Records management and collecting policies
The ArtCenter College of Design Archives is the repository for records and materials that document the history of ArtCenter and contributions of individuals and organizations associated with the College. The College Archives collects the following materials:
The College Archives is the repository for all official ArtCenter records that have historical value. Among the different types of materials are:
• Accreditation reports
• Administrative departmental and committee records
• Architectural plans
• ArtCenter publications, brochures, and newsletters
• Board of Trustees records
• Course syllabi
• Faculty work and papers
• Graduate theses
• Photographs of events, campuses, and people
• Photograph and video documentation of classes and student work, including sponsored projects
• Video and film of guest lectures, student work, events, interviews
• Websites created by ArtCenter
In addition to official College records, the College Archives also collects (through donation, transfer, or purchase) materials related to the history of ArtCenter. This area can include (but not limited to): examples of student work, faculty or staff papers, and photographs and film/video of ArtCenter.
To make the best use of our resources and storage space, the Archives can only take in items that fit into our collection policy. The Archives will collect such records provided the material:
• Pertains to the history of the College
• Supports the curriculum
• Can be properly stored, processed, and made available for research
Materials Not Collected
The College Archives does not collect professional alumni work, art and design collections with no relation to ArtCenter, and three-dimensional objects.
All donation offers should be directed to the Archives. Please do not send any materials to the Archives without consulting with the Archives staff.