Officially founded in 1905, Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts (CFA) was one of the first comprehensive arts learning institutions in the United States. In the planning stages for Carnegie Tech it was decided that instruction and training for students would be included in order “to apply art and design to industries.” Between 1905 and 1907, instruction in the School of Design was limited to Architecture until the fall of 1907 when Applied Design and Interior Decoration were added to the curriculum. In 1912, the first degrees were awarded in architecture, applied design, and interior decoration. In 1913 and 1915, departments in Drama and Sculpture were established, followed by painting and music. The name of the school was changed to the Division of Arts in 1918 and then the College of Fine Arts in 1921.
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Robert Adrian Papers (1979-1987)
The Robert Adrian Papers contain information relating to many of the same projects documented in the Digital Art Exchange (DAX) collection, including preliminary organizational documents for "La Plissure du Texte," "Network Planetario," and the I.P. Sharp Associates' Artex (Artbox) artists' text network, the first of its kind in the world.
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More like this: Art & Design
This collection contains the papers of Robert L. Lepper (1906-1991), a Professor at the College of Fine Arts from 1930 to 1975 and was instrumental in establishing the first degree-granting School of Industrial Design at Carnegie Tech in 1934.
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More like this: Art & Design, Faculty Papers
This collection contains the papers of the Digital Art Exchange (DAX), a telecommunication art group based at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Art from 1979 to 1992 and led by Bruce Breland. Most of the collection is related to specific exhibitions and performances, and includes printouts of electronic messages and images, faxes, videotape, audiotape, photographic material, catalogs, as well as correspondence, publications, and theses.
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