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Transportation Design Department collection
RG 32  
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Description
The bulk of the collection came from Department Chair, Ron Hill's office.This collection consists of 3 series.Corporate sponsored project files form Series 1. The majority of the work here pertains to corporate sponsored automobile design projects. Included are scope of the projects, letters of intent, class schedules, lists of students assigned to projects, and various memos and faxes pertaining to the funding, time requirements, and/or timing of the specified project. These files are arranged by year, term and corporate sponsor.Series 2 (Syllabi) contain course syllabi, 1992, 1997, 2009 -Series 3 (Printed Material) contains brochures, event programs, and design contest. Box 2, Folder 15 contains a hand written obituary by Don Kubly on the death of Strother MacMinn.
Background
Originally a part of the Industrial Design Department, the Transportation Design Department was established in 1991.The Transportation Design Department, along with its corporate sponsors, provides students the opportunity to design automobiles, motorcycles, marine and aircraft, commercial transport, personal mobility and public transit.List of department chairs:George Jergenson, 1948-1969 (Chair of ID)Keith Teter, 1969-1985 (Chair of ID)Ronald C. Hill, 1987-2000 (Chair of ID, then Chair of TRAN in 1991)Ken Okuyama, 2001-2004Geoffrey Wardle, 2004-2005, Acting Chair (Associate Chair)Stewart Reed, February 2005 - present
Extent
.75 linear foot (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.). No restrictions. Collection is open for research by appointment.