Collection SPEC 88 - Mel Shapiro papers

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SPEC 88

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Mel Shapiro papers

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  • 1954-1955 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Mel Shapiro (PHOT 1957) entered the Art Center School in February 1955 directly from his Brooklyn high school. Initially denied admission because he was deemed too young, he successfully argued his way into the school.

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The Mel Shapiro papers are his correspondence with Art Center Registrar Karla Martell as he inquires about the Photography program and then submits his portfolio and application. Of interest is his Personal Profile, a four-page form required of all applicants, that asks for demographic data as well as professional objectives and whether or not a prospective student has good taste.

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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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