Preliminary Guide to the American Institute of Graphic Arts Collection

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
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URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the American Institute of Graphic Arts Collection, ca. 1923-1977

Collection number: Printers Mss 3

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    16 October 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: American Institute of Graphic Arts Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1923-1977
Date (bulk): (bulk 1971-1977)
Collection Number: Printers Mss 3
Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

American Institute of Graphic Arts Collection. Printers Mss 3. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Hobart Skofield.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains correspondence, flyers, invitations, memoranda, notices, and other mailings, mainly relating to the American Institute of Graphic Arts [AIGA] Fifty Books of the Year Show and other organization activities. These mainly are items sent to Hobart Skofield, who was an AIGA member from 1932.
Publications of AIGA have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog. These include Journal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and its predecessor, the AIGA Journal, which include exhibition catalogs for the AIGA Fifty Books of the Year Show and others.
More information about AIGA, which was founded in 1914 and continues to be active today, can be found on the organization's website (www.aiga.org).

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

1923, 1923

Box 1: 2

1928, 1928

Box 1: 3

1930, 1930

Box 1: 4

1932, 1932

Box 1: 5

1934, 1934

Box 1: 6 - 7

1936-1937, 1936 - 1937

Box 1: 8 - 9

1939-1940, 1939 - 1940

Box 1: 10

1948, 1948

Box 1: 11

1950, 1950

Box 1: 12

1953, 1953

Box 1: 13 - 14

1955-1956, 1955 - 1956

Box 1: 15

1958-1959, 1958 - 1959

Box 1: 16

1970, 1970

Box 1: 17 - 18

1971, 1971

Box 2: 1 - 2

1972, 1972

Box 2: 3

1973, 1973

Box 2: 4

1974, 1974

Box 2: 5

1975, 1975

Box 2: 6

1976, 1976

Box 2: 7

1977

Box 2: 8

No Date, n.d.