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George Jergenson papers

  • SPEC 11
  • Coleção
  • circa 1900-1989

The George Jergenson papers offer an overview of his life, especially his career in industrial design. Organized during his retirement years, this collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and artwork. One of the highlights is the General Motors Train of Tomorrow that he designed, a three-year labor of love for Jergenson. From concept sketches to spec sheets to a film of the finished cars, the collection documents the entire project. Another focus of this collection is his surface development teaching materials which he used while at General Motors to share his expertise with young designers and engineers.
Series 1 contains personal materials including biographical notes with ancestral origins, lists of events, financial papers, and detailed accounts of his departure from Art Center.
Series 2 consists of letters from Jergenson's employment at General Motors Styling and Art Center School, as head of Industrial Design. Occasional course outlines, meeting minutes, and expense reports can also be found.
Series 3 contains course outlines, lecture notes, annotated bibliographies, speeches, and reports compiled by Jergenson while teaching at Art Center and in later years. A 1959 re-accreditation report from Art Center reviews curriculum, student services, demographics, school events, and a professional directory.
Series 4 contains materials related to Jergenson's freelance work from 1944-1968 for American Motors Corporation (AMC), Outboard Marine Corporation, and Pan Am. Included are correspondence, contracts, design evaluations, market research reports, meeting notes, and technical drawings.
Series 5 consists of work Jergenson did while at General Motors Styling. The earlier files relate to his design work for the Train of Tomorrow. The later files showcase his expertise in surface development.
Series 6 contains materials related to several professional industrial design organizations including IDEA, IDI and IDSA. This series also includes materials from the Society of Art Center Alumni such as articles of incorporation, correspondence about scholarships and contributions, and meeting minutes.
Series 7 consists of an array of images from throughout Jergenson's life. Included here are family photographs and slides of his paintings. There are images from Art Center and a surface development slide show. Of interest are photos of his design sketches for the Train of Tomorrow. There are also slides of Eero Saarinen's iconic Styling Administration Building at the General Motors Technical Center.
Series 8 contains seven scrapbooks which offer an overview of Jergenson's life, especially his careers in industrial design and education. Compiled by Jergenson in the 1980s, they consist mostly of clippings, photographs, and correspondence with some handwritten exposition.
Series 9 has five 8mm movies shot by Jergenson. The films cover the General Motors Train of Tomorrow, Art Center trips to Paris, London, and Japan, and the Catalina Project, a Product Design student project.
Series 10 contains original paintings by Jergenson, as well as a few items from other artists. Also included is a list of titles, dates, and other details for slides of Jergenson's paintings.

Jergenson, George

Irene Vermeers papers

  • SPEC 2
  • Coleção
  • 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 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.

Gutterman, Irene

Bill Meriwether papers

  • SPEC 21
  • Coleção
  • 1942-1994

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.

Meriwether, Bill

Warren Samuel photographs

  • SPEC 23
  • Coleção
  • 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

Roland Giampaoli papers

  • SPEC 26
  • Coleção
  • circa 1960

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

Giampaoli, Roland

Dorothy Messenger photographs

  • SPEC 30
  • Coleção
  • circa 1948

The Dorothy Messenger photographs are informal snapshots of her and her classmates at school and on field trips.

Johnson, Dorothy

Richard Hartt photographs

  • SPEC 46
  • Coleção
  • circa 1949

The Richard Hartt photographs consist of a single portrait of Photography Department faculty member C. K. Eaton. The image was probably taken by a student for a class assignment and captures Eaton's fun personality.

Hartt, Richard

Allen K. Saiget photographs

  • SPEC 68
  • Coleção
  • 1947

The Allen K. Saiget photographs are digital prints of a dinner party held for Art Center Photography Department faculty and students at Saiget's parents' house.

Saiget, Allen K.

Virginia Adams artwork

  • SPEC 70
  • Coleção
  • 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

Mary Vartikian artwork

  • SPEC 82
  • Coleção
  • 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

Otto Halmer plaque

  • SPEC 89
  • Coleção
  • 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.