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Art Center visit to Japan

This 8-minute silent film is of a trip to Japan with Tink Adams and John Coleman to advise on the design of export items. It has the look of a home movie with images of street scenes and Mount Fuji through the window of a train.

Art Center visit to Paris and London

This 18-minute silent film of a trip to Paris and London with John Coleman has the look and feel of a home movie with images of street scenes and tourist highlights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Tower of London.

Art Center watercraft

For the Catalina Project in 1961, Product Design students designed and built watercraft. This 5-minute silent film shows the students presenting their watercraft at the national convention of the Industrial Design Society of America on Catalina Is...

Art Students' Drawing Book, 1910

This childhood sketchbook of George's was designed to instruct nascent artists in drawing the human figure, animals, landscapes, and lettering. He colored the pictures in crayon, but also sketched in pencil.

Art history lesson plan, 1970-1974

Outlines, assignments and photocopied articles related to art history, from the ancient world to Etruscan. Jergenson designed this lesson plan as background for engineering students who co-oped at design at the General Motors Institute. Also inclu...


This series contains original paintings by Jergenson, as well as a few items from other artists. Also included is a list of titles, dates, and other details for slides of Jergenson's paintings.

Artwork slides, circa 1982

List of titles for the 59 slides of Jergenson's own paintings. The comprehensive chart also lists the medium, where it was painted, date started and finished, and to whom he gave the painting. The slides are in the Photographs series: 2017.27...

Astra Liner presentation book, 1945

This oversized booklet is early publicity for the Astra Liner (later called Train of Tomorrow). The black and white illustrations are supplemented with text describing the design and details of the proposed luxury train cars.

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