The Fisher Body Craftsman Guild -- An Illustrated History, By John L. Jacobus published by McFarland & Company, Inc., July 2005. Contains 171 period-vintage photographs, 330 pages, hardbound.

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ISBN: 978-0-7864-1719-3
[Old ISBN: 0-7864-1719-6]
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F B C G   F R I E N D S   &   A S S O C I A T E S

FBCG Friends and Associates, a non-chartered, non-profit, cyber-network, was formed to write this book about the history, the memorabilia and people of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild. The purpose of this educational endeavor is to inform and educate the community about the accomplishments of this long forgotten high school industrial arts program from the 1930's, 40's, 50's, & 60's, and preserve the history of the Craftman's Guild.

Since the vast majority of the book's contributors graduated from the Art Center College of Design the proceeds from the sale of the book (after the manuscripts expenses are deducted) will be donated to that famous Pasadena, California institution to help young people studying to be auto designers or product designers. Former Guildsmen have generously donated their time and effort to this project to help give young people a chance to follow their dreams just as the Guild program did for them 40 or 50 years ago. Naturally, the book publisher must profit from their investment.

The purpose of the FBCG is also to create a database to register the names and addresses of former Guild participants and their relatives, support and aid in the identification of 2- and 3-dimensional Guild memorabilia, educate the public with periodic newsletters, sponsor Guild Reunions for former Guild participants and their families, support scholarships for aspiring auto and product designers and preserve the Guild's history.

Donate Guild Memorabilia

FBCG Friends and Associates does not accept donations of a monetary form for itself, but does accept donations of 2- and 3-dimensional memorabilia, particularly from former Guildsmen who do not have the room to keep it or have heirs to pass it on to. The memorabilia is very, very valuable. A Napoleonic Coach may be worth up to several thousand dollars.

If you have Guild memorabilia you would like to donate, you may contact us through this site and we'll find your FBCG antiquity a caring and loving home.

Fisher Body Coach and accessories may be donated to the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Foundation and Museum. To learn more about the Foundation, Museum and the curator, Skip Geear, click here.

All other memorabilia may be donated to the author, John L. Jacobus.

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