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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.

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...

Iden, Virginia

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 al...

Shapiro, Mel

Letters, 1941-1959

A letter to Mr. and Mrs. Iden from President Edward A. Adams encouraging the continued enrollment of their daughter, Virginia Iden (PHOT 1942) in the Photography track. Adams refers to the change in the employment market due to World War II in the...

Memoir, sketches, letter, 1939-2004

Staley's memoir, "Art Center - The Way It Was, 1939-1941 - 1947-1948" is a 23-page manuscript recalling his days as a student, as well as his service in World War II and his career at General Electric. The pen sketches (photocopies)...