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Wynn Hammer papers

  • SPEC 16
  • Collection
  • 1944-1948, 1956

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.

Hammer, Wynn

Warren Samuel photographs

  • SPEC 23
  • Collection
  • circa 1955

The Warren Samuel photographs are images of Art Center Photography faculty and students taken by Samuel while he was a student.

Samuel, Warren

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

Virginia Iden Ferguson papers

  • SPEC 28
  • Collection
  • 1941-1959

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."

Iden, Virginia

Virginia Adams artwork

  • SPEC 70
  • Collection
  • Late 1930s - early 1940s

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.

Adams, Virginia Legakes

Vernon Simpson Papers

  • H_M_C_T_ VS
  • Collection
  • 1910-2001

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/.

Simpson, Vern Milton

Type Specimen Collection

  • H_M_C_T_ TS
  • Collection

Individual sheets, booklets, advertisements, and other material showing the use of specific type faces.

Type Specimen Collection

  • TS

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

Transportation Design Department

  • 32
  • Department (fonds)
  • 1948-2014

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.

Transportation Design Department

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.

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

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

Southern California Cooperative Wind Tunnel publications

  • SPEC 55
  • Collection
  • 1945-1957

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.

Sherwin Tilton papers

  • SPEC 35
  • Collection
  • circa 2000

Alumni Identification Card issued to Sherwin Tilton for use as a library card. The card is actually a Student Identification Card with the word "Student" crossed off and "Alumni" handwritten above it.

Tilton, Sherwin

Selwyn Pullan photographs

  • SPEC 24
  • Collection
  • 1948-1949

The Selwyn Pullan photographs are images of Art Center Photography faculty and students taken by Pullan while he was a student.

Pullan, Selwyn

Ronald Kwan photographs

  • SPEC 43
  • Collection
  • 1963-1965

The Ronald Kwan photographs are images of Art Center students and faculty looking at GM cars on the front lawn. Also included are images of a student project on display.

Kwan, Ronald

Roland Giampaoli papers

  • SPEC 26
  • Collection
  • circa 1960

The Roland Giampaoli papers are four photographs of, and one sketch by, Illustration instructor Joseph Henninger.

Giampaoli, Roland

Robert Gage photographs

  • SPEC 63
  • Collection
  • circa 1965

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.

Gage, Robert

Robert Birkenes photographs

  • SPEC 64
  • Collection
  • 1960

The Robert Birkenes photographs are snapshots taken by Bikenes while he was a student at Art Center's Third Street Campus.

Birkenes, Robert

Robert A. Sandberg papers

  • SPEC 52
  • Collection
  • 1966

This small collection consists of a copy of the Art Center commencement speech given on September 23, 1966 by Robert A. Sandberg, then Director or Advertising and Public Affairs, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, and one black and white photograph of Sandberg.

Sandberg, Robert A.

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