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Center for City Building Education™ Files

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Historical documentation 1971-2010

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Content

This subseries includes Nelson's files concerning her foundation of City Building Education™ (CBE). Most of these records were previously contained in boxes marked "archives." The creator's existing roughly chronological order has been maintained as well as her file titles.
box 1, folder 1

Frank Gehry and and Doreen Gehry Nelson 1971

Scope and Contents

Materials include a photocopy of a photo of Gehry Nelson and her brother, Frank Gehry teaching at the Smithsonian.
box 1, folder 2

Open Space proposal 1971

Scope and Contents

This Open Space proposal for the Broadway Elementary School and the community of Venice, California was created by the Open Space Board of Directors, of which Nelson was a member while she was a teacher at Westminster Elementary School and coordinator of Venice projects for Open Space, a non-profit educational development corporation. The Open Space Board was comprised of educators, parents, and urbanologists who embraced an environmental curriculum and believed that "...public schools are public resources to help shape communities and be shaped by communities."
box 1, folder 3-4

A Documentation of the CBEP for the NEA and Humanities within the LAUSD 1971-1972

Scope and Content

Materials include four copies of A Documentation of the City Building Educational Program for the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and Humanities within the Los Angeles Unified School District . This documentation describes the aims and objectives of the City Building Program, funded by the Artists-In-Schools Program of the NEA jointly with the United States Office of Education, through the Los Angeles Unified School District. Two copies are a limited edition set of ten with full color original photographs. Documentation includes work with consultant Architect Frank Gehry, guest lecturer Dr. August Berger from East Los Angeles City College, and Charles Eames' documentation of project activities.
box 1, folder 5

Press releases 1971-1975

Scope and Contents

Materials include press releases for The Center for City Building Educational Programs.
box 1, folder 6

School newsletters 1971-1986

Scope and Contents

Materials include CBEP newsletters from school sites and school districts.
box 1, folder 7

Correspondence 1971-2012

Scope and Contents

Materials include letters from Architect Frank Gehry, Los Angeles City Council, philanthropist David Rockefeller, Jr., Designer Charles Eames, California Assemblyman Howard L. Berman, California Senator Newton R. Russell, and Jonas Salk of the Salk Institute.
box 1, folder 8

Photo release forms 1972-1973

Scope and Contents

Materials include photo release forms for students of the first City Building class.
box 1, folder 9

CBE Summer Teacher Orientation Workshop booklet 1973

Scope and Contents

Materials include one workshop booklet for the following project participants: Sulphur Springs Union School District, Compton Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified School District, and St. Augustine-By-The-Sea.
box 1, folder 10

Documentation 1973

Scope and Contents

Documentation includes a brief summary of the CBEP, support from the Sulphur Springs community, a statement on the program's primary goals and educational philosophies, an outline of curriculum, and a response to the program's progress by Project Director Nelson.
box 1, folder 11

CB stationery 1973-1974

Scope and Contents

Materials include stationery samples from the CBEP stationery and the Environmental Goals Committee of the Los Angeles Region Goals Project. Graphic designer Marion Sampler of Victor Gruen and Associates gifted the letterhead design to CBE in 1974.
box 2, folder 1

Letters of endorsement 1973-1998

Scope and Contents

Letters of endorsement include correspondence from sculptor Claes Oldenburg, David Rockefeller, Jr., Frank Gehry, Ray Eames, Alan Kay of Apple Computer, Inc., Member of the United States House of Representatives Mel Levine, graphic designer Sheila de Bretteville, artist Judy Chicago, Ms. magazine editor Phyllis Rosser, ABC Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Eugene Tucker, and United States Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley.
box 2, folder 2

CBEP Decision Making Tools 1974

Scope and Contents

This booklet includes major fundamentals of the program and models for CBEP activities.
box 2, folder 3

CBE documents 1974-1976

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service concerning CBEP status as a non-profit corporation.
box 2, folder 4

CBE corporate

Scope and Content

Materials include CBE Board of Directors Minutes and sample letterhead and envelopes designed by artist Marion Sampler. The letterhead lists Board Members and Advisory Trustees such as Ray Eames, Frank Gehry, John Goodlad, Jonas Salk, and Gloria Steinem.
box 2, folder 5

Original CBE prints undated

Scope and Contents

Materials include graphic designer Frederick Usher's original prints for CBE curricular maps and flow charts.
box 2, folder 6

CBE transparencies undated

Scope and Contents

Materials include transparencies of graphic designer Frederick Usher's original CBE prints.
box 2, folder 7

Doreen Nelson consulting booklet undated

Scope and Contents

This consulting booklet describes Nelson's work for CBE with a focus on education, design, and creative thinking.
box 2, folder 8

Registry of Charitable Trusts documentation 1975

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, registration form, and CBEP Articles of Incorporation.
box 2, folder 9

CCAIA correspondence 1975

Scope and Contents

Materials include a letter from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects (CCAIA) President Ward W. Deems to Frank O. Gehry concerning his appointment as Chairman of the Environmental Awareness Committee. Doreen Nelson is listed as a committee member.
box 3, folder 1

Film script binder 1975

Scope and Contents

Materials include a description of CBEP and notes on the Eames film.
box 3, folder 2

Cells for film circa 1975

Scope and Contents

Materials include charts, copies of The Source newspaper and film cells designed by Nelson's students.
box 3, folder 3

Signed release forms 1975-1976

Scope and Contents

Signed release forms by parents allow permission for students to participate in film, still photographs, and video documentation of the CBEP.
box 3, folder 4

CBEP's trustees 1976

Scope and Content

Materials include a CBEP report, lists of Board of Directors, Members of the Corporation, and Advisory Trustees as well as correspondence from trustees.
box 3, folder 5

CBE film narration 1976-1977

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One 7 1/2 inch audio reel.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Contents

Materials include film narration by actor Alan Mandell on a 7 1/2 inch audio reel and billing statements for film and photography.
box 3, folder 6

The Classroom as City charts undated

Scope and Contents

These charts describe and illustrate CBE methodology including its system, structure, and process.
box 4, folder 1-2

Theater book draft 1978

Scope and Contents

Materials include first draft handwritten and typed notes, narration, and student writing samples.
box 4, folder 3

CBE celebration flyers 1978

Scope and Contents

Materials include four copies of "Homage to an Idea" Doreen Nelson and City Building's first decade party flyers.
box 4, folder 4

Testimonials 1979-1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence of support for the CBEP from students, parents, educators, administrators, and public officials.
box 4, folder 5

CBE Programs lists 1979, 2000

Scope and Contents

Materials include CBE history, funding history, and overview of the program.
box 5, folder 1

CBEP posters undated

Scope and Contents

Materials include two CBEP posters that describe the program's philosophy, curriculum, and background.
box 5, folder 2

CBE Teaches Transformation posters undated

Scope and Contents

Materials include posters for Steps of Transformation and The Classroom as a City.
box 5, folder 3

New York City Branch Office 1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence and Articles of Incorporation concerning the corporation's application for authority to conduct activities in New York.
box 5, folder 4

The Classroom as a City invite and slides undated

Scope and Contents

Materials include invite for Nelson's presentation at the C.U.N.Y. graduate center and reproductions of slides.
box 5, folder 5

CBE graphic of backwards thinking undated

box 5, folder 6

CBE graphic of system undated

box 5, folder 7

City Building vs. Traditional Education graphic undated

box 5, folder 8

CBE info. 1981

Scope and Contents

Materials include documentation of "Los Angeles of the Past, Present and Future" exhibition at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
box 5, folder 9

Trainer's manual 1981

Scope and Contents

Materials include one copy of The Teacher as Designer/Builder of Curriculum training manual for the CBEP at ABC Unified School District.
box 5, folder 10-12

CBE Prospectus 1981-1984

Scope and Contents

Materials include three copies of the CBE Prospectus used for numerous grant proposals which includes Nelson's long range plan for disseminating CBE.
box 5, folder 13

Teacher Peer-Training - Lab Idea Bank 1982

Scope and Contents

Materials include two copies of the CBE proposal for a Teacher Peer-Training Program and Lab/Idea Bank.
box 5, folder 14

Los Angeles Children's Museum originals 1983

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, reports, and a personal statement by Nelson which describes her educational beliefs and how she envisions the role of the Museum.
box 6, folder 1

CBEP info and envelopes 1983-1984

Scope and Contents

Materials include CBE letterhead, envelopes, clippings, and a five page summary of CBE by Nelson.
box 6, folder 2

Contract - book 1984

Scope and Contents

Materials include one Memorandum of Agreement between Nelson and the Publishing Center for Cultural Resources for a CBEP book.
box 6, folder 3

Books - general 1984

Scope and Contents

Materials include contracts for CBEP books including City Building Education: A Way to Learn, Children's City Building Book and Transforming the City/A City in the Classroom.
box 6, folder 4

Book copyright 1984

Scope and Contents

Materials include copyright registration certificates for the following publications: City Building Education: A Way to Learn, Manual for the City Building Educational Program: Architectural Consultant Edition, Manual for the City Building Educational Program, and Transforming the City: A City in the Classroom.
box 6, folder 5

Utah Street brochure undated

Scope and Contents

One brochure for the Community Building Laboratory at Utah Street School.
box 6, folder 6

Tristram Shepard correspondence 1987

Scope and Contents

Letters between Nelson and Shepard, head of the department at the Simon Langton Boys' School and a copy of Shepard's "Education by Design" case study.
box 6, folder 7

Neutra 1990

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Dion Neutra to Nelson concerning her class's upcoming visit to his house.
box 6, folder 8

Brian Sutton-Smith 1990

Scope and Contents

One letter from Nelson to Brian Sutton-Smith of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
box 6, folder 9

Neutra house 1991

Scope and Contents

Materials include a Neutra class list and student evaluations of the class.
box 6, folder 10

Eames tape (dupe)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette tape.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 6, folder 11

Open Charter School profile and mission 1993

Scope and Contents

Materials include Los Angeles Open Charter School profile, mission, and "Thoughts on the Open School" essay by Alan Kay.
box 6, folder 12

