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Guide to the Constance P. Brown papers, 1913-1961

Collection Overview

Repository

Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier

KA.0057

Creator

Brown, Constance P., -1967

Creator

Parsons School of Design. Alumni Association.

Title

Constance P. Brown papers, 1913-1961, (Bulk, 1913-1934)

Extent

0.3 linear ft: 7 folders

Summary

Constance P. Brown attended the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (later, Parsons School of Design) from 1913 until 1917, and worked as secretary to Frank Alvah Parsons sometime in the teens or 1920s. The collection consists of postcards and a letter from Parsons to Brown, faculty announcements, school circulars and lecture advertisements, interior decoration class rolls, clippings from 1913-1934, and correspondence with the Parsons School of Design Alumni Association, 1944 and 1961.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Constance P. Brown papers, KA.0057, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - 2009

66 5th Ave./
lobby level
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Constance P. Brown papers, KA.0057, box __, folder __, New School Archives, The New School, New York, New York.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material donated incrementally by Brown to the Parsons Alumni Association. The largest donation was made in 1961. Removed from Alumni Association records to form separate collection, 2008.

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • New York School of Fine and Applied Art.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Correspondence.
  • Ephemera.
  • Pamphlets.

Personal Name(s)

  • Parsons, Frank Alvah, 1868-1930

Subject(s)

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

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Other Finding Aids note

For selected item-level description and images from the Constance P. Brown papers, see The New School Archives Digital Collections at http://digitalarchives.library.newschool.edu/index.php/Detail/collections/KA0057.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder
Certificate and student identification cards, 1915-1917 
k_5 10
Clippings, 1913-1934 

Includes two full-page broadsheet clippings advertising Parsons' book, Interior Decoration (1923), and an article titled, "Frank Alvah Parsons, Who Made Art a Democratic Thing" (1924).

k_5 11
k_OSx-1 2
Correspondence, 1913-1961 
k_5 12
Ephemera: Frank Alvah Parsons, before 1930 

Includes signed copy of "The Art of Home Furnishing and Decoration" (Armstrong Flooring, 1918)

k_5 13
Ephemera: New York School of Fine and Applied Art 
k_5 14
New York School of Fine and Applied Art administrative materials, 1916-1917 
k_5 15

Collection Guide Last Updated: 10/25/2016

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