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Vernon Simpson Papers

  • H_M_C_T_ VS
  • Collection
  • 1910-2001

Collection contains personal and professional materials related to the life and work of Vernon Milton Simpson, printer in Los Angeles, California, including his work with California Institute for the Arts.Items in the collection are predominantly ...

Simpson, Vern Milton

Adams family papers

  • SPEC 1
  • Collection
  • 1928-1999

The Adams family papers consist mainly of photographs of Art Center School in the early 1950s, especially of students and faculty in classroom settings. Also included are some personal photos of Tink and Virginia's 1951 wedding, their Silver...

Adams, Edward A.

Irene Vermeers papers

  • SPEC 2
  • Collection
  • 1935-1937

The Irene Vermeers papers consist almost entirely of photographs of Art Center School in the mid-1930s, especially faculty portraits and student work. Some of her images were less formal and capture rare candid images of students. The bulk of the...

Gutterman, Irene

Marion Strahl Boyer papers

  • SPEC 12
  • Collection
  • 1935-1942

The Marion Strahl Boyer papers consist mainly of photographs taken by Strahl during Art Center Photography Department field trips in 1942. Of interest is a trip to Yosemite with instructor Ansel Adams. Also included are photocopies of two magazine...

Strahl, Marion

Kenneth Staley papers

  • SPEC 10
  • Collection
  • 1939-2004

The Kenneth Staley papers are mainly his memoir that documents his experiences at Art Center before and after World War II, his involvement during the war as a rifleman, and his career at General Electric Company. Photocopies of his sketches, a p...

Staley, Kenneth T.

Architectural Documentation and Special Projects records

  • RG 47
  • Collection
  • 1940-2008

A large portion of this collection consists of administrative records related to the Ellwood building, Design Research Complex, and South Campus. Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, timelines, reports, and planning documents. Dana Hut...

Office of Architectural Documentation and Special Projects

Campus photographs

  • Collection
  • 1940-2014

This collection contains photographs of the Art Center campuses, including the grounds, exteriors and interiors of the buildings, and construction projects.

Archetype Press records

  • RG 21
  • Collection
  • 1940-2009

This collection consists of documents, such as award certificates given to Archetype Press, project planning records, and open house invitations. There are some examples of student work, notably pages from an unpublished project of Robert Bly poe...

Archetype Press

Richard Ham papers

  • SPEC 3
  • Collection
  • 1941-2001

The Richard Ham papers are mainly images taken by Ham of location shoots in 1941 (while he was a student) and in 1949 (while he was an instructor). Also included are articles from photography magazines on Art Center projects, Ham's memoirs, ...

Ham, Richard

Fred Lyon photographs

  • SPEC 18
  • Collection
  • 1941-1943

The Fred Lyon photographs are images of Art Center Photography Department field trips and studio assignments shot by Lyon while he was a student. Of interest is a trip to Yosemite with instructor Ansel Adams.

Lyon, Fred

Gerald P. B. Murison photographs

  • SPEC 22
  • Collection
  • 1942-1943

The Gerald P. B. Murison photographs are 50 black and white images (negatives and prints) taken by Murison and other students from 1942 to 1943. Of special interest are the photographs of his instructor Ansel Adams in the classroom. Also in this c...

Murison, Gerald P. B.

Ted Denton photographs

  • SPEC 85
  • Collection
  • 1942

The Ted Denton photographs is a photo of Art Center alumnus Bob Brown (ADVT 1932) in his shop taken by his friend, Denton.

Denton, Ted

Events photographs

  • Collection
  • circa 1947-2002

This collection contains documentation of various events hosted by ArtCenter. Graduation is one of the best represented events from the late 1950s - 1990s. Other events include corporate meetings, fundraising dinners, campus events like the ground...

Mack Giblin photographs

  • SPEC 13
  • Collection
  • circa 1947

The Mack Giblin photographs are of photographer Valentino Sarra with Art Center faculty at a photography exhibit in the auditorium.

Giblin, Mack

Allen K. Saiget photographs

  • SPEC 68
  • Collection
  • 1947

The Allen K. Saiget photographs are digital prints of a dinner party held for Art Center Photography Department faculty and students at Saiget's parents' house.

Saiget, Allen K.

John Lichtenwalner photographs

  • SPEC 31
  • Collection
  • 1948

The John Lichtenwalner photographs consist of a single portrait of Art Center students taken in the school's auditorium in 1948. Lichtenwalner made the photocopy in 1995, along with the attached onion skin paper, so his classmate Hank Eastlan...

Lichtenwalner, John

Selwyn Pullan photographs

  • SPEC 24
  • Collection
  • 1948-1949

The Selwyn Pullan photographs are images of Art Center Photography faculty and students taken by Pullan while he was a student.

Pullan, Selwyn

Dorothy Messenger photographs

  • SPEC 30
  • Collection
  • circa 1948

The Dorothy Messenger photographs are informal snapshots of her and her classmates at school and on field trips.

Johnson, Dorothy

Jason Hailey papers

  • SPEC 7
  • Collection
  • 1949-1984

The Jason Hailey papers are mainly photographs taken by or of Hailey while he was a student in the Photography Department. Also included are a course announcement, syllabus, and photographs from when he returned to Art Center as an instructor. The...

Hailey, Jason

Lou Jacobs, Jr. photographs

  • SPEC 87
  • Collection
  • 1949-1950

The Lou Jacobs, Jr. photographs are portraits of Edward Weston and Man Ray taken by Jacobs while he was a student at Art Center.

Jacobs, Lou, Jr.

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