These Illustration Department files consist of files created by Phil Hays, Illustration Department Chair from 1979 to 2002. The bulk of the collection is subject files regarding sponsored projects and competitions, especially posters for organizations or events. There are a few departmental files, such as budget, policies and faculty reviews. Also included are people files which contain samples (postcards, clippings, etc.) of illustrations by department alumni and Hays’s colleagues. These materials were originally filed by the artist’s last initial, but have been separated into individual files by name. The collection also includes a small framed watercolor by alumnus Jean Paul Orpinas.
There are also many photographs, slides, and transparencies which have been removed to the photograph files. Some of the images were originally part of the subject and people files, but most are unlabeled slides of sponsored projects and alumni artwork originally housed in Hays’s photo files. The videotape cassettes of Society of Illustrators lectures have been individually cataloged (VID0001–VID0005).