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Ammerman Center records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-05C-01

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the work of the Ammerman Center from 1986 to the present. It contains the administrative files for the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, including annual reports, brochures and publications; biennial symposium programs, posters, ephemera, and proceedings; and course readings and packets for a gateway course for the certificate program, AT201 Topics on the History of Arts and Technology, and senior student presentations. The bulk of the collection consists of materials generated for the biennial symposium which include the proceedings of the symposium. These represent a diverse selection of papers by national and international scholars and artist on arts and technology.


  • 1986 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Administrative History

The Center for Arts and Technology (CAT) was established in 1984 after Connecticut College received a grant from the Advancement of Private Higher Education to fund three experimental studios in Computer Music, Computer Art, and Motion Analysis, intended to enable students and faculty to explore the burgeoning relationship between technology and the arts. Upon the completion of their construction in 1986, CAT launched its first Symposium featuring sessions, performances, exhibitions and new works exploring the intersection of arts and technology. In 1991, CAT was officially incorporated as an interdisciplinary program of the College, and in 2002, renamed the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology to honor the endowment of Judith Ammerman ’60. Through the Ammerman Center, students explore issues in arts and technology through individual studies, course work, internships, research assistantships, an associates program, and a certificate program that incorporates an intensive research project. The Center also sponsors colloquia, symposia, special events, community programs, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and interactions with visiting scholars to encourage imaginative and speculative thinking about the use of technology in the arts.


1.04 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains records of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, primarily relating to the biennial symposium held by the center. There are also administrative files and materials pertaining to the center's certificate program, including course readings and senior student's presentations.


This collection is organized into three series: Series I: Administrative Files, 1991-2016; Series II: Biennial Symposium, 1986-2016; Series III: Certificate Program Materials, 1996-2004.

Guide to the Ammerman Center Records
Rebecca Parmer
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • July 2017: Updated with new accruals

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States