The Wynn Hammer papers are mainly images taken by Hammer while he was a student for class assignments. Also included are a few papers from Art Center during that time, articles from photography magazines, and later photographs of Ansel Adams.
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.
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 collection is photographs of an Industrial Design Department class project from the mid-1930s taught by Kem Weber, whose objective was to design and build a model for a future Art Center campus to be located on Wilshire Boulevard.
Also included in this collection are Art Center Photography faculty Al King's color theory notebooks and the camera and tripod she used as a student.
The Bill Meriwether papers consist mainly of photographs taken by Meriwether during his years as a Photography student at Art Center. Of interest is a scrapbook with photographs of a Photography Department beach party after World War II. The letters were written by him and Will Connell and list faculty and students alphabetically and gives updates on their activities and addresses after the war scattered them. Also included are magazine articles about Art Center photography students.
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 collection is a series titled A Day in the Life of an Art Center Photo Student which shows Murison at home and school.
The Virginia Iden Ferguson papers are three letters from the Art Center School. A 1941 letter is to her parents requesting Virginia attend an additional year. A 1959 letter serves as her student record and lists the classes she took. Also included is a one-page "extra" to the alumni newsletter "Horizon Line."
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, and written remembrances of Art Center and Will Connell.
The John Coleman papers consist mainly of photographs of an Art Center trip to Japan. Coleman, along with President Edward A. Adams, Transportation faculty George Jergenson and alumnus Frank Y. Nakamura (PROD 1956), went to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kyoto from November 3 to December 21, 1956 to conduct a series of clinics, lectures, and factory visits to discuss and observe contemporary industrial design.
The Douglas Baldwin papers consist of a book of 22 color photographs, taken by Baldwin, of the dedication of Art Center's James Lemont Fogg Memorial Library and three later photos of the library's interior. An excerpt of the dedication speech given by President Donald Kubly is included. The book is unbound (previously spiral bound) and has a custom slip cover.