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This series contains reproductions of some of George Jergenson's artwork as well as a few items from other artists.


This series contains personal materials from George Jergenson including biographical notes with ancestral origins, lists of events written by George and Theda Jergenson, including their transition to Detroit . GM bonus receipts, handwritten ledger...

Freelance work

This Series contains materials related to George Jergenson's freelance work from 1944-1968 for American Motors Corporation (AMC), Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC), and Pan Am. Included are correspondence, contracts, billing ledgers, design e...

Professional organizations

This series contains materials related to several professional industrial design organizations including IDEA, IDI and IDSA. The materials include meeting minutes, interior and outside correspondence, committee and membership rosters, reports, new...

GM designs

This folder contains reports entitled "The Astra Liner Program," "The GM Train of Tomorrow Project," an outline dealing with the promotional phases of the program and development. It includes meeting minutes, correspondence, an...


This series contains lecture notes for slide presentations in relation to surface development, history of locomotives, and GAJ artwork. Lecture notes on the design industry, Train of Tomorrow, and a study plan for art history as a design tool are ...


This series consists of letters from George Jergenson's employment at GM Styling and Art Center School, as head of Industrial Design. The Art Center period covers promotional campaigns, recruitment and employment opportunities at design firms...

Developments at Art Center

"Developments [at Art Center] will go monthly to Regents, Executive Board and Advisory Committee members and a few other close friends to give current news about Art Center." (from the December 1970 issue).


The images in this series were taken by Smith while he was a student and as a professional food photographer. Dates, names, and some descriptions were provided by Smith. Of special interest are photographs of a field trip to a Long Beach scrapyard...


"The Bulletin is a new bi-weekly publication intended to keep students, faculty and staff informed about activities on campus" (from the October 10, 1983 issue). It became weekly in 1986. The Bulletin was produced by the Public Relations...

Public Relations


Art Center magazine that features news, spotlights, and alumni profiles.


Dot was first published in 1996 by the Office of Alumni Affairs as a bi-monthly broadside. It features articles and updates about alumni as well as current events about Art Center. The first issue deals directly with the closing of Art Center (Eur...

At Art Center

"This is a new publication that will come to you three times a year. Our purpose is to talk about what is current at the college." (from Volume 1, no. 1)Inside five issues of 'At Art Center' was the alumni newsletter 'Th...


These photographs were taken by Ham during Art Center Photography Department field trips in 1941 and 1949.


Most of these images are copy slides of original black and white photography which he shot while he was a student. Some of the images are reproduced in the Popular Photography profile also in this collection. Also included are three photographs of...


These photographs were taken by Meriwether during his years at Art Center. They include classroom and studio shots, department field trips, and candid shots of faculty and students. Also included is his portrait of instructor Ansel Adams.

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