Publishers 1994-1996

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Janis A. Donnaud.
box 6, folder 13

Apple San Jose 1993-1994

Scope and Contents

File contains correspondence with Alan Kay and San Jose State University Educator newsletters.
box 6, folder 14

Hon AIA 1996

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence concerning Nelson's election as an Honorary Member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and her Certificate of Commendation from the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA.
box 6, folder 15

Powerful Ideas catalog

Scope and Contents

Three Powerful Ideas catalogs discuss the principles and strategies of Alan Kay and Seymour Papert.
box 7, folder 1

Evaluations 1997

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of evaluations of Nelson and Leslie Stoltz's CBE work include letters from students and United States Department of Education Secretary Richard W. Riley.
box 7, folder 2-4

CBE website 1998-2001

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Folder 2: One photo master CD.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Contents

Materials include a site map, slides, a photo master CD, a City Building Program History timeline, and a binder of overhead projector transparencies.
box 7, folder 5

CBE archives member list 2006

Scope and Contents

Materials include Nelson's handwritten list of items for the CBE archives and a list of teachers, staff, consultants, project participants, and advisory board members who served between 1972 and 2006.
box 7, folder 6

Student cards 2006-2007

Scope and Contents

Materials include letters of gratitude from CBE students and Nelson's Pasadena cohort.
box 7, folder 7

In Memoriam: Bernard Zimmerman 2009

Scope and Contents

Materials include an obituary for Zimmerman who helped establish Cal Poly Pomona's Department of Architecture.
box 7, folder 8

Frederick Arthur Usher, Jr. obituary 2009

Scope and Contents

This obituary from The Santa Barbara Independent describes the life of Usher, Jr. who worked with Charles Eames in the 1950s and designed Nelson's first book.
box 7, folder 9

Shell Publishing 2010

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Shell Publishing, an outline for "Project-based Learning for the 21st Century" and copies of Buck Institute for Education project planning forms.
 

Agencies and organizations

Scope and Content

This subseries includes correspondence and enclosures from agencies and organizations concerning CBE projects. Files are arranged in alphabetical order.
box 8, folder 1

ABA

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Charlotte C. Anderson of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Nelson's manuscript describing her City Building law project.
box 8, folder 2

AIA

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) includes Learning About the Built Environment Sourcebook for environmental education. This Sourcebook features the CBEP.
box 8, folder 3

California Council for the Social Studies

box 8, folder 4

Children's Museum Los Angeles

box 8, folder 5

Cal Poly Pomona

box 8, folder 6

Fort Worth Museum

box 8, folder 7

Getty (J. Paul) Museum

box 8, folder 8

Global Perspectives

box 8, folder 9

Group for Environmental Education

Scope and Content

Correspondence includes letters from GEE's Alicia McGinley and Director Richard Saul Wurman, architect and CBEP Advisory Trustee.
box 8, folder 10

Gruen, Victor (Found.)

Scope and Contents

Materials include Victor Gruen Center for Environmental Planning workshop evaluations, brochures and a copy of Gruen's The Charter of Vienna.
box 8, folder 11

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial

box 8, folder 12

Harvard University

box 8, folder 13

Houston Independent School District

Scope and Contents

This file contains letters from Associate Professor Peter C. Papademetriou, Rice University School of Architecture.
box 8, folder 14

ICSID '75 Moscow

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence from Yuri Soloview concerning Nelson's participation in the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) Congress.
box 8, folder 15

Independent Curators, Inc.

box 8, folder 16

Institute for Development of Educational Ideas, Inc.

box 8, folder 17

JDR 3rd

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence from the John D. Rockefeller, 3rd Fund and An Arts In Education Source Book: A View from the JDR 3rd Fund.
box 8, folder 18

Learning About Learning

Scope and Contents

Correspondence includes letters from Learning About Learning Educational Foundation Director Jearnine Wagner.
box 8, folder 19

Learning Magazine

box 8, folder 20

Los Angeles City Schools

box 9, folder 1

L.A. Contemporary Art Museum

box 9, folder 2

Mark Taper Forum

box 9, folder 3

Museum of Contemporary Art

box 9, folder 4

Ms. Magazine

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Phyllis F. Rosser and Gloria Steinem's typewritten thoughts on transformational moments and techniques.
box 9, folder 5

National Endowment for the Arts

box 9, folder 6

Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District

box 9, folder 7

Pepperdine University

box 9, folder 8

Piedmont Citizens for Action

box 9, folder 9

Rockefeller Foundation

box 9, folder 10

SimCity 3000

Scope and Contents

Materials include the SimCity 3000 Teacher's Guide by Doreen Nelson and Leslie Stoltz.
box 9, folder 11

Smithsonian

box 9, folder 12

UCLA Graduate School of Management

box 9, folder 13

U.S.C.

box 9, folder 14

U.S.O.E.

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence from Gerald W. Elbers, United States Office of Education.
 

People

Scope and Content

This subseries includes correspondence from CBE trustees, teachers, consultants, designers, architects, museum curators, former students, and federal officials. Files are arranged in alphabetical order by surname.
box 9, folder 15

Bloom, Benjamin

box 9, folder 16

Brown, Stephen

box 9, folder 17

Clowes, Dr. Richard

box 9, folder 18

Coates, Gary

box 9, folder 19

de Bretteville, Sheila

Scope and Contents

In addition to typed and handwritten letters from de Bretteville, materials include her curriculum vitae and a "Judy's back in town!" invitation for a celebration in honor of Judy Chicago who founded The Woman's Building in Los Angeles with de Bretteville and Arlene Raven in 1973.
box 9, folder 20

Eames, Charles

box 9, folder 21

Eames, Ray

box 9, folder 22

Eisenman, Peter

box 9, folder 23

Fleischmann, Ernest

box 9, folder 24

Fuller, Buckminster

box 9, folder 25

Gehry, Frank O.

box 9, folder 26

Goodlad, Dean

box 10, folder 1

Green, Nancye

box 10, folder 2

Hamilton, Susan

box 10, folder 3

Hawley, Anne

box 10, folder 4

Hawley, Peter

box 10, folder 5

Heckman, Paul

box 10, folder 6

Hernandez, Jorge

box 10, folder 7

Hierbert, Ruth

box 10, folder 8

Hosoda, Hiroko

box 10, folder 9

Huey, Don

box 10, folder 10

Koshalek, Richard

box 10, folder 11

Mandell, Alan and Liz

box 10, folder 12

Oldenburg, Claes

box 10, folder 13

Olney, David

box 10, folder 14

Omohundro, Watson

box 10, folder 15

Preminger (Wiseman), Judy

box 10, folder 16

Rice, Kathleen Brown

box 10, folder 17

Rickman, Rebecca

box 10, folder 18

Rockefeller, David Jr.

box 10, folder 19

Rosser, Phyllis

box 10, folder 20

Salk, Jonas

box 10, folder 21

Stoltz, Leslie

box 10, folder 22

Taylor, Anne

box 10, folder 23

Tucker, Dr. Eugene

box 10, folder 24

Weisman, Marcia

box 10, folder 25

Wurman, Richard Saul

box 10, folder 26-29

Miscellaneous correspondence 1969-1978, 1981-1983

box 10, folder 30

Children's correspondence

box 10, folder 31

Parent's correspondence

 

Significant personnel

Scope and Content

This subseries includes correspondence, personnel files, contracts, and resumes from former CBE staff and consultants. These files are arranged according to Nelson's existing order.
box 11, folder 1

Past staff employees

box 11, folder 2

CBE personnel 1975-2003

box 11, folder 3

CBE resumes 1975-1976

box 11, folder 4-5

Career Ed. 1976-1978

box 11, folder 6

Past consultant employees

box 11, folder 7

Baizely, Doris

box 11, folder 8

Benjamin, Dan

box 11, folder 9

Boorstin, Jon

box 11, folder 10

Browne, Nancy

box 11, folder 11

Fox, Terri

box 11, folder 12

Gardner, Diana

box 11, folder 13

Hoesli, Marjean

box 11, folder 14

Letelier, Jose

box 11, folder 15

Mechur, Ralph

box 11, folder 16

Moreland, Doug

box 11, folder 17

Oliker, Ditta

box 11, folder 18

Smith, Alexis

box 11, folder 19

Stayner, Gil

box 11, folder 20

Weisbach, Gerald

 

Implementation

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SUBSERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Content

This subseries consists of evaluations, reading and mathematics tests, teacher test manuals, standardized test scores, testimonials, lesson plans, transcriptions of reflective discussions and statistical reports concerning the implementation of CBE methodologies at sites such as Sulphur Springs Union School District, ABC Unified School District, California State University (CSU) Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Los Angeles and in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA).
box 12, folder 1-4

Sulphur Springs evaluations 1973-1974

Scope and Contents

Materials include standardized math and reading tests, answer keys, test scores and evaluation reports.
box 12, folder 5

Experience reports 1975-1976

Scope and Contents

Materials include two reports by teacher Eleanor Hughes on the effectiveness of CBE workshops.
box 12, folder 6

Final evaluation copies 1978

Scope and Contents

Materials include two final evaluation copies by students of the City Building/Career Education Program.
box 12, folder 7-8

Evaluation reports 1978

Scope and Contents

Materials include City Building Career Education Program evaluation reports for classes at CSU Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills and CSU Los Angeles.
box 13, folder 1

CB joint sessions final evaluation copy 1978

box 13, folder 2

CSULA Anthropology final evaluations 1978

box 13, folder 3

Instant City Project evaluations 1978

box 13, folder 4

Adrianne Bank's evaluation report 1978

box 13, folder 5

North Monterey U.S.D. evaluation report 1978

box 13, folder 6

Book II experience reports 1973-1980

box 13, folder 7

CBE testimonials circa 1980

box 13, folder 8

Cerritos Elementary School discussion transcript 1981 May 19

box 13, folder 9-10

Nelson interview transcipts 1981 December 14

box 13, folder 11

Lesson plan maps undated

box 13, folder 12

Japan testimonial 1996-1997

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence from Hiroko Hosoda of the Architecture and Children Network Sendai concerning appreciation for CBE lectures and workshops in Sendai, children's conference buttons, object transformation drawings, a map of Japan and a poster with an illustration of a woman driving a car with two passengers hanging on in the back seat. One passenger exclaims, "No! No!" to which the driver responds, "Sorry, Sorry, I'm a woman driver."
box 13, folder 13-14

6 1/2 steps manuals undated

Scope and Contents

Folder 13 includes two copies of 6 1/2 steps to Academic Achievement through Backwards Thinking™ City Building Education™ by Doreen Nelson with Leslie Stoltz.
Folder 14 includes overheads of the manual for presentations.
box 13, folder 15

Sections of From Stones to Skyscrapers undated

box 13, folder 16

The Children's Evaluation undated

box 14, folder 1-12

ABA files 1978-1980

Scope and Contents

Materials concern the implementation of CBE in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA).

