California College of Arts and Crafts Archives

California College of the Arts. Libraries
Meyer Library
California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618
Phone: 510.594.3659
© 2011

Descriptive Summary

Title: California College of Arts and Crafts archives
Dates: 1907-2003
Collection number: Consult archives
Collector: California College of Arts anc Crafts
Repository: California College of the Arts Meyer Library
Oakland CA 94618
Abstract: The School of the California Guild of Arts and Crafts was founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer to provide an education for artists and designers that would integrate both theory and practice in the arts. In 1936 the school was renamed the California College of Arts and Crafts. Meyer remained president until his retirement in 1944. In 2003 the school was renamed California College of the Arts. The CCAC Archives is the repository for: a) materials emanating from college, including academic and administrative departments, satellite units, and student groups; b) materials about the college and its activities from other sources; and c) materials about faculty and alumni, although the working papers of faculty and alumni are collected only selectively.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Open by appointment for advanced scholarly research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish materials must be submitted in writing to the college. Any permission for publication, reproduction, or quotation is granted on behalf of the holding institution as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the user.

Preferred Citation

California College of Arts and Crafts archives. California College of the Arts, Meyer Library, Oakland CA 94618.

Acquisition Information

Several different donors donated the California College of Art materials to the college over time. Alumni, faculty and departments within the College generally donate materials held by the College Archives.

Scope and Content of Collection

Published and unpublished material in the form of posters, postcards, catalogs, handbooks, newsletters, periodicals, announcements, recorded lectures, audiovisual material, web screen shots, documentary photographs, press releases, memorabilia, promotional items, minutes, reports, correspondence, etc.


The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California College of Arts and Crafts--History