Created By: Scripps College
Scripps College was founded in 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. Amongst other innovations, Ms. Scripps invented the sidebar feature in newspapers, which offers supplemental information to the reader. Active till the end of her days, she was in her nineties when she began to plan the College. Though the campus has grown over the years, it has maintained the original design and layout of its primary architect, Gordon B. Kaufmann. Since the College’s inception, Scripps has been a beacon for artists in Southern California and beyond. These artists often fostered adeep connection with the College in return, creating long-lasting relationships. Visiting these artists’ works on campus is a wonderful way to get to know the College and its history.