Processing Information

Grant application pages with Nelson's social security number were removed, PII redacted and originals returned to Nelson.
box 15, folder 1-11, box 14, folder 13-16, box 16, folder 1-2

ABC files 1978-1983

Scope and Contents

These records document CBE implementation within the ABC Unified School District.
Box 14: Materials include project proposals, meeting minutes, diagrams and correspondence with the district (1980-1982).
Box 15: Materials include long range training plans, evaluations, transcripts of discussions and workshops, charts, handouts, workshop agendas, press, program and correspondence concerning the Classroom City Demonstration/Workshop at the Biltmore Hotel for the CCAIA convention and experience reports for the United States Office of Education (1979-1983).
Box 16: Materials include evaluations, ABC Community Learning Center Prospectus, consultant reports and a USOE Environmental Education Annual Report(1978-1980).
box 16, folder 3

Norwalk-La Mirada USD 1985

Scope and Contents

Materials include inter-office district memos, mentor teacher instructional strategies and a CBE tour invitation.
box 16, folder 4

Arts, Education, Americans 1976 February 13

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, a transcript of Nelson's speech before the Rockefeller Panel on "The Arts, Education and Americans," and an audiocassette recording of the panel.
box 16, folder 5-7

Education Tomorrow conversations 1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include transcripts of national figures in conversation with Doreen Nelson and David Rockefeller, Jr. about "The Future of Learning and Schooling in America; U.S. Education Tomorrow: Barebones or Basics?"
box 16, folder 8-10, box 17, folder 1-2

Career Education files 1976-1978

Scope and Contents

Box 16: Materials include a United States Office of Education (USOE) application for Federal assistance, reports on City Building career education programs on California State University (CSU) campuses, correspondence and program press clippings.
Box 17: Materials include correspondence, experience reports and final reports for City Building career education programs at CSU Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach and CSU Dominguez Hills.
box 17, folder 3

Chaular Summer Project 1981

Scope and Contents

Materials include a report from the Chaular Elementary School Bilingual Coordinator concerning its Migrant Education Summer Program work with CBE.
box 17, folder 4-5

Compton 1976-1979

Scope and Contents

Materials include experience reports for Compton Elementary School and El Segundo Elementary School.
box 17, folder 6

Long Beach 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

Materials include experience reports for College Intermediate Elementary School.
box 17, folder 7

Lowell Massachusetts 1978-1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, Harvard Professor Dennis Reinhardt's resume and plans for Lowell Massachusetts Public School System involvement with CBE.
box 17, folder 8

Maryland Project 1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, abstract and budget for CBEP's work with the Law-Related Education Program for the Schools of Maryland, Inc.
box 17, folder 9-10

Migrant Education 1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include student work samples, evaluations and migrant education Stanford Project program descriptions.
box 17, folder 11-12

Monterey 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

Materials include experience reports, proposals and consultant agreements concerning CBE as an alternative approach to bilingual education within the North Monterey County Unified School District. This work was sponsored by the Migrant Education Region I Office, directed by Eduardo Cabrera.
box 17, folder 13

Prospectus 1981-1984

Material Specific Details: Materials include the Center for City Building Prospectus and CBE Prospectus Synopsis.
box 18, folder 1-13

USD files 1971-1985

Processing Information

Test scores from folder 13 were removed and returned to the donor. Samples were kept with redactions.

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, evaluations and standardized assessments for CBE work with Unified School Districts such as Inglewood, Compton, Long Beach, L.A. City Schools, Montebello, Norwalk/La Mirada, Pasadena, Santa Monica and Sulphur Springs.
box 18, folder 14-17

Course files 1973-1997

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, reports and curriculum plans for CBE courses and workshops at various USDs, UCLA Extension, Walker Art Center and Otis/Parsons.
box 21, folder 1-2, box 19, folder 1-10, box 20, folder 1-3

Japan files 1993-1999

Scope and Contents

Box 19: Materials include correspondence, photos, maps, newsletters, brochures, magazines and Architecture and Children publications concerning a Japanese - United States cultural and educational grass roots exchange program between the Center for City Building Education and the Architecture and Children Network of Sendai (1993-1997).
Box 20: Materials include Japanese publications, reports, correspondence with Hiroko Hosada of Network Sendai and a photo album (1996-1998).
Box 21: Materials include Architecture and Children Network of Sendai newsletters and report books, letters from Japanese students, Sendai City Board of Education reports and correspondence from Hisako Kaihatsu of Kyoto Research Park (1998-1999).
box 21, folder 3-7, box 22, folder 1-8

ROP files 1997-2000

Scope and Contents

These East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program (ROP) files document CBE's staff development and curriculum assistance work shops.
Box 21: Materials include evaluations, sign-in sheets, lesson plans, agendas, worksheets, consultant services agreements and ROP final reports (1997-2000).
Box 22: Materials include evaluations, final reports, agendas, correspondence, a print out of a presentation by Laurel Adler and a Small Learning Communities (SLC) grant application (2000-2003).
 

Grant proposals 1971-2012

Scope and Content

This subseries includes grant proposals arranged in the existing chronological order of the creator by year and then chronologically by unit or type which include University, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The following are common file title acronyms:
ARCO - Atlantic Richfield Company
A.I.S.C. - Artists in Schools and Communities
C.A.C. - California Arts Commission
C.C.F. - California Community Foundation
FIPSE - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
O.E.G. - Office of Education Grant
U.S.O.E. - United States Office of Education
In order to retain the creator's existing order, this subseries also includes handbooks, booklets, and magazines related to grant proposals.
box 23, folder 1

U.S.O.E. 1971-1972

box 23, folder 2-5

N.E.A. 1971 September-1972 June

Scope and Content

Folder 2: September 1971-June 1972
Folder 3: January 1972-January 1973
Folder 4: September 1971-April 1972
Folder 5: September 1971-June 1972
box 23, folder 6

O.E.G. 1972 July-1973 June

box 23, folder 7

N.E.A.-U.S.O.E. 1972 September-1973 June

box 23, folder 8

N.E.A. 1972 September-1973 June

box 23, folder 9

C.A.C. 1973 June-July

box 23, folder 10

Summer program proposal 1973

box 23, folder 11

Grant proposal - museum setting circa 1974

box 23, folder 12

C.A.C. 1973-1974

box 23, folder 13

N.E.A. 1973-1974

box 23, folder 14

C.A.C. 1974

box 23, folder 15

N.E.A. 1974 May-1974 November

box 23, folder 16

Communications and environmental arts 1974 June-1974 August

box 23, folder 17

N.E.A. 1974 June-1975 June

box 23, folder 18

N.E.A. grant film 1975

box 23, folder 19

U.S.O.E. 1975

box 23, folder 20

Career Education 1975-1976

box 23, folder 21

C.A.C. 1975 June-1975 September

box 23, folder 22

C.A.C. - Artists-In-Communities

box 23, folder 23

N.E.A. 1975 June-1976 June

box 23, folder 24

A Handbook for City Spirit Facilitators 1976

Scope and Contents

City Spirit is an N.E.A. program initiated to develop a new involvement for the arts in community life. The handbook's reading list includes Nelson's City Building Educational Program because it "...covers extremely well the whole field of working with groups in process."
box 24, folder 1

N.E.A. 1976-1977

box 24, folder 2

C.A.C. 1977 January-December

box 24, folder 3

By Design: A Ten-Year Report 1977

Scope and Contents

This N.E.A. report was generated by the Architecture and Environmental Arts Program.
box 24, folder 4

C.A.C. (A.I.S.C.) 1977-1978

box 24, folder 5

Career education 1977-1978

box 24, folder 6

C.A.C. (A.I.S.C.)

box 24, folder 7

N.E.A. 1977-1978

box 24, folder 8

Marine science 1977 August-1978 August

box 24, folder 9

Environmental education 1978

box 24, folder 10

N.E.A. 1978-1979

box 24, folder 11

Learning About the Built Environment circa 1978

Scope and Contents

This N.E.A. booklet features selected Design Arts Program grants. The CBEP's educational gaming project is described on page 61.
box 25, folder 1-4

C.A.C. 1979-1980

box 25, folder 5-7

N.E.A. 1979-1981

Scope and Contents

Materials include an N.E.A. magazine which features Design Arts recognized grants.
box 25, folder 8

C.C.F. 1981-1982

box 25, folder 9-10

C.A.C. 1981 September-1983 June

box 25, folder 11, box 26, folder 1-2

N.E.A. 1981 July-1983 December

Scope and Content

Box 25: July 1981-December 1983
Box 26: July 1982-December 1982
box 26, folder 3

ARCO 1983 June

box 26, folder 4

Parsons report 1983 July

box 26, folder 5

N.E.A. 1983 July-1984 July

box 26, folder 6

Atlantic Richfield 1984

box 26, folder 7

C.C.F. 1984

box 26, folder 8-9

N.E.A. 1984 May-1985 April, 1993 November-1996 September

box 26, folder 10

Buckner $ 1993-2007

box 26, folder 11

Create-Online.com 1997-1998

box 26, folder 12

Heller Charitable 2004

box 26, folder 13

Olmos 2004

box 27, folder 1-26

University 2000 January-2012 March

Scope and Contents

These California State Polytechnic University, Pomona grant proposals are for professional development, creative activities, and travel.
box 28, folder 1-5

