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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 ...

Simpson, Vern Milton

Adams family papers

  • SPEC 1
  • Collection
  • 1928-1999

The Adams family papers consist mainly of photographs of Art Center School in the early 1950s, especially of students and faculty in classroom settings. Also included are some personal photos of Tink and Virginia's 1951 wedding, their Silver...

Adams, Edward A.

Photography and Imaging Department

  • 30
  • Department (fonds)
  • 1931-

The Photography and Imaging Department fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Photography and Imaging department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Photography and Imaging c...

Photography and Imaging Department

Advertising Department

  • 22
  • Department (fonds)
  • 1931-

The Advertising Department fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Advertising department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Advertising collection of documents and Photogra...

Advertising Department

Development

  • 7
  • Department (fonds)
  • 1932-

Development

Exhibitions and Galleries

  • 15
  • Department (fonds)
  • 1933-

The Exhibitions fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives documenting the various exhibitions and galleries at ArtCenter, beginning in the 1930s. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Exhibitions...

Exhibitions and galleries

Irene Vermeers papers

  • SPEC 2
  • Collection
  • 1935-1937

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...

Gutterman, Irene

Marion Strahl Boyer papers

  • SPEC 12
  • Collection
  • 1935-1942

The Marion Strahl Boyer papers consist mainly of photographs taken by Strahl during Art Center Photography Department field trips in 1942. Of interest is a trip to Yosemite with instructor Ansel Adams. Also included are photocopies of two magazine...

Strahl, Marion

Kenneth Staley papers

  • SPEC 10
  • Collection
  • 1939-2004

The Kenneth Staley papers are mainly his memoir that documents his experiences at Art Center before and after World War II, his involvement during the war as a rifleman, and his career at General Electric Company. Photocopies of his sketches, a p...

Staley, Kenneth T.

Architectural Documentation and Special Projects records

  • RG 47
  • Collection
  • 1940-2008

A large portion of this collection consists of administrative records related to the Ellwood building, Design Research Complex, and South Campus. Materials include meeting agendas and minutes, timelines, reports, and planning documents. Dana Hut...

Office of Architectural Documentation and Special Projects

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.

Archetype Press records

  • RG 21
  • Collection
  • 1940-2009

This collection consists of documents, such as award certificates given to Archetype Press, project planning records, and open house invitations. There are some examples of student work, notably pages from an unpublished project of Robert Bly poe...

Archetype Press

Richard Ham papers

  • SPEC 3
  • Collection
  • 1941-2001

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, ...

Ham, Richard

Fred Lyon photographs

  • SPEC 18
  • Collection
  • 1941-1943

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.

Lyon, Fred

Gerald P. B. Murison photographs

  • SPEC 22
  • Collection
  • 1942-1943

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 c...

Murison, Gerald P. B.

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

Product Design Department

  • 31
  • Department (fonds)
  • 1945-

The Product Design Department fonds is a top level archival unit that encompasses everything in the Archives created by the Product Design department. Under the fonds-level are the following collections: Product Design Department collection, Depa...

Product Design Department

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