded to Gilson in the Product Design category from the Society of Art Center Alumni during the 1975 Alumni Exhibition. (Gilson's name tag from the event is affixed to one certificate, and his wife Marie's is affixed to the other.)

Bill Meriwether papers

  • SPEC 21
  • Collection
  • 1942-1994

The Bill Meriwether papers consist mainly of photographs taken by Meriwether during his years as a Photography student at Art Center. Of interest is a scrapbook with photographs of a Photography Department beach party after World War II. The letters were written by him and Will Connell and list faculty and students alphabetically and gives updates on their activities and addresses after the war scattered them. Also included are magazine articles about Art Center photography students.

Meriwether, Bill

C. Orval Selders photographs

  • SPEC 42
  • Collection
  • 1954, 2004

The C. Orval Selders photographs are two images from his graduation day and two images from when he returned to visit Art Center 50 years later.

Selders, C. Orval

Channing Gilson papers

  • SPEC 34
  • Collection
  • 1951, 1972-1973

The Channing Gilson papers consist of promotional items for his industrial design business and correspondence related to Art Center's fundraising campaign for the new Pasadena campus, a copy of his diploma, and a few Society of Art Center Alumni items.

Gilson, Channing

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