FIPSE 1982, 1998, 2000

Scope and Contents

FIPSE proposals include A Teacher Peer-Training Program and Lab/Idea Bank, the CREATE/Online project, and Teachers as Designers.
box 28, folder 6-11

N.E.A. 1998-2002, 2005

 

Student work samples 1959-1982

Scope and Content

This subseries includes specimens of student work arranged in the existing chronological order.
box 29, folder 1

University Elementary School 1959

box 29, folder 2

MLK poem 1968 February

box 29, folder 3

Young Writers of Venice 1968

box 29, folder 4

"School on a Bus" drawings 1969

box 29, folder 5

Letters to the L.A. Times 1969

box 29, folder 6-7

Homework books 1969

Scope and Contents

Nelson kept these books from her first class as examples.
box 29, folder 8

Roger's journal 1969

box 29, folder 9

Homework 1969

box 29, folder 10

Original stories of houses 1969

box 29, folder 11

Letters to Councilman Braude 1969

box 29, folder 12

House assignment 1969

box 29, folder 13

Where I want to live assignment 1970

box 29, folder 14

Natural and man-made objects table of contents circa 1970

Scope and Contents

This folder includes a contact sheet of images of students and their buildings. Samples of these buildings may be found in boxes 32-34.
box 29, folder 15

Open spaces assignment 1970

box 29, folder 16

Explanations assignment 1970

box 29, folder 17

City Planning - Past, Present and Future 1970

box 29, folder 18-20

Westminster School work 1970

Scope and Contents

Folders include a variety of sample assignments, class work, and homework by Westminster Elementary School students.
box 29, folder 21

ABC visit homework 1970

box 29, folder 22

Legends 1970

box 29, folder 23

Building descriptions 1970

box 30, folder 1

Oakwood plan 1970

Scope and Contents

Materials include a binder of city plans entitled Official Record for the City of Venice from the Office of the City Clerk.
box 30, folder 2

Typed Oakwood plans 1970-1971

box 30, folder 3

Trip to the beach stories 1971

box 30, folder 4

Toy Trains reports 1971

box 30, folder 5

Diaries 1971

box 30, folder 6

Monuments of Oakwood homework 1971

box 30, folder 7

Purium City: Don't want & Need 1972

box 30, folder 8

Adler and Sullivan posters circa 1972

box 30, folder 9

CB vocabulary worksheet 1972

box 30, folder 10

Good and bad environments homework 1972

Scope and Contents

This assignment involved students taking photographs of good and bad environments. Contact sheets are attached to these assignments.
box 30, folder 11

Recreation centers assignment 1972

box 30, folder 12

City planning worksheets circa 1972

box 30, folder 13

Original stories about objects 1972

box 30, folder 14

City signs 1972

box 30, folder 15

Trip We Have Taken assignment undated

box 31, folder 1

Change activities undated

box 31, folder 2

Fruit store assignment undated

box 31, folder 3

Antoni Gaudi report undated

box 31, folder 4

Visual daily journal 1973

box 31, folder 5

Kid stories 1973

Scope and Contents

These handwritten stories were the originals used for Book 1. Some assignments include contact sheets.
box 31, folder 6

Final building descriptions 1973

box 31, folder 7

Limericks 1973

box 31, folder 8

Composition book 1973

box 31, folder 9

Community surveys 1973

box 31, folder 10

Future city posters 1973

box 31, folder 11

Clan plans 1973

box 31, folder 12

Who Am I? assignments 1974

Scope and Contents

Materials include a contact sheet of student images.
box 31, folder 13

Cerritos Times front page 1981

box 31, folder 14

Sketch drawings 1981

box 31, folder 15

D-4 laws and booklets 1981-1982

box 31, folder 16

Mayor sign undated

box 31, folder 17

Sound and motion posters undated

box 32-34

City buildings circa 1970s

Scope and Contents

City Buildings include the following: Two partial circles made of Styrofoam, painted white surround a painted circle with a hamburger on top. Each of the three pieces is adorned with a fabric border. Structures also include a brown Styrofoam hand, a toothpick building, a peace sign, a red and gold dome topped with a Styrofoam ball and blue feather and a floral canopy.
 

Selected workshops 1972-1990

Scope and Content

This subseries includes lesson plans, summaries, participant work samples, reports, guides, handbooks, contracts, correspondence, brochures, evaluations, programs, and agendas regarding CBE workshops and related presentations.
box 35, folder 1

Saugus 1971-1972

box 35, folder 2-3

Smithsonian workshops 1971-1972

box 35, folder 4

Aspen Design Conference 1972

box 35, folder 5

Sulphur Springs U.S.D. 1973-1980

box 35, folder 6-7

Smithsonian workshop 1974

box 35, folder 8

Futures workshop 1974

box 35, folder 9

Artists-in-Schools program 1974 July

box 35, folder 10

CSBA/ACSA conference 1974 December

Scope and Contents

This California School Boards Association (CSBA) and Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) conference marks the first time in its history that school districts were allowed to display educational programs alongside commercial exhibits.
box 35, folder 11

Mini workshop 1975

box 35, folder 12

CACE conference 1975 March

Scope and Contents

Materials include a California Association of Compensatory Education (CACE) conference program which features Nelson's workshop, "Application of Academic Skills Through Environmental and Future Oriented Simulation" based on her work with Compton Unified School District.
box 35, folder 13

Childhood City workshop 1975 April

box 35, folder 14

Summer workshop 1975

box 35, folder 15

Artists-In-Schools conference 1975 July

box 35, folder 16

Education of the Gifted conference 1975 December

box 35, folder 17

Montebello workshop 1976 January 15

box 35, folder 18

CAG workshop 1976 February

Scope and Contents

Materials include a California Association for the Gifted (CAG) conference program which features Nelson's two hour program, "City Building Educational Program: A Core Curriculum Integrating Skills of Future Thinking (Invention), Interaction, and Planning."
box 35, folder 19

ACSA conference 1976

box 35, folder 20

Santa Monica workshop 1976 May

box 35, folder 21

A.I.A. convention 1976 May 3-5

box 35, folder 22

Cal State L.A. 1976

Scope and Content

Materials include a contract agreement to reimburse CBEP for the Honors Program Faculty Training Institute for the Counseling Department at C.S.U.L.A. and a photo.
box 35, folder 23

Naropa Institute 1976

box 35, folder 24

Cal State L.A. conference 1976 June

Scope and Contents

Materials include a poster for the C.S.U.L.A. Conference on Humanistic Education which features Nelson's workshop, "City Building: Environmental Issues, Interaction, Future Thinking."
box 35, folder 25

Summer workshop 1976

Scope and Contents

Materials include two UCLA Extension applications for enrollment in the CBEP's "An Institute in Cooperative Curriculum Design for Teachers, Architects, Designers and Planners."
box 35, folder 26

Ventura County Jr. High workshop 1977

box 35, folder 27

OE-HEW workshop 1978 June

Scope and Contents

Materials include a report and recommendations on the Public Learning/Graphic Communications Santa Barbara workshop to the Office of Environmental Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
box 35, folder 28

Portland public schools workshop 1979 November

box 35, folder 29

CCAIA convention 1981 October 22-25

box 35, folder 30

BEEP 1986 June 23-26

Scope and Contents

Materials include one program for the Built Environment Education Program (BEEP) special summer institute for teachers and administrators. The CBEP workshop was entitled "Creating Instant Cities and Designing in the Classroom with Doreen Nelson."
box 35, folder 31

Walker Art Center workshop 1986 September

Scope and Contents

Materials include a Walker Art Center Educational Resources and Services booklet and program pamphlets which feature the Purium Instant City Workshop led by Nelson and architect Frank O. Gehry, Mayor of Purium Instant City.
box 35, folder 32

Visual literacy conference 1988

Scope and Contents

Materials include programs for the 3rd Annual Visual Literacy Conference at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona at which Nelson presented the following session: "Using the 3-Dimensional Living Environment for Learning."
box 35, folder 33

UCLA extension 1990

 

Selected lectures 1971-1981

Scope and Content

This subseries includes flyers for events, outlines and transcripts of lectures either by Nelson or about the CBEP.
box 36, folder 1-2

UCLA lecture series 1977 February 10

box 36, folder 3

C.A.G. speech 1976 April 2-3

Scope and Contents

Materials include once copy of Marlyn Silver's CBEP speech at the California Association of the Gifted (C.A.G.) conference in Monterey.
box 36, folder 4

Rockefeller Panel speech 1976 February 13

Scope and Contents

Materials include a copy of Nelson's speech before Rockefeller Panel on "The Arts, Education, and Americans."
box 36, folder 5

White House speech 1978 September 20

Scope and Contents

Materials include Nelson's notes for her CBE presentation to Vice-President Mondale's staff.
box 36, folder 6

CUNY lecture 1978 December 13

Scope and Contents

Materials include an invitation to Nelson's City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center film and slide presentation, "The Classroom as the City. The City Building System: A Way to Learn" and a transcript of her lecture and the question and answer session.
box 36, folder 7

Wurman class lecture 1980 November 5

Scope and Contents

Materials include notes for Nelson's lecture in Richard Saul Wurman's class.
box 36, folder 8

NCSS talk 1980

Scope and Contents

Materials include Nelson's notes for her National Council of Social Service (NCSS) talk on community building, "Envisioning the Future."
box 36, folder 9

SCIARC lecture 1981 March 18

Scope and Contents

Materials include an annotated typescript of Nelson's lecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
 

Slides 1969-

Scope and Content

This subseries includes thousands of color slides of the CBEP. Slides are arranged chronologically and begin with slides taken by the Office of Ray and Charles Eames. Following the Eames Office slides, chronological arrangement begins again for slides taken by Nelson and other CBE employees.
box 37-42

