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Alumni Relations

  • 43
  • Department (fonds)
  • 1960-

Alumni Relations

Toyota Lecture collection

  • RG 124
  • Collection
  • 1986-2010

The Toyota Lecture collection consists of posters, videos, and audiotapes of the lectures. The Toyota Motor Corporation Endowed Lecture Program was established in 1984 through a generous $1 million endowed gift to Art Center College of Design from Toyota. The endowment was used to bring accomplished professionals working in fields directly related to Art Center's departments, as well as architects, writers, historians, critics, and social commentators, to speak on campus.

In June 2009, the name of the lecture series changed to The Big Picture.

Film Department

  • 33
  • Department (fonds)

The Film Department fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Film department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Film collection of documents, Photograph collection, and Moving Image collection of mostly student work.

Film Department

Graduation collection

  • RG 45
  • Collection
  • 1951-2018

The Graduation Collection consists mainly of the programs and videos for each ArtCenter graduation. The programs list the graduating students (by department in later years) and the commencement speakers. The student promotional materials are cards and handouts created by the students and distributed at Grad Show. The student-produced Grad Books contain photographs of the graduating students in the spirit of a traditional yearbook, while rarely an actual book. The Graduation Posters are similar to the Grad Books with photos of the students. This collection also includes copies of commencement speeches and a few examples of ArtCenter diplomas.

Ramone Muñoz Collection

  • H_M_C_T_ RMC
  • Collection

Muñoz’s donation includes 16 Posters by different artists and 48 magazines of the typographic journal "Upper and Lower Case."

Muñoz, Ramone

Pouchée Ornamented Collection

  • H_M_C_T_ POC
  • Collection
  • 1782

Acquired from the UK-based private press of I.M. Imprimit, the Pouchée Specimen Sheets are a rare collection of antique ornamented types, originally produced at the foundry of Louis John Pouchée (b. 1782, d. 1845). The letters were engraved by hand in the 1820s as patterns from which metal types could be made and sold to poster printers. They are richly ornamented fat-face styles, incorporating images of flowers, fruit, animals, musical instruments, agricultural implements, and Masonic symbols within the letterforms.

Art Center Publications

  • Collection

This collection consists of various publications and newsletters published by Art Center College of Design.

Gordon E. Smith papers

  • SPEC 4
  • Collection
  • 1948-1993

The Gordon E. Smith papers are mainly images taken by Smith while he was a student and as a professional food photographer. Also included is a packet from the Art Center School consisting of a cover letter, his grade transcript, and a Certificate of Completion.

Smith, Gordon E.

Michael Osborne stamps

  • SPEC 20
  • Collection
  • 2002, 2004

The Michael Osborne stamps are two Love stamps designed by Osborne for the U.S. Post Office. The book of 2002 stamps and two envelopes with the 2004 stamps are signed by Osborne.

Osborne, Michael

Richard Hartt photographs

  • SPEC 46
  • Collection
  • circa 1949

The Richard Hartt photographs consist of a single portrait of Photography Department faculty member C. K. Eaton. The image was probably taken by a student for a class assignment and captures Eaton's fun personality.

Hartt, Richard

Jack Campbell photographs

  • SPEC 62
  • Collection
  • 1951

The Jack Campbell photographs is one image of Product Design students.

Campbell, Jack

Otto Halmer plaque

  • SPEC 89
  • Collection
  • 1967 September

The Otto Halmer plaque was given to the Photography instructor by the Art Center black and white photography lab upon his retirement in September 1967.

Mel Shapiro papers

  • SPEC 88
  • Collection
  • 1954-1955

The Mel Shapiro papers are his correspondence with Art Center Registrar Karla Martell as he inquires about the Photography program and then submits his portfolio and application. Of interest is his Personal Profile, a four-page form required of all applicants, that asks for demographic data as well as professional objectives and whether or not a prospective student has good taste.

Shapiro, Mel

Warren Johnson papers

  • SPEC 27
  • Collection
  • circa 1949, 1960

The Warren Johnson papers consist of a copy of his diploma and a single portrait of Art Center students taken in the school's auditorium around 1949.

Johnson, Warren

John Lichtenwalner photographs

  • SPEC 31
  • Collection
  • circa 1949

The John Lichtenwalner photographs consist of a single portrait of Art Center students taken in the school's auditorium around 1949.

Lichtenwalner, John

Photography Department Field Trip photographs

  • SPEC 115
  • Collection
  • circa 1940-1942

The Photography Department Field Trip photographs are mainly images of students working on location shoots, most of which are Eddie Kaminski's class field trips. In addition, there are images of student work made on these shoots. These negatives and contact prints are believed to have been donated by an alumnus, most likely Morgan Sinclaire (PHOT 1942) based on the similarities with images in his collection. Some of the names and dates were identified by Richard Ham (PHOT 1951) in 2004.

Unknown

Third Street photographs

  • SPEC 9
  • Collection
  • 1947-1949

The Third Street photographs are mainly candid shots of students working on projects and relaxing on campus. In addition, there are images of students painting at sites off campus. These copy negatives and contact prints are believed to have been donated by an alumnus. Some of the names and dates have been identified by an unknown person.

Unknown

Harold Stegman papers

  • SPEC 8
  • Collection
  • 1949-1954, 1987

The Harold Stegman papers consist of a silent film he created as a student and a book of photographs that supplemented the project. The workprint footage documents the operations of the California Production Service of Southern California, a petroleum company. Also included are two articles about Stegman’s professional work.

Stegman, Harold

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