The photograph collections consist of historical images of:
- Art Center’s campuses at 7th street Los Angeles, 3rd street Los Angeles, and Pasadena
- Student work
- Classroom images
- People, including staff, faculty, students, and guests
- Art Center (Europe)
The photographic images in the Founding Photograph Collection were accumulated and maintained over numerous decades by unknown Art Center College of Design (ACCD) staff and were processed beginning in 2003 when the Archives were established.