Slides taken by the Office of Ray and Charles Eames 1970-1977

Scope and Contents

Box 37: Slides include images of Kid City, The Source newspaper "...and a child shall lead us" front page, classroom models and Westminster/Venice final city (1970-1976). The Kid City images provide documentation of the City Buildings created by students which may be found in boxes 32-34.
Box 38: Slides include images from slide carousels A, B and C, Compton USD work and Soledad (1975-1977).
Box 39: Slides include images of teachers, students and city buildings taken by Grant Taylor of the Eames Office. Other images include work at the Mark Taper, with Ruth Hiebert's Theatre Program, Compton USD and California State University.
Box 40-41: Materials include hundreds of matted color slides (circa 1970s).
Box 42: These slides were removed from a metal tin labeled "Not Promising" and include images of Kid City and work at the Mark Taper, Soledad, Compton, and Mitchell object transformations (1970-1977, bulk 1975-1976).
box 43-46

Slides 1969-2001, bulk 1974-1976

Scope and Contents

Box 43: Slides include images of Sand City, Helium City, Westminster Dough Day, Kite Day at the beach with Albert Gregory, Smithsonian Summer Institute adult class, August Berger at Brockton, Warner and Brockton at Frank Gehry's studio/office and Doreen and Frank Gehry at the Smithsonian. The Westminster file includes images of City Buildings which may be found in boxes 32-34 (1969-1974).
Box 44: Slides include Tim Street-Porter originals and images of zoning and mapping exercises, Blimp Day, Fred Usher drawings for CBE book, final cities for Ruth Glatt's class, Mitchell Soledad model sites, Purium, teachers, and graphics from the CBE film (1972-1980, 1988, 1994).
Box 45: Slides include Tom Vinetz originals, images from Ralph Mechur's slide show, the Biltmore Project images of kids as iconic Los Angeles structures with Mayor Tom Bradley, Tim Street-Porter originals, images of the ABC teacher workshop, CBE at Santa Maria High School, the Los Angeles Children's Museum Halloween fundraiser, and key trademark images (1979-1982, 1986, 1988-1989, 1991, 1994-1996).
Box 46: Slides include images of Purium and its creation, Object Transformation, mapping cities, Open School, Don Huey's work, Japan, the Goodyear Blimp, the Marshal Middle School front office, and Leslie Stoltz's class (1989, 1994-1999, 2001).
 

Photos and negatives 1970-1996

Scope and Content

Photos include color and black and white images of Nelson, students, and teachers engaged with the CBE methodology. Many of these photographs were taken by the Office of Ray and Charles Eames. Contact sheets are also included with the negatives.
box 47-52

Photos 1970-1996

Scope and Contents

Box 47: Materials include ABC USD photos, Westminster Elementary School City Building images, a trademark photo from the first class, a full set of 8 x 10 black and white photos captured by the Office of Ray and Charles Eames which were used for a CBE book, and other photos by the Eames Office such as those of a musical score created by students and the kids at the Claes Oldenburg exhibit.
Box 48: Photos include images of Nelson, the Object Transformation Parade and the ABC USD project, L.A. City Buildings as Body Objects.
Box 49: Materials include photos of Nelson by Robyn Denny for use in a book, images of student work from the S.M. Gifted Program, Cal Poly students wearing objects, migrant education program work, Apple Computer Inc. project workshops, Nelson on strike, at work and with students and Mayor Tom Bradley. Materials also include student photos of their own houses and objects transformed.
Box 50: Photos include black and white photos for use in a book, color photos of student work, the Marshall Middle School front office, for Mrs. Glatt's class, and a binder of contact sheets.
Box 51: Materials include photos of Japan-USA Cultural and Educational Exchange Program work which was sponsored by Japanese and American government agencies and architectural institutes directing the introduction of CBE into the Japanese curriculum.
Box 52: Photos include small color prints from slides, images of work in Japan, Open School projects, head shots of Nelson, and black and white photos taken by the Office of Ray and Charles Eames.
box 53-56

Negatives

Scope and Contents

Box 53: Materials include negatives and contact sheets for CBE's Migrant Education Program work as well as a contract with Climate-Rite, Inc. for storage of negatives in a high-security, climate-controlled vault.
Box 54: Materials include Toronto negatives and oversize contact sheets.
Box 55: Materials include negatives, Building Purium oversize contacts, and oversize contacts from the Office of Ray and Charles Eames.
Box 56: Materials include oversize contacts and negatives, contact sheets from the first workshop at the Neutra House, negatives of Cal Poly students wearing objects, and contact sheets from the Office of Ray and Charles Eames.
 

Film

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box 57, folder 1-6

City Building: A Way To Learn film 1976

Scope and Contents

Nelson and David Olney wrote and produced this film through the Office of Ray and Charles Eames.
Folders 1-3: Materials include three 1/4 inch open reel magnetic tapes with narration by Allen Mandel for use with the Eames film.
Folder 4: Materials include one 1/4 inch open reel magnetic tape with narration by Jeremy Blahnk for use with the Eames film.
Folder 5: Materials include two 16 mm film reels labeled "Original City Building Film" and "ABC News 1970."
Folder 6: Materials include one 16 mm film reel entitled "Kid City."
box 57, case 1

America Future Venice School Camera Roll 48-49 yrslc_2239_057_001_001 undated

Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 16mm film; Duration: 0:18:37)

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Scope and Contents

Content Note: Reel 1 of 2
box 57, case 1

America Future Venice School Camera Roll 46-47 yrslc_2239_057_001_002 undated

Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 16mm film; Duration: 0:20:58)

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Scope and Contents

Content Note: Reel 2 of 2
box 58, folder 1-2

Classroom City film 1981 October

Scope and Content

Nelson wrote, directed and produced this ten year longitudinal study film that surveys CBE methods in various classroom settings: traditional, migrant teacher training, and with students with special needs. This film also revisits students from the first CBE class of 1969. Materials include one 16 mm "Answer Print" film reel and two 16 mm reels of additional footage labeled "Roll A," and "Roll B."
box 58, case 1

Classroom City Answer Print yrlsc_2239_058_001 1981

Creator: Center for City Building Educational Programs (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 16mm film; Duration: 0:16:22)

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Scope and Contents

Content Note: Nelson wrote, directed and produced this ten year longitudinal study film that surveys CBE methods in various classroom settings: traditional, migrant teacher training, and with students with special needs. This film also revisits students from the first CBE class of 1969.
box 58, folder 3

Claes Oldenburg film circa 1971

Scope and Contents

One 16 mm film of CBE kids engaging with one of Oldenburg's ice bag sculptures.
box 58, case 5

Possibly a Special on the Bag yrlsc_2239_058_005 undated

Creator: Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-
Creator: Hugo, Michael, 1930-2010
Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 16mm film; Duration: 0:26:23)

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box 58, folder 4-5

Classroom City film 1980

Scope and Contents

Five 16 mm original negatives and a 35 mm film labeled "Classroom City Center for Con't. Education."
box 59, folder 1

Model "Oakwood" film 1971

Scope and Contents

One Super 8 film of kids working with architect Coy Howard.
box 59, case 1

Model Oakwood yrlsc_2239_059_001 1971

Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 Super 8mm film; Duration: 0:17:36)

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Scope and Contents

Content Note: Kids working with architect, Coy Howard
box 59, folder 2-7

CBE films 1980 March

Scope and Contents

Six 16 mm films, two of which are labeled City Building: A Way to Learn.
box 59, case 5

City Building: A Way to Learn yrlsc_2239_059_005 1971

Creator: Boorstin, Jon, 1946-
Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 16mm film; Duration: 0:10:30)

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box 59, case 8

Cal Arts I yrlsc_2239_059_008 undated

Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 Super 8mm film; Duration: 0:02:50)

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box 59, case 9

Cal Arts III yrlsc_2239_059_009 undated

Physical Description: 1 Motion Picture Film(1 Super 8mm film; Duration: 0:02:42)

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Videotapes

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box 60-61

VHS 1986-1997

Scope and Contents

Box 60: Twenty-five VHS video cassettes with titles such as Apple Computers Educom, City Building NYC, Everything is Made out of Something: City Building at the LA Open School, Portable Portraits, Carrying Project, Portable Effects, Los Angeles Open School, Recess: Incidents in the Playground, Learning About Learning: The Los Angeles Open School, Education in the Digital Age, History Wall, Nakano Elementary School, Higashi Rokubancho Elementary School, Katahiracho Elementary School, Kaisaniemi Helsinki, Martin Haeberli, Cooper Hewitt, John Doreen Yellow Cluster Function Intensive, City Building: A Way to Learn, Classroom City, and CREATE-Online Video Presentation.
Box 61: Eleven VHS video cassettes with titles such as "Be Your Best" with Doreen Nelson, Oide Elementary School, Akaishi Branch, Nakano Elementary School, Higashi Rokubaucho Elementary School, Katahiracho Elementary School, Doreen in Japan: Instant City and Seminar, Stu Botnick, Don Lewis, Jon/Doreen Yellow Cluster Function Intensive, City Presentation John/Doreen Yellow Debrief, History Wall, Portable Effects Yellow Cluster, John/Doreen with Objects Apple Hill, Kid City 1971 with Frank Gehry in the Classroom, R. Strickland Apple Vivarium - Los Angeles Open School and Recess Incidents in the Playground and RM Strickland Apple Vivarium "Everything is Made Out of Something" City Building Education at L.A. Open School.
box 61, case 1

Kid City- Frank Gehry in the Classroom yrlsc_2239_061_001 1993

Creator: Boorstin, Jon, 1946-
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:29:37)

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Transcribed from container: Transfered 1993
box 60, case 1

City Building: A Way to Learn yrlsc_2239_060_001_001 1977

Creator: Olney, David
Creator: Office of Charles and Ray Eames
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:10:24)

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box 60, case 1

Classroom City yrlsc_2239_060_001_002 1981

Creator: Center for City Building Educational Programs (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:15:57)

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box 62-63

U-matic 1981-1982, 1987-1989

Physical Description: The 1/2 inch videotape is moldy. It was cleaned and rehoused in a sealed heavy plastic bag by UCLA Library Audiovisual Preservation Specialist Yasmin Dessem.

