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The seven scrapbooks in this series offer a comprehensive 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. Book 1 documents the early years in Jergenson's life, including his school days and beloved fishing trips. Book 2 are examples of advertisements he created while an art director at M. E. Harlan Advertising. Book 3 documents Jergenson's career at General Motors Styling, predominately during his first tenure there, 1936-1947. Book 4 contains publicity, mostly newspaper and magazine clippings, about the Train of Tomorrow and Art Center. Book 5 covers Jergenson's freelance career as well as a trip to Japan for Art Center. Book 6 contains items related to Jergenson's professional organizations, The Society of Art Center Alumni, an Art Center trip to Europe, and student projects. Book 7 is a unique photo album that includes family trees for Jergenson's ancestors and descendants, as well as in-laws.
Images of some items in these scrapbooks can also be found in the Photographs series, especially in the history of trains slide show.
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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.) unless otherwise noted.
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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- Jergenson, George (Subject)