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Art Center School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Alumni
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Harold Stegman papers

  • SPEC 8
  • Collection
  • 1949-1954, 1987

The Harold Stegman papers consist of a silent film he created as a student and a book of photographs that supplemented the project. The workprint footage documents the operations of the California Production Service of Southern California, a petro...

Stegman, Harold

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

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

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...

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

Connell Cooler Beach Party Photo Boards

These 11 poster boards each have two photographs of a Photography Department beach party after World War II. The first board has an opening "letter" addressed to Dear Tom which describes the day. The same handwriting captions the photogr...

Connell Cooler, 1944

Two issues (January and February 1944) of a newsletter sent to Photography students and alumni by Will and Grace Connell. It gives updates on the Connells, the school, and their classmates as World War II sent them all over the world.

Letter to Former Classmates, 1943

Bill Meriwether, while stationed in Iceland during World War II, wrote this letter to his Photography classmates who attended Art Center in 1942. He lists faculty and students alphabetically and gives updates on their activities and addresses afte...

Memoirs, 2005, 2016

Included here are two typewritten essays reminiscing about Weston's time at Art Center and his first job after graduating at Advertising Designers, a graphic design studio in Los Angeles.

Weston, Joseph

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)...

J. Lloyd LeMaster, Jr. papers

  • SPEC 45
  • Collection
  • 1944-1951

The J. Lloyd LeMaster papers are photographs of LeMaster and his friends as students, including an image of Al King's classroom. Also included is an enrollment letter and receipt for his first class at Art Center.

LeMaster, J. Lloyd, Jr.

Joseph Weston papers

  • SPEC 73
  • Collection
  • 1956-1958

The Joseph Weston papers are original artwork and digital photographs of artwork made by Weston (GRPK 1958) when he was a student. Also included are Weston's memoirs of Art Center and his first job after graduation.

Weston, Joseph

Morgan Sinclaire photographs

  • SPEC 67
  • Collection
  • 1934-1990

The Morgan Sinclaire photographs are images of Art Center Photography Department field trips and studio assignments shot by Sinclaire while he was a student. Also included are photographs he took later in life while traveling.

Sinclaire, Morgan

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.

Bill Meriwether papers

  • SPEC 21
  • Collection
  • 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 lette...

Meriwether, Bill

Allen Stross audio

Allen Stross (PHOT 1948) discusses his student years at Art Center going into great detail about photography lessons and assignments, including Ansel Adams’s zone system. While looking at a 1950 school catalog and some photographs, he reminisces a...

Stross, Allen

Allen Stross transcript

Allen Stross (PHOT 1948) discusses his student years at Art Center going into great detail about photography lessons and assignments, including Ansel Adams’s zone system. While looking at a 1950 school catalog and some photographs, he reminisces a...

Stross, Allen

Gary Meyer audio

Gary Meyer (ILLU 1959) discusses his student years at Art Center including his interactions with the Japanese students from JETRO. While looking at a list of teachers from the 1950s, he reminisces about their teaching styles and personalities. He ...

Meyer, Gary M.

Gary Meyer transcript

Gary Meyer (ILLU 1959) discusses his student years at Art Center including his interactions with the Japanese students from JETRO. While looking at a list of teachers from the 1950s, he reminisces about their teaching styles and personalities. He ...

Meyer, Gary M.

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