Scope and Content

Box 62: Materials include eight U-matic videotapes with the following titles: City Building (California Arts Council) Cal Arts Documentation Migrant Ed., CBEP Migrant Education duplicate copy, CB workshop lesson demos, Classroom City film, CB workshop Dr. Tucker, Steps to Learning Episode EL74-23 University of Southern California and R. Strickland Apple Vivarium "Everything is Made Out of Something" City Building at L.A. Open School video excerpts.
Box 63: Materials include four U-matic videotapes with the following titles: ABC Watson, City Building: Classroom City, CB workshop lesson demos and Classroom City support documentation video. This box also includes a 1/2 inch video tape entitled "TV Program."
 

Audiocassettes

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box 64

Audiocassettes 1971, 1977-1981, 1983, 1986, 1992

Scope and Content

Twenty audio cassettes with titles such as ABC evaluation, Architects at Doreen Nelson's home, "Kid City" Eames, Migrant Program Santa Maria, ABC USD Experience Report, CBEP Eames, Cal Arts Council (CAC) Nelson speech rehearsal, Doreen Nelson Sci Arc lecture, Doreen Nelson City University of New York lecture, Vital Issues #3 "The Environmental Design: A 3-D View of the Social Studies" (Pitas, Nelson, Rockefeller), Doreen's narration for classroom, U.S. Office of Education Service to Broadcasters, Doreen Nelson NCSS "Community Building: Envisioning the Future," ABC/CB Year End Review and ABA Institute: Presentation by Doreen Nelson, Carol James and Marilyn Silver.
Materials also include a file on storage of tapes, films and photos with Climate Rite, Inc. Records Management and an audiocassette tape index file.
box 64, case 1

Kid City- Eames City Building Educational Program yrlsc_2239_064_001 1971

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:06:28)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 64, case 2

Kid City- Eames City Building Educational Program yrlsc_2239_064_002 1971

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:06:28)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Content Note: duplicate of yrlsc_2239_064_002
 

Memorabilia

box 65, folder 1

Buckminster Fuller letter 1983 May 8

Physical Description: This letter's frame was removed for preservation and access purposes because it was broken.

Scope and Contents

This letter from inventor Buckminster Fuller recommends that City Building Education be included in all elementary and high school curricula.
box 65, folder 2

Eames photos circa 1970s

Scope and Contents

Materials include two black and white oversize photos taken by the Office of Ray and Charles Eames. These photos are close-ups of a child's hand constructing an Eames Molded Plywood Chair using glue, straws, and paper.
box 65, folder 3

CBEP book paste-up boards 1974

Scope and Contents

Materials include paste-up boards for the City Building Educational Program: Architectural Consultant Edition book.
box 66, folder 1-2

CBEP book photo stills 1974

Scope and Contents

Materials include photo stills used in the production of the City Building Educational Program: Architectural Consultant Edition book.
box 67, folder 1

Claremont project 1987

Scope and Contents

Materials include a student "piece" project.
box 67, folder 2

Weisbach photos circa 1970s

Scope and Contents

Materials include seven oversize black and white matted photographs of students building cities.
box 67, folder 3

CBE posters 1979

Scope and Contents

Materials include the following City Building Education posters: The Classroom as a City, Transformation, City Building Education: the System. the Structure. the Process, California Council of the American Institute of Architects (CCAI) 36th Annual Convention and Concentrated City Building Programs.
box 67, folder 4

Architectural flow charts undated

Scope and Contents

Materials include production materials for CBE flow charts.
box 67, folder 5

L.A. Architect clipping 1981 July

Scope and Contents

Materials include Nelson's paste-up board for the clipping and an oversize silver print of the clipping which features the CBEP.
box 67, folder 6

Metropolis magazines 1981 November

Scope and Contents

Materials include two copies of Metropolis: The Architecture and Design Magazine of New York. The CBEP is featured in full color on the cover.
box 68

Red book paste-up boards 1982

Scope and Contents

This box contains paste-up boards for the City Building Education: A Way to Learn red book.
box 69

Transformations paste-up boards 1984

Scope and Contents

This box contains paste-up boards for the Transformations: Process and Theory: A Curriculum Guide to Creative Development book.
box 70

Posters 1977-1979, undated, 1992, 1997

Scope and Contents

This box contains the following posters: CBEP course map, CBEP workshop, City Building Program: An Educational Program for Public Schools, CBEP flow chart, and Sendai-Helsinki.
 

Design-Based Learning Files

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Cal Poly Pomona files

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Scope and Content

These files contain Nelson's DBL documentation from Cal Poly Pomona and maintain her existing order. For example, boxes 62-73 are loosely organized alphabetically by file name and include some files concerning Nelson's Art Center DBL work.
box 71, folder 1

ACM1 San Jose 2001 March 10-14

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, a program, notes and photos concerning City Building's involvement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Exposition.
box 71, folder 2

American Academy in Rome

box 71, folder 3

American Educational Research Association

box 71, folder 4

American Planning Association

box 71, folder 5

Architecture in Schools

box 71, folder 6

ASCD article 2002-2003

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) concerning Nelson's article, "Powerful Learning: Design Based Learning Delivers Required Standards in K-12 Classrooms."
box 71, folder 7

Apple Permission to Reprint 2001 January 29

Scope and Contents

Materials include Changes & Creativity: A Guide for Teachers Technical Report by Nelson, John Steinmetz, Dolores Patton, and Leslie Barclay.
box 71, folder 8

Alan Kay Apple

Scope and Contents

Materials include Apple futurist Alan Kay's "Thoughts on the Open School" and "The Apple Vivarium."
box 71, folder 9

Contracts Apple 1992-1994

box 71, folder 10

Alan Kay Viewpoints 2001-2004

box 71, folder 11

Alan Kay UCLA course 2003 April

box 72, folder 1

Architecture and Children

Scope and Content

Materials include Architecture and Children curriculum guide and correspondence with Anne Taylor.
box 72, folder 2

ACSA 1999

Scope and Contents

Materials include agendas and participant lists for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) K-12 meeting and correspondence with Joe Bilello, ACSA Southwest Regional Director and Associated Dean for Research, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University.
box 72, folder 3

Americans for the Arts

box 72, folder 4

ABC Norwalk La Mirada 1984

Scope and Contents

Materials include student alphabet letters exercise.
box 72, folder 5

American Bar Association 1977-1978

box 72, folder 6

AIA 1990

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) concerning the display of Nelson's publications at the AIA National Convention in Houston.
box 72, folder 7

Avery

box 72, folder 8

AIA Honorary 1996

Scope and Contents

Letters of support concerning Nelson's honorary American Institute of Architects membership.
box 72, folder 9

Art Center proposals

box 72, folder 10

Art Center Admin Lunch 2004 May 26

box 72, folder 11

Art Center thank yous 2003-2004

box 73, folder 1

Stephen S. Wise Temple

box 73, folder 2

Ford proposal 2006

box 73, folder 3

David Walker long range plans

box 73, folder 4

Exhibit Art Center 2006-2007

box 73, folder 5

Koshalek 2008 June 12

box 73, folder 6

DBL Lab advisory board

box 73, folder 7

Art Center Design Hi 2006

box 73, folder 8-9, box 74, folder 1-3

Brochures

Scope and Contents

Folder 8: Art Center brochures.
Folder 9: Cal Poly Pomona DBL brochures.
Folder 1: Archival brochures.
Folder 2: Making of DN brochure.
Folder 3: DN brochures.
box 74, folder 4

Brown, Stephen/Velora 1995-1996

Scope and Contents

Materials include Apple's Partnerships in Education grant proposal.
box 74, folder 5

Jerome Bruner

box 74, folder 6

Stephen Brown

box 74, folder 7

Boris Berenfeld 2009

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Boris Berenfeld concerning an invitation to Nelson to join the International Laboratory for Educational Technologies (iLAET) board.
box 74, folder 8

Ken Baynes 1998

box 74, folder 9

Judith Baca

box 74, folder 10

Bingler, Steven 2006 January 28

Scope and Content

Materials concern Nelson's work with the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District.
box 74, folder 11

Kathleen Brown 1994

Scope and Contents

Materials include a fax from Nelson to Brown and an invitation to a supper honoring Brown, "California's Next Governor."
box 74, folder 12

Faye Carey 2001

box 74, folder 13

Chaparral Middle School 2013

Scope and Contents

Materials include a DBL Classrooms Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting Leslie A. Stoltz Dedication brochure.
box 74, folder 14

Cooper Hewitt 2007

box 74, folder 15

Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt 2002

box 75, folder 1

Cooper Hewitt Eames 1999

box 75, folder 2

Cooper Hewitt 1995-1997

box 75, folder 3

Converge magazine 2001

box 75, folder 4

Co-op learning book review 1986

box 75, folder 5

ChiChi Pierce 2000

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Pierce of the Doc Tank, Inc. concerning the 3-D & I media program.
box 75, folder 6

Chicago Design Inst. 1996

box 75, folder 7

Children's Museum 1982

box 75, folder 8

Center for Children & Technology 1999

box 75, folder 9

Cranbrook Michigan 1998 June

box 75, folder 10

CD-Rom Design World

box 75, folder 11

Meredith Davis 1999

box 75, folder 12

A 4E Dream Team 2009

box 75, folder 13

Dee Dickerson 1999

box 75, folder 14

Dhir, Harpreet 2003

box 76, folder 1

Dow Chemical 1971-1975

box 76, folder 2

Dunn Foundation 1997-1998

box 76, folder 3

Betty Edwards 1993

box 76, folder 4

Edison Projects 1992-1993

box 76, folder 5

Alan Feigenberg 2000 June 24

box 76, folder 6

Girls in the Band 2011 July

box 76, folder 7

Glendale USD 2009-2011

box 76, folder 8

Galef 1998

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with the Galef Institute.
box 76, folder 9

