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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Dolph Gotelli Papers on Art and Design
    Creator: Gotelli, Dolph
    Identifier/Call Number: D-614
    Physical Description: 4 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1950-2015
    Abstract: Dolph Gotelli is Professor Emeritus of Design at UC Davis (1970-2005). The collection includes lecture notes, exhibit catalogs, publications, photographs, and videos related to Gotelli's 35-year career at Davis.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


    Dolph Gotelli is Professor Emeritus of Design at UC Davis. He began teaching at Davis in 1970, at which time he was the first faculty member of what would become the visual presentation program. Gotelli retired in 2005 to run the UC Davis Design Museum, of which he is also the founder and Director Emeritus. Dolph Gotelli is also an internationally-known collector of vintage Christmas memorabilia and the author of "Wonder & Delight: A Dolph Gotelli Christmas".
    Dolph Gotelli website, dolphgotelli.net. Accessed 12 October 2017
    Rockwell, Suzanne. "Technology center lights Design's path to HArCS", UC Davis News. https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/technology-center-lights-design's-path-harcs. Accessed 12 October 2017.
    UC Davis Department of Design Faculty Profile, http://arts.ucdavis.edu/faculty-profile/dolph-gotelli. Accessed 12 October 2017.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes lecture notes, exhibit catalogs, publications, photographs, and videos related to Dolph Gotelli's 35-year career in art and design at UC Davis.


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Liz Phillips processed this collection with help from student assitant Julie Jeon.


    Gift of Dolph Gotelli, 2017.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dolph Gotelli Papers on Art and Design, D-614, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. 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 Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Art -- California -- Davis
    Design -- California -- Davis
    Gotelli, Dolph -- Archives
    University of California, Davis -- Faculty -- Archives
    University of California, Davis. Department of Design -- History