These records consist of the planning materials, newspaper clippings, and photographs gathered for University of San Diego
Founders Gallery exhibits between 1971 and 1993.
The University of San Diego Founders Gallery, located in Founders Hall, was established by Therese (Hanafin) Whitcomb '53
in 1971. The first show premiered on April 23rd, 1971 featuring San Francisco artist Jeff Ruocco. The Founders Gallery was
organized as a permanent, professional exhibition area to provide instruction in art history and design. Exhibits frequently
changed monthly during the academic year featuring an array of local, national, and international art, as well as student
work. In 2002, the exhibit space was renamed the Hoehn Family Galleries, in honor of Robert and Karen Hoehn, long time supporters
of the arts at USD.