Item 2017.27.3 - Book 3 - Design projects at General Motors Corp.

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SPEC 11-8-2017.27.3

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Book 3 - Design projects at General Motors Corp.

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  • 1936-1973 (Creation)

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[44] p. ; 30 cm.
1 audio disc : analog, 78 rpm, mono ; 10 in.

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(1909 September 19 - 1986 November 7)

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This scrapbook documents Jergenson's career at General Motors, predominately during his first tenure there, 1936-1947. Photographs, handwritten notes, advertisements, and his design illustrations highlight the many projects he worked on at GM: Greyhound bus, Cadillac, Delco radio, Frigidaire refrigerator, diesel locomotives. The bulk of the scrapbook focuses on the Train of Tomorrow, from initial idea sketches to building the model. He even included ephemera such as letterhead, a matchbook, and a cocktail napkin. Of interest is an automotive design glossary and a vinyl record titled "Wonderful Train of Tomorrow." The last page of the scrapbook has photographs of Jergenson teaching surface development in 1973.

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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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Book 3 was compiled in 1983.

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430.8 MiB

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