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

Allen Stross transcript

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 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.

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 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

Connell Cooler Beach Party Photo Boards

These 11 poster boards each have two photographs of a Photography Department beach party after World War II. The first board has an opening "letter" addressed to Dear Tom which describes the day. The same handwriting captions the photographs and identifies many of the attendees.

Connell Cooler, 1944

Two issues (January and February 1944) of a newsletter sent to Photography students and alumni by Will and Grace Connell. It gives updates on the Connells, the school, and their classmates as World War II sent them all over the world.

Connell Cooler, 1944

January 1944 issue of a newsletter sent to Photography students and alumni by Will and Grace Connell. It gives updates on the Connells, the school, and their classmates as World War II sent them all over the world.

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