Advice for Students from Charles Eames Posted June 23, 2015 by Daniel Ostroff

A rare opportunity to see Charles Eames’s handwritten notes from his presentation to the engineering students of UCLA.

In 1949, Charles Eames gave an enlightening talk to the engineering students of UCLA. While we do not have a transcript of the lecture, we do have three pages of his handwritten notes, the text of which is presented in An Eames Anthology: Articles, Film Scripts, Interviews, Letters, Notes and Speeches by Charles and Ray Eames (Yale University Press).

As a special treat, we are presenting photographs of Charles’s handwritten “Advice for Students” below.

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The original documents are in the “Charles and Ray Eames Papers,” Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Copyright Eames Office LLC.  You can read a typed version of these notes in “The Work” section of this website by clicking here.