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Astra Liner presentation book, 1945

This oversized booklet is early publicity for the Astra Liner (later called Train of Tomorrow). The black and white illustrations are supplemented with text describing the design and details of the proposed luxury train cars.

Book 3 - Design projects at General Motors Corp.

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.

Book 4 - Publicity - General Motors Train of Tomorrow and the Art Center College of Design

This scrapbook contains publicity, mostly newspaper and magazine clippings, about the Train of Tomorrow and Art Center. The Train of Tomorrow section covers 1945-1984 (bulk 1945-1947), and includes an inaugural luncheon program, a booklet listing industrial partners, and a full-color, 16-page brochure. The Art Center section covers 1949-1966 and includes clippings from magazines (general interest stories and scholarship contests), an article about the early General Electric project, plus a few letters to Jergenson. Of interest is a photograph of Battista Pininfarina and a handwritten anecdote about his 1964 visit to Art Center.

Correspondence, 1941-1961

This folder contains a wide variety of correspondence from Jergenson's professional life. Letters are to and from industrial designers, corporations, professional organizations, and colleagues at General Motors and Art Center. Included here is his 1947 correspondence with various railroad companies regarding his design services after the Train of Tomorrow project was over.

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