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Guide to the Daniel Lashen student work, 1947-1950

Collection Overview

Kellen Design Archives
Lashen, Daniel
Daniel Lashen student work, 1947-1950
1.8 linear ft: 2 oversize boxes

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Biographical note

Daniel Lashen attended Parsons School of Design (now, Parsons The New School for Design) from 1947 to 1950. He received a certificate in Interior Design in 1950. He went on to study at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, which awarded him a B.A. in 1954.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists entirely of renderings made by Daniel Lashen while he was a student in the Interior Design Department at Parsons between 1947 and 1950. The renderings from Lashen's third year include sketchbooks from his time studying in Italy and Paris.

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Organization and Arrangement

Organized in 4 series:

  1. General, between 1947 and 1950
  2. First year, 1947-1948
  3. Second year, 1948-1949
  4. Third year, 1949-1950

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Administrative Information

Collection guide written by Will Edmiston, 2010.

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives October 5, 2010

66 5th Ave./
lobby level/
New York, NY, 10011

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the Kellen Design Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Daniel Lashen, 2001.

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

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Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult the Kellen Design Archive’s additional holdings of student work from the Interior Design Department to gain perspective on interior design education.

The Kellen Design Archives holds the student work of Sunbeam Randall (KA.0062), a student in the Interior Design department who traveled to Europe with Lashen's class. A travel scrapbook in the Randall collection features a photograph of Randall and Lashen sitting together. Additionally, the papers of Stanley Barrows (KA.0002), one of Lashen's instructors and the leader of his European tour, are held by the Kellen Design Archives.


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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Parsons School of Design. Interior Design Dept.


  • Renderings.
  • Sketches.
  • Student projects.


  • Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • Europe -- Description and travel.
  • Interior decoration -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. General between 1947 and 1950 
Title Box Folder
Furniture  k_9 1
Title Box Folder
Interiors  k_9 2
k_OSx-2 3
k_OSxx-3 3

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Series II. First year 1947-1948 
Title Box Folder
First year  k_9 3
k_OSx-2 4
k_OSxx-3 4

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Series III. Second year 1948-1949 
Title Box Folder
Second year  k_OSx-2 5
k_OSxx-3 5

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Series IV. Third year 1949-1950 
Title Box Folder
Italy  k_1 10-11
k_OSx-2 6
Title Box Folder
Paris  k_1 12-14
k_OSx-2 6

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Collection guide Last Updated: 08/30/2012

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