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 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."
Artwork by Virginia Adams, late 1930s-early 1940s, consisting of 20 pieces of mostly advertising original art, many in mat boards 7.5" x 8". Enclosure titled "Los Angeles Fashion Report Spring 1939" with 9 loose sheets of original fashion artwork. Several printed advertisements (some on newsprint) for I. Magnin & Co.
Collection contains personal and professional materials related to the life and work of Vernon Milton Simpson, printer in Los Angeles, California, including his work with California Institute for the Arts.
Items in the collection are predominantly printed works, including pages and final copies of the "Red Books" specimen binders; marketing material for bicentennial posters; and the posters themselves. There is relatively little correspondence or original writings.
Books given as part of the original donation are not included in this description. They can be found cataloged in the online catalog at http://library.artcenter.edu/.
The Transportation Design Department fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Transportation Design department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Transportation Design Department collection of documents, Photograph collection, and Video collection.
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.
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.
This small collection consists of publications about the Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel (SCCWT). The tunnel, built in 1945, was owned by four aviation companies and managed by Caltech. The building is now part of ArtCenter's south campus at 950 South Raymond Avenue.
The Robert Gage photographs are images of an Art Center Photography class field trip to the beach shot by Gage while he was a student. The photos show Eddie Kaminski (and his dog), other students, and a lobster at the water's edge.
This small collection consists of a copy of the Art Center commencement speech given on September 23, 1966 by Robert A. Sandberg, then Director of Advertising and Public Affairs, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, and one black and white photograph of Sandberg.