Joseph Henry transcript

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Joseph Henry transcript


  • 2016 September 28 (Creation)


Audio length: 02:10:56
Transcript length: 26 pages

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(1935 September 3 - 2018 May 25)

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Joseph Henry was born in Dayton, Ohio, grew up in Arcadia, California, and graduated from Pomona College in 1957 with a degree in Fine Art. Although he had a love of fashion, and worked in retail for a brief period of time, he ended up working in Pomona College’s Alumni and Development office. After a few years in Caltech’s Development office, he went to work at Art Center where he remained for the rest of his career. He was Vice President and Associate Director of Development from 1969 to 1979, Senior Vice President and Assistant Director of the school from 1979 to 1986, and Director of Art Center (Europe) from 1986 to 1990.

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Joe Henry discusses his career in Development at Art Center and as Director of Art Center (Europe). He talks about the establishment of the Pasadena campus including early fundraising for its construction. He discusses moving to a more administrative role as Assistant Director of the school and working closely with the President, Don Kubly. He also talks about the beginnings of Art Center (Europe) including searching for a location, why Switzerland was chosen, and early administrative challenges.

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Portions of the transcript are redacted until the year 2026 per the oral history agreement signed by the interviewee.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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