Lev Gonick 2007

box 76, folder 10

Roger Hart 1990

box 76, folder 11

Heller Foundation 2003

box 76, folder 12

Humanitas 2010

box 76, folder 13

Hale after school program 2006

box 76, folder 14

ITAC TV/Radio

box 76, folder 15

IIDA 1998-2000

Scope and Contents

Materials include Nelson's correspondence with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
box 76, folder 16

Fernandez photos 1997

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD.
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Scope and Contents

Materials include slides, photos and a CD of of Miguel Fernandez's students.
box 77, folder 1

Israel 1997

box 77, folder 2

Japan 2008-2009

box 77, folder 3

Ted Kahn 1997

box 77, folder 4

Kaiser Permanente 2012

box 77, folder 5

Herb Kohl 1990-2000

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Herbert Kohl, an educator who influenced Nelson's work and used her book for teaching his classes.
box 77, folder 6

LAAAE training 2011 August

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a staff development packet for a one day training at the LA Academy of Arts and Enterprise (LAAAE).
box 77, folder 7

LAAAE minutes 2009-2010

Material Specific Details: This folder contains LAAAE Board of Directors meeting minutes.
box 78, folder 1-4

Lotus 1998-2000, 2007

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, workshop agendas, and work plans for professional staff development at Lotus Music and Dance Studios.
box 78, folder 5

Long Beach Aquarium 2003-2004

box 78, folder 6-8

Legal 1992-1995

Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning legal matters with Apple, Taligent, and CBE rip-offs.
box 78, folder 9

Miami 2011

box 78, folder 10

Paul MacCready 2000-2007

Biography/History

Paul MacCready was an aerospace scientist who championed Nelson's work. Nelson worked on a project with Paul at Mashall Middle School in Pomona Unified School District called "Hamster Driven Aircraft - Doing More with Less." They trained a super star hamster to be a power source for lifting a small aircraft which could fly from one desk to another about one foot off the ground. Their point was to teach students about never before seen ways of finding energy.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, clippings, articles, and a MacCready memorial program.
box 79, folder 1

Wayne McIntyre 2007

Scope and Contents

Materials include a Los Angeles Times obituary for McIntyre, a professor of Nelson's who encouraged her to realize CBE.
box 79, folder 2

Maxis 1998 August

box 79, folder 3

Jay Rounds 1995

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Rounds of the Milken Family Foundation.
box 79, folder 4

Inabeth Miller

box 79, folder 5

Science Museum of Minnesota 1991-1996

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Robert Garfinkle, Project Leader of The Real Life of Buildings.
box 79, folder 6

MIT 1991-1993

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Professor Stephen A. Benton, Head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Program in Media Arts & Sciences.
box 79, folder 7

Steven Moss 1999

box 79, folder 8

Multi-Media roundtable 1994

box 79, folder 9

NY Foundation for the Arts 1999

box 80, folder 1

Neutra house 1990 July

Scope and Contents

Photos, slides and correspondence concerning Nelson's use of the Neutra House for "A City in the Classroom" workshop.
box 80, folder 2

North Carolina State University 2001 February 12-14

box 80, folder 3

Meredith Davis 1998, 2007

Scope and Contents

Materials include a copy of Davis' "Making a Case for Design-Based Learning."
box 80, folder 4

N.E.A. 2000

Scope and Contents

Materials include The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1965-2000: A Brief Chronology of Federal Support for the Arts.
box 80, folder 5

Norberto Nardi 1999-2000

box 80, folder 6

Otis Cert. Prog. Proposal 1984

Scope and Contents

Materials include a description of the Curriculum Design credential at Otis/Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles.
box 80, folder 7

Open School 1994

box 80, folder 8

Prentice Hall-Merrill Educ. 2000-2001

box 80, folder 9

Pasadena USD 2014

box 80, folder 10

Bill Poms 2007

box 81, folder 1

Riverside School for the Arts 1998

box 81, folder 2

Phyllis Rosser 1997-1998

box 81, folder 3

SIFT 2013

Scope and Contents

Materials include Art Center's Summer Institute for Teachers (SIFT) scholarship brochures.
box 81, folder 4

Skirball 2013

box 81, folder 5

Alison and Peter Smithson 1988

Biography/History

In 1978 Peter taught at UCLA and lived in Nelson's house. Nelson corresponded with the Smithsons until they both died. Peter was also friends with Charles Eames but did not know Nelson's brother because in 1978, Frank Gehry was not a household name.

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence from English architects, Peter and Alison Smithson.
box 81, folder 6

John Steinmetz 1991-1994

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence concerning electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick's visit to the Open School, his research notes on The Unschool of the 21st Century and his article, "Creative Teamwork."
box 81, folder 7

Stoltz - general info. 2008-2013

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Stoltz concerning her work with Nelson, letters regarding Stoltz's funeral services and the Leslie Stoltz Scholarship Fund.
box 81, folder 8

Scholastic - Francie Alexander 1997

box 81, folder 9

Project Zero - Harvard 1993

box 82, folder 1

Talking City 1991

box 82, folder 2

Teacher brochures 1999

Scope and Contents

Materials include two Civilization Building Core teacher brochures made by kids.
box 82, folder 3

Testimonials 1998-2010

Scope and Contents

Materials include thank you cards made by Nelson's students and DBL evaluation forms.
box 82, folder 4

UCLA facilities planning 1991

box 82, folder 5

University of New Mexico 1993

Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence with Bob Weber of the University's College of Education and School of Law and flyers for Weber's publication, "Forks, Phonographs, & Hot Air Balloons."
box 82, folder 6

Venturi 1996

box 82, folder 7

West Virginia 1996 March

Scope and Contents

Materials include Marshall University "Design Influences" Symposium on Design brochures and related correspondence.
box 82, folder 8

Whole Earth Ecology 1991

Scope and Contents

Materials include a review of Nelson's Transformations book and a letter from a Whole Earth Review research department staff member.
box 82, folder 9

World Design/Peter Lowe 2000

box 82, folder 10

Minneapolis - Weisman Art 1999 August 23-24

Scope and Contents

Materials include brochures and evaluations for the "Spaces and Places: Teaching Art and Design through the Internet" conference at The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.
box 82, folder 11-12

Wang Award 2006

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Nelson's selection committee packet, invitations, guest lists, and CSU programs which feature Nelson as the award recipient for Education, and Professional and Applied Sciences.
box 83, folder 1

Pomona letters of thanks 1986-2001

box 83, folder 2

Masters concentrated CB programs undated

box 83, folder 3

David Greene 1988-1990

box 83, folder 4

DN tenure at Cal Poly 1986-1988

box 83, folder 5

MA - History of Creation 1989-1996

box 83, folder 6

Fall advising 1991

box 83, folder 7

Brochures 1992

box 83, folder 8-9

Sabbatical 1992-1994

Scope and Contents

Folder 9 includes a letter of support from Apple Fellow Alan Kay.
box 67, folder 7

DBL MA posters circa 1995

Scope and Contents

Seven DBL MA posters announce Design and Creativity in Education courses at Cal Poly Pomona.
box 84, folder 1

Authorization to travel forms 1996-2006

box 84, folder 2

Cal Poly bulletins 1998-2001

box 84, folder 3

Global - Cal Poly Pomona 1999

box 84, folder 4

Post-tenure review 1999-2000

box 84, folder 5

Sabbatical 1999-2000

box 84, folder 6

Cal Poly Pomona Abroad article circa 2000

box 84, folder 7

M.A. program presentation 2002 November 14

box 84, folder 8

Sabbatical 2002-2003

box 84, folder 9

Use of Private Vehicle 2003-2008

box 84, folder 10

M.A. program info sheet 2004

box 84, folder 11

DBL brochures 2004

box 84, folder 12

Sabbatical 2004-2005

box 84, folder 13

Polytrends 2005

box 84, folder 14

GIA speech outline 2005 October 18

box 84, folder 15

Golden Bell Award 2006

box 84, folder 16

M.A. graduation 2006

box 84, folder 17

Course grades & evals 2006-2007

box 84, folder 18

Annual academic personnel evaluation 2007-2008

box 84, folder 19

Course grades & evals 2007-2008

box 84, folder 20

Chinese delegation 2008 December 3

box 84, folder 21

NBS Instant City of Feelings plan undated

box 84, folder 22

Pathway Graphics samples 1998

box 84, folder 23

Sustainable coastal community plans 2003

box 85, folder 1

Course grades & evals 2009

box 85, folder 2

DBL certificate 2009-2010

box 85, folder 3-4

Course evals & grades 2010-2011

box 85, folder 5

Gavin Newsom correspondence 2011

box 85, folder 6

Course grades & evals 2011-2012

box 85, folder 7

DBL correspondence

box 85, folder 8

Sabbatical 2012

box 85, folder 9

Course evaluations 2013

box 85, folder 10

Chaparral M.S. correspondence 2013

box 85, folder 11

Curriculum layout 2014

box 85, folder 12

M.A. program handouts undated

box 85, folder 13

M.A. projects undated

box 85, folder 14

DBL handout undated

box 85, folder 15

Cal Poly faculty guide undated

box 86, folder 1-8

Slides and photos 1995-2004

Scope and Contents

Folders 1-5: Slides of Cal Poly Pomona M.A. students.
Folders 6-8: Photos of Nelson with her M.A. students, U.S.-Japan Architecture and Children International Symposium, and curriculum maps.
box 87-88

Videotapes 1995-2002

Scope and Contents

Box 87: Thirteen VHS tapes include the following titles: Final presentation course #2, Presentation of lesson course #1, D. Nelson M.A. class, Design World, Alan Kay, Martin Haberly, Michael Eisenberg, Betty Edwards Drawing Demo, Jerry Yang, Herb Kohl and Monton Subot.
Box 88: Twelve VHS tapes include the following titles: ROP Design Based, DBL Promo, Flying Free, Ron Hockwalt, Macready Sturges, Laurel Adler and Sue Griffin.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Art Center files

Scope and Content

This subseries includes flyers, publications, mailers, programs, brochures, agendas and evaluations for Nelson's DBL Kids Program, Learning Lab, and Summer Institute for Teachers (SIFT) at Art Center College of Design.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 89, folder 1

