With this issue of 'Abridged', Art Center inaugurates a publication designed to link alumni to one another and to the school...'Abridged' is intended to supplement 'Review', which alumni will continue to receive. (from the Spring 1990 issue)
The Accreditation files in Series 1 are the reports related to accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The Administrative Files series 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.
The Administrative files are various files Nowlin created in the administration of his position. The correspondence files consist of cards and letters from friends, colleagues, and local arts organizations offering congratulations on exhibitions and thanks for tours. Of interest is the file on the school's original website, for which Nowlin served as art director and producer from 1997 to 2001.
The administrative files consist of consist primarily of materials related to the "Beyond Glory: Stories of Mack and Jack Robinson", an undergraduate project led by Media Design Program instructors Andrew Davidson & Allison Goodman with undergraduate instructor Laura Silva, in the summer of 1997.
The bulk of the series is subject files regarding sponsored projects and competitions, especially posters for organizations or events. There are a few departmental files, such as budget, policies and faculty reviews.