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Joseph Weston papers

  • SPEC 73
  • Collection
  • 1956-1958

The Joseph Weston papers are original artwork and digital photographs of artwork made by Weston (GRPK 1958) when he was a student. Also included are Weston's memoirs of Art Center and his first job after graduation.

Weston, Joseph

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

Charlie Potts photographs

  • SPEC 81
  • Collection
  • 1905-1940

The Charlie Potts photographs were primarily taken by Potts while he was a student and consist mainly of portraits of models. Also included are four early photographs of his family members and a few images labelled Preston Duncan Studio.

Potts, Charles

Mary Vartikian artwork

  • SPEC 82
  • Collection
  • circa 1960-1986

Mostly artwork and some documents from the estate of Mary Vartikian, who taught at Art Center from the mid-1950s - 1986. Collection includes: numerous sketches and drawings, Art Center documents and publications, 11 costume design paintings, slides of Vartikian's work and of her teaching, 6 paintings, portfolio of photographic prints taken by Vartikian, 3 photographic prints of Mary Vartikian and George Harris, portfolio of student work, 1 collage (design for "Diggins" painting), George Harris book, "Nonsense and Numbers."

Vartikian, Mary

Jonathan Simle papers

  • SPEC 83
  • Collection
  • 1973-1976

The Jonathan Simle papers are photographs taken by Simle while he was a student, including portraits of Edward A. "Tink" Adams and Richard Avedon. Also included is an enrollment packet sent to Simle upon his admission to Art Center.

Simle, Jonathan

Mario Perez drawings

  • SPEC 84
  • Collection
  • circa 1991

The Mario Perez drawings consist of three sheets of sketches by Perez when he was a student for a class taught by Burne Hogarth.

Perez, Mario

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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Type Specimen Collection

  • TS

Collection of type specimen, including books, individual pages, and marketing materials.

Oral History collection

  • Collection
  • 2013-

This collection contains oral histories with members of the ArtCenter community, conducted by the ArtCenter Archives beginning in 2013.

ArtCenter 2020: Stories

  • Collection
  • 2020

Collection of contributions from members of the ArtCenter community documenting experiences from 2020.

Art Center Publications

  • Collection

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

People photographs

  • Collection

This collection contains images of Art Center College of Design presidents, faculty, students, staff, alumni, and visitors.

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 groundbreaking and dedication for the Pasadena Hillside campus, staff parties and events, and visitor events.

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.

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