Art Center Kids Program 2001

box 89, folder 2

Art Center travel 2002

box 89, folder 3-4

Art Center Summer 2002

Scope and Contents

Folder 3 includes evaluations, brochures and agendas for Nelson's first DBL Summer Institute for Teachers.
Folder 4 contains nine Summer Institute mailers.
box 89, folder 5-6

Art Center Summer 2003

box 89, folder 7

Art Center General 2003-2004

box 89, folder 8

Art Center Summer 2004

box 90, folder 1

Full Circle 2004

box 90, folder 2

Open House invitations 2004

box 90, folder 3

Public programs booklet 2004

box 90, folder 4

AIGA at Art Center 2005 February 5

box 90, folder 5

Dot Magazine 2005

box 90, folder 6-7

Art Center Summer 2005-2006

box 90, folder 8

SIFT evaluations 2007

box 91, folder 1

SIFT and peer coaching evaluations 2007-2008

box 91, folder 2

SIFT handouts 2008

box 91, folder 3

Art Center Summer 2009

box 92, folder 1-3

Art Center SIFT 2010-2012

box 92, folder 4

At a Glance - DBL undated

box 92, folder 5

South Campus Fact Sheet undated

box 93, folder 1

DBL Learning Lab brochures 2004-2005

box 93, folder 2

Art Center DBL flyers 2003-2005

box 93, folder 3

Art Center Summer 2014

box 94

Audiovisual materials 2001-2009

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Contents

Fifteen CDs, six DVDs, three zip discs, three Mini DVs and one Hi8 cassette provide documentation of Nelson's DBL Art Center work.
 

Publications 1966-

Scope and Content

The publications series includes books, magazines, journals, reports, newspapers and clippings collected by Nelson. Almost all publications either include articles on Nelson's work with CBE and DBL or were created by Nelson.
box 95, folder 1

The Object Transformed 1966

box 95, folder 2

Environmental Goals for the Los Angeles Region 1967

box 95, folder 3

The Source newspapers 1969

box 95, folder 4

Summary Report of the Los Angeles Goals Council 1969

box 95, folder 5-8

CBE clippings binder 1969-1982

box 96, folder 1-2

Educational Goals in an Urban Setting 1970

Scope and Contents

Two copies of Nelson's M.A. thesis wherein Nelson presents the theoretical educational model which provides the framework that informed her CBE methodology.
box 96, folder 3-4

Mobil Classrooms 1970

Scope and Contents

These folders each contain one copy of a paper Nelson wrote for her Master's program entitled, "A Future Model of Schools."
box 96, folder 5

Articles 1970

box 96, folder 6

The Source 1970 April

Scope and Contents

The Source newspaper was a Venice publication by Citizens for Political Integrity. The front page of this issue features the headline, "..and a child shall lead us" for a story about the CBE work Nelson's students were engaged with while working on a Master Plan for Venice. The editorial page highlights Nelson's Westminster Elementary School fifth and sixth grade students' letters to Mayor Yorty and Councilman Braude concerning their visions for the future of Venice.
box 96, folder 7

The Source newspapers 1970 May-June

box 96, folder 8

Claes Oldenburg and L.A. architecture clippings circa 1970

box 96, folder 9

My Weekly Reader 1971

box 96, folder 10

Smithsonian 1971 May

box 96, folder 11

Articles 1971

box 97, folder 1-3

Smithsonian book 1971

Scope and Contents

Materials include the book by Nelson and her brother Frank Gehry, correspondence, and paste-up boards.
box 97, folder 4

Follow the Yellow Brick Roads 1979 April

box 97, folder 5-6

Dimensions: A Catalog of Ideas Relating Education to Work 1978

box 97, folder 7

The Contemporary 1984

box 98, folder 1

Learning to Get Around 1971

box 98, folder 2

My Weekly Reader 1971 September 15

box 98, folder 3

Our Man-Made Environment resource guides 1971

box 98, folder 4

MOCA article - original art 1971

box 98, folder 5

CBEP documentation booklets 1971-1972

box 98, folder 6-8

Articles 1971-1973

box 98, folder 9

Architecture and Environmental Planning booklet 1973

box 98, folder 10

The CBEP: A Decision-Making Approach to Education 1973

box 98, folder 11

CBE Writings - General 1973-1974

box 99, folder 1

The CBEP: A Design for Elementary Education 1974

box 99, folder 2

Alternative Learning Environments 1974

box 99, folder 3

CBEP Summer Orientation guide 1974

box 99, folder 4

CBE: Architectural Consultant Edition 1974

box 99, folder 5

CBE Program 1974

box 99, folder 6

Manual for the CBE Program 1974

box 99, folder 7

The CBEP: A Design for Elementary Education 1974

box 100, folder 1

Tiger cartoon strip circa 1970s

box 100, folder 2

The CBE Program: A Problem Solving...draft circa 1974

box 100, folder 3

Documentation for the CBEP: Architect Consultant 1974

box 100, folder 4-5

Articles 1974-1975

box 100, folder 6

Seeing the Environment 1975

box 100, folder 7

CBEP: Architectural Consultant Edition 1975

box 100, folder 8

Learning magazines 1975 October

box 100, folder 9

Diagnosis & Remediation of the Disabled Reader excerpt 1976

box 100, folder 10

Articles 1976

box 101, folder 1

Our Own Expressions 1976

box 101, folder 2

Ms. Magazine 1976 May

box 101, folder 3

Brochure originals circa 1977

box 101, folder 4

Articles 1977

box 101, folder 5

Instant Object 1977

box 101, folder 6

Position Paper 1978

box 101, folder 7

Articles 1978

box 101, folder 8

CB: Learning Through the Arts Program 1978

box 101, folder 9

Articles 1979

box 101, folder 10

Classroom as City 1979

box 101, folder 11

Using the City: Law & Humanities in the CBEP 1979

box 101, folder 12

Smithsonian 1979 February

box 101, folder 13

CBE Final Eval Report 1979

box 102, folder 1

Article about CBE 1979

box 102, folder 2

Ms. Magazine 1979 November

box 102, folder 3

Update on Law Related Education 1979

box 102, folder 4

Design Arts 1980 August

box 102, folder 5

Articles 1980

box 102, folder 6

CBE articles undated

box 102, folder 7

Learning about the Built Environment 1980

box 102, folder 8

CBE Final Evaluation Report 1980

box 102, folder 9

Daring to Dream 1980

box 102, folder 10

Arts and the Schools 1980

box 102, folder 11-13

CBE: The City as a Legal Construct 1980

box 102, folder 14

CBE Prospectus 1981

box 102, folder 15

L.A. Architect 1981 July

box 103, folder 1-6

3-D Tools for Making Connections originals 1981

box 104, folder 1

L.A. Architect 1981

box 104, folder 2

ABC Training Manual 1981

box 104, folder 3

CBE System Trainer's Manual 1981

box 104, folder 4

Articles 1981

box 104, folder 5

CBE Proposal for a Teacher Peer Training Program and Lab/Idea Bank 1982

box 104, folder 6

What is CBE? 1982

box 104, folder 7

A Tribute to Alan Sieroty 1982

box 104, folder 8-9

Articles 1982-1983

box 104, folder 10

CBE: A Way to Learn 1982-1983

box 105, folder 1-2

CBE: A Way to Learn 1983

box 105, folder 3

Articles 1984

box 105, folder 4

MOCA articles by DGN 1984

box 105, folder 5-6

Transformations: Process & Theory 1984

box 105, folder 7

Articles 1986

box 105, folder 8

The Living City 1986

box 105, folder 9

Walker Art Center program and brochures 1986

box 105, folder 10

Visible Objects are part of Invisible Ideas 1988

box 106, folder 1

15 Journal 1989 May

box 106, folder 2

Philosophy of Education Proceedings 1989

box 106, folder 3

Annual Review of Environmental Education 1989

box 106, folder 4

Articles 1989

box 106, folder 5

Children's Environments Quarterly 1989

box 106, folder 6

Growing by Design conference program 1990

box 106, folder 7

Scientific American 1991

box 106, folder 8

Articles 1991

box 106, folder 9

NY Times: Education Life 1991

box 106, folder 10-11

Change and Creativity guidebook undated

box 106, folder 12

Articles 1992

box 106, folder 13

Open: Thoughts, Feelings, Fantasies 1992

box 106, folder 14

The Harvard Education Letter 1992

box 107, folder 1

Cooper-Hewitt... 1992

box 107, folder 2

Children's Environments 1992

box 107, folder 3

SIM City Teacher's Guides 1993

box 107, folder 4

Children's Enviroments journal 1993

box 107, folder 5

Changing Arch. of Teacher's Minds article 1993 December

box 107, folder 6-7

Articles 1994-1995

box 107, folder 8

How the Brain Works...by Pat Wolfe 1996

box 107, folder 9

Open Charter School pubs. 1996, 1998

box 107, folder 10

Articles 1997

box 107, folder 11

CB: The Designer as Teacher 1997

box 107, folder 12

Design as a Catalyst for Learning 1997

box 107, folder 13

OMG Center - Linkages 1998

box 107, folder 14

Cal Poly Pomona Bulletins 1999 March 15

box 107, folder 15

Articles 1999

box 107, folder 16

Cal Poly Pomona Abroad circa 2000

box 108, folder 1

Perspective - Backward Thinking 2000

box 108, folder 2

Marshall University on DN undated

box 108, folder 3

Articles 2000

box 108, folder 4

Perspective 2000

box 108, folder 5

Instant City of the Future Tool Kit 2001

box 108, folder 6

Converge 2001

box 108, folder 7

CBE E-Article 2001 August 29

box 108, folder 8

Cal Poly Pomona Bulletins 2001 February 12

box 108, folder 9-10

Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 2004

box 108, folder 11

Articles 2004

box 108, folder 12

DOT Magazine 2005

box 108, folder 13

Poly Trends magazine 2006-2007

box 108, folder 14

NEXT: AIGA Design Conference program 2007

box 108